Today on our 2008 GMC Sierra we'll be installing the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller, part number 90885. See here this is our manual override. NC, that means there's no trailer connected to our truck. On this side you have your knob that adjusts the power for your brake controller and the button on top, that will change the boost level of your trailer brake controller. The boost adjusts how aggressively your brakes come onto to your trailer, depending on the size of your trailer and the weight you are hauling. Now we'll go ahead and hook our trailer up and test out our brake controller. We don't have a trailer plugged, in so it'll be no connection.
Today in our 2008 GMC Sierra, we'll be installing and taking a look at the K Source custom towing mirrors for the driver and passenger side, part number: KS80900. These custom fit towing mirrors fit over your existing factory mirrors for an expanded field of vision. Now as you can see in our factory mirror, I'm pretty much right behind our truck, and you can see behind you. With a towing mirror, you're able to see a lot wider view, so you can see your trailer when going down the road and making wide turns. Now here's what our new K Source towing mirror looks like installed on our GMC Sierra. As you can see, it fits nicely around our factory mirror, follows the lines of the factory mirror, and doesn't interfere with anything. You still close your mirror for tight spaces and parking which is very nice since you're extending your mirror out. Very easy installation.
Today on our 2001 GMC Sierra 2500 HD, we'll be installing the Air Lift Load Lifter 5000 Air Helper Springs, part number AL57275. Now here's what our vehicle looked like with the manufacturer's suspension and no weight added to the rear of the vehicle. We'll go ahead and take a measurement from the bottom of the wheel well down to the ground. As you can see, we're at 41 inches. Next we're going to go ahead and add approximately 2,700 pounds of weight to the rear of the vehicle. Now with our weight added, you can see it's lowered the rider height from 41 inches to 37 1/2. Next we're going to go ahead and run the vehicle through our test course.
All right, today in this 2013 GMC Sierra we're going to install part number WT3TG03 from Weather tech. This is the Weather Tech tech liner custom tailgate liner. It's also a good idea to leave the liner out in the sun just a little bit to make sure it's completely flat after you take it out of the box. To start off our install, you want to make sure that the tailgate is completely clean. Next, we're going to have to attach three plastic strips to top edge of a cap on the tailgate. We'll go ahead and clean it off first with some rubbing alcohol to make sure we get rid of any wax or soap that's left over. We'll put them in place for now to make sure we have an even left to right.
Today on our 2005 GMC Sierra, we're going to be installing the CIPA EVO Formance Alfas Maximum Intensity 9006 Halogen Headlight Bulb. These come with a quantity of two. The part number is CM93448. These lights are designed to generate 110 watts of light while only using 75 watts of power. The high-color temperature is going to improve visibility and promote driver awareness. The high-quality construction yields a longlasting and dependable bulb, which operates at a very safe temperature so that they will not damage your car's electrical components. Now to begin our installation, we've opened the hood and we're going to start here on the passenger side.
All right. Today on this 2005 GMC Sierra Crew Cab, we're going to install part number HM27512VA. This is a Hopkins Trailblazer Electronic Deer Alert. We can go ahead and try it out. First thing we're going to do is run our wires from our switch to the outside. This is turn to alert off and on, and what I'm going to do is take two ends or two wires, one's shorter than the other, I want to tape them together and then pull both wires through the firewall. We'll go ahead and run this through an existing grommet in the firewall. All right, we're going to use the small grommet right here.
Today on our 2012 GMC Sierra 2500, well be installing the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel installation kit, part number C16413-204. To begin our install, well first going to go ahead and were going to remove the spare tire to give us some more working room underneath. Now on this application, theres a lock cylinder inside thatll protect them from theft of your spare tire so well go ahead and remove the lock cylinder and set it aside. Well then use the spare tire tools to go ahead and lower and remove the spare tire. Now that we have it down far enough, you can feed the cable back up to the spare tire and bring it down and out of the way. Now with the spare tire out of the way, were going to go ahead and remove both rear wheels.
Today on our 2011 GMC Sierra we're going to be installing the CURT Custom Fit Class Four 2" trailer hitch receiver, part number 14301. We'll now go over a few measurements to help you in selecting your accessories, such as a bike rack, ball mount, or maybe a hitch cargo carrier. From the center of our hitch pinhole to the rearmost edge of our bumper we've got about 3-1/4". From the ground to the inside top edge of our receiver tube we have about 17". Before we begin the installation let's talk about the tolls that we're going to need. We'll of course want to have a torque wrench so we can get the proper torque applied. We want a wrench or an impact, something that we can use to run the bolts in and out.
Today on our 2002 GMC Sierra we're going to install the Husky Liners Premium 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate with Locking Handle part number HL15230. A few great things to know about this tailgate is that it's constructed from aluminum so that makes it half the weight of traditional steel tailgates. It has a factory style center latch that makes the tailgate easy open and it also comes with two keys. We're going to start off with our tailgate already removed from the truck. Also you want to remove the tailgate cables as well from the original tailgate. Now we can go ahead and put our new tailgate into place. This will install just like the original tailgate. We can line that hinge up with the slot and then put it into place It's a good idea to push the tailgate up and make sure your pins line up with the latches.
Today on this 2011 GMC Sierra, we're going to review and install part number HL31411. This is the Husky Liners Classic Auto Floor Liners in black. This is also available as grey as part number HL31412 and tan as part number HL31413. First off, we need to go ahead and remove any preexisting liners or floor mats that are in the way. These liners are designed to work directly with the factory carper. We'll go ahead and start on the driver's side.
Today on our 2001 GMC Sierra 2500 Short Bed, we'll be installing the B & W Turnover Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch, part number BWGNRK1067. Next we'll go over the handle, operation and installing of the gooseneck hitch ball. To operate the handle, we'll simply pull out, rotate it forward and we'll lock the handle open so that we can put our hitch ball in place. Then to lock the hitch ball in position, we'll simply rotate it back towards the rear of the vehicle and allow the spring to re-lock the pin. With the handle open, we'll drop the ball in place, close the handle, which will allow the pin to go through the ball and lock it in place, allowing us to set up for towing our gooseneck trailer. Then once we're done towing, we'll pull the handle back out, remove the ball, turn it over, put it back into the hitch, putting it in the stored position, re-throwing the handle, locking it in place. To begin our install, we're first going to lower and remove the spare tire, give us some more working room underneath. Next we'll remove both rear wheels.
Today on our 2001 GMC Sierra, we'll be installing the Pollack 5th Wheel and Gooseneck Trailer Connector, part number PK11893-11932. Now to begin our install, we'll first go ahead and find a location to mount the new 7-pole connector and drill out our holes. In our pickup bed on the driver's side just behind the rear wheel well is a good location. Using a 2-inch hole saw bit, we'll go ahead and drill out our hole. Now in order to get our wiring harness fed from underneath and up through our hole, we'll need to remove the two fasteners that secure the mudguard here behind the wheel well. There's one just on the inside of the wheel well lip and one underneath the tail light area. Once we have the fasteners out, we can go ahead and pull the guard down. Now that we have the wire fed into position, we'll move back to the pickup bed where we'll install the wires into the back of the connector. Now when installing our wires, each connector is faintly marked with a number.
Today, on our 2007 GMC Sierra, we'll be installing the K Source custom extended towing mirrors with turn signals and electric key, part number KS62075-76G. Now we'll go through operation of our new K Source power mirror. Using the vehicle power function, we can go ahead and move the top section of the mirror, in, out, up, down. We can also see that the turn signal circuit will flash in our mirror. Additional feature of the new K Source mirror is the extension out so that we can go around large towed objects. The lower section of our mirror can manually be moved and will stay put once set in position.
Today on our 2013 GMC Sierra short-bed, we'll be installing the under-bed rail and installation for Reese Elite Series 5th wheel trailer hitches, part number Rp30868. Now, we've already gone ahead and removed the spare tire and the spare tire shield from the vehicle. We've also gone ahead and removed the heat shield bolts as they are a little hard to get out. They are loctited in so you may need to cut them out depending on the age of the vehicle. We're now going to go ahead and remove our heat shield. We don't want to take it all down, so we're going to go ahead and cut it. The bolt here on the bed is not easily accessible. We'll go ahead and cut the shield around the bolt.
Today, on this 2013 GMC Sierra, we're going to install part number C607-604 from Curt. Now, we can go ahead and show you how it works. We pull out the handle and twist it towards the front and the body-locking pin will move to side and hit a stop. That will keep it open. Then, you can go ahead and take the ball and remove it or install it as needed. When you need to lock it in place for towing, just pull out a little bit, rotate the handle back towards the ground and then just let it go.
Today on our 2013 GMC Sierra, we'll be installing the WeatherTech Side Window Air Deflectors with Dark Tinting for the front and the rear, part number WT84426. Now, we'll go ahead and take it out for a test drive, and see if the deflectors help reduce wind noise. We'll begin here on the driver's side. We'll start by cleaning off the top of our windows. Here at the front, we'll begin tucking our deflector into position until we reach the back of the front window. Once we have the front deflector in place, we'll roll up and down out window five times. This helps ensure that our deflector is secured. Now, we'll move to the rear driver's side window.
Today on our 2013 GMC Sierra, we'll be taking a look at the 3D Kagu Custom Auto Floor Liners with the MAXpider grips in beige, part number L1CH04721502. These mats are also available in a black, part number L1CH04721509 as well as gray, part number L1CH04721501. We'll begin our test fit by first removing the factory or previously installed floor mat. To do this, we'll simply curl on the two ends and pull the mat out. We're now ready to install our new Kagu mat. Since this mat has superior coverage underneath the seats, for easier installation we'll need to lift up the rear two sets of seats. We'll now place in our liner and fit it into place. You can see that it is custom molded to fit the exact contour of your vehicle's floor.
Alright, today on this 2013 GMC Sierra, we're going to install part number WT110011-120011. This is the front rear mudflaps from Weathertec. To start off our install, it's always a good idea to make sure the paint around the fender well is completely clean. That way, when we install the mud flaps, there won't be any dirt and debris caught inside to mess up the paint. Now, these mud flaps are very easy to install. We're going to start with the back of the truck, first. We'll work with the passenger side.
Today on this 2013 GMC Sierra, we're going to install part number HL97121 from Husky Liners. This is the Husky Liners Quad Caps Truck Bed Rail Protectors with Removable Stake Pocket Covers. Now to install these, it's very easy. First off we're going to make sure the truck is completely clean where our caps are going to lie on the bed. Then we'll go ahead and do a test fit with our caps. We'll start with the end that goes toward the tailgate, lie it in place. Then we'll take the second half that goes up towards the truck and lie it in place, that way we can see how it's supposed to completely fit before we use adhesive. Once we understand how it fits we'll go ahead and peel back the adhesive on the inside edges and at the ends of the caps.
Today on our 2001 GMC Sierra Regular Cab two-wheel drive we'll be installing the Curt hitch, part number 13322. Here's what the hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now we'll give you a couple measurements in helping you choose some accessories for your hitch, such as a ball mount, bicycle rack or cargo carrier. From the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground is approximately 19 inches. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is approximately 2 1/2 inches. Let's install our hitch. We will also be removing 2 factory bolts that help hold the rear bumper in place. There are 6 mounting locations that we'll be using to put the hitch onto the vehicle.
Today on our 2013 GMC Sierra, we'll be installing the Husky Custom Modeled Rear Flaps, part number HL57801. To begin our install we'll go ahead and put the mud flap in position and then mark it with our pencil. This will mark the top of the decal that will be the protective film between the mud flap and the paint. Now we'll go ahead and set the mud flap down, use our spray solution and then install the decal starting just above our marked point working our way down. Once in place, we'll then take a squeegee and push out any excess solution from underneath the decal. Now we'll go ahead and wait for everything to dry and for the decal set up. Now with the decal set up we're ready to install the mud flap. We'll go ahead and put in place and using the pre-drilled holes in the mud flap as a template, drill out our four attachment points.
Today on our 2003 GMC Sierra 2500HD Extended Cab, we're going to be installing the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs for the rear of the vehicle, part number F2250. Now with our stock suspension setup and no airbags installed, we're going to go ahead and take a couple measurements. We're going to measure from the ground to the bottom of the wheel well. Looks like we have 41 inches. With no weight in the bed of the truck, in the stock suspension we have 41 inches of height. Now, let's go ahead and install our water tank into the bed of the truck. Now that we've added our water tank to the bed of the vehicle, we've added a little over 1500 pounds to the bed of vehicle. Now, we are at about 38-1/2 inches from the ground to the bottom of the wheel well.
Today on our 2013 GMC Sierra we'll be installing the U-Ace floor mats, part number L1CH01811509. These mats come in beige, part number L1CH01811502. To begin with, we'll need to any existing floor mats that may already be in the vehicle. Now we're ready to go ahead and install our new floor mats. As you will see here, these floor mats are made of three layers. The top layer, which is a thermoplastic rubber, the middle which is a layered XPE, and the bottom or the underside which has maxpider fibers which help grip the existing carpet in the vehicle.
Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado we'll be test fitting the Husky Liners Classic Custom Auto Floor Liners for the rear in black, part number HL61521. These mats are also available in gray. That's part number HL61522. We'll begin our test fit by first removing the factor or previously installed floor mats. To do this we'll simply curl in both ends to pull out the mat. We're now ready to place in our new Husky Liners mat. Now since this floor mat does cover underneath the rear seats, we will need to fold up the two pieces of the rear seats.
Today on our 2003 GMC Sierra 1500, as well as our enclosed trailer, we're going to be installing the Tekonsha Prodigy RF Wireless Trailer Brake Controller, part number 90250. We're going to go ahead and start here underneath the hood of the vehicle. We're going to need to gain access to the underside of this fuse box and we need to hook up our wire. Now, this particular truck does not have the 12-volt power supply of the 7-way hot yet. That's the reason why we're going to need to get into this fuse box. To do that, we're going to need to remove these 4 bolts here, as well as lift this bracket out of the way. Next, we're going to go ahead and lift the cover off our fuse box.
Today on our 2001 GMC Sierra, regular cab 2-wheel drive, we'll be installing the K-Source Custom Towing Mirrors in the snap-on style, part number KS80800. When installing your new K-Source towing mirrors, depending on your vehicle application, you may need to remove one or all of the tape strips that are on the inside of the towing mirror. On our particular application, we found that we had to remove all 3 strips of tape to allow the mirror to fit on our mirror properly. When installing the new K-Source snap-on mirrors, you'll begin by putting the 2 tabs over the top of the factory mirror, and then as you gently push downward on the mirror, the third tab will hook on the inside of the mirror towards the door. Once you have it pushed all the way down around your factory mirror, you'll have to push a little bit towards the bottom to make the bottom snap come over the lip of the factory mirror. Now that our mirror's snapped fully into place, as you can see, we still have movement of our factory mirror, as well as complete adjustment on the new towing mirror. The towing mirror is manual, and you will need to adjust by hand. Now that we have our driver's side on, we'll go ahead and repeat the same process over on the passenger side.
Today on our 2013 GMC Sierra we'll be installing the Husky custom molded mud flaps for the front wheels, part number HL56801. Note: in order to access the mud flap easily, we're going to go ahead and turn the wheels all the way out, for easier access. To begin our install, we'll first need to remove three of the manufacturer's fasteners. Starting at the lower inner most fastener working our way up, we'll remove the two push pin fasteners and one screw. We'll set these aside as they will not be re-installed. Then we'll pull back on the wheel well liner, exposing the metal lip underneath where the fasteners just went through. Again starting at the bottom inner fastener we'll install two metal clips where a push pin fasteners were. Quick note: you'll want to make sure the paint is very clean and dirt free as the decal will lay over any dirt that's left on the paint. Once we have the metal clips installed, we're ready to go ahead and test fit our mud flap. We'll set the mud flap into position then using a pencil we're going to mark the top of the mudflap. This will allow us to line up and install the protective liner to protect the paint from the mud flap wearing over time. Now with our mark made we're ready to go ahead and apply the application solution.
Today on our 2001 GMC Sierra Regular Cab Two-Wheel Drive, we'll be installing the CURT Vehicle Wiring Harness Four Pull Flat Trailer Connector with 60-inch wire lead, part number C58044. To begin with, we'll go ahead and go underneath the rear of the vehicle. We need to locate the wiring harness that we'll be tying into. As you can see here, the wiring harness is located here from the factory. Now first well go ahead and strip off the ends of the wire so we can put our butt connectors on. We'll do this on our four flat end first and then we'll go ahead and put the butt connector on those. Now the kit comes with quick-splice connectors but we're going to opt to use some butt connectors instead, which are part number DW05714. You'll need a total of four of these to make the connections.