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Old 23rd April 2014, 08:58 PM
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Just looking at buying mirrors and noticed very few are e marked. then looked in the IVA manual.

"7. All mirrors must have an acceptable approval marking or have equivalent characteristics to a mirror approved for use on a vehicle of the same category as follows:

The reflective surface must be encased in a protective housing.

surfaces contactable by a 165mm sphere (interior) or a 100mm
sphere (exterior) must have a radius of curvature of at least 2.5mm except for fixing holes or recesses less than 12mm wide, which must be blunted"

So mirrors don't need e marking they just need to comply?
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Old 23rd April 2014, 09:06 PM
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Yep, no e-mark required.
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Old 23rd April 2014, 09:10 PM
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Yep, no e-mark required.
Tks. That's my lights and mirrors all sorted and ordered then.
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check the glass size is big enough.
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Old 1st May 2014, 12:39 AM
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Tks. That's my lights and mirrors all sorted and ordered then.
If you have the racetech or similar they are physically big enough (for an interior mirror see this post) but I don't 100% know if they meet the fields of view at iva.
That's what I've got on mine.
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Old 1st May 2014, 11:13 AM
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When I had my IVA test all the examiner seemed interested in was looking for E markings. Spent ages looking for them on the tyres!!!

When he queried my reflectors as they didn't have E marks, I pointed out that they don't need to have them. The response I got was 'how do I know they have similar characteristics'!!!

So I swapped them for some spares I had which were E marked.

Mirror size was checked so make sure that they are the right size, and convex to aid viewing angles.
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As I previously stated, the racetech mirrors are not iva ok. They are fine for interior (with trim) but don't comply with the second part of point 9 in the manual.
"An exterior mirror must be a minium of 40mm hing and 70mm long and be able to incorporate a measurement parallel to the height of the rectangle at least 70mm in length within the lens."

Somehow I missed this and it was my only fail on the day. The examiner did let me go and buy a pair so it turned out 60 cheaper than a retest but still expensive for a set of mirrors.
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