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I seem to have found myself in a bit of a dilemma! I just yesterday fitted a revozport Ducktail style boot, which in turn has removed my OEM spoiler along with the third brake light.
Thing is I also have the GTC 4 light kit fitted, so now when I have my lights on and brake, I only have the inner lights getting slightly brighter and nothing else. It doesn't look too bad as you can see a contrast between the 2 but I'm really in 2 minds!
At the moment I have disconnected the kit so I'm down to 2 lights on with 2 separate brake lights as standard, no doubt about whether or not I'm braking this way, thing is I really like having all 4 lit as you can well imagine! I just don't want the local sheriff pulling me over, or going into the back of me for that matter!
Just wondering what peoples views are on this? Anybody else have this problem? Is it even legal?
 

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I seem to have found myself in a bit of a dilemma! I just yesterday fitted a revozport Ducktail style boot, which in turn has removed my OEM spoiler along with the third brake light.
Thing is I also have the GTC 4 light kit fitted, so now when I have my lights on and brake, I only have the inner lights getting slightly brighter and nothing else. It doesn't look too bad as you can see a contrast between the 2 but I'm really in 2 minds!
At the moment I have disconnected the kit so I'm down to 2 lights on with 2 separate brake lights as standard, no doubt about whether or not I'm braking this way, thing is I really like having all 4 lit as you can well imagine! I just don't want the local sheriff pulling me over, or going into the back of me for that matter!
Just wondering what peoples views are on this? Anybody else have this problem? Is it even legal?
Having only 2 brake lights is not an MOT failure as long as they are the main 2 and not one cluster light and one high level.
 

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Thanks for the reply mate, just wasn't sure on how the law stood on having the inner lights acting as both normal light and brake light?
 

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Thanks for the reply mate, just wasn't sure on how the law stood on having the inner lights acting as both normal light and brake light?

No problem. Here is the actual 2012 Inspection manual for stop lamps. I am not sure how to add pics to a post so here is a cut and paste job...



1.2 Stop Lamps 1.2 - page 1

Information

Method of Inspection

This inspection applies to all stop lamps fitted.
Vehicles first used before 1 January 1936 are not required to be fitted with a stop lamp.
Stop lamps are not required to be fitted to vehicles used only during the hours of daylight, which are fitted with neither front nor rear position lamps, etc. (See 1.1.A).
Vehicles first used before 1 January 1971 must be fitted with one stop lamp either on or to the offside of the vehicle centre line. If such a vehicle has two lamps fitted, it should be treated as a vehicle first used on or after 1 January 1971.
Vehicles first used on or after 1 January 1971 must be fitted with two obligatory stop lamps.
Additional stop lamps fitted and connected must be tested. Where extra lamps are fitted and there is doubt as to whether they are connected, the benefit of this doubt should be given to the presenter.
On vehicles first used before 1 September 1965 it is acceptable for a stop lamp to be incorporated with a direction indicator lamp.
Tricycle and quadricycle requirements are detailed at Section 9.1.

1.
Apply the service brake and check that the correct number of stop lamps:


a.
are correctly positioned and secure
Note: The precise position of obligatory lamps is not part of the inspection, but check visually that the lamps are at about the same height and the same distance from each side of the vehicle.
b.
are working
c.
are not obscured
d.
are in good condition
Note: An effective proprietary repair (e.g. lens repair tape etc.) must be assessed on its merits, considering security, colour, light output and durability.
e.
emit a steady red light
f.
are not adversely affected by the operation of any other lamp.

Reason for Rejection

1. A stop lamp:

a.
missing, insecure, obviously incorrectly positioned or does not face to the rear
b.
inoperative or less than 50% of the light sources illuminating
c.
obscured so that less than 50% of the lamp illuminating surface is visible from the rear
d.
not visible from a reasonable distance due to excessive damage, deterioration, or having products on the lens or light source
e.
shows other than a steady red light to the rear when any service brake is applied, or remains on when the service brake is released
f.
adversely affected by the operation of any other lamp, e.g. dual-function lamps on foreign vehicles.
 

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Cheers matey, I've had them on and off a thousand times already! Doesn't really affect the look of the car either way but it would be a shame to waste the 4 light kit
 

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Yeah thanks for the help mate! Was actually a place in Canada, they had it sent direct from revozport to the uk. AJ racing, were excellent to deal with
 
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