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Dexter Brake Controller 58-8 Review- Video

Dexter Brake Controller 58-8 Review

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12/19/2014 5:33:18 PM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2008 Dodge Sprinter- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2008 Dodge Sprinter

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12/15/2014 2:25:48 PM



Hayes Genesis Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee- Video

Hayes Genesis Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Today on our 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, we'll be installing the Hayes Genesis brake controller, part number HA81790 and we'll be doing this in conjunction with the Hayes custom wiring adapter part number HA81796-HBC. The Genesis controller is for two to eight brakes or one to four axles. This is an electric over hydraulic brake controller. For proportional, this brake controller will activate immediately no pausing like with time delayed brake controllers. To begin the install, we'll first go ahead and locate the manufacturers brake controller tow port. The port is located near the fire wall behind the parking brake pedal. If we look at the top of the inaudible 00:00:54, we're we see the manufacturers wiring harness, we can locate the gray tow port plug, then we can take our direct fit wiring harness and plug into the tow port. Then, once we plug into the port, we'll go and take our pig tail and route it over to where we are going to be mounting our brake controller.more


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12/15/2014 2:15:42 PM



Hayes Syncronizer Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee- Video

Hayes Syncronizer Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Today on our 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee we're going to install the Hayes Synchronizer trailer brake controller for one to two axles, part number HA81725, and we'll be doing this in conjunction with the Hayes custom wiring adapter, part number HA81796-HBC. To begin the install we'll first go ahead and locate the manufacturer's brake controller tow port. The port is located near the firewall behind the parking brake pedal. If we look at the top of the carpeting where we see the manufacturer's wiring harness we can locate the gray tow port plug. Then we can take our direct fit wiring harness and plug into the tow port. Then once we plug into the port we'll go ahead and take our pigtail and route it over to where we're going to be mounting our brake controller. Now when routing your wire, best to stay away from any moving components such as the steering or brake assemblies like the parking brake pedal. Once I have it routed we'll go ahead and secure as necessary.more


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12/11/2014 2:08:03 PM



Hayes Engage Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee- Video

Hayes Engage Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Today on our 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee we're going to install the Hayes Engage trailer brake controller for one to three axles, part number HA81760, and we'll be doing this in conjunction with the Hayes custom wiring adapter, part number HA81796-HBC. To begin the install we'll first go ahead and locate the manufacturer's brake controller tow port. The port is located near the firewall behind the parking brake pedal. If we look at the top of the carpeting where we see the manufacturer's wiring harness we can locate the gray tow port plug. Then we can take our direct fit wiring harness and plug into the tow port. Then once we plug into the port we'll go ahead and take our pigtail and route it over to where we're going to be mounting our brake controller. Now when routing your wire, best to stay away from any moving components such as the steering or brake assemblies like the parking brake pedal. Once I have it routed we'll go ahead and secure as necessary.more


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12/11/2014 2:07:03 PM



Hayes Energize XPC Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee- Video

Hayes Energize XPC Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Today in our 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, we'll be installing the Hayes Energize XPC Trailer Brake Controller for 1 to 3 axles, part number HA81745.Speaker 2: We'll be doing this in conjunction with the Hayes Custom Wiring Adapter, part number HA81796-HBC.To begin the install, we'll first go ahead and locate the manufacturer's brake controller toe port. The port is located near the fire wall, behind the parking brake pedal. If we look at the top of the carpeting, where we see the manufacturer's wiring harness, we can locate the grey tilt port plug. Then we can take our direct fit wiring harness and plug into the tilt port. Then once we plug into the port, we'll go ahead and take our pigtail and route it over to where we're going to be mounting our brake controller. When routing your wire, it's best to stay away from any moving components, such as the steering or brake assemblies, like the parking brake pedal. Once I have it routed, we'll go ahead and secure as necessary. Next, we'll go ahead and mount the brake controller.more


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12/11/2014 2:05:46 PM



Hayes Blackbird Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee- Video

Hayes Blackbird Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Today on our 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee we're going to install the Hayes Blackbird brake controller for one to four axles, part number HA81726, and we'll be doing this in conjunction with the Hayes custom wiring adapter, part number HA81796-HBC. To begin the install we'll first go ahead and locate the manufacturer's brake controller tow port. The port is located near the firewall behind the parking brake pedal. If we look at the top of the carpeting where we see the manufacturer's wiring harness we can locate the gray tow port plug. Then we can take our direct fit wiring harness and plug into the tow port. Then once we plug into the port we'll go ahead and take our pigtail and route it over to where we're going to be mounting our brake controller. Now when routing your wire, best to stay away from any moving components such as the steering or brake assemblies like the parking brake pedal. Once I have it routed we'll go ahead and secure as necessary.more


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12/11/2014 2:05:15 PM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2006 Dodge Ram Pickup- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2006 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today in our 2006 Dodge Ram pickup, we'll be installing the Tekonsha Voyager Brake Controller for 1 to 4 axles, part number 39510. We'll use this in conjunction with our Tekonsha Plug and Play direct fit wiring harness, part number 3020-P. Now to begin our install, we'll first go ahead and locate the manufacturer's brake controller port. The brake controller port is located behind the parking brake pedal, above the manufacturer's main wiring harness. This is a blue connector and is secured here to the ECM. Now we've located it. We'll go ahead and pop it free so that we can plug the direct fit wiring harness directly into it. To plug the harness into it, we'll take the white connector of our direct fit harness and plug in to the blue port. Once we have it plugged in, we'll go ahead and leave our wires hang, or if you can get your connector back in place, you can go ahead and do that now. Next, we'll move over to mounting the brake controller.more


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12/11/2014 8:14:47 AM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Today on our 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, we'll be installing the trailer mate X10 Brake controller for 1 to 4 axle, part number TM75813. We'll also be using the Trailer mate direct fit wiring harness or adapter, part number TM76294. The direct fit wiring harness adapter will plug directly into the manufacturers brake controller port. Now to began our install we'll take the direct fit harness and the manufacturers side of the plug, match it up and plug into the manufactures port. Now once we have it plugged in we'll go head and take the remaining portion of our harness and route it and secure as necessary as we send it over to where we are going to mounting the brake controller. Keep in mind when routeing your brake control wiring to stay away from any moving components, such as a steering column gas, brake, or even parking brake peddle. Now as we route it we'll also secure it with so zip ties as necessary. Now with our wiring harness securer we'll move over to mounting the brake controller.more


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12/10/2014 8:35:18 PM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Today on our 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee we'll be installing the Tekonsha Voyager brake controller for one to four braking axles, part number 39510, in conjunction with the Tekonsha Plug-n-Play wiring harness, part number 3045-P. Here's our direct fit wiring harness. The gray end will match up with the manufacturer's gray plug when plugged directly into it. Then once plugged in we'll go ahead and route the remaining portion of our harness over to where we'll be mounting the brake controller. Keep in mind to stay away from any moving components such as the gas, brake, or parking brake pedal, or even possibly the steering column, when routing your wire. Now as we route the wiring harness we'll go ahead and take the zip ties and secure it as necessary. Now with the wiring harness installed and secured we'll go ahead and mount the brake controller bracket. To mount the bracket we'll use the self-threading screws provided with the install kit and attach it here to the bottom of the dash.more


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12/10/2014 8:33:12 PM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Today on our 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee we'll be installing the Tekonsha PowerTrac electronic brake controller for one to two axles, part number 39523. We're going to do this in conjunction with the Tekonsha Plug-n-Play wiring harness, part number 3045-P. Here's our direct fit wiring harness. The gray end will match up with the manufacturer's gray plug when plugged directly into it. Then once plugged in we'll go ahead and route the remaining portion of our harness over to where we'll be mounting the brake controller. Keep in mind to stay away from any moving components such as the gas, brake, or parking brake pedal, or even possibly the steering column, when routing your wire. Now as we route the wiring harness we'll go ahead and take the zip ties and secure it as necessary. Now with the wiring harness routed and secured we'll go ahead and take the brake controller bracket and mount it here to the bottom of the dash.more


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12/10/2014 8:32:25 PM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Today on our 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, we're going to be installing the Hopkins Agility Brake Controller for one to four axles, part number HM47294. In conjunction with this install, we're going to use the Hopkins Direct-Fit Wiring Harness, part number HM53035. Our Direct-Fit Wiring Harness will plug directly into the manufacturer's brake controller port, and the other end into the brake controller pigtail. Let's start by plugging into the brake controller port. Now, once we've plugged into the port, we can take the other end of our wiring harness, and route it over to where we're going to mount the brake controller. Keep in mind when routing your brake control wiring, stay away from the moving components, such as the gas, brake, or parking brake pedals. Additionally, as I route my harness, I'm also going to secure it with some zip ties as needed.more


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12/10/2014 8:25:12 PM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Today on our 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee we're going to install the CURT TriFlex brake controller, part number C511240. We're going to use this in conjunction with the CURT custom fit wiring harness, part number C51446. This is a direct fit wiring harness that will plug directly into the manufacturer's brake controller port. Now to begin our install we're first going to take the direct fit pigtail with the matching plug and plug directly into the manufacturer's brake controller tow port. Once we click and lock it in place we can go ahead and route the pigtail. Keep in mind to stay away from any moving components such as the gas, brake, or parking brake pedal. Once I have it routed into position, simply use a zip tie to secure it as necessary.more


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12/10/2014 1:08:45 PM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Today on our 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, we'll be installing the Draw-Tite Activator III brake controller for 1 to 4 axles. Part number 5520. We'll be installing this in conjunction with the Tekonsha plug and play wiring harness, part number 3045-P. The Tekonsha plug and play wiring harness will plug directly into the manufacturer's brake controller port and the other end into the brake controller. Here's our direct fit wiring harness. The gray end will match up with the manufacturer's gray plug. Go ahead and plug directly into it.more


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12/9/2014 3:22:36 PM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Today on our 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee we'll be installing the CURT Venturer brake controller, part number C51110. We're going to be installing this in conjunction with the direct fit wiring harness or adapter, part number C51446. Now to begin our install we're first going to take the direct fit pigtail with the matching plug and plug directly into the manufacturer's brake controller tow port. Once we click and lock it in place we can go ahead and route the pigtail. Keep in mind to stay away from any moving components such as the gas, brake, or parking brake pedal. Once I have it routed into position, simply use a zip tie to secure it as necessary. To be in position you'll route it near where you're going to mount your brake controller.more


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12/9/2014 2:56:13 PM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Today on our 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee we're going to install the CURT Discovery brake controller, part number C51120. We're going to use this in conjunction with the CURT brake controller direct fit pigtail, part number C51446. Now to begin our install we're first going to take the direct fit pigtail with the matching plug and plug directly into the manufacturer's brake controller tow port. Once we click and lock it in place we can go ahead and route the pigtail. Keep in mind to stay away from any moving components such as the gas, brake, or parking brake pedal. Once I have it routed into position, simply use a zip tie to secure it as necessary. To be in position you'll route it near where you're going to mount your brake controller.more


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12/9/2014 2:55:59 PM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Today, in our 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, we'll be installing the draw tite actuator 4 brake controller for one to four axles, part number 5504. We'll be doing this in conjunction with the Tekonsha plug-n-play wiring harness, part number 3045-P. Here's our direct fit wiring harness. The grey end will match up with the manufacturer's grey plug when plugged directly into it. Then once plugged in, we'll go ahead and route the remaining portion of our harness over to where we'll be mounting the brake controller. Keep in mind to stay away from any moving parts, such as the gas, brake, or parking brake pedal, or even possibly the steering column when routing your wire.more


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12/9/2014 9:23:20 AM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Today on our 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee we'll be installing the Tekonsha Primus IQ Trailer Brake Controller, part number TK90160. We'll install this in conjunction with the Tekonsha Plug and Play Direct Fit Wiring Harness, part number 3045-P. The Primus IQ Brake Controller is ideal for one to three braking axles. Some of the features here of our brake controller, here on top we can go through four different modes of brake boost, setting up four different applications. Then the blue wheel here on the side will adjust the gain, up or down, for how much power we'll supply to the trailer braking. Now if we're in an application where we need to activate the trailer braking without touching the vehicle's brake pedal we'll simply use the slide to send power to the trailer braking. Here's our direct fit wiring harness.more


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12/9/2014 8:18:13 AM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Today on our 2014 Jeep Grande Cherokee, we'll be installing the Draw-Tite Activator Trailer Brake Controller for 1 to 2 axles, part number 5100. We'll be doing this in conjunction with the Tekonsha Wiring Harness Adapter, part number 3045-P. Here's our direct-fit wiring harness. The gray end will match up with the manufacturer's gray plug when plugged directly into it. Once plugged in, we'll route the remaining portion of our harness over to where we'll be mounting the brake controller. Keep in mind to stay away from any moving components such as the gas, brake, or parking brake pedal, or even possibly the steering column when routing your wire. As we route the wiring harness, we'll take the zip ties and secure it as necessary. We'll leave our pigtail hanging as we'll move to mounting the brake controllers.more


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12/9/2014 3:21:41 AM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 1996 Chevrolet C/K Series Pickup- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 1996 Chevrolet C/K Series Pickup

Today on our 1996 Chevy CK Pickup truck, we'll be installing the ETB C7 in junction with the Tekonsha Progigy P3 Brake Controller which is part number 90195. We will first begin by picking a location where we're going to mount our 7-way trailer plug. In this case because the trailer hitch comes out so far, we're going to go ahead and drill two small holes in the underside of the bumper to mount our bracket. Once we have the holes drilled, we'll go ahead and use the supplied screws and nuts to attach the bracket to the lower bumper. Next we'll go ahead and take some of the wire looms supplied with the kit and put it over the wires coming out of the back of the 7-way. Then we'll go ahead and feed the 7-way onto the bracket and attach it with the supplied screws and nuts. Next, we're going to go ahead and make the 4-way connection with the 4-way that's already on the vehicle and because this vehicle already had a 4-way on it, we've already gone ahead and tested it to make sure that everything is working properly. You want to make sure when making your connection of the two 4-ways that you use some dielectric grease on the connection before pushing them together.more


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12/8/2014 10:12:10 AM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2004 Jeep Wrangler- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2004 Jeep Wrangler

Today, on our 2004 Jeep Wrangler, well be installing the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Brake Controller, part number 90885 in conjunction with the Etrailer Brake Controller install kit, part number ETBC7. Using the hardware and bracket provided, we can secure the 7-pole bracket to the new 7-pole connector. The 7-pole connector will have both a four flat and seven blade trailer connection points. Well that bolts and nuts provided to secure the 7-pole bracket to our new 7-pole. Now, as we have our fasteners installed finger tight, well go ahead and run them down to secure the bracket.Next, we can go ahead and take the bracket and secure it directly to the hitch-mounted bracket. Now that our 7-pole is secured to the hitch, we can start connecting our wires.more


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11/24/2014 4:52:35 PM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Today, on our 2000 Ford F250 Super Duty Crew Cab, we're going to be installing the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller for 1 to 4 Axles, part number 90195. In conjunction with the Tekonsha P3 Brake Controller, we're also going to be installing the Tekonsha plug-in wiring adapter for electric brake controllers for Ford, Lincolns, and Mercury's, part number 3035-P. Now we have our brake controller installed. Now we'll take the manual override button, which is this lower lever here. We pull it over, and notice that it shows no trailer connected. It's because we don't currently have a trailer connected to our 7-way plug. Now, with our trailer plugged in, you'll notice that we have an actual numerical read-out right now.more


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11/21/2014 3:22:46 PM



Trailer Brake Controller Intsallation - 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Intsallation - 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe

Today on our 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe, we'll be installing the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Brake Controller, part number 90885. The vehicle is already equipped with manufacturer's 7-pole connector, so we'll need to go underneath the dashboard here on the driver's side and locate the brake controller pigtail. This is a 4-wire pigtail, has taped up and marked indicating the wiring. Now we've identified the manufacturer's wiring, we'll need to take the pigtail provided by the brake controller and hardwired to the manufacturer's wiring. I'm going to go ahead and cut the end off and strip back the wire. Now with those stripped back we'll go ahead and take the butt connectors provided by the install kit and secure it to the end. Now with the butt connectors installed, we can go ahead and attach the brake controller wiring.more


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11/19/2014 5:47:25 AM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2013 Ford F-150- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2013 Ford F-150

Today, on our 2013 FordF150, we'll be installing the Voyager brake controller, Part Number 39510, in conjunction with the Tekonsha plug-and-play adapter, Part Number 3050P. Now, to begin the install of our brake controller, we'll first need to locate the manufacturer's brake controller port. If you look underneath the dash here, above the gas pedal, you can find the gray plug. It's taped to the manufacturer's harness right next to the OBDII port.Now we'll remove the tape by just using a utility knife to cut it free. All right, now that we've located our manufacturer's tow port, we'll need to remove the protective cap. We'll press on the locking tab and slide the cap off.more


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11/18/2014 4:12:33 PM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2008 Ford F-350 Cab and Chassis- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2008 Ford F-350 Cab and Chassis

Today on our 2008 Ford F350 Chassis Cab, we'll be installing the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Brake Controller, part number 90885, along with part number 3034-P, along with our Hopkins adapter 4 pole to 7 and 4 pole, part number 37185 mounted to the universal mounting bracket, part number 18136. Our first step, we'll be starting at the rear of the vehicle, attaching the mounting bracket. We'll be doing a custom install on this particular application. So we'll go ahead and take the mounting bracket and set it on the vehicle. Then we can take a paint marker, mark out the area around where we can attach the bracket to the vehicle and at this particular location it is the cross member. Then we'll go ahead and remove the bracket and pre-drill the holes into the cross member. Next, I'll go ahead and take a pair of vice grips and secure the bracket over the holes that we just drilled out. Now we'll be able to go ahead and pre-drill all the way through the bracket. Now that we finished our pre-drilled hole on the driver's side, we'll go ahead and repeat the same process on the passenger's side.more


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11/18/2014 10:11:02 AM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2004 Chevrolet Silverado- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2004 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 we're going to be installing the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller, part number 90195. In addition to the brake controller we're also going to be using the Tekonsha Plug-in Wiring Adapter for electric brake controllers for GM vehicles, part number 3015-P. Now here's what our P3 brake controller looks like. We get a couple different options for mounting it. We can use the standard metal bracket style or we can use the metal and plastic combination. This one here will allows you to remove the brake controller when you're not using it, but because it is out of plastic it is not quite as durable as our metal one here. Now this particular vehicle here is a work truck so we're going to go ahead and install the metal bracket to give us a little better chances of the brake controller staying connected onto the lower dash where we'll be putting it. Now that we've gone over the parts of the brake controller, here's the wiring harness that we're going to be using.more


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11/5/2014 1:00:06 PM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

Today on our 2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, well be installing the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Brake Controller, part number 90885. Well be using the eTrailer Brake Controller Install Kit, part number ETBC7 as this vehicle is not equipped with the necessary wiring to hook up the brake controller. Were going to start at the rear of the vehicle with our 7-pole connector. Using the bracket and hardware provided with the install kit, well go ahead and secure the bracket directly to the 7-pole connector. Take the bracket, slide it over the wiring, and then to place lining up the predrilled holes.Then, take the hardware, drop it down through the 7-pole, and secure it with nut. The star washer or serrated side of the nut will face the bracket.more


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11/4/2014 12:12:22 PM



Tekonsha Brake Controller 39523 Review- Video

Tekonsha Brake Controller 39523 Review

Today we're going to be reviewing part number 39523. This is the Pro Series PowerTrac Electronic Brake Controller for trailers with one to two axles. This is a time-delayed brake controller. It's going to activate the electric trailer brakes. A signal is going to be sent to the trailer brakes when the tow vehicle brakes are activated or when the manual override is activated. It's also going to feature the adjustable output control that's going to let you determine the amount of braking force. All you've got to do is use that thumbwheel there to decrease it or to increase it.more


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11/3/2014 3:38:02 PM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2000 Toyota Sienna- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2000 Toyota Sienna

Today on our 2000 Toyota Sienna, we'll be installing the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Brake Controller, part number 90885. We'll be installing this in conjunction with the etrailer Brake Controller install kit, part number ETBC7. Starting with our install kit here at the back of the vehicle, we're going to mount the new 7-pole bracket to our new 7 and 4-pole trailer connector. We'll use the bolts and nuts provided with our install kit to secure the bracket to the trailer connector. Once we have the hardware installed finger tight, we'll go ahead and run it down. To assist in mounting our trailer connector to the vehicle, we're going to use the Tow Ready No Drill Mounting Bracket, part number 18140.more


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10/30/2014 2:05:34 PM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 1997 Chevrolet C/K Series Pickup- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 1997 Chevrolet C/K Series Pickup

Today on our 1997 Chevy Pickup, well be installing the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Brake Controller, part number 90885. Now to utilize this brake controller, on some models, it will be necessary to add the Etrailer ETBC7 Brake Controller Install Kit. However, for this particular model, the manufacturer has partially run the wiring necessary to install the brake controller and 7-pole connector at the back of the vehicle, so you can utilize the brake controller. Because this one has partial wiring, were going to utilize the Hopkins 7 and 4-Pole Connector and Bracket. Along with some additional wiring will allow us to complete the manufacturers wiring to add our brake controller.To begin our install, were going to start at the rear of the vehicle. To make our install easier, were going to go ahead and lower and remove the spare tire.more


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10/29/2014 9:57:24 AM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2012 Chevrolet Express Van- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2012 Chevrolet Express Van

Today on our 2012 Chevy Express Van we'll be installing the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 brake controller, part number 90885, in conjunction with Etrailer's ETBC7 brake controller install kit. We'll also be using an extra 10 feet of the gray duplex wire, part number ETBCXW; a Firestone fuse circuit tap kit, part number F2526; the no-drill mounting bracket from Tow Ready, part number 18136; and the Deka battery side bolt extender, part number DW05416. To begin our install we'll start with our new 7-pole connector and mounting bracket. We'll take the mounting bracket and secure it to the 7-pole connector with the hardware provided. Now with that done we'll go ahead and wrap up a portion of our wire with some black electrical tape. This will help clean up our install look and help hold our wires together. Next we'll go ahead and take the 7-pole bracket and secure it to our no-drill mounting bracket with the hardware provided. Now we can go ahead and mount the no-drill mounting bracket directly to our hitch using the worm clamp provided.more


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10/29/2014 9:24:32 AM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2009 Ford F-150- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2009 Ford F-150

Today on this 2009 Ford F-150 regular cab, we're going to install a brake controller. The Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller, part number 90195. To help us with our install, we're also going to use part number 22292, the Tow Ready Plug-In Wiring Adapter for Electric Brake Controllers. We'll start off with that part first. Looks like we have power going to it so that's a good sign. Manual override says no trailer connected and that makes sense because we don't have it hooked up.more


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10/28/2014 4:21:27 PM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2005 Chevrolet Express Van- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2005 Chevrolet Express Van

Today on this 2005 Chevrolet Express Van, we're going to install part number 90885. This is the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller. To help us with our install, we're also going to use part number ETBC7. We'll work with that part first, then add our brake controller on at the end. First off, we need to install our bracket that comes with the ETBC7 kit onto our bumper here. Personal preference where you want to put it, but I like to have a few inches away from the loops here for your safety chains. I'm just going to mark my holes, and drill out the bumper.more


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10/28/2014 11:44:42 AM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 1998 Ford Van- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 1998 Ford Van

Today on our 1998 Ford Van, we're going to be installing the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller, part number 90885. In conjunction with the brake controller, we're also going to be using the Tekonsha Plug-in Wiring Adapter for electric brake controllers for Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles, part number 3035-P. In conjunction with this installation, we'll also be using a couple of other parts, one of them is an adapter 4-Pole to a 7-Pole and 4-Pole from Hopkins, part number 37185. As well as a 6 and 7-way trailer connector mounting box for round and square tube trailer hitches from Draw-Tite, part number 18159. Now due to the size of the hitch that's on this vehicle and not a good area to mount the 7 and 4-Pole, we're going to go ahead and use the 6 and 7-way trailer connector mounting box. To do this though, you'll need to get some different screws because the 7 and 4-Pole plug that we're using is a little bit wider than what the box was intended for. It comes with some self-tappers but we want to add and we ended up having to use just some screws and nuts in them to tighten it down.more


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10/28/2014 9:09:32 AM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2003 Ford F-650- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2003 Ford F-650

Today on this 2003 Ford F-650 we're going to install Brake Controller, part number 90885. Now to help us install these parts we're going to be using the components from a ATD 7 kit. However there's already been a seven pole connector already installed on the vehicle so we'll go ahead and use it. We'll start off by taking our gray cable and getting down to the bare wires and then we'll go ahead and install some butt connectors on them. Next we'll connect these two wires to the wires we need coming out of the seven pole connector. In this case the color code will be black to black and white to blue. Now our white wire will eventually go back to blue on our brake controller. After we have our connections made we'll continue running our gray cable up towards the front of the truck and up by the power distribution box on the driver's side.more


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10/23/2014 1:36:39 PM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2005 Chevrolet Silverado- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2005 Chevrolet Silverado

Today this 2005 Chevrolet Silverado Crew-Cab, we're going to install part number 90195. This is a Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Break Controller. Also, to help us with our install we're going to be using part number 3015-P.This is a Tekonsha Plug-in Wiring Adapter Electric Break Controllers with GM Tow Packages. Okay, first thing we need to do is go ahead and get access to a tow package port. In this case, it's going to be underneath the dash on the left hand side in the junction box right behind the break pedal. So there's a plastic nut that we have to remove and we can go ahead and pop off the cover. Go ahead and remove this nut in the center and we'll go ahead and work the cover off.more


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10/23/2014 10:00:45 AM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2007 Honda Pilot- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2007 Honda Pilot

Today on this 2007 Honda Pilot, we're going to install part number 5100. This is a DrawTite activator trailer brake controller. To help us with our install, we'll be using a couple additional part numbers. We'll be using part number ETBC7 and also a short bracket, part number 18140 from Tow Ready. This is a short universal mounting bracket. To start off, we're going to mount our short bracket since we need something for our 7-pole connector to mount to. We'll take the clamp and run it through the bracket and then the clamp over the hitch.more


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10/23/2014 9:53:46 AM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2010 Ford Explorer- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2010 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2010 Ford Explorer will be installing the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Brake Controller, Part #90885 in conjunction with the etrailer Universal Installation Kit for Brake Controllers, Part #ETBC7. To start, we'll first go ahead and assemble the 7-pole adapter bracket. With the hardware provided we'll use it to attach the bracket to the 7-pole adapter. We'll go ahead and take the bracket, feed it over the wires and up to the back of the mounting surface for the 7-pole adapter. Then we'll take the screws, feed them through the front side of the 7-pole and secure it with the nuts on the backside. Once we have all four in place, we'll go ahead and tighten them down. I'm gonna go ahead and take some black electrical tape and wrap up 8 to 10 inches of our wire. This will assist in bundling our wires together and help protect it from the elements. Next we'll go ahead and attach the Draw-Tite No-Drill Mounting Bracket, Part #18136. Using the fasteners provided with the bracket we can secure it to the 7-pole bracket. Now we'll go ahead and take the purple wire, which in this application will not be used, and cut it off.more


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10/21/2014 1:29:52 PM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2002 Ford Van- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2002 Ford Van

Today on our 2002 Ford E350 Super Duty Van we're going to be installing the Tekonsha Voyager Trailer Brake Controller, part number 39510. We'll also be installing the Tekonsha adapter plug for Ford vehicles, part number 3035-P. Here's the bracket and here's our Voyager brake controller. We're going to go ahead and kind of just test fit it up here underneath the dash to find a good place. Right here there's a little metal bracket that comes down that we'll be able to screw our bracket into. We'll just line it up and see if that's going to work.more


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10/20/2014 11:12:54 AM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2001 Ford Ranger- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2001 Ford Ranger

Today on our 2001 Ford Ranger, we're going to install part number 39510. This is the Tekonsha Voyager Trailer Brake Controller. To help us with our install, we'll be using 2 other part numbers. We'll also be using part number ETBC7, the Universal Installation Kit for Trailer Brake Controllers, and also a bracket to mount our 7-Pole Connector. This will be part number 18136. We'll start off with that part number.more


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10/20/2014 11:07:08 AM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 1994 Chevrolet C/K Series Pickup- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 1994 Chevrolet C/K Series Pickup

Today on our 1994 Chevy Pickup, we'll be installing the Curt Triflex Brake Controller, part number C51140. This will be in conjunction with the etrailer Brake Controller Install Kit, part number ETBC7. We'll plug in our trailer and we'll have a CC showing that our trailer wiring is connected, then we can press on the brake pedal and watch the numbers increase. We can also use the hand sweep to energize our trailer braking. Once we remove our trailer wiring from the 7-Pole connector, we'll get a DC for disconnected. To start, we'll first go ahead and assemble the 7-Pole adapter bracket.more


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10/15/2014 6:38:54 AM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2008 Ford Ranger- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2008 Ford Ranger

Today on our 2008 Ford Ranger we're going to be installing the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Brake Controller part number 90195 along with the etrailer brake controller install kit part number ETBC7. To start we'll first go ahead and assemble the 7-pole adapter bracket. With the hardware provided we'll use it to attach the bracket to the 7-pole adapter. We'll go ahead and take the bracket and feed it over the wires and up to the back of the mounting surface for the 7-pole adapter. Then we'll take the screws, feed them through the front side of the 7-pole and secure it with the nuts on the backside. Once we have all four in place we'll go ahead and tighten them down. Now once we have the bracket mounted to help secure our wires and clean up our install look we're going to go ahead and tape it up here until we get to the 4-pole connector. Using some black electrical tape, it'll help bundle it up and protect our wires.more


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10/8/2014 10:49:27 AM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2001 Ford F-350- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2001 Ford F-350

Today on our 2001 Ford F350 Super Duty SuperCab we're going to be installing the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 trailer brake controller, part number 90195. In addition to the brake controller we're also going to be installing the Tekonsha plug-in wiring adapter for electric brake controllers for Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury, part number 3035-P. Let's go over what the different buttons on our brake controller do. The underside here, this lever, the manual override button which you can see here currently we have no trailer connected so that's what it shows on the screen. These two buttons here are what control the amount of power, the maximum amount of power, that can go back to your trailer brakes. That's the up and down area which you adjust the power up or down. This button over here is the boost feature button or how aggressively the brakes will be applied to your trailer.more


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10/3/2014 12:04:38 PM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2001 Ford F-450 Cab and Chassis- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2001 Ford F-450 Cab and Chassis

Today, on this 2001 Ford F450 cab and chassis, we're going to install part number 90195. This is the Tekonsha P3 Brake Controller. First thing we want to work with, is the cord that comes with the brake controller. This typically gets hooked up to the truck. However, in this case, the truck has a two package and adapter cord, so we can just splice these two together. This is a Ford factory adapter cord, right here.more


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9/25/2014 6:57:47 PM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2008 Chrysler Aspen- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2008 Chrysler Aspen

Today, on our 2008 Chrysler Aspen, we're going to be installing the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller, part number 90195. In addition to the brake controller installation, we're also going to be using the Curt Universal Wiring Kit for Brake Controllers, part number C51500. Here's what our brake controller looks like installed in our vehicle. Let's go ahead and go over a few of the functions of the brake controller. This lever here on the underside is the main override. You can see when I flip it now, there's currently not a trailer connected. Now, I'll go back and plug a trailer into our 7 way plug at the rear of the vehicle.more


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9/24/2014 10:45:14 AM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2014 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2014 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

Today in this Mercedes Benz Sprinter Van, were going to install part number 90885 from Tekonsha. To help us to install our brake controller, were also going to use part number ETBC7. Were going to need another part which is a bracket for us to install our 7-pole connector bracket. Thats going to be part number 18136. Lets do a manual override. You can see how it scrolls the numbers so that works.more


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9/24/2014 5:40:35 AM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2006 Ford Expedition- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2006 Ford Expedition

Today in our 2006 Ford Expedition, we'll be installing the Contra 00:02:35 Prodigy P2 Break Controller, part number 90885 with a direct fit wiring harness or pigtail 00:00:11, part number 3035-P. First we'll go ahead and locate the manufacturer's break controller tow hood. Here, next to the diagnostic link for the vehicle's computer, we'll find the gray, five pin plug which will be the manufacturer's tow port. Next, we'll take the break controller bracket and find a suitable mounting location. Then using the hardware provided with the install kit we'll go ahead and secure the bracket in place. Next, we'll take the wiring harness, plug into the gray connector on one side and route the other up through our break control bracket or pocket. Once we have our harness in position, we can then go ahead and take the wiring harness and plug it into the back of the break controller. Once we have it plugged into the break controller, we can then go ahead and put our break controller into the pocket and lock it down.more


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9/23/2014 2:14:44 PM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche

Today on a 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche we're going to install part number C51140. This is a Curt TriFlex Trailer Brake Controller. All right. Now to help us with our install to plug into the factory tow package on our Avalanche, we're going to use part number C51352. This is a Curt Custom Wiring Adapter for trailer brake controllers. We'll go ahead and find our tow package port to begin with. We'll open up the driver's side door and look right behind the parking brake pedal. Well see a small black box with a screw in its center that we have to remove.more


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9/16/2014 1:22:52 PM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2005 Toyota Sienna- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2005 Toyota Sienna

Today on our 2005 Toyota Sienna, we'll be installing the etrailer ETBC7 brake controller install kit part number ETBC7. Along with the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Brake Controller and it's part number 90885. We'll be adding this to a vehicle that's already equipped with a hitch and 4-Pole flat wiring harness. To start, we'll first go ahead and assemble the 7-Pole adapter bracket. With the hardware provided, we'll use it to attach the bracket to the 7-Pole adapter. We'll go ahead and take the bracket and feed it over the wires and up to the back of the mounting surface for the 7-Pole adapter. Then we'll take the screws, feed them through the front side of the 7-Pole and secure it with the nuts on the backside.more


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9/13/2014 11:18:55 AM



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