Today on our 2004 Dodge Dakota, we'll be installing part number TX262101 the truck's port tonneau cover from Truxedo. We'll take the two siderails and we'll need to apply the weather seal here on the corner plug, here at the front corner. After doing that, we'll set them in the place on the bedside, where we can then attach our front cover assembly. You wanna make sure that the corner plug slides into the cover assembly like so. We'll now put the clamps loosely over our rail. You'll notice the clamps have teeth.
Today on our 2004 Dodge Dakota well be test fitting the UWS Truck Bed Tool Box Crossover Style Single Lid Series at 7.6 cubic feet. This is part number UWS00402. Now this Crossover Style Toolbox is made of aluminum diamond plate. The seams on this box are fully welded and are guaranteed not to rust. Youll notice the box has two stainless steel latches which are easily accessible from the side of the truck. The drivers side has a lock on it.
Today on our 2005 Dodge Dakota, well be installing the Timbren Suspension Enhancement System, part number TDDR05. Before we begin installing our new Timbrens, well first need to remove the old or manufacturers bump stop. To do this, well remove the fasteners securing it in place, tilting it down away from the frame and unhooking it out of the frame. Well go ahead and set the old bump stop aside as it will not be reinstalled. However, do hang on to the fastener as well use it with the new hardware. Now that we have the manufacturers bump stop out, we need to go ahead and take the weight off the rear suspension.
Today on this 2005 Dodge Dakota, were going to install part number 55323 from Curt. First thing we need to do is go ahead and open up the tail gate and get access to the tail lights so we can go ahead and remove them. Alright, with the tail light, well go ahead and disconnect the wiring harness from the light socket that has three wires going through. Now, well go ahead and leave that alone for now. Well take our 4-pole wiring harness and run it through the bottom of the tail light area, and also, well do the same thing with the T-connector half with the green wire. Well take the T-connector with the yellow wire and attach it back to the tail light and then the factory harness to the T wiring harness.
Today on this 2005 Dodge Dakota were going to install part number 13229 from Curt. This is what the hitch looks like once installed on the truck. Next well go ahead and give you some measurements that will help you out in selecting some accessories such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack, or a cargo carrier. From the top of receiver opening down to the ground is going to be 18 inches. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper is going to be 2-1/2 inches. Now well go ahead and remove the existing hole plug if its present on the center of the bumper.
Today on our 2005 Dodge Dakota we are going to install part number 22-5035-15-45 from Westin. First thing we are going to do is to remove the body mount and bolts. After our bolts are removed, will go ahead and replace them with the bolts that come with the kit. Now starting from the back of the truck and working our way forward well install the bolt through the bracket and then on to body mount spacer and then well go ahead and bolt it back into place. Well go ahead and tighten it down but leave it loose in other words you can still move it around. Well move on to the second bracket which installs just the same way, however theres an additional space that is added in between.
Today on this 2009 Dodge Dakota, were gonna install a Tekonsha P3 Brake Controller part number 90195 along with an ETBC7 Kit.First I wanna install my 7-pole connector. Theres a bracket thats part of the ETPC7 kit that will assist us but were gonna add an additional bracket to the tow-ready universal long mount bracket part number 118136.Now were gonna take our clamp and were gonna tighten it down directly to the hitch.With my bracket secured and mounted, Im just gonna take a pair of tin snips and cutoff the extra from the band. With our bracket securely mounted, well go ahead and install the 7-pole connector.As you can see, we no longer need the 4-pole extension so Ill go ahead and remove that plug directly into the manufacturers harness.Well have our white wire here with a ring terminal, were gonna locate a ground. Our blue wire is gonna be the signal wire thats gonna come from our brake controller and our black wire will be our power supply that comes directly from our battery. The purple wire remaining is gonna be for our reverse lights on your trailer but well not be hooking up on this application.Lets go ahead and find a suitable location and ground the white wire.You see, weve chosen a location here in the bottom of the frame. Were gonna use a self-tapping screw to install it.With my ground wire installed, Im now gonna pull out the gray duplex wire that comes in our ETBC7 kit.
Today we will be working on a 2005 Dodge Dakota. We are going to install Tow Ready T-one connector, part number 118323. First we are going to start out on the passenger side by removing these two torque spit screws. We are removing these so that we can remove the taillight lens to access the taillight wire connector. Set those screws aside so we can reinstall them later. You may need to gently pry the light, the lens, away from the bed assembly as these plastic rivets can be difficult to remove. As you can see, we can now access the right rear taillight wiring connectors. We are going to disconnect these taillight connectors from the housing. It may be necessary to take a small pocket screw driver just to gently pry loose on the clip so that we do not break it. I am going to do this for both connectors. 1:05
Today we will be working on a 2005 Dodge Dakota. We will be installing Draw-Tite part number 75251, which will also be comparable to the Hidden Hitch part number 87753. Here are a couple of measurements that will assist you in ing accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost portion of the bumper is about 1-1/2 inches. And from the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 16-3/4 inches. 0:25
Today on this 1999 Dodge Dakota pickup we are going to install part number 118329 from Tow Ready. We will go ahead and show you where the connection points are. We are looking at the driver side frame rail. This connection point right here is where one half of our T-connector will fit in. So what we will do is push up on this tab right here and we can pull it apart. And on our driver side we will install the T-connector with the yellow wire. Now we will go over to the passenger side of the vehicle and repeat the same process. Now we will take our 4-pole and run it over the cross tube and down to our hitch. Then we will take the remaining wire and just go ahead and zip-tie it up and out of the way. And with that we are already done with our install. And there you have it for part number 118329 from Tow Ready.
Today on this 1999 Dodge Dakota we are going to install part number C13280 from Curt. This is what the hitch looks like when it is installed on the vehicle. Next we will give you some measurements that will help you out in ing accessories such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground is going to be 18-1/4 inches. And from the center of the hitch pin hole to the outside edge of the bumper is going to be 5 inches. Next we will go ahead and show you how the hitch gets installed. 0:26
Today on this 2010 Dodge Dakota we are going to install part number, 13230 from Curt. This is what the hitch looks like while it is installed on the vehicle. Next, we will give you a couple measurements that will help you out when choosing hitch accessories such as a bike rack, cargo carrier, and ball mount. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground is 17-3/4 inches. From the center of the hitch pin hole, to the outside edge of the bumper is going to be 2 inches. :28
Today on this 2006 Dodge Dakota we are going to install Curt wiring harness part number 55323. The wiring harness that we are going to be installing plugs in directly behind the taillights on both the driver and passenger sides of the vehicle. So, the first thing we are going to do for our installation is go ahead and remove both of the taillights. To do that, we need to go ahead and the tailgate down. If you look on the inboard side, you can see that there are two screws that are holding the taillight in place. And again that is the same on both the driver and passenger sides of the vehicle. So I am going to start my installation off over here on the passenger side of the vehicle. Go ahead and remove the two full length screws. And with the two outboard side screws removed, there are two push fasteners on the inside of the lights. So, you want to be careful when removing it. Gently rock it back and forth until you get those to release. 0:50
Today on this 2006 Dodge Dakota, we are going to install part number 55323 from Curt. The wire harness does plug in behind the taillights. So, the first thing that we need to do is go ahead and remove the taillights. We are going to start on the driver side and work our way over to the passenger side. We are going to remove these two screws on the side right here. Looking at the light here, the top section is the part we need to disconnect two little tabs on each side here and here. Push those tabs in and the connector comes apart. Now we can start installing the T-connector. We are going to use the yellow end. That will be for the left hand side. So let us go ahead and just plug that back together. And they are also keyed, so make sure they go in the right way. And you just push them back together until they make a clicking noise. And these fit in between the wire harness in the vehicle and the taillight. 1:02
Today on this 1998 Dodge Dakota pickup truck we are going to install part number 87554 from Hidden Hitch. This is also going to apply to part number 75073 from Draw-Tite. First we will show you where the hitch mounts up on to the vehicle. It is going to use these two holes on the frame right here and this bolt on the very top on the side here is going to be replaced by the hitch also. At this point we can start disassembly. What we need to do is loosen all three of these nuts right here because they are connected by straps and the bottom two straps sometimes trap the strap from the top bolt. 00:34
Today on this 1998 Dodge Dakota pickup truck we are going to install part number 118329 from Tow Ready. This is their T-One wiring harness. This wiring harness has two ends on it, one is going to each side of the vehicle, the driver side and passenger side. There are connection points behind the bumper at the end of the frame on the inside edge of the frame itself. It is going to be located right here. There is a button on top that you have to push down and pull apart. 00:24
Today on this 2001 Dodge Dakota pick up truck, we are going to install part number 87554 from Hidden Hitch. This also applies to part number 75073 from Draw-Tite. Okay we will go ahead and first show you where the hitch mounts up onto the vehicle. It is going to mount up onto the frame itself in two different places. It is going to mount on the bottom of the frame using this bolt hole here and the hole where this existing bolt is. And the existing bolt is going to be removed and replaced by the hitch hardware. Also it is going to mount up onto the inside of the frame where another existing factory bolt is going to be replaced by the hitch hardware also. All right, we will go ahead and take this bottom bolt out here.
Today on this 2007 Dodge Dakota Pickup Truck we are going to install brake controller part number 90185 from Tekonsha. It is the Prodigy brake controller. What is going to be unique about this install is that the Dakota actually has a full tow package on it and we are going to use the adapter plug that came with the tow package to install the brake controller.
Today we are going to install part number 118329 from Tow Ready, and we are going to install this T-1 Connector on a 2000 Dodge Dakota pickup. Now this T-connector will go to two sides of the vehicle. The green wire will go to the passengers side, and the yellow wire will go to the drivers side. This T-connector actually will fit between a connection that is already in the wire harness. It unsnaps, and then this part goes in one and the other half goes into the other. And then the wire comes up from the middle, which makes it a T.
All right, today we are going to install part number 87554 from Hidden Hitch, and we are going to install this Class III receiver hitch on a 2000 Dodge Dakota. We are going to show you where the hitch mounts up first. Basically, it is going to mount in these two existing holes in the frame, and also this bolt right here. This bolt will be taken out and replaced. However, sometimes what is going to happen is this little plate right here when you do the assembly will actually get caught between this plate for these two bolts here. So it requires you take these two bolts loose and then spin this out so you can get the bolt out. You can see on the passengers side how it looks like that. All right, you can see how the strap on this bolt is caught underneath this strap connecting these two bolts here, so that will require you to loosen these two bolts - not remove them - just loosen them enough so you can get this strap up and out of the way. All right, when you have got that bolt out, let us go ahead and tighten these back up.
Today we are going to be installing the Prodigy, part number 90185, along with the Prodigy Wiring Harness 3020-P, on a 2003 Dodge Dakota with a factory 7-pole plug. All right, we are going to go ahead and take a look at the rear of the vehicle here and show you what the factory plug actually looks like, because on the Dakota they are fairly rare. As you can see, this vehicle came with a factory hitch as well as the factory connector. And if you come in close, on the front of the plug itself it is actually stamped Chrysler. And the harness itself is all factory it runs directly to the front. So that is a way to tell if it is a factory 7-pole that you have or if it is one that was put on aftermarket.
Today we are going to install part number 352730SC from Craftec. What this is, is a vinyl tonneau cover, and we are going to install this on a 2007 Dodge Dakota short-bed pickup. There are a lot of components to this install, but it is not too bad if you break it down into simple little sub-assemblies, as the instructions describe. We will cover some of the parts first to give you an idea of what is going on. First off, we have got these corner pieces here. These corner pieces cover the actual metal corners on the tonneau cover frame itself. We have hardware that threads into the aluminum pieces that actually make their own threads as they go in. We have our latch assemblies right here these work inside the tonneau cover. When you close it and you twist it, it catches underneath the edge of the bed itself. A pull strap to pull it down when the cover is above your head. And these are the clamps that go into the frame and on the bed that your gas shocks mount into. And these are attaching points that go into the track into the frame. You have got the bows to go into that create the bow effect on your tonneau cover, and the the bows are located right here. These are the rails themselves. These are the parts that go longways on the truck, and this part and this part are the ones that go across the truck. Some bed lengths require an extension. In this situation, the bed is so short you do not even have to worry about that. These are the metal corner pieces right here that actually get the frame bolted together and locked into place. And these little angle brackets here will eventually hold the hinge part of the tonneau cover, and also one-half of that will get clamped into place onto the bed itself. Lastly, we have the tonneau cover itself. One good tip about this is if you keep it warm overnight so it stays nice and pliable, that makes it a lot easier to work with.
Today we are going to be installing hitch part number 87554 on a 2002 Dodge Dakota. Alright, the first thing we want to do is go ahead and lower the spare tire and remove it and get it out of the way. Looking under the vehicle now, at the frame rails, the attaching points for the hitch are going to be here at the bottom of the frame. This existing hole, as well as this one here. There is a vertical attaching point as well, which is going to be where this bolt is here. So we need to actually remove the nut from the outboard side and pull this piece off. As you can see, there is an extra flange here that kind of holds the bolt in place while you are putting the nut on. If that happens to be pinched in between this particular set of bolts here, you might need to loosen these to allow this to be removed. So you will want to go ahead and remove this bolt and that assembly from both sides of the frame. As you can see I had to loosen these bolts here to get this top bolt out, the flange. You will want to make sure that you re tighten these as soon as you are able to get the top bolt out. Now that we have the bolt removed from the side of the frame, we will go ahead and put the hitch up into position.