[V8] e-code headlights and safety inspection

Huw Powell audi at humanspeakers.com
Fri Apr 17 13:28:39 PDT 2009

Haha, no, gasoline automatic.  Very smooth automatic, too.  And not like 
that picture, this was sort of the "bug wagon" thing. ~~~~

Hayes Myers wrote:
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: quattro-bounces at audifans.com [mailto:quattro-bounces at audifans.com] On
> Behalf Of Huw Powell
> Sent: Friday, April 17, 2009 2:59 PM
> To: getur at optonline.net
> Cc: quattro; V8-list
> Subject: Re: [V8] e-code headlights and safety inspection
>>> From my experience it depends on the state and the stamping on the
>>> lights. We've had euro headlights on the V8 and 5k for a long time
>>> and they passed inspection. But, the last time I took the V8
>>> through inspection, this is in New Joisey, they failed me because
>>> the taillights and signal lights did not have a dot stamp on them.
>>> I had put on the smoked lenses that Bruce was selling a few years
>>> ago. Now they didn't fail me for the euro headlights so I assume
>>> they have some sort of stamp that the New Jersey inspection system
>>> accepts.
> They probably didn't "notice" the E lights.  The smokies, however, 
> scream "look at me and make sure I'm legal".
> As someone said, it's like pulling in in a piece of junk - they'll check 
> *everything* carefully if the car looks like it might be trouble.  Heck, 
> back when I briefly owned a POS VW squareback (no rear bumper, no heater 
> boxes, five "uninspected" tickets in six weeks...), I actually had 
> places send me away on sight.

Huw Powell



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