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  • Proportional Controller
  • Draw-Tite
  • Electric
  • 2 - 8 Brakes
  • Vehicle Mount
  • Digital Display



Draw-Tite Brake Controller - 5535

Brake controller activates trailer brakes in proportion to deceleration. LED screen shows settings and diagnostics. Features 3 boost levels. Automatically levels when mounted within 90-degrees in the vertical plane.


Features:

  • Brake controller activates trailer brakes in proportion to your vehicle's braking action
    • Automatically adjusts trailer's braking based on deceleration of tow vehicle
    • Activates immediately - no pausing like with time-delayed brake controllers
  • Automatically levels - internal sensor detects deceleration even if controller is not mounted level
  • Boost setting lets you adjust the aggressiveness with which the brakes are activated
    • Get full power output faster by pressing the plus button to increase activation speed
    • Achieve smoother braking by pressing the minus button to supply power gradually
  • Easy-to-read LED display shows controller activity
  • Short circuit protected
  • Built-in, slide-bar manual override
  • Quick and easy installation
    • Mounting bracket and hardware included
    • Plug-in, vehicle-specific brake-control adapter (sold separately) can be used for certain applications to reduce installation time


Specs:

  • Application: trailers with up to 4 axles (8 brake assemblies)
    • Designed for use with electric brakes only
  • Mounting angle: between -20 degrees and 70 degrees in the vertical plane
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Proportional Braking

With a proportional brake controller, you can get heavy-duty emergency braking, general braking, or slow-to-an-idle braking for your trailer automatically. The intensity with which your trailer brakes are activated and the rate at which they are applied are dependent on the deceleration of your tow vehicle. This means that, unlike time-delay controllers - which send the same amount of preset power to your trailer brakes every time - proportional controllers are able to adapt to every braking situation differently.


So, if you slam on the brakes in your truck, your trailer brakes will activate with that same extreme intensity. And if you merely slow down as you approach a red light, your trailer will gradually brake in the same manner.


As long as the I-Command is properly mounted according to the included instructions, the controller will automatically level, sense the tow vehicle's deceleration, and adjust the trailer's braking accordingly. The result is uniform braking across your towing setup. No push-pull action - just smooth, proportional braking every time.


Power Boost for Heavy-Duty Towing

The I-Command offers a boost feature that gives you more initial braking power for times when you're towing heavy loads. You can switch boost levels so that the power output to your trailer brakes automatically starts out at either 14 percent or 28 percent of the predetermined power setting.


So, if you boost the initial power so that your trailer brakes activate with 25 percent of the overall intensity at the start, the brakes will reach maximum braking faster. This is particularly beneficial if you are towing a heavy load because the intensity required to stop that load may be far greater than that needed to halt your vehicle. Therefore, sending out more initial power to the trailer brakes - and causing them to reach maximum braking faster - allows you to better control the trailer so that it doesn't push your tow vehicle before coming to a complete stop.


If your trailer weighs less than your tow vehicle, no boost is needed. But if you wish to set the boost so that your trailer leads the braking of your towing setup, you can select level B1. The following table gives an indication of when you might use the different boost levels and the power increases that they offer.


Approximate Gross Trailer WeightBoost LevelIncrease in Initial Power Output
Less than tow vehicle GVWB114%
Equal to tow vehicle GVWB1 or B214% or 28%
Up to 25% more than tow vehicle GVWB1, B2, or B3* 28%
Up to 40% more than tow vehicle GVWB2 or B3* 28%


* Both B2 and B3 offer a 25-percent boost in initial power. But the braking curve for B3 is more aggressive than that of B2. This means that, even though you will start out with the same intensity when using these boost levels, you will get an overall more aggressive braking experience with the higher level. So if you use B3, you will reach maximum braking sooner than if you use B2.


Safety Features

The I-Command offers advanced safety features to prevent damage to various components of your towing setup. Integrated reverse battery protection shields the brake controller and your trailer's breakaway system from shorts.


If ever there is a time that you need to brake your trailer separately from your tow vehicle - when traveling down a steep incline, for example - the manual override lever is easily accessible. Pushing this lever engages the brakes on your trailer with full power.


LED Display

The I-Command has a digital LED display to keep you informed of your trailer's braking. The display shows the gain setting when the control is activated. It can also be used to check for connectivity with your trailer, to determine your boost setting, and to troubleshoot.


Automatic Leveling and Simple Installation

Because this controller operates with an internal inertia sensor, it must be mounted between -20 degrees and 70 degrees in the vertical plane. The I-Command must be mounted on a level horizontal (side-to-side) plane and must be lined up with the direction of travel for the internal sensor to function properly.


The automatic leveling feature of the I-Command ensures that the brake controller continues to function even as you drive up steep hills or through the mountains. Mount the controller at a vertical angle that is between 0 degrees (level) and 70 degrees, and the controller with level itself automatically.


Installation of the I-Command requires that you either purchase a custom wiring adapter designed to plug into the controller or that you hardwire the controller directly into your vehicle. To hardwire the controller, you must remove the plug at the end of the integrated wiring harness.


Installation Accessories

For easier installation, a vehicle-specific wiring adapter (sold separately) is available for most newer trucks and SUVs. One end of the custom adapter plugs into your vehicle, and the other end plugs into the controller - no hardwiring required.


For even easier installation, a vehicle-specific wiring adapter (sold separately) is available for most newer trucks and SUVs. One end of the custom adapter plugs into your vehicle, and the other end plugs into the controller - no hardwiring required.


Note: If a custom brake-control wiring adapter is not available for your vehicle, one of the following will be required:

20-Amp circuit breaker (9506P - sold separately) for 2- to 4-brake applications

30-Amp circuit breaker (38630 - sold separately) for 6- to 8-brake applications


See also etrailer.com's exclusive 7- and 4-way brake-control installation kit (ETBC7 - sold separately) if you don't already have a 7-way plug at the back of your vehicle.



5535 Draw-Tite iCommand Proportional Trailer Brake Control



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Video of Draw-Tite I-Command Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional


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Video Transcript for Draw-Tite Brake Controller 5535 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Draw-Tite I-Command Proportional Trailer Brake Controller. This controller is going to activate the trailer brakes in proportion to your vehicle's braking action, it's going to automatically adjust the trailer's braking based on deceleration of the towed vehicle, and it activates immediately, so there's no pausing like when using time-delayed brake controllers. This unit's also going to automatically level. The brake control will automatically acquire the proper level setting, it's also going to automatically adjust as you travel up or down hills. A few unique features about this system. As you can see here, we have the easy to access buttons, we're going to have the boost setting right here on top and it says 'Boost' right here on the disc plate, so that way we know these button go with that setting. On this side we're going to have the gain control, and it says 'Gain' right there so we know that these buttons are associated with that control.

The boost setting is going to let you adjust the aggressiveness with which the brakes are activated, so this is setting is great in situations where you're hauling heavier loads or your trailer weight is significantly more than your vehicle weight. It's going to be available in three settings, you're going to have Boost 1, Boost 2, and Boost 3. It's going to allow you to get full power output faster by pressing the plus buttons right here, or the minus buttons to achieve maybe a smoother braking action. You can get full output power faster by pressing the plus button to increase the activation speed, and then you can achieve smoother braking by pressing the minus button to supply power gradually. Located right here at the front is going to be the easy to read digital display. This is going to be an LED display, it's going to show the controller activity.

The unit is short-circuit protected. On this side you're going to have the gain setting, this is going to establish the maximum amount of power available to the trailer brakes. As the gain increases, and you just the plus or minus buttons to do that, so it's very easy to adjust, but as that increases what that means is more power is going to be available to the brakes when the brake peddle in the vehicle is pressed or when the manual control is used. We do have the built in slide bar manual override right here at the front, very easily accessible. Gain is going to be shown from zero to ten, with zero being the minimum and ten being the maximum. That simply represents a percentage of the full power.

It's a quick and easy installation, your mounting bracket and hardware are included, and then it's going to be able to plug into a vehicle specific brake control adapter. Those are sold separately and can be used for certain applications to help reduce installation time. Again, this is designed for trailers with up to four axles or A-brake assemblies. It's designed for use with electric brakes only. When mounting this, you can mount this anywhere from -20 degrees nose down, anywhere to 70 degrees nose up in the vertical plane.

You want to make sure this is parallel with the direction of travel, but anywhere in between those indicators that I gave you, -20 degrees nose down or 70 degrees nose up, this is still going to be fully functional. All the leveling, the sensor inside, that's going to be functional as long as you stay within those increments, or those measurements of negative 20, 70 degrees nose up. Really nice design, it's a nice small compact unit as well. Here at the widest part it's only going to measure about 2-3/4" wide, and then the overall length is going to be about 4-1/4", and then the depth or the thickness is only 1-1/8". It's going to be covered with a unlimited lifetime warranty. Now what I want to do is I just want to show you how easily that display can be read. I'm just going to hook up a couple of wires here today just to send some power to it, I'm going to hook up a ground power then the power wire, and then we thumb through some of the settings and you can get an idea for how easy it is to read and how easy it is to see that display. NC is going to stand for Not Connected, but it's still going to allow us to kind of go through. We have our gain setting, you can see how that easily adjusts with a simple press of the button, and again you can go all the way up to ten, you can hold it down, which is going to allow you to adjust quicker, all the way up to ten. Then you can press individual to make finer adjustments, or you can hold it down and it's going to go all the way down to zero. You can adjust to anywhere in between that setting, really nice design. You're also going to have the manual override right here, which for me it's just saying I'm not connected, which is correct since I'm just feeding off a power box. Then you're going to have your boost setting. You're going to have Boost 1, Boost 2, Boost 3, then just the B shows you that you're in the boost settings, then you have 1, 2 and 3 to choose from. That's going to do it for today's look at the Draw Tite I-Command Proportional Trailer Brake Controller.


Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite I-Command Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional - 5535

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (82 Customer Reviews)

Brake controller activates trailer brakes in proportion to deceleration. LED screen shows settings and diagnostics. Features 3 boost levels. Automatically levels when mounted within 90-degrees in the vertical plane.
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by: Allen R.02/23/2017


This has been the best and easiest purchase during my short journey of outfitting my 2008 Nissan Titan SE to haul a 27 ft camper. This has been the easiest install. If you're not mechanically inclined like myself no worries at all. It takes literally 5-10 mins to locate your quick connects and attach it to the dash. Once connected it automatically does everything else for you. You receive a set of directions just make sure you read them first and save yourself some money and do the install yourself. Once the camper was connected to the truck it was automatically detected. Can't get any easier than just connect and go. I would recommend strongly on purchasing this trailer brake connector/quick connect along with using this company. The shipping was extremely fast and communication was great prior to its arrival. 344916


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by: Randall M.04/24/2017


Ordered this for my 2008 Toyota Tundra to be able to pull a 25 foot travel trailer. This has been the easiest install. It takes literally 5-10 minutes to locate your quick connects and attach it to the dash. I mounted it as close to the middle console to help keep it away from my knee and legs. I used a black magic marker to blend the screws into the black frame. Once connected it automatically does everything else for you. I would recommend strongly on purchasing this trailer brake connector/quick connect along with using this etrailer. The shipping was extremely fast and communication was great prior to its arrival. I watched a YouTube video on my truck to make it even easier to install. 371551


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by: BILL09/11/2016


THE CONTROLLER MOUNTED EASILY AND PERFORMED AS STATED. I'VE BEEN CONTENT WITH THE DRAW-TITE DELAY STYLE CONTROLLER I USED FOR 30 YEARS BUT THE PROPORTIONAL STYLE 5535 IS A MUCH BETTER CONCEPT. IT ACTS LIKE THE TOW VEHICLES BRAKES BY APPLYING MORE BRAKE THE HARDER THE BRAKES ARE APPLIED. I'VE ONLY USED IT ON ONE TRIP ON DRY ROADS WITH NO HARD STOPS SO IT MAY REQUIRE SOME TWEAKING THE MORE I USE IT. I TOW AN ENCLOSED 24 FOOT CAR TRAILER AND SET THE CONTROLLER MID RANGE ON BOTH SETTINGS AS MY STARTING POINT. 293519


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by: Bryon K.03/05/2017


This brake was very easy to install once I figured out where to mount it. A previous video I watched showed it mounted in a location that was too low (on the bottom of the panel) and hard to reach if needing to adjust while driving. I chose a location farther up but wasn't sure what was hiding behind the plastic so I chose to use the 3m Dual Lock fastener. This holds more securely than Velcro but it is still removable. I wasn't thrilled about having holes in my panel if I didn't like the location and wanted to move it so this was a great alternative. The brake seems to work well and is easy to adjust. The price from etrailer.com was great and it shipped quickly. 348822


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by: JOHN PRESCOTT06/03/2016


Hooked up the brake control with a vehicle specific adapter eliminating the chance for incorrect wiring or shorting of wires. Tried it out immediately after install & worked as designed. Using this to control the electric brakes on my popup camper pulled by a Tacoma. 256331


Comments

Works great

JOHN P - 06/03/2017

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by: Chris S06/04/2017


I tried finding the controller I wanted locally which ended up costing more time and money Then it should have. One of the places I stopped at was getting info from etrailer web page then adding his ridiculous mark up. When I got back to my office I ordered it from etrailer myself and bought exactly what I was trying to find locally but for much less money even with two day shipping. Beyond all that etrailer is the easiest place to shop and their tracking of my shipment couldn't have been any easier. From here on out if etrailer has what I'm looking for life will be just that much better. Thanks etrailer. 388783


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by: Josh R.08/17/2016


I wish I would have bought this controller last year when I bought my first camper. We upgraded to a new truck and the old controller wouldn't work so the GREAT team and ETRAILER told me this was the controller to get. Man were they RIGHT. I love that as soon as I hook up my trailer it tells me right on the controller that it is connected and when I unhook or don't have the plug seated fully it will tell me N.C(not connected). Hands down the best controller I have ever used and at a great price. 284541


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by: Jerry Fairchild09/17/2016


Seems to be a wonderful product installed it in my 99 Dodge in about 15 minutes plug it in went down the road and back brakes worked great simple and easy Ali together done in about 20 minutes back home sitting in back yard having a cold beer don't get much better than that 295754


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by: Brian C.10/04/2016


I only gave 4 stars because I have yet to use the trailer brake controller. Shipping and customer service from eTrailer was top notch. Quick delivery and continuous updates. Brake controller is much smaller in size than I imagined. Installation was a snap, however the instructions had wiring color configurations incorrect for my vehicle. Easy fix, thanks YouTube. All in all, I cannot wait to order again from eTrailer. 303320


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by: Ed C.07/10/2016


The Drawtite brake controller and cable for my 2007 Silverado went together like a dream. I tested it on a dual axle 22ft beavertail equipment trailer and it adjusted perfectly and definitely allows the vehicle and trailer to stop in a much shorter distance and more controlled way. I'd highly recommend this product because it works well as advertised and cost about half of what other units out there. 270249


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by: Christopher Lee Wirth07/21/2016


install was easy and straight foward, located a video on this website that assisted me in locating the factory wire harness to install this piece of equip 274705


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by: Bernie07/17/2016


This break controller was very easy to install. I installed it on a 2014 Honda Pilot. I did not have power to the unit at first after plugging it into the supplied adapter under the driver's side dash. I had to put a 20 amp fuse into the fuse box under the hood labeled trailer breaks. After this minor setback, it was up and running. Thank you etrailer. 272834


Comments

Works great!!!

Bernie - 07/18/2017

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by: John D.01/22/2017


Received the product quickly and was exactly as described. Installed the controller and the plug in wiring worked perfectly, made some basic adjustments that were in the instructions to start. Picked up my trailer and loaded up a International farm tractor on the trailer and brake controller worked just the way I needed it to. Thanks etrailer 334416


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by: Robert Inboden03/11/2017


received my 5535 brake controler from etrailer. good product fast shipping . took me a while to get my truck but finely got every thing hooked up and works fine. it is small and don't take much room. The cable that come with it plugged in and made it very easy to install.This is on a 2017 ridgeline Thank you etrailer for your recommendation. 351142


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by: Joe T.06/24/2016


Product works and works well. Wiring harness plugged in perfectly. Little Nissan Frontier tows a heavy dump trailer and stops with ease. 264570


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by: Jesse G.03/22/2017


Mounted up with no issues whatsoever and the etrailer.com installation videos helped tremendously. Very clean install. 357256


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by: Jim05/21/2017


Shipped and received very fast. The install was easy too. On the Titan removing the panel beneath the steering column allows for easy access to the factory wiring harness. Connected everything and mounted the controller easily. Haven't pulled the trailer yet but a test hookup showed everything working fine. 383149


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by: Dennis M07/16/2016


received the package on Wednesday and it took me 10 minutes to install and calibrate. Towed my 29 foot travel trailer and the brakes worked great. I expected it to be difficult but it was a very smooth install and the directions were very clear. Glad I decided to go with the proportional type controller. 272659


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by: Cody10/28/2016


Great product with very easy install and even better customer service, placed an order late one afternoon and chose the wrong shipping for time I needed it by, gave them a call and they had no problem at all changing it for me and I received the product early the next morning as needed. Great service! 311643


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by: Jim04/28/2017


Great service. I ordered a few things and they called me a couple hours later to tell me the hitch I ordered was on backorder and it would be a couple weeks until they get it. I needed the hitch before then so I'm glad they called to let me know. Also fast shipping on the other items I ordered 373460


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by: Jeremy H10/01/2016


I got the Draw tire 5535 proportional brake controller today and the plug and play wiring for my Toyota 4Runner. It was a simple 10 minute installation. Wiring was a breeze. Mounting it was 2 quick holes in three bottom of the dash. I haven't used it yet but th display shows all is well. 302424


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by: Great product06/23/2016


Installed on my 2004 Chevy Avalanche. Controller works great towing my 28' travel trailer. 264083


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by: Christy R.04/06/2017


We recently purchased a new truck to pull our camper and required extra parts for the truck. The equipment we purchased from etrailer were exactly what we needed and were delivered very fast. We were very pleased with our experience and have already placed another order with them! 363540


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by: Scott b04/06/2017


Received when promised. Took less than 10 minutes to install and works great. 363604


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by: Randy VB10/14/2016


You guys are the tops. Not only was my order shipped correctly the first time, but it arrived earlier that expected. I'm extremely pleased with the mirrors and the brake controller. Once again Great job and Keep up the good work. George, thank you for the inquiry... 306806


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by: Ron C.05/19/2017


Great product was easy to install perfect size brake controller #5535 for my 05 Tacoma not bulky ??and just wanted to mention great people at etrailer ready to help I love the questions and answers /videos very helpful for those who need a little assistance.?? 382455


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by: Darryl H.08/13/2016


I ordered this with the adapter cable and installed it in seconds. Then I mounted it and tied up the wires and it worked perfectly, much better than my factory built in unit in my 2012 Ram 3500. Thank you for the instructions to bypass my factory controller. 283507


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by: Mike C.09/10/2016


Great product. Just plugged it in with the adapter I ordered with it for my 03 Dodge 2500 and it worked without any headaches. It activates the trailer brakes as advertised and is small enough to be out of the way of my legs. Good price and fast shipping. 293191


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by: Joe H.06/04/2016


Purchased the controller over the phone(faster shipping than on-line) had it in 5 days, with adapter plug mounted the bracket plugged it all together and bingo it worked just like the people at E-trailer said it would, NO HASSLE at all !!!!!!! 256759


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by: Brian B.08/30/2016


This is a great product. Integrates well with my 2017 Honda Ridgeline and installation was a breeze. It helped that there was a U-Tube video out there as well. The settings provide exactly what is needed for an electric brake controller. 289192


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by: Chris V.02/22/2017


Works very well paired with Universal Installation Kit for Trailer Brake Controller 7-Way RV and 4-Way Flat 10 Gauge Wires model ETBC7 and TrailerMate Universal Wiring Harness for Trailer Brake Controllers 12" Long Pigtail model TM75127. 344315


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by: Larry p01/24/2017


Very good description of product and what I needed to order. Every thing arrived on time and the price was very reasonable. The brake controller does everything it was advertised to do. Great product , great service by e.trailer thanks 335128


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by: HowardB03/07/2017


Great service, shipping, everything was perfect. Brake controller was just right for what I needed, cable was a perfect fit. All installed in 15 minutes, tested and works like a charm. Couldn't be happier with etrailer! 349699


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by: Mark C10/10/2016


Received my controller and wiring kit, and preparing to install everything appears to be complete. The parts shipped right away and were delivered in a timely manner. Will definitely do business in the future again. 305218


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by: Rick07/09/2017


Was really easy to install and program. Tested the brake controller (Draw-Tite I-Command Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional - 5535) with my travel trailer, everything worked as advertised ! 403540


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by: Tim E.04/26/2017


The controller arrived on time and I installed it using the enclosed instructions. Controller performs as expected. Very satisfied. etrailer deserves to be known for their excellent customer service. 372642


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by: Norm K07/23/2016


The videos that etrailer has posted with info on this controller was very helpful. The plug in adapter and installation on the controller was very dimple and the unit works great! 275264


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by: Robert T04/20/2017


Great customer service. I've had to call 2 times already to ask questions and both times I got someone who was very helpful. The installation really was as easy as claimed. 369717


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by: GaryP04/28/2017


Excellent product and even better customer service. This shipped the same day and was here in time for me to install for the weekend. Thanks again etrailer is the best. 373786


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by: Garrett K06/06/2016


Awesome little unit. The boost really helps with towing heavy loads to give that added breaking pressure when you hit the pedal and Backs off based on what you need. 258213


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by: Kevin06/20/2016


Installed easily on my 06 Durango using the pre-made jumper. Haven't towed with it yet. Order arrived correctly. Great experience with etrailer.com. 262733


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by: Dennis M.04/29/2017


Have used this electric brake controller in my other van for towing a 4500# boat and trailer. Liked it, so bought another for my new van. 373931


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by: Dennis09/26/2016


Received everything in great order, packed nicely to avoid damage to smaller parts and very quickly. Great to do business with. Thanks. 299901


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by: Ed H06/21/2017


Just got it . Install was very easy. Dont know how it works yet,. I have had draw tite controllers on other trucks. never had a problem 397286


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by: Randal W.04/06/2017


Package received very quickly. I haven't got to install this yet but does appear to be exactly as ordered. I would recommend Etrailer. 363658


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by: Mat06/18/2017


Super quick shipping and installed without incident, but won't have a chance to try until next weekend. Excited to see how she works. 395767


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by: Rich P04/29/2017


Kevin, Knew exactly what brake control i needed, and there service was fantastic. order arrived asap. will buy from them again. 373993


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by: Benjamin04/13/2017


Installed in minutes, plugged right just as stated. Excellent Service and Shipping. Company you can depend on. Thanks 366641


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by: Sam M12/12/2016


The trailer brake unit connected right up with no wiring issues at all and works great! Thank you for your help. Sam 324291


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by: Chucksterpuss11/11/2016


very easy to install, no wire splicing Easy to program and functioned flawlessly! Delivered as promised (2-day ship) 315940


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  • Your 1996 Toyota 4Runner has a towing capacity of 3500 lbs, so that 2700 lb camper is more than half of your vehicle weight so you may want to consider a weight distribution system as well as the brake controller. For your brake controller, the Draw-Tite I-Command Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional # 5535 you referenced will need to be hardwired. I recommend using the Replacement Brake Control Plug-In Harness for Tekonsha and Draw-Tite Brake Controller 12" Long...
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  • Wiring Adapter Needed to Install Draw-Tite I-Command Brake Controller 5535 in 2017 Ford Explorer
  • In your 2017 Ford Explorer XLT with the factory tow package installation of a Draw-Tite or Tekonsha brake controller like the I-Command # 5535 or the Prodigy # 90885 will require wiring adapter part # 3035-P. This will plug in between the controller and the under-dash connection port. Part # 3016 allows controller installation in compatible GM vehicles.
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  • Tekonsha PowerTrac Brake Controller on 2015 RAM 1500 Won't Activate Trailer Brakes With Brake Pedal
  • Due to the multiplex wiring used in the stoplamp circuit of your Ram, most time delayed controllers (including the 39523) aren't sensitive enough to 'read' the input received on the red wire that tells the controller that the brakes have been applied. This is why we don't have that brake controller listed in the fitguide for the 2015 Ram. The # 3024-P you currently have will work, but you'll need to use a different brake controller. I'd recommend going with the Draw-Tite I-Command,...
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  • Fit & Compatibility of Upgrading to a Proportional Brake Controller on a 2001 Ford F-350 w/# 3035-P
  • Yes! Both the Draw-Tite Activator # 5504 and # 5100 time delayed brake controllers and the Draw-Tite I-Command proportional brake controllers will use the same # 3035-P wiring adapter for your 2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty. So it will be a simple switching out for your truck. The Curt Reflex # C51130 will need you to get a new adapter # C51322 for it to be compatible with your F-350. One thing that may help make the decision for you is that the Draw-Tite # 5535 is designed for electric...
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  • Two Red Dots Showing on Draw-Tite I-Command Trailer Brake Controller
  • Two dots will be displayed on the Draw-Tite I-Command Trailer Brake Controller # 5535 whenever a trailer is not connected. After 15 minutes of no motion the controller goes into power-saving mode and the display will be completely blank. So you will not need to worry about the controller draining your battery.
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  • Correct Wiring Harness to Install Draw-Tite I-Command Brake Controller on 2017 Chevrolet Traverse
  • For your 2017 Chevrolet Traverse LT with a factory tow package, the Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter # 3026-P referenced in your question is the correct harness to install the Draw-Tite I-Command Trailer Brake Controller # 5535. You will simply plug one end of the adapter into the brake controller and the other end into the built-in harness beneath your Traverse's dash. I have attached an image that shows where the built-in harness should be located in your vehicle.
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  • Trailer Connector Recommendations for 2013 Nissan Pathfinder
  • The trailer wiring kit you need will depend on what kind of trailer you're wanting to tow and what kind of trailer connector it has. For a smaller trailer that doesn't have brakes and uses a 4-pole trailer connector, the # 118670 would work great. If your trailer has a 7-way trailer connector I'd recommend the # 118273 which is compatible with vehicles with or without the tow package. If the trailer has brakes, you'll need a brake controller to actuate them. For a simple electric braking...
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  • Mounting Bracket for Draw-Tite I-Command and Wiring Harness for a 2016 Honda Pilot
  • The Draw-Tite I-Command brake controller # 5535 uses mounting bracket # P7685. For the wiring harness that will fit your 2016 Honda Pilot use # 3070-P which is about 18 inches long so it is within the length you are wanting.
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  • Parts Needed to Install a Brake Controller in a 2000 Jeep Wrangler
  • To install the brake controller part # 5535 in your 2000 Jeep Wrangler you will need to start with a 4-way (if you do not have one). For that you would want the # 118409. From there you would need to convert the 4-way to a 7-way so that you can install the brake controller. For that you will want the Brake Controller Install Kit and 7-Way Adapter part # ETBC7. I attached installation instructions and an install video for this product as well.
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  • Adding a 7-Way Trailer Connector and Brake Controller to a 2012 Subaru Outback
  • You will need to add a 7-Way trailer connector and a brake controller to your 2012 Subaru Outback to utilize the electric trailer brakes on the Scamp. To add a 7-Way using your existing 4-Way you will need installation kit # ETBC7. This contains the 7-Way and the accessories needed to hardwire in a brake controller. I included some links that show and explain the ETBC7 installation for you. For a brake controller I recommend the P2 # 90885 because it is easy to set up and use and...
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  • Installing a 7-Way Trailer Connector and Brake Controller on a 2014 Porsche Cayenne
  • Trailer connector # HM40975 that you purchased is meant as a replacement for a 2014 Porsche Cayenne that came with a factory 7-Way trailer connector. If yours did not then it will have to be hardwired in. The first part you will need is harness # PK11998 which plugs into the back of connector # HM40975. Next, you will need to install a wiring converter, # 119190KIT, which hardwires into the tail light wiring on the vehicle. Then, after the 119190KIT is installed you will cut off the...
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  • Is Hayes G2 Brake Boss Trailer Brake Controller HA81792BB Made in the USA
  • Yes, the Hayes G2 Brake Boss Trailer Brake Controller # HA81792BB is made in the USA. In comparison to the Draw-Tite I-Command # 5535 (which is not USA-made) the Hayes allows for a wider range of installation positions, anywhere from -35 degree to +90 degrees in the vertical plane. The Draw-Tite requires a slightly tighter installation range of -20 to +70 degrees. Both work with electric and electric-over-hydraulic brakes on up to 4 axles and both are covered by a limited lifetime warranty....
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  • Troubleshooting Draw-Tite Trailer Brake Controller Installation
  • The operating instructions for the Draw-Tite I-Command Trailer Brake Controller # 5535 are linked for you for your reference. I see that you also purchased a pigtail wiring lead to install this unit. The red wire on the pigtail must be connected to the COLD side of the brake light switch. This is the side of the switch that goes hot ONLY when you press the brake pedal and at no other time. If you accidentally connected the red wire to the hot side of the switch the controller will try...
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  • Wire Gauge and Circuit Breaker Required for Brake Controller Isntallation
  • The Draw-Tite I-Command Trailer Brake Controller # 5535 includes a hardwired connector that is intended to connect to a vehicle-specific harness on vehicles that have a direct connection port or to a pigtail # 7894 to allow a hardwired installation in a vehicle that does not have such a connection point under the dash. This pigtail harness is 34-inches long, long enough for most installations. The black and blue wires on this part are 10-gauge and the others are 12-gauge; butt connectors...
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  • Recommendation for a Brake Controller to Fit a 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe
  • Depending if you already have a 7-way connector installed or not on your 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe will determine the amount of additional parts that will be needed when installing a brake controller. First, the Draw-Tite I-Command Brake Controller, # 5535, that you referenced is a quality controller that will work well with your Tahoe. If you already have a 7-way trailer connector installed on your Tahoe, then all you will need is this brake controller and the included wiring harness....
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  • Installing A Brake Controller With 4 Wires In A 2007 Ford F-150 That Has 5 Wires
  • Because your 2007 Ford F-150 has an extra wire, you will need to determine their function and match that with the 4 brake controller wires. You will need a circuit tester like # 3808 to probe the wires for function. The four wires from your brake controller are: Blue=brake controller output Black= Battery In (+) White= Ground (-) Red=Stoplight I've attached a photo and an article to help.
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  • Troubleshooting Low Voltage From Draw-Tite Brake Controller When Pedal Is Pressed
  • You should set your tester for a higher setting like 20V so you can test up to 20 volts, but you are definitely having an issue with the reading you are getting. Your controller should be adjusted all the way up and you should be getting a much higher reading than .007 when your pedal is pressed so that sounds like an amperage reading rather than a voltage reading. You should also get a reading of 12V when the manual slide is adjusted. Many proportional brake controllers require that...
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  • Can Draw Tite I-Command Brake Controller Install in 2005 Chevy Silverado
  • Yes, the Draw Tite brake controller part # 5535 is compatible with your 2005 Chevy Silverado 2500HD and all you would need is the install harness part # 3015-P to install it. I attached an install video that shows this harness being used to install a brake controller in a 2005 Silverado just like yours.
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  • Wiring Harness to Plug In Draw-Tite Brake Controller to a 2014 Nissan Frontier
  • To plug the Draw-Tite I-Command Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional Item # 5535 into your f2014 Nissan Frontier you will just need Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter for Electric Brake Controllers - Nissan and Infiniti Item # 3050-P.
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  • Availability of Brake Controller Harness for a 2016 Ram 1500
  • The confirmed brake controller harness for your 2016 Ram 1500 is # 3024-P. This harness will connect at one end to the Draw-Tite Command Brake Controller, # 5535, and to your OEM wire plug on your Ram truck.
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  • Draw-Tite Activator Brake Controller is Stuck at .05 and Will Not Change
  • If adjusting the gain and other settings on controller # 5100 does nothing then there is likely a problem inside the controller and it will need to be replaced. The Activator series is up to the Act IV, # 5504, if you are looking for another time-delay controller. Or if you want to try out a proportional controller the Command # 5535 is a new offering from Draw-Tite. I have included links to video reviews of both controllers for you. I have also included a link to our help article on...
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  • Will Draw-Tite I-Command Brake Controller Plug In in Place of Pilot Brake Controller
  • The Pilot # 80550 and Draw-Tite I-Command # 5535 brake controllers use the same wiring harness so all you will have to do is unplug the old controller and plug in the new one, go through the set up process, and you'll be good to go!
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  • Drawtite Brake Controller Error Code
  • On the Draw-Tite # 5535, the manual says the error is the brake controller is "seeing" an overload condition during operation. If it is reading overload without the trailer connected then that means there is a short in the blue trailer feed wire on the vehicle. You will need to check this wire for a short using a circuit tester like # 3808, and replace the wire where any issue is found. If you can't find the point along the wire, I recommend cutting the wire about 6 inches back from...
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation/Troubleshooting on 2002 GMC Yukon
  • The Draw-Tite # 5100 Activator and the # 3025-P vehicle specific brake controller wiring adapter would work just fine on your 2002 Yukon. You'd simply unplug the existing controller from the junction box located on the firewall behind the emergency brake pedal. You might want to do some troubleshooting before replacing the controller, to ensure the problem isn't in the vehicle or trailer wiring, and not the brake controller itself. Use a # 40376 circuit tester on the black wire exiting...
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