MOT Query

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MOT Query

Post by Northern_Mike » 19 Sep 2014, 09:16

I've looked in the testers manual , and I'm still trying to work out if it's a failure if a rear door won't open from the inside?

Berlingo rear passenger door doesn't. Doesn't bother me, as I have the child lock on anyway, but the internal link in the door is broken.

Opens fine from the outside. I don't want to go and spend £70+paint+vat for a new handle assembly and pay someone to fit it *before* the MOT if it's not a fail. I want to know what else it's going to fail on first, ISYWIM..

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Re: MOT Query

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 19 Sep 2014, 09:47

Tricky one. I would think that a door has to be capable of being opened from both sides under normal circumstances, but the child lock does 'override' this. If I had known earlier I could have asked when Gracie was having her partial MoT (and she has passed, so she has another year on the road!).

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Re: MOT Query

Post by Northern_Mike » 19 Sep 2014, 09:51

superloopy wrote:ISYWIM?
If You See What I Mean...

i.e. I don't want to go and spend a fortune on a new door handle and assembly only to have it expensively fail on other stuff, which it might well do..

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Re: MOT Query

Post by Northern_Mike » 19 Sep 2014, 09:54

Hell Razor5543 wrote:Tricky one. I would think that a door has to be capable of being opened from both sides under normal circumstances, but the child lock does 'override' this. If I had known earlier I could have asked when Gracie was having her partial MoT (and she has passed, so she has another year on the road!).
Found it :

6.2 Seats and Doors

Section B, note b: Drivers and front passenger door must be able to open from inside and outside the vehicle.

Note C: Any other passenger door must be able to open from outside the vehicle.

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Re: MOT Query

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 19 Sep 2014, 10:00

That's that covered then. Still, it probably would be nice to get that sorted out for the future (in case of MoT changes, or when you have passengers on that side).

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Re: MOT Query

Post by Northern_Mike » 19 Sep 2014, 10:13

Hell Razor5543 wrote:That's that covered then. Still, it probably would be nice to get that sorted out for the future (in case of MoT changes, or when you have passengers on that side).
I probably will at some point, but with those rear doors, I always end up opening them from the outside for passengers, as most of them appear quite hard of thinking when it comes to opening a different sort of door (push button at forehead level, pull door back).

I believe a new door lock assembly is about £80, but it comes unpainted. Some chap in Poland sells the pin that's broken separately for about a tenner, but my success with door internals is very limited indeed, and I would end up making it far worse than it already is.

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Re: MOT Query

Post by citronut » 19 Sep 2014, 13:24

all passenger doors must be able to open fron in and outside for a UK MOT Mike

you only had to ask :-D :wink:

EDITED
after re/reading your findings Mike

i thought!!! #-o :roll: :-D :lol: :rofl2: :rofl2:

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Post by citronut » 19 Sep 2014, 18:33

superloopy wrote:Dont know which Mike you're replying to Malc but if it's me then we've never had a problem.
#-o :wink:

reminds me of Robert calling down the car production line, "Robert have you got my torque wrench"
this continued all the way down the line

no Mike it were Mike i were replying to

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MOT Query

Post by waynedance » 19 Sep 2014, 20:04

Work at mot station and as far as I know only front doors must open from inside. Cars may have child locks switched on and tester not allowed to mess with.

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Post by citronut » 20 Sep 2014, 08:31

waynedance wrote: Cars may have child locks switched on and tester not allowed to mess with.
when you put it that way Wayne its obvious init #-o :-D :wink:

clear as mud :-D :lol: :rofl2: :rofl2: