Replaced the condenser today in my '14. Weld broke on the driver's side of the unit. Apparently a "known weak point" according my neighbor (GM Mechanic). He tried getting it in under a special service warranty they had posted but apparently my truck didn't qualify. So I ordered it and replaced it myself this morning.
I haven’t tried it with anything hooked up to it yet. I wanted to test to see if it’d even work before running all the wires out underneath the hood to my light bar. Because theoretically it should supply 12v to the yellow wire when the switch is depressed right? Even without anything hooked up to it? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Okay well it appears as though this switch won’t work in the 2014s. I just made my harness following TinkeringFox’s video and my switch doesn’t do anything. No light on the instrument cluster and the switch doesn’t change to amber. Can anyone confirm this? I’m assuming the BCM isn’t configured for it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
The hardest part was getting the plastic insert out of the step to drill the holes. Only because I was avoiding removing the bumper because I don’t know about the 2500s but the 1500s you have to unbolt the bed from the body and raise it up to get the rear bumper out of the brackets. [emoji849] I had these installed too but they were junk. Went through 2 pairs and both shorted out in less than a year. Poor customer service by Anzo as well since I bought them through Amazon they basically wouldn’t talk to me. AnzoUSA 861145 Step Bar Light for Chevrolet/GMC - Pair https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IRUQW0C/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_4t.OBb759RSZN Just noticed I can’t find them on their website anymore and Amazon says currently unavailable. So they must of figured out how crappy they were. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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Not that I'm doubting your opinion but why fan-less? I can understand fan-less if you have large area behind your headlights to allow the fins to properly dissipate the heat but in my case on the 2014's the bulbs are covered with a hard plastic dust cap on the back of the light. There isn't much room to spread the fins out on the lights in the first link you sent without either leaving the dust cap off or routing the fins out of the back of the dust cap where the HID harnesses pass through. I was hoping with the Fan LEDs I could get the fan shroud to line up with the whole cut in the back of the dust cap to kind of make a "seal" to allow it to properly pull the heat away. The second ones you sent are nice but a little pricey for what I"m looking at for right now. This is really just a test to see if they will work better than HIDs. If they don't preform the way I was hoping I'll put my HIDs back in and go about my business until another time. Same with the fog lights. Those HIDs are still good so if they don't preform either they'll get pulled and HIDs will be put back in. I do appreciate your input though. I will definitely keep it in consideration
I'm right outside Springfield so about 3 hours away. Lol I love my HIDs. Having HID fog lights help down here in the central part of the state where we have PLENTY of deer. I always run with the Fogs on at night to shine down into the ditch to watch for those little sparkling eyes. I waited until my bumper to bumper warranty ran out before I put them in because of having to cut out the dust caps and all that. And at that point there weren't really any LEDs that were bright enough/reliable enough to be used for actual headlights (or they were just WAY too expensive). Now there seems to be a growing amount of decently affordable and reliable LEDs available so I'm coming back around to the idea. I'm just going to try them out for my low beams first since my high beam HIDs still work fine.
I'm sure this has been talked about before on this forum but I'm new and haven't had a chance to fully read through all the articles. Anyways, does anyone recommend any LED headlight bulbs? Currently I'm running HIDs in my Lows, Highs, and Fogs from Kensun on Amazon. Fogs and Highs work flawlessly, but my Lows have been pissing me off since I installed them. I am always having trouble out of them either flickering and going out or just not coming on unless I turn the headlights off then on again. I've replaced ballasts, installed anti-flicker devices, installed a relay harness, everything. I'm just fed up at this point. Lol I am looking at buying these for my fogs to try out. Cheap enough and have good reviews on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NOA8NCU/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?smid=A126Q4T86JLNL&psc=1 But I'm looking at these for my Lows. They look like they may fit fine behind the dust cap and also have many good reviews. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01H6NZ7D8/ref=crt_ewc_title_dp_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A3NZKZYVZPUD1T Anybody have any good experience using this style of LED bulb? Or possibly any other affordable option someone is using? Any input would be great. Thanks!
I ordered the switch last night since it was so cheap but does anyone know if the BCMs on the 2014s has the necessary pin-outs to make this functional if I make/buy a harness? @pgamboaAny ideas?
http:// https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F112705432354 These are essentially the same ones I used. I buy most of my LEDs for my little projects and all my trailers from seller aascott01 on eBay. He is based out of Springfield, MO and has pretty good products for a very reasonable price. And just because you don’t see what you’re looking for on his eBay store doesn’t mean he doesn’t have it. You can send him a message and he’ll let you know if he has anything you’re looking for and he’ll set up a special order auction to sell it to you. I’ve done it in the past with him. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
They don’t throw light outside of the step well. They’re just for illuminating that step at night which is great. I always get compliments on it and asked how I did it. I added the cargo box lights after I bought the truck as mine didn’t come with them. I bought the kit on eBay for like $100 and it is literally PnP. There is a junction box above the spare tire that you remove a dust cap from and plug the cargo box lights into and that circuit is already tied into the cargo lights. Then I just spliced into that circuit on each side with those little LEDs in the steps. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
I did something similar with my Silverado. Not long after I bought it in 2014 I added lights to the steps in the bumper. Wired them in to the cargo box lighting. They practically look factory. I’ve considered either contacting GM to suggest they make them an option in new models or going to my dealer and showing them. Here’s how they look. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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