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I've heard the 93 Altima lights work to replace the rear running lights on the xB. Anyone know if this is true? Also anyone know where I might find a set of the clear lens type?

Padanky do you have any out there in Texas!! Clear lens :p
 

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hehe yea running lights are different from tails... thanks for the info guys!
 

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yes, the Altima lenses fit - shouldn't be much of the do/don't fit arguement as it's been done by a number of people already. If you want the lenses flush mounted you can also the rear bumper ones from an Accord (same lense is also used on the front bumper of a 97+ Prelude). You will also need the inner and outer trim gasket to mount the Honda version.
 

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Pumpkinbox said:
yes, the Altima lenses fit - shouldn't be much of the do/don't fit arguement as it's been done by a number of people already. If you want the lenses flush mounted you can also the rear bumper ones from an Accord (same lense is also used on the front bumper of a 97+ Prelude). You will also need the inner and outer trim gasket to mount the Honda version.
My thing is finding the altima lenses. The site on the DIY over on SL didn't give a part number and It looks like the product was removed.
 

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I don't have any over here, the little that I looked on ebay, I've had no luck.
 

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I have the altima lens's. i got them off ebay a year ago. install is pretty easy all that u need to do is fab a bracket to hold them in.and change the wire harness if i remember right. because the stock one does not fit and the lights don't come with one. heres a pick of them installed
 

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Tomas said:
Be aware that those rear side reflectors are required BY LAW in some states to be red... (Washington state is an example.)

This doesn't mean that you WILL get stopped, just that if you do, it's a free 'gotcha' for the officer... :D

http://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=46.37&full=true#46.37.100

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I thought it was just the rear tail lights since not all vehicles come with the rear side markers? I'll check with a policeman to make sure.
 

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Gcat007 said:
I thought it was just the rear tail lights since not all
vehicles come with the rear side markers? I'll check with a policeman to
make sure.
That's why I gave a link to the actual Washington state law about it...

"I don't write 'em, I jus' read 'em!" ;)

Reasonably new vehicles that do not have separate rear side markers have
their rear lights set up with reflectors facing the sides... in any case, new
cars have front and rear side markers either included as part of the
parking/turn/brake lights, or if the styling does not allow them to be seen
well enough to meet federal requirements, they have additional side
reflectors.

(Notice in that very same set of laws I linked to that the front side markers -
those in the turn/parking light on the xB - are REQUIRED to be there an
required to be amber... That's why the US model has those big bulges on the
side of the headlight lens with amber reflectors in them aand the JDM model
doesn't - it's a US legal requirement.)

Again, "clearing" the front and rear reflectors to other than amber/red
doesn't mean you will get stopped for them, but it does mean that if you DO
get stopped for something it gives the officer a freebie "gotcha!"

(And if someone nails you from the side at night, and you have screwed with
the reflectors, making them non-legal, you just may be at fault should
someone be smart enough to notice...)

These are, after all, federal SAFETY standards... :rolleyes:
http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/rules/import/FMVSS/index.html#SN108

Tom

P.S. Making your car more difficult for others to see is, uh, "stoopid." ;)
 
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