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Old 06-10-19, 08:43 AM
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Default inner taillight - Does it turn on?

Anyone have a picture of their inner tail light on during night? Can we put a led light into this? Mine has nothing on, is this normal?
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Old 06-10-19, 09:15 AM
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Normal. US regulation prohibits the lights from being on a panel that moves (such as tailgates or trunk lids)

I'd love to make it light up too. I imagine it's not that hard. but just involves too much work than i'd like to put into it.
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You could always give this a try and let us know the results

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Sponsorship and I'll install it? :-)
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I'd consider a nice aftermarket tail light option but those look like garbage in normal light. You can even see some of the cheapness there in that marketing photo
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The small clear section on the passenger side of the tailgate has a bulb in it on mine
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Normal. US regulation prohibits the lights from being on a panel that moves (such as tailgates or trunk lids)

I'd love to make it light up too. I imagine it's not that hard. but just involves too much work than i'd like to put into it.
haha, i never thought about this. damn you, i stared at every car on my way to work this morning. One thing i noticed, the inner lights on other cars were illuminated when the lights were on and also housed the reverse lights. So i take that to mean that the outer lights are regulated for turn indicators and braking??
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Yes there's a ton considered when lighting is designed. Little is left to chance.

The regulation in question specifically has to do with stop lamps being required to be on a fixed rigid body. So nothing movable.

So Lexus could've lit the inner rears, but that would increase cost and probably not look so good when the brakes are pressed. So seems they just left it blank altogether. it does look weird blank though. I'd love to rig some LEDs up to it.
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