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Best 2003 Chevrolet Silverado Gooseneck Options

Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a look at the best gooseneck hitches available for the 2003 Chevrolet Silverado. Let's take a look through the three hitches that we've got picked out. We've got our CURT Double Lock. We've got the B&W Turnover Ball. We're also going to have the Draw-Tite Hide-a-Goose. Now all three of these hitches are underbed mount.



Best 2003 Chevrolet Silverado Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitch options available for the 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Cab and Chassis. We have our CURT, part number C15800. In the middle we have our Draw-Tite, part number 41947. At the bottom here we have another CURT, part number C15400. Now while all of these are class 5s, they all have ups and downs to each one of them. Let's go ahead and take a look at some of their differences. Now one of the main differences between these three hitches starts here with the Draw-Tite.



Stromberg Carlson 5th Wheel Tailgate Installation - 2003 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2003 Chevrolet Silverado, we're going to be taking a look and installing the Stromberg Carlson 4000 series 5th wheel louvered tailgate with lock for a GM vehicle, part number VGM-99-4000. This tailgate's made out of plastic. It's blow-molded for light weight. It's strong as steel, and it replaces your OEM tailgate. It's ideal for towing a 5th wheel or a gooseneck. It's also going to cut down on wind resistance and drag, and help with fuel mileage.



Stromberg Carlson 5th Wheel Tailgate Installation - 2003 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2003 Chevrolet Silverado, we're going to be taking a look at an installing the Strongberg-Carlson 100 Series 5th Wheel Tailgate with open design for GM trucks. Part number VGM-99-100. This is vented steel design. It's made out of tubular steel that's powder coated. Being vented, it's going to help with wheel efficiency and the wind drag. It's going to help bring up your gas mileage a little bit.



BAKFlip G2 Hard Tonneau Cover Installation - 2003 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2003 Chevrolet Silverado, we're going to be taking a look at and installing the BAKFlip G2 Hard Tonneau Cover. Part number BAK26102. Now you can see that we have our BAKFlip G2 Hard Tonneau Cover installed. It's in the closed position. It's going to create security for your bed and your objects inside, because you cannot open it from the outside, the tailgate must be dropped first to unlatch it. If your vehicle's not equipped with a tailgate lock, we have one available on our website that would work just great. We have the Pilot Integrated OEM Tailgate Lock, part number LH-003.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2003 Chevrolet Silverado - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2003 Chevrolet Silverado we'll be installing the Hidden Hitch class three 2" receiver tube hitch, part number 87186. Here's what our hitch will look like once installed. Our crosstube is a nice round tube design. While it is visible underneath, it's a nice, stylish design and goes along well with our vehicle. One of the nice features about this hitch is a pre-installed wiring bracket hold down. Our hitch is capable of up to 600 pounds of tongue weight and 6,000 pounds of towing capability.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2003 Chevrolet Silverado

Today, on our 2003 Chevrolet Silverado, we'll be installing the Curt Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector, part number C55515. Well firstly, we locate the manufacturer's round seven-wire connector. Note, if your vehicle is equipped to the spare tire, you may need to lower the spare tire to gain access to the wiring. To this application, we don't have a spare tire in the way so we'll go ahead and locate the wiring. Here on the cross member of the frame rail, let me just pull it down as it's clipped to the wiring harness. We now have access to it. We'll then go ahead, press on the locking tab or we can remove the cap. Once we removed the cap, we're ready to install the new 4-pole trailer connector.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2003 Chevrolet Silverado - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 we'll be installing the Draw-Tite class three 2" receiver tube hitch, part number 75362. Here's what our hitch will look like once installed. Our crosstube is a nice round tube design. While it is visible underneath, it's a nice, stylish design and goes along well with our vehicle. One of the nice features about this hitch is a pre-installed wiring bracket hold down. Our hitch is capable of up to 600 pounds of tongue weight and 6,000 pounds of towing capability.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2003 Chevrolet Silverado - Curt

Today on our 2003 Chevy Silverado 1500, we'll be installing the Curt Front Mounted Hitch, part number 31108. Here's what our hitch will look like once installed. Next, we'll give you a couple of measurements to assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch, such as a snowplow, front mounted cargo carrier, or a wench. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the front edge of our bumper is 6 inches. From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 12 inches. We'll now go ahead with the installation. To begin our install, we'll first need to remove the manufacturer's tow hooks. To do that, there are 3 fasteners for each, one on each side of the tow hook, and the rear fastener here at the bottom. As we remove the tow hook fasteners, we'll go ahead and set them aside as they will not be reinstalled, but we will reuse the manufacturer's tow hook. We'll go ahead and put the tow hook back in place over the attachment points.



Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2003 Chevrolet Silverado - Draw-Tite

Today, on our 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, we'll be installing a Draw-Tite Front Mounted two inch receiver with hitch, part number 65028. Here's what our hitch will look like once installed. Next, I'll give you a couple measurements to assist you selecting accessories for your hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer edge of the front bumper is five and three quarter inches. From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 12 and half inches. This will assist you selecting accessories such as a snow plow, winch, or cargo carrier. To begin our install, we'll first go ahead and locate the manufacturer's tow hooks. We need to remove two fasteners on each.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2003 Chevrolet Silverado - Curt

Today, on our 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, we're going to be installing the CURT Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number C15323. Now, here's what our hitch looks like, installed on our vehicle. We'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements in helping you choose some accessories for your hitch, such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack, or a cargo carrier. From the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground, is approximately 17 and 1/2 inches. The edge of the receiver tube and the rear bumper are pretty well even. Now, let's go ahead and install our hitch. We're going to begin over here on the passenger side.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2003 Chevrolet Silverado - B and W

Today, on our 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, we're going to be installing the B&W Heavy Duty Trailer Hitch Receiver, Part Number BWHDRH25217. Now this hitch also does come with a lighting bracket that screws to this little tab right here, so it would line up like that. You'd use the two supplied screws to secure it to the hitch. Now for our installation today, we're not going to be installing the lighting bracket. Now here's what our hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. We'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements in helping you choose some accessories for your hitch, such a ball mount, a bicycle rack, or a cargo carrier. From the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground is approximately 18 inches. Now the receiver tube sticks out approximately 3/4 of an inch past the rear bumper.



Longview Custom Towing Mirrors Installation - 2003 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, we're going to be installing the long view custom towing mirrors. These mirrors come as a pair, one for the driver as well as one for the passenger side, part #CTM1500. As you can see with our custom towing mirrors installed, we have a much larger field of view behind the vehicle. Our custom towing mirror portion is fully adjustable up and down. It does have manual movements so it requires you to move it by hand. You'll see here with our towing mirror installed, we still have full range of motion with our factory mirror. We're going to start out with the driver side or the left hand mirror.



K-Source Custom Towing Mirrors Installation - 2003 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, we're going to be installing the K-Source Custom Towing Mirrors for both the driver and the passenger side, part number KS80800. Now let's go ahead and show you the increase in field of view behind your vehicle. We're looking through the factory mirror now. Now gradually step out away from the vehicle. As you can see now, you can see me in the towing mirror, but not in the factory mirror. Now with our mirror snapped into position, we can go over some functions.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2003 Chevrolet Silverado - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, we're going to be installing the DrawTite Ultra Frame trailer hitch receiver, part number 41932. Now, here's what our hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. I'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements in helping you choose some accessories for your hitch, such as: a ball mount, a bicycle rack, or a cargo carrier. From the top of the opening of the receiver to the ground is approximately 17-1/2". Now the receiver tube extends approximately 1-1/2" past the bumper. Now let's go ahead and install our hitch. Now, we're going to start here on the passenger side. And I'm going to go ahead and point out the four mounting locations that we'll be using. This rear bolt will be removed and reused during the installation.



Hopkins Trailer Connector Socket Installation - 2003 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, we're going to be installing the Hopkins 7- and 4-pole trailer connector for the vehicle end, part number HM40975. Here's what our 4- and 7-way plug looks like as well as the bracket that comes with the kit. To install the plug and the bracket you would just simply slide it in. It would snap into position. We're going to need to choose a location here on the underside of the bumper to mount our bracket. This hitch is one of the heavy-duty hitches.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2003 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, we're going to be installing the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 trailer brake controller, part number 90885. In conjunction with the brake controller installation, we'll also be installing the wiring adapter, part number 3015-P. Now, we're going to go ahead and remove this cover right here that gains us access to some electrical ports. To do that, we'll need to remove this little plastic nut, and you can simply pull the cover off and set it aside. Now, you'll notice here on the back side of the cover, there is a wiring diagram. We're looking for the second one over here. It's a trailer 6-way plug.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2003 Chevrolet Silverado - Curt

All right. Today on this 2003, Chevrolet Silverado, we're going to install part number C15703 from Curt. All right, this is what the hitch will look like once it's installed on the truck. Next we'll give you some measurements to help you out in selecting some accessories, such as a ball mount, a bike rack, or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground will be about 17-1/4". From the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper will be about 2-1/2". Now we'll go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed.



Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs Installation - 2003 Chevy Silverado

Today on this 2003 Chevy Silverado 2500 series we are going to be installing Firestone air ride system part number F2250. Before we actually get started working on the vehicle itself, we are going to do a little prep work to our air suspension kit. We are installing on the passenger side of the vehicle first. And I have the parts necessary for the passenger side laid out right here. The bottom bracket which is this larger piece right here is going to be standard. It will be the same piece on both the driver and passenger sides. The upper bracket, however, is going to be different. If you look on the bottom side of the bracket, there is an R or and L punched in there for right or left side of the vehicle. And you will notice that the part numbers are different as well. So, t he right one is going to be for the passenger side of the vehicle. We will take the air spring and we want to remove the coverings here from the top two studs and for the threaded portion for the air fitting. We are going to start the installation off by mounting the air spring to the upper bracket. What we want to take is one of the 3/8 by 1-1/2 inch bolts and go ahead and it from the bottom of the bracket up on the short leg. If you look at the bracket, you can see there is a higher leg and a shorter leg. You want to feed that onto the shorter leg. Go ahead and take the provided heat shield and it onto the air spring and put the upper bracket on. We are going to align the two 3/8 inch holes over the two studs on the air spring. Then we will take two of the locking hex nuts and go ahead and mount the upper bracket to the air spring. The heat shield here is only going to be used on the passenger side of the vehicle. And what we want to do when we tighten these 3/8 bolts down is to make sure the bracket stays aligned where the larger hole goes over where the air fitting is going to be. The fitting will thread in easily by hand until you get to the thread locker and then it will get hard to turn. Once you get to that point, go ahead and take a wrench and get it to fully seat another ¾ to one full turn. And what we want is the open end of the fitting to face out towards the heat shield. 2:06



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Today on this 2003 Chevy Silverado 1500 series we will be installing Curt hitch part number 13322. The first thing we want to do in preparation to installing our trailer hitch is removing the spare tire and getting it out of the way. With the spare tire removed we can go ahead and take a look at the drivers side frame rail. :18





2003 Chevrolet Silverado Questions and Answers


  • Replacement Mounting Hardware & Brackets for the Westin E-Series Round Nerf Bars # 23-1680
  • Yes, we can help you with replacement installation brackets for your Westin E-Series Round Nerf Bars # 23-1680 on your 2003 Silverado 2500HD. The correct replacement mounting kit for your truck and nerf bars is part # 23-168PK. This kit includes brackets, bolts and washers. Westin suggests an application of automotive wax on their stainless steel bars to help retain their high-polish finish. In case you are interested in other enhancements for your truck I have linked you to our...
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  • Location to Mount 7-Way Connector In Truck Bed for 5th Wheel
  • Some model year trucks have a greater distance between the outer fender and the inside of the truck bed in the area directly behind the rear wheel well, which is typically why you see the trailer connector for the fifth wheel installed there. You could install the connector forward of the wheel well if you wish, but if you do, I would recommend using a 90-degree plug like the Bargman # 50-97-410. A 90-degree plug needs less space behind the bed wall. Keep in mind that you will need...
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  • Removing Cover of Fuse Box on 2003 Chevy Silverado HD to Activate Trailer Charging System
  • The fuse box in your 2003 Chevrolet Silverado HD is located on the driver-side engine compartment. Opening it will require removal of a support bracket in the corner closest to the driver. The fuse box is just forward of this bracket. With the bracket removed the top cover of the Accessory Fuse Block can be snapped off. Next you will remove the lower cover to reveal the auxiliary positive power posts. Please refer to the linked article on brake controller installation which provides detailed...
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  • Location of Brake Controller Port on a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD
  • If your 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD has the factory installed hitch and a 7-Way connector, then all of the wires for the brake controller have been run. The factory brake controller port is located in the black box underneath the dash on the drivers side, to the left of the brake pedal. Usually a brake control adapter will be included in the junction box. If an adapter is not in the junction box you can use the Draw-Tite Universal Brake Control Wiring Adapter, part # 3015-S, for...
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  • Recommendations for Horsepower and Torque Increase On 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 6.0
  • We do have a product that will help increase the torque and horsepower of your 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 6.0, but the Edge Insight CTS # EP84130 is not equipped to do that as it is not a performance-enhancing device. It provides the driver with various vehicle data only. For a product that will provide the gains you are looking for, I recommend the Superchips Flashpaq F5 Performance Tuner # SU4845. This product is pre loaded with performance enhancements such as increased throttle...
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  • Trailer Tire Recommendation for a Boat Trailer with 5.30-12 Tires and Towing at Highway Speeds
  • All of the ST (Special Trailer) tires that we carry are DOT (Department of Transportation) rated for 65 miles per hour unless stated otherwise on the tire. It is not recommended to run a trailer tire at a higher speed than 65 miles per hour due to the heat buildup that will occur inside the tire and cause the tire to break down and cause the tire to fail. All trailer tires are constructed with thicker sidewall dimensions for handling weight and are designed to be used at 65 miles per...
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  • TorkLift SuperHitch and 42 Inch SuperTruss Extension for a 2003 Chevy Silverado 3500
  • For your 2003 Chevy Silverado 3500 there are 2 TorkLift Super hitches available and they only fit long bed versions of the truck. First is the SuperHitch Magnum # TLC1205-30. And second is the SuperHitch Original # TLC1205. The biggest difference between these 2 is capacity. The Magnum is rated for 20,000 pounds gross trailer weight and 2,500 pounds tongue weight. When used with weight distribution it is rated for 30,000 pounds gross trailer weight and 3,000 pounds tongue weight. Capacities...
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  • Installation Instructions for Westin Sportsman Grille Guard for 2003 to 2007 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
  • If you have Westin Sportsman Grille Guard # 40-1245 the instructions are linked on the product page on the right hand side. I have also included a link for them here also to the right. If you have # 45-1240 I have linked those instructions for you as well.
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  • How to Adjust Hitch Head Angle of Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution Hitch # RP66074
  • The complete installation instructions for the Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution Hitch # RP66074 are attached for your reference. While these do provide complete adjustment instructions for the hitch head angle the chart you referred to (from page 2 of the instructions) is also provided in the linked photo. The chart includes images of several coupler styles and provides the spring bar height (dimension Y) based on the coupler style and measured coupler height. You might refer...
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  • Replacement 7-Way Trailer Connector for a 2003 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
  • I actually recommend that you use the Hopkins connector, # HM40975, because it comes with a 7-Way and a 4-Way and also comes with a bracket. The connection at the back is made to fit the factory harness on a 2003 Chevy Silverado that came with a factory 7-Way. I have included a link to a video that shows a typical installation for you. If you want to go with a regular 7-Way use # PK11893 and bracket # PK12711U.
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  • Front Mount Hitch Fascia Trimming Required for a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado Duramax
  • All of the front mount hitches for the 2003 Chevrolet Silverado may require trimming of the black plastic fascia, that is mounted under the front bumper of your truck, depending on how the front bumper is mounted to the frame on each individual vehicle. The Draw-Tite hitch, item # 65023, for the 1500LD series truck does not require trimming of the fascia in most cases, see photo. Since you have a Duramax engine in your truck, you most likely need a front mount hitch that will fit a...
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  • Why do the K-Source Custom Towing Mirrors Reset the Adjustment when the Truck is Turned Off
  • It sounds like your truck has the Curb Assist feature which allows for your OEM mirrors to keep memory settings and automatically adjust. Unfortunately, the K-Source Custom Towing Mirrors are not designed to work with the Curb Assist feature on GM trucks because that is a patented feature that aftermarket manufacturers are not allowed to duplicate. If the Curb Assist feature was not deactivated, then the power settings on your mirrors reset every time you turn off the truck. K-Source...
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer Brake Lights Not Working on a 2003 Chevy Silverado 1500
  • Since the lights on the truck are working but the lights on the trailer are not, I am inclined to believe that the problem is on the trailer side but I do not want to rule out the truck just yet. First, I recommend testing the trailer connector on the truck side. You will need 2 things. First, you will need a circuit tester like # 3808 if you do not already have one. Second, you will need someone to sit in the truck to run the lights while you test the trailer connector. The brake lights...
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  • Troubleshooting A Tekonsha P3 Brake Controller that Says Power on the Display
  • The Tekonsha P3 Brake Controller, item # 90195, has built in troubleshooting diagnostics that you can access by pressing the menu button then selecting help and pressing ok. You will then be able to monitor the battery voltage supplied to the unit, black wire, the voltage supplied when the brake pedal is pressed, red wire, and the output voltage and amps sent to the trailers brakes, blue wire. If one of these connections is wrong you should get a warning screen. If you have the caution...
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for a 2003 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
  • You mentioned wanting the best cooler for your 2003 Chevy Silverado. The best, as in the most amount of cooling, is going to be a remote cooler with its own fan like # D13960. It does not matter where this cooler gets mounted because its fan offers the optimum amount of cooling all the time. Otherwise for a standard cooler that would require air flow I recommend # D13105. Its large surface area will provide plenty of cooling for your trucks transmission. To avoid cutting and flaring...
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  • Recommendation For Correct Weight Distribution System With Sway Control For Jayco Jay Flight Trailer
  • I would recommend the Strait-Line Weight Distribution System w Sway Control - Trunnion Bar - 12,000 lbs GTW, 1,200 lbs TW, part # RP66084. This weight distribution is suitable for trailers with a tongue weight between 600 and 1,200 lbs. Part # RP66084 also features dual-cam sway control which acts to prevent trailer sway before it starts. Part # RP66084 comes with all necessary hardware and includes the proper shank. You will need to purchase a 1-1/4 inch diameter hitch ball, with a...
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  • Hub and Wheel Recommendations for Converting to Oil Bath Hubs
  • As far as caps are concerned the main difference between an oil and grease caps is how they have to attach to the hub. Grease hubs will press in, while oil seals need to be screwed into a threaded hub. You will need to upgrade to oil bath hubs. We have oil bath hubs that would fit your spindle, except they all have an 8 on 6-1/2 inch bolt pattern. One of them is the Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly # 8-219-9UC3. This hub would work on your trailer, but you would need rims that have the...
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  • Testing Trailer Brakes that are Getting Weak on a 8-1/2 X 24 Foot Cargo Trailer
  • It sounds like the magnets are getting worn and are not supplying the enough force to the brake assembly when the brakes are applied. The first thing I would do is use a voltage tester and check the brake output wire on the trailer while someone uses the manual knob in the cab. If you are not getting full power, you will need to test the brake controller for proper function. If you are getting full power with the manual slide fully engaged, then you will need to remove the hub and check...
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  • No 12 Volt Power Reaching Trailer Connector on 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
  • In later model years (2007-2011) Chevrolet did not complete all the trailer wiring connections, but this should not be the case in your 2003 Silverado. If your 7-way has worked previously then there is a chance the connector is corroded or damaged, or that the factory wiring has failed. Check for signs of whitish or greenish discoloration on the contacts and apply an electrical contact cleaner as needed. Inspect the connector for damage and to ensure all wiring to the connector pins...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2003 Chevy Silverado 1500 with Roll Pan Bumper
  • The best recommendation I can make for you is a Class III hitch like the Curt # 13932 which is designed to fit your vehicle that has an aftermarket roll pan bumper. There are no Class V hitches designed to work with your setup currently but this hitch would work well. This hitch has the capacities of: Maximum gross trailer weight: 5,000 lb Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 8,000 lbs Maximum tongue weight: 500 lb Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 800 lbs I...
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  • Identifying Transmission Lines on a 2003 Chevy Silverado with 5.3 Liter and Cooler Recommendations
  • I had a vehicle with this same engine and had a transmission cooler to it. The easiest way to find the correct lines going to and from the transmission is to start the motor and put it in drive for about 10 seconds or so. Then, put the vehicle back in park and turn off the motor. Under the truck feel both lines from the transmission. One will be warmer the other cooler to the touch. The cooler one is the return line. A supplemental cooler installs in line after the factory cooler. So...
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  • Trailer Brake Controller Wiring Harness for a 2003 Chevy Silverado
  • It sounds as if you might have the wrong wiring adapter. The wiring adapter for the 2002 and 2003 Silverado will fit either vehicle, but the order in which the pins are wired is different. Therefore if you have the incorrect one, it will still plug in, but will not work correctly. For the 2003, you would need part # 3015-P, not the 3025-P which is for the 2002. This can easily be verified by using a circuit tester like part # 3808 on the red wire exiting the rear of the controller. If...
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  • Replacement Oil Cap for Dexter Hub # 21-35
  • The Kodiak Oil Cap # KPCAP you are looking at is a replacement cap for the Kodiak Pro Lube Kit. The oil cap you need is the Redline Oil Cap, Plug and O-Ring for Dexter 7-9K Trailer Axles # RG04-230. This will replace the oil cap on your trailer axles with Dexter 8-bolt hubs. I attached a review video of this oil cap you may want to check out.
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  • Parts Needed for Brake Controller Installation on a 1990 Chevy 1500 and 2003 Chevy Silverado 1500
  • You can certainly use the Activator IV Brake Controller, # 5504, on both your 1990 Chevy and the 2003 model. For the 1990, you will need the brake controller, 4-Way wiring harness # 118312 (unless the truck already has it), and a 4 and 7 Way Installation Kit, # ETBC7. You will first install the 4-Way wiring harness. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view. You will then install the ETBC7. I have included a link to an FAQ article and video that explain...
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  • Comparing Curt and Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitches for a 2003 Chevy Silverado 1500
  • It all depends on your 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 is a light duty or a heavy duty. If it is a light duty then I give the edge to Curt, # 31302, because their powder coating holds up well and the hitch is made in the USA. If you have a 1500HD then Draw-Tite hitch # 65028 is more popular but again I would give the edge to Curt # 31108 for the same reasons described above. I have linked videos showing example installations of both hitches for you. In either case both the Curt and Draw-Tite...
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  • Difference Between the Sport-Rite and the Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs for the 2003 Chevy Silverado
  • Air-spring kits are vehicle-specific kits. Kit compatibility is based on your vehicle suspension, all kit types will not work on every vehicle. The Ride-Rite, item # F2190 will provide additional support for existing suspension and have higher weight capacities. These kits are designed for vehicles with heavy duty suspensions like the 1500 HD series Chevrolet trucks. The Sport-Rite, item # F2320, will also provide additional support for the vehicle but not in the same capacity as...
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  • Replacement 7-Way Trailer Connector for a 2003 Chevy Silverado
  • The 7-Way trailer connector on the back of your 2003 Chevy Silverado should have a round plug behind it that plugs into another harness that continues up to the front of the truck. What you can do is use # C55774 which comes with a new mounting bracket and has both a 7-Way blade style connector and a 4-Way flat. Or you could use # PK11916 that you referenced if you just want the 7-Way. Both options are assuming none of the wiring was damaged. You can use a circuit tester like # 3808...
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  • Hopkins Agility Brake Controller Not Working On a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado
  • The Agility Trailer Brake Controller, item # HM47294, has a power indicator light. If this light is not on I would start by testing the wiring to the brake controller with a circuit tester, item # 3808 if needed. The black wire going into the brake controller should have power and the red wire should have power only when the brake pedal is pressed. The blue wire will only have power when the brake controller is activated and if the black wire has power on it. The white wire is the ground...
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  • E Error Code on Hopkins Impulse and Reliance Brake Controllers Means no Trailer is Connected
  • I spoke with my contact at Hopkins about the E message you are seeing on your Hopkins brake controller. The error code chart is not available in the instructions for the Agility (linked below) that you have referenced, but my contact stated that the Agility should not have an E error message. However, both the Impulse and the Reliance can have an E message. This just indicates that the trailer is not connected.
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  • Replacement Brakes Needed for AxleTek Trailer Axle B12E-02 12-GG
  • We do carry the exact brakes that you need for your B12E-02 AxleTek 12-GG Axle. For the Left Assembly you will want part # AKEBRK-7L-SA and for the Right Hand assembly you will want part # AKEBRK-7R-SA. These brake assemblies are made by AxleTek and measure 12 x 2 inches. These assemblies come in a quantity of 1 so you will want to order 2 of each. I have attached a video of these brake assemblies being installed that you can use as a reference.
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