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Fuse for trailer plug power

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by dieseld, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. dieseld

    dieseld Senior Member
    from 90210
    Messages: 628

    Does any one know if my 01 2500HD 6.0L has the option for power at my tralier plug to charge my dump trailer while I am driving it? I had to install a fuse in my 06 under the hood if I remember correctly and now it charges it. Thanks.
     
  2. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    If it does it will be identical as your '06. So now you know where to look.
     
  3. NCat496

    NCat496 Senior Member
    Messages: 353

    that fuse you are talking about will also charge the deep cycle battery on a dump trailer? i thought it would only charge the breakaway kit battery?
     
  4. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    It will supply 12V battery power to whatever is connected to the top right hand pin in the trailer connector regardless of what it is.
     
  5. NCat496

    NCat496 Senior Member
    Messages: 353

    no way! haha thats why my dump trailer is always charged. nice to know though
     
  6. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Believe it. :D
     
  7. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Have mine setup that way. Did some snow hauling one night, probably a hundred trips across the street. Cab controls for the dump, no isues at all.
     
  8. dieseld

    dieseld Senior Member
    from 90210
    Messages: 628

    The problem is I cannot remember what I did on the 06. Any further help would be great. I think I just added a fuse under the hood drivers side?
     
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2009
  9. jomama45

    jomama45 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,172

    Check under the hood in the "electrical center" in Stud #1 or #2. There should be a red "dummy" plug where the fuse goes in. It's likely that the maxi-fuse needed is still taped to the brake controller wiring harness under the dash. Merely plase that fuse where the red plug was.
     
  10. dieseld

    dieseld Senior Member
    from 90210
    Messages: 628

    Thanks, I just looked. Stud#1 and stud#2 each have a 30amp in them(large style fuse) yet I towed the dump trailer all day and it is dead? Any suggestions?
     
  11. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Are there wires connected to the two studs? And is your trailer wired to charge the battery? My dump was not, I had to modify it. Either way, put the charger on tonight.
     
  12. dieseld

    dieseld Senior Member
    from 90210
    Messages: 628

    Dump is wired for it yes. Wires connected to studs? THe studs have the fuses in them I beleive.
     
  13. jomama45

    jomama45 PlowSite.com Addict
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    Check both fuses to make sure they're good, for some reason I thought one of them was a 40 amp, maybe only on deisels.

    Check for power at the truck side of plug (as B&B said earlier), should be the only constant power IF it's working.
     
  14. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    At the rear of the fuse box there are two studs/bolts.
     
  15. dieseld

    dieseld Senior Member
    from 90210
    Messages: 628

    the cover of the fuse box says stud1 and stud2, these are not what you are talking about? They have fuses in them.
     
  16. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    You cant put a fuse in a stud. A stud is the threaded end of a bolt protruding from a piece of equipment. Like your wheel studs. The fuses protect stud 1 and stud 2. What I am trying to get you to tell us is if there are wires connected to stud 1 and stud 2.
     
  17. dieseld

    dieseld Senior Member
    from 90210
    Messages: 628

    OK, I will have to reexamine this. Sorry.
     
  18. dieseld

    dieseld Senior Member
    from 90210
    Messages: 628

    OK, I do not have studs protruding through . I am looking under the hood on the drivers side under the fuse cover. The bottom of the fuse cover is labeled with everything. The words stud#1 and stud#2 are present, and there is a large fuse in each location. I am stumped at this point whether or not we are talking about the same thing or not. I would post a picture for you but I can't figure that out on this site for the life of me. Maybe you have a picture? Thanks.
     
  19. jomama45

    jomama45 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,172

    Have you done these 2 things yet?

    I double checked & it is stud #1 that controls the aux. power back at the trailer pug. And Palmer, I think you really have him confused now!:dizzy:
     
  20. dieseld

    dieseld Senior Member
    from 90210
    Messages: 628

    I have not checked the plug for power. I will try to do this tonight. And yes he has me confused!