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Old 29 Sep 2003, 02:58 pm
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Available at www.procarparts.com and ebay. Looks nice! Wonder if that's the OEM vendor and whether there's enough interest out there to have them do a solid red? (Yes, I know it can be done as a custom mod.) Just a thought.
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Nope, Hella is the OEM on the factory tails.
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Old 29 Sep 2003, 04:35 pm
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I know Hella is OEM, but I doubt anyone can "copy" a Hella part. Reviewing the pic, it looks [u]exactly</u> like the OEM piece.
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It isn't a copy, the turn signal is white, whereas the OE unit is Amber. I know, I know, other than that, it does look identical, and you're right, but all it takes is that minor change, and otherwise they can copy it to their hearts content.The OE units are made in Mexico by either Hellamex or EOSA, so if these come out of mexico, I would bet that they are made by Hella and sold only to the aftermarket, although I have no way to confirm that.
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Doesn't the law require amber turn signals? What would you do then with these.....put in an amber bulb?
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Old 30 Sep 2003, 09:26 am
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Doesn't the law require amber turn signals? What would you do then with these.....put in an amber bulb?
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GW, Laws vary according to state, but NO...you don't have to have amber turn signals in the rear. Many cars and trucks including my Vette have red turn signals in the rear. Now, after saying that, I don't believe a white bulb would be legal for rear turning signals anywhere so your right in saying that an amber bulb would have to be fitted into those lights.
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Old 30 Sep 2003, 10:02 am
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In Pa. you're required to have red or amber turn signal lights on the back of the vehicle. I'm thinking that amber lamps would look good in those, or even a silver coated lamp that illuminates amber.

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Old 30 Sep 2003, 12:58 pm
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Since these taillights would be considered a custom mod, please think it through. You do need a 3157 bulb, but please do not put in one of those hyper-diper blue bulbs and blind the guy behind you . Even the stock set up is too bright.

IMHO, the real custom setup is going to be an amber or red chrome/titanium-coated 3157 so it appears invisible just like in the pic.
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Old 30 Sep 2003, 03:43 pm
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Doesn't the law require amber turn signals? What would you do then with these.....put in an amber bulb?
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I don't think you ned to worry about the amber. I had mine painted all red and if you look there are plenty of other cars that have all red or clear and red taillights. What they look for is the DOT approved on the lens if that is there I don't think you have to worry. N J is one of the toughest states for inspection and the all red went right thru
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Old 30 Sep 2003, 03:53 pm
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Besides, The silver coated (arctic Yellow)lamps that illuminate amber are not as bright as the standard amber OEM bulb. I have put them in my Gen3 taillights, because the lens for the turn signal is clear. An original OEM amber 3157 was too bright. The Arctic yellow lamps muted the light output to a very pleasing level. Bright enough to see but not so bright as to blind anyone.

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