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    Question Trailer hookup on 2007 Chevy Silverado 1500

    2007 Chevy 1500 no power to the trailer hookup the truck has a place to hookup the the brake controller but I have no power for any of the lights at the connection at the rear.

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    Is this something that just broke? Did you just buy it? If you just bought it, it is entirely possible that the prior owner never bothered to wire up the electrics. It happens. Once I bought a brand new 1993 Dodge Dakota with a dealer installed tow package that included a class III hitch and trans cooler, and I had to wire the trialer lights and the plug up myself. The dealer said, Naahhhh, we don't do that. "There must be about a dozen different types of connectors out there. When you buy the trailer, bring it back here. We'll wire it for ya, for a price." So, I wired it and the trailer myself.

    If it never had electrics, buy the connector and follow the instructions. If it just isn't working, heck it could be anything wrong. We'd need more detail, like exactly where you don't have power.
    Last edited by Dana W; 03-06-2012 at 08:44 PM.

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    Not broke but I cannot find the wires that are supposed to be under the hood I am guessing from what I have read that the wires under the hood are the constant 12v for the connector ,I have no power at all to the rear of the vehicle for the 7 pin connector.

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    Check around the vacuum brake booster unit. Might be under it, and it should be zip tied together in a bundle.
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    x2 on what heater said. The end should have electric tape on it and it should be wire tied to a bundle.

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    send me your e-mail and I will send you a file that will help! It's to large to post! it's an adobe pdf file....
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    Quote Originally Posted by jake's silverado View Post
    send me your e-mail and I will send you a file that will help! It's to large to post! it's an adobe pdf file....
    This is ... but how big is the PDF? If there is a need for larger PDFs to be added to the system, now that we're on a bigger server I can look into allowing larger PDFs to be added.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    This is ... but how big is the PDF? If there is a need for larger PDFs to be added to the system, now that we're on a bigger server I can look into allowing larger PDFs to be added.
    ...380kb....
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    Looks like the previous owner hooked up the wire but he never put a fuse in place everything works great
    thanks for the help.

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    Glad it helped!
    @Steve... can I post a larger PDF file?
    Finally a signature and Avatar! I also posted some pics in the Gallery.
    2011 2500HD Crew Cab 4X4 Z71 6Liter.
    2011 Outback Travel Trailer 260FL
    So Happy to not be on the edge of GVWR Over Load!!

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