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Hid legal in Canada?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by rhowell, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. Oct 18, 2011 at 9:46 PM
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    rhowell

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    Like to get a set from black fire but can't seem to figure out if they are legal. I even called the local motor vehicle branch today and the could not give me a answer.
     
  2. Oct 18, 2011 at 9:47 PM
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    I have hid's here in BC. lots of other trucks I see do too, never heard of it being a problem
     
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    i don't see why not. and i actually had a cop approach me at a wawa and ask me about my lights lol he loved them and wanted to know where i got them. he was surprised to find out how much goes into a quality set up.
     
  4. Oct 18, 2011 at 11:35 PM
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    HID lights in a proper, DOT/SAE approved projector lamp assembly are legal, while HID bulb conversion kits to go in the stock lights are not legal for on-road use. I am an authorized inspector here in BC so I know what I'm talking about.
     
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    I wish they were illegal
     
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    Thanks for the info. So would theses be legal http://blackflamecustoms.com/produc...ta-tacoma-projector-retrofit-headlights-p-128 or is there something I should ask the vendor.

    Thanks
     
  7. Oct 19, 2011 at 4:31 PM
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    I have HID bulbs in my stock housing (until I can get $$$ for retrofit) and I'm certainly not the only truck in Edmonton driving around with them. Have never heard of someone getting pulled over for them. The cops around here have much better things to do.
     
  8. Oct 19, 2011 at 11:20 PM
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    Those would be legal if they have DOT or SAE approval markings on the lense, something I was not able to determine from the website, maybe I missed it.

    And yes, there's lots of non street legal HIDs out there, I saw 3 or 4 vehicles with them this evening. Just because you probably will get away with it (for a while) doesn't make it OK, you're blinding other drivers if they're not approved projectors. Think about it, do you really want oncoming drivers to have trouble seeing where they are going? It's your safety too.
     
  9. Oct 19, 2011 at 11:35 PM
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    I'm pretty sure that's the case in any developed country. Canada, US, Europe, etc.
     
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