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Hopkins Custom Tail Light Wiring Kit Installation - 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche

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How to Install the Hopkins Custom Tail Light Wiring Kit on a 2011 Chevrolet Acalanche


Today on our 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche we're going to be installing the Hopkins custom taillight wiring kit for towed vehicles, part number HM56102. Now we're going to go ahead and start here at the rear of the vehicle. We'll need to go up underneath. Here's what our Hopkins taillight harness looks like. Now we've gone underneath the vehicle here. We're looking for this plug right here.

You can see it runs up behind and goes up behind to the taillight. Now to unplug this connector you'll push in right here on the locking tab and gently pull apart. You'll see how it matches up with our connectors here tied in. Now for the driver side we'll be connecting in the wires that have the blue and red and brown and yellow. This right here is the driver side so we'll go ahead and plug in the matching sides so they match up, the female on the vehicle with the male on our wiring harness. You want to push it in to make sure that it clicks into position.

Go ahead and do the same with the other side. Next we'll need to go ahead and take the other half of the wiring harness. On this half we have a green, a brown, a purple, and an orange, and we'll route this over to the passenger side where we'll connect in just like we did on the driver side. Now we're over here on the passenger side. We'll have to disconnect this connector right here.

Again, we'll go ahead and squeeze in on the locking tab and pull apart. We'll add the t-connection fitting in line. Once our connections are made we'll go ahead and use a few zip ties to help secure the wire, trim off any excess zip tie. Next we're ready to route the 4-flat wiring to the front of the vehicle. Now when routing the wire you want to make sure you stay away from areas that may become hot, have moving parts, or have sharp edges, as all of these could damage the wire. We'll also use a few zip ties along the way to help secure the wire.

Go ahead and wrap the wires with some electrical tape to give them a little more protection. Next we're going to go ahead and take the white wire with the ring terminal on it, that's our ground wire. We're going to attach it to the frame using a self-tapping screw. Next we can go ahead and take any excess wiring. we can bundle it up underneath the hood here, secure it off with a couple zip ties. Once our wire is secure we can go ahead and trim any excess zip tie. Next we're going to go ahead and put the dust cover and the protecting cover onto our 4-flat wiring. Goes like that. We're going to go ahead and install this plastic clamp that holds it in place. We're going to put our right about there. We are going to have to use some different hardware because of our chosen mounting location. It's just the plastic front fascia so we're going to go ahead and switch over to a machine head-style screw with a washer and a lock nut. Now we'll go ahead and hold our bracket up where we want it. Once we have a couple marks we can go ahead and let it down. Then we'll finish drilling out. Then going to take the hardware that we got, slide it through. Now with our hardware tightened down we can go ahead and secure any loose wiring underneath, trim off any excess zip tie. Then we're ready to try out our new 4-pole wiring. Now that we have all the wiring completed we're going to go ahead and use our test box, or you can just use your motorhome or RV to double-check by plugging into it. Now we'll go ahead and turn our running lights or our taillights. As you can see here, those are working fine. Next we'll go to the left blinker. As you can see, that's working fine as well. Now we'll go to the right blinker. That's working as well. Next we'll check the brakes. We'll start with the right side. That's working fine. Now we'll check the left side. That's working as well. Now that we've checked all the lighting functions we're ready to hit the road. That will do it for the installation of the Hopkins custom taillight wiring kit for towed vehicles, part number HM56102, on our 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche. .


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Employee Kathleen M
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Employee Shane T
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