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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 - 2007 Chevrolet Silverado Classic
Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2006 Kia Sedona
Today, on this 2006 Kia Sedona, we're going to show you the Hopkins InSIGHT trailer brake controller, part number HM47297. This is what the brake controller looks like when it's installed on our Sedona. Now, you'll notice there's not all that much to see. We have our hand control right here with our manual override. Our gain control buttons are right here, more power or less power. There's a sensitivity button on the side here.
Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2007 Ford Van
Today on our 2007 Ford Van, we're going to install the Prodigy P2 Brake Controller, part number 90885. Now to help us with our install, we'll be needing a couple of parts. We'll be needing a bracket to mount our 7 pull connector to the back of the van. That'll be part number 18136, the No Drill Mountain Bracket from Towready, and part number ETBC7. This is a universal installation kit for trailer brake controllers that comes with a 7-way RV connector. This is what the brake controller looks like when it's installed in our van.
Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2011 Honda Odyssey
Today in this 2011 Honda Odyssey, we're going to show you the Tekonsha Voyager trailer brake controller, part number 39510. To help us with our brake controller install, we'll be needing to use part number ETBC7. This is actually to provide all the wiring, and the small components needed to install the brake controller. We have a 7-pole connector with a 4-pole on the side, a mounting bracket, and hardware as well to install. To install it on our Honda, we're going to need a few additional parts. First off, we're going to need the wire harness that plugs into our brake controller.
Today on this 2011 Honda Odyssey, we're going to show you the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller, Part number 90195. To help us with our brake controller install, we'll be needing to use part number ETBC7. This will actually provide all the wiring and the small components needed to install the brake controller. We have a 7 pull connector with a 4 pull on the side, a mounting bracket, and hardware as well to install. This is what the Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller looks like in a typical installation on our Honda Odyssey. Now when I plug in the trailer, we can see how our screen changed.
Today on this 2011 Honda Odyssey, we're going to show you the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Brake Controller, 90885. To help us with our brake controller install, we'll be needing to use part number ETBC7. This will actually provide all the wiring and the small components to install the brake controller. We have a 7-pole connector with a 4-pole on the side, a mounting bracket, and hardware as well to install. This is what the Prodigy P2 brake controller looks like in a typical installation on our Honda Odyssey. We have it plugged in to a trailer and it shows a display of "C" for connection. We'll hit the manual override here.
Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2010 GMC Canyon
Today on our 2010 GMC Canyon, we will be installing the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Brake Controller. To start off, we will go inside our truck and underneath the dash. We need to locate the manufacturer's wire harness which is tucked up here above the brake pedal. We will remove the tape on the ends of the wires and then cut back about a 1/4 of an inch. We use a light tester to test the functions of each wire. A red wire will be your constant power and then the light blue wire will be your brake signals.
Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2009 Cadillac Escalade
Today on our 2009 Cadillac Escalade, we're going to be showing you how to install the Tekonsha Voyager. This is a proportional electronic brake controller, good for up to 4 axles. Part number on it is 39510. The Voyager's a nice, simple, easy-to-use brake controller. Basically, what we've got is power settings on the right side of the controller, so for smaller trailers, or when our trailers are unloaded, we'll turn that sensitivity down to where we just barely have any change at all in the color of our light. As our trailer gets heavier, we have a need for extra braking power, we just rotate that dial away from us, and that will increase it, as you can see.
Today, on our 2009 Cadillac Escalade, we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Tekonsha Primus IQ trailer brake controller. This is good for 1, up to 3 axles. Its part number is TK90160. The Primus IQ's a proportional brake controller. It's designed for use with up to 3 axles, and has a lot of great features that really can come in handy. First, we've got an easy to use dial adjustment here.
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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