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Hey, guys. It's Sara from americantrucks.com and today, we have a review and install of the Black Dual Halo Projector Headlights with LED Accent Lights, fitting your 2007 to 2013 Silverado. These headlights feature a simple bi-level design with black housings giving your Silverado that blacked outlook. In addition, these headlights are DOT and SAE compliant. Coming in at around $270, these headlights are a great upgrade to your stock faded lights. However, keep in mind that because of the price point, these will not have as many LEDs as some more expensive options. I'm gonna give this install a one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. It can be done in approximately two hours. Keep in mind you will need to transfer the stock headlight harness from your sock headlight into this new headlight, and that could require a little bit of finagling. In addition, this will require splicing the LEDs into your harness.For this install, you will need a crimping tool, 7-millimeter socket, 10-millimeter socket, 3/8 drive ratchet, pop clip removal tool, an optional but helpful tool is a needle nose pliers. Okay, let's pop the hood and hop into this install.First step is we're gonna wanna grab a trim removal tool and pop out these clips on this rad support cover. Okay, once we have these eight pop clips out, we can go ahead and grab this cover and take it out of the truck. Next step, you're gonna grab a 10-millimeter socket and take out the four bolts that are holding in the top of this grille. Once the bolts are out of the top of our grille, we're gonna grab the grille and pull straight back. There are several pop clips on the other side holding it in. If they're being difficult, you can also use a flathead on them, but ours are gonna probably come good. Next up, we're gonna grab our 10-millimeter socket again and take off these two bolts off the top of the headlight.Now, we can move on to the bolts in the wheel well. Okay, so the final bolt is behind our wheel liner here. We've taken some of the bolts out just so you guys could get a better look at it. If you don't want to take the bolts out of your wheel well liner, you do not have to. But, anyway, this is the bolt we're gonna get at. Just wanna get on there and loosen it a little bit. You don't need to come all the way out because the bracket is [inaudible 00:03:15], so if you get it loose, you should be able to slide the headlight straight out. Now that we have all of the bolts out of our headlight, we can go ahead and pull it straight out towards us and disconnect our wiring harness. Make sure we're pulling back on this white clip and then pressing down and pulling it out. Now, we can head over and transfer our wiring. Okay, now that we have our stock headlight out of our truck, we're gonna wanna disconnect this wiring harness including the two amber bulbs and transfer it to our new headlights.So, we have our stock headlight here. We wanna remove the wiring harness at these bolts, so disconnecting the stock connector. Once we've done that, we can disconnect these two amber lights by twisting and pulling them out. And I do have gloves on because these lights are very fragile, these bulbs. We wanna make sure we're not getting oils from our hands on there. We can put the stock light to the side and grab our new headlight. We have left the plastic on the lens side just so we don't hurt it while we're doing this. Get rid of these two stickers. Okay, now we can take our harness from our old light and go ahead and get it into our new light, starting with the amber bulbs. We're just gonna put in and turn. We are gonna try to be pretty careful with these. Again, just push in and turn, same as stock lights. You might do a little bit of wiggling to get them to sit, but they should eventually go in.Now that we have our amber bulbs installed on our new headlight, we wanna grab the two connectors from our harness to move them the rest of the way over. We're gonna start with the bottom connector which should be the yellow and black connector and the blue and black connector. And we're just gonna insert those until we hear a click or feel a click. We're gonna grab the green and black and the red and black and connect these two together. All right, now that our stock harness has moved over, we're gonna go on to the wiring. We're gonna grab all three of our white wires that are hanging loosely and we can go ahead and twist them together. Now, there's lots of different ways to wire these in. This is the power to your LEDs as well as to your halos. However you feel comfortable doing it is fine, but we're gonna go ahead and do it this way just to give you guys an example of something that you can do.So, now that those wires are all twisted nicely together, we can grab our connector, grab our crimping tool and crimp this connector. Just double-check that each wire is in there nice and tight. Now, we can move on to our ground. Grab our three black wires and repeat the exact same process of twisting them together nice and tight. All right, now we're gonna grab our connector and our crimping tool and just double check that these are in there nice and tight. Okay, now we can get our headlight on our truck.So, back on our truck, we have taken our stock harness here, our [inaudible 00:06:56] pigtail, and we have peeled it back a little bit to reveal all the wiring inside of it. Now, we're gonna, for this install, tap into the black wire on the bottom here for ground and the brown wire right next week to it for power.So, again, you can do this however you're comfortable with, but this is what we're gonna do for this install. Now, let's go ahead and grab our headlight. Okay, now that we have our headlight all set to go, we're gonna grab the wiring on our stock harness and grab the wiring we just did and connect our three black wires with the black wire on this pigtail. Now, we chose these connectors because they can be undone rather than just traditional wiring. Just in case you ever wanna take it out, you can disconnect it as easily as taking off your stock connector. Now, we're gonna go ahead and grab this red wire on our stock harness and grab our white wires on our truck and connect these together as well. Now, we wanna try to tuck these up as nicely as possible. You might wanna grab some electrode tape for this. It's gonna be easier to install our light if it's a little bit cleaner.And last but not least, grabbing our connector that we just transferred over and this connector for our main pigtail and putting them together till we hear the click and pushing our white tab in. Try to clean this wiring up as nicely as possible and then we can go ahead and put our headlight on to our truck. Want to try to line up both tabs at the back as well as a tab in the bottom part of this bracket here. Now, we can grab our bolts and get these tightened down. All right, so we have our hardware here. We have our 10-millimeter socket. Go ahead and get these started. All right, let's move on to the bolt in our wheel well. With our wheel liner peeled back a little bit, we can see the bolt that we loosened earlier. We just wanna get our 10-millimeter on it and tighten it down a little bit.All right. Okay, now that we have our stock headlight out of the truck, we can put it side by side with our new headlight, and check out some of the similarities and differences.Now, as you can see, they both feature of bi-level design and that's pretty much where the similarities end. Our new headlight features a black housing with a clear lens, which is a complete departure from the stock appearance. If you're going for that blacked out look, this is definitely going to be the headlight for you. All right, let's grab our headlight and get it installed in the truck.Grab your 10-millimeter socket and we're gonna take these two top bolts out of our headlights. All right, with all of the headlight bolts out, we can grab our headlight and pull it straight towards us. I have to maneuver it around the bumper a little bit. All right, now that our headlight is out, we can disconnect the main wiring harness, first pulling back on this white clip, pressing down on the tab and we're good to go. Using the same process as before, we've swapped over our stock wiring harness to our new headlight and done the wiring. Now, we can go ahead and hook it up to our harness on our truck.Power to the power wire, ground to the ground wire. Now, we're gonna grab our harness and our connectors and go ahead and snap that back in and we're ready to put our headlight into our truck. Make sure we're tucking up the wiring harness and the wiring as best as we can, just because it does get a little bit stuck. Grab our bolts. We can just double-check that our bottom tab is in the bracket, which it is. Grab our 10-millimeter socket and get these tight. All right, grabbing our grille, we're gonna put it into position and push each one of the clips into their slot. Once all the clips are lined up, you can go ahead and push gently forward and the grille should pop back into place. Once we're done with that, we can get the four bolts back into the top of the grille. All right, grab our 10-millimeter and tighten them down. Last step is our rad support cover, go ahead and get that back on and lined up and our eight pop clips back into place.So, that is gonna do it for the review and install of our headlights. Remember, for all things Silverado keep it at americantrucks.com.
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