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 Post subject: EL Falcon clear tail lights help..
Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 11:10 am 
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Hey all, I just purchased a set of clear taillights and was wondering whether there are special coloured bulbs that you have to get for them to make them street legal? Cheers

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 2:49 pm 
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that would depend on whether there were coloured reflectors in them or plain ones if there is no sign of any colour inside then i'd say you need coloured globes - readily avail. at most car spares mobs.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL Falcon clear tail lights help..
Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 3:01 pm 
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clear tailights are illegal unless they have the red reflector in the factory position. ebay EF/L ones don't but the ebay EB/D ones do. so the EB/D ones are legal. EF/L aren't

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL Falcon clear tail lights help..
Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 6:35 pm 
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I still see alot of people getting around with the Clear EF/EL ones so it musnt be a big issue, if i had an EL i would buy them and take the risk !

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL Falcon clear tail lights help..
Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 1:47 am 
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yeah seen lots of clear tail lights from the EF/EL Range...

From what I recall...Whats most important is a reflector. And It doesn't have to be red.

Since the clear tail lights have a reflector, I think they are legal.
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Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 2:19 am 
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No it has to be red reflector.

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 2:32 am 
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clear tailights are illegal unless they have the red reflector in the factory position. ebay EF/L ones don't but the ebay EB/D ones do. so the EB/D ones are legal. EF/L aren't


one thing i did find out, the eb/d ones are also illegal. even with the red reflecter.
to be legal they must have i think 3 things, (for clear lights)
must be red in colour, (not pink)
must have red reflecter
and also must show red around the globe, so it can be seen without the globe lighting up.
im not sure why or reason, but thats the rules, most newer cars with factory clear tail lights will show this if you dont understand me fully.
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Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:17 pm 
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Pilch wrote:
WILDEB wrote:
clear tailights are illegal unless they have the red reflector in the factory position. ebay EF/L ones don't but the ebay EB/D ones do. so the EB/D ones are legal. EF/L aren't


one thing i did find out, the eb/d ones are also illegal. even with the red reflecter.
to be legal they must have i think 3 things, (for clear lights)
must be red in colour, (not pink)
must have red reflecter
and also must show red around the globe, so it can be seen without the globe lighting up.
im not sure why or reason, but thats the rules, most newer cars with factory clear tail lights will show this if you dont understand me fully.
thanks


all i was going of was you got pulled up in your EL and was told it needed the reflector and Buchanan pulled me up when i had my clear ones in and he let me go with them

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:31 pm 
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does the red reflector have to be attached to the tail light?

 

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No, if you look at the VX? Commo the reflectors are sunk into the rear bumper.
There has to be one on each side, but thats about it.

 

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ok then whats stopping some one buying the clear lights for the ef el and putting tow red reflector on or around the tail lights.

 

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Coz that would look gay

 

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WILDEB wrote:
Pilch wrote:
WILDEB wrote:
clear tailights are illegal unless they have the red reflector in the factory position. ebay EF/L ones don't but the ebay EB/D ones do. so the EB/D ones are legal. EF/L aren't


one thing i did find out, the eb/d ones are also illegal. even with the red reflecter.
to be legal they must have i think 3 things, (for clear lights)
must be red in colour, (not pink)
must have red reflecter
and also must show red around the globe, so it can be seen without the globe lighting up.
im not sure why or reason, but thats the rules, most newer cars with factory clear tail lights will show this if you dont understand me fully.
thanks


all i was going of was you got pulled up in your EL and was told it needed the reflector and Buchanan pulled me up when i had my clear ones in and he let me go with them



yeah but paul was talking to me about it and he had some sheets about it. and it was from vic roads so it has to be true..
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Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:20 pm 
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Pilch wrote:
WILDEB wrote:
Pilch wrote:
WILDEB wrote:
clear tailights are illegal unless they have the red reflector in the factory position. ebay EF/L ones don't but the ebay EB/D ones do. so the EB/D ones are legal. EF/L aren't


one thing i did find out, the eb/d ones are also illegal. even with the red reflecter.
to be legal they must have i think 3 things, (for clear lights)
must be red in colour, (not pink)
must have red reflecter
and also must show red around the globe, so it can be seen without the globe lighting up.
im not sure why or reason, but thats the rules, most newer cars with factory clear tail lights will show this if you dont understand me fully.
thanks


all i was going of was you got pulled up in your EL and was told it needed the reflector and Buchanan pulled me up when i had my clear ones in and he let me go with them



yeah but paul was talking to me about it and he had some sheets about it. and it was from vic roads so it has to be true..


man i dunno. maybe buchanan was in a good mood that day lol

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:38 pm 
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Pilch wrote:
WILDEB wrote:
Pilch wrote:
WILDEB wrote:
clear tailights are illegal unless they have the red reflector in the factory position. ebay EF/L ones don't but the ebay EB/D ones do. so the EB/D ones are legal. EF/L aren't


one thing i did find out, the eb/d ones are also illegal. even with the red reflecter.
to be legal they must have i think 3 things, (for clear lights)
must be red in colour, (not pink)
must have red reflecter
and also must show red around the globe, so it can be seen without the globe lighting up.
im not sure why or reason, but thats the rules, most newer cars with factory clear tail lights will show this if you dont understand me fully.
thanks


all i was going of was you got pulled up in your EL and was told it needed the reflector and Buchanan pulled me up when i had my clear ones in and he let me go with them



yeah but paul was talking to me about it and he had some sheets about it. and it was from vic roads so it has to be true..


Trusting an info sheet written by someone who hates cars is like asking a cop to hold onto your bong while you do the RBT. Either way, your fuct. Seriously dude, research the applicable ADR's and you will find out EXACTLY what is required to be legal.

 

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