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Is number plate bulb an MOT failure?
Is a number plate light an MOT failure? Broken lights that are supposed to illuminate number plates will fail at MOT and need to be replaced. It can also result in your car failing its annual MOT test.
Are number plate lights a legal requirement UK?
Overview. Number plates (also known as licence plates) must show your registration number correctly. You cannot rearrange letters or numbers, or alter them so that they’re hard to read. You could be fined up to £1,000 and your vehicle will fail its MOT test if you drive with incorrectly displayed number plates.
Are LED number plate bulbs legal?
In fact, LEDs last so long, you may never have to replace a license plate bulb. If your car didn’t have LEDs as standard, you can easily install them yourself. It’s worth noting that some LED number plate bulbs are not road legal. If you’re worried about this, it’s worth checking before you purchase.
Can you get points for an illegal number plate?
“Currently whilst speeding offences are endorsable, that is they result in points on the offenders driving licence. “The offence of displaying a non-compliant or even displaying no number plate at all carries only a fine.
Are all license plate light bulbs the same?
Most license plate lightbulbs are the same, but you should always check with an auto parts store or contact a professional mechanic to replace the lightbulb with the right one. The license plate light is more important than most people would assume, as when it’s illuminated, it’s not a problem.
Why is my license plate light not working on my car?
The most obvious signal that there is a problem with the license plate light is when the lamp is not lit when you turn the headlights on. This could either be a problem with a relay switch, a loose connection or the license plate light has burnt out and needs to be replaced.
What does it mean when your license plate light flickers?
The license plate light is a solid light that is either on or off. However, in many cases, the license plate light will flicker. This is commonly due to a loose wire or connection that powers the license plate light. This symptom can be very dangerous as a flickering light can be extremely distracting to other motorists on the road.
Why won’t my light bulb stay on?
Fuse is easy to get to so worth pulling out and reseating it or replacing. Another possibility is a bad ground. Black wire out of the lamp socket is the ground.