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  1. Are the bulbs replaceable? In my 03 Duramax I got much brighter LEDs to replace the incandescent bulbs. It made a huge difference. I then got the same type that fit the mirror in my C6 Vette. It really sucks because being a convertible it only has the mirror lights. No place for a center light in a fabric top. That made a huge difference too but it still sucks. The one in the center of the roof in the 2020 puts out about the same light as a birthday candle behind a coke bottle. That's the one I would upgrade. The front ones would be a problem if you need a map light while driving. They would reflect off the windshield. They can't even be aimed. On the old truck the mirror lights and center light come on together so I upgraded them. The map lights are separate and can be aimed. That made more sense. I don't like that the map lights are part of the courtesy lights. Even on big trucks they are separate. Most have 2 on each side. One clear and one red to prevent reflection. Normally in one fixture on either side of the courtesy light. The courtesy light operates the way our map lights do when you push the lense. But GM went cheap on these trucks and made them dual purpose. Sent from my SM-T510 using Tapatalk
  2. We have had a lot of rain here lately. Everything from down pours that are causing flooding to light rain. I keep checking but still not leaking. Although yesterday and today I will be driving the old truck. We had a massive wind storm night before last and there is stuff all over the roads. I don't want to risk scratching the black paint so it will stay in the garage. Sent from my SM-T510 using Tapatalk
  3. There's nothing there for self closing. The click is the release operating. Only for opening. Sent from my SM-A505U using Tapatalk
  4. The click is the unlock mechanism. The motor that lifts it isn't there. Sent from my SM-T510 using Tapatalk
  5. As I have said before the aftermarket will fix this. They see money to be made. Now several companies will compete for the best fix. I hope mine holds up until there are several choices. Then I will just pay to fix it right. Sent from my SM-T510 using Tapatalk
  6. It will bolt in but you need the electronics. There are stand alone aftermarket setups that will make it work. Sent from my SM-A505U using Tapatalk
  7. Rained all day here yesterday. Still no leaks. I keep expecting to see one. I drove the old truck today. 17 years old and still no leaks. Sent from my SM-T510 using Tapatalk
  8. Who knows. I don't believe anything they say unless I can see it for myself. The sales people and service people all have to attend the same "How to lie to the customer with a straight face" class when hired, no matter the manufacturer or dealer. Trust, but verify, has usually proven my cynical nature to be correct in past conversations and with dealer personnel. They must take the class along with truck dispatchers. Sent from my SM-T510 using Tapatalk
  9. Did you not have factory tinted rear windows? Or did you just want it darker. I would think if you didn't have factory tinted you could get them to put one in. Sent from my SM-A505U using Tapatalk
  10. Even going north from Winnemucca it's a very long way to the next fuel stop. It's Jackpot. Last time I was there they were getting over $6 a gallon. But the next fuel is I 84 in Idaho. I took the new truck to Salt Lake last October towing my 30' trailer. I ran out on 84 just before Twin Falls. I knew that might happen so I had 5 gallons of premium in the bed. Also 5 gallons of ethanol free regular for the generator. I could use that if needed. But it wasn't. When I got to Twin Falls I filled the 5 gallons in the can incase I did it again. I have decided that truck sucks for towing. Small fuel tank is one reason. Bad fuel mileage is another. And it's just not nearly as stable as the old Duramax either. It's nicer and all but me and the little lady agree the old truck is better for long trips towing. It has a 45 gallon transfer flow tank in place of the stock one and another 12 in the bed with a pump to move it to the main tank while driving. It will make it from Seattle to Twin Falls on that easy. It took 3 tanks and the 5 in the new truck. Then it didn't make it to SLC from there. The old one makes it there with over half a tank left and not needing the tank in the bed. And it handles the 80 MPH speed limits in ID and UT better. Much more stable and less loss of fuel mileage due to the higher speed. The 6.2 has plenty of power though. I was surprised how well it pulled up Cabbage out of Pendleton OR. Almost as well as the Duramax. I didn't expect that. Sent from my SM-T510 using Tapatalk
  11. Maybe things are different in the west. Here you need to be more worried about how far the exits are from each other. In UT MT and parts of ID you need to stop before it's too late. Another thing that sucks with our small tanks. Towns with stations can be close to 50 miles apart. Sent from my SM-A505U using Tapatalk
  12. I have never really seen that. Most stations have premium. When I got my Duramax in 03 diesel was a little hard to find Now most stations have it. Sent from my SM-A505U using Tapatalk
  13. This really sucks. My 03 2500HD with almost 300,000 miles doesn't leak. I would expect it from that. It was leaking on the front passenger floor in extreme rain. Turned out the drain in the bottom of the left fender was plugged. It filled up to the HVAC system. I cleaned it out and no more leak. Good thing since it has no space in the garage now. So it goes in the RV shed with the RV and the Jhon Deere. The Jhon Deere has to be in the middle as it will go past the trailer tongue. It's the only way everything fits and the door will close. So I tend to leave the truck outside when the tractor is being used. It's also not a push the button door. So if I will be using it again the next day it's easier to leave it out. I normally don't leave any vehicles outside. But it is fenced and gated rural property and if it is up by the garage you can't see it from the street. So I think it's pretty safe. And it is right under a security camera. Sent from my SM-T510 using Tapatalk
  14. I check mine every rain. In other words most days here in the Pacific Northwest. No leaks yet. If it leaks while on warranty I will let them fix it. I will make it clear when I drop it off they will be responsible for anything that they damage. There is money to be made by the aftermarket once warranties start to expire. They will find a fix. If not after warranty it will get a solid window. But someone always comes up with a fix usually cheaper than the manufacturer way. I have owned Corvettes all my adult life. That's a long time and a lot of cars. Every generation has several bad designs. The aftermarket comes out with a fix for all of them. The only exception i know of is the ABS on early C5s. And that's because the problem showed up during GMs bankruptcy and the company that made them failed. There are no plans or information to reproduce them. Although someone may have figured it out now. I have one of those but it works and it's my older one and it rarely gets driven. But in some states they won't pass inspection with the ABS light on. The problem is the unit is sealed in epoxy so it can't be repaired. I believe there will be a good fix in the near future. They sell a lot more of these than Corvettes. Sent from my SM-T510 using Tapatalk
  15. I found out LED headlights suck in snow. No heat is generated and you have to keep stopping to brush the snow off at night. This i really don't like. Sent from my SM-T510 using Tapatalk
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