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Trailer Connector Socket Installation - 2007 Chevrolet Silverado

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How to Install a Trailer Connector Socket on a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado


Today on our 2007 Chevy Silverado were going to install the Hopkins wiring kit part #: 40975. Weve gone away and removed the spare tire because the wiring we need to connect to is just above it. This is the manufactures wiring connector, again, its located just above the spare tire for this application. Before we can connect it we need to go ahead and remove the clip from the wiring and then remove the cap to the 7 pole plug, press on the lock and remove the 7 pole cap. Next lets go ahead and mount our new bracket and install our 7 way which well be fastening with the self-tapping screws that are provided. So first were going to go ahead and locate where we want to install our bracket and then Ill put a couple of marks to the bracket attachment points just to help me keep me lined up as I install them.

Now Im going to go ahead and run my fasteners in. Now with our bracket mounted you can see this is where our new 7 pole will sit. Ill probably snap that in place, give myself a little working room between the bracket, the 7 pole and the hitch. Im going to go ahead and connect the wiring first and then snap it into place. Give ourselves a little bit more working room with the wire, well go ahead and disconnect one of the wire fasteners from the frame.

Now we can feed that over our hitch, line up the locking tabs with our new 7 pole and firmly press it into place. I recommend to give a little tug just to make sure its seated properly and locked in, then were going to go ahead and snap our new 7 pole into position. We can go ahead and reinstall the spare tire and that will complete the install of our Hopkins wiring kit part #: 40975 on our 2007 Chevy Silverado.


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