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  1. Just picked this up last night. Looking for headlight and marker light replacement recommendations (OEM style). All the ones I see online have horrible reviews due to leaking, fitting, or beam issues. Willing to spend for quality, but can’t find any. *edit: not looking for any of the LED/halo/ricer type lights.*
  2. Has anyone tried to install the LTZ/Premier headlights in a LT model? I have a 2017 LT, and would really love the daytime running light LED strip. I'm assuming the difference has to be either in the headlight assembly themselves, the headlight controller, or both. I've considered swapping to an aftermarket headlight assembly that has the LED daytime running lights, but don't know enough about them yet to know if they are any good. I was thinking something like the Spyder or Anzo brands.
  3. Okay so how am I supposed to get moisture out of aftermarket 2014 Silverado Headlight housings without baking them? I drilled a hole in the housings on my cateye and it fixed it....
  4. I am looking to be z71 headlights for my 2016 colorado! Is anyone selling their headlights? please let me know! email me at [email protected]
  5. 2006 Gmc Sierra 1500 SLT In KY this year we had some snow so I got out to play in it last night and went to get on it alittle and when I did all my lights inside including my radio dash and even headlights shut off for maybe two seconds like the key had been turned off (truck is still running) and then came back on after everything came back my battery light was on. It is a new battery from end of 2017. Got home had to run back into town and got on the brakes hard one time and didnt complety shut down on me but the lights surged hard having a hard time finding anything on this any input would help.
  6. Hi, new to the forums and trying to find an answer. I just recently purchased a 2016 Silverado and it is all white and black. Trying to stick with that theme I would like to change the amber reflectors and the amber headlights to clear. I've been searching for a way to modify these parts and or change them but I can't seem to find any and was hoping you guys could give me a hand! Thanks so much! Zach
  7. I have a 2005 Chevy Silverado 1500 5.3 I'm having a problem with my lights, at night when I turn my lights on, the blinker lights stays on in the dash, and the actual lights slightly stay on in the front, rear, and on the mirrors. When I turn a blinker on, both sides flash, and when I hit bumps or slam a door it fixes it temporarily or makes them work slightly better. My headlight dims and brightens aswell when hitting bumps or slamming a door. The turn signals work fine when the headlights are not on.
  8. I’m looking for ‘16 or ‘17 Denali Headlights . Anybody got any for sale ?
  9. Hey guys. I’m doing a ton of research on various LED bulbs. What I’m not sure on is what bulb fits best in a projector housing. I have seen various stories of people buying bulbs and the bulb doesn’t fit and the dust cover won’t go back on. Anyone have experience with this?
  10. I was looking into getting some spyder headlights for my 14 silverado, i was wondering if anyone is running these lights and if they are any good. http://www.spyderauto.com/product.php?id=PRO-YD-CS14-LBDRL-BK any pics and input are greatly appreciated, thank you
  11. Hey everyone, first off thanks for the great site. I have been doing a ton of reading and enjoying everyone's vehicles. I have done a bunch of searching before asking this question but seem to be getting a couple different answers, so I thought I would ask it anyways. I just purchased a 2017 Silverado LT 4x4. From what I understand the truck comes equipped with LED fog lights and 25 watt HID Hi and Lo beams. These are the D5S bulbs, if I have read correctly. My question is, what HID bulb do I purchase to get the same white color as my LED running rights and LED fog lights? Do I need to get a higher wattage bulb with a 5000k+ temp range? I really don't want to go the direction of swapping to the LTZ headlight assembly at this time but it would look good ;) Thank you for your help in advance. Chris
  12. When I start my truck up and turn on my headlights, my headlights will NOT come on. My high beam indicator comes on on the dash and moving the high beam switch does nothing to turn it off. My DTRL's come on though. After driving a few miles my high beam indicator goes off and my headlights come on. Anyone have any ideas as to why this is happening and what can I do to fix it? I had to drive to work for 6 miles before my headlights came on in the rain this morning.
  13. Hello everyone, This is my first post and I am happy to be here. 'Read many other threads on this forum and I know I'm in good company with ya'll. I searched, and scoured the web (and this forum), and could not find a thread or post that throughly covered the topic of Original Equiptment lighting. Maybe there is a Chilton's or a Haynes Book that covers this? This question popped into my thoughts as I began shopping for an overhead light bar. Of course, lumen, beam flood angle, and beam throw distance were the first specs I poured over, but then I thought about Kº (light temperature in Kelvin degree). It might be cool if this new light added to the truck would match the existing. (I'm pretty happy with the factory lighting choices on my SLE). So I pulled the headlight bulb to find a PHILLIPS hHIR2 LL 55W 9012 LL, Made in Germany. (See photos). When I compare the various replacement bulbs offered by Autozone, the replacements can range from 3000, 3200, 4100, to 4200º Kelvin. This thread might be helpful to others working on interior lighting, or other lighting as well. Anyone out there have professional photography equipment that can meter, or sense color temperature? Are different trucks different temps? Thanks for any info involving measurements, photos, specs, or thoughts that might be helpful to me or to US as a community of owners and technicians. Hopefully this thread could help others too. Thank you.
  14. Hello all - After doing quite a bit of reading through different threads on here, I have a few questions about headlights. I am currently running Sylvania Silverstar Ultra bulbs in my stock non projector housings on my '14 Silverado. For the most part, I'm pretty happy with them but I'm always looking to improve. Is this the best set up I can run on non projector housings? does anyone have experience runnings LEDs in non projector housings (VLEDs etc.)? Or is the only way to improve further to get projector housings and jump up to HID's? Any feedback would be much appreciated. Thanks and Merry Christmas!
  15. Has anybody ordered these yet? I just saw them listed as a new product on the Anzo website. They sell two versions: white U-Bar DRL and white/amber switchback U-Bar DRL. These are the best looking aftermarket headlights I've seen besides the oem 2017 headlights. It says they fit in 2014-2017 Sierras. If anyone has installed them, does the U-Bar come on as the DRL, or does the headlight bulb have to be on?
  16. John Goreham Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com 6-14-2017 General Motors crossovers and SUVs have scored relatively low in a new round of testing by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The Institute started to test and evaluate headlights this past year in a new indoor facility that it built from scratch. One model year since the new testing began, IIHS now includes headlight scores on its overall evaluation. To earn the top score a vehicle must have a trim with headlights that score Acceptable or Good. None of the four GM models IIHS tested earned a score that high. This news is particularly bad for GM with regard to the all-new 2018 Chevy Equinox. Because it scores only Marginal, it will not earn the top safety rating that its peers, the RAV4, CR-V, Forester, Rogue, and other models do. Cadillac's XT5 also has few excuses for not being able to score as high as affordable models like the Hyundai Santa Fe and Toyota Highlander which earned scores of Good and Acceptable respectively.
  17. Looking to install some after market headlights, but can't really find anything online. CARID has some that say they fit a 16, but it doesn't look like it because of the shape of the lights. Has anybody replaced their 16 headlights? I wanted to put these on, but it seems like they wouldn't fit due to shape. It looks like the 16 have a dog ear on the bottom right side where these do not. https://www.carid.com/2016-chevy-silverado-headlights/lumen-projector-led-headlights-389000715.html Does anybody know where i could maybe get the same 16 lights just in white. Id prefer the ones up top, but if they don't work ill have to stick with the same 16 design just a different color.
  18. First off, I'd like to say I am in no way sponsored by any companies or brands represented in this write up. It is simply a 3rd party review and how to. Below are a couple of videos I wanted to share in here on how to install an HID kit for a 2014/2015 Sierra (1500's, it may work on some 2015 2500HD's, but YMMV). I am using a kit made by The Retrofit Source. They specially made this kit with K2 1500 Sierra's in mind. It comes complete with: -Choice of 35watt or 55watt ballasts, high quality Morimoto pieces. I am using 35watt units. -Choice of 3000k, 4500k, 5000k, 6000k HID bulbs (also include alcohol wipes to clean bulbs before installation, nice touch) --- I used a 4500K bulb, which is classified as "warm white" (slightly white-blue at startup, but after about 15-20 seconds becomes the "warm white" color) -Relay Harness w/ built in fuse. This harness has nice ring connectors to connect to battery + and - -Canbus harness (error code eliminator) -Igniter harness x2 -ballasts to bulb harness w/ rubber grommet to seal headlight dust covers. x2 Overall, i thought the kit was very well constructed. High quality braided wiring, all shrink wrapped, potted electronics, waterproof connectors. All A+ quality. I got this kit for $170 off their website, but if you make an account, and load the kit into your cart, then leave it a few days, they will send you a coupon code for 10% off. Not a bad deal IMHO. Link to the Sellers website https://www.theretrofitsource.com/ Link to the specific kit https://www.theretrofitsource.com/hid-systems/morimoto-elite-hid-system-sierra-low-beam.html?carDisplay=2014+GMC+Sierra++%28Projectors%29&preselect=4.1.3-HARN-RELAY-9012%2CXB-BALLAST-35%2C5.3.3-XB3-9012-45 It does require you drill a hole in the dust covers to get the wires to pass through, but it is not hard and can be done with a cordless drill and a 7/8" hole bit. First video is a review of the kit by itself: This next video is the actual installation of the kit And this final video is how to properly aim your headlights (made a few months ago before I had HID's but the concept is the same) Enjoy. Hopefully these videos help some folks out! FINAL VERDICT -Good upgrade in light output using stock projectors. Not very hard to install, but I will still rate it 3.5/5 on a scale of difficulty. 5 being hardest. Just because it requires some work with electronics, which not everyone is comfortable doing. I am very happy with the end result. There is a lot more clean white light out on the road and I can see a lot better on dark roads. Properly aimed, I should not be blinding any other drivers. Post below with questions.
  19. Hello fellow GM truck owners. My pops owns a 2015 Silverado LT and he's been talking about getting some new headlights and I figured it would be a perfect father day gift if I just got them for him. I would love some feedback on what you guys would suggest. He's picky when it comes to his truck (as most of us are) and he says he would want some light blue almost white kind of beam not blinding bright but at least as bright or a bit brighter than stock. I am pretty sure the stock ones are just regular halogens (don't quote me on that) but I am also not sure wether to go HID or LED. It's very specific but any feedback is welcomed! Pics would be appreciated ? Thanks.
  20. Does any one have information for aftermarket dusk cover when you add Hid's / Led's blubs that are longer then oem ones . 2015 chevy, Silverado . thanks for the help . I know lot of you guy's are running Hid's / Led's , so what did you do to the rear cover to make it fit ???
  21. John Goreham Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com 5-12-2017 General Motors has agreed to increase the warranty on certain vehicles' headlights for up to 12 years of 150,000 miles. This after the government investigated owner complaints about low-beams suddenly shutting off on certain GM models. The headlight control module is the issue and Tuesday GM instructed dealers to begin honoring the warranty on about 300,000 vehicles now in circulation. The models affected include some of the following vehicles (not all): 2006 to 2009 Chevrolet Trailblazers and GMC Envoys -2006 Buick Rainier, GMC Envoy XL, Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT -2006 and 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix -2006 to 2008 Buick LaCrosse. This is reportedly a full recall, not a TSB, and owners will be contacted if they own a vehicle covered. The Detroit News speculates there may be more recalls coming as a result of this issue. NHTSA has not yet added this issue to its running tally of monthly recalls, so we suggest calling your dealer if you feel you may have a vehicle in the included group of vehicles and want to check if a fix is available.
  22. I just brought a 2014 Chevy Silverado LT that comes with the original headlight lamps. I'm looking to upgrade to some projectors with HID to max light output. Are there any options out there that comes equip with HID that you can just plug and play to original oem plugs?
  23. Selling the Z71 grille and headlights from my 2015 Silverado. Excellent condition. On truck for less than a year. The grille is selling for more than $300 on eBay but I'd like to try and sell locally. I'm in Eastern CT. Headlights: $200 Grille: $200
  24. Who here is using the factory projectors with HID lights? How is the light output?
  25. Hello fellow GM-T members. Been a while since I've been on here so I thought I would share a pocket-book hurting learning here. I took a quick breeze through and couldn't find a similar topic or pinned item about "blacklist" items. If this is a duplicate or not in the right area, feel free to relocate or delete if I'm breaking some forum rule here by posting this. I just wanted to pass along some advice to fellow forum members looking to upgrade their stock headlight assemblies....whether for performance improvement or appearance update. In my case, although I felt the OEM headlights and bulbs were pretty decent from the get-go, I was looking to upgrade. I purchased the attached product off of e-bay and shall leave the seller unnamed. To me, they were the best looking halo/projector combo. Personal preference anyway. So they arrived before Christmas and I installed them around new years. This past week I started using my truck again as a daily driver in the dark and let me tell you, I was very disappointed. The issue with them is: - beam angle from projector low beams is pointed much to far down to be useful. they did come with adjustment screw which I quickly cranked up to max but still no where NEAR where it needs to be. managed to strip some component in there as well. Screw is metal but feels like it's turning something plastic inside. - even where it does light up after the adjustment, it is still pretty weak looking compared to factory In my other pics, I am attempting to show that it only lights up about 45 ft ahead of me on the road......not even a single tractor-trailer length. In one shot you'll see an SUV ahead of me. The wide angle lense on my phone is deceiving as that vehicle is only about 60 ft ahead of me. That's where the beam literally cuts off. I can't even rely on some stray remaining light beam that WOULD exist with a halogen/standard reflector setup. If there were a piece of 4x4 lumber laying across the highway at 45 feet ahead of me, and I'm travelling at the standard 75 mph where I live (108 ft/second) you can see just how much reaction time I have with these. GARBAGE. I read a few users a while back had some DEPO headlights that are essentially stock lights (mirror reflectors) but with black bezeling. I think I'm going to give those a try. Anyone else have them? I attached a reference pic of those as well. Thanks!
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