Today on our 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Four-Door, well be installing the Draw-Tite Activator II Electronic Trailer Brake Controller, part number 5500, in conjunction with the Draw-Tite wiring kit, part number 5506. Now, our vehicle is already equipped with a 7-pole connector, so all well be doing is running our wiring for our brake control module. Now, this kit does contain a two-wire duplex cable, so were going to go ahead and connect our power wire, although we will not make the connection to the battery up under the hood. To begin our installation, well go ahead and make our connections here at the 7-pole on the bumper. Well connect our white wire in our duplex cable to the blue wire on the 7-pole. This will be our brake signal.
Well connect the black wire to the black wire on the 7-pole. Well now use a piece of air tube as a pull wire to pull our duplex cable through the frame up to the front of the truck. We can now go ahead and remove the sheeting from our duplex wire. Well make sure that our white wire goes into the cab to be connected to the brake controller later. Our black wire will continue up into the engine compartment.
Now, were inside the cab of the truck underneath the dash where weve route our white wire in through the firewall. Well attach the yellow butt connector to our white wire here. We can then strip the sheeting off the blue wire from our brake controller and connect it to the white wire here on the other side of the yellow butt connector. Well now take a new piece of duplex wire, strip the sheeting and insulation off the wires, and well use this as our power and ground for our brake controller. Well attach butt connectors to both the white wire and the black wire.
We can then strip the insulation from the black wire and the white wire on our brake controller harness and then make our attachments to our new piece of duplex. Well now run the duplex wire back up into the engine compartment where well route it around and cut the sheeting away to install our circuit breaker. With the sheeting cut away, well go ahead and run a couple of pieces of electrical tape around the duplex wire just to make sure that it stays on. We can then cut the black wire of our duplex wire, strip the insulation from the wire, and install our circuit breaker. Youll want to make sure that the copper side of the circuit breaker goes towards the battery.
Well install our two islets on both sides of the black wire where well now use the washer and nut to secure the islets on our circuit breaker. And after finding a location for our circuit breaker, well use the self-tapping screws to secure it to the firewall here on the truck. Well now move back into the vehicle where well mount our bracket for our brake controller. With the bracket mounted, we can go ahead and install our brake controller. Well move back up to the battery where were ready to make our positive and negative connection. Well remove the sheeting again from our duplex wire, strip back the insulation and attach our ringed islets. Now, the white wire on our lead will be for the ground and the black wire will be our battery hut. Well make our connections here on the battery, then well go back through and make sure that our duplex wire is secured using zip ties included with the installation kit. You want to make sure that its out of the way of anything moving or hot. Now, well go ahead and test our brake controller. And that will complete our installation of the Curt Brake Controller and Wiring Kit, part numbers 5500 and 5506, on our 2006 Dodge Ram 1500.
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