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illegal lighting? #423489 Mar 22, 5:45pm Mar 22, 5:45pm
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illegal lighting?
has ne one get pulled over for using blue parking lights or nething other than stock lighting?

Re: illegal lighting? [Re: TRDxvvtl] #423490 Mar 22, 6:02pm Mar 22, 6:02pm
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nope...not once...but i have gotten MANY dirty looks from cops as they pass me thumbsup


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Re: illegal lighting? [Re: TRDxvvtl] #423491 Mar 22, 6:05pm Mar 22, 6:05pm
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i ahve hyperwhite lights which is whitish blue and nope no problme yet. now actual blue you may catch some touble but bring some amber in ur car just incase. Say you car came like this and you jsut bought the amber to fix it wink

Re: illegal lighting? [Re: hombredelassrtas] #423492 Mar 22, 6:20pm Mar 22, 6:20pm
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I have blue parking lights, blue turn signals, tinted taillights and Sidemarkers..and the nokya 7000k bulbs.

I just got pulled over say 2 weeks ago at night...and a cop comes up to me and goes...do you know your one headlight is out? rofl

that was with all the "illegal" lighting on...and he didn't seem to care

Re: illegal lighting? [Re: sbocaj55] #423493 Mar 22, 6:21pm Mar 22, 6:21pm
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it really depends on the cop. basically i know for sure blue blinkers/red headlights are illegal.

the blue replicates either a cop car or and emergency vehicle. they can even give you a ticket for trying to impersonating a emergency vehicle when your blue blinkers are blinking, if they want to be assholes.


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Re: illegal lighting? [Re: drivethru1986] #423494 Mar 22, 6:23pm Mar 22, 6:23pm
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Originally Posted by drivethru1986
nope...not once...but i have gotten MANY dirty looks from cops as they pass me thumbsup


Yeah I get the same.

Re: illegal lighting? [Re: RookieGTS] #423495 Mar 22, 6:27pm Mar 22, 6:27pm
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thats why i'm thinking to go with a white underbody kit, instead of blue...because i want to use it without getting pulled lol


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Re: illegal lighting? [Re: RookieGTS] #423496 Mar 22, 6:28pm Mar 22, 6:28pm
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YES THOSE A HOLES GAVE ME AN $87 TICKETTTTT
DAMN THEM

Re: illegal lighting? [Re: GTQuentin] #423497 Mar 22, 8:58pm Mar 22, 8:58pm
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i got pulled over for blue License Plate lights and then when he came up to the door he mentioned my Clear Corners with blue bulbs and blue and white low beams. no ticket though. lol. i just got a warning.

Re: illegal lighting? [Re: jordon] #423498 Mar 22, 9:07pm Mar 22, 9:07pm
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Re: illegal lighting? [Re: Pnoy] #423499 Mar 23, 4:44am Mar 23, 4:44am
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i got pulled over for blue parking lights in my tails when i had my s-10 got a warning for "ornamental lighting"


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Re: illegal lighting? [Re: drkramm] #423500 Mar 23, 6:27am Mar 23, 6:27am
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the only lighting tickets i got is having my blue underbodys on on a back rd for $125.50 and i got pulled over for having white turn signals but just got a warning


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Re: illegal lighting? [Re: celicadragon] #423501 Mar 23, 6:40am Mar 23, 6:40am
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I got pulled for Red lights over my License Plate.. thumbsdown

Re: illegal lighting? [Re: dondeago] #423502 Mar 23, 7:39am Mar 23, 7:39am
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i got pulled over by a cop last night. he ordered me to remove my HID headlights as he nearly fell of his motorbike. i told him they were coming on all the new bmw's and mercs as standard and they were perfectly legal. just as i was finished explaining that a bmw comes by with the sime lighting and im like "SEE SEE". ui got off

Re: illegal lighting? [Re: Marlyman] #423503 Mar 23, 8:57am Mar 23, 8:57am
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i got pulled over for my hyperwhite turn signals he did say anything about my blue parking lights though. i've used my signals in in front of cops all the time and i get a fix it ticket at my school, stupidass UCPD.


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Re: illegal lighting? [Re: Noel] #423504 Mar 23, 9:17am Mar 23, 9:17am
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nope not here!!!!! just like they said it really depends on the cop


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Re: illegal lighting? [Re: mkvirus] #423505 Mar 23, 11:22am Mar 23, 11:22am
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In TEXAS Any lighting device mounted on the REAR of the vehicle must reflect RED, or if it is a SIGNALING DEVICE it can be RED, AMBER, or YELLOW. (not white, blue...)

A TURN SIGNAL lamp shall emit WHITE or AMBER light if mounted in the FRONT of the vehicle. (Not blue, red...)

A vehicle lamp that projects a beam with an intensity brighter than 300 candle power shall be directed so that no part of the high-intensity portion of the beam strikes the roadway at a distance of more than 75 feet from the vehicle.

I believe underbody lighting is legal if you use AMBER or WHITE and there is no glare. thumbsup

Basically, only white and amber in front. Red, white, and amber in back. As for HID lights, Aim them so they hit less than 75 feet in front of your car.

Re: illegal lighting? [Re: ac2386] #423506 Mar 23, 5:50pm Mar 23, 5:50pm
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Ive got blue parking lights and red lights over my License Plate and no tickets yet *crosses fingers*

Re: illegal lighting? [Re: TRDxvvtl] #447432 Sep 6, 7:35pm Sep 6, 7:35pm
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definitly depends on the cop one of them told me "im not tryna bust your balls tonight but those blue lights are a $300 ticket" lol oh well thats warning 1, next warning (hopefully its a warning) and they will be history.

Re: illegal lighting? [Re: TRDxvvtl] #449009 Sep 17, 11:14am Sep 17, 11:14am
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It is amazing how things like this are totally based on the cop and the day of the week or which way the wind is blowing. You could pass 20 cops with not one pull over then cop 21 writes you a perfectly legally justified ticket. I am a huge fan of Knight Rider,growing up it was my fav show and got me into cars. So,I have a pretty sick red led scanner that is totally recognized by even young kids as a knight rider tribute. But just last week driving thru the square I was at a red light and a cop rolled thru the green light and happened to turn his head,see my car,and bust a quick turn and circle around the square faster than I could even get my ID and insurance card out. As soon as the light changed and we rolled thru he lit me up as I knew was bout to happen. Sure enuf,knight rider had to be turned off. The only thing that saved me from a ticket was that he went to the same school as me and was one year behind me and remembered me from school so I got a little verbal warning,not even an official verbal,but he advised me my luck would be a lot better to keep the scanner off when driving. Even tho I have had more than 20 incidents of cops seeing it and never getting pulled over,it just takes that one time,that one cop either bored or low on citations. Remember,if a cop isnt writing enuf tickets,it looks like he isnt working,trust me my dad was a cop. If you tempt fate enuf,it will bite your butt,cuz a lot of these lighting mods we do in the car world are actually "off road use only" mods and almost 99% of the time the law favore the cops,not us.

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