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Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 6:52 pm 
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Hi was going to fix altezza tail lights in my ba xt. was wondering if they're legal in victoria? and are they easy to fix? can i just get an auto electrician to help me fix it on? Thanks!
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Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 7:00 pm 
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you can do it urself easy as, shouldnt need to cut any wires just slot globes in the new lights, dont know if there legal though, and u will prob get another 15 people having a sook about how fag they look.

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 10:46 pm 
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i'm thinking of changing the whole tail lights. not just the globes. anyone knows if its road legal in melbourne?
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Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 11:21 pm 
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saint.. he was meaning.. ur original (stock) globe setup should bung into the back of the altezza lights with no mods.

otherwise it'd be "buy these lights and modify them to fit"

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 1:15 am 
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You have to have visible reflectors as far as I'm aware. I'm going to be the first person to whinge about altezzas though.. ugh.

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 1:26 am 
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You have to have visible reflectors as far as I'm aware. I'm going to be the first person to whinge about altezzas though.. ugh.
theres two types for the BA/BF right.. a chrome version and one with black accents right? i know both have the potential to look both good and bad if used with some colour combinations... :wink:

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 1:26 am 
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Yeh from what i know of, In Perth you have to have red reflectors visible from the rear. Mind you the EF Altezzas dont :S

Ive had two cops drive behind me, and have never been pulled over because of them

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Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 1:28 am 
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I did a fair bit of research into the legality of altezza on cars (not that I would ever fit the hideous ricer pieces of s**t to my car).

First you need lights that are ADR approved.

Second you need to make sure that your car has red reflectors on the back of the car.

^^^ fulfill both of those and your only breaking rules of bad taste. This means that on some cars they are legal and on others they are not. For example, a VX commodore has red reflectors on the bumpers so as long as the lights you fit are ADR approved your fine:

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On the other hand, even if you fit ADR approved altezza lights on an EF there will be no red reflector on the back of the car and hence you will be defectable.

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Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 1:29 am 
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Yeh from what i know of, In Perth you have to have red reflectors visible from the rear. Mind you the EF Altezzas dont :S

Ive had two cops drive behind me, and have never been pulled over because of them

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id pay an extra $10 for peace of mind if you could order the CLEAR EF tail lights with the red refector..

however if you know a few tricks its surposedly not too hard to get the tail light lenses off.. and then you could either replace the stock reflector with one of your own or just stck a red reflector over the top of the one all ready in there.. :wink:

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 1:31 am 
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breaking the rules of bad taste? coming from the person with NO PICS in HIS gallery.. :lol: :lol:

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 9:19 pm 
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what the hell is a red reflector!? Sorry newbie here.
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Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 9:34 pm 
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the reflector is the part in the tail light that reflects when the cars lights arent on. u know when ur driving at night and the parked cars lights are reflecting back at you? thats the reflector
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Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 10:07 pm 
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the red reflector is there so if your car is parked at night with no lights on, it can be seen at a longer distance, it would be stupid to ignore that little rule

 

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