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Draw-Tite I-Command Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional

Draw-Tite I-Command Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional

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

Yes, if you:

  • Have a nice trailer or fifth wheel with new brakes that you don’t want to ruin
  • Want to avoid spending a bundle on a brake controller
  • Like having a number to keep in mind for the brake output rather than having to guess with a dial

No, if you:

  • Haul a trailer with hydraulic brakes
Brake controller activates trailer brakes in proportion to deceleration. LED screen shows settings and diagnostics. Features 3 boost levels. Automatically levels when mounted within 90-degrees in the vertical plane. Lowest Prices for the best trailer brake controller from Draw-Tite. Draw-Tite I-Command Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional part number 5535 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Draw-Tite Trailer Brake Controller

  • Electric
  • Proportional Controller
  • Draw-Tite
  • Under-Dash Box
  • Up to 4 Axles
  • Dash Mount

Brake controller activates trailer brakes in proportion to deceleration. LED screen shows settings and diagnostics. Features 3 boost levels. Automatically levels when mounted within 90-degrees in the vertical plane.


Features:

  • Brake controller activates trailer brakes in proportion to your vehicle's braking action
    • Automatically adjusts trailer's braking based on deceleration of tow vehicle
    • Activates immediately - no pausing like with time-delayed brake controllers
  • Automatically levels - internal sensor detects deceleration even if controller is not mounted level
  • Boost setting lets you adjust the aggressiveness with which the brakes are activated
    • Get full power output faster by pressing the plus button to increase activation speed
    • Achieve smoother braking by pressing the minus button to supply power gradually
  • Easy-to-read LED display shows controller activity
  • Short circuit protected
  • Built-in, slide-bar manual override
  • Quick and easy installation
    • 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 4 axles (8 brake assemblies)
    • Designed for use with electric brakes only
  • Mounting angle: between -20 degrees and 70 degrees in the vertical plane
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Proportional Braking

With a proportional brake controller, you can get heavy-duty emergency braking, general braking, or slow-to-an-idle braking for your trailer automatically. The intensity with which your trailer brakes are activated and the rate at which they are applied are dependent on the deceleration of your tow vehicle. This means that, unlike time-delay controllers - which send the same amount of preset power to your trailer brakes every time - proportional controllers are able to adapt to every braking situation differently.


So, if you slam on the brakes in your truck, your trailer brakes will activate with that same extreme intensity. And if you merely slow down as you approach a red light, your trailer will gradually brake in the same manner.


As long as the I-Command is properly mounted according to the included instructions, the controller will automatically level, sense the tow vehicle's deceleration, and adjust the trailer's braking accordingly. The result is uniform braking across your towing setup. No push-pull action - just smooth, proportional braking every time.


Power Boost for Heavy-Duty Towing

The I-Command offers a boost feature that gives you more initial braking power for times when you're towing heavy loads. You can switch boost levels so that the power output to your trailer brakes automatically starts out at either 14 percent or 28 percent of the predetermined power setting.


So, if you boost the initial power so that your trailer brakes activate with 25 percent of the overall intensity at the start, the brakes will reach maximum braking faster. This is particularly beneficial if you are towing a heavy load because the intensity required to stop that load may be far greater than that needed to halt your vehicle. Therefore, sending out more initial power to the trailer brakes - and causing them to reach maximum braking faster - allows you to better control the trailer so that it doesn't push your tow vehicle before coming to a complete stop.


If your trailer weighs less than your tow vehicle, no boost is needed. But if you wish to set the boost so that your trailer leads the braking of your towing setup, you can select level B1. The following table gives an indication of when you might use the different boost levels and the power increases that they offer.


Approximate Gross Trailer WeightBoost LevelIncrease in Initial Power Output
Less than tow vehicle GVWB114%
Equal to tow vehicle GVWB1 or B214% or 28%
Up to 25% more than tow vehicle GVWB1, B2, or B3* 28%
Up to 40% more than tow vehicle GVWB2 or B3* 28%


* Both B2 and B3 offer a 25-percent boost in initial power. But the braking curve for B3 is more aggressive than that of B2. This means that, even though you will start out with the same intensity when using these boost levels, you will get an overall more aggressive braking experience with the higher level. So if you use B3, you will reach maximum braking sooner than if you use B2.


Safety Features

The I-Command offers advanced safety features to prevent damage to various components of your towing setup. Integrated reverse battery protection shields the brake controller and your trailer's breakaway system from shorts.


If ever there is a time that you need to brake your trailer separately from your tow vehicle - when traveling down a steep incline, for example - the manual override lever is easily accessible. Pushing this lever engages the brakes on your trailer with full power.


LED Display

The I-Command has a digital LED display to keep you informed of your trailer's braking. The display shows the gain setting when the control is activated. It can also be used to check for connectivity with your trailer, to determine your boost setting, and to troubleshoot.


Automatic Leveling and Simple Installation

Because this controller operates with an internal inertia sensor, it must be mounted between -20 degrees and 70 degrees in the vertical plane. The I-Command must be mounted on a level horizontal (side-to-side) plane and must be lined up with the direction of travel for the internal sensor to function properly.


The automatic leveling feature of the I-Command ensures that the brake controller continues to function even as you drive up steep hills or through the mountains. Mount the controller at a vertical angle that is between 0 degrees (level) and 70 degrees, and the controller with level itself automatically.


Installation of the I-Command 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 controller, 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.


For even 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- to 8-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.



5535 Draw-Tite iCommand Proportional Trailer Brake Control

Item # 5535

Installation Details 5535 Installation instructions


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Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite I-Command Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional - 5535

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (553 Customer Reviews)

Brake controller activates trailer brakes in proportion to deceleration. LED screen shows settings and diagnostics. Features 3 boost levels. Automatically levels when mounted within 90-degrees in the vertical plane.

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The controller seems very nice, and the instructions that came with it were perfectly good. It was a bit of confusion in that the four wires coming off the back of the controller go into a 4-pin connector, but since my vehicle did not have trailer brake capacity from the factory, there's nothing to connect that to. And the universal trailer brakes kit I got from etrailer (which was great!) gave instructions for butts placing to those various wires. no real big deal, I just had to cut the wires and get rid of that connector but it would have been kind of nice to have the matching connector to terminate my universal kit wiring into so I could unplug the controller if I ever want to. The controller's instructions did appear to make reference to a supplied pigtail connector, which is maybe the part that I'm expecting to have in the kit, but it wasn't supplied.


Comments
Thank you for your review! I believe the pigtail piece that you are referring to is the part 20127 on our site. This plugs into the black connector on the brake controller wiring and gives you a quick and easy way to disconnect your brake controller.
-- Etrailer Expert Jon G - 03/29/2021


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Super easy to install. I did have to reference two different videos while installing everything, but went in easy enough. I installed this with the ETBC7 wiring kit as well, and it all looks great. I haven’t tested it on a trailer yet, but so far everything looks to be in working order. Here are links to the two videos I watched. One video shows installing the brake controller with factory 4 pin connector and wiring in the cab by the emergency brake, and the other shows the install without the factory wiring. https://www.etrailer.com/tv-brake-controller-2009-toyota-tacoma.aspx https://www.etrailer.com/tv-brake-controller-install-2008-Toyota-tacoma.aspx



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I replaced my much older, time delay brake unit with this proportional brake controller. The Drawtite I Command unit was easy to install and set up. If you have an “older” time delay brake controller, do yourself a favour and get this (or similar) proportional brake control unit. The braking is so much smoother and can be easily adjusted to suit the weight of the load you’re pulling, and also if you need more brake power for better control on steep hills. When you first set the unit up and turn it on, don’t make the mistake I made, and think it’s not working when “00” shows up on the screen when you apply the brakes and the vehicle isn’t moving. Because the controller is a proportional unit, the vehicle had to be moving in order to work. I received fantastic customer service from Joshua at etrailer, who was happy to answer stupid questions I had (why isn’t my unit working lol), and he matched my vehicle set up perfectly with this unit when I told him what I was towing. He didn’t oversell me on a unit I didn’t need. etrailer has always been fantastic in the past, and I’ll continue to get my related products through them, on this alone. Thanks again for helping me out Joshua.



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Awesome product good price. Loved install videos. The only suggestion would be a recommend page at check out. My trailer brake controller need a pig tail wiring harness.


Comments
Still works great, I tow a trailer quite a lot it is fantastic.
Tim - 06/22/2021


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The product was perfect. The instructions were exceptional and straightforward. The parts fit perfectly and there was enough wiring to do the entire job. The only item I couldn’t get working was the tester, but since I have a multimeter, it wasn’t needed. Very professionally done.


Comments
Very well
Michael S - 07/06/2021


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I have a 2012 Ram 1500 Express. I also purchased the wiring adapter that plugged directly into factory wiring harness. I installed the brake controller in the same area the factory control would go. This product fit nicely. I tow a 10,000 gvwr with dual axle, this control works well with the trailer.



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Installation pix (3) as installed in 2020 Subaru Ascent... as you requested. Final assembly.. controller mounted and harness wrapped in white tape Bracket mounted in Subaru Ascent dash. Must drill hole in pretty leather but solid plastic base underneath is sufficient for solid mounting. Trial installation ....Harness wired into Subaru pigtail for testing and adjusting the brake controller. Initial wiring used wire nuts before final installation where I used "butt connectors" For info: 1. Dealer clueless on need for brake controller but offer a $600 tow (hitch) package that includes hitch (2" receiver) and 7 pin and 4 pin connectors. Those connectors are wired properly to provide alternator charging to trailer battery, brake lights, turn signals and trailer lights...just does not activate electric trailer brakes which they claim 2. Subaru hitch installation also includes brake controller pigtail (in plastic bag in glove box) 3. Subaru brake controller wiring plug under the dash, hidden behind a wiring bundle that was taped with pink tape. I understand the 2 high end Ascent models have this wiring connector included but dealer unaware. Google posts provide good, generic information on this wiring location but they recommend a larger brake controller which I felt was too big for he location I selected... thus I selected a smaller controller. If this was your profession, this kit from etrailer and the Subaru connector and pigtail would allow for installation in less than an hour.



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Great brake controller works like it is supposed to bought because it senses how much you brake and the boost settings make it better for different trailer weights. Recommend to anyone buying a aftermarket one



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Very easy installation in about twenty minutes. Connected effortlessly using the wiring adapter. Works great with the trailer.



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Have been using for a year now. Had an error once and the trailer brakes were all gone. Had to stop on the side of highway and reconnect the 7-pin connector. Could be dangerous if this happens again



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Love this controller on my 2019 Toyota Tacoma. Hauling a 22 foot dual axle landscape trailer and a 26 foot Coleman lantern lite camper. The braking sensor is awesome. Easy setup with the pre made harness if ordered with it.



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I bought this Draw Tite trailer brake controller and wiring adaptor for my 2004 Chev Siverado and installed it in about 20 minutes. It was truly plug and play and has worked great since. It was a good purchase and I would do it again.



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Easy directions and easy install. Set-up was straight forward and it works great. etrailer’s price was great also.



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I did receive the package, although I made my own the controller itself did not come packaged with a bracket or bolts/screws to mount to. Although not a show stopper was kind of frustrating, just something to pass onto the team that packages to verify all contents are included within. The harness itself was a simple install and I wish everything had a plug and play connection as such. Thanks again for the products. If needed down the line I would do business again with etrailer.


Comments
The Draw-Tite I-Command Trailer Brake Controller part 5535 should have came with the bracket and hardware. I apologize for the inconvenience. If the bracket and hardware are lost before installation or you ever switch vehicles you can use Replacement Mounting Bracket for Draw-Tite Activator or I-Command Brake Controller part 20059.
-- Etrailer Expert Heather A - 11/19/2020


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I ordered this brake controller along with wire harness and hitch receiver and it to worked as advertised. I will highly recommend etrailer if I am ask about any questions about the products bought. BZ to etrailer!



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Perfect for my needs at a good price. I have a 2015 Thor Ace on F53 chassis so it is prewired so also bought the 3035-P adapter which made the install a snap. All newer F53 Chassis come prewired and the grey connector on mine was located attached to the steering column near the emergency brake handle.



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This was very easy to install in my 2019 Tacoma. It fit great in the small cubby on the left of the steering column. The only difficulty was finding where the factory vehicle wiring plug connection was stowed. The instructions could have been better explaining where that was. The controller works great with my 2002 car trailer. Very happy with the product and the service providing it. a great purchase experience overall!



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Seems great- very compact, easy to install, haven't tested it yet though- the only thing I wish I would have know was that the controller always draws a very small amount of power to keep some LED's lit, even when the vehicle is off (there is no power switch for the controller). I put this controller in a truck that only gets used a few times a month at most, so I just wish there was an off-switch/some way to open the power circuit when I'm not using the truck for extended periods. Great customer service, and fast, ontime, FREE shipping was appreciated!



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This has been the best and easiest purchase during my short journey of outfitting my 2008 Nissan Titan SE to haul a 27 ft camper. This has been the easiest install. If you're not mechanically inclined like myself no worries at all. It takes literally 5-10 mins to locate your quick connects and attach it to the dash. Once connected it automatically does everything else for you. You receive a set of directions just make sure you read them first and save yourself some money and do the install yourself. Once the camper was connected to the truck it was automatically detected. Can't get any easier than just connect and go. I would recommend strongly on purchasing this trailer brake connector/quick connect along with using this company. The shipping was extremely fast and communication was great prior to its arrival.



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Hooked up the brake control with a vehicle specific adapter eliminating the chance for incorrect wiring or shorting of wires. Tried it out immediately after install & worked as designed. Using this to control the electric brakes on my popup camper pulled by a Tacoma.


Comments
Works great
JOHN P - 06/03/2017



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THE CONTROLLER MOUNTED EASILY AND PERFORMED AS STATED. I'VE BEEN CONTENT WITH THE DRAW-TITE DELAY STYLE CONTROLLER I USED FOR 30 YEARS BUT THE PROPORTIONAL STYLE 5535 IS A MUCH BETTER CONCEPT. IT ACTS LIKE THE TOW VEHICLES BRAKES BY APPLYING MORE BRAKE THE HARDER THE BRAKES ARE APPLIED. I'VE ONLY USED IT ON ONE TRIP ON DRY ROADS WITH NO HARD STOPS SO IT MAY REQUIRE SOME TWEAKING THE MORE I USE IT. I TOW AN ENCLOSED 24 FOOT CAR TRAILER AND SET THE CONTROLLER MID RANGE ON BOTH SETTINGS AS MY STARTING POINT.



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I was very disappointed when the brake controller arrived, to find it was a generic over the counter brake controller without the necessary items for installation on my Pathfinder. In ordering, you asked for the specific year and make and model of my automobile which lead me to believe what you would send me would have everything needed to install. I ended up taking it to a mechanic that figured out what was missing, order the parts and installed it costing me an extra $125. I could have gone to Autozone and done just as well!



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Arthur recomand the brake Controler and the installation went well due to his knowledge. We have used it for two days and it is great! Thank you



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Super easy to install since it uses the same plug in wiring harness as my previous Tekonsha Prodigy 2 brake controller (which malfunctioned). This Draw-tite unit was cheaper than a Takonsha unit and works very well. Unless you need some special features like settings memory for different vehicles there is no reason to spend more.



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Ordered this for my 2008 Toyota Tundra to be able to pull a 25 foot travel trailer. This has been the easiest install. It takes literally 5-10 minutes to locate your quick connects and attach it to the dash. I mounted it as close to the middle console to help keep it away from my knee and legs. I used a black magic marker to blend the screws into the black frame. Once connected it automatically does everything else for you. I would recommend strongly on purchasing this trailer brake connector/quick connect along with using this etrailer. The shipping was extremely fast and communication was great prior to its arrival. I watched a YouTube video on my truck to make it even easier to install.


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    The Draw-Tite I-Command Trailer Brake Controller # 5535 is compatible with your 2017 Jeep Cherokee using wiring adapter # 3014-P. The connector is behind the black cover located to the left of the steering column, just above the carpet. To plug in the adapter, first remove the cover. I've attached a photo to assist.
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  • What Are The Functions Of Each Of The Wires On Draw-Tite I-Command Trailer Brake Controller
    I would be happy to identify the functions of the wires on your Draw-Tite I-Command Trailer Brake Controller # 5535. The wire functions are as follows: Black wire is to be connected to vehicle battery with 30 amp circuit breaker like the # PK54230. White wire to ground Blue wire to trailer brake wire Red wire to cold side of brake pedal switch which only has power when brakes are applied. To determine the functions of your vehicle pigtail you will need a circuit tester like...
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    There should be a decimal on the Draw Tite I-Command's # 5535 display whenever the controller is receiving power but there is no trailer connected and no boost is set. If you connect a trailer you should see .c instead. I've attached an example of some displays from the controllers installation details.
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  • What Brake Controller Harness Fits 2015 Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition?
    I checked with Tekonsha and the correct harness for the Draw-Tite I-Command # 5535 is the Tekonsha Custom Wiring Adapter # 3031-P. This adapter is a confirmed fit for all models of 2015 Toyota Tundra, including the 1794 edition. I've added links to video reviews of both the I-Command and adapter for you to take a look at.
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  • Wire Gauge and Circuit Breaker Required for Brake Controller Isntallation
    The Draw-Tite I-Command Trailer Brake Controller # 5535 includes a hardwired connector that is intended to connect to a vehicle-specific harness on vehicles that have a direct connection port or to a pigtail # 7894 to allow a hardwired installation in a vehicle that does not have such a connection point under the dash. This pigtail harness is 34-inches long, long enough for most installations. The black and blue wires on this part are 10-gauge and the others are 12-gauge; butt connectors...
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  • How to Add Draw-Tite I-Command Trailer Brake Controller to 2013 Subaru Outback
    The 2013 Subaru Outback does not have factory trailer wiring, which means there isn't a strictly plug-and-play brake controller for this vehicle, so you'll need to add the wiring to your Outback to use a brake controller. You'll need to start with a 4-way, the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness # 118467 followed by the Universal Installation Kit for Trailer Brake Controller # ETBC7, which will give you a 7-way connector, circuit breakers and the rest of the hardware needed to install a brake...
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  • Drawtite I-Command Brake Controller Error Code
    On the Draw-Tite I-command Brake Controller # 5535, the manual says the error is the brake controller is "seeing" an overload condition during operation. If it is reading overload without the trailer connected then that means there is a short in the blue trailer feed wire on the vehicle. You will need to check this wire for a short using a circuit tester like # PTW2993, and replace the wire where any issue is found. If you can't find the point along the wire, I recommend cutting the...
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