Date: 1 Jul 2002 15:49:48 GMT
Subject: Re: Strobes / siren on 9-5

Someone who looks an awful lot like g c <> wrote: > Dave: > I don't know if this possibility would meet the 360deg visibility spec., but > here in Canada, many police depts. use a strobe light mounted in each > headlight, and each tail light - clean, no drag penalty, no appearance > alteration. Yes, that would be the best solution. Down in the fog lights - too low, and only front-visible. I think the headlight/taillight solution is probably the best. > If interested let me know, I'll try to find out. Yes, I would be most interested; has some xenon inserts made for specifically this, but if I could talk to someone who has done it on a 9-5, that could save me making some mistakes. > Perhaps the wrap around turn signal might be a suitable location to ensure > side visibility, especially from the front? That, and it doesn't involve drilling into the reflector of the headlamp, which is something I'm trying to avoid. Now, to find a place to mount the siren...crowded engine compartment in the 9-5; I'm leaning towards an open area underneath, but I'll have to point it forward and down, and reflect the sound off the ground. Not ideal, much noisier in the car, and in the winter it'll really muffle the sound. But, short of tearing the grille apart, I don't see many options. Any info would be most welcome! Dave Hinz Firefighter/EMT

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