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Old 09.06.2015, 12:06
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Converting to LED lights

I'm planing to convert my park, signal, and tail lights to LED. Will I have a problem with the authorities? Will it pass the MFK/expertise? Sorry I can't find any info in the net!
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Old 09.06.2015, 12:45
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Re: Converting to LED lights

You could modify them and hope they don't notice the changes and hope the car passes the test.

My concern is the brightness of the lamps, will they be bright enough or too bright? Maybe talk to an Auto- electrician?

You could also make an appointment and show the traffic authority the modifications, and get the changes documented. This is the correct way of course. BUT they will probably only accept changes with equipment that has already been approved and carries a certificate acceptable to Switzerland.
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Re: Converting to LED lights

Normally a lot's of peoples driving with some parts which are not the original ones.
If you don't want to have problems when your car have MFK appointment you have to swap all the laps back to the original ones .
Or if you want to use your new modify parts ,they need to have a certificate valid for this country .
If you go like that they can away find something which is wrong .
And every time this it will cost you 50 chf more .
And one of the important think is in which KANTON you have to do the MFK check.
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Re: Converting to LED lights

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I'm planing to convert my park, signal, and tail lights to LED. Will I have a problem with the authorities? Will it pass the MFK/expertise? Sorry I can't find any info in the net!


All of the LED "upgrade" bulbs I have seen in Speed Shops etc are all clearly marked "Not legally valid for road vehicle use" (in German). If that isn't enough disincentive, consider the fact that if the car wasn't origninally fitted with LEDs, you will usually have to fit a Special LED blinker AND that if the car is modern enough to have "Bulb failure modules" you will likely end up with the car informing you that the bulbs have blown.


Why do you want to change to LEDs?


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Re: Converting to LED lights

In Ticino, and many other cantons, but not all, you can legally remove your blinkers (at least on motorcycles).

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