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Ticket for "white not red" tail lights

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by BreezyTaco, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. Jan 26, 2013 at 4:08 PM
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    BreezyTaco

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    I have clear altezza tail lights, I passed my Texas state insp. no problem. I've had them for years (2008), my wife got pulled over last night and received a ticket saying that vehicle has "white not red" tail lights??? Any ideas on new tails or how to correct the "issue"?
     
  2. Jan 26, 2013 at 4:10 PM
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    Forgot to mention this was military(navy) police.
     
  3. Jan 27, 2013 at 5:07 AM
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    here is the inspection criteria
    http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/rsd/vi/inspection/inspectionCriteria.aspx

    maybe 'h' is why they ticketed her?
    but doesn't it have a red covering over the bulb?
     
  4. Jan 27, 2013 at 5:21 AM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

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    A friend of mine had clear lenses on his old truck for a while,with red bulbs..he got rear ended twice..they are not easy to see in the day.
     
  5. Jan 27, 2013 at 5:24 AM
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    Are they completely clear? Any pics OP?

    Because these come from Toyota this way and they have clear (with some red):
    [​IMG]
     
  6. Jan 27, 2013 at 7:37 AM
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    When the 09's came out with the above rear lenses, to me they did seem to look "aftermarket" or potentially "illegal" equipment. But many manufactures now offer the same equipment or look like our lenses so they should be use to seeing these?
     
  7. Jan 27, 2013 at 7:40 AM
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    I agree, I actually don't like them and prefer the originals. Anyways, I wonder if this is different from the OPs because it has some red. I have seen after market with no red what so ever.
     
  8. Jan 27, 2013 at 7:44 AM
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    Here's a pic from the OPs gallery

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  9. Jan 27, 2013 at 7:47 AM
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    If that's the case then the way to fix it is put the stock tail lights back in... :rolleyes:

    Most states at least require that the tail lights at least reflect red.
     
  10. Jan 27, 2013 at 7:48 AM
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    Why would he install those regardless of the law?
     
  11. Jan 27, 2013 at 7:50 AM
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    No surprises here.. That taillight is practically all white. >.>
     
  12. Jan 27, 2013 at 7:58 AM
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    Yup, they are pretty clear. I didn't know this was a law OP, but the only thing to do is change them out some red ones.

    Although a law, I see them everywhere here, my guess is the MP who pulled you over had nothing else to do on laid back Corpus Christi afternoon. Ebay time!
     
  13. Jan 27, 2013 at 8:03 AM
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  14. Jan 27, 2013 at 8:34 PM
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    I bought these back in '08 I like em, the bulbs are red. I bought them bc the wifey backed into a fence and broke the oem ones. Gotta save some cash gonna get some led ones.

    http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/RSD/VI/lighting.htm

    According to this I'm in the green.
     
  15. Jan 28, 2013 at 11:34 PM
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    well that sucks.. sorry to hear!
     
  16. Jan 29, 2013 at 4:21 AM
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    Ticket got thrown out
     
  17. Jan 29, 2013 at 4:30 AM
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    Fantastic! It would have been a shame to have to have replaced them. I think that they look great.
     
  18. Jan 29, 2013 at 5:39 AM
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    Good to hear.
     
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