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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-24-2019, 07:37 AM
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Guess it varies by state, but aren't you technically supposed to have them covered when on the road? I know, the LED bars and all don't have them, but thought I read this somewhere as a law.
In some states definitely have them covered (Virginia comes to mind I think..) others it's not specified or they don't have a law concerning it. In KY there is no law preventing them being exposed but there is one saying headlights should not be over X height off ground. They are technically auxiliary lights I think. I've had no worries with them exposed but I have a feeling if you are a jerk with them on the highway you might could get some kind of ticket. As well it should be, I see them on vehicles every day but have yet to have anyone just leave them on and blind me with them.

Instead of trying to keep up I actually found covers for my LED bars I use when I'm going in and out of unfamiliar states, and to my amazement they are actually useful of you drive in heavy dust. Saved me a lot of cleaning.

Back to the switches, I think it's just a super simple magnetic switch, but I'm not sure if the magnet creates a switch on or off position, easy enough to test but I don't have mine handy. Regardless though, it's 2 wires running to each light in the harness. There is absolutely no benefit to removing them and absolutely no harm in them being there even if you never use the covers. It would introduce more potential for problems to screw with it than to just leave it be.
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Just get up there and cut the blue wire.......er wait its the red wire........for sure its the white wire. You got this.
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Or just unplug the lights. No cutting anything.

You do realize that the magnets are there only to DISable the lights. Still can't figure why you want to disable exposed lights? Lots to be OCD about but that makes little sense. Now if you were trying to disable something to be able to turn the lights on, that would make more sense.

Was I the only one who was sobor and paying attention in college?
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