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Installation of Trailer Wiring Harness and Parts Needed to Tow a Trailer with a 2016 Chevy Colorado

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I watched the video for installing the HM40975 plug on a 2015 Chevy Colorado. I have a 2016 Colorado, but my truck doesnt have the OEM wiring plugged in to the back of the dummy plug. Now what?

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If your 2016 Chevrolet Colorado doesn't have the factory wiring for a 7-way trailer connector, like # HM40975-11998, behind the bumper (Or anywhere else) you will first need to install a 4-way connector using # HM11141164. This plugs in behind your truck's taillights and then a hot lead ran up to the battery and connected using a fuse holder.

Once the 4-way is installed you can use our # ETBC7 kit for a fully functioning 7-way. This will also provide you with the necessary wiring to install an electric brake controller, if you need one. I suggest the Prodigy P2 # 90885. It's one of our top sellers because of how reliable and easy to use it is.

If you don't already have a hitch receiver I suggest the Draw-Tite Max-Frame # 76004. This confirmed to fit your truck. I've linked an install video for you.

Depending on your trailer setup you may want an adjustable ball mount like the B&W Tow & Stow # BWTS10037B. This will give you either 5 inches of drop or 5-1/2 inches of rise. The great thing about the Tow & Stow is that it can be flipped underneath the hitch when you're not towing. Use # BX8858 for a locking hitch pin. If you find you need a different ball mount I've linked our selection that will fit the Draw-Tite hitch as well as an article to help you determine the correct rise or drop you need.

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