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Hopkins Brake Controller for the 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe

Hopkins Brake Controller

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Hopkins Agility Trailer Brake Controller - Plug In - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional - 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe

Proportional brake controller can be mounted within a 360-degree vertical range. Digital display indicates braking action of trailer. Fine-tune power adjustment has 5 levels so that you can set braking intensity to suit your towing needs.

Features:

  • Brake controller activates trailer brakes in proportion to your Chevrolet Tahoe's braking action
    • Automatically adjusts trailer's braking based on deceleration of tow vehicle
    • Activates immediately - no pausing like with time-delayed brake controllers
  • Multiple mounting options
    • Position at any angle up or down in the vertical plane
      • Recommended mounting is between -20 degrees and 70 degrees
  • 5 Sensitivity levels let you adjust initial braking power and aggressiveness
  • Digital display is easy to read
  • Built-in, slide manual override lever
  • Plug-in, vehicle-specific brake-control adapter (sold separately) is required for installation


Specs:

  • Application: trailers with up to 4 axles (8 brake assemblies)
    • Designed for use with electric brakes only
  • Dimensions: 3" wide x 5" long x 1-1/4" tall
  • Mounting: 360-degree vertical plane operating range
  • 5-Year limited warranty


Proportional Braking

With a proportional brake controller, you can get heavy-duty emergency braking, general braking or slow-to-an-idle braking for your trailer automatically. The intensity with which your trailer brakes are activated and the rate at which they are applied are dependent on the deceleration of your tow vehicle. This means that, unlike time-delay controllers - which send the same amount of preset power to your trailer brakes every time - proportional controllers are able to adapt to every braking situation differently. So, if you slam on the brakes in your truck, your trailer brakes will activate with that same extreme intensity. And if you merely slow down as you approach a red light, your trailer will gradually brake in the same manner.


As long as the Agility controller sits level on a horizontal plane and is pointed in the direction of travel, it will sense - via an internal inertia sensor - how your tow vehicle brakes. This inertia-based sensor responds to the deceleration of your tow vehicle as you brake by signaling the controller to send out enough power to your trailer brakes so that they are activated with an intensity that matches. The result is uniform braking across your towing setup. No push-pull action - just smooth, proportional braking every time.


Power and Sensitivity Adjustment

Getting the braking power you need for your application is simple with the Agility. First, set the overall power so that you can achieve maximum braking without locking up your trailer brakes.


Once you have the overall power set, you can fine-tune the power output by adjusting the sensitivity of the internal sensor. Use the adjustment buttons on the top of the controller to achieve your desired degree of intensity. There are 5 levels to choose from. The first level offers the least amount of sensitivity, making it ideal for lightweight setups. The heavier your load, the higher you will want to take the sensitivity. At level 5, the sensitivity of the internal sensor is as high as it can go. This level provides the most aggressive braking and is ideal for heavy loads.


Digital Display

On the front of the Agility there is a digital display that is designed to keep you aware of the braking action of your trailer. This screen shows your sensitivity level, overall power percentage and error codes for issues such as a short circuit.


Simple Installation

The Hopkins Agility can be mounted anywhere within 360 degrees vertically, but it is recommended that it be mounted in your cab at an angle that is between -20 degrees and 70 degrees to make it easier to access.


Correct Agility mounting90-Degree Agility mounting

Note: The Agility must be mounted on a level horizontal (side-to-side) plane and must be lined up with the direction of travel for the internal sensor to function properly.


To install the Agility, a vehicle-specific wiring adapter (sold separately) is required. These custom kits are available for most newer trucks and SUVs. One end of the custom adapter plugs into your Chevrolet Tahoe, and the other end plugs into the controller - no hardwiring required.


See also etrailer.com's exclusive 7- and 4-way brake-control installation kit (ETBC7 - sold separately) if you don't already have a 7-way plug at the back of your Chevrolet Tahoe.



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Video of Hopkins Agility Trailer Brake Controller - Plug In - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional


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Video Transcript for Hopkins Brake Controller HM47294 Review

Today we are going to review part number HM47294. This is the Hopkins agility proportional trailer brake controllers designed for trailers with one to four axles. Comes with everything showing here, the controller, the mounting bracket, and the mounting hardware. Now, this brake controller will activate your trailer brakes in proportion to your vehicle's braking action. It automatically adjusts the trailer braking based on your deceleration of the tow vehicle and it does activate immediately so there is no pausing like with your time delayed brake controllers. It does have multiple mounting options. The agility must be mounted on a level, horizontal side to side plane. In other words, you do not want it this way or like this.

You want it to be horizontal and you want it to be going in the direction of travel so the internal sensor will function properly. It can be positioned at any angle, up or down, in a vertical plane. Basically it could do 360 degrees, but it is recommended to be able to view the screen that you mount it between a minus 20 down and a 70 degrees up. That is your recommended mounting. Now, it does have a digital display right up here. It is a very easy to read. The screen shows your sensitivity level, overall power percentage, and it even shows air codes for issues such as a short circuit. Now, on top has the power adjustment buttons, a plus and a minus, this will adjust your power sent to the trailer brakes.

It will be displayed as a percentage on the digital display from 5 to 99 in increments of 5 percent. The sensitivity feature which is right here on the side, it is a button, you push that. It has 5 different settings and that will make your trailer braking response more or less sensitive. Setting one would your least sensitive and setting 5 would be the most sensitive and then the air code SC, if it shows on here, would mean it is a short circuit. I am going to hook this up here in a minute just to show you those. It has a built in right up here manual override lever.

You can see this button when you push down that will override it and give you an immediate response to the brakes. It has a plug here on the controller. Now we do recommend when you install this to get a plug in vehicle specific brake controller adapter. We do sell those separately. to see if there is one for your vehicle we recommend you go to our website and under our fit guide check your year and model vehicle to see if there is one available. It is required to install this. Now we also sell a plug in that will plug into this if you cannot use a vehicle-specific adapter we do also sell one that is a plug to plug into this and the other end would be a four pigtail wires that you could hard wire into your vehicle.

We also sell those separately. Again, the application on this is for trailers with up to four axles or 8 brake assemblies and this is designed for use with electric brakes only. Here is what I am going to do is I have a connector hooked up to a 12 volt power source. I will go ahead and plug this in and then what you are going to notice when I turn it on, I have all the wires hooked up, you are going to see first comes on to set and then it will go to just a single red dot and when it shows a single red dot that is meaning the trailer is connected and you are ready to go. Now, if that dot did not show that would mean the trailer is not connected. You would have to make sure the trailer is connected. So with it in that position you are ready to go. Now, as far as the top, the power adjustments you can see here is the plus, so right now it is at 50. So you could do 55, 60, 65 and again, you go by 5 percent or you can go down 65, 60, 55, 50. And on this side we mentioned the sensitivity. If you push that you will see 2, 3, 4, 5 and then back to one. So you got 5 sensitivity features. And, then again, your manual override it if you have to apply the brakes immediately. You just push down on it. You can see that if you push it down gradually, it will ramp up gradually. But that should do it for the review on part number HM47294. The Hopkins agility porportional trailer brake controller with trailers with one to four axles. .




Customer Reviews

Hopkins Agility Trailer Brake Controller - Plug In - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional - HM47294

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.9 out of 5 stars   (27 Customer Reviews)

Proportional brake controller can be mounted within a 360-degree vertical range. Digital display indicates braking action of trailer. Fine-tune power adjustment has 5 levels so that you can set braking intensity to suit your towing needs.


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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ben T.03/28/2012


I was able to install the brake controller in less than five minutes once I located the plug underneath my dash. Etrailer had a video that even showed where to look on my vehicle. This unit is very easy to adjust and it is flawless so far. I had already purchased a controller in a local retailer's store but they didn't carry the adapter I needed in order to install the unit. Etrailer.com had both units in stock and $20.00 less than my local store. I chose this unit because of the plug and play features and I know that if I want to change vehicles, I just need to purchase the corresponding adapter and I can easily transfer my Agility controller into my new vehicle. The shipping was fast and low cost. Etrailer.com was my last stop during this project but they will be my first stop for my next trailer project!! 35377






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jeff H.09/11/2012


Excellent. I hooked this Hopkins controller up with the specified harness and after plugging it into the Factory OEM plus on my Honda Ridgline, all I had to do was add a 20amp fuse as they don't put it in the Ridgeline from the factory, but the manual does list that. Worked like a champ! This proportional controller allows my Ridgeline with the trailer to feel as if there is nothing on the truck when I'm breaking. Seems as if there is no trailer connected as compared to when I have pulled with electronic braking where you never seem to get the settings just right. 54187






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Russ R.07/22/2011


Installed the HM47294 with the GM Brake Wiring Adapter HM47795 on my 2005 Yukon XL. Installation took only about 15 minutes and works perfectly. Great product. Very impressed with how fast the delivery was processed and delivered. Ordered on Tuesday - delivered on Thursday. Great email communication throughout. Thanks again. 19923






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dennis S.12/19/2013


Fast service. Relatively easy to install (once you decide where to mount it). I haven't used it on my trailer yet, but I anticipate that it will work fine. I used the Plug in harness even tho' my Toyota Tacoma came with one, because I would rather not cut the wires from the controller and splice the wires from the harness. 110484






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: chop09/30/2014


This product was very easy to install and it works fantastic on my 2014 Dodge Ram. I use it to pull a 20' trailer and a tractor.This product is priced right and does what it is designed to do.I would recommend it to anyone that tows or hauls for braking assurance.Thank you etrailer. 153607






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Thomas S.05/14/2012


Product works as it should. It was easily installed in a 1999 f 450 ford with the available wiring harness. just plug it in and attach the mount under the dash. My order and delivery were processed in a timely manner. 40284






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Chris S09/19/2011


Controller does exactly what it should do. I was impressed with the more than prompt shipment from etrailer. I will look to them for future needs without hesitation. Thank you!! 24184






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Thor L07/30/2014


This is my second Agility controller. I have one in both of my trucks, one for a horse trailer, one for a travel trailer. Easy to install. Easy to adjust. I love it. 143721






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Joe L.05/04/2013


Looking forward to many a miles use of the Hopkins Agility. Install was a snap ... recommend using sockets vs. a screw driver to secure the screws to the unit. 79000






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Arvil A.06/12/2013


Just finished with a test drive, everything works perfectly installation was a breeze thanks to the kit you recommended and the detailed instructions 84304






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dan09/17/2014


Easy install and works great. The fine tuning of this unit makes it a joy to pull a trailer and know that you can stop when you need to. 151616






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Keith P.05/14/2012


Awesome box, works perfectly, gives good feedback. Makes traveling with a 2 axle 7300lb camper a piece of cake. 40346






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: JW in Houston01/28/2011


Received product 3 days after ordering, price was slightly better ( including shipping cost) than retail store. 6343






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: CA12/03/2013


Installed the product but have no used it yet. It appears to be of better quality than the one its replacing. 109016






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jeff P.05/22/2011


I was very pleased with the controller, it was easy to install, has good features, and works well. 15031






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ed Y04/29/2014


I bought this and the harness for a 2005 Tacoma. It was installed and working in 5 minutes. 127908






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jim10/01/2013


Works great. Ordered from eTrailer.com Friday morning and received Saturday. 102123






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: steve s07/01/2011


ok 18394





Comments

I need a Controller that can be removed when there is no need for it.

comment by: Noel W - 02/05/2014


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Any of our controllers can be removed when not in use. Some are easier to remove than others. I have added links to controllers that have removable plugs for the harness and slide-in or snap-on style brackets so that no screws have to be removed to remove the controller.

Patrick B - 2/10/2014




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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bill P.07/18/2011


Great product, easy installation, NO problems after months! 19600






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jeff H11/03/2014


mounted up easily. works great. definitely recommend. 158957






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bienvenido F.06/26/2011


Product as described. Thank you. Fast delivery. 17971






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Frank n.10/07/2012


Works great, easy to set up. 56636






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Gary K.12/16/2012

Review from a similar Hopkins Agility Electric Brake Controller


The Hopkins Agility controller has very easy to understand instructions,along with it's hardware makes the job easy! Folks at Etrailer are a wealth of information with what else you may need to make the project effortless! They also helped out when I became close on time , by expediting the shipping!!!!! 61579


Comments

I am still very pleased with the Hopkins Agility controller!It continues to give great service, I have recommended the device to others,along with ETRAILER as a source for great products,and service!best regards Gary

Gary K - 06/16/2014

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: A. Smith09/21/2012

Review from a similar Hopkins Agility Electric Brake Controller


Excellent product, easy installation, works great. Here is a pic of the mounting spot I chose in a 2012 Ram 1500. etrailer has the BEST customer service on the web! 55427



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mike04/02/2013

Review from a similar Hopkins Agility Electric Brake Controller


The wiring kit I ordered and installed using the online insructions from E Trailer made installation easy. The controller works great and was easy to calibrate. I am very happy. Thanks E Trailer, you guys are first rate!! 73817



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dave Z.10/29/2014

Review from a similar Hopkins Agility Electric Brake Controller


Everything looked to be Quality parts. Delivery was extremely fast. I will definitely order my trailer parts from etrailer in the future. 158360



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jeff N.03/06/2014

Review from a similar Hopkins Agility Electric Brake Controller


Very easy installation and the product works great. Installed it on a 1998 3500 series Chevy truck and works great with our car trailer! 119680

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Expert Answers about Hopkins Agility Trailer Brake Controller - Plug In - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional - HM47294Do you have a question about this Brake Controller?


  • How to Set Up a Hopkins Agility Brake Controller Part # HM47294
  • The proper settings are determined by a host of variables including trailer weight, size of trailer brakes, vehicle weight, size of vehicle brakes, and cargo inside vehicle. You can get started by following the Setting Your Controller portion of the directions. If you do not have a copy of the directions, I have added a link to them below. In order to set up your brake controller, you need to connect the loaded trailer to the vehicle, and drive to a large open area, like an empty parking...
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  • If your 2008 Chevy Avalanche came with a factory installed 7-Way trailer connector, it will have wiring for the brake controller under the dash. It will not have a port you can plug into, but the wiring will be already ran and you just have to make 4 connections. The wire bundle will be located under the dash, to the left and above the brake pedal. The bundle will be held together with a white tag. On the tag, the functions of the wires should printed. On the tow package wiring from...
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  • I would check the magnets for wear before going on to test them with a meter. If the magnets show abnormal wear or if you can see the windings beginning to show through the friction surface of the magnet then they will need to be replaced. To further test your magnets, first make sure the trailer is not connected when performing this test. If the trailer is connected, you run the risk of shorting out the brake controller or various other electrical components. I attached an FAQ article...
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  • Hopkins Agility Brake Controller Not Working On a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado
  • The Agility Trailer Brake Controller, item # HM47294, has a power indicator light. If this light is not on I would start by testing the wiring to the brake controller with a circuit tester, item # 3808 if needed. The black wire going into the brake controller should have power and the red wire should have power only when the brake pedal is pressed. The blue wire will only have power when the brake controller is activated and if the black wire has power on it. The white wire is the ground...
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  • E1 Code Displayed on Hopkins Impulse Brake Controller # HM47294 When No Trailer Is Connected
  • The E1 Error code on the Hopkins Impulse Brake Controller # HM47294, indicates that there is no trailer connection. So, since you do not have a trailer connected to your 1998 Dodge Ram 2500, the E1 code will be displayed until you connect a trailer to your vehicle. The representative at Hopkins informed me that it is normal for the E1 code to be displayed when there is no trailer connected to the vehicle. If you were to have a trailer connected and the code was still being displayed,...
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  • Adding an Auxiliary Power Circuit to a 7-Way Trailer Connector on a 2011 Chevy Silverado 1500
  • First, use a circuit tester like # 3808 if needed, to test the 7-Way trailer connector. The 12 volt circuit will be in the 1 oclock position. If the trailer side connector pin that corresponds with the 12 volt circuit is connected to the battery on the trailer, then you will not have to change or add anything. If it is not, you can either connect the battery to that circuit or use the auxiliary pin in the center. Again, use the circuit tester to test the center pin. It may be connected...
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  • Location of Brake Control Connector on 2006 Dodge Ram 2500
  • If your Ram is equipped with the tow package including the 7-way trailer connector on the rear bumper, the connector for installing your brake controller will be located above the white junction box behind and a bit above the emergency brake pedal. The connector is usually light blue in color. If the plug is present, you'd need the # HM47755 brake controller wiring to install the Hopkins Agility brake controller in your Ram. If your Ram was not equipped with the trailer connector, the...
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  • Parts Needed to Install a Trailer Brake Controller on a 2002 Chevy Silverado 2500
  • Installing a brake controller on your 2002 Chevy Silverado 2500 will be a snap. The 2002 models have a port under the dash that will allow you to just plug in the brake controller wiring harness. For the correct wiring harness, you will need part # HM47795. i have included a link to the installation details for you to view. The port on the truck is located in an electrical junction box on the lower left side of the truck to the left of the brake pedal. Remove the cover and plug in the...
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation for Electric Over Hydraulic Trailer Brakes and 2011 Chevy Silverado
  • Depending on the hydraulic actuator on the trailer, the integrated brake controller on a 2011 Chevy Silverado may or may not be compatible. If your 2011 has a setting for electric over hydraulic braking systems and you do not have the issue of the actuator running for about 1 second every 5 seconds or so, then it will work. If there is no setting for electric over hydraulic brakes and/or you find that the actuator is cycling, the best solution is to install an aftermarket brake controller...
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  • How To Install Hopkins Agility Brake Controller # HM47294 On A 2011 Chevrolet Silverado Crew Cab
  • On your 2011 Chevrolet Silverado, no brake controller plug is present under the dash, but the wires are already run to install the Hopkins Agility Electric Brake Controller, part # HM47294. You only need to connect the brake control wiring with the vehicle wiring already present under the dash. The vehicle wiring is located below the steering column, left of the brake pedal, and is taped together with white tape. There is not a connector on the end of these wires so the Hopkins brake controller...
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  • Brake Controller Installation 2013 Chevy Silverado
  • The location and function of the tow package wiring has not changed from the 2012 to the 2013 model Silverado. The Tekonsha Prodigy P2 would install exactly as shown in the video you referred to (see link). The controller will directly wire into the tow package wiring, but the wire color will not match up exactly. The red/black striped tow package wire connects to the black brake controller wire. The lighter blue and white striped tow package wire connects to the red brake controller...
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  • Compatibility of OEM Brake Controller On Chevy Silverado 2500 with Electric Over Hydraulic Brakes
  • According to Dexter, their electric over hydraulic actuators should be compatible with the OE brake controllers, but in practice we find that is not always the case. We have found that the GM OE brake controller is not compatible with other electric over hydraulic actuators, so the fact that it is not working with your Silverado is not a huge surprise. Although I understand why you are not horribly excited by the idea of installing a controller, it is the only surefire way I know of...
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  • Is a Brake Controller Wiring Adapter Needed For Install on a 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 with Tow Package
  • Yes, you will need the Universal Brake Control Wiring Adapter, Dodge Ram, item # 20273, to install the Hopkins Agility Electric Brake Controller, in your 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup. Hopkins does not offer an adapter for the 2011 Dodge Ram yet, so you will need to eliminate the connector at the back of the Agility and attach the # 20273 adapter to the like colored wires using two 12-10 Gauge Butt Connectors, item # 05732-2, and two 16-14 Gauge Butt Connectors, item # 05731-5, 5 pack....
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  • Brake Controller Power Wire Connection Location on a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado Pickup
  • It sounds to me like the 12 volt wire you found attached to the stub at the power distribution box under the hood on your 2012 Chevrolet Silverado is the 12 volt power wire for the 7-Way trailer connector at the rear of the truck. The power wire for the brake controller should be located between the power distribution box and the fender well. I recently took a photo of these wire locations on a 2012 Suburban that should help you locate your brake controller power wire, see link. We...
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  • ITBC on 2012 GMC Sierra Malfunctioning when Used on Some Trailers
  • I think you might be on the right track thinking that your ITBC is picking up on ground problems that an aftermarket brake controller would not. In my research, I found posts on several different forums indicating that the ITBCs are indeed very sensitive to any excess resistance. I found a few folks who recommend starting your tow vehicle, THEN plugging the trailer in. Apparently in some cases, this will help. As far as your ITBC being faulty, I can tell you that on the earlier ITBC...
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  • Factory 30 Amp Fuse for Trailer Brake Control vs Auto Resetting Fuse on a Ford F-150
  • Having the factory fuse is perfectly fine for an aftermarket brake controller. The benefit of a circuit breaker is that it can reset itself so you do not have to replace a fuse should it blow. So you are good to go with the 30 amp factory fuse installed. If the 14 gauge wire is output to the trailer brakes or even if it is 12 volt power to the trailer connector, 14 gauge is small. I would use 10 for 12 volt power to the connector and 12 for the brakes. However, gauge is determined by...
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  • Locating Brake Controller Port on 2000 Ford F-150 To Install Hopkins Brake Controller # HM47294
  • The factory brake controller plug should be located under the dash to the right of the steering column. It should be located towards the center of the dash and may be tucked up and out of the way behind some wiring. I have linked an FAQ Article that shows the location of the plug. You will need the Ford Adapter, part # HM47715, to plug into the brake controller harness and the Ford plug under the dash. If you have a factory 7-Way on your 2000 Ford F-150, installation is complete after...
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  • How To Install A Hopkins Agility Brake Controller, # HM47294, On A 1995 Chevrolet Silverado
  • To install the Hopkins Agility Brake Controller, # HM47294, on your vehicle you will need to install a 4 Pole trailer connector at the rear of your vehicle and then hardwire the remaining wires to the vehicle. There is no wiring adapter available for your 1995 Chevy 1500 Silverado. The wiring adapter that comes with the Hopkins Agility Brake Controller - Proportional - w/ GM Adapter, # HM47294 and # HM47795, is only for 1999 to 2006 Chevy Silverado. To get the 4 Pole trailer connector...
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  • Parts Needed to Install a Brake Controller in a 2013 Ford Escape
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  • Installation of the Hopkins Plug-in Simple Brake Wiring Adapter - GM, item # HM47795, requires that the red wire, that is left loose to accommodate different year model Chevrolet wiring, be inserted in one of two positions. Your truck will require that the red wire be installed in slot A on the connector, which is the correct position for 1999-2002 Chevrolet vehicles. Slot A is the top right position with the connectors blue locking tab up and the side the wires go into is facing you. For...
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer Brake Lights Not Working on a 2003 Chevy Silverado 1500
  • Since the lights on the truck are working but the lights on the trailer are not, I am inclined to believe that the problem is on the trailer side but I do not want to rule out the truck just yet. First, I recommend testing the trailer connector on the truck side. You will need 2 things. First, you will need a circuit tester like # 3808 if you do not already have one. Second, you will need someone to sit in the truck to run the lights while you test the trailer connector. The brake lights...
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  • Installation of Brake Controller on 2003 Ford F-350
  • The easiest way to install the controller in your 2003 F350 would be to use the Brake Controller Wiring Adapter, part # 20260. The controller would wire color for color to the adapter (aftermarket adapters only) and the adapter would plug into the connector under the dash. The connector is located under the dash, typically to the right of the steering column. The wiring functions per color are as follows: white is ground, black is 12-volt power, blue is brake output and the red wire attaches...
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  • Troubleshooting 47285 Reliance Brake Controller Issue With No Power to Trailer Brakes
  • You should have some connections underneath the hood that will need to be made on your 2004 Chevrolet Silverado in order to power the trailer brakes. Access your accessory fuse block by first removing the bracket nearest to the driver, then removing the top and lower covers. Once you have access to the fuse block, you should see a red wire with a ring terminal, and a blue wire with a small plug on the cab side. The red wire must be connected to the closest positive post, which will...
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  • Trailer Brakes Lock Up when Connected to a 2011 Chevy 3500HD with Integrated Brake Controller
  • If the trailers that lock up have an electric over hydraulic braking system they may not be compatible with the integrated brake controller on the 2011 Chevy 3500HD. There are 2 ways to fix this problem. One is to change the electric over hydraulic actuator on the affected trailers and use a special adapter on each one that will allow the trucks brake controller to function with an electric over hydraulic system. The other much easier solution is to install an aftermarket brake controller...
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  • Which Brake Controller Should I use on a 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe with Factory Trailer Connector
  • The part you were looking at includes the harness for Ford vehicles. If you want to use the Hopkins Agility, the part number you would need is # HM47294 and # 47795. It has the plug-in harness for your 2005 Tahoe brake controller port. That port will only be active if your Tahoe came with a 7-Way trailer connector from the factory. I would strongly encourage you to get the Tekonsha Prodigy, part # 90185 and adapter part # 3015-P. It is our best selling brake controller and is one of...
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  • E2 Error Code on a Hopkins Trailer Brake Controller on a Ford F-250
  • The E2 error on your Hopkins brake controller indicates a short to the blue wire. The most likely culprit is a dirty or corroded vehicle/trailer connector and is causing power draw from another circuit to the brake circuit. Clean both connectors and also check the back where the wires attach because corrosion can build up there as well. If this does not solve the issue, you should test the controller itself to see if it is the problem. Sever the blue wire a few inches from the back of...
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  • Installation Instructions for the Agility Electric Brake Controller on a 2010 Chevy Silverado Crew
  • Brake controllers are not vehicle specific, so you can use the Hopkins Agility Electric Brake Controller, # HM47294, or any other brake controller, with your 2010 Chevy Silverado. You will just need to hardwire the brake controller wiring to the truck wiring. The wire colors could be, but not always, Red/Black, connects to the black wire on the brake controller. White, connects to white on the brake controller. Light Blue/White, connects to red on the brake controller. Dark blue, connects...
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  • How to Install the Hopkins Agility Brake Controller and # HM47294 In a Vehicle
  • The Hopkins Agility Brake Controller and Adapter, part # HM47294 and # HM47795, needs to be installed with the controller in line with the direction of travel. If looking at the front of the controller it does need to be at 180 degrees (parallel) across, it cannot be tilted at any angle. Also, the controller can be mounted from minus 20 degrees nose down to plus 70 degrees nose up and parallel to the direction of travel. I am including a link to the installation instructions on the...
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