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No issues with the truck. <<

 

But Im trying to install recon running lights ( on the side of truck )

 

and its very hard to do on a new chevy.

 

Mounting them is fine..

running the wire not so fine

connecting wires to headlight/ finding a ground... is where i gave up on project..For now

these are my direction that came with lights http://www.andysautosport.com/additional_info/26413-26414recon.pdf

 

Running the wire from the front wheel dirt-guard and then up in front of the firewall into engine bay is somewhat easy its all a matter of gettin under-neath the truck

 

next comes the most confusing part of it all the grill/headlight area ...

now i know from my prior 08 chevy. you remove the plastic then the bolts ( 10mm) and then the grill clips and the headlights are all yours ...

well not on a 14 .... its the same set up as older styles meaning the bolts and the clips ( 4 on the grill/2on each headlight)

 

how ever on the 14 visible to the eye you can only see 2 clips on the left and right hand side and you cant even fit a hand, let alone a tool to get down in there to unclip them.

and as an added bonus the grill clips into the head light.

everything is so tightly packed in that grill its unbelievable ( good design, but damm!)

 

so i calmly put everything back together and set this project aside for know untill time passes and i can learn more about how to take the headlight assembly out with-out having to take my entire truck apart.

 

on that note 14 owners during the day i would just not use the DRL's, just to save the life of the bulbs, because changing it will be a hassle.

 

I just thought i would share the experience i had for the first time taking ( attempting) apart the grill.

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I'm new to this pickup truck scene. What are these running lights and where on the side of the truck were you going to mount them? I googled "Recon Running Lights" and saw a large variety of the things.

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To remove the grill you have to take off the painted front bumper valence (between the bumper and grille) behind it are 4 more bolts. Once you have those off it just unclips. There's 2 screws on each end of the valence and a bunch of clips along the grille so be careful with them. I've had the grille off my truck in 20 min

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To remove the grill you have to take off the painted front bumper valence (between the bumper and grille) behind it are 4 more bolts. Once you have those off it just unclips. There's 2 screws on each end of the valence and a bunch of clips along the grille so be careful with them. I've had the grille off my truck in 20 min

 

So what do you do first, is it like this?

1. Unscrew 2 screws on each end of painted front bumper valence

2 The rest should unclip?

3. There are 4 bolts behind the valence for the grill?

4. The rest of the grill unclips?

 

I was trying to figure out how you get it off

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To remove the grill you have to take off the painted front bumper valence (between the bumper and grille) behind it are 4 more bolts. Once you have those off it just unclips. There's 2 screws on each end of the valence and a bunch of clips along the grille so be careful with them. I've had the grille off my truck in 20 min

 

So what do you do first, is it like this?

1. Unscrew 2 screws on each end of painted front bumper valence

2 The rest should unclip?

3. There are 4 bolts behind the valence for the grill?

4. The rest of the grill unclips?

 

I was trying to figure out how you get it off

 

Before all that take the radiator cover off (under the hood) and there's 4 bolts holding the grille on there as well. Then the rest is correct

 

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