MOT Test of the Instrument Panel

MOT Test of the Instrument Panel

Note: Some items listed under this Instrument Panel Test heading are repeated here for convenience, as they are warnings or function indicators of systems which are more fully described under their own headings.

Speedometer

Test for vehicles first used on or after 01 October 1937

The glass of the instrument panel being cracked is not a reason for failure providing there is no possibility of misreading the speedometer, no possibility of the indicator needle being fouled or the cracked glass being a safety hazard.

Will be checked for:

  • Presence
  • Condition
  • Can be illuminated

Steering – Warning Indicators

An electronic steering lock malfunction lock warning must not be indicating a malfunction

  • An electronic power steering malfunction indicator lamp must not be indicating a malfunction


Lights – function indicator

  • ‘tell-tale’ device does not illuminate when main beam is selected

Supplementary Restraint Systems – Warning Indicator

  • SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp:
  • Inoperative
  • Indicating malfunction

Brakes – Warning indicators

  • Electronic parking Brake (EPB) warning device must not be indicating a malfunction
  • ESC warning lamp must be present, working and not indicating a fault
  • ESC Switch must not be insecure or faulty
  • A brake fluid warning lamp must not be inoperative or illuminated
  • Class (v): Electronic braking system (EBS) warning device must not be inoperative or indicating a fault
  • ABS and ESC components and associated wiring/switch checked for presence and condition

Anti-Lock Braking (ABS) and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Systems – Warning Indicator

Warning Lamp

  • Missing
  • Does not illuminate
  • Indicates a fault
  • (For ABS) does not follow the correct sequence

ABS or ESC

  • Switch faulty or insecure

Tyres – Warning Indicator

  • A tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) warning lamp must be operative and not indicating a fault in the system
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