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Old 07-20-2014, 09:54 PM   #1
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GM Chevy Trailer Plug 7-Pin

I am looking for another or a better alternative for the GM Chevy Trailer Plug 7-Pin. The round one that twists in. I have had the cover snap off of two now. Not good when you are towing and the wire comes out and no brakes. Does anyone know of something better or GM trucks?
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Old 07-20-2014, 10:08 PM   #2
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I am looking for another or a better alternative for the GM Chevy Trailer Plug 7-Pin. The round one that twists in. I have had the cover snap off of two now. Not good when you are towing and the wire comes out and no brakes. Does anyone know of something better or GM trucks?
I am not sure if you hjave a fifth wheel or a trailer, but I have seen a lot of people mount a plug in the bed of their trucks that have fifth wheels
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Old 07-20-2014, 10:23 PM   #3
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You say it twists in? I've run GM 7-pin plugs since my '97 Tahoe and I've never seen one that twists in... and I've never snapped off a cover. Uncle Gene pulled his cord out of the 5th wheel receptacle in the bed of his Fur* so he ties his cover to his cord with a heavy duty bag tie.


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You say it twists in? I've run GM 7-pin plugs since my '97 Tahoe and I've never seen one that twists in... and I've never snapped off a cover. Uncle Gene pulled his cord out of the 5th wheel receptacle in the bed of his Fur* so he ties his cover to his cord with a heavy duty bag tie.


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Me 2, several gm trucks since the 90s and all just plug straight in and the cover latches onto the plug
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He's talking about the female end that twists into the bracket on the truck.
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He's talking about the female end that twists into the bracket on the truck.
Didn't know that, never had that problem, sorry
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Didn't know that, never had that problem, sorry
"Neither me" as Constance P. Parker always said.

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Never had that problem on my Silverado. However, had the connector unattached on my Hummer's bracket, but it was due to smashing it on boulders a few times. There are a few companies that make the seven pin plug and actually will fit the GM wiring connector on the back side (harness from vehicle). Pollak is one mfgr.

The Pollak seven pin is inserted into the bracket and then 4 screws attach it to the bracket. Will need to do some drilling. As stated earlier, the vehicle's harness connector snaps into place.

I'll note that the Hummer's seven pin bracket is steel, and actually hangs a bit below the bumper, so with a Silverado or other GM vehicle, you might need to place a steel plate on the other side of the plastic bumper from the plug.

Just make sure to get the correct one for the correct year vehicle (if there is any difference).




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Have the same problem on my 2013 Chev Avalanche. First indication was the lights on the P2 controller. Now I "zip tie" the cover fast to the


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