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Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2003 Dodge Dakota

Today on this 2003 Dodge Dakota we're going to install part number 118329 from Tow Ready. This is a T-One wiring connection kit. This kit will be very easy to install. First off we've got to look for our connection points. They're in between the inside edges of the frame rails. I'll start off with the driver's side. To take the connection apart there's a small tab on top that we have to push down.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2003 Dodge Dakota - Curt

Today on this 2003 Dodge Dakota, we're going to install part number C13280 from Curt. This is what the hitch looks like once it's installed on the truck. Next we'll give you some measurements to help you out in selecting some accessories, such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground will be about 16 inches. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper will be about 4 1/2 inches. Now we'll go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. First thing we need to do is look on the side of the frame at the the very end and remove the rear most bolt.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2003 Dodge Dakota - Draw-Tite

Today, on this 2003 Dodge Dakota, we're going to install part number 75073 from Draw-Tite. All right, this is what the hitch looks like once installed on the truck. Next, we'll give you some measurements to help you out in selecting some accessories, such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack, or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground, we have got 15-1/2 inches. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper will be about 3-7/8 inches. Now, we'll go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. To start off our install, we have to remove two pieces of original hardware, located on the side of the frame towards the top. We'll go ahead and remove these fasteners first.



















Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 1996 Dodge Dakota

Today on our 1996 Dodge Dakota we're going to be installing the Curt T-Connector Wiring Kit, part number C55329. We're up underneath the vehicle. Now the spare tire has been lowered down out of the way just so you can see things. Now we're looking for this connection point right here on the driver's side. Over here on the passenger's side, we're looking for this connection right here. Now our wiring harness will go like this.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2001 Dodge Dakota

Today on our 2001 Dodge Dakota, we're going to be installing the tow ready T-One vehicle wiring harness with 4-pole flat trailer connector. Part Number 118329. We're going to begin by pointing out the connection points that we'll be tying our wiring harness in with. We'll begin over here on the passenger side. Your connection point is right up here. Now over here on the driver side, we'll be connecting in right here. We're going to begin right here on the passenger side where we'll need to push in on this little tab right here.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2001 Dodge Dakota - Curt

Today on our 2001 Dodge Dakota we will be installing the CURT hitch trailer receiver part number C13280. Now here's what our hitch looks installed on our vehicle. Now we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements in helping you choose some accessories for your hitch. Such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack, or cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most edge of the bumper is approximately five inches. From the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground is approximately fourteen and three quarter inches. Now let's go ahead and install our hitch. We are going to begin here underneath the passenger side of the vehicle.



Titan Chain Twist Link Tire Chains Review

Today we'll be taking a look at the Titan Chain twist link tire chains, part number TC3227CAM. The low carbon steel chains cross over the tire tread horizontally only so we don't have any cross-patterning going on. It will afford you excellent grip and stopping power as you drive forward. The chains may be used both on or off road. They don't specify one or the other. These tire chains have a max speed rating of 30 miles an hour.



Titan Chain Diamond LT Alloy Snow Tire Chains Review

Today, we're going to be taking a look at the Titan Chain Diamond LT snow tire chain. It's going to be the square link style, part number TC2324. These are manganese, nickel, alloy square link. As you can see each link here is going to create a nice biting edge to grip into the snow and ice. These are intended for highway use only, not off-road use, rated for speeds up to 30 miles per hour. These come with a 30-day limited warranty from the manufacturer. These is an SAE S-class so it can be used with minimal clearance availability and the original equipment tires with highway tread.



Air Lift Ride Control Air Helper Springs Installation - 2007 Dodge Dakota

Male: Today in a 2007 Dodge Dakota, were going to start Part Number AL 59555. This is airlift ride control air helper springs. Also were going to install Part Number AL25592. This is the airlift load controller 2 compressor system. First off were going to start our work with the airbags. Were going to secure the upper bracket and lower bracket together to put the installation tool.







Draw-Tite Ball Mount Review - 2003 Dodge Dakota

Today on our 2003 Dodge Dakota we'll be test fitting the draw-tite ball mount with a 3/4-inch rise or 2-inch drop rated at 7,500 pounds, part number 2923. Before we begin our test fit, we will firstly obtain the hitch height of our vehicle which is the measurement from the ground to the inside top of the receiver tube. The hitch height for this vehicle is 15-1/4 inches. Keep in mind this measurement may vary due to tire size, hitch style or after market accessories. We'll now begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the ball mount in the drop position into the opening of the hitch and securing with the pin and clip. We'll then measure from the ground to the top of the ball platform, and we'll get a measurement of about 12-3/4 inches. If your vehicle's hitch height matches our's and your trailer's ride height matches this measurement this should be an appropriate ball mount for you. We can now flip the ball mount over to the rise position and again measure from the ground to the top of the ball platform, and we'll get a measurement of about 16 inches. Once again if your trailer's ride height matches this measurement, this would be an appropriate ball mount for you. That will complete today's test fit for the draw-tite ball mount with a 3/4-inch rise or a 2-inch drop rated at 7,500 pounds, part number 2923 on our 2003 Dodge Dakota.



Convert-A-Ball Pintle Mounting Bar Review - 2003 Dodge Dakota

Today on our 2003 Dodge Dakota, we'll be test fitting the Convert-a-Ball cushioned adjustable pintle mounting bar for 2-inch hitches rated at 10,000 pounds, part number AMPC2. Before we begin our test fit we will firstly obtain the hitch height of our vehicle. This is the measurement from the ground to the inside top of the receiver tube. The hitch height for this vehicle is 15-1/4 inches. Keep in mind this measurement may vary due to tire size, hitch style or after market accessories. We'll now begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the mounting bar into the opening of the hitch and securing it with the pin and clip. You can use this in the drop or the rise position. We'll start off in the drop. Now from the ground to the center of the bottom set of holes is 9-3/4 inches. We can now flip it over into the rise position and we'll then measure from the ground to the center of the top set of holes, and we'll get a measurement of about 18-1/2 inches. If your vehicle's hitch height matches ours and your trailers ride height is on or in between these two sets of measurements, this should be an appropriate pintle mounting bar for you. That will complete today's test fit for the Convert-a-Ball cushioned adjustable pintle mounting bar for 2-inch hitches, part number AMPC2 on our 2003 Dodge Dakota.



Convert-A-Ball Ball Mount with 2 Inch Drop Review - 2003 Dodge Dakota

Today, on our 2003 Dodge Dakota, we'll be test-fitting the Convert-A-Ball Cushion Ball Mount, for two-inch hitches, with a three quarter inch rise or two-inch drop, rated at 10,000 pounds, part number AMSC2. Before I begin our test-fit, we will first need to obtain the hitch height of our vehicle. This is the measurement from the ground to the inside top of the receiver tube. The hitch height for this vehicle is fifteen and one quarters inches. Keep in mind, this measurement may vary due to tire size, hitch style, or aftermarket accessories. We'll begin our test-fit by sliding the shank of the ball mount, in the drop position, into the opening of the hitch and securing it with the pin and clip. We'll then need to measure from the ground to the top of the ball platform, and we'll get a measurement of about thirteen and one quarters inches.



MaxxTow Ball Mount Review - 2003 Dodge Dakota

Today on our 2003 Dodge Dakota, we'll be test fitting the Maxxtow Ball Mount with a two inch accessory receiver for two inch hitches, rated at 5000 pounds, part number mt70066. Before we begin our test fit we will first need to obtain the hitch height of our vehicle which is the measurement from the ground to the inside of the receiver tube. The hitch height for this vehicle is 15 1/4 inches. Keep in mind that this measurement may vary due to tire size, hitch style or after market accessories. We'll now begin our test fit by sliding the shank of our ball mount into the opening of the hitch and securing it with a pin and clip. Now, this ball mount is a great way for you to carry your hitch mounted bike rack or cargo carrier while towing your boat or small utility trailer. Note, that the hitchpin or and clip are sold separately.



Hidden Hitch Ball Mount with 6 Inch Drop Review - 2003 Dodge Dakota

Today on our 2003 Dodge Dakota, we'll be test fitting the hidden hitch ball mount with a 4-3/4 inch rise of 6-inch drop rated at 6,000 pounds, part number 80240. Before we begin our test fit we will firstly obtain the hitch height of our vehicle. This is the measurement from the ground to the inside top of the receiver tube. The hitch height for this vehicle is 15-1/4 inches. Keep in mind this measurement may vary due to tire side, hitch style, or after market accessories. We'll now begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the ball mount into the opening of the hitch in the drop position. We can then secure with the pin and clip and measure from the ground to the top of the ball platform. We'll get a measurement of about 9 nches. If your vehicle's hitch height matches our's and your trailer's ride height matches this measurement this should be an appropriate ball mount for you. We can now flip the ball mount over to the rise position and again measure from the ground to the top of the ball platform.



Convert-A-Ball Heavy Duty Ball Mount with 2 Inch Drop Review - 2003 Dodge Dakota

Today, on our 2003 Dodge Dakota, we'll be test fitting the Convert-a-Ball Cushion Ball Mount for 2" hitches with a 1" rise or 2" drop, rated at 14,000 pounds part number AMSC2HD. Before I being our test fit, we will first need to obtain the hitch height of our vehicle. This is the measurement from the ground to the inside top of the receiver tube. The hitch height for this vehicle is 15 1/4". Keep in mindthis measurement may vary due to tire size, hitch style, or after market accessories. We'll now being our test fit by sliding the shank of the ball,in the drop position,into the opening of the hitch and then secure it with the pin and clip.



TruXedo TruXport Tonneau Cover Installation - 2004 Dodge Dakota

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.



UWS Crossover Toolbox Review - 2004 Dodge Dakota

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.



Timbren Rear Suspension System Installation - 2005 Dodge Dakota

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.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2005 Dodge Dakota

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.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2005 Dodge Dakota - Curt

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.





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