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Old 29-11-16, 22:49
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Steering wheel replacements

Hi all, how do those that are running road legal cars get on with MOT when changing the steering wheel with airbag for a non original wheel
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Old 30-11-16, 00:36
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On a Clio you just install a resistor to the airbag wiring and the light goes out.

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Old 30-11-16, 08:22
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I've started to see threads on various forums commenting about this with many people seemingly panicking because of 3rd party steering wheels and replacing seats that have airbags in them.

I did some digging and found this:
http://www.pistonheads.com/news/gene...to-panic/25433

"Where a car has been extensively modified or converted, certain Reasons for Rejection such as 'components missing where fitted as standard' should not be applied, for example:

"A car converted for rally use (i.e. rear seats removed and fitted with a roll cage and full harness seatbelts etc) may have been converted so as not to require a brake servo, power steering or airbags.
VOSA says it is expected that modifications to cars converted for track or rally use will be permanent and readily identifiable, and wouldn't include those where an airbag has been disconnected for "occasional" off-road use, for instance.

We're also told fixed drivers' seats are acceptable in any vehicle provided the adjusting mechanism has been removed and the seat is now clearly a fixed seat in one position. Simply removing the adjuster lever or locking it in one position won't be acceptable for an MOT.

So the upshot seems to be that, as long as mods have been carried out thoroughly, safely and obviously, this doesn't spell the end for road-legal track cars."
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Old 30-11-16, 09:14
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Thanks for the responses.
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