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Hayes Engage Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 3 Axles - Time Delayed

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  • Hayes
  • Time Delayed Controller
  • Electric
  • Electric over Hydraulic
  • 2 - 6 Brakes
  • Automatic Leveling
  • Digital Display
  • Vehicle Mount
  • 360 Degrees
Brake controller engages your trailer brakes with a preset intensity when you apply the brakes in your vehicle. Power output and braking aggressiveness can be easily adjusted with built-in buttons. Includes digital display and manual override. Call 800-298-8924 to order Hayes brake controller part number HA81760 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Hayes products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Hayes Engage Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 3 Axles - Time Delayed. Brake Controller reviews from real customers.



Hayes Brake Controller - HA81760

Brake controller engages your trailer brakes with a preset intensity when you apply the brakes in your vehicle. Power output and braking aggressiveness can be easily adjusted with built-in buttons. Includes digital display and manual override.


Features:

  • Brake controller activates trailer brakes with preset intensity
    • Signal is sent to trailer brakes when tow vehicle's brakes are activated
  • Adjustable power output lets you determine the amount of power sent to the trailer's brakes
    • Set to higher output when towing in hilly terrain or with a fully loaded trailer
    • Back off power when towing a lightweight or empty trailer
  • Power ramp time setting lets you adjust the aggressiveness with which the brakes are applied
    • Get full power output faster by choosing a low setting, increasing activation speed
    • Achieve smoother braking by selecting a higher setting, supplying power gradually
  • Easy-to-read LED display communicates brake power output, ramp setting, and error codes
  • Easily accessible adjustment buttons let you change settings
  • Built-in safeguards protect your vehicle and trailer
    • Manual override illuminates brake lights on tow vehicle and trailer
    • Current limiter protects vehicle from shorts in the trailer wiring
    • Hazard flasher immunity prevents pulsing of the brakes when flashers are activated
  • Slide-bar manual override
  • Dependable solid-state construction
  • Quick and easy installation
    • Can be mounted at any angle in any plane, and in any direction
    • Mounting bracket and hardware included
    • Plug-in, vehicle-specific brake control adapter (sold separately) can be used for certain applications to reduce installation time
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: trailers with up to 3 axles (6 brake assemblies)
    • Designed for use with electric or electric-over-hydraulic trailer brakes
  • Dimensions: 5" long x 3" wide x 1-1/4" tall
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Time-Delayed Braking

The Hayes Engage brake controller applies your trailer's brakes when the brake pedal in your tow vehicle is engaged. Every time you apply the brakes in your vehicle, a signal is sent - via the brake switch - to the Engage. The controller then sends power out to your trailer brakes to activate them with an intensity set by you, at a rate determined by you. Both the amount of braking power (output) and rate of application (ramp time) can be adjusted to suit your preference, the road conditions, type of trailer, and size of the load. To determine the amount of power that is best for your application, you must test out your towing setup and choose what feels best.


A time-delay controller is so named because there is a delay between the time that you initially apply the brakes in your tow vehicle and the time that the controller reaches the set maximum power output. Unlike a proportional brake controller, which activates your trailer's brakes based on the deceleration of your tow vehicle, the Engage sends power out in the same way, with the same user-set delay, no matter the braking situation. Although this delay always exists, it can be adjusted by changing the ramp time setting. The controller will continue to send out power to the trailer brakes as long as your foot is on the brake pedal, even when your truck and trailer have come to a stop.


Built-In Controls on the Engage

Engage Controls

The diagram above shows the controls and components of the Hayes Engage electric trailer brake controller.


Power Output Control

The power output control lets you set the maximum amount of power that will be applied to your trailer's brakes. Typically, the power output is only readjusted if you switch from a heavy, loaded trailer to a much lighter, empty trailer - or vice versa.


During the initial setup process, use the adjustment buttons on the left front of the Engage controller to adjust the output. To view the output setting, press either button and release. The output setting will appear as a percentage on the digital display - from 10 to 99. Use the plus and minus buttons to raise or lower the setting in increments of 5.


Power Ramp Time Setting

Power ramp time is the elapsed time from the point that the brakes are first applied to the point that the set power output reaches its maximum. This setting is responsible for determining the aggressiveness of the braking action.


To adjust the ramp time, press the minus button until the display flashes, then release. The power ramp time (1-5 seconds) will flash. Use the minus button to cycle through the options. When the desired ramp time is reached, press the plus button to select it.


If you want to reach maximum power output faster, choose a lower number. To get smoother braking action, select a higher number, which will supply power to the trailer brakes more gradually. You can alter this setting to suit your driving preferences or to improve handling based on changing road conditions or varied trailer loads. The digital display will only show the ramp setting as you adjust it. After a few seconds, it will revert back to display mode.


Digital Display

The Engage brake controller features an easy-to-read LED screen that displays the power settings as you adjust them.


While braking, the display shows the amount of power going to the trailer brakes as a percentage of the total power available. You can choose to change this display to voltage or current during trailer set-up or when troubleshooting problems. When the brake pedal is released, the unit will go into standby mode.


The display will also show trouble codes to alert you to any potential problems, such as a short circuit or an open circuit. A code will also appear if the brake controller surpasses its rated power limit.


Slide-Bar Manual Override

The manual slide lever overrides the preset power output and allows the operator to engage the trailer brakes without using the vehicle's brakes. In addition to being a necessary feature, this option helps to control trailer sway by slowing the trailer to put it back solidly behind the tow vehicle.


You can also engage the manual override to help you move a sliding 5th-wheel hitch closer to your truck's tailgate for tight maneuvering during slow speed turns. Just apply the manual override to hold the trailer in place while slowly moving the tow vehicle forward.


Quick, Simple Installation

Because inertia plays no role in the functioning of this controller, you do not have to mount the unit at any particular angle or position it in any particular direction. As a result, mounting options are limitless, so long as you can still easily access the manual override.


Installation of the Engage 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 Engage, you must remove the plug at the end of the integrated wiring harness.


Installation Accessories

The Hayes vehicle-specific, dual-mated wiring adapter is available for most newer trucks and SUVs with tow packages. One end of the custom adapter plugs into your vehicle's brake controller port, and the other end plugs into the controller - no hardwiring required.


Hayes also offers a universal wiring harness (HA81789-HBC - sold separately) that plugs into the back of any Hayes brake controller. The 4 leads on the universal harness can then be hardwired into your vehicle. By splicing the universal adapter into your wiring instead of directly connecting the brake controller to your wiring, you gain the ability to unplug and remove the controller from your vehicle should the need arise.


Notes:

  • If a custom brake-control wiring adapter is not available for your vehicle, one of the following will be required:
    • 20-Amp circuit breaker (9506 - sold separately) for 2-brake applications
    • 30-Amp circuit breaker (38630 - sold separately) for 4- to 6-brake applications.
  • If you're hardwiring the controller, it is also suggested that you install an in-line fuse between the controller and the stop light switch (required on 1999 and newer Fords).

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.



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Video Transcript for Hayes Brake Controller HA81760 Review

Today we'll be reviewing part number HA81760. This is the Hayes Engage Trailer Brake Controller for one to three axles. It is a time delayed controller. The brake controller is going to activate your trailer brakes with a preset intensity. Then the signal is sent to the trailer brakes when the tow vehicle's brakes are activated. It does have the adjustable power output that is going to let you determine the amount of power sent to the trailer's brakes. That way you can set it to a higher output when towing in hilly terrain or with a fully loaded trailer. Or you can back off the power when towing a lightweight or empty trailer. It also features a power ramp time setting that's going to let you adjust the aggressiveness with which the brakes are applied.

You can get full power output faster by choosing a low setting. Or you can achieve smoother braking by selecting a higher setting. That's going to supply the power gradually. Here on the front, it has an easy to read LED display that's going to communicate brake power output, ramp setting and air codes. It also has the easily accessible adjustment buttons here at the front that let you change the settings. Those are just simple red push buttons, very easy to use. This system does feature built-in safeguards that are going to protect your vehicle and trailer. It has a manual override that illuminates the brake lights on the tow vehicle and trailer. It has a current limiter that's going to protect the vehicle from shorts in the trailer wiring.

It also has hazard flasher immunity that's going to prevent pulsing of the brakes when flashers are activated. Here on the front, we do have a slide bar manual override. That's nice to have. That's very easy to gain access to when you have this mounted. It's made from dependable solid state construction. It's a quick and easy install. This can be mounted at any angle, at any plane, at any direction.

The mounting bracket, as well as all the hardware, those are included. Hayes also offers plugin, vehicle specific brake controller adapters. Those are sold separately. They can be used for certain applications to help reduce the installation time. It does have a short wall here that plugs directly into the vehicle, depending on your application. This is designed to be used with trailers with up to three axles or six brake assemblies. It's designed with use for electric or electric over hydraulic trailer brakes. The dimensions, this is going to measure 3 inches in width, about 5 inches in length and about 1-1/4 inches in height. You can see here that it does have different mounting holes on each side.

That way you can adjust the mounting location. You have multiple mounting options. That's going to do it for today's review of part number HA81760. This is the Hayes Engage Trailer Brake Controller. .


Customer Reviews

Hayes Engage Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 3 Axles - Time Delayed - HA81760

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (15 Customer Reviews)

Brake controller engages your trailer brakes with a preset intensity when you apply the brakes in your vehicle. Power output and braking aggressiveness can be easily adjusted with built-in buttons. Includes digital display and manual override.

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by: Susan04/20/2017


Shipment was prompt and I received exactly what I ordered. Super easy to install in my 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 and im a girl. :) 370243



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by: John O.12/24/2015


I love it, I have one in both of my trucks. It works on single & double axle brakes., you can adjust the delay & see what you set it on and don't have to guess what it is on. Very easy to adjust brakes for your loads, there again you can also see what you have it set on also. My neighbor used one of my trucks to haul a load hay & loved it . Asked me to order him one for his truck. 234158



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by: Tevis Laspa06/21/2017


This was a replacement purchase. The original failed at 8 years old. The original started flashing the brake lights every 5 seconds while turned off and parked. Every thing fit back in the original spot. I have not tried the function with a trailer on. 397238



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by: Clayton R.02/09/2015


Hayes trailer brake controller, custom wiring adapter, power cord adapter, andersen camp leveler, trailer leveler. All of these items were delivered in a timely manner and as advertized. Will probably order other items in the future. 173065



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by: Steve P.09/10/2017


This controller was so easy, mounting it under the dash, put in the 40 amp fuse. And the controller was ready to go. Install time was less than a hour. That included going to the parts place and getting a fuse. I am very happy 430882



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by: Rodney G07/01/2015


I ordered this brake controller to replace the one I've had for 8 yrs and on 3 different trucks. There service is second to none. Thanks, Rodney 208556



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by: Phillip03/07/2017


Product came in on time. Staff was really helpful. And the plug in design took only about 15 min to install 5 stars for this company 353460



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by: Chad G03/06/2017


Directions were perfect. Never wired a truck for trailer control. Got it right the first time. 349119



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by: Jose s07/19/2016


Easy to instal, the display is nice and bright, works great towing my 20 foot trailer. 273822



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by: Vincent11/03/2017


Etrailer is never a disappointment. easy to order and always fast delivery. 449999



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by: Reggie04/15/2017


Easy as pie to install. Took about 15 min. to install. 367947



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by: DAVE12/22/2016


Excellent brake controller, simple and easy to operate. 327408



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by: dan b02/21/2015


good product / quick delivery 175518



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by: JIM04/04/2016


I LIKE IT 242888



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by: JIM04/04/2016


I LIKE IT 242887


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  • If the 7-way is factory on your 2004 Dodge Ram the install harness part # HA81782-HBC that you referenced would be the correct product to use to install the # HA81760. To see where the harness should be on your vehicle check out the video I attached that shows a similar brake controller and harness being installed in a vehicle like yours. The harness should be under the dash near the emergency pedal. If not, then you will have to hardwire the controller to your vehicle/7-way. For...
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  • What Does a CL or cl Code Mean on a Brake Controller
  • I did some research and found that on some brake controllers, the "cl" code stands for Current Limit. This indicates that the brake controller has sensed a power requirement greater than its recommended output. This could result from an intermittent short to ground, a faulty brake magnet, or too many brakes connected to the controller. Some brake controllers like the Hayes Engage, # HA81760, is designed for 2 - 6 brakes (up to 3 axles). But others like the Hayes Synchronizer, # HA81725...
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  • How Does a Hayes Brake Controller Wire to a 2011 Chevy Silverado
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  • How to Connect a Hayes Engage Trailer Brake Controller # HA81760 in a 2008 Toyota Tundra
  • To install the Hayes Engage Trailer Brake Controller # HA81760 on your 2008 Toyota Tundra with a factory 7-way you wouldn't need to do any hardwiring. All you would need to do is plug in the # HA81785-HBC harness to your factory brake controller install port. The harness is located underneath the dash, to the left of the steering column, taped to another harness near the emergency brake pedal. The green wires that you have found on the brake controller port would not be needed to...
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  • The brake controller you have installed in your 2001 GMC Sierra 1500 would not affect the performance of the rear brakes of your truck. The functioning of the controller is far removed from how your brakes function. Removing the brake controller will not change or affect the problem you are experiencing. I would recommend you take your truck back to the shop that you had your brakes done at and have them look at it again. Or, if you don't trust them I would recommend you find a more...
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  • Brake Controller Install Harness Recommendation for a Winnebago Adventurer 1998 35 foot
  • The correct brake controller install harness for the Hayes Engage Trailer Brake Controller # HA81760 that you referenced that would connect it to your 1998 Winnebago on a Ford F53 Chassis would be the Custom Wiring Adapter for Hayes Brake Controllers # HA81783-HBC. The correct port will be under your dash. There might be two similar looking connectors so if you find one and it doesn't work keep looking for the other one.
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  • Troubleshooting OC Error Code on Hayes Engage Trailer Brake Controller HA81760
  • With the Hayes Engage Trailer Brake Controller # HA81760 the code OC indicates that the controller does not sense an electrical connection to the trailer brakes, or that the trailer has electric-over-hydraulic brakes which do not work with this unit. Since you also have an issue with your tail lights staying on the problem is almost surely corrosion inside the trailer connectors. Corrosion can build up inside a vehicle's socket and inside a trailer's plug and sometimes it is hard...
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  • Routing the Red Wire from Custom Wiring Adapter # HA81797-HBC to 3rd Brake Light on 2014 Ram 1500
  • I spoke with my contact at Hayes about you installing the Hayes Engage # HA81760 and Custom Wiring Adapter # HA81797-HBC on your 2014 Ram 1500 Sport. Although there isn't really a specific or recommended route, my contact did say that a lot of people he talked to like to run it along the door frame. To do this you will simply want to push the red wire in to the molding along the bottom of your door frame. This should be a great way to route the wiring around any electronics and give...
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  • Time Delayed Brake Controller Troubleshooting on a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado
  • The first thing you will want to do is use a circuit tester like the Quickee Circuit Tester part # 3808 in order to test the stop light switch wire on your vehicle's brake pedal while the brake pedal is depressed. You will need to be spliced into the wire that only has power while the brake pedal is depressed. If the wire is receiving power then the brake controller is faulty and will need to be replaced. If the wire is not receiving power then you will first want to check the stop light...
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  • Which Hayes Brake Control Wiring Adapter for 2004 Toyota Sequoia
  • The Custom Wiring Adapter for Hayes Brake Controllers # HA81785-HBC is the correct one to install a Hayes controller like their Engage Time Delayed Trailer Brake Controller # HA81760 in a 2004 Toyota Sequoia with factory 7-way. The linked videos will give you additional details about these two items.
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  • Trailer Brake Controller Installation in 1996 Chevrolet Tahoe
  • You can install a brake controller like the Hayes Engage # HA81760 in your 1996 Chevrolet Tahoe using their wiring adapter # HA81789-HBC. You will also need our trailer brake controller installation kit # ETBC7 to complete your hardwired installation. So long as the Tahoe already has a 4-pole flat type trailer connector only the above items are needed, but if you do not have a 4-pole already you can use part # 118319. I have linked an installation video and article to help you with...
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  • How Does Hayes Brake Controller Wire to a 2007 GMC Yukon XL
  • Your 2007 GMC Yukon XL has 4 wires under the dash that are to be used for wiring up a brake controller. The harness you have would be for newer GM SUVs and trucks. Your Hayes controller would need to wire to the wires under the dash using the attached link as a guide. I also attached a chart that shows how each of the wires on your vehicle would wire to the controller.
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