Today on this 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 series we will be installing we will be installing the fifth wheel to gooseneck wiring harness from Pollak part number PK11893-11932. The 5th wheel wiring harness that we are going to be installing today actually comes in two separate pieces here. The one end has these two connected ports that are going to plug into the backside of our existing 7 pole on the truck. There are open pins here on the other end, what we are going to do is wire that into the connector, and that is what is going to mount inside the bed. :37
Then we have the 7-pole itself, once we have it wired up the wiring harness will plug right into the back of it. We are going to start off inside the bed. The first thing we are going to do is find a mounting point for our plug. When determining where we want to mount our plug, the first thing we need to make sure of is that we are going to be mounting it in a spot where there is enough depth behind it. It is a good idea to go underneath the vehicle and take a look at what space you have in between the bed and the body. Just behind the rear axle there is a space in between the bed and the fender well. So that is the spot in the bed that we are going to drill our hole. 1:13
The manufacturer actually recommends you have 5 inches in between the bed and the body. So now that we have determined where we are going to mount the plug we can go back in the bed and drill the holes out for it. The manufacturer recommends you use a 2-1/8ths inch drill bit to accommodate the size of the plug. With the hole drilled you may need to take a file and run it around the outside side of the drilled hole just to make sure there are not any sharp or abrasive areas that could damage the wires as we feed them through. Next we are going to take our wiring harness and feed the end with the two plugs on it through our hole down, underneath the vehicle. With that lead of wire fed through we will next go ahead and take the open end here and wire it in to the provided plug. If you take a look at the back of the connector itself, the individual holes here are numbered. We will do a quick overview of which wire goes into each numbered hole. 2:15
In position 1 we will be placing the Red wire. Position 2 will be the white wire. Position 3 will be the blue wire. Position 4 the green wire. Position 5 the black wire. Position 6 the brown wire. Position 7 the yellow wire. With that stated we can put the wires into the connector. If you look at the wires with the terminals on them, there is a shorter and longer leg. We want the shorter leg of the connector to face towards the inside, or middle of the plug. That will hold true for all the connectors. With all the wires seated into place we will next take the blue internal ring and seat that on. Then we will plug our 7-pole in. On the back side of the tab here there is a gray locking clip that we want to push all the way in. That will help hold the two piece together and keep them from releasing on their own. We will the plug into our hole and mount it into place. 3:30
With the plug mounted in the bed we can go out to the 7-pole at the rear of the vehicle next, take it out and unplug the back side of it so we can plug our harness in line. To remove, this connector is a twist and tighten. There is a small tab on the outboard side here. If you take a flat head screw driver and push that in and rotate the plug counter clockwise. On the backside it is a similar plug like we mounted in the bed of the truck. Take and press the tab at the top and separate the pieces. Then you want to locate our harness, route it to the spot, and plug it in line. With everything connected we want to put the plug back into position. You may want to do a quick check underneath the vehicle for excess wire that you have, and tie that up and out of the way. That will conclude the installation of wiring harness part number PK11893-11932.
Today on this 2011 Chevy Silverado 1500 Short Bed, well be installing the Pro Series 5th Wheel Hitch, part number PS30094, along with the mounting rail kit part number RP50064-58. We've already gone ahead and remove the rear wheels and lower the spare tire. This will make installing our side brackets much easier as we get to that point. Our first step for the install is going to be measuring from the rear edge of the bed to the rear edge of our front rail. We'll want a total 47-1/2 inches. Let's go ahead and do that now.
Today we are installing fifth wheel part number RP50064-58 on a 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 3500. This is a fifth wheel install kit with the rails. The first thing we need to do is get the truck ready. We need to lower the spare tire because we will need access underneath the vehicle. Also, remove the rear wheels as well. You do not have to remove the rear wheels, but by doing so it will make it a lot easier to get to the side of the frame for attachment points. We are underneath the truck, the first thing we are going to do is lower the exhaust. Remove the rubber hanger towards the back and one or two as needed. Next we are going to remove sections of the heat shield. Right here along this cross member, and here along the hat channel. Also, on the other side of the hat channel, remove a section as well. In doing so, it will give us room to tighten down the bolts for the hitch. Tap the edges of the heat shield up against the hat channel to keep it out of the way while tightening up our bolts. This vehicle has a built in brake controller, so we are going to have to deal with that underneath the truck as well. It is installed along the inside of the frame rail on the drivers side. It is held on by five bolts. What happens when you set your frame bracket in place, it will not sit flush against the frame. You want it to do that, so we are going to use a service kit and remount the modules out of the way. That is going to be part number 58318. It consists of this plate right here, and the hardware needed to reinstall the electrical components. All of this will be on the backside of the frame, spaced out. We will start by removing these five bolts. We are also going to loosen this bolt here, for the bracket that holds the brake line on the back side, giving us more working room. Well put it back when were done. We will show you the two pieces that we loosened up, here and here. 1:52
Today on this 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 series long bed, we will be installing Reese custom base, rails, and brackets part number RP50066-58. Before we get started we want to lower the spare tire, and bring it down out of our way so we have more working room. With that removed we want to go into the bed and measure out and mark the rear rail. The measurements are provided in the installation instructions are going to be from the end of the bed, to the rear edge of the rear rail. We also want to take and make sure the rear rail is centered in between the wheel wells. :36
Today on this 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD we are going to install part number P50064-58. The first thing we want to do is go ahead and lower the spare tire. In this case we will remove the rear wheel well. You do not have to do this, but it makes things a lot easier to get accomplished. While under the truck we will remove this section of the heat shield which we are going to need the wrench to access the bolts that are on the second rail. After that we will go ahead and start with the bed itself. :32
Today on this 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 series, 6 foot bed, we will be installing the Signature Series rails and brackets part number 30061. We are going to do a couple of things in preparation to installing our Signature Series rails and brackets. First, we will need to lower the spare tire out of the way, and next we will need to remove the heat shield over here on the passenger side. We are going to remove this section, just forward of this cross member here, all the way back to the rear of the vehicle. :27