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On my 2nd gen 2500 4x4 I have a factory tow package can someone tell me where to find the brake control wires???
Second, I have a drop hitch in my receiver that is rusted in. I can't budge it with a 10# hammer. Any suggestions. This truck I just bought & it was 10 years in Colorado in salt or whatever Colorado uses on their snowy roads.
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The brake control wires are up under the left side of the dash. About where your left foot would be during driving. As for the hitch, soak it with wd-40 and use some heat on it.
 

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Oh yeah? Tow pkg came pre-wired for brake controller? Never knew that. May have to check it out.
 

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I live here in colorado and we dont use salts on our roads. We use this mag-cloride. Probably rusted from sitting and all the moisture. I send soaking it with wd-40 or PB.
 

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Yep they are wired has a adaptor wire though to make it just hook into your current one. Also have you tried to hook your truck to a tree buy the hitch and see if it pulls out.
 

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I have it soaking in penetrating oil. After 24 hours still no move. So I guess heat is next. I thought about the tree thing but finding a big enough tree in the desert is a problem. I was thinking a D10N Cat maybe. First I think I will find a 2" outside diameter pipe & put it in the back side & see if I can beat it out.
mag chloride might be worse than salt. But at least I don't see that much rust except bolts & exhaust. Frame, Body & suspension parts are clean.
Thanks for all the info. I'll update this thread once I get the hitch out.
 

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UPDATE:::
Well got the hitch out of the Receiver FINALLY. We heated the heated it up & ended up beating it in then back out. It moved about 1/2" each time. After a couple of times of doing that we beat it back out. We used a 20# single jack. It was welded in with rust. But we saved the Receiver & my Equalizer Hitch fits in nicely now.
Thanks for the Comments & Ideas.
 
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