(approx) 2 Hours
Simple installation for anyone.
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Hey, guys. Joe from AmericanTrucks. And today, I'm going to be reviewing and showing you how to install the Axial Black Euro Headlights fitting all '07 to '13 Silverado 1500s. This is going to be perfect for the Silverado owner who's looking to replace his headlight housings with a set that's true to the original styling but with upgraded looks for an extremely reasonable price. These are built out of OEM grade materials which are then sealed to prevent moisture build-up. They feature a clear lens right up front which is going to be a huge improvement over the stock ones, especially if they're over 10 years old. They also have an awesome black housing in there that stays true to the original styling of the Silverado headlights but it is a huge improvement and adds a lot to the front end of your truck. These are also DOT and SAE compliant, so you can be sure that your truck will pass inspection in all 50 states. One thing I do really like about these is that toned down styling, they're period correct and they just look right on the truck, something that looks like it could have come from the factory and almost blends in. Now an added benefit to that is that these are plug and play so you won't have to do any wiring as compared to some other LED styled headlights. Pricing for the pair is going to come in and around 185 bucks which is exactly where the OEM headlight sit actually for the Silverado in these years. So, for the same price, you can get this upgraded housing with that awesome black styling which again really adds a lot to the front end of your truck. Install for these going to be an easy one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter, should only take you an hour or two with some basic hand tools. Again, these are straight plug and play installation. So, without any further ado, let me show you how it's done.For this install, you will need an impact, extension, 3/8 ratchet, 1/4-inch drive ratchet to get into a tight space behind the fender liner, trim panel removal tool, 1/4-inch 10-millimeter socket, 3/8 10-millimeter socket, and a 7-millimeter socket. So, the first step in removing our old factory headlight socket, we are going to have to open the hood and get this grille out of the way, that will allow us access the 10-millimeter bolts holding our headlights in.And the first step to removing the grille is to grab your trim panel removal tool or a flat head screwdriver. We're going to take all these push pins out to get our radiator cover off then we should be able to work on our grille. And with those eight push pins removed you should be able to remove this cover. So, now there's two things holding on our grille, these four 10-millimeter bolts up here and then after that it's just a couple of clips. So, we're going to get these out of the way, pull the grille right off the truck. So, now there's only a couple 10-millimeter bolts holding our headlight onto the truck. We're gonna start with these two right up top and get those out of the way. The last 10-millimeter holding our headlight on the truck is actually behind our front fender liner right about here. So, we're going to use a 7-millimeter socket to remove the bolt holding the fender liner to the truck, peel that back and take the 10-mil out.Now, we should be able to shimmy the headlight out in between the fender and bumper, and that leaves us with these electrical connections back here. Now, our new headlight set doesn't come with bulbs, so we're going to be taking those out and removing these, setting them aside. Now, whenever you remove headlights, you do wanna wear gloves, you don't want the oils from your fingers to get on the bolts. We can also get rid of this old harness too, pull up on this white tab, then press in the middle and it should release. So, that side is completely disassembled now we're gonna do the same for this side starting with the two 10s on top then the one in the fender. So, I got all the bulbs here, what we're going to do is install them into our new lights and the first step to do that is to remove these little paper covers that come over and then drop all the bulbs into the wiring harnesses. That's one side done, now we're going to do the same for the other side. So, our new lights are all ready to go and to be installed on the truck. But before we move back to the truck, I just wanted to take a second to compare it to our old headlight, point out some of the key differences here. And right off the bat, as you guys can see, the years have not been too kind to our stock light, the lens is all faded. And honestly, that's just going to cut into your light output and hurt how much light can get on road. Our new headlight kit is not only going to refresh the lens but allow more light to come through it than the stock one. Other than that, our new light is pretty much true to form to the original with the only real difference being the black housing which honestly looks a lot better and it's going to add a lot to the front end of your Silverado. So, with that being said, let's grab our new set of headlights, move back to the truck and get these installed. So, now all I'm going to do is reconnect our harness back into the truck and get our light seated and then test and make sure everything's working. So, it looks good, everything is working. So, now we're just going to reinstall all of our hardware. So, we're just going to tighten down all of our hardware. I'm just hitting this 10-millimeter bolt underneath that we showed earlier and then the 7-millimeter bolts for the fender liner. So, now we're just going to do the same thing for the other side, going to plug in our connector, make sure it works, and then button down all the bolts. So, next we're going to clip our grille into place, get that bolted down, put our radiator cover back on and we'll be good to go. And that is going to do it for my review and install of the Axial Black Euro Headlights fitting all '07 to '13 Silverado 1500s. Thank you for watching. I'm Joe. And keep it right here at americantrucks.com.
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