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Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 2:13 pm 
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Hey i got yellow stickered last night for having blue park lights, f**k pathetic, originally pulled over for doing 110 through the Tunnel.

anyway, i just need to know the following,

will i need to fix my airbag warning indicator light even though there is nothing wrong with them, also my horn croaked it the other day, will this be something they will check? also will they whinge at me for having a pod filter? last i heard u need a permit for them in WA to have them, what else should i look out for? i never been over the pits before

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Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 2:26 pm 
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Yes to horn,
Yes to Airbag light,
Yes to pod filter if it is unsecured (in QLD anyway)
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Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 3:15 pm 
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fix every litle dam thing u can find. thats what its like down here and if they dont find anything and they dont like the look of ya they make somthing wrong with it.

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 12:40 am 
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yes everything . permit for axtractors too in wa i got pinned for that
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Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 1:04 am 
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why is gettin stickered for blue parkers pathetic?

its a well known law that blue lights are illegal as their emergency colours, you run them, you run the risk.

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 9:24 am 
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Admittedly a good point, and not one I'd argue with.

If you want LED's, pick a colour other than red or blue.
Though you'll probably still get picked up for it, in VIC anyway, I thing the Vicroads guideline is something like

"A car must not display lights that are a distraction to other drivers"

They use different wording, but it's something along those lines.

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 11:55 am 
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Razor7107 My M8 went over the pits a few weeks ago got caught with neons ill get him to PM ya with some info :)
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 Post subject: Re: The Pits
Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 3:26 pm 
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Razor7107 wrote:
Hey i got yellow stickered last night for having blue park lights, f**k pathetic, originally pulled over for doing 110 through the Tunnel.

anyway, i just need to know the following,

will i need to fix my airbag warning indicator light even though there is nothing wrong with them, also my horn croaked it the other day, will this be something they will check? also will they whinge at me for having a pod filter? last i heard u need a permit for them in WA to have them, what else should i look out for? i never been over the pits before

cheers.


My advice after getting the odd sticker in my time is fix obvious things like your horn, but don't go overboard. Go over the pits and get your list , then you will have to just fix the things they pick. If you try to fix everything then go over the pit..believe me they will find more things.
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Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 3:28 pm 
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Razor7107 wrote:
Hey i got yellow stickered last night for having blue park lights, f**k pathetic, originally pulled over for doing 110 through the Tunnel.

anyway, i just need to know the following,

will i need to fix my airbag warning indicator light even though there is nothing wrong with them, also my horn croaked it the other day, will this be something they will check? also will they whinge at me for having a pod filter? last i heard u need a permit for them in WA to have them, what else should i look out for? i never been over the pits before

cheers.


Oh and also, make sure the car is nice and clean..inside, outside, under the bonnet and underneath when you take it over.
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Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 3:33 pm 
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As far as lights go heres the rundown (and this applies in SA and is straight from the defect handbook; if you know my ute you will know why I carry a copy with me :lol: ):
Clear only on the front (most reasonable cops will let you have amber as well but technically not legal). Ice blue is legal because the light is actually bright white.
Sides: amber only. Any red lights on the side must only be visible from the rear.
Rear: red only. (again most reasonable cops will let you have amber as well but technically not legal)

Any other colour is deemed illegal so blue, green, purple and whatever else is illegal so if you got 'em you run the gauntlet. 8-)

BTW I've posted this before but when you get the sticker off try to get a hot lookin' chick to do it. Works a treat. :lol: If you gotta do it yaself then be nice and don't make a prick of yaself.

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 3:36 pm 
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Gaz wrote:
why is gettin stickered for blue parkers pathetic?

its a well known law that blue lights are illegal as their emergency colours, you run them, you run the risk.


im with gaz here...i got fined 80 bux and a point for blue lights on my old car....i woulda rathered a sticker

as for everytihng else...as said...make it proper and ull be fine

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 4:10 pm 
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I believe that undercar neons are legal in WA as long as they are not red, blue or amber. It's probably the same for all lights.

As for the car.. Detail it. Do it yourself.. but like.. vacuum.. clean the inside.. each window on the inside and outside.. full wash and dry on outside..

no visible leaks or leftovers of leaks anywhere in the engine bay.
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Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 9:09 pm 
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The cops will always find something to fine or warn you about. Even if your car is perfect. If you got your Ps they will find the very smallest thing and get ya for it, because they hate to be proven wrong.

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 9:26 pm 
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AdamN My M8 got done with green neons so i think it's all neons :(
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Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 10:08 pm 
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go to kelmscott, early in the morning when no-other cars are there. i used to run cars over the pits when i worked at range ford. the guys down there arent too bad if u get them in the morning before some abbo with a commodore has come in and s**t them off.

 

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