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Is there a better option? I installed a LEER shell on the bed of my 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD truck. The shell is now blocking the 3rd brake light camera so that the feature of using a camera vs a mirror in the rear view mirror unit is now not an option. I am limited to see what’s behind me using side mirrors only. Below are my thoughts and notes: The 2020 Silverado 2500 HD has a “Spoiler” on the back of the cab that houses the 3rd Brake Light assembly. There are two cameras on that 3rd brake light assembly identified in the attached pictorial diagram as #4 and #6. #4 Camera is listed as an Auxiliary Rearview Camera that works in conjunction with the trailer view camera feature and the #6 camera is the RearView mirror camera that allows one to see behind him via a flip of a switch on the mirror itself. It appears that in order to remove the 3rd Brake Light assembly you will either have to remove the entire headliner or simply move the back of the headliner enough to access the screws (10) & (11) that secures the spoiler in place. Once removed, you can remove the 3rd Brake Light Assembly and replace it with a 3rd Brake Light assembly without cameras. The 3rd Brake Light assembly connects to a harness listed as (9) on the pictorial diagram. My plan is to take the OEM 3rd Brake Light assembly apart and remove both cameras. Purchase a Kia Telluride GPS Shark Fin antenna and gut it. Mount the cameras onto it and install it on the LEER shell roof 5” from the back hatch. Ensure I splice in enough conductor (15-20 ft) to run it to the harness (#9) in the cab. This should provide a plug and play installation. I will need to ensure that the angles of the cameras mounted on the shark fin are correct. Reinstall headliner after I verify all is functioning correctly. Does anyone have any thoughts on this? Is there a better option?
Zane Merva Executive Editor, GM-Trucks.com 10/26/18 General Motors is moving farther along the process of testing the forthcoming 2020 Silverado HD and we've got photos to prove it. Our spy photographer recently captured what looks to be work truck style trim level 2020 Silverado HD's testing on public Michigan roads. He notes: ------ We caught Chevy engineers testing prototypes for its work-spec Silverado 2500 HD WT pickups, conducting towing testing and standard unladen tests on Michigan highways. The latest prototypes have dropped a little bit of camouflage, revealing some LED lighting details on the prototypes' towing mirrors, consisting of twin LED strips. The truck shows Chevrolet's WT-spec's stripped-down, budget-minded functionality. The Silverado HD's WP trim will feature a grille design similar to the Silverado 1500's WT models, with "CHEVROLET" emblazoned across the grille's crossbar (as seen in the teaser image earlier this year). The prototype also shows the simple, blacked-out trim and blacked-out front and rear bumpers. Simple steer wheels are also on display. Inside, expect to see and HD WT with vinyl or cloth interior, and a simple 7-inch LED touchscreen on the dash. The new Silverado 1500 lineup has more model designations than ever before, and we expect a similar roll-out for the 2020 HD model-range. The stakes have never been higher in the Detroit 3 truck wars, and the combatants are all readying new, or updated assaults. In addition to GM's heavy-duty prototypes that are undergoing an expansive testing regimen, Ram is readying extensively updated HD trucks in January at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. To round things out, Ford is working on mid-cylce updates for their own Super Duty Range to counter the oncoming HD onslaught, just as they did to counter the all new 2019 Ram, Silverado and Sierra 1500s from Ram, Chevy, and GMC. ------ What do you think? Are you excited for the next generation Silverado HD? 2020 Chevy Silverado HD Spy Shot Photos