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LAMPS
Are these Legal?
P IAA lamps are intended for use solely as auxiliary lighting. PIAA lamps are
not intended to be used for headlight purposes, nor are they certified for head-
light usage. Lighting laws vary from state to state. PIAA makes no represen-
tation or warranty, either expressed or implied, as to the legality of its products
for street use on any vehicle or in any location. PIAA lamps are designed to
improve visibility during night time motoring and inclement weather conditions.
However, irresponsible use of any auxiliary light can be dangerous and illegal.

What lights fit my vehicle?
The PIAA Application Guide is available to assist you in your lamp selection for
newer vehicles. Additionally, every lamp page on this web site includes
illustrations with product dimensions (both standard and metric) for your
reference.

How do I mount this light on my vehicle?
All PIAA lamps come complete with installation instructions. If you've lost your
installation instructions, simply e-mail Customer Service for a replacement set.

My lamps have water in them for the third time, how can I stop this
from happening?

Some moisture inside the lamp is normal. The lamp should dry out after a few
minutes of operation. If it doesn't, check the following:
1) The lens may be upside down. The PIAA name must read right side up so
the vent on the bottom can drain.
2) The lens/reflector unit may not be mounted tight against the lamp housing.
Loosen, then re-tighten the screws.
3) The gasket may be twisted or pinched. Some gaskets have a vent gap.
Make sure it's on the bottom.
4) Lamps with a "Snorkel" type wiring grommet in the back of the housing must
have the opening facing down.
5) 9O Pro lamps have a vent on the back of the housing in the center. The
opening must be facing down.
Water leaks through an obvious gap in the sealant or from a loose lens are
defects covered under warranty.

Can I mount my lamps upside down?
PIAA lamps are designed to function properly mounted upright or upside down,
as long as a few details are taken into consideration. When mounting your PIAA
lamps opposite of their intended installation, remember that lamps with a
"Snorkel" type wiring grommet in the back of the housing must have the opening
facing down. Also, the PIAA name must read right side up so the vent on the
bottom can drain.
9O Pro lamps have a vent on the back of the housing in the
center. The opening must be facing down. Proper auxiliary lamp aiming is the
most important part of an installation. Refer to the Light Aiming Instructions on
this web site for proper alignment.


What is the difference between a fog light & a driving light?
Fog lights provide illumination forward of the vehicle that enhances visibility
in fog, rain, snow, or dust. Fog lights are intended to be used in conjunction
with standard headlamp low beams. Driving lights are mounted to provide
illumination forward of the vehicle and intended to supplement the high beam
of a standard headlamp system. It is not intended for use alone or with the low
beam of a standard headlamp system.


If my product is covered by warranty how do I get it processed?
If a PIAA product is suspected of being defective, it must be submitted freight
prepaid, to either an authorized dealer or distributor for warranty inspection.
The receipt or other proof of purchase and a description of the problem must
be included. The returned product will be inspected. If the product is found to
be defective and covered by this Limited Warranty, the sole remedy is repair
or replacement, at PIAA's option. A repaired or replacement product will be
shipped back at no charge, and will be warranted to be free from defects in
workmanship and materials under normal use for as long as the original
purchaser owns it. Removal, installation, or reinstallation costs are not covered
by this Limited Warranty. Read the Warranty page on the web site for additional
information regarding your warranty.

BULBS

Are these legal?
Some PIAA lamps are are street legal in all 50 states and Canada. These bulbs are
indicated on our web site with the "Street Legal" icon shown here:


Will they fit my vehicle?
The PIAA Application Guide is available to assist you in your bulb selection for
newer vehicles.

This is the third bulb to blow out in four months; why does this keep
happening?
Bulb failures caused by voltage surges have become more common as new
vehicles have placed greater demands on factory electrical systems. The main
lamp ground wire must be connected to the battery negative terminal or to a
cable leading to it.
If a voltage surge occurs, the bulb will look like it was struck by lightning! The
metal base & glass will be burnt or the filament will blow up! Refer to the
Trouble Shooting section of this web site for more information.

What is the benefit of Super White light?
The color output from Super White lights is a brilliant white that is closer to
natural sun light than a standard bulb.

 
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