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VIRM: Light vehicle repair certification update –
effective 1 October 2013

List of changes

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Section

Change description

Introduction

3 Inspection and certification process

  • 3.1.2.2 - additional text stating repair certifier discretion
  • 3.5 - new text about responsibilities and evidence (1 January 2014 change)
  • 3.9 - new section on vehicle quarantine.

5 Inspection premises and equipment

  • Additional equipment requirement of an endoscope capable of showing a clear picture in colour (1 January 2014 change).

8 definitions and abbreviations

Changes to definitions for:

  • De-registered
  • Enter service
  • Registered
  • Registration number.

2 Vehicle structure

2-1 Unibody chassis rails

2-2 Body-over-frame chassis rails

2-3 Sills

2-4 A-pillars

2-5 Other pillars

  • New note "For further information on replacement components see section 9-3 Replacement components."

3 Vision

3-1 Windscreen
  • New EEC/EC Directive "2001/92".

9 General repairs

9-1 Water damage
  • Contact details updated
  • Definition of water damage added.
9-3 Replacement components
  • Note added "The fitment of aftermarket panels made from composite materials may adversely effect the frontal impact compliance of a vehicle."
9-5 Fire damage
  • New section.

Technical bulletins

4 Threshold for requiring repair certification
  • Re-written to align with VIRM: Entry certification.