[V8] e-code headlights and safety inspection

urq urq at pacbell.net
Fri Apr 17 08:23:00 PDT 2009

.... every state can have different laws, so be sure to take what you see
posted with a grain of salt ... 

The V8 has side marker lights, in California this suffices for reflectors.
The turn signals in the front bumper are visible from the side, these will
likely also qualify.

Here in California the front turn signals must give a yellow light, so if
you install clear lenses you're supposed to get a yellow bulb.  Of course in
California enforcement occurs when the cops want to rattle your cage for
some other reason ... I find the yellow bulbs here in just about any FLAPS
.... Kragen, Pep Boys ... 

Steve B
San José, CA (USA)

-----Original Message-----

Actually, while we're on the subject, anyone happen to know the rules on
front turn signals?  I recently got some clear turns and installed them, but
forgot to get amber bulbs so I've just been driving around with white front
turn signals.  I tried to find the appropriate amber bulbs, but so far I
haven't found them available at any of the local auto parts stores.

Do we have to have amber turn signals in front?

On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 8:22 PM, Brett Dikeman
<brett.dikeman at gmail.com>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?

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