Morimoto 4Banger Fog Light Install for 2014-2019 Chevy Silverado HD
Not to be confused with the 1985 Lawrence Kasdan helmed western of the same name, the Chevrolet Silverado HD is a titan of the heavy-duty truck world. For such a namesake, it deserves lighting of the same caliber. Here comes the Morimoto 4Banger LED Pod Light.
We will be installing the fog light mounts on this custom Chevy Silverado. Just recently, the premium HXB wide beam 4Banger became SAE Compliant. That means when aimed at -3° degrees, these powerful and versatile LED pod lights can be legally used on the road. Fantastic!
ABOUT THE 4BANGERS
Available in two different trim levels, the Morimoto 4Banger LED Pod lights bring a mixture of design, output, and versatility to the LED pod light market. With the entry-level 4Banger NCS model, you get a Nichia LED chip spec for its output source. For the premium HXB model, an Osram HX Boost LED chip packs its punch behind the TIR optics, which can be found on both models.
As we mentioned before, the fitment of these pod lights is insane. There are several vehicle-specific mounts so that your 4Bangers do not look like they have just been tacked on your truck. Modifications on your truck need to look natural, and these mounts do just that.
With this Chevrolet mount, it can fit several different vehicles. Here is a handy list for you if you are thinking of getting yourself a set.
2007 – 2016 Chevrolet Avalanche
2010 – 2013 Chevrolet Camaro (Non-RS)
2007 – 2014 Chevrolet Suburban
2007 – 2014 Chevrolet Tahoe
2014 – 2015 Chevrolet Silverado
2014 – 2018 Chevrolet Silverado HD
2007 – 2018 Chevrolet Sonic
2015 – 2022 GMC Canyon
2007 – 2012 GMC Acadia
2014 – 2015 GMC Sierra 1500
2015 – 2018 GMC Sierra 2500
2007 – 2014 GMC Yukon
The NCS and HXB models both come in three different beam patterns: combo (driving), wide, and spot. The most popular among the three will likely be the wide beam pattern. This can ideally be used in a fog light application and is legal for road use when aimed at -3°.
The combo or driving pattern is useful when it comes to off-roading and will likely be a favorite of that crowd. The same can be said about the spotlight beam pattern which is almost exclusively meant for an off-road application.
Color Options and Optics
Additionally, each of those beam patterns for both the NCS and HXB models can be purchased with a white or yellow beam pattern.
If you choose to go with the yellow NCS model, you will be using a Nichia true-yellow LED chip with a yellow-filtered lens. This is in contrast to the HXB model that uses a white Osram chip with a yellow-filtered lens. To compare the output between the HXB white and yellow options, you will lose roughly 30% of your brightness when you switch from the premium white HXB 4Banger to the premium yellow HXB.
This also produces a slightly different shade of yellow between the two lights that you can see below.
Speaking of the lenses, the TIR optics we mentioned before, stands for Total Internal Reflector. Essentially, rather than having the LED chip within the 4Banger Pod light, the lens optic creates the individual beam patterns.
SILVERADO HD INSTALL
Tools Needed for the Job:
T15 Torx Bit
Needle Nose Plier
Along the front side of the fender liner, there are three T15 bolts that need to be removed. Once removed, you will peel it back and you will be able to see a 10mm bolt above the fog light. Remove that as well.
Move around to the front. With a pry tool, gently pry off the plastic bezel around the fog light. To pull the fog light out, there are little tabs on the rear that you will need to push in on. After pushing in on the tabs, pull the fog light out. Unplug the connector as well.
Remove the adjustment screw and the plastic tab beneath the adjustment screw from the existing fog light.
Grab the 4Banger and route it through the bracket by sliding the connector through it first. Make sure the adjustment screw is on the bottom side of the 4Banger.
Flip it over, and put the two T30 Torx screws into either side of the pod light.
Take the adjustment screw and plastic clip we removed. Place the plastic clip in first until you hear a small click. Then, twist in the adjustment screw.
For the 4Banger to work on the Silverado, take your adapter harness with the Deutsch connector on one side, and plug it into the 4Banger.
To install the 4Banger on the car, there are three mounting points that must fit into the vehicle’s bracket. We recommend removing the black plastic mounting clips off the car and sticking them on the 4Banger pod light in the corresponding location.
Then, reinstall the bezel by pushing it into place. You should hear a click when it is in place. Then, reinstall the 10mm bolt on the rear of the bezel.
Take the 4Banger, and plug it in through the front of the car. Then push the wiring through and the 4Banger into place. You will hear the click of it locking into the OEM mounts.
Before reinstalling your fender liner, be sure to test the lights to ensure they work properly and are aimed correctly. When at a -3° angle, it is SAE Compliant for road use.
If you are a fan of the 4Bangers and the Silverado HD, check out our video where we go over and install the Morimoto XB LED headlights for the 2014 – 2015 Silverado 1500. They are a fantastic upgrade to your truck in both styling and performance.
If you are more of a visual learner, be sure to check out our video on the Morimoto 4Banger LED Pods for the 2014 – 2015 Silverado 1500. While you are there, make sure to like and subscribe to our channel for the latest lighting upgrades for your vehicle.
Have any questions about one of the products we mentioned? Contact us today, and our customer service team would be happy to help.