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Trailer Hitch Installation - 2003 Chevrolet Silverado - Curt

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How to Install a Trailer Hitch on a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado


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.

The first thing we need to do is go ahead and remove the 14-Mike Manke bolts there at the very end of the frame. Now we'll keep these bolts because we'll need to reuse them to install the hitch. All right, next we'll go ahead and show you how the hardware works with the hitch. First off, our existing bolt and washer will go back in the same spot at the end of the frame, and the next hole going forward gets this bracket that gets installed onto the inside edge of the hitch, and gets installed with a carriage bolt and 2 flange nuts. Then the top part of that bracket will be underneath the frame, and then the carriage bolt and a block.

There's 2 different lengths of blocks. Now, for this fastener, it gets the shorter of the 2. And then our final fastener going towards the front of the truck will get the long block, a carriage bolt, and a flange nut. Now we showed you the driver's side. This would be identical on the passenger side. Okay, now is a good time to get an extra set of hands to help hold up the hitch, and we'll go ahead and install the original fasteners at the end of the frame.

Then we'll go ahead and install our bracket, where our next hole is going towards the front. We'll go ahead and line up the hole that matches with the frame, and then install the hardware. Now when we install all our hardware, we'll make sure it's all loose until we put in our final part. Now we'll go ahead and do our hardware that goes towards the front of the truck. A carriage bolt with a long block will go through the large hole.

Then we'll install our flange nut. This will be identical on the passenger side. We'll tighten down all our bolts, and then we'll torque them down as specified in the instructions. And with that, our hitch is already installed. And that will finish it for our install of part number C15703 from Curt, on our 2003 Chevrolet Silverado. .


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