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Old 06-16-2003, 17:27   #1 (permalink)
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Auxiliary Lights on Ba

The company has just found out that the Auxiliary LIghts on BA Fairmont Ghia and available as an accessory do not meet ADR requirements.

Whilst ther is some debate over the clarity of the regulation, the fact is that there will have to be a campaign to remove these lights from affected vehicles.

I sincerely hope that that there is a compliance engineer or product planner that has to have someones foot surgically removed from his arse.

However big the foot is, it will not hurt as much as it does for the dealers who have to face the unhappy customers that have to get the lights removed.

Not good enough.
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I guess it's a case of changing the switching for these lights isn't it? If it was the lights themselves VX/VY etc Commodores would be next on the list.
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9 months AFTER the cars release till they find out the lights don't meet ADR's??????

Something sounds fishy there...

Just cange them to driving lights like in the XR's then - use the dash switch and a 55W bulb, and stick the parkers back in the headlight where they belong. No drama!
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I came across some dickhead the other day driving round in the middle of the afternoon (sunny, clear skies) with the lights at the bottom of his airdam on - the bloody things were absolutely blinding - they were so bad I can't even say what type of car it was! - think it was a Commodore. People who use those lights inappropriately are idiots!
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Interesting so I guess the same goes for GMH and other manufactures then.

They should only be used for FOG anyways as the name suggests, not for driving during the day or when its raining only, just use your parkers if people still cant see you, blinding them aint gunna help :0)

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No point going of at Holden owners about driving around with their Driving lights on during the day, as because the BA XRs etc now have them fitted you see them driving around with them on as well, so what do we call them BA Wankers?
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Why can't they make the driving lights like headlights and have them angled down so they don't blind you.

Whats so hard about that?
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holden couldnt think about small things like that while they are thinking how the will make the wheels on the new commodore talk to each other
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Well, I don't care if it's someone in a Holden or a Ford - if they're using those lights inappropriately they're wankers no matter what they drive - I mean, people like that are only a small step away from being ..... RICE!!
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another locked thread said its not from brightness but because they're too low to be considered position lights or something..

do they function as parkers?
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