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I was at the dealer today getting some things done for my 60K service and a state inspection...

Well, they failed my car for a FOG LIGHT burnt out...ridiculous...not only are they not on half the cars sold, but where does it say you are required to use them? At 1st I said I'd do it myself instead of paying their ridiculous price for one, but then I realized that I live over 30 miles away so I went ahead and let them screw me....

Anyone in VA or any other inspection states that knows the rules? I wasn't happy being failed for a fog light....I was planning on changing it anyways, but having to go back their to get it reinspected for that is absurd....

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John
 

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Another thing, I was seriously looking at a 2004 Passat TDI GLS while I was there....the salesman came to me later while I was waiting for 2 HOURS and said some remark about trading in my car...I told him his service department took a sale away from him!
 

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I had a car rejected a few years back for the same thing - fog light was out. Seems pretty sad. What'd happen to some goofball with a rack of lights on top of his jacked up pickup truck if one of THOSE was out?
 

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I'm darn glad Illinois doesn't do those goofy inspections, but when I lived in SC I sure as heck checked out my own car before hand to make sure they couldn't find anything to "fix". Maybe you chalk this one up as a lesson learned.......
 

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Well, even without the inspection thing i still have a problem....their service sucks....waiting 2 to 3 hours regularly for an OIL CHANGE with an appointment....and still the price for the bulb and installation was too high...

I guess I just have a problem with the state regs....state inspections are only around to make auto repair shops more money...if they were really necessary, they'd be more prevalent...
 
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