did a search on the tex and on the web, couldn't find any laws on headlights! Maybe you can help me?
They have to meet the FMVSS106 ..whatever standard for light bulbs....
That being said...although The Phillips WeatherVision meets that standard and has the DOT/SAE seal of approval, come inspection time...whoever does the inspection, depending on his/her interpretation, may fail you.
I went through it before...with my old car, where I had Phillips WeatherVision 9004WV, which I got from K-Mart...
Technically the Phillips WeatherVision is legal....but it's up to the cops or whomever is doing the inspection.
honestly though, i can't see why they would be illegal. smoked headlights are legal here. but then again i am not a PA inspection mechanic.
Quote, originally posted by GOspeedracerGO » So does anybody have any links to laws or regs, cause If I do get some ****** cop, I can't tell him, well the guys on the tex said I could!
see thats usually the prob. forgot to mention, the high beams CANNOT be yellow, just the lows.
Quote, originally posted by GOspeedracerGO » wow thanks everybody for the answers!
So does anybody have any links to laws or regs, cause If I do get some ****** cop, I can't tell him, well the guys on the tex said I could!
now come on, we can't do all your work for you.
Quote, originally posted by Sofa_King » to answer your question, in PA, all forward facing lights must be either white or yellow in color. so yes, they are legal. i'm sure youve seen some old benzes or the 95ish lexus ES with the yellows.
if you look at those benzes and lexuses, the fogs and "city lights" are yellow, not the actual beams
either way you look at it, yellow lights are better than blue ones
I'd have to check my Inspection regs book to confirm 100% , but I believe that headlights must be white . (front turn signals amber , and rear turns amber or red)
I have WeatherVision bulbs in my SVT , they're sort-of yellow , and are legal to the best of my knowledge . I agree about the yellow vs. blue light comment 100% .
good to know...i just but yellow bulbs in my turn signal lights and in my fogs...
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Quote, originally posted by Sofa_King » see thats usually the prob. forgot to mention, the high beams CANNOT be yellow, just the lows.
I think you got that flip-flopped - lows should be white, highs can be yellow. I see an older Benz all of the time and the outside lights (lows) are white and the inner lights (highs) have yellow colored lenses (and it should be noted that an old lady drives the car I referring to - it's not something modified from Benz'tex.com)...
Here's my custom hack job using all OEM VW parts (and I am running stock white bulbs)
Modified by VAG Parts Bin at 2:38 AM 2-21-2004
i actually just got done taking and passing my safety inspection test and headlights must be white/clear in color unless origianally equipped otherwise. wether or not you will fail inspection is all up to the mechanic
Quote, originally posted by GOspeedracerGO » i searched THE VEHICLE CODE (TITLE 75)
and it says nothing about color??
Item Multipurpose passenger vehicles,
trucks, and buses Trailers Applicable SAE standard
or recommended practice
Headlamps… 2 white, 7-inch, Type 2 headlamp units; or 2 white, 5¾-inch, Type I headlamp units and 2 white 5¾-inch, Type 2 headlamp units. None… J580a, June 1966; J579a, August 1965; and J566, January 1960.
Taillamps… 2 red… 2 red… J585d, August 1970.
Stoplamps… 2 red … 2 red … J586c, August 1970.
License plate lamp… 1 white … 1 white … J587d, March 1969.
Reflex reflectors… 4 red; 2 amber … 4 red; 2 amber… J594e, March 1970.
Side marker lamps… 2 red; 2 amber … 2 red; 2 amber… J592e, July 1972.
Backup lamp… 1 white … None… J593c, February 1968.
Turn signal lamps… 2 red or amber; 2 amber … 2 red or amber… J588e, September 1970.
Turn signal operating unit. 1… None… J589, April 1964.
Turn signal flasher… 1 … None… J590b, October 1965.
Vehicular hazard warning signal operating unit. 1… None… J910, January 1966.
Vehicular hazard warning signal flasher. 1 … None… J945, February 1966.
Identification lamps… 3 amber; 3 red … 3 red… J592e, July 1972.
Clearance lamps… 2 amber; 2 red … 2 amber, 2 red… J592e, July 1972.
Intermediate side marker lamps. 2 amber … 2 amber … J592e, July 1972.
Intermediate reflex reflectors. 2 amber … 2 amber … J594e, March 1970.
Modified by 1badtsi at 8:43 AM 2-21-2004