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Pollak Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring for the 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Pollak Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring

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Code:   PK11916

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Price:$14.99


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Twist-in, 7-Pole, RV-Style Trailer Connector for Chevy and GMC Vehicles - Vehicle End - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

This socket is designed to fit into a pre-existing cutout on 2007-2013 GM 1500 trucks and 2007-2014 GM 2500/3500 trucks. Twist-in connector also serves as a replacement for OEM sockets on GM trucks 1999-newer that came with factory tow packages.

Features:

  • Twist-in, replacement 7-pole, sealed socket, RV-style trailer connector
    • Convenient, twist-in installation to existing socket hole on Chevy and GMC trucks
  • High-impact nylon construction
    • Resists corrosion
  • Spring-loaded lid with stainless steel spring and runner gasket
    • Prevents intrusion of moisture when closed
    • Has drain slot and angled design for drainage
    • Includes wiring diagram for quick installation
  • Copper-plated terminal pins
    • High conductivity and low resistance
    • Sealed with silicone at the back of the socket
      • Prevents moisture from contacting mating connector


Specs:

  • Application: fits 2007 - 2013 Chevrolet/GMC 1500 trucks and 2007 - 2014 Chevrolet/GMC 2500/3500 trucks
    • Serves as exact replacement for 1999 to current Chevy and GMC trucks with factory tow packages
  • Current rating: 30 amps
  • Volt rating: 12 volts
  • 1-Year limited warranty


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11-916 Twist-in, 7-Way, RV-style Trailer Connector for Chevy and GMC Vehicles - Vehicle End
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Video of Twist-in, 7-Pole, RV-Style Trailer Connector for Chevy and GMC Vehicles - Vehicle End


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer
installation instructions and specs for complete information.

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Video Transcript for Pollak Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring PK11916 Review

Today were going to review part number PK11916. This is the twist-in seven pole RV style trailer connector for Chevy and GMC vehicles. This socket is designed to fit into a pre-existing cutout on your GM truck models 2007 and newer. This twist-in connector also serves as a replacement for OEM sockets on GM trucks 99 and newer that came with the factory tow packages. Basically, the way this would insert is on your truck on the bumper usually, there is a cap thats in the hole that this would go into. If you just take that cap, twist it and pull it out, then the hole would be exposed.

You would take this and these tabs right here, you would just line it up, put it in, twist it into position. That would lock this onto your rear bumper. This socket is made of a high-impact nylon construction which will resist corrosion, has a spring loaded lid as you can see here with a stainless steel pin, and has a runner gasket on the inside. That lid will help prevent intrusion of moisture when closed. If you do get any moisture on the inside, at the very bottom here, there is a drain slot which is angle designed for drainage.

So, basically, when this is installed on the bumper, this will actually angle towards the cap here which if any moisture does get inside it will go down that drain slot and drain out. This part does include the wiring diagram for quick installation, does have the copper-plated terminal pins you can see here which will give you high conductivity and low resistance, and at the very back you might be able to see its sealed with a silicone at the back of the socket and this will prevent moisture from contacting your mating connector. So, basically, when you install this you remove that cap off your bumper, put this in, lock it into place, take your harness that is on your truck and plug it into the back here. You have a working seven way on your truck. The application again is all Chevrolet and GMC trucks 2007 and newer and it will serve as an exact replacement for 99 to current Chevy and GMC trucks with the factory tow packages.

The current rating on this is 30 amps. The volt rating is 12 volts and it does come with a one year limited warranty. And, that should do it for review on part number PK11916. .




Customer Reviews

Twist-in, 7-Pole, RV-Style Trailer Connector for Chevy and GMC Vehicles - Vehicle End - PK11916

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.9 out of 5 stars   (322 Customer Reviews)

This socket is designed to fit into a pre-existing cutout on 2007-2013 GM 1500 trucks and 2007-2014 GM 2500/3500 trucks. Twist-in connector also serves as a replacement for OEM sockets on GM trucks 1999-newer that came with factory tow packages.


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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Leon07/16/2013


Looks to be good quality. Easy to install. Remove the old connector by depressing the keeper, turning it counter clock wise about a quarter turn, slide it out, depress the keeper on the wiring harness connector and unpluging the unit. Install the new connector by pluging in the wiring harness connector, sliding the unit through the bumper hole and turning it about a quarter turn clock wise to lock it in place. It took less time than writing this. 89755





Comments

After a year, I still believe this product is well made of high quallity products. It is operating well as I expected it would. Thank you for building and selling this product.

Leon - 07/17/2014

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Nick B07/09/2012


Looks like OEM and took all of a minute or two to install. The video was very helpful to show how to remove plate on back of rear bumper. The wiring harness on my 2012 Silverado wasn place so it was only a matter of removing plate and plugging in. A seven point adapter then plugs into this and the trailer plug just pushes onto the adapter. I tried both a seven point adapter that I kept from my 2005 Silverado and also a seven point adapter that my brother has on a 2011 Honda Pilot and they are all universal and worked just fine.. Very user friendly.The tow hitch took about 45 minutes to also install with no help (though a second person could make it a 30 minute ordeal tops). Very pleased and the shipping was ahead of original date with just normal ground freight.. 47314






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rick O09/18/2013


Snapped right in where dud was wired it with direct plug 15min installation time, Great product. 100509





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Its still working and still a great product

Rick O - 09/18/2014

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: RP04/15/2011


Perfect fit for my 2008 Silverado. Identical to the adapter used in my wife's 2007 Suburban, except hers says "GM" and mine says "Pollack." This is all assuming it works, I haven't hooked a trailer up to it yet. 11806






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: MJ08/16/2013


Replaced the factory original perfectly. 95421





Comments

Yes, it is still working great. Thanks for following up!

MJ - 08/26/2014

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Henry S.05/05/2014


After spending a little time online figuring out how this connector attaches to the factory hitch (push the tab, twist about 1/4 turn, pull out far enough to reach wiring harness connector), I ordered one from etrailer. When I got it, it took me all of 5 minutes to remove the broken connector and install the new one. Upon examining the OEM connector, which says "GM" on the lid's outside, it says "Pollak" on the inside, so the OEM part was built by this aftermarket company. No wonder it fit so well! BTW, the original broke because of cockpit error, not because of manufacturing defect. 128958






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Robert04/11/2013


used this plug to replace the factory "filler". this item is well built, excellent spring, just what i needed to keep the 7 way option (used with a four way trailer harness). breeze to install and fits snugger than the factory one (2008 silverado). would recommend and first time ordering with etrailer...will do business again, great products to fit any situation, outstanding service and prices. videos are great too. look no further than this company. shipping was fast. A++++ all the way around. good job guys. 75414






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ron T12/30/2010


piece of cake without the installaton video to show how easy this is to install, I might have relegated the entire hitch install to a shop, just to avoid having to cut into the wiring harness and making a big mess of things. In 20 seconds I was able to utilize the factory wiring harness and leave a profesional looking result when I was done. My 09 Chevy Silvarado came equiped with a 7 wire trailering harness, in case I want to tow something, like a camper with a electric refrigerator onboard, I wil be all set to go. 4786






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ron F. Madison, FL02/05/2013


The manufacturer (Pollak) directed me to etrailer where I easily located the correct trailer connector. Apparently my 2004 Nissan Titan was retrofitted at the dealer with this style connector. I bought the vehicle new. The dealer's parts department had no information for this part or the hitch. Your website was easy to navigate and the pictures simplified the process. Replacing the broken original was a five minute job. The new connector fit perfectly. I wish all repairs were as easy. 65118






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Scott W09/24/2014


Plug, twist, done. That easy. My 2011 GMC Sierra 1500 already had the wires, so I just plugged the wires to the back of this unit, twisted it into the hole next to my license plate on my rear bumper, and was done. Unit looks good and all connectios work as they should. Etrailer shipped the unit quick, packed it securely. They offer tutorials and guides for most of their items. I feel safe when I order from Etrailer, knowing that the item will arrive as described. 152845






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: JD G.11/24/2013


I have a 2008 GMC 2500HD and this replacement plug fit perfect. The cover was broken on my factory plug, and I simply turned it until it popped out of the bumper. I then unpluged the wiring harness from the back and plugged it in to the replacement plug. I then twisted the new one into place and was done. I would put a little grease on it or the bumper next time becaus it went in very tight. All in all it takes 5 min. or less to install. Great aftermarket product 108338






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ed E.09/08/2014


The product has been made from a harder, phenolic plastic (not like the OEM part which is a more flexible plastic) which restricts its flexibility during assembly to an older vehicle with some surface rusting. I needed to file the interface surfaces to increase the slot gap on the part to be more compatible with the vehicle bumper material thickness. On a new vehicle, I would assume that there would be less of an issue. 150371






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Nick05/20/2011


Very easy...Installed in about 10 seconds. Product did not completely cover the holes through the bumper that existed from the factory harness insert. So you can see light a little bit of light around the product. 14933






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Terry B.09/18/2012


As simple as it gets. Twist the OE blank cover out, plug this into the OE harness, twist this in and presto.....you have lights! Worked flawless on my 2013 Silverado WT. E-trailer is a great company to deal with as always, and will continue to get my business. Oh, and I had the delivery in only 2 days after my order! 55067






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Fishhead07/23/2013


Looks and works exactly like the OEM part I priced at my local GMC dealer except they wanted close to $75 for their precious part. I really liked the follow up from the start of the order through the final delivery. I also appreciate the extra information provided here to help me install the part. Thanks....... 91228






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mike H07/02/2011


Ordered this product for my 2009 Chev Silverado as I wanted a connection for my trailer plug. This item was easy to install and works perfectly. Took about one minute to remove the old part and install the new one, I will be sharing my good service by Etrailer and the performance of the product with others. 18414






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mike B.04/28/2014


This little marvel was a piece o' cake to install. Less than 10 minutes from taking it out of the box to installing in the bumper of my Chevy and wiping my hands on my pants. If my nosy and talkative neighbor wouldn't have been staring over my shoulder, it would have been installed in under 5 minutes. 127695






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bud M.05/26/2011


After e-mailing for information on the correct part for my truck (2005 GM 2500HD with towing option) you folks confirmed that this was the part required and that it would mate with the factory bracket and electric connector. Installation was straight forward and took about 15 minutes. Thanks 15460






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tom (Pete) Przenieslo03/01/2011


I received the hitch 2 days after I ordered it. I installed it in 30 minutes and that includes the 7-Pole, Trailer connector. I didn't have to remove the spare tire, there was plenty of room. I thought the installation videos were very helpful. I will order from etrailer.com in the future. 8145






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Brandon01/26/2011


I received my products 3 days after I ordered them. The second I received them, I installed them. Very simple instructions. The receiver fits my vehicle well. It is very low profile. I haven't pulled anything just yet but that will happen soon. Thank you etrailer for the great service! 6121






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Barry S.01/04/2011


OEM STYEL Twist-in, Trailer Connector for GM TRUCK Solid. This was exactly what I needed for my new 2010 Silverado Crew-Cab 1500... simple twist out blank cover, unplug; plug-in and twist in done. Perfect fit high quality best price, period! Thank you eTrailer.com, Barry 4996






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bob G.12/14/2010


2007 Chevy Twist-in Great product, great ship time and easy install. Can't ask for more than that. They also have video for install info if needed and great pricing. I have this company listed on my favorites, if I need anything that they sell in the future I will order with them. 4132






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dan D12/22/2010


7 pole twist in connector I am pleased to say that my order was promptly shipped and right away I installed it on my truck. It plugged right in and fit the orginal bracket perfectly. I thought though that it could be of a heaver composit material, will see as soon as I tow. 4481






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mike F.06/04/2010


Factory Look, Easy to Install Excellent product! I found out from the Etrailer website that my 2008 Silverado was already wired, all I need was this product and a 7 round-4 flat adapter, local dealers wanted to wire my truck for $50-$75 when it wasn't needed! Thanks Etrailer. 3092






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: WNDELL B.06/08/2012


THE PLUG FIT JUST LIKE IT CAME FROM THE FACTORY. ABOUT 1 MINUIT TO INSTALL. 43251






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Joe W.07/03/2013


Product fit my 2013 Silverado as advertised. The factory wiring harness was in place behind the bumper. All I had to do was remove the blank and plug it into the back of the connector twist in place and it was ready to go. Total installation time was 5 minutes. 87482






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Chad W.05/26/2011


Great fit on my 2007 Tahoe LTZ. The original broke when I backed the trailer in to it. It really does just twist in. I did need to pull out the right side of the hole in the bumper As it was pushed in slightly when I hit the trailer. Other than that, very easy. 15438






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ann B02/07/2011


The product fit. The ordering was easy, especially for a novice like myself. My husband said he needed the plug for his wiring on his new trailer hitch I had already order from etrailer.com. Once again, you came through. Thanks for making it easy and quick! 6737






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Earl Carter12/10/2010


Pollak twist-in 7-pole Rv-style connector Prompt delivery, easy installation. From time of delivery to completion and testing: 5 mins. Looks like it was factory installed (3 pictures will be sent by e-mail) Extremely pleased with product and service 3969






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Victor M.05/25/2014


Works perfect just like GM specs....fast shipping 132356






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Scott D.05/06/2012


Perfect fit. Took less than 1 minute to put on. 39585






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ted M.03/06/2014


I purchased the PK11916 Pollack Twist-in connector to install on a recently purchased 2011 GMC pickup. The connector fit the factory wiring harness perfectly and was easily installed. I am quite satisfied with the product and etrailer service. 119665






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Donn D01/07/2013


What great high quality products,made specific for my vehicle-not some generic brand that may or probably won't fit.Products I have orderded have always fit and no returns necessary.The shipping is very fast with great follow up.Thank You e.t 62592






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Charles M.02/22/2014


I installed the connector on my vehicle but I haven't connected a trailer as yet. I did however plug a 7 pole trailer connector to it just to see if it would fit correctly. It Did. All I can say at this point is that it looks good. 117237






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bob H02/07/2013


Very happy with product. Easy install, GM same part was $83.00 Your service was excellent, on time and although I haven' used w/ Trailer yet all was as promised. Alicia was very helpful and professional as well as courteous. Thanks! 65368






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: David A.05/20/2011


I am extremely happy with the product quality and the service. The part actually fits in the bumper tighter than the face plate from GM did. Everything works and looks great. The product was delivered within 4 days of my purchase. 14885






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: E WHITESTONE04/23/2012


It can't get any simpler then this. On my 2012 GMC Sierra, it took longer to open the package, then it did to install the product. About a one or two minute installation time.Check out the video on this product, it's very helpful. 38118






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Gerry B.07/13/2013


Very pleased with the product. I ordered it for my 2004 Nissan Titan hoping that it would work as it appeared to be the same as was already on the truck. It fit perfectly! I was only able to find this product online. Thank you! 89388






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Johnnie M12/05/2012


Product was delivered a lot sooner than I expected. Everything went together as advertized, and was very easy to follow directions. I am very pleased with this product and would recommend to anyone who plans to pull a trailer. 60749






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ray05/28/2011


Called the dealership for the same part and was quoted a price of over 90 dollars. Found the same part on strapped for under $15! It was at my door less than 48 hours after I ordered it, and took under a minute to install. 15598






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Eugene Langley01/07/2011


Trailer light adapters Good product, fair price, super fast shipping. Everything fit and worked like it was supposed to. I would highly recommend Etrailer. I will surely use them again. Thanks for everything. Gene 5155






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: JFBauer07/11/2014


I was going to buy this item from the Chevy dealer. It was 6 times the price of etrailer. I received it very quickly via. regular shipping. It took seconds to install. Fits perfectly. I couldn't be more pleased. 140824






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rob S04/16/2014


Item arrived sooner than expected - quick turn around after the order. Website product info nice addition to help with installation. Good price, great customer service. Bookmarked the website for future shopping! 125465






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mike M.12/13/2012


I bought this 7 way connector for my son's new Chevy truck(which did not come with one from the factory). Factory wiring harness pluged directly into it. Installed easily and has a factory fit. Thanks, etrailer. 61339






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John L.03/04/2013


Product worked perfectly!!! Plug and play easy installation. Dealer quote for the same product was $75.00. So the moral to this review is: Purchase from e trailer. Quality product and reasonable pricing. 68763






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Big Ed09/09/2013


Great item for replacement of the blank cap on the 2013 silverado...twist off blank, unplug wiring, plug into this item, twist back in & boom!...ready to hook up a trailer. couldn't be easier or quicker!!! 99092






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tom Lawlor08/18/2013


Great product works just like oem at a fraction of the cost. bought another plug at local auto parts store an the locking tab broke off during installation!!!!!!!!!!!! no problems with your part. Thanks 95688






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jon T06/08/2011


Product is exactly what I needed and was priced right. Could not get one locally at any of the auto parts stores. Shipped and received in timely fashion. Installation was literally a "snap". Thanks!!! 16548






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ronald G04/28/2014


Fits Perfect and video on how to change out was great help. Second time ordered products from etrailer, prices for your products and videos on how to install help me greatley. Thank You! 127768






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Randy S05/03/2011


Great! Watched an on line video, ordered on line, 2 days later had part and installed in less than a minute. It was a pleasure doing business without any hassles and done right the first time. 12751




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  • Troubleshooting No Power in Trailer Connector PK11916 on a 2008 Chevy Silverado 2500
  • On your 2008 Chevy Silverado 2500, there could be several issues causing the plug to not have power. First, I included two pictures for reference below. In the first one, you will see the fuse box opened with a red wire going to the silver stud. This is the power that goes to a brake controller. If you look at the red wire that is below the white master cylinder in the picture, that is the wire you need for the connector to have power. It connects to the black stud. There is another...
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  • Yes, the Tekonsha P3 Brake Controller, # 90195 will work on your 2010 Chevy Silverado 1500 2WD Crew Cab. The Tekonsha P3 brake controller is a proportional brake controller which means it will only activate when you apply the brakes on the tow vehicle. It has a motion sensing device that will know how fast the tow vehicle is stopping and applies power to the trailer brakes, but it is only activated when the brake pedal is stepped on. If your truck has a factory tow package with the...
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  • When choosing between a time delay and proportional brake controller I will always go with proportional. The reason is that a proportional brake controller will actuate the trailer brakes in proportion to how much the vehicle is braking. This is the safest braking situation. It will also reduce wear and tear on the vehicle and trailer brakes. I have included a link to our brake controller FAQ article for you to view. For your 2005 GMC Sierra, I recommend the Tekonsha P2 # 90885 and...
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  • What Trailer Connector Is Needed For A 2010 Chevrolet Silverado With Factory Trailer Wiring Harness
  • On your 2010 Chevy Silverado 1500 you will only need one of the trailer connectors. The Pollak Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring Connector, # PK11916, is a twist-in design that is designed to fit into the pre-existing cutout on your truck. I am sending a video link that will show this part being installed on a 2009 Chevy Silverado. The Hopkins 7 and 4-pole Trailer Connector, # HM40975, will also work on your vehicle, but the socket will not be able to be installed in the pre-existing cutout...
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  • How To Connect Auxillary Power On 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 To Charge Trailer Breakaway Battery
  • If the 12 volt power pin (#4 pin at 1:00 position) on the 7-way connector on your 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 is being used for a trailer battery you can use the center pin on the 7-way as an auxiliary power source. You can wire the center pole of your 7-way as an auxiliary power connection by running a 10 gauge wire, part # 10-1-1, to the positive post of the vehicles battery through a 40 amp circuit breaker, part # PK54540. If you wire your auxiliary power this way you will want to...
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  • Brake Controller Power Wire Not Receiving Power On 2010 GMC Sierra With All Fuses and Connections
  • It sounds like you still need to make a few connections under the hood of your 2010 GMC Sierra. You will need to locate 2 wires, both wires are red/black with eyelets on the end. One wire is located between the fuse box and driver side fender, the other should be located under the brake master cylinder. On the driver side, remove the fuse box cover, there will be 2 threaded studs that are different sizes, the wires which have different sized eyelets will connect to the corresponding studs...
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  • Electric Trailer Brake Controller Recommendation for a 2010 Chevy Silverado
  • The 2010 Chevy Silverado has tow package wiring already routed under the dash, but no port to plug into so you will need to hardwire the brake controller to the factory wiring. The wiring harness on the truck is located below the steering column and to the left of the brake pedal. The bundle of wires will be held together with a white tag that lists the function of each wire. The brake controller only uses 4 of these wires as indicated below. Any additional wires will not be needed and...
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  • Wiring Instructions for Tekonsha P-3 Trailer Brake Controller on 2011 GMC Sierra 2500HD
  • Yes, I can give you step-by-step instructions to install the Tekonsha P-3 Trailer Brake Controller, part # 90195, in your 2011 GMC Sierra 2500HD. To begin, if you do not have a factory 7-way connector at the the rear of your vehicle, you will need to install Twist-in, 7-Pole, RV-Style Trailer Connector, part # PK11916. Then you will need to mount the brake controller, you will want to mount the brake controller level and where the driver can easily reach it. A typical place to mount...
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  • Adding a 7-Way Trailer Connecter to a 2011 Chevy Silverado 1500
  • Even without a factory tow package, the wiring to install a 7-Way is still present on your 2011 Chevy Silverado 1500. The 7-Way connector, # PK11916, fits in the factory location on the bumper and the harness that plugs into the back of it is located behind the dummy cover like in the video I have linked. I you are going to install a brake controller, you will need to follow the FAQ article that I have linked that explains the location and functions of the tow package wiring under the...
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  • Installation Instructions for the Agility Electric Brake Controller on a 2010 Chevy Silverado Crew
  • Brake controllers are not vehicle specific, so you can use the Hopkins Agility Electric Brake Controller, # HM47294, or any other brake controller, with your 2010 Chevy Silverado. You will just need to hardwire the brake controller wiring to the truck wiring. The wire colors could be, but not always, Red/Black, connects to the black wire on the brake controller. White, connects to white on the brake controller. Light Blue/White, connects to red on the brake controller. Dark blue, connects...
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  • How to Remove Existing Damaged 7-Way on 2002 GMC Sierra and Install Replacement Part # PK11916
  • It is a bit easier to detach the socket from the 7-way if you remove the assembly from the bracket first. Twist the assembly to the right, and pull toward you. Once the 7-way is free of the bracket, you will see a clip on the top of the connector. Simply depress the clip, and pull the damaged socket apart from the connector. Push the replacement onto the connector until the clip clicks into place, and replace into the bracket. I have a video that will also show how this is done. The...
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  • Installing a Trailer Brake Controller on a 2008 GMC Sierra 1500
  • To install a brake controller on a 2008 GMC Sierra, you will need to locate the brake controller wire bundle under the dash. You will need to look below the steering column and to the left of the brake pedal. The wire bundle will be held together with white tape. The white tape should also list the functions of the wires. We have found that the red wire on the truck connects to the black wire on the brake controller for power. The dark blue wire on the truck connects to the brake controller...
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  • Is the Curt Trailer Hitch # C15521 a Class IV or Class V Hitch for a 2009 Chevy Silverado
  • Ultimately, the determining factor of the hitch you need will be the weight capacity. Some places will call a Class IV hitch a Class V and some places may do it the other way around. I have included a link to an FAQ on how we rate hitch classes. There have been some exceptions but the vast majority of Class V trailer hitches will have a 2-1/2 inch receiver. I have also included a link to the available trailer hitches for a 2009 Chevy Silverado. If you decided to go with the Curt...
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  • Install Instructions For Tekonsha Brake Controller on 2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 w/Tow Package
  • Since your 2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 already has a 7-way installed and came with a tow package, installation of Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Brake Controller, part # 90885 will only require a few steps. First, you will need to locate a bundle of 5 blunt-cut wires under the driver side of the dash between the brake pedal and kick panel, and there may be a white tag hanging off the wires. There will be a Red/Black wire, White wire, Light Blue/White wire, Dark Blue wire, and there may or may...
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  • Removing the 7-Way Trailer Wiring Plug from the Housing, 2010 Chevy Silverado with Factory 7-Way
  • From what I understand of the 2010 Chevy Silverado, you first will need to release the connector and housing from the bumper. Pull it out, wiring and all, just enough that you have a little room to work. The housing should then just be able to be pulled away from the plug. There may be a little tab or lever on the top that you will need to hold down when pulling the housing away from the plug, like in the video linked below on a 2009 model. Make sure that you do not pull on the wires themselves...
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  • Installing the Tekonsha Prodigy Trailer Brake Controller # 90185 on a 2008 GMC Sierra 2500HD
  • The 2008 GMC Sierra will not have a port for a brake controller wiring harness, but it will have blunt cut wires located under the dash, below the steering column and to the left of the brake pedal. The wires are held together by a white tag or tape that may also list the functions of each wire. It is possible that the wires/functions of the tow package wiring under the dash is as follows: Brake Controller White to Truck White (ground) Brake Controller Black to Truck Red (12 volt power) Brake...
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  • No 12 Volt Power At 7-Way on 2008 Chevrolet Silverado To Charge Trailer Breakaway Battery
  • On a factory 7-Way connector the 12 volt hot wire should be the terminal at the 1 oclock position, looking at the front of the connector. If you test that terminal with a circuit tester and have no power you will want to check under the hood of your 2008 Chevrolet Silverado. You will want to locate the power distribution box on the drivers side of the engine bay. Remove the cover on the distribution box. There will be two post terminals at the front of the box. The right post terminal...
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  • Adding a 7-Way Blade Style Trailer Connector to a 2010 Chevy Silverado
  • The 2010 Chevy Silverado could have fuses or relays that will need to be added in order to make the 7-Way trailer connector at the rear of the vehicle functional. You can check the fuse/relay legend on the inside of the power distribution box lid to see what fuses or relays are needed, or find the information in your vehicle owners manual. The correct replacement 7-Way trailer connector for your truck is the Twist-in, 7-Pole, RV-Style Trailer Connector, # PK11916. I have included a link...
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  • What is the Difference Between Valley 7-Way V30607 and Hopkins 7-Way 30955
  • The Hopkins part # 30955 and the Tow Ready # 20119 work the exact same way and offer the same features. The mounting brackets are a bit different, and the wire on the 20119 is covered by wire loom for a neater appearance, but the two connectors operate the same way and have the same vehicle side connector. Now, your truck may have a knock out on the rear bumper with a pre-cut 7-Way mounting location that you might like better. No need to hang an existing bracket, the down side is you...
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