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Old 08-09-2010, 05:09 PM
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I went offroading today and while climbing a pretty steep hill i scraped what i thought was my trailer hitch. Turns out i broke the plug (and metal piece around it) that runs the trailer lights when pulling a trailer. My dad pulls a lot of trailers so i need to get this fixed asap. Anyone know what the actual name is and where i can pick one up? Im assuming its a easy to find piece i can get at car quest. Thanks.

 

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just go buy the new plug and wire it up. i would suggest wiring it behind the hitch that way you wont have to do this again
 
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Old 08-09-2010, 07:15 PM
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yeah you can get a new one at any parts store, autozone, advanced auto, pepboys, napa, carquest or even wallmart
 
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Worst place ever to put a trailer plug! I learned that early on.

Oh, and very easy to replace and relocate.
 
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gonna have to do it tomorrow. Got frustrated and striped the screws on it. Made a project out of nothing. haha
 
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don't feel bad I broke my two reverse lights last night...
 
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I went offroading today and while climbing a pretty steep hill i scraped what i thought was my trailer hitch. Turns out i broke the plug (and metal piece around it)

and that's the reason i did this..................




these will show you what you're in for though............




i ended up smoking a nearly new 1/2" electric drill trying to get through the top part of the rebar. my BFH & a good sharp cold chisel finished it off though!

sooooo much easier when i did it on my '78 long box, i just removed the driver's side licence plate light, filed a small hole for the screw on the plug body, and it fir like a glove.
 

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thats a really good idea. I might stare at the back of my blazer for a while till i get an idea for a spot. A spot that wont give me a hard time when i try to cut into it.
 
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that won't matter brother, that rebar is everywhere!


now..............if you wanna trim the rolled edge of the plastic (below where i put my plug), you can lower the position of the plug (about 1/4" will do) and not hit the top rolled lip of the rebar.


i was just being too **** about getting my plug dead center of the space.

plus i was in a rush since i needed to use my trailer. ended up taking me about 30 minutes longer because of the extra metal i had to drill through/remove.



never mind the fact i still need a new drill!
 
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Go to a garage. Show them and they can help you.
 

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