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Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 1996 Chevrolet C/K Series Pickup

Today on our 1996 Chevy CK Pickup truck, we'll be installing the ETB C7 in junction with the Tekonsha Progigy P3 Brake Controller which is part number 90195. We will first begin by picking a location where we're going to mount our 7-way trailer plug. In this case because the trailer hitch comes out so far, we're going to go ahead and drill two small holes in the underside of the bumper to mount our bracket. Once we have the holes drilled, we'll go ahead and use the supplied screws and nuts to attach the bracket to the lower bumper. Next we'll go ahead and take some of the wire looms supplied with the kit and put it over the wires coming out of the back of the 7-way. Then we'll go ahead and feed the 7-way onto the bracket and attach it with the supplied screws and nuts. Next, we're going to go ahead and make the 4-way connection with the 4-way that's already on the vehicle and because this vehicle already had a 4-way on it, we've already gone ahead and tested it to make sure that everything is working properly. You want to make sure when making your connection of the two 4-ways that you use some dielectric grease on the connection before pushing them together.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 1996 Chevrolet 1500

Today we are going to show you part number 75099 from Draw-Tite. We are going to install this on a 1996 Chevrolet pickup 1500 with an 8-foot bed. All right, the first thing we need to do on our install here is, we need to remove this bolt here, and the hitch will reinstall at this attachment here and also this hole right here, and the one back here, also. This one we will run a 1/2 inch bit through just to clean it out and dig out some of the rust and stuff, but basically it is really a no-drill application. We will go ahead and run the drill bit right through here just to clean it out. And maybe you will have to do this on yours or not, but it is always a good idea. And we will go ahead and remove this bolt and the same thing for the other side. OK, we will go ahead and install the hardware. The plate and the bolt go right here and another one goes through this hole right here. And go ahead and repeat it for the other side.





1996 Chevrolet C/K Series Pickup Questions and Answers


  • Brake Control Installation Instructions for a 1996 Chevrolet C/K Pickup
  • You will need to hard wire the Draw-Tite 2-4 Brake Electronic Brake Controller - Time Delayed, item # 5100, on your 1996 Chevrolet CK Pickup. Hard wiring is straight forward and fairly easy to do. We have instructions and a video that I have linked below for you. From the Brake controller here are your connections. White wire to negative battery post. Black wire through a 20 amp circuit breaker, item # PK54520 (included in kit), to the positive battery post. Red wire to the stop...
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  • Reverse Light Wire Color on a 1996 Chevrolet K1500 Pickup to Allow Connection of Back Up Light
  • The best way to confirm which wire activates your vehicle reverse lights is to remove one taillight assembly and visually identify which lead goes to the reverse light bulb. To remove the taillight, open the tailgate and locate and remove the two taillight retaining screws. This will allow you to pull out the taillight assembly for access to the wiring. Then, for safety sake, it will be useful to have a helper turn the ignition to the on position without starting the vehicle. Then...
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  • Adapting a 6-Way Trailer Connector to a 6-Way Square Connector
  • Your best bet would be to remove the square connector on the camper and replace it with a 6-way connector, item # PK11604, to correspond with the connector on your truck. If you do not wish to do this, you could fabricate an adapter using a 6-Way Trailer End Connector, part # PK11604 and a 6-Pole Square Trailer Wiring Connector Kit, part # 37995. You will want to make sure to wire the connector so that the vehicle and trailer side are wired identically. LOCATE WIRES BY FUNCTION ONLY White...
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  • Items Needed to Install a Brake Controller on a 1996 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Pickup
  • As long as you have an existing 4-Way trailer connector at the rear of your 1996 Chevrolet C/K pickup you will have all of the parts needed to install a brake controller. The # ETBC7 kit includes all of the wiring circuit breakers and connectors needed. If you do not have an existing 4-Way connector you can use the 4-Pole Hardwire Kit Including Circuit Tester, item # 18252, to hard wire the 4-Way to the wiring going to the truck tail lights (see instructions link). You will need a circuit...
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  • Brake Light Signal Wire Color on a 1996 K2500 Pickup Truck to Install a Brake Controller
  • GM traditionally used a white wire for the brake light signal wire at the stop light switch wire on the C/K series pickup trucks. I strongly recommend testing the wires before you make your connections. The best way to ensure you are using the correct wire is to use a circuit tester to test for the wire that only shows power when the brake pedal is pressed. The wire should not have power with any other function. If you do not have a circuit tester, I recommend using the Quickee Circuit...
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  • Will RBW UHS-85 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Fit Reese Above Bed Rails in a 1996 Chevy K3500
  • RBW was bought out a while back and it is hard to find information on their hitches. If your hitch is the Lil Rocker then we know that it will fit in the Reese above the bed rails included with many Reese installation kits. For your 1996 K3500 you would need installation kit # RP30035. If you have a different hitch then you will need to take some measurements of its mounting feet to determine if they fit the slots on the industry standard rails. The Reese rails have 3 sets of mounting...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 1996 Chevy C/K Series Pickup Truck Behind a Motor Home
  • I am glad you emailed us because there are some things that you need to be aware of. First, the Tow Ready tow bar, # 63180 is only rated for 5,000 pounds and your 1996 Chevy Silverado could easily exceed this capacity. The other problem with the tow bar is that it is only rated for a maximum speed of 45 miles per hour. We need to get you a proper set up. The first thing you are going to want to do is consult the truck owners manual to determine if it can be flat towed and if so what...
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  • Replacement Velcro For Truxedo Roll-Up Tonneau Cover on 1996 Chevy Long Bed C/K Series Pickup Truck
  • Thanks for sending the photo of your side rail, that was a huge help! The photo helped my Truxedo representative determine that you'll need the # TX1115173 replacement Velcro Strips.
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  • 205-75/15 Tire and Wheel Combination Needed for 5 on 3-1/2 inch Bolt Pattern Travel Trailer Hubs
  • At this time we do not carry a trailer wheel with a 5 on 3-1/2 inch bolt pattern. The smallest 5 bolt pattern we carry is the 5 on 4-1/2 inch bolt pattern that you mentioned. The only smaller bolt pattern that we carry is the 4 on 4 inch bolt pattern, see link. Tires for the 4 on 4 inch bolt pattern typically only go up to 13 inch wheel diameters. You may be measuring your wheel bolt pattern incorrectly. Just in case this is the issue, I added a link to our trailer wheel bolt pattern...
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  • Installation of Draw-Tite Activator II Brake Controller # 5500 on 1996 Chevrolet K1500 Truck
  • To install the Draw-Tite Activator II Brake Controller # 5500, in your 1996 Chevrolet K1500 Truck, you will need to use the the Brake Controller 7 and 4 Way Installation Kit, part # ETBC7. If your truck does not have a 4-way connector, you will first need to install the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness, part # 118315. To install, you will begin by plugging in the T-One Harness # 118315, if you do not already have a 4-way connector. Then you can install part # ETBC7. Begin, by plugging the...
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  • Draw-Tite Gooseneck Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 1996 Chevy 3500 Truck
  • Yes, actually the Hide-A-Goose Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch with Installation Kit # 9465-40 that you referenced is confirmed to fit your 1996 Chevy 3500 single axle. Check out the installation instructions I attached for this hitch also.
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  • Ultra-Fab RV Bumper Hitch Recommendation For Motor Home
  • While we do have a hitch that will work for your needs, the Ultra-Fab Bumper Mount Hitch # UF35-946402 you referenced is designed specifically for a 4 inch by 4 inch bumper and would not fit. The Ultra-Fab Bumper # UF35-946401 is a perfect fit as it is intended for 4 inch by 4-1/2 inch RV bumpers with a weight capacity of 200 lbs. It features a 2-inch receiver opening with a plate measuring 5-7/8 inches by 4-7/8 inches. Just a reminder, this is intended for RV-approved accessories...
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  • Can Pro Series Breakaway Kit # PS50-85-320 Withstand Exposure to the Weather
  • With the Pro Series Breakaway Kit # PS50-85-320 the actual breakaway cable portion, shown in the linked photo, will typically be mounted on the side of the trailer frame. The battery/charger unit is best mounted in an out-of-the-way location where it will not be exposed to the elements or to the risk of impact from road debris but it certainly can be mounted in the open if necessary. The battery box is not formally rated as being weatherproof but it is built to withstand exposure in normal use.
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  • Orange/Red Wire and Blue Wire Functions on 1996 Chevy C/K Series Truck
  • It sounds like you are talking about the tow package wires under your 1996 Chevy pickup. The orange or red wire is for 12 volt power to the 7-Way trailer connector. It powers 12 volt accessories on the trailer and/or provides a maintenance charge to a trailer battery. It connects to the back of the truck 7-Way at the 11 oclock position. The blue wire is output for electric trailer brakes. It connects to the back of the truck 7-Way in the 7 oclock position.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 1996 Chevy C/K Series 1500 Pickup Truck with Dual Exhaust
  • The Curt Trailer Hitch, # 13942, is designed to fit if the truck has a roll pan. There is no restriction if the truck has dual exhaust. I have included a link to the installation instructions for this hitch for reference. This is the only hitch specifically designed for use if the truck has a roll pan. I have included a link to all of the trailer hitch options for a 1996 Chevy C/K 1500. Just select your specific truck style from the pull down menu under where it reads Select Vehicle...
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  • 5th Wheel Base Rails for a 1996 Chevy C/K 3500 Dually
  • Whether you have a 6-1/2 or 8 foot bed the custom fifth wheel base rails for your 1996 Chevy C/K 3500 Dually are # HT31402-686 (6-1/2 or 8 foot bed). The universal base rail installation kit is # RP30035. These base rails will accommodate any fifth wheel hitch that uses the industry standard base rails. The base rail set # HT31563-686 you referenced isn't a fit for your truck.
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  • Recommend DeeZee Underbody Toolbox That Has Dual Support Cables and Latches In 3 Places
  • I contacted our representative at DeeZee about the Specialty Series Underbody Toolbox, part # DZ75. He informed me that it does open 90 degrees and has chain supports on each end not cables. Part # DZ75, only latches in 1 place and has 1 handle. The representative did inform me that they do have a Underbody Toolbox that meets your requirements, DeeZee Specialty Series Underbody Toolbox, part # DZDB-2602, except the outside is steel and has a black powder coat paint finish. Part...
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for 1996 Chevy K1500 Towing 2300 lb + Travel Trailer
  • Anytime the fully loaded weight of the trailer is greater than half the weight of the tow vehicle, we recommend using weight distribution. Weight distrubtion systems use leverage provided by spring bars to level out the ride height between the front and rear tow vehicle axles. This allows the headlights to be correctly aimed, and improves braking and steering response. My research indicates that your truck weighs somewhere around 4000 lbs, depending of course on how it's equipped. This...
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  • Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancer # TGMRCK25 Recommendation for a 1996 Chevy C/K Truck
  • The Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System, part # TGMRCK25, is much easier to install than air springs, no air hoses need to be run, no compressors or gauges to hook up. This kit will also not affect your unloaded ride quality as much as adding a leaf to your suspension would. The # TGMRCK25, would only be used when you were hauling enough weight to use a significant portion of your suspension, otherwise the ride of your vehicle would be completely unaffected. That would be the...
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  • What Tube Steps/Nerf Bars Will Fit a 1996 GMC C/K Series 3500 Crew Cab Pickup Truck
  • We do have some tube steps/nerf bars that are listed as a fit for a 1996 GMC Pickup Crew Cab. Take a look at the Westin Tube Steps, # 25-0850. These are listed as a fit for your truck. I have included a link to the installation details for you. I have also included a link to all of the step options for your truck.
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  • Will Derale Transmission Pan Cooler # D14207 Fit 1996 Chevy C/K Pickup with 4L80E Transmission
  • The USA-made Derale Transmission Pan Cooler # D14207 that you referenced will indeed fit the 4L80E transmission on your 1996 C/K Series pickup. This pan cooler fits both 2- and 4-wheel drive 5.0L V8 engines as well as the 6.5L V8. It comes complete with a magnetized drain plug and mounting gasket. This Derale pan cooler adds a substantial 4-1/2-quart fluid capacity to your existing transmission and can provide up to a 50-degree transmission fluid temperature reduction. If you are...
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  • Weight Distribution Hitch is Still Causing Rear End of 1996 Chevy 2500 to Sag
  • You may need to adjust the angle of the head to change the tension on the spring bars. If you have not tried that give it a shot. If you continue to have problems then it could be that the system is not rated appropriately for the tongue weight or it could also mean that the trucks rear suspension is starting to get worn.
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  • Gooseneck Hitch Fits for 1996 Chevrolet 3500 Long Bed 4-Door Dually
  • For a long-bed Chevy 3500 we offer several options in gooseneck hitches that can be seen on the link provided. Their fits will vary slightly depending on the frame width of your truck; certain hitches will not fit 34-inch wide frames and this is noted. The particular Draw-Tite Gooseneck # 9465-40 that you referenced will fit without this limitation and offers 30K gross trailer weight capacity. For your reference I have linked both the written instructions and a video. If you expect...
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  • B and W Gooseneck and 5th Wheel Recommendation for a 1996 Chevrolet 3500 Long Bed
  • I have a similar B and W Gooseneck hitch that will work on your 1996 Chevy Truck 3500 with a long bed, but the part # BWGNRK1313-5W is not confirmed to fit your vehicle so I cannot recommend it for you. You would want the B and W Gooseneck and Underbed Companion Hitch part # BWGNRK1000-5W. This comes with the gooseneck hitch and ball, for a compatible fifth wheel hitch you would want the B and W Hitch part # BWRVK3500-5W.
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  • Can the Hopkins Insight Brake Controller Install in a 1996 Chevy Truck
  • The Hopkins Insight part # HM47297 is going to work just fine on your 1996 Chevy Truck. The fitguide just doesn't go all the way back to 1996 is why your vehicle isn't listed. Brake controller are pretty universal and can hardwire to basically any vehicle. I attached a help article that details how controllers get hardwired to vehicles from scratch. I also attached an install video that shows the # ETBC7 install kit being used to install a similar controller in a 1996 truck just like...
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  • Axle Replacement Recommendation for a Trailer with Unique Spindle Dimensions
  • The closest seal we have to what would match what you have would be the part # 168255TB. This seal has an outer diameter of 2.561. The inner bearing with the matching ID would be the part # 603049. Nothing we have would fit the 2.328 you have for the bearing inner diameter of the other bearing. Based on the dimensions you listed there really isn't any thing out there that would fit your spindle/hub. The only recommendation I could make would be for a new axle. I attached a page that...
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  • Fit of Draw-Tite Class III Hitch # 75034 on 1996 Chevy 1500 C/K Series Pick Up
  • Draw-Tite offers a Class III hitch, part # 75033 that is a confirmed fit for your truck. The hitch has the same capacity as the one you mentioned, and the hitch is similarly priced. You can see the installation instructions by clicking the provided link. The Draw-Tite Class III hitch you referenced, part # 75034 fits Chevy C/K Series pick up trucks from 1963-1987, so it is not a fit for your 1996 model. You might also need the following to complete your towing system: Trailer Wiring...
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  • Should Adapter 4 Pole to 6 Pole, # 30637 Have Constant 12 Volt Power Even With the Key Off
  • I spoke with my contact at Tow Ready, and he stated that the Adapter 4 Pole to 6 Pole, # 30637, will have power at the 12 volt pin all the time if it is connected directly to the vehicle battery. This will not put a drain on the battery unless something is connected to the harness drawing power.
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  • Would Curt Front Hitch part # 31042 Fit a 1996 Chevy 3500HD Dump Bed
  • Cab and chassis trucks will have a frame that measures 34 inches apart measured from outside to outside. If you don't have a cab and chassis truck the Curt hitch part # 31042 is going to work. It will not fit cab and chassis models though.
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  • Trailer Hitch for a 1996 Chevy K1500 with Roll Pan Bumper Installed
  • What you will want to do is look at the hitches available for the 1996 Chevy K1500 with 10 inch deep drop bumper. These hitches come down lower and could work for you. Curt hitch # C15317 has the highest capacity of the options at 2,400 pounds tongue weight capacity and 16,000 pounds gross trailer weight capacity. But it measures 7-1/4 inches from the bottom of the frame to the top of the receiver. Check your truck to see if your could get away with 7-1/4 inches. If it will not work...
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