Trailer Hitch Installation - 2008 Chevrolet Colorado - etrailer.com

http://www.etrailer.com/tv-hitch_install_2008_Chevy_Colorado.aspx Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information. Today we are going to install hitch part number 82641 on a 2008 Chevy Colorado, and this hitch also fits models from 2004 through 2007, as well as 2004 through 2008 GMC Canyon. On the side of the frame we need to remove this rear-most bolt that attaches the bumper and bracket to the frame. And on the bottom, on pre-2008 models there are actually going to be two logistic holes here. On this 2008 model, there is actually a weld nut with a bolt into here, which we are actually going to take out, and we will be using this hole as well. We need to do that on both sides of the frame. Okay, with the bolts removed out of the frame, we want to go ahead and put the carriage bolt and block into the frame. And I am going to go through this hole here. And we actually want to use the fish wire that they provided. We want to feed it through the hole at the bottom of the frame and then run it out through the side access hole. Then we want to put the block on and then wrap the threads of the bolt with the bolt leader here. This allows us to pull the bolt and the block through the frame. And for pre-2008 models that have the secondary hole here, we want to do the same thing as well. But we want to make sure that the blocks do not overlap inside the framework, and we need to do this on both sides of the frame. I do want to make mention here that, again, on models before 2008 where you have both holes and not the weld nut, the block alignment is critical. Okay, with the hitch loosely installed here on the frame, I am going to go ahead and put the existing fastener that we took out earlier back into the frame. Then we are going to go over here to the side of the frame and install the fastener here. We want to make sure we put the 1/2 inch block in between the hitch and the frame. And we want to use the 14-mm hardware that they provided in the installation kit. Now we want to attach all fasteners on both sides. Now that we have got all the fasteners loosely installed, the next step is to tighten them down and then torque them to their specifications. The 1/2 inch fasteners here at the base of the frame are going to be torqued to 75 foot-pounds and the 14-mm fastener on the side of the frame gets torqued to 85 foot-pounds. And now that we have got all the bolts torqued down, the installation is complete. This concludes the installation of hitch part number 82641 on a 2008 Chevy Colorado.

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Installation of a Trailer Hitch on a 2005 Chevrolet Colorado - etrailer.com
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Trailer Hitch Installation - 2007 GMC Canyon - etrailer.com
http://www.etrailer.com/tv-hitch-install-2007-gmc-canyon.aspx Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information. Today we are going to be installing part number 87458 from Hidden Hitch on a 2007 GMC Canyon. When installing the trailer hitch, the first thing you want to do is to go ahead and lower the spare tire to get it up and out of the way. Looking over here at the passengers side frame rail, we are going to go ahead and point out the mounting location for the trailer hitch. As you can see here on the side of the frame, we have got two existing bolts that are holding the bumper onto the frame rail. We are going to be taking these two bolts out and putting the hitch up into position, and those provide the two side-mounted attaching points for the trailer hitch. We are going to use this existing hole here at the bottom of the frame. We are going to take the fish wire that is provided in the installation kit. We are going to feed that through the hole and out through the access hole in the side of the frame here. OK, and then we just want to put the fish wire through the block and then wrap the threads of the carriage bolt with the fish wire. And we will just pull that through. With the fasteners in place and the bolts removed, we can go ahead and put the hitch up into position. I do want to note before we start, you can see we have got a close-up here of the carriage bolts that we had put in place. You can see where the crossmember meets the frame here, that there is typically a decent-size weld that makes this a little bit of an offset when the hitch goes up to meet the frame. In order to take that out of there, we want to add some washers. You can add one or two, as needed. But basically you want the bottom of the frame to be even with the crossmember there. OK, now I am going to go ahead and put the hitch up, and I am going to start by hanging it from the carriage bolts. I am just going to loosely install those for the time being, because, again, I do have to add those washers in. OK, and with the carriage bolts loosely installed, we want to go ahead and attach the fasteners to the side of the frame. In these positions, you are going to note that the hitch is very wide, and you have got a lot of space in between the frame and the hitch itself, because we do need to add these large blocks in between the frame and the hitch. To feed our new hardware into position, we want to use the new hex bolts and conical-tooth washer, and I am just going to go ahead and loosely thread those in, just to get it started. OK, and here on the drivers side as well, you can see we have got some interference with the crossmember when I put it up. It looks like on the drivers side here I may only need to use one washer. All right, and with the bolts in place, we can go ahead and snug them up. And with all the bolts snugged down, we can go ahead and torque them down now to their specified torque ratings. You want to check with your directions to verify the appropriate torque rating for each individual bolt. And with all of our bolts torqued down, our installation is complete. You want to make sure you put your spare tire back up if you had removed it. This will conclude the installation of hitch part number 87458 on a 2007 GMC Canyon.





Trailer Hitch Installation - 2008 Chevrolet Colorado - etrailer.com
http://www.etrailer.com/tv-Hitch-install-2008-Chevy-Colorado.aspx Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information. Today we are going to be installing hitch part number 87458 from Hidden Hitch on a 2008 Chevrolet Colorado. OK, we are underneath the vehicle, and the first thing we want to do is go ahead and remove the spare tire to give you a little more working room to get the hitch up into place. Looking at the passengers side frame rail, we are going to go ahead and point out the mounting locations for the hitch. At the bottom of the frame, there is an existing hole here that is going to be used for the bottom of the frame mounting location. And on the side of the frame we have got two bolts that are existing. So the first thing we want to do is to go ahead and remove these bolts from both sides of the frame. OK, now that we have got the bolts removed from the outside of the frame, we can go ahead and fish wire the bolt and block assembly through the frame, down through the hole in the bottom of the frame. In order to do this, we want to take the fish wire which is provided with the installation kit and feed it through the hole in the bottom of the frame and out through the side hole. There is actually a secondary side hole here that we are going to pull it out and through. From there, we are going to go ahead and put the block through the fish wire and then wrap the bolt, like so. Then we just want to pull that down and into the frame. We want to go ahead and do that on both sides of the vehicle. OK, and with the bolts pulled into position we can go ahead and put the hitch up into place. OK, when we put the hitch up into position, we want to go ahead and put the fasteners on the sides of the frame in first before we actually put the fastener on the one at the bottom of the frame. The reason we want to do this is because on some models it may be necessary to use some flat washers to shim up the extra space in between the frame and the hitch. And we will not know exactly how much until we actually get the hitch up into position. So again, you want to make sure that when you put the hitch up into position, that on the side weld nuts here we want make sure we put the 5/8-inch block in between the frame and the hitch, and use the new 14-millimeter bolts that were provided in the installation kit. OK, you see how wide it is? You will notice that once you get the hitch kind of loosely installed up into position with the blocks in place that there is going to be some extra slop in there. That is intended by the manufacturer. When you tighten those bolts down, the hitch will pull in into place and be nice and tight for you. I am going to just kind of loosely install this for the time being. We will come back and torque it down later. OK, with the bolts installed on the side of the frame, you can kind of get an idea what we are looking for at the bottom of the frame in regard to the washers that we need to put in place. A lot of times the hitch side tab here will hit this on weld on the crossmember, which will provide a bit of a gap here at the bottom of the frame. So it looks like we can use just about one washer in between the frame and the hitch here to even it out. So that is what we are kind of looking for, and that is what you need to gauge for, to see how many washers you need to put in place. And with the washer in place, we want to go ahead and put the conical tooth washer and nut on the bottom here to attach it. The 7/16 bolt here at the bottom of the frame will get torqued to 50 foot-pounds, as stated in the directions. And the 14-millimeter bolts on the side of the frame are going to get torqued down to 115 foot-pounds. And with the bolts torqued down, we just want to make sure we put our spare tire back up into position, and then our installation will be complete. And this will conclude the installation of hitch part number 87458 on a 2008 Chevrolet Colorado.





Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2008 Chevrolet Colorado - etrailer.com
http://www.etrailer.com/tv-Wiring-install-2008-Chevy-Colorado-LT.aspx Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information. Today we are going to be installing wiring harness part number 118301 on a 2008 Chevrolet Colorado. OK, we are underneath the vehicle and we removed the spare tire, and if you kind of look at the crossmember here, follow it to the drivers side you can see the T-harness that we are going to be disconnecting on the vehicle here. This is where our aftermarket harness is going to plug into. So the first thing we want to do is just go ahead and push the tab in and pull the connectors apart. OK, then we just want to go ahead and plug our harness in line here, like so. We want to find a mounting location for our converter box. You can see there is double-sided tape on the back side. We went ahead and cleaned off this location here and we are just going to go ahead and remove the cover from the tape and stick that right there, like so. OK. And then lastly, we want to ground the ground wire. Again, right here on the crossmember would be a perfect location to go ahead and ground it, we are going to go ahead and do that with the self-tapping screw that was provided with the installation kit. OK, and with the ground wire secured, our installation is complete. And this concludes the installation of wiring harness part number 118301 on a 2008 Chevrolet Colorado.




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