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  • What is Needed to Wire a Brake Controller on a 1996 Dodge Ram Pickup
  • If your 1996 Dodge Ram has the factory 7-way connector at the rear of the vehicle, then all of the wires for the brake controller have been run. You will just need a brake controller wiring adapter. I recommend using part # 3020-P and cutting off the black plug. This adapter plugs into the brake controller plug under the dash, to the left of the steering column taped to another harness near the emergency brake pedal. The four pigtail wires on the other end will be butt-connected to the...
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  • Is the 10-2-1 Jacketed 10 Gauge Wire Stranded or Solid Construction
  • The wire in the Jacketed 2 Wire, 10 Gauge, Brake Wire, item # 10-2-1, is stranded, and designed for automotive applications. The temperature rating on the coating is 221 degrees Fahrenheit. This allows for use of the wire for up to 40 amps at up to 25 feet. This is the wire we use to wire the brake output wire and the 12 volt power wire when installing the Brake Controller 7 & 4 Way Installation Kit, item # ETBC7, and a brake controller on vehicles that do not have an existing 7-way...
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  • Installing WeatherTech Bug and Stone Deflector on 1996 Dodge Ram Pickup
  • For your 1996 Ram truck, you'd want to use the WeatherTech stone and bug deflector, part # WT50055. However, the only way to install the deflector is to use the tape as shown in the installation instructions. I unfortunately don't offer an option that would use fasteners instead of the tape.
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  • Which Front Mount Hitch fits a 1996 Dodge Ram 2500
  • Draw-Tite part # 65017 is for a Ford Ranger, Ford Explorer, Mazda B-Series truck or Mazda Navajo. We have two front mount hitches for a 1996 Dodge Ram pickup. We have Draw-Tite part # 65003 and Curt part # 31604. To install either of these front mount hitches, you will need to either trim or remove the front air dam or deflector.
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  • What is the Difference Between Bevel Gear Kits # F0933302S00 and # F0933306S00
  • The main difference between the Replacement Bevel Gear Kit # F0933302S00 and the Fulton Bevel Gear Kit # F0933306S00 is the applications. The # F0933306S00 will fit the following Fulton jack models: TJ1055, TJ1057, TJ1222, TJ1255, TJD125, TJ122F, XP15/L/W/WC and XPF15L, whereas the # F0933302S00 will fit the following Fulton jack models: TJ503/C, TJU503, PMJ53, TJ507/C, PMJ75, CS750, GR700/TJ712, XP10/6/W/WC and XP100. Since your jack is as old as it is and you do not know which model...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Weight Distribution System for a 1996 Dodge Ram Van Towing a 11,552 lb Trailer
  • Before selecting a trailer hitch and weight distribution system for your 1996 Dodge Ram Van B3500 to tow your camper, I would recommend verifying the towing capacity of your vehicle. Adding a higher rated trailer hitch or weight distribution system will not increase the towing capacity of your vehicle. If you have determined that your vehicle can tow your trailer, then I would recommend installing the Draw-Tite Ultra Frame Trailer Hitch, # 41910. This is a Class IV hitch that has a 10,000...
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  • Installing a Voyager Trailer Brake Controller on a 1996 Dodge Ram 1500
  • To install the Voyager brake controller # 39510, you will need brake controller wiring harness # 3020-P. and a 7-Way installation kit # ETBC7. Use the duplex wire in the ETBC7 to connect to the black and blue wires on the ETBC7 7-Way. The black wire will need to connect to the positive battery terminal via a 40 amp circuit breaker. The blue wire will attach to a blue wire that terminates at the connector that is located under the drivers side wheel well. I have included a link to an...
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  • Weight Distribution and Sway Control Hitch for 27ft Dutchman Classic Towed by 1996 Dodge 2500
  • Selecting a properly-tuned weight distribution/sway control system requires that your hitch be rated for this application - it will say so on its safety sticker - and that you know your trailer's fully-loaded ready-to-tow tongue weight. The linked article offers several methods to measure tongue weight (TW) including the Sherline scale # 5780. To the loaded trailer's measured TW you need to add the weight of anything in the truck that sits behind the tow vehicle's rear axle, such as filled...
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  • Will Gutterless Mount Kit for Carr Light Bars, Part # CARR221502, Fit 1996 Dodge Ram Pickup
  • The Carr Gutter-less Mount Kit for Light Bars, Part # CARR221502, is intended to allow mounting of various Carr light bars on vehicles that do not have rain gutters. Rain gutters are u-shaped channels above the doors that direct rain water to the front and rear of the vehicle. This kit is a correct fit for your 1996 Dodge Ram Pickup so long as you do not have rain gutters. You can tell if you have them by running your finger from the vehicle roof down across the top of the door; if...
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  • Which Hitch Classes will the Strait-Line Weight Distribution System # RP66084 Work On
  • The reason this Strait-Line Weight Distribution System # RP66084 says it is only rated for Class II and IV hitches is because this system is designed to be used on a hitch with a 2 inch opening. Typically, the Class V hitches have a 2-1/2 inch opening, but since your hitch has a 2 inch opening it would work well for you. I attached an FAQ on hitch classifications for you to check out also.
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  • Replacement Bumper for a 1996 Dodge Dakota SLT Extended Cab
  • The replacement bumpers that we have for the 1996 Dodge Dakota, see link, are considered a universal fit. There are different lengths for different trucks but it is the installation kit that is more custom for the truck. The installation kit is included with the bumper, # 63000-97800. My contact at Westin stated that the bumpers and install kit will work on extended cab models, but they will not work on quad-cab models.
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  • Troubleshooting Dim LED Tail Lights on a 1996 Dodge Ram 3500 with a Flatbed
  • I recently had a similar problem with the LED lights on my flatbed that I have on my 2000 Dodge 3500, except all of the tail lights on the left side of my bed were dim. My issue was a poor ground connection and I would suspect that would be your issue as well. I recommend inspecting all of the ground locations as well as the ground wires coming from each of the lights. Look for loose connections or pinched wires. If your lights use the plug-in style pigtail harnesses (see photo), look...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 1996 Dodge Van with Larger Capacity Gas Tank
  • I have included a picture that shows where that cutout on the side of hitch # 41910 will be once installed on a vehicle. You can compare that to your 1996 Dodge van to determine if it is in the right place. It is listed as a fit for all models. If you plan on doing some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # EBMK2216. It comes with a ball mount with a 1 inch rise or 2 inch drop, 2 balls, hitch pin with clip, and a storage bag. If the ball mount kit does not have...
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  • How to Install a Trailer Brake Controller on a 1996 Dodge Ram 1500 with Factory 4-Way
  • On a 1996 Dodge Ram that came with a factory 4-Way trailer connector there is a factory harness you can plug into to install a brake controller. The harness is located underneath the dash, to the left of the steering column, taped to another harness near the emergency brake pedal. I have included a link to a video that should help. For the Dexter brake controller, # 58-8 you referenced, you would need wiring harness # 3020-P. To wire in your 7-Way that you have you will need to hardwire...
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  • Availability of Class IV Hitch for 1996 Dodge Ram Sport
  • Assuming your truck has the factory bumper, we offer two compatible hitches, the Curt Class IV # 14001 or the Draw-Tite Class IV, # 41923. Both hitches have the same weight capacity and would install in the same manner. This being said, I prefer the more heavily gusseted Draw-Tite model. You'll want to ensure that your truck is rated to tow up to the capacity of the hitch. If the truck capacity is lower, you'll need to abide by the lower capacity. To complete your towing system,...
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  • Will Firestone Ride-Rite Springs # F2071 From A 1996 Dodge Ram 2500 Fit A 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4
  • The Firestone air springs you will need for a 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4 is the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs - Rear Kit, part # F2299. This kit is designed for 2003 to 2010 Dodge Ram 2500 2wd and 4wd models. The Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs - Rear Kit, part # F2071, will NOT fit the 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4. It is designed to fit 1994 to 2002 Dodge Ram 2500 2wd and 4wd models. The air spring design is different and the mounting brackets are different in the two kits,...
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  • Weight Distribution and Sway Control for a 1996 Dodge Ram 2500 Towing a 9,300 Pound Trailer
  • At 9,300 pounds, that would put the tongue weight of the trailer between 930 and 1,400 pounds. That also does not include the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle that also counts towards tongue weight. Based on this I would say that you need a system with a tongue weight capacity range of 800 to 1,500 pounds. A trailer that is this heavy, if it starts to sway, can have a real negative impart on the towing vehicle so I absolutely recommend going with sway...
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  • Fifth Wheel Bracket Kit Recommendation for a 1996 Dodge Ram 2500
  • If you have the industry standard rails like what are pictured in the pic that I attached you would just need the Reese Universal Installation Kit # RP30439 and you would be good. You will want to compare the dimensions of the rails in the picture to what you have to know. This bracket kit is a universal kit that has been confirmed to fit your 1996 Dodge Ram Truck. I attached installation instructions for this kit, and if you need the bolts that attach the rails to the brackets you would...
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  • What are the Dimensions of Optronics Flush Mount LED Backup Light BUL35CB
  • The LED backup light # BUL35CB is 5-5/16 inches long x 3-7/16 inches wide x 2-5/16 inches deep. You will also need a wiring pigtail, # A45CB to install this light. For a grommet, use # A33GB. I have included a picture showing the light dimensions for you.
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  • Is There a Quick-Connect Under-Dash Brake Controller Port on 1996 Dodge Ram 2500 Pickup
  • If your 1996 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup has a factory 7-way or 4-way connector at the rear bumper then it will also have a quick-connect brake controller port under the dash. If so, you can use the Hopkins Wiring Adapter # HM47755 that you referenced. If you have a 4-way you will also need # 37185 and you'll need to complete the wiring that is located under the driver's side wheel well by splicing into it to continue it back to the plug. If you do not have any factory trailer connector...
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  • Hard Wiring Brake Controller On 1996 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup
  • You will need a couple of items to hard wire the brake controller to your 1996 Dodge Ram 1500. If you do not have a 4-way connector at the rear of your truck you will need to install the Tow Ready T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness, part # 118329, to get a 4-flat connector at the rear of your vehicle. You will then need to hardwire the brake controller to your vehicle with the # ETBC7 kit. I have attached a drawing that shows the wiring diagram when installing the # ETBC7. The installation...
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  • Adjustable Ball Mount with 10 Inch Drop that Can be Used with Friction Sway Control
  • For an adjustable ball mount with a 10 inch drop you can use # MT70067. Then for a sway control bracket you could add # RP26003. Both take a ball with a 1 inch diameter shank. I have included a link to the right to all of the balls we carry that have a 1 inch diameter shank.
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  • Differences between the Derale Series 8000 Transmission Cooler and the Dyno-Cool Transmission Cooler
  • The main difference between the Derale Series 8000 Transmission Cooler, # D13504, and the Derale Dyno-Cool Transmission Cooler, # D12904, is the construction. The Dyno-Cool cooler is a Tube-Fin style cooler has aluminum fins surrounding the tubes. The aluminum fins dissipate the heat from the transmission fluid in the tubes. The Series 8000 cooler is a Plate-Fin cooler. Plate-fin coolers are similar to tube-fin coolers, but they are more efficient. On these coolers the fluid is forced...
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  • Placement of Bed Rails in Bed of 1996 Dodge Ram 2500 for Reese 30035 5th Wheel Install Kit
  • If you click the provided link, you can see the installation instructions. The instructions specific to your 1996 Dodge Ram 2500 begin on sheet 13, and measurements are shown. The rearmost bed rail would be installed so its back edge is 32-7/16 inches forward of the rear edge of the truck bed, and the hitch itself would be used to place the front rail. When the hitch is installed, the king pin center will sit about 2 inches forward of the rear axle centerline. You'd need a 3/16, a...
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  • Can a 1996 Dodge Ram 1500 Manual Transmission be Flat Towed
  • Manual transmission vehicles like your 1996 Dodge Ram 1500 can be flat towed, but not on the tow dolly you referenced since your truck would exceed it's towing capacity. Instead you would want to use a tow bar setup. First you would need to start with a base plate kit confirmed as a fit for your 1996 Dodge Ram 1500. For that you would want the Roadmaster MS kit part # 235-9 which is a confirmed fit. In addition to the base plates, you will also need a compatible tow bar, safety cables,...
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  • Lube Plate Recommendation for Reese 30032 Fifth Wheel Hitch
  • The recommended lube plate for the Reese fifth wheel hitch 30032 is the part # RP83002. I attached a review video for this product for you to check out as well.
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  • Replacement Bronze Bushing for the Trailer Leaf Spring PR4
  • The bushings in the leaf spring part # PR4 have an inner diameter of 9/16 inch and an outer diameter of 11/16 inch. For a bronze bushing in this size you would need the part # D014-077-00.
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  • Recommendation For Firestone Ride-Rite Springs on 1996 Dodge 2500 4X4 With Factory 4-Inch Lift
  • If your 1996 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4 has the factory 4-inch lift, where the springs rest on a 4-inch block on top of the axle, you will need the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs for Lifted Vehicles, part # F2264, that you have referenced. You will want to measure again the distance from the outside of the frame to the inside of the tire. It will need to be at least 7-1/2 inches for this kit to work. I am including a link to the installation instructions on the # F2264 kit. If you are...
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  • How Far Does Cipa Towing Mirror # 10300 Extend Beyond Factory Mirror on a 1996 Dodge Ram
  • I went out to the warehouse and pulled the Cipa Towing Mirror, # 10300, for the 1996 Dodge Ram. From the edge of the housing where the factory mirror will be to the edge of the glass at the furthest out point measures 5 inches. The overall length including the housing is 15-1/2 inches. The glass itself measures 5-1/2 inches tall by 4-1/4 inches wide. I made a video for you showing the dimensions.
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  • Will a Trailer Hitch from a 1996 Dodge Caravan Fit a 1994 Dodge Caravan
  • It looks like there was a design change in the Dodge Caravan that started with the 1996 model year. Because of this a hitch for a 1994 Dodge Caravan will NOT fit a 1996. Trailer hitch # 75176 that you have referenced will fit a 1994 but not a 1996 Caravan. For a 1996 Dodge Caravan the equivalent hitch would be # 75119.
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