Anybody on this site that can help today? I went to Napa auto parts and told them I’m looking for an actuator for my make and model truck left rear door. He said nothing comes back! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Have a 2015 2500 HD crew cab. The back driver side door locks and unlocks intermittently when using the key fob or the lock on lock button on the driver side door. I’m thinking the door lock actuator is starting to go bad. I’ve searched YouTube and I can only find instructions for the front doors. Anybody have a link or some info to share as to how they replace the back door lock actuator? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Yes exactly, it chimes every time it comes up on the DIC. The truck is out of warranty though. I’m sure this is a several hundred dollar fix if I took it in. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
I’ve gotten the message “service trailer brake system“ several times over the past couple of years it usually just goes away after a time or 2. I was towing a 6 x 12 U-Haul trailer this past week. I must’ve gotten that alert 25 to 30 times in a row it would not stop. Then all the sudden it stopped on my three hour trip. Coming back yesterday three hours did not get the error message once. Started my truck up this morning to go into work without any trailer hooked up and got the message again. Anybody here experience this or know what might be causing it? Truck is a 2015 2500 HD Silverado. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Thanks. So I clicked your link but it takes you to TRS but there’s an error on the page. So I tried searching and it looks like that’s the ballast igniters and bulbs. No projectors though? Does your truck have halogen projectors? Is that how it came from the factory or did it come with HID/LED projectors? With the retrofit, you are getting the Morimoto projectors, there is no apoxie or glue or anything like that. At least on the Silverado, maybe the sierra is different? You simply unscrew the dust covers unscrew your stock halogen projectors and install the new projectors that bolt on. The only problem is they stick back pretty far and your dust caps will not fit on. You have to cut them and then extend them with waterproof tape over the gap.
Yeah man no problem. So many guys have helped me out on different forums over the years it feels good to give back and help somebody when possible. Give the retrofit source a call or check out light werkz and speak to Caesar. He’ll help you with whatever you need/want.
Just posted a detailed explanation above. If you get a QUALITY HID bulb and ballast I'd say several years, also depends on usage hours. Spend more money on an OEM type bulb from Phillips or Osram and QUALITY ballasts.
Damn.....just realized after I posted this that the thread is a few years old. Well.....maybe it will help if anyone searches the forum with a 2014-2015 2500hd Silverado truck.
I have a 2015 2500HD. Here is what I did (had done for me). First, immediately put HID's(ballasts/igniters obviously) in the truck.......marginal improvement. Also had some weird like shadow in the light pattern. Discovered the return wires were the shadows. Researched and found out bulbs are made with the same base but the return wire is on the opposite side so it gets reflected up rather then down into the pattern. Result..........ehhh ok, a little better but nothing special. Constantly got flashed too. I guess I should've aimed them lower or maybe the stock projector isn't "made for" HID's. I talked to a lot of people that know a lot about lighting including TRS, they all said there IS difference between halogen and HID projectors. Hard to tell from just looking though. I am a light fanatic and OCD.....I HAD TO, get better lighting! Spoke to a local shop and TRS and it was recommended to get the FX-R 3.0 Morimoto projectors. Also need the adapter brackets from fastheadlights.com. Now bulb choice is subjective and personal preference. I had GTR lighting 5000K and was so so. Ended up speaking to Caesar at Lightwerkz.com.........Man, nice guy and KNOWS HIS STUFF!! Got the OEM Phillips white vision. They are probably in the top 3 as far as light output. Look bright white when looking at truck but have a "warm" appearance on the road which is actually better for visibility, especially in rain. I can say.......WOW now! HUUUUUUUUUUUUGE difference and here are some pics below. The one with the mailbox on the left is my truck with HID bulbs in stock halogen projectors. The bottom one is the GTR lighting bulbs in the Morimoto projectors. This was over a year ago so no pics with the Phillips bulbs which I got last fall. Also, the key is to make sure these bulbs are installed correctly! very very easy to be just a hair off and the light pattern isn't good. Need to make sure there is a "hot spot" at both "steps" when pointed at a wall. Now, the other pics in the PDF are something I found on the internet/forums when researching before I did this. I would recommend TRS or Caesar from lightwerkz.com (he's also a Morimoto authorized dealer). Both know there stuff and stand behind their products! Also attaching a pdf of the install so you can see what it entails. Keep in mind the pics were taken with an iPhone so the exposure makes them look a little brighter than in person/behind the wheel. Hope this helps you some. Projector comparison.pdf 2015 Chevy FXR kit.pdf
Newdude, thanks a lot for posting and giving me that info! I actually just found that diode locally at a hobby store. I have seen pics of the 2 "ports" it goes into under the driver side floor area (BCM) Does it just get pushed into there and tension holds it in? Or does it need to "click" in somehow? I just want to make sure I do it right.
Yes, I have the RZY installed per Pgamboa (Phil). My truck says manufactured 8/14 on the door. I saw the diode mod and if that’s what it takes it looks like something I can do. Just wondering what I should do since the dealer had my truck again. I was very adamant the white mirror lights should stay on when put in reverse.
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