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clear side marker inspection issue #128444 Mar 18, 11:44am Mar 18, 11:44am
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clear side marker inspection issue
Yesterday I went to get my yearly state inspection. I'm sitting there chilling, when the guy comes up and tells me that they're going to have to fail me unless they swap out my white bulbs in the side marker lenses for amber ones. I knew the law about it here in VA, but thought it'd fly. Guess not. I told them it was cool and to just keep the white ones for me.

A couple minutes pass by and then the guy shows up again. This time he's serious, he says they have to fail me because I have clear side marker lenses, you know, the APC ones or whatever. By this point I'm PISSED! I've never had a problem with it before, and there are even cars sold in VA from the factory with clear side lenses. I told them all that. He spent about 10 minutes flipping through the state police book about inspections. He comes out and says yeah, they'll have to fail me. I was like "That's bullshit!" But the guy is really cool about it. He was like "We haven't scraped off the old sticker yet, so I'd reccomend you go to some small mom and pop shop and get it done. They'll probably look right over it." I was at the local Toyota dealer getting this done. So I thanked him for helping me out. He goes on to say he likes the way they look, and as long as the lights work, he doesn't see the issue. I was pissed. So now I have to take more time out of my already busy schedule to try for an inspection again.

Anybody else have this problem, or know what the laws are?


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Re: clear side marker inspection issue [Re: CRBN BLU] #128445 Mar 18, 11:49am Mar 18, 11:49am
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we dont have vehicle inspections here. grin


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Re: clear side marker inspection issue [Re: CRBN BLU] #128446 Mar 18, 11:51am Mar 18, 11:51am
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as far as i know lenses can be amber or clear but the bulbs can only be red or amber i think well at least here in cali confused

Re: clear side marker inspection issue [Re: CRBN BLU] #128447 Mar 18, 11:51am Mar 18, 11:51am
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just unplug them... side markers are not required in all states - heck, there are many cars that don't even come with side markers.

tell the guy that they are reflectors - reflectors are perfectly legal thumbsup

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Also - FYI, White/Amber is legal... Red or Blue is illegal
take your car for inspection at a different shop - this guy was just being a bunghole to you... because he could thumbsdown


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Re: clear side marker inspection issue [Re: isaac] #128448 Mar 18, 11:53am Mar 18, 11:53am
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Originally Posted by isaac
just unplug them... side markers are not required in all states - heck, there are many cars that don't even come with side markers.

tell the guy that they are reflectors - reflectors are perfectly legal thumbsup

...

Also - FYI, White/Amber is legal... Red or Blue is illegal
take your car for inspection at a different shop - this guy was just being a bunghole to you... because he could thumbsdown

i dont have Sidemarkers frown tongue

Re: clear side marker inspection issue [Re: CRBN BLU] #128449 Mar 18, 11:58am Mar 18, 11:58am
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wave a lot of cars dont have Sidemarkers grin


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Re: clear side marker inspection issue [Re: CRBN BLU] #128450 Mar 18, 12:00pm Mar 18, 12:00pm
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What's the inspection for?


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Re: clear side marker inspection issue [Re: isaac] #128451 Mar 18, 12:15pm Mar 18, 12:15pm
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Originally Posted by isaac
wave a lot of cars dont have Sidemarkers grin


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gee, isaac, you through me off for a sec when you had the rsx and civic at the bottom. spineyes cute avital (wish i could get a dog by my apt is too small and i don't think my cat would be too happy)


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Re: clear side marker inspection issue [Re: ilovemyGT] #128452 Mar 18, 1:42pm Mar 18, 1:42pm
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Originally Posted by ilovemyGT
we dont have vehicle inspections here. grin


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Re: clear side marker inspection issue [Re: CRBN BLU] #128453 Mar 18, 2:30pm Mar 18, 2:30pm
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i have the clear side lenses/markers or whatever they are called and i have the hyper white bulbs, I don't really think that is illegal...is it?

Re: clear side marker inspection issue [Re: Virgilson] #128454 Mar 18, 2:57pm Mar 18, 2:57pm
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Originally Posted by Virgilson
i have the clear side lenses/markers or whatever they are called and i have the hyper white bulbs, I don't really think that is illegal...is it?


https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/thread.f_1869883161_0_collapsed_5__1.html

coppers can pull you over for being black in a white city... do you think that is legal?

they can also cite you for looking for a street address - they write it up as "crusing" or "loitering" thumbsdown

and most recently, they've pulled me over for heading into my driveway at too steep of an angle rofl


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Re: clear side marker inspection issue [Re: isaac] #128455 Mar 18, 4:00pm Mar 18, 4:00pm
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Originally Posted by isaac
Originally Posted by Virgilson
i have the clear side lenses/markers or whatever they are called and i have the hyper white bulbs, I don't really think that is illegal...is it?


https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/thread.f_1869883161_0_collapsed_5__1.html

coppers can pull you over for being black in a white city... do you think that is legal?

they can also cite you for looking for a street address - they write it up as "crusing" or "loitering" thumbsdown

and most recently, they've pulled me over for heading into my driveway at too steep of an angle rofl


wtf rofl


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Re: clear side marker inspection issue [Re: Evan] #128456 Mar 18, 4:36pm Mar 18, 4:36pm
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Originally Posted by Evan
Originally Posted by isaac
Originally Posted by Virgilson
i have the clear side lenses/markers or whatever they are called and i have the hyper white bulbs, I don't really think that is illegal...is it?


https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/thread.f_1869883161_0_collapsed_5__1.html

coppers can pull you over for being black in a white city... do you think that is legal?

they can also cite you for looking for a street address - they write it up as "crusing" or "loitering" thumbsdown

and most recently, they've pulled me over for heading into my driveway at too steep of an angle rofl


wtf rofl

wtf are you freakin serious? confused wtf ?? thats just rediculuous angry

Re: clear side marker inspection issue [Re: tru_Asiatik_Pride] #128457 Mar 18, 4:39pm Mar 18, 4:39pm
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Originally Posted by tru_Asiatik_Pride
Originally Posted by Evan
Originally Posted by isaac
Originally Posted by Virgilson
i have the clear side lenses/markers or whatever they are called and i have the hyper white bulbs, I don't really think that is illegal...is it?


https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/thread.f_1869883161_0_collapsed_5__1.html

coppers can pull you over for being black in a white city... do you think that is legal?

they can also cite you for looking for a street address - they write it up as "crusing" or "loitering" thumbsdown

and most recently, they've pulled me over for heading into my driveway at too steep of an angle rofl


wtf rofl

wtf are you freakin serious? confused wtf ?? thats just rediculuous angry


marco, i gotta tell you about it later - either way, after he questioned me about the driveway thing, the cop asked me about my wheels and we talked a bit until he got a call for something else very importaint rolleyes


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Re: clear side marker inspection issue [Re: isaac] #128458 Mar 18, 5:09pm Mar 18, 5:09pm
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Originally Posted by isaac
Originally Posted by tru_Asiatik_Pride
Originally Posted by Evan
Originally Posted by isaac
[quote=Virgilson]i have the clear side lenses/markers or whatever they are called and i have the hyper white bulbs, I don't really think that is illegal...is it?


https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/thread.f_1869883161_0_collapsed_5__1.html

coppers can pull you over for being black in a white city... do you think that is legal?

they can also cite you for looking for a street address - they write it up as "crusing" or "loitering" thumbsdown

and most recently, they've pulled me over for heading into my driveway at too steep of an angle rofl


wtf rofl

wtf are you freakin serious? confused wtf ?? thats just rediculuous angry


marco, i gotta tell you about it later - either way, after he questioned me about the driveway thing, the cop asked me about my wheels and we talked a bit until he got a call for something else very importaint rolleyes [/quote]
Man, I remember that post a while ago that you were talking about when you got 6 tickets in one day...that sucked. thumbsdown

Re: clear side marker inspection issue [Re: CRBN BLU] #128459 Mar 18, 5:23pm Mar 18, 5:23pm
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Pa. inspections gotta be at the top for the biggest hassle. For a lot of things, if they find a violation they either have to fix it or remove it before you are allowed to leave. i.e, driving light violations for one. Pa. sucks. Anyone else feel this way?

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No Inspections in Florida.. grin

Re: clear side marker inspection issue [Re: ilovemyGT] #128461 Mar 18, 9:11pm Mar 18, 9:11pm
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we dont have vehicle inspections here. grin


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Re: clear side marker inspection issue [Re: Krocdawg] #128462 Mar 18, 9:14pm Mar 18, 9:14pm
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No Inspections in Florida.. grin


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Re: clear side marker inspection issue [Re: CRBN BLU] #128463 Mar 18, 9:26pm Mar 18, 9:26pm
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Re: clear side marker inspection issue [Re: Elec-FuYu] #128464 Mar 18, 9:27pm Mar 18, 9:27pm
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Re: clear side marker inspection issue [Re: Elec-FuYu] #128465 Mar 18, 10:54pm Mar 18, 10:54pm
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i love the new civic!!!!!!!



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thx for the heads up...ill make sure to swap mine out before i take it for inspection.

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Originally Posted by LostAngel
Originally Posted by isaac
Originally Posted by tru_Asiatik_Pride
Originally Posted by Evan
[quote=isaac][quote=Virgilson]i have the clear side lenses/markers or whatever they are called and i have the hyper white bulbs, I don't really think that is illegal...is it?


https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/thread.f_1869883161_0_collapsed_5__1.html

coppers can pull you over for being black in a white city... do you think that is legal?

they can also cite you for looking for a street address - they write it up as "crusing" or "loitering" thumbsdown

and most recently, they've pulled me over for heading into my driveway at too steep of an angle rofl


wtf rofl

wtf are you freakin serious? confused wtf ?? thats just rediculuous angry


marco, i gotta tell you about it later - either way, after he questioned me about the driveway thing, the cop asked me about my wheels and we talked a bit until he got a call for something else very importaint rolleyes [/quote]
Man, I remember that post a while ago that you were talking about when you got 6 tickets in one day...that sucked. thumbsdown [/quote]

SIX tickets in ONE day? How'd that happen? Bet you were a cranky duck that day =)


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Re: clear side marker inspection issue [Re: CRBN BLU] #128468 Mar 19, 12:20am Mar 19, 12:20am
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so whats the vehicle inspections for?


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Re: clear side marker inspection issue [Re: Evan] #128469 Mar 19, 12:23am Mar 19, 12:23am
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Originally Posted by Evan
Originally Posted by Elec-FuYu
i love the new civic!!!!!!!


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...well i dont care...i just dont know why you guys hate the civic so much?

im thinking of getting my car painted the new pearl blue color that honda has on their new civic...and the new Acura EL.


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Re: clear side marker inspection issue [Re: CRBN BLU] #128470 Mar 19, 3:38am Mar 19, 3:38am
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Why didn't you just agree with the dude to pass the inspection?

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