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Old 02-15-2006
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I about to buy some clear corner lights but my 1st ? is , are they illegal?. See where I live in NY, its like if the cops want to pull u over for even sneezing the wrong way they will.

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i'm sure they wouldn't pull you over.. but just ask a cop about it next time you see one. a lot of states they are legal
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I dont know if mine are legal or not but it doesnt really matter to me(<----that sounds kinda bad) I dont have any yellow lights/lenses on my truck, I changed my front turn signals to clear bulbs too. I can't stand yellow on my truck(dont really care for the color yellow at all) I would go ahead and put them in, the chances of them saying/doing anything are slim anyway.
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yeah the only thing i would worry about is if ya'll have inspections. here we have them once a year and thats the only time they would say anything.. here i wouldn't call it illegal, cause ALOT of rangers here have them, just i guess its safer with yellow,
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yea they might say something about the bulbs not being amber, just go to AutoZone and get some Silverstar turn bulbs. They look blue during day and at night they are amber
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yea they might say something about the bulbs not being amber, just go to AutoZone and get some Silverstar turn bulbs. They look blue during day and at night they are amber
for the 03's, that bulb is for the turn signal in the headlight. In the corners, you would need a 194 bulb (silverstar doesn't carry it).
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well i bought the corener covers see but here is another good thing ive got the LED mirrors on the truck and when I break and use my turn signal they are amber ...
so that cant be tooo bad..lol
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I about to buy some clear corner lights but my 1st ? is , are they illegal?. See where I live in NY, its like if the cops want to pull u over for even sneezing the wrong way they will.

Shawna
Technically, clear corners are illegal regardless of whether you have amber of white bulbs inside. You eliminate the amber reflectors when you switch to clears and amber front side reflectors are required by law.

Would you get called on it? I would guess that you wouldn't but it's possible.
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In Rochester eh? I just graduated from RIT, will being going back to Rochy for two more years this fall for my masters.

I just changed to clear corners here in Jersey and drive by cops almost daily..no problems so far. Hopefully its the same in Rochester this fall
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i think as long as you use amber bulbs you will be okay
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even before you get into state regulations they are illegal on a NATIONAL level
the LOE would really have to be looking to bust your horns if you were ticketed for it
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I was ticketed for my clears, When I was cruising on University Avenue, in st. Paul, in 01, but thanks to a bunch of hot heads drag racing, they made Uni a place where if you had anything illegal about your vehicle, you would get pulled over and ticketed. The cop said he would like to let me go, but he couldn't. It is much better now, Cruising still goes on and the cops pretty much leave you alone as long as you don't do something stupid.


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^^ yea dude, they used to be hella bad about that stuff.. now they almost just sit and watch.. until some retard does a burnout in the parking lot across from porkies and the cops show up and bust people and tell all to leave. looooots of racing and crazy stuff goes on down there, my buddy raced a viper in his srt-4 there...cant wit till spring and summer


yea i wouldnt worry, just put the amber bulbs in and you should be fine, they just really dont like the white lights where amber is suppose to be
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^^ yeah I am getting spring fever! I just finished my boat. I started working on the car and after I started it up and pulled it out of the garage. Then it hit me I won't be able to head down the road for at least two more months . I usually park the Impala at porky's and then go riding with everybody else. I have a blast. Back to the 50's weekend is nuts! I can't wait now.

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for sure..always fun
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Idea for some

Im not sure about the rangers and what possible years or not but my buddy said all he had to do to his ford escort was open up the light and remove the yellow lenses inside. Im not sure if you can or not on the ranger, but I didnt think his sides were one unit with his headlights or anything. Something to look into.
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I just thought of this... if you like the clears but you are worried about not having yellow get the '06 corner lights Jusnes Modified has them.
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Just like that ^ You can get clears, and LED Bulb if you don't want the orange tint(but I personally don't liek the LEDs cause I think they suck) and just get ones that have reflectors and you should be set.
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I about to buy some clear corner lights but my 1st ? is , are they illegal?. See where I live in NY, its like if the cops want to pull u over for even sneezing the wrong way they will.

Shawna
Clear corners are fine so long as you use amber bulbs.
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In cali your front signals have to light up either white or amber, and other colors are illegal.
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lol wow who would havr thought 1 ? would have gotten so many awnsers..lol thanks everyone.

I got the clear corners and im gonna run it with the amber bubls and go from there.
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I've had clear corner lenses with Hyper-White blubs in them for 4 years now. Been pulled over and ticketed for many things BUT the clears. Even the blue bulbs (which reflect blue during the day, but light up bright white) don't get me in trouble. I've been through Georgia, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Alabama with them this way and have never had any problems.

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wow lucky u ... but the thing here is tht my truck is already well known... especially for street racing.
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what type of bulb is used in the corner lights?
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2001 and newer use 194's.
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