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Old 09-29-2005
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Well the set that comes with them they are 04s
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04 is the same as 03... i have installed them on both, same thing.

Sean i did se them but i cant find the link that i clicked
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nooooooooo, lol. when was this? i wonder if they'll come back around again.

member named rolldog on www.generation-edge.info bought some i think, maybe he can get you somewhere on that. he posted the link on ranger-revolution.com when it was still around
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John,
Why do you say that the lights need an "Amber" reflector? My daily driver, a '90 Oldsmobile has clear corner markers, chrome-ish reflectors and amber light bulbs... The same exact setup that these are. I can't imagine the old lady I bought if from did a "mod" like that, so it would have to be stock, and DOT approved right? Is there some sort of grandfather clause that goes with the regulations you quoted?

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Take another look. You'll find an amber reflector, from the factory somewhere up there, even if it's not on the corner. Required BY LAW and all manufacturers comply. It doesn't NEED to be on the corner.

However, the Ranger integrates it into the corner lamp. So, to get approval for replacement of the OEM, the replacement must also integrate it.

Don't confuse the need for a reflector with the location of it. The situation is similar for rear lighting. They MUST have a red reflector somewhere back there, either on the light or near it somewhere. If the original had it in the lamp, the DOT replacement must ALSO.

Edit: By the way, don't confuse "reflector" here with the chrome parabola-shaped area behind the bulb. I mean a "passive reflector" like a bicycle reflector -- something that reflects light directly back at the source. All the ones in automotive use are "cubicle-corner retroreflectors) that have little cubic shapes cut into them. Such a device reflects the light back at the SAME angle it comes in at.
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they are side markers, not turn signals, usually the law sates for turn signals, the clear corners come with orange bulbs so they light up orange. personally i dont care what the law states if i like somthing im gonna do it.
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Doesn't matter if they are side markers OR turn signals. The PASSIVE reflector is a requirement, and it MUST be amber.

But like you, I have clear corners and no amber reflector. I obviously don't care much about it either.

But, that's the story -- the are NOT DOT and that's my point -- not that you shouldn't use them. I've already decided that for myself.

Some inspection people will fail vehicles for that. I have a set of stick-on amber reflectors made from round amber ones used for marking driveways backed with "refrigerator magnet" material. They stick nicely to the fenders just behind the corner lights, lol. Instant legal reflector.
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even if the bulb is orange? its still illegal? i know in our state is has to be within a color range from white to orange
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It's a FEDERAL standard the states have to "comply" with. However, it has no real "teeth" as it's not followed up on at the Federal level, except to occasionally prosecute importers. APC (the popular aftermarket auto accessories company) lost a case a few years ago and had to pay quite a bit over their sale of taillights without legal red reflectors that are required. They are much more careful these days.

I'll say it again because I must not be making myself clear: this is a PASSIVE REFLECTOR that is required and has NOTHING to do with the color of the bulb. Do not get the two issues confused. White bulbs ARE legal for markers in the front FEDERALLY, but states can REQUIRE amber bulbs (as if it wasn't confusing enough...)

What IS illegal in front is ANY color but white and amber. Blue, etc. are not legal.
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that's what silverstars are for...lol.
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zach i searched around on there, but was unable to find anything
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what I dont get is why Ford put our turn signals up in front instead of in the corner lenses, I'd hink it would be easier to see our turn signals from the side.
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I've wondered the same thing myself. From the side, nobody can tell what we're about to do. But some do that mod to make the corner lamp and turn signal alternate and that would seem to solve that.
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zach i searched around on there, but was unable to find anything
here is the ebay link bt no pic and its not for sale right now

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...category=33708
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Has anyone seen these? They say that they have chrome housings. They look kind of white in the picture though. Has anyone ordered them yet?


http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/RANGE...QQcmdZViewItem
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those are white, not chrome, they may have chrome on the inside like all lights but not the houseing
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Nice find. Will have to email them to see what it costs extra to Canada for a set.
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