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Tekonsha PowerTrac Electronic Brake Controller - 1 to 2 Axles - Time Delayed

Tekonsha PowerTrac Electronic Brake Controller - 1 to 2 Axles - Time Delayed

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  • Up to 2 Axles
  • Under Dash Mount
  • Automatic Leveling
  • Indicator Light
  • 360 Degrees
The best technical support and full brake controller installation instructions. Lowest price Liberty brake controller guarantee and expert service. Jeep Liberty, 2002 brake controller by Tekonsha are available from etrailer.com. For expert service call 800-298-8924 to order your Tekonsha PowerTrac Electronic Brake Controller - 1 to 2 Axles - Time Delayed part number 39523, or order online at etrailer.com.


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2002 Jeep Liberty - Tekonsha PowerTrac Electronic Brake Controller - 1 to 2 Axles - Time Delayed

Easy-to-use brake controller activates your trailer brakes electronically when you engage the brakes in your tow Jeep Liberty. Set braking intensity to your preference and towing application.


Features:

  • Brake controller activates electric trailer brakes (sold separately)
    • Signal is sent to trailer brakes when tow-vehicle brakes are activated
  • Adjustable output control lets you determine the amount of braking force
    • Set to maximum when you travel through hilly terrain with your fully loaded trailer
    • Back off the power output when you tow a lightweight trailer
  • LED indicator on front of unit
    • Green light indicates that brakes are connected
    • Color changes to orange and then to red as the power output increases
  • Built-in manual override
  • PowerTrac can be used with trailers that have up to 2 axles (4 brake assemblies total)
  • Mounting bracket and hardware included
    • No need to mount level
  • Additional pigtail harness (sold separately) is required for complete installation
    • For some Jeep Liberty-specific applications a plug-in, Jeep Liberty-specific brake-control adapter (sold separately) can be used to further reduce installation time


Specs:

  • Dimensions: 3" wide x 5" long x 1-1/4" tall
  • Limited 5-year warranty


Unlike pendulum-style controllers, which react to the inertia that is created by your tow Jeep Liberty slowing down, the PowerTrac applies your trailer's brakes when the brake pedal in your tow Jeep Liberty is engaged. The trailer brakes will be activated with an intensity set by you. This output (amount of braking power) is adjustable to suit your preference, as well as road conditions, type of trailer and load. You can also apply the brakes manually with the integrated override.


Because inertia plays no role in the functioning of this controller, you do not have to mount the unit at any particular angle. As a result, mounting options are nearly limitless. After mounting the unit, hardwire the end of the pigtail harness (sold separately) directly into your Jeep Liberty. For even easier installation, a Jeep Liberty-specific wiring adapter (sold separately) is available for certain Jeep Libertys. One end of the custom adapter plugs into your Jeep Liberty, and the other end plugs into your controller - no hardwiring required. To transfer the PowerTrac to another Jeep Liberty or to remove it for storage, just unplug the unit and remove it from the mount.


Installation Accessories

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


Note: For Jeep Libertys without brake-control wiring adapters, a 20-amp circuit breaker (9506P - sold separately) is required.


See also etrailer.com's exclusive 7- and 4-way brake-control installation kit (ETBC7 - sold separately) that includes all the parts necessary to install the PowerTrac brake controller.



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Video of Tekonsha PowerTrac Electronic Brake Controller - 1 to 2 Axles - Time Delayed


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




Video Transcript for Tekonsha Brake Controller 39523 Review

Today we're going to be reviewing part number 39523. This is the Pro Series PowerTrac Electronic Brake Controller for trailers with one to two axles. This is a time-delayed brake controller. It's going to activate the electric trailer brakes. A signal is going to be sent to the trailer brakes when the tow vehicle brakes are activated or when the manual override is activated. It's also going to feature the adjustable output control that's going to let you determine the amount of braking force. All you've got to do is use that thumbwheel there to decrease it or to increase it.

You want to set it to a maximum when you travel through hilly terrain with your fully-loaded trailer and then you can back off the power output when you tow a light-weight trailer. The little circle down here is going to be the LED indicator on the front of the unit. It's going to show green, which is going to indicate the brakes are connected. Then the color is going to change to orange and then to red as the power output increases which we'll show you that here in a few moments. Its got the built-in manual override. The PowerTrac can be used with trailers that have up to two axles which would be 4-brake assemblies total. The mounting bracket and the hardware are all included.

There's no need to mount this level. You can actually swivel it a little bit inside of the bracket. Additional pigtail harnesses are going to be sold separately or plug-in vehicle-specific brake controller adapters. Those are going to be sold separately as well that can be used for certain applications to further reduce installation time. Well go over the dimensions of the actual brake controller. It's going to give us a width of right at 3 inches and then an overall length of 5 inches and it's going to stand about 1-1/4 inch in height. The PowerTrac is going to apply your trailer's brakes when the brake pedal in your tow vehicle is engaged. Those brakes will be activated with intensity which would be set by you using that thumb dial.

The output again, is adjustable to suit your preference as well as road conditions, type of trailer and whatever kind of load that you're carrying. You could also apply the brakes manually, again with that integrated overrride system. Please note that for vehicles without brake control wiring adapters, a 20-amp circuit breaker is going to be required. You can find that here at etrailer.com with part number 9506P. That is going to be sold separately. You can also check out etrailer.com's exclusive 7- and 4-way brake control installation kit, part number ETBC7. That's going to include all the parts that are necessary to install the PowerTrac brake controller. We are going to go and hook it up to our power source.

That way you can get an idea of the indicators and the LED that I was telling you about. Once we have that connected, go ahead and turn it on. The LED indicator is going to lighten up and that's going to show a green indicator signifying that we are connected correctly to our application which would be to our trailer and in this case, it's our external power source. Then you can see here that we have the output level to control the intensity in which our brakes are applied and then it's also going to feature the manual override. As I slide that over, the light is going to change color. It's going to go from a green to an orange to a red and then backing off and letting go, it's going to go back to that green indicator that is going to signify that everything is connected correctly. More than likely you're going to have it installed under your dash in this position here. It's got a nice flat surface so that way it can be angled to accommodate a lot of different situations or applications. The mounting bracket's going to go over this portion here and the mounting bracket has this little slot here that's kind of a little C-channel shape. That's going to allow it to pivot, so you are going to be able to change the angle to best suit your application. It's got the bracket. It's got all the screws needed. All you've got to do is screw it in to the surface that you want and then attach it to the brake controller and it's going to be fully set and ready for use. That's going to do it for today's review of part number 39523. This is the Pro Series PowerTrac Electronic Brake Controller. .


Customer Reviews

Tekonsha PowerTrac Electronic Brake Controller - 1 to 2 Axles - Time Delayed - 39523

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (606 Customer Reviews)

Easy-to-use brake controller activates your trailer brakes electronically when you engage the brakes in your tow vehicle. Set braking intensity to your preference and towing application.

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Perfect for my needs. Easy to install. The adapter that came with it made the install so easy. 3015-P. 575052



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Easy install with included GM wire harness. Took 20 minutes. 443734


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awesome,simple controller to operate and install

John - 10/18/2018

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The only thing I wish I had done was put the screws in the unit first for a test fit, I was working in a tight space and it was hard to start the screws. 573616



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Easy to connect. Etrailer sent plenty of drawings to make installation quick and easy. only part I didn't like was no female plug to connect to controller. Had to cut plug off control to make connections. 572553



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Excellent item. Works great and has really made a difference. 574911



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Installs in a snap, works great! 575288



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First of all I want to thank everyone involved with me for being so helpful and patient, especially Wayne in Tech. As it turned out after getting the 3rd unit from them the problem was in the trailer & installer [ me ] I found a pinched wire this afternoon and repaired it, problem solved. Thanks again to everyone involved. Will get a chance to try it out this weekend before it snows !!!!! 437721


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Works GREAT

Steve J - 09/29/2018

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Easy install ,works great, good price. 573676



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Easy to install and works great with my 20’ thrall trailer! 440651


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Works great & easy to adjust quickly.

Dean E - 10/08/2018

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Both products were fantastic! After watching video, provided by eTrailer, easily found factory pigtail, knew to verify trailer brakes had fuse from factory and made installation in about 10 mins. easily. Fast shipping. 568295



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Grate item fast shipping grateprice 571692



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I like the fact that it can be mounted "upside down" without any problems. 568146


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Because time-delayed brake controllers are solid state, and dont have an internal accelerometer like a proportional controller would, they can indeed be mounted to the vehicle in any orientation. Im glad the controller is working well for you.

-- Mike L - 09/24/2018

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I purchased two trailer brakes and I received them several days ahead of the projected delivery date. I was made aware of shipping dates and delivery via email. I also was able to buy two brakes and adaptors for my vehicles for slightly less than a single unit (no adapter) price at a local retailer. All in all a very good transaction. This retailer is highly recommended and I will shop here again. 425742



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Installed on 2003 Toyota Tundra with the factory tow package. Installation was a breeze with the included vehicle specific wiring adapter. It took me about 45 minutes total. Looks professionally installed. Easy to use. Set the adjustment for your specific trailer and go! 558057



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I purchased the wiring kit, brake controller and extra bracket for my 2016 Promaster 118. The install went great. I used another stainless steel bracket to attach the 7 way to the bumper cover. It looks good and totally professional. The brake controller sits just below the fuse box and is out of the way but accessible. I did route my power wires going to the front beneath the van. I drilled a 1/2 inch hole through the rear plastic of the battery box to bring those wires in. 302828



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I had ordered a wiring harness for a electric brake controller, Pod brake controller and a Pollack Trailer connection socket with a 7 and 4 connection plugs. Items came quickly and had all items installed in less than an 1/2 hr. on my 2016 Silverado truck LT. it took only a screw driver to complete the job. Well Done etrailer for your parts and shipment. I will be a returning customer. 363801



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As usual, etrailer came thru with glowing colors. Delivery was fast and cheap. These guys are totally involved. When I thought I'd messed up, they were quick in answering my questions. I will add this advice. Whenever dropping a wire inside of your dash (like a controller adapter) do not hook it up to your vehicle's wiring loom first, or tape up the exposed plug on the dropped end. Not doing so can result in popping noises within your dashboard, burned fuses or even a fire. Again, for trailer stuff, these are the guys. You get way more than you pay for here. Steve, a returning customer. 484743



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I needed an electric brake controller for towing a 9500 GVWR utility trailer. Read other reviews and have to agree that this is a very good product. Simple to install, just read and follow the instructions, connect Pos to a circuit breaker and battery positive, connect Neg to battery negative. Connecting to the battery reduces voltage ripple and noise from the alternator and other electric components. Connect other wires to the brake light switch and to your trailer plug. I also recommend buying the 4 wire pigtail cable assembly for this and similar controllers. A local retailer has a similar controller for twice the price of etrailer. 435278



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This is the same controller that I have in my motor home. Installed this in my 2008 LWB Nissan Titan 4X4. After reading a review about taking the lower dash cover off, I removed 2 screws at either side of the bottom of the panel and gently worked out the other clips took about 2 minutes to remove and found the electric brake harness tagged - added the new vehicle specific harness adapter (sold separately) put the panel back and mounted the controller. Took about 15 minutes. e-trailer folks rock! 280133


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Thanks for the email. All is good with the hitch, it is holding up well and the brake controller works like a champ. Towed my 8X12 dual axle cargo trailer from FL to Nevada with 2 Harleys and gear, then from FL to Cape Cod and return. Never had a problem with the hitch or controller. Great products.

Rick - 12/15/2017

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Easy to install and works fine on my Tr ailblazer. 566182



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Very easy to install and looks great in the truck, only wish i would have ordered the pigtail that goes to the truck. 26397


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I ordered this brake controller for a 2003 Nissan Pathfinder with Universal Installation Kit. Not an easy job since theres no factory harness to plug the controller into. As others have said in the reviews the hardest wire to connect it the red one since it connects to the cold side of the brake pedal switch.There is literally an inch of space and little to no slack on the brake wire plugWhich is the black one on the right with 3 green wires with stripes and a red wire. . The brown plug is the shifter release switch. This was the hardest part of the whole install. The wire and plug was nearly impossible to get to or see. I had to lay on my back and twist sideways with a utility light next to my head shining under the dash. I cut my hand up pretty good getting the white plug disconnected from the black brake switch before I tapped it. The lock on the plug is above the steering wheel shaft so you cant see it or get pliers on it. I had to do it by feel and press with all my might with my right hand and pull the plug out with my left. The wires are covered by black rubber sheath which you have to slit back to the harness before you can tap it.The wire you want to tap on a 2003 Nissan Pathfinder is the GREEN wire with a YELLOW stripe. Once I tapped into that wire I double checked by unplugging the harness from the brake controller and using the LED tester. I clipped it to the metal surrounding the brake pedal, pushed the probe end into the red wire connector on the harness and pumped the brake pedal and the LED lit up!! So I knew I was successful.The rest was easy running wires to the battery and the connector on the back. The other small problem was the 10 gauge duplex wire included with the universal installation kit was literally a few feet short to reach the battery so I had to buy a roll of black 10 gauge at the auto parts store to complete the installation.Ill let you know how it works with the Pontoon Trailer!

-- comment by: Dan N - 03/17/2013

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Great price. I used this unit, made by Tekonsha, to replace a Tekonsha Prodigy unit that was (3.) times as expensive. (It lasted (4.) years. The green LED lighting was no longer visible. Therefore, making the unit inoperable.) I installed this unit in a 2012 GMC Sierra 1500 pickup truck. The truck had the wires for a trailer brake controller under the dash. All I had to do was pulled them down. This is how I connected the wires: Small blue & white wire on the truck to the blue wire on the trailer brake controller. Small white wire on the truck to the white wire on the trailer brake controller. Large blue wire on the truck to the red wire on the trailer brake controller. Red/black wire on the truck to the black wire on the trailer brake controller. I mounted the trailer brake controller to the right, and at the very top of the pullout ash tray with the screws that came with the trailer brake controller. I am right handed, so this location allows me to see and operate the trailer brake controller with my right hand while resting my arm on the fold down storage area/beverage holder in my work truck. E Trailer is a good company. Their prices are fair and they have an excellent customer support system. If you have a question or a problem they are there to take care of you. So I don't shop anywhere else when I need something that they sell. Why would I? 329265


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Thanks for your review and your business, Rick! Often, the color of the wires are determined what wires the factory uses on a particular run, so we always recommend testing for function by using a wiring tester, such as # 3808.

-- Laura E - 01/09/2017

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Install was easy just as etrailer said. Product works great for a 2 axle trailer. I mounted it to the coin holder door left of steering column so that the screw holes would be in the plastic door, which I could replace if needed. Routed wires under hood release. Great company! 95444


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Works great no problems. Thanks for the follow up.

Jeff D - 08/18/2014

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This review is for the Tekonsha PowerTrac Electronic Brake Controller - 1 to 2 Axles - Time Delayed. I installed this brake controller on a 2014 Jeep Unlimited and at the same time installed a 7 way trailer connector. I bought a Jeep factory harness for the 7 way connector so that was just a simple swap out of the factory 4 flat connector. This ensured that I had working lights while I worked on the install of the Controller. The Jeep harness included the wiring for the trailer brakes so I just had to install the Controller and the wiring for the controller at the engine end. This took about 4 hours. I didn't own a trailer yet at that time so I took the Jeep to a local trailer rental place and they tested the install for me. It worked. They also explained to me how to use the controller. I later bought a small travel trailer and the dealer for the trailer tested the install of the Controller and explained how to use it. By this they meant how I adjust the sensitivity of the controller. This they explained was best done by setting the sensitivity to zero (thumb wheel on controller) and then while pulling the trailer adjust the sensitivity up until some 'drag' is felt and then backing the sensitivity back down just until no 'drag' is felt, and that's it. I don't know if the manufacturer would agree with that. Their documentation did not explain exactly how to use the controller. Now that I've used the trailer a few times and I go through this I am comfortable with it and I feel the Tekonsha is providing the the control needed for safe towing. 210105



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Overall this is a great product for the money for small/medium rigs or if you don't tow on a regular basis. Installation was quick and easy. It does not fine tune real easy and is easily affected by weight change. It's perfect for my use, which is a 17' toy hauler. Anything bigger and I would go with a unit which had a gross adjustment and then a fine adjustment, which I have had in the past, when I regularly pulled heavy loads. 366149



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We have a Honda Ridgeline and needed this for our camper trailer. It was nice ordering the specific plug in wire for the Ridgeline and therefore eliminating hard wiring, just plugged it in. It was rough getting to the factory plug under the dash by the emergency brake petal switch. My hands are not small enough, ha ha. But success was had. Plugged into the controller and mounted it and u-wall-a. It works the way it is suppose to, I like that. A good quality unit that does what it is suppose to. thanks. 202036


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After a year, I dont even think about it being there. I love that. It works the way it should. When traveling with our trailer, I might adjust the controller slightly but that is it. . . .thanks etrailer and Tekonsha for such great products and service. . .you rock. . . .jim

jim a - 06/08/2016

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Thanks to etrailer’s video “Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee”, the installation of a Tekonsha PowerTrac controller on my 2003 Jeep was very straight forward (and I’m not a car guy!). Like in the video, I used the wiring kit (#5506). I forgot to order a pigtail wiring harness but was able to pick one up locally. Took the trailer out last weekend and the brakes worked great. 517695



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Easy to install in my Toyota-Tacoma 2012. I pull my Travel Trailer and this break controller worked very well and with just a little bit adjustment. Also this item was shipped very fast. 89077


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I just installed this on my 2010 Tacoma, which was very easy. I hooked up a new trailer and I noticed right a way the brakes seem to pulse. You can see the LED flicker between red and green that appears to be synced with the brake pulsing. Does yours behave similarly? This is my first trailer and brake controller so Im not sure if its normal or not.

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That is not normal operation. There are two likely culprits: First, a weak or loose connection to the brake switch wire. Double check that first so the controller can positively know when you are applying brakes in the Tacoma. Second, Toyotas are known for finnicky electrical grounds. If you didn't when you installed it, run the ground wire for the controller to the negative terminal on the battery. If it is grounded to the body, the controller may not be getting sufficient ground so the brakes start to engage and the ground cuts out, and it does this over and over resulting in the pulse.

-- Patrick B - 4/3/2014

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Now after one year Im using the same brake controler in my new Tundra and still working very well.

Rolando T - 01/09/2015

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2nd one I have installed they have both worked great 565483



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Didn't take long to get once I ordered it. Very easy to install. I used the video to help with the install. Can't wait to start camping. Would definitely use etrailer.com again and will recommend it to friends and family. 348854



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The control works great. Nice incremental application of wheel from nothing to hard on! Led light goes from green to red also in incremental degrees. Installation was a snap in my 2008 F150 with tow package. Just Plug in the control clip and the other end in the terminal above and to the right of the computer check terminal. Rather than have it below my dash I opted for the cove below the lighter. Etrailer did a nice job of getting out to me right away and kept me informed where this was at all the way to my door. Good Job! 79780



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works very well and the price was great. 565763



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Received my controller today and it mounted easily in my Nissan Frontier with the adapter that plugged right into my wiring harness. When I got it mounted I found that the light did not come on. I went on line to the question and answer section of etrailer.com and found that it had to be hooked to the trailer for the lights to come on. I drove to the storage facility where my RV toy hauler is parked and when I hooked the light cord up the light on the controller lit right up. When I bought the trailer I had to quotes of more than $250 to install a controller and then I looked further on line and found etrailer.com and saved myself about $200 in the hour it took me to install it and hook it up to the trailer. My experience with etrailer.com was great and I will continue to check them for further needs. 412452



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I received my purchase very quickly. I just installed the control and wire harness today. Installation was easy, all you need are basic hand tools and a drill with a small bit. Haven't had chance to test it out yet but, when I do I'll update. 388664


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The controller works fine. It takes a second or so for them to activate and release which can take some getting use to. I am going to look into a different controller that reacts instantly with my vehicle brakes.

Bill G - 06/04/2018

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Thanks for your follow up on your PowerTrac Brake controller the delay that you are describing is common with a time delay style of brake controller. A proportional brake controller will be more responsive than a time delay, and will brake in "proportion" to your vehicle braking. My recommendation would be for the Tekonsha P3 # 90195
Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional
$123.05
, since it does indeed offer top of the linke diagnostics, as well as the option to program different trailer settings. I have also linked our current offerings of proportional brake controllers for your reference.

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For the price, it works good. If you haul far distances, or do it frequent with heavy loads (5 ton in my case) this may not be ideal and you really need the more expensive units that relate braking to lean of the vehicle or brake pressure applied. Some reasons why I say this are... You need to turn it off every time you back up if you plan to touch the brake at all or your trailer brakes will apply and prevent you from backing up. Keep further stopping distances, as the braking force is either too fast, or too slow, never perfect depending on how the sensitivity is set...I find you must pulsate the brakes with a heavy load if the trailer brakes are set high. If you don't do this, you are running your trailer brakes too much to stop the truck, or too little a deposit the truck is stopping the trailer. We use this in our 99 F250 Powerstroke towing a 10,000lb trailer often from PA to NC down the Appalachian. 338447



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I have a Toyota Tacoma (06). I had the controller installed in less than five minutes. One minute to gather the tools: drill/bits, screw driver, and tape. I thought tape would be helpful to hold the ground screw to the driver given the tight are under the dash. One minute to drill the ground hole. One minute to install the ground screw. One minute to plug in the cables and fish the wire under the stirring wheel to allow for the controller to be mounted in the storage area found on Tacoma trucks dash. I guess I was wrong. It only took four minutes. I did not need to put the tools away I was off to do other projects. I rate the product as good because I have not tried it on the trailer yet. 86205


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Today I used the controller out on the road, it worked great. Now I give the product a SIX star rating. Its better than a five star rating because of the reasonable price and installation of the product. Good job etrailer. Mike from Santa Fe.

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We can't take that much credit, you performed the install. Glad it proved to be a quick, easy and worthwhile project, and thanks for coming back to give us an update after you tested it out. Happy towing!

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Everything worked out good. Easy instal l. 565499



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Excellent product. This trailer controller plugged directly into the factory Ford F250 wiring. Works excellent. Recommended if you like having an adjustable type of controller. I like being able to make some trailer brake adjustments depending on the load I am towing. Great design. Will buy again!! I use this with a 14k trailer towing everything from backhoes to cars and it works great. I can add a little more grab depending on the weight behind me, and it is very easy to adjust on the fly- a little too much, back it down a bit with the dial. Easy as can be! Thanks eTrailer for the fast service and great products. Have been using this for a little over 1 year and it works like new. 319818



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Works great, use it frequently and haven't had an issue yet great product for the money 563717



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As advertised. Hook up easy after checking out You Tube! One additional tip......unit will not show any signs of being alive, ie: hooked up right, until 7 point plug is connected to your trailer. Happy Towing! 561309



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Finally used after 6 months after installing. worked great. the tie-in to my 2004 F150 was literally plug and play. took 3 minutes to plug in. can't believe it was that easy. 420146


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Works great yet. Wish it didnt keep light on controller powered up even when truck was off, but i just disconnect when not using.

Nathan S - 09/04/2018

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Small, easy to mount and easy to install. I purchased the pigtail that goes to my truck and it took me longer to pull out and put away my tools that it did to install the unit, it's no bigger than a radar detector and had it adjusted in under 5 minutes. Went for a short ride while towing the trailer and adjusted to proper setting very easily. 135946


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All the products purchased worked very well and served there purpose.

Diego A - 06/19/2015

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Just got done installing this brake controller on my 2011 Tucson. It was a whole lot more difficult than everyone says. It was not the product; very nice unit which installed nicely under the dash. The unit only has 4 leads, 3 of which were no issue. All 4 wires had to be extended (understandably). 3 out of the 4 snaked nicely into the engine compartment. I just widened the existing wiring thru grommet going thru and these 3 slid right thru. Black (Hot), White (Ground) and Blue (Output to trailer brakes). What was the bear was the Red lead which connects to the output side of the brake light switch. When I crawled under dash I could not even see this switch. I could only feel it let allone conect a wire to it. The only alternitive I had was to slice the main harness open (still very hard to get at) and then 1 by 1 find out which of the 40 wires had feed when the pedal was depressed. Once I found this, it was still incredibally hard to get a splice on this 1 lone wire. This is not the products fault; it is just the way they engineer cars these days. All in all the product is great! Gary H. 67561



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I ordered the powertrac with the 22292, 2011 ford F150 wiring adapter, It works great. 15 mins, and I had everything ready to go. It is a little sensitive to adjust but ones you get the feel for it, it takes no time to adjust. very happy with this unit, I would recommend this unit to everyone. 380737



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Bought this inexpensive brake controller and installed it myself. Thanks etrailer.com for the videos that showed where to find the factory installed wires because of course my vehicle needed to be hardwired. Everything is working properly and it is easy to adjust! 558769



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really great service and I was able to install your product in 20 minutes I was very pleased thank you 557747



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Overall - 5 stars! The price is unbeatable - (5 stars).The ordering process could not be any easier - (5 stars). The product was shipped and delivered sooner than expected - (5 stars). The application and fittment process was explained perfectly with a short online video - (5 stars). The product serves the porpose effectively without being cumbersome to the driver! So, overall rating is 20 stars! Oops! I can only give 5 stars!! 553149



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Excellent product for the cost. Very easy to install. 557597



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  • How to Convert a Trailer with Surge Brakes to Electric Over Hydraulic Brakes
  • You can convert surge brakes to an electric over hydraulic braking system. To do this, you will need an electric over hydraulic actuator and a brake controller. For an electric over hydraulic actuator, I recommend looking at the Carlisle HydraStar units. If your trailer has drum brakes, you will want part # HBA-10. If your trailer has disc brakes, then you will want part # HBA16. I have also attached a link to all of our electric over hydraulic actuators for you to check out your options. The...
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  • Brake Controller Installation-2014 Chevy Silveardo
  • When used in conjunction with the # 3016 brake controller wiring adapter, the # 39523 brake controller would be plug and play. The controller wiring adapter would plug into the connector located in the convenience panel located behind the emergency brake pedal as shown in the provided photos. If your Silverado was not equipped with the factory 7-way, you can install the # HM40975 which would plug into the harness at the rear bumper. If you click the provided links, you can see some install...
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  • What is the Difference Between a Time Delay Brake Controller and a Proportional Brake Controller
  • The Tekonsha PowerTrac brake controller # 39523 is a time delay brake controller. The other type of controller is a proportional controller. 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 maximum power output. Unlike a proportional brake controller, which activates your trailer's brakes based on the deceleration of your tow vehicle, a time-delayed controller sends...
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  • Troubleshooting Sticking Electric Trailer Brakes
  • It sounds like your trailer brakes are sticking, but I doubt the problem is the brake controller. However, you can test this by applying the brakes like you normally do while coming to a stop. Once the trailer and vehicle stop get out and unplug your trailer connector. If the brakes release right then that would indicate that the controller is the problem. If not, get back in the truck and see if they release once you take off like they had been doing. If so, then the problem is not the...
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  • Should Light of Reese POD Brake Controller be On When Trailer isn't Connected
  • When no trailer is connected the light on brake controller # 39523 will either be flashing or off. If it is green all the time with no trailer connected that indicates a short to ground. This normally occurs when there is corrosion on the pins or where the wires attach on the trailer connector. The Reese Pod brake controller should be connected as follows. White - Ground Black - 12 Volt Constant Power Red - Cold Side of the Brake Pedal Switch Blue - Trailer Brake feed to Trailer...
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  • Will a Brake Controller Draw Enough Power When Not in Use To Drain a Car Battery
  • The brake controllers available now either are only on when they are activated, or a have a timed shut-off or idle state after a certain time period. Some of the older brake controllers never shut-off, but they did not drain battery power as the only component that would be on is a low amperage LED indicating that the controller has power or whether or not it was connected to a trailer. As long as you have a healthy battery, you should not have a problem. Since your car is only 2 maybe...
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  • Parts Needed to Add Brake Controller to 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon with Factory 4 Way
  • Looks like you've got this all figured out. The Universal Installation Kit, # ETBC7, that you mentioned does include the wiring and accessories required to install a trailer brake controller in your 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited which is already equipped with a 4 way. As for the brake controller, yes, the Tekonsha PowerTrac Electronic Brake Controller, # 39523, will work for you. This easy-to-use brake controller activates your trailer brakes electronically when you engage the brakes...
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  • 7-Way Trailer Connector Needed for 2015 Ford F-150
  • I recommend using the Hopikins Adapter 4- to 7-Pole and 4-Pole # 37185. This connector will work with the existing 4-way connector on your vehicle. Using this adapter, you will be able to tow trailers with 7-way connectors or 4-way connectors. There are a few additional parts we used when installing this connector. When connecting to your existing 4-way connector, dielectric grease # 11755 will help to protect the connection. We recommend securing this connection with a zip tie and...
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  • Is there a Brake Controller that Fits in the Dash Pocket on a 2015 Chevy Silverado
  • If you were to use the PowerTrac # 39523 it does have all of its controls at the front where they would be accessible. Since this is a time delay control it doesn't have to be mounted in any specific orientation. This controller is 3 inches wide, 5 inches long, and 1-1/4 inches tall. If you can tell me the amount of space in the pocket on your 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500 I can determine if something else might work better. In addition to the brake controller the only other part you will...
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  • Location of Brake Controller Install Connector on 1994 Ford F250
  • If your truck is equipped with the factory 7-way or 4-pole trailer connector, then the brake controller install port will be present. It's usually located under the dash up and to the right of the diagnostic port. Look above and to the right of where your right knee would be if you were sitting in the driver's seat. If you have the factory 7-way, all you'll need to do is mount the controller, and plug in the # 3035-P wiring adapter, and you'll be set. If your truck has the factory 4-pole,...
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  • Trouble Shooting Tekonsha AccuTrac Brake Controller Not Recognizing Trailer on a 1999 Ford F-150
  • I spoke with my co-worker, Bob, about this for some time this morning. We are both thinking you have a ground issue somewhere or possibly a short. Between the trailer brakes and the brake controller there are several grounds that need to be checked. I will start at the top and work down one by one till we can find the source of the problem. Some of this may be redundant so bear with me. I assume you mean that the green light does not come on when the truck is on and the trailer is connected....
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  • No Green Light on Tekonsha PowerTrac Brake Controller 39523 When Trailer is Connected
  • First, confirm that there are no other items that generate radio frequency interference (RFI) mounted within one foot of the controller; items such as cell phones and CB radios can interfere with its operation and could affect the display. (Also, if you happen to have a breakaway switch on your trailer, take care that you do not ever test it with the trailer connected to the vehicle as this will damage the controller. Ensure it is wired correctly since reversed connections to the breakaway...
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation for a 2013 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • The Tekonsha Brake Controller part # 39523 with the install harness would work well on your 21013 Subaru Outback Wagon. You will need to start with a 4-way (if you do not have one). For that you would want the # C56040. 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...
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  • Bypassing ITBC of 2014 Silverado 3500 and Installing Aftermarket Brake Controller
  • We have heard numerous reports on the factory GM, Dodge and Ford brake controllers working intermittently with certain trailers over the years, which is why Tekonsha has actually put out a tech bulletin showing how to bypass the factory controller and install an aftermarket model. I'm not aware of any adapter, but the ITBC (integrated trailer brake controller) can easily be bypassed using the tech bulletin I've linked for you. I suppose if you wanted to, you could switch back and...
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  • Availability of Brake Controller Harness for 2001 Toyota Tundra
  • If you are looking for a brake controller harness, there are none available for the 2001 Toyota Tundra. The 2001 Tundra did not have factory tow packages as an option, so a brake controller will have to be hard wired into the vehicle. You will need part # ETBC7 to create a 7 way plug at the rear of the truck. I will include a video on this kit. You will also need to install a 4 way connector. Toyota put the provision in for this so you will need part # 118378. Once you have these...
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  • How to Install a Brake Controller in a 2013 Toyota Tundra with Factory 7-Way
  • To install the Tekonsha PowerTrac Brake Controller part # 39523 in your 2013 Toyota Tundra with a factory 7-way all you need is the correct install harness, part # 3040-P. This plugs into the connector found near your parking brake. To see how a similar controller would install in a 2013 Toyota Tundra like yours check out the install video I attached.
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  • Trailer Brake Controller Recommendation for a 2012 Ford Expedition with Factory Tow Package
  • There basically two types of brake controllers: time delay and proportional. Time delay controllers, like # 39523 that you have referenced, send back a pre-set amount of voltage over a certain amount of time which can be adjusted. It can take some time determining the best set up for any given trailer when using a time delay controller and there is more wear and tear on both the vehicle and the trailer. The benefit is that time-delay controllers do not have many mounting restrictions. Proportional...
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