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Trailer Hitch Installation - 2009 Chevrolet Silverado - Torklift

Today, on 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD, we'll be installing the TorkLift SuperHitch Original Trailer Hitch Receiver, Class V with Dual 2" Receivers, Part No. TLC1206. Here's what your hitch looks like once it's installed. As you can see, it only hangs down a little bit below the bumper, almost in the same position as the factory hitch was. It utilizes most of the same attachment points as the factory hitch, just a couple more additional bolts added. There is no additional drilling required on this hitch to install it.



Wheel Masters Eagle Vision Towing Mirror Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 regular cab, we'll be doing a test putting the Wheel Master's, Eagle Vision, door mount towing mirror. Part number WN6600. It offers us a wide field of view. It's going to allow us to safely and easily change lanes, pass, park, or even back up while towing a trailer. As you can see, I'm visible in the towing mirror, but not the factory mirror. If I take a few steps in towards my trailer, this is the view you'd get with just your factory mirror. The seven inch by seven inch mirror can be rotated to the left or right, and can be adjusted to most angles.



Westin Tube Step Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, we'll be installing the Westin E-Series Round Nerf Bars that are three inch in diameter, with a polished stainless steel construction, part number 23-1400. It gives you a nice, good, solid entry step to get into your vehicle. It makes it easier to get into the vehicle. This nice, black step pad here gives us a nice, non-slip finish. Even if we have mud on our boots, or it's raining outside, once we step on here we're not going to slip off. It gives us a nice, secure, easy, and safe way to enter our vehicle. There is no drilling required, and it is a quick and easy bolt on installation. Now here's what we have on our driver's side.



CIPA Clamp on Universal Fit Towing Mirror Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado regular cab, we'll be doing a test fit on the CIPA Universal Bar towing mirror. Part number CM11980. It offers us a wide field of view. It's going to allow us to safely and easily change lanes, pass, park, or even back up while towing a trailer. As you can see, I'm visible in the towing mirror but not the factory mirror. If I walk a few steps towards my trailer, this is the view you'd get with just your factory mirror. It's an easy top clamp on installation.



Westin E-Series Round Nerf Bars Installation - 2010 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2010 Chevrolet Silverado 3500, we'll be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Westin E-Series 3" Round Nerf Bars in black, part number 23-1955. Here's what they look like once they're installed. They're nice 3" tube, so we get that nice appearance, with the rounded edge on both ends. It gives you the finished look as well. With the powder-coated finish and our non-skin steps here, it's going to make it really easy to get in your vehicle. With these step pads here, it's not a cutout design like some of the ones on the market, so we can ensure we're not going to get water inside our tube. It's just kind of pushed down, the same piece of metal, and the step pad is affixed to there.



CIPA Dual-View Clip-on Towing Mirror Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado Regular Cab, we'll be doing a test fit on the CIPA Dual-View Clip-On Towing Mirror, part number 11953. It offers us a wide field of view. It's going to allow us to safely and easily change lanes, pass, park, or even back up while towing a trailer. As you can see, I'm showing up in the towing mirror but not the factory mirror. Between the two mirrors, larger and the smaller one, you get a slightly larger more clearer view in the larger mirror than the smaller one. If I take a few steps in towards my trailer, this is the view you'd get with just your factory mirror. Both the smaller and the larger mirror can be adjusted to most angles.



CIPA Deluxe Door Mount Mirror Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today, on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Regular Cab, we'll be doing a test fit on the CIPA Deluxe Door-Mount Towing Mirror, part number 11650. It offers us a wide field of view. It's going to allow us to safely and easily change lanes, pass, park, or even back up, while towing a trailer. As you can see, I'm visible in the towing mirror, but not the factory mirror. If I take a few steps in toward my trailer, this is the view you'd get with just your factory mirror. What differentiates this towing mirror from other towing mirrors, is that it mounts directly to the door, rather than around the factory mirror.



CIPA Clip-on Towing Mirror Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado regular cab, we'll be doing a test fit on the CIPA clip-on towing mirror, part number 7070. It offers us a wide field view. It's going to allow us to safely and easily change lanes, pass, park, or even back up while towing a trailer. As you can see, I'm visible in the towing mirror but not the factory mirror. If I take a few steps in towards my trailer, this is the view you'd get with just your factory mirror. The mirror itself can be rotated 360 degrees. It can be adjusted to most angles.



BAKFlip G2 Hard Tonneau Cover Installation - 2014 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Series Crew Cab, we'll be installing the "BAKFlip G2 Hard Tonneau Cover." That's part number BAK26120. Add a stylish look and keep your gear dry with the BAKFlip G2 Hard Tonneau Cover. Though it's not 100% waterproof, the rubber seals surrounding the tonneau cover and the built-in drainage system will help keep out water. It has a low-profile design, it looks like it's factory-installed and it mounts just inside to your truck bed side rails. It features a tri-fold design. Simply pull on the cable on either side to raise up the panel for partial bed access or full access. When using partial bed access to this panel, you'll want to be sure and secure your safety straps.



Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs Installation - 2010 Chevrolet Silverado

Today, on our 2010 Chevrolet Silverado, we're going to take a look at and also show you how to install the Firestone Ride Rider Helper Strings. These are double-convoluted for the rear axle, part number is F2430. Now, before we begin the installation, we want to get a few measurements. These are going to act as kind of a control, so we know what measurements we want to get back to once our bags are installed. Looks like here in the rear, it's about 38 1/4 inches. Here in the front, about 36 3/4.



CIPA Clip-on Towing Mirror Installation - 2010 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2010 Chevrolet Silverado, we'll be doing a test fit on the CIPA clip-on towing mirror. Part number 7070. It offers us a wide field of view. It's going to allow us to safely, easily change lanes, pass, park, or even backup while towing a trailer. As you can see, I'm visible in the towing mirror, but not the factory mirror. The mirror itself can be rotated 360 degrees and can be adjusted to most angles.



Air Lift Load Controller I Compressor System Installation - 2004 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500, we're going to be taking a look at and installing the Air Lift Load Controller I Compressor System for Air Helper Springs. It has a duel path system. Part number AL25651. This is what it looks like once it's installed on the vehicle. As you can see, you've got the compressor here, the solenoids and what these solenoids do is allow you to operate and inflate one airbag at a time. The passenger or the driver side airbag. It also allows you to do that wit the switch that's on the controller up in the cab, which we'll show you in a minute.



WeatherTech Front Floor Mat Review - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 250 HD, we'll be installing a Weather Tech Front Auto Floor mat Single Piece in black, part number WT442941. Also available in tan, WT452941 and finally grey, WT462941. They're made of a nice, durable rubberized material which will provide many years service by inaudible 00:00:27 protecting our carpets and they will help channel any mud, water, dirt and debris into these grooves right here. When it's raining, snowing or whatever, we don't have to worry about getting our carpets dirty and it will help clean off our boots or our shoes a little bit so we won't have to worry about our feet slipping around on our brake pedal here or our gas pedal. Make a safer drive for us too. As you can see the laser measured cut of the mat makes it a very form fitting fit. It's just like it would be from the factory.



Wheel Masters Eagle Vision Towing Mirror Installation - 2010 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2010 Chevrolet Silverado, we'll be doing a test fit on the Wheel Masters Eagle Vision Door Mount Towing Mirror, part number WM6600. It offers us a wide field of view, it's going to allow us to safely and easily change lanes, pass, park or even back up while towing a trailer. As you can see, I'm visible in the towing mirror, but not the factory mirror. The mirror can be rotated to the left or right and can be adjusted to most angles. By loosening up the two knobs here, we can even extend our mirror out to further suit our towing needs. It's going to give us that real wide field of view.



Longview Custom Towing Mirrors Installation - 2010 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2010 Chevrolet Silverado we'll be doing a test fit on the Longview Original Custom Towing Mirror, Part Number CTM1600. It offers us a wide field of view. It's going to allow us to safely and easily change lanes, pass, park, or even back up while towing a trailer. As you can see, I'm visible in the towing mirror but not the factory mirror. The towing mirror is going to contour our factory mirror nicely. It's going to make it look like it's all one piece.



CIPA Clamp on Universal Fit Towing Mirror Installation - 2010 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2010 Chevrolet Silverado we'll be doing a test fit on the CIPA Universal Bar Towing Mirror. Part number CM11980. It offers us a wide field of view. It's going to allow us to safely and easily change lanes, pass, park or even back up while towing a trailer. As you can see, I'm visible in the towing mirror but not the factory mirror. The mirror itself can be rotated 360 degrees and can be adjusted to any angle. We've got our up, down, left and right, and even diagonal.



CIPA Dual-View Clip-on Towing Mirror Installation - 2010 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2010 Chevrolet Silverado, we'll be doing a test fit on the CIPA Dual View Clip On Universal Towing Mirror, part number 11953. It offers us a wide field of view. It's going to allow us to safely and easily change lanes, pass, park, or even back up while towing a trailer. As you can see I'm visible in the towing mirror but not the factory mirror. Between the two mirrors, the larger mirror gives me a closer more clearer view and the smaller mirror gives me a wider view. Both the smaller and the larger mirror can be adjusted to most angles. We've got our top to bottom, left to right, and even diagonal.



CIPA Deluxe Door Mount Mirror Installation - 2010 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2010 Chevrolet Silverado we'll be doing a test fit on the CIPA Deluxe Door Mount Towing Mirror. Part number 11650. It offers us a wide field of view, it's going to allow us to safely and easily change lanes, pass, park, or even back up while towing a trailer. As you can see I'm visible in the towing mirror but not the factory mirror. The mirror can be rotated to the left or right and can be adjusted to most angles. By simply loosening up the 2 thumbscrews here we can even extend it out to better suit our towing needs. It's just going to give us that extra wide view that we may need.



CIPA Custom Towing Mirrors Installation - 2010 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2010 Chevrolet Silverado, we'll be doing a test fit on the CIPA custom towing mirrors for the driver and passenger side, part number CM10900. If you're just looking to pick up the driver's side, just use part number 10901 and if you're just looking to pick up the passenger side, you can use part number 10902. It offers us a wide field of view. It's going to allow us to safely and easily change lanes, pass, park, or even back up while towing a trailer. As you can see, I'm visible in the towing mirror but not the factory mirror. You can see how the towing mirror's going to give that nice factory look. It's going to contour our factory mirror nicely.





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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • There is an easy way to determine axle placement on a trailer. Take a look at the picture I have included. Just plug in the numbers and complete the formula to determine the axle placement. The other factor that is going to come into play is the springs that you are going to use. Once you have the measurements all figured out you can determine which springs are going to work with that set up. I have also included a link to our double-eye suspension FAQ article to the right.
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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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  • 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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  • 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...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The ideal operating temperature for the transmission and fluid is between 160 and 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Transmission fluid cannot be overcooled, so adding an aftermarket cooler would be a good idea as factory coolers can be inadequate for towing applications. The Derale Transmission Cooler, # D13502, is one of the recommended coolers for the 2007 Chevy Silverado with the 5.3 liter engine. Since you are towing upwards of 9,000 pounds, I would recommend a higher capacity cooler...
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