Thx for very good reviw.Just got these installed. Got mixed feelings about them.
Here are the pictures and review
So install took me a while. But since there weren't any instructions yet I had to play around with it to find out what to remove and how.
Fitment: I give it 3.5-4 stars / 5
I wonder if they even had a Colorado to test fit these on when the made them or if they just went by the stock piece and molded it from there. The step piece required some trimming (very little but some) to fit due to the fact that the light indents into the back of the step. That indent wouldn't let the piece slide into place. Took me a while to figure this out because I kept on trying to push it in place and it wouldn't fit. That was when I noticed that the indent of the light "bucket" prevented it from sliding into place without the trimming.
Once I got that then came putting the step back on. Again, I wonder if they test fit this on an actual truck. The light bucket again prevented the light/foot piece from installing 100% in place. The light bucket hits the metal baseplate so I was left with 1 bolt left over on each side. I tried and tried but could not get the step to push in enough for that one bolt to fit. I couldn't get the bolt in because that particular one used a c-clip type metal clip that houses the thread for the bolt. Since it didn't light up I couldn't even get the bolt to line up with the c-clip threads.
Same thing with one of the little bolts on one side. Maybe it was manufacturing tolerance but again one of the c-clips wouldn't light up.
These fitment issues is why I docked it 1.5 points.
Quality: 3.8 stars/ 5
The step itself feels like the same plastic as the stock step. It has the same texture on the step portion and is close in color (it is a little darker, but it could be that the stock part was also already fading.
The place where I docked it was the wiring ends. The wires felt too small in gauge for me. I crimped on some connectors in my install but would have preferred some thicker wires for peace of mind.
Another thing, the lens is held in place by black silicone. During install, I guess from trying to figure everything out and how it fit the lens started to pop off on one of the corners. At the end I ran a bead of additional silicone to protect it from water as I don't think the internal LEDS are waterproof since it looks like a plain board and no gel coat.
Function:3.75 stars / 5
This is one part where I gotta double check with someone else that gets these. What made me dock a point is that the way I have it wired, brake lights turn on but are orange in color. Parking lights are red, reverse is white, and turn signal with lights are is an alternating red/orange.
Turn signals by themselves are a cool sequential blinker.
I tried swapping the leads around but couldn't get red to be brake light. The only thing I can think of is that the LEDs don't have variable brightness, so they are wired to turn orange since if the lights are on, they are already red and cant get any brighter to signal brake vs parking light function
I docked it .25 points because I get interference in my backup cam. Its got a bit of snow when it turns on. I double checked my connections and they all seem tight.
I wired them to my trailer plug so maybe if someone wires them to the tail lights they can chime in on how theirs works.
Ill have an install writeup soon. And also a video, it just that its not dark enough yet.