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Hopkins Endurance Fifth Wheel Wiring Harness Installation - 2017 Ford F-150

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How to Install the Hopkins Endurance Fifth Wheel Wiring Harness on a 2017 Ford F-150

Speaker 1: Today, on our 2017 Ford F150, we're going to be taking a look at, and showing you how to install, the Hopkins Endurance 5th Wheel/Gooseneck 90-Degree Wiring Harness with 7-Pole Plug. Part number 41157. This is what our wiring looks like when it's installed inside the bed. This vehicle, this customer, already has a gooseneck installed. This is going to be good for your gooseneck trailers, so you don't have to run your wiring over top of your tailgate and plug it in down by your bumper. This is going to allow you the option to keep everything inside of the bed.

It's going to give you all the proper lighting functions for your trailer, and will also help provide braking if your vehicle is set up with the braking option for a trailer.It has a spring-loaded lid. The lid's going to have a ring around it. It's also going to have a rubber seal to help keep any moisture from getting into the connections. You can see this little notch here, or tab. What that's going to do is when you plug your wiring in, the tab's going to come down over your wiring.

It's going to hold your wiring into place. It's going to come with all the hardware to get it installed. You have simply one hole to drill here, and you put in your four mounting bolts. Your wires connect directly to existing wiring on the vehicle. Now that we've gone over some of the features, let's show you how to get it installed.First thing we need to do to start our installation is find a good place to mount our plug.

Typically, on the driver's side between the fender or wheel well and this brace here. Anywhere in this area is typically where most people put them. I'm thinking right in here. Now, you got a rubber plug here. I'm afraid if I go there though, I might not be able to attach my screws along the edge.

So I'm thinking right in this area. Because this, and this is so tight, what I'm going to do, I'm going to take a black marker or paint marker. I'm going to put a little mark on the top, and a little mark on the bottom. Go like this. That way I know where my center is. I'm just going to take a hole punch. I'm going to make myself a mark, so when I put my drill bit on it, it doesn't walk around.One thing I do want you to keep in mind, because when you're drilling this, the tail light comes around the side of the bed, you want to make sure that you don't push this through the back side of the tail light. We're going to be using a 2-1/8" hole saw bit. Next, I'm going to take a file, and I'm going to get off the burrs that are around the hole. Once we got that done, again, we'll take some black spray paint, we're going to spray the metal to help resist any corrosion or rust. While we let that dry, we'll clean up our metal shavings here.Now you can see, one end's going to have two plugs, the other end's going to have one. I'm not going to be able to take these two plugs and push them through that hole, so I'm going to have to come up from the bottom with this plug. Let's come up through the bottom in between the bed and stick it up through the hole.This is my wiring. It's going to come down. What I did is I passed it in front of this bracket in between the bumper and the bracket. That will help protect it. What we're going to bring our ends to is this existing seven and four pole connection. We're going to unplug it. Simply push in on this tab, pull it out, and then we're just going to match the ends this goes to like that. Before we make our connections, I'm going to put some dielectric grease on, kind of help with any moisture. Help keep our electrical connections from corroding. Your wiring kit does come with a little tube of dielectric grease. Push them together. I'm going to take my excess wiring here, a couple zip ties. I'm going to zip tie it right to this existing wiring inaudible 00:04:32. Cut off the excess here. Clean it up.Now, up here at the top, I'm going to take some more dielectric grease that comes in your kit, put it on these connections. Put the ends together. We'll take one of our black washers, and our self-tightening screw. I'm going to start putting them in on the four corners of our plug.Now we'll test our connections using an alternate power source. Brakes, left tun, right turn, running lights. Now we'll test our bottom plug using the same power source. Left turn, right turn, brakes, running lights. That'll do it for a look at and installation on the Hopkins Endurance 5th Wheel/Gooseneck 90-Degree Wiring Harness with 7-Pole Plug on our 2017 Ford F150.

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