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Slater

posted on 12/8/19 at 05:41 PM Reply With Quote
Is Odometer required for MOT?

Hello
My ETB digital odometer is blank most of the time. My MOT is due in October. Is the odometer mileage reading required to pass the MOT?

The unit is from 2007, I've called ETB, it can't be repaired, their suggestion is to remove it from dash and put somewhere warm with the bulbs removed to remove any moisture. This does seem to work but the odometer display is still very intermittent. The mileage is still counting up but mileage display is blank 95% of the time.

Don't want to fork out 166 for a new speedo if I don't need too!





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gremlin1234

posted on 12/8/19 at 05:47 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Slater Is the odometer mileage reading required to pass the MOT?

no, you don't have to have one for the mot

edit, don't need odometer for iva either

[Edited on 12/8/19 by gremlin1234]

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Slater

posted on 13/8/19 at 09:23 AM Reply With Quote
OK thanks, that's good news.

I will carry on with my "intermittent" gauge for the time being.





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MikeR

posted on 14/8/19 at 07:48 AM Reply With Quote
Are you sure about IVA? I was certain it was a requirement and I thought when sva was introduced people failed with bike Speedos due to not having an odometer
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chillis

posted on 15/8/19 at 10:22 PM Reply With Quote
It is a Requirement of the IVA Section 17 Speedometer and reverse gear, a working and accurate speedometer must be present and a test is conducted to acertain its accuracy.
It is also a legal requirement for all motor vehicles to have both a working speedometer and a working odometer under construction and use. Motor vehicles must also have a fuel level indicator as it is an offence to enter a motorway knowing you will run out of fuel.





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rusty nuts

posted on 16/8/19 at 07:14 AM Reply With Quote
I havenít tested for 3 years but when I was testing if the odometer didnít show a reading the mileage was shown as not recorded. There has however been changes since then , I donít know if odometer is one of them.
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adithorp

posted on 16/8/19 at 09:24 AM Reply With Quote
Still not a failure on MOT. Took one this week with no reading on the digital odo'.

I thought the IVA issue with bicycle speedos was the lack of illumination not lack of Odometer.





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MikeR

posted on 16/8/19 at 12:01 PM Reply With Quote
You could be right about illumination as I do remember thinking about how I could fit a light to a bike Diego that did record miles.
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