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Discussion in 'Exterior Modifications' started by Green91Goblin, Feb 13, 2010.

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    Bear45-70 New Member

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    Don't let the cops catch you running red light on the front of your car. Guaranteed to get you a big fat ticket.
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    i was wounderin if that was illegal but then remembered, i've seen people drive around here with blue, yellow, and even purple headlights and not get pulled over all the time.
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    Red and blue lights are reserved for emergency vehicles and are illegal for civilian use. I only suggested it for parking and showing...like my grill lights.
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    Oh of course, I wouldn't run with the red lights on anyways lol! I try to stay the hell off that radar. But I like the idea Jer, of making another hole in the housing so that I can run different color bulbs. Damn you're good! May wait until I get new housings and attempt it on the old ones. Run a toggle to the blank fog light switch in my car...... I know where a GT is that has said specific switch.
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    In Washington State law reserves blue and red for for cops and red for all other emergency vehicles. It is like a $500 fine if you get written for this. Not worth taking the chance. Green is reserved for volunteer fierfighters in their private vehicles going to a call. Other than that they really don't care about color.
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    Hey Bear, you a LEO?
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    i had BLue strobe lights in my old lx headlights when ever someone cut me off or did something i didnt agree with i would flip them on so they would see blue flashing lights in the headlights and tend to slow down or even let me pass
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    I'm now retired/disabled. I did many thing in my life, but the closest I came to being a cop was doing town patrol in Thailand with a couple of MPs and a pair of Thai cops as the NCOIC. I do happen to be close friends of a number of cops and even a Sheriff. But I don't really have the temperament to deal with the morons of the world. Being a Volunteer Firefighter/EMT was about as much of that as I could handle. The light law knowledge comes from the Firefighter stuff. You want an adrenalin rush, try entering a burning building sometime.
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    Now that is illegal. It's called "impersonating a police office" and is a felony. Not a real smart thing to be doing.
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    well i never did it while around any officers only in places i KNEW there were few to no police, and they were switched here in canada if an officer asks to look under your hood you have the right to say no and he cant do squat. i dont know if its the same in the states
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    Cops aren't always in uniform and/or in marked cars. If he sees you do it, he won't have to ask, he will just arrest your butt. :roll:
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    Ah, so you were Military then? Good deal. I served 3 years and got out here recently because of our moron in chief, and the fact my time was up and I wanted to be a family man. Just caught a strong disciplinary vibe from you and figured I'd ask. Is the idea of having 2 separate light sockets, one with red and one with standard a decent idea? I know better than to ride with them on, but for sitting and showing purposes, I'd like to have them on. And for the record, if someone who is obviously NOT in a cop car flashes wig-wags at me, they're liable to get shot lol.
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    Ten+ years active duty and was then disabled out.

    As to the redlights installled and not using them. I have a feeling, the cop's attitude would be if they are there, you intend to use them. But I can't prove that and I am not calling anybody up at this time of night to ask either.
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    it would work.

    And just having them isn't illegal, using them on the road is illegal.

    i used to have blue led wahsers in my old LX, an older cop walked up to me in a parking lot and said if i didn't turn them off before leaving the lot, he would write me a ticket.
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    ha cool, Bear I used to live in Thailand myself, right in the center of Bangkok. Around Soi 11. Anyway, as far as headlights go....

    I have really badly fogged over/yellowing headlight lenses and they were fine for awhile, I restored them and put some Silverstars in there. Now the lenses are yellowed beyond fixing and I hear truckers complaining on my CB radio that "A little light blue car is comin up with its Brights on..." I feel really bad about that and truckers even blind me in the rear view after I pass them. I don't have anything against them, the aggression is a bit much, but I REALLY wouldn't mind putting projector headlights on my car so they have taht nice cutoff at a certain height (not to mention they light the road soooo nicely). So for now I've bought myself a couple new headlight housings. I'll keep the old housings around so I can maybe modify them into Projection lights. If anyone knows where i can get a decent projector kit, NOT HID alone...I want Projection!

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