I did the Diode switchback setup but you do need the OEM headlights with LED DRL's. Doesn't require a harness but you can use one if you want the LED's to behave like OEM. I didn't do the harness.
I have the Borla sport and currently run AFM. Frankly, I don't know what all the fuss is about relative to the V4 sound. I do hear a change in the sound coming from the exhaust but V4 mode rarely lasts for more than a few seconds and although there is a change in tone I really don't consider it annoying. My opinion is to forget the "flapper" altogether.
For what it's worth, I have a W/T and simply swapped out the roof console and added a homelink module. I found a console with homelink on eBay. The new console was plug and play, no reprogramming or new wiring was needed. As a plus not only am I able to control my light bar but I also programmed my garage door with the remaining buttons. Not a very expensive modification.
As stated in numerous postings concerning the M/M act, it refers only to direct replacement parts, i.e., AC Delco oil filter to Fram oil filter. If you replace your OEM filter with an equivallent aftermarket filter, the onus is on the manufacturer to prove that the aftermarket filter's failure caused the problem. The alteration of the manufacturer's design of an existing system is not addressed nor covered by the M/M act. In short, if you alter the manufacturer's design in any way, and the owner's manual clearly refers to this, you void the warranty for any systems that rely on that part to function. A catch can falls under the latter category. Regardless of all of the "scientific" data that proves the can is a benefit and does no harm to the system, it still alters the original design and therefore, it is perfectly appropriate for the manufacturer to void your warranty out of hand for the components affected by the alteration when one is discovered by the dealer. The act's intent wasn't to protect the consumer, per se. It's intention was to ensure a competitive market for replacement parts or maintenance of your purchase. This act prevents the manufacturer from forcing you to use their components or service after purchase.
AZRenegade replied to Beer Belly's topic in 2014-2018 Silverado & Sierra TroubleshootingAll the guy is asking is what bulb to use.
I can vouch for the Recon 3rd brake light. I currently have their products on both of my trucks. But before I went with Recon I went the cheap route via eBay. That was a very costly mistake. The Recon unit comes with the connector plug and a gasket with adhesive for a tight seal, absolutely plug and play. Anzo also had a good fitting product with a gasket but no adhesive and it didn't come with the connector plug. I've messed with a two or three 3rd brake eBay versions and although they look like Anzo, they aren't the same quality. The above also applies to the Recon led brake lights. The Recons worked right out of the box. The Anzo and eBay tail lights came with the cheap Chinese resistors and required replacement resistors before they would function correctly.
The word from the dealers is that there is a learning process involved with transmission programming. That may be the case in some small way. There may be some routine that fine tunes the base program. The funny thing is, I didn't experience any learning mode when I applied a Diablo tune to my transmission. The change was immediate and for the better. So I'm kind of skeptical about this "learning" mode thing. I'm not sure whether the transmission is adapting to the owner or vice versa. Anyway, to address your question directly, don't baby the truck. Drive it like you normally would and after 5000 miles or so, if it isn't right take it in for service. Trust me, you wouldn't be the first.
I just got off of the phone with my long time service advisor. He tells me that the fix is a "recommendation" from GM and that I am not required to have the fix done. Honestly, if I felt that it was truly a safety hazard I would have it done regardless of the mess it makes but I don't drag my butt across the seat anywhere near the part in question so I am going to opt out. He agrees.
If that's the case, then they have an obligation to fix the problem correctly. From what I have read only the consumer's vehicles get the hack job. Unsold vehicles get a whole new setup. One gent on this site refused the treatment and merely had to sign off on a waiver.
AZRenegade replied to Number1Lusta's topic in 2014-2018 Silverado & Sierra 1500Well, it's been a while since I did the installation (about 2 years) but I believe that I cut a box end wrench in half and worked my hand into the available space. I won't kid you, it was very slow going, probably a quarter turn at a time. I just kept telling myself that I was only going to do this once to keep my head straight. And I do believe that once the OEM covers were out the job became relatively easy. The new inserts were open and made access to the bolts a little easier. Again, it's been about 2 years since I was under there, so my memory may a little off. When my wife gets home with the truck, I'll take a look and get back to you if I was not accurate.
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