Today on this 2006 Chevrolet Uplander, well be installing the Tekonsha PRIMUS Brake Controller, part number TK90160 and ETBC7 installation. Well now go ahead and get a wire harness for each install on the vehicle. Well take a gray cable with the black and white wires and connect it up to the cables on the 7-pole connector. Well connect black to black and the blue wire, well connect it to our white wire. And then well go ahead and install the loom and get it ready. Now, well move on to installing the bracket for our 7-pole connector.
This bracket does not come with the kit and it just really depends on what vehicle you were working with. In this case, well be using part number 18140. Now, in effort to keep our bracket as close as possible to the bumper when the poles dont quite line up because the bracket bottoms out on the hitch going that way. So what were going to do is simply drill out the hole here a little bit larger so we can connect the hardware. Well then pull down the clamp.
Well do a test fit and keep drilling out til we get the clearance we need. I'm going to pull a flat through the bracket here. Now, lets take our 7-pole bracket and were going to pull it towards this way. Lets go ahead and run our wires over the hitch then well go ahead and connect the pre-existing 4-pole. Before we connect the two together, were going to give it some dialectic grease to help protect the terminals.
Now, well go ahead and start taking our cable and running it towards the frame. When we run our cable, well make sure we stay away from anything thats hot like the exhaust or anything moving like the suspension components. Now, also keep in mind, well need a spot for our white wire to ground it to the frame. Now, well go ahead and run our ground screws onto the frame and when you get up to the front of the vehicle, youll make sure you stay away from anything moving like the steering components as well. Now, well go ahead and find a spot for our circuit breakers.
It looks like theres a nice flat area right here. Well use a 20 amp circuit breaker for our brake controller and then well use a 40 amp circuit breaker for our hot lead going out that to the 7-pole connector. Well install this in a relatively flat area right here. Well take our gray cable and well route it across the front of the engine. Were going to run it to a 40 amp circuit breaker which is this one and then make sure we end w1 going through our battery. And what well do is well strip this wire back from here to the circuit breaker, and onto the rest of the way out. So this wire will go to our circuit breaker and our battery. This will be left of our wire. And the white wire will be run back to the brake controller. Now, from this point on, we can go ahead and peel back the gray even more, so that more cables are running over to our brake controller. Lets go ahead and start making a connection to the circuit breaker, then well add a ring terminal on each side. Well use one of the large ring terminals on the other end of our wire to go to the battery. So our short lead here going to the battery, will connect it to the copper side of the circuit breaker. Our other half of black wire, well connect it to the silver post. Well finger tighten these for now, but well leave our connection for the battery. Its one of the last things we do. Now on most applications, there will be some leftover cable that will be enough to run from the brake controller out to the battery. Well go ahead and wrap the cable on this vehicle, it took up all the length. So were actually using an extra length of wire. Roughly, 8 to 10-foot long will be more than enough. So were just going to lay it out like we did before for our first cable. Make sure we have enough leftover to go into the cabin. Alright, I have to run the wires to the inside. Were going to find an access point to get from inside to the outside. So theres a panel about the pedals we have to remove. Alright, theres a ground that were going to work with. It looks like theres an inner part here that we can pop out of the way and we can poke a hole to the rubber on the other side. Okay, were going to use a piece of airline tubing. Now, this could be anything else like a stiff piece of wire or even a co-hanger. Were going to push this through and well use this to pull our three wires back in. Then lets go ahead and pull back to our grommet. We have to pull the wires through. Well go ahead and cut it to an even length and will leave this alone for now. Well go back and connect the hood and make our final connections to the ground and the other circuit breaker and battery. Alright, now well take our second wire for our brake controller and well pull the sheet back away from that to our circuit breaker. Now, well cut our black wire in half and put a small ring terminal on each end for our circuit breaker. Repeat the same process like we did for the other circuit breaker. Okay, and this end is going to the battery or use another large ring terminal. In the white wire, well put a terminal on there for ground. Now, well leave that one alone too for now and well go ahead to zip-tie our wires up underneath the hood and then start making our connections underneath the dashboard. Now, we can go ahead and start making our connections underneath the dash. Now, one of the connections we need to make is for our stoplight signal and well connect the red wire from the brake controller up to that. Now, in this particular vehicle, we cannot simply go stretch the brake right switch. Lets get a signal from the body control module. Now, the signals will come out to this kind of these bundle wires right here and you can identify the right one with a green connector around it. Were going to tap into a white wire that has a brake signal. Well go ahead and test it. Now, one thing about this, you will get a brake signal without the key turned on. Now, we can use our provided quick connector and attach our red wire from the brake controller. The black and white wires from the brake controller, well connect color for color with the black and white wire in the gray cable, and the lone white wire from the 7-pole, well connect to our blue wire or in the brake controller. And were going to leave these wires alone for now, then we can go ahead and start mounting up the brake controller. Now, theres a nice flat spot right underneath the bottom of the dash here that we can use to attach our holder for our brake controller. Before you make a permanent install on our brake control bracket, lets go ahead and take it back off and bundle up our wires and well reinstall the liner before everything is ready to go. Okay, now well take our wire harness, plug into the back of the brake controller, and then snap into our bracket. Now, were going to go back underneath the hood and well make our final connections to the battery. Well go straight to this post right here and make our attachment. We can take the original nut off and use it or you can add one to the top. And were going to add one to the top and, basically, its just a 6 mm nut with a 1.0 thread pitch. Well do the same thing over on the ground terminal. Well go ahead and check the brake controller for power. We have the two LED dots going so it looks like everything is hooked up okay. All we can do now is try it down our trail. And there you have it for part number TK90160, the Tekonsha PRIMUS Brake Controller and the ETBC7 Installation Kit.