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Old 01-21-2015, 10:39 AM   #1
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Do you check your lights?

When you're behind a vehicle with lots of chrome or there's a full size truck behind you?

I like to do a light check when I see them all lit.
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Old 01-21-2015, 10:53 AM   #2
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Every. Singe. Time. Sometimes when its not even Chrome but a lighter color, just so I can see the reflection and make sure both are working haha

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When you're behind a vehicle with lots of chrome or there's a full size truck behind you?

I like to do a light check when I see them all lit.
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Old 01-21-2015, 06:59 PM   #3
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Yes. Of course. I'll check high beams and fog lights too.
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haha no matter what car i am in I check my lights in the reflection and then point it out to my wife " Hey look i can see my car " she rolls her eyes

don't get me started on mirrored windows
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Old 01-22-2015, 06:54 AM   #5
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here's how I check all my lights. Turn em all on...get out...walk to the front..all while in my driveway..ha ha.
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here's how I check all my lights. Turn em all on...get out...walk to the front..all while in my driveway..ha ha.


You have far too much energy some times I tell my wife when she's walking to the car to check them.
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here's how I check all my lights. Turn em all on...get out...walk to the front..all while in my driveway..ha ha.
don't forget your brake lights

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Old 01-22-2015, 07:37 AM   #8
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Yea, checking the brake lights is a little tougher. You have to be really fast to step on the pedal and run behind the car before the lights go out

I check mine in the garage, you can step on the pedal and see them on the closed door
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I try to check my spoiler too when I hit 75, but I always fail :-( Alas
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Old 01-23-2015, 02:54 AM   #10
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don't forget your brake lights
p.s.

A good idea, especially for our older boxsters, have a replacement brake light switch on hand. Backing out of garage one sunny afternoon I noticed I had NO brake lights whatsoever per reflection on garage door. Wayne R. Dempsey's 101 Projects for your Porsche Boxster, p. 288, states they "have a tendency to fail once in a while."
Easy DIY, done from inside car, remove defective switch from just above the brake pedal. No tools required.
Approx $26.00 from Pelican, Suncoast, etc.

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