Question about MOT and HID kit

Discussion in 'Clio 200T Area' started by Alex88, Mar 17, 2017.

  1. Alex88

    Alex88

    16
    Clio Rs 200T
    Hello guys,I just have a quick one.
    Basically my clio is a 14 plate and it will be due to MOT in April,the problem is that when I bought it,it was second hand (only had 4000 on clock) but the previous owner fitted an HID kit, unfortunatly I didn't ask him about MOT I just didn't think about it,he left the HID box in the car so I will be able to write the details if required,my question is will my clio pass MOT next month or 100% it won't?
    thanks in advance.
     

  2. Chris

    Chris Bad cop Administrator

    I have xenon conversion in mine and it passed the mot. But I do know my moter and told him about it.

    Is it hids into the standard reflector lights or is it a projector retrofit?
     
  3. Alex88

    Alex88

    16
    Clio Rs 200T
    Yeah the reflector is the standard one he didn't change that,he only changed the actual lights and of course he fitted that square box one (sorry I don't know the english for it haha) for each light the make is Hids-Direct looks like is quite a good make.
    Because Renault rang me today for my MOT but if you passed yours I will go for mine as well,thanks
     
  4. Chris

    Chris Bad cop Administrator

    Woah there, slow down!

    Big difference - mine is a proper conversion with projectors installed in place of the reflectors. Yours are bright hid bulbs shoved into a standard refelctor light - a big no go.

    First off, at the very least it should have a beam pattern - as halogen bulbs are designed to have this, where as xenon lights need the projector to have this beam pattern. Secondly as I said, I know my MOT'ers, Renault are a different kettle of fish as they do everything by the book. Xenons should be A) self levelling and B) have washers fitted...
     
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  5. Alex88

    Alex88

    16
    Clio Rs 200T
    Ah ok I didn't know that,on the box it say that the light are h7r I don't know if that means anything?
    Also where did you buy your projectors,can you pass me the link please?
     
  6. Chris

    Chris Bad cop Administrator

    They were custom built by a guy who used to be on here, not a cheap or simple job.

    Have a look in my project thread and they are in there somewhere.
     
  7. Alex88

    Alex88

    16
    Clio Rs 200T
    Ok,thanks a lot
    But then sorry if they are custom made they won't be road legal anyway am I right?
     
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2017
  8. Hyde200

    Hyde200 Gold Member

    202
    Bristol
    Clio RS 200
    It's simple... remove the HID's and fit normal bulbs then after the MOT put the HID's back in. Sorted!
     
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  9. Alex88

    Alex88

    16
    Clio Rs 200T
    Haha I didn't want to do it can't be bothered mate,also will the light on the road be better with the projector on?
     
  10. Chris

    Chris Bad cop Administrator

    Well hard to say - you probably have a very good light output now just at the cost of blinding other road users.
     
  11. Alex88

    Alex88

    16
    Clio Rs 200T
    ok thanks,so I need to do something about it,thanks again
     
  12. Womble

    Womble

    585
    Cumbria
    Clio 200
    I'm still here


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  13. Chris

    Chris Bad cop Administrator

    Haha I actually checked when I posted that and you hadn't been online in a long time! I know you use Renaultsport forums a lot.

    Mine still are very good, although the flap still sticks on the right hand side with the xenon if on for too long...
     
  14. Womble

    Womble

    585
    Cumbria
    Clio 200
    Must of been a bad unit, you could disconnect the flap wire it if it is a problem. I'm now recommending a different (more expensive)unit, mine have been fine, done a few now, getting better at them


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  15. Chris

    Chris Bad cop Administrator

    Would be handy to do that actually - how would I know which is the flap wire?
     
  16. Womble

    Womble

    585
    Cumbria
    Clio 200
    They are the very fine wires, I am sure a fitted a plug, possibly a Deans connector that just needs unplugged inside the light.


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  17. Chris

    Chris Bad cop Administrator

    This is what I can see from the top of the light unit.

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  18. Womble

    Womble

    585
    Cumbria
    Clio 200
    Need a better picture, the switched wire is possibly piggy backed onto the high beam wire, if you take a picture of that and also the other entrance hole as well, might give me a better reminder. These all evolve as I do them, I find easier ways or better ways to do things so they always get better and better.


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  19. Christopher

    Christopher Paid Member

    756
    Manchester
    200 Clubsport
    Aftermarket HID conversions in non-HID reflectors are a pet hate of mine.
     

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