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How to Install a Pace Edwards Retractable Tonneau Cover
Tonneau covers reduce wind drag for better gas mileage and protect your cargo from theft and the weather.
Congratulations on your purchase of a Pace Edwards Bedlocker tonneau cover! Retractable tonneau covers protect cargo from theft, harmful natural elements, and they can even improve gas mileage. Whenever you’re dealing with electric equipment, it’s important to be careful and precise with the installation. 4 Wheel Parts is here to guide you step-by-step through the installation of this Pace Edwards retractable tonneau cover.
- Take the main canister out of the box.
- Center the canister in the front of the truck bed and support it with a couple of boxes so that it sits just a couple of inches above the bedrails.
- Take the wire that comes with the kit and place it down the driver’s side stake pocket so it comes out the bottom of the truck bed.
- Leave about a foot of lead for when you will plug it in towards the end of the installation process.
- Manually pull the tonneau cover out a little bit and let it hang so that it doesn’t recoil into the canister.
- If you can, get a second person to help you with the next step: installing the bedrails.
- Take the roll top and slide it into the groove of the first bedrail. Then line up the rail with the channel that holds the canister.
- Slide the bedrail all the way forward until it stops.
- Repeat steps 7-8 with the other bedrail.
- Remove the support boxes and let the canister rest on the rails.
- Slide the canister all the way forward until it hits the front of the bed.
- Measure across from one rail to the other at the back edge of the canister and make sure that measurement remains constant all the way down the truck bed.
- Take the provided shims and place them in between the bedrail and the inside of the truck bed. There is an adhesive back on each shim so you can place it and then come back later to finish putting your clamps on.
- Place the first shim right next to the canister to make both the bedrail and the canister secure. You will determine how much shim you need based on the gap between the bedrail and the inside of the truck bed.
- Take the longest clamp, start at the end of the truck bed and slide the clamp onto the bedrail and all the way to the front. Position the other clamps where you want to secure them.
- Before you tighten the clamps, close the tailgate and make sure there is a gap between the tailgate and the bedrail of about 1/8 of an inch.
- Tighten the bolts on all of the clamps.
- Repeat steps 13-17 with the other bedrail.
- Take the lead you left in the truck in step 4 and connect it to the corresponding lead on the canister. (Extra Note: If someone were to happen to the power, there is a handle that gives you access to the tonneau cover and allows you to pull it closed manually.
- Move to the front of the truck, run the harness to the engine compartment, and connect the positive and negative leads to the battery. (Note: Make sure to route this properly to keep it away from anything hot or moving).
- Replace the fuse.
- Check to see if it works properly – Does it move smoothly? Are all the seals working properly?
- Load up your cargo and head out!