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Old 12-10-2014, 10:47 PM   #2451
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I've never seen a gm or ford with the fuses installed on a new truck. I dont know why, but thats how it is.
Ive installed lots of fuses and controller pigtails. And on gm they use to be behind the seat by the jack or in the glove box, ford's usually in the glove box in a zip lock baggy by the owners manual
All this talk- any idea if I have to do something for my Ram?
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Old 12-10-2014, 10:56 PM   #2452
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All this talk- any idea if I have to do something for my Ram?
Get your new volt meter out and see if you have power on the pin on the right side of the notch for the plug on your 7round trailer plug, that should be +.

If no power there look in your owners manual. (Sorry don't know the details on dodges. I've mainly worked at gm dealers and now an auto group that also has a ford store that we do a lot of work for)
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Old 12-11-2014, 08:33 AM   #2453
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If it's part of dealer prep, why would it need to be mentioned in the Owners Manual?
For Chevy it is definitely up to the owner to hook up the charge line AND the brake controller line... or pay the dealer to do it. This really doesn't make sense for these trucks when they all come from the factory with a tow package, and it has to take the factory more time to bundle up those wires and stow them under the hood instead of just sticking the ends in the proper locations when the fuse block is already open.
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Old 12-11-2014, 08:57 AM   #2454
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If it's part of dealer prep, why would it need to be mentioned in the Owners Manual?
That is NOT from the owner's manual.
It is from the electrical manual of the dealer's maintenance set.
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Old 12-11-2014, 09:03 AM   #2455
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When I installed my primus #1, I just had to plug it into the pigtail end under my dash. I did get get another one with the truck in a bag for hooking up one without the plug in on it already. I guess to hard wire it if needed. But mines a 2004 before they started to cut corners to save what $3.00 bucks.
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Old 12-11-2014, 09:17 AM   #2456
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For Chevy it is definitely up to the owner to hook up the charge line AND the brake controller line... or pay the dealer to do it. This really doesn't make sense for these trucks when they all come from the factory with a tow package, and it has to take the factory more time to bundle up those wires and stow them under the hood instead of just sticking the ends in the proper locations when the fuse block is already open.
I have had it both ways,me hook it up or the dealer! I think it was my 05 GMC they (GM Parts) at dealership (Didn't) have the Fuse or the Nut to hook up the (Trailering Wires) under the Hood! Pitiful! Youroo!!
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Old 12-11-2014, 10:08 AM   #2457
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All this talk- any idea if I have to do something for my Ram?

When I "probed" my 7 way connector on my RAM with a test light, it was already "live".
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When I "probed" my 7 way connector on my RAM with a test light, it was already "live".
You had an "on the ball" dealer!
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You had an "on the ball" dealer!

More than likely or it comes from Chrysler already done. I bought it used so, I don't know who did it. I know on my 2002 Silverado, I had to put in the 40 amp MAXI fuse.
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Old 12-11-2014, 11:07 AM   #2460
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When I "probed" my 7 way connector on my RAM with a test light, it was already "live".

I'll test mine at lunch. MillerTime texted me some pics for how to do it and assured me that I won't die.

Otherwise, today's plan is to replace the lock nuts and u-bolts on my hitch. B&W sent them and new rubber feet free of charge.
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