Anyway, thanks to the interim plates fashioned by Mr Conelrad,
a semi legal extended cruise through the Peak District took place this last weekend and the car didn't put a foot wrong.
This changed dramatically when we later decided to try out the visibility the headlights provide after dark. It culminated in one of them not working, of course (this is a French car after all).
Once coaxed into life by sophisticated contact wiggling, it was revealed that now the brightest light the car emitted was the single general OMGPANIKYO light they put in the dashboard to replace oil and temp gauges, which naturally caused much panic.
An immediate shut down and ad hoc health check ensued, not resulting in any untoward discoveries. Also, on restart, the light remained off, making the headlights being now the brightest light source of the car, but it turned out they weren't bright enough even for a well illuminated suburban street.
In fact, there was no noticeable difference between sidelights and dipped beam when viewed from inside the car. Even I had to conclude that yellow Bilux bulbs are shit, despite they were made before 1986.
Besides, only 50 yards after the restart, The Holy Light Of Impeding Grenadisation came back on, resulting in yet another hectic shut off and senseless actionism of much headless chickenness.
Since again nothing unusual revealed itself, it was decided to abort the mission and return as close to the Junkbase as the car will make it before it explodes. However, during the entire return trip, the light remained off and the car didn't display any signs of anything being wrong. It has now been concluded to relegate the light to the same Fake News department the Ammeter is in, thus ensuring that next time it's only taken seriously after the Seize's engine has seized.
The headlight issue has now been adressed, which was successful, at least to Autoshite standards.
Instead of not working at all, the driver's side light is now at least flickering and these
have been replaced with their Halogen equivalents.
A nighttime test has hitherto not been carried out, though, but I expect it will now be merely shite, no longer shit..