Parking Lamps

19VAC30-70-170. Parking lamps.
A. Parking lamps are not required; however, if installed they must operate and be inspected.
Parking lamps may burn in conjunction with the headlamps.
B. Inspect for and reject if:

  • 1. Lamps are not of an approved type (DOT or SAE-P) or a lamp has been altered;
    NOTE: The clear lens lights between the headlamps and the red lens lights between tail
    lamps on various vehicles are approved parking lamps and must work if not rendered
    inoperative by removing the bulb, socket and wiring from each individual lamp.
  • 2. Parking lamps have other than white or amber lenses showing to the front. If the lens
    is clear, then the bulb shall be amber;
  • 3. Parking lamps do not burn with the rear lamps;
  • 4. If lens has a piece broken from it. Lens may have one or more cracks provided no offcolor
    light projects through the crack or cracks;
  • 5. Reject if the vehicle has unapproved lens or plastic covers, any other materials which
    are not original equipment or any colored material placed on or in front of the parking
    lamps;
  • 6. Wiring or electrical connections are defective or filaments do not burn.
  • 7. LED light-emitting diode) lights with a clear lens are acceptable if of an approved type.
    For those vehicles that are equipped with a multiple LED light (not filament-burning
    bulbs), they will pass inspection if more than 50% of the diode lights are burning.