Strobe (Wig Wag) Brake Lights in Iowa

NOTE: This information is dated 12/09/2014 and may become obsolete in the future

I’ve been researching the legality of strobe brake lights (sometimes referred to as wig-wags). I contacted the Polk County Sheriff Department to ask and they provided the Iowa Code below. I have highlighted the section of interest. It’s ambiguous at best, but it looks like they are legal by the “letter of the law”. I’ve contacted an attorney but have not heard back. Emphasis mine.

Of particular note is the “prohibited except” and the “intent to stop” language.

Black Betty makover

new top – zip out windows, door windows – 4/30 new top ordered w/out door windows

front fenders – will need marker/ light turn signal relocation

rear armor coating flakingĀ & rusting

fuel tank strap/cover needs inspected for rust

drivers door latch not working from outside

’00 XJ maintenance

exhaust rattle has gotten worse

drivers door – lock only works with key, speaker not working

rubbing sound in steering column (intermittant)

catch in steering when cold, first thing in the morning

oil change (think it was last done at 143k )

tire rotation – check tire pressures, tread depth/wear

check alignment parts for “tweaked” – see the alignment report from CarX

get est from Todd for rust spots



A Note to Eckler’s Corvette

I wanted to contact you and say I am far from happy about the quality of the fiberglass parts I received, order # 11184560. Specifically with the front and rear bumper (Part # 33662 and 10341 respectively).

While I expected some fitment issues since this is a 30+ year old car, I did NOT expect the multiple thin spots and bubbles just under the gel coat. This has lead to extensive body work on, what should have been, install and go parts.

Here, we have an area that was less than a 1/16th of an inch thick. An area right next to the mounting surface.