The clever engineers at ShipMyCar have created a Light Control Unit (LCU) which is a universal control box to safely power the lighting modifications needed for IVA / SVA / MOT testing requirements here in the UK
IVA Light Control Module
The new control module works in modern canbus powered vehicles and provides safe connection for the additional lights required e.g. Rear Fog Light, Reversing Light, Side Repeater Indicators…
IVA, SVA and MOT requirements in the UK require imported vehicles to have an ‘e’ marked rear fog light, side repeater indicators, and amber indicators which are separate to the brake lights – wiring these incorrectly can damage the cars ECU / Smart Junction Box – a common problem in Camaro’s, Corvettes and Mustangs Shipped to the UK
We strongly advise against carrying out IVA modifications yourself – our engineers are trained in IVA modification requirements on all makes/models of vehicles.
ShipMyCar Smart Control Box
The ShipMyCar LCU incorporates sensitive relays with diode protection and easy to reach fuses to protect the circuits and your vehicle.
Should you require any information on car shipping or the IVA modifications required to ship a car to the UK, please do not hesitate to contact us
Rewiring a Camaro for IVA purposes can be extremely tricky and can even damage your vehicle’s ECU which is very expensive to repair. It is vital that any wiring is carried out by trained IVA engineers such as ours at ShipMyCar and that any new lighting does not create any additional load on the existing circuit.
Modifications Required for IVA test:
Side Repeator indicators added to fenders or wing mirrors – these must be wired in properly using appropriate backward current protection, sealing and heat dispersal. We use LED side lights placed within the wing mirrors to avoid the need to drill into bodywork – see the image of the white Camaro below to see one that was drilled into fender as per customer requirement
Side Repeaters added inside of wing mirror for IVA test
LED lights in the wing mirrors
On this Camaro for IVA we added the side repeater to fender as per customer request
Indicators at rear separated out from brake light and new high intensity LED added for amber flashing:
Rear Fog Light – ensure light unit is appropriately e-marked, switch added to interior dash which must illuminate and display rear fog light symbol. Fog light must only operate within IVA guidelines
Camaro IVA test rear fog light unit
Side lights added to headlights – these must be correctly sealed and wired to create zero additional load on the vehicle’s electrical system
All the above are included within our full import package which you can obtain an instant quotation on our Car Shipping Website here
The 2011 Chevrolet Volt, an innovative plug-in hybrid, received not one but three different mileage ratings from the U.S. EPA today.
Chevy Volt fuel economy mpg figures released
On electricity alone, the Volt achieves the equivalent of 93 mpg.
Powered solely by the gasoline engine, the Volt gets 37 mpg.
Running on a combination of electricity and gasoline, the Volt generates the equivalent of 60 mpg, the EPA determined.
General Motors Co. has been touting the Volt for four years now and often refers to it as a technological showcase. The four-passenger car can travel on battery power alone and offers additional driving range when assisted by a 1.4-liter gasoline engine. The car has already received numerous awards, including Green Car Journal’s Green Car of the Year. The EPA said the Volt has a 35-mile range on electricity alone and a range of 379 miles with gasoline and electricity. GM had been saying that the Volt had a range of 35-50 miles on one full battery charge.