I'm hearing that HID's and Halo's are illegal in California now. Anyone know if that true?
Not to be nit-picky here, but HIDs are NOT standard on the Mazda3. They are part of a $700 option package. Go to Mazda's website, and choose the "Build your own" option for the Mazda3. When you get to the option packages, you will see what I'm talking about.Also, the new Mazda 3 comes standard with them, they're not an option.
That, and if you don't use the proper lens assembly, you'll scatter the beam incorrectly.hotfocus said:Non factory HID lights have always been illegal since they do not have a self-leveling feature that is required on all HID lighting system.
When factories install HIDs, they are conforming to all standards the DOT has for beam scatter, reflectivity, beam height, etc.. If you DIY, you might not know of these standards, or have the right equipment to meet them. It's not as simple as a halogen-based system. There are auto-levelers, special lenses, etc. that come into the equation.Seb656 said:I don't think any HIDs are illegal weather factory installed or aftermarket I see more and more everyday and I see no reason why they would be illegal
Seb656 said:But if aftermarket ones are properly aligned i wouldn't think they would be illegal i think if there is such a law its probably about having them properly aligned etc. i mean your not gonna get busted for them unless there messed up
Seriously.SVT4ME said:Yup, properly installed and aimed HID's are bright enough in my eyes as it is, I don't want some shadetree mechanic's HID's blinding me on a dark road...