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Twist-in, 7-Pole, RV-Style Trailer Connector for Chevy and GMC Vehicles - Vehicle End

Twist-in, 7-Pole, RV-Style Trailer Connector for Chevy and GMC Vehicles - Vehicle End

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  • Custom Fit
  • Trailer Hitch Wiring
  • Pollak
  • 7 Blade
  • No Converter
This socket is designed to fit into a pre-existing cutout on 2007-2013 GM 1500 trucks and 2007-2014 GM 2500/3500 trucks. Twist-in connector also serves as a replacement for OEM sockets on GM trucks 1999-newer that came with factory tow packages. Call 800-298-8924 to order Pollak custom fit vehicle wiring part number PK11916 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Pollak products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Twist-in, 7-Pole, RV-Style Trailer Connector for Chevy and GMC Vehicles - Vehicle End. Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring reviews from real customers.


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Pollak Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring - PK11916

This socket is designed to fit into a pre-existing cutout on 2007-2013 GM 1500 trucks and 2007-2014 GM 2500/3500 trucks. Twist-in connector also serves as a replacement for OEM sockets on GM trucks 1999-newer that came with factory tow packages.


Features:

  • Twist-in, replacement 7-pole, sealed socket, RV-style trailer connector
    • Convenient, twist-in installation to existing socket hole on Chevy and GMC trucks
  • High-impact nylon construction
    • Resists corrosion
  • Spring-loaded lid with stainless steel spring and runner gasket
    • Prevents intrusion of moisture when closed
    • Has drain slot and angled design for drainage
    • Includes wiring diagram for quick installation
  • Copper-plated terminal pins
    • High conductivity and low resistance
    • Sealed with silicone at the back of the socket
      • Prevents moisture from contacting mating connector


Specs:

  • Application: fits 2007 - 2013 Chevrolet/GMC 1500 trucks and 2007 - 2014 Chevrolet/GMC 2500/3500 trucks
    • Serves as exact replacement for 1999 to current Chevy and GMC trucks with factory tow packages
  • Current rating: 30 amps
  • Volt rating: 12 volts
  • 1-Year limited warranty


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11-916 Twist-in, 7-Way, RV-style Trailer Connector for Chevy and GMC Vehicles - Vehicle End
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This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2008 - 2013 GMC Sierra 1500

2007 - 2007 GMC Sierra New Body 1500

2008 - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2007 - 2007 Chevrolet Silverado New Body 1500

2008 - 2012 GMC Sierra 1500 with 10 inch Deep Drop Bumper

2007 - 2007 GMC Sierra New Body 1500 with 10 inch Deep Drop Bumper

2008 - 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 with 10 inch Deep Drop Bumper

2007 - 2007 Chevrolet Silverado New Body 1500 with 10 inch Deep Drop Bumper

2008 - 2010 GMC Sierra 2500 - 6-1/2 Foot Bed

2007 - 2007 GMC Sierra New Body 2500 - 6-1/2 Foot Bed

2008 - 2010 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 - 6-1/2 Foot Bed

2007 - 2007 Chevrolet Silverado New Body 2500 - 6-1/2 Foot Bed

2008 - 2010 GMC Sierra 2500 - 8 Foot Bed

2007 - 2007 GMC Sierra New Body 2500 - 8 Foot Bed

2008 - 2010 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 - 8 Foot Bed

2007 - 2007 Chevrolet Silverado New Body 2500 - 8 Foot Bed

2008 - 2010 GMC Sierra 2500 - 8 Foot Bed with 10 inch Deep Drop Bumper

2007 - 2007 GMC Sierra New Body 2500 - 8 Foot Bed with 10 inch Deep Drop Bumper

2008 - 2010 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 - 8 Foot Bed with 10 inch Deep Drop Bumper

2007 - 2007 Chevrolet Silverado New Body 2500 - 8 Foot Bed with 10 inch Deep Drop Bumper

2011 - 2013 GMC Sierra 2500 and 3500 - 6-1/2 Foot Bed

2011 - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and 3500 - 6-1/2 Foot Bed

2011 - 2013 GMC Sierra 2500 and 3500 - 8 Foot Bed

2011 - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and 3500 - 8 Foot Bed

2008 - 2013 GMC Sierra 3500 - Cab and Chassis

2007 - 2007 GMC Sierra New Body 3500 - Cab and Chassis

2008 - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 - Cab and Chassis

2007 - 2007 Chevrolet Silverado New Body 3500 - Cab and Chassis

2008 - 2010 GMC Sierra 3500 - Pickup

2007 - 2007 GMC Sierra New Body 3500 - Pickup

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Video of Twist-in, 7-Pole, RV-Style Trailer Connector for Chevy and GMC Vehicles - Vehicle End


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Pollak Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring - Trailer Hitch Wiring - PK11916 Review

Today were going to review part number PK11916. This is the twist-in seven pole RV style trailer connector for Chevy and GMC vehicles. This socket is designed to fit into a pre-existing cutout on your GM truck models 2007 and newer. This twist-in connector also serves as a replacement for OEM sockets on GM trucks 99 and newer that came with the factory tow packages. Basically, the way this would insert is on your truck on the bumper usually, there is a cap thats in the hole that this would go into. If you just take that cap, twist it and pull it out, then the hole would be exposed.

You would take this and these tabs right here, you would just line it up, put it in, twist it into position. That would lock this onto your rear bumper. This socket is made of a high-impact nylon construction which will resist corrosion, has a spring loaded lid as you can see here with a stainless steel pin, and has a runner gasket on the inside. That lid will help prevent intrusion of moisture when closed. If you do get any moisture on the inside, at the very bottom here, there is a drain slot which is angle designed for drainage.

So, basically, when this is installed on the bumper, this will actually angle towards the cap here which if any moisture does get inside it will go down that drain slot and drain out. This part does include the wiring diagram for quick installation, does have the copper-plated terminal pins you can see here which will give you high conductivity and low resistance, and at the very back you might be able to see its sealed with a silicone at the back of the socket and this will prevent moisture from contacting your mating connector. So, basically, when you install this you remove that cap off your bumper, put this in, lock it into place, take your harness that is on your truck and plug it into the back here. You have a working seven way on your truck. The application again is all Chevrolet and GMC trucks 2007 and newer and it will serve as an exact replacement for 99 to current Chevy and GMC trucks with the factory tow packages.

The current rating on this is 30 amps. The volt rating is 12 volts and it does come with a one year limited warranty. And, that should do it for review on part number PK11916. .


Customer Reviews

Twist-in, 7-Pole, RV-Style Trailer Connector for Chevy and GMC Vehicles - Vehicle End - PK11916

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (488 Customer Reviews)

This socket is designed to fit into a pre-existing cutout on 2007-2013 GM 1500 trucks and 2007-2014 GM 2500/3500 trucks. Twist-in connector also serves as a replacement for OEM sockets on GM trucks 1999-newer that came with factory tow packages.

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2008 Chevrolet Silverado


Perfect fit for my 2008 Silverado. Identical to the adapter used in my wife's 2007 Suburban, except hers says "GM" and mine says "Pollack." This is all assuming it works, I haven't hooked a trailer up to it yet. 11806



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2010 Chevrolet Silverado


Perfect fit for a 2010 Silverado 2500HD. Time saving tip: It's not necessary to disconnect the molex plug from the old connector before twisting it out like it shows on the video. Just twist out the old one and the cable bundle will come through the hole in the bumper. From there you can disconnect the plug and plug in the new connector. It will save you two trips under the truck! 194832



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2009 Chevrolet Silverado


Part arrived on time and is exactly as described. I have a 2009 Silverado WT that did not have the factory connector installed , but was factory wired to the blank in the rear bumper. The PK11916 connector plugged into the factory harness and snapped into the factory hole in the bumper with no problems. Very easy to install! 214750



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2012 Chevrolet Silverado


Looks like OEM and took all of a minute or two to install. The video was very helpful to show how to remove plate on back of rear bumper. The wiring harness on my 2012 Silverado wasn place so it was only a matter of removing plate and plugging in. A seven point adapter then plugs into this and the trailer plug just pushes onto the adapter. I tried both a seven point adapter that I kept from my 2005 Silverado and also a seven point adapter that my brother has on a 2011 Honda Pilot and they are all universal and worked just fine.. Very user friendly.The tow hitch took about 45 minutes to also install with no help (though a second person could make it a 30 minute ordeal tops). Very pleased and the shipping was ahead of original date with just normal ground freight.. 47314



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REPLACED OEM PART PERFECTLY. TWISTED OUT THE OLD ONE AND REPLACED IT WITH THE NEW ONE, PLUGGED IN THE HARNESS AND WAS GOOD TO GO. 214066


Comments

They are all still performing well.

WALLY - 08/05/2016

20014

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Part was at my house a day early. Plugged in and away we go. Will use e-trailer for all my future needs and have told all my friends about it also. 194875


Comments

This thing works great!!! Not one problem!!

Paul M - 05/26/2016

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Chevrolet


This little marvel was a piece o' cake to install. Less than 10 minutes from taking it out of the box to installing in the bumper of my Chevy and wiping my hands on my pants. If my nosy and talkative neighbor wouldn't have been staring over my shoulder, it would have been installed in under 5 minutes. 127695


Comments

Working fine.

Mike B - 04/29/2015

11224
Comments

No issues to report, the unit is working fine.

Mike B - 05/05/2015

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After spending a little time online figuring out how this connector attaches to the factory hitch (push the tab, twist about 1/4 turn, pull out far enough to reach wiring harness connector), I ordered one from etrailer. When I got it, it took me all of 5 minutes to remove the broken connector and install the new one. Upon examining the OEM connector, which says "GM" on the lid's outside, it says "Pollak" on the inside, so the OEM part was built by this aftermarket company. No wonder it fit so well! BTW, the original broke because of cockpit error, not because of manufacturing defect. 128958



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Looks to be good quality. Easy to install. Remove the old connector by depressing the keeper, turning it counter clock wise about a quarter turn, slide it out, depress the keeper on the wiring harness connector and unpluging the unit. Install the new connector by pluging in the wiring harness connector, sliding the unit through the bumper hole and turning it about a quarter turn clock wise to lock it in place. It took less time than writing this. 89755


Comments

After a year, I still believe this product is well made of high quallity products. It is operating well as I expected it would. Thank you for building and selling this product.

Leon - 07/17/2014

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worked great, 570189



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Awesome plug and play! Twist left pullout and unplug cap, plug in twist right and your in business! 566486



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Very easy to install.works great. I'm very pleased with it. Great price too 565575



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2009 Chevrolet Silverado


Your product is exactly what i needed it works great i would recommend etrailer for your needs 560315



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After 18 years, my original trailer plug connector was showing signs of corrosion. When I bought a travel trailer with electric brakes, I knew I could no longer trust my old connector. I purchased this replacement because it is identical to the OEM connector which I knew was excellent quality, not a cheap knock-off. It was simple to install and the wire connector plugged right in. I've been using it extensively for a year now and it's been working flawlessly. I'm glad I purchased this quality connector that I can trust. 558817



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2012 GMC Sierra


Quick delivery, nice product, easy inst allation. 550804



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2001 Chevrolet Silverado


The RV electrical socket was exactly the same as the original one on my pickup. Due to the design, it was a snap to change. The service of etrailer was great. 549871



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2001 GMC Sierra


Hardest part was removing the old one. As the old one was hit I had to make sure the old tabs on the truck were completely flat, then the new one went right in. 548480



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2004 Chevrolet Silverado


Great products and fast shipping. 544741



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2010 GMC Sierra


Perfect fit, 5 min install. Still working after a year! 544388



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My stock plug was corroded. New one arrived, fit perfectly, easy to install and my trailer has lights again. Time to go fishing. 542434



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THIS REPLACED FACTORY TRAILER PLUG PERF ECTLY 603520



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2013 Honda Pilot


Fast delivery and the part fixed my problem. When I look for products I start here. 585515



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2009 Chevrolet Silverado


It fits perfectly. Can't wait to try it out. The only problem I had was not etrailer's fault. UPS sent it to the wrong city, so it was late. The really great part is price. Chevy wants $60,this was $ 10. 581626



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2011 Chevrolet Silverado


Great service. fast delivery. and it was exactly what I needed. 581322



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2008 Chevrolet Silverado


Direct replacement for the 08 Silverado trailer connector in the factory bumper that was well used. Connector was EZ to replace as it used the factory harness. Plug and play. 576937



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Super fast shipping, great fit. 528728



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Fit and worked awesome 523621



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2008 Chevrolet Silverado


it fit exactly like you said it would as far as using haven't had the chance yet,but i will buy from you again thanks,,,,, 497041



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2007 Chevrolet Silverado Classic


etrailer is my go to source for any type of device for my trailers. I am a General Contractor with a fleet of trucks and trailers. I find their website very easy to use, with a large selection of parts and the layout is very helpful. Their service is fantastic, shipping is fast and easy and I have never had to return a part for any reason. I plan on using them again. 494256



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Was quick and fast shipping.. I received first one was damaged and which happened during shipping and it happens but they had a replacement out no questions asked right away within two days!! Works perfect and fits nice.. Great value and product and customer service is exceptional.. Will be buying more parts as needed from etrailer. 487041



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Was quick and fast shipping.. I received first one was damaged and which happened during shipping and it happens but they had a replacement out no questions asked right away within two days!! Works perfect and fits nice.. Great value and product and customer service is exceptional.. Will be buying more parts as needed from etrailer. 487108



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The trailer connector item# PK11916 was an exact replacement for a proprietary connector that would have cost three to four times more from the dealer. The device is good quality and easy to install. Very pleased. 483988



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product is excellent! 481632



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This is and easy install adapter with great quality ! 479097



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Looks just like the OEM part. 477943



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2003 GMC Sierra


Makes a simple pull replacement a 5 minute task instead of a 3 hour job 476961



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Yes it works great we are very happy with your product 474629



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2005 Chevrolet Silverado


Replaced my old plug when I installed a plug in the truck bed. Fit perfectly. 474550



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Good product. Still working fine 465585



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Still working as you would expect for a trailer plug 459379



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This is a great product. Exactly the same replacement part as my original. Very easy to install. The product and website are put together very well and it's always nice when you're contacted by the company to get feedback on the product. The shipping could have been a little faster but other than that I am very pleased. I would recommend etrailer.com to all my friends. Best regards Very satisfied customer 458964



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2013 Chevrolet Tahoe


My problem isn't with this product so much, but when I ordered it with part # pk11998 someone should have red flaged that useing these two together will give a non normal color coded traile plug. What a pain. 452066



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2007 Chevrolet Suburban


Quick shipping, product fit well. etrailer has good products. 451158


Comments

Product worked great

Arthur - 11/13/2018

45697

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I pull my trailer a lot and it still works great 450286


Comments

Everything is working fine. Thank you,

William - 11/13/2018

45687

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Product was great price was right shipping just a little slow but overall I give it a great review Thanks again for your honesty 428810



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2008 Chevrolet Silverado


It's plug 'n play! Worked great out of the box on my Silverado! 423899



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Part fit exactly!!! 418519



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2003 GMC Sierra


I had to replace the OEM unit on my 2003 Sierra after smashing it by accident (I can't have nice things). After I beat on the bracket with a hammer for about 20 minutes, I was able to get the replacement mounted and plugged in. It works just like the old one. 410917



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2011 Chevrolet Silverado


Great replacement. 405961



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2011 Chevrolet Silverado


Product worked great. Plug and play. 402509


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  • Replacement 7-Way Trailer Connector for a 2003 Chevy Silverado
  • The 7-Way trailer connector on the back of your 2003 Chevy Silverado should have a round plug behind it that plugs into another harness that continues up to the front of the truck. What you can do is use # C55774 which comes with a new mounting bracket and has both a 7-Way blade style connector and a 4-Way flat. Or you could use # PK11916 that you referenced if you just want the 7-Way. Both options are assuming none of the wiring was damaged. You can use a circuit tester like # ALL640595...
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  • Replacement 7-Way Trailer Connector for a 2003 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
  • I actually recommend that you use the Hopkins connector, # HM40975, because it comes with a 7-Way and a 4-Way and also comes with a bracket. The connection at the back is made to fit the factory harness on a 2003 Chevy Silverado that came with a factory 7-Way. I have included a link to a video that shows a typical installation for you. If you want to go with a regular 7-Way use # PK11893 and bracket # PK12711U.
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  • No Power for Trailer Lights on a 7-Way Trailer Connector on a 2011 Chevy Silverado
  • We have an FAQ article that will help with your 2011 Chevy Silverado. I have included some excerpts from it below and I have included a link to it for you. In addition to these steps, you will want to check the vehicle owners manual for the location of any fuses and/or relays associated with the trailer wiring to make sure they are present and working. There are two wires under the hood that have to be connected to make the tow package functional, one is the power wire to the brake control...
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