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Additional direction indicators

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Hi all,

I'm wondering if I want to add an additional pair of direction indicators/daytime running lights on my car at front, would it be legal? (I guess probably no) How can I make it legal if possible?

I don't have daytime running lamps and the side lamps are too dark to use in day time.



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I mean, if I just go ahead to add the indicator, it probably is illegal. Would it be legal if I notify DVLA or whichever organization that I should report this modification to?

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Whatever you do you must comply with the relevant legislation. For new vehicles there are quite specific rules about the construction and use of any additional lamp fitted to a vehicle.

Daytime running lamps for example, they must be at least 600mm apart and not less than 250 mm nor more than 1,500 mm above the ground. And you can only have Two

They shall be switched ON automatically when the key is turned and off when the engine is turned off. They should go off  (or dim appropriately) when the main headlamps are turned on.

If they are close to the indicators they also have to go off (or dim appropriately) whilst the indicators are functioning.

Direction Indicators are even more controlled, for normal cars (Category M1) you can only have Two at the front, additional lamps are not permitted. You can add Side indicators but they must be of the correct class and in the correct position.

If you wanted to seek approval the correct method would be through the DVSA Individual vehicle approval process, but it would not be worthwhile as the additional lights would mean it didn't conform.

Any modification at all requires that you inform your insurer.

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