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    tinted windows

    I have a 2006 STS V with factory tinted windows. I was pulled over by the Pa State Police on the Pa turnpike..He said my tinted windows are illegal,,I told him they came with the car ( car was from Florida ) on the tint it states GM 70 % ,, Did anyone else have a problem like this . I have 10 days to remove the tint. I live in PA..thank you

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    Re: tinted windows

    Factory tint is in the glass and can not be removed. You have after market tint. And I'm betting you have a silver car. I have 15% on rear windows and 35% on front 2 and have never had any issues.

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    Give us more info, what did he say your % tint read? Can you roll down your windows and see a line that goes clear to dark? Also If they are super dark they aren't factory. Only suv 's rear windows come tinted from the factory but they are dipped and can't be removed. Your car could be a Florida car but the previous owner tinted your car. Find out what your states legal % is and either pay to play or remove all together.

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    Re: tinted windows

    Pa is a 0% after market tint on front windows. It's a fine and they make you take it off. I have tint on all my car and never had an issue in pa yet knocking on wood now.

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    Re: tinted windows

    http://www.berksweb.com/users/dmv/tint/

    read through this. according to this site, 30% tint IS legal in PA. however, if you cant see inside the vechile it then becomes an issue. read this do what youd like.

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    Mad you understand that the smaller the number the darker the tint. Limo is 5%. If PA is 0% then you couldn't get a ticket or a fine as that means that 0%= no light transmitted through the glass

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    Re: tinted windows

    O tint at all is what I ment. As in nothing after market.

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    Re: tinted windows

    i know what he meant, however that link seems to state otherwise. honestly, most states allow window tint, it depends on how the ticket it written and what the offense actually was. i get pulled over all the time for looking like a drug dealer bc i look young and drive nice cars. they always give me bs tickets that get dropped in court. (excluding when i actually the law, speeding only, which is often. lol)

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    Re: tinted windows

    my sts v is Raven blk.... on window it says Laminated GF dot 57 m 1502 AS 2 trans 70 % min Saint -Gobain Sekurit 43R -00043 GM E-5

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    Re: tinted windows

    Quote Originally Posted by PJR436 View Post
    my sts v is Raven blk.... on window it says Laminated GF dot 57 m 1502 AS 2 trans 70 % min Saint -Gobain Sekurit 43R -00043 GM E-5
    Just because it says 70% on the glass doesn't mean you don't have aftermarket tint. The stock glass is dip-tinted to 70% light transmission. The previous owner of your car may have (actually, VERY LIKELY) had tint film applied, which further decreases the light transmission.

    You say the car is from florida, thus i'm led to believe it probably DOES have aftermarket tint as the vast majority of nice cars down there have aftermarket tint.

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    Re: tinted windows

    You all skipped over the most important part. The officer just said to you "you're windows are too dark." And gave you a ticket. He didn't measure the opacity. His ticket is based on his own opinion/observation, not any hard evidence. Fight that ticket.

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    Re: tinted windows

    Do you have some photos of your car / windows?

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