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Old 05-26-2013, 06:11 AM   #1
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Install hitch and wiring harness myself or pay someone to do?

I try to do all my own work on my truck, Do i really need to pay someone to install the hitch and wiring harness?
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Old 05-26-2013, 06:14 AM   #2
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If you can turn a wrench and look at colors you can install it
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Old 05-26-2013, 06:44 AM   #3
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If you work on your own truck, just do it yourself and save a few hundred bucks.
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Crazy easy to do.
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Old 05-26-2013, 04:18 PM   #5
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Ok I think Yota1s comment sealed the deal. Ordering hitch and harness off ebay tonite!
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No idea about wiring harness's. will this be ok?
That's a 4flat, it'll do for most minor trailers. If you need a 7 pin there is a conversion to that, it incorporates the 4flat towards the harness conversion.
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Old 05-26-2013, 07:06 PM   #9
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Disconnect harness from tail lights, connect to trailer harness, reconnect to tail light, and bolt them back in place. Done. All plug and play.

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Old 05-26-2013, 08:27 PM   #10
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Disconnect harness from tail lights, connect to trailer harness, reconnect to tail light, and bolt them back in place. Done. All plug and play.
Ditto.

I was able to install my hitch by myself in about 30 minutes.
Bumper ended up maybe 1/4" off center (1/8" on each side)... no big deal. I'm the only one that knows it's not lined up.

The harness is a no-brainer as Yota said. Very simple.

The 7-wire harness is much more involved, because it not only has the rear lighting, but also trailer brake and +12v supplies.
Still not rocket science, but unless you need those functions, you'll likely be using a 4-flat adapter with it anyways.
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Yea get a buddy to help or a good jack and its easy and will only cost you a few beers
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Old 09-06-2013, 08:39 PM   #12
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Probably a dead thread but figured better than starting a new one.

How is the curt holding up. I found it on amazon for 103.00 shipped. And I am wanting to put a hitch on the truck to tow the jet skis and camper.
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