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Pollak Twist-In Trailer Connector Installation - 2009 Chevrolet Silverado

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How to Install the Pollak Twist-In Trailer Connector on a 2009 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on this 2009 Chevrolet Silverado we are going to be installing the replacement Twist-In 7-Way Connector, part number PK11916. If we look back here at the rear of the vehicle, on the upper side of the step bumper, you can see we have got a factory knock-out plug here. This is where our Twist-In Connector is going to plug into. We are actually going to remove this cover here we are actually going to put our new 7-way plug in its place. To remove the knock-out cover, we need to just depress this tab here on the bumper, and that is going to allow us to twist counter-clockwise. I am just going to depress the tab here and disconnect the two.

You can see there are seven connection points in there that are going to merge up with our new 7-pole plug that we are going to be plugging it into. Just take and plug the two together, and then we will just feed it back through the opening and twist it clockwise into place. And that will conclude the installation of wiring harness, part number 20047, on a 2009 Chevrolet Silverado.



Does the 2010 chevy Silverado have a plug under the dash to install a plug for a trailer with brake?. Truck has towing package.

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That generation will not have a plug underneath the dash, even with the tow package. There will be a bundle of wires that you can splice a brake controller to. It is not as easy as a plug-in, port option but you do not have to run any wires from the front of the truck to the back. There will be a couple of connections that you need to make under the hood. I have added a link to an article that walks through, step by step, installing a brake controller on 2007-2013 GM trucks.

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