View Full Version : DOT or SAE headlights and signal lights for Misubishi Bravo in canada
01-23-2009, 02:12 AM
I am looking to find DOT or SAE headlights and signal lights or some sort of conversion kit/process for a Mitsubishi Bravo 4x4 van in canada.
Any advice would be a great help
01-23-2009, 09:51 AM
I would start by being your own detective - Use Google [or ?] to search "Mitsubishi Bravo" and see if it was made/ used anywhere as a LHD vehicle.
If it was then you got a shot at finding lights for it.
The Sambars were made with composite lights in Germany [LHD] under Libero name and they had the same lights so easy to fix.
Also one other thing - some provinces [like BC] allow E-code lights [European] and some don't, find out how Manitoba fews this as it will increase your chances of sucess.
01-23-2009, 10:50 AM
There is no conversion for the Bravo.. You'll have to rig up some sort of aftermarket setup..
Also just FYI.. If Manitoba has an OOP, or if your inspector is picky, you may be out of luck in bringing that over as..
The glass on the sunroof (the sliding and the raising ones)sometimes are not AS1/2 and the glass on the rear sides of the roof (The ones with the glowing Mitsubishi logos) are NOT AS1/2 for sure. But those glass panels are decorative, so it might be OK.
01-23-2009, 12:09 PM
what is the OOP?
I have the van and got it safetied already and have been driving it in Manitoba.
I got the Day time running lights done already before the safety.
But I am worried about it getting called in after the fact.
So I want to have something done.
01-23-2009, 03:25 PM
OOP = Out Of Province Inspection
You are basicly between a rock and a hard place in that the stock JDM lights have the beam pattern set the opposite way to normal LHD vehicles and that is why they request one of the following: [depending on which Province you reside] headlights that are DOT or SAE or E-code stamped.
A few ways you could accomplish this:
1. Find a set of composite headlights that are close to yours and get the body work made to suit the lights.
2. Do as a few others have done and jigsaw a rectangle hole in the headlights to suit a stock rectangle headlight - see thread in Sambar section.
3. Mount a whole seperate headlight assembly like used on snowplow trucks - could be mounted into a push bar/ grill guard.
If misterturbo is indeed right [have found nothing to suggest otherwise] then your chance of finding a stock solution is zero.
Also leaving in the stock JDM headlight's could leave you open to lawsuit if involved in a accident at night IMO
01-23-2009, 03:46 PM
What is an E-code stamp?
and what does it look like?
i haven't heard of that there is a fair amount of (meaningless to me)
text on most of my lights, signals/reflectors.
I have no idea what any if it means.
01-23-2009, 05:12 PM
Google E-code headlight and start learning
Also as suggested above read the headlight alternative in the Sambar forum there is a cut and paste I did that explains some of it.
Also go to IVOAC.ca and start reading there, lots and lots of info on compliance for Canada.
02-23-2010, 09:59 AM
You might be able to convert to small projector style lights. They look like fog lights. I see guys on motorbikes doing it.
Just make a plate that fits the adjustment screws and make a cover that goes around it and you'd be legal.
02-23-2010, 10:01 AM
One day when I have time,
I will post photos of how I did mine and got them to pass in Manitoba.
02-23-2010, 12:15 PM
02-24-2010, 11:31 PM
Exactly! You can go round if you wanted. Or even the common rectangles are a little rounder on the sides that those.
02-25-2010, 07:46 AM
Also!! Note the reflectors!! you need side reflectors front and back. Also in Sask I know for sure that in the vans you need the 3rd brake light mounted high up on the back door. so you might need to run a wire up there from your brake lights and put a brake light up there.
here is back picture FYI
02-25-2010, 08:38 AM
had to add $6 princess auto signals and marker lights
had to change tail lights completely to comply
Here's a profile pic with me an my son in the window
02-25-2010, 12:48 PM
ah so it is all done now? your van is in much better shape!
02-25-2010, 12:53 PM
I have more pics but most are in my iphone and I always forget to mail them to myself.
02-25-2010, 09:02 PM
I had the pleasure of talking to a guy that has wizzed MANY cars through. He brought up another option.
You can keep your stock housings and put projector bulbs in them. Because the projectors have the DOT lenses, you don't need to worry about the stock mits ones!
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