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They're 50 quid

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Been reading along with this thread with interest and some good points made. I heard on the grapevine today that 4 manufacturers of certain socket testers don't work on Mercedes and various other cars. Does anyone have experience of this?

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They are less than 50 at some motor factors.

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£50 seems pretty reasonable. Think I'll go for that as they have a good reputation in the trade.

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Hi Guys

Just picked up this thread about the 13 to 7 pin adapters, please be aware that the body of the 13 pin male socket is rotated to allow an adapter to be fitted, I have never seen a permanent female 13 to 7 pin mod' on a vehicle.

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Hi kit, take a look at this link.. this should help now..

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it's "right up there" on my list of places to go. LOL :P :D





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bimmer wrote: "We have just launched an MOT tester which is now all VOSA approved."


i would like to go into space LOL.  :D:D:D


Where are you going???.....:? "Uranus"???.....:? LOL.;):P:D

ps; ROFL!:D

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"We have just launched an MOT tester which is now all VOSA approved."


i would like to go into space LOL.  :D:D:D

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Wecome to the forum.
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Hi, As a specialist in the towing electrics industry, We have just launched an MOT tester which is now all VOSA approved. We have designed and developed this based on our expertise as specialists in towing electrics. It is equipped with switches to test the trailer flasher failure functions which others do not have. We decided to include this because this is required by UK law and although not part of MOT requirements it still remains linked with the law. maybe worth a look and let us know. see pic

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Wesley wrote:
cheers "stealth".;)

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Wesley wrote:
had a vehicle in recently that was fitted witha 13 pin socket, it also had a 13 pin to 7 pin adapter that without damage could not be removed!:?
please bear in mind (we) are not allowed to remove anytihing, what now?:?


Only 13 pin sockets will be testable as they are manufactured to an EU approved standard - if it's a 13 - 7 adaptor - forget it ;)

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had a vehicle in recently that was fitted witha 13 pin socket, it also had a 13 pin to 7 pin adapter that without damage could not be removed!:?
please bear in mind (we) are not allowed to remove anytihing, what now?:?

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Hi I have seen an mot vosa approved version 13 pin socket tester for testing these new euro sockets.

they also do the converter to be able to test the older style 7 pin sockets

Its around £50 so not bad value...

this is the link





there is also instructions how to use the tool and a video of the tool in use.

 

 

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bimmer wrote: the 13 pin socket will become the norm in the near future as new trailers, caravans etc. are now being fitted with them and the 7 pin is being phased out. i would think this is why VOSA decided to test only 13 pin sockets. 

VOSA say they had no choice on the 13 pin socket testing. Following orders from our European masters


 

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Have Boston "jumped the gun" using the three triangle logo and "approved" ?

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Hi Guys,

Just joined the forum and was looking at 13 pin testers and wondered if any of you have used Boston before?



We run a caravan maintenance firm and have been looking at getting one ahead of schedule of the date in 2012.

They look pretty good, but not sure I want to be paying for a brand name, rather than the tool!! :shock:

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the 13 pin socket will become the norm in the near future as new trailers, caravans etc. are now being fitted with them and the 7 pin is being phased out. i would think this is why VOSA decided to test only 13 pin sockets.

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They were in the rejon of £25-£26 but now the word mandatory has been used they will be about £100 I would think

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although VOSA are still deciding which socket testers to approve i would think it is going to be something like the one in this link at £100+ especially once it's got their little sticker on it.

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Link on Vosa website doesnt work!

Anyone know how much these things are going to cost.

Anyone seen a 13 pin socket yet this year?

 

 

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VOSA release 12 months ago.  http://www.gea.co.uk/docs/558.pdf



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