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ok so.. there are so many freaking clear corner threads..... ALLLLLL of em asking the same ****... basically, if they are legal/illegal.. first of all, NO ONE mentioned how the bmw m3 comes with clear corners. they are clear lenses with amber bulbs... secondly-- IF u do actually get busted, it wouldnt be more than like 30 bux.... who cares.. all this commotion is pissing me off
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There's enough annoyance to go around. The thing that bugs me is that no matter what someone has done with their car; someone will chime in "now get some clear corners!!", like it's some kind of obligation that the poster is tardy in meeting. 10 fashion demerits, at least!
There are reasons for the colors. Ever notice that airplanes have a red light on one wing and a green one on the other? It's to help the observer determine its orientation in space and direction of travel. Similar principle. For some reason nowadays there is an aversion towards the lower end of the visible spectrum. So we get white corner markers and purple headlights.
The law requires amber side reflectors in front and red side reflectors in rear. This is where the clear corner lamps cause a problem. If you added a small amber stick-on reflector somewhere on the front you would be in compliance. These can be had in many designs - check out automotive and bicycle shops.
The law also requires amber side lamps in front and red side lamps in rear. This part is satisfied by using amber lamps in clear lenses up front. Many cars (3rd gen RX-7 for example) use the taillamp to satisfy this requirement in the rear.