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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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Pro Series Brake Controller - 80550

  • Pro Series
  • Time Delayed Controller
  • Electric
  • Up to 3 Axles
  • Dash Mount
  • Automatic Leveling
  • Under-Dash Box
  • 360 Degrees


  • 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

Installation Details 80550 Installation instructions

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

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


Ask the Experts about this Pro Series Brake Controller

  • Recommended Brake Controller Wiring On 1992 Chevy Silverado
    The Pilot Brake Controller # 80550 will use the Replacement Brake Control Plug-In Harness for Tekonsha and Draw-Tite Brake Controller 12" Long # 20127 and will connect red to cold side of brake light switch, white to ground, blue to electric brake output, and black to 12V power. For your 1992 Chevy Silverado, some models do have the brake (blue) and hot lead (orange or red) wires already ran from under the hood to the end of the driver's side frame rail. However, these wires are hard...
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  • Is Pilot Brake Controller Compatible With 2018 Ram 1500
    I reached out to the manufacturer of the Pilot 2-6 Brake Electronic Brake Controller # 80550. They just advised me that the Pilot # 80550 will not work on a 2018 Ram. The reason why is because the brake light signal circuit only outputs 4 to 6 volts (the Ram requires a controller that can output at least 12 volts) which isn't enough for the brake controller to function properly. As an alternative, the Curt Venturer Trailer Brake Controller # C51110 will work for the 2018 Ram 1500....
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  • Install Harness Recommendation for Reese Pilot Brake Controller in 2015 Ram 1500
    The correct brake controller install harness you need to install the Reese controller # 80550 you have is part # 3024-P which plugs in under the dash of your 2015 Ram and the other end plugs into the controller.
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  • Brake Controller Installation on 2001 Toyota Tundra w/ Factory 4-Pole Trailer Connector
    Toyota didn't start equipping the Tundra with the brake controller connector under the dash until the 2003 model year. You can still install your brake controller, but you'll need to hardwire it in place using our Brake Controller Installation Kit, part # ETBC7. The kit contains everything needed to install your brake controller, including an adapter to convert your existing 4-pole into a 7-way, all the wire, hardware and circuit breakers you'll need. If you click the links I've provided,...
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  • Brake Controller Compatibility with Electric Over Hydraulic Brakes
    The Pilot 2-6 Brake Electronic Brake Controller - Time Delayed # 80550 has not been tested by the manufacturer to work with Electric Over Hydraulic brakes. Most time delayed controllers are not a fit for the EOH systems. The Curt Venturer # C51110 and the Hayes Engage # HA81760 are the only two the manufacturer states will work with EOH, but I honestly wouldn't recommend either for that use. I recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 # 90885 or P3 # 90195 for the best operation with an...
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  • Reese BrakeMan Digital Brake Controller Shows Blue Light and Trailer Brakes Do Not Work
    It sounds like your BrakeMan controller has lost the connection to the trailer brakes. This can happen for several reasons. The most likely cause is a dirty or corroded trailer connector on the vehicle, trailer, or both. Check the vehicle and trailer side connectors and make sure they are clean and corrosion free inside and out. The problem could also be the controller itself. Testing it is fairly easy. In the truck cab you will need to sever the blue wire several inches from the back...
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  • Installing a Pilot Brake Controller on a 2010 Ford F-150
    The wire functions on the brake controller # 80550 are white for ground, black for 12 volt power, blue for output to the trailer brakes and red for input from the brake switch. If you are using harness # 22292 then yes, the colors will match up; white to white, black to black, red to red, blue to blue. The Ford OEM harness may have the wire functions listed on it if you are using it. The OEM harnesses and brake controller wiring rarely have the same functions for the same color wires. There...
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  • Troubleshooting Pilot Electronic Brake Controller Not Activating Trailer Brakes
    When the trailer is connected to your vehicle and the brake pedal or manual lever is not activated, the Pilot Electronic Brake Controller # 80550 should display a ".C" to indicate that the controller is reading the trailer. If your controller only ever shows the dot, the brake controller is not recognizing that the trailer is connected. The first thing I recommend checking is the trailer connector at the back of the vehicle and on the trailer. You will want to make sure that the connector...
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  • Where Does a Trailer Brake Controller Plug In on a 2001 Chevy Silverado 1500HD
    I have included a couple of pictures that show where to plug in a brake controller on a 2001 Chevy Silverado. You are looking for the black junction box located towards the back left corner on the drivers side. Remove the cover and you will see a bunch of empty ports. You need the one that is on the top row, second from the left like in the pictures. I have also included some links that explain the installation for you.
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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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  • Troubleshooting Reese Pilot Brake Controller Installation On a 2006 Nissan Titan
    It sounds to me like the wiring harness for installation of the brake controller may be pinned wrong. First, make sure the you spliced the like color wires from the Pilot brake controller, # 80550, to the wiring harness, # 3050-S, for your 2006 Nissan Titan. Next, make sure you have the correct wiring harness for your truck. Since the connector is plugging into the factory connector on your truck you might just need to re-pin the connector. I attached a photo I edited for you to see...
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  • Does the Pilot Brake Controller have to be Mounted in Any Certain Position
    The Pilot brake controller # 80550 is a time delay controller so it does not have to be mounted level or in a certain position. The only stipulation is that it needs to be within easy reach of the driver. I have included a link to the installation details for this controller for you. To plug this controller directly into your 2007 Toyota Tundra (if the truck came with a factory 7-Way) use harness # 3040-P. And if you need a new mounting bracket for the controller it is # 5280.
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  • No Power Out on the Blue Wire when Activating the Pilot Brake Controller on a 1994 Ford F-150
    If you have power going into the Pilot brake controller, # 80550, and not coming out, there are two possible causes. First, make sure the ground wire is attached directly to a good ground source. If you are using the vehicle specific connector for the 1994 F-150, # 3035-P, you can sever the white wire and connect it directly to the vehicle battery negative post to test the ground connection. If the ground wire does not solve the issue, sever the blue wire about 6 inches from the...
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  • How To Level a Tekonsha Voyager Trailer Brake Controller
    Brake controllers that have a leveler on them can do some weird things when they are not set right. There aren't many controllers that have this feature any more and most have gone to an auto-leveling feature. The Tekonsha Voyager, # 39510, is one that does have a leveler. You will start by mounting the controller within its specified range. For example the Voyager can be mounted 20 degrees nose down to 70 degrees nose up. It cannot be tilted or turned to the side at all. Once it...
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  • Install Harness for Pilot Brake Controller Installed in 2006 Chevy Suburban
    Yes, the correct brake controller install harness you need to install your Draw Tite Pilot part # 80550 would be the # 3015-P and you'd be set.
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  • How to Wire a 1990 Ford F-150 for a Brake Controller
    Since your vehicle does not have a towing package you will need to install a T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4 Pole Trailer Connector part # 118316. First, locate the vehicle taillight wiring harness along the inside of the left rear frame rail. This harness will have a connection point with connectors matching the ends of the T-connector adapter. Separate the harness connectors, being careful not to break the locking tabs. Insert the T-connector adapter between the harness connectors...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Parts Needed to Add a Pilot Trailer Brake Controller to a 2001 Lincoln LS
    First, you are going to want to check the owners manual for the 2001 Lincoln LS to determine the towing capacity of the vehicle and not exceed it. After that, you will start with adding a 4-Way trailer wiring harness. It sounds like that is what you already have. The one we carry for your car is # 118373. It is a powered converter that requires a direct connection to the vehicle battery to supply most of the power to the trailer lights. With the 4-Way installed, you would then need to...
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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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  • 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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  • Troubleshooting Low Voltage to Trailer Brake Assemblies
    8.8 volts is definitely not the full voltage that a brake controller should be putting out when set to it's max setting. It should be putting out 12 volts as the max brake setting. If you can adjust the gain up higher on your controller that should get it to 12 volts. If it's already at max setting then you'd want to probe the blue wire leaving the controller with a volt meter to verify what's leaving the controller. If you get 12 volts there then you'll need to make your way back from...
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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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  • Troubleshooting Prodigy Brake Controller Output Voltage that Won't Exceed 4.8 on Display
    If you tested the black power input wire to your Prodigy brake controller and found 14 volts then this tell us that the unit is getting sufficient DC power to operate. If you tested the red brake signal input wire and found 14 volts there then this tells us that the connection to your brake light switch is good and that the unit is receiving a "brakes on" signal from the vehicle. You can test the controllers output by severing the blue wire a few inches from the back of the controller (leaving...
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  • Constant Power on Blue and Red Trailer Brake Controller Wires on 2007 Cadillac Escalade
    There should not be power all the time on the red wire or on the blue wire on a brake controller. You should not have to connect the red brake controller wire to the brake switch. You should be connected to the tow package wiring under the dash, to the left of the emergency brake pedal. There is a bundle of wires held together with a white tag. There should be a light blue wire here that you would use but not at the brake switch. It is also possible that if you are connected to the...
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  • Pilot Brake Controller # 80550 Showing OL on Display and No Trailer Brakes on Camper
    On the Pilot Electric Brake Controller, part # 80550, 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...
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  • How to Flip Display of Pilot Brake Controller
    You may have had an intermittent issue with the power supply since here is the recommended method for flipping the display of the Pilot part # 80550. 1. Disconnect Black Wire (Battery) from tow vehicle. 2. Wait 5 seconds. 3. Reconnect Black Wire (Battery) DO NOT apply brake pedal or manual slide knob while connecting wire. Check the wiring of the power wire as it sounds like there is a loose connection there.
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  • Manual Override Button of Pilot Brake Controller Stuck in On Position
    If the manual override button will not return once pressed in, there is an interior spring that is broken and the controller must be replaced. This could certainly be contributing to the fact that the controller is not reading your trailer. If you are still having problems once you replace the controller, you can troubleshoot it by following the procedures shown in the video I will link you to. For a replacement controller, I always recommend a proportional controller which will apply...
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