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Removing Bed, Can I make it legal to drive?

ekrampitzjr

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The federal law is a requirement only for new cars, not for cars after they're sold. But yes, you do need to be aware of state requirements. Last I knew, Virginia did not check backup lamps during state safety inspection.
 


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It depends on the garage doing the inspection. Some will ding you for your third brake light on the cab being out even if you have a bed cap on with a functioning third brake light.
 

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I unplugged mine because the glare from the 3rd brake light with the cap on is annoying. Never have hooked it back up, Ive considered putting a patch over it & doing away with the whole assembly.
 

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I unplugged mine because the glare from the 3rd brake light with the cap on is annoying. Never have hooked it back up, Ive considered putting a patch over it & doing away with the whole assembly.
I've been just taking my chances and leaving it burnt out. For the reason you state.
 

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