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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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Lowest Prices for the best trailer brake controller from Pro Series. Pilot 2-6 Brake Electronic Brake Controller - Time Delayed part number 80550 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Pro Series Trailer Brake Controller - 80550

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


Features:

  • 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


Specs:

  • 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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Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (9 Customer Reviews)


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Great product and price 829121



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Great box at a great price 821514



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



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Exactly what i needed. 236021



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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 brake control not too expensive 193883



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


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Ask the Experts about this Pro Series Trailer 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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  • What is Difference between Time Delayed and Proportional Brake Controller
    A time delay controller like the part # 80550 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 preset 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 power out in the same way, with the same gradual delay, no matter the braking situation. Although this delay...
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  • Troubleshooting Possible Issue with Brake Controller that Stops Working When Brakes Applied
    You have the red wire of your brake controller attached so the wrong circuit. You need to use a circuit tester like part # 3808 to verify that the connection the red wire of the controller is making is to a circuit that only sees voltage when the brakes are applied. If you used a quick install harness like the part # 3050-P make sure it is the correct part number for your 2017 Nissan Titan. The # 3050-P is the correct kit for your vehicle for use with a Tekonsha controller like the P3...
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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 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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  • Recommended Brake Controller for Motorcycle Trailer with Brakes
    For your trailer, you can add brakes since there is the flange already mounted to your axle. You will need to pull one of the hubs off your trailer spindle to see if you can get the bearing numbers off the face of the inner and outer bearing of that hub. If the numbers are not legible, then you will need to use a digital caliper like # to measure the spindle where the bearings rest on the spindle. I have attached a photo to assist. That will help me get you the brake assemblies...
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  • Connecting Reese Pilot Brake Controller to OEM Nissan Brake Controller Harness on 2012 Nissan Titan
    I can certainly help you with that. The Nissan OEM brake control pigtail would connect to your Pilot brake controller as follows: Harness Red Wire to Black Wire on Controller Harness Red/Green Wire to Red Wire on Controller Harness Black Wire to White Wire on Controller Harness Brown/White Wire to Blue Wire on Controller The Red/Blue wire on the harness is for an illumination circuit that is NOT used. This wire should be bundled up out of the way and the end capped off so 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 a Pilot 2-6 Brake Electronic Brake Controller # 80550 for a .C Code
    The .c code you are seeing on your Pilot 2-6 Brake Electronic Brake Controller # 80550 indicates that your brake controller has detected a trailer with trailer brakes. I would try testing the brake controller to see if if will activate the brakes once setup. You may find that everything works correctly. I attached an FAQ on troubleshooting brake controllers for you to check out also.
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  • Troubleshooting Brake Controller that When Connected Activates Vehicle Brake Lights
    Sounds like your brake controller has gone bad and is backfeeding power onto the stoplight switch which is then activating the brake lights of your vehicle. If you sever the red wire of the controller and then test the end connected to the brake controller and there is 12 volts there then you know the brake controller has shorted out and needs to be replaced. Otherwise the 12 volt power source wire (black) is shorting out to this circuit and would need to be fixed as well. I attached...
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  • Instructions for the Pilot 2-6 Brake Electronic Brake Controller for a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan
    Yes, I have the owners manual for the Pilot 2-6 Brake Electronic Brake Controller and can send you a copy via email. I am sorry the item came with no installation and operating instructions. The operating instructions are now available on the products page also. I have also attached a link to our Trailer Brake Controller Information page for you.
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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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