A client from here in Anchorage contacted the team at Perfectionist Auto Sound & Security to inquire about a lighting upgrade for his 2018 GMC Sierra 2500 pickup truck. The client wanted better fog lights to help light the area adjacent to the road as well as a high-output driving light that would provide long-range illumination. After inspecting the vehicle, we put together a package that would deliver amazing performance and reliability.
GMC Sierra Fog Light Upgrade
We started the project by removing the front grille and bumper from the truck. The first order of business was to mount a set of Rigid Industries 504813 D-Series fog light pods in the bumper using a Rigid 46543 mounting kit. These lights create an SAE-compliant light pattern that makes them legal for use on public roads. The wide 52-degree beam angle ensures that any animals at the sides of the road are illuminated clearly to make night driving safer. Our team wired the new lights into the original fog light circuit so that they can be controlled with the original fog light switch.
With the fog light upgrade installed, the next step was to mount a combination spot and driving light upgrade just behind the front grille. We proposed the Rigid 931314 SR-Series 30-inch light bar because it would provide illumination out to more than 600 feet.
Our team took a series of measurements that would locate the light in the very center of the lower opening in the grille. Based on the information we gathered, we fabricated a set of custom mounting brackets that bolt to the front radiator support to ensure that the light is solid and secure. Of course, we protected the brackets with corrosion-resistant paint so they would look good and be reliable.
With the brackets in place and the bar mounted, our team integrated the wiring for the new light into the factory high-beam control circuit. We wrapped all the wires in automotive-grade cloth tape to protect them from the elements, then secured everything to using zip ties to prevent issues from vibration as the truck travels down the road. We finished the project by aiming the lights for perfect long-range performance that won’t blind oncoming drivers.
Anchorage’s Truck Accessory Experts
With the truck lighting upgrade project complete, the client returned to Perfectionist Auto Sound & Security to pick up his vehicle. We showed him the work we had done and explained how to turn on each of the lights. He was thrilled with the results. If you’re shopping for a lighting upgrade for your vehicle, drop by our store, give us a call or send our team an email using our contact form.