(approx) 1 Hour
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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Hey, guys. It's Sara with americantrucks.com, and today we have a review and install of the Version 2 Euro Headlights with a Smoked Finish, fitting your 2014 to 2015 Silverado 1500 models. This is perfect for the Silverado owner who's looking for a smoked headlight option with the most blacked out style without breaking the bank. These Euro-style headlights provide a stealthy look to the front of your truck and they reuse the factory bulbs, so that means they will work with any factory-style bulbs even if you decide to upgrade to an LED down the road. These headlights feature black housings with smoked lenses and a matte black trim around the headlight, the ultimate for those of you going for a blacked out look. They are also weather-sealed to keep out dirt and moisture, so they will hold up to the elements for years to come.So as far as price goes, these headlights come in at around $200, making them the most budget-friendly, fully blacked out headlight option for your truck. I'm giving this install a two out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. They future direct bolt-up install, they are plug and play, and they can be installed within one hour. So with that said, let's jump into our install.For this install, we used an impact gun or you can use a ratchet, a large extension, 7 and 10-millimeters sockets, a pop clip removal tool, and a 10-millimeter ratcheting wrench.All right. So the first step in our install is to grab a pop clip removal tool and remove all of the pop clips that are holding on our rad support cover. All right. Grab your tool and go underneath these pop clips, pry them up, and remove them. All right. At this point, you can lift up your cover and remove it off the truck. Next up, we're gonna remove the four 10-millimeter bolts holding on our grille. Grab a ratchet and a 10-millimeter socket and get these removed. All right. At this point, we need to remove a bolt that's inside the wheel well to take this trim piece off. Now, this should be a 7-millimeter bolt. Our truck has a Phillips head. So go ahead and grab your 7-millimeter socket and get this removed. Repeat that on the other side. All right. With both of the bolts out on each side of this trim piece, go ahead and grab the edge and pull it straight off.All right. So at this point with the trim piece removed, you can see the four bolts along the bottom of the grille that have to be removed. They are recessed underneath quite a bit. They're at each corner and there's 2 cutouts in the center, so you'll need a 10-millimeter socket with a longer extension. We're gonna get these out. All right. At this point with all the hardware removed, you can grab the grille and pull forward towards you. At this point, you can remove the bolts from your headlight. We're gonna start with the two up top here. Grab your 10-millimeter socket and ratchet and get these removed. Moving on to the one on the front of the headlight, go ahead and remove that one. It's down towards the bottom on the inside. All right. So the fourth bolt is on the side of the headlight towards the bottom here, facing away from your truck. It is a little bit hard to get to because of this bracket here. So grab a 10-millimeter ratcheting wrench and let's get this removed. With all of the bolts removed, you can grab the headlight and pull straight out. To disconnect the large harness, press down on this tab here and pull back towards you.All right. So before we can install our headlight, we do need to transfer over the bulbs. Go ahead and twist these caps and remove them. And you'll see there's actually no bulb in our headlight, but that's all right because the factory bulbs will fit up perfectly. So go ahead over to our factory headlight, do the same thing, twist out the caps. Now, these are different, but they're directly replaceable. So the bottom goes to the bottom, the top goes to the top. Disconnect these connectors. And then you're just gonna twist these to get the bulb out. Now, be very careful not to touch the bulb. The oils on your fingers will shorten the life or even cause them to break. If you want, you can wear gloves, but go ahead and twist that back into place.Plug in your connector. This connector's a little bit different. You press down instead of lift up like our previous one. Go ahead, disconnect it, twist your bulb out. Again, be careful not to touch it. Then go ahead and line it up in your new headlight. Now, the tabs are different sizes. So line up the larger tab with the largest opening and twist it into place. Tuck in this wiring and then replace your caps.Next up, we do have to remove the marker lights as well, our running light bulbs, the ambers. Go ahead and twist them out. And we do have to touch the bulb. So I did put gloves on. Just grab and pull. Repeat that process with the upper light as well. Just go ahead and twist the connector out. Grab your bulb and just firmly pull. Now we can transfer these over. These twist out the exact same as your factory. Go ahead and line up the bulb and press it into place. And twist it back in. Do the same thing with the lower bulb. Twist out the connector, line up your bulb, press it into place, and reinstall it.All right. Grab your new headlight, go ahead and line it up to the connector. The connector is recessed a little bit, which is kinda nice because it's out of the way, but you may lose sight of it when I plug it in here. Make sure it's plugged in all the way. Line up your headlight. Make sure these brackets are on top of your rad support and fender sections. All right. Once the brackets are lined up, go ahead and reinstall the factory hardware. Finally, go ahead and install the hardware on the side. Grab your 10-millimeter ratcheting wrench and tighten it down. Grab your 10-millimeter socket and tighten these down. Make sure you don't over-tighten, remember we are going into plastic.All right. So now that we have our factory headlight uninstalled from our truck, we can check it out side by side with our new option. Now, these both feature a similar design. However, the appearance is much different. Where the factory headlight features a black background with a clear lens, this one has a black housing with a smoked lens, so you're gonna get more of that blacked out look. In addition, a really nice feature is this matte black trim panel, which really gets rid of that chrome, especially if you're going for that blacked out look. Now, this headlight does reuse the factory bulbs, so you may wanna think about getting a little bit brighter of an option to make sure you can still be seen through the smoked lens. But with that said, let's finish up our install.All right. Moving on to our other headlight, we're gonna grab a 10-millimeter socket and ratchet and remove the two bolts up top. Moving on to the bolt up front here, grab your 10-millimeter socket, and let's zip this out. All right. Now, finally, the bolt in the side. Grab your 10-millimeter ratcheting wrench and let's get this out. And with that, you can grab your headlight and pull straight forward. Grab the large factory harness, press down, and release the clip.All right. Now we're gonna repeat the process to get our bulbs out, same as the other headlight. Remove these plastic caps. Disconnect both of the connectors. Remove the bulb and go ahead and transfer it right over. Again, we're gonna make sure that the large tab is lined up with the large opening here. They might not be in the exact same orientation. And then plug in the connector. Disconnect the other connector for the other bulb, twist it out, and let's transfer it over. Line up the connector and plug it in. Go ahead and replace the plastic covers. Make sure the O-ring is seated properly so that it's sealed nicely against weather. All right. Now we're gonna move on to the marker lights. Unplug the plug here and twist the factory. Now, we're gonna grab the bulb here, that's why I'm wearing gloves. Pull it out. Go ahead and plug that in and re-install it. Repeat that with the other bulb.All right. Go ahead and line up your headlight. We're gonna install this connector. Slide it back in place. Line up your brackets. And there should be some plastic posts on the side. Line those up as well. Re-install your factory hardware. And don't forget the last bolt on the side of your headlight. All right. Grab your 10-millimeter ratcheting wrench and tighten this down. Grab your 10-millimeter socket and tighten these down. Grab your grille, line it up on the truck. There should be a plastic tab up top. You wanna make sure that's in line and then press it into place.All right. So now we're gonna install the bolts in the bottom of our grille. And to do that, I'm using a socket with my extension. Because they are in there pretty far, I'm just gonna use the extension to start the bolts. And then from there, we'll tighten them down. Moving on to our next spot, go ahead and thread in your bolt and then tighten it down. Moving on to our third bolt. Repeat that same process. And finally, our fourth bolt in the corner. Go ahead and install the hardware in the top of your grille and then using your 10-millimeter socket, tighten it down.All right. Now we can line up the plastic trim piece that goes in the bottom of the grille. We're lining up each of these tabs here. You probably have to line up the corners to really get it started. And remember, it goes on top of the plastic of the headlight. So it tucks in the middle there. Go ahead and reinstall the bolts that hold on this trim piece, one in each wheel well. And we're gonna use a Phillips head, but you should have a 7-millimeter socket. And go ahead and tighten it down. Repeat that on the other side. All right. Go ahead and set the rad support cover back on top. There are some plastic tabs in the front here. You wanna make sure that you're lining those up as you set it down. Re-install all of the pop clips.All right. So that is gonna do it for the review and install of these headlights. And remember, for all things Silverado, keep it at americantrucks.com.
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Euro-Style Illumination. Give your Silverado 1500 improved nighttime vision and a style boost by installing the Smoked V2 Euro Headlights. Aside from the fierce, custom look, these lights significantly improve visibility for all driving conditions, especially on adverse weather when there is fog, rain, sleet, or snow. Moreover, the stylish smoked lenses appealingly enhance your Silverado’s aggressive exterior, giving your truck a more distinct appearance.
Distinctive Brilliance. With the brand-new lenses and multi-faceted reflectors, these Smoked V2 Euro Headlights will provide brilliant illumination for safer driving. This pair reuses your stock bulbs, thanks to the bolder light and reflector configurations, they offer an aggressive illumination that will let your Silverado stand out.
High-Strength Construction. These Euro Headlights sport prominent, smoked lenses and black plastic housings that are weather sealed to keep water or dust from entering. This construction durably encloses the bulbs, adds protection from harsh outdoor elements, and provides a sleek, Euro-styling. Plus, its premium assembly exhibits reliable toughness and excellent impact resistance to hold up well with the off-road rigors.
Plug-and-Play Installation. Designed for a simple installation, this pair of Smoked V2 Euro Headlights require light mechanical skills and some wiring experience. It reuses the factory bulbs, wiring harness, and hardware for a hassle-free installation.
Application. These Smoked V2 Euro Headlights fit 2014-2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 models.
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Fitment: 2014 2015
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(approx) 1 Hour
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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