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Curt 5th Wheel/Gooseneck Custom Wiring Harness Installation - 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

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How to Install the Curt 5th Wheel/Gooseneck Custom Wiring Harness on a 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 250

Hey everybody, Ryan here at etrailer. Today on our 2022, Chevy Silverado 2500, we're gonna be showing you how to install the CURT 7-way in-bed wiring harness with the cover plate on it. But before we do that why don't we check this out and make sure it's gonna work for you. For those of you that plan on pulling around your fifth wheel trailer or your gooseneck, this is where this wiring kit's going to apply to you. And this here is whenever you do hook up your trailer you have that wiring connector and you can drop it over your tailgate, plug it into your bumper plug, which does it work Yeah. Is it the right way to do things Not in my opinion.

It's just kind of a pain and leaves a lot of room for error. So that's where a kit like this is gonna come into play. It'll give you the connector. That way you can simply just plug right here inside of the bed. This is what the connector's gonna look like, your 7-way plug.

And I'm sure you can imagine having this in here makes things a whole lot easier. Just plug your connector in, eliminates the chances of it coming disconnected and scratching up your tailgate and everything else. One of the cool things with this kit, it gives you this cover plug so it looks a lot better. You won't have a big hole here and that's because a lot of these trucks, probably all of 'em, I mean I can't speak for every single one, but they'll have this dummy plug in here. So it's just a cap that goes in.

So there's already a hole 'n stuff there for you to do this. And you pull this out. You know that's where this cover plate's gotta come in. You'll pop that on and then secure your connector plug there. So it really looks like a factory option and blends in.

You know, it doesn't doesn't look makeshift or anything along those lines. With this being a T-connector setup essentially it's just plug and play. You know what's nice about it is you're gonna have this one and you're still gonna be able to use and utilize the one down on your bumper. So you're not gonna have to kind of give up one for the other or sacrifice any of that. They're both still gonna work. So if you're hooked up to your bumper pole you're still gonna be able to use it, not have to make any changes or anything like that. To begin our installation we're gonna be here at the back of our truck. And on the driver's side there's gonna be what's called the dummy plug that's pushed in and that's just essentially a blank plug, right. So we just don't have a hole there. Well, that's where our wiring is eventually gonna mount up. So we need to remove this. You can squeeze the sides of it. Sometimes it's pretty tough. Might help to get a flat head screwdriver and kinda help pry it out of there. And actually the clips fell off. They normally do. But what was holding it in was two metal clips that go on there and it's kinda putting pressure there, but since we're not gonna be re-using those or this, not really a big deal. We'll get this out of the way. With that out of the way now we can take our wiring harness and you wanna take the side that has the T type connectors in it. We're gonna feed that down. So with these it's usually kinda tight. Actually, these went in pretty easy, but just gonna feed them in and drop the harness, essentially all the way down until we get to about here. What we're gonna do, is now we can get everything plugged in. But before we do that I like to take some dielectric grease and just put it on the terminals. This will help keep it protected from corrosion and things of that nature. Get that first. That'll kind of just snap in, more or less, and we can take our connector plug. And that's just gonna plug right in. We can feed that through, push it into place and then we'll be able to secure it. With this pushed into place now we can line everything up, take our screws and we're going to secure this to the bed of our truck. So now underneath the truck here's where our wiring comes down and I did just temporarily remove our spare tire, just so it gives us some more room to work. You don't have to, but it'll help, but we'll get this plugged in and then we can always come back and zip tie this up and secure it and whatnot. But we're gonna be plugging it into our factory bumper connector. So we'll undo this. There's a gray clip that we have to kinda push back. I'll show you once I get it off, cuz it's a little hard to see right here. One sides off, you can push on the center. So, here's that gray clip. You'll push that up to release it and then you can push down on the center of that. When you're pushing down, you can pull it out and it'll separate, so. What we're gonna do is take our T-connector. All right. And again, I'll put some dielectric grease on these, both ends. One end is gonna plug in to here. Other end is just gonna plug right back into our factory 7-way. And then at this point I can grab some zip ties and get all of our wiring cleaned up. So I went ahead and used the zip ties, just bundled up some of our wiring. Secured it to this metal piece and that's how it turned out. But now that we're done down here, if you took off your spare tire, go ahead and pop that back up. But we'll go up top and test everything to make sure it's working properly. To test our wiring I am using this test box. There's also some other alternatives you can use. If you do decide to use your trailer keep in mind if your trailer has any issues with it that could translate over to this and you think something's wrong on this side when it's really the trailer. So, just think about that. With that said, we'll try our running lights. Our left turn. Our right turn. Our brakes. We have our 12 volt auxiliary power on in the corner there. So you have voltage. We'll try our brake controller manual override. So you have power there and then I'll start up the truck, put it in reverse and make sure that's working. That'll finish up our look at and our installation of the CURT in-bed 7-way wiring harness with the cover plate on our 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 2500..

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