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Pilot 2-6 Brake Electronic Brake Controller - Time Delayed

Pilot 2-6 Brake Electronic Brake Controller - Time Delayed

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80550 - 360 Degrees Pro Series Time Delayed Controller
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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
  • Like having a number to keep in mind for the brake output rather than having to guess with a dial

No, if you:

  • Have limited cab space, especially if you’re tall and can’t spare the leg room for this bulky brick
  • Haul a trailer with hydraulic brakes or more than 3 axles
Lowest Prices for the best trailer brake controller from Pro Series. Pilot 2-6 Brake Electronic Brake Controller - Time Delayed part number 80550 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Pro Series Trailer Brake Controller - 80550

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


  • Works for 2 to 6 Brakes (up to 3 brake axles)
  • Flexible mounting options and can be installed in any direction
    • Microprocessor allows control to be mounted upside down and still have a readable display
  • Large, easy to read dual digital display
  • Protection against short circuit or loss of ground
  • Standard mounting bracket included
    • Optional mounting ball pivot kit (5298) sold separately
  • Pulse Preventer (5501 - sold separately) recommended


  • Dimensions: 3-1/2" (W) x 4-3/4" (L) x 1-9/16" (H)
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Note: If a custom brake-control wiring adapter is not available for your vehicle, one of the following will be required:

20-Amp circuit breaker (9506P - sold separately) for 2- to 4-brake applications

30-Amp circuit breaker (38630 - sold separately) for 6- to 8-brake applications

Replaces #39518, #20190, #83503

80550 Pilot Brake Control for 1 to 3 Axle Trailers - Timed Actuated

Installation Details 80550 Installation instructions

California residents: click here

Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (15 Customer Reviews)

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Good brake control

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Thanks for the fastest shipping and awesome pricing. I've used these brake controller for years. Great product and great pricing. Thanks etrailer!

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good brake control not too expensive

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Website was very user friendly and video of installment was very helpful. Our order came in just in time of us to install and use.

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big hit inexpensive and simple to use

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Great product and price

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Received product quickly. Will be using it this weekend!

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

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Great box at a great price

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Exactly what i needed.

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Great product and price

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Ask the Experts about this Pro Series Trailer Brake Controller

  • Do 2013 and 2017 Ram 1500 Use the Same Brake Controller Install Harness
    Ram changed the brake controller wiring between the 2013 and 2017 Ram 1500 so you'd need to replace the # 3023-P you have now with the # 3024-P.
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation and Install for a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee with 7-Way
    Since you have a 7-Way you will only need a few more components to complete a brake controller install on your vehicle. First let's start with a brake controller. I would recommend the Prodigy P2 Brake Controller part # 90885. This is our best selling brake controller because of how well it works and how easy it is to setup. Next, for a wiring kit to install the brake controller and the 7-way adapter you would want the Wiring Kit for 2 and 4 Brake Electric Brake Controllers # 5506....
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  • Brake Controller Installation on 2001 Toyota Tundra w/ Factory 4-Pole Trailer Connector
    Toyota didn't start equipping the Tundra with the brake controller connector under the dash until the 2003 model year. You can still install your brake controller, but you'll need to hardwire it in place using our Brake Controller Installation Kit, part # ETBC7. The kit contains everything needed to install your brake controller, including an adapter to convert your existing 4-pole into a 7-way, all the wire, hardware and circuit breakers you'll need. If you click the links I've provided,...
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  • Pilot Trailer Brake Controller Staying On After Releasing the Brake Pedal
    It sounds like you may need to check the connection on the red wire. Use a circuit tester like # 40376 if needed to test the wiring. Make sure the red wire is attached to the wire that only shows a signal when the brake pedal is pressed. Also make sure that it has a good connection. Next you can sever the blue wire a few inches back from the brake controller and use the circuit tester to test the brake controller end. Apply the manual override, it should show a signal when the override...
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  • What is Difference between Time Delayed and Proportional Brake Controller
    A time delay controller like the part # 80550 is so named because there is a delay between the time that you initially apply the brakes in your tow vehicle and the time that the controller reaches maximum preset power output. Unlike a proportional brake controller, which activates your trailer's brakes based on the deceleration of your tow vehicle, a time-delayed controller sends power out in the same way, with the same gradual delay, no matter the braking situation. Although this delay...
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  • Trailer Brakes do Not Work with the Reese Towpower Brake Controller
    When you take a look at the legend for the codes on the Reese Towpower, which was renamed as the Pilot # 80550, it says that when the dot appears it means that the brakes are being applied but it does not register that the trailer is connected. This may be the result of either your tow vehicle side connector being dirty or your trailer side connector being dirty. Check both of them and clean out any dirt or debris. If that doesn't fix it then try using a tester like part # PTW2992...
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  • Trailer Brake Malfunction on Feather-Lite Horse Trailer
    Since your brake controller is working when you attach to a different trailer and this issue is only occurring when you apply the brakes, we can isolate this issue to the brake wire on your trailer side. Since the brake circuit wire only receives power when the brakes are applied, you would only be able to accurately test for a completed circuit when the brakes are depressed. If the wire has become disconnected, broken or frayed it could be causing this short/malfunction. There could...
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  • Weak Electric Trailer Brakes Troubleshooting that Was Rewired
    It sounds like your brake assemblies are in need of adjustment. This is the most common reason for weak trailer brakes so based on that and what you've tried already it would seem the most logical conclusion. On electric drum brakes there is a star wheel at the bottoms of the assemblies that you can turn using a flat head screw driver or brake adjusting tool # W80630. Turning the wheel one way will bring the shoes closer in and turning it the other way pushes the shoes out more. You...
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  • Where Does a Trailer Brake Controller Plug In on a 2001 Chevy Silverado 1500HD
    I have included a couple of pictures that show where to plug in a brake controller on a 2001 Chevy Silverado. You are looking for the black junction box located towards the back left corner on the drivers side. Remove the cover and you will see a bunch of empty ports. You need the one that is on the top row, second from the left like in the pictures. I have also included some links that explain the installation for you.
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  • Troubleshooting Brake Controller that Always has Voltage on Brake Output Circuit
    If your wiring is correct then yes your brake controller probably got shorted out. The first thing you should test is the red wire though. You need to make sure this circuit only sees voltage when the brakes are applied and none when they are not. If there is constantly voltage on this circuit then you know the problem is that you have the wrong wire for the brake switch. If the wiring is good then you definitely know the controller is bad. I attached an FAQ on troubleshooting brake...
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  • Recommended Brake Controller Wiring On 1992 Chevy Silverado
    The Pilot Brake Controller # 80550 will use the Replacement Brake Control Plug-In Harness for Tekonsha and Draw-Tite Brake Controller 12" Long # 20127 and will connect red to cold side of brake light switch, white to ground, blue to electric brake output, and black to 12V power. For your 1992 Chevy Silverado, some models do have the brake (blue) and hot lead (orange or red) wires already ran from under the hood to the end of the driver's side frame rail. However, these wires are hard...
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  • Trailer Brakes Too Aggressive with Brake Pedal and No Power with Manual Override on a Pilot # 80550
    It sounds like there are a couple of issues going on with your Pilot Brake Controller, # 80550. First, check that you have set the power to the correct level according to the instructions which I have linked for reference. Since the braking is too aggressive with the foot pedal, the power may be set too high. It is also possible that there is a short to the blue wire which goes back to the trailer brakes. This could cause full power to be sent back to the trailer brakes when you step...
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  • How to Install a Brake Controller in a 1997 International 4900
    You will need to hardwire the Pilot Brake Controller # 80550 in your 19997 International 4900 as there isn't a brake controller port. To do that check out the FAQ article I attached on installing a brake controller from scratch on a vehicle. Basically the blue wire of the controller will get run to the brake output circuit of your trailer connector, the black wire will run to the positive side of your batter through a circuit breaker like part # 38630. The white wire will run to...
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  • What Can Cause Weak Electric Drum Trailer Brakes Using a Power Stop Brake Controller
    The first thing you are going to want to test is the brake controller. Sever the brake output wire behind the back of the controller a few inches. Then use a circuit tester or multimeter like # PT89ZR to test the end coming out of the controller. If the controller output setting is set to the highest level, the tester should show approximately 12 volts. If it does, reconnect the wire. If it does not continue testing to see if the output fluctuates or changes at all. If it does change...
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  • How to Wire a 1990 Ford F-150 for a Brake Controller
    Since your vehicle does not have a towing package you will need to install a T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4 Pole Trailer Connector part # 118316. First, locate the vehicle taillight wiring harness along the inside of the left rear frame rail. This harness will have a connection point with connectors matching the ends of the T-connector adapter. Separate the harness connectors, being careful not to break the locking tabs. Insert the T-connector adapter between the harness connectors...
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  • Recommended Brake Controller for Motorcycle Trailer with Brakes
    For your trailer, you can add brakes since there is the flange already mounted to your axle. You will need to pull one of the hubs off your trailer spindle to see if you can get the bearing numbers off the face of the inner and outer bearing of that hub. If the numbers are not legible, then you will need to use a digital caliper like # to measure the spindle where the bearings rest on the spindle. I have attached a photo to assist. That will help me get you the brake assemblies...
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  • Install Harness Recommendation for Reese Pilot Brake Controller in 2015 Ram 1500
    The correct brake controller install harness you need to install the Reese controller # 80550 you have is part # 3024-P which plugs in under the dash of your 2015 Ram and the other end plugs into the controller.
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  • Travel Trailer has Squeaking Brake Drums
    First, on drum brakes they do need to be adjusted so that there is a slight but constant drag of the pads on the drum when the wheel is turned. If this is what you are hearing then it is normal. To determine if that is the sound you are hearing you can adjust the pads in and then turn the wheel. If the noise stops then that was the issue. But you will need to adjust them back. It could also be some bearing noise. You will need to make sure the bearings are packed with grease. I have...
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  • Replacement 7-Way Trailer Connector for a 2000 Dodge Ram 3500
    If the factory 7-Way connector itself is not present at the back of your 2000 Dodge Ram 3500 then there are a couple of ways you could add one. First, follow the wires at the back forward under the vehicle. They should plug into another connector that is rectangular. If they do then you could use # HM42190 to just plug into that rectangular connector. Or you could verify the functions of the wires using a circuit tester such as # 40376 and then attach them by function to a vehicle side...
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  • Brake Controller Compatibility with Electric Over Hydraulic Brakes
    The Pilot 2-6 Brake Electronic Brake Controller - Time Delayed # 80550 has not been tested by the manufacturer to work with Electric Over Hydraulic brakes. Most time delayed controllers are not a fit for the EOH systems. The Curt Venturer # C51110 and the Hayes Engage # HA81760 are the only two the manufacturer states will work with EOH, but I honestly wouldn't recommend either for that use. I recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 # 90885 or P3 # 90195 for the best operation with an...
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  • Brake Controller Install on 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee with Factory Tow Package
    I spoke with one of my contacts at Tekonsha, who tells me he is unaware of any vehicle-specific problems installing a controller on a 2008 Grand Cherokee. The only connection to the vehicle that could possibly affect the vehicle computer would be connecting the red wire on the controller to the wrong wire at the brake stoplight switch. The controller would be mounted under the dash to the right of the steering column, within easy reach of the driver. You can find the green wire that...
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  • Constant Power on Blue and Red Trailer Brake Controller Wires on 2007 Cadillac Escalade
    There should not be power all the time on the red wire or on the blue wire on a brake controller. You should not have to connect the red brake controller wire to the brake switch. You should be connected to the tow package wiring under the dash, to the left of the emergency brake pedal. There is a bundle of wires held together with a white tag. There should be a light blue wire here that you would use but not at the brake switch. It is also possible that if you are connected to the...
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  • Does the Pilot Brake Controller have to be Mounted in Any Certain Position
    The Pilot brake controller # 80550 is a time delay controller so it does not have to be mounted level or in a certain position. The only stipulation is that it needs to be within easy reach of the driver. I have included a link to the installation details for this controller for you. To plug this controller directly into your 2007 Toyota Tundra (if the truck came with a factory 7-Way) use harness # 3040-P. And if you need a new mounting bracket for the controller it is # 5280.
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  • Brake Controller Wiring Colors for GM Vehicles
    On the Pilot Brake Controller, item # 80550, the wiring is as follows. White = ground, White on Chevy Blue = trailer brake feed, Dark blue on Chevy Red = stop light, light blue on Chevy Black = 12 volt power, red with black stripe on Chevy The orange wire is of heavier guage and is not needed for the brake controller. You should use a circuit tester, 3808 if you need one, to verify the function of each wire before installation to be sure that your particular vehicle is wired the...
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  • Troubleshooting Hopkins Impulse Trailer Brake Controller Error Message OE
    The troubleshooting guide for the Hopkins Impulse trailer brake controller does not list an error code "OE" but if the unit displays a flashing code "SC" this indicates a short on the brake output circuit or a defective brake magnet, which is unlikely on a new Aliner. Those error codes can sometimes be difficult to read. My Hopkins contact said much older versions has error codes E1, E2, E3 but not OE. I suggest taking a close look at your Tacoma's trailer connector. Corrosion issues...
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  • Troubleshooting Prodigy Brake Controller Output Voltage that Won't Exceed 4.8 on Display
    If you tested the black power input wire to your Prodigy brake controller and found 14 volts then this tell us that the unit is getting sufficient DC power to operate. If you tested the red brake signal input wire and found 14 volts there then this tells us that the connection to your brake light switch is good and that the unit is receiving a "brakes on" signal from the vehicle. You can test the controllers output by severing the blue wire a few inches from the back of the controller (leaving...
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  • Unidentified Error Codes on a Reese Brakeman Trailer Brake Controller
    Do the error coeds appear with or without a trailer connected or both? Based on what you are seeing I believe there is an overload condition on your Brakeman controller. This could happen for several reasons. First, sever the blue wire from the back of the controller. Next use a circuit tester like # 40376 if needed to test the end coming from the controller. It should only show a signal when you apply the manual override. If it shows power at any other time then there is something wrong...
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  • How to Test Brake Voltage Output for the Pilot Electronic Brake Controller on a GMC Sierra 2500 HD
    Testing the brake output wire with a multi-meter, like the 7-Function Digital Multimeter, item # PT89ZR, and no trailer connected to the vehicle, can yield less than desirable results because there is no load, from the brake magnets, applied to the wiring. A better solution for testing the brake controller output is to use a Circuit Tester, item # 40376. The incandescent bulb in the tester will place a load on the wiring, causing a draw which will allow full power to be applied on the...
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