Blue Ox Tail Light Wiring Kit Installation - 2010 Chevrolet Silverado

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How to Install the Blue Ox Tail Light Wiring Kit on a 2010 Chevrolet Silverado


Today, in our 2010 Chevy Silverado, well be installing the Blue Ox Tail Light Wiring Kit with bulb and socket, part number BX8869.To begin install, well start at the rear of the vehicle where well go ahead and lower the tailgate. This will give us access to the rear tail light fasteners. Theres two fasteners for each tail light. Well go ahead and remove the fasteners and then pop the tail light out of its position, being careful not to break the alignment tabs underneath.Next, well go ahead and find a suitable location for installing our socket. Here at the top of the tail light on the inside would be a good location. Using a 1 inch hole saw, well now go ahead and drill out the hole for the socket.

Once we have the hole drilled out, we can then go ahead and put the bulb in the socket and install the socket into the light.Remember, when installing the bulb into the socket, to make sure that the side tabs fit into the grooves of the socket correctly. Once the bulb is installed in the socket, we can then go ahead and install the socket into the tail light. Well go ahead and repeat the same process on the other side.Now, with both Blue Ox Tail Light bulb and sockets installed, we begin the wiring. Well take the 4-pole wiring harness supplied with our install kit and begin securing the wires. Well peel back the 4 wires and cut the yellow wire off short as it will not be used.

Then we can go ahead and strip back the white, brown, and green wire, and secure one of the blue butt connectors for each. Well take the 4-pole harness and follow the manufacturers wiring up behind the tail light assembly.Once we have the butt connector secured, we can then go ahead and attach them white to white, brown to brown, and the black wire from our socket to the green wire on our 4-pole harness. Now, with all our connections secured, well go ahead and wrap them up with some black electrical tape to help keep them free from dirt, dust, debris, and moisture.Next, well go ahead and secure the wiring with some zip ties behind the tail light assembly to the manufacturers wiring. Well cut off the excess from the zip ties and then reinstall the tail light assembly. Now, well go ahead and get underneath the vehicle and route our 4-pole harness over to the drivers side.

As we route, well also secure the wiring as necessary.Now that were on the drivers side, well go ahead and feed it up behind the drivers side tail light assembly. Next, we'll make sure weve given our self enough wire, then well go ahead and cut the white, brown, and yellow wire. Well peel them back and strip back both sides of the cut wire. Then well go ahead and twist together the white wires and brown wires.Once weve twisted them together, we can go ahead and use the blue butt connector to secure the white to white, the two twisted white wires to the white wire from our bulb and socket, the two twisted brown wires to the brown wire from our bulb and socket, and the yellow wire on the longer length of 4-pole wire that are run to the front of the vehicle, well connect it to the black wire for the drivers side bulb and socket.Once again, with all our connections made, well go ahead and wrap it up with some black electrical tape and then secure the wiring as necessary. Once the wiring is secured, well cut out the excess from our zip ties and reinstall the tail light assembly.

Next, well go ahead and take the 4-pole wiring harness and start running it to the front of the vehicle. Keep in mind, when routing your wires, stay away from any moving components,your steering and suspension, or excessive heat such as exhaust.As we route the wire, it may be necessary to use a pull wire and assist in routing your 4-pole harness. You could use a stiff piece of wire. In this case, were going to use a piece of air tubing. We use the air tubing to route to the areas that we cant reach. Well secure the wire to the air tubing using black electrical tape and then pull it into position.Now, with our wire all the way out the front of the frame, well go ahead and cut off the excess and were ready to secure our front mounting bracket. Note in some application like this one, it may be necessary to add an additional length of 4-pole harness. To do that, well simply strip back both ends, using the blue butt connectors to secure white to white, brown to brown, yellow to yellow, and green to green.Once we have secured it, well go ahead and wrap it up with some black electrical tape and continue routing our wires. Well go ahead and take the brackets, set it into position, and then mark the attachment points. Once weve marked the attachment points, well move the bracket and drill out the holes. With the holes drilled out, we can then go ahead and take the bolts, put it down through the holes, put our bracket back into position, and secure it with the flange nuts. Once we have our hardware in place, well go ahead and tighten it down.Next, well go ahead and take our 4-pole harness, peel the wires back and strip back each one. Well then connect it to our 6-pole connector and well be using the Pollak 6-pole round, part number PK11608. Well take the connector cover and slide it over the wire. Well then go ahead and strip back each one of the wires and begin to install it into this back of the 6-pole round connector. Well be connecting the yellow wire to ,L for left turn signal left braking, the green wire to R, for the right turn signal right braking, the white wire to G for ground, and the brown wire to T, for tail lights.Now, with all the connections made, well go ahead and put the cover over the end of the connector and then secure the connector to the bracket using the hardware provided with our install kit.That does it for the install of our Blue Ox Tail Light Wiring Kit with bulb and socket, part number BX8869 on our 2010 Chevy Silverado. .


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