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Old 13.05.2009, 15:44
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Technical test for registering car in CH

Hey All,

wanted to knon what type of items you had to "fix" when you went through the inspection of a car imported into CH? any obious items? I heard that car has to be clean, have the first aid kit etc.

My inspection is on the 19th of May so any tips would be appreciated.

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Old 13.05.2009, 19:29
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Re: Technical test for registering car in CH

Hi Jaro,

Headlights are the obvious one, but some of us discussed this a bit on a thread I started a while back here

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Hope this helps!
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Old 13.05.2009, 19:50
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yes yes I'm an expert in the headlight etc after going through TUV in Germany. I'm more concerned on some little stupid stuff like dirty wheels, or dirty underbody
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yes yes I'm an expert in the headlight etc after going through TUV in Germany. I'm more concerned on some little stupid stuff like dirty wheels, or dirty underbody
Why be concerned about that? One trip through a car wash and the dirtyness is fixed.

but it is true that inspectors like to be able to see what they are inspecting. So don't drive your 4WD covered in mud to the inspector, he'll not be happy.
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Re: Technical test for registering car in CH

If it's any help, one of the posts on the thread I linked to, jwol, is going though the inspection soon, and hopefully he/she (sorry jwol!) will post how they got on when it's over...
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thx all....will see how things fly on Tuesday...car will be spotless but I believe they will get you if they want...depends on the individual too much and how much he likes Auslaender
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UPDATE: All went well. Car was clean with the emergency triagle and vest.

I saw a US Illinois plates VW Passatt Wagon which was brought in by a mechanic. Must be fellow Chicagoan,

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Hey All,

wanted to knon what type of items you had to "fix" when you went through the inspection of a car imported into CH? any obious items? I heard that car has to be clean, have the first aid kit etc.

My inspection is on the 19th of May so any tips would be appreciated.

J
Rather obvious things like oil leaks and defects. We didn't have a first aid kit and passed. Got failed for an oil leak though. Only 1 drop of oil too
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Re: Technical test for registering car in CH

no issues here...however it is good to have the CoC (cert of conformance) for Europe/EU. In DE it is needed for imported cars, here it is a must have if your car was never registered in Europe. It can be obtained from the manufacturer.

Now I need to deal with mounting of front plate. Two ugly little holes will be the leftovers of the EU plates. Back frame from DE plates is too large. Going to the dealer who will fit it all nicely.
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Now I need to deal with mounting of front plate. Two ugly little holes will be the leftovers of the EU plates. Back frame from DE plates is too large. Going to the dealer who will fit it all nicely.
Our local dealer mounted our plates nicely in black frames. All free with their garage listed on the back frame.
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yes that is what my garage will do...will try to avoid free advert for the garage
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