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Hopkins Agility Trailer Brake Controller - Hardwire - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional

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The best technical support and full brake controller installation instructions. Lowest price Sierra brake controller guarantee and expert service. GMC Sierra, 2012 brake controller by Hopkins are available from etrailer.com. For expert service call 800-298-8924 to order your Hopkins Agility Trailer Brake Controller - Hardwire - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional part number HM47295, or order online at etrailer.com.



2012 GMC Sierra - Hopkins Agility Trailer Brake Controller - Hardwire - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional

Proportional brake controller can be easily mounted. Digital display indicates braking action of trailer. Fine-tune power adjustment has 5 levels so that you can set braking intensity to suit your towing needs.


Features:

  • Brake controller activates trailer brakes in proportion to your GMC Sierra's braking action
    • Automatically adjusts trailer's braking based on deceleration of tow vehicle
    • Activates immediately - no pausing like with time-delayed brake controllers
  • Multiple mounting options
    • Position at any angle up or down in the vertical plane
      • Recommended mounting is between -20 degrees and 70 degrees
  • 5 Sensitivity levels let you adjust initial braking power and aggressiveness
  • Digital display is easy to read
  • Built-in, slide manual override lever
  • Pigtail harness hardwires into your GMC Sierra


Specs:

  • Application: trailers with up to 4 axles (8 brake assemblies)
    • Designed for use with electric brakes only
  • Dimensions: 3" wide x 5" long x 1-1/4" tall
  • 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 Agility controller sits level on a horizontal plane and is pointed in the direction of travel, it will sense - via an internal inertia sensor - how your tow vehicle brakes. This inertia-based sensor responds to the deceleration of your tow vehicle as you brake by signaling the controller to send out enough power to your trailer brakes so that they are activated with an intensity that matches. The result is uniform braking across your towing setup. No push-pull action - just smooth, proportional braking every time.


Power and Sensitivity Adjustment

Getting the braking power you need for your application is simple with the Agility. First, set the overall power so that you can achieve maximum braking without locking up your trailer brakes.


Once you have the overall power set, you can fine-tune the power output by adjusting the sensitivity of the internal sensor. Use the adjustment buttons on the top of the controller to achieve your desired degree of intensity. There are 5 levels to choose from. The first level offers the least amount of sensitivity, making it ideal for lightweight setups. The heavier your load, the higher you will want to take the sensitivity. At level 5, the sensitivity of the internal sensor is as high as it can go. This level provides the most aggressive braking and is ideal for heavy loads.


Digital Display

On the front of the Agility there is a digital display that is designed to keep you aware of the braking action of your trailer. This screen shows your sensitivity level, overall power percentage and error codes for issues such as a short circuit.


Simple Installation

The Hopkins Agility is recommended to be mounted in your cab at an angle that is between -20 degrees and 70 degrees to make it easier to access.


Correct Agility mounting90-Degree Agility mounting

Note: The Agility 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.


This brake controller is designed to be hardwired into your GMC Sierra.


Installation Accessories

See 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 GMC Sierra.


Note: One of the following will be required to ensure proper installation:

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



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Customer Reviews

Hopkins Agility Trailer Brake Controller - Hardwire - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional - HM47295

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (66 Customer Reviews)

Proportional brake controller can be easily mounted. Digital display indicates braking action of trailer. Fine-tune power adjustment has 5 levels so that you can set braking intensity to suit your towing needs.

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by: Steve G07/05/2016


I wanted to add brakes to my VRV flyer… it’s very lightweight, but I’m pulling it with a Ford Ranger. My internet and local searches left me feeling that etrailer.com was the authority on the subject of brake controllers! Their ETBC7 install kit was VERY complete. I’m sure I saved a ton just by not having to make multiple runs to the hardware store for those items I hadn’t foreseen! Installation of the Hopkins Agility brake controller and the 7 pin plug took me longer than it would take most… It was Texas hot, so I only worked a few hours in the AM and in the PM. I’m old… retired, and not in a hurry! Toward the end of day one, I dropped a circuit breaker down in the abyss of the engine compartment. Day two AM was spent dissembling the wheel well housing to retrieve it! I’m very pleased with the neat, clean install, thanks in a large part to etrailer.com’s vehicle specific video and their wiring diagram. I heartily recommend them! SG 268468



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by: Gary K.12/16/2012


The Hopkins Agility controller has very easy to understand instructions,along with it's hardware makes the job easy! Folks at Etrailer are a wealth of information with what else you may need to make the project effortless! They also helped out when I became close on time , by expediting the shipping!!!!! 61579


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I am still very pleased with the Hopkins Agility controller!It continues to give great service, I have recommended the device to others,along with ETRAILER as a source for great products,and service!best regards Gary

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by: R.K. Miller05/11/2016


The brake controller + wiring harness is a good price, but unfortunately the 2016 Subaru Forester is not factory-ready for a brake controller. Had the Subaru dealer install it, which cost $336, but I can go back to them if there are any problems and I wanted to negate any warranty issues with Subaru. Haven't pulled the Ural motorcycle on the trailer yet, so have not had a chance to fool with the power and sensitivity levels. The 7-pin hookup works fine as far as running lights, brake lights and turn signals. 249814



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by: Keith G.03/14/2015


I installed this in my '02 Toyota Tundra to pull a 20' hybrid camper. This truck doesn't have a plug and play option so used the wiring kit etrailer sells ETB7. Installed pretty easily. The way the unit connects to the mount is a little strange and difficult unless you have a lot of room on either side of the controller to fit a socket, which I did not. The red brake signal wire was too short to reach to brake switch wire in the truck, so had to splice in some extra. I've only pulled the trailer a few miles so far, but it actuated the brakes fine, and the override switch works well too. 178283



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by: A. Smith09/21/2012


Excellent product, easy installation, works great. Here is a pic of the mounting spot I chose in a 2012 Ram 1500. etrailer has the BEST customer service on the web! 55427


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I totally agree I called for a question and the lady did a fantastic job helping me figure out what I did not understand.

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by: Frank R07/11/2017


Products were just what I ordered, but I paid for 3-5 day shipping and received my order three days late. When I open the shipping box one of the packages had not been packed tight and had broken open, spilling the mounting hardware all over the place. Luckily all the hardware had stayed in the shipping box. 404486



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by: Mike04/02/2013


The wiring kit I ordered and installed using the online insructions from E Trailer made installation easy. The controller works great and was easy to calibrate. I am very happy. Thanks E Trailer, you guys are first rate!! 73817



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by: Ody11/29/2016


It was very easy to install and has worked great over the last year. Etrailer had the best price and shipped in very quickly. Overall very satisfied with my purchase. 320638



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by: John04/08/2015


Excellent service, delivery was on time. Already have this brake controller installed in my truck and it works great, bought another one to install in 2nd vehicle. 184147



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by: Dave Z.10/29/2014


Everything looked to be Quality parts. Delivery was extremely fast. I will definitely order my trailer parts from etrailer in the future. 158360



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by: Jeff N.03/06/2014


Very easy installation and the product works great. Installed it on a 1998 3500 series Chevy truck and works great with our car trailer! 119680



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by: Gary01/05/2017


Everything working well so far.very good experience working with staff and very helpful installation video. 330043



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by: Bruce MYers07/03/2016


Great product, easy to install and has work great for the last year 267822



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by: Mark H.08/16/2017


Good price, fast shipping and easy inst allation! 420998



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by: Daniel05/30/2016


Very complete kit makes installation very easy ! 253940



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by: Ben T.03/28/2012

Review from a similar Hopkins Agility in Brake Controller


I was able to install the brake controller in less than five minutes once I located the plug underneath my dash. Etrailer had a video that even showed where to look on my vehicle. This unit is very easy to adjust and it is flawless so far. I had already purchased a controller in a local retailer's store but they didn't carry the adapter I needed in order to install the unit. Etrailer.com had both units in stock and $20.00 less than my local store. I chose this unit because of the plug and play features and I know that if I want to change vehicles, I just need to purchase the corresponding adapter and I can easily transfer my Agility controller into my new vehicle. The shipping was fast and low cost. Etrailer.com was my last stop during this project but they will be my first stop for my next trailer project!! 35377



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by: Frank B07/07/2017

Review from a similar Hopkins Agility in Brake Controller


Just finished installing my Hopkins brake controller with the plug in wire harness for my Toyota Tacoma. Couldn't have been simpler. Took about 10 minutes. Took longer to find the factory connector which was part of the tow package on my truck. Nice product, also reached out to the tech department last night around 11pm and had the answer this morning at 7:30 am. That's great service, could have gotten it a little cheaper through another site, mainly because of free shipping but quality service like this is worth plenty. If I need any trailer accessories again etrailer will be who I call. 403544


Comments

That’s what we love to hear Frank B!! Hopkins appreciates your business and we are grateful you purchased our Agility Brake Controller. If you have any concerns or questions, please get in contact with etrailer customer service. Thank you!

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by: Butch S11/02/2016

Review from a similar Hopkins Agility in Brake Controller


This is a great product, and works perfectly for me. It is very easy to install; literally plug-and-play. I’m very satisfied w/ this unit. I had issue finding the factory installed brake control connecting cable on new 2016 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum. Had to take vehicle back to dealership and it took them 2 hours to locate and unwrap the connecting cable. I installed Hopkins Agility controller under dash above gas pedal (best location). Tight spot; used socket in hand to snug the 2 screws on right side of bracket. I remove the unit and secure the wiring under the dash (leaving installed bracket) when not towing. 315920



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by: Jeff H.09/11/2012

Review from a similar Hopkins Agility in Brake Controller


Excellent. I hooked this Hopkins controller up with the specified harness and after plugging it into the Factory OEM plus on my Honda Ridgline, all I had to do was add a 20amp fuse as they don't put it in the Ridgeline from the factory, but the manual does list that. Worked like a champ! This proportional controller allows my Ridgeline with the trailer to feel as if there is nothing on the truck when I'm breaking. Seems as if there is no trailer connected as compared to when I have pulled with electronic braking where you never seem to get the settings just right. 54187



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by: Russ R.07/22/2011

Review from a similar Hopkins Agility in Brake Controller


Installed the HM47294 with the GM Brake Wiring Adapter HM47795 on my 2005 Yukon XL. Installation took only about 15 minutes and works perfectly. Great product. Very impressed with how fast the delivery was processed and delivered. Ordered on Tuesday - delivered on Thursday. Great email communication throughout. Thanks again. 19923



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by: Dennis S.12/19/2013

Review from a similar Hopkins Agility in Brake Controller


Fast service. Relatively easy to install (once you decide where to mount it). I haven't used it on my trailer yet, but I anticipate that it will work fine. I used the Plug in harness even tho' my Toyota Tacoma came with one, because I would rather not cut the wires from the controller and splice the wires from the harness. 110484



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by: chop09/30/2014

Review from a similar Hopkins Agility in Brake Controller


This product was very easy to install and it works fantastic on my 2014 Dodge Ram. I use it to pull a 20' trailer and a tractor.This product is priced right and does what it is designed to do.I would recommend it to anyone that tows or hauls for braking assurance.Thank you etrailer. 153607



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by: Tim M.03/24/2017

Review from a similar Hopkins Agility in Brake Controller


Everything I have ever ordered from etrailer has always been high quality and exactly what I need. I ordered on a sunday and they were delivered wednesday, something that never happens out here in the boonies. They are very helpful and I always recommend them to my friends. 360870



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by: FREDERIC F.06/04/2017

Review from a similar Hopkins Agility in Brake Controller


THIS PENDULUM BRAKE CONTROLLER WAS NOT SENSITIVE/AGGRESSIVE ENOUGH FOR QUICK HEAVY BRAKING. I REINSTALLED MY ORIGINAL TIME/VOLTAGE CONTROLLER. I SHOULD HAVE RETURNED THIS HOPKINS CONTROLLER TO YOU FOR REFUND, BUT HAVE NOT. 388660



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by: Thomas S.05/14/2012

Review from a similar Hopkins Agility in Brake Controller


Product works as it should. It was easily installed in a 1999 f 450 ford with the available wiring harness. just plug it in and attach the mount under the dash. My order and delivery were processed in a timely manner. 40284



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by: Mike S06/21/2017

Review from a similar Hopkins Agility in Brake Controller


Works great, was easy to install. If you purchase this make sure you get the Hopkins Plug-in Simple Brake Wiring Adapter also. etrailer.com is the best, worry free, one stop shop site for all your trailer needs. 397235


Comments

Mike S, Hopkins appreciates your business and is grateful you purchased our HM47294 Brake Controller. If you have any concerns or questions, please get in contact with etrailer customer service.

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by: Darrell H.01/12/2017

Review from a similar Hopkins Agility in Brake Controller


Great product and service. I just hooked it up and everything works like it should, great product and service, received it sooner than expected, trailer brakes work great on my new trailer. 334970



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by: Chris S09/19/2011

Review from a similar Hopkins Agility in Brake Controller


Controller does exactly what it should do. I was impressed with the more than prompt shipment from etrailer. I will look to them for future needs without hesitation. Thank you!! 24184



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by: Thor L07/30/2014

Review from a similar Hopkins Agility in Brake Controller


This is my second Agility controller. I have one in both of my trucks, one for a horse trailer, one for a travel trailer. Easy to install. Easy to adjust. I love it. 143721



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by: Kevin r05/08/2017

Review from a similar Hopkins Agility in Brake Controller


This plugged right in and works great.i don't know how it could function any better than it does.its nice to be able to push a button and just use trailer brakes 378035


Comments

That’s the kind of comments we love to hear Kevin R!! Hopkins appreciates your business and we are grateful you purchased our Brake Controller. We think you will really like this product. If you have any concerns or questions, please get in contact with us. Thank you!

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by: Joe L.05/04/2013

Review from a similar Hopkins Agility in Brake Controller


Looking forward to many a miles use of the Hopkins Agility. Install was a snap ... recommend using sockets vs. a screw driver to secure the screws to the unit. 79000



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by: Luther Charlton02/02/2017

Review from a similar Hopkins Agility in Brake Controller


This controller works great. Simple to install using the vehicle specific harness. etrailer ships promptly. Just ordered another one for my son's truck. 337855



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by: Arvil A.06/12/2013

Review from a similar Hopkins Agility in Brake Controller


Just finished with a test drive, everything works perfectly installation was a breeze thanks to the kit you recommended and the detailed instructions 84304



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by: Dan09/17/2014

Review from a similar Hopkins Agility in Brake Controller


Easy install and works great. The fine tuning of this unit makes it a joy to pull a trailer and know that you can stop when you need to. 151616



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by: Robin N07/14/2016

Review from a similar Hopkins Agility in Brake Controller


I have not yet completed the installation, but this should work well and meet the needs for any towing situations I'm likely to have. 271812



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by: RICK06/29/2015

Review from a similar Hopkins Agility in Brake Controller


THIS BRAKE CONTROLLER WAS EASY TO INSTALL AND WORKED VERY WELL. GET THE ADAPTER CORD TO FIT YOUR TRUCK AND YOU WILL BE A HAPPY GUY. 208111



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by: Rob06/01/2015

Review from a similar Hopkins Agility in Brake Controller


I installed the Agility and used one on my Jeep Liberty and I love it make a huge difference wen you hit the brake. Love it. 199371



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by: Jane04/06/2017

Review from a similar Hopkins Agility in Brake Controller


This is an easy to use, simple to install. Price is great. Did a test drive and it worked the first time out. 363987


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Thanks for the great review on our Trailer Brake Controller, Jane!! We at Hopkins are happy that you are pleased with this product. If you have any concerns or questions, please get in contact with us. Thank you!

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by: Wayne05/29/2016

Review from a similar Hopkins Agility in Brake Controller


No problems installing product. Haven't used it yet but have power to the trailer plug so am sure it will work. 253095



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by: anita12/20/2014

Review from a similar Hopkins Agility in Brake Controller


we saw the video, the controller was easy to install, when I called e trailer, you were very helpful thank you. 166379



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by: Keith P.05/14/2012

Review from a similar Hopkins Agility in Brake Controller


Awesome box, works perfectly, gives good feedback. Makes traveling with a 2 axle 7300lb camper a piece of cake. 40346



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by: JW in Houston01/28/2011

Review from a similar Hopkins Agility in Brake Controller


Received product 3 days after ordering, price was slightly better ( including shipping cost) than retail store. 6343



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by: CA12/03/2013

Review from a similar Hopkins Agility in Brake Controller


Installed the product but have no used it yet. It appears to be of better quality than the one its replacing. 109016



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by: David S.06/04/2016

Review from a similar Hopkins Agility in Brake Controller


This brake controller was a good price and works great!! havent had any issues, and was easy to install. 257041



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by: Paul02/28/2017

Review from a similar Hopkins Agility in Brake Controller


The two items that I ordered, Are absolutely a perfect fit, and the brake control hooked up so easy. 350444



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by: Jeff P.05/22/2011

Review from a similar Hopkins Agility in Brake Controller


I was very pleased with the controller, it was easy to install, has good features, and works well. 15031



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by: Ed Y04/29/2014

Review from a similar Hopkins Agility in Brake Controller


I bought this and the harness for a 2005 Tacoma. It was installed and working in 5 minutes. 127908



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by: Jim10/01/2013

Review from a similar Hopkins Agility in Brake Controller


Works great. Ordered from eTrailer.com Friday morning and received Saturday. 102123



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by: Harold S11/04/2016

Review from a similar Hopkins Agility in Brake Controller


Good Quality product. Well written installation and usage instructions. 313669



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by: steve s07/01/2011

Review from a similar Hopkins Agility in Brake Controller


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Comments

I need a Controller that can be removed when there is no need for it.

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Any of our controllers can be removed when not in use. Some are easier to remove than others. I have added links to controllers that have removable plugs for the harness and slide-in or snap-on style brackets so that no screws have to be removed to remove the controller.

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  • Troubleshooting Brake Controller Not Working When Brakes Are Applied but Works With Override Switch
  • This sounds like the trailer brakes are not receiving the signal from the brake controller when you apply the brakes. I believe what is happening is that you may have a loose, broken, or inaccurate connection on the red wire from the brake controller. The red wire needs to attach to the stop light switch above the brake pedal. It connects to the wire on this switch that carries a signal ONLY when the brake pedal is pressed. It should not have a signal at any other time. Use a circuit...
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  • No Power to Trailer Brake Controller on a 2013 Chevy Silverado
  • You probably need to make some connections under the hood of your 2013 Chevy Silverado to make everything fully functional. This is common of Chevy and GMC trucks. First, you will want to consult the vehicle owners manual and/or power distribution box lid for the locations of the fuses that power a brake controller. I am willing to bet that the spot for power to the brake controller is empty or the power wire is not attached to the front of the box. I have included links to a couple of...
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  • E1 Error Code on a Hopkins Reliance Trailer Brake Controller for a 1989 Chevy 2500
  • The E1 error code on the Reliance brake controller indicates that a trailer is not connected. If the trailer IS connected and you get the E1 code, a probable cause is a dirty trailer connector. Check the trailer connector on the trailer and on the vehicle. Clean out any dirt or corrosion. Corrosion can build up behind the connectors where the wires attach as well. However, the fact that it shows power without braking and then shows less with the override applied indicates that the controller...
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  • E1 Error Code On Hopkins Trailer Brake Controller on 2003 GMC Sierra
  • If you press the manual button on the Hopkins Agility brake controller, # HM47295, and the trailer brakes work, then the problem is in the position of the red wire on the wiring harness under the dash. You might have a wrong brake controller wiring harness. The correct harness is the Universal Brake Control Wiring Adapter 2003 - 06 Chevrolet, GMC, Cadillac, # 3015-S. If you unplug the harness and check the wire locations on the connector, with the blue locking clip in the down position...
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  • What Does SC Message Mean On Hopkins Agility Brake Controller, # HM47295
  • On the Hopkins Agility Brake Controller, # HM47295, the message is actually SC, which means short circuit. First, you will want to check the blue wire for a short by severing the connection of the blue wire at the brake controller. You will want to leave enough wire to reattach the blue wire after testing. If you step on the brakes after severing the blue wire and you still get the SC reading, then the red stoplight switch wire is the problem. The red wire needs to attach to the stop...
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  • Should Vehicle Brake Lights Come On when Using Manual Override on Agility Trailer Brake Controller
  • When using the manual override on a brake controller, including the Hopkins Agility Electric Brake Controller, # HM47295, the vehicle brake lights should not come on. Most modern brake controllers do not activate the vehicle brake lights, though there are some older models that did which must have been what you had. The way the manual override works is that it bypasses the signal from the brake switch and sends power directly from the controller to the trailer brakes. Brake lights coming...
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  • Diagnosing and Repairing Trailer Brakes that Lock when Trailer is Connected
  • You have used the controller on two occasions, and everything worked okay. This time, you hook the trailer up and the brakes immediately lock, is that correct? It sounds like you have a short circuit that is applying 12 volts directly to the brake output pin. Take a close look at the trailer connector on your truck. My suspicion is that excessive corrosion has built up over the years, to the point where the interior terminals of the connector are shorting out to each other. This can...
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  • Trailer Brakes Lock Up When Brakes Are Applied WithThe Hopkins Agility Brake Controller, # HM47295
  • It sounds like you might want to check the adjustment of your trailer brakes. It sounds like the brake shoes are adjusted too far out. When you are applying the brakes with the sensitivity setting at its lowest setting, it is still sending a little current to the brakes and if the brake shoes are too far out they might be locking up. The best way to adjust the brakes on your trailer is to back off the brake shoes until there is no drag on the drums at all and then tighten them up until...
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  • Curt TriFlex Trailer Brake Controller Does Not Power On
  • First, lets just make sure you are using the correct wiring harness. For a 2012 Nissan Pathfinder it is # C51382. What you will want to do is check the black wire. There should be power on the black wire leading to the controller. If there is no power leading to the controller then you will need to check the owners manual for all of the fuse/relays locations related to the tow package wiring and brake controller wiring. Chances are that it is just missing a fuse or relay. If you are...
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  • Hard-wire Installation of Hopkins Brake Controller in 2013 GMC Sierra
  • To hard-wire a Hopkins brake controller such as their # HM47295 in your 2013 GMC Sierra you will make connections between the 4 wires on the controller unit and vehicle wiring that is under the steering column. I have linked a photo showing the location and appearance of this bundle of blunt-cut wires. These are the wires for the tow package for the brake controller. Carefully cut the white tape binding the wires and pull them down from underneath the steering column. You will make...
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  • Troubleshooting Agility Brake Controller Indicating No Trailer Connected with Trailer Connected
  • First, we should make sure you have the correct wiring harness. You should be using # HM47795. This harness has the red pin for the stop light circuit unhooked from the plug. You will need to make sure it is placed in the correct spot. Check the port on the truck to determine where it needs to go. Using a circuit tester like # 3808, if needed, test the pins in the port until you find the one that is hot when you step on the brakes. Once you find it, place the pin in the corresponding spot...
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  • Trailer Brakes Stay On and are Humming When Trailer is Connected to Tow Vehicle
  • The humming that you are hearing behind the wheels are the brake magnets being activated. There are a couple different reasons why the brakes are receiving power when the brakes are not being activated. The first thing that I would check is the brake output wire (blue wire) coming from the brake controller because this will be the easiest and fastest thing to check. You will want to sever the blue wire about 6 inches back from the brake controller and use a circuit tester to see if...
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  • Recommended 2007 Toyota Tundra Wiring for a Hopkins Agility Brake Controller # HM47295
  • The Hopkins brake controller # HM47295 has four wires coming out of the back of the unit, and does not have a plug. I recommend using a wiring harness like part # HM47815, cut off the black connector and splice the wires to the wires from the brake controller color to color. Please note that any of the available brake control wiring adapters for your vehicle are only compatible if the truck is equipped with a factory 7-Way plug in the rear.
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  • Installing Hopkins Agility Brake Controller on 2007 GMC Sierra New Body Style
  • Take a look at our GM truck Brake Controller Install FAQ article, which you can see by clicking the provided link. You would connect the controller to the bare wiring under the dash, matching the wire colors as described in the article. If you do not already have a 7-way connector, you can remove the knock-out on the bumper next to the license plate and install one using # PK11916. The existing wiring harness located at the end of the drivers side frame rail or above the spare tire...
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  • Could a Bad Body Control Module (BCM) Cause a Brake Controller to Not Work with Brake Pedal
  • It is possible that an error in the BCM could cause problems with the brake controller. Usually when a brake controller does not work with the brake pedal it is related to the red brake controller wire. The red wire receives input from the brake switch which tells the controller you are stepping on the brake pedal. Check the connection on the red wire using a circuit tester such as # 3808. It should only have power when you step on the brake pedal. If it does not then it could be a...
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  • Differences Between Hopkins Agility part # HM47294 and # HM47295
  • The only difference between the Hopkins Agility part # HM47294 and # HM47295 is that the # HM47294 comes with a connector on the end. You can simply cut that connector off if you wanted to hardwire the controller directly to your vehicle.
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  • After Replacing Brake Magnets Trailer Brakes Are Weak
  • Nine times out of ten, the issue is that the brakes need to be adjusted. You will need to adjust the brakes out to where you can hear a slight but constant drag of the pads on the drums. If the brakes are properly adjusted then it could be that the new magnets are not the right size for the brake assemblies or the assemblies themselves are not rated high enough for the 12K axles. For 12K Dexter axles you should be using # 23-442 for the left side and # 23-443 for the right side. Check...
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  • How To Wire Hopkins Agility Brake Controller 47295 to a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado Z71
  • If you have the brake controller port and the OEM supplied brake control harness that plugs into the port and has 5 loose wires, you will only need 4 of these wires. The brown wire is an illumination circuit. Some older brake controllers used a separate circuit to light the controller display, but it is not needed any longer. The colors you listed are standard GM/Chevy and match as follows: Truck Controller Red Black Light Blue Red Black White Dark...
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  • Hopkins Brake Controller # HM47295 Only Has Full Voltage When Using Manual Override Switch
  • It sounds like there is a bad connection on the red wire from your Hopkins Brake Controller # HM47295 to the stop light switch. You will need to check to make sure the red wire has a good connection to the stoplight switch wire. You can use a circuit tester, part # 3808, to verify that the red wire is connected to the wire that only has signal when the brakes are applied. The manual override on the brake controller allows you to manually power the brakes on the trailer and does not...
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  • Brake Controller Installation- 2000 Gulf Stream Motorhome
  • Some motorhomes will have a connector under the dash for installing the brake controller, like the Ford F53 chassis, for example. If you have the Ford F53, you'd use the # 3035-P wiring adapter to connect the brake controller to the connector, a simple plug and play installation. If your motorhome doesn't have the connector, you'd need to hardwire the controller. How this is done will depend on what trailer connector is installed. If you have a 4 pole, you'd use the # ETBC7 install...
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  • Will Hopkins Brake Control Wiring Adapter # HM47795 Fit a 2007 Chevy With the Factory Tow Package
  • In 2007, Chevrolet stopped putting a plug on their factory brake control wiring, so you will not be able to install a brake controller by plugging it in. Instead, you have a factory wiring harness bundled underneath your dash. The wire colors should be red with a black tracer, white, light blue with a white tracer, dark blue. You may also have an orange wire for a center high mount stop lamp function, but this would not be used for a brake controller installation. If you already...
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  • Hopkins Reliance Brake Controller 47285 Will Not Adjust Down to 5 Percent
  • I spoke with my contact at Hopkins about your Reliance 47285 brake controller only adjusting down to 10 percent and he told me that Hopkins changed their Reliance brake controllers a while back so that 10 is the lowest possible setting. Unless you have an older brake controller, 10 is going to be the lowest setting possible. Some troubleshooting steps that you can take to verify that there is not an issue is to inspect the ground wire to ensure it is clean and mounted to a good ground...
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  • Installing Hopkins Brake Controller # HM47295 Using Installation Kit # ETBC7 On 2006 Nissan Murano
  • If you are going to be installing the Hopkins Brake Controller, # HM47295, and the 7-Way plug at the same time on your 2006 Nissan Murano, I would recommend getting the brake controller installation kit # ETBC7, which includes the # 37185 adapter that would plug into a 4-Way on the vehicle, as well as everything else you will need to complete the brake controller installation. If you do not have a 4-Way on your vehicle, then you would need the CURT T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness...
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  • Location and Color of Brake Stoplight Switch on 2008 Honda Pilot
  • According to my research, the stop light switch you need is white and black striped. Keep in mind that wiring by function rather then wire color is recommended because wire color is not always consistent, even among identical vehicles of the same model year. Please confirm your connection by using a circuit tester like part # 40376 on the wire you intend to tap the brake controller into. The correct circuit will only show power when the brake pedal is pressed, and not at any other time. To...
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  • Troubleshooting Brake Lock Up When Using a Hopkins Agility Brake Controller # HM47295
  • The first thing I would do is adjust the braking power down to the point that the brakes stop locking up when you hit the brakes. You will do that by pressing the button with the minus sign on it until the brakes stop locking up. I attached installation instructions for this product for you to check out. If you have already done that then you might have an issue with the brake shoes on your trailer. For that you will want to check the adjustment of your trailer brakes. It sounds like...
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  • Hopkins Brake Controller Does Not Sense Trailer When Connected to a 2012 Chevy Silverado with ITBC
  • If the trailer has an electric over hydraulic braking system, then the Hopkins controller, # HM47295, will not work. You will need a compatible controller like the P2, # 90885, which has an electric over hydraulic mode. I have included a link to the instructions for you. If you just have regular electric brakes then the issue could be that the controller you have is not mounted properly (see instructions) or you need to turn up the power level on the controller. Being tilted too far...
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  • Recommendation For Brake Controller on 1968 Chevrolet C50 Truck
  • Our best selling brake controller will be the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Brake Controller, part # 90885. It is a proportional brake controller which means that the brakes are applied to the trailer at the same time and same strength as the brakes on your vehicle. I am including links to the installation instructions on the Prodigy P2 brake controller. You will need to hard-wire a 7-Way connector on your 1968 Chevrolet C50 truck to install the Prodigy brake controller. If you have a 4-Way connector...
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  • Troubleshooting Horse Trailer Brakes that Lock Up
  • Sounds like your brake controller is not setup properly for your trailer. Without knowing what brake controller you have it's hard to say exactly what would be the recommended setup procedure so instead I will give you generic setup instructions. And yes, every time the weight of your trailer changes you will need to re-setup the brakes so that the braking power is correct. Otherwise you will end up with brakes that lock or or don't function at all. As an initial adjustment, slide the...
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  • Troubleshooting Hopkins Agility Brake Controller Causing Vehicle Brake Lights to Activate
  • There are a couple of troubleshooting steps that we can go through to try and resolve the issue you are having with your 2004 Dodge Ram's brake lights. If you had to hardwire install your Hopkins Agility Trailer Brake Controller # HM47295, I recommend checking over the installation of the brake controller. You will want to double check the stoplight switch with a circuit tester # 40376 that the red wire from the controller is connected to. The stoplight switch for the brake controller...
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  • How to Wire the Hopkins Agility Brake Controller to a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado
  • When wiring the Hopkins Agility Brake Controller, # HM47295, to your 2008 Chevrolet Silverado, there will be two steps that you will have to take to ensure the brake controller will operate properly. The first step is to connect the wires from the brake controller to the vehicles brake control wiring harness that you have already located. The black wire from the brake controller will connect to the red wire with a black stripe. This will supply the 12 volt power to the brake controller....
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