- February 25, 2011
- Reaction score
- City, State
- Year, Model & Trim Level
- 2020 Explorer ST
How is that ? The LED after market bulbs are packaged with a warning about not being DOT compliant. All states have statutes regarding the use of non DOT compliant lights on public roads. Ford has the right to disallow a warranty claim if in their opinion the said modification has caused the issue. There are horror stories on the Mustang forums, F 150 forums, etc from posters that have modded their vehicle only to have Ford lock down the warranty pertaining to the problem. I suggest you speak with your insurance agent about being covered if you make an illegal modification to your vehicles lights.
1) There is no Class C misdemeanor in NH (my state). So you "checking" that all states have it as a class C is wrong.
2) The OE bulbs are not brighter. Just because YOU chose to post a bulb that isn't does not mean they are all like that. Heck, the bulb I used and is posted in the LED mod thread has a center. Here is a pic of it. Oh and those are my hazards flashing which shows it is still brighter then the dual filaments.
On top of that, here is a pic of the left LED and the right OEM and the left is clearly brighter.
This also disproves your visibility claim "the intensity of the hazard flashers is drastically reduced."
3) There will be zero warranty claim denials. The bulbs use less power and less heat. The only mod we are doing is shutting off the bulb out feature. This is a feature in IDS that techs can do. It is an on/off switch per say in IDS, not a code rewrite.
4) claim denial based on working, functional and brighter then OEM LED blinkers. Lmao.. ya ok.
So yes, most of what is said is complete BS.
Now on a side note, I am all for nailing the people who put aftermarket LED lights in their headlights and blind the crap out of oncoming people. But all this crap about LED blinkers is just untrue and so over the top.