e-code headlights and safety inspection
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Fri Apr 17 15:51:38 PDT 2009
I recall reading many, many moons ago that MA actually allowed E-code
lights. Whether it is still true, or ever was, who knows. But you
could due a search online for MA automotive lighting codes and find out.
Or just go for it. I would seriously doubt he would even notice. As
long as the lights are properly aimed, you should be fine.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: quattro-bounces at audifans.com
> [mailto:quattro-bounces at audifans.com] On Behalf Of Kent McLean
> Sent: Friday, April 17, 2009 8:10 AM
> To: quattro; V8-list
> Subject: Re: e-code headlights and safety inspection
> Brett Dikeman wrote:
> > On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 7:26 PM, Kent McLean
> <kentmclean at comcast.net> wrote:
> >> I have a state safety inspection coming up on my new-to-me V8.
> >> It has E-code (European) headlights, which are not DOT approved.
> >> My fear is the inspector may call me out on them.
> > If they're properly aimed, I would think nobody would care
> or notice.
> > They'll have to look VERY closely to see there are no DOT markings-
> > and DOT alignment dots haven't been around for more than a decade.
> > The only thing they might grumble about would be missing side yellow
> > reflector bits?
> I don't think the V8s came with yellow side reflectors. They were all
> clear (or white). My '91 200 with Euros passed, so I'm not
> too worried,
> but the wrench put the fear of The Man into me.
> Kent McLean
> 1999 A4 Avant, V6 Tiptronic
> 1991 200 TQA #3, with mods
> 1990 V8 w/5-speed and other mods
> gone: '91 200 TQA x2, '94 100 S Avant, '89 200 TQ "Bad Puppy"
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