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Old 03-13-2019, 12:48 PM   #1
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Has anyone modified there OEM vehicle headlights to LED? I want to put brighter headlights on my Silverado. I was at the dealership this morning and they told me it was a safety issue and they could not install the LED headlights
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Old 03-13-2019, 01:00 PM   #2
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I put a set in my F-350.

Best money I've spent (outside of the Bullet-Proof).

Really helps. They put the LED's in the same place as Halogen and have little fans to keep them cool. Light is much better

These are the ones I went with.

HIKARI Ultra LED Headlight Bulbs Conversion Kit -H13/9008, Prime LED 12000lm 6K Cool White,2 Yr Warranty https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D7TFM9Y..._4suICb4HCXMT8
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Old 03-13-2019, 01:02 PM   #3
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I put LED's in my side-by-side. Very easy to do. Well worth the $$$.

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Old 03-13-2019, 02:27 PM   #4
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Did you hire a shop or do it yourself
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Old 03-13-2019, 03:00 PM   #5
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I don't know who you're asking.

It's just a bulb replacement. You can do it yourself. Just make sure you're getting the correct size.

Typically, the OEM housing comes out either with screws or with pins. Turn the socket to release the bulb, disconnect the wires and the opposite for install.

My truck has four screws and it probably took me 10 min to do both sides.
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Ok.. it's a little more involved for your truck but here is a step by step video.

Doesn't look too difficult.

https://youtu.be/1oKyanoXa70
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This is kit I used. They are for a 9008 number bulb.
click here

They plug right in like a standard halogen bulb. If you can change your bulbs, you can put these in. There is a small "power pack" that you zip-tie somewhere out of the way. Your headlight plug plugs into the power pack, the cable from the power pack goes to the new bulb. easy-peesy.


Literal "night and day" difference.

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Looks like your truck may be an H11 size.

I would look it up first.
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Old 03-13-2019, 03:29 PM   #9
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The dealership likely wouldn't do it as it's technically illegal to use a different type of bulb. A lot of dealerships do and they'll know what works best. Check the GM forums to see what works well in your type of headlight. For the Rams, HID works best in the projector style headlights and LED in the reflector style. If you do it opposite you get a lot of glare which is dangerous and annoying for other drivers.
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The dealership likely wouldn't do it as it's technically illegal to use a different type of bulb. A lot of dealerships do and they'll know what works best. Check the GM forums to see what works well in your type of headlight. For the Rams, HID works best in the projector style headlights and LED in the reflector style. If you do it opposite you get a lot of glare which is dangerous and annoying for other drivers.
Could you explain how it's illegal you use a different bulb? makes no sense to me . they have had kits and up grades for bulbs for yrs , different lenses , etc don't see where it's illegal
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