(approx) 30 Minutes
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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Hey, guys. This is Sara with americantrucks.com and today, we have a review and install of these Smoked Projector Headlights with LED Halos, fitting your '07 through '13 Chevy Silverado 1500s. Now, these do not fit the classic models.These projector headlights feature LED halos, as well as LED accent lights. They also feature black ABS housings with smoked polycarbonate lenses. These headlights also feature more concentrated light output, thanks to the projector lens, as opposed to the factory reflector lens. H1 high and low-beam bulbs are also included.Coming in at around $180, these headlights are a budget-friendly way to upgrade your aging or faded headlights without breaking the bank. And these are for the Silverado owner who not only wants to replace them, but also wants a styling upgrade of this blacked-out headlight as well.I'm giving this install a two out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. They do feature direct bolt-up installation, but some minor wiring is required to power the LEDs. Either way, this install can be done within 30 minutes. With that said, let's jump right into our install.For this install, we used a pop clip removal tool, an extension, a 10-millimeter socket, an impact gun, a wire stripping and crimping tool, and a heat gun.All right. So, the first step in our install, once the hood is popped, is to remove this cover on top of the radiator support, using a pop clip removal tool.Now, you can remove this cover.Now, at this point, we can remove the grille. We're going to start with the four 10-millimeter bolts at the top. Using a 10-millimeter socket, let's get these out.All right. So, there should be several metal clips holding in your grille at this point. You can either grab your grille and pull straight out, or if the clips are hanging up, you can use needle-nosed pliers to release them. Grab your grille and pull it out.All right. At this point, you can remove the two 10-millimeter bolts at the top of your headlight. You may want an extension to get to this one, or you can use a wrench if you don't want to use an extension.All right. So, there is a third bolt right underneath here in this gap between the headlight and the bumper, and you may have to loosen this in order to get the headlight out, but the bracket down there is slotted. So, as long as that bolt is a little bit loose, you should be able to pull it straight out. So, that's the bolt we were talking about, back there.Go ahead and press down on this tab at the back here and unplug your harness.All right. So, at this point, we're going to prep the headlight to go on the truck, and we also need to transfer the wiring harness from our old headlight to our new one. But we're going to start with wiring up the LEDs first.Going up to our new headlight, we're just going to join each of these LED wires together, so, these power the LEDs at the top of your headlight, as well as the halos around each bolt. So, what we're going to do is, we're going to grab all the white wires. These are the power wires. We're just going to twist them together. There's lots of different ways to wire up headlights. This is, sort of, a semi-permanent way. If you'd like the most permanent way, I'd suggest soldering, or if they've also included some vampire clips in the packaging, you're welcome to use those as well.All right. So, once you've twisted those together, grab one of those spade connectors. Just make sure you have a good connection with your wires here, because if they're not all together in this connector, they're not all going to get power.All right. So, once you have the connector on there, grab your crimping tool and we're going to crimp this down. And just double-check to make sure you have a good connection there. Let's move on to our ground wires.Now, we're going to do the same thing with our ground wires, joining each of the three together.Once you have a nice tight twist on there, grab the male spade connector and crimp it down. Just double-check that you have a good connection.And now, we're just going to heat-shrink both of these, just to keep the weather out so that our headlights don't malfunction down the road. And if you don't have ones that are heat-shrinkable, you can Electro Tape these as well. Again, there's lots of different ways to wire up these headlights.All right. With our wiring complete, we can now transfer over our harness.All right. So, we're going to transfer over our wiring harness now. We're going to unplug it from both of these connectors and remove these two bulbs as well. Just be careful not to touch the bulb. It will just shorten the life of the bulb. So, if you don't wear gloves, just be careful not to touch the bulb directly with your hands.Once the tabs are in place, twist and lock the housing on the bulb.All right. So, now we can connect these two connectors. The one with this style clip goes into this top connector here, and this is opposite from what stock is. So just double-check the pins in there that they line up before you plug these in.All right. Now, we can get it installed on our truck.All right. So, our headlight harness was previously tapped into to add LEDs like the one our headlight has. So, what you're going to do is look for the brown wire. This should be powered. If you're not sure, you can use a test light just to double-check that. And then the black wire should be ground here. We've already attached these connectors. So grabbing the wiring that we did on our headlight earlier, attach your grounds together, and then grab your power wires and attach those as well. Now, we can plug our headlight harness back in, and then just neatly tuck away the wiring. Let's reinstall our headlight.Make sure the tabs at the back are lining up. Grab your factory hardware and reinstall it.Grab your 10-millimeter socket and tighten these down.All right. Now that we have our stock headlight uninstalled from our truck, we can put it side by side with our new headlight, and really check out some of the similarities and differences. Now, off the bat, you may have noticed this one has a completely different appearance than our stock headlight. It features a black housing with a smoked lens, truly giving it that blacked-out look to the front of your Silverado. This headlight also features a projector lens with LED halos, which are going to be quite a bit brighter than your factory bulbs.All right. Now, we can repeat that process on the other side.With both our headlights bolted up, now get the grille back in place. Make sure all the clips are lined up, and reinstall the hardware.Now, grab your 10-millimeter socket and tighten these down.Now, you can replace the rad support cover. Line it up with all the holes and reinstall the pop clips.All right. So, that is going to do it for the review and install of our headlights. Remember, for all things Silverado, keep it at americantrucks.com.
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Euro-Inspired Style. This set of Smoked Projector Headlights with LED Halos will not only make your Silverado 1500 look better, it will also enhance your nighttime visibility. The LED halos in these headlights will give your truck a distinctive Euro-style look, since this “angel eyes” style originated from European luxury cars. In addition, the projector-style lenses ensure that you get a concentrated beam that’s more comfortable for the eyes.
High Light Output for Better Visibility. These headlights have projector lenses that help deliver more focused, more concentrated light output from both the high- and low-beam bulbs. The result is a bright light that’s not blinding, which leads to better visibility, driving comfort, and of course, safety. The layout of the lights and the built-in reflectors, on the other hand, help improve your truck’s aesthetics.
Durable Construction. These headlights feature high-intensity, high-output LED bulbs, with a heavy-duty black ABS housing and smoked polycarbonate projector lens. These materials are able to withstand harsh conditions, and are also waterproof and impact-proof.
Straightforward Installation. There’s no need for cutting or drilling to install these headlights. Simply mount them onto the OEM mounting points on your Silverado using basic hand tools. The installation can be completed in 30 minutes to 1 hour depending on your level of electrical expertise.
Application. These Smoked Projector Headlights with LED Halos can be installed on 2007-2013 models of the Chevrolet Silverado 1500. It is not compatible with the 2007 Silverado 1500 Classic model.
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