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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.
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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
Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2011 Ford F-150
Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2009 GMC Yukon
Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan
Today on our 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan, we're going to show you the Tekonsha Primus IQ Trailer Brake Controller, part number TK90160. This is what the brake controller looks like once it's installed on our Caravan here. First off, we'll cover what you can see. We've got our bracket here, and of course, our brake controller. It's a nice sleek unit, pretty thin. The bracket it comes with makes the brake controller easily removable so you can trade it between different vehicles. If you ever need to activate trailer brakes by themselves, you can move to manual override. You can see how the numbers scroll up to showing the power.
Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Today on this 2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty we're going to show you the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller, part number 90195. To help us with our install of our brake controller we're also going to use a Tekonsha Plugin Wiring Adapter, part number 3035-P, this part is designed to work with the factory tow package port underneath the dash of your vehicle. This is what the P3 Brake Controller looks like once installed in typical application in our truck. With this part number you get obviously the brake controller and the bracket to hold it up into place. This style brake controller is a proportional brake controller which means it automatically adjusts the trailer's braking based on deceleration of the tow vehicle and total amount of power is set by the user. We have ours relatively flat, but this also has automatic leveling built inside of it and in fact you can mount it in a vertical position, or flat, or anywhere in between.
Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2003 Toyota Tacoma
Today on this 2003 Toyota Tacoma, we're going to show you the Tekonsha Primus IQ Trailer Brake Controller, part number TK90160. Now to help us with our install, we're also going to use part number ETBC7. This is a universal installation kit for trailer brake controllers. For the majority of our install, we'll be using this part number and then we'll take our brake controller and add it on top of this as our last part of our install. This is what the Primus IQ looks like when it's installed in our truck. Now we have it in a typical location here on the right hand side underneath the dashboard. This style brake controller is a proportional brake controller, which means that when you hit the brakes on your truck, there's a sensor on the inside that can tell how hard you're hitting your brakes.
Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2011 Dodge Nitro
Today on this 2011 Dodge Nitro we're going to show you a Tekonsha Voyager Brake Controller, part number 39510. With this brake controller we're also going to need a couple additional parts. We're going to need part number ETBC7. This is the brake controller installation kit, and also we're going to use part number 18136 from Tow Ready. This is a universal mounting bracket. When we do our install, we'll actually start with that part first. This is what the Tekonsha Voyager Brake Controller looks like installed in a typical location.
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 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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