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  • Posted in: Open Forum

    To all readers: The FMVSS requirements are actual law. These are regulatory codes passed by NHTSA then formally rubber-stamped into law by congress. The FMVSS codes and their exact wording can be found in Federal Code of Regulations, Title 49, Chapter (Part) 5, Section 571, then the individual ...

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    There are two areas where 4WS really excel. For large vehicles, it significantly reduces the turning radius. I have a Suburban, and would love to have 4WS! It was a Delphi option on GM vehicles at one point. The other area is in general vehicle dynamics. Normal steering, front only, introduces a rotational ...

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    RE: power steering

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    There are two areas where 4WS really excel.  For large vehicles, it significantly reduces the turning radius.  I have a Suburban, and would love to have 4WS!  It was a Delphi option on GM vehicles at one point.    The other area is in general vehicle dynamics.  Normal steering, front only, introduces ...

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    Have you tried to replace a headlamp bulb in a new car recently? ------Original Message------ ​Hello SAE Family I have a concern in my mind may be someone in this group would able to clear it. If a new car has replaceable bulbs headlight system and one of the bulb is out of order (bulb ...

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    Replaceable bulbs are specifically mentioned in FMVSS . FMVSS 108 also uses the wording "designed to meet" which allows some wiggle room for item as you describe that were properly designed but have a inadvertent failure. ------------------------------ Nathan Taylor Engineering Manager Electrical Olathe ...

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    FMVSS compliance applies at the vehicle first purchase and/or lease. FMVSS also requires any one setting themselves forth for compensation shall not remove or render inoperable that which is required for FMVSS. ------------------------------ Jim Lawrence Retired Summerfield NC ------------------------------

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    Yes. Any car sold in the United States must comply with all FMVSS regulations. If you could explain the reasoning behind your question I might be able to help you out a little bit more. Thanks! Sincerely, David Gold rolling tones. ------Original Message------ ​Hello SAE Family I have ...

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