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green leds on license plate legal?

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nkaplan416

Joined: Aug 21 2009
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Location: Albany, NY


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Post Fri Aug 21, 2009 1:46 pm

so im sure red and blue is illegal to have lighting your plates but is green? any help would be good before i install. -Albany, NY
Tdawgthegreatest

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Location: Florence, Oregon


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Post Fri Aug 21, 2009 2:39 pm

Pretty sure in any state anything but WHITE on your license plate is illegal.
I know green is, as they are for "Ambulance use only"
nkaplan416

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Post Fri Aug 21, 2009 4:53 pm

i figured what is it for a ticket like 50 bucks or somethign?
Tdawgthegreatest

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Post Fri Aug 21, 2009 5:48 pm

$57-$100 is what I got from google.
robbie

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Post Fri Aug 21, 2009 6:50 pm

NY, i would be scared to put any lighting on a car up there.
pgiordano

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Post Fri Aug 21, 2009 7:12 pm

on my buddies honda i wired up a circuit so his lisence plate is white and when he flips his switch it turns on the green leds and the white ones off
PwrRngr

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Post Sat Aug 22, 2009 7:26 am

pgiordano wrote:
on my buddies honda i wired up a circuit so his lisence plate is white and when he flips his switch it turns on the green leds and the white ones off

That circuit is as simple as 1 relay. White to pin 85a and green to pin 85.

In Indiana, the light must be white for it to be legal.
02BlueStang

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Post Sat Aug 22, 2009 7:40 pm

equipment violation could be written as a moving violation infraction if the vehicle is in motion...would be your standard ticket for your state...Wa is $124

and green is usually reserved for off duty Fire personnel, I would stick with white...but what would I know icon_wink.gif
pgiordano

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Post Wed Aug 26, 2009 6:30 pm

PwrRngr wrote:
pgiordano wrote:
on my buddies honda i wired up a circuit so his lisence plate is white and when he flips his switch it turns on the green leds and the white ones off

That circuit is as simple as 1 relay. White to pin 85a and green to pin 85.

In Indiana, the light must be white for it to be legal.


it acually wasent that simple cause i had to make it so when he turned on his factory headlight switch the white light turned on like factory but when the switch was in the on position it was green no matter if his factory lights were on or off
Tdawgthegreatest

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Post Wed Aug 26, 2009 9:26 pm

So you pretty much just ran the Power for the white lights through the "off" side of the switch. so when the switch was off the current was going to the white leds.

Then when it was in the "on" position it interupted the power to the whites turning the green on...yes?
pgiordano

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Post Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:32 am

not exactly cause then the white would always be on

ill try to explain it but please bare with me

u need 2 relays 5 pin relays

u hook the coils of the relays up in paralell from the aftermarket switch

you connect both of the common contacts (30) togther

on relay #1 the NC contact (87A) goes to the stock + wire for the LP

on relay # 2 the NC contact (87A) goes to the white light + wire

on relay # 1 the NO contact (87) goes to the + wire from a fuse box or battery

on relay # 2 the NO contact (87) goes to the green light + wire

and then ground the leds and relays and power your switch

i hope this makes sence feel free to ask questions
bad venge

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Post Thu Aug 27, 2009 11:47 am

Why not 1 relay power to contact , NC feeds White, NO feeds Green ...
Then Ground Relay and feed the switch into the coil , Flip switch , energizes relay whites turn off greens turn on ... Turn off switch and the whites return icon_wink.gif
pgiordano

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Post Thu Aug 27, 2009 5:38 pm

cause i want to be able to turn the green on without having the factory headlight switch turned on and i want the white to turn on like it did stock, the green turn on with the aftermarket switch with the factory headlight switch on or off... doesnt matter
blazeredsxt

Joined: Feb 04 2008
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Location: Mississippi


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Post Thu Aug 27, 2009 6:07 pm

so why not just wire the greens to a power wire and switch, and leave the other ones connected to the headlight switch. would seem so much easier.
pgiordano

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Post Thu Aug 27, 2009 6:14 pm

if u just wire the green to a switch u have to have the headlights off or they would both be on and it would not look right
Pony Exp.305

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Post Sun Aug 30, 2009 10:39 am

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