So you are in Michigan and seem to know about all of the trucks sitting. What is the deal? Does anyone know why they are all sitting? Did you pull strings to get yours? It doesn't make sense that they would spend two days to get a truck, you would think they would ship out the closer ones that they can get to. My truck has been done for five weeks and seems to be sitting and nobody can tell me why. Maybe you can find it for me!! When I go to GMC and enter the chat they just tell me that the truck is done and waiting to ship. Anyway if you could shed any light on this I would appreciate it!
Here is my personal experience and hope that it helps. I have a 2019 GMC 1/2 Ton so I can't say for sure on other trucks. Plug in the camera and turn on the truck and it will show up on your screen. You do not need a trailer plugged in. I unboxed mine at the dealership and plugged it in without a trailer to make sure that it was working. If it is not working there are a couple of things to check. First make sure that there is a "wire" plugged into the back of the camera port of the bumper plug. If not it is likely taped to the wiring harness near there. If there is a "wire" plugged in you may have to push the wire into the backside of the connector from behind the bumper while pushing the camera cable into the bumper plug . This makes sure that there is a tight connection. The other problem spot was the camera connection. You may want to press the cable to the camera. I used light grease to make sure everything slid together correctly.
Just had the same issue yesterday. It is water. But it is draining down the side of the motor and landing on the exhaust crossover tube. So it drips and sizzles on the exhaust and sounds like it is spraying under force. Took it to the dealer and he said it was fine. I know that it is not. There must be a condensate drain tube plugged and backing up or something.
As soon as you plug in the camera it should show up on your screen. It may not show up in the "see-thru" mode but you will see something. So I would check that out first. I hate to see you go to all of the work installing it on the trailer and it still does not work. When I did this (I have a 19) I found that you had to really secure the camera cable to the bumper plug. When I initially did it I didn't have a picture. I had to go to the back side of the bumper and push both cables together.
I have the trailer camera package in a GMC. You could not get the trailer camera package and the technology package together so I got the trailer camera package, not knowing fully what the difference is between the two. Now that I have it I believe here are the differences. When you get the trailer camera package you give up the front camera that you would have on the technology package. So your surround view camera shows a 270-degree view. The technology package shows a 360-degree view. Both packages have the cameras in the mirrors along with a camera for the hitch. The technology package also has heads-up display and the ability to see the rear camera in the rear view window. The towing package does not have these features. The main thing about the trailer camera package is that there is a place to plug in an accessory camera at the rear bumper. This is an accessory camera that has to be purchased separately. Once you do that you can either install it inside of the trailer so you can see if everything is ok in the trailer or you can install it on the back of the trailer and see what is behind you. So if you tow a camper or enclosed trailer that is a cool feature that the technology package does not have. One thing that is a little disappointing is that you can only view the cameras for a short time while you are driving, probably a safety feature. As a side note I am basing all of this from a GMC standpoint. The trailer camera package for a GMC is $450.00 and is $250.00 for a Chevy. So I don't know if there is a difference between the two. If you are not considering the technology package because of cost I would definitely get the towing package. Even if you don't get the accessory camera the other cameras are very useful for the money.
Maybe I didn't understand your question. When you order the truck you can't order the trailer camera package with the technology package, you have to chose one or the other. The trailer camera package does not have a front camera but does have a provision for an accessory camera that you can install on the back of your trailer. I don't know if you can install a rear trailer camera on a truck that has the technology package.
Dennis, thanks again for your help! With your information I was able to find a truck at the Dealer that had the correct trailer connector. The sales person was skeptical even though my truck and his truck was equipped exactly the same. So I went to the Service department and they contacted the Factory. The Factory said that it must have left the Factory with the wrong trailer connector so they sent out the correct one. It was installed today!
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