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NCT Fail

  • 21-04-2024 5:59pm
    Registered Users Posts: 3,422 ✭✭✭

    One of the reasons was that the headlights were wrongly adjusted

    I have been asking about how to adjust them over on the Toyota owners website and one of the respondents (based in UK seemingly) says that they (ie MOT) should adjust them for me as they have the right equipment.

    Does that sound right?

    If they failed me for something, surely they expect me to take it to the garage or do it myself

    If I just go back and ask them to adjust them, surely they will just fail me again?

    I will post the thread on the Toyota site so you know what I mean

    Oh ,and this is the NCT fail report



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,881 ✭✭✭Rows Grower

    No, they won't adjust them for you.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 40,240 ✭✭✭✭ohnonotgmail

    NCT and MOT are very different. The NCT only finds problems. MOT centers will find problems and then charge you extra to fix them.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,263 ✭✭✭greasepalm

    Most Irish garages that do pre nct checks should have alignment gear for checking. Dial gauge inside car set to 0 do both lights look the same on a wall or off { bulb fitted and not seated correctly }

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,422 ✭✭✭amandstu

    Thanks ,does anyone know how I go about adjusting the dip beam on a Toyota Auris ?

    Do I have to loosen the cogs before I turn them and do I need a special tool or will a spanner and an Allen key do the trick?

    Does one of the screws do up/down and the other left/right ?

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,422 ✭✭✭amandstu

    Re your signature women are from Venus ,men are from Mars but Trump is going to Mars very soon.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 14,483 ✭✭✭✭elperello

    In the UK MOT tests are carried out in independent garages.

    As well as doing the test they can also repair faults.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,263 ✭✭✭greasepalm

    Not sure if its a philips screwdriver or alan key and might be other symbols to show what they do.

    Wrongly adjusted or bulb not sitting correctly.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,422 ✭✭✭amandstu

    Hopefully my post in the Toyota(Auris) owners website will get an answer from someone who knows the car..

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,263 ✭✭✭greasepalm

    First thing to do is check bulb is sitting in correctly before doing anything .

    Look into the headlight from the front to see if bulb looks funny?

  • Registered Users Posts: 486 ✭✭beeker1

    I don't specifically know the auris , but Toyota have been reluctant to change everything under the hood , it would not surprise me if they're still using the spring that clips round the headlight bulb , if so it's a case of focusing it on a wall while making sure the spring is snug & flush , not distorted in any way !

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