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Brake controllers are an essential part of a towing system with electric trailer brakes, and they offer a much-needed emergency braking feature. We offer high quality controllers from manufacturers such as Draw-Tite, Tekonsha, Valley, Hidden Hitch and Hopkins. Featuring both time-delay and proportional models, we have the right controller for any application. Brake controller wiring adapters are available for many vehicles, allowing for simple plug-and-play installation. Hardwire kits are also available to make any installation hassle-free.

Find your custom fit brake controller wiring adapter for a plug-in application by selecting the year of your vehicle to the left. We offer custom fit plug in adapters for many of the most popular vehicles, including Ford, Chevrolet, Dodge, GMC, Nissan, and Toyota.




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Brake Controller Information Videos

Trailer Brake Controller Wiring Colors

Today we are going to cover a frequently asked question. It really turns up a lot. And actually it is easier than you think. Basically, if you have a pickup and you got a tow package with it and you got one of these wire harnesses that plug underneath the dash and plugs into your brake controller, you might have five or sometimes even more wires coming off of it. And you notice that your brake controller only uses four. We have got one over here, we will show you, that has just the four wires and what do you do with the extra wires? The short answer is do not worry about it, because the brake controller has all that it needs from these four wires.


Removing and Replacing Trailer Brake Shoes Review

Today we are going to show how to remove the break shoes on a typical electric break axle, this one in particular is a twelve inch drum. We are using that one because it is large and easy to see. This applies to virtually all electric brakes from this size on up and down to the smaller sizes. We will go over how it comes apart and the tools you will need to do it with.


Trailer Brake Controller Wire Testing

Today we are going to cover a few notes on testing an electronic brake controller. What we are going to cover here is going to apply to virtually all brake controllers. Basically, if you run into a problem where you think your brake controller is not working, well, it could be a the brake controller or it could be something in the truck itself, in the connector or c it actually could be problems in the trailer. What we are going to show you today is how to look for problems that will either rule out the brake controller or make sure that it is the brake controllers fault. Just like any electronic devices, they seem to have a limited lifespan some will work for years and some will not. But this way you can also verify that it is working good.


Trailer Brake Controller Comparison Review

Today we are going to talk about the two main kinds of brake controllers, the proportional and the time delay. The two we have here are the Journey HD and the Draw-Tite Activator II. These are what you call the time delay brake controllers. Basically what happens is that when you hit the brakes, they come on at a certain speed that you set on the brake controller. Like on this one here, we have a sync switch here that controls how fast it comes on and then this knob here controls how much power it takes to stop the trailer. Basically you hit your foot brake and it comes on at the rate you determine and at how much power you have set aside for it, and then it stays there until you completely let off the brake.


Diagnosing a Brake Controller Problem

Alright, today on this 2009 Ford F-150 we are going to diagnose a brake controller problem. Now we can use these steps on any brake controller that is on the market to verify if it is working or not. Now our brake controller is already telling us that it has an error message. It is flashing an Er on top. Usually it means an internal problem. We tested our trailer so we know it is good. So, it is not that. So first off we will make sure we have a constant 12 volt power supply. We will check the black wire first. OK, we are good there. Now we will try our red wire for our brake signal. OK, that is good there. Now we will try our blue wire and that will be our output. So we should have output on this wire whenever we hit the foot brake or the manual override. OK, we get nothing on the foot brake and nothing on the manual override. So definitely the error is internal and this brake controller does have to be replaced.


Trailer Brake Controller Installation Wiring Kit Review

Today we will show you part number ETBC7 brake controller installation kit. What this kit does is it fills in the blanks between your 4 pole connector and the brake controller. Basically on the instructions of your brake controller, it will show you a link between the foot brake and stop light switch, a battery, and then a line going out to the connector out back. This kit here fills in those missing pieces. We will cover each individual part. First we will start from the rear of the vehicle and work our way forward. This part here is 7 and 4 pole to 4 pole adapter. This will plug into your existing 4 pole that you have on your vehicle. It just plugs in like normal while this white wire gets grounded to the body of the vehicle. You will have a couple extra wires. The black wire will be ran to the battery. This blue wire here gets run to the blue wire on the brake controller.


Trailer Brake Controller Reverse Light Lead Installation

All right what we are going to do on this install is the reverse light lead to our electrical connector. For instance on a 5-pole you can use this on a boat trailer that has a reverse lock out for hydraulic brakes on it. Also you can use on a 7-pole application the trailer may have reverse lights on the back of it. Some RVs have a reverse light hook up on the back of it. I will show you the basic generic steps of how it is installed. 00:22




Brake Controller Videos

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2016 Ford Edge

On this 2016 Ford Edge, we're going to review and install the Tekonska Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller, part number 90195. Now to help us with our install, we'll be using a couple additional part numbers. We'll be using ETBC7, that'll provide our 7-pole connector out the back of the vehicle, and our connection up front up to the battery and for our brake controller. Also to help us mount our 7-pole connector at the back, we'll be using part number 18136, the universal mounting bracket. This is what the P3 brake controller looks like when it's installed on our Ford Edge. We have this in a typical location right here. Now you can move it anywhere you like, as long as it's in easy reach of it when you need to use it.


Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2008 Toyota Tundra

Today on our 2008 Toyota Tundra, we're going to take a look at and also show you how to install the "Tekonsha Voyager." This is a proportional trailer brake controller. It works for 1, up to 4 axles. Part number on it is 39510. To help complete the install, we'll be using part numbers 3040-P as well. That's the "Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter for Electronic Brake Controllers." Here's what the Voyager's going to look like installed. As you can see, it's a really simple installation process, just a few screws to hold our bracket and then a few screws into the brake controller itself.


Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2008 Toyota Tundra

Today on our 2008 Toyota Tundra, we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Tekonsha Prodigy P3. This is a proportional trailer brake controller that will work for one up to four axles. The part number is 90195. To ease the installation along, we're also going to be using the Tekonsha Plug-in Wiring Adapter for the electronic brake controllers, part number 3040-P. Now the Prodigy P3 is one of the most popular brake controllers that we offer. It offers a wide range of adjustability and it is proportional.


Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2008 Toyota Tundra

Today in our 2008 Toyota Tundra, we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Tekonsha Prodigy P2. This is a proportional trailer brake controller that'll work for one up to four axles. It's part number is 90885. To help with the install, we're going to be using the Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter, part number 3040-P, as well. Our Prodigy P2's a really nice, straightforward brake controller. It's very user-friendly which you'll see from the reviews, but it does a great job. This is a proportional brake controller so what that means is that it senses the deceleration that's in our truck, and it brakes our trailer accordingly.


Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2008 Toyota Tundra

Today on our 2008 Toyota Tundra, we're going to take a look at and also show you how to install the Tekonsha Primus IQ. This proportional trailer brake controller works great for one of the three axles. Its part number is TK90160. We're also going to be using the Tekonsha Plug-in Wiring Adapter, part number 3040-P. The Primus IQ is a proportional braking system. What that means is it uses a sensor located inside to detect the braking force that's coming from our truck. In an emergency stop situation where we really get on the brakes hard, it feels that and it's going to send immediate heavy braking power to the rear up to whatever we've set with our gain.


Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2009 Toyota Sienna

Today on our 2009 Toyota Sienna, we're going to be taking a look at and also showing you how to install the Tekonsha Voyager. This is a proportional brake controller that works for one of the four axles. Its part number is 39510. Now to set up the brake controller we want to turn our gain all the way up. On the right side we got our level sensor. What we'll do is apply the brakes. See that light turns red If we start turning our level sensor towards us or what would be clockwise, we'll see that dark-red light's going to begin to change. It's kind of moved into an orange, it will go to a yellow, and eventually to a green if we turn our level all the way down.


Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2008 Honda Odyssey

Today on our 2008 Honda Odyssey, we're going to be taking a look at and installing the Tekonsha Voyage trailer brake controller, part number 39510, in conjunction with part number ETBC7, which is the universal installation kit for trailer brake controllers. This is what it looks like once it's installed in the vehicle. This Voyager brake controller is a proportional controller, which means it activates immediately, unlike with time-delayed brake controllers, and the harder you push the pedal in the vehicle, the more it will apply the brakes on the trailer. If you're looking for a simple, easy-to-use brake controller, this is definitely going to be a good option. The ease of use is also something that makes this one different from some of the other ones that are out there. Unlike some of the other brake controllers out there, there aren't a whole lot of different buttons in order to change settings. You've just got a couple dials on the side. In order to use this brake controller, the first thing I want to point out is, right up here we've got this little green LED light.


Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2012 Ford F-150

Today on our 2012 Ford F-150 we're going to show you how to install the Tekonsha Voyager. This is a proportional trailer brake controller for 1 up to 4 axles. Part number is 39510. We're also going to be using the Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter, part number 22292. All right here's what our Voyager is going to look like to install. This proportional brake controller is really nice to get put in place, it works a wide variety of angles. It can be the front down as low as 20 degrees or up as high as 70 degrees that gives us 90 degrees there as mounting option.


Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2012 Ford F-150

Today, on our 2012 Ford F-150, we're going to be taking a look at and also showing you how to install the Tekonsha Primus IQ Trailer Brake Controller. This proportional brake controller works for 1 up to 3 axles. The part number on it is TK90160. We're also going to be using the Tekonsha plug in wiring adapter for brake controllers, part number 22292. As a built-in safeguard, we've got constant monitoring of our trailer from our brake controller. It's checking to make sure we've got a good connection. In the event that we we're to have a disconnection, you can see NC is going to appear here on our screen.


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