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#1 1320quick

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 12:52 PM

I just purchased a 2003 GMC 2500HD. It has the factory heavy duty tow package and the hitch appears to be stock GMC stuff. The 7 pin trailer plug on the hitch is flopping around like a dead fish. It's not secured to the mounting bracket at all, it just floats around the hole. I don't see any screw holes or anything obvious to secure it to the bracket. It appears as though something maybe broke of the back of the plug as you can see in the pictures below. How does this plug typically secure to the bracket?

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 01:04 PM

As I recall it is a twist lock fit. One of your "ears" looks to be broken off.

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#3 TexasAl

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 01:04 PM

No screws, it just wedges itself on the bracket. If it is not wedging itself anymore, try adding a shim. Also, if you are not planning on removing that adapter soon, you may want to add some glue. Yet another option is to check the bracket itself and make sure it didn't bend out of shape. If it did, get it back into shape and you should be good to go.

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 01:06 PM

+1 on the locking ear
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#5 1320quick

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 02:10 PM

Thanks for the information guys. I agree it looks like something was broken off, just not sure what it was. Anyone know if that plug is two pieces? It look like the rear part with the wires going into it may unplug from the front section that goes in the bracket. If so, hopefully I can just buy the front part of the plug from GMC.

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 02:13 PM

+1 on the locking ear


look's like some body backed into some thing ,
#1 straighten bracket get new plug from chevy
#2 buy aftermarket plug with 4 bolt mounting flange that plug's in and screw it on . http://www.draw-tite.com/

#7 1320quick

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Posted 02 July 2009 - 12:57 PM

Thanks for the information guys. I went to the Chevrolet dealer today and got a new plug. Boy are they proud of that plug!!!! $77 for just the plug! Yikes.....

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Posted 02 July 2009 - 04:55 PM

You should see the price for front brake pads, $180. Not installed, no calipers, just 4 pads.
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Posted 04 July 2009 - 06:52 PM

You should see the price for front brake pads, $180. Not installed, no calipers, just 4 pads.


But those shoes last over 100,000 miles and don't throw dust.
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Posted 04 July 2009 - 11:39 PM

You should see the price for front brake pads, $180. Not installed, no calipers, just 4 pads.


But those shoes last over 100,000 miles and don't throw dust.


HA! I believe that as much as I believe the alignment was perfect on this truck from the factory.
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Posted 17 July 2009 - 11:50 AM

In the too little, too late department...

That plug is made by the Pollak Co. - look at the back of the original plug. The part No. is 11-916. I bought mine (after being rear-ended) from the Jack Young Co. in Allston Mass. (617) 782-1250 for $12 plus shipping. It's the exact same plug, except it doesn't say "GM" on the cover.

File that one for future reference.




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