Are these legal (clear turns w/ amber bulbs)?
I bought a black diamond/clear turns set a few years ago and am finally putting them in.
However I notice that the turns do not have any DOT marking on them. They have SAE, but not on the visibile part of the enclosure (IOW - you'd have to remove them from the vehicle to see that).
I'm pretty sure I've read that you have to use orange bulbs in clear turns to be legal - but I am wondering is that enough - do they also have to be marked as DOT compliant? I am in VA, which does everything by the book - so what you might get by with in other states wouldn't necessarily work here without legal issues.
Oh wait! I just had the brillliant idea to look for the DOT marking on the factory turns - and just like the clear ones, they do say 'SAE", but *no* mention of DOT. Yay!! - does that mean I'm in the clear (pun intended) as long as I use amber bulbs?
(The black diamonds are marked DOT - so they should be OK.)
Thanks for any comments to help with this decision and help me stay out of trouble.
'98 LXi - Later Concorde gages (black w/ chrome rings)/'99 LX - LHS gages (white) - HIR bulbs