The red wire from thye controller what wire does that connect to on the truck side it shows red+ does it go to a constant hot or the wire that powers up when the brake is applied. Thanks
asked by: Glen
The red wire on the brake controller connects to the stop light wire on the brake switch located above the brake pedal. You will need to use a circuit tester like # 3808 to probe the wires. You need the one that shows a signal ONLY when the brake pedal is pressed. If you find a wire that has a signal when the headlights are on or when the turn signals are engaged it is not the correct wire.
Brake Controller Wire Colors and Functions:
The white wire is ground
The blue wire is output to the trailer brakes
The red wire connects to the stoplight wire on the brake switch
The black wire provides 12 volt power to the controller
If you were to connect the red wire to the battery it would apply constant output to the brakes. I have included a link to our Brake Controller FAQ article for you to view.
expert reply by: Michael H
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