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. Call 800-298-8924 to order etrailer Accessories and Parts part number ETBC7 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all etrailer products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Universal Installation Kit for Trailer Brake Controller - 7-Way RV and 4-Way Flat - 10 Gauge Wires. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Universal Installation Kit for Trailer Brake Controller - 7-Way RV and 4-Way Flat - 10 Gauge Wires

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etrailer Accessories and Parts - ETBC7

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.

Features:

  • Kit includes wiring and accessories required for installation of a trailer brake controller (sold separately) in your vehicle
    • Designed for use on a vehicle with an existing 4-way flat trailer connector
  • 25' Long, 10-gauge duplex wire is wrapped in an abrasion-resistant cover
    • Connect one wire to the blue wire on the brake controller
    • Connect one wire to the positive post on the vehicle's battery via the included 40-amp circuit breaker
  • Pre-wired 7- and 4-way trailer connector mounts easily at rear of vehicle with included bracket
    • Plugs into existing 4-way trailer connector on vehicle
  • Heavy-duty circuit breakers - (1) 20 amp, (1) 30 amp, and (1) 40 amp
  • Circuit tester helps you find the stoplight switch wire above the brake pedal
  • Also includes hardware for installation:
    • Ring terminals for battery and breaker hookup
    • Quick-splice wiring connectors
    • Self-tapping screws
    • Zip-ties
    • Wire loom for a professionally installed appearance


installation instructions linkInstallation Details

Note:

  • No existing 4-pole connector: If your vehicle does not already have a 4-pole flat trailer connector installed, the etrailer.com application guide can be used to find the easy-to-install connector made specifically for your vehicle.
  • Extra-long vehicles: If you drive a crew cab, extended cab with long bed, cargo van, or extended-length SUV, 10' of extra wire (ETBCXW - sold separately) will make installation much easier.

7-Way and 4-Way Trailer Connector

Picture of included 7 pole and 4 pole trailer connector

Wiring Diagram for Trailer Brake Controller Installation

Wiring diagram of brake controller installation


ETBC7 Universal Installation Kit for Electric Trailer Brake Control - 7-Way Blade and 4-Pole Flat - 10 Gauge Wires







Video of Universal Installation Kit for Trailer Brake Controller - 7-Way RV and 4-Way Flat - 10 Gauge Wires


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Video Transcript for etrailer Accessories and Parts ETBC7 Review

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. .




Customer Reviews

Universal Installation Kit for Trailer Brake Controller - 7-Way RV and 4-Way Flat - 10 Gauge Wires - ETBC7

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (467 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.


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by: matt02/24/2014


product was excellent and COMPLETE. everything you need with very DETAILED directions. i also ordered the prodigy P2 to complete my install. both were excellent and very recommended. only modification was on the actual plastic cover on bumper, i cut away minimal pieces with razor knife for perfect fit. you can look at all the pics to check out install. I took advantage of the reverse light wire and put LED light bar on back of trailer. i made one email to e trailer for exact numbers for my make and model. the response was pretty impressive. Full detail with pictures and product numbers all set up so all i had to do was press order and pay for it. This is how american companies are supposed to be ran......I LOVE IT!!!! 117533





Comments

Your products are awesome. Ive had zero issues with it and 5 of my friends purchased and installed the same set up in there trucks. Thanks again for the great products and excellent support.

matt - 03/05/2015

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by: Penguin09/12/2013


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






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by: Ryan H.08/06/2014


Thanks eTrailer.com! My wire kit arrived with all of the necessary parts very quickly! Using your install video helped to make my install a breeze, Thank You for the install videos! The video was easy to understand and I was able to buildup on it a little. I tried to wrap the wires at the engine from the frame to the battery with protective sleeve for a little added protection. Also, I would like to recommend adding an additional ring terminal with the kit... I ended up clamping on onto the ground for the wire harness of the brake controller only to realize the cable was too short. I ended up needing 1 extra but a trip to the part store did the job! Thanks again! I look forward to seeing how my weight distributing hitch is going to work now :) Ryan Denver, CO 144786






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by: Tod09/10/2014


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






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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






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by: Glenn03/24/2011


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






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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






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by: Rick B03/14/2015


The etrailer video I watched of this product showed the reverse light wire left disconnected. I connected mine. I also bought some extra convoluted tubing for under the hood, and some expandable braid sleeving for under the dash, and added a connector near the kick panel for connecting to the brake controller. To mount the brake controller, I removed the storage tray next to the ignition switch. Shimming the brake controller bracket allows it to fit nicely there (2007 Tacoma). Under the hood, I used the 20 amp breaker. The 20 amp breaker is for 1 and 2 axle brakes, and the 30 amp is for 3 and 4 axle brakes. I wanted to find some rubber insulator boots for the breaker terminals since theses are hot all the time, but I had to use electrical tape and shrink sleeving. Level of difficulty was moderate. I was very pleased with the results. 178290






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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






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by: Dan B.08/16/2012


First of all, eTrailer.com is tops with customer service. I mistakenly order a 1-1/4" tube cover and the good folk at etrailer caught the discrepancy and called my to double check that I was ordering what I wanted or needed. My order shipped promptly and everything I ordered was in the package when it arrived at my door. The ETBC7 Bake Controller 7 and 4 way wiring kit, as advertised, included everything- well almost everything - I needed to install a 7 way plug while also providing a 4 way plug so that we can tow our new travel trailer with electric brakes. I say almost because I needed to round up a few extra items to complete the project. These included an extra 3/8" eye connector. The kit includes two but the electric brake controller I chose made it clear in their installation instructions that it should be grounded directly to the battery and not the body of the car. I also needed some longer zip ties than those provided. I also needed to pick up a rubber grommet for the hole I had to drill in my firewall. But, I can't imagine that each vehicle will have unique requirements beyond what this install kit provides, so I can highly recommend this kit to anyone who needs to install a brake controller. The only thing I was disappointed with was that the plug receptacle was made out of plastic. Perhaps this is best as it dose reduce weight ( a bit) and no corrosion is suppose. 51995






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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






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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






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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






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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






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by: Edward01/03/2011


Brake controller installation It took longer that it should have to connect the controller, but I was being very careful, I would check and then double check to make sure everything was alright. I wanted to do a nice clean job so I took my time. The hardest part was making sure I had the right wire connected for the brake signal to the controller, but even that was not difficult to do. I took some pictures of when I started a task and the end result. 4921






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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






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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






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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






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by: Skip08/04/2012


The service and shipping was exceptional but the product (the connector box) was disappointing. The small connector has a cover which fits sloppily and the material that the unit is comprised of is not ridged enough. I had trouble pushing the trailer connector onto the four prong unit because the plastic base was too flexible. The spring that closes the hatch for the 7 prong connector is weak and I doubt it will last the winter, we will see. There is no rubber boot or system to protect the back side where the wires enter the unit from the elements. This part faces forward and we live in Wisconsin (snow and highway salt country). I doubt the wire connections inside the unit will survive 1 year. Hope I am wrong. I will tell you however the person taking my order knew what she was doing, She was polite and a real pleasure to deal with. The order was shipped and delivered in light speed, the shipping and tracking was sent to us by e-mail, ALL way above normal expectation. I will order again from this company. 50570






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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






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by: Steve F.05/27/2013


All necessary parts are included to connect virtually any electronic brake controller (not included) to the 7-pin female electrical receptacle (included). The installation videos on the website were a HUGE help, and made installation clear cut. The only complaint I have is that the long, 10 gauge duplex cable provided was about 6' too short for the route I chose to run it...especially since you are supposed to use excess pieces to run power and ground to the controller. I had to go to the hardware store to buy the additional lengths needed. Even though eTrailer did not have this in inventory, which they quickly informed me of, and the potential for a delayed delivery...they quickly got it in stock, and I received my order in 7 days. This kit is the best I could find, and not available on Amazon. I am very pleased with eTrailer's customer service, their prices, and the information they provide to ensure you get the job done right! 82068






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by: Wayne09/29/2012


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





Comments

Been over a year, everything still working great

Wayne - 04/28/2014

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by: Trevor06/23/2009


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






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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






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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






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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






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by: Rod radovanovic09/07/2013


It is very good product. The only reason I did not rate it excellent is that few minor thinks can make it that way. First, few more ties would be good to include, they are inexpensive. Second the duplex cable has a black line and white line, however it is connected to a black and BLUE line out of the receptacle and out of the brake controller. So it would be very nice that the duplex cable has black and blue line. Also, two self-threading screws should be included for the bracket installation (in the case, like in mine) when the attaching member is part of the bumper without access to its back side, there is no way to put a nut on the attaching screw. Finally, the instruction is very good with one exception. It is cumbersome and (I think) not necessary to route the ground wire from the brake controller to the battery negative terminal. It can be just grounded to the chassis. 98743






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by: jc02/20/2015


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






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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






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by: Stephan03/31/2013


Patrick My kit was very complete. Given my specific situation we had to make a few modifications or additions. After receiving my kit I opted to have a installer completed the installation. When he completed his installation it seemed he had a hard time getting everything function as it should, it was not a wiring issue as much as a plug issue. After picking up my trailer I noticed that the lights would stop working, I would stop and remove and re-plug, or would wiggle the plug around and the lights would come back on. Other than having to stop frequently driving in the dark with a black trailer and no lights is not good. My work schedule has prevented me from investigating these issues further, but they will have to be taken care of prior to any further use. I will keep you appraised of my situation. Steve 73534






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by: Larry S.03/10/2014


Everything needed to wire an existing 4-way to 7-way except for the brake controller itself. This kit takes all the guess work out of what is needed for such a project. It wasn't too difficult to install just take your time. 120128





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Still works perfectly as if it were a factory installed part.

Larry S - 03/10/2015

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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





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I, hope you can help me out, i have the 7 way wire harness from mopar, but i dont know where the blue wire need connect to, in the electronic brake control, in m 2010 sahara, there are four wire in the brake pedal, white, black, red and blue, but my question is, the blue wire from the wire harness, go blue to blue. ?????????Thank You for you help.

comment by: Aranivar G - 05/01/2014


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If you have a factory installed 7-way and a brake controller prep wiring package already in your 2010 Jeep Wrangler Sahara then yes, the blue wire that is on the brake controller connects to the brake signal wire (usually blue) on the Jeep. You can use a circuit tester like the # 40376
Circuit Tester Kit
$48.95
to make sure that the blue wire on the Jeep has signal when the brake pedal is depressed. If you do not have a factory installed 7-way on your Jeep, then you will need to use an # ETBC7 kit.l This will establish a fully functional 7-way wiring harness and has all the wiring components and functions needed for installing a brake controller. I have included links to a couple of our help articles that explain this process step by step for you.

Rachael H - 5/12/2014




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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






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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






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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






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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





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Still working great. Just got back from memorial day weekend in the pouring rain and zero problems with the e-brakes and controller.

Mark H - 05/28/2014

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by: Kelly S.05/02/2012


I bought these products and just got them. I have not installed them yet. I paid more than I could of from others. The single reason I bought from e-trailer was the very good videos on how to install these. This is a bigger deal than you might think. If these get done wrong and you cause an accident it will be very uncomfortable. I will also make some improvements along the way. I want the circiut breaker in a juntion box, the wire that runs to the flat four needs upgraded and backed up or you lose the whole system. All of these wires need to be marine grade wire so the corrosion does not crawl up the wire, it is worth it. Use marine grade crimp, solder, and shrink tube and connectors. Interesting but we are getting there. 39169






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by: Joe F07/16/2013


Need to add instructions. Video was a big help. Could have used 8 more feet of the 10/2 wire for my application. 89738





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A year later my instal is still holding up and the instal kit is performing as Advertised! !

Joe F - 07/16/2014

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by: Justin C.08/04/2013


Easy installation, had no problem during my 3,000 mile road trip. Came with all parts needed to complete, did not have to go out and buy any extra parts. 93156





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Still working great as the day I installed it.

Justin C - 02/11/2015

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by: Ross C.03/17/2014


The ETBC7 is a comprehensive kit made from mostly high-quality items. Installation was straightforward and works quite well. Three things prevented me from rating this higher: 1) the printed instructions were not as readable as they could be; the connector pin illustrations are partially printed in reverse (white on black) and difficult to see under limited lighting, 2) the plastic "loom" provided to cover individual wires is not of the same level quality as other components (I replaced it with plastic spiral loom), and 3) the provide circuit breakers have non-insulated connectors that expose +12 Vdc direct from the battery (I used shirk tubing to insulate these and protect myself). 120996






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by: Chad M.11/04/2013


I was nervous about this project and I was so Happy with the instructions, product quality and all the videos on etrailer.com.... My 12 year old son and I took care of this project yesterday and we completed it in a couple hours... Another thing that really impressed me was the follow up after the sale... I received an email immediately following the purchase, then within minutes another letting me know that the product was in stock and ship soon and then 5 minutes later anther email letting me know it shipped. Couple days later the parts were on my door step... Great Follow up, Great product... I look forward to the next project I do with Etrailer.com Thanks 106178






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by: Gerry2531307/13/2013


All materials I needed was included, the instruction sheet was very easy to follow. 89437





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I Have Been Very Satisfied With ThIs Wiring Package.It Has Been Trouble free

Gerry25313 - 07/12/2014

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by: Frank S.06/01/2012


This kit contained all the parts necessary to complete the installation of my brake controller. The accompanying documentation and step by step instructions are excellent. There are also numerous pictures depicting front and back of plug and connector and functions of terminals. Overall, this is a excellent product and I highly recommend it. Lastly, I am pleased with my shopping experince with etrailer.com. My order was processed promptly and communication was excellent. I received several e-mails updating me on the status of my order and the expected delivery date. There was also followup after the sale to ensure I was satisfied with my purchase. 42299






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by: marcel12/30/2014


This kit is a must have item to install a 7 pin + brake controller on a vehicle without the tow package. The Gray 2 conductor wire was too short for my extended cargo area Express 3500 van. I ended up running my own wires to the engine compartment because I didn't want to splice the wires under the hood. The kit was still worth it though because it includes the circuit breakers and the 4/7 pin outlet and a good set of instructions. I soldered the wire connections by the plug to keep them free from corrosion under the bumper.They should sell another version of this kit with a longer wire for those extended vehicles. All n all, still a great value. 167322






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by: Scott L08/20/2012


Everything that was needed was in the box. Excellent video on installation and the support staff over the phone was exceptional. I thought I had an issue and called the customer service line and they help walk me thru the issue the best that they could. Once back out at the truck and finishing up the install, the issue that I thought I had was not an issue at all, it simply was a previous owner installation that was not completely removed. Someone had left the scotch lock on the brake wire next to brake switch that "appeared" to be still connected somewhere. But once I removed the old scotch lock, the wire simply fell into floor. All is well. 52426






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by: mark t07/05/2013


This is my second purchase of this product.nice kits and are easy to install, simple instructions, all you have to do is read. 87756





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No problemss great

mark t - 07/06/2014

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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





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I have a Toyota sequoia 2002. It has already a 4 prongs flat connector wt a female hitch. I would like to tow a light travel trailer but I need a electric brake hook up to it. My car does not come pre wired under my dashboard.i I were to buy the whole kit would it take everything I need?

comment by: Junbug - 11/22/2013


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If you have a functioning 4 pole connector, all you need to add the complete braking system will be your brake controller of choice and an ETBC7 kit. This will provide everything you need to wire up the brake controller and the 7-Way connector at the rear of your Sequoia. I have linked to a video that shows the install of an ETBC7 and Prodigy P2 controller on a 2002 Tundra. The installation should be very similar on your Sequoia.

Patrick B - 11/27/2013




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by: Ben04/02/2012


This item provides everything you need to install a brake controller. I used extra zip ties to be super neat, but the amount included will get you by. There are cheaper wiring kits around, but if you add up the cost and consider the quality of this kit you'll come out on top here. Note that it comes with all the connectors you need plus three circuit breakers (not fuses). You only need two, so you'll end up with an extra 20 or 30 amp circuit breaker for something else. I installed this on a 94 landcruiser and had just enough wire to complete the job. Two more feet would have been nice, but every vehicle is different. 35888






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by: Mike S.07/10/2013


Great product with good instructions. If I really want to be picky there is room for some improvement. The bracket is a bit flimsy. You must hold the back of the socket when plugging in the connector or it will flex and bend. The videos were very helpful but not 100% accurate for my application. I had to bolt the bracket to the factory bracket and the holes were off approximately 3/16". Slots in place of the mounting holes with a bit more bracket width might allow various applications without modification. The instructions were not very clear on whether to use the 20 amp or 30 amp circuit breaker. Overall -- great value. 88769






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by: David06/09/2014


This kit, when coupled with the great instruction video provided by trailer, was about perfect. Every part was provided, quality was good, delivery excellent. It took me more than 8 hours to install the brake controller on my Subaru but I am a slow worker. It is hard to route everything. My car and trailer are in the driveway waiting for me to test the system out. Note: if you are using a subaru OEM hitch, the No-Drill Mount Bracket, Long - 18136 is not useful. Be sure to buy 30 feet 12 gauge red wire. Lots of tape, extra wire loom, extra zip ties, dielectric grease, loom clamps with self threading screws. 134787




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  • To wire a 7-Way trailer connector at the rear of your 1994 Chevy pickup, you will need to start with a working 4-way connector, item # 118315, if your truck is not already equipped with one. You would then use the 4 Pole to 7 Pole and 4 Pole Adapter, item # 37185, and plug in the 4-Way on the truck to provide the stop turn and tail light functions in the adapter. If you do not need the brake control feed wire, 12 volt power wire or backup wire for your trailer you can tie one or all...
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  • Parts Needed for Installation of Electric Brakes on a Coleman Pop-Up Camper With 8 Inch Wheels
  • The 8 inch diameter wheel on your Coleman Fleetwood pop-up camper is not large enough to accept an electric brake hub and drum assembly. Seven inch brake assemblies like # 23-48 that you selected work with the Trailer Hub & Drum Assembly, item # 8-257-5UC3, which will fit in wheels starting at 10 inches in diameter. You would need to upgrade your wheels and tires to either a 5.30-12 load range c wheel and tire combination, or a 205/65-10 load range c wheel and tire to meet the capacity...
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