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Justin: Hey, everybody. I'm Justin with americantrucks.com. And today we are taking a closer look at and installing the OE Style Black Housing Headlights with the Amber Corners, available for your 2014 and '15 Silverado at home. Now, you guys should be checking out these lights if you're looking for a clean and affordable way to help replace some faded or worn-out stockers while adding a slightly more aggressive appearance at the same time.So again, you should be checking out these headlights if you're looking to ditch a pair of old and possibly damaged stockers on your nearly 10-year-old truck in favor of something that will deliver not only an updated look but also something with a stealthy black housing and one that will also swap out this traditional chrome area on your factory headlights for black. Now, that's gonna be a great option for owners who are looking to de-chrome their trucks. It's a very popular thing truck owners often do. I'm not a huge fan of chrome.You're oftentimes searching for smaller parts to help get rid of that chrome. Well, this is certainly a great case. Now, if you want to check out some of our customer-submitted images, you'll get a good sense of what these do look like when they've been installed. And while I personally think they look good on any color Silverado out there, I think you'll notice they go extremely well on black trucks, again, thanks to that black detail here, which I've also seen a few owners actually color match that black. Maybe you have a white truck instead or something. You can actually color match that if you'd like for a more factory or custom look.Now, as far as your features are concerned, well, these are gonna be pretty basic in the land of aftermarket headlights, meaning they're not gonna offer a ton of LEDs all over the place. They're not gonna convert your reflector-style headlight to a more modern projector. Instead, these are gonna stick more to that OE or factory recipe with two big exceptions. Now, first and foremost, again, we just talked about it, these are going to eliminate that chrome trim found on most of the factory headlights for this gen. It's gonna replace it with the gloss black we just talked about, make for a different look overall.Now, the black doesn't stop there though with these headlights because the inner portion of the inner housing also receives some of that black treatment as well, which does give these lights, I think, a more sinister appearance without having to use a smoked lens. And I really enjoy that because anytime, listen, you use a smoked lens, you run the risk of cutting down your light output at night. Sure, it looks awesome, but that is kind of a give-and-take. With this, with the clear lens, black housings, you're getting more of that aggressive look but without any of the negative side effects.Now, your construction is gonna be easily on par with that of the stockers from both a material and a fitment standpoint. Now, as for your material, well, you're looking at a durable ABS plastic housing in black, of course. At that point, it has been topped off with a set of the clear polycarbonate lenses we just talked about, impact-resistant, always good. You're not gonna have to worry about any chips or spider webbing from any rock impacts on the road.Now, these are DOT-approved, guys. They are also gonna maintain that amber reflector here on the side, and they also will reuse your factory-style headlight bulbs. These do not include any bulbs, so something to keep in mind. Again, you can either use your factory bulbs, swap them over from your factory headlights, or a lot of owners actually use this as an opportunity to upgrade to maybe something a little bit brighter, a little bit more modern, such as an LED bulb.Now, finally, guys, the headlights will mount in the same location in the same manner as your stocker, so no modification needed there. And they are adjustable just to ensure everything will be aimed properly after the install.Now your price point is gonna hover just north of the high $300 mark for the options here in black, which does kind of put them in the higher side of the price range when we're talking about an OE-styled option. Now, if you wanted, you could always save about 50 or so bucks, still get that black trim, but ditch the amber corners in favor of a clear corner or clear reflector that is available here on the site. Again, about 50 bucks less compared to these guys, but that will certainly deliver, I would think, a more modified look. On the other hand, if you prefer to switch things up, ditch the chrome but stick to more of a factory look with the amber reflectors, these are certainly gonna help deliver that for you.Now, because these are a more basic or factory-style replacement, that is gonna make the install a very easy and straightforward day in the garage or driveway. There is no modification needed, there is no wiring needed, but because there is a little bit of work involved to remove the stockers, get these guys in place, the site is gonna bump things up to a soft 2 out of 3 wrenches on the difficulty meter, call it an hour at least to complete from start to finish, maybe a little bit more, depending on how fast you like to work. Regardless, to give you a better idea of how things might go down at home, let's head out to the shop for our detailed walkthrough and tool breakdown.Man 1: Tools required for this install include a ratchet, a clip remover tool, a Phillips head screwdriver, an extension, a 10-millimeter ratcheting wrench, a 10-millimeter socket, and some microfiber towels. What's up, guys? Today, we're installing a set of headlights on our Silverado. First, we're gonna watch a quick uninstall video showing you how to remove your factory headlights, and I'll meet you right back here for the install.Man 2: All right. The first step here, we have to uninstall our factory headlights. To do that, pop your hood. We're gonna remove the radiator shroud. Now, there's a bunch of these plastic black pushpin clips here. What you're gonna do is take a panel removal tool. I'm gonna start with this guy here. You're just gonna pry up on the middle section. Once that's up, you don't necessarily need to take it off in two pieces, but once that's up, you can pull it off altogether just like that. Do that for each one along the entire shroud. Now that all those clips are off, let's just lift up on the shroud and set it aside.Next up, we have to head over to the wheel well to remove this one Phillips head screw. Now, the reason we're doing that is because this entire trim piece that goes along all underneath the headlights and grille has to come off. So, grab a Phillips head. We're just gonna take this one screw off in each wheel well. So once you have one taken care of, repeat on the other side. Once that's off, you can start cracking that guy loose. All right. Next step here, just pull that trim piece all the way off and set it aside.All right. Next up, let's get our grille out of the way. Now, there's four 10-millimeter bolts at the top, so I'm switching over to an impact gun and a deep socket. So let's get those off. All right, now on the bottom left and bottom right corners, you're gonna find another 10-millimeter for the grille. I'm switching over to an extension on my 10-mil. All right, same thing on the other side. All right, so now we can just pull the grille off in one piece.All right, next step, let's unbolt our headlight. Now I'm working on our passenger side here. There's two 10-millimeter bolts up top we're gonna start with. All right, next up, behind where our grille was here, there's one more bolt at the bottom down there. All right. We have one more down here in the corner, right behind where the trim was underneath the headlight. I'm gonna use a 10-millimeter ratcheting wrench for this guy just because it's at a tough angle. All right, so now we can just pull that straight back, and you just pinch and disconnect the harness, just like that. Set your factory light aside.Man 1: Now before we install our new headlights onto the truck, we're gonna have to swap over some of our bulbs from our factory headlight to our new one. So we're gonna twist the left to take our sockets out of our headlight housing. We'll pull the bulbs out and swap them over. So we'll start with our turn signal bulbs. Twist to the left, wiggle our bulb out of place. Pop that into our socket and then turn to the right to lock that in. For this one, we'll press the tab. And then we'll do that same thing for our other headlight and get these on the truck.So now we're ready to install our new headlights. We have that one electrical connector on the back of our housing that we can plug into our body harness. We'll get this in place and reinstall our four bolts. And now we'll take our 10-millimeter socket and tighten down our top two bolts. And now we'll get the one on the front side. Now we can come down to the outside and thread in our last bolt and then take a 10-millimeter ratcheting wrench to tighten that down. And now we can do that same thing on the other side.And next, we can reinstall our grille. Next, we can thread in our four bolts at the top of our grille, and then we'll take our 10-millimeter socket to tighten these down. Next, we can thread in our four bolts at the bottom of our grille. Now, these are going to be pretty much impossible to see on camera, but everywhere that we have this little cutout, deep in there is our bolt hole. So I'm going to be taking a 10-millimeter socket with an extension, putting my bolt in there, and then threading that in, and I'll grab the ratchet to tighten them down. And I'll pop my ratchet onto the extension to tighten those down.Next, we can line up our clips and get our lower trim piece reinstalled. And now we can grab our Phillips head screwdriver and reinstall that one screw in our wheel well. Then we'll do that same thing on the other side.Now, the last thing we have to do is reinstall our radiator cover and all of our push clips. We have these two little clips on the front side that are going to go into these two slots here, and then we'll get our push clips installed.So that'll wrap up this review and install of the OE Style Headlights with Black Housing and Clear Lens for your 2014 to '15 Silverado 1500. Thank you for watching. And for all things Silverado, keep it right here at americantrucks.com.
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Stealthy OE Style. If you’re looking to give your Silverado an eye-catching stealthy style, upgrade with these OE Style Headlights featuring Black Housing and Clear Lens. These headlight assemblies combine an OE-grade design with a black color profile to give your truck a more menacing look. These assemblies are also the perfect choice if you’re looking to give your truck a blacked-out appeal. Best of all, its OE design means you don’t have to worry about any potential fitment issues.
Factory Style Lighting. These headlight assemblies’ high and low beams are powered by superior quality 9005-series and H11-series halogen bulbs, respectively. When combined with the assemblies’ OE design, you get illumination that matches what you’ll get from the factory. This translates to excellent road illumination at night or in low-light conditions.
Wear Resistant Build Quality. These headlights’ clear lenses and housings are made from wear-resistant automotive-grade plastic using a specialized precision-molding technique. This technique produces assemblies that offer superior durability while ensuring an OE-grade fit and finish. The housings and lenses are also fully sealed with each other for exceptional all-weather performance. Lastly, the housings are available in black to give your truck its distinctive dark look.
Uncomplicated Install Procedure. These OE grade headlights mount onto your truck using its factory counterparts’ location. No extra drilling or modifications to your vehicle are needed. Also, you need just standard hand tools to complete the installation.
Meets DOT Safety Standards. These OE Style headlights meet DOT safety standard FMVSS108, making their installation and use completely street legal.
Application. These OE Style Headlights with Black Housing and Clear Lens fit all 2014 to 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 models.
Bulb Applications. These OE grade headlights include 9005-series and H11-series halogen bulbs. These bulbs are used to power the high beams and low beams, respectively.
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Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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