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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 - 2002 GMC Sierra
Today on our 2002 GMC 2500, we going to be showing you how to install the Hopkins InSIGHT. This is a Proportional Flex-Mount Trailer Brake Controller for one up to four axles. We're also going to be using the Hopkins Plug-In Simple Brake Wiring Adapter, part# HM47795. The nice feature of the InSIGHT is that it constantly monitors our trailer, to make sure we have a proper connection. With the trailer plugged in, you'll see this small LED light is going to come on. As long as that's on, you know you've got a good connection with your trailer. If it we're to come loose or wiggle out, for some reason, you'll see that light then goes off. As you see here, our display is going to indicate, in percentage, how of the gain that we've got set we're actually using.
Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2010 GMC Yukon
Today on our 2010 GMC Yukon, we're going to be showing you how to install the Tekonsha Voyager. This is a proportional break controller that works great for 1 up to 4 axles. Part number is 39510. We're also going to be using the Trailer Mate universal wiring harness. This offers a 12 inch long pigtail part number is TM75127. The Voyager is a proportional break controller.
Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2016 Subaru Outback Wagon
Speaker 2: Today on our 2016 Subaru Outback Wagon we're going to be showing you how to install the Hopkins Insight. This is a proportional Flex-Mount brake controller for one up to four axles. Part number is HM47297. Now let's set our manual over ride lever. As we do we want to see our display have a readout. You can see that's going to give us a readout and percentage telling us what percentage of the gain that we've got set it's actually using. As you can see our gain's fully adjustable.
Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2016 Acura MDX
Today on our 2016 Acura MDX, we are going to be taking a look at installing the Draw-Tite Activator Trailer Brake Controller, part number 5504. In conjunction with that, we are going to be installing the Universal Installation Kit for Trailer Brake Controller 7-way RV and 4-way flat, part number ETBC7. In conjunction with that, we are going to be installing the pigtail for Tekonsha and Draw-Tite Brake Controllers, part number 7894, to attach all these together. Now, this braking system is a time delayed system. You can adjust the amount of energy that is going to apply to your trailer brakes and how fast it comes on, all adjustable by your switches on top. It's going to adjust your gain and that's going to adjust the intensity of how fast it will come on as far as how do you like your settings to be. As you apply your brakes, you'll see it climb up and that is going to let you know that it is applying your brakes on your trailer, and you can adjust it up or down to suit your needs.
Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2007 Jeep Wranger Unlimited
Today on our 2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Hopkins InSIGHT. This is a proportional flex mount trailer brake controller that's going to work great for one up to four axles. Part number is HM47297. We're also going to be using the universal installation kit for trailer brake controller. This is going to offer both a 7 way RV plug and a 4 pull flat. Part number on that is ETBC7. As a great feature we're going to have a constant monitor that's going between our brake controller and our trailer to let us know everything's connected properly. As you can see as I plug in my trailer a small red light's going to come on indicating it's connected.
Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2015 Ram 3500
Today on our 2015 RAM 3500 we're going to be taking a look at and installing a Tekonsha Prodigy P3 trailer brake controller for 1 to 4 axles, part number 90195. In conjunction, we're going to be also installing the Tekonsha plug-in wiring adapter for electric trailer controllers for a RAM, part number 3024-P. Now here's what it's going to look like once we have it installed. Right now we have our tester hooked on the back, so it's going to show us our amount of braking power. You take your manual switch and run it up, you'll see it come up. One of the biggest differences between this one and some other ones we sell is the five different setting parameters you can have for different trailers or different operators. It's going to give you a little bit more customization for your trailers or your operators. You're going to have three separate boost levels, which your boost is going to control your aggressiveness of how fast your brakes come on in your trailer, opposed to how they come on in your vehicle.
Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2012 Subaru Outback Wagon
Today, on our 2012 Subaru Outback Wagon, we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 trailer brake controller. This proportional brake controller works great for 1 up to 4 axles. Part number on is 90195. We'll also be using the installation kit ETBC7. You can see when the trailer becomes disconnected, it's going to flash indicating no trailer connection, so we'll know that we've had an issue with the connection in the back and we need to check that out. You can see now with our trailer connected, we've got a different screen.
Draw-Tite Brake Controller 5535 Review
Today we're going to be taking a look at the Draw-Tite I-Command Proportional Trailer Brake Controller. This controller is going to activate the trailer brakes in proportion to your vehicle's braking action, it's going to automatically adjust the trailer's braking based on deceleration of the towed vehicle, and it activates immediately, so there's no pausing like when using time-delayed brake controllers. This unit's also going to automatically level. The brake control will automatically acquire the proper level setting, it's also going to automatically adjust as you travel up or down hills. A few unique features about this system. As you can see here, we have the easy to access buttons, we're going to have the boost setting right here on top and it says 'Boost' right here on the disc plate, so that way we know these button go with that setting. On this side we're going to have the gain control, and it says 'Gain' right there so we know that these buttons are associated with that control.
Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2011 Ford Escape
Today on our 2011 Ford Escape we're going to be taking a look at and installing the Hopkins Insight Flex-mount Trailer Brake Controller for one to four axles, part number HM47297. This is a versatile system. You can put your display any place you'd like, your manual switch any place you'd like, and you can hide the control box behind a panel or on the outside of a kick panel. It gives you a lot of options as to where you can mount your controller and all your other parts. Now, our button on the left side is our sensitivity controller. The heavier your load, the higher you want to rate this. It's got seven settings, so if you have a really heavy load you want to have it up on seven.
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 Trucks to 2012
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
2005-Current 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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