Seeing as how I couldn’t find anyone else in this forum or anywhere else I searched that had the same issue with the ATX’s I figured I can give them another shot. And since General just swapped them out and I didn’t have to pay for installation, I had nothing to lose.
I have a 2018 Sierra, but the below are for the newer model which is what I think you have. I ordered for my model year. According to the images there are a couple different versions for the 2019 Sierra depending on whether or not the pocket holes are the size of a Credit Card. May need to order the ones for the 2018 model year. https://www.amazon.com/ES-ENGINEERED-SCHILDMEIER-Pocket-Silverado/dp/B07KVKN9PZ/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=ES+ENGINEERED+BY+SCHILDMEIER&qid=1616702711&sr=8-2
My ‘18 has only that one hole at the top and I swear when I ordered, somewhere on the page it said the switch was changed to a rounded switch to ease installation to use the existing hole. I might be imagining that though. Bottom line is I got it to work with a few additional supplies that were needed, along with your awesome photos and write up. Very helpful! Thank you again.
Forgot to mention that I also ended up getting some rail pocket covers to go over so that the back of the switch isn't constantly exposed to the elements. I ended up wrapping the back of the switch too, to help keep it nice and dry but also hoping the covers help even further.
I was a little surprised as well about the short length of the wire. Especially since they mention being able to use the existing round hole in the bed. Either way, glad you got it working and its a nice little upgrade for sure! My switch was a little tough to get in there too and did take a little encouraging with a screw driver and some light taps with a hammer all along the sides till it eventually worked itself in and snapped into place.
Just to update. I took the truck to my tire shop and they thought it was odd as well. They contacted General also and after a few phone calls back and forth between installer and General, they finally settled on a 75% credit. I also wrote up my concerns to General, contacted them again and mentioned how at only 6k miles I felt a 1:1 swap would be more appropriate. My concern is that if they were doing this at 6k, what’s going to happen at 7k or 12k. Could be cosmetic, or it could be bigger than that. Bottom line, General is taking care of me and doing a total swap. I let them know that other t
All installed and everything works great. The twist tap connectors were key for me to make that connection to the green/red power wire. The other tap connectors I had were too small for that big ol' power wire. Thanks everyone!
Curious if anyone happens to know what gauge wire that green/red power wire is on the trailer harness? That is a thick wire! Im guessing its maybe at least 10 gauge so the connectors I bought last night aren't working. The wire is just too darn thick. I have the yellow twist tap ones on order that should be here tomorrow. Hopefully those will work and then we can test to see if I got this thing installed correctly. This has become a pain in the a** project for me.
Thank you for the tips! I didn’t think about pulling the tubing back. I’ll have a go at it tomorrow. I got some extra wire and some splice tap connectors from Home Depot tonight. If all goes well I’ll tape and wrap back up when I’m done. If those connectors don’t work I’ll look at the ones in the Amazon link. I also ordered a couple of bed rail covers to pop on the rail pockets so the back of the switch doesn’t get wet in the rain. I’ll probably wrap the back of the switch as well since the 3 connectors are exposed just for some extra protection. Thanks again!
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