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    Posted: 24 Feb 10 at 11:48
My horns a rusted mess that just fell apart because the MoT is due.  Just been flitting on Ebay and found a klaxon horn for 3.95.  They sound funny, bit of a toy etc. and one of my mates got one from Vanfest last year and it's loud enough.
 
Question is.....is it ok for MoT??  Be a bit of a pisser if it's not.
When there's always biscuits in the barrell, where's the fun in biscuits??
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MUST be single tone to pass a MOT Smile
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Bugger.  cheers Daz, best i get looking then.
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Stebel nautilus is all you need to know. have a check.
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When the MOT man gives the horn a press I guarantee he will pee him self laughin LOL 
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I HAVE THAT HORN ON MY VAN PASSED MOT HE ADVISED IT WAS A BIT LOUD BUT IT PASSED

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Originally posted by blazin-saddles blazin-saddles wrote:

Stebel nautilus is all you need to know. have a check.


Yup Got a pair of em Shocked

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jimbo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Feb 10 at 20:20
Then the klaxon  will stay!! unless it's the most joyless cunt ever innspecting.  Might get a scrappy just for test.
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Originally posted by daz2vans daz2vans wrote:

MUST be single tone to pass a MOT Smile
 
 
Not true!
 
Must be single tone or twin tone ie. two notes sounded simultaneously. (eg. Stebel Nautilus).
 
Two tone (illegal) can only be used by the emergency services.
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 I spose that means the klaxon is a 2 tone then.  Back to the scrappy I go, at least it's only pennies!

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Originally posted by jimbo jimbo wrote:

 I spose that means the klaxon is a 2 tone then.  Back to the scrappy I go, at least it's only pennies!

 
 
What if you have a ''normal'' road horn plus fit an additional Klaxon. There's a Beetle from the Wigan area that has a set of diesel locomotive horns fitted, one under each front wing. It has a hefty compressor/air reservoir to work them & they are LOUD! Smile 
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My van would have failed the MOT with the Klaxon, but I had left the original horn attached so he just swaped plugs and warned me citing the 'single tone' rule. personally I think it depends on if your tester has a sence of humor or not
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For many years posh cars like Jaguars & big Rovers had twin tone horns. Nowadays lots of cars have them eg. my Xsara. I think the T4 has one as standard, at least it looked like one when I had the bonnet open & was checking the oil.
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Trouble is the MOT is still a bit Subjective,
What passes at one station dont necessarily pass at another. Shocked
 
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Originally posted by Desp Dan Desp Dan wrote:

Trouble is the MOT is still a bit Subjective,
What passes at one station dont necessarily pass at another. Shocked
 
 
 
The thing is that it shouldn't be down to the MOT tester to decide what type of horn to pass/fail at MOT time. The types of horn that are legal or illegal will be stated in the Road Traffic Act or Construction & Use Regs. Do decibels come into the equation ie. excessively loud?
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I don't think there's any confussion the law states it must be a single tone. havin a horn under both wings of a T4 still make the same continuess sound not AAHH AAHH Wink

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Originally posted by daz2vans daz2vans wrote:

I don't think there's any confussion the law states it must be a single tone.

That means that every UK registered car with a twin tone horn eg. BMW, Mercedes, Jaguar, big Rovers & lots of more modest cars have illegal horns & invalid MOTs. Shocked Wink Smile 
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Originally posted by Hannover Hannover wrote:


That means that every UK registered car with a twin tone horn eg. BMW, Mercedes, Jaguar, big Rovers & lots of more modest cars have illegal horns & invalid MOTs. Shocked Wink Smile 


And my Van it seems        
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[QUOTE=Desp Dan] [QUOTE=Hannover]


That means that every UK registered car with a twin tone horn
 
Twin tone don't been TWO tone's
Twin tone means 2 sounding the same
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Originally posted by Desp Dan Desp Dan wrote:

Originally posted by Hannover Hannover wrote:


That means that every UK registered car with a twin tone horn eg. BMW, Mercedes, Jaguar, big Rovers & lots of more modest cars have illegal horns & invalid MOTs. Shocked Wink Smile 


And my Van it seems        



Originally posted by daz2vans daz2vans wrote:

Twin tone don't mean TWO tone's
Twin tone means 2 sounding the same


Or maybe not Embarrassed LOL


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