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Flashing Sidemarker Mod DIY - Canadian 996?

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Check out this thread on the Canadian DLR's

I may have been wrong about which lights are activated with the DLR's. With the mod some use in the states I think only the headlights are illuminated. In the case of the Canadian DLR's maybe the side markers are also illuminated. Not sure what effect this will have on the blinking sides. I know that with my car, after doing the mod the side markers blink with the turn signal whether the lights are on or off.

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Great tutorial on switching the side markers to signal lights. My question is not about making them signal lights but about the light color. I have recently acquired my first Porsche (after 20 years of saving) and have already converted all my interior lighting to LEDs. So much nicer and cleaner looking!

I have clear side markers and was wondering is anyone knows of any restriction in Canada to have the bulb/LED color as white? Any regulation that states they have to be amber. They are not being converted to signal lights.

I am not looking for super bright but think it would give it a cleaner look with the BI-Xenon and the LED parking lights (I installed). The parking lights as white LEDs are a close match to the BI-Xenon and gives it a supper clean look vs incandescent color (yellowish) and white. They now match!

If I can’t change them to White I will replace with DIY amber LEDs.

Thanks and this forum is awesome!

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Thought I would answer my own question ;)

I found various information in the Highway Traffic Act and have found:

Side Marker Lamps - The section in the HTA referring to side marker lamps state that they can only be green or amber but that is ONLY pertaining to vehicles having a length in excess of 6.1 meters. This means they can be any colour however if your side markers blink/flash, then they cannot be blue, red or green.

I will try some white LEDs and see what it looks like.


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