I tried this in the wheel in' neighborhood area but got nothing so I thought I'd try here.
I have to get a brake and lamp inspection for my jeep as part of the salvage title procedure and I was wondering if any of you fine folks knew of a place that would be able to do that for me in the Fresno, CA area. I got a price from a place and best case scenario (everything passes) it was $200. As far as lights go, the side marker on the front driver's side flare only comes on when I'm going highway speeds or if I turn the bulb. Brakes, the front brakes should be fine but I've never touched the rears. Ebrake holds fine.
CA does not have a formal safety inspection process like other states. What I mean by that is, there are no repair shops licensed to do state inspections, because inspections are not normally required. Only smog checks.
So I think what you need is the same as if you had got a fix-it ticket for a bad brake light, for example, and your local CHP office does that for you. Call CHP and ask.
You will need to get all the lights working though. Don't bother going to CHP until they are fixed.
On edit, so after I wrote all that, I found this in the document I linked to:
•Brake/light inspection certificates for most vehicles, except trailers weighing 3,000 pounds or less gross vehicle weight (GVW). To locate California state-licensed brake/light inspection stations, check your local telephone directory.
So forget what I said. Sorry about that.
Dodge did not build my Jeep.
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Around here it is easy to find a shady shop that does a brake and lamp for 50-75 bucks. Lot of russian owned shops in area that blow through salvaged cars and they have the shops pumping through inspections like a well oiled machine
You "really really" need to do your own inspection first! One free brake inspection I took our Cherokee in for was for a pedal that acted strange, it caught sometimes and was low. The e-brake still worked. I couldn't get the lug nuts off so I took it into the shop that put the wheels on last for their free inspection. (Mostly just to get the wheels broken free) They quoted almost $2500.00 to fix it. I said thanks, but... Took it home and pulled the wheels off. Turns out front caliper slider had a notch in it hanging it up and the back e-brake cable on one side had pulled through the backing plate making the adjuster hang so the pedal was low. The brakes showed less than 25% wear. Shop couldn't figure out what was wrong so they just shotgunned it. Figuring if they just replaced everything, it would get fixed.
They totally missed the cause in their estimate...
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