Popping the amber reflectors out of a 99-06 Sierra

Discussion in 'Lighting Discussion' started by BrownPats420, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. BrownPats420

    BrownPats420 Member 100 Posts

    Anybody ever have cop related issues on your headlights after removing? I'm planning on doing this tomorrow and figured I'd get a little feedback on it. Massachusetts cops are a little crazy with the DOT approved laws.
  2. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    I've not done it, yet, but will be going to projectors with halos this weekend ... and they have no amber reflectors in them. If I don't like the projectors I plan to do some custom LED work to my OEMs, and while in there I will remove the amber reflector, as well.

    If you don't mind I'd -love- some photos of your processes/procedures as well as any tips you can provide (i.e. tough points that you develop a trick/mechanism to get past, etc.).

    As for the cops ... having read the statues here in NC it seems that reflectors are mentioned as required only on certain vehicles. Trucks seem to be categorized with busses ("whatever the size" ... per the statute). When present, front reflectors should be amber while rear should be red. Rear appear to be required while front do not appear to be required. Thus, my read on this (and I am NOT a lawyer) is that in NC I can pull my front reflectors and not worry. If anyone has more accurate information for NC (or has corrections to offer), please chime in.
  3. MTM

    MTM Rockstar ROTM Winner 100 Posts

    I have my side reflectors smoked and have never had any problem
  4. FrigginNoodles

    FrigginNoodles Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    I wouldn't worry about it. I had thought the same thing at first, but now it doesn't even cross my mind. I also swapped my yellow blinker bulbs for clear ones and haven't been bothered about it either. I did mine and haven't been bothered. I passed inspection in December without any questions or worries from the guy. Good luck getting them open! It's a pain, but well worth it. If you have any questions let me know.
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    Oh and don't touch the chrome parts inside the light with your fingers, it will turn black and get smudged away.
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2012
  5. BrownPats420

    BrownPats420 Member 100 Posts

    I'm gonna go ahead and try it out, all the newer vehicles have little amber in the headlights. That came out great noodles, really like the look! And surreal I caught this on google, http://home.comcast.net/~00gmc/free_clear.htm
  6. reggiecab2000

    reggiecab2000 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    same story here
  7. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

  8. TnT817

    TnT817 Member

    You could get the amber bulbs that have the chrome over them so your turn signals are still amber, but you don't have the "egg yolk" effect in your light. I've done this with several cars and trucks that I've had.

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