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I have the Putco Blade and used the Putco "Plug and Play" harness which connects to the trucks tail light wiring harness not the trailer lights.   I tried the Curt harness from Amazon but my

I did,  but I only wanted a solid red led ( I don't care for the turn flashers, back up etc of them) ... so I  hard wired the running light / stop light wires of the led strip into the taillights.  I

I think you have to use the module to deactivate the tow package.  You would still plug it in to the CURT adapter.  Using the CURT adapter is the way to go to avoid hard-wiring the LED strip.  On my '

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Same, but most plug into the 4pin trailer plug, which I dislike, mostly because that plug cover opens from the top, but secondarily I do not know if it activates the trailering mode on the truck.

 

I have thought about wiring in another 4pin flat behind the bumper, just splicing off the loom, but that does not answer the question on the trailering application.

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I did,  but I only wanted a solid red led ( I don't care for the turn flashers, back up etc of them) ... so I  hard wired the running light / stop light wires of the led strip into the taillights.  I wasn't a fan of using the trailing plug.. looks crappy.

 

On my old truck I just bought a red led strip from superbrightleds and wired it in... the amazon I got was cheaper.. 

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3 hours ago, PhilB said:

OPT7 has a tow package module to deactivate the tow package when not towing.

http://www.opt-7.com/tow-package-module-for-redline-led-tailgate-bars/

 

So it looks like you have to use this if you have a tow package, backup camera or backup sensors?  I was thinking about this module, but now I’m not sure it will work.  CURT 55384 Replacement Vehicle-Side Custom USCAR 4-Pin Trailer Wiring Harness https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0009FJ38Q/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_dfLoDbHKW42HY

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1 hour ago, Trailboss75 said:

So it looks like you have to use this if you have a tow package, backup camera or backup sensors?  I was thinking about this module, but now I’m not sure it will work.  CURT 55384 Replacement Vehicle-Side Custom USCAR 4-Pin Trailer Wiring Harness https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0009FJ38Q/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_dfLoDbHKW42HY

Or hard wire it in...

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I bought a 7-Pin to 5-Pin harness, for behind the bumper, just for this reason.  I also bought a 5-Pin connector to install on the tailgate LED light bar that I end up getting, when I finally decide on which one I want.  I also purchased a 4-Pin connector for my hitch brake light, going to tap into the 7-5 harness, and rig both 4 & 5 connector to operate for brake light ONLY (no turn signals).  IF I get a light bar with reverse light capability, I will be using them on the 5-Pin. 

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9 hours ago, Trailboss75 said:

So it looks like you have to use this if you have a tow package, backup camera or backup sensors?  I was thinking about this module, but now I’m not sure it will work.  CURT 55384 Replacement Vehicle-Side Custom USCAR 4-Pin Trailer Wiring Harness https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0009FJ38Q/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_dfLoDbHKW42HY

I think you have to use the module to deactivate the tow package.  You would still plug it in to the CURT adapter.  Using the CURT adapter is the way to go to avoid hard-wiring the LED strip.  On my '14 I did what Ravenkeeper did and went with the 7-pin to 5-pin connector.  

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I have the Putco Blade and used the Putco "Plug and Play" harness which connects to the trucks tail light wiring harness not the trailer lights.

 

I tried the Curt harness from Amazon but my truck did not like it, my screen kept alternating between "Trailer detected" and "No trailer connected" over and over until I disconnected the harness. Also tried plugging the light directly into the trailer plug but had the same problem.

 

Putco harness info: Blade Quick Connect Harness for 2019+ Silverado/Sierra 1500 SKU: 529005

Link https://www.putco.com/529005

 

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On 7/26/2019 at 1:34 PM, BlackLS said:

I have the Putco Blade and used the Putco "Plug and Play" harness which connects to the trucks tail light wiring harness not the trailer lights.

 

I tried the Curt harness from Amazon but my truck did not like it, my screen kept alternating between "Trailer detected" and "No trailer connected" over and over until I disconnected the harness. Also tried plugging the light directly into the trailer plug but had the same problem.

 

Putco harness info: Blade Quick Connect Harness for 2019+ Silverado/Sierra 1500 SKU: 529005

Link https://www.putco.com/529005

 

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Looks good .   Pricey... 

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I have the Putco Blade and used the Putco "Plug and Play" harness which connects to the trucks tail light wiring harness not the trailer lights.

 

I tried the Curt harness from Amazon but my truck did not like it, my screen kept alternating between "Trailer detected" and "No trailer connected" over and over until I disconnected the harness. Also tried plugging the light directly into the trailer plug but had the same problem.

 

Putco harness info: Blade Quick Connect Harness for 2019+ Silverado/Sierra 1500 SKU: 529005

Link https://www.putco.com/529005

 

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Do you have a trailer brake controller factory

 

 

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On 7/26/2019 at 1:34 PM, BlackLS said:

I have the Putco Blade and used the Putco "Plug and Play" harness which connects to the trucks tail light wiring harness not the trailer lights.

 

I tried the Curt harness from Amazon but my truck did not like it, my screen kept alternating between "Trailer detected" and "No trailer connected" over and over until I disconnected the harness. Also tried plugging the light directly into the trailer plug but had the same problem.

 

Putco harness info: Blade Quick Connect Harness for 2019+ Silverado/Sierra 1500 SKU: 529005

Link https://www.putco.com/529005

 

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I like this one, it seems to have a lot of good reviews and they last, just really pricey and by the time you add the harness you are $275 plus.  Such difficult decisions, the opt7 is $90, and has over 1500 reviews on Amazon, but alot of people gave it 4 and 5 stars, but they also said the lights didnt last long! ugh..  Not sure I can convince my wife to let me spend $125 for tail light tint and another $275 for led light bar... ouch! lol

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I have the Putco Blade and used the Putco "Plug and Play" harness which connects to the trucks tail light wiring harness not the trailer lights.
 
I tried the Curt harness from Amazon but my truck did not like it, my screen kept alternating between "Trailer detected" and "No trailer connected" over and over until I disconnected the harness. Also tried plugging the light directly into the trailer plug but had the same problem.
 
Putco harness info: Blade Quick Connect Harness for 2019+ Silverado/Sierra 1500 SKU: 529005
Link https://www.putco.com/529005
 
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Did you remove your entire tailgate for the installation
I have a GMC multi pro the wiring harness to unplug is not the simplest


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