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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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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 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.
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.
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.
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 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
Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2011 Dodge Nitro
Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 1997 Chevrolet C/K Series Pickup
Today in this 1997 Chevrolet CK series pickup, we're going to install the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake controller, part number 90195. Now to help us with our install, we're also going to use part number ETBC7. This is Universal Installation Kit for Trailer Brake Controllers. This is what the P3 Brake Controller looks like installed in the typical location. The main thing about our brake controller here is it's a proportional brake controller. That means it has sensors on the inside that can tell how hard you're hitting your brake, and it'll match how hard you're hitting your brake and send that proportionately to your trailer out back. Now the insides of our brake controller are automatically leveling.
Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Today on our 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 model we're going to be installing the Draw-Tite Activator 2. This is a time-delayed trailer brake controller good for one up to four axles. Part number is 5500. We're also going to be using the Tekonsha plug-in wiring adapter, part number 3016. Here's what the Activator 2 is going to look like once we have it installed on the vehicle. As you can see, we've got a slide lever here. This is going to allow for manual operation right up to whatever we've got our preset output as.
Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2012 Toyota Highlander
Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2003 Ford F-350
Today in our 2003 Ford F250 superduty we're going to show you how to install the Tekonsha Primus IQ proportional trailer brake controller. This operates on of the 3 axials and part number is TK90160 we're also going to be using the pig tail, part number 3035-P for our factory Ford connection. Here's what our Primus IQ is going to look like once we get it installed. As you can see, nice easy to operate, easy to use style brake controller. We've got our manual override. It's right here. This is going to allow us to manually apply power to our brake in those emergency situations where maybe our trailer starts to get a little out of wack.
Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe
Today in our Chevrolet Tahoe, we're going to review and install the Curt Venturer brake controller part number:C51110. We'll install this in conjunction with Curt Direct Fit wiring harness part number: C51451. Here's what our brake controller will look like once it's installed. Here, at the top of our brake controller, is the gang slide switch. As we slide the switch over toward the passenger side it increases the gang and the maximum power output to our trailer braking. At the very front of our brake controller is our manual braking switch. This allows us to actuate the trailer braking without pressing on the brake peddle. Then, here, on the driver's side of the brake controller, behind the attachment point is our sink switch. This is a slide switch. It adjusts the time delay of maximum power output going to our trailer braking. Quickly.
Trailer Brake Controller Intsallation - 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe
Today on our 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe we're going to review and install the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 brake controller, part number 90885. We'll install it in conjunction with the Tekonsha direct fit wiring harness, part number 3016. Now here's what our brake controller looks like once it's installed. Now let's go ahead and plug in our trailer brakes. As we plug in our trailer brakes we'll get a C on our display screen to indicate that our trailer braking is connected. Here on the driver side of the brake controller is our gain control, allows us to raise or lower the power or maximum output going to our trailer brakes. Our push button here on the passenger side of the brake controller is for our boost control.
Male: Today, on our 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe, we're going to review and install the Tekonsha Voyager Brake Controller, part number 39510 in conjunction with the Tekonsha direct fit wiring harness, part number 3016. Here's what our brake controller look like when it's installed. The dial here on the side of our brake controller allows us to set the angle of our brake controller as long as our dial can be turned and set so that our dial is straight up and down. It'll indicate the position of our brake controller and help set the internal potentiometer. Let's go ahead and plug in our trailer connector. Once we plug it in, here at the top, our light comes on to indicate that our trailer brakes are connected to the vehicle. One the passenger's side of the brake controller is the dial for setting our gain.
Today on our 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe we're going to review and install the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Brake Controller, part number 90195 with a direct fit wiring harness. Here's what our brake controller looks like once installed. We can press any button to bring up our LED display screen, and use the up and down functions to scroll through the menu, setting the power setup, color display, or even brake type. Here's what our display screen will look like when we do not have our trailer connected. Let's go ahead and connect our trailer. Immediately with our trailer connected, we can see our display screen will come up. Here we can adjust the gain, which is the amount of power being sent to our trailer brakes from maximum, all the way down to the minimum that we set it at.
Trailer Brake Controller Information
Brake Controller Installation: Starting from Scratch
Brake Controller Installation for 2007(New Body Style) - 2013 GMC Sierra and Chevy Silverado
Brake Controller Installation on a Full-Size Ford Truck or SUV
Brake Controller Installation on a Ford Super Duty Truck (2005-2007)
Electric Brake Controller Installation on Dodge Ram Truck
How to Install a Brake Controller on Chevrolet / GMC 1999-2006 Pickups
Aftermarket Brake Control Wiring for 07-13 GM Full-Size Truck with Factory-Integrated Brake Control
Brake Control Connection Can Shut Down Brake Light System
Installing an Electric Brake Controller on 2007-2013 GM Full-Size Truck or 2007-Present GM SUV
Installing an Electric Brake Controller on a 2005-2008 Volkswagen Touareg or Porsche Cayenne
Installing Electric Brake Controls on a Chevy Uplander, Pontiac SV6, Buick Terraza or Saturn Relay
Electric Brake Controller on a Ford with a Factory Integrated Brake Controller
Installing Electric Brake Controls on a 2010-up Dodge Ram
Brake Controller 7- and 4-Way Installation Kit (ETBC7)
2010 and Newer Dodge Brake Control Harness
Installing Electric Brake Controls on 24 Volt Vehicles
Testing Brake Controls
Ford Brake Control Harness Change
Brake Controller Installation on a Ford Full-Size Van
Troubleshooting Brake Controller Installations
Installing an Electric Brake Controller on a 2013 Dodge Ram
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