Hi, I have a 1988 Ford Ranger 4x4, currently without a brake controller but with a trailer 4 pin connector for trailer lights. What all will I need to hook it up for a trailer with electric brakes part numbers and prices? Thanks a ton!
asked by: Al F
To install a brake controller on your 1988 Ford Ranger with a 4-Way connector you will need a brake controller and a hardwire wiring kit.
For a brake controller I would recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Brake Controller, part # 90885. This is our most popular brake controller. It is very easy to setup and use. It is a proportional controller which means it will apply power to the trailers brakes in proportion to the braking in your tow vehicle. I am including a link to the instructions on the Prodigy P2 brake controller.
Since you already have a 4-Way connector on your vehicle you will only need the Brake Controller 7 and 4 Way Installation Kit, part # ETBC7, to connect the brake controller to your vehicle. This kit will have a pre-wired 7 and 4-Way connector that will plug into your 4-Way connector on the vehicle and the remaining wires will need to be hardwired to the vehicle.
The # ETBC7 kit comes with all of the wiring and circuit breakers needed to install a brake controller like the Prodigy P2, # 90885. I have included a link to the FAQ article on the # ETBC7 and a link to a couple of videos showing a typical installation.
expert reply by: Jeff D
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