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2006 Chevrolet Questions and Answers


  • Tow Package Fuse Locations on a 2006 Chevy Silverado
  • From what I was able to find there are several fuses associated with the tow package wiring on a 2006 Chevy Silverado. In the instrument panel on the side of the dash you should see RT TRLR ST/TRN for trailer right turn and brake signal and LT TRLR ST/TRN for trailer left turn and brake lights. In the center panel in the truck cab there is only one fuse and it is for brake controller power. Under the hood there is a fuse that goes with stud # 2 for accessory power/trailer brakes,...
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  • Trailer Running Lights Not Working When Connected to 2006 Chevrolet Silverado
  • Step one in troubleshooting your trailer running lights is to isolate the problem to either the tow vehicle or the trailer wiring. You will need a circuit tester such as the Quickee #3808 or equivalent. I suggest you review the included article on troubleshooting trailer wiring as this provides a lot of useful guidance on the steps to identify the source of the problem. Start by disconnecting the trailer from the tow vehicle. With the Silverado lights on, test the pin on the truck 4-way...
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  • Mounting Location for the Fifth Wheel and Gooseneck 7-Pin In Bed Wiring Harness
  • Mounting the 5th Wheel/Gooseneck 90-Degree Wiring Harness, # 50-97-410, in the bed of your 2006 Chevy 2500HD is up to the installer and user. If you like the connection point to be closer to the cab, installing between the wheel well and the front of the bed is easily accomplished with the 9 foot long harness length. Many users like this location because it is easier to access when the trailer is attached to the fifth-wheel hitch. Most people probably install the connector between the...
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  • What Size Grease Seal And Dust Cap is Needed on a 3,500 Lbs. Axle With L44649 Outer Bearing
  • The size seal you will need will depend on the part number of your inner bearing. If the outer bearing part number is L44649 and the inner bearing part number is also L44649, then you will use a TruRyde Seals, # RG06-020. If the outer bearing part number is L44649 and the inner bearing part number is L68149, then it will be TruRyde Seals, # RG06-050. The size grease cap you will need is 1.986 inches. For the standard spindle you would use the TruRyde Grease Caps, # RG04-020....
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  • Minimum Trailer Tire to Fender Clearance
  • Generally speaking you will want to have 3 inches from the top of your tire to the fender of your trailer to accommodate for suspension travel. Having a little more wouldn't hurt, but I wouldn't recommend any less than 3 inches. I attached a review video for this fender for you to check out as well.
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  • How to Wire a Trailer Break Away System and Connect Auxillary Battery and Brake Wires
  • We have a online diagram that will help you understand how the break away system is wired into your trailer. It is actually a simple installation. The system splices into the existing trailer wiring. The break away box will have 3 wires coming out of it, a black, a white, and a blue wire. The Black wire would tap into the 12 Volt accessory lead from the trailer connector, the white wire would tap into the white ground wire from the trailer connector, and the blue wire from the break...
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  • What Size Trailer Rim Should be Used for a 205/75-15 Trailer Tire
  • For a trailer tire, the narrowest option rim for any given tire is going to be the best option. For a 205/75-15, the best option would be a 5 inch rim. The reason that narrower is better is because it provides more support for the tire. Since trailer tires handle more vertical load, the narrow wheel that offers more support is ideal. A wider rim can still be used but you will not get as much support and you may run into interference issues even though the width difference overall...
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  • Installing a Brake Controller on a 2006 Chevy Silverado 1500 with Tow Package, Is it Pre Wired
  • As long as your 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, has the factory 7-Way tow package wiring at the rear of the vehicle all you will need is the Draw-Tite Brake Controller with Wiring for the 2006 Chevrolet Silverado, item # 5100-3015-P, which includes the # 5100 brake controller and the # 3015-P wiring harness needed to install the brake controller on your truck. The # 3015-P adapter will plug into a port in the power distribution box under the dash on your truck. If you do not have a factory...
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  • Location of Factory Connector for Trailer Wiring on 2006 Chevy Silverado 1500
  • Your truck should have a round connector located above the spare tire for the adapter (part # 118384) to plug into. To locate the connector, you might have to lower the spare tire. The connector is usually zip tied to the rearmost cross member. The connector might have a protective cover over the end of it to keep road debris out of it. Certain models might not have the plug, but the wiring harness should still be there. If this is the case with your vehicle, cut the plug off the end...
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  • Increasing the Load Weight Capacity for My 5x10 Trailer
  • First thing I would recommend would be to see if you can identify the weight capacity of the axle by locating a tag near center of the axle. If you have a 2,000lbs. axle it would be possible to upgrade to a higher capacity system. It is important to note that this will not increase the weight capacity of your trailer's frame, which is something you will be limited by. Even after upgrading all the parts, you could attempt to reinforce the frame by welding on more steel but unless you...
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  • Troubleshooting Running Lights and Brakes Not Working Correctly on a Haulmark Trailer
  • The problem with the running lights not working could be several things. The first thing I would check is to make sure the 7-Way on your 2006 Chevy Silverado is getting a signal for the running lights. Using a circuit tester like # 3808, test the running light circuit which should be the pin in the 11 oclock position if looking at the face of the plug. If the signal is coming through, make sure that the corresponding pin on the trailer side (pin in the 1 oclock position if looking at...
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  • Will The Atwood Master Cylinder, # 85841, Replace The # 85736 Atwood Master Cylinder
  • I called the manufacturer (Atwood) and they said that they did not have an Atwood coupler with the part number of 61101 (they thought it might be the date code on the coupler) but if it has the # 85736 master cylinder on it you can use the Atwood Master Cylinder, # 85841. The Atwood Master Cylinder, # 85841, is the exact replacement for the # 85736 master cylinder. The # 85841 master cylinder does come with the mounting gasket, but does not come with a replacement master cylinder cap...
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  • What Does the OC Error Code Mean on a Valley Journey Trailer Brake Controller
  • On the Valley Journey brake controller, the OC code indicates that the manual override lever is being applied and there is no trailer connected. If this is happening any other time, there are some things you can do to fix it. Start by fully applying the manual override and letting it snap back into place. Do this several times to clean the contacts inside the brake controller. Next, with the trailer disconnected, check the trailer connector on the vehicle and clean out any dirt and corrosion....
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  • Comparing Draw-Tite 41944 and Curt C15321 Trailer Hitches for 2006 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Short Bed
  • First, for both Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 41944, and Curt trailer hitch # C15302, the receivers will be located directly beneath the rear bumper. Take a look at the video I have linked showing a typical installation of the Draw-Tite hitch as an example of the location. Both hitches feature a black powder coat over a base e-coat for corrosion resistance. They are on par with each other in this respect as well. The main difference between these 2 hitches is the capacities. The Curt...
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  • Lock Recommendation for Securing Curt A20 Fifth Wheel Hitch to Rails
  • As long as the diameter of the pins that hold the fifth wheel to the rails is 1/2 inch the part # RP58093 will fit according to Reese. Curt actually has a lock for their 1/2 inch diameter fifth wheel pins as part # C23256 that would be a great option.
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  • Adapting 6-Way Square Wiring for a 2000 Viking Pop-Up to 4-Way Wiring on a Chevrolet Colorado
  • Since you do not need the trailer brake or 12 volt charging functions when towing your pop-up, you would be able to cut off the 6-Way square connector currently on your Viking Pop-up and use a 4-Pole Trailer End Connector, item # 18004, to connect to the 4-Way connector on your 2006 Colorado. I would recommend that you use 7-Way RV connectors, to upgrade your vehicle and trailer wiring for ease of use and to have more universal connectors for towing other trailers. The most universal...
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  • Will Superwinch Tiger Shark Winches Fit Superwinch Hitch Mounted Winch Mounting Plate
  • Both the Superwinch Tiger Shark # SW1595200 and # SW1595201 will mount to the Superwinch Hitch Mounting Plate # SW2050.
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  • Swing Away Hinge Kit Recommendation for Boat Trailer
  • It sounds like you have a standard pole tongue trailer and are looking for a swing away hinge kit. We offer a few of these kits that are designed to fit several frame sizes. The part # FHDPB350101 will work if you have a 3 by 5 inch trailer tongue. The part # FHDPB340301 will fit 3 x 4, the part # FHDPB330301 will fit 3 x 3 and the part # FHDPB230101 will fit 2 x 3. You will need to measure your trailer tongue so that you can pick out the correct kit. I attached an install video...
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  • Recommended Ramps for Loading a Snow Blower
  • If the snow blower isn't self-propelled, the # MT70144 ramps you mentioned wouldn't be the best choice. It would be pretty difficult to push a snow blower up a ramp that doesn't have a solid surface. Something like the Erickson folding ramps, part # EM07464-2 would work much better for you, as it would be much easier to push a snow blower up the heavy duty grating that makes up the ramp surface. I really like the way the ramps fold up for easy storage. The ramps feature integrated handles...
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  • Number 84 Spindle Replacement Recommendation for a Bent Trailer Spindle
  • If its a Dexter axle and the bearings match what are recommended for the # 84 spindle and what comes with the Bearing Kit for 84 Spindle part # BK2-100 than yes, you have a 84 spindle. There are several 84 spindles available with the only difference being the F measurement or the length of the spindle before the stepped portions of the spindle start. The Spindle 1.75" RD x 6.5" STUB # R2061-284 has an F measurement of 6.50 inches. The Spindle part # R40484 has an F measurement of...
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  • What Size Fuse or Circuit Breaker Should be Used for Brake Controller on a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado
  • The reason you would not want to install a 30 amp fuse or circuit breaker in a 4 brake magnet application, when installing a Prodigy P2 brake controller, # 90885, is that the extra amperage required to break the circuit could cause an issue with the wiring on the trailer or vehicle because it would take longer for the circuit to spike to 30 amps. In applications with 6 to 8 brake magnets or more, more amperage is required to activate the brakes properly so the time for the amperage spike...
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  • Brake Controller Wiring for a 2006 Chevy Silverado Pickup
  • If your 2006 Chevrolet has the factory installed 7-way you will need an adapter to install the brake controller. The Tekonsha Voyager brake controller has the wires hard wired into the unit so the Tekonsha Wire Replacement for GM Vehicles, 2003 - 2006, part # 3015-p, would not be the easiest way to install the Voyager. An easier route would be to purchase the Universal Brake Control Wiring Adapter 2003 - 06 Chevrolet, GMC, Cadillac, part # 3015-S, and then wire it to the Voyager brake controller...
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  • Will the Transmission Cooler Snap-In Radiator Adapter Fitting Leak Transmission Fluid
  • If the Snap-In fitting, item # D13035, or the OEM transmission line snap fitting is removed from the radiator on your 2006 Chevrolet Silverado, you will leak some transmission fluid that will need to be replaced. You will not leak any anti-freeze because the fluids are not mixed. The anti-freeze coolant is circulated around the outside of a small transmission cooler that is installed in the radiator tank. If your snap fitting is leaking before the installation of the transmission cooler,...
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  • Will the Roadmaster Reflex Steering Stabilizer Help a 2006 Chevy Express Van with Death Wobble
  • I spoke with my contact at Roadmaster and he informed me that the Roadmaster Reflex Steering Stabilizer # RM-RBK17-RSSC that you referenced would definitely help with the death wobble you are experiencing on your 2006 Chevy Express Van 2500. He recommended that you install a stiffer rear sway bar also.
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  • How Far Below Vehicle Frame with the Curt Hitches C15313 and C15312 Hang
  • I went out into our warehouse and measured both the Curt Hitches you referenced # C15312 and # C15313. THe # C15312 measures 2-3/4 inches from the mounting flange down to the hitch opening and the # C15313 measures 5-5/8 inches.
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  • Prodigy Brake Controller Only Shows n.c Code after Charging the Vehicle Battery
  • There are certainly a few troubleshooting steps that we can try that will tell us where the issue lies. Changing or charging a vehicle battery with the brake controller connected can cause different and random issues. It could be possible that something in the brake controller was damaged during the charging process if the battery cables were still attached to the battery. The first step that we will want to take is to reset the brake controller. This is done by simply unplugging the...
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  • Capacity and Availability of Replacement Snap Up Brackets and Chains for Weight Distribution Systems
  • The chains in the Reese Round Bar Strait-Line Hitch with Shank 1,200 lbs. TW / 12,000 lbs. GTW, item # RP66088, are designed to be used with weight distribution systems up to 12,000 pounds gross trailer weight and 1,200 pounds tongue weight. These chains can be purchased separately in the Replacement Weight Distribution Chain Kit, item # 3216. The snap up brackets can also be purchased separately in the Replacement Weight Distribution Hook-Up Brackets kit (2) with Lift Bar, item...
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  • How do Trailer Brake Magnets Wire to Trailer Wiring.
  • Brake magnet wires like what are on the brake assembly # 23-106 that you referenced can be wired up with either wire getting the positive and the other getting the ground. As long as current runs through them it doesn't matter which wire gets the positive circuit and which gets the negative (run to the trailer frame). In case you are wondering about wiring up a breakaway system I attached a chart and help article that should detail everything. When the plunger of a breakaway system is...
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  • Suggestion for Lifting B&W Companion Fifth Wheel Hitch Into Truck Bed
  • I have a solution for you to easily place and remove the B & W Companion Fifth Wheel Hitch # BWRVK3500 from the bed of your pickup. The Buffalo Tools Electric Hoist # BTEHOISTUL will attach to a crossmember in your barn or garage to help lift the hitch in and out of the truck. The hoist winch includes mounting brackets to attach to the crossmember. A 4-point harness will be needed for the hitch in order to be secure while being lifted. When used as a single cable system, the winch has...
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  • Bias or Radial Tires for 2014 Forest River Flagstaff
  • Since radial tires flex more than bias tires, they generally have better ground contact, traction, stability, and tread wear. They also run cooler than bias tires do, especially when under a load, so radials tend to last longer. While bias ply tires can be useful for off-road applications like farm use, radials are generally preferable on the highway and for long trips. If you're going to replace your tires anyway, I do recommend going with radials. If you'd like to send me your tire...
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