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#1 12027pc

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Posted 20 September 2002 - 01:09 AM

I'm very close to buying a 2003 GMC 2500HD SLTcrew w/8.1 and 4.10s and I'd like to order it with the Snow Plow Prep Package.  The GM code description for the package lists a "42mm access hole w/grommet in front of dash panel; mounting location for snow plow controls."  Is this 42mm access hole just a hole in the dash, or is it a hole in the firewall behind the dash panel?  I can't find any pictures that show the snow plow prep package.  The dealerships here in CA. don't have any knowledge about it either.

I may never get a chance to use a plow with the truck, but I may end up in snow country some day and I don't want to be sorry that I didn't order it.

I'm usually a lurker, but this forum has such a good knowledge base I decided to become a member.
Thanks in advance.
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Posted 20 September 2002 - 01:17 AM

120......Welcome to GMT !.....The hole is in the
firewall under /near the master cylinder.  There is a
plug in it. Plow prep. also gets ya wires in the
ceiling for aux. lights with seperate switch,
also a pos. terminal power block under the hood,
power steering cooler, aux. trans cooler and a
few other goodies too !...geo

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Posted 20 September 2002 - 01:40 AM

Sonjaab,

Thanks for the clarification.  Sounds like a good package to have, I'll make sure I order it.

Thanks  :nono:


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Posted 20 September 2002 - 04:30 AM

120..........The option code is VYW for plow
prep. pkg.  Dealers are picky nowadays about
plow related breakage under warranty if you
don't have plow prep.....................geo

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Posted 20 September 2002 - 07:12 AM

I think it also comes with a 130 amp alternator.

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Posted 20 September 2002 - 10:57 AM

MARK.......You are correct I forgot that one.
Normally they come with the 110 amp.
Also there is pre-wiring on the headlights
and parking lamps too....geo

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Posted 20 September 2002 - 11:18 AM

The package sounds like a definite "must have."  I doubt I could add all of items it contains later for the small price GM wants.

Thanks again for all of the info.  

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Posted 23 September 2002 - 03:04 AM

Unless GM changed things for 03', you can't get a plow prep on any crew cab.  Only 2500HD reg cab and ext. cab short box and 3500 reg cab.  These are the only 2500HD and 3500 trucks you can order it on.  All the other trucks are heavier and would overload the front axle's gvwr.  This doesn't neccesarily mean you can't put a plow on a crew cab but GM doesn't allow it from the factory.  I know and see quit a few crew cabs running around with plows and its no big deal.  For more info on plowing check out this forum web page:

www.plowsite.com


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Posted 23 September 2002 - 12:41 PM

Maverick;

I have an 02 CC with the snow plow prep option.


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Posted 23 September 2002 - 09:08 PM

Me too, although I live in Texas...

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Posted 26 September 2002 - 08:27 PM

Me too, although I live in Texas...

I'm not planning on adding a plow either, all I wanted it for was the bigger alternator and trans cooler.


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Posted 26 September 2002 - 11:10 PM

Have a question.  Looked at a 2500HD ext cab 4wd yesterday.  It listed the snow plow prep pkg on the sticker.  However when looking at the front i didnt see anything.  I was just wondering is there any hardware installed on the front (i know the plow is separate but isnt the stuff that the plow hooks up to installed?)

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Posted 27 September 2002 - 12:18 AM

Ryan, usually the mounting hardware and such comes from the aftermarket supplier at least around here.  The factory package is printed on the sticker obviously and is mostly the electrical or suspension components as 1 would figure.  The dealers here have a second smaller window sticker with the plow price usually handwritten on it...that would include the mounting frame from my understanding...Had a regular 2500 when I was first kicking around the idea of a new truck after starting my job with the dept.  Wish I could have 1, but I wouldn't have been able to swing the plow price with the options I got on my z71...the plow truck was also white.  Wouldn't be able to fit the truck w/plow in the garage, or even the plow off it...Guess that makes that decision for me for now.
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Posted 27 September 2002 - 11:49 AM

GUYS....Was eyeballing the new 03s Chev.
and GMC.  Plow prep now includes 145 amp
alternator instead of the 130 amp. Also
includes increased torsion bar rates along
with aux. wiring in roof w/ seperate switch,
ps and trans. cooler, hole in firewall and pre
wiring on the head and parking lights and I
know I am forgetting a couple other things.

BTW: Plow prep is only aval. on 1/2 ton reg
cabs, 2500 & 3500s except crews and I think
diesels too.  Gm is picky about warranty work
or plow related breakage (trans, engine, etc)
if NOT equipped with plow prep pkg......geo

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Posted 27 September 2002 - 12:08 PM

GUYS....Just check GM Buypower .  It will
not allow code VYW plow prep. on 2500
crews or diesels.....Check your glove box
sticker for that code.

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