Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on July 25, 1991.
As of Sunday, July 21st, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModels
5475, 5476 5477, 54781991 and older model-year vehicles with up to 16-cylinder spark ignited engine, a 12 volt negative ground electrical system, an internal or external ignition coil and a spark ignition distributor.

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-40-9
  • Executive Order 40-9 / D40-9
  • ARB # D-40-9
  • Executive Order No: D-40-9
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-40-9
  • Resolution D-40-9
For Free CARB Executive Order Status verification, email an image of the device Executive Order label as well as the Year/Make/Model and Test Group # of the vehicle to [email protected]

Download: Executive Order D-40-9 PDF

D-40-9 Document:



                                                       (Page 1 of 2)

                              State of California
                              AIR RESOURCES BOARD


                            EXECUTIVE ORDER D~40—9
                  Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                              of the Vehicle Code


                         AUTOTRONIC CONTROLS CORPORATION
              "MSD IGNITION BLUE RIBBON COMMERCIAL IGNITION MODULE"
                       PART NOS. 5$475, 5476, 5477 AND 5478


Pursuant to the authority vested in the Air Resources Board by Section 27156 of
the Vehicle Code; and                       ‘

Pursuant to the authority vested in the undersigned by Section 39515 and Section
39516 of the Health and Safety Code and Executive Order G—45—5;

IT IS ORDERED AND RESOLVED: That the installation of the MSD Ignition Blue
Ribbon Commercial Ignition Module, part nos. 5475, 5476, 5477 and 5478
manufactured by Autotronic Controls Corporation, 1490 Henry Brennan Drive, El
Paso, TX 79936 has been found not to reduce the effectiveness of required motor
vehicle pollution control devices and, therefore, is exempt from the prohibitions
of Section 27156 of the Vehicle Code for 1991 and older model—year vehicles
equipped with up to a 16 cylinder spark ignited engine, a 12 volt negative ground
electrical system, an internal or external ignition coil and a spark ignition
distributor .

This exemption shall not apply to any device, apparatus, or mechanism advertised,
offered for sale or sold with, or installed on, a motor vehicle prior to or
concurrent with transfer to an ultimate purchaser.

This Executive Order is valid provided that installation instructions for this
device will not recommend tuning the vehicle to specifications different from
those submitted by the system manufacturer.

Changes made to the design or operating conditions of the device, as exempted by
the Air Resources Board, that adversely affect the performance of a vehicle‘s
pollution control system shall invalidate this Executive Order.

Marketing of this system using an identification other than that shown in this
Executive Order or marketing of this system for an application other than those
listed in this Executive Order shall be prohibited unless prior approval is
obtained from the Air Resources Board. Exemption of a kit shall not be construed
as exemption to sell, offer for sale, or advertise any component of a kit as an
individual device.

This Executive Order does not constitute any opinion as to the effect that the
use of this device may have on any warranty either expressed or implied by the
vehicle manufacturer.


AUTOTRONIC CONTROLS CORPORATION                         EXECUTIVE ORDER D—40—9
MSD IGNITION BLUE RIBBON COMMERCIAL                     (Page 2 of 2)
IGNITION MODULE

THIS EXECUTIVE ORDER DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A CERTIFICATION, ACCREDITATION,
APPROVAL, OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF ENDORSEMENT BY THE AIR RESOURCES BOARD OF ANY
CLAIMS OF THE APPLICANT CONCERNING ANTI—POLLUTION BENEFITS OR ANY ALLEGED
BENEFITS OF AUTOTRONIC CONTROLS CORPORATION‘S MSD IGNITION BLUE RIBBON COMMERCIAL
IGNTION MODULE PART NOS. 5475, 5476, 6477 AND 5478
No claims of any kind, such as "Approved by the Air Resources Board" may be made
with respect to the action taken herein in any advertising or other oral or
written communication.

Section 17500 of the Business and Professions Code makes untrue or misleading
advertising unlawful, and Section 17534 makes violation punishable as a
misdemeanor .

Section 43644 of the Health and Safety Code provides as follows:

            "43644, (a) No person shall install, sell, offer for sale, or
            advertise, or, except in an application to the state board for
            certification of a device, represent, any device as a motor vehicle
            pollution control device for use on any used motor vehicle unless
            that device has been certified by the state board. No person shall
            sell, offer for sale, advertise, or represent any motor vehicle
            pollution control device as a certified device which, in fact, is not
            a certified device.   Any violations of this subdivision is a
            misdemeanor ."

Any apparent violation of the conditions of this Executive Order will be
submitted to the Attorney General of California for such action as he deems
advisable.


Executed at El Monte, California, thiscfiZéE:,day of July, 1991.




                                  R. B,/Summerfield
                                  Assistant Division Chief
                                  Mobile Source Division



Document Created: 2005-09-01 12:40:36
Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:40:36

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