Jump to content
  • Sign up for FREE! Become a GM-Trucks.com Member Today!

    In 20 seconds you can become part of the worlds largest and oldest community discussing General Motors, Chevrolet and GMC branded pickups, crossovers, and SUVs. From buying research to owner support, join 1.5 MILLION GM Truck Enthusiasts every month who use GM-Trucks.com as a daily part of their ownership experience. 

What have you done to your K2 today?


Recommended Posts

Saturday, I installed a 7-PIN to 5-PIN adapter (which I added a 4-PIN connector to).  Connected up my Tow Hitch Brake Light to it, instead of being routed to/thru the license plate slot to the trailer connector.

 

 

CB512630-10EB-4E48-8889-73AD073ACC0E.thumb.jpeg.07410260dbe1dee5024b9e748d2ffb8b.jpegDFFC84BE-5E7F-4E60-AEE1-E11D489CCDEC.thumb.jpeg.206ab7b4fc8fe535633caa0ee6ff6511.jpeg

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to comment
Share on other sites

39 minutes ago, Grumpy Bear said:

 

Your going to wash the paint right off that thing! 

:rolleyes:

 

Letting Go of “My Precious” for the Most Precious – “I Thirst” (John 19:28)

Nah

It has about 14 layers of Colinite 845 and countless layers of Need for Bead and Dream Maker.

She sure shiny

  • Haha 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'm going to squirt some of this on it today just for the hell of it.

Got a bunch of this I need to use up.

Nice days are numbered here in MN

Screenshot_20211019-103827_Photos.jpg

Edited by dieselfan1
  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

18 hours ago, MikeBMW said:

Yeah, was tired of the 12" extension from the 4-pin, down through the license plate slot, down & around the receiver to the light.  Plus, I'm adding a tailgate lightbar to it this weekend, which came with a 4-pin and stray wire for reverse (5-pin has the reverse wire). 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Today was interesting! I was on my way home from work and I couldn't believe my eyes and ears: I got the infamous "Service Trailer Brake Control" spam warning that I haven't heard in 3-4 years. It stopped for the rest of the day, time will tell if it does it again.

 

God help my soul lol

Edited by OffTheAir
  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, OffTheAir said:

Today was interesting! I was on my way home from work and I couldn't believe my eyes and ears: I got the infamous "Service Trailer Brake Control" spam warning that I haven't heard in 3-4 years. It stopped for the rest of the day, time will tell if it does it again.

 

God help my soul lol

Sometimes, alerts are momentary. get a scan tool on it and clear all codes and I doubt you'll see it again unless you have a real issue.
Those legacy codes can really make one nervous.

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 10/19/2021 at 6:50 AM, dieselfan1 said:

Took some pics .......

Screenshot_20211018-213129_Photos.jpg

Screenshot_20211019-063907_Photos.jpg

Screenshot_20211019-064016_Photos.jpg

I bet that thing turns some heads! only a matter of time until snow flies.. been putting off my detail/ceramic coating for a few months now, just hoping to get it cleaned up and throw a glaze then wax over it before it's too late

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Got a few projects done this past weekend! Noticed a loud pop after turning all the way right, upon further investigation torn pass side CV boot which obviously flung grease all over the suspension components. Got it swapped out for an OEM axle from GMpartsgiant, only casualty was a sway bar end link that was extremely rusted and even my 1/2" Milwaukee fuel impact wouldnt make it budge. Breaker bar finally snapped the bolt which was expected at this point.

 

Funny story while at the local parts store.. I go in and tell the lady I need a sway bar end link, AC Delco. 2014 GMC Sierra half ton. She asks "what model?" uhhh.. I already told you. "Yes I understand it's an SUV but is it a 1500, 2500, 3500?" 😱 Excuse me, what?! SUV???? Then she brings me a tie rod end.. OK not to judge but I think you need to find a new profession!

 

2050550688_IMG_5719(2).thumb.JPG.394d8e66e88b22e22c6a3174e4c38684.JPG

 

Next up, a project I've had on the backburner for months. Upgrading the terrible OEM Projectors! Went with The Retrofit Source Retroquik system. NHK G5-X projectors, Morimoto D2H 35w 6k bulbs, and Hylux A0050 45w ballasts. With the higher powered ballasts, brings the temp color rating down to 5k - 5500k which is what I was looking for. 

 

Headlights out, time to start cutting. Didn't want to mess with butyl and separating the lens from the housing again so cut the back piece of the housing off. Made sure to have at least two notches so for assembly it fit together like a puzzle. Propane torch and a utility knife was my cheap way of having a hot knife. Went this route instead of using a dremel to avoid having plastic shavings inside.

 

2108621055_IMG_5721-1(2).thumb.JPG.42e1ddb350cac66ac85701691df17cd7.JPG

 

OEM projector on the left, G5-X on the right. Check out those amazing fresnels that GM decided was such a great idea! 🤦‍♂️ New bracket wasn't a perfect fit, had to get the dremel out again. Then while mounting the bracket, I noticed my kit had four bolts and only two nuts. Luckily I had some small M4 lock nuts laying around or else I was SOL for the night.

 

IMG_5724-1.thumb.JPG.abe13473a2edcc5671bf9f2fb52fad33.JPG

 

Installed and time for a test fit before sealing the headlight back up. First test fire, system is flickering. Relays are buzzing so I know it's a power/ground issue. Rechecked all my connections, got the multimeter out, hour and a half later I'm at a loss what's wrong. Last thing to check was the fuse for the relay harness which I figured couldn't be the issue because it's either blown or not blown, right? Not always the case as I figured out.. one of the pins on the 20a fuse was cracked causing arcing through the 12v power. Replaced fuse, voila, we have light! Now I realize why they always say to check your grounds and fuses first. Sealed the headlights back up with black RTV silicone, let it sit for 24 hours and reassembly started. 

 

1863845865_IMG_5736-1(2).thumb.JPG.c935a2af36fb00bfdbc9925d47b7e4c4.JPG

 

Thanks for coming to my Ted talk. Output shots below! Wish I had a better "before" picture to compare. Pictures don't really do it justice how much the lighting has improved overall. Nice cut off line, brighter and larger hotspot, and the best part I won't be blinding on coming traffic anymore.

 

2140334922_IMG_4023-1(2).thumb.jpg.0eea92bbfe0f7cfd118f73621f15510d.jpg

 

IMG_5740-1.thumb.jpg.671c0120c543948ac00abf834b931aac.jpg

 

1599262926_IMG_5742(2).thumb.JPG.3261e1910b423d6ab37c820b083dfa94.JPG

 

 

656325529_IMG_5751-1(2).thumb.jpg.cde4fbe92c389393edcd616bb3718641.jpg

 

875072012_IMG_5750-1(2).thumb.jpg.0c0c70a5981bc5383417556029b18465.jpg

 

1277280698_IMG_5752-1(2).thumb.jpg.0f10ec49da5ec2d7f2b4c734a8d0b208.jpg

 

 

Edited by boettcher40
  • Like 11
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.




×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.