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has anyone installed this thing?

i just got my hitch, bezel, and wiring harness. i also noticed in the instructions i have to have the startech tool turn something on.

anyone know why? i have the factory tow package (engine cooling fan, larger alternator etc, tow/haul button.)

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yeah. that answered nothing i asked did it. there isn't anything there about the wiring harness is there.

i think i can figure out how to install the hitch in about two seconds.

start reading the questions.
 

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i installed mine one my own, but still had to take it to the stealership to have them turn everything on with the star tech. For some reason any add on options like the tow harness or fog lights need to be programmed into the computer.

on a side note i am planning on getting the factor fog lights. does anyone know if it would be possible to just run them to my own switch instead of doing the startech stuff? i'm thinking of just splicing the factory wires and running a switch so i can use them with my high beams when desired.
 

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yeah. that answered nothing i asked did it. there isn't anything there about the wiring harness is there.

i think i can figure out how to install the hitch in about two seconds.

start reading the questions.
Trying to help. You asked if anybody had installed the hitch. I guess you don't want my business.

Get Lost 4X4 said:
has anyone installed this thing?

i just got my hitch, bezel, and wiring harness.
 

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i installed mine one my own, but still had to take it to the stealership to have them turn everything on with the star tech. For some reason any add on options like the tow harness or fog lights need to be programmed into the computer.

on a side note i am planning on getting the factor fog lights. does anyone know if it would be possible to just run them to my own switch instead of doing the startech stuff? i'm thinking of just splicing the factory wires and running a switch so i can use them with my high beams when desired.
I think there may be some legal issues to you using your factory fogs with the high beams. You may want to check on that. That being said there are a few members on this forum that wired their own fogs...for some reason Cico 7 pops into my head. You may want to check with those that have done it
 

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the factory wiring has a relay and fuse built in. i think trying to figure out the wiring would be a pain. not to mention whatever else it could screw up.

i installed mine one my own, but still had to take it to the stealership to have them turn everything on with the star tech. For some reason any add on options like the tow harness or fog lights need to be programmed into the computer.

on a side note i am planning on getting the factor fog lights. does anyone know if it would be possible to just run them to my own switch instead of doing the startech stuff? i'm thinking of just splicing the factory wires and running a switch so i can use them with my high beams when desired.
 

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i got it on.

the wiring took about 30 minutes, its plug and play. the hardest part was running one wire into the cab for the trailer brake controller. i'll get one of those later.

i'm keeping the bumper off for the rest of the day for measurements.:eyemouth:
 

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I guess that it does not really matter if you are the only one working on the wiring, but traditionally the wire for the electric brakes is usually blue. It should also be blue at the trailer end to help you see which terminal it is.

One other point I would like to point out without upsetting anyone, When we post there is not voice interaction or body language visable unless we add smiley's or LOL's. We often tease people in person with no harm because we can tell that the person is kidding. Your comment about reading the question might have come across differently than you intended it to. This is often the case on the Internet. This is just my opinion for what it is worth. I know that I have done that before.
 

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I think there may be some legal issues to you using your factory fogs with the high beams. You may want to check on that. That being said there are a few members on this forum that wired their own fogs...for some reason Cico 7 pops into my head. You may want to check with those that have done it


lol I was mainly looking to use the fogs with the high beams for offroad use, sometimes the added light down low can be nice. I am aware that they aren't legal for use on the raod like that in my area since i am kind of one of those individuals who enforce those kinds of laws:headbang2:
 
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