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#465 of 655 Electrical trailer brakes installation
Nov 08, 2005 (3:21 pm)
I have a 2001 Chevy Express van 3500. It came with the heavy duty towing package from the dealer. Im going to have to tow my car soon and im looking into how install a electrical brake controller, I located all the wires in the rear of the car for the 7 prong connector, and i know how to install that, the only problem im having is with the electrical brake controller you put under the dash, there are 3 thick wires that run up the side of the car and they end up underneath the hood, there are 3 wires and one fuse,
Blue wire, Red wire, and white.
Ive looked into this but havent been able to find how to exactly wire up the electrical brake controller, ive seen websites showing there is a location already inside all you have to do is plug into it, but i dont think that will work in my situation. If anyone has any experience in doing this please help me out cause im kind of lost thanks alot.
#466 of 655 Re: savana/express duramax? [elias]
Nov 10, 2005 (6:47 pm)
We are also trying to get a knowledgable opinion about the 2006 Chevy Van Duramax/nonAllison transmission. Can't decide whether to buy the 6000 vortex or the diesel. We tow about 7000 lb. horse trailer with our 97 van (5700 vortec) which doesn't have enough power. Should we be risk-takers and go with the new diesel combo or stick with gas?
#467 of 655 Re: Savanna Problems [alonelydude]
Nov 11, 2005 (5:59 am)
Added bonus is that you will notice no black brake soot on your rims - the ceramic dust doesn't stick! No more messy crap!
#468 of 655 1500 Savana with 12 pass??
Nov 11, 2005 (6:09 am)
Does anyone know if the 1500 has the hardware (plates, bolt holes etc) to install a rear bench to upgrade it from 8 passenger to 12? I've a bunch of kids, so the weight isn't an issue. The 2500 is a 135" wheelbase too, so the space is available. I'd hope to buy a 1500, go to the scrap yard and pick up a 4 up bench .... but if there's no hardware I don't want to be the one installing it.
#469 of 655 Re: savana/express duramax? [gdillon]
Nov 12, 2005 (5:02 am)
I have a 2006 Express 2500HD Duramax, it has all kinds of low end grunt. Mine stays packed full with tools, carpenter, and has never bogged down yet.
#470 of 655 Re: savana/express duramax? [gdillon]
Nov 26, 2005 (1:24 am)
8.1 vortec gas motor somewhere in the range of 450 # torqe at 2800 rpm doesnt even know its pulling a trailor. Ken 2002 savana 3500 ext, 155" A pulling monster. P.S. deisels stink. LOL
#471 of 655 Savana brake lights
Nov 26, 2005 (3:58 am)
Hey there all, I hope some can help me with my 97 Savana 2500
all the brake lights work fine until I turn on the head lights then all the brake lights stop working. Any thoughts?? If you could help please let me cknow, I realy don't want to get hosed at the dealership, Thanks Paul
#473 of 655 Re: Chevy 1500 express AWD [bodhidog]
Dec 01, 2005 (12:15 pm)
I have a 99 I bought with 4k on it and as long as you have sand bags in the back and a good set of studded tires it works great.But you'll spend a lot in upkeep!I found out the hard way at around 85k you have to replace the transmission and at 150k peplace the radiator.At the shop they say all the 1500's are like this.
#474 of 655 Turn signals & lights going crazy!Help!
Dec 01, 2005 (12:24 pm)
For two years my right signal blinks really fast,and when I turn on nite time driving lites the left signal won't work at all! Then I had to pull the fuse for the interior lites or else they stayed on 24/7.Now all of a sudden when I apply the brake & turn signal at the same time the dashbord lites flicker?It's a 99 Express cargo van 6 cyl.I've had it in the shop several times over the years and they've replaced several things and nothing works.Now they want to replace all the wiring and says it will cost $ 500.00!Any help out there?