Vauxhall Astra - Indicator Stalk; MOT Fail? - thomrhodes

Hey all,

Long time stalker of the forums, first time poster.

My indicator stalk snapped off (brittle) the other night, it still operates perfectly you just have to put your finger slightly into the hole and move the remaining part of the stalk to indicate; I'm due a MOT in two weeks. I was just wondering if this is something that the car could be failed for?

I don't really fancy getting it fixed, as I'm about to buy me a nice new car. Just want it to pass the MOT.

Vauxhall Astra - Indicator Stalk; MOT Fail? - RobJP

MOT testing rules :

1. While sitting in the drivers seat, by operating the driving controls, where appropriate, check that they are:
a. functionally complete
b. not cracked, fractured or excessively corroded
c. not obstructed or impeded in their travel
d. positioned so that they can be satisfactorily operated without impairing proper control of the vehicle
e. secure.

So that looks like it will be a failure.

Vauxhall Astra - Indicator Stalk; MOT Fail? - elekie&a/c doctor
I would fail it.how are you going to operate the dip/main headlights switch?
Vauxhall Astra - Indicator Stalk; MOT Fail? - Wackyracer

Definately a failure.

1.4.a.1. Check the presence, security and operation of the selector switch.

RFR 1. A selector switch missing, insecure, faulty, or not able to be operated from the normal driving position.

Vauxhall Astra - Indicator Stalk; MOT Fail? - thomrhodes

Thanks to everyone for the feedback, time to find a replacement stalk!

 

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