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VIRM: In-service certification (WoF only) amendment
– effective 1 November 2018

List of changes

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Change description

General vehicles

3-1 Structure

  • Clarification around the definition of a bumper bar including new figure 3-1-3

4-1 Headlamps

  • Clarifications around retrofitting headlamps and standards
  • New Rfr and Sol to align with rule where a lamp comprises an array of light sources (eg LEDs), it is a fail if fewer than 75% of these operate.
  • Some re-ordering or Rfrs into a Modification section
  • Rfr 18 reworded to clarify that retrofitted headlamps must be fitted in pairs

4-9 End-outline marker lamps

  • New notes added regarding the treatment of original equipment

4-13 Rear reflectors

  • A rearward facing reflector must reflect light as red

4-15 Other lighting

  • Section renamed from ‘Cosmetic lamps’
  • Specifications around work lamp switches and circuits
  • Two new Rfrs regarding forward-facing reflectors
  • Table 4-15-1. Lamps that are not cosmetic lamps: Reflective material, work lamps, scene lamps and alley lamps removed from ‘Other lighting equipment not requiring inspection’
  • Definitions added to Note 1

10-1 Tyres and wheels

  • Update to include further examples of fail items when tyre information is removed or concealed, including extra images

11-1 Exhaust system

  • Clarification in Note 6 and Note 7 about wastegates and silenced exhaust systems

13-5 Electric and hybrid electrical systems

  • Specialist certification is always required for changes to the high voltage electrical system

Motorcycles

4-1 Headlamps

  • Clarifications around retrofitting headlamps and standards
  • New Rfr and Sol to align with rule where a lamp comprises an array of light sources (eg LEDs), it is a fail if fewer than 75% of these operate.

4-15 Other lighting

  • Section renamed from ‘Cosmetic lamps’
  • Specifications around work lamp switches and circuits
  • Table 4-15-1. Lamps that are not cosmetic lamps: Reflective material, work lamps, scene lamps and alley lamps removed from ‘Other lighting equipment not requiring inspection’
  • Definitions added to Note 1

10-1 Tyres and wheels

  • Update to include further examples of fail items when tyre information is removed or concealed

13-5 Electric and hybrid electrical systems

  • New section added. Aligns the motorcycle section with general vehicles, heavy vehicles, LPSV, HPSV.

General trailers

7-1 Tyres and wheels

  • Update to include further examples of fail items when tyre information is removed or concealed

Technical bulletins (general)

13 Light bars

  • How to treat light bars when treated as headlamps, and how to treat them when fitted as work lamps