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Old 01-08-2011, 05:15 PM   #1
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Rear light question

I've got an appointment on tues. to take my car in to get tinted. I absolutely HATE when I see ppl who tint their cars and they cut around the rear brake light. I think it looks stupid as hell so my question is, how can I take it off? Is it possible to just snap it off or unscrew it or whatever so I can make it easier for the guys to install the tint on the rear window?
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Old 01-08-2011, 05:41 PM   #2
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Its illegal to tint over the 3rd brake light. Most shops wont do it. My shop had no problem going illegal on the tint, but they flat out wouldnt tint over the light
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Old 01-08-2011, 05:53 PM   #3
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Never heard that one before
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Old 01-08-2011, 05:57 PM   #4
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Especially since my old car from factory had tint on the entire rear window. Well either way my ? still wasnt answered.
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Old 01-09-2011, 10:32 AM   #5
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how can it be illegal if you can smoke your tail lights wouldnt it be the same law you have to be able to see it from so far away?
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how can it be illegal if you can smoke your tail lights wouldnt it be the same law you have to be able to see it from so far away?
You cant smoke your tail lights. If you get rear ended you will be at fault because your tail lights are covered
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Old 01-09-2011, 08:03 PM   #7
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oh ok thanks for clearing that up ive always heard that the law was you had to be able to see them from like 500 ft or something
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Old 01-10-2011, 08:23 AM   #8
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I've got an appointment on tues. to take my car in to get tinted. I absolutely HATE when I see ppl who tint their cars and they cut around the rear brake light. I think it looks stupid as hell so my question is, how can I take it off? Is it possible to just snap it off or unscrew it or whatever so I can make it easier for the guys to install the tint on the rear window?
To answer your question, you would have to remove the rear decklid, it's all one piece. I recently had to get behind my 3rd brakelight to clean the window... my tint guy was sloppy cutting around it.
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Old 01-10-2011, 09:18 AM   #9
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How do I do it? Is it easy?
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Old 01-10-2011, 11:21 AM   #10
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Never mind. I called the place thats doing it and asked if they would do the whole window or cut around and he said whole window. I too only heard that as long as the light isnt diminished from the tint either 3rd brake light or the tail lights then its perfectly fine. I have no idea where you heard about any tint being illegal...
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On the vehicle I drove before the C5 the tint shop tinted over the 3rd brake light. It still lit up enough.
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