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Old 05-21-2011, 03:35 PM
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Default clear turn sig. color....legal or illegal? va

i bought some corners and put them on...but they bulds are clear for the turn signals..sould i change the bulbs or is this legal cause im affraid that iff they pull me for this they will see my illegal windows.. and i dont have money to be just payin tickets
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Old 05-21-2011, 03:37 PM
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There are these bulbs you can buy that are are Chrome,but turn amber when signals are applied
I would get those!

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Old 05-21-2011, 04:28 PM
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Default Re: clear turn sig. color....legal or illegal? va

yes, as suggested by Andrew, get some silverstar "chrome" parking/signal bulbs.
chrome looking when off, amber when on and when blinking.
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Old 05-21-2011, 04:29 PM
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Hey Terry...You changed your Avatar!
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Old 05-21-2011, 04:41 PM
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Default Re: clear turn sig. color....legal or illegal? va

I agree, get the amber bulbs with the coating to make them look clear when off. I don't know the VA law on color of lights (though I'll look it up this evening). Chances are that white is going to be ok. But personally, I think white turn signals look bad.
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Old 05-21-2011, 04:44 PM
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Here in Calif,we cant have RED,BLUE or CLEAR turn signals,
But COPs really dont hassle people with the Clears,and
like Matt said...They look bad
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Here in Calif,we cant have RED,BLUE or CLEAR turn signals,
But COPs really dont hassle people with the Clears,and
Actually in CA, front turn signals and parking lights can be clear or amber. Rear signals can be red or amber. Rear stop and tail must be red. That's the law. Anyone getting a ticket otherwise should be going to court and having it dismissed.
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Old 05-21-2011, 05:20 PM
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Default Re: clear turn sig. color....legal or illegal? va

It depends on your state laws...

When I installed my clear corners, I just got some 3145 (or whatever the number is) regular bulbs in yellow. They have a little yellow showing in the corners & I haven't had any issues with the 5.0 here.
I'm going to drop in some clear / yellow led bulbs one of these days to see what happens.
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Default Re: clear turn sig. color....legal or illegal? va

sweet ill just get some so they dont bother me.. thanks for the info
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Old 05-21-2011, 06:08 PM
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Default Re: clear turn sig. color....legal or illegal? va

So I just dug through the VA state laws on lighting equipment. These laws are so old, it doesn't even specify. No joke, the law basically says lights shall be the color specified in this chapter by the superintended of motor vehicles. But nowhere does it say what those colors are for the front. It specifies tail and brake must be red, that's it. It has several paragraphs on the use of hand signals for indicating a turn, if that gives you an idea of how old this stuff is.

None the less, I think you're making the right call using the amber bulbs anyway.
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