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I'm just wondring, can I get a setup so I can install some fuses or a fuse on the battery of my LBZ (06' 2500HD) similar to the fuse for the plow with this kit? Im installing a winch on the 06 and some other things and this style set up would be clean ...
Hmm i installed mine all and see the lights will light up when i press a button. Have yet to wire anything to them. I assumed I would be good to go when I do. Keep us posted as you check it out going forward here. Fwiw. I dont believe my switches light up with the headlights. But I've never specifically took note of that. Maybe I'll check it out if they do when i manual turn the headlights on.
I'm far from an expert and don't claim to be in any way whatsoever. But, don't you just wire power from whatever accessory you are installing to the wire from whichever switch/button you choose. Then ground that accessory in a nearby accessible spot?
Lol the dealer couldn't figure out where the fuses went AND told you that too? Like a legit Chevy dealer told you that? F#%@ Me. Lol. They go in the fuse box. Installed mine myself recently and ill admit I did skim through a utūb vid before doing it but it was pretty obvious once you get going where they went. I can turn wrenches as good as the next guy but Im far from a journeyman mechanic fwiw as well. Sorry I cant search for the info for you at the moment my connection is hit or miss.
Mines held since my post on September 7th. Should've took the few seconds to do this a longtime ago. Im sure it wouldve been at my local dealer for hours amd returned unchanged if I told them about it.
5 hours and 47000kms. Crazy. That truck is fast. I would suggest taking that ****** right back to the dealer you got it from . If you got a smoking deal and paid cash for an under the table no warranty vehicle then scan for codes. Haven't heard of crazy flooding like down south up here so maybe a VIN search can help with any claims that you may not find out from a dealer VIN search. To me if it was a purchase from a business though sounds like I would have it fixed ASAP or my cash back, PERIOD.
Well I finally did the install. Got the truck may 27th of this year and had the "kit" sitting under the center seat storage waiting for ambition to build. Took 5-10 mins to run the wire along the firewall and into the cab. A little time to take the dash apart and put back together. Was pretty straight forward thanks to your post. Hardest part was definately the 2 screws to mount the fusebox. I was lucky to have some extra torx screws from a mudflap install when replacing the plastic molding deal at the time(think thats where they came from) so swapped out the hex heads for that spot and used the torx for an easily accessible spot. Underhood bit to attach the wire n fuses took maybe a minute or 2. Just wanted to say thanks for the write up. This (and a ūtūb vid helped for the fuses and stud placement, including plow studs. Its simple after seeing). I need to think of something to wire up to the switches now. Damn. Thats gona be the hardest part now. Thanks again bud. Also FYI to anyone saying the zipties holding the loom that have the hole for the push pins to mount under the hood are too tight, they are, BUT. You can move them. Just use some patience (I'm known for having none myself but managed). You need to gently move kind of rocking each side back and forth and then twist it around the loom in the same direction the aluminum tape was wrapped around it. Little by little you will make some progress and have them positioned in the spot you need them at. Didn't really take all that long to do. Also i ended up drilling through the plastic in one area that didn't have a factory push pin. Drill from the bottom up and it take just 2 seconds using my Dewalt.
That is 100% true. Not the same thing at all. Thanks for the link. That is some good informative reading for the Duramax guys.
Exactly!!! And backwards compatible explains the rest. Or at the very least 1% of it , right. You gotta love these trucks and there clarification of fluids and specs outside of the factory choices right(I can only assume the other brands are similar at the very least too tho right.) You can believe, I've done many many hours of reading on fluids and fluid specs in my Duramax years since 2006ish among many other issues and whatnot. It is almost worse than a YouTube spiral. And much worse and expensive than clickbait in its worst form. True story.... but i digress.......
Read that thread years ago. Thanks for jarring my memory as to why I switched all those years ago newdude. And yes elcamino I know that as well. But the builds that were still to Allison specs the first couple after I would still be willing to use Allisons recomendations. That along with the fact that Allison designed the transmissions they should know best IMHO. But all said and done I guess I will avoid using the Transynd in the 21'. Thanks for the replies guys.
10-4 buddy thanks. Appreciate the answer. But in my previous experience my Duramaxs called for DexVI (2006+ models) and Transynd was recommended for an upgraded fluid being that it is a TES-295 certified fluid and recommended by Allison. That was why my thoughts led me to think it would be fine to use in the new truck. You definately now have me second guessing my theory though.
So I come from the Duramax world. I've always bought Transynd by the 5 gallon pail. Is Transynd a recommended option for this new 2021 HD 6 speed gas trucks?
Yeah. I got ya. Thank you kindly sir. Pan drop will be needed unless changing excessively. Mine looks to have a drain plug more central to the pan rather than off to one side. But I do ha e a bad memory lol. Im sure its the same as the pic you have there. Although it is gona be much more awkward and a lot more of a pain for refilling. As long as the trans temp is within range it will no doubt make filling to the proper level somewhat easier. Just fill til it comes out and cap it once it slows to a drip. Much messier than all my previous year trucks.
Well, I got it back yesterday. They claim it was "just residual fluid mostly". That was a lot of residual fluid then, and what does "mostly" mean anyway. SMH. The advisor said "I dont know what kind of undercoating was on their but it pretty much came off even when i just touched it, but we did the better duraguard on it anyway and fixed it up." I said ok that will have to do but fyi it was the factory undercoating that was on there. Looks like they just spray bombed a can of black spray paint or cheap bedliner type can but I guess at least its not bare metal anymore, although I could've and maybe shouldve done a better job myself. So I grabbed the keys went home and drained the oil and refilled with some 5w30 I had sitting there forever n a day. Let it run then drained that and refilled with some Rotella. Now I have piece of mind that was done correct.(believe it was a T40 torx I used on the drain plug i think) I believe after taking issue with it they checked the trans fluid level properly because it seems to shift fine pulling my trailer this morning and unloaded too. So I cleaned under the truck a bit with some brake clean while i was under their because there was still coolant dripping from the plastic shield under the rad/fan shroud area. Kept dripping from this pin hole(must be a drain hole for any liquid that might get in their somehow) think i got it all now tho and so far seems good to go again. Hopfully they fixed it for good seen as how the truck was problem free before this. At least they got it done but IMO opinion that tech needs to double or even triple check his work rather than kicking it out the door so quickly moving on to the next one. That would've saved a headache for me and the dealer as well as kept my confidence in them up. As of now they are back in my ****** books once again in confidence in their competence. I get how they need to make money and can't spend all day on a 1 hour job but if they charge dealer rates then they need to take enough time to get the job done properly the first time whether its warranty or not. Ill be going back under their today to grease all the fittings. They were nice enough to do the upper ball joints but no others when they did the oil change, and set the tire pressure to the exact same they were set when i dropped it off although they made sure to write what was on the door jamb Lol but not my first rodeo, i expected that. I did find there is a drain plug on the trans pan tho now on the gassers which is nice. But just taking a quick look around couldnt find the fill plug on the trans yet...but after looking at the pic again, i think i was looking for it on the side of the trans....
I want to first thank newdude one more time for this info. It will come in very handy, and already has sadly. Now my rant will begin... Had my truck booked in this morning (9am) for the recall(trans cooler jumper line at the crimp) and my first oil change while its there(free so why not). Got the truck back at about 145pm. Started walking away and saw the paper work said "DIESEL ENGINE OIL SERVICE &FILTER CHANGE HYPURON & MPVI". (I put custom badges on the damn truck that say 6.6L L8T V8 right on the hood) They say oh no he just did the paper work wrong he put the right oil in. Drove away test drove a short highway run n back and noticed some hard shifting and not what it was when i dropped a problem free truck off in the morning. I assumed fluid level. I stopped at a store got put and look at all this coolant pissing out the front end on to the ground. So ran it back to them. Drove right inside and let it leak on the floor. Didn't have to explain much. But I did anyway. Opened the hood amd it was everywhere. They took it back in the shop. 20 mins later brought it back out and sayd it was a bad crimp. When I called to book it in on friday. They said there was one part in stock and they would put my name on it. So not sure how they fixed the bad crimp but it wasnt pissing as much. They said they washed it off quickly but i still saw some dripping so went to the carwash. It was clean under the hood but when i look under to start spraying abit better i notice all the factory under coat on the front driver's side sprayed off and was shiny metal now. FML. So I went home let it sit abit then go look and its still dripping in my driveway. Not much bit it is still dripping. So I called and long story short(lol) told them Im on my way. Dropped the truck off for the night because its 5 by then and told them to take their time and do it right this time. So dropped off a problem free truck this morning and picked up a truck with 3 issues now. So Thank you for the information on checking transmission fluid in my truck. The tech obviously has no use or time for that so I will have to figure out how to set up 4 jack stands so the truck is level in the air to check it myself going forward. Thanks GM for making a simple task such a pain in my @$$ now. They probably would like us to have the tech do it properly but thats obviously not am option for me or many others. Any for the guys who want to do this themselves, they are probably going to make sure and do it properly. There is no need to make life harder than it has to be. AlI can do is shake my head. I do also just wsnt to say, I'm a pretty lenient guy. I let a lot of stuff slide and generally give the benefit of the doubt to people. But I aint got time for this **** and Im done giving the big guys a free ride. Im over that. I paid a lot of money for many many (Chevy and GMC)trucks and with just 4000kms on the dash this is unacceptable to kick it out the door without even confirming it is good to go. I meam cmon I looked at the spot it was parked in when i got back and you could see the leak was already there whenit was parked FFS. Rant over, for tonight...
Been annoyed since May 28th. The day after i got the truck home with the startup volume being super loud when i get in and start it. Just tried it and so far 3 starts its holding. Fingers crossed. Its booked in to the dealer for a recall and free oil change tomorrow morning. I guess ill take this off the list
Hmm well IF that actually is true. Then I guess GM wants people to purchase aftermarket instead from the dealer or elsewhere if there truck didn't come with them. I mean i guess thats possible given the fact the general truth nowadays is that if something makes sense it doesn't happen and Vise Versa
Good point, and point taken. I just figured maybe you knew something I didn't. Well you probably still do generally speaking but was just thinking in terms of the question at hand. Thanks for the thought though. I will probably look in to this in the near future.
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