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so cal with tinted tail lights?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Tacoma414, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. Mar 6, 2011 at 9:20 PM
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    Tacoma414

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    I'm in so cal and I want to do something with my tail lights, but are cops handing out tickets for them? Don't have the money to pay for a fix it, just wondering
     
  2. Mar 6, 2011 at 9:21 PM
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    Unknown He who angers you conquers you

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    I dont think they care much... BUT if I rear end you im sueing
     
  3. Mar 6, 2011 at 9:22 PM
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    I've had mine tinted for about 8 months and haven't gotten pulled over it for it .. but they are illegal .
     
  4. Mar 6, 2011 at 9:24 PM
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    same have had them tinted since last august and no problems and i got pulled over once for speeding and the cop didnt say anything about the tails
     
  5. Mar 6, 2011 at 9:27 PM
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    I've been pulled over twice (non-fix-it ticket related) and the officer didn't say anything about the tint on the tail lights
     
  6. Mar 6, 2011 at 9:44 PM
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    Alright it helps a lot, just don't want a ticket, do any of you guys have 09+ with the LED tail lights? Looks way better but post pics of the older 2nd gen tails if you have them
     
  7. Mar 31, 2011 at 9:06 AM
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    One of my friend's have the LED's tails and has them tinted. MGM color truck. Want some pics?
     
  8. Mar 31, 2011 at 9:24 AM
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    Vinyl tint over mine, makes more sense to me than painting them...still really bright with the LEDs when braking. Haven't had any issues.

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  9. Mar 31, 2011 at 1:59 PM
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    It is illegal in California. It depends mostly on the area you're in as to whether or not you'll get a ticket for it. The darker you go, the more likely you are to get a ticket for it.

    It will most likely be a fix-it ticket ($10), but it doesn't have to be because it's an intentional modification to your vehicle.
     
  10. Mar 31, 2011 at 2:19 PM
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    If you are uncertain then do vinyl tint but it will have that brown color to it. But mine have been tintedfor almost a year and never been hassled about them.
     
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    My friend used Rust Oleum Lens Tint. for about 6 months+ still smooth and lookin good. Still letting light out and everything. even in daylight. I've had mine done for about 2 months and no tickets yet.
     
  12. Apr 1, 2011 at 6:30 AM
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    So if I had it tinted they would look brown? And yeah it doesn't seem like cops care to much, and if it's just a fix it I can afford to have them tinted
     
  13. Apr 1, 2011 at 6:48 AM
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    Most likely it will be a fix-it, but not necessarily. It's up to the discretion of the cop. If he makes the ticket non-correctable, you can't just resolve it by fixing it. It'll be a fine closer to $129. Either way, that means you have to be able to undo it.

    For me the bigger concern would be being hit from behind. In that case, the accident could be considered your fault.
     
  14. Apr 1, 2011 at 6:55 AM
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    yeah thats true, and i was talking to my buddy about it being your fault, hes a cop and he said 99% of the people that would hit you from behind would not even think about it using that
     
  15. Apr 1, 2011 at 6:57 AM
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    I think about every time I drive behind a vehicle with tinted tails.
     
  16. Apr 1, 2011 at 8:00 AM
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    i think the paperwork processing fee for a fix-it is about $50ish.

    i got a ticket for tint but a b!tch ass pig in san marino (very picky city by the way don't ride through there if you have noticeable mod's) they'll get you for anything. so when i got the ticket and had it corrected, i took it to the traffic clerk at the local court and they said my fine was $360ish and i said WTF WHY? they said the stupid ass pig wrote that tint was NOT a correctable offense. so i said i'm not going to pay that and they said i could write a letter to the judge and i did. i photocopied the back and front of the ticket to show it and the correction stamp. and said this cop didn't know what she was doing, basically telling the judge how stupid that cop was, anyone would say it is an correctable offense and blah blah blah. so a couple days later i got a letter back saying sorry for the misunderstanding and that the judge has overridden the ticket and corrected it but i still have to pay a $50ish paperwork processing fee.

    just go buy another set of tail lights for when you need to swap them for out for a day to do the correction on your ticket.
     
  17. Apr 1, 2011 at 8:06 AM
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    yeah i have an 06 and i was going to buy a set of 09 LED tails, and tint them and swap them with the 06 ifi get a ticket, and Klipp theres someone way to not let it turn on me in court
     
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