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Old 06-10-2007, 04:20 PM
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how do you install "blue dots" on tail lights to make your tail lights apear blueish purple and were do you buy the kits? i tried the search didnt find much i know they probably wount be legal thank you verry much

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Before you spend your money check with your state DMV to make sure they're legal. Some states allow them for cars that were available from the factory with that option and some don't care one way or the other. Then again some don't allow them at all and yet others leave it up to the local police which is by far the worst case. Ohio is a good example.... the DMV regulations say the brake lights must be a red color but they don't say you can't use blue dots. If an officer stops you it's up to his discretion to determine whether he feels your lights are red enough to meet the DMV requirements.

Blue dot kits are available at almost any speed shop and usually require very careful drilling of the tail light lens. Depending on the car some lenses are available with the blue dot already installed.

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i understood blue dots were used for turn signaling when your car doesn't have enough lights like just tail lights that get brighter for breaking and back up (BTW there legal here last i looked into it)
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If you look at your taillamp lens the "Dot & bezel" must be installed right in line with the bulb if single, stoplamp bulb if multiple bulbs to get that "purple glow".
Drawback to this is that during the day you may find you have very poor barely visible stoplights. So have lots of insurance.

Lynx Eye "Blue Dot" tail lamp lenses were nothing more than accessory lenses sold by the Lynx Eye company which also made stock replacement lenses. They were never factory equipment on anything, they were never "turn signals", or anything else but accessory lenses to start a fad that at best semmed to be localized by city or county and for sure not nationwide in general.
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They are illegal in Texas
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They are illegal in Texas
You are right Countilaw. Cost a friend of mine $85.00 on his Harley.

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Illegal in Iowa also. Although I know several people using them on their streetrods as well as Harleys.

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Might search your state motor vehicle laws for info. I browsed Louisiana motor vehicle law and found out all kinds of strange laws. Try the Legal Information Institute at www.law.cornell.edu for more information than you ever wanted to know.

Some states allow blue dots on classic cars, some don't. Might also check the SEMA site ( www.enjoythedrive.org ) in case they're trying to legalize them in your area.

Here's what's pending in Mississippi, from a SEMA site:

Mississippi Blue Dots: A SEMA-supported bill to allow antique vehicles and street rods to display a blue, violet or purple light as part of the vehicleís rear stop lamps was passed by the Mississippi State House of Representatives. Mississippi defines antique motor vehicles as those manufactured more than 25 years ago and street rods as modified vehicles produced by an American manufacturer in 1948 or earlier and used as a safe, nonracing vehicle. The bill follows in the tradition of similar laws enacted in other states, including recently in Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana and Rhode Island.

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In Texas they are illegal on vehicles that did not come with them. I have seen plenty of early Fords at rod runs with them.

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In Texas they are illegal on vehicles that did not come with them. I have seen plenty of early Fords at rod runs with them.
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Same here, Vince, I ran them on my 55 without any probs and I plan on running them on my Jimmy until I get burned with a ticket. More than likely it would be the local "boy scout" occifers that would be the worst ticket writers on something like that. I remember a Run at Austin one time that the locals made a haul on loud mufflers as the Rides were leaving the grounds. &^#*&r&#
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how do you install "blue dots" on tail lights to make your tail lights apear blueish purple and were do you buy the kits? i tried the search didnt find much i know they probably wount be legal thank you verry much
hey, rockstar, you can get the blue dots at Summit Racing and they might even have an installation kit - - - - I ordered mine from Summit but I didn't mess with the kit because a friend is doing them for me hahahahaha

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/MRG-5100/
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blue dots are also illegal in wisconsin,got stopped by 2 cops at oncefor them.big time criminal! cost me70.00
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Hey kids, you're answering a post that is 5 yrs. old.
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Lets keep the insanity going. My old man bought replacement lenses for his 55 chev with the bluedot and bezel already in them....its just cast plastic and they don't glow at all. Lame.
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Hey kids, you're answering a post that is 5 yrs. old.
5 years late is about normal for me these days
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