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Looks as if you've had a bite, Good Luck.
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Or get one from slaughterhouse customs
https://www.slaughterhousecustoms.com/p ... -GPSSpeedo

Really good, especially as I have a smaller steering wheel so original speedo is slightly obscured.
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What happens when you lose the GPS signal and are they MOT compliant? Interesting idea but my SATNAV indicates speed so I assume that is the same technology.
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Has anyone ever had the speedo checked at a mot ? I definitely haven’t , no way of testing it as it’s powered by the front wheel not the gearbox on a 2wd
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I wouldn't have thought so.

I have only seen them use the rollers for testing the brakes... not to see if the speedometer works.
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My thoughts also, I wonder if they notice an issue with the speedo during this process would it fail the MOT.
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I checked, The rules for Speedometers are there for the MOT and were updated in 2013, non functioning speedo is a fail but, like everyone has pointed out, speedo function does not seem to be checked.
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I presume then, that as all of our vans pre-date 2013, then that rule will not apply.

It is my understanding that the rules relevant at the time of manufacture apply for any subsequent MOTs.

Or am I being a silly billy...?
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Its the emissions that also worry me, at some stage they will be so critical and stringent that older vehicles wont have a chance, or is there  also a get out clause for that somewhere dependant on age, mine passes att with no problems.
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At some point it will be a classic car and mot exempt. I have five more years to go by which time who knows what the situation will be for fossil fuel powered vehicles.
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TONYT25T25 wrote: 23 Apr 2021, 20:14 Its the emissions that also worry me, at some stage they will be so critical and stringent that older vehicles wont have a chance, or is there  also a get out clause for that somewhere dependant on age, mine passes att with no problems.

The test takes into account the original parameters the engine was designed for , and as Has been said , once its gets to 40 it won’t matter anyway .....
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That's good news, stroll on 40, a few years to go still.
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