requires replacement lighting equipment to designed to conform to this
specifies the minimum required lighting equipment for each motor vehicle
and the equipment must conform to the applicable SAE standards.
- The Honda Civic pictured above has the
following functions incorporated into the OEM taillamps, which were
required for the original certification of the motor vehicle.
Side Marker (Red,
per SAE J592e)
Side reflex reflector (Red,
per SAE J594f)
(Red, per SAE J585e)
(Red, per SAE J586)
reflex reflector (Red, per SAE
lamp (White, per SAE J593c)
or amber, per SAE J588)
- The most obvious noncompliance of the
"clear tail" shown installed on the Honda Civic above is the
lack of red reflex reflectors on the rear
- In addition, the stoplamp and taillamp are
lacking a red lens to create the red
color required by S5.1.5.
- There are probably more violations as
well, however, only one violation is required to demonstrate a
noncompliance with the standard.
- Please note:
These taillamps appear to be noncompliant with FMVSS No. 108
despite the "DOT" marking.
Therefore the manufacturer has falsely certified these lamps.