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#1 chevytruckin08WNY

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 03:10 AM

My fog lights came today. I got mine from ebay seller gmpartswharehouse (no affiliation). If you're looking for the kit with factory painted end caps I give this vendor two thumbs up. He's got them in 4 or 5 colors and the price is right. Don't expect any communication. He will ship a few days after receiving payment and you will get a tracking number. That is all. The kit shipped from a Chevy Dealer in Illinios. Price paid, 283.99 plus 14.00 shipping. It took about a week and a half from date of payment to receive the parts. It arrived in two boxes, both of the same size. In one box is an end cap with painted surface covered in white plastic wrap, the lights, wiring harness, switch, some brackets and intructions. The other box contained one end cap wrapped the same way.

I'm a little bit intimidated at the thought of taking apart half of the front of my perfectly good truck at the moment just as I was with my leveling kit install. I'll stand in the garage reading the intructions and looking over the parts a hundred times then after a few weeks has passed, one day when I've built up enough nerve, I'll get out there and do it. I'd rather get the satisfaction of doing it myself while learning a little about how my vehicle is put together than pay a dealer to install and learn nothing.

I'll be coming back to this thread to ask questions, and post pics of the completed job. I have read the one or two other threads here that go into this subject with some details and I'm asking for anyone who has already installed one of these kits to post here anything you may have learned. Your input and helpful hints will be greatly appreciated. :P

It is my hope that once my lights are installed and this thread has run it's course that even people with limited automotive skills will be able to complete this task by using the instructions that come with the kit and this thread as a reference.

Now for my first questions.
1. What is a flat bladed plastic trim tool? I have an old tool that was used to rip plastic fasteners out of 70's and 80's car door panels. Is this the same tool?

2. Where can I find? - Fog Light Aiming - Document ID #1837540

Edited by chevytruckin08WNY, 25 March 2010 - 03:11 AM.

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GM 18 x 8 alloys, Bridgestone Dueler AT 265/65/18, RC 2" leveling kit w/3.5" rear liftblocks, GM bedliner, Truxedo Lo Pro Qt, AVS Bugshield, Weathertech mudguards, GM Foglight Kit.

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#2 cwaters425

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 07:25 AM

Good luck with your install! I have like 10 boxes in my basement, all parts for my 09 silverado and one of the parts is the fog light upgrade. I should be doing mine in a few weeks. Here is a wiring thread you will want to save. it makes the wiring very easy, and has a pic walk through.

http://www.gm-trucks...amp;hl=fog lamp

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#3 dlewis1111

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 09:07 AM

You shouldnt need the trim tool.

The aiming document, if I remember correctly, simply states that there is no side to side adjustment and that the vertical adjustment should be maxed out for proper aim.

Take your time and you should be fine installing this. It is easier to reinstall the front bumper with the aid of a helper.

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 11:54 AM

Sounds like the Chevy kit is a lot more intense than the GMC kit. I have a GMC and put the kit in it. Took all of 10 minutes. Hardest part was trying to run the harness from the left to right side and finding the holes for the clips. It all came in one box, and included an instruction booklet in three languages.

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 12:25 PM

Rich,

If you need some help let me know, I can always come over & help. I've taken apart the front of my truck a few times.

Here is a decent enough walkthru on the install from GMFS:
http://www.gmfullsiz...d...5561&page=4

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 01:00 PM

I just did the same install a couple of weeks ago, wasn't that bad except my bumper and or passenger side bumper bracket were a little misaligned. A second person will help tons but can be done solo. I didn't have to aim mine, seemed to be aimed correctly out the box, maybe I'll see if the can be aimed any higher. Where should they be hitting? Good luck with your install.

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 04:03 AM

Today is the day. I'm ready. Soon as it's light enough outside I'm rippin into it!

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GM 18 x 8 alloys, Bridgestone Dueler AT 265/65/18, RC 2" leveling kit w/3.5" rear liftblocks, GM bedliner, Truxedo Lo Pro Qt, AVS Bugshield, Weathertech mudguards, GM Foglight Kit.

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 05:33 AM

Got the radiator cover and grill off, pry'd out lower radiator baffle clips, now I'm stuck till Autozone opens, I ain't got no 21mm socket.

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Edited by chevytruckin08WNY, 29 May 2010 - 05:39 AM.

2008 Silverado 1500 LS-RCLB 4x4, 4.8L, 4 spd auto, tow package
GM 18 x 8 alloys, Bridgestone Dueler AT 265/65/18, RC 2" leveling kit w/3.5" rear liftblocks, GM bedliner, Truxedo Lo Pro Qt, AVS Bugshield, Weathertech mudguards, GM Foglight Kit.

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 06:59 AM

Got the radiator cover and grill off, pry'd out lower radiator baffle clips, now I'm stuck till Autozone opens, I ain't got no 21mm socket.



I am sure you are on your way to Autozone by now, but a 13/16" socket is almost exactly the same size if I remember correctly. But at least you will have the 21mm socket now when you need one.
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Posted 29 May 2010 - 07:43 AM

Back in business, the socket was only 5 bucks and change.
4 bolts and bumper is off. Found a connector hanging down under the passenger side headlight. What the heck is that for?

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Edited by chevytruckin08WNY, 29 May 2010 - 07:44 AM.

2008 Silverado 1500 LS-RCLB 4x4, 4.8L, 4 spd auto, tow package
GM 18 x 8 alloys, Bridgestone Dueler AT 265/65/18, RC 2" leveling kit w/3.5" rear liftblocks, GM bedliner, Truxedo Lo Pro Qt, AVS Bugshield, Weathertech mudguards, GM Foglight Kit.

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 08:43 AM

Ok I'm taking a break. Got frustrated putting the old clips on the new part and got one backwards. One new end cap on so far. I might need a beer.

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Edited by chevytruckin08WNY, 29 May 2010 - 08:44 AM.

2008 Silverado 1500 LS-RCLB 4x4, 4.8L, 4 spd auto, tow package
GM 18 x 8 alloys, Bridgestone Dueler AT 265/65/18, RC 2" leveling kit w/3.5" rear liftblocks, GM bedliner, Truxedo Lo Pro Qt, AVS Bugshield, Weathertech mudguards, GM Foglight Kit.

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 09:13 AM

Getting there. Both caps on, bumper fillers back on. Bored yet? This is an adventure for me. Now I'm gonna read the instructions some more before I screw up.

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 09:40 AM

Bumper on minus the valance, radiator support baffle buttoned up, fog lamp brackets in. I'm gonna take a time out to clean up all ther nooks an crannys on the grill real good before I put it back on.

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Edited by chevytruckin08WNY, 29 May 2010 - 09:58 AM.

2008 Silverado 1500 LS-RCLB 4x4, 4.8L, 4 spd auto, tow package
GM 18 x 8 alloys, Bridgestone Dueler AT 265/65/18, RC 2" leveling kit w/3.5" rear liftblocks, GM bedliner, Truxedo Lo Pro Qt, AVS Bugshield, Weathertech mudguards, GM Foglight Kit.

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 10:06 AM

Lights installed, not wired yet. Anyone has any tips or tricks they can tell me for the rest of the job, please feel free to jump in here.

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GM 18 x 8 alloys, Bridgestone Dueler AT 265/65/18, RC 2" leveling kit w/3.5" rear liftblocks, GM bedliner, Truxedo Lo Pro Qt, AVS Bugshield, Weathertech mudguards, GM Foglight Kit.

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 10:52 AM

Switch installed. I did'nt do any of the extra bs that the instructions say to take apart. I just grabbed the panel and pulled it out. Nothing broke.

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Edited by chevytruckin08WNY, 29 May 2010 - 10:52 AM.

2008 Silverado 1500 LS-RCLB 4x4, 4.8L, 4 spd auto, tow package
GM 18 x 8 alloys, Bridgestone Dueler AT 265/65/18, RC 2" leveling kit w/3.5" rear liftblocks, GM bedliner, Truxedo Lo Pro Qt, AVS Bugshield, Weathertech mudguards, GM Foglight Kit.

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