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Pilot 2-6 Brake Electronic Brake Controller - Time Delayed

Hidden Hitch Brake Controller

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Code:   80550

Retail:$96.55

Price:$84.95


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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

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good value but the swivel mount being optional should be made more clear32331



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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 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 on
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  • Compatability of Pilot Brake Controller, Part # 80550 with 2002 Ford F250
  • The Pilot Electric Brake Controller, part # 80550 would work just fine on your F250. Brake controllers are not vehicle specific, you can use a controller on virtually any vehicle, I have even heard of people using then for trailers being pulled by motorcycles. In addition to the controller, you will also need the brake controller wiring adapter, part # 20260. This adapter would wire color for color to your brake controller, and plug in to the connector under the dash. We have a brake contr
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  • Troubleshooting Reese Pilot Brake Controller Problems on a 2006 Ford Expedition
  • I would start by doing a standard troubleshoot on the controller. Use a circuit tester on the black wire exiting the rear of the controller to ensure the controller is receiving power. Test the red wire and make sure there is voltage when the brake pedal is pressed. Test the blue output wire as the manual override is actuated to check output. If all checks out to this point, examine the trailer connector. Make sure it is not damaged or corroded. If you can see any green corrosion on the pins
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  • Will the Pilot 2-6 Brake Time Delayed Brake Controller work on my 2010 Toyota Tundra
  • Brake controllers are not vehicle specific, so yes, with the proper wiring, the Pilot Time Delayed controller will work in your truck. If your truck came with a 7-Way trailer connector at the rear, then you will have a brake controller port under the dash of your truck. You can use brake controller port harness, part # 20265, to plug the controller into this port. Just match the wires on the harness to the wires on the controller, color for color.
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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 and lock
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  • Troubleshooting a Reese Electric Trailer Brake Controller OL Error Message
  • An OL error code would indicate an overload error. The cause of this is most likely a bad ground or a short to the blue brake out put wire. The first thing I would check is the connector on the back of your vehicle. Any dirt or corrosion can be causing a bad ground or a short to the brake out put pin. The solution is to clean out the connector and get rid of any dirt or corrosion. It would also be a good idea to clean out the trailer side connector as well. There could also be a bad ground co
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  • Display Turned Upside Down on Pilot Brake Controller # 80550 and Will Not Engage Trailer Brakes
  • I was bench testing a Pilot 2-6 Brake Electronic Brake Controller, # 80550, a few days ago and the same thing happened to me. The display decided to turn upside down. On this brake controller, it can work in any direction, including upside down, if set that way. the display will then be upside down. You would have to turn the brake controller over for it to function properly. However, what I had to do was remove power to the brake controller (black wire) for a few minutes, and then set it up as
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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 pi
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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 case, I
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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. You
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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, the lig
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  • Weak Brake Output Signal on Pilot Trailer Brake Controller, 1998 Chrysler Town and Country
  • When installing a brake controller like the Pilot # 80550, you should always ground the controller to the negative battery terminal to ensure a good ground. I would start with making that change. Next, you will want to go back and set up the brake controller as if it was the first time. If the power levels are not set correctly, it will not perform correctly. Test it again using the brake pedal a few times, and test again using the manual override. If the brake controller is getting power fro
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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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  • How to Test Brake Voltage Output for the Pilot Electronic Brake Controller on a GMC Sierra 2500 HD
  • Testing the brake output wire with a multi-meter, like the 7-Function Digital Multimeter, item # BTMT15, and no trailer connected to the vehicle, can yield less than desirable results because there is no load, from the brake magnets, applied to the wiring. A better solution for testing the brake controller output is to use a Circuit Tester, item # 3808. The incandescent bulb in the tester will place a load on the wiring, causing a draw which will allow full power to be applied on the wiring.
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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, par
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  • Factory Trailer Brake Controller Plug Location for a 2011 Honda Ridgeline
  • From what I was able to find, if your 2011 Honda Ridgeline has a factory installed 7-Way trailer connector, then the harness will be located underneath and to the left of the steering column taped to another wiring harness near the brake pedal. If your Ridgeline did not come with a factory installed 7-Way then you will need to hardwire the brake controller by first installing a 4-Way, if needed, # 118400, and then a 4 and 7-Way Installation Kit, # ETBC7. I have included some links to FAQ arti
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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 brake con
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  • Pilot Brake Controller # 80550 Showing OL on Display and No Trailer Brakes on Camper
  • On the Pilot Electric Brake Controller, part # 80550, an OL error code would indicate an overload error. The cause of this is most likely a bad ground or a short to the blue brake out put wire. The first thing I would check is the connector on the back of your vehicle. Any dirt or corrosion can be causing a bad ground or a short to the brake out put pin. The solution is to clean out the connector and get rid of any dirt or corrosion. It would also be a good idea to clean out the trailer side con
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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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