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Old 08-30-2010, 08:34 PM
druwevr druwevr is offline
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i just got a ticket for my 6k hids anyone know what the law is for the rangers,ive read if it doesnt come stock with them there illeagl,but ive also herd if they r under a certin k they r legal...someone help me i dont wana take them out or pay a $150 ticket, i guess ill call the DOT or DMV tomoro
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Old 08-30-2010, 09:24 PM
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if your car didnt come factory with HID projector headlights it is illeagal regardless of the car because the light output is uncontrolled and scattered. it should be a fix it ticket, if not, bust! haha
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Old 08-31-2010, 12:26 AM
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if your car didnt come factory with HID projector headlights it is illeagal regardless of the car because the light output is uncontrolled and scattered. it should be a fix it ticket, if not, bust! haha
Not true.



@ op: what did the ticket say exactly.
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Old 08-31-2010, 04:46 AM
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it says high intesity headlights,improper headlights...buta ita spelled wayyy wrong could i get it thrown out cuz of spelling
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Old 08-31-2010, 04:58 AM
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I doubt you'll get it thrown out because of spelling.

Somewhere on that ticket, possibly next to where you noticed a misspelling, should be a statute reference. With that number, you can research the exact statute.
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Old 08-31-2010, 10:38 AM
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Not true.



@ op: what did the ticket say exactly.
how is that not true? without a projector housing it is illeagal
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Old 08-31-2010, 12:02 PM
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how is that not true? without a projector housing it is illeagal
It is not illegal. There is no law in any state I've ever heard of for having HID's and if you got the box and can show them the box, and it says "For Off Road Use Only" or something on it, then the ticket will stick, if it don't say nothing like that then they can't say squat about it.
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Old 08-31-2010, 12:22 PM
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it says high intesity headlights,improper headlights...buta ita spelled wayyy wrong could i get it thrown out cuz of spelling
that could mean your bulbs were blue


in case the copper meant to ticket you because you didn't have projectors, i'd contest the ticket with pictures and specs printed of the first hid-equipped escalades, there were a few mercedes that also used hids with regular headlight housings.

but that's what i'd do, i'm not suggesting you'd do the same
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Old 08-31-2010, 12:29 PM
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I doubt you'll get it thrown out because of spelling.

Somewhere on that ticket, possibly next to where you noticed a misspelling, should be a statute reference. With that number, you can research the exact statute.
x2. We need to know the exact code you were cited for violating in order to give you an accurate assessment.
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Old 08-31-2010, 12:54 PM
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Not true.



@ op: what did the ticket say exactly.
Actually that is true in Pennsylvania, not sure about other states. I had the page favorited where it stated that but Ive deleted it.

It said something to this effect: "Any vehicles not equipped with HID (High Intensity Discharge) Lights from the factory cannot be upgraded with said lights"

^not exact words but something like that

The reason why I looked it up was because I got pulled over for my grille guard... thats right, my grille guard. the cop stated that the little drinking straw sized tubes that protect my headlights are in fact illegal because they "obstruct the view of my headlights." Which I then looked it up and found nothing about my problem but I did find about the HID lights and another one that if you have roof mounted or above roof mounted off road lights, they need to be covered or turned backwards while driving on road.
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Old 08-31-2010, 03:45 PM
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i went to the police station 2 cops said they have never heard of it and the guys a jerk, they said to come back and have the officer who wrote it explain to them and me and show me the law...leaving in 45 min ill post new thead to assure anyone if the r legal or not
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Old 08-31-2010, 04:02 PM
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Actually that is true in Pennsylvania, not sure about other states. I had the page favorited where it stated that but Ive deleted it.

It said something to this effect: "Any vehicles not equipped with HID (High Intensity Discharge) Lights from the factory cannot be upgraded with said lights"

^not exact words but something like that

The reason why I looked it up was because I got pulled over for my grille guard... thats right, my grille guard. the cop stated that the little drinking straw sized tubes that protect my headlights are in fact illegal because they "obstruct the view of my headlights." Which I then looked it up and found nothing about my problem but I did find about the HID lights and another one that if you have roof mounted or above roof mounted off road lights, they need to be covered or turned backwards while driving on road.
I said not true to his statement that you could only have hids in projector-equipped cars. Your reference is for factory equipment.

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Old 08-31-2010, 04:52 PM
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Default Re: HID law anyone?AL

same shit
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Old 08-31-2010, 05:39 PM
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Default Re: HID law anyone?AL

just got back hids are LEGAL,but signed off on my a body shop that they have been aimed correctly...u may get a ticket if they suspect they r aimed too high so have them aimed
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Old 08-31-2010, 06:59 PM
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well california is known to have some gay ass laws
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