Installing Silverado LED HAW....Questions.

RES1CUE

Member
May 24, 2010
189
Spencer NC
i have a 2006 silverado. i am wanting to install led haw's in the low beams and foglights as show in the yellow circles in pics. i am looking for some tips and preferably pics of installs in same type housing. i know how to remove lights but do these have a inner and outer housing? in other words do i need to drill say a 1 and 1/2 inch hole in outer and 1 inch hole in inner to place led? i know ive seen pics of this type install but cant find em on here or on archive. also i am going with the soundoff universal undercovers. any ideas for placement in the housings? Thanks guys!


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JGG

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May 20, 2010
233
Portage, MI
I don't believe that those headlights are double-layer. My Yukon XL is extremely similar, and it has single-layer headlights.


As for the placement, I would try to get the holes as close to the existing bulbs as possible in order to get the best light distribution.
 

jonny521

Member
May 23, 2010
300
mass
JGG said:
I don't believe that those headlights are double-layer. My Yukon XL is extremely similar, and it has single-layer headlights.

As for the placement, I would try to get the holes as close to the existing bulbs as possible in order to get the best light distribution.
also you want em as close to the same diameter as the actual bulb due to improper movement or condensation.
 

unlisted

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May 20, 2010
7,333
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SOS universal undercovers are pretty good for "anywhere" placement- just make sure you have enough room where you drill. With the different lens options, you don't need to find a "ideal sweet spot" to mount them- the different lens' take care of that issue.


Also, before you perm. mount them, try each lens on those LAW's in the spots you drill- you may be surprised at the results different lens' produce.
 

ncfireman1918

Member
Jun 15, 2010
35
Mocksville, NC
Off topic... Spencer wouldn't happen to be Spencer, NC would it? If so, I'm just up the road a little ways. The two year old loves the trains.
 

RES1CUE

Member
May 24, 2010
189
Spencer NC
ncfireman1918 said:
Off topic... Spencer wouldn't happen to be Spencer, NC would it? If so, I'm just up the road a little ways. The two year old loves the trains.

sure is. i volunteer and work part-time there. im career at salisbury fire dept. what dept are you with?


and thanks guys! i appreciate all the input. looking forward to getting these ordered today and put in.
 

ncfireman1918

Member
Jun 15, 2010
35
Mocksville, NC
RES1CUE said:
sure is. i volunteer and work part-time there. im career at salisbury fire dept. what dept are you with?


and thanks guys! i appreciate all the input. looking forward to getting these ordered today and put in.

I'm on Mocksville (volunteer) with Jeff Lagle, Lonnie Horn (Rerun) and Ray Moore. I know you know a few of those guys... like it or not!
 

Fast LT1

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May 24, 2010
2,018
Sedgwick County, KS
I'd recommend taking out the DRL and putting the hideaways in the stock bulb location, it makes a nice effect day or night!
 

nerdly_dood

Member
Jun 15, 2010
2,312
Georgia
Fast LT1 said:
I'd recommend taking out the DRL and putting the hideaways in the stock bulb location, it makes a nice effect day or night!
That would be pretty awesome.
 

RES1CUE

Member
May 24, 2010
189
Spencer NC
ncfireman1918 said:
I'm on Mocksville (volunteer) with Jeff Lagle, Lonnie Horn (Rerun) and Ray Moore. I know you know a few of those guys... like it or not!

haha yea. jeff just moved to my shift. hopefully ray will be back at work soon and we all hated to see rerun leave... all super great guys!
 

RES1CUE

Member
May 24, 2010
189
Spencer NC
unlisted said:
Pretty illegal as well- if DRL was OEM.[/quote:2mravp48]


my plan actually is to place the foglight LEDs in the center and replace the foglight bulb as long as i can get it to retrofit. i dont use my fogs anyway so those should def be bright. i will place the headlights LEDs as close to the OEM bulb as i can. these should turn out quite well i hope.
 

cory y

Member
May 21, 2010
1,614
No modifying the drl is not illegal. If you have the ability to disable it at any time you wish, permananty disabling them is fine.


DRL's are not mandadted like they are in cananda
 

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