What Color Should Your Side Marker Lights Be?

Strictly speaking, no, it’s not legal.

However as long as you’re not commercial you shouldn’t get bothered.

I’ve seen two shades of blue and also purple marker lights.

As long as you don’t have flashing blue I’ve not seen the cops get excited about it..

No red or green color may be visible from the front of the vehicle. Rotating or flashing lights are strictly prohibited. You may want to avoid green, red, blue and purple underglow so you don’t get confused for an emergency vehicle.

How many dot marker lights are required?

49 CFR § 393.11 – Lamps and reflective devices.Item on the vehicleQuantityLocationSide marker lamp intermediate2One on each sideSide marker lamp (rear). See footnotes #4 and 82One on each sideTurn signal (rear). See footnotes #5 and 122RearIdentification lamp (rear). See footnotes #3, 7, and 153Rear17 more rows

What does a side marker light do?

Side markers are auxiliary lights found on the sides of a vehicle’s body. Also called “side marker lights,” they show the position and distance of the vehicle’s sides to other drivers on the road.

Do side marker lights have to be Amber?

Lighting rules for passenger vehicles are enforced by states, not by the Feds. … (1) Front clearance lamps, identification lamps, and those marker lamps and reflectors mounted on the front or on the side near the front of a vehicle shall display or reflect an amber color.

What color should clearance lights be?

amber colorColor of clearance lamps, side marker lamps, backup lamps, and reflectors. (1) Front clearance lamps and those marker lamps and reflectors mounted on the front or on the side near the front of a vehicle shall display or reflect an amber color.

White turn signals and side markers are illegal. Done. Front turn signals and side markers must illuminate amber. Rear turn signals and side markers must illuminate red (or amber for turn signals).

The law states that commercial vehicles made prior to January, 1968 can have Green or clear cab marker lights ONLY IN CALIFORNIA. … These lights can be ANY COLOR except red so long as they are in recesess and other areas that make the lights only visible from the side and not the front or rear.

Unless TN is werid the clear cab lights are totally legal. Turn signals as you know need to be yellow. But the cab signals can be clear or yellow since your truck doesn’t need them.

Are tinted side markers illegal?

Legal in California….. reflectorized sidemarkers are rarely an issue. It’s colored lights to the front and rear that is illegal. In California you can only have white or amber showing to the front and red or amber to the rear.

What color do side markers need to be?

Side marker lights and reflectors In the United States, amber front and red rear side marker lamps and retroreflectors are required. The law initially required lights or retroreflectors on vehicles manufactured after 1 January 1968.