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PIAA tail lights

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by hockey1chick, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. Oct 11, 2009 at 3:43 PM
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    hockey1chick

    hockey1chick [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Ok so i dont like yellow turning lights (ok ok i know it' illegal to not have it in yellow) and we got some PIAA taillights (Xtreme White Plus model 3157) and i want it to replace the yellow bulbs. We have not install it yet as we want some opinions on it. Anyone swap out the yellow turn lights? Anyone upgrade any of the tail light bulbs?
     
  2. Oct 11, 2009 at 3:51 PM
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    T0LLPHR33

    T0LLPHR33 Well-Known Member

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    S1N C1TY...(from Hilo, HI)...
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    APR X-1 | TRD CAI w/Clear Cover | TRD Short Shifter w/ TRD "RED" Shift Knob | SGII w/Blendmount| Snugtop SL w/KeyLess Entry | 5% Tint | Pop-n-Lock | Bosch Icon WB | S2K Antenna | HRM | LS 8K Projectors w/BSP HLM & 8K Fogs w/FLM | Debadged |Tinted Tails | Black Weathertechs | MX RGM & RBM | Optima Red Top 35 | Gatorback Belt |
    my buddy upgraded his reversing lights to 6K HIDs...that's the only person I know of who has changed any bulbs in his tail lights...

    this is what the law states:

    25950. This section applies to the color of lamps and to any
    reflector exhibiting or reflecting perceptible light of 0.05 candela
    or more per foot-candle of incident illumination. Unless provided
    otherwise, the color of lamps and reflectors upon a vehicle shall be
    as follows:
    (a) The emitted light from all lamps and the reflected light from
    all reflectors, visible from in front of a vehicle, shall be white or
    yellow, except as follows:
    (1) Rear side marker lamps required by Section 25100 may show red
    to the front.
    (2) The color of foglamps described in Section 24403 may be in the
    color spectrum from white to yellow. (3) An illuminating device, as permitted under Section 24255,
    shall emit radiation predominantly in the infrared region of the
    electromagnetic spectrum. Any incidental visible light projecting to
    the front of the vehicle shall be predominantly yellow to white.
    Any incidental visible light projecting to the rear of the vehicle
    shall be predominantly red. Any incidental visible light from an
    illuminating device, as permitted under Section 24255, shall not
    resemble any other required or permitted lighting device or official
    traffic control device.
    (b) The emitted light from all lamps and the reflected light from
    all reflectors, visible from the rear of a vehicle, shall be red
    except as follows:
    (1) Stoplamps on vehicles manufactured before January 1, 1979, may
    show yellow to the rear.
    (2) Turn signal lamps may show yellow to the rear.
    (3) Front side marker lamps required by Section 25100 may show
    yellow to the rear.
    (4) Backup lamps shall show white to the rear.
    (5) The rearward facing portion of a front-mounted double-faced
    turn signal lamp may show amber to the rear while the headlamps or
    parking lamps are lighted, if the intensity of the light emitted is
    not greater than the parking lamps and the turn signal function is
    not impaired.
    (6) A reflector meeting the requirements of, and installed in
    accordance with, Section 24611 shall be red or white, or both.
    (c) All lamps and reflectors visible from the front, sides, or
    rear of a vehicle, except headlamps, may have any unlighted color,
    provided the emitted light from all lamps or reflected light from all
    reflectors complies with the required color. Except for backup
    lamps, the entire effective projected luminous area of lamps visible
    from the rear or mounted on the sides near the rear of a vehicle
    shall be covered by an inner lens of the required color when the
    unlighted color differs from the required emitted light color.
    Taillamps, stoplamps, and turn signal lamps that are visible to the
    rear may be white when unlighted on vehicles manufactured before
    January 1, 1974.




    White or yellow to the front only.
     
  3. Oct 11, 2009 at 4:01 PM
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    T0LLPHR33

    T0LLPHR33 Well-Known Member

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    S1N C1TY...(from Hilo, HI)...
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    APR X-1 | TRD CAI w/Clear Cover | TRD Short Shifter w/ TRD "RED" Shift Knob | SGII w/Blendmount| Snugtop SL w/KeyLess Entry | 5% Tint | Pop-n-Lock | Bosch Icon WB | S2K Antenna | HRM | LS 8K Projectors w/BSP HLM & 8K Fogs w/FLM | Debadged |Tinted Tails | Black Weathertechs | MX RGM & RBM | Optima Red Top 35 | Gatorback Belt |
    amber or white blinker should be fine...

    the laws are different in every state...I'm running 8K HID Projectors and 8K HID Fogs in my '06 Tacoma...no problems here with any POPO's so far...:)
     
  4. Oct 11, 2009 at 4:21 PM
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    choptop

    choptop Molōn labe!

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    Yep, usually any projection of white light from the rear of a vehicle results in a citation.
     
  5. Oct 11, 2009 at 4:25 PM
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    DeeKay21

    DeeKay21 Lieutenant Dan.

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    Yeah never run anything but yellow, amber, or red for your turn signals in the rear. White equals a ticket! I know that because all my friends are cops!!!:eek::D
     
  6. Oct 11, 2009 at 4:27 PM
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    WhatThePho?

    WhatThePho? Greg Graffin 2016

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    The things required to pull bitches

    Hid Or Led? If Hid then Damn.
     
  7. Oct 11, 2009 at 8:54 PM
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    hockey1chick

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    RBP grilles, Flowmaster 40 series muffler, BF Goodrich All Terrain tires, MotoMetal Rims, Smittybuild stepers, tip..debadge-- no chrome for me!, front windows , tailights, fog lights and front headlights tinted!!
    So...u think the whole 'B--b--b--but officer (bat-bat eyelashes--) i didnt know it was agaisnt the law ---(teary eye)' wont work !!!??? dammit!!!!!

    thanks --- i really have to think about this one then either go for it and chance it --or switch it out --decisions decisions --thanks guys!
     
  8. Oct 11, 2009 at 10:10 PM
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    hockey1chick

    hockey1chick [OP] Well-Known Member

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    man i am an advocate of blinkers!!- i hate it when it's not use --it's just common courtesty to others --AND if u dont know that the little light on both side of the tail lights are turning signals then u shouldnt be driving.

    seeing my tail lights are tinted --i would think it would show in the day --that is one of my 'should i do it or should i not do it' dilemma.

    invest in new rear bumper --why would i do that?:confused:
     
  9. Oct 11, 2009 at 10:19 PM
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    FearNothing321

    FearNothing321 You gonna eat that taco?

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    Personally I think tinted tail lights are one of the stupidest thing you could do to your vehicle. You are severely hindering the amount of light that can pass through the lens and decreasing the visibility of the light produced.

    Seeing that you are in Cali home of the most ridiculous laws you probably wouldn't stand a chance against the cops with the fact that your blinkers are now white and that your tail light are tinted.

    The point to wolfpack comment on buying a new rear bumper was to protect yourself from somebody rear-ending you because of tinted tails/ white blinkers.
     
  10. Oct 12, 2009 at 6:44 PM
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    hockey1chick

    hockey1chick [OP] Well-Known Member

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    thanks for ur input -- and ur time and effort in educating me on this without the name calling. I have this image in my mind of the mods i want to do to my truck and what i can/cant get away hence me coming to this forum to gain insides and opinions of other fellow tacoma lover --if it obviously pose as a safety hazzard, i would never put my precious truck in that situation. it might have been a dumb thread but i am just a newby in mods and whatnots on top of being a chick --
     
  11. Oct 12, 2009 at 7:34 PM
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    hockey1chick

    hockey1chick [OP] Well-Known Member

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    do u have any suggestions? if so, i would love it if u can direct me in the right direction of getting a kick ass reverse lights!
     
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