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CRBN BLU Mar 18, 7:44pm - #128444 

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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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ilovemyGT Mar 18, 7:49pm - #128445 
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we dont have vehicle inspections here. grin

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tru_Asiatik_Pride Mar 18, 7:51pm - #128446 

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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
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isaac Mar 18, 7:51pm - #128447 
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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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tru_Asiatik_Pride Mar 18, 7:53pm - #128448 

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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

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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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isaac Mar 18, 7:58pm - #128449 
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wave a lot of cars dont have Sidemarkers grin


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tony Mar 18, 8:00pm - #128450 

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What's the inspection for?

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JAIMEJAMES Mar 18, 8:15pm - #128451 

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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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Evan Mar 18, 9:42pm - #128452 

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Originally Posted by ilovemyGT
we dont have vehicle inspections here. grin


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Virgilson Mar 18, 10:30pm - #128453 

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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?
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isaac Mar 18, 10:57pm - #128454 
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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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Evan Mar 19, 12:00am - #128455 

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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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tru_Asiatik_Pride Mar 19, 12:36am - #128456 

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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
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isaac Mar 19, 12:39am - #128457 
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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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LostAngel Mar 19, 1:09am - #128458 
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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
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grcelica Mar 19, 1:23am - #128459 

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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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Krocdawg Mar 19, 2:02am - #128460 

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No Inspections in Florida.. grin
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eric_h Mar 19, 5:11am - #128461 

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Originally Posted by ilovemyGT
we dont have vehicle inspections here. grin


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CelicaPrincess Mar 19, 5:14am - #128462 
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Originally Posted by Krocdawg
No Inspections in Florida.. grin


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Elec-FuYu Mar 19, 5:26am - #128463 
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i love the new civic!!!!!!!

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Evan Mar 19, 5:27am - #128464 

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Originally Posted by Elec-FuYu
i love the new civic!!!!!!!


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RevMonster Mar 19, 6:54am - #128465 

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Originally Posted by Elec-FuYu
i love the new civic!!!!!!!


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CooKie_MoNsTeR2k Mar 19, 7:02am - #128466 
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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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Duy Mar 19, 7:15am - #128467 
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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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Erick Mar 19, 8:20am - #128468 

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so whats the vehicle inspections for?

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Elec-FuYu Mar 19, 8:23am - #128469 
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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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Stephen Mar 19, 11:38am - #128470 
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Why didn't you just agree with the dude to pass the inspection?
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