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My 2018 Z71 CCLB had pretend, unsafe, headlights, and I replaced them. The new LED lights were expensive and I had to extend my black plastic hemispheric backs to accommodate them, but they were good enough. Now, one has burnt out, and I would like to return to stock, if practical.

Does anyone know if GM/Chev has improved the 2021 lights to where they are safe and useful?

Thx in advance....
 

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If you get any response not from here I would also be interested for the same reason. My LED's are still working but for how long who knows.
 

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The official GM/Chev parts website shows the same part# for low beam bulbs for the 2021 as for the 2018. Quite unimpressive, given it's "poor" performance ratings by more than one non partisan vehicle testing site. So, one question answered.

The CARID folks, so far, have been ropa dopey on their "5 year warranty". I can't do the extensive self diagnosis they want, with swapping left and right side components, because I have another brand of LED on the left side (emergency replacement). IMO, for their reduced cost, they could send me on of each of the 3 components as good customer policy. If they don't come thru today, then it's a bad review for hem, and I'm going to shell for 2 more LED's, from the well thought out recommendations on this board. Install one, keep one as spare.

Sorry to drone on, but I can't get past Chev's continued denial of repeated, documented, 3+ year old dope slaps. These factory lights are unsafe, both from their lack of power, and from blinding other drivers with our excessive use of brights. And the LED aftermarket solution makes vehicle ownership significantly harder. We travel, and any spare part that you must carry with you - as opposed to buying at the nearest auto parts store - is no good.
 

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The official GM/Chev parts website shows the same part# for low beam bulbs for the 2021 as for the 2018. Quite unimpressive, given it's "poor" performance ratings by more than one non partisan vehicle testing site. So, one question answered.

The CARID folks, so far, have been ropa dopey on their "5 year warranty". I can't do the extensive self diagnosis they want, with swapping left and right side components, because I have another brand of LED on the left side (emergency replacement). IMO, for their reduced cost, they could send me on of each of the 3 components as good customer policy. If they don't come thru today, then it's a bad review for hem, and I'm going to shell for 2 more LED's, from the well thought out recommendations on this board. Install one, keep one as spare.

Sorry to drone on, but I can't get past Chev's continued denial of repeated, documented, 3+ year old dope slaps. These factory lights are unsafe, both from their lack of power, and from blinding other drivers with our excessive use of brights. And the LED aftermarket solution makes vehicle ownership significantly harder. We travel, and any spare part that you must carry with you - as opposed to buying at the nearest auto parts store - is no good.
I couldn't agree more. The lights are a known weak point, frankly I have been waiting for them to do something on the newer models that we all could have taken advantage of....
 

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I must admit my 3-month old truck head lights are not the best on dim setting assume that is what you fellas are talking about....? Never have had opportunity in rural area to see how they work on bright at night.
 

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I couldn't agree more. The lights are a known weak point, frankly I have been waiting for them to do something on the newer models that we all could have taken advantage of....
Not sure why, but headlights have been a huge disappointment on the last 3 vehicles I have owned. I guess that's another victim of cost cutting.
 

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I just upgraded my '21 ZR2 diesel to GTR Lighting Ultra2, both in the high and low beams. Took performance from downright dangerous to excellent. Been using them for 3 days now and haven't been flashed by oncoming traffic indicating that they are TOO bright. They were quite pricey, but so far, well worth it. Really bummed that I have not been able to find a good solution to mount fog lights on the front of this truck, though.
 

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I just upgraded my '21 ZR2 diesel to GTR Lighting Ultra2, both in the high and low beams. Took performance from downright dangerous to excellent. Been using them for 3 days now and haven't been flashed by oncoming traffic indicating that they are TOO bright. They were quite pricey, but so far, well worth it. Really bummed that I have not been able to find a good solution to mount fog lights on the front of this truck, though.
I'm surprised the NHTSA let's these stock lights on the road. My wife was our first post purchase night driver, and came home in tears. I keep spares at home when at home and in our camper trailer when on the road.
 
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