Geez Wolfie, don't you know ANYTHING???

Submitted: Monday, Apr 18, 2005 at 17:43
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How come, on the rear of some 4 x 4's, the rear lights on the body don't work, but the ones on the bumper bar do?

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Reply By: Wombat - Monday, Apr 18, 2005 at 17:51

Monday, Apr 18, 2005 at 17:51
Geez Wolfie don't you know that's coz Australian Design Standards mean that you're not allowed to have lights obscured by a rear mounter spare wheel!!!!!!! Everyone knows that!
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Reply By: Nudenut - Monday, Apr 18, 2005 at 18:01

Monday, Apr 18, 2005 at 18:01
does not happen on a landcruiser...
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Follow Up By: Member Eric - Monday, Apr 18, 2005 at 18:05

Monday, Apr 18, 2005 at 18:05
wana bet ? Dont know how the troopie gets away with it lol
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Monday, Apr 18, 2005 at 20:43

Monday, Apr 18, 2005 at 20:43
oops!
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Reply By: Peter 2 - Monday, Apr 18, 2005 at 18:12

Monday, Apr 18, 2005 at 18:12
and the stupidest part of the rule is that you can't have two sets of lights so they remove the originals in the guards and just have the ones low down in the bumper where anyone in a truck or forward control can't see them when at the lights.
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Follow Up By: Member - Bradley- Monday, Apr 18, 2005 at 18:53

Monday, Apr 18, 2005 at 18:53
"and the stupidest part of the rule is that you can't have two sets of lights "

dunno how holden did the jackaroo then, following mine at night is like a freakin ufo, cant wait till someone runs up the back of me so i can say, 'what didn't you see - the 5 stop lights, 4 indicators, 4 parkers etc...'

Hey better than an adr approved landy defender etc. with their pathetic little trailer lenses at the back.

I know a lot of guys activate the patrol lights fairly easily.
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Monday, Apr 18, 2005 at 20:29

Monday, Apr 18, 2005 at 20:29
G'day Peter 2,

Like Bradley says, it is not illegal to have 'more' lights at the back, just that our stupid ADRs mean that the manufactureres of vehicles with a rear-mounted spare have to fit alternative brake/tail/indicator lights which can be seen from certian angles off to one side.
Then, the equally stupid manufacturers (eg: Nissan, Mitsubishi etc) decided it would be cheaper to make up 'blank' covers for their normal tail light spot, instaed of just fitting the ones they fit for the rest of the world. I reckon they must save about $2.50 per vehicle for the 6 globes/fittings they don't have to fit. Then us silly buggars spend hundreds of bucks trying to get lights into these sockets that already available....Go figure!!!!!

Roachie
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Follow Up By: Redback - Tuesday, Apr 19, 2005 at 13:34

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2005 at 13:34
Yep the Disco is the same as the Jack 2 sets, one on the body one on the bumper, you would have to be dead not to notice them.
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Reply By: Lone Wolf - Tuesday, Apr 19, 2005 at 07:07

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2005 at 07:07
Okay, thankyou to all who answered.

Spare wheel obstructing the body lights.

Cheers

Wolfie
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Reply By: Savvas - Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 22:18

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 22:18
I'll just throw a curve ball in here.

How come the Frontera, and some other smaller 4WDs don't have bumper mounted lights, but still have a rear mount spare????
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