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Replacement Breakaway Switch for Tekonsha Trailer Breakaway Kits

Replacement Breakaway Switch for Tekonsha Trailer Breakaway Kits

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This replacement switch works with the Tekonsha Push to Test breakaway kit (50-85-313) and the Tekonsha clamp-on breakaway kit (1026). Call 800-298-8924 to order Tekonsha accessories and parts part number 2005-P or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Tekonsha products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Replacement Breakaway Switch for Tekonsha Trailer Breakaway Kits. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Tekonsha Accessories and Parts - 2005-P

  • Trailer Breakaway Kit
  • Switch
  • Tekonsha

This replacement switch works with the Tekonsha Push to Test breakaway kit (50-85-313) and the Tekonsha clamp-on breakaway kit (1026).


Features:

  • Replaces switch on your Tekonsha trailer breakaway kit
    • Works with Push to Test breakaway (50-85-313) and clamp-on breakaway (1026)
    • Fits 1-3 axles (2-6 brakes)
  • Includes nylon pin and 48" of wire


2005-P Tekonsha Break-Away Switch




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Video of Replacement Breakaway Switch for Tekonsha Trailer Breakaway Kits

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Tekonsha Trailer Breakaway Kit 2005-P Review

Today, we are going to be taking a look at the replacement breakaway switch for the Tecumseh 00:00:05 trailer breakaway kits. This is going to replace the switch on your Tecumseh trailer breakaway kit. It's going to work with the push to test breakaway, number 5085313, and the clamp on breakaway, number 1026. It's going to fit 1 to 3 axle trailers or trailers with a 2 to 6 brakes. The units are a really nice design. It's going to include everything you see here on the table, so you're going to get the detailed installation and wiring instructions.

You're going to get the actual switch and then on each side of the switch, you're going to have a cable on 1 side that's going to have the nylon pin, 48 inch wire, and then on this side, you're going to have 2 black wires, 1 is a power wire. The other wire is to activate the trailer brakes, in the event of a vehicle/trailer separation. Just remember that when you're installing the replacements switch, you want to make sure that the cable has a direct line towards the towing vehicle, without any interference. That's going to do it for today's look at the replacement breakaway switch for the Tecumseh trailer breakaway kits.


Customer Reviews

Replacement Breakaway Switch for Tekonsha Trailer Breakaway Kits - 2005-P

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (73 Customer Reviews)

This replacement switch works with the Tekonsha Push to Test breakaway kit (50-85-313) and the Tekonsha clamp-on breakaway kit (1026).

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Installed it on the tongue of my Cargo trailer RV conversion to used the on board battery to lock the brakes in case the trailer gets unhooked. I will be traveling cross country and many states require this be installed 603291



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This looks like a very well made switch, of much higher quality than the original switch out on the RV when it was built by Forest River. That switch started smoking the first time I tried it out. 565603


Comments
The switch still performs very well. Like many parts on most RVs, the break away switch system is poorly designed, and cheaply implemented what the hell good is it to lock up the brakes on a 5th wheel RV if it becomes disconnected from the truck? . But this switch does its job well, without smoking.
Michael D - 09/16/2019

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Right what I needed. 808951



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Works as it should; simple to install. 800659



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Order made it here in 1 day .All products as described ! Thank you etrailer.com 796753



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Revamping an older Trailer and did not trust existing switch. 783610



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It is a break away switch. Install was easy but being a break away switch it has never been used. Hope to never use it. 779632



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I ordered 6 brake drums and a break away switch on a Wednesday. Received my parts on Friday. Gwendolyn Helped me order the correct parts and was great to work with. I had everything installed and was back in business on Saturday. Thank you etrailer and Gwendolyn for great service. 778002



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As good as or better quality then my original, not disappointed at all. Easy to install and plenty of length on the wiring. 777871



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Very affordable and work well. 772401



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Exceptional service and very good prices. Will purchase again 770763



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Fast shipping. Was a top of the line product. I honestly thought it was going to be a generic version of what I needed for that price but was a reputable name product. 766544



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Order delivered in less than 24hr. All parts as they should be. I will Always try etrailer first for trailer parts. It is very easy. Thanks 734488



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Exactly as advertised. Exceptional customer service. 718044



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I received it very quickly. Thank you 703218



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I always like doing business with E trailer awesome people thank you 695526



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Will order again if ever needed 694169



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Great product, fast delivery and easy to install. 693438



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Quality products & quick delivery 688074



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Haven't installed yet but I don't see any problems with product. Fast service. 681623



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No problems with it in the last year. Functions well when doing daily inspections. With stands the weather better then most switches would by again. 675345



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Quality products and easy installation. As always, the products at etrailer have easy to read instructions an direct hookup. Thanks. 666464



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Product is great , Have this on all my trailers . Also a great price 663697



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worked just like the one I replaced. 662136



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Product worked as expected. Great company to deal with 659650


Comments
Product is working great. Haven’t had any issues with it.
Mark R - 06/19/2020

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    I wasn't able to track down your order history but I can absolutely help you with a replacement. The easiest solution at this point is going to just be to replace both the breakaway switch and cable, as the cables themselves are really brand/model specific. This means unless you are able to determine exactly what model/brand breakaway system you have it's going to be pretty difficult to pinpoint the right cable. For a replacement switch and cable set I specifically recommend the Tekonsha...
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    It sounds as if your breakaway system is not functioning. On a properly working system, the brakes would engage regardless of whether or not the 7-way was plugged into the vehicle. It is not necessary to have an additional break away battery if the battery on your trailer has sufficient power to keep the brakes applied for 15 minutes once the break away pin is pulled. Because of the importance of the breakaway system, it really should really have its own battery. Since the system...
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  • Installation of Breakaway Switch
    No, it does not matter which black wire on the # 2005-P goes to the battery and which goes to the brake circuit. Breakaway switches are just there to create an open circuit to prevent power going through until the pin is pulled. Once the pin is pulled the circuit is closed and therefore power is supplied to the trailer brakes causing them to engage.
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    A dead battery would not be the cause of your brakes not disengaging. A dead battery would have the complete opposite effect on your brakes. A dead battery wouldn't send the electric signal to engage the electric brakes and no electric signal would mean no brakes at all from the breakaway standpoint, but you will still have brake signal from your brake controller. When you connect your tow vehicle, that will send signal to your trailer brakes only when the brakes are engaged on your...
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  • Are Breakaway Switch Wires Interchangeable
    The two black wires on the Replacement Breakaway Switch for Tekonsha Trailer Breakaway Kits # 2005-P are interchangeable, which is why they are the same color. So it does not matter which wire goes where. I have added a link to a help article on wiring breakaway kits for you to check out as well.
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  • How to Determine What Color Wire is Used to Activate Trailer Brakes for Breakaway Switch
    A breakaway switch, like the Tekonsha # 2005-P, will have 2 wires that will need to be hardwired for installation. One of the wires will connect to a power source and the other will connect to the wiring for the brakes (which is probably the blue wire that you are talking about). Since wiring does not necessarily have a universally accepted color code you will simply need to find what color wire is run to your brakes. You can trace the wiring from the brakes on your horse trailer to...
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  • Should Breakaway Switch Wiring Have Current Running Through It
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  • Should Switch be Replaced for Stuck Pin on Breakaway Kit?
    Yes, you can do exactly that; there is not a specific switch you'll need. For example, the Replacement Breakaway Switch for Tekonsha Trailer Breakaway Kits # 2005-P will work and you'll only need to splice it into your existing wire, as you mentioned. I've added a link to a video review of this switch for you to take a look at as well.
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