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§ 3316. Lamp Adjusting Station Operation and Equipment Requirements.

16 CA ADC § 3316Barclays Official California Code of Regulations

Barclays California Code of Regulations
Title 16. Professional and Vocational Regulations
Division 33. Bureau of Automotive Repair
Chapter 1. Automotive Repair Dealers and Official Stations and Adjusters
Article 3. Official Lamp Adjusting Stations
16 CCR § 3316
§ 3316. Lamp Adjusting Station Operation and Equipment Requirements.
The operation of official lamp adjusting stations shall be subject to the following provisions:
(a) Class A official lamp adjusting stations shall provide an aiming screen or an optical type headlamp-aiming machine. Class A stations may provide, in addition, a mechanical type headlamp aiming machine and related calibration equipment. A Class BL station that limits its lamp aiming to lamps with aiming pads shall provide a mechanical type headlamp aiming machine and related calibration equipment.
Each official lamp adjusting station shall be equipped with a voltmeter and other tools necessary for proper lamp servicing.
(b) Equipment for aiming headlamps and auxiliarylamps shall be approved by the bureau. Aiming equipment shall be used only in the work area prescribed in subsection (b) of Section 3305 of this chapter, and as follows:
(1) Aiming screens may be used for all headlamps and auxiliary lamps. Provision shall be made so that the screen can be shaded sufficiently from both direct and ambient light during daylight hours to perform aiming functions adequately.
(2) Optical type headlamp aiming machines may be used for all headlamps and auxiliary lamps.
(3) Mechanical type headlamp aiming machines shall be used only for lamps manufactured with three aiming pads on the lens.
(c) Each official lamp adjusting station shall maintain in a location readily accessible to licensed adjusters a current copy of the following:
(1) The bureau's Handbook for Lamp Adjusters and Stations, referenced in subsection (a) of Section 3305 of this Chapter.
(2) All appropriate and current lamp adjustment standards, specifications, directives, manuals, bulletins and instructions issued by motor vehicle and lamp manufacturers that are applicable to vehicles for which the station adjusts lamps.
(3) Service manuals and operating instructions issued by the manufacturers for all headlamp aiming instruments, machines, devices and equipment used by the station.
(d) Effective April 1, 1999, licensed stations shall purchase certificates of adjustment from the bureau for a fee of three dollars and fifty cents ($3.50) each and shall not purchase or otherwise obtain such certificates from any other source. Full payment is required at the time certificates are ordered. Certificates are not exchangeable following delivery. A licensed station shall not sell or otherwise transfer unused certificates of adjustment. Issuance of a lamp adjustment certificate shall be in accordance with the following provisions:
(1) When a lamp adjustment certificate is issued to an applicant for an authorized emergency vehicle permit, the certificate shall certify that the vehicle has been inspected, that all lamps and related electrical systems meet all requirements of the Vehicle Code and bureau regulations, and that all lamps capable of adjustment are properly adjusted.
(2) Where all of the lamps, lighting equipment, and related electrical systems on a vehicle have been inspected and found to be in compliance with all requirements of the Vehicle Code and bureau regulations, the certificate shall certify that the entire system meets all of those requirements.
(3) When a customer asks for a certificate of lamp adjustment in conjunction with clearance of an enforcement form, the adjuster may, if requested, inspect and certify only the portion of the lighting system specified as defective on the enforcement form. Where the entire system has not been tested or inspected or one or more defects have been corrected, the certificate shall indicate which tests or inspections have been performed, or which defect or defects have been corrected.
(4) A certificate shall be valid for 90 days after its issuance to a consumer.
(e) After correcting specified defects, official lamp adjusters shall certify that defects indicated on citations or other enforcement forms have been corrected.
(1) The adjuster shall inform the customer of any other defective conditions present or likely to occur in the future, which have come to the adjuster's attention in conjunction with inspection of the vehicle and correction of specified defects.
(2) If the customer does not authorize additional repairs to correct other defects found during the inspection, the adjuster shall certify that only the specific defects listed on the enforcement form have been corrected.
(3) Only a licensed adjuster employed at an official adjusting station may sign an enforcement form as an official adjuster. The adjuster's license number, class, and official station number shall be included with the signature.
(4) Certification by a licensed adjuster on an enforcement form that a violation has been corrected shall include the date of correction, the station's and the adjuster's license numbers, and the adjuster's signature.


Note: Authority cited: Sections 9882, 9887.1 and 9888.2, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 9887.1, 9888.2, 9889.16 and 9889.19, Business and Professions Code; and Section 40616, Vehicle Code.
1. Amendment of subsection (d) filed 8-16-73 as an emergency; effective upon filing (Register 73, No. 33).
2. Certificate of Compliance filed 12-4-73 (Register 73, No. 49).
3. Amendment filed 12-23-76; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 76, No. 52).
4. Amendment of subsection (d), repealer of subsection (e) and relettering and amendment of subsection (f) to subsection (e) filed 3-11-81; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 81, No. 11).
5. Amendment of subsection (d) filed 10-20-81; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 81, No. 43).
6. Amendment filed 2-22-83; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 83, No. 9).
7. Amendment of subsection (d) filed 7-12-85; effective upon filing pursuant to Government Code Section 11346.2(d) (Register 85, No. 28).
8. Amendment of subsection (d) filed 3-28-86; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 86, No. 13).
9. Editorial correction of printing error in subsection (d)(2) (Register 91, No. 6).
10. New subsection (d)(4) filed 10-23-91; operative 11-22-91 (Register 92, No. 35).
11. Amendment of subsection (d) filed 4-1-99; operative 4-1-99 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(d) (Register 99, No. 14).
12. Editorial correction of subsection (d) (Register 99, No. 16).
13. Amendment of section heading and section filed 1-23-2007; operative 2-22-2007 (Register 2007, No. 4).
This database is current through 3/10/23 Register 2023, No. 10.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 16, § 3316, 16 CA ADC § 3316
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