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Draw-Tite Activator III Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 4 Axles - Time Delayed
Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter for Electric Brake Controllers - Toyota and Lexus


Part Numbers: 5520,3040-P

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Draw-Tite Activator III Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 4 Axles - Time Delayed
part number: 5520

Electronic controller activates electric trailer brakes with a preset intensity when you apply the brakes in your vehicle. Digital display, manual override, and a simple, plug-in port included. Power output and braking aggressiveness are adjustable.

Features:

  • Brake controller activates trailer brakes with preset intensity
    • Signal is sent to trailer brakes when tow vehicle's brakes are activated
  • Adjustable output control lets you determine the amount of braking force
    • Set to maximum when you travel through hilly terrain with a fully loaded trailer
    • Back off the power output when you tow a lightweight trailer
  • Sync setting lets you adjust the aggressiveness with which the brakes are activated
    • Get full power output faster by moving switch forward to increase activation speed
    • Achieve smoother braking by moving switch in opposite direction to supply power gradually
  • Digital display is easy to read
  • Built-in, slide-bar manual override
  • Quick and easy installation
    • No need to mount level like proportional brake controllers
    • Mounting bracket, wiring harness and hardware included
    • Plug-in port makes it easy to connect to wiring harness
      • Plug-in, vehicle-specific brake-control adapter can be used for certain applications to reduce installation time


Specs:

  • Application: trailers with up to 4 axles (8 brake assemblies)
    • Designed for use with electric brakes only
  • Dimensions: 3-1/4" wide x 4-7/8" long x 1-1/8" tall
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Time-Delayed Braking

The Activator III applies your trailer's brakes when the brake pedal in your tow vehicle is engaged. Every time you apply the brakes in your vehicle, a signal is sent - via the brake switch - to the Activator. The controller then sends power out to your trailer brakes to activate them with an intensity set by you, at a rate determined by you. Both the amount of braking power (output) and rate of application (sync) can be adjusted to suit your preference, the road conditions, type of trailer and size of the load. To determine which levels are best for your application, you must test out your towing setup and choose what feels best.


A time-delay controller is so named because there is a delay between the time that you initially apply the brakes in your tow vehicle and the time that the controller reaches maximum power output. Unlike a proportional brake controller, which activates your trailer's brakes based on the deceleration of your tow vehicle, the Activator sends power out in the same way, with the same gradual delay, no matter the braking situation. Although this delay always exists, it can be adjusted by changing the sync setting.


Sync Settings

To adjust the aggressiveness of your trailer's braking action, use the slide control on the side of the Activator III to change the sync setting. If you want to reach maximum power output faster, move the switch forward. To get smoother braking action, move the switch backward, thus supplying power to the trailer brakes more gradually. You can alter the sync setting to suit your driving preferences or to improve handling based on changing road conditions or varied trailer loads.


Quick, Simple Installation

Because inertia plays no role in the functioning of this controller, you do not have to mount the unit at any particular angle. As a result, mounting options are limitless, so long as you can still easily access the controller. After mounting the unit, hardwire one end of the included pigtail harness directly into your vehicle. The other end plugs into the brake controller.


Installation Accessories

For even easier installation, a vehicle-specific wiring adapter is available for most newer trucks and SUVs. One end of the custom adapter plugs into your vehicle, and the other end plugs into the controller - no hardwiring required.


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


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 vehicle.



5520 Draw-Tite Act III Time-Delay Trailer Brake Control

Same as Reese Brakeman Ultra - 83520



Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter for Electric Brake Controllers - Toyota and Lexus
part number: 3040-P

Install your electric brake controller quickly and easily with this custom wiring adapter. Simply plug one end of the adapter into your brake controller and then plug the other end into the built-in harness beneath your vehicle's dash.

Features:

  • Wiring adapter eases installation of your electric brake controller
  • Custom connector end plugs into the built-in port beneath the dash of your vehicle
  • Other end plugs into the back of your electric brake controller
    • Compatible time-delayed brake controllers: Draw-Tite Activator I (5100), Draw-Tite Activator II (5500), Draw-Tite Activator III (5520) and Tekonsha PowerTrac (39523)
    • Compatible proportional brake controllers: Tekonsha Prodigy (90185), Tekonsha P2 (90885), Tekonsha P3 (90195), Tekonsha Primus IQ (TK90160) and Tekonsha Voyager (39510)
  • Wiring length: 32"
  • Limited 1-year warranty


Installation of Tekonsha Brake Controller Adapter

This adapter plugs into the 5-pin connector on your vehicle's built-in brake control wiring harness. The harness is located underneath the dash, to the left of the steering column, taped to another harness near the emergency brake pedal.


To install your electric brake controller you need to connect the wiring of the controller to your vehicle. Certain manufacturers offer pre-wired options, typically known as tow packages, wherein these wires are run for you from the dash to the trailer connector on the back of your vehicle. Often, a brake controller wiring harness is included with your tow package. This harness plugs into a port beneath your dash and connects to the four wires of the brake controller. If, however, you have a brake controller with a plug in place of the four loose wires, you can use the Tekonsha adapter.


This adapter requires no hardwiring. It is designed to plug directly into your electric brake controller for the simplest installation possible. Because there are no wires to connect, installation is not permanent. You can unplug and remove your brake controller at any time and securely stow it away.



3040-P Tekonsha Brake Control Wiring Adapter with 2 Plugs



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Video Transcript for Draw-Tite Brake Controller 5520 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at part number 5520. This is the Draw-Tite Activator III Time Delayed Trailer Brake Controller. This brake controller is going to activate your trailer brakes with a preset intensity. The signal is then going to be sent to the trailer brakes when your tow vehicles brakes are activated. It's got a really nice design to it. Silver finish around the housing, then it's got the black here in the middle, so silver and black two-tone. It looks really good.

It's got a very easy to read digital display here on the front which I'll show you towards the end of the video. We'll plug that in so you can see the displays that it shows and how easy to read that is. It is going to feature adjustable output control that's going to let you determine the amount of braking force. That's going to be the thumb wheel here on top of the controller. You'll want to set it to a maximum when you travel through hilly terrain with a fully loaded trailer. Then you'll want to back off the power output when you tow a lightweight trailer. The sync setting is going to be the slide lever here on the side of the controller.

This is going to let you adjust the agressivness with which the brakes are activated. You can get full output faster by moving the switch forward to increase activation speed. You can achieve smoother braking by moving the switch in the opposite direction to supply power gradually. Here on the front we've got the area for the digital display reading. It's also going to feature the built in slide bar, this is our manual override function. It's a very quick and easy installation.

There is no need to mount this level like proportional brake controllers. You can do it at any angle that's best going to suit your application. It's going to come with the mounting bracket and the screws that you need to get it installed. It's going to have two screws that hold it to the bracket itself. Then it's going to have two more screws that are self-tapping that can go right into the dash of your vehicle. Here on the back it's got a very easy to use port. It's going to come with this plug here, this is your plug-in port.

It's going to make it easy to connect to the wiring harness. This simply connects back here. Push it in until you hear it snap into place. It's got a locking tab on the top. It exposes some wires right here. You're going to have four different wires. The blue is going to be for the trailer brakes. The black is going to be for your power. The white is going to be for your ground. The red is going to be for the stoplight. It exposes these that way you can wire it into your vehicles wiring harness. Here at etrailer.com we do offer plug-in vehicle specific brake controller adapters. They are sold separately and they can be used for certain applications to help reduce your installation time. This is designed for trailers with up to four axles which would be a total of eight brake assemblies. It is designed for use with electric brakes only, so please keep that in mind. The overall dimensions of the actually controller, it's going to give us a width of about three and one quarter of an inch with an overall length of four and seven eighths of an inch. Measuring the overall height it's only about one and one eight of an inch tall, so it's a really nice compact controller. It's going to stay up out of the way and it's not going to take up much space. I'm going to go ahead and hook it up to our external power source that way we can show you what it looks like with power running to it. You could see how it easy that display is to read. Draw-Tite covers this brake controller with a limited lifetime warranty, so they really stand behind their product. I've got it all plugged in, when I press the manual override you can see there it's going to show the reading. We can adjust that output level as well. This is going to adjust in point five increments. You can see that there, all of the way from zero point zero to ten. That's the manual override and then when we apply our brakes to the tow vehicle you can also adjust that and get it preset as you wish. Here on the side you're going to have the sync setting going from zero all of the way up to nine. Again that's just going to adjust the aggressiveness with which the brakes are activated. A very simple system to you use. Again it's got the nice easy to read digital display. It's also going to pop up some error messages. They do include a little handbook, just a little instructional guide. It's going to show you those codes and what they mean and kind of the best response to those to get those resolved. Draw-Tite provides all of that and I believe that's going to do it for today's review of part number 5520. This is the Draw-Tite Activator III Time Delayed Trailer Brake Controller. .




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  • Wiring a 2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid with a 7-Way Trailer Connector and Brake Controller
  • If the wiring that was done tied directly into the tail lights of your 2008 Toyota Highlander but did not have a converter, that may be the reason it was throwing codes. In order to install a 7-Way trailer connector on your Highlander, you will first need to install a 4-Way wiring harness, # 118449. I have included links to the installation details and a video showing a typical installation. Next, you will need to install a 4 and 7 Way Installation Kit, # ETBC7. This provides a 7-Way
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  • Trailer Brake Controller Wiring Harness Location on a 2012 Toyota Tacoma with Manual Transmission
  • Manual or automatic the brake controller port on the 2012 Toyota Tacoma should be in the same place. See instruction link for harness # 3040-P. It will only be there if the truck came with a factory 7-Way trailer connector. Otherwise you will need to hardwire in a brake controller and 7-Way. If your truck has the factory 7-Way, sometimes the connector for the wiring harness is actually behind a kick panel on the driver side of the vehicle and you will have to remove it to find the connector. If
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  • Brake Controller Plug In Location for a 2013 Toyota Tacoma
  • It is possible that the brake controller plug on your 2013 Toyota Tacoma is located behind the driver side kick panel like you have indicated. You may be able to reach in and pull it up if you can reach just the wires from the connector. There is also the possibility that it is tucked up under the dash and you cannot see it easily. You would need to fish around under there with your hand and gently push, pull, or otherwise move aside other harnesses to locate it.
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Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Activator III Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 4 Axles - Time Delayed - 5520

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (10 Customer Reviews)

Electronic controller activates electric trailer brakes with a preset intensity when you apply the brakes in your vehicle. Digital display, manual override, and a simple, plug-in port included. Power output and braking aggressiveness are adjustable.


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by: Dustin K.08/10/2013


Have this controller in my chevy. Bought it at a local store and paid a fortune for it- But it is a great product. My dad was ready for a quality controller so I looked on etrailer.com. Same great product at almost half the price!! website very easy to operate. Shipping was inexpensive and very fast! 5 stars for etrailer.com 94385






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by: Bill C.04/21/2014


Works great. Easy to install 126222






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by: Josh Wood08/19/2013


Product came new in the box with all instructions and plug and play pig tail worked great. Installation took about 10 minutes and 5 of that was figuring out where I wanted it to go. 95859






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by: John K07/03/2014


Simple to add and effective. I had my wife order it over the phone while I was working. She stated the person helping her was very kind, corteous, and helpful. 138995






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by: Gary D.08/16/2012


E-trailer quick delivery, easy to follow instructions for the installation, works great. 51860






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by: Wendell09/20/2012


Came as ordered ................10 minutes and I was ready to tow 55286






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by: George12/14/2012


If it works as described it will do what I want 61490






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by: mark a.09/29/2011


Arrived on time and installed no proble m. 24846






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by: K Wayman04/29/2012


Easy as can be, excellent product 38760






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by: matt younis04/04/2012


great item install was a snap 36165




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