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hi i bought my new ram rebel. told the dealer i needed the trailer brakes added to my truck.they said sure.today they call and tell me they cant do the factroy trailer brakes????? it has tow & hitch 7 pin plug why cant they do this ? my 05 nissan titan at lest had a plug for after market brakes.:eek: can someone please help me want to keep this truck. pls this is my first dodge...
 

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i think you can install a brake control but I'm not sure if it'll void your warranty if you do it yourself. If you have the towing package you should already have the wiring harness and you just plug it in. The dealership can flash your ECU to accept the control unit.

don't take my word for it as I've never tried this.
 

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thanks guys. i found on you tube parts & install .dum a$$ dealer . i will do it my self ,dont know if i trust them to change my oil at this point...
 

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you probably could change the oil yourself. :D I think some guys here are doing their own oil changes.

Let us know how the diy install goes and what youtube video are you using as a guide?
 

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you probably could change the oil yourself. :D I think some guys here are doing their own oil changes.

Let us know how the diy install goes and what youtube video are you using as a guide?
With trucks there's a much larger group of people doing their own oil changes since it's easy enough to get underneath much unlike a regular passenger car. Plus this is a forum where you'll find the more involved owner that goes beyond just driving it from A to B
 

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I always change my own oil. Also brakes and anything else, besides body work. Every vehicle I have ever owned, from car one in high school.

The lube job is usually assigned to the lowest guy on the list in the shop, not confidence inspiring by any means, and I also want a better, premium synthetic in my engine since I drive hard most of the time.

Fair warning if you have above average large hands like some of us, it's a pain in the neck changing the filter. Maybe not a project for the rookie owner looking to learn. You wouldn't want to end up with a cross-thread filter or heaven forbid loose and leaking over your new truck.
 

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Ironically, the typical back yard mechanic doing his own oil change is usually the lowest guy on the list in his "home" shop. Unless he's managed to get his wife on the list..... :)
 

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well i installed the trailer brake factory kit.it was 20 a min install .carry it back to the dealer ship and they reflashed the computer. all is good now. cant beleave they couldn't do it. thanks for your help
 
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