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Non opening door - MOT fail?

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Non opening door - MOT fail?

Postby Welly » Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:52 am

One of the rear doors wont open, that's fun :roll:

But is a non-opening door a big fat fail?

And imagine how interesting* it will be removing the door card of a closed door :(
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Re: Non opening door - MOT fail?

Postby steve_earwig » Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:49 pm

Is that on the Ovlov? Sounds like a lot of fun* :(

Logically it should be a fail (safety reasons - so your kids can bail if you go mental) but I can't remember an MOT tester even opening a rear door (admittedly it's been a very long time since I dun a mot in that there untidy 'king doom)

I've always pitied anyone who's had to take a door card off on a door that's stuck shut, fortunately it's something I've not had to experience (yet). Maybe you should try working the lock 1,000,000 times before you start. What about taking the card off the door on the other side to see if there are any tricks to it (like fighting against a few screws that you can't see with the door shut). I think I'd raid t'wife's cuttlery draw for a couple of lesser-used knives and bend the tips into right-angles :supafrisk:
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Re: Non opening door - MOT fail?

Postby Doggy » Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:08 pm

Someone had to do it on a 406 last year, IIRC. Don't remember the details (and probably irrelevant anyway), but I don't think it was too much of a drama.

Regarding the MOT, as Steve says, you would think it should fail, but if they don't try to open it or it's not specifically on the list, you may be OK.
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Re: Non opening door - MOT fail?

Postby DaiRees » Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:44 pm

I'm pretty sure that both front doors need to be working but the back doors just need to be secure. Of course, if Mr Tester decides that he needs to access the rear cabin area for any reason (e.g. to check the seatbelts) and he can't open the door then he might get pissy.
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Re: Non opening door - MOT fail?

Postby Welly » Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:11 am

mmmm, well it's on my virtual list of things to do...in the summer :D I need those plastic clips behind the door card to be warm and bendy.
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Re: Non opening door - MOT fail?

Postby PeterN » Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:27 am

Probably depends on whether the tester tries to open it or not. :)

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