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I bought my new SSR about a month ago. Its a 2004 red one. I was putting the rear licence plat on and noticed it has a hidden reciever. I can't find the ball rod and wiring. Must one purchase the parts or are they supposed to be included? The window sticker states: trailer hitch and wiring; as standard equipment.






Thanks----- Joe
 

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DIg deep, You have to get under the driver side wheel well to find the bundle minus the plug should be wrapped up and the end taped. I haven't heard about this hidden reciever. Anyone else?
 

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I'm pretty sure that the hitch is NOT standard. You had to pay extra for it.
 

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looking4_an_ssr said:
I'm pretty sure that the hitch is NOT standard. You had to pay extra for it.
You're right. My 2003 had the base package - no tow package, no carpeting and trim in the truck bed and no running boards.
 

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You're right Ken

That's the way they come. All have the receiver but the hitch itself is an option.
 

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wiring for the trailer is built in to the wiring harness and the wires are capped and stowed under the vehicle on the driver side. you have to install your own trailer plug and the hitch/ball costs extra. service manual has additional details to locate trailer wiring. :cool



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When I purchased my SSR I ordered the reciever that plugs into the hitch which is hidden behind the rear facia.
This reciever comes without the ball, purchase one at any auto parts place.
The wire harness is located under an electrical tape mess. In other threads the location was a little sketchy.
Let it be knowm, if you lay on your back under the SSR you will notice a few things.
The battery is on the left( while on your back)
The trailer hitch is centered with a plastic plug covering the reciever port.
The wire harness is sealed in electrical tape and wrapped to the plastic wire harness. On the right frame rail. Hidden is the key here the wires you want are 4 in number and coloured white, yellow, brown, & green
Take a pocket knife and with caution not to hack up the wire harness remove the tape holding the 4 wire to the harness. They will appear as 4 independant wires.
These are the same colours as the flat trailer harness.
On the end of the now exposed 4 wires are shrink wrap seals.
The proper way to connect the standard flat harness is to solder and reinstall shrink wrap sealers. The shrink wrap must be slipped over the wires prior to soldering the wires.
The crimp couplings work but are not as strong.
The choice is up to you.
The custom hitch that wust be purchased is a very well designed piece.
Prior to installing on the truck look in your manual and a couple of practice installs will be required to get the nack of loading the spring and lock system.
Then hook up and party :party :party :party
Scott Doran #201 with a hitch
 

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:agree What Scott said! (Especially about soldering the wires!)
 

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i used crimped butt splices with heat shrinkable sleeves. they work very nicely also. i also found a hitch ball cover that holds the four wire flat plug all neatly tucked away while not trailering. i covered the wires with convoluted tubing from the local auto parts store. originally i used black but i found some red and will redo the outside. :thumbs
 

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Thanks for all the help gentlemen. My dealer was still trying to figure it out. He was about ready to furnish the ball rod free! I should have let him as the thing is almost $300.00?

Thanks again-------Joe
 

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just bought my SSR this week and the parts guy told me the hitch was $425 and had to be prepaid and would take 2 weeks to get. Does all that sound right? Anyone know where to get one faster?
 

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just bought my SSR this week and the parts guy told me the hitch was $425 and had to be prepaid and would take 2 weeks to get. Does all that sound right? Anyone know where to get one faster?
The hitch, without the ball, is listed at $235 on the window sticker.
 

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DonnyRebel,

I just purchased the ball rod from my dealer parts department. GM part #15110022 listed for $295.00. You will need a ball and the trailer wiring connector to fit your trailer. My dealer had the part in a week. No deposit. The wiring installation should run about an hour labor time for your area.

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gmpartsdirect price is $247.92.

$295.00 is the GM parts dept. retail price. gmpartsdirect.com has part #15110022 for $247.92, plus $7.95 shipping & handling, for a total of $255.87. No sales tax unless you live in N.C. I've ordered several items through them and had good luck with my orders.
 

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$295.00 is the GM parts dept. retail price. gmpartsdirect.com has part #15110022 for $247.92, plus $7.95 shipping & handling, for a total of $255.87. No sales tax unless you live in N.C. I've ordered several items through them and had good luck with my orders.
What about getting a spare key? I have a hitch without a key??

GR
 

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I have that problem also. I have the hitch,but no key and my dealer swears that I don't need the key for anything :confused
 
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