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If your vehicle already has a 4-way flat, this kit includes everything you need to install an electric trailer brake controller and 7-way connector. If there's not an existing 4-way flat on your vehicle, you can purchase one separately.
Video of Universal Installation Kit for Trailer Brake Controller - 7-Way RV and 4-Way Flat - 10 Gauge Wires
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Today, we're going to be taking a look at part number ETBC7. This is a Universal Installation Kit for a trailer brake controller. This kit includes your wiring and accessories that are required for installation of a trailer brake controller. That would be sold separately and that would be one that mounts in your vehicle. This is designed for use on a vehicle with an existing four-way flat trailer connector. You can see right here, this is going to be your plug that's going to plug into the existing connection point.
Now, if your vehicle does not have a four-pole flat trailer connector installed, the etrailer.com Application Guide can be used to find the easy-to-install connector that would be made specifically for your vehicle. What I want to do with this video is just go over everything that comes with part number ETBC7. You're going to get 25-foot-long, 10-gauge duplex wire. It's going to be wrapped in an abrasion-resistant cover. All you have to do is connect one wire to the blue wire on your brake controller and then connect one wire to the positive post on the vehicle's battery via the included 40-amp circuit breaker. You can see you're going to get 3 provided circuit breakers.
Now, if you drive a crew cab, extended cab with a long bed, cargo van, or extended-length SUV, 10 foot of extra wire will make the installation much easier. You can purchase that separately with part number ETBCXW. This portion right here is going to be the Pre-Wired 7 and 4-Way Trailer Connector. It's going to mount easily at the rear of the vehicle with the included bracket and the mounting hardware. You can see right here that it has a nice spring-loaded cover that goes over the 7-Way, and then it's got a dust cap that goes over the 4-Way Trailer Connector. Nice plastic construction, very heavy-duty.
Those covers are going to come in handy, especially when it comes to keeping dirt and moisture out of the connection points, which is going to prevent corrosion. Back here, it's all molded in, so none of the connection points are going to be exposed to the elements. Then you got all the exposed wire hanging out of the back of it with the butt connectors and the ring terminal on there, as well as the 4-way connection that's going to plug into the existing connection point on your vehicle. Right here, you're going to see 3 heavy-duty circuit breakers. You're going to get 1 20-amp, 1 30-amp, and 1 40-amp circuit breaker.
3 are provided, but only 2 are going to be used, and you need to refer to your brake controller's instructions to see if it's going to require the 20-amp or 30-amp circuit breaker. This right here is going to be the included circuit tester. This is going to help you find the stoplight switch wire above the brake pedal. It's also going to include everything that you need for your installation as far as the hardware. You're going to get your ring terminals. You're going to get 4 small ring terminals and 3 large ring terminals. You're going to get your 2 quick spliced wiring connectors, 4 butt connectors. You're going to get self-tapping screws, looks like you're going to get 4 small screws and 1 large screw. The 4 small screws are going to be to mount 2 circuit breakers. So even though you see 3 are provided, you're only going to use 2 of those, and each one is going to require 2 screws. That's why the 4 small self-tapping screws are included. You're going to get 1 large one as well. You're going to get 10 zip ties. That's just going to help clean up your install look, so that you can secure your wires underneath your vehicle. You're also going to get a wire loom for a professionally installed appearance, and you're going to get some detailed instructions that etrailer put together for you. It's going to have step-by-step guides that are going to take you through the complete installation, as well as a nice, detailed illustration with the image here that's color-coded, so it's going to be able to easily point out what color wire goes where and where everything needs to be located on your particular vehicle. That's going to do it for our review of part number ETBC7. This is the Universal Installation Kit for a trailer brake controller. .
Average Customer Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (669 Customer Reviews)If your vehicle already has a 4-way flat, this kit includes everything you need to install an electric trailer brake controller and 7-way connector. If there's not an existing 4-way flat on your vehicle, you can purchase one separately.
Overall the kit is a nice package and it was great having an installation video for my vehicle which made installation much simpler than trying to figure it out with an instruction sheet. The negative issue I had with this kit was the quality of the small self tapping screws and the bolts and nuts that mount the 7-Way Trailer Connector to the hitch. I had 2 of the self tapping screws' heads snap off while attempting to mount them to the inside of the engine compartment. The two nuts used for the bolts to attach the 7-Way Trailer Connector were bad - one wouldn't screw onto the bolt and one stripped as I was tightening it. The installation videos are awesome because it is so much easier to watch the instructions rather than read them. There were a couple of issues with the installation video for the 2008 Hyundai Entourage. The first issue was the narration in regards to the installation of the circuit breakers. The narrator stated that the 20 Amp Circuit Breaker was installed on the rear firewall. He then stated to run the power wire from the 7-Way Connector to the breaker mounted on the rear firewall, which would have been the 20 Amp breaker. The 40 Amp circuit breaker is the correct circuit breaker used to connect to the power wire to the 7-Way Connector. I would recommend anyone watching the videos to just double check with the installation instructions to verify that you install the kit correctly. The other issue I had with the video was what I believed to be a bit misleading. The installation video showed the installation of a rubber grommet in the hole that is drilled out near the brake pedal. Maybe it is just me, but I had watched this video a couple of times before I ordered the ETBC7 kit and assumed that the rubber grommet would have been included in the kit, but it is not. It would have been nice if the video made a statement about purchasing the rubber grommet separately. Unfortunately, I had to stop in the middle of installing this kit to run to the auto store to purchase a rubber grommet and then to the hardware store to purchase stronger bolts, nuts, and self tapping screws. Not a huge deal, but it was an inconvenience. I did appreciate the super fast shipping and the good prices that etrailer.com has to offer. The free shipping is really nice, too. Etrailer.com, I hope that you don't think I am slamming your company, because I am not. I just wanted to give a fair and honest review for my purchase and experience with your product. 99715
by: Dan H03/25/2014
Re: Install on a 2000 Chevy K3500 LS Full size Pickup 4x4 This Kit and instructions are very handy and included just about everything you will need. You may need an additional 25' or so of 12g wire, per directions to run Brake Controller + Power and - Ground to battery. This info is specific to the above vehicle. Trying to even see or much less reach the brake pedal switch or wiring, and work on it, even with removing all dash panels is a no go. Per help I received from etrailer support, there is a small white wire going up the steering column in a large bundle of wiring. What I found: The Left side of bundle has the smaller gauge wire that is only hot when brake pedal is depressed. (There are 2 larger gauge white wires on right side of bundle, not them) Here's what I did: remove plastic panel below steering wheel, 4 screws at bottom edge and spring clips across middle upper part, pull out slowly and gently. Remove emergency brake handle by pushing in on plastic clips on either side. Then turn clip on cable retainer so cable can go out thru it. Remove heater hose to vent of panel by twisting, pulling down gently. Remove metal panel under center of steering wheel, 2 screws, and push heater tube out of that. Possibly remove large metal panel surrounding that - 4 screws, easy. Use included test probe to verify small white wire is cold until brake depressed. Clip ground wire to flange of metal support tube, gently push test probe tip into wire. Gently cut and peel back rubber boot and possibly a tape wrap to get good access to wire. Attach splice wire that will go to Red wire on Brake Controller. Tape splice and re wrap up the wires and boot. Put back together. 122183
Worked great, easy install. I have the factory tow package w/ my 2012 JK Wrangler but it comes with a four way plug. My camping trailer doesn't exceed the 3500 lb towing capacity but it does have the 7 way plug plus I wanted to run trailer brakes. This kit has it all and the video on etrailer is the way to go. I took my laptop to the garage with me and went step by step with the video. Wiring was installed in 30 minutes and another 15 for the trailer brake controller. Everything works perfect. Here are the only two pointers I have. You might want to watch the intall video first. I was knee deep into install and the video instructions said "Now is when we run the wire from the battery back to under the dash for the brake controller, here is the wire we have left and it's not long enough, you need to order part # ........" which is extra wire. That would have been nice to know before starting. They did they same thing with a nut to ground the ground wire to the neg side of the battery. He got to that part and it said "Now is when we ground to the battery using the factory screw, you will need part # ......." which is a 2 cent nut. Why they included everything needed and didn't throw in a 1/4 nut that coust pennies I don't know but of course I was almost done and didn't have an extra nut. Everything worked out because the extra wire I had was long enough to reach under the dash and I grounded using the factory post and nut on the battery. Just beware they say to order certain parts after you have started and say you will need extra zip ties, etc... Watch the install vid first to make sure you have everything extra. Not complaining. Once again works perfect and easy easy install using the video. Don't try it with the paper intructions. I bought the Tekonsha 90195 P3 Electronic Brake Control to go along with this kit. 150532
The brake was mounted as shown in my pictures. Even though my 2008 Acadia did not have the towing package, the connector is there for the brake and by using a female push to connect crimp on I was able to use the connector to get my brake signal. See the picture of the connector. The battery in my Acadia is not under the hood but behind the passenger seat in the floor and therefore is a bit more of a challenge to run the power wires to. I have attached a picture of the battery bay and how I mounted the circuit breakers. I'm not sure how it is going to be to get this battery out when the time comes but I will leave that for another day. The only negative thing I would have to say about this is that there wasn't enough of the 10 gauge wire for my install. I was about 2 feet short and had to grab some from my work. 10261
by: Rob Rod03/28/2014
I previously purchased and installed the model 75517 Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" AND the model 118421 T-One Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector and installed them on my 2007 Dodge Nitro. I then decided that since I had went this far with towing capabilities I might as well install a Trailer Brake Controler which required a 7-Pole Trailer Connector. This ETBC7 kit seemed like the right way to go, so that's what I did and it worked out perfect. 122721
by: James D10/06/2014
Kit arrived on time and just in time for the weekend. Unfortunately giving me some work to do. I usually don't work on my cars, but felt this one was fairly simple. I already had a 4 pin setup on my FJ Cruiser and this kit was recommended by Etrailer. Installation took a few hours (Including brake controller, Tekonsha P2). I did not hurry, helped the wife with some things, triple checked my work the whole way through and had a few cold ones to battle the SoCal heat. In the end, everything worked as expected. I saved $450.00 by doing it myself and not having Ca**ingw*rld do it for me. A few things about the FJ Cruiser 2014 model with tow package (4 pin connector for lights) OEM Hitch And indeed the cold side of the brake pedal switch was Green/Yellow. The tester that came with the package helped me find this quickly. Don't go by what I wrote, satisfy yourself by verifying it, it was very simple to do. My only concern through the whole process was routing the cable from the back up into the engine compartment. Just use logic as you are routing it and also make sure to properly secure the cable so that it does not become dislodge. Mr. Zip Tie came in handy and I bought some more in addition to what came with the package as I figure if one zip tie is good, 20 more zip ties must be great. Overall I was very pleased, saved $450.00, learned something new and have a 7 pin/4 pin connector for my travel trailer 154839
by: Chris S02/15/2011
Somewhat difficult to install this product without vehicle-specific instructions. I installed this on a 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe and had a difficult time finding an opening in the firewall to route the cables/wires. This problem could have been mitigated with a few helpful suggestions up front. Also, mounting the breakers is difficult due to a lack of room in the engine compartment. I did resolve all of these problems, but it took the better part of 7 hours. Regardless of the problems, all of the parts were of high quality and the final installation looks good. 7196
by: Scott M.03/15/2011
Installed this on a 2003 Nissan Pathfinder SE, with a factory receiver and 4 pin connector already in place. I've never done something like this before, so it took me a while - the better part of a day to be exact. The Pathy's factory 4 pin is on the driver's side, but the battery in the engine compartment is on the passenger side, in the front of the engine bay... the duplex cable supplied was long enough to make the initial brake connection inside the cab, and to the battery, but I did not have enough wire left to run the power lead from the battery to the brake controller. Also, because this was my first time doing this kind of install, I messed up a few of the connectors - the kit only has enough to make all the connections once - don't mess up, or you'll be short. I have to say though that everything supplied seemed of very high quality - I especially liked the 10 ga. duplex wire and the combo 4/7 pin box; very nice. I watched the video's of several different installs and I have to say they were super for confidence building - it really was pretty easy in hindsight, just very futzy-putzy for a 1st time installer. Can't wait now to pick up our new tent trailer next month! Overall, I'm very satisfied with this purchase - just wish I didn't have to make a 'parts run' in the middle of the install. 9415
by: Sebastien L04/27/2013
Great product. Tips for Mazda 5 Owners. I own a 2008. The toughest part of the install was tapping the brake wire. Finding a way through the firewall was a challenge as well. Here are my recommendations. Brake Wire: You have a quick splice in the connector in the kit that is intended to splice the wire from the brake switch. The catch, unless you are a tiny person, this is a very hard place to get into as its tucked in above the brake pedal. The easy way, remove the door sill pannel (held in with clips) and then the trim pannel on the left of the footwell (held with a gromet). Once off you'll see a wire harness with a bunch of wires coming out. You want to splice the Yellow/Green wire. Lastly the quick splice connector in the kit is the incorrect gauge for these wires. So you either want to pre-strip the wire or find a suitable gauge one. Cable routing: You could go under the vehicle or event easier, remove the frond and back doorsills (clipped in) and you find a very easy to route trough cable through. Engine bay access: Looking in the engine compartment, bellow and to the left of the steering pump, you'll find a white X shaped plug. Twist and remove and this will give you an access right next to you gas peddle. Once I figured out all these things the install went like a charm. 78097
by: Brandon P.05/27/2013
I ordered this wiring harness to install in my 2001 Toyota Tundra to go along with Prodigy P2 brake controller. I'm absolutely satisfied with the harness and how easy it made it to wire my truck so I could tow my new trailer. The kit comes with everything needed to do a professional job, and without too much effort. One thing I wish the kit came with was the rubber grommet used to protect the wires once you drill through the fire wall and a small tube of Di-electric grease. I had to run to the hardware store to purchase those items, but other than that I think I made a great purchase. The install was pretty straight forward, as I referenced the brake controller installation video several times. Without the video, it may have taken longer. I think it took me around 4 hours to install. And that's being very methodical in running the wires from the rear bumper to the engine compartment. Great job on the video guys. Without this kit I would have taken my truck in and paid someone else to do the install, so etrailer saved me about $70 in installation costs. If you're in need of a 7 pole RV harness to install a brake controller and only have a 4 pole flat on your rig, and feel comfortable completing the install yourself, this kit will do the job. Thanks etrailer. 82058
by: Ray J.04/22/2012
Used to install in my 2005 Lincoln Navigator. This kit helped out a lot. I would have given it 5 stars, but had to make several mods in order for it to work! First mod was to the 4 way plug, it did not fit my factor 4way plug. So u will either have to splice the wires or cut the rubber seal from around the prongs to plug it in. Next the mounting bracket will not work on the 05/06 Navigator. You will have to cut the top mounting part off,so that it is just a flat square. The next thing is there is not enough zip ties, you will need at least 10 more. I did not use the fuses either, went with a inline standard fuse holder (30amp). When all is said and done. The wire and connectors really came in handy and the product is install. Hope the picture below will help others out because, I couldn't find any info on where to mount the 7-way. But found a creative location that still has somewhat of a factory look! 38028
by: Mike R04/23/2012
The product was exactly as it is advertized. No complaints. The only issue I had was the rubber boot on the 4 way connector that goes to the existing four way on the vehicle. My 4 way connector on the truck (2005 Ford Expedition) had a rubber boot on it as well and did not fit directly. I spoke to the sales rep Tamra regarding this and she directed me to a video showing the installation on a Ford Van. The video showed the adapter with the rubber boot sliding into the rubber boot on the Van side. Unfortunately on the Expedition, it did not fit and I had to cut the rubber boot off of the adapter to make it fit. Was not a big deal, but I would caution buyers that the boot will have to be cut on the adapter for the 2005 Ford Expedition's. It may be the same for other years and other models I am not sure. I did read about other customers who had to do similar things on different vehicles. All in All I was very pleased with the shipping time and quality. I was also very impressed with the customer service. They were very patient and understanding my questions about the product. Will do business again and recommend to others. 38095
by: Erik Mc04/05/2014
JUST BUY THIS KIT ALREADY!! Read on.... This kit had almost everything I needed for my (new to me) 2007 Dodge Durango without the 'tow package' and I pull the heck out of a single axle '07 Fleetwood Williamsburg Tent Trailer. My aim was to have this turn out to be a professional install. The only items I needed (that the kit did not have) was a seven foot length of heavy wire required to run the ground from the brake controller (probably could have just grounded it the chassis under the dash but the paper instructions show the ground going to the battery) and an 18" length of smaller gauge wire to go from the red brake controller wire to the brake light switch wire. When the job was done everything tested perfect at the connector and It took me about 4.5 hours since I like things to look pretty everywhere. The price for everything you get in this awesome kit is well worth not having to run around and guess what you will need at Home Depot and the RV Supply store! Just buy it. I purchased the Curt Venturer Brake Controller with this kit. Thank you etrailer! 123838
by: Charlie B.06/18/2014
Thanks for putting together such an excellent product and system. This is the first brake control I have installed, the Prodigy P2, and the ETBC7 installation kit. Went great, looks good and works well. Watching the video of an installation on an Xterra made my installation on a Pathfinder go even smoother. Many thanks. 136283
by: John B08/05/2014
Great kit! I Had exactly enough of the two wire harness to complete the job on my 2013 Chevy Express. I already had the T-One 4 wire harness installed which plugged into the 7 wire receptacle nicely. I purchased addition harness conduit to cover wiring under hood and dashboard to make a clean and factory look. The local parts store had side post battery bolts with threaded attachments for the power and ground leads. The only difficult part was locating a suitable brake switch signal feed. I ended up using the aux. stop light fuse in the under hood fuse box. Well worth the money spent! 144528
Installed on a 2006 Honda Pilot. Excellent kit that makes up for Honda's inability to properly set up a vehicle for towing a trailer with electric brakes. The hardest part of the process is fishing the wire through Honda's convoluted system of interior panels. I wish the mounting bracket was just slightly longer and bit more sturdy, but overall a great kit. p.s. THESE GUYS SHIP FAST!!!! 56143
by: Ray Ray11/02/2015
Ordered this for my 03 Tacoma after purchasing a rigid pop-up camper. My truck has the towing package and came pre-wired but it was only a 4 pole connector. My camper is a 7-pole flat of course. I could not find a factory harness that would utilize my truck factory connectors so I bought this harness to see if it would work. I know the instructions say it can be hooked-up a short amount of time and it's sooooo easy but I don't have a lift and a whole lot of tools. I read the instructions before I started (ya right), took my time and all went well. If I was still a young man and could crawl in and out from under my truck it would have probably taken a LOT less time, it takes me a while to get up and down anymore so I lost a lot of time doing just that, getting up and down. I probably took and hour or so doing it but as I said, that's not the harness' fault, that's my fault. Harness was easy to install and it works great. 231278
Great Product that is EASY For everything you get in this kit, its a great deal. All the connectors, wire, zip-ties and the parts to complete this job are here. The 7-pin connector replaced the blank in the bumber area for an exact fit on my 08 dodge ram. Everybody loves the 4-pin with the 7-pin. It is out of the elements of weather and you don't have to get dirty to find the dangling 4-pin behind the bumber somewhere. Resettable fuses for trailor power and brake controller. I took all of my connections and wrapped them up with a whole roll of electrical tape(not supplied) behind the bumper so there would be no water getting into the connections. The hardest thing is acually running the wire under your vehicle. I kept my wire with the stock harness as much as possible, and it kept everything out of the way and neat. Would reccomend this kit to anybody that needs a 7-pin with only a 4-pin on their vehicle. 2038
by: Steve D.06/29/2012
The kit is very complete. You need some electrical tape, tools, the 4-pin wiring needs to be in place, and you need a brake controller, but the kit is very complete. I kept looking in the bag when I needed something and it was always there. Make sure you buy the quick connect bracket that suits your installation and lets you mount the assembly to the hitch without drilling. With a little fuss and bother I installed the controller under the tray in my 2008 Pilot console. There is a slotin the back to fish the wires through and everything tucks out of the way perfectly. The bracket screws to the bottom of the hard plastic tray and I stow the controller in the glovebox when not in use. See the picture. 46105
by: Ken F.03/09/2014
I used this kit along with the No-Drill Mounting Bracket on my 2011 Ford Ranger. It contained everything needed and all the parts seemed to be of good quality. The little test light was a nice addition to the kit and to me showed how well this kit is thought out. The instructions were clear and the video is a nice help as well. Between the two you can't go wrong. Finally a complete kit that I didn't have to make a trip to the hardware store halfway through the job! Would recommend this to anyone. Thanks etrailer! 119975
by: Tad G.11/10/2013
I have never done any automotive wiring before. I bought a 1999 GMC Suburban and it had a 4 way plug on it. I ordered this kit and used your on line install video to wire the 7 way plug to the vehicle and it works great. Your install video is excellent. The kit includes everything needed and then some with a tester that is very helpful. I hooked up my travel trailer and everything works great. I look forward to trouble free traveling thanks to your quality product, help, and service. Thank you! 106876
Great product... Works as advertised and install was easy using the video except for one thing...... The firewall grommet location is different than in the video in the 2014 Murano and access is next to impossible. After a considerable amount of time trying to figure out how to get the wiring through the firewall I came up with a solution that worked well. I took a pointed serrated steak knife and attached it with electrical tape to a couple of socket extensions so the whole thing was about two feet long. I poked through the grommet with the knife at the far edge, away from the factory wiring. It cut through through grommet like butter. With the knife still in the grommet I slid a straightened out metal coat hanger along the knife and into the passenger compartment. I then used the coat hanger as a pull wire to get the wires though the firewall. 175443
by: Tyler G.08/02/2011
Installing onto 2010 Subaru Forester... Overall the kit seems reasonable; it includes all the parts necessary to wire up the brake controller. A few minor gripes: 1. For my vehicle the wires on the jack are too short -- well, some of them. The purple reverse light wire and the chassis ground wire are a perfect length, but the brake wire, aux 12v wire and the 4 pole plugs are all on the shorter side. On my subaru I was able to make most of my splices inside the vehicle's spare tire well, but just barely. 2. The butt-splice connectors were crimped onto the brake wire and aux 12v wire incorrectly. They were crimped on so far that there was no room to get a good solid crimp and connection to the 10ga wires running from the front of the vehicle. I ended up cutting them off and doing a soldered butt-splice with heat shrink wrap. 20860
by: Joe B.10/20/2014
I have ordered and installed two of these kits on my Toyota Tundra pickups. I like that the kit provides all the required parts to do the job. I wish the mounting bracket were a little more heavy-duty, thus: 4 stars. 156823
by: Pat Earing04/26/2015
This kit was advertised to fit the Toyota Sienna. I watched the video for a 2005 installation and ordered the kit. Over all every thing you need is included and the wiring instructions are accurate. Unfortunately, either my 2008 Sienna is longer than the 2005 (nope...)or I got a short shot on the wire as I did not have enough and had to purchase additional 10 gauge wire to finish the installation. That said, the sheathed wires from front to back are a great time saver. They are also safer with the protection from rubbing. The seven pin plug seems "cheap" , but time will tell if it will holdup. It is great to have a package ready to install. Price seems fair, but a couple of extra of each of the wire connectors would add a sense a relief if a mistake is made. 188413
Fantastic product and great customer service. This is my first time attempting something like this as I am a painter not an electrician. Products arrived on time and a confirmation email also arrived the same day. There was not a install video for my Hyundai Tucson but there was for the Santa Fe. I took a gamble that the 2 vehicles would be similar and I was right. I watched the install video several times before I put my car on jack stands. This boosted my confidence immensely and I that E trailer for that. Laptop next to the car, tools all gathered it was time to delve in. Taking my time and watching the video while doing each and every step, it took just under 4 hours to complete the installation. Doing it myself saved me $600 that I can now put into my vacation. 214606
by: Erik N.05/19/2013
I purchased this installation kit for my 2012 Rubicon. Installation was a breeze. I am 6' 3"; so I removed the driver's door to work under the dash. The installation guide and videos from etrailer.com were extremely helpful. Routing through the frame was very simple; as all Jeeps have a tube style frame. From start to finish in less than 2 hours with hand tools. If you can crimp a wire, and run a drill- You can do this! 80930
by: Bill Isles09/14/2013
This was a great package. It was my first electric brake controller wiring project. We ordered a travel trailer and I was upgrading our 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan to accommodate it. The instruction videos were clear and easy to follow. It might have been me, but only wish it would have been clear that, in order to connect the outlet to the hitch you'd need another bracket, so I could have included it in my free-freight order, but I just connected it to the bumper brace and then someday I can move it. (I don't want to pay the freight just for the one bracket). 99948
by: Scott R.08/12/2014
I think this product was exactly what I needed, and it came with almost all the items needed to install it correctly. The only thing I would have changed would be to have included a grommet to go through the firewall, probably a $.20 item. I had to make a special trip to the hardware store and I would bet that most customers do not have a grommet of this size at home. I bought this kit because of the video on your website, which was extremely helpful and an exact match to my 1999 GMC Suburban. It also would have been nice to know which of the 3 included breakers (20, 30, and 40 amp) was the one to use, which the video did not tell. Minor items, but would be helpful. Thank you for filling a need with a great product at a reasonable price. 146319
by: Tom M.07/24/2011
This item made installation of the Prodigy 2 brake controller to my Toyota FJ Cruiser a snap. The only controllers I've ever installed that were easier were on trucks that already had been prewired from the factory for a brake controller. Do yourself a favor and order the wiring kit when you buy your controller, you'll be glad you did. Thanks. 20121
by: Mark H.05/28/2013
Your installation video for the FJ Cruiser saved my day and wallet! Excellent video instructions. P2 working great. 82112
by: Enrique S.06/24/2016
This kit was awesome everthing that is needed is there for the installation of the brake controller. I installed a Prodigy 3 brake controller and is working great. The only complaint I have is that I installed this on my 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac and the wire was a little short. I was able to reach the wire to the fuses 40A and 20A but there was not enough wire for one of the fuses, but there was not enough wire to connect from the fuses to the positive of the battery. Maybe add one more foot to the wire and it would be great. Other than that no issues the tie wraps and everything on this kit seems like a very good quality parts. When I was done with the installation it looks like a professional installation. 264455
by: David P04/04/2010
Perfect- 2001 Toyota Sequoia It was a breeze to install. Great product. The one difficult thing was making sure I soldered the correct wire to the brake pedal switch. I used a hertz reader to find out the solder joint (where wire connection was on the brake pedal switch) that was providing the power and did the quick solder connection. Perfect. 2904
Having a 2011 Tacoma and trying to hook up a 7 pin trailer plug seemed to be impossible until I found etrailer.com . I try to keep add on all oem parts but Toyota doesn't offer any plug and play harness for this application . After looking at a lot of video's on the computer I found that etrailer .com had all the (HOW TO DO) video's to hook up the 7 pin plug with a brake controller. This was just what I needed. They also have everything to do the job and do it the right way! Thanks for everything etrailer dealing with Toyota wiring can be a pain in the *%^ your site made it so I could do it myself at home. 220778
by: Paul P.07/28/2014
This is my first experience with installing and/or using an electric brake controller so I'm by no means an expert. However, the Curt Venturer was easy to order and etrailer.com noted other parts I would need to complete the installation and use the product. It was delivered in a timely manner and was exactly as specified. I had my mechanic do the installation on my 1998 Nissan Pathfinder and it took him a couple of hours because of the age of the vehicle. The controller is easy and intuitive to set up and use and it works well. I will keep etrailer.com on my list of go-to places for my towing needs. 143220
by: David D.11/01/2012
Installed on my 2002 Tundra (no factory towing package). Used aftermarket 4-pole I had already put on vehicle. Quality materials, only missing a grommet for the firewall penetration and a ring terminal for a ground connection. Installation videos really helped and were pretty comprehensive; helped narrow down which wire to splice into at the brake switch easily. Will be used with a 14' two-axle utility trailer. P2 installed at same time. Will have to wait until pulling fully loaded trailer for final verdict, but was straight-forward installation. 58589
by: Paul M.04/22/2013
Installation of this product went very well. I did my homework ahead of time and I think that made all the difference. It would be better if they had more detailed instructions for all vehicles but even though there was little for me to refer to for my 2013 Kia Sorento everything fell into place. Parts appear to be of top quality and everything worked as it should have when I finally finished. It took a little over four hours for the install but a lot of that time was spent routing the wires and deciding on just where to attach the fuses. 77148
by: Tyler G.08/03/2011
Not enough wire for a 2010 Subaru Forester and Tekonsha P3 brake controller. You'll need another 10ft of 10ga primary wire. I didn't have enough to run the power source for the brake controller. I also need to get another battery terminal connector as the kit only included 2 and 3 are needed (2 for 12v+ connections to the battery (brake controller, 12v aux power, and another for 12v- connection to brake controller). Overall the kit is a good starting point an the instructions make enough sense to get you going. 20951
This kit was fantastic, and made the wiring of my 2000 Xterra a straight forward operation. And when I was done, it all worked like a dream. DO order the extra length of wire, as you will need it if you do an Xterra/Pathfinder/Frontier. And this wire is more supple than the same gauge stranded from Lowes/Home Depot, and is no more expensive. The videos were extremely helpful and answered a couple of questions that I did not know I would have until I was installing. Great set. Quick delivery and complete. 215897
Knowledgeable phone contact people. Pleasant to talk to. Quick shipping. Only complaint I have on this product is that there was not quite enough of the 10 ga. duplex wire. On my 1994 Chevy Silverado extended cab with the battery on the RH side, I came up short on the black wire to run from the brake controller power to the Battery + terminal. Either add about 5 feet to this kit or add two pieces of 14 ga. wire for the controller Power and ground wire to the battery. Comprehensive kit, otherwise. 99541
by: Paul C05/18/2015
I wasn't sure about running a 12-volt power line from the battery of our 2014 Subaru Outback to power an accessory battery on our pop-up tent trailer, but after watching the instructional video and receiving the kit I had it figured out and installed in an afternoon. The videos are amazingly helpful. Don't forget to buy a universal mounting bracket and the retainer clips they mention in the video, as those aren't part of this kit. Solid construction and it even comes with a little test light. 194221
by: Zac B06/20/2015
Had everything I needed to add a 7-pin connector and brake controller to my existing 4-pin setup on my 2012 Highlander with tow package. I followed the install video to a tee, and only had trouble with one of the breaker taps breaking off as I was screwing it in (tie wrapped it together) and nicked a metal house as I drilled too far through the firewall. Luckily it didn't puncture completely, as that could've been disastrous. Butt connectors were pretty tough to get a good crimped hold as well. 205978
by: Mountain John08/23/2012
I installed the ETBC7 brake controller installatio kit and Prodigy II brake controller on a 2000 Toyota Tundra after watching the installation video for a 2002 Toyota Tundra from your website. I'm not a mechanic, but the vehicle year was close enough to be an exact match and the installation went without a hitch. I never would have tried to do it myself without the step-by-step video to watch first to give me the confidence to tackle the project. Good on ya for making it so easy. 52640
by: Walt Z07/13/2011
This product along with the great video made this job easy. I have a Jeep Wrangler so with the short wheel base I had extra wire left over. Maybe etrailer should offer a "long wheel base" kit with a few extra feet of wire....maybe charge a few bucks more to make those guys happy. If you think this kit costs too much you won't when you have the job done and you realize you had every thing you needed to do a good job. 19375
Purchased the Tekonsha P2 brake controller with the universal installation kit and 7-way/4-flat plug. I needed to convert an existing 4-flat set-up on my 2006 Jeep Wrangler. The video instructions were excellent. Could happily rate the entire experience excellent had there been an extra foot of duplex cable and of the separate 10 ga. hot lead. Had to make run to the local Ace as it was. Oh, a few more zip ties too! 186251
I installed to a 2002 Ford Ranger Ext Cab 4x4. I like this kit because it has everything you need (except the brake controller). When searching other sites I could not find a full kit like this one. It makes it a lot easier instead of guessing exactly you need. I connected to Draw Tite i-stop IG brake controller. The go along video they made for my truck helped a lot! 5 Star! 270368
by: Joe J.07/03/2016
I used this kit on my 2015 Subaru Outback. I like the product because it gave me everything I need to hook up my brake controller. Pay special attention to how you route your wire. I ran out and had to find another 2 ft. piece. I am sure it was my routing. The videos and online installation photos were very helpful even thought they were not of a 2015 the were close enough. 267905
by: Chris Dotson04/22/2013
Product was exactly as advertised. I was able to follow the online video and installed it myself without a single issue. I can now pull my travel trailer with my Jeep knowing that I have additional braking power behind me. Great product, great service, fast shipping and unparalleled experience from beginning to end. No need to shop anywhere else for trailer items again. 77287
Installed on 2002 Tacoma, no tow package. Used with Curt T-connector. Skill level: Novice. Kit included everything I needed, instructions were helpful, video on etrailer site even more informative. Using this to connect my truck to RV trailer. I needed to swap my truck tail lights with LED lights because T connector was not supplying enough power for brake and blinkers. 189740
by: The Nord08/01/2015
I am impressed with this kit, it made the grulling job of wiring my 2000 Tundra for a camper plug very manageable. I am not a mechanic and I did the job in one afternoon! It was worth it to have everything you need right there instead of running all over town looking for the parts you need to finish the job. Thank you for offering such a great useful product! 216108
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