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Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter for Electric Brake Controllers

Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter for Electric Brake Controllers

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  • Brake Controller
  • Wiring Adapter
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Install your electric 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 harness beneath your vehicle's dash. Call 800-298-8924 to order Tekonsha accessories and parts part number 22292 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Tekonsha products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter for Electric Brake Controllers. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.


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Tekonsha Accessories and Parts - 22292

Install your electric 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 harness beneath your vehicle's dash.


Features:

  • Wiring adapter eases installation of your electric brake controller
  • 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 time-delayed brake controllers: Draw-Tite Activator I (5100), Draw-Tite Activator II (5500), Draw-Tite Activator III (5520) and Tekonsha PowerTrac (39523)
    • Compatible proportional brake controllers: Tekonsha Prodigy (90185), Tekonsha P2 (90885), Tekonsha P3 (90195), Tekonsha Primus IQ (TK90160) and Tekonsha Voyager (39510)
  • Pigtail length: 29-1/4" without plugs
  • Limited 1-year warranty


Installation of Tekonsha Brake Controller Adapter

Brake-Control Adapter Port

This adapter plugs into the built-in connector beneath your vehicle's dashboard. To access this connector, first locate the instrument cluster finish panel in the center of you dash, near the driver's side. Carefully pry the panel out and undo the locking tabs to remove the panel. Plug the adaptor into the mating connector in the large gray housing behind the panel.


To install your electric brake controller you need to connect the wiring of the controller to your vehicle. Certain manufacturers offer pre-wired options, typically known as tow packages, wherein these wires are run for you from the dash to the trailer connector on the back of your vehicle. Often, a brake controller wiring harness is included with your tow package. This harness plugs into a port beneath your dash and connects to the four wires of the brake controller. If, however, you have a brake controller with a plug in place of the four loose wires, you can use the Tekonsha adapter.


This adapter requires no hardwiring. It is designed to plug directly into your electric brake controller for the simplest installation possible. Because there are no wires to connect, installation is not permanent. You can unplug and remove your brake controller at any time and securely stow it away.



3036-P Tekonsha Brake Control Wiring Adapter with 2 Plugs

Replaces Tow Ready 20272



22292 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 22292 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2015 - 2017 Ford Expedition with factory 4-Flat

2009 - 2019 Ford F-150 with factory 4-Flat

2010 - 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor with factory 4-Flat

2017 - 2019 Ford F-250 Super Duty with factory 4-Flat

2017 - 2019 Ford F-350 Cab and Chassis with factory 4-Flat

2017 - 2019 Ford F-350 Super Duty with factory 4-Flat

2017 - 2019 Ford F-450 Cab and Chassis with factory 4-Flat

2017 - 2019 Ford F-450 Super Duty with factory 4-Flat

2017 - 2019 Ford F-550 Cab and Chassis with factory 4-Flat

2015 - 2017 Lincoln Navigator with factory 4-Flat

2015 - 2017 Ford Expedition with factory 7-Way

2009 - 2019 Ford F-150 with factory 7-Way

2010 - 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor with factory 7-Way

2017 - 2019 Ford F-250 Super Duty with factory 7-Way

2017 - 2019 Ford F-350 Cab and Chassis with factory 7-Way

2017 - 2019 Ford F-350 Super Duty with factory 7-Way

2017 - 2019 Ford F-450 Cab and Chassis with factory 7-Way

2017 - 2019 Ford F-450 Super Duty with factory 7-Way

2017 - 2019 Ford F-550 Cab and Chassis with factory 7-Way

2012 - 2016 Ford Flex with factory 7-Way

2012 - 2017 Lincoln MKT with factory 7-Way

2015 - 2017 Lincoln Navigator with factory 7-Way

2017 - 2019 Ford F-350 Cab and Chassis without factory trailer connector

2017 - 2019 Ford F-450 Cab and Chassis without factory trailer connector

2017 - 2019 Ford F-550 Cab and Chassis without factory trailer connector



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Video of Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter for Electric Brake Controllers


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




Video Transcript for Tekonsha Brake Controller 22292 Review

Now we're going to review Part Number 22292. This is the Tekonsha Tow Ready Plug-in Wiring Adapter for Draw-Tite and Tekonsha electric brake controllers. This is a custom fit part number. This part is designed to fit the Ford F-150 starting in 2009. It will fit the 2012 to 2013 Ford Flex with the factory tow package, and it will also fit the Lincoln MKT with the factory tow package starting in 2012. Now this wiring adapter will make it very easy installation of your electric brake controller. On one end right here, the large connector is a custom connector.

This will plug in to your built-in factory brake controller port that's usually beneath the dash of your vehicle. The other end, which is just the black flat connector, will plug in to the back of your electric brake controller. Now this part is compatible with time-delayed brake controllers by Draw-Tite, and it's also compatible with proportional brake controllers like the Tekonsha Prodigy, the Prodigy P2, the Prodigy P3, the Tekonsha Primus IQ, and the Voyager. Basically, when you go to install this, here's an example. I have a Prodigy P3 brake controller right here. We do sell this separately on our website.

If you look at the back, you'll see there's the plug-in. Just take your black flat plug. Go ahead and push it in and you can see that it snaps right in, locks into place. Your other end, which is the larger gray plug, you'll just find the connector that's underneath your dash that will match up to this. Plug it in and you'll be ready to use your break controller.

When you're done, if you want to remove the brake controller, just lift up on the tab and it will pop right off. That should do it for the review on Part Number 22292. This is the Tekonsha Tow Ready Plug-in Wiring Adapter for the Draw-Tite and Tekonsha electric brake controllers. .


Customer Reviews

Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter for Electric Brake Controllers - 22292

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (393 Customer Reviews)

Install your electric 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 harness beneath your vehicle's dash.

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great product at a great price and just an absolute pleasure to deal with. awesome customer service. etrailer is my only stop for my truck/trailer needs. thanks again! -jim 63143


Comments

Thank you for the follow up! Awesome customer service!Still love the controller , works like a charm and couldnt be happier.

jim - 07/22/2014

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Lincoln

Ordered a connector for my Prodigy on Tuesday. Delivered on Thursday and inastalled this afternoon. Fit perfectly and functions well. Installed on a 2015 Lincoln Navigator 572288



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2010 Ford F-150

Item Purchased: Tekonsha P3 Controller and OEM Cable for 2010 F150 Ford Lariat I couldn't be more satisfied with the Outstanding and Expeditious service I received from etrailer.com. This is my first experience with etrailer.com, I will definitely refer this site as a must use resource for anyone in need of the service and products you provide. 41139



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Very well pleased with plug in set up & instructions on video, tested on neighbors trailer worked like a charm. Install of Brake controller & 7 + 4 Hopkins connector. 228680


Comments

Perfect

B . - 09/30/2016

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2015 Ford F-150

We own a 2015 Ford F150 SuperCrew, 3.5 EcoBoost with Max Tow package. Of course, equipped like this, the truck came with a factory-installed, integral brake controller. That's good news. The bad news is that there various internet forums report there to be an unusually high failure rate of these factory controllers. So, being a bit paranoid about being out in the middle-of-nowhere in our truck and travel trailer and suddenly having (a) locked brakes, or (b) no brakes at all, I decided to install a high quality aftermarket controller. Based on company reputation and prior experience with Tekonsha products, I selected the P3 and proper 'plug and play' wiring harness. Following Tekonsha's instructions as well as vehicle-specific on-line videos, I found the installation to be super easy. I elected NOT to take the truck to the Ford dealer to have the computer re-flashed for the absence of the factory controller. Now, each time the truck is started, I have to click "OK" to clear the 'TRAILER BRAKE FAULT" message... to me that's no big deal. Also, when compared side-by-side, the Ford controller seems flimsy and cheap, whereas the P3 has a quality feel, fit and finish. Wanting the controller to be easy to see and easy to reach, I chose to install the P3 on top of the dash. So, I am delighted with the Tekonsha P3 and - as always - with etrailer's service. 402275



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2010 Ford F-150

Easy install on my 2010 F 150 XLT. There are 2 possible locations for the trailer wiring harness if your vehicle did not come equipped with the mfg brake control. Consult owners manual. My harness was located below steering colum behind lower dash. I routed my harness to the left side behind the parking brake release lever. You may have to remove the outer sleeve of the factory harness depening on your vehicle. Mounted the mounting bracket with double sided foam tape and predrilled holes before screwing in place. Mounted the Pod brake control and tested. 5 stars! 557183



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2009 Ford F-150

installed on a 2009 F-150 everything was as advertised. It was plug and play. My truck had the wire plug behind the dash so was easy to hook up. I installed it in the hole below the coin holder. To reach the pre-wired plug you have to remove the panel anyway. I don't like any wires showing or anything I might hit with my leg. So did not mount it on the lower dash. You have to pull the plastic box out to unplug the connector. So just cut off the back of the box off and run the connector through the hole and connect to the controller. This way you can remove the controller anytime you want. Also you can see the readout much easier then mounting it on the lower dash. See pics 333617



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2014 Ford F-150

A perfect connection. Great installation videos furnished. 501166



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This was very easy to install. I used the video that is offered. Can't wait to start the camping session. 348851



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2015 Ford F-150

Plug into truck harness and then brake controller, works perfect. Just like every single trailer wiring purchase I have previously made from etrailer. Fast shipping and free expert advice. Great company to deal with. E Trailer is bar none the very best merchant I deal with on the web. The 2015 ford F150 trailer harness plug is up in the dash plugged into a recess. I never would have found it but the e trailer team told me where to look. Even the Ford dealer could not find it! Dealer wanted to take the whole instrument panel out. E trailer guys said just pull up on the panel adjacent to steering wheel and there it was. Saved me an expensive dealer visit and I hooked it up myself in about 10 minutes. Thank you e trailer! 181725



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Items were priced lower than competitor's. Fast shipment. 442168


Comments

George to be honest I have only been able to use the controller a couple of times. We moved 3 hours north of Houston and had to leave the trailer in storage in Houston while I wait for a workshop storage unit to be built on site on our new property. The few times I have used it I was impressed. Couldnt even tell I was towing the trailercamper.

Dean B - 10/15/2018

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proper plug for the F150 on one end and the right plug for the controller on the other, works great and saved a lot of cutting and splicing. made with good quality parts. 627882



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Excellent product. Very easy to install for utilizing a trailer break controller. 625410



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Easy to install, works perfectly from day one to year one. 621593



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Perfect fit 617367



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Fits perfect makes connecting the brake so much easier 616626



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Easy to use, just plug in! 614776



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Great Company 614304



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Super easy to install with by trailer break that I also bought from etrailer. 608475



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2019 Ford F-150

What can be said about this wiring adapter that hasn't been said before. It just works and made the installation of my Prodigy P3 a successful project. No guess work involved and mated perfectly with the factory-installed harness under the dash (as described in the www.etrailer.com video). My truck (2019 Ford F-150) did include the proper fused circuit for 12v power to the Prodigy P3 so no additional wiring was required on my part. Truly "plug & play". 607757



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I purchased the Tekonsha plug-in wiring adapter for the electronic brake controller I had purchased earlier. The adapter was a perfect fit and made installation of the controller extremely easy. 605988



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Works 601362



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Works great. Plug and play conect factory wire harness to Tekonsha brake controller. 600708



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Easy website to navigate and ordering is just as easy. Thanks etrailer.com 599445



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Fit perfect. Snapped together between vehicle and controller and saved me splicing with the factory provided connector. 598831



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2015 Ford F-150

You guys are best-in-class. This is coming from someone who works in the retail industry, and understands ecommerce far better than most. 598632



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2015 Ford F-150

Worked great. Very easy to install. I cut a hole in the back of the dash cubby hole to the right of the steering wheel for the wires to pass through and used adhesive velcro to mount the brake controller in the cubby. The brake controller is held with velcro on the bottom and the sides and does not vibrate or move at all. Very easy install and the only hole I drilled was in the back of the cubby hole and the brake controller is very easy to reach for braking and adjusting. I wanted to slide the controller further back in the cubby, but the velcro started sticking early and I left it. It could probably slide back another 1/2" to 3/4". Not much, but would be nicer. I may pull it out in the future to get it seated further back, but the velcro is really strong so I don't want to mess with it right now. 593608



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Fit perfectly. 593298



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Product is exactly what I needed to complete my installation..I have purchased alot of items from trailer and have nothing but outstanding service..they are my go to for towing 593122



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Great product, made installation very easy. Excellent customer service, quickly helped correct a problem that was my mistake. I would recommend this company to anyone looking for any trailer towing products. 592112



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It was exactly what I needed for my Prodigy P2 brake controller and my 2010 F-150! Will buy from them again for anymore of my trailer’s needs. 590725



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2015 Ford F-150

Wiring harness exactly as described and pictured. Fast shipping. 589026



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Great company , Excellent selection , Fast shipping !!! I found my new accessories store !!! 585910



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2014 GMC Sierra 1500

Works great and the installation videos provided by etrailer are very helpful! 580994



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Fast shipping and super easy installation. Watch video provided by eTrailer. 568298



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2015 Ford F-150

Ordered this for my 2015 f150. Showed up quickly and was a simple plug and play situation. I’ve purchased from etrailer before and have never been disappointed. 566543



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2011 Ford F-150

Works like intended. 566278



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2018 Ford F-150

Worked great just like it said. Plugged right into Fords trailer brake harness. Still have to mount the trailer brake control, then it will be ready to go. 565544



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Outstanding trailer brake controller; arrived early, clear installation instructions (I did it myself), and flawless performance! 565078



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2009 Ford F-150

Made installation of the brake controller easy peasy. 559159



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2014 Ford F-150

The Cable came in a day early.This was very easy to install and use.etrailer always has good service and products. 558068



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To simple to be believed. Found plug pre instruction, plugged-in, plugged other into controller, mount control. Ta-daaaaa, done! Tried to think of a way to make it sound more tech-y, but, simple is as simple does. RUN FOREST RUUUUUUN. 557612



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2013 Ford F-150

Great product Works perfectly Easy install Easy to adjust boost Lightning fast shipping Etrailer is awesome 556782



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2011 Ford F-150

Installed in my 2011 Ford F150 with the factory trailer package and simply a plug & play install. However, the factory cable was hidden next to the OBDII connector. Just search a little and you will find it. Used the small storage compartment to install the electric brake controller and very clean looking installation. 555159



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2015 Ford F-150

Fits as advertised, long enough to install almost anywhere on the dash. 554335



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Exactly what I ordered. 10 minute install for my '18 F-150 553054



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2010 Ford F-150

Made the job super easy!!! Thanks etrai ler! 552913



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2017 Ford F-150

Does exactly what it’s supposed to do, connected the Tekonsha P3 to my F-150 brake module cable. Length is spot on to be able to mount the module just about wherever you would want. 552286



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The part fit perfectly ,,,,but the kicker was your video on how to install in a 2018 f 150 was spot on. 551644



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2016 Ford F-150

Highly Recommend 549602


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  • 2015 Ford F150 Brake Controller Install Harness Installation
  • This adapter plugs into the built-in connector beneath your vehicle's dashboard. To access this connector, first locate the instrument cluster finish panel in the center of you dash, near the driver's side. Carefully pry the panel out and undo the locking tabs to remove the panel. Plug the adaptor into the mating connector in the large gray housing behind the panel. I attached an install video that shows how this is done as well.
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  • Trailer Brake Controller Recommendation for a 2011 Ford F-150
  • Since you are new to brake controllers, I recommend going with the P2, # 90885, because it is easier to set up and sue than the P3. The P3, # 90195, is a very good brake controller but it could be confusing to use if you are not familiar with brake controllers. The P2 is easily our most popular controller. It is easy to set up, easy to use, and it has a lot of useful features. It can be mounted a full 360 degrees in the direction of travel, it can be used with electric over hydraulic...
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  • Brake Controller and Wiring Harness for a 2016 Ford F-150
  • If your new Ford F-150 came with the factory installed brake controller then you would not have to add an aftermarket one to activate the trailer brakes. If the truck does not have the factory controller and you need to control the brakes then you will need one. For a brake controller I recommend the P2, # 90885, because its easy to set up and use and it is reliable. You will also need the appropriate wiring harness to plug the controller into the truck. You did not mention the year...
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  • Parts Needed to Install Brake Controller in 2017 Ford F-150 with 4-Way
  • To install a brake controller on your 2017 Ford F-150 w/ factory tow package and 4-way connector, you will need to install Adapter 4 Pole to 7 Pole, part # 37185. You will need to run 2 wires, to the front of the truck, the Black wire for 12 volt power, and the Blue wire, which supplies power to the brakes. The Blue and Black wire will connect to the Ford wires that terminate along the frame of the F-150 near the spare tire (see FAQ). Then, you will need to use the vehicle specific adapter...
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  • Adding a 7-Way Trailer Connector to a 2011 Ford F-150
  • The 2011 Ford F-150 should have come with either a factory 4-Way or factory 7-Way trailer connector. To upgrade from a 4-Way to a 7-Way you will need # 37185. If you follow the factory 4-Way wiring under the truck you will see where it plugs into another harness. The wiring for this other harness will have a 12 volt power wire and an output wire for trailer brakes. Pull back the protective covering over the wiring for this forward connector to find them. The power wire should be orange...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2018 Ford F-150 without Tow Package with 10k Capacity
  • If you bought a 2018 Ford F-150 like you referenced without a factory trailer hitch we have the Curt hitch part # C14017 that is a confirmed fit for it and has a 10,000 lb trailer towing capacity like want. I attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out as well. For a brake controller I would recommend the Prodigy P3 Brake Controller part # 90195. This is our best selling brake controller because of how well it works and how easy it is to setup. This is a proportional...
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  • 7-Way and Brake Controller Install Recommendation for 2018 Ford F-150
  • The T-one 7-Way part # 118283 is a confirmed fit for your 2018 Ford F-150 and will give you a 7-way that wires into the factory harness of your truck. Then for an install harness for a brake controller that plugs into the port under your dash you'd then need the part # 22292 and you'd be ready to install a brake controller. The brake controller I recommend is the Prodigy P3 part # 90195 because this brake controller senses the amount of braking your tow vehicle is applying and puts a...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution and Brake Controller for 2013 Ford Flex Towing a TrailManor 3023
  • To actuate the brakes on your Trailmanor camper, you would indeed need to install a brake controller. If the factory tow package on your Flex includes the OEM 7-way on the back bumper, the install would be plug-and-play, using the # 22292 Brake Controller Wiring Adapter. The wiring adapter would plug into the connector located under the dash pretty much directly below the steering column as shown in the photos I have edited for you. You can't go wrong with the Tekonsha Prodigy P2, part...
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