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Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado - B&W

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado, we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the BMW heavy duty trailer hitch receiver. This is a custom fit class 5. It offer the 2" by 2" opening . part number is BWHDRH25217. Here's what our hitch looks like installed. As you can see, for such a heavy duty hitch, we're not adding a whole lot visually to the rear of the vehicle.



Roadmaster Active Suspension Kit Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado, we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Roadmaster Active Suspension Kit. This is part number RAS4611. Now, before we begin our installation, let's get a few measurements for reference. We're going to go the wheel well, right here on the front and the back, just so we can get our ride height established. It looks like here in the rear we've got about 39 1/4. The front is about 35 1/2.



Hopkins Trailer Wiring Connector Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado, we're going to be showing you how to install the Hopkins Endurance Multi-Tow Twist-Mount 7-Way RV and 4-way Flat Trailer Connector. This is for the vehicle end. Part number is HM40920. A few of the great things about the Endurance line from Hopkins, especially with this plug: our door, you can see we've got dual tabs, but this is going to open past the 180 degrees. This is going to allow us plenty of access to get in there and get our plug plugged in. We can see that line right around there.



Stromberg Carlson 5th Wheel Tailgate Installation - 2003 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2003 Chevrolet Silverado, we're going to be taking a look and installing the Stromberg Carlson 4000 series 5th wheel louvered tailgate with lock for a GM vehicle, part number VGM-99-4000. This tailgate's made out of plastic. It's blow-molded for light weight. It's strong as steel, and it replaces your OEM tailgate. It's ideal for towing a 5th wheel or a gooseneck. It's also going to cut down on wind resistance and drag, and help with fuel mileage.



Stromberg Carlson 5th Wheel Tailgate Installation - 2003 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2003 Chevrolet Silverado, we're going to be taking a look at an installing the Strongberg-Carlson 100 Series 5th Wheel Tailgate with open design for GM trucks. Part number VGM-99-100. This is vented steel design. It's made out of tubular steel that's powder coated. Being vented, it's going to help with wheel efficiency and the wind drag. It's going to help bring up your gas mileage a little bit.



Firestone Level Command Compressor Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Speaker 3: Today on a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado, we're going to review and install the Firestone Air Command 1, part number F-2-0-9-7. All right, let's start off a review with our gauge. We got simple single gauge here. Classic black lettering on white background and red needle here. Very simple to operate. We got up with this lever right here, kicks on the air compressor. You notice that red needle goes up.



Chevrolet Bowtie LED Lighted Emblem Installation - 2002 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2002 Chevrolet Silverado we're going to be taking a look at installing the Reese Chevrolet Bowtie LED Lighted Vehicle Emblem. Part Number: RP86618. We'll be installing this in conjunction with the Hopkins 4-Pole Loop. Part Number: HM48145. Here's what it looks like when it's installed. As you can see when it's on during the daylight it's just going to be like a black metallic coating. When you apply your tail lights or your breaks it's going to become transparent and the red LEDs are going to light up through.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2009 Chevrolet Silverado

Today in our 2009 Chevrolet Silverado, we're going to be taking a look at installing the Curt T-connector vehicle wiring harness for factory total package four flat pole driller connection, part number C55384. Here it is installed. It's a nice forward flat if you're going to tow your trailer and you don't have to do any cutting on your wiring harness. It's going to plug in between your factor 7-way connector. Now, on this vehicle, we don't have one, but if you did, you'd have your 7-way up here and you'd have a forward flat down here. Now let's go ahead and show you how to install it.



Rampage SuperBrite LED Tailgate Light Bar Installation - 2002 Chevrolet Silverado

Today in our 2002 Chevrolet Silverado, we're going to be taking a look at installing the Rampage SuperBrite LED Tail Light Bar, 60-inch long, part number RA960136. It's got red and white LEDs. They're going to be really bright, long-lasting, and they're very fast to activate. The red lights will come on for your stop and turn and taillight functions, while the white lights illuminate when you place your vehicle in reverse. It's fully sealed and waterproof. It's designed to be surface-mounted and have a seamless look. It fills the gap between your tailgate and bumper. That would be our taillights, left turn, right turn.



DeeZee Toolbox Review - 2009 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on this 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500, we're going to be testing the Dee Zee Truck Bed Toolbox, part number DZ8537. This is a nice sturdy aluminum toolbox, so you know it's not going to rust, and it also is kind of unique in how it sits in the truck bed, where it has this lip on this side here that actually fits perfectly up against the cab of the truck and still is able to open the chest completely. It's not like the toolboxes that lay over the bed rails, so therefore it has a low profile and you're not going to be able to see it if you're just looking at the truck from the outside. It does lock and has a paddle handle, and it has about 6.4 cubic feet of space to work with, plus it has this metal tray here that can slide back to forth to store your smaller items. This is perfect from anything for tools to tool bags, gym bags, whatever you're going to be carrying with you on the job site. It measures 37 1/8th inch long by 19 inches wide by 15 inches tall. There you have it, for the Dee Zee Utility Chest Truck Bed Toolbox, part number DZ8537 on our 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500.



BAKFlip G2 Hard Tonneau Cover Review - 2009 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on this 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500, we're going to be installing the BakFlip G2 Tonneau Cover part number BAK26101. The BakFlip G2 Tonneau Cover is the perfect solution to keep anything you have inside the bed of your truck safe from the elements. As you can see, the tonneau cover actually sits nice and flesh with the truck bed making it look like it's actually part of the truck. It has an aerodynamic design which will cut down wind drag and possibly lowering your gas mileage. Because of how it folds, you can actually gain access to certain parts of the truck to get whatever you need without folding the entire tonneau cover up towards the front. And if you needed access to all of your truck bed, this does fold up all the way to the front and is held in place by two rods. It also has these pads here that I'm sure that the tonneau cover doesn't damage the cabover truck once you have it folded up.



Husky GearBox Review - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado, we're going to be taking a look at and installing the Husky Gearbox Interior Storage System for pickup trucks, part number HL09001. As you can see, it keeps all your items organized and stops them from moving around. Put it out of sight, just go ahead and fold your seat down, and the seat actually acts as a lid, and it's secure. It contours the floor very nicely, it's got a nice textured finish, and the black plastic gives it the factory look. It has two removable dividers, so if you have some small objects you want to put in there, or you can remove them and put a long object in there. Go ahead and take our organizer, we'll place it in the vehicle, slide it back, and there are two safety straps, wrap around our tie down point, just want to make it secure so it won't slide around, tuck the strap back out of the way, secure it on the other side. On the passenger side you can slide it right through the brace on the seat, tuck your strap out of the way.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado we're going to be taking a look at and installing the Hopkins insight flex mount trailer brake controller. Part number HM47297. On our controller switch there's a manual override, so if you needed to apply the brakes to your trailer manually simply squeeze in and apply pressure. This button with the plus and the minus on it is going to control your power sent to your trailer brakes. As you go up it goes up in increments of 5% and will do the same thing on the way down. The other side of that switch has an S on the button.



CIPA Custom Towing Mirrors Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado we're going to be taking a look at and installing the Cipa Custom Towing Mirrors Slip-Ons for the driver and passenger side, part number CM10900. These mirrors are designed to extend your field of vision and block out any blind spots that you might have while you're pulling your trailer. These mirrors are made out of a durable ABS plastic and they fit over your factory mirror, and they're designed not to interfere with the factory operation, and it has a manual outside mirror that you can change so you can see around the end of your trailer. It has a textured finish that's going to be just like your factory mirror and you can still fold your mirrors in with them attached. These mirrors feature an easy, tool free install, they just slip over your factory mirror. We're going to start with our driver's side mirror, the left side. The kit does come with two pieces of foam tape, one is square, one has got the corners knocked off. Before you put the tape on, you want to take a little bit of rubbing alcohol and clean the area it's going to fit in. The other one's going to fit right here so we'll clean that off at the same time.



BAKFlip G2 Hard Tonneau Cover Installation - 2003 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2003 Chevrolet Silverado, we're going to be taking a look at and installing the BAKFlip G2 Hard Tonneau Cover. Part number BAK26102. Now you can see that we have our BAKFlip G2 Hard Tonneau Cover installed. It's in the closed position. It's going to create security for your bed and your objects inside, because you cannot open it from the outside, the tailgate must be dropped first to unlatch it. If your vehicle's not equipped with a tailgate lock, we have one available on our website that would work just great. We have the Pilot Integrated OEM Tailgate Lock, part number LH-003.



Hopkins Trailer Wiring Connector Installation - 2002 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on this 2002 Chevrolet Silverado, we're going to review and install the Hopkins Endurance Multi-Tow Twist-Mount 7-Way RV and 4-Way Trailer Connector, part number HM40920. This is what it looks like when it's installed. Let's go ahead and cover some of the features. First up, we'll go ahead and open it, take a look at inside this 7-pole connector. This has a very common 7-way RV style connector with the flat blades. This will accommodate 7 circuits.



Gooseneck Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Chevrolet Silverado - Curt

Today on our 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 with a 6 1/2 foot bed we'll be taking a look at and installing the CURT double lock flip and store under bed gooseneck hitch with installation kit, part number C607-604. Here's what our gooseneck is going to look like once it's installed. You're going to see that it's going to have a nice flush look on the back of the vehicle. Everything is going to be low profile, down in the corrugation, and you'll even have a cover over the top when you don't have any use and when it's in the stowed position. That cover is included. It's going to have a real easy installation. The only drilling is going to be to put that four-inch hole in the bed of the truck and the two holes for the chain tie-downs that are going to be spring-loaded on the sides.



Curt 5th Wheel Kit Installation - 2005 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2005 Chevy Silverado 2500 we will be taking a look at and installing a Curt Custom Fit 5th Wheel Installation kit, part number c16418-204. Here you can see the custom base plates installed. They're gonna provide a nice stable base for our customers 5th wheel that you see here. The custom brackets mount beneath your truck bed and provide attachment points for those 5th wheel brackets that you see here. Now this is going to be a custom fit for each and every vehicle. As you can see here it's gonna have a real nice look in the back of your truck. The complete kit and brackets with the rails and hardware included and just minor drilling the frame and through the bed.



Husky GearBox Review - 2009 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2009 Chevrolet Silverado we're going to take a look and show you how to install the Husky GearBox interior storage system. Part number is HL09001. Our gearbox is going to have a solid rigid core. Applied to the top of that is going to be a textured finish that's going to give us kind of an original equipment look and it's also got a little bit of a grip to it so it's going to help those items, keep them from sliding back and forth. Another great option here, you can see the removable divider, let's us kind of customize our compartments. If we need a couple smaller one's we'll throw our dividers in. If we need a longer one we can simply pull it out.



Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System Installation - 2009 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2009 Chevrolet Silverado we are going to show you how to install the Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System, part number is TGMRCK35S. Here you can see our Timbren installed. It is going to give us a nice fuller stop here, our actual jounce stop, or jounce bumper was only about this long. This is going to allow us, with no contact here, to have no real change in the unloading handling of our vehicle. As we apply our load it is going to bring this down and it is going to rest on those jounce stops. That's going to give us improved suspension.





Chevrolet Silverado Questions

  • For the best protection of your vehicles battery and wiring we recommend installing a 40 amp circuit breaker, # PK54540, inline on the charging wire going from your vehicle battery back to the trailer connector on your vehicle. If your vehicle has a factory 7-Way connector the charge line will be protected by a fuse in the power distribution box under the hood so adding a circuit breaker would not be needed. If you are concerned about drawing power from the vehicle battery...
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  • When used in conjunction with the # 3016 brake controller wiring adapter, the # 39523 brake controller would be plug and play. The controller wiring adapter would plug into the connector located in the convenience panel located behind the emergency brake pedal as shown in the provided photos. If your Silverado was not equipped with the factory 7-way, you can install the # HM40975 which would plug into the harness at the rear bumper. If you click the provided links, you can...
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  • To install a 7-Way wiring connector at the rear of your 2001 Chevrolet Silverado without a factory 7-Way or a factory 4-Way connector, I recommend using the 7-Pole and 4-Pole Trailer Connector Socket and wiring harness, # HM40975-11998. You can the wire most of the circuits needed to the wiring harness that is located above the spare tire along the driver side frame rail. The wiring above the spare has a yellow wire for the left turn and brakes, dark green wire for the right...
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  • Since wire color codes are NOT universal, we always recommend wiring by function, rather than wire color. If you look at the Trailer Wiring FAQ article I have linked you to, you can see some diagrams showing the proper way to wire a vehicle and trailer side 7-way trailer connector. If can you open up the existing 6-way connector on your trailer, take the housing apart and look at the terminals the wires attach to. In many cases, they will be labeled like what is shown in...
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  • 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...
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  • On your 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 the factory wires should be light green, dark green, blue, yellow, red, brown, and black. The functions of those wires should be as follows: light green - reverse lights dark green - right turn/brake blue - electric trailer brakes yellow - left turn/brake red - 12 volt power brown - running lights black - ground I would also recommend to test the functions of your wires with a circuit tester like the Quickee Tester, part # 3808,...
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  • The nut on the spindle should be tightened until snug, with no side-to-side play in the hub and then backed off slightly, about maybe a 1/8 of a turn. If the spindle uses a castle nut and cotter pin or tang nut, tighten the nut finger tight until it stops, then back it off so the cotter pin or washer tang fits into the next indentation of the castle nut. If you click on the video link I provided, and forward to the 1:40 mark, you can see one of our techs demonstrating how to...
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  • The axle your version of the 2014 Chevy Silverado would be the Z71 rear axle and that should also be a 4 wheel drive model. The proper kit for a 1500 would be # F2430 that you have referenced. But if it happens to be a 2500 or 3500 then you would need to use # F2528. I have linked videos to the right showing typical installations for you. Also, if you do not want to manually fill the air bags every time you can install a Level Command II kit, # F2219, which will allow you to...
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  • Your 2008 Chevrolet Silverado is set up from the factory with trailer tow wiring, so I agree that wiring power wires from the battery is not the way that things should be done in your case. On the 2008 Chevrolet Silverado there are two wires under the hood that need to be connected to have power to the 7-Way trailer connector at the back of the vehicle and the brake controller wiring under the dash, see photo at right. These wires are connected to the two studs at the power...
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  • The Tow Ready T-One Wiring Harness, part # 118315, is for the 1988 to 2000 Chevrolet C/K Series trucks. It is not for the 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 would use either the Tow Ready Wiring Harness, part # 118384, which is used if you have a harness that is located under the vehicle, behind the bumper, on the driver’s side of the vehicle. The wiring harness # 118384, is meant to plug in line with the factory wiring and provide a 4-Way flat...
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  • First I would need to know how your 7-Way connector is different than newer models. Is if pinned out differently (the pin functions are in different locations between the years) or is it that it connects to the vehicle differently? If it is the latter, you can use the Pigtail Wiring Harness, # PK11998, with Hopkins Wiring, # HM4097 or # PK11893 You would just need to wire in the bare wire ends of the pigtail to the truck wiring by function. The pigtail uses the following color...
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  • I have confirmed with my contacts at Andersen, and for a tadem axle trailers one leveler # AM3604 should be used per axle for stability purposes. So for your application you would need 2 of these levelers. This leveler provides from 1 inch to 4 inches of lift depending on the configuration needed. I have also included a short video review of this product for your reference.
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  • The Tekonsha Voyager Brake Controller with GM Wiring Harness, # 39510 and # 3015-P, itself does not have a fuse. Since it is connected to the truck via the factory port under the dash, the fuse for the brake controller 12 volt power is located in the power distribution box under the hood. We actually have an FAQ article that explains the installation of a brake controller Chevy and GMC trucks that includes your 2005 Silverado. It covers the connections that need to be made under...
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  • Both the Bully Dog GT # BY40410GMC and the Edge Evolution CTS # EP85450 programmers/monitors provide comparable functions for your 2001 Silverado 1500 with the 5.3L gas engine. Both allow a choice of different tunes with various power and torque increases, both allow for monitoring of a number of engine parameters of your choosing (subject to their availability on your truck), both include a driving coach function that helps you take note of your driving habits that can affect...
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  • GM stopped using the plug-in style brake controller connectors after 2007 so there will not be a plug-in port for a brake controller adapter on your truck. Instead, there will be 4 or 5 blunt cut wires taped together under the left side of the instrument panel. These wires can sometimes be difficult to locate, but you should be able to find them near the left side of the steering column. You should see a white wire (ground), dark blue wire (brake output), red wire with black...
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  • You are going to want to find the Center High Mount Stop Light wire for the brake light on the truck cap on your 2011 Chevy Silverado. This wire is bundled with the brake controller wiring located under the dash, and held together with tape and a tag that lists the wiring functions. The wire you are looking for is orange and will have a tag on it labeled CHMSL. For the interior lights, if they are on a switch, you can run a wire from 12 volt hot lead behind the factory 7-Way...
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  • 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...
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  • Step one in troubleshooting your trailer running lights is to isolate the problem to either the tow vehicle or the trailer wiring. You will need a circuit tester such as the Quickee #3808 or equivalent. I suggest you review the included article on troubleshooting trailer wiring as this provides a lot of useful guidance on the steps to identify the source of the problem. Start by disconnecting the trailer from the tow vehicle. With the Silverado lights on, test the pin on the...
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  • You will need a battery isolator, like Tow Ready Battery Isolation Solenoid, part # TR118665, if you plan on leaving the trailer connected to the truck when the truck is off. If you unplug the 7-Way, the trailer battery cannot drain the truck battery. If you leave them connected, you would need an isolator to keep the trailer from drawing down the truck battery. The isolation solenoid has three connections. If you are looking at the unit with the dome facing up and the 12v...
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  • As long as your 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, has the factory 7-Way tow package wiring at the rear of the vehicle all you will need is the Draw-Tite Brake Controller with Wiring for the 2006 Chevrolet Silverado, item # 5100-3015-P, which includes the # 5100 brake controller and the # 3015-P wiring harness needed to install the brake controller on your truck. The # 3015-P adapter will plug into a port in the power distribution box under the dash on your truck. If you do not...
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