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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.



Westin Tube Step Installation - 2005 Dodge Dakota

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.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2009 Dodge Dakota

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.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2005 Dodge Dakota

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



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2005 Dodge Dakota

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



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 1999 Dodge Dakota

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.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 1999 Dodge Dakota

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



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2006 Dodge Dakota

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



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2006 Dodge Dakota

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



Trailer Hitch Installation - 1998 Dodge Dakota

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



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 1998 Dodge Dakota

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



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2001 Dodge Dakota Pickup

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.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2007 Dodge Dakota

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.





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