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Old 07-21-2007, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Hello. I live on the Cary / Morrisville border and have to get my car inspected. I went to a guy in Apex today and he said my car will not pass because my window tint is too dark. My car is a 2006 and will pass with easily if it wasnt for the tint. Does anyone know of a shop or inspection station that might be willing to " look the other way" on the tint. I really don't want to have to remove the tint. Please Help
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Old 07-21-2007, 03:19 PM
 
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I have a question along the same lines, where can I go to get a list of what it inspect-able and what is not? My specific concern is anti-lock brakes; are they a fail-able item? Thanks so much, as usual!!!
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Old 07-21-2007, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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I have a question along the same lines, where can I go to get a list of what it inspect-able and what is not? My specific concern is anti-lock brakes; are they a fail-able item? Thanks so much, as usual!!!
Do you brakes work? Why would anti-lock breaks make a car fail? They are pretty standard these days on most cars.
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Old 07-21-2007, 03:35 PM
 
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Brakes work fine, just that the anti lock brake light is on. Some states would fail you for this....
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Old 07-21-2007, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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Hello. I live on the Cary / Morrisville border and have to get my car inspected. I went to a guy in Apex today and he said my car will not pass because my window tint is too dark. My car is a 2006 and will pass with easily if it wasnt for the tint. Does anyone know of a shop or inspection station that might be willing to " look the other way" on the tint. I really don't want to have to remove the tint. Please Help
I really doubt it. Tints are one thing that an officer can see. If you get pulled over, it's very easy to trace it back to the inspection station that last gave you a pass and they could lose their certification.
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Old 07-21-2007, 04:29 PM
 
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I really doubt it. Tints are one thing that an officer can see. If you get pulled over, it's very easy to trace it back to the inspection station that last gave you a pass and they could lose their certification.
She's right. You can definitely find a place that will look the other way, lot's of shady inspection spots around. Tint violations are good news for cops though, it's a misdemeanor charge (arrestable offense) and it's an easy way for us to get into (search) someone's car. It's not worth it, I'd advise you to get rid of the tint and get something that is legal (35%) or higher.
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Old 07-21-2007, 06:21 PM
 
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Here's the link. Brake part of safety inspection doesn't mention an ABS failure as a reject.

ABS might be just a loose sensor wire, so you might want to get it diagnosed by a dealer so you'll have the benefit of ABS in wet or slippery weather. I don't like ABS and would never buy it.

http://www.ncdot.org/DMV/vehicle_ser...nforcement.pdf
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:12 AM
 
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I'd like to know what is the policy in NC regarding vehicle rust. I purchased a 1995 model Mercedes in CT that supposedly passed MA safety requirements, but will not pass WV inspection because of underbody rust. This rust is not visible without lifting the car. WV is very picky about rust since many Yankees used to dump rust buckets in this state. Apart from underbody rust, the car is quite perfect mechanically and in body. All acccessories work etc.
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Old 12-14-2012, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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I'd like to know what is the policy in NC regarding vehicle rust. I purchased a 1995 model Mercedes in CT that supposedly passed MA safety requirements, but will not pass WV inspection because of underbody rust. This rust is not visible without lifting the car. WV is very picky about rust since many Yankees used to dump rust buckets in this state. Apart from underbody rust, the car is quite perfect mechanically and in body. All acccessories work etc.
Don't see anything in the manual about surface rust.

https://connect.ncdot.gov/business/D...s%20Manual.pdf
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Old 12-24-2012, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Earth
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As far as I know, every inspection station has a list of items they inspect for, on the wall somewhere.

As for tint, state law is 35%. I don't know of any that will just give you an under the table inspection. Also be advised the inspection station actually charges you a little extra if you have tinted windows. I don't know why, but they always did when I would go thru.

I do recall I had a co-worker with out of state tags that got pulled by the NC boyscouts, they cited him but he got it thrown out in court.
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