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    My 72 240z is leaving in about 2 weeks to go live with my brother in Norway for the forseeable future. I've spent the last 2 years getting it prepped for this, and thought we had found a way around Eroupean laws as an imported vehicle. Evidently that is allowed for show only and must have amber turn signals to be legal on the road.

    I found at the beginning of this process somebody who was reproducing them, but cannot find the site now. I would prefer an original set but at this point I need something that will be legal.

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    Hi Devin - PM sent.

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    Hi Devin,

    Had my 71`240z registered in Norway last year, no comments on the taillights all. the car will be registered with the red turn signals as long as it was delivered with these in the country it was imported from.
    I had to change my headlights to H4 lamps and blind the rear side marker/turnsignal thats all.

    You will get no problems with the US taillights.
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    As far as I know, most countries in Western Europe allow the red turn indicator if the car was originally fitted with it and it entered the country with it.
    I had to change the headlights to H4 and remove the parklight function from the front indicator and side light.
    The parklight had to be wired into the headlight as you can see the extra cable to the headlight. To remove the parklight function from the indicator I just taped the connection on the bulb. That way I didnt need to cut to much wiring.
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    Thank you for the responses. I have passed on the information to my brother and suggested he join the forum also.

    Devin

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    Devin, it's also worth noting that if you should get a set of tail lights with the amber blinker, you would also have to do some wiring changes, as the US cars with red lower sections used those sections as additional brake lights as well, and I doubt they'd like to sign off on amber brake lights. I'd definitely try hard to get them to approve the red lights like Terje did with my former car.
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    Only thing i had to change was the rear side marker lights, here red ones aint allowed.
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    Hi again Devin,

    Here`s what i did with my car prior to registration in Norway,

    -Headlamps changed to A4 with parkinglights.
    -Rewired front turnsignals so that they only works as turnsignals.
    -Blinded the rear sidemarkers. (made blinders cut out of a mousepad to fit into the frames on the rear sidemarkers, then removed them shortly after registration)

    The more original the car is, the better. Period correct accessories, like spoilers, wheels ...etc is no problems. If the car is modified you might run into difficulties, they will ask you to document the modifications.
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    If he do get problems with BT (DMV), he can borrow from me to make the car road legal. But as other have said, I dont think it will be a problem.

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    I've a set going spare if you're interested.

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    Hi Topz.

    Jeg er Devins bror som skal f min 240Z n i mars. Det med hodelyktene viste jeg ikke om. Du referer til ha byttet ut hodelyktene til A4/H4. Kan du gi mer opplysning om det slikt at jeg kan forske skaffe dem. Dette viste jeg ikke om.
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    Hi again Devin,

    Here`s what i did with my car prior to registration in Norway,

    -Headlamps changed to A4 with parkinglights.
    -Rewired front turnsignals so that they only works as turnsignals.
    -Blinded the rear sidemarkers. (made blinders cut out of a mousepad to fit into the frames on the rear sidemarkers, then removed them shortly after registration)

    The more original the car is, the better. Period correct accessories, like spoilers, wheels ...etc is no problems. If the car is modified you might run into difficulties, they will ask you to document the modifications.

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    Hei Philip,

    Jeg kjpte 7" H4 lamper m/parklys hos Mekonomen, kostet ikke mye.
    Hele lysombyggingen er enkel, hjelper deg gjerne.
    Ser du bor i Oslo, ikke langt fra meg, ta gjerne kontakt nr bilen kommer s kan jeg fortelle deg hva jeg gjorde i forkant
    av visning hos BT.
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    Still looking for EURO taillights for a 1972 Datsun 240Z. Even the clear ones have now disappeared from e-bay. Anyone have any suggestions - the car should be here in the next 10 days or so.
    Best regards,
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    Default starting price probably about 700

    Quote Originally Posted by tamo3 View Post
    i was bidding on a set on yahoo japan auctions. dropped out after 500. Price went to 900
    but they were brand new.

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    Brand New as in New Old Stock? $900.00 USD would have been 1/2 price. Or where they almost like new? $900.00 in that case would still have been below the normal market. As the economy recovers they will most likely go up in price.

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    Sent an e-mail and will anxiously await response. Thanks for the thumbs up.

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    The ones that Tamo3 listed look like the ones on TheZGang on Facebook. Here. Look down the page 3 or 4 postings.
    Michael 11/75 - 76-280 - HLS30-281,114
    Web site -Click Here and ORIGINAL OWNERS OF THE 280Z (1975-1976 -1977 - 1978 - ONLY) REGISTRATION[

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    Default yes new old parts

    Quote Originally Posted by Carl Beck View Post
    Brand New as in New Old Stock? $900.00 USD would have been 1/2 price. Or where they almost like new? $900.00 in that case would still have been below the normal market. As the economy recovers they will most likely go up in price.
    Yes they were brand new. He had the nissan factory packaging too. There were/are aftermarket
    ones made in japan for 800 on that jdm datsun website. Don't know if they're still available though.

    Outbid on a 2 knob rally clock w/oscillator last nite too. Damn those datsun guys over there have got some deep pockets. I stopped at 350. It sold for 370.

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    Thinking completely outside the box, I believe an amber LED, emitting monochromatic light, would still appear amber after passing through a red filter. For instance...

    10 x 6K mcd High Intensity 5mm LED Pack DIY PCB Amber | eBay
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    Went to DMV today. They told me I have to have the yellow blinker lights to register in Norway. Went to an electrician, he said put yellow bulbs in the back-up lights. Sounds good to me.

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    Available again !
    Also US light, too!

    http://www.classiczcars.com/forums/e...euro-type.html
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