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Trailer Wiring Harness Adapter Installation - 1999 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 1999 Chevy Silverado well be adding the Hopkins Adapter Four Pole to Seven Pole and Four Pole, part number 37185. This vehicle was previously equipped with a four pole that was direct wired to the manufacturers harness. Its already been removed so we can go ahead and strip back the brown, green and yellow wires that run directly from the manufacturers tow package. Then well add the butt connectors to each end. With that done were ready to go ahead and add the bracket to the seven and four pole. Well use the hardware provided to secure the bracket to the seven and four pole.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 1999 Chevrolet Silverado - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 1999 Chevy Silverado well be installing Hidden Hitch part number 87186. This s what our hitch will look like once its installed. Next well go ahead and give you a couple measurements to assist you with selecting accessories for the new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most edge of the bumper is two and a half inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 16 inches. This will assist you with selecting accessories such as a draw bar, a bike rack or a cargo carrier.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 1999 Chevrolet Silverado - Draw-Tite

Today on our 1999 Chevy Silverado, well be installing the Draw-Tite Hitch, part number 75362. This is what our hitch will look like once its installed. Next well go ahead and give you a couple of measurements to assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 2. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 16. This will assist you in selecting accessories such as a drawbar, a bike rack, or a cargo carrier.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 1999 Chevrolet Silverado - Curt

Today on our 1999 Chevy Silverado well be installing the Curt hitch, part number 13322. This is what our hitch will look like once installed. Next well go ahead and give you a couple measurements to assist you in selecting accessories for the new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most edge of the bumper is two inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 16 inches. This will assist you with selecting accessories such as a draw bar, a bike rack or a cargo carrier.





1999 Chevrolet Silverado Questions and Answers


  • Correct Torque Rating for a Trailer Wheel Spindle Nut
  • The nut on the spindle should be tightened until snug, with no side-to-side play in the hub and then backed off slightly, about maybe a 1/8 of a turn. If the spindle uses a castle nut and cotter pin or tang nut, tighten the nut finger tight until it stops, then back it off so the cotter pin or washer tang fits into the next indentation of the castle nut. If you click on the video link I provided, and forward to the 1:40 mark, you can see one of our techs demonstrating how to correctly...
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  • How to Install 4-Way Trailer Connector on 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 with Factory Tow Package
  • The Tow Ready T-One Wiring Harness, part # 118315, is for the 1988 to 2000 Chevrolet C/K Series trucks. It is not for the 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 would use either the Tow Ready Wiring Harness, part # 118384, which is used if you have a harness that is located under the vehicle, behind the bumper, on the driver’s side of the vehicle. The wiring harness # 118384, is meant to plug in line with the factory wiring and provide a 4-Way flat connection....
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  • How to Install 7-Way Trailer Connector on 1999 Chevy Silverado 2500
  • Because vehicle wire color coding can vary, even within the same model year, we always recommend wiring by function, not by wire color. At the vehicle assembly plant, if they run out of a particular color of wire, they will not shut down the assembly line and obtain more, they will simply substitute a different wire color. We offer an inexpensive circuit tester, part # 3808, or you can pick one up at a local auto parts store. Generally speaking, blue is usually output to trailer brakes,...
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  • Trailer Left Turn/Brake Lights Not Working After Installing Hopkins # HM40975 4- and 7-Pole Socket
  • First, verify that the Silverados own drivers-side light functions are working correctly without the trailer connected. Next check your fuse panel in the engine compartment. Make sure the fuse for the trailer wiring circuit is good; this is, according to my research, the number 1 fuse and should be 40-amp. Also check the trailer left turn fuse, number 10, which is 10-amp. If the fuses are good then move on to the Hopkins # HM40975 4- and 7-Pole Socket that you referenced. This part...
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  • Which Wire is the Ground Wire on Sundowner Horse Trailer 6-Way
  • Between those two color choices the black one would most likely be the ground wire. However, if you hook it up with the black as the ground and it does not work I would recommend trying the red wire. Also, you should trace both of these wires back on the trailer to see where they terminate. The ground wire should be connected to the frame of your trailer. Whichever one connects to the frame is the ground. The ground wire should be wired to the 12 o clock position terminal on the Pollak...
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  • Left Turn Signal Not Working on 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Trailer Wiring
  • If your 1999 Chevrolet Silverado has the factory trailer wiring, then I would suspect a blown fuse. The fuse would be located in the under hood fuse box close to the fender. The legend on the fuse box lid will read TRL left turn and it is a 10 amp fuse. If your truck is using an aftermarket trailer wiring harness, then I recommend inspecting the connections for the harness. The harness should have a converter box between the trailer connector and where the harness splices into the vehicles...
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  • Both Turn Signals Blinking at the Same Time on Trailer Towed by 1999 Chevy Silverado
  • What you are experiencing is one of the classic symptoms of an insufficient ground connection. Check that the ground connection for the trailer connector on the truck is securely grounded to clean metal. If the connection point is corroded, disconnect the ground wire and clean the metal and re attach. Do the same with the ground connection on the camper. Typically the ground connection is located on the trailer tongue. Because the vast majority of trailers use the trailer frame to...
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  • Trailer Brake Controller Port Location, 1999 Chevy Silverado to Install Voyager Brake Controller
  • In the power distribution box, located under the dash in the very back left corner, you will plug in the brake controller adapter, # 3025-P. You will want to plug it into the empty spot in the top row, second from the left. There may also be some connections that you will need to make under the hood of the truck to make everything fully functional. I have included a link to an FAQ article that explains the connections.
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  • Should I Use Snow Chains when I am Plowing Snow
  • For optimum traction, you will want to have chains on all four tires of your truck when you are plowing. Having chains on one axle would help, but would not be as beneficial. However, you should note that if you are using chains there is a chance you will damage the road beneath you as the chains dig through the snow into the the pavement or concrete. If potentially damaging the road beneath you is not a concern, I would strongly recommend you use chains as you will get increased...
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  • Turning On Running Lights Activates Trailer Brakes on a Brake Controller in a 1999 Chevy Silverado
  • This indicates a problem with the red wire. There are several wires that can carry the brake light signal, but only one that is a brake light only wire. the red wire should be plugged in right next to the white wire and above the black wire like in the picture I have included. If it does not seem to work you can use a circuit tester like # 3808 if needed to probe the wires on the brake switch located above the brake pedal. You can attach the red wire to the brake switch wire that shows...
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  • M14 Bolts for Trailer Hitch 13322 Will Not Thread Into Weld Nuts on a 1999 Chevy Silverado
  • The likely problem is that the weld nuts on your 1999 Chevy Silverado have corrosion and road grime in them and will need to be cleaned out prior to threading the bolts in. This actually comes up a lot on any vehicle that has seen at least one winter. I have included a link to are help article that explains how to clean out the weld nuts so you can install the bolts. You do not want to force the bolts in because you could end up breaking a weld nut. And you would not want to use a different...
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  • Draw-Tite Brake Controller # 5100 Does Not Have Power After Switching Out Goosenecks on a 1999 Z71
  • First thing you need to do is trace back and make sure your Draw-Tite Controller # 5100 is properly and securely hooked up. Your issue sounds as if your black 12V POWER wire has come loose and is not pulling the voltage. I have attached the installation directions as well as the wiring diagram; however, I will briefly go through them. Start with your black wire; it needs to run from the brake controller to the 20A Auto-Reset Circuit Breaker, such as Pollak # PK54520. The red wire...
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  • Dimensions of Curt Class III Receiver Hitch # 13322 to Clear Aftermarket Exhaust of 1999 Siverado
  • My Curt representative tells me that the distance from the top of the mounting flange where it would mount to the underside of the frame member to the top of the crossbar where it meets the side flange would be 2-3/4 inches. The crossbar is 2-1/2 inch round tube stock, so the distance from the top of the mounting flange to the underside of the crossbar at the side flange is 5-1/4 inches. The drop of the hitch, which is the distance from the mounting flange to the top of the crossbar at...
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  • Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver for a 1999 Chevy Silverado 2500 4x4
  • Curt front mount trailer hitch # 31302 is designed for the 1500 series and not the 2500 series. For your 1999 Chevy Silverado 2500 you would need # 65028. You may or may not have to drill. There will be at least a 1/2 inch hole that will be used to install the hitch. If your truck has a 1/2 inch hole it will need to be enlarged to a 9/16 inch hole. You will not have to drill any new holes. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you. If your 1999 Chevy is actually...
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  • Instructions for 7-Way Trailer Connector and Brake Controller Wiring on a 1999 Chevrolet Silverado
  • The Prodigy brake controller you have selected will work great on your 1999 Chevrolet Pickup. Brake controllers are not vehicle specific so any one you like will work, you just need to get the correct adapter to go along with the brake controller and your vehicle. For your truck you will need the Tekonsha Wire Replacement for GM Vehicles, 1999 - 2002, item # 3025-P. The brake controller wiring harness plugs into the second slot from the top left in the electrical junction box under the...
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  • How to Select Properly-Rated Weight Distribution System
  • All weight distribution/sway control systems like the Curt # C17501 operate over a range of trailer tongue weight. The ideal situation is that your total effective tongue weight - the combination of the loaded trailer's actual measured TW plus the weight of any cargo in the tow vehicle that sits behind the rear axle - falls right near the middle of that range. Trailer TW can be easily measured with the Sherline scale # 5780. If your total TW is below the system's range you could experience...
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  • Trailer Lights Not Working and Brake Lights Only Work with Ignition Turned Off
  • This sounds like a ground issue and possibly a short somewhere. Ground problems normally show up when there is more draw on a system such as when you have the running lights on and then use another function like a turn signal or brake light but can show up any time. Make sure that the vehicle side and trailer side connectors are clean and free of corrosion inside and out. The main connector grounds should be attached to clean and corrosion free bare metal surfaces. The light grounds...
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  • Firestone Air Helper Springs for 1999 GM 1/2 Ton Truck
  • For the 1999 1/2 ton GM truck, Firestone offers the Sport-Rite Air Helper Springs, part # F2320. The # F2190 is a fit for 2001-2006 1/2 ton or 1999-2005 3/4 ton trucks, but it will not fit your 1999 1/2 ton model.
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  • Where Does the Plug From the Tekonsha Voyager Proportional Brake Controller # 39510 Plug Into
  • The brake control adapter plug is located in the electrical junction box on the driver side, left of the brake pedal. Once you have the lid off of the junction box you will plug the Tekonsha Wire Replacement, part # 3025-P, in the second slot from the left on the top row. I attached a link to an FAQ article on installing a brake controller on 1999-2006 Chevy trucks for you to check out. In the FAQ you will find pictures of where the junction box is and which port to plug the # 3025-P into.
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  • Troubleshooting Braking Performance with the Voyager Brake Activator # 39510
  • The ABS light does not affect the function of the Voyager brake controller because the wire from the brake pedal switch is not part of the ABS system but part of the vehicle stop light system. The brake controller not locking the brakes could be caused by several problems. I will outline a few here for you to check out. First I would check the trailer wiring. Make sure the wires to the brake magnets are grounded to bare corrosion free metal part of the frame and that the power wire connections...
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  • Would Brush Guard from a Chevy Avalanche fit a Silverado
  • No, Avalanches and Silverados require different fits for the brush guards as the front ends of the trucks are very different. The part # 40-0185 that you referenced will fit your 1999 Chevy Silverado Z71 though and would work well.
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  • Identifying Firestone Air Suspension Parts Installed On 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4WD
  • When I researched the Firestone air suspension systems designed to fit your 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4-Wheel drive truck, the suspension kit I found that is confirmed to fit your truck is part # F2320. There are no frame braces included with the # F2320 kit. It has an upper and a lower bracket for each side of the vehicle. You can remove the components of your installed suspension kit and the part number is stamped into the metal of the part for identification. There will be...
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  • Troubleshooting Curt Brake Controller Installation in 1990 Chevy Silverado
  • If your brake controller is a time-delay type like the Curt Venturer # C51110 it should activate the trailer brakes either when you press the brake pedal or press the manual override lever. But if you have a proportional type controller like the TriFlex # C51140, which is triggered by inertia (from the motion of your truck) then the brake pedal will activate it ONLY if you are moving. With both types of controller the manual override lever should activate the brakes to the selected power...
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  • How to Determine Weight Capacity of Trailer Axle by Measuring Diameter
  • A good indicator is the diameter of the axles if they are round. Typical Axle Diameters Based on Axle Capacity - 1,000-lb - 2,000-lb Axles: 1-1/2 inch - 1-3/4 inch diameter - 3,500-lb Axles: 2-3/8 inch diameter - 6,000-lb - 7,200-lb Axles: 3 inch diameter - 8,000-lb Axles: 3-1/2 inch diameter - 9,000-lb Axles: 4 inch diameter - 10,000-lb Or more axles: 5 inch diameter Those suggestions would be the easiest way to find the weight capacity on your trailer axle. If you cannot...
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  • Installing 7-Way Trailer Wiring for a Gooseneck Trailer in the Bed of a 1999 Chevy Silverado
  • You could use the 7-Way Pre-Wired Car Connector, # 20023, and hardwire it by function into the existing 4-flat wiring. You will need a circuit tester like the Quickee # 3808 to find the wire functions. If your 1999 Chevy Silverado has the round plug with a cap above the spare tire, you can use Replacement Multi-Tow 7-Way and 4-Way Trailer Connectors, # 30955. This connector will plug into the factory connector. You could then route the harness up inside the side of the bed, and drill...
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  • How to Determine if Transmission Cooler Will Fit In Front of the Radiator on a 1999 Chevy Silverado
  • For transmission coolers you have to go by their dimensions compared to the available space where you want to install it. Stacked plate cooler # D51908 is 13 inches across, 7-7/16 inches tall, and 2 inches deep. If you have more than this much space in front of the radiator then it will fit your 1999 Chevy Silverado. This particular cooler is not a kit so it doesn't come with any hose or mounting components. To mount it you can use # D50020. For hose you can use # D15799 and clamps...
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  • How would the Yakima Q Clips Attach on the Roof of a 1999 Chevrolet Silverado with Only 3 Doors
  • The Yakima Q Clips, # Y00709, all attach in the front door channels on the 1999 Chevrolet Silverado Ext. Cab 3dr. This leaves you with a cross bar spread of only 16 inches. I would recommend adding the Yakima Q Stretch Kit, # Y00134, to your truck to get a 30 inch cross bar spread which will make things much more secure on the vehicle. I have attached a drawing showing how the stretch kit will work on the roof of your truck. For the complete roof rack for your 1999 Silverado extended...
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  • Passenger Side Towing Mirror or Replacement Side Mirror for a 1999 Chevy Silverado
  • If you just need a replacement for the stock passenger side mirror for your 1999 Chevy Silverado and not a towing mirror then we have several options. I have included a link to them for you. If you want just a passenger side towing mirror we have # KS62073G or # KS62049G. These mirrors do not have any electric functions, they are manual operation. Current pricing is available on the product pages which you can see below.
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  • Pigtail Recommendation for a Utility Light part # BUL72CB
  • The wiring pigtail to use with the part # BUL72CB that you mentioned is the part # A45CB. This plugs right into the back of the light and gives you the wiring you would need to install the light. The white wire for the harness would be for the ground and the red would be for power.
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  • How To Measure For Ball Mount Rise Or Drop On 1999 Chevrolet Silverado
  • I have attached a helpful article that will explains just how to measure to make sure you get the right ball mount on your Silverado. You park your Silverado on level ground and then measure from the top of the hitch opening to the ground. Then with the trailer on level ground you measure the distance from the bottom of the trailer coupler to the ground. If the hitch height is greater than the coupler height, the difference is the drop that is required. If the coupler height is greater,...
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