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Curt Custom Wiring Adapter for Trailer Brake Controllers - Dual Plug In

Curt Custom Wiring Adapter for Trailer Brake Controllers - Dual Plug In

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Install your Curt electric trailer brake controller quickly and easily with this custom wiring adapter. Simply plug one end of the adapter into your brake controller and then plug the other end into the built-in port beneath your vehicle's dash. 1-800-940-8924 to order CURT accessories and parts part number C51522 or order online at Free expert support on all CURT products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Curt Custom Wiring Adapter for Trailer Brake Controllers - Dual Plug In. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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CURT Accessories and Parts - C51522

  • Trailer Brake Controller
  • Wiring Adapter
  • Plugs into Brake Controller
  • CURT
  • Vehicle Specific

Install your Curt electric trailer brake controller quickly and easily with this custom wiring adapter. Simply plug one end of the adapter into your brake controller and then plug the other end into the built-in port beneath your vehicle's dash.


  • Plug-in wiring adapter allows for quick, simple installation of your electric trailer brake controller
  • No cutting or splicing required
    • Custom connector end plugs into the built-in port beneath the dash of your vehicle
    • Other end plugs into the back of your electric brake controller
  • Compatible with time-delayed and proportional brake controllers from Curt
    • Brake controller must have built-in plug for adapter to connect - will not work on controllers with pigtail wiring harnesses
  • 2' Long, 12-gauge wires have protective covering to deter damage
  • Limited 1-year warranty

Installation of Curt Brake Controller Adapter

To install your Curt electric brake controller, you need to connect the wiring of the controller to your vehicle. Certain auto manufacturers offer pre-wired options, typically known as tow packages, wherein wiring is run for you from the dash to the trailer connector on the back of your vehicle. When this is done, a port is installed at your dash so that you can easily plug in a brake controller.

This adapter plugs into the port on your vehicle's built-in brake control wiring harness. The harness is located underneath the dash, to the left of the steering column, and it is taped to another harness near the emergency brake pedal.

No hardwiring is required to install this adapter. After you plug it into the factory port, you simply plug the other end of the adapter directly into your electric trailer brake controller. Because there are no wires to connect, installation is not permanent. You can unplug and remove your brake controller at any time to transfer it to another vehicle or securely stow it away.

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Installation Details C51522 Installation instructions

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Curt Custom Wiring Adapter for Trailer Brake Controllers - Dual Plug In - C51522

Average Customer Rating:  4.4 out of 5 stars   (13 Customer Reviews)

Install your Curt electric trailer brake controller quickly and easily with this custom wiring adapter. Simply plug one end of the adapter into your brake controller and then plug the other end into the built-in port beneath your vehicle's dash.


This made for an easy plug and play installation—and even included instructions for removal is the lower dash trim panel in my Audi.


This brake controller works perfectly for my 2014 Audi Q7! The instructions were easy to follow thereby making the installation a straightforward process. The hardest part was deciding where to install the dial. The dial has a solid and deliberate feel when turning and numerous options for fine tuning.

2019 Volkswagen Atlas

The product was exactly what was required for the job. Was disappointed in shipping since I paid extra for expedited shipping and it arrived a day later than expected. I could have got it in the same time frame and saved $XX.00.


perfect fit for Audi Q7


Product is as advertised, functions perfectly, and arrived on time.


Bien reste à essayer merci






2019 Porsche Macan



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  • Which Connector Is Needed To Install Curt Spectrum Trailer Brake Controller On a 2018 VW Atlas?
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  • Correct Curt Brake Controller Adapter Harness Plug for 2019 Volkswagen Atlas
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  • Will the Curt Echo Work on a 2016 Audi Q5 with the 7 Way Plug Angled Down Slightly
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