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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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Is this right for you? Product Expert Kathleen M says:

Yes, if you:

  • Only need a basic controller that gets the job done and doesn’t break the bank
  • Have a hard time finding a spot to mount a controller in line with the direction of travel
  • Haul a trailer with more than 2 axles or one that has hydraulic brakes

No, if you:

  • Have issues with your trailer brakes locking up
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 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Curt Trailer Brake Controller

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

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.


  • 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


  • 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

Item # C51110

Installation Details C51110 Installation instructions

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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   (676 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.

- C51110

Easiest install ever! The part was a perfect match for my 2015 Suburban. This is the second brake controller I've ordered and your online videos of how to install and adjust them makes etrailer my go to place for future trailer supplies/parts.

- C51110

It got held up in mail, took a good week and a half to get here.. Since my truck was not wired for ele brakes ,I had to run wire from controller to trailer hookup...Just one wire.. With the Curt Brake Control Adapter - Dual Plug In, It plugged up to plug under dash that gave me power, ground and brake wire hookup.. Easy to install and adjust and works as it should..

- C51110

we had a lot of complications in the installation, but found the big problem was with the car, not the device. it was a challenge because both the Curt people and the car people said the other was the issue. it took a Jeep service person who took it a step further and found there was a problem with a car connector pin not making contact. i also found installing the mounting bracket unto the bottom of the dash very awkward. installing it so it wasn't in the way of the driver limited the tools i could use I do like it's performance and it works great now.

- C51110

Easy to install. Easy to dial-in adjustments. It has worked flawlessly. I am very happy with this controller. 7K trailer, brakes on 1 axle, 15-20 uses, 5K-10K miles.

- C51110

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.

- C51110

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.

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

- C51110

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.

- C51110

Fast delivery. Exactly what I needed. Easy install.

- C51110

Just received today and installed in my 2002 Ford F-150. Very easy install! The dual plug in adapter (part# C51322) fit perfectly. Total install time was about 10 minutes. Great products so far. Have not towed a trailer yet, but based on others’ reviews, I anticipate it will work great.

- C51110

Manual brake slider broke, was stuck after a few uses. However, company was good about a replacement. Have two of these-on different vehicles- that work very well otherwise. Had to buy 30 amp cycling circuit breaker type 1 , fuse and fuse holder and extra 12 ga wire 3 colors that should have been in the kit or at least told about prior to getting it installed. Unhappy about the delay it caused on the 1st one but, was prepared for the 2nd.

- C51110

With this brake controller and wiring harness installation was a snap in my 2014 Ford F150 STX. The unit is so light I used velcro to attach it to the dash rather then drill holes and use screws with the bracket provided. Easy to adjust the brake sync and braking force. Just a great product for the price.

- C51110

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!

- C51110

I have not towed the trailer with this yet but the installation went well due to E-trailers excellent video's. The toughest part was getting through the firewall in the Subaru Forrester, but I found a rubber grommet that put me right in back of the brake pedal, then I had to find the red wire to tie into. I am only 76 so I was able to figure this out despite the 93 degree day.

- C51110

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 .

- C51110

Straight forward installation. Works flawless. Simple and effective. Nearly impossible to find more bang for the buck. Used for hauling a twin axle trailer when loaded with my skid steet exceeds 13k lbs. Set the strength of the braking and rate of application with an emergency whammy switch. I have no reason to get anything else.

- C51110

Please know this is not a progressive trailer brake controller - meaning the harder you push the truck's brake pedal has no effect on the trailer brakes. Think of it as either on or off (digital) and not "analog." But you CAN control the delay in when the trailer brake kicks in after pushing the pedal, AND the power at which the brakes are applied; you can also manually control it with your fingers if you install the controller near the dash; I chose to hide mine near the pedals and I adjust it based on the terrain I'm expecting the traverse. We used this controller for a cross-country trip and all over Colorado - and it worked great. Took me a while to get used to how it worked, so my brakes were quite hot when I pulled into Silverthorne after an hour of straight decline. I also learned about my truck's active engine braking while in tow mode at the same time, so consider me a novice...

- C51110

I've got this unit on my 1981 Bread Truck style van and my 2000 Chevy Astro. I normally pull a 20' Tandem Axle Toy Hauler trailer that is in the 4000#+ area. I have to keep the controller turned way down it is so efficient with that weight. Verry happy and will buy one again if needed. I couldn't use the standard plug but that was expected and it wasn't a problem changing it.

- C51110

Sorry, I ended up getting another vehicle so I wasn’t able to use the set up for very long. However, it worked good after I got the braking adjusted

- C51110

Super easy installation on my 99 Dodge Ram. I have only tested this item but I will be using it on a road trip soon. although I believe it will work perfectly. easy installation I recommend purchasing the wiring harness that plugs in under the dash. you can install this in about 10 minutes or less.

- C51110

Very easy to install and works great with my camper. I was hesitant to drill holes in my dash for mounting, but I just flipped it over and used velcro. Works like a dream.

- C51110

simplistic and it works for my purposes. Small form factor to fit to the left of the driver side dash.

For a time based controller its good for my single axle trailer. Eventually I will upgrade to the intertia based controller. Time based cant seem to find a happy medium with the brake intensity at various loads.
G. - 01/12/2016

- C51110

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!

- C51110

Easy Installation Simple to use but must be constantly adjusted if your trailer weight varies from full to empty. Excellent if you have a constant weight load such as a boat.

- C51110

Works great. Easy install on my colora do

- C51110

Item arrived on-time and was very easy to install with all videos and help documents that etrailer has available.

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Ask the Experts about this Curt Trailer Brake Controller

  • 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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  • 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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  • Brake Controller for a 2012 Honda Pilot
    There are a lot of options for brake controllers on the market that work with your 2012 Honda Pilot. The Curt Venturer Trailer Brake Controller # C51110 is a basic time-delayed controller that mounts in the cab of your vehicle. With a time-delayed controller, both the amount of braking power and rate of application can be adjusted to suit your preference, but these settings will be constant once you set them. The installation difficulty and additional parts needed depend on what kind...
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  • Components Needed for the Curt Venturer Brake Controller to be Used on a 2004 Dodge Ram Pickup
    If you prefer using the Curt Venturer Trailer Brake Controller, part # C51110, then we have the adapters required to make them work. If you already have a 4-way on your 2004 Dodge Ram Pickup, then the adapter for the Venturer is part # C51332. This will plug into the Venturer and the factory brake controller port of your pickup. I've linked to a video review of this adapter for you to look at. To convert your 4-way into a 7-way, you will need the etrailer Universal Installation Brake...
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  • Connection Point for Curt Venturer Brake Controller Wiring Under Dash of 2010 Ram 1500
    Thank you for the photo of your 2010 Ram 1500's under-dash wiring. The gray plug shown does appear to be the correct one for connection to the mating gray plug on the Curt wiring harness # C51438. This Curt connector is shown in the other photo so that you can compare the two. The black connector on the other end of the Curt harness will plug in to the wiring at the back of the Venturer brake controller # C51110.
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  • How Does Brake Controller Install in 2011 Chevy Colorado
    Yes it is that simple! To wire in a brake controller to your 2011 Chevy Colorado only requires you to wire the four wires of the controller to the 4 wires that are present under the dash of your truck. I attached an install video that shows this process on a similar 2015 Colorado.
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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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  • Troubleshooting Intermittent Flashing Red Light of Curt Venturer Brake Controller
    Curt brake controllers like the Venturer part # C51110 are notorious for internal bugs that a hard reset fixes. Try unplugging the controller and plugging it back in for a few seconds to see if a hard reset takes care of the problem. If not we'll need to do some testing to see if we can find where exactly the problem is. 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...
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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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  • 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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  • Trailer Brakes Will Not Work and 2006 Chevy Silverado Lights Malfunction w/Curt Brake Controller
    It sounds like the red wire in the wiring harness # C51352 was not in the correct place. Take a look at the picture I have included and make sure that the wires in your harness are in the same places. This is the end that plugs into the truck. It needs to plug in at the junction box under the dash, to the left. It will plug into the spot that is on the top row, second from the left. The wire functions are white for ground, black for 12 volt power, blue for output to trailer brakes,...
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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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  • Troubleshooting Curt Venture Brake Controller that Doesn't Show Trailer Connected
    The single green light of the Curt Venture part # C51110 indicates that there is no trailer connected but that the controller is ready to be used otherwise. Is there any corrosion on the trailer connectors of both your tow vehicle and your trailer? That is the most common problem for brake controllers that won't show a trailer connection. Try cleaning them first to see if that fixes the problem. I attached a help article for you to check out as well with further troubleshooting tips.
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  • Is It Easy to Install a Curt Venturer Brake Controller in a 2011 GMC Acadia with Plug In Adapter
    Installation for the Curt Venturer Trailer Brake Controller # C51110 in your 2011 GMC Acadia with the Curt Custom Wiring Adapter for Trailer Brake Controllers # C51422 would be very easy. You could definitely do it yourself. It would basically be you plugging the # C51422 into the back of the # C51110 and then plugging the other end to the port located underneath the dash, to the left of the steering column, taped to another harness near the emergency brake pedal. From there you would...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Brake Controller Installation on 2013 Nissan Frontier with 4-Pole Flat trailer Connector Installed
    Adding a brake controller to your 2013 Nissan Frontier that already has a working 4-pole flat trailer connector is a simple process that requires only two parts. First you will need a brake controller installation kit, part # ETBC7. This kit includes everything you'll need, except for the controller itself. The kit includes a 7-way RV-style blade socket, wiring, butt connectors, zip ties, circuit breakers and even a circuit tester to help you find the correct wires on the vehicle. I...
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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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  • Trailer Brake Lights Not Working After Brake Controller Install
    The first thing you will want to do is test the 7-way connector at the rear of the vehicle using a circuit tester like part # 3808. If the brake signal is reaching the connector, you have a bad ground and you will need to ensure the ground wire is attached to a bare metal surface free of corrosion. If the signal is not reaching the back of the connector, may have attached the stop light switch (red wire) from the Curt Venturer Trailer Brake Controller part # C51110 to the wrong circuit. The...
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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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  • How do Electric Trailer Brakes Work on a Travel Trailer and How Often to Grease Bearings
    Electric brakes do not use brake fluid. They work by a brake controller sending back voltage to an electro-magnet. When energized the magnet stick to the armature surface of the brake drum. The spinning of the drum pulls out the brake shoes and the pads make contact with the inside of the drum, slowing the trailer. As far as how often to grease the bearings it really depends on how much the trailer is used, how many miles are put on it, the conditions you are driving in, and so on. You...
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  • Troubleshooting Curt Venturer Brake Controller Overload Error
    The Curt Venturer Trailer Brake Controller # C51110 giving you the flashing red overload when the brake pedal is pressed, shows there is a short. This is most common on the blue brake controller output wire, but can also be on the red brake light wire. I recommend using a circuit tester like # PTW2993 to test the blue wire at your 7-way which is the 5 o'clock position blade. As you hit the manual override, the circuit tester light will get brighter as the intensity increases from the...
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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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  • Does a Trailer Need a Battery for the Brakes to Work
    No, you do not need to have an auxiliary battery on the trailer in order for the brakes to work. The brakes are powered by a brake controller like part # C51110 which draws power from the tow vehicle's battery, not the trailer's battery. You will however need a battery on the trailer to activate the breakaway which is required by law in most states however, this battery is very small and is included with most kits like the Curt Push-To-Test Trailer Breakaway Kit part # C52044. If you...
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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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  • 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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