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Old 10-20-2019, 11:12 PM   #1
Drives: 2017 Camaro SS FIFTY
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Installed GM OEM Illuminated Bowtie: Loose Fit & Dim

I purchased the kit off from a reputable GM parts/accessory dealer that advertises on eBay, so I don’t feel as if I got a knock off or anything. It appeared to be a factory sealed OEM unit.

Anyhow...I drilled the 1 3/4” hole as it called for and did not exceed the outer line. I snapped it in place, but it is by no means a snug fit. In fact, it’s loose in my opinion. I can wiggle it slightly. I’m not certain, but when I drove it this evening it almost sounded like it was rattling. Has anyone had this problem? It’s an easy fix, I’m just disappointed that for the cost it isn’t 100% right.

Secondly...during the day, with the headlights activated, I could barely notice it’s on. I know that’s unimportant but when it reached nighttime...it still in my opinion was kinda on the dim side. I could definitely tell it was on, but it’s noticeably dimmer than the DRLs (LEDs under the headlights & the small horizontal strip below them). I wasn’t expecting it to be as bright as the headlights, but at least somewhat close to the DRLs. From pics I’ve seen on here...it seemed much brighter.
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Old 10-21-2019, 10:46 AM   #2
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it just looks bright in the pictures. but not personally. Its camera focus thing. Thats how bright it is.
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Old 10-21-2019, 11:12 AM   #3
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Mine is noticeably dimmer than the DRLs. That's just the way they are.
I've never tried to wiggle it so I dont know if it's loose, but it hasn't fallen off in three years.

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Old 10-21-2019, 11:24 AM   #4

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Everybody has reported that the glowtie is dimmer than the DRL s, that's the way they are.
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Old 10-21-2019, 11:27 AM   #5

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Yes, it's the way it is, on both counts.

Dimmer than the DRL's, which is kind of the way I like it, these accents are supposed to be subtle IMO.

The inner section wiggles a millimeter to the left and right, unfortunately this much slack is how they are constructed.
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Old 10-21-2019, 10:48 PM   #6
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Saw a white SS with one this weekend somewhere around Arlington and it was dim. Barely see it 10 cars away or so, but it looked cool as shit
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