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Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2015 Chevrolet Colorado

Today on our 2015 Chevrolet Colorado we'll be taking a look at and installing the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller for 1 to 4 axles. This is the proportional braking system, and it's going to be part number 90195. We'll go ahead and plug our trailer into our 7-way connector. With our trailer plugged in you can see that it's not reading out anything. You can use that manual switch here on the bottom and that's going to apply brake to our trailer. You can adjust these. If you want to set your power level you just go over here to the up and down arrow, and you can go down or up as you choose.



Westin E Series Round Nerf Bars Installation - 2010 Chevrolet Colorado

Today on our 2010 Chevrolet Colorado, we're going to take a look at and then show you how to install the Westin E-Series 3 inch Round Nerf Bars. These are the black, powder coat steel, part number is 23-3155. Now when getting in and out of the vehicle, it's going to be nice to have that little bit of an extra step there to kind of give us that umph we need to get up and in. See there, our door clears it without any kind of issue. We're going to have a nice, large diameter 3 inch tube, and also the 3 inch step right up on top here. The nice thing about the way the step is put on here, they don't have any holes that are drilled into the top of the tube.



Darby Extend A Truck Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2010 Chevrolet Colorado

Today on our 2010 Chevrolet Colorado, we have our Darby Extended Truck Hitch Mounted Load Extender, part number DTA944. Now, this has two different positions. In this position, we have it lined up with the tap of our cab. There are different adjustments. You have five heights that you can choose from depending on your truck size. This has a capacity of 350 pounds.



SMI Stay-IN-Play DUO Braking System Installation - 2015 Chevrolet Colorado

Today, on our 2015 Chevrolet Colorado, we're going to show you how to install the SMI Stay-IN-Play DUO. This is a proportional, supplemental braking system. The part number is: SM99251. Now, we're going to flip our G-Force controller into the "ON" position. Then, we can pull the breakaway switch, and we want to listen for the system to activate. Put the breakaway switch back in, we should hear that humming go away. We should also see our brake pedal being pulled down by the actuator inside the car.



Roadmaster Tow Bar Wiring Kit Installation - 2015 Chevrolet Colorado

Today on our 2015 Chevrolet Colorado we're going to show you how to install the Roadmaster universal diode wiring kit. Part number RM-154. Now to test out the system we're going to hook it up to our towing vehicle or any other vehicle that has a seven pole on the back of it or whatever connection you plan on using. Then we'll just run through all the lights. We'll start with the left blinker. Now, let's do the right blinker.



Blue Ox Coiled Electrical Cord Installation - 2015 Chevrolet Colorado

Today, on our 2015 Chevrolet Colorado, we're going to be installing the 7-pole to 6-pole coil cable from Blue Ox. It's part number is BX88206. We're going to begin our wire installation right up here. We previously installed our wiring when we had the face off. I recommend that you do that on your application, even if you're not using this face plate, you're using something else, because it's really going to save you a lot of time. There's not much room to get your arms or hands up in here to run these wires over where we're going to need them. You'll want to have that taken care of beforehand. What we're going to do is take just a little bit of extra here, and we'll just trim those off just like that.



Blue Ox Base Plate Kit Installation - 2015 Chevrolet Colorado

Today on our 2015 Chevrolet Colorado 4WD, we're going to take a look at, and then show you how to install, the Blue Ox base plate kit with removable arms. This is part number BX1721. This is going to work for the Chevy Colorado 4WD with or without the adaptive cruise control, and also for the 2015 GMC Canyon 4WD with or without the adaptive cruise control. Basically, you can see the kit all spread out here. That's the main part of the unit, that's going to be the actual base plate itself. We've got our removable arms here. This is a really good custom fit design, so we're going to have the spacers that fit right into the factory holes there.



Access TonnoSport Soft Tonneau Cover Installation - 2012 Chevrolet Colorado

Today on our 2012 Chevrolet Colorado, we're going to be taking a look at and installing the Access TonnoSport Roll-Up Tonneau Cover, part number A22020249. As you can see, the Tonneau cover gives us a great low-profile design. It's designed only to stick up about 1/2 inch over our factory side rails. Unlike older Tonneau covers of a soft nature that had the ribs that kind of stuck up that gave it a little bit of that covered wagon look, we've completely gone away with those. It's going to have that nice sleek, flat look. This is going to improve your air dynamics, maybe give you a boost in fuel economy and certainly secure anything inside your bed.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2005 Chevrolet Colorado

Today on our 2005 Chevy Colorado, we'll be installing the Takonsha Primus IQ trailer brake controller, part number TK90160. With this brake controller, we will be using the universal 7-pin wiring kit, part number ETBC7. We'll start at the rear of the vehicle. On this particular vehicle, there was already a 4-way trailer connector installed. We will begin by finding a location to mount he 7-way and 4-way trailer connector. On this particular, we we're able to mount the bracket just under the bumper edge. To mount the 7- and 4-way trailer connector bracket to the bumper, we used 2 self-tapping screws. To make things easier, we will go ahead and make some of our wire connections on the table before we install the 7- and 4-way trailer connector up on the vehicle.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2012 Chevrolet Colorado

Today on our 2012 Chevy Colorado, we'll be installing the Tow Ready T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector, part number 118301. Now to begin our install, we'll first locate the manufacturers rear wiring harness connector here on the cross member above the spare tire. While it's not necessary, we're going to lower and remove the spare tire for ease and installation of installing our new harness. Here at the connector, we need to separate the two connection points. We'll press on the locking tab, slide the two apart, and then bring in the new harness. We'll take the T connector portion of the harness and plug directly into the manufacturer's wiring. We'll make sure it locks into place on both sides. Next we'll need to mount the converter box. To mount the converter box, there's a two-way adhesive on the back.



WeatherTech Front Floor Mats Review - 2006 Chevrolet Colorado

Today on our 2006 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab, we're going to be taking a look at the WeatherTech front auto floor mats in the black color, part number WT440761. Now these floor mats are also available in gray, part number WT460761 as well as in the tan color, part number WT450761. Now before we can install our new floor liners, we're going to need to remove any existing floor liner or mat that may already be in place. Once we have any exiting floor liners or mats removed, we can go ahead and install our new WeatherTech floor liners. Now we're going to go ahead and begin over here on the driver's side. We'll go ahead and take the liner or the mat, go ahead and slide it up underneath the pedals and set it down in place. Now you'll notice how the liner has these channels built in. This is to help keep dirt and debris off of your feet and kind of keep it on the mat.



WeatherTech Side Window Air Deflectors Installation - 2006 Chevrolet Colorado

Today on our 2006 Chevy Colorado we'll be installing the WeatherTech Side Window Air Deflector, part number WT70339. This is a two-piece kit, one for the driver's side and one for the passenger side door. Before we attempt to install the new wind deflector we're going to go ahead and clean around the edge of the window and trim. Then we'll allow it to dry. Once we have the windows cleaned up and we've allowed it to dry we're going to go ahead and put the window down a little bit so we can gain access to the window channel. Then, starting at our front edge we'll set the window visor in place, putting the front edge inside the channel. Once we get the front edge hooked we're going to bow it out in the center to allow the rear edge into the channel. Then we'll start working it front to back all the way into the channel and into position. Once we have the deflector into position we'll then go ahead and operate the window up and down to seat it in place.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2005 Chevrolet Colorado

Today on our 2005 Chevy Colorado we're going to install the Curt Wiring Harness part number C55510. To begin with on the back corner of the vehicle on the driver side we will locate the wiring harness where we will make our connections. If you will notice one side has pins in it and the other side has female slot areas. You will take the side that has the pins and push it into the side that has the female slots. Once you have both connections made you need to take the self-tapping screws supplied with the kit and find a good spot on the frame to secure the grounding wire. We will use a two-sided adhesive tape and we will attach the converter box to the back side of our hitch. Now that this is done we will use some zip ties to secure the extra wiring up out of the way. As you can see here we've taken the end of the 4-pole and used the loop strap that comes with the kit to connect it to the safety chain loop. That will do it for our Curt Wiring Harness part number C55510 on our 2005 Chevy Colorado. .



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2005 Chevrolet Colorado - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2005 Chevy Colorado we will be installing Hidden Hitch, part number 87458. Now this is what our hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now we'll give you some measurements to help in the selection of a ball mount, bicycle rack, or cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground is approximately 16". From the center of the hitch pin to the edge of the bumper is approximately 4-1/2". Now let's go ahead and with the installation of our hitch. On this particular vehicle the bumper brackets are on the outside of the frame.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2005 Chevrolet Colorado - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2005 Chevrolet Colorado we will be installing the Draw-Tite trailer hitch, part number 75607. Now this is what our hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now we'll give you some measurements to help in the selection of a ball mount, bicycle rack, or cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground is approximately 16". From the center of the hitch pin to the edge of the bumper is approximately 4-1/2". Now let's go ahead and with the installation of our hitch. On this particular vehicle the bumper brackets are on the outside of the frame.



Thule Bed Rider Truck Bed Bike Racks Review - 2006 Chevrolet Colorado

Today on our 2006 Chevrolet Colorado, we're going to do a test fit of the Thule Bed Rider. This is a locking two bike rack. It's been designed to fit right across the pickup truck beds, part number on it is TH822XT. Now as you can see here, the bed rider is fully adjustable. We've got a number of different locations. We can extend or reduce the size of the bed rider to fit just about any width of bed we have.



Thule Truck Bed Bike Racks Review - 2006 Chevrolet Colorado

Today on our 2006 Chevrolet Colorado, we're going to do a test fit on the Thule Gate Mate. This is their 54 inch, tailgate pad and bike rack. Part number on it is TH823. The installation of the Gate Mate is very easy. We'll begin just by draping the shorter side over the rear of our tailgate leaving the longer side to come down here at the front. As you can see, I got three straps hanging out here.



Swagman Pick Up Truck Bed Bike Racks Review - 2006 Chevrolet Colorado

Rate your transcript OrderClientKevin BrossRef #20518Order #TC0731602248 Today on our 2006 Chevrolet Colorado were going to take a look at the Swagman Pickup Truck Bed Mounted 2-bike Rack. It's designed to fit bed rail to bed rail in the bed of most pickup trucks. The Part Number on it is S64702. It's got a unique design here. It's got a ratcheting system that allows us to slide out and adjust our rack to many different widths of pickup truck style. You see Ive got it a little bit long here, so I'm just going to allow some of this to come back in, and Ill extend it out enough to where it's just going to sit side to side here. I need to find a fixed location.



Air Lift Ride Control Air Helper Springs Installation - 2006 Chevrolet Colorado

Today on our 2006 Chevrolet Colorado, we'll install the air lift, ride control air helper strings, Part Number AL59539. Our first step, we'll be assembling the air sleeve, an upper and lower brackets. We'll take the air sleeve, install the upper bracket on top, going over the nipple coming out of the air sleeve. We'll secure the upper brackets to the air sleeve with the plastic nut provided, then we'll take our air fitting, the 90 degree fitting and thread it on top of the air sleeve. We'll go ahead and secure it, and tighten it down with a wrench. Next, we'll go ahead and install the lower bracket.



UWS Crossover Toolbox Review - 2006 Chevrolet Colorado

Today on our 2006 Chevrolet Colorado well be test fitting the UWS truck bed tool box narrow crossover style slim lien series at 3.4 cubic feet, in black, part number UWS00333. It features aluminum construction with fully welded seams and is guaranteed not to rust. Heavy duty stainless steel latches on both sides will lock on drivers side. The patented foam filled lid provides installation and protection from the elements. Heavy duty gas cylinders help to lift the lid and hold it open at a full 90 degrees. It contains a divided tray for tools and other miscellaneous items.





Chevrolet Colorado Questions

  • The 6-Way square trailer connector is not used by a lot of trailer manufacturers. A lot of Jayco trailers may have them but mostly you come across the 4-Way flat, like what you have on your trailer, and the 7-Way blade for RV applications. What I recommend is to convert the 6-Pole on the Monaco to a 4-Way. You can do this very easily by removing the 6-Way plug, and then testing the wires for function using a circuit tester like # 3808 if needed before installing them in a new...
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  • Your salesman is correct in that a weight distribution system will, in most cases, allow a vehicle to tow additional weight, but the amount of additional weight is not a static number and is vehicle specific. You should check your owners manual, or the vehicle dealer, for hitch specifications for the Max Gross trailer weight allowable when using a weight distributing hitch. I checked the online owners manual for a 2007 Chevrolet Colorado. If this is the the vehicle you will...
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  • The Blue Ox Patriot part # BRK2012 has an inertia sensor built into it so that when it senses you are slowing your tow vehicle down it will apply the correct amount of braking power to towed vehicle. The remote is there to allow you to fine tune the aggressiveness of the braking and/or manually apply the brakes of the towed vehicle if needed, but for normal braking once you get the unit set up you would not need to mess with the remote. I attached an install video for you...
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  • There are many factors to take into account when setting up your hydraulic pump trailers with a different suspension system. You have many of the factors worked out, and will need to order an axle to accommodate the 60 inch hub face and 46-1/2 inch spring centers that your trailers require. Because you tow the trailers 30,000 miles per year you would be best suited in the long run to go with a Slipper spring setup. This type of setup does not wear nearly as easily as the double...
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  • The correct replacement motor is part # LG-142178, and the Replacement Aluminum Gearbox, # LG-179015. The correct replacement switch is the part # LG-145236.
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  • Since you do not need the trailer brake or 12 volt charging functions when towing your pop-up, you would be able to cut off the 6-Way square connector currently on your Viking Pop-up and use a 4-Pole Trailer End Connector, item # 18004, to connect to the 4-Way connector on your 2006 Colorado. I would recommend that you use 7-Way RV connectors, to upgrade your vehicle and trailer wiring for ease of use and to have more universal connectors for towing other trailers. The most...
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  • The steering wheel should lock up if in the lock position though you might be able to move it some. It seems pointless to have a lock position that doesn't actually lock the steering! GM was the first to include steering lock on vehicles so it seems odd that they would be the ones to not include it on one of their vehicles (2015 Chevy Colorado). If you didn't disconnect the battery to flat tow the vehicle as stated in the owners manual it will drain the battery. The trade...
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  • A plug-in brake controller wiring harness is not available for the 2005 Chevy Colorado. The vehicle requires a hardwire method to install a brake controller using a 4-Way trailer connector, if needed, # 118301, and a 4 and 7 Way Installation Kit, # ETBC7. If your truck already has a factory installed 7-Way, you will still need to do some hardwiring. You will need brake controller installation kit # 5506. With the included wire, you will connect the white wire in the install...
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  • When selecting a weight distribution system, you want to use a system that has a tongue weight capacity that falls between 10 to 15 percent of the gross trailer weight when it is fully loaded and ready to be towed. I would recommend the Reese Weight Distribution, part RP66086, which has a range between 200 and 600 lbs of tongue weight. Part # RP66086 also features dual-cam sway control, which acts to prevent trailer sway before it starts. The Reese # RP66086 comes with everything...
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  • There are two types of sway control used with weight distribution systems, friction sway control and dual cam system. The friction sway control works by using the down force of a spring bar to apply friction resistance to brackets on the trailer tongue to stop sway, once it has started. The dual cam system will stop the sway from starting by forcing the vehicle and trailer to go in a straight line. In tight turns it has a dual cam that will lift the outside spring, which makes...
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  • The TracRac Ladder Rack, part # TA27000-01 is designed to be a good fit for your 2006 Chevrolet Colorado truck with the 5 foot bed. This can be installed on a truck with a bed liner as long as you have access to the underside of the bed rail as the attached photo shows. If you do not have access, you may need to cut a hole in the liner to allow access and enable the clamps to be installed. This rack has an 800 lb weight carrying capacity and includes 4 heavy-duty loop tie-downs....
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  • Yes, you can use the 4-Diode System, part # 38955, to wire your Colorado. As you pointed out, the turn and brake signals will not longer be on separate bulbs. The diodes should be sealed enough that they will hold up mounted near the tail lights. I would not put them in direct exposure to rain or road water. I would mount them behind the tail light housings using the light fixture seal to block out most of the rain water. I would also use a dab of dieletric grease, part # 11755,...
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  • First, you are going to want to check the owners manual on your 2010 Chevy Colorado to determine if it can be flat towed. I did some research and found that if you have a 2 wheel drive model with the 4L60E transmission, you would need a transmission lube pump kit from Remco to flat tow the truck. If you have a 2 wheel drive manual, the vehicle cannot be flat towed. And if you have a 4 wheel drive automatic or manual it is flat towable as is. Make sure to consult the owners...
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  • You definitely can use the 4 diodes you purchased, # 48955, to wire your 2006 Chevrolet Colorado to be towed behind your Motorhome. Along with the connector you purchased and the diodes you will need an appropriate length of Bonded 4 Wire, # 16-4B-1. I would recommend about 30 feet. When wiring the taillights your brake and turn signal will use the same filament in the brake light bulb with a 4 diode kit. I have added a wiring diagram for you to make the process easier. To...
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  • The brake light switch on your 2010 Chevrolet Colorado does not have a "cold" wire suitable for use to trigger a brake controller like the Prodigy P2 # 90885. In other trucks where there is a cold wire on a vehicle brake light switch this is the wire that carries a signal only under one condition: when you press the brake pedal. In such a vehicle this is the wire that would connect to a brake controller's RED input signal wire to tell it to generate a brake signal for the trailer. In...
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  • I'm assuming your 2014 Isuzu D-Max is based on the 2nd generation Colorado. Because the 2nd generation Colorado wasn't available in the US until the 2015 model year, and we don't know how closely the Colorado resembles the D-Max, the hitch manufacturer can't say if the hitch will be compatible or not. They haven't test fit your particular vehicle, so they aren't prepared to guarantee the fit. I've provided a diagram showing the bolt hole spacing of the Hidden Hitch # 87675/Draw-Tite...
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  • I do not recommend using the Roadmaster Tow Defender Protective Screening, # RM-4750, as it may become warped or otherwise damaged by the rear exiting exhaust on your RV but I do have a solution for you. The Blue Ox KarGard Towed Vehicle Protector, # BX8870, is constructed of a different, thicker material and is positioned in a different way. This protector basically stands up in front of the tow vehicle so it is much further away from the RV's exhaust. I have attached a video...
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  • The Replacement Cover you mentioned, part # TX539801-CVR is the replacement fabric cover for the Truxedo Lo Pro QT Soft Roll-Up tonneau cover, part # TX871101, which is compatible with a 2006 Chevy Colorado with the 5 foot bed. If you have a different tonneau cover, the part you referenced will not be compatible. If you have a different cover, I would be happy to recommend a replacement if you would provide the model number of your existing tonneau cover.
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  • I contacted Curt Manufacturing and even though your 2015 Chevy Colorado Crew Cab doesn't have a tow package, the wiring connection point will be up under the bumper area, near the spare tire. You will use the Curt custom fit wiring # C56515. This will give you the 5-way flat trailer connector to power your trailer's signal lights. If it's a 4-way connector then use Hopkins wiring kit # 41155. A mounting bracket such as mounting bracket 4-pole flat # 18144 is something to consider...
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  • If the snow blower isn't self-propelled, the # MT70144 ramps you mentioned wouldn't be the best choice. It would be pretty difficult to push a snow blower up a ramp that doesn't have a solid surface. Something like the Erickson folding ramps, part # EM07464-2 would work much better for you, as it would be much easier to push a snow blower up the heavy duty grating that makes up the ramp surface. I really like the way the ramps fold up for easy storage. The ramps feature integrated...
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