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Curt Venturer Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 3 Axles - Time Delayed

Curt Venturer Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 3 Axles - Time Delayed

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Electronic controller activates electric or electric-over-hydraulic trailer brakes with a preset intensity when you apply the brakes in your vehicle. Power output and braking aggressiveness are adjustable. Includes LED display and manual override. Lowest Prices for the best trailer brake controller from Curt. Curt Venturer Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 3 Axles - Time Delayed part number C51110 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Curt Trailer Brake Controller - C51110

  • Curt
  • Electric
  • Electric over Hydraulic
  • Time Delayed Controller
  • Under-Dash Box
  • Up to 3 Axles
  • Dash Mount
  • Automatic Leveling
  • 360 Degrees

Electronic controller activates electric or electric-over-hydraulic trailer brakes with a preset intensity when you apply the brakes in your vehicle. Power output and braking aggressiveness are adjustable. Includes LED display and manual override.


Features:

  • Brake controller activates trailer brakes with preset intensity
    • Signal is sent to trailer brakes when tow vehicle's brakes are activated
  • Adjustable, slide-bar power output control lets you determine the amount of braking force
    • Set to maximum when you travel through hilly terrain with a fully loaded trailer
    • Back off the power output when you tow a lightweight trailer
  • Sync setting lets you adjust the aggressiveness with which the brakes are activated
    • Get full power output faster by moving slide-bar switch forward to increase activation speed
    • Achieve smoother braking by moving switch in opposite direction to supply power gradually
  • LED display shows brake force output
  • Self-diagnostics function monitors trailer connection and checks for shorts
    • Status LED glows red if disconnect occurs
  • Built-in, slide-bar manual override
  • Quick and easy installation
    • No need to mount level like proportional brake controllers
    • Mounting bracket and hardware included
    • Plug-in, vehicle-specific brake control adapter (sold separately) can be used for certain applications to reduce installation time


Specs:

  • Application: trailers with up to 3 axles (6 brake assemblies)
    • Designed for use with electric or electric-over-hydraulic trailer brakes
  • Overall dimensions: 4-1/2" long x 3-3/8" wide x 5/8" thick
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Time-Delayed Braking

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


A time-delay controller is so named because there is a delay between the time that you initially apply the brakes in your tow vehicle and the time that the controller reaches maximum power output. Unlike a proportional brake controller, which activates your trailer's brakes based on the deceleration of your tow vehicle, the Venturer sends power out in the same way, with the same gradual delay, no matter the braking situation. Although this delay always exists, it can be adjusted by changing the sync setting.


Built-In Controls for Adjustable Power

Curt Venturer Controls and Components

The above diagram shows the controls and components of the Curt Venturer trailer brake controller.

  1. LED display
  2. Power output control
  3. Sync control
  4. Slide-bar manual override

Output Control

During the initial setup process, use the slide-bar control on top of the Venturer to adjust the output. The output control lets you set the maximum amount of power that will be applied to your trailer's brakes. Typically, the output is only readjusted when you experience changing road conditions or if you switch over from a heavy, loaded trailer to a much lighter, empty trailer, or vice versa. To get more power to your brakes, slide the switch to the right. To decrease the power output, slide it to the left. The bars on the LED display indicate the output setting from 1 to 8.


Sync Setting

To adjust the aggressiveness of your trailer's braking action, use the slide-bar control on the side of the Venturer to change the sync setting. If you want to reach maximum power output faster, move the switch forward. To get smoother braking action, slide the switch backward, thus supplying power to the trailer brakes more gradually. You can alter the sync setting to suit your driving preferences or to improve handling based on changing road conditions or varied trailer loads.


Quick, Simple Installation

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


Installation of the Venturer requires that you either purchase a custom wiring adapter designed to plug into the controller or that you hardwire the controller directly into your vehicle. To hardwire the Venturer, you must remove the plug at the end of the integrated wiring harness.


Installation Accessories

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


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-brake applications


See also etrailer.com's exclusive 7- and 4-way brake control installation kit (ETBC7 - sold separately) if you don't already have a 7-way plug at the back of your vehicle.



51110 Curt Venturer Time Delay Trailer Brake Control

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Customer Reviews

Curt Venturer Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 3 Axles - Time Delayed - C51110

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (549 Customer Reviews)

Electronic controller activates electric or electric-over-hydraulic trailer brakes with a preset intensity when you apply the brakes in your vehicle. Power output and braking aggressiveness are adjustable. Includes LED display and manual override.

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When used with part number C51515, easy install, hardest part of install is deciding where to drill into your new vehicle's dash to mount controller, or just ask your wife :). The included test light makes finding the correct "cold" brake wire a breeze. 82283


Comments
I have been very pleased with the products. The installation was easy and they work exactly as I had hoped. I will definitely purchase any towing products I need in the future from etrailer.com
David M - 06/27/2014

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2018 ram 1500 curt venturer 511672



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The adjustments are too sensitive. It does nothing or it locks up the brakes. The unit in my other truck had a digital readout. I will replace it with a better unit. I think Curt is a good product, I just should have bought a better unit. 558307


Comments
Have you tried adjusting the sync control on the side of the brake controller? Pushing the control toward the front of the vehicle makes the brakes more aggressive, pulling it towards you makes them less aggressive. Id recommend lowering the aggressiveness, which should provide the results youre looking for.
-- Mike L - 08/27/2018

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Sorry for the late follow-up. I just wanted to let you know that the brake controller and wiring harness I purchased through eTrailer worked very well with my 2008 Dodge Ram 2500 with the Cummins 6.7L diesel. Pictures are attached for your use, as required. The trailer was an 18-foot enclosed snow machine tailer with a steel chassis. I can't remember the empty weight, but it's substantial. We towed empty and full on dry and snow covered roads from Oklahoma to Colorado and back. Even with th exhaust brake on my truck, I can't imagine towing this load through the hills and mountains without a brake controller. It's been done before, but I would say it's an unnecessary risk given the more than reasonable prices at eTrailer...it was cheap insurance pulling such a heavy rig with my family on board. The controller was definitely not your top-of-the-line model, but the adjustability and controls were more than adequate for somebody who tows occasionally. A professional may desire more proportional controls and adjustability, but not much more. This unit peformed flawlessly. Thank you for your time. Please feel free to contct me if you would like any clarification on my statements or pictures. 121176



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Excellent site! Excellent information and How-To videos! Saved several hundred dollars installing myself. Free shipping was a bit slow, but that's expected. Will definitely recommend! 135036



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Didn’t use do to lack of wiring that it doesn’t come with. Was looking for more of a plug in and go. Used a different product will try to use this on a different vehicle. 545769


Comments
This brake controller isnt a vehicle specific item. The wiring pigtail is the vehicle specific portion, and because the actual plug varies from vehicle to vehicle, the vehicle specific plug is sold separately. Most full and mid-sized pickups and SUVs manufactured since around 2000 will have the factory supplied connector for installing a brake controller.
-- Mike L - 07/25/2018

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easy install, but extremely hard to adjust trailer load setting cannot stop trailer from over braking, very hard to drive in traffic. if this is not a defective I would not recommend it 574025


Comments
The brake controller has two adjustments. You can adjust both the amount of power delivered to the brakes, and the speed at which that power is delivered. The synch control is located on the side of the controller, try decreasing the aggressiveness of the brakes a bit and see if that helps. Finding the perfect setting for the smoothest possible braking action could take some fiddling around with both the power and the speed adjustment.
-- Mike L - 10/13/2018

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I installed the Curt C51110 along with Plug & Play C51382 into my 2016 Frontier. The installation took me about 2 minutes. I did not drill holes or use the supplied mounting bracket, just Velcro. Works perfectly! 291590



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Received product very fast. Everything I ordered was exactly what I got. Plug and play with what i ordered. It was hooked up with in less than 2 minutes then a couple minutes to screw in the bracket screws. Very pleased . I needed trailer brakes because I bought a camper and I did not want to wear out my truck brakes faster than normal. I looked around locally and on internet Etrailer had the best deal . 552650



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Catalytic converter. Great service, good price, easy install, passed CA smog. Very happy with product. Would buy again from this dealer. 575085



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The CURT Venturer brake controller works as described in the user guide. It would be better if the display LED segments were bright enough to see in bright light. My installation is different from most. I mounted the brake controller and a trailer 7-pole socket to my Trailer Valet with a magnet and use the controller to operate the electric brakes on my trailer. This is far better than relying on the Trailer Valet brake alone, especially when moving the trailer on a grade. 557200



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seems to work great, just right for my small single axle trailer. 122699


Comments
after 8k miles of towing with this controller, I wish I had bought a better one. the controller works fine, but is hard to keep in adjustment. one day it works fine, and the next its applying too much, or too little braking. If you plan on doing a lot of towing, buy a proportional controller.
john s - 03/28/2015

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Thanks for your follow up and reply. I agree with you the proportional brake controllers are much better, especially for frequent towing. Our best selling ones are the Tekonsha P2 # 90885
Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional
$223.63
and the P3 # 90195
Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional
$191.01
.

-- Rachael H - 5/5/2015


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Service was excellent, prices were very competitive and installation was very easy. Definitely would buy from this dealer again. 569851



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got the package in the mail open product quick and easy install plug and play per say the product works grate noticeable difference with it. the only thing on this product is adjustment knobs has 2 to adjust not too difficult to adjust but once you get the hang of it its easy to work with it.. love the unit i don't pull a trailer everyday but im glad i have the controller on my truck. better to have one and not need one then need on and not have one. 561304



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This is my first experience with installing and/or using an electric brake controller so I'm by no means an expert. However, the Curt Venturer was easy to order and etrailer.com noted other parts I would need to complete the installation and use the product. It was delivered in a timely manner and was exactly as specified. I had my mechanic do the installation on my 1998 Nissan Pathfinder and it took him a couple of hours because of the age of the vehicle. The controller is easy and intuitive to set up and use and it works well. I will keep etrailer.com on my list of go-to places for my towing needs. 143219



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Great brake controller, very small in size but works great. Ordered with the plug and play wire, hooked up in minutes. Was ordered for a brand new vehicle and didn't want to drill any holes in dash. Wire was long enough to just let the controller lay on the center console since it's a time delay controller and doesn't need to be facing any certain way. When not towing, the controller gets unplugged and stored in the glove compartment while the wire is stored under the dash out of the way ready for the next adventure. 653444



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Worked as expected, sold truck already. 826099



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Works great no complilaints at all 821310



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Excellent product!!! 815738



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I received my towing package today in a timely manner. Also ordering much of the electrical components for breaks among others.. I am very pleased with this product. Nicely built. Plan to use this hitch for towing a boat and 2 horse trailer. Living on a ranch it is a must to have. Can send photos after installation... Again thanks for a great product. 817269



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Super easy to install 809421



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Easy install and a great product. 808023



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Small size, simple install 806880



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As described 802925



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I have to say it's the easiest way to get trailer beaks installed for the truck and trailer.. thank you for the break and the videos make it a simple fix 800865


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  • Parts Needed to Install Curt Venturer Brake Controller in 2018 Ford F-150 with 7-Way
    To install the Curt Venturer brake controller part # C51110 all you need is the install harness part # C51436 that you referenced. This plugs into the port on your controller under the dash and then into the connector of the Venturer. You would not need to flash the computer of the truck either.
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  • Brake Controller Installation on 2004 Ford F250
    Your 2004 Ford F250 will have the brake controller connector located under the dash right above where the driver's right knee would be as shown in the video I've linked for you. Simply use the # C51322 harness to plug the Curt # C51110 Venturer brake controller into the gray connector as shown. It doesn't really matter if your truck's 7-way is OEM or not, as long as it's functional. If you have any difficulties, please let us know and we'd be happy to assist. I've linked...
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  • Curt Venturer Trailer Brake Controller C51110 Installation in 2006 Dodge Ram 2500
    Any trailer brake controller, including the Curt Venturer # C51110, uses a 4-wire hookup. All brands and models of trailer brake controller have a white ground wire, a black 12V power wire, a red input signal wire and a blue output wire. The white ground wire connects to battery negative; the black power wire connect to the battery + terminal through a 30-amp circuit breaker or fuse; the red input signal wire connects to the cold side of the brake light switch above the brake pedal; and...
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  • How To Install A Brake Controller On 2019 Chevy Equinox With Factory Package
    According to Curt there is not a plug-and-play brake controller adapter for the 2019 Chevy Equinox so the Curt Venturer Brake controller would need to be hardwired in. To do this, you would need to convert the factory 4-way on the Equinox using a brake controller install kit part # ETBC7. The ETBC7 comes with all of the necessary components to hard wire the 7-way plug to the rear of the Equinox. Your existing 4-way plug will plug into the provided 7-way plug. The wires from the 7-way plug...
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  • Installation of Brake Controller and Brake Controller Wiring to Added 7-Way in 2018 Ford F-150
    For your 2018 Ford F-150 I don't recommend the Curt Venturer brake Controller # C51110 but it will install in the same way as any other brake controller and for that installation you have a couple different options. If when you installed the 7-way you grabbed the factory wiring for your 12V and brake controller from near your driver's side wheel well, then I recommend using the wiring harness # C51436 which will connect to the factory port under your dash. Some models don't have the brake...
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  • What Brake Controller Adapter for Curt Brake Controller on 2004 Chevy Silverado
    The correct brake controller adapter to use with your Curt Venturer Brake Controller # C51110 will be part # C51352, which will plug into the factory brake controller port. I've linked a review and installation video of this controller using the adapter for you to have a look at, as well.
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  • Installing Brake Controller On Cold Side Of Brake Switch
    Your Curt Venturer Trailer Brake Controller # C51110 and Universal wiring adapter for Curt controllers # C51515 are a confirmed fit for your 2011 GMC Terrain. This wiring adapter does not directly mount into the dash because this vehicle did not have a tow package available. You will need to tap into the cold side of the brake switch near your brake pedal and you will need to attach a ground as well as a power wire. The blue wire will go from your controller to another length of wire...
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  • Troubleshooting Red Flashing Light on the Curt Venturer Trailer Brake Controller # C51110
    If you check out the picture that I attached you can see that your Curt Venturer Trailer Brake Controller # C51110 that you installed is detecting an overload or short on the brake circuit of your 2008 GMC Sierra. The wiring adapter # C51515 that you also installed is the correct adapter so now we need to determine if the problem is on your Sierra or your trailer. If you have another trailer with brakes handy then you can simply hook up to that trailer and see if the same thing happens. Whether...
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  • Location For Brake Controller Adapter # C51436 To Plug Into On 2010 Ford F-150
    On your Ford 2010 F-150, the harness location should be located under the dash, above the brake pedal and taped to another harness. I have attached a photo that shows the typical location for the harness location on your truck. If you have the shifter in the center console of your F-150 it will be located under the center console. I have attached the installation instructions for the Curt Custom Wiring Adapter, part # C51436. The instructions show the typical installation locations for...
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation for a 2006 Nissan Titan for Tent Trailer
    The Curt Venturer part # C51110 would have plenty of braking power to activate the brakes on the tent trailer you are purchasing. This controller can activate up to 3 brake axles so it would be more than powerful enough. I do have a better option for you though. The controller you referenced is a time-delayed controller. Which means that it applies a preset amount of braking power at a preset speed every time you touch the brakes. That can work out decently, but in reality rarely do...
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  • Where Does a Curt Venturer Brake Controller Plug In on a 2016 Ram 1500
    In order to install the Curt Venturer brake controller # C51110 on your 2016 Ram 1500 you will need wiring harness # C51458. It plugs into the factory plug on the truck located under the dash, to the right of the steering column, taped to another harness. I included a picture showing the location. the picture is from the instructions for # C51458 which I have also linked for you.
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  • Items Needed To Install Brake Controller On A 1972 Chevrolet K10 Pickup
    I am glad to help you add a brake controller to your 1972 Chevrolet K10 Pickup. In order add your brake controller we need to ensure that your truck is wired correctly. If you don't already have one, you will need 4-Way Flat Trailer Connector # 18252. The purpose of this item is to control and allow the basic hookup of the three lighting functions (running, turn, and brake lights) plus one pin is provided for a ground wire. Most standard light duty trailers will use a 4-pole flat connector....
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  • Brake Controller Wire Functions for a 2003 Toyota Tundra
    If your 2003 Toyota Tundra came with a factory installed 7-Way trailer connector and you are using Curt brake controller # C51110 then you will need the proper wiring harness to plug it into your truck, # C51362. If your truck did not come with factory 7-Way and you are trying to hardwire in the controller then the black wire is 12 volt power to the controller, white is the ground wire, red is input from the cold side of the brake switch, and blue is output to the trailer brakes. I have...
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  • Parts Needed to Install Curt Venturer in a 2016 Nissan Frontier 4x4
    All you need to install the Curt Venturer brake controller part # C51110 is the correct install harness, part # C51382 which is a confirmed fit. I attached an install video for this setup in a very similar 2016 Nissan Frontier as well.
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  • Parts Needed to Install a Brake Controller on a 1996 Chevy S-10
    The plug under the dash you see is likely the OBDII port and you are correct, it is not used to install a brake controller. On your 1996 Chevy S-10 you will need to hardwire in a brake controller. To do this you will need to start by installing a trailer connector (unless the truck already has one). To start you would install a 4-Way, # 118312. If the truck already has a 4-Way you can skip this step. Next you will need 4 and 7-Way installation kit # ETBC7. This provides the 7-Way...
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  • What Is Needed To Install Brake Controller On 2005 Ford F-150 With Factory Tow Package
    On your 2005 Ford F-150 with the towing package, there will be a port under the dash that the Curt Custom Wiring Adapter, part # C51322 plugs into. I have attached a photo that has a red arrow pointing to the location on your truck. The Curt Venturer Trailer Brake Controller, part # C51110 is a time-delayed brake controller designed for a trailer with electric brakes or and Electric Over Hydraulic. It uses a preset sensitivity setting to activate your trailer brakes when you press the...
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  • Installing a Brake Controller on a 2004 Dodge Ram Without a Factory Tow Package
    We have everything you need to install a brake controller on your 2004 Dodge Ram. Since your truck does not have any factory trailer wiring, we will want to install a trailer connector first because the brake controller will tie into the trailer connector, vehicle battery and the vehicles stoplight switch. You will notice 4 wires on the back of your brake controller. The black wire is for 12 volt power from the vehicle battery via a 30-amp circuit breaker. The white wire should be grounded...
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  • Troubleshooting Brake Controller that Says Not Connected to Trailer
    Since your trailer's brakes worked on another truck that would indicate that the problem is on the truck side of the equation. First and easiest thing to check is to check for corrosion on your truck's 7-way. Some fine grit sandpaper can easily remove any corrosion that would prevent the connetion from being made. Testing the brake controller is fairly easy. Sever the blue brake output wire near the brake controller leaving enough room to reconnect it and then apply the manual slide....
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  • What is Needed to Install Curt Venturer Brake Controller in 2007 GMC Sierra New Body?
    If you have the factory 7-way on your 2007 GMC Sierra New Body you can install the Curt Venturer Trailer Brake Controller # C51110 with just the Universal Wiring Adapter for Curt Trailer Brake Controllers # C51515. Should your truck not have a factory 7-way you will still need the adapter, but you will also need to add Connector # PK11898 or, if your Sierra has a round plug with a cap instead of a bundle of wires above the spare tire, use part # 30955 instead. There is going to be a...
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  • Wire Colors for Installing Brake Controller in 2017 Chevy Colorado
    I attached a picture that has a chart which shows how to wire up a brake controller to your 2017 Chevy Colorado. If you check out the install video you can see how this would install on a similar 2015 Colorado as yours.
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  • Do Brake Controllers have Constant Power or Do they Wire Into a Ignition/Accessory Power Source
    Brake controllers such as # C51110 will have constant power once installed. They need to have constant power otherwise they would reset every time you turned off the vehicle. Brake controllers have what is basically a sleep mode. After a certain amount of time the "go to sleep" and draw only a few milliamps of power so they will not drain the vehicle battery. If your 2007 Dodge Ram did not come with a factory 7-Way trailer connector then you will also need wiring harness # C51515 for...
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  • Brake Controller Installation on 2014 Ford E350 Van
    The vehicle is unlikely to have the connector behind the dash unless it has the factory equipped 7-way on the rear bumper. If it does, the connector that the controller would plug into is clipped to the rear of the small cubbyhole or coin tray in the dash. You'll access the connector by removing the coin tray. If the van doesn't have the factory 7-way, you'll need to hardwire the brake controller using our Install Kit, part # ETBC7. If your vehicle is a motorhome on a van cutaway chassis,...
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  • Wire Gauge For Installing Curt # C51110 Venturer Brake Controller on 2013 Santa Fe
    When we do a hardwire brake controller installation here at our facility, we always use 10 gauge wire to carry the brake output circuit from the brake controller to the trailer connector. A 12 gauge wire is smaller in diameter which would increase the resistance and could make the wire overheat. I spoke with my contacts in the Tech Services departments at Curt and Tekonsha, both of which recommend using 10 gauge wire, and would discourage using anything smaller. We offer a brake controller...
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  • Brake Controller Install and Recommendation for 2012 Kia Sorento
    The first step would be to choose a brake controller. I can highly recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy P2, part # 90885. The P2 is very reliable, is very highly rated by our customers and is simple to use. You would also need our Brake Controller Installation Kit, part # ETBC7. The Kit contains everything needed to install the brake controller, including the 4-pole to 7-way adapter, all wire, hardware and circuit breakers. I've linked you to install details for the ETBC7 Kit, as well as to...
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  • Recommended 4 Wire Brake Controller To Replace 3 Wire Brake Controller
    We haven't seen very many 3 wire brake controllers. We know that many companies used to have these models, but they are not recommended by any of them any more. Basically they had one of the wires that served a dual purpose There are some 3 wire brake controllers that essentially use the red wire circuit and black wire circuit on one wire. My guess is this is what you have. With that being said, my contact at Tekonsha did recommend against using the 3 wire controller completely and...
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  • Trailer Brakes Only Working When Using Manual Override Switch on Curt Venturer Brake Controller
    If the brake controller is applying your trailer brakes when using the manual override switch but not when actually pressing down on the brake pedal in your 2014 Ram 1500, most likely there is an issue with the red wire from the Curt Venturer Trailer Brake Controller # C51110 itself. Make sure it is connected to a circuit that only sees voltage when the brakes are applied using a circuit tester like # PTW2993. More than likely it is a simple connection issue and reconnecting the circuit...
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  • Troubleshooting Curt Venturer Brake Controller with Flashing Red Light on Display
    I checked with Curt and the flashing red light indicates a brake circuit overload, or a solid red light means that no trailer is detected. If the light is flashing that most likely means you have a short somewhere on the brake output circuit, but since there isn't a trailer connected most likely you have a dirty trailer connector at the rear of your vehicle that has a bit of corrosion that is causing a slight amperage draw which is confusing the brake controller. Try cleaning the pins...
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  • Brake Controller for a 2015 Chevy Traverse with Factory Tow Package
    There are basically 2 types of brake controllers: time delay and proportional. I would only recommend using a time delay controller if the trailer weight never changes since they require a lot more adjustment and fine tuning to get the trailer braking right when compared to proportional controllers. A proportional controller will apply the trailer brakes in proportion to how much your 2015 Chevy Traverse is braking. As such it is the safest way to stop and reduces wear and tear on the...
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  • Troubleshooting Curt Venturer Electric Brake Controller Doesnt Show Anything with Brake Pedal
    It sounds like you have a short in the 7-way connector. I would start by cleaning it, if you haven't already, and possibly replacing it. Start by testing for power on the red wire going into the controller. It should only show power when the brake pedal is pressed. If it isn't then it's connected to the wrong wire. If the red wire checks out try testing for power on the blue wire coming from the controller. Since the controller's display isn't showing anything I doubt you'll read...
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  • Troubleshooting Curt Venturer Brake Controller Causing Brakes to Lock Up
    There are a number of issues that could be causing the Curt Venturer # C51110 brake controller to lock up your trailer's brakes so you will need to take a number of troubleshooting steps. To test the brake controller, sever the blue wire a couple inches from the back of your controller. Then use a circuit tester such as # PTW2979 to test the end of the blue wire coming out of the controller. It should only have power when you apply the manual override; if it shows power at idle then...
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