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I have a question,regarding the position of the rear fog light on a Proceed, on my car the rear fog light is on the n/s.
I have seen some cars fail an M.O.T for incorrect position of said light.
Please read the attachment from the Dept.of Transport
COMMENTS ARE VERY WELCOME

Rear fog lamps

The inspection of rear fog lamps is confined to the one rear fog lamp which is required to be fitted to the centre or offside of
vehicles first used on or after 1 April 1980.
Note: On some vehicles the front fog lamps need to be switched on before the rear fog lamp(s) will work
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Note: A rear fog lamp is permitted to operate independently of headlamp, position lamp or ignition systems.

Note: at least 50% of light sources in a lamp must illuminate

6. With dipped headlamps and the ignition switched on, operate the rear fog lamp switch and check that a rear fog lamp
. is fitted to the centre or offside of the vehicle

. is working, and

. does not flicker when tapped lightly by hand.

Check also that the drivers tell-tale works properly.

7. Check the presence, condition, security and operation of the switch.
6. A mandatory rear fog lamp
a. is missing, does not emit a steady red light or emits a light other than red
b. incomplete, not in good working order or not visible from a reasonable distance
c. is insecure, obscured or not facing to
the rear
d. flickers when tapped lightly by hand e. tell-tale does not work
f. adversely affected by the operation of
any other lamp.
7. A rear fog lamp switch
a. missing
b. faulty
c. insecure
 

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Does the nearside one light up?
UK spec cars should have the o/s one light up only, take it back to your dealer, should be fixed under warranty, assuming not a dodgy import?
Seen a few very odd spec kias recently, all imports sold as uk cars be a certain dealer.
 

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Murphwiz,
Yes I have seen some of these imports myself: Press cars amongst them !!!
The car we are talking about is an ex Kia Exhibition car, so I suspect that the foglight was an oversight on some body's behalf during build.
In the text of my entry I made note of the fact it is on the left and it is wired up & working, the off side one just has the red dummy fog light.
I don't have a problem getting the job rectified, my concern is for members of the public who if they keep the car until it needs an M.O.T. will fail the test.
Vehicle testers are under scrutiny at present, as a member of the trade you will understand , so failure will be inevitable
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I have a question,regarding the position of the rear fog light on a Proceed, on my car the rear fog light is on the n/s.
I have seen some cars fail an M.O.T for incorrect position of said light.
Please read the attachment from the Dept.of Transport
COMMENTS ARE VERY WELCOME

Rear fog lamps

The inspection of rear fog lamps is confined to the one rear fog lamp which is required to be fitted to the centre or offside of
vehicles first used on or after 1 April 1980.
Note: On some vehicles the front fog lamps need to be switched on before the rear fog lamp(s) will work
.
Note: A rear fog lamp is permitted to operate independently of headlamp, position lamp or ignition systems.

Note: at least 50% of light sources in a lamp must illuminate

6. With dipped headlamps and the ignition switched on, operate the rear fog lamp switch and check that a rear fog lamp
. is fitted to the centre or offside of the vehicle

. is working, and

. does not flicker when tapped lightly by hand.

Check also that the drivers tell-tale works properly.

7. Check the presence, condition, security and operation of the switch.
6. A mandatory rear fog lamp
a. is missing, does not emit a steady red light or emits a light other than red
b. incomplete, not in good working order or not visible from a reasonable distance
c. is insecure, obscured or not facing to
the rear
d. flickers when tapped lightly by hand e. tell-tale does not work
f. adversely affected by the operation of
any other lamp.
7. A rear fog lamp switch
a. missing
b. faulty
c. insecure
 

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After a call to Kia Customer Services, the car was booked into local dealer and problem is now resolved

The car will now be doing a tour of north Devon next week

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