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Install your electric brake controller quickly and easily with this custom wiring adapter. Simply plug one end of the adapter into your brake controller and then plug the other end into the built-in harness beneath your vehicle's dash.
This adapter plugs into the 4-pin connector in your vehicle's junction box. The box is located underneath the dash, to the left of the steering column, just above the carpeting.
To install your electric brake controller you need to connect the wiring of the controller to your vehicle. Certain manufacturers offer pre-wired options, typically known as tow packages, wherein these wires are run for you from the dash to the trailer connector on the back of your vehicle. Often, a brake controller wiring harness is included with your tow package. This harness plugs into a port beneath your dash and connects to the four wires of the brake controller. If, however, you have a brake controller with a plug in place of the four loose wires, you can use the Tekonsha adapter.
This adapter requires no hardwiring. It is designed to plug directly into your electric brake controller for the simplest installation possible. Because there are no wires to connect, installation is not permanent. You can unplug and remove your brake controller at any time and securely stow it away.
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Today we're going to review part number 3016. This is the Tekonsha plug in wiring adapter for the Draw-tight Tekonsha electric brake controllers. This is a vehicle-specific item. This part is designed to fit the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 light-duty trucks, the new body style. This wiring adapter will ease installation of your electric brake controller. It has a custom connector end which will plug into the built in port right here beneath the dash of your vehicle.
The other end right here will plug into the back of your Draw-tight or Tekonsha electric break controller. Now the compatible brake controllers that that works with is in the time delay version. It will work with the Draw-tight activator 1, activator 2, activator 3 and the Tekonsha power trap. In the proportional line of brake controllers, it is compatible with the Tekonsha prodigy, the Tekonsha P2, the P3, the Prinus IQ and the Voyager. This part does come with a limited one-year warranty. Basically what you would do is this end right here as you can see will plug into the factory port on your vehicle.
This end here will plug into the back of the brake controller. That should do it for the review on part number 3016, the Tekonsha plug in wiring adapter for the Draw-tight and Tekonsha electric brake controllers. .
Average Customer Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (213 Customer Reviews)Install your electric brake controller quickly and easily with this custom wiring adapter. Simply plug one end of the adapter into your brake controller and then plug the other end into the built-in harness beneath your vehicle's dash.
by: Tom Kilen07/18/2014
Recently bought a Tekonsha Voyager Trailer Brake controller along with the wiring adapter (#3016) for my 2014 GMC 1500 pickup...I installed everything myself in no time flat and had no issues whatsoever.....I was impressed at how easy it was to install...Once I got the cover off my trucks electrical box the rest went quickly...Am totally impressed with your company and your products.....I would strongly recommend your company and your products to anyone & everyone.....Well made products and I know I saved a bunch of money being doing this myself in no time at all....Thanks for supplying well made, perfect fitting products....Impressive..... 142152
by: Luke L.10/22/2016
FAST SHIPPING!! Great products!!!, I highly recommend purchasing from etrailer!! Easy to put together and install only takes minutes!! I'm using these products to pull a 30ft travel trailer and it does a GREAT job! Hooking up the distribution bars is so fast and easy they just slide in and your done, and the brake controller automatically sees your trailer and saves your settings, so you don't have anything else to do!! 309790
by: Brian R.03/18/2014
I purchased this for my 2014 Chevy Silverado long bed regular cab 4x4 work truck. It plugged in and worked fine and is great quality. The only disappointment was that it is too short in length. I would have liked to mount the controller right of the steering wheel, but it does not reach. It is only long enough to reach left of steering wheel. Not the end of the world. It works great. 121121
by: Earl C.03/20/2014
Tekonsha plug-in wiring adapter for electric brake controllers-3016 for a 2014 silverado 1500. It is exactly what is needed to install an electric brake controller to a vehicle. It is fast and easy. I recommend it to anyone who is going to pull a trailer that needs additional braking power and is equipped with trailer brakes. 121478
The products works just as marketed. Installation took only 15 minutes on my 2014 Silverado. I'm very happy with this purchase. 218678
by: Andrew V.09/02/2016
Too short to mount your brake controller where you want it? The parts you needed to make it longer were right in front of you. I bought this adapter harness along with the Prodigy P3, which also came with it's own harness and attached pigtails. Cut off controller connection on the 3016, and wired up the supplied pigtail harness that came in the P3 box. Took 10 minutes and I had myself plenty of extra length. Have not installed it yet but it looks simple enough with the video tutorial that eTrailer has available. 290444
by: Jerry A11/27/2014
I bought a brake controller and a custom wiring adapter for my new GMC truck. The harness fit perfectly and was just the right length. Great experience, fast delivery 162632
prodigy p2 and cable great product! and is as they say plug and play worked just as they claim and great people to talk to! 179468
Great service, Just what I was looking for, Customer service answered all questions, 114795
by: George Marshall07/02/2014
Great service and the product is exactly as advertised. Would recommend to anyone interested in their products. 138784
by: William T05/14/2015
Knowledgeable staff, fast shipping and the right price. I'll be back. 193126
by: Wade N.06/03/2016
I just completed a 1200 mile trip towing a 16ft trailer with a car on it. The brake controller worked very good and was easy to set up. I had firm but controlled stops with out any issues at all. I would recommend the brake controller. I can not recommend the optional wiring adapter because its too short for a Chevy 1500... The mounting location I was forced to use was less than ideal. Please add an additional 12 inches to provide more mounting options. I can easily deal with too much cable but cant do anything about one thats too short! Now that I'm back home I'll make up my own cable and remount the controller. 256685
by: Andre Capella03/10/2014
Pigtail for the 2014 Chev Silverado fit perfect, the brake controler was a snap to install, no problems. 120030
by: Robert Skipper07/30/2014
Great product. Fast response. I appreciate the free shipping. 143612
by: John K06/14/2016
I had a previous issue with another brand of brake controller in my 2015 Silverado 1500, (battery would drain to dead if truck was not driving in two days). Chevy dealer disconnected the previous controller and said they had tested everything and it had to be the controller. I replaced it with a Prodigy P3 and it seems to have resolved the issue. Installation was simple following the instructions and the cable with both connectors reached from under the dash above the gas pedal to the electrical box on left side under dash. So far I am happy with the purchase! 261123
by: Bill C.04/21/2014
Just plug it in and you are done. 126223
is exactly the part I needed 126055
by: Peter G02/22/2015
Installed the factory harness 3016 I purchased with the P3. However, the length of the harness was very short and it only allowed me to place the unit on either side of the steering column. I would hit my knee on the unit getting into the car and also getting out. Certainly left a lot to be desired. To compensate I spliced the hard wire harness which came with the P3 to the factory harness using the splicing connectors which came with the P3. Now I have plenty of length to place the P3 on the dash just below the heating unit. 175577
by: Richard R12/09/2014
I recently purchased a P3 Tekonsha from the beginning I spoke with a product specialist Jan who match my vehicle with the proper controller. With the easy to follow video instructions and the wiring harness supplied, I found the installation was simple. Once I hooked up my trailer the set up of the led screen was next Vince gave me tech support for any questions that I had. Even though I only had one trip with this brake controller it responded to my vehicle and trailer 100% better than my last controller. 163927
by: Jason P.02/09/2015
The Tekonsha P3 is an outstanding controller. Highly recommended for anyone wanting a good for a user friendly controller with nice options. It looks great in my 2014 Silverado. Buying from etrailer was awesome. I suggest getting the wiring harness made specifically for your truck as well. Thanks etrailer. 172984
by: Chris B.05/03/2014
I received my product faster than expected . I couldn't be happier with the products I purchased from etrailer . The staff at etrailer is the best I have seen . The staff gives you updates on shipping until it arrives at your door and they also are very helpful in how to install there products. I purchased a Tekonsha P-3 and a wiring harness for a 2014 Chevy Silverado , I had it installed in 15 minutes. Will definitely be doing more business with Etrailer. Great people to work with. 128716
I could not have ask for better service. We have used this product in the past and are very pleased, but when the product is good sometime the service getting the product can ruin everything. Not the case here. Sensing my distress Deborah went above and beyond to push my order out even after the cut off, then followed up at 7:30 pm that evening to let me know she had it on the way. This speaks volumes for this organization. I will be doing business with them again!! 228557
by: Ken D08/02/2016
Received The Tekonsha Plug in Wiring Adapter for my 2015 Silverado and installed it and the Tekonsha Primus IQ Trailer Brake Controller in less than 15 Minutes. I had previously installed a controller and wiring on my Ford Ranger that had take almost 4 hours. The addition of the pre-wired adapter took all the work out of this latest install and I couldn't be happier with the service and customer care shown me by the folks at etrailer. 278635
by: Norm J.04/15/2016
I have not installed this item which is the Chevy Silverado interface adapter for the Tekonsha P3 Trailer Brake controller. However, it is a plug 'n play install and after viewing the installation, it seems to be a simple process. I wish they provide a heads-up that an open ended wire harness is provided with the P3 as Chevy provided me with the Silverado and the purchase of this product would not have been necessary. 245508
by: Duane L.09/29/2015
I checked with a local trailer shop about installing a trailer brake system and they quoted a price of over $300. I got parts from you and watched the video on how to install a brake system and saved over $200. The hardest part of instulation was where to place the controller in my 1500 Silverado. Also checked with a Chevy dealer and they wanted $350 to do the job. The wiring harness was so easy to use. 228438
by: Duane L.09/29/2015
I checked with a local trailer shop about installing a trailer brake system and they quoted a price of over $300. I got parts from you and watched the video on how to install a brake system and saved over $200. The hardest part of instulation was where to place the controller in my 1500 Silverado. Also checked with a Chevy dealer and they wanted $350 to do the job. The wiring harness was so easy to use. 228394
by: Mark R04/21/2014
I like the video that showed how to connect the wires. I want to thank the lady that received the order she spent extra time making sure I new how to connect the controller. She also made sure I new all the controllers you have and made sure I got the one I needed. The emails I got were great to let me know it was shipped and when it arrived. It workd great and only 15 min. to connect it .Thanks mark 126100
E trailer the only place I look for my trailer needs. Always shipped ASAP. I have ordered several items and never have been disappointed. Tekonhsa p-3 was exactly as described works great. I bought it because I have several trailers and I can program controller for each. Easy to install and easy to use functions and you can set the color to match your dash lights. Highly recommend 278501
by: Rick D12/08/2016
I loved all the information that etrailer provided on their web site, it allowed me to obtain the information that I was looking for to make my decision on what products to purchased. Once the order was place I was completely informed on the status of my order. I just received my order and plan on installing it this weekend. I have put etrailer on the top of my favorite list. 323174
by: Jim Krebs07/02/2014
Ordered Tekonsha Prodigy P2 with the per wired adapter so you just plug one end into the electrical panel under the dash and the other end into the brake controller. Mount the controller holder and slide controller in till it snaps. Plug the pigtail in and ready to tow. Was great to actually have customer service and the operator Matt really knew the product. 138850
by: John F06/29/2015
I have made several purchases from etrailer.com and have received the highest quality products at the most reasonable prices. I keep their address on my favorites for easy reference. The most recent purchase is a 2015 Silverado break controller. It just snapped into the electric circuit box! What an easy install! I will make future purchases from them. 208075
by: Mark W10/30/2013
Since GM, in their infinite wisdom neglected to include a controller pigtail with the new 2014 trucks there has been a ton of FUD surrounding the installation of aftermarket brake controllers. This cable fills that gap. It fits perfectly and makes installation of a Tekonsha controller literally plug and play. I suspect this will be a hot seller. 105688
Seems to be well built and picture looks correct haven't installed it yet but will this weekend seems to be about a foot and a half short but I'm 6'3" tall will review again upon completion of install. Also from time of order to receiving product was only 2 days and the whole process was simple Monkeys could do it service was fast that's awesome 233954
From the beginning of placing the order to final installation, the process was GREAT!! Ordered on Saturday night and received in the mail on Monday. Shipping was amazing. Product install could not have been more simple. ETrailer has a happy customer. Products themselves seem to be great. Again, installation was simple and programming easy. 200120
by: Shane G05/31/2015
I traded in my Ram for a Silverado. My EBC worked great on my Ram, but I needed a new Cable for my Silverado, and this one works as promised. The Videos are a huge help, without them I would have wasted a LOT of time. Instead it took about 5 minutes to install. I wish I had gotten the Factory Tow Package, but this will work just fine. 199104
by: Harold S02/10/2016
I received this today and have already installed. It took me 15 minutes with no problems at all. I simply mounted the TK90160 controller on lower dash and plugged it into the 3016 harness. I had a Tekonsha on my 2007 Silverado which I sold to my son. I had excelent service then and know I will with this new unit. Very satisfied. Harold 237444
by: Josh C01/21/2017
I'm in the process of getting a larger trailer to haul my vintage tractors on and needed a brake controller. After reading the reviews I decided on the P3, can't wait to give it a try. Installation was a breeze, like other reviewers mentioned it took longer to decide where I wanted it than the actual installation. 334220
by: Scott W02/21/2015
Installation was very easy and took no more than 30 minutes. The controller promptly powered up when plugged in. Very little adjustment was needed. Installation video on the website was helpful. Shipping and communication were very good. George J. helped make this a very pleasant experience. 175551
by: Nicholas W.04/03/2015
Having followed the video for my vehicle I was able to receive and install the brake controller very easily. I do not have my trailer near by so I could not get everything setup yet but I am very pleased with Etrailer and the services they have provided to get me going on my next adventure. 182909
by: Mike B11/30/2013
3016 cable and brake took less than 10 minutes to install . It really is plug and play. Casey was GREAT when I ordered brake and cable - she call mfg to make sure model would work. That's the best customer service I've had in years. I will be back to E-Trailer for all my towing needs. 108748
by: Randy VB10/14/2016
You guys are the tops. Not only was my order shipped correctly the first time, but it arrived earlier that expected. I'm extremely pleased with the mirrors and the brake controller. Once again Great job and Keep up the good work. George, thank you for the inquiry... 307027
by: Jim M.09/14/2015
Great service from e-trailer. Somehow I ordered a brake controller cable that was for the wrong year. Called e-trailer. She shipped one out the same day. This one is the correct one. I have ordered from e-trailer multiple times and they always come thru! Jim 225460
by: Dave G12/04/2013
perfect product. excactly what I was looking for. Very well made 109093
by: Mark L05/25/2015
The wiring harness works perfectly. Plugged into the back of the controller and right into the fuse panel under the dash. Done in five minutes the only thing I would suggest is that it be 8-10 inches longer. That would give more places to mount the controller. 196690
by: Tim S.09/22/2016
Great idea Plug n Play idea with the Tekonsha P3. The only complaint would be that it needs to be a little longer to allow for mounting on right side. I had to add length to mine. I mounted mine on the ashtray door. This was the most comfortable spot for me. 297690
Outstanding service! Can't say anything bad installed it and the video on how to install it was great aswelll keep up the great job !! I know when I here of someone needing trailer parts my answer will be etrailer! Thank you for a great company! David 343414
by: Donald Schulz05/15/2014
I am very pleased with the product, have not installed it yet, sometime next week. I like the way it was shipped, when I opened the box everything was intacked and nothing was damaged. So far very impressed with your service and products. 130836
by: Anthony W06/20/2015
Plug-n-play setup which was nice in '15 Surburban. Verified pin locations were correct and had no issues. Just a note, this plugs into an open port behind the e-brake but you have to remove the black control box cover to gain access. 205965
I bought the Tekonsha Primus IQ and the 3016 adapter for my 2014 chevy and it was literally a plug and play device. Would suggest application directions for the adapter to make it easier to locate vehicle connection point. Thank you 105748
by: Billy M.10/15/2016
Fit and works perfect on my 2014 GMC 1/2 ton. Texas requires trailer inspections and working breaks are required. First time I had installed a break controller. I followed the instructions on e-Trailer's video which made it easy. 307452
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