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Old 10-09-2013, 09:43 AM
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Question colored film over headlights

Does anyone know if it is legal to run your car with colored film over your main headlight area in the state of Calif.?
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Old 10-09-2013, 09:54 AM
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plz don't
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Old 10-09-2013, 09:57 AM
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Does anyone know if it is legal to run your car with colored film over your main headlight area in the state of Calif.?

Dunno. But, you may make your bad self: cop magnet.
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Old 10-09-2013, 10:03 AM
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Well after I put the new "spinners" on my ride I'll make sure to install the very cool high green headlight tape! ya right it was just a question boys.... just a question.
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Old 10-09-2013, 10:17 AM
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Not Legal.

Headlights California Vehicle Code Sections 25950 & 24011 & California Code of Regulations Title 13 Section 692

All light projected from a vehicle to the front of the vehicle may be either white or yellow. Even though it is common to see vehicles equipped with purple and blue headlights, these vehicles are probably in violation of this section. Look for the DOT symbol on the bulb and package. Headlight covers are also not legal.
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Old 10-09-2013, 10:50 AM
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I think it's illegal to fart in California. A violation of ca clean air act
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Old 10-09-2013, 11:46 AM
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Does anyone know if it is legal to run your car with colored film over your main headlight area in the state of Calif.?
If it's not it should be. Just as going out in public with your underwear over your head should be as well.
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Old 10-09-2013, 12:40 PM
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If it's not it should be.
I agree. Why would you put yourself and others at risk by not being seen?
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Old 10-09-2013, 12:42 PM
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I agree. Why would you put yourself and others at risk by not being seen?
I meant more that it looks stupid, but I'll go with you on the safety thing, too.
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Old 10-09-2013, 01:23 PM
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Anything that obstructs the headlights operation is considered illegal. Same principal as a license plate. In some states, you are not allowed to cover any section of the plate. Those plate frames you buy from the dealership are technically illegal in NJ because they cover the writing "The Garden State"
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I think it's illegal to fart in California. A violation of ca clean air act

California does claim to have an "evolved" regulatory structure. Those inspectors can be persnickety! I myself have witnessed a number of inspections - here's a shot of a regulatory supervisor:




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I really don't get covering up your lights (headlights and taillights). I saw an E90 a few weeks ago with his tail lights painted black. You could see no light come through. That idiot should have his car impounded! Personally, I like to see where I'm going, and for other drivers to see me.
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I really don't get covering up your lights (headlights and taillights). I saw an E90 a few weeks ago with his tail lights painted black. You could see no light come through. That idiot should have his car impounded! Personally, I like to see where I'm going, and for other drivers to see me.
Agreed. If one wants to put stick on chrome vents on their fenders and 22" spinners on their car, so be it. I just don't get a cosmetic mod that reduces safety.


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