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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 behind your 's dash. Call 800-298-8924 to order Curt accessories and parts part number C51458 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Curt products. Guaranteed Lowest Price 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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2019 Ram 1500 - Curt Custom Wiring Adapter for Trailer Brake Controllers - Dual Plug In

  • Brake Controller
  • Wiring Adapter
  • Curt
  • Plugs into Brake Controller
  • 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 behind your 's dash.


Features:

  • Plug-in wiring adapter allows for quick, simple installation of your electric trailer brake controller
  • No cutting or splicing required
    • Custom connectors plug into the built-in port underneath 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 connector underneath your vehicle's dashboard, located to the right of your steering wheel.


No hardwiring is required to install this adapter. After you plug it into your vehicle's connector, 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.



51458 Curt Quick Plug Brake Control Adaptor Harness

Replaces 51439

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

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Video Transcript for Curt Brake Controller C51458 Review

Today, we're going to be taking a look at the Curt Custom Wiring Adaptor for Trailer Brake Controllers. The Plug-In Wiring Adaptor is going to allow for a quick, simple installation of your electric trailer brake controller, does not require any cutting or splicing, very simple installation. You're going to have specific connectors or custom connectors located on each end of the wiring. One end is going to plug into the the built-in port beneath the dash of your vehicle, the other end is going to plug into the back of your electric brake controller. This is compatible with time-delayed and proportional brake controllers from Curt. Just keep in mind that the brake controller must have the built-in plug or built-in port for the adaptor to connect to. This will not work on controllers with pigtail wiring harnesses.

The unit is going to measure about 2 feet long and the wires are protected with the wire loom to deter damage and it's going to keep the wires bundled together so they'll not hang lose around your feet or around your pedals. Because there are no wires to connect, it has these specific or custom ports on it, because there's no wires to connect, installation is not permanent. You can unplug and remove your brake controller at any time, which makes it very easy to transfer it to another vehicle or securely store it away while it's not being used. That's going to do it for today's look at the Curt Custom Wiring Adaptor for trailer brake controllers.


Customer Reviews

Curt Custom Wiring Adapter for Trailer Brake Controllers - Dual Plug In - C51458

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (38 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 behind your vehicle's dash.

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Just what I needed!! Great customer service!! Will order again from etrailer!! 446306



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Great product and fast delivery i would order again 369947



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The product came very fast and it was super easy to install. It's working better than I thought, I'm very happy with www.etrailer.com and there products. Definitely worth every penny and everything top quality. Thanks!!!! 249142



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2017 Ram 1500

Best price out there. Would be nice if Mfg. offered in shorter length. No issue though, plenty of room under dash to coil up excess. 592953



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Works exceptionally well. No problems w hatsoever. 749672



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Fanatic way to install, very fast simple and neat! 727272



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It's very well made and would be simple to use, except two of the wires were switched. We used this with a 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL, but apparently they are switched on newer Dodge trucks too. Unfortunately, the effect was that the trailer brakes stayed permanently on. I believe it was the brake signal and the 12V wires that were switched. Unfortunately, I don't remember for sure, but etrailer support knew exactly the issue and told me which two they were. There are two ways to fix this. The ugly way is to cut and splice the wires to their correct place. That's the way most people recommend, but there is actually an even easier way with no cutting: remove the orange insert from the end the plugs into your car's wiring (I believe there were tabs on the side that I had to press to do so). Now, you will be able to remove the wires/contacts from the connector, so simply switch the two that need to be switched. Click the orange piece back into place. Voila, it's fixed, no cutting required. Anyway, apart from that wire switching issue, it's a nice product. 707368



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Just got my trailer brake installed, took less than 30 minutes. The wiring harness that was made for my truck pugged in with no problem. I have already tried it and it works great. Shipping notifications were updated every day so I knew exactly when to expect it. Their pricing was competitive with eBay and Amazon. I cannot say enough good things about this company and their service, I highly recommend them. 700538



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This harness made for a clean, splice-free install. I used this with a Jeep Gladiator which requires swapping the black and blue wires in the gray connector. The Gladiator is such a new truck, I could not find a good cross reference for the exact harness for a Curt Spectrum controller. I’m sure they have one by now or will very soon. I didn’t bother calling etrailer, I knew I could make this harness work. The wire swap took less than a minute, once you see the pin latches. Well worth the money to have a solid and clean install. 691019


Comments
Curt does offer a wiring harness for the 2020 Jeep Gladiator and it is available as part # C51459. This harness has the correct plug configuration for the Gladiator and does not require swapping the black and blue wires.
-- Rachael H - 08/22/2019

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Easy installation. Works great 691600



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I needed this adapter to connect the brake controller to my specific vehicle. Etrailer had it available when I bought the controller from them , so I ordered it. Easy connection, works great. 600845



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2019 Dodge Ram Pickup

I just installed my Curt TriFlex Trailer Brake Controller C51140 in my new 2019 Ram 1500 Laramie 4x4 Crew Cab. Thanks to the Curt Custom Wiring Adapter for Trailer Brake Controllers - Dual Plug In # C51458, it only took 4-5 minutes. Hardest part was finding the factory connector under the dash to plug into. etrailer has this wiring adapter listed as "Not confirmed to work" for the 2019 Ram 1500 but after my test drive I'm very satisfied. Worked just as I expected. I'll update this review after I have more time behind the wheel towing. 575964



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2015 Ram 1500

Made it so easy!! Had to take off access cover in truck to find plug as it was hidden in the side from factory. 558524



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Just what was needed to make the install go fast. Good prices and fast shipping can't ask for anything more!!! Thank you, 555666



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Dodge Ram Pickup

Perfect adapter for my '17 Ram 3500. Never had any issues with this product after about a year of usage. 546285



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Just arrived this morning just as descr ibed. 524545



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2016 Ram 1500

Plugged right in and worked perfectly. 516300



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2018 Ram 1500

easy install and it works 514363



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Dodge Ram Pickup

2018 ram 1500 curt venturer 512036



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2015 Ram 1500

working great just picked up RV today 510355



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2018 Dodge Ram Pickup

I recently purchased a 2018 Dodge Ram 1500 and traded in my 2014 Dodge Ram. I had removed my Curt brake controller and was to install it in the new Ram. Unfortunately, the connections were not the same, and I needed an adaptor. I called etrailer and was extremely happy with the service. Tammy looked up my truck and controller and matched the adaptor. The process took less than 3 minutes. I received the adaptor in just days. Thank you Tammy for making this easy. 505309



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Came in exactly as I expected, looked up under the dash and found the wire, should be a ten minute install. Sure makes it easy when etrailer has your vehicle specific cable for install. Will have to add more when I get to use it under tow with my RV trailer. 484266


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The cable install fit perfect and my system works great, the install was less than five minutes. Thanks etrailer!
Robert - 03/13/2019

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Great. 454168



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2017 Ram 2500

Very fast service easy to install and so far seems like a good product. Thanks 418791



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Very happy with controler and bracket. Easy to install took me only minutes. 418153


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    For your 2017 Ram 2500 the correct Curt brake controller install harness is the # C51458 which will work great with most of the Curt controllers but not the Discovery as this controller does not like the lower voltage that your truck puts out for the brake signal. You would have to go with a new controller like the Venturer part # C51110.
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  • Is There An Adapter Available For Red Arc Tow-Pro Brake Controller For 2019 Jeep Wrangler
    Yes, you can use the Curt Adapter part # C51458 for the 2019 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon with the Redarc Tow-Pro Elite part # 331-EBRH-ACCV2. You would just need to cut off the end of the adapter that goes into the brake controller and hard wire it to the Red Arc controller. The other end would plug into the factory tow port.
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  • Brake Controller Install Harness Recommendation for 2018 Jeep Wrangler
    Yes, I confirmed with Curt that the trailer wiring install harness part # C51458 that you referenced is a confirmed fit for your 2018 Jeep Wrangler and will make installing a brake controller easy. It will plug right into the port under the dash of your vehicle to make installing the brake controller easy.
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  • Which Curt Brake Controller Harness Fits a 2015 Ram
    Part of the problem is the harness you are using is the incorrect one. You would need the part # C51458 for your 2015 Ram 1500 and not the # C51453. The correct harness for your does not have the extra wire that you are mentioning since your truck does not require it.
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  • Where Is Brake Controller Install Port on 2017 Ram 1500
    To install a Curt brake controller like the part # C51140 in a 2017 Ram 1500 the correct install harness is the part # C51458. If you check out the install video I attached below you'll see exactly how a similar brake controller installs on a 2017 Ram 1500 like what you have. Fast forward to the 2:30 section of the video to see where the port is found.
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    The wire colors under the dash are not designed to match on any vehicle, they match function but not color and the Curt Brake Controller Adapter # C51458 is the correct harness for your 2016 RAM. I reached out to my friend at Curt and he confirmed that when you use the manual override slide on your Curt Venturer Trailer Brake Controller, # C51110, it is designed not to send power to your vehicle brake lights. It sends signal to your trailer brakes, but not to the lights. To adapt your...
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