DEKRA’S DOS AND DON’TS
Dekra Automotive’s Piet van Niekerk (manager of their Vanderbijlpark branch) and Marius Schütte (regional manager Pretoria branch) say the SABS can also not approve your vehicle for the following reasons when you’ve fitted extra lights:
If any of the headlights are not clearly visible at 150 m and in situations where passengers and vehicles cannot be seen clearly at this distance (e.g. in the dark). If any single light is stronger than 75 W. If any of the lights are partially or completely obscured by a part of your vehicle. You shouldn’t fit any lights on your grill in such a way that they are partially hidden by you bullbar. If any light is less than 450 mm from the ground or higher than 1.4 m. If you fitted some lights and installed a suspension lift after that, you should therefore go and measure if your lights still fall within these parameters. If any of your lights are fitted further than 500 mm from the front or more than 400 mm from the back of the vehicle. If two headlights don’t shine at the same intensity. If any of the lenses or glass/plastic covers on your lights are broken or loose.