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Pilot 2-6 Brake Electronic Brake Controller - Time Delayed

Pilot 2-6 Brake Electronic Brake Controller - Time Delayed

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  • Time Delayed Controller
  • Pro Series
  • Electric
  • Up to 3 Axles
  • Under Dash Mount
  • Automatic Leveling
  • Digital Display
  • 360 Degrees
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Pro Series Brake Controller - 80550


  • Works for 2 to 6 Brakes (up to 3 brake axles)
  • Flexible mounting options and can be installed in any direction
    • Microprocessor allows control to be mounted upside down and still have a readable display
  • Large, easy to read dual digital display
  • Protection against short circuit or loss of ground
  • Standard mounting bracket included
    • Optional mounting ball pivot kit (5298) sold separately
  • Pulse Preventer (5501 - sold separately) recommended


  • Dimensions: 3-1/2" (W) x 4-3/4" (L) x 1-9/16" (H)
  • Limited lifetime warranty

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

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

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

Replaces #39518, #20190, #83503

80550 Pilot Brake Control for 1 to 3 Axle Trailers - Timed Actuated

80550 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 80550 Installation instructions

Video of Pilot 2-6 Brake Electronic Brake Controller - Time Delayed

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

Video Transcript for Pro Series Brake Controller - Time Delayed Controller - 80550 Review

Today, we're going to be taking a look at part number 80550. This is the Pilot 2-6 Brake Time Delayed Electronic Brake Controller from Pro Series. It's going to work for 2-6 brakes, which is going to be up to 3 brake axles. One of the main features I want to show you is the large, easy to read dual-digital disk play. I have it connected to our power source. That way, you can just get a really quick look at how easy that display is to see.

Nice, quick response time too. Please keep in mind that this installer must be installed with a 12 volt negative ground system. It's going to provide flexible mounting options and can be installed in any direction. It's got a microprocessor that's going to allow the controller to be mounted upside down and still have a readable display. It's got a feature protection against short circuit or loss of ground. A standard mounting bracket is included as well as the hardware needed to get it attached.

That's going to go on the side here towards the back of the controller. It's got the mounting slots in there and then you can see the different options that you have as far as a versatile mount. This inaudible 00:01:12 right here is going to be the ball mount interface. It's an optional mounting ball pivot kit that we sell that works with this. It's sold separately. You can find that with part number 5298.

A pulse preventer is also recommended. That's available and sold separately with part number 5501. The wheel on this side of the controller is designed to control and adjust the breaking power. This right here is going to be the manual override or the manual slide knob. The wiring system is a simple plug and play feature that allows for easy and quick connection and disconnection. This is designed for use with electric brakes.

It's going to give us an overall width of 3 1/2 inches, overall length of 4 3/4 of an inch, and then an overall height of about 1 9/16ths of an inch. It's going to be covered with a limited lifetime warranty. If a custom break wiring adapter is not available for your vehicle, one of the following will be required: Either a 20 amp circuit breaker for 2-4 brake applications or a 30 amp circuit breaker for 6-8 brake applications. When it comes to the wiring on this system, your white wire is going to be your ground. Your black is going to be for the positive battery. Your red is going to be for the cold side of the stop light switch, and then your blue wire is going to be for the brake output to the trailer. That's going to do it for our review of part number 80550. This is the Pilot 2-6 Brake Time Delayed Electronic Brake Controller from Pro Series. .

Customer Reviews

Pilot 2-6 Brake Electronic Brake Controller - Time Delayed - 80550

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (7 Customer Reviews)

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Exactly what i needed. 236021

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Website was very user friendly and video of installment was very helpful. Our order came in just in time of us to install and use. 187911

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Thanks for the fastest shipping and awesome pricing. I've used these brake controller for years. Great product and great pricing. Thanks etrailer! 220532

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Thanks so much. Got what I needed. Really appreciate your business. 199924

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good value but the swivel mount being optional should be made more clear 32331

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Received product quickly. Will be using it this weekend! 596437

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good brake control not too expensive 193883


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  • Wiring Instructions for Pilot Trailer Brake Control, Part # 80550
  • The blue wire carries the brake controller output voltage, the white wire provides the ground connection and is usually ran to the negative battery terminal, the black wire is the 12-volt power supply, and the red wire typically connects to the brake stoplight switch located above the brake pedal. This connection activates the trailer brakes once the brake pedal is applied. I'll link you to our Brake Controller FAQ page, which contains much more information about brake controllers. If...
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  • What Can Cause Weak Electric Drum Trailer Brakes Using a Power Stop Brake Controller
  • The first thing you are going to want to test is the brake controller. Sever the brake output wire behind the back of the controller a few inches. Then use a circuit tester or multimeter like # BTMT15 to test the end coming out of the controller. If the controller output setting is set to the highest level, the tester should show approximately 12 volts. If it does, reconnect the wire. If it does not continue testing to see if the output fluctuates or changes at all. If it does change...
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  • Troubleshooting a Reese Electric Trailer Brake Controller OL Error Message
  • An OL error code would indicate an overload error. The cause of this is most likely a bad ground or a short to the blue brake out put wire. The first thing I would check is the connector on the back of your vehicle. Any dirt or corrosion can be causing a bad ground or a short to the brake out put pin. The solution is to clean out the connector and get rid of any dirt or corrosion. It would also be a good idea to clean out the trailer side connector as well. There could also be a bad...
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  • Troubleshooting a Pilot Brake Electronic Brake Controller # 80550
  • One of two things is happening, either the power adjustment is set too low. Or, there is a bad connection on the brake output circuit (blue wire). First thing I would do is make sure that you do not have the power knob on the side of the controller turned all the way down. I would try adjusting the knob to send more braking power from the controller and see if that fixes it. Next thing I would do is check all the wires from the brake controller for proper voltage. Use a circuit tester,...
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  • Wire Color Codes on Pilot # 80550 Brake Controller
  • The wire color codes on the Pilot Brake Controller are as follows: the red wire interfaces with the vehicle brake system by tapping into the cold side of the brake stoplight switch located at the top of the brake pedal. The best way to locate the correct circuit to tap into would be to use a circuit tester like part # 40376. There can be several wires coming out of the switch, you will need to probe them with the tester until you locate the circuit that only goes hot when the brake pedal...
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  • Brake Controller Install on 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee with Factory Tow Package
  • I spoke with one of my contacts at Tekonsha, who tells me he is unaware of any vehicle-specific problems installing a controller on a 2008 Grand Cherokee. The only connection to the vehicle that could possibly affect the vehicle computer would be connecting the red wire on the controller to the wrong wire at the brake stoplight switch. The controller would be mounted under the dash to the right of the steering column, within easy reach of the driver. You can find the green wire that...
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  • Pilot Brake Controller Only Shows One Red Dot with Trailer Connected and No Numbers with Override
  • If you are seeing just the dot with a trailer connected and it does not change when you use the manual override knob or the press the brake pedal that indicates a poor connection on the brake output wire. This can be caused by a dirty or corroded trailer connector. Check the vehicle and trailer side trailer connectors and make sure they are clean and free of corrosion inside and out. You can also test the brake controller. At the back of the truck you can test the brake output pin...
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  • Travel Trailer has Squeaking Brake Drums
  • First, on drum brakes they do need to be adjusted so that there is a slight but constant drag of the pads on the drum when the wheel is turned. If this is what you are hearing then it is normal. To determine if that is the sound you are hearing you can adjust the pads in and then turn the wheel. If the noise stops then that was the issue. But you will need to adjust them back. It could also be some bearing noise. You will need to make sure the bearings are packed with grease. I have...
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  • How to Test Brake Voltage Output for the Pilot Electronic Brake Controller on a GMC Sierra 2500 HD
  • Testing the brake output wire with a multi-meter, like the 7-Function Digital Multimeter, item # BTMT15, and no trailer connected to the vehicle, can yield less than desirable results because there is no load, from the brake magnets, applied to the wiring. A better solution for testing the brake controller output is to use a Circuit Tester, item # 40376. The incandescent bulb in the tester will place a load on the wiring, causing a draw which will allow full power to be applied on the...
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  • How to Install a Brake Controller in a 1997 International 4900
  • You will need to hardwire the Pilot Brake Controller # 80550 in your 19997 International 4900 as there isn't a brake controller port. To do that check out the FAQ article I attached on installing a brake controller from scratch on a vehicle. Basically the blue wire of the controller will get run to the brake output circuit of your trailer connector, the black wire will run to the positive side of your batter through a circuit breaker like part # 38630. The white wire will run to...
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  • Brake Controller Wiring Colors for GM Vehicles
  • On the Pilot Brake Controller, item # 80550, the wiring is as follows. White = ground, White on Chevy Blue = trailer brake feed, Dark blue on Chevy Red = stop light, light blue on Chevy Black = 12 volt power, red with black stripe on Chevy The orange wire is of heavier guage and is not needed for the brake controller. You should use a circuit tester, 3808 if you need one, to verify the function of each wire before installation to be sure that your particular vehicle is wired the...
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  • What does ".C" Mean on Trailer Brake Controller Display
  • The ".c" display on your Pro Series Pilot Brake Controller # 80550 is simply an indication that the unit has power and is connected to a trailer load. If you are hooked up to your trailer, this is exactly what you want to see on the controller screen and means that everything is working properly. I recommend applying the manual slide on the controller to see if the display changes to a number, indicating power being sent back to the trailer brakes. You can also take your trailer...
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  • Trailer Brake Controller Showing Trailer Disconnected when Trailer is Connected
  • There are a few possible reasons why your Pro Series Pilot 2-6 Brake Electronic Brake Controller # 80550 is not recognizing a trailer connection with your tow vehicle. I recommend first checking both the vehicle and trailer side connectors for any dirt or corrosion that may be leading to a weak connection. Assuming everything is wired correctly, this is the most common cause of the controller not detecting a trailer connection. If you see any dirt, debris or corrosion, simply clean out...
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  • How to Adjust Braking Power on Pilot 2-6 Time-Delay Brake Electronic Brake Controller 80550
  • I can help you with the set-up/adjustment procedure for the Pilot 2-6 Brake Electronic Brake Controller # 80550. Once you have the trailer connected to the vehicle locate the slide knob and power knob (items A and B in the linked instructions' diagram). While applying the manual slide knob turn the power knob until the display reads 4.0. The drive tow vehicle and trailer on a dry level paved surface at 25 mph and apply manual slide knob. If the trailer brakes lock up turn the power...
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation for a 2013 Ram 1500
  • The problem you are experiencing is due to the brake controller you had installed in your 2013 Ram 1500. The brake switch circuit of your truck has too low of a voltage output to activate the controller. Your truck will only send 4-6 volts on the brake switch circuit and the Pilot # 80550 that you referenced requires a full 12 volts. This is why your controller will activate the brakes with the override lever but not with the brake pedal. The only controllers we offer that are designed...
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  • Should Proportional or Time-Delayed Controller be Used for Towing a Horse Trailer with a 2018 Tacoma
  • If you are towing on level ground or rolling hill areas then a proportional brake controller like the Prodigy P3 # 90195 is preferred. This kind of controller senses the deceleration of your tow 2018 Toyota Tacoma and applies the brakes in your horse trailer at the same time and with the same intensity as the brakes in your Tacoma. This gives you a very smooth braking experience that your horses will appreciate. Really one of the only times that a time-delayed controller like the Pilot...
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  • Brake Controller Wiring on a 2002 Ford F-250
  • For the Pilot 2-6 Brake Electronic Brake Controller - Time Delayed # 80550 you can use Brake Control Wiring Adapter # 3035-P. If you have factory 7-Way the only part needed to install a brake controller is the brake controller and wiring adapter. Usually the factory will already give you a brake control adapter that connects to the brake controller and plugs into the dash. If you do have this harness you can also use it with the Pilot. The OEM plug is on the drivers side, usually on...
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  • Electric Trailer Brakes Slow to Release After Stepping on Brake Pedal
  • If the electric frailer brakes are not fully releasing after taking your foot off of the brake pedal then there are a couple of things you can check. The easiest thing to check is going to be the vehicle and trailer side connectors. Make sure that the trailer connectors are clean and free of corrosion inside and out. Corrosion can cause a short which would draw power to the brake magnets. You also need to make sure that the brake controller is behaving as it should. What you can...
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