Replacement Breakaway Switch for Tekonsha Trailer Breakaway Kits

Replacement Breakaway Switch for Tekonsha Trailer Breakaway Kits

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  • 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). 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

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:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (50 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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Simple hookup. Pull pin not easy to remove (that is a good thing). 64500



- 2005-P
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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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Exact replacement. Actually appears to be a higher quality replacement to the original equipment on my RV camper trailer. 441515


Comments

Product has been working great for a year. Its heavy duty construction is holding up well.

Peter G - 10/11/2018

44505

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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



- 2005-P
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Trailer parts arrived in a very timely fashion and installation easy. Very satisfied with overall ordering and installation process. Thanks etrailers,,,, 452735



- 2005-P
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Received the part quickly. Have not installed it yet. I am very pleased with the product. I am sure it will work as good as the old one. 515768



- 2005-P
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Easy install and works great! 222404



- 2005-P
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Products as Described with Quick Delivery !! My Car trailer was in a Shop Fire ! I was glad to get replacement parts Right away ! 587974



- 2005-P
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Perfect replacement for an old and weathered box. Straight forward installation and quality parts. 652771



- 2005-P
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Worked fine. Was an exact replacement for the original product. 650862



- 2005-P
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service was great ordered break away switch very good price. also tab assembly for blue ox base plates. very good price fast shipping Julie was great to deal with will order from them again 636057



- 2005-P
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Nothing special about this but needed r eplacement 633559



- 2005-P
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Our company relies on the vast product offering and the quick shipping etrailer provides us not to mention great prices. 633153



- 2005-P
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best on-line trailer store in the business. Very easy web page and fast, courteous, and know there stuff. Thanks for all you did. 629585



- 2005-P
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Still as good as new. Was very easy to install and replaced the old one precisely. I love it when it is this fast and easy.... 581206



- 2005-P
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Worked perfect,fast delivery 555621



- 2005-P
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Excellent, easy change out of the old unit it replaced. 553709



- 2005-P
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Well built and just what i expected. 547310



- 2005-P
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Very easy to install. No issues. 513710



- 2005-P
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Good fit 503905



- 2005-P
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I purchased this item to replace a broken breakaway switch on a Big Tex 12PI trailer. I installed it without any problems. Works like a charm! 481784



- 2005-P
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Just like the one I replaced 468933



- 2005-P
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Just like advertised 468184



- 2005-P
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It worked as I needed it to 462816



- 2005-P
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Unit appears to be of quality construction and was delivered in a timely manner 460625



- 2005-P
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Very good product. 451442



- 2005-P
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Like the fact that the electrical wiring on the breakaway switch is a wire gauge larger than on some competing switches! 447376



- 2005-P
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Awesome delivery time and the switch fit perfectly! 443468



- 2005-P
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Working on refurbishing the schools trailer. Previous issues with the electric emergency brake made for some interesting times on the freeways. Replaced the actuator with this unit and solved the problems! This is what the trailer needed to fix the issue... Easy install, pigtails were long enough splicing wasn't required. As always etrailer had the right part for a good price. 440771



- 2005-P
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Switch was easily installed. Thanks for accurately representin it. 378412



- 2005-P
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All ordered parts came quickly just as my previous orders have. Great service good prices and fast delivery. 376854



- 2005-P
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I'm Good 357433



- 2005-P
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Product arrived as promised and everything works great. The staff at etrailer I worked with was fantastic. Thanks, Brian 343008



- 2005-P
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Easy to mount. Plenty of wire for electrical hook up. 300983


Comments

After a year its working fine. No problems.

Otto S - 09/28/2017

28531

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I have bought from e-trailer before and they have great service. As long as I own trailers I will buy from them. 289831



- 2005-P
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Good products at good prices with excellent service. 260242



- 2005-P
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this breakaway worked great for a replacement and was easy to install. 249695



- 2005-P
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Used to replace damaged part on Jayco travel trailer. Installation was fast and easy. 242053



- 2005-P
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Exact replacement for original switch. Excellent service. E mail followups from etrailer. shipped and received as stated. Will certainly use this company again. Pleasure doing business with them 233358



- 2005-P
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Great product george keeps you post it and shipping is fast. Parts are made to last 212861


Comments

Good quality products i been purchasing from etrailers for over 5 years now and they always respond to my needs.

JC - 07/18/2016

19480

- 2005-P
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Product was exactly as shown and was very easy to install. Great service with order and delivery. 209622


Comments

Just great

Harry P - 07/05/2016

19122

- 2005-P
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Good quality and great fit. 194272



- 2005-P
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The product is high quality and shipping was fast. Thanks again etrailer.com! 192561



- 2005-P
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Excellent Service 180877



- 2005-P
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It’s exactly what I needed the wire and cable plenty long and there’s no complaining of the price 161509



- 2005-P
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Great price and prodect 147269



- 2005-P
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Easy to fit, prompt delivery, easy to use website, overall great buying experience. 115491



- 2005-P
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Have no problems and recived product in a timely manner. 70169



- 2005-P
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Hooked up in 5 minutes. 53921



- 2005-P
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This is a great value for a replacement switch for your trailer brakes. I got this to replace the existing switch that no longer works. This works perfectly. I like knowing that things related to safety work properly. 41256


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  • Can Breakaway Switch By Itself Be Used If Trailer Already Had Battery
  • If you have a battery already on your trailer that's getting a charge and would be adequate to hold the brakes of your trailer in the event of a breakaway you could wire just a switch from it to your brake output circuit and you'd be fine. For that you'd only need a switch like the # FA80-00-2040 for a kit with a coiled cable or part # 2005-P for a kit with a straight cable. The battery setups like the part # 20099 would only be needed if you also needed a battery to power the system.
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer Breakaway that Locks Trailer Brakes Up with Pull Pin in Place
  • It sounds like the pull pin of your breakaway switch is not fully seated in the switch and because of that the voltage of your breakaway battery is getting applied to the brake output circuit of your trailer. You can verify this by testing the wire on either side of the switch with a circuit tester like part # PTW2993. If there is voltage on both side of the switch with the pull pin in place then switch is at fault and needs to be replaced. See picture. For a replacement switch you...
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  • Correct Voltage Reading from Pro Series Trailer Breakaway Battery
  • A standard trailer breakaway switch like # 2005-P does not have a circuit board but a unit like the Pro Series Trailer BreakAway Kit # PS50-85-320 does have circuit board for its battery tester. If this circuit board is corroded you need to replace the breakaway system since a voltage reading of 2V indicates the built-in battery charger is not functioning. A healthy and fully-charged breakaway battery should give you a voltage reading of at least 12V. Your existing battery may still...
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer that Has Locked Up Brakes After Disconnected from Trailer
  • I attached a help article that details how to test a breakaway system, but basically it sounds like your breakaway switch has gone bad or the pin of it has partially unplugged itself so your system is locking up the brakes. If you cut the wire leading to or from the breakaway switch itself the brakes should release. For a replacement switch that would fit nearly all systems you would want the # 2005-P. To pick out the correct brake assemblies for your trailer you need to know a few...
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer Break-Away System on Camper
  • 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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  • Weak Trailer Brakes After Pulled Breakaway Pin and Burning Smell
  • I have attached a photo of how a breakaway system should be wired. If you would please, check the brake output wire on the trailer where the breakaway switch is spliced in. This is shown as the letter A in the attached photo. If something were to fail on the breakaway system then it would more than likely be the switch, not the pin. Since you said you smelled burning I would replace this anyhow with part # 2005-P which also comes with a new pin. With that being said, I suspect that...
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  • Resetting Breakaway Switch on Trailer to Allow Brakes to Release
  • Pushing the pin back into the breakaway switch should allow the brakes of the trailer to release. You may have to back the trailer up slightly to get the brakes to release. If you have tried that and are still having problems you may need to replace the switch with something like the part # 2005-P.
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  • Which Wire on a Trailer Brake Magnet is the Power and Which is Ground
  • Trailer brake magnets have two wires ran to them. Either can be used as the positive side as long as the other is grounded. To test your magnets you would want to apply 12 volts to one of the wires and ground the other wire. You should hear them grab the drum and start humming. For a replacement breakaway switch you could use the # 2005-P. For an 11 foot 7-way that you could wire your trailer to you would want the part # HM20048. You will need to attach the current wires of your trailer...
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  • Will a Dead Battery In the Breakaway Box Cause Trailer Brakes to Not Disengage?
  • 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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  • Breakaway Switch Pin is Stuck in the Switch
  • I think you mean breakaway system. A brake controller would be in the cab of the vehicle and not on the trailer. You might need a new switch if you can't get the pin out. It would not be a bad idea to replace it anyway. They are not expensive and you will have the peace of mind of having a new switch. A switch, such as # HM20010, # 2005-P, or # HM20060, basically just completes a circuit once the pin is pulled allowing power to go from the breakaway battery to the trailer brakes....
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  • Troubleshooting Breakaway Kit When Plunger/Pin is In Place But Brakes Won't Release
  • Reinserting the plunger or pin back into the breakaway switch should release the trailer brakes. You may need to back the trailer up slightly to get them to release. If reinserting the plunger or pin does not cut off the power to the brakes on your trailer, then you can either remove the breakaway battery or cut one of the wires going to or from the breakaway switch. One wire is coming from the breakaway battery and the other wire is going to the brake circuit on the trailer. Cutting...
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  • Safety Chain and Trailer Break Away Switch Cable Length Recommendation
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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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  • Correcting Dead Battery in Trailer Breakaway System
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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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  • Solution for Breakaway Pin on Trailer that Won't Come Out
  • If you have a breakaway switch where you can't pull the pin out it's probably a good time to replace the switch. It sounds like the cable might have broken before the pin would come out which is not a good sign. For a new switch you can use the part # 2005-P which due to the universal design of these switches will work with what you have regardless of if it's a Tekonsha setup.
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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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  • Why is There a Warning on Break Away Cable to Avoid Disconnection for More than 20 Minutes
  • When the plunger of a breakaway switch like # 2005-P is pulled the battery in the breakaway system will be connected to the trailer brake circuit. This is how a breakaway system stops a trailer if there is a disconnect between it and the tow vehicle. By law a breakaway battery has to be able to keep the trailer's electric brakes fully engaged for at least 15 minutes. Fully depleting a breakaway battery will not damage it but it means it will likely need a long-term charge from a shore-power...
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  • How to Release the Brakes on a Trailer Once the Break Away Switch Is Activated
  • If you still have the plunger end that goes in the break away switch, then you can simply insert the plunger back into the switch and that should cut off the power to the brakes on your trailer. If you no longer have the plunger, then you can either remove the break away battery or cut one of the wires going to or from the break away switch. One wire is coming from the break away battery and the other is going to the brake circuit on the trailer. Cutting one of those wires will terminate...
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  • Choosing The Right Replacement Breakaway Pin For A 2013 Forest River R-Pod
  • I contacted my representative at Forest River and they informed me that your 2013 R-Pod trailer came equipped with a Cequent breakaway kit. Therefore, our Tekonsha breakaway pin should be compatible with your trailer. I recommend using the Replacement Cable and Nylon Pin Assembly part # 2010-A. Featuring a 49" long cord and nylon pin, this item should work with your factory breakaway kit. In order to ensure an exact fit, I would look at the design of the old pin if available and compare...
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  • Should Breakaway Switch Wiring Have Current Running Through It
  • One side of the breakaway switch wiring will have current running through it. As long as the plunger pin of the breakaway switch is inserted into the switch the other side of the wiring should have zero current running through it. Once you pull the pin it would allow the current to make it through the switch and go to your brake output circuit. I attached a picture that shows a wiring diagram.
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  • Advice For Trailer Brakes That Are Locked Up
  • There are a few different things that could be the issue with your trailer brakes locking up. I'll try to walk you through what to look for to isolate the issue. First, I would check to see if there is a break away pin on the trailer, like # 2005-P. If there is a break away pin, make sure that the connection is complete. If the connection has been pulled and not reconnected properly, the trailer brakes would be locked up as that is what it is designed to do. Next, I would take...
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  • Replacement Trailer Breakaway Kit Recommendation for Trailer with Trailermate Kit
  • For a replacement breakaway kit the Tekonsha kit part # 20020 would be a great option to replace everything. You didn't mention which parts you'd need to replace though. Commonly people want to replace just the switch which for that you would want the part # 2005-P. Due to the universal nature of how these install it would easily replace the switch you have if that's what you were in need of.
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  • Why Would Fifth Wheel Trailer Brakes Lock Up Until Trailer Battery is Disconnected
  • Sounds like your trailer has a breakaway system on that had the plunger pulled and now the brakes want to lock up as long as it is connected to a battery. Check out the help articles I attached on breakaway systems. They will help you identify where yours is at and help you test it. The switch would look like the part # 2005-P. Which if your plunger was pulled and was missing this would work well as a replacement to allow you to get your trailer going again.
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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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  • Replacement Breakaway Cable for 2016 R-Pod 180
  • Trailer breakaway kits are not trailer-specific but a replacement part like the pin and cable does need to match your current breakaway setup. We have such items for Hopkins, Tekonsha, Curt and others and you'll see them all on the linked page. Just match the pin and cable by brand. Here are popular examples of this replacement part: Hopkins # HM20051 Tekonsha # 2010-A Bargman # 54-85-002 Curt # C52020 You can also just replace the entire switch with # 2005-P if you prefer.
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