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Pilot 2-6 Brake Electronic Brake Controller - Time Delayed

Hidden Hitch Brake Controller

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Code:   80550

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Price:$40.94


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Hidden Hitch Brake Controller - 80550

Features:

  • Works for 2-6 Brakes (up to 3 brake axles)
  • Flexible mounting options and can be installed in any direction
    • Microprocessor allows control to be mounted upside down and still have a readable display
  • Large, easy to read dual digital display
  • Protection against short circuit or loss of ground
  • Standard mounting bracket included
    • Optional mounting ball pivot kit (5298) sold separately
  • Pulse Preventer (5501 - sold separately) recommended


Specs:

  • Dimensions: 3-1/2" (W) x 4-3/4" (L) x 1-9/16" (H)
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Note: If a custom brake-control wiring adapter is not available for your vehicle, one of the following will be required:

20-Amp circuit breaker (9506P - sold separately) for 2- to 4-brake applications

30-Amp circuit breaker (38630 - sold separately) for 6- to 8-brake applications


80550 Pilot Brake Control for 1 to 3 Axle Trailers - Timed Actuated

Replaces #39518, #20190, #83503








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Pilot 2-6 Brake Electronic Brake Controller - Time Delayed - 80550

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.0 out of 5 stars   (1 Customer Reviews)



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: gregg02/23/2012


good value but the swivel mount being optional should be made more clear 32331




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  • Wiring Instructions for Pilot Trailer Brake Control, Part #80550
  • The blue wire carries the brake controller output voltage, the white wire provides the ground connection and is usually ran to the negative battery terminal, the black wire is the 12-volt power supply, and the red wire typically connects to the brake stoplight switch located above the brake pedal. This connection activates the trailer brakes once the brake pedal is applied.
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  • Brake Controller Install on 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee with Factory Tow Package
  • I spoke with one of my contacts at Tekonsha, who tells me he is unaware of any vehicle-specific problems installing a controller on a 2008 Grand Cherokee. The only connection to the vehicle that could possibly affect the vehicle computer would be connecting the red wire on the controller to the wrong wire at the brake stoplight switch. The controller would be mounted under the dash to the right of the steering column, within easy reach of the driver. You can find the green wire that...
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  • Brake Controller Wiring on a 2002 Ford F-250
  • For the Pilot 2-6 Brake Electronic Brake Controller - Time Delayed # 80550 you can use Universal Brake Control Wiring Adapter # 20260. If you have factory 7-Way the only part needed to install a brake controller is the brake controller and wiring adapter. Usually the factory will already give you a brake control adapter that connects to the brake controller and plugs into the dash. If you do have this harness you can also use it with the Pilot. The OEM plug is on the drivers side, usually...
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  • Connecting Reese Pilot Brake Controller to OEM Nissan Brake Controller Harness on 2012 Nissan Titan
  • I can certainly help you with that. The Nissan OEM brake control pigtail would connect to your Pilot brake controller as follows: Harness Red Wire to Black Wire on Controller Harness Red/Green Wire to Red Wire on Controller Harness Black Wire to White Wire on Controller Harness Brown/White Wire to Blue Wire on Controller The Red/Blue wire on the harness is for an illumination circuit that is NOT used. This wire should be bundled up out of the way and the end capped off so it...
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  • Troubleshooting a Pilot Brake Electronic Brake Controller # 80550
  • One of two things is happening, either the power adjustment is set too low. Or, there is a bad connection on the brake output circuit (blue wire). First thing I would do is make sure that you do not have the power knob on the side of the controller turned all the way down. I would try adjusting the knob to send more braking power from the controller and see if that fixes it. Next thing I would do is check all the wires from the brake controller for proper voltage. Use a circuit tester,...
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  • How to Wire a 1990 Ford F-150 for a Brake Controller
  • Since your vehicle does not have a towing package you will need to install a T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4 Pole Trailer Connector part # 118316. First, locate the vehicle taillight wiring harness along the inside of the left rear frame rail. This harness will have a connection point with connectors matching the ends of the T-connector adapter. Separate the harness connectors, being careful not to break the locking tabs. Insert the T-connector adapter between the harness connectors...
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  • Installing Pilot Brake Controller Part # 80550 on 2005 Chevy Silverado
  • The 2005 Chevy Silverado will have a connector under the dash to connect your Pilot brake controller, it is just a bit more hidden than the one on your Ford. You will need a wiring adapter, part # 20264. The wiring adapter will connect to the bare wires on your controller color for color. There is a black junction box located on the firewall behind the emergency brake pedal. Remove the screw holding the cover in place, and plug the wiring adapter into the second slot from the left in...
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  • Brake Controller Wiring Adapter Harness to Install Brake Controller in 2004 Chevy Silverado
  • To install your Pilot Brake Controller in your 2004 Silverado, you would need wiring adapter part # 20264. This adapter would connect to your controller color for color, and plug into the port in the junction box behind the emergency brake pedal. I will link you to our FAQ page that demonstrates how to install a controller in your Silverado, as well as an install video. The video actually shows a different controller being installed in a 2004 Suburban, but the procedure would be similar....
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  • Is There a Limit to the Angle that the Pilot Trailer Brake Controller Can be Mounted
  • On a time delay controller like # 80550 the angle does not matter. It can be pointed up, down, sideways, upside down, and it will still work the same way. If it is a proportional controller then it does matter and the specifics are usually in the installation instructions. Proportional controllers have to be mounted straight meaning they cannot be tilted or turned to the side. The can be mounted in varying degrees up and down though. I have included a link to the installation instructions...
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  • How to Install a Brake Controller in a 1997 International 4900
  • You will need to hardwire the Pilot Brake Controller # 80550 in your 19997 International 4900 as there isn't a brake controller port. To do that check out the FAQ article I attached on installing a brake controller from scratch on a vehicle. Basically the blue wire of the controller will get run to the brake output circuit of your trailer connector, the black wire will run to the positive side of your batter through a circuit breaker like part # 38630. The white wire will run to...
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  • Items Needed to Install Brake Controller on 2005 Chrysler Pacifica
  • Because the 2005 Pacifica is not pre-wired for a brake controller, the controller would need to be hard wired using a Brake Controller Install Kit # ETBC7. There is not a wiring adapter available. Although the install kit contains everything needed to install the brake controller, the vehicle will need a functional 4-pole trailer connector, part # 118303 if it does not already have one. The adapter included in the kit will convert the 4-pole to a 7-way trailer connector. Once the...
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  • Parts Needed to Add a Pilot Trailer Brake Controller to a 2001 Lincoln LS
  • First, you are going to want to check the owners manual for the 2001 Lincoln LS to determine the towing capacity of the vehicle and not exceed it. After that, you will start with adding a 4-Way trailer wiring harness. It sounds like that is what you already have. The one we carry for your car is # 118373. It is a powered converter that requires a direct connection to the vehicle battery to supply most of the power to the trailer lights. With the 4-Way installed, you would then need to...
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  • Where Does a Trailer Brake Controller Plug In on a 2001 Chevy Silverado 1500HD
  • I have included a couple of pictures that show where to plug in a brake controller on a 2001 Chevy Silverado. You are looking for the black junction box located towards the back left corner on the drivers side. Remove the cover and you will see a bunch of empty ports. You need the one that is on the top row, second from the left like in the pictures. I have also included some links that explain the installation for you.
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  • Troubleshooting Reese Pilot Brake Controller Installation On a 2006 Nissan Titan
  • It sounds to me like the wiring harness for installation of the brake controller may be pinned wrong. First, make sure the you spliced the like color wires from the Pilot brake controller, # 80550, to the wiring harness, # 20266, for your 2006 Nissan Titan. Next, make sure you have the correct wiring harness for your truck. Since the connector is plugging into the factory connector on your truck you might just need to re-pin the connector. I attached a photo I edited for you to see exactly...
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  • Installing Pilot Time Delayed Brake Controller on 2007 Nissan Titan
  • I do not have a wiring diagram to provide, but I can run through the process for you. To connect the Pilot 2-6 Brake Electronic Brake Controller to your 2007 Nissan Titan you will need the 20266 Nissan brake control wiring adapter (see link below). The wires on the adapter are spliced to the like color wires on the brake controller. With this harness you will be able to connect to the manufacturer supplied connector under the dash and if you have a factory installed 7-way trailer...
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  • Brake Controller Wiring Plug Location on a 2008 Chevy 1500
  • GM stopped using the under dash connector starting with the new body style in the 2007 model year. Instead of using a plug under the dash, the tow package wiring ends in bare wires. The tow package wiring is located above where your left leg would be if your were behind the wheel. It will be a bundle of 4 or 5 wires taped to a larger wiring harness. The tow package wiring will have a white tag hanging off of it, which makes it easier to identify. Although these wires WILL connect directly...
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  • Pilot Brake Controller Still Shows Trailer Connected When Trailer is Unplugged
  • The problem you are experiencing usually occurs when the trailer connector on the vehicle is corroded or damaged. Take a look at the pins on your trailer connector. If you can see any green or white corrosion on the pins, there is a good chance that the corrosion has spread to the interior of the connector. The corrosion can cause a small short circuit that is making the controller think that the trailer is connected. In case you no longer have it, I have provided a link to the install/operating...
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  • Unidentified Error Codes on a Reese Brakeman Trailer Brake Controller
  • Do the error coeds appear with or without a trailer connected or both? Based on what you are seeing I believe there is an overload condition on your Brakeman controller. This could happen for several reasons. First, sever the blue wire from the back of the controller. Next use a circuit tester like # 3808 if needed to test the end coming from the controller. It should only show a signal when you apply the manual override. If it shows power at any other time then there is something wrong...
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  • Connecting Pilot Electric Trailer Brake Controller # 80550 to a 2003 GMC Envoy
  • I can tell you that on the Pilot 2-6 Brake Electronic Brake Controller, # 80550, the white wire is ground, the black wire is 12 volt power, the blue wire is brake output, and the red wire is for the stop light circuit on the brake switch. Vehicle manufacturer wiring colors can vary from year to year and even among vehicles in the same model year. However, it is possible that on your 2003 GMC Envoy, the Dark Blue wire would be for brake output, the Red wire would be for 12 volt power,...
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  • Parts Needed to Install Pilot Brake Controller # 80550 to 2010 Toyota Tacoma With Factory 7-Way
  • To install the Pilot Brake Controller, part # 80550, on your 2010 Toyota Tacoma with a factory 7-Way connector you will need the Tow Ready Wiring Adapter, part # 20265. This adapter is a pigtail wiring harness that will connect to the wires on your brake controller using the included butt connectors. With the adapter connected to your brake controller you will now just plug in the other end of the adapter to your factory brake controller port located underneath and left of the steering...
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  • Compatibility of Pilot Brake Controller with 2008 Dodge Ram with Factory Tow Package
  • The Hidden Hitch Pilot Brake Controller will work just fine with your 2008 Ram. You will need the wiring adapter, part # 20261 if the OEM pigtail did not come with the truck. The wiring adapter will plug into the connector located behind the emergency brake pedal. Behind the pedal, you will see a small white box on the firewall. The connector should be located just above this box. If you use part # 20261, the adapter will wire to the brake controller color for color. If you use the factory...
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  • Where to Connect Stoplight Wire from a Hidden Hitch Pilot Brake Controller on a 1988 Chevy C2500
  • You will normally find the stoplight wire coming right off of the vehicle brake pedal, and on Chevy trucks it is typically light blue in color, but this may not be exactly the same on your 1988 C2500. It sounds like you are testing correctly, but you may just need to move further back toward the brake pedal itself. You will know you have the right circuit when you get a power reading on your light tester when you push the pedal, but the circuit goes cold when you release it. Just in...
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  • What Should be on the Display of the Pilot Electronic Brake Controller with No Trailer Connected
  • When the manual slide or tow vehicle brakes are applied and not connected to a trailer you should see a single dot in the power display on the Pilot Electronic Brake Controller, item # 80550, see instructions link. I have included a review of the Pilot 2-6 Brake Electronic Brake Controller for you to check out, see link.
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  • Brake Controller Wiring Adapter for Connecting a Pilot Brake Controller to a 2004 Dodge Ram Truck
  • If the connector on the back of your Pilot brake controller, # 80550, will not plug into the connector under the dash on your 2004 Dodge Ram Pickup, you will need to use the wiring adapter, # 20261. I would recommend soldering the wires to the like colored wires coming from the back of the brake controller. If your brake controller has a port in the back of it that requires a connector, you would need the Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter, # 3020-P. which has the vehicle side plug and...
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  • Pilot Brake Controller Display Goes Out and Trailer Brakes Stop Working With Headlights On
  • This sounds like a short circuit at the trailer connector. Check the vehicle and trailer side connectors for dirt and corrosion inside of the connectors and on the backs were the wires connect. Make sure they are good and clean before reconnecting them. There could also be an issue with the red wire on the brake controller. If the controller was hardwired make sure the red wire is attached to the wire on the brake switch that shows a signal only when the brake pedal is pressed.
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  • Installing Pilot Time Delayed Brake Controller on a 2008 Chevy Silverado
  • I am sorry to hear you are having trouble installing your brake controller. I do not have a video for that specific controller and your truck but I do have a video for the 2008 GMC Sierra p/u that should match yours.(see link below). You will find the bundle of wires for the brake controller under the dash near the brake pedal with a white tag on them. You will have to pull them down, they are taped up (see video link below). The brake controller itself will have the same 4 wires...
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  • No Power Out on the Blue Wire when Activating the Pilot Brake Controller on a 1994 Ford F-150
  • If you have power going into the Pilot brake controller, # 80550, and not coming out, there are two possible causes. First, make sure the ground wire is attached directly to a good ground source. If you are using the vehicle specific connector for the 1994 F-150, # 3035-P, you can sever the white wire and connect it directly to the vehicle battery negative post to test the ground connection. If the ground wire does not solve the issue, sever the blue wire about 6 inches from the...
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  • Pilot Trailer Brake Controller Staying On After Releasing the Brake Pedal
  • It sounds like you may need to check the connection on the red wire. Use a circuit tester like # 3808 if needed to test the wiring. Make sure the red wire is attached to the wire that only shows a signal when the brake pedal is pressed. Also make sure that it has a good connection. Next you can sever the blue wire a few inches back from the brake controller and use the circuit tester to test the brake controller end. Apply the manual override, it should show a signal when the override...
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  • Compatibility of the Pilot Brake Controller # 80550 on a 2008 Ford F-150
  • Yes the Piolet Brake Controller, part # 80550, will work with your 2008 Ford F-150. 4-way connectors do not have a provision for brakes, so if you have a trailer with a 4-way connector, it should not have brakes on it. It will work fine with your factory 7-way connector and the 4-way will still function normally. You will also need part # 20260 to connect the brake controller to the brake controller port on your F-150. I have included a review video on the Pilot Brake Controller...
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