If you change the bulbs/reflectors/lens in any way then they are no longer "type approved" and therefore illegal...sorry to throw a spanner in the works
i did this
i got some led rear bulbs with the resistors from halfrauds for about £20 and they worked fine
i never had a pull because of the rear lights, it was everything else i was getting pulled for
however what i did find was the reverse lights went pink and reversing in the dark became a bit of a chore, never mind the fact that a couple of people nearly went into the back of me in the supermarket ar parks because they didnt realise i was reversing
so they look like this
When I get chance I will post up pics fitted and how the light shines to show more
Other makers do it so why should it be a problem?
I will use the correct bulbs too
Be brave,be different
I'll have it the chances of getting pulled are slim but could open a can of worms with the insurance if somebody rear ends you. ?? you know what insurance companies are like...anything to wriggle out of a claim.
Last time I read the motor vehicle construction and use red rear indicators were legal.
So were yellow front sidelights.
Didn't think type approval was required for things to be legal in the UK.
Many privately imported cars, for example yank tanks, not sold over here by the manufacturer do not have type approval for UK use. However they do have to conform to motor vehicle contructions and use..........that's why lots of imports have fog lights added*
*There always used to be sections of construction and use that varied depending on year of manufacture etc.
Was just looking on autotrader at a 2005 Mustang rear cluster...............
Will fit them Friday and see what's what but I look at it as long as all the light functions work than what's the problem and a copper friend said my tint isn't stupid dark-time will tell
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