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    Posted: 16 Oct 2020 at 6:21pm
Where are the "upper" marker lights supposed to be located on a P/U? I thought it was 5 lights on the leading edge of the cab, but Ford has 3 mounted on the upper grill of their "odd looking" Raptor that I've been seeing more and more of recentlyUnhappy.
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Should be highest facing edge of the factory built cab, Added bodies as sleepers and campers have their own.  Raptor Lamps NOT for Marker just architectural enhancements.


Figure 2 - Straight Truck Illustration for § 393.11


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Not sure if cab marker lights are mandatory on pick ups?
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Marker lights are required on vehicles 90" or wider. Those Frog trucks can do what ever they like. Oooooh Shiny Exclamation The factories have gone to adding glitz and gimmicks to run the price up. 50 years ago you could get a fully outfitted 3/4 to that could actually last a few years and WORK for about $4,000 or less.  Nowadays  these things are full of plastic and computer controlled crap that is bound to break down before you can pay them off.

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If it was fun to pull in LOW gear, I could have a John Deere
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That's the problem, Ford put the yellow lights on the grill, why would they do that ?? I thought I was meeting a "tri-cycle" the other morning in the dark Wink
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Was it a factory option, or something the owner did as a DIY?
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I've seen several Raptors (becoming more and more of them) with the same "marker lights" on the top of the grill.
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They are not "Marker Lamps"  They are Ford Dress out accessories.  Marker lamps go ON THE CAB.
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Why are they YELLOW??? To me that's a MARKER LIGHT ??!!
If they aren't "marker" lights, they should be PINK !!!!


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Most aftermarket grills for trucks and now putting 3-4 little yellow LED lights on the top edge  below the hood.... Like DAVE said, its window dressing.. No value at all.
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It's not the "value" issue, it's legality of where/how many of them(lights) there are on this Jeep/Hummer abomination  of a "truck". I can't say for sure if they were A/M grills or not though Wink
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Originally posted by steve(ill) steve(ill) wrote:

Is this considered "after market" ?? Yes ,that's the configuration that approached me Wink
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There are a zillion of them on e-bay for sale for $200.   You can get them for ANY manufacturer of Truck... Lots of guy buy them to replace the factory CHROME grill to make a BLACK OUT..... for looks .... like the RAPTOR.
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pink? someone say pink???
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any colour as long as they're not flashing red/blue..........
..though they do look silly,serve NO purpose, cept send money to China.

that being said, DRL ( Daytime running Lights) , are NOT legally required up here in Canada..somehting that was PROVEN to have saved lives...sigh...

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Yes they did,, I just figured someone's slip was showing.
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Nothing illegal of Amber Accessory lamps to front or Reds to Rear, Nobody cares as stated Unless Flash as Emergency Vehicle Lamps.  Can add a Hundred lamps to a machine and DOT does NOT G.A.S. unless are not working.  
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Most of these lamps are NOT Required and yet if NOT Working can be fined for as Inoperable lighting.
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No reason but bragging rights for this

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DMiller, I can appreciate ALL of the lights and "bling" on a big rig Thumbs Up, but even in your pics, there's not ONE amber light on the middle of the grill ?? They are all "high and wide" other than the under front bumper lights Embarrassed.
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See them In grills, around grills across grills. They mean NOTHING, just Bling.  What do you not get of that, is Just a Accessory Lamp.

ONLY required are IF NEEDED by Truck Category, two front and two rear Corner Markers and Five Cab &/or Box Markers, TWO Tail Lamps TWO Stop/TS Lamps Two Front TS Lamps and by year a Alternate THIRD Or Upper BRAKE Lamp.  PERIOD, GRILL Lamps are BS Bling.

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I have seen the light show setup as a CROSS or FACE in the center of the grill also.. Its all SHOW... SO WHAT ?
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Or like this:

Peterbilt – RoadWorks Manufacturing

Chicken lights and chrome! When you break your neck to look at this. you  know your a truckers wife | Big trucks, Peterbilt trucks, Big rig trucks
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THIS is the CFR(Code of Federal Regulations) for TRUCK Lighting, Raptors are LARGE Toys and oversize Cars.



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I had mine pretty well lite up,nothing like that but enough to where I had myself convinced it would give the OTHER 75% something to see and guide them when they tried backing in next to me.
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Originally posted by steve(ill) steve(ill) wrote:

I have seen the light show setup as a CROSS or FACE in the center of the grill also.. Its all SHOW... SO WHAT ?
Your "CROSS" or "FACE" is pretty much a solid row of lights, the 3 "individual" lights on the raptor are deceiving IMO is all Wink
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Originally posted by jaybmiller jaybmiller wrote:

any colour as long as they're not flashing red/blue..........
in many sates anything other than clear or amber facing forward and red or amber facing rear (except for clear lights when in reverse gear) is ILLEGAL!!! It's right there in the vehicle law book published by the states MVA.  Although for Barney Fife to do anything about is is another problemUnhappy
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