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How do I know if i have plow prep

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by Henry0016, Oct 9, 2006.

  1. Henry0016

    Henry0016 Member
    Messages: 51

    I have a 2002 hd crew cab 6.0 i was wondering how i know if it has plow prep.

    thank you
  2. AlaskaShooTer

    AlaskaShooTer Member
    Messages: 38

    Plow Prep

    An installer can probably look and tell you but I was wondering the same thing when I ordered my plow. I went to my local Ford dealer, not where I bought from and asked them to run my VIN which permits them to show the vehicle build specs from the factory. I ordered the F-550 with the plow prep package but could not figure out how to confirm the truck was plow ready. Ford's computer showed the truck was built with the plow prep package. Install went well. Now waiting for snow.

    Juneau, AK
  3. William B.

    William B. Senior Member
    from S.E. IA
    Messages: 979

    2 ways that are quick and easy. First is to look in your glove box on the RPO sheet. That is the sticker with all the numbers and letters on there. Look for VYU. That is GMs code for the plow prep package. Also look next to the air bag switch. If there is a button that says Aux Lamps then you have it. That button comes with the plow prep and is attatched to a wire that is up in the head liner so you can run a light off of it.

  4. Yaz

    Yaz PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,061

    You can still do a plow without it, no like you have warranty issues with a 02. A trany cooler from a tow package might be there already, just look for it. A bigger alternator is nice but lots of guys here plow without a big alternator. I used the stock 85A one for years on a half ton, bearings went but that was a design flaw without a cover on it.
  5. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,951

    you should have a problem we use f350 crew 7.3 with a 8ft western plow
  6. Snowman19

    Snowman19 Senior Member
    Messages: 323

    I have a 01 2500 HD where is the wire in the head liner for the aux. lamp? I hear something at first when i push the button, is that like a solenoid or something? I see in my owners manual it is rated at 30 amps. any help
  7. calhoun

    calhoun Senior Member
    Messages: 165

    If you trace the click from the solenoid you will find it is in the pillar behind the drivers seat.
    If you pop off the trim piece you will see it. You will notice the wires go up the pillar and into the headliner at the top of that pillar. They then go over toward the center. You can access them by dropping the overhead console or remove the center brake light and try to fish them out there.
    I didn't like the idea of drilling my roof so I rerouted the wire out the rear cab vent and up the outside back of the cab.
  8. Snowman19

    Snowman19 Senior Member
    Messages: 323

    cool thanks:waving:
  9. joe b

    joe b Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    don't bother pulling the trim panel all you'll see is the wires.
    Pull the third brake light lens (2 screws) put your finger in the left side and pull the wire ends out. Brown 16 ga. is the power, black 20 ga. is the ground. Ther isnt any plug just taped wires.
    You may have to install the plug on the back of the dash switch, mine was off and taped back. You can turn it on and check for power before you pull the dash apart.

    good luck
  10. DugHD

    DugHD Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 420

    Henry - a quick check to see if you have dual batteries and tranny cooler would suggest you have the plow package also.
  11. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    Take your registration to your local Chevy dealer and have him run the vin#.
  12. Bruce'sEx

    Bruce'sEx Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    Isn't plow prep, larger alternator, buffed front suspension, don't think dual batteries, and tranny cooler is with the tow package I think. I could be way off
  13. DugHD

    DugHD Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 420

    Ya , that probably right. I thought becuase two of my trucks have plow prep and came with dual batteries that it was becuase of the plow prep package. Maybe the dealer just ordered them with dual batteries becuase they wanted to. I am pretty sure though , that they came with 160 amp alternators becuase of the plow prep. I am not sure of the plow prep code it might be 63A for the year Henry was talking about.
  14. Yaz

    Yaz PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,061

    I should have just stated to look for the sticker in your glove box with the code VYU, that's the snow plow prep code.