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Tekonsha PowerTrac Electronic Brake Controller - 1 to 2 Axles - Time Delayed

Tekonsha PowerTrac Electronic Brake Controller - 1 to 2 Axles - Time Delayed

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Easy-to-use brake controller activates your trailer brakes electronically when you engage the brakes in your tow vehicle. Set braking intensity to your preference and towing application. Lowest Prices for the best trailer brake controller from Tekonsha. Tekonsha PowerTrac Electronic Brake Controller - 1 to 2 Axles - Time Delayed part number 39523 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Tekonsha Trailer Brake Controller - 39523

  • Tekonsha
  • Electric
  • Time Delayed Controller
  • Under-Dash Box
  • Up to 2 Axles
  • Dash Mount
  • Automatic Leveling
  • 360 Degrees

Easy-to-use brake controller activates your trailer brakes electronically when you engage the brakes in your tow vehicle. Set braking intensity to your preference and towing application.


Features:

  • Brake controller activates electric trailer brakes (sold separately)
    • Signal is sent to trailer brakes when tow-vehicle brakes are activated
  • Adjustable output control lets you determine the amount of braking force
    • Set to maximum when you travel through hilly terrain with your fully loaded trailer
    • Back off the power output when you tow a lightweight trailer
  • LED indicator on front of unit
    • Green light indicates that brakes are connected
    • Color changes to orange and then to red as the power output increases
  • Built-in manual override
  • PowerTrac can be used with trailers that have up to 2 axles (4 brake assemblies total)
  • Mounting bracket and hardware included
    • No need to mount level
  • Additional pigtail harness (sold separately) is required for complete installation
    • For some vehicle-specific applications a plug-in, vehicle-specific brake-control adapter (sold separately) can be used to further reduce installation time


Specs:

  • Dimensions: 3" wide x 5" long x 1-1/4" tall
  • Limited 5-year warranty


Unlike pendulum-style controllers, which react to the inertia that is created by your tow vehicle slowing down, the PowerTrac applies your trailer's brakes when the brake pedal in your tow vehicle is engaged. The trailer brakes will be activated with an intensity set by you. This output (amount of braking power) is adjustable to suit your preference, as well as road conditions, type of trailer and load. You can also apply the brakes manually with the integrated override.


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 nearly limitless. After mounting the unit, hardwire the end of the pigtail harness (sold separately) directly into your vehicle. For even easier installation, a vehicle-specific wiring adapter (sold separately) is available for certain vehicles. One end of the custom adapter plugs into your vehicle, and the other end plugs into your controller - no hardwiring required. To transfer the PowerTrac to another vehicle or to remove it for storage, just unplug the unit and remove it from the mount.


Installation Accessories

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: For vehicles without brake-control wiring adapters, a 20-amp circuit breaker (9506P - sold separately) is required.


See also etrailer.com's exclusive 7- and 4-way brake-control installation kit (ETBC7 - sold separately) that includes all the parts necessary to install the PowerTrac brake controller.



80500 Tekonsha PowerTrac Electric Brake Control

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Video of Tekonsha PowerTrac Electronic Brake Controller - 1 to 2 Axles - Time Delayed

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Tekonsha Brake Controller - Time Delayed Controller - 39523 Review

Today we're going to be reviewing part number 39523. This is the Pro Series PowerTrac Electronic Brake Controller for trailers with one to two axles. This is a time-delayed brake controller. It's going to activate the electric trailer brakes. A signal is going to be sent to the trailer brakes when the tow vehicle brakes are activated or when the manual override is activated. It's also going to feature the adjustable output control that's going to let you determine the amount of braking force. All you've got to do is use that thumbwheel there to decrease it or to increase it.

You want to set it to a maximum when you travel through hilly terrain with your fully-loaded trailer and then you can back off the power output when you tow a light-weight trailer. The little circle down here is going to be the LED indicator on the front of the unit. It's going to show green, which is going to indicate the brakes are connected. Then the color is going to change to orange and then to red as the power output increases which we'll show you that here in a few moments. Its got the built-in manual override. The PowerTrac can be used with trailers that have up to two axles which would be 4-brake assemblies total. The mounting bracket and the hardware are all included.

There's no need to mount this level. You can actually swivel it a little bit inside of the bracket. Additional pigtail harnesses are going to be sold separately or plug-in vehicle-specific brake controller adapters. Those are going to be sold separately as well that can be used for certain applications to further reduce installation time. Well go over the dimensions of the actual brake controller. It's going to give us a width of right at 3 inches and then an overall length of 5 inches and it's going to stand about 1-1/4 inch in height. The PowerTrac is going to apply your trailer's brakes when the brake pedal in your tow vehicle is engaged. Those brakes will be activated with intensity which would be set by you using that thumb dial.

The output again, is adjustable to suit your preference as well as road conditions, type of trailer and whatever kind of load that you're carrying. You could also apply the brakes manually, again with that integrated overrride system. Please note that for vehicles without brake control wiring adapters, a 20-amp circuit breaker is going to be required. You can find that here at etrailer.com with part number 9506P. That is going to be sold separately. You can also check out etrailer.com's exclusive 7- and 4-way brake control installation kit, part number ETBC7. That's going to include all the parts that are necessary to install the PowerTrac brake controller. We are going to go and hook it up to our power source.

That way you can get an idea of the indicators and the LED that I was telling you about. Once we have that connected, go ahead and turn it on. The LED indicator is going to lighten up and that's going to show a green indicator signifying that we are connected correctly to our application which would be to our trailer and in this case, it's our external power source. Then you can see here that we have the output level to control the intensity in which our brakes are applied and then it's also going to feature the manual override. As I slide that over, the light is going to change color. It's going to go from a green to an orange to a red and then backing off and letting go, it's going to go back to that green indicator that is going to signify that everything is connected correctly. More than likely you're going to have it installed under your dash in this position here. It's got a nice flat surface so that way it can be angled to accommodate a lot of different situations or applications. The mounting bracket's going to go over this portion here and the mounting bracket has this little slot here that's kind of a little C-channel shape. That's going to allow it to pivot, so you are going to be able to change the angle to best suit your application. It's got the bracket. It's got all the screws needed. All you've got to do is screw it in to the surface that you want and then attach it to the brake controller and it's going to be fully set and ready for use. That's going to do it for today's review of part number 39523. This is the Pro Series PowerTrac Electronic Brake Controller. .


Customer Reviews

Tekonsha PowerTrac Electronic Brake Controller - 1 to 2 Axles - Time Delayed - 39523

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (753 Customer Reviews)

Easy-to-use brake controller activates your trailer brakes electronically when you engage the brakes in your tow vehicle. Set braking intensity to your preference and towing application.

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Very happy with this product. It fit nicely in my truck and plugged right into the factory wiring harness. Total installation time was under an hour. Easy to adjust, and works perfectly with my 5th wheel trailer. I simply pulled out the little storage cubby from the dash, cut the back off, slid the controller in, bolted it together, and stuck it all back in the dash. Looks and works great. 610737


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Still great after a year. I tow a bunch of different trailers. Adjusting between trailers is a snap. Ive received lots of positive comments on how nicely it fits in the truck, like it was made to be there.
Michael B - 03/11/2020

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As usual, etrailer came thru with glowing colors. Delivery was fast and cheap. These guys are totally involved. When I thought I'd messed up, they were quick in answering my questions. I will add this advice. Whenever dropping a wire inside of your dash (like a controller adapter) do not hook it up to your vehicle's wiring loom first, or tape up the exposed plug on the dropped end. Not doing so can result in popping noises within your dashboard, burned fuses or even a fire. Again, for trailer stuff, these are the guys. You get way more than you pay for here. Steve, a returning customer. 484743



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This review is for the Tekonsha PowerTrac Electronic Brake Controller - 1 to 2 Axles - Time Delayed. I installed this brake controller on a 2014 Jeep Unlimited and at the same time installed a 7 way trailer connector. I bought a Jeep factory harness for the 7 way connector so that was just a simple swap out of the factory 4 flat connector. This ensured that I had working lights while I worked on the install of the Controller. The Jeep harness included the wiring for the trailer brakes so I just had to install the Controller and the wiring for the controller at the engine end. This took about 4 hours. I didn't own a trailer yet at that time so I took the Jeep to a local trailer rental place and they tested the install for me. It worked. They also explained to me how to use the controller. I later bought a small travel trailer and the dealer for the trailer tested the install of the Controller and explained how to use it. By this they meant how I adjust the sensitivity of the controller. This they explained was best done by setting the sensitivity to zero (thumb wheel on controller) and then while pulling the trailer adjust the sensitivity up until some 'drag' is felt and then backing the sensitivity back down just until no 'drag' is felt, and that's it. I don't know if the manufacturer would agree with that. Their documentation did not explain exactly how to use the controller. Now that I've used the trailer a few times and I go through this I am comfortable with it and I feel the Tekonsha is providing the the control needed for safe towing. 210105



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Very easy to install and looks great in the truck, only wish i would have ordered the pigtail that goes to the truck. 26397


Comments
I ordered this brake controller for a 2003 Nissan Pathfinder with Universal Installation Kit. Not an easy job since theres no factory harness to plug the controller into. As others have said in the reviews the hardest wire to connect it the red one since it connects to the cold side of the brake pedal switch.There is literally an inch of space and little to no slack on the brake wire plugWhich is the black one on the right with 3 green wires with stripes and a red wire. . The brown plug is the shifter release switch. This was the hardest part of the whole install. The wire and plug was nearly impossible to get to or see. I had to lay on my back and twist sideways with a utility light next to my head shining under the dash. I cut my hand up pretty good getting the white plug disconnected from the black brake switch before I tapped it. The lock on the plug is above the steering wheel shaft so you cant see it or get pliers on it. I had to do it by feel and press with all my might with my right hand and pull the plug out with my left. The wires are covered by black rubber sheath which you have to slit back to the harness before you can tap it.The wire you want to tap on a 2003 Nissan Pathfinder is the GREEN wire with a YELLOW stripe. Once I tapped into that wire I double checked by unplugging the harness from the brake controller and using the LED tester. I clipped it to the metal surrounding the brake pedal, pushed the probe end into the red wire connector on the harness and pumped the brake pedal and the LED lit up!! So I knew I was successful.The rest was easy running wires to the battery and the connector on the back. The other small problem was the 10 gauge duplex wire included with the universal installation kit was literally a few feet short to reach the battery so I had to buy a roll of black 10 gauge at the auto parts store to complete the installation.Ill let you know how it works with the Pontoon Trailer!
-- comment by: Dan N - 03/17/2013

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I installed it on my 2018 Nissan Frontier and it works perfectly. 669409



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I ordered the powertrac with the 22292, 2011 ford F150 wiring adapter, It works great. 15 mins, and I had everything ready to go. It is a little sensitive to adjust but ones you get the feel for it, it takes no time to adjust. very happy with this unit, I would recommend this unit to everyone. 380737



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Thanks to etrailer’s video “Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee”, the installation of a Tekonsha PowerTrac controller on my 2003 Jeep was very straight forward (and I’m not a car guy!). Like in the video, I used the wiring kit (#5506). I forgot to order a pigtail wiring harness but was able to pick one up locally. Took the trailer out last weekend and the brakes worked great. 517695



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I purchased two trailer brakes and I received them several days ahead of the projected delivery date. I was made aware of shipping dates and delivery via email. I also was able to buy two brakes and adaptors for my vehicles for slightly less than a single unit (no adapter) price at a local retailer. All in all a very good transaction. This retailer is highly recommended and I will shop here again. 425742



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I needed an electric brake controller for towing a 9500 GVWR utility trailer. Read other reviews and have to agree that this is a very good product. Simple to install, just read and follow the instructions, connect Pos to a circuit breaker and battery positive, connect Neg to battery negative. Connecting to the battery reduces voltage ripple and noise from the alternator and other electric components. Connect other wires to the brake light switch and to your trailer plug. I also recommend buying the 4 wire pigtail cable assembly for this and similar controllers. A local retailer has a similar controller for twice the price of etrailer. 435278


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My 85 Ford wasnt pre-wired for a brake controller. Over 1 year later and I havent had any problems. Will be buying another one for my brothers truck.
J P - 03/05/2019

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Perfect for my needs. Easy to install. The adapter that came with it made the install so easy. 3015-P. 575052



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Easy to install in my Toyota-Tacoma 2012. I pull my Travel Trailer and this break controller worked very well and with just a little bit adjustment. Also this item was shipped very fast. 89077


Comments
I just installed this on my 2010 Tacoma, which was very easy. I hooked up a new trailer and I noticed right a way the brakes seem to pulse. You can see the LED flicker between red and green that appears to be synced with the brake pulsing. Does yours behave similarly? This is my first trailer and brake controller so Im not sure if its normal or not.
-- comment by: Quincy - 04/02/2014

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That is not normal operation. There are two likely culprits: First, a weak or loose connection to the brake switch wire. Double check that first so the controller can positively know when you are applying brakes in the Tacoma. Second, Toyotas are known for finnicky electrical grounds. If you didn't when you installed it, run the ground wire for the controller to the negative terminal on the battery. If it is grounded to the body, the controller may not be getting sufficient ground so the brakes start to engage and the ground cuts out, and it does this over and over resulting in the pulse.

-- Patrick B - 4/3/2014

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Now after one year Im using the same brake controler in my new Tundra and still working very well.
Rolando T - 01/09/2015

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Easy install with included GM wire harness. Took 20 minutes. 443734


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awesome,simple controller to operate and install
John - 10/18/2018

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Excellent product. Easy install was truly plug and play. Clean look. Highly recommended. 682864



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First of all I want to thank everyone involved with me for being so helpful and patient, especially Wayne in Tech. As it turned out after getting the 3rd unit from them the problem was in the trailer & installer [ me ] I found a pinched wire this afternoon and repaired it, problem solved. Thanks again to everyone involved. Will get a chance to try it out this weekend before it snows !!!!! 437721


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Works GREAT
Steve J - 09/29/2018

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I have a Toyota Tacoma (06). I had the controller installed in less than five minutes. One minute to gather the tools: drill/bits, screw driver, and tape. I thought tape would be helpful to hold the ground screw to the driver given the tight are under the dash. One minute to drill the ground hole. One minute to install the ground screw. One minute to plug in the cables and fish the wire under the stirring wheel to allow for the controller to be mounted in the storage area found on Tacoma trucks dash. I guess I was wrong. It only took four minutes. I did not need to put the tools away I was off to do other projects. I rate the product as good because I have not tried it on the trailer yet. 86205


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Today I used the controller out on the road, it worked great. Now I give the product a SIX star rating. Its better than a five star rating because of the reasonable price and installation of the product. Good job etrailer. Mike from Santa Fe.
-- comment by: Mike L - 06/29/2013

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We can't take that much credit, you performed the install. Glad it proved to be a quick, easy and worthwhile project, and thanks for coming back to give us an update after you tested it out. Happy towing!

-- Patrick B - 7/1/2013


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Didn't take long to get once I ordered it. Very easy to install. I used the video to help with the install. Can't wait to start camping. Would definitely use etrailer.com again and will recommend it to friends and family. 348854



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I had ordered a wiring harness for a electric brake controller, Pod brake controller and a Pollack Trailer connection socket with a 7 and 4 connection plugs. Items came quickly and had all items installed in less than an 1/2 hr. on my 2016 Silverado truck LT. it took only a screw driver to complete the job. Well Done etrailer for your parts and shipment. I will be a returning customer. 363801



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The only thing I wish I had done was put the screws in the unit first for a test fit, I was working in a tight space and it was hard to start the screws. 573616



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Overall this is a great product for the money for small/medium rigs or if you don't tow on a regular basis. Installation was quick and easy. It does not fine tune real easy and is easily affected by weight change. It's perfect for my use, which is a 17' toy hauler. Anything bigger and I would go with a unit which had a gross adjustment and then a fine adjustment, which I have had in the past, when I regularly pulled heavy loads. 366149



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Great price. I used this unit, made by Tekonsha, to replace a Tekonsha Prodigy unit that was (3.) times as expensive. (It lasted (4.) years. The green LED lighting was no longer visible. Therefore, making the unit inoperable.) I installed this unit in a 2012 GMC Sierra 1500 pickup truck. The truck had the wires for a trailer brake controller under the dash. All I had to do was pulled them down. This is how I connected the wires: Small blue & white wire on the truck to the blue wire on the trailer brake controller. Small white wire on the truck to the white wire on the trailer brake controller. Large blue wire on the truck to the red wire on the trailer brake controller. Red/black wire on the truck to the black wire on the trailer brake controller. I mounted the trailer brake controller to the right, and at the very top of the pullout ash tray with the screws that came with the trailer brake controller. I am right handed, so this location allows me to see and operate the trailer brake controller with my right hand while resting my arm on the fold down storage area/beverage holder in my work truck. E Trailer is a good company. Their prices are fair and they have an excellent customer support system. If you have a question or a problem they are there to take care of you. So I don't shop anywhere else when I need something that they sell. Why would I? 329265


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Thanks for your review and your business, Rick! Often, the color of the wires are determined what wires the factory uses on a particular run, so we always recommend testing for function by using a wiring tester, such as # 3808.
-- Laura E - 01/09/2017

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Install was easy just as etrailer said. Product works great for a 2 axle trailer. I mounted it to the coin holder door left of steering column so that the screw holes would be in the plastic door, which I could replace if needed. Routed wires under hood release. Great company! 95444


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Works great no problems. Thanks for the follow up.
Jeff D - 08/18/2014

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Not happy that the harnes doesn’t plug into the brake controller, would think someone would have made sure they matched before shipping!! 596682


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It appears what was ordered was a curt brake controller adapter and a tekonsha brand Powertrac brake controller part # 39523. The adapter you will need to plug the powertrac into the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 with towing package is part # 3016
Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter for Electric Brake Controllers
$30.67
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-- Heather A - 01/14/2019

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Installed on 2003 Toyota Tundra with the factory tow package. Installation was a breeze with the included vehicle specific wiring adapter. It took me about 45 minutes total. Looks professionally installed. Easy to use. Set the adjustment for your specific trailer and go! 558057



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Received my controller today and it mounted easily in my Nissan Frontier with the adapter that plugged right into my wiring harness. When I got it mounted I found that the light did not come on. I went on line to the question and answer section of etrailer.com and found that it had to be hooked to the trailer for the lights to come on. I drove to the storage facility where my RV toy hauler is parked and when I hooked the light cord up the light on the controller lit right up. When I bought the trailer I had to quotes of more than $250 to install a controller and then I looked further on line and found etrailer.com and saved myself about $200 in the hour it took me to install it and hook it up to the trailer. My experience with etrailer.com was great and I will continue to check them for further needs. 412452



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I purchased the wiring kit, brake controller and extra bracket for my 2016 Promaster 118. The install went great. I used another stainless steel bracket to attach the 7 way to the bumper cover. It looks good and totally professional. The brake controller sits just below the fuse box and is out of the way but accessible. I did route my power wires going to the front beneath the van. I drilled a 1/2 inch hole through the rear plastic of the battery box to bring those wires in. 302828


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    The Tekonsha PowerTrac brake controller # 39523 is a time delay brake controller. The other type of controller is a proportional controller. 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, a time-delayed controller sends...
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  • Finding Dedicated Brake Light Circuit to Install a Trailer Brake Controller on a 2013 Chevy Equinox
    You will need a dedicated brake light circuit (a circuit that only carries the brake light signal) to attach to the brake controller red wire. The CHMSL circuit (center high mount stop light) does fit this description and you can use it. Finding the correct stop light wire on a 2013 Equinox is different than on other vehicles. To get it under the dash you need to access the BCM (body control module). It is located under the dash above where your left knee would be. The module will have...
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  • How to Convert a Trailer with Surge Brakes to Electric Over Hydraulic Brakes
    You can convert surge brakes to an electric over hydraulic braking system. To do this, you will need an electric over hydraulic actuator and a brake controller. For an electric over hydraulic actuator, I recommend looking at the Carlisle HydraStar units. If your trailer has drum brakes, you will want part # HBA-10. If your trailer has disc brakes, then you will want part # HBA16. I have also attached a link to all of our electric over hydraulic actuators for you to check out your options. The...
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  • What is Needed to Install Brake Controller on 2012 Jeep Liberty?
    When installing the Tekonsha PowerTrac # 39523 brake controller in your 2012 Jeep Liberty you will need Universal Installation Kit for Brake Controllers # ETBC7 as well as harness # 20127 because you will need to hard wire the ends of the harness directly into the vehicle; the other end of the harness will plug directly into your PowerTrac. I've added links to video reviews of each of these products for you to take a look at.
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  • Using Wire for Bed Cap 3rd Brake Light Instead of Brake Stoplight Switch to Install Brake Controller
    As long as you have verified that the wire in question only goes hot when the brake pedal is applied, there is no reason why you cannot use the wire intended for the bed cap third brake light. If you do not have a circuit tester, we offer one, part # 40376. Certain vehicles (like GM trucks produced in the late 1990s) had brake switch wiring that was very difficult to access. In those instances, we typically recommend doing exactly what you propose.
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  • Should the Light on the Pod Brake Controller be On All the Time with No Trailer Connected
    When no trailer is connected the light on brake controller # 39523 will either be flashing or off. If it is green all the time with no trailer connected that indicates a short to ground. This normally occurs when there is corrosion on the pins or where the wires attach on the trailer connector. I have included a link to the instructions that include a troubleshooting section. I have also included a link to our FAQ article on troubleshooting brake controllers for you.
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  • Parts Needed to Install Brake Controller in 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    For your 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee the trailer wiring harness part # 118349 is the correct harness to start with to install a 7-way and brake controller in your vehicle. It provides the taillight functions that will transfer over to the 7-way adapter. From there you would need to convert the 4-way to a 7-way so that you can install the brake controller # 39523. For that you will want the Brake Controller Install Kit and 7-Way Adapter part # ETBC7. I attached installation instructions...
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  • Need 7-Way Trailer Connector for 2013 Subaru Outback for Use with Trailer Brake Controller
    In order to wire a 7-way trailer connector for use with a brake controller you will first need to have a working 4-pole trailer connector on your vehicle. We do offer custom plug-and-play 4-pole converter harnesses for your Outback wagon, both powered and non-powered types. If your trailer has only basic lighting and you do not intend to add any additional lights to it, then you can use non-powered converter # 118467 which is shown in the linked video. This plugs in to your R79 connector...
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  • Recommended Brake Controller and Wiring Harness for 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 with Factory 7-way
    Since you already have the factory 7-way, adding a brake controller to your 2012 Dodge Ram is easy. My recommendation is to use a proportional brake controller (which is what is in your brother's truck) and the simple wiring harness that will give you the plug and play ability. The most popular brake controller we have is the Prodigy P3 # 90195 because it has the easy to read diagnostics and LCD screen for ease of use. It also has preset boost settings so you can easily be ready...
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  • Using Aftermarket Trailer Brake Controller on 2014 Chevy Silverado with Factory Brake Controller
    It is not at all uncommon for owners of trucks with factory brake controllers to switch back to the aftermarket units like the Tekonsha PowerTrac # 39523. Convenience is great but solid performance is much better! If you have a Silverado 1500 you can use a quick-connect brake controller adapter # 3016 to plug in a unit such as the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 # 90885, which is among the most reliable and easy to use proportional controllers we offer, to the under-dash port. It works both with...
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  • Parts Needed for Brake Controller Installation on 2004 Honda Pilot
    It sounds like you have a pretty good handle on what you need. Since you already have a functional 4-pole trailer connector, all you'll need now is the # ETBC7 install kit and a brake controller. Rather than the time delayed # 39523 PowerTrac controller, I'd recommend going with a proportional controller like the Tekonsha I-Command, part # 5535. A proportional controller can sense how quickly the tow vehicle is braking, and will send the correct amount of voltage to the trailer brakes...
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  • Light Does Not Come On when Tekonsha Pod Trailer Brake Controller is Installed on a 2010 Ford F-150
    The first thing I recommend is to connect a trailer to the vehicle. The light will not come on if a trailer is not connected. If you do connect a trailer and the light does not come on it could indicate a few different issues. First, check the black wire behind the controller for voltage. If there is no voltage going to the controller it will not turn on. You will need to check the fuses associated with the tow package to determine if something is blown or missing. You may also have...
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  • Parts Needed to Install a Brake Controller for a 2008 Chevy Silverado 1500
    On newer vehicles, especially those with tow packages, a pulse preventer is not needed. It was a problem with older trucks that is not present anymore. Should it become a problem later, you can always add it, but I doubt you will need to. There is not a plug in connector for the Tekonsha Powertrac brake controller, part # 39523, for your 2008 Chevrolet Silverado. In 2007 when GM switched the truck bodies, they did away with brake controller ports. They now use a bundle of wires that...
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation for a 2001 Lexus LX470
    The brake controller the number you referenced goes back to is the Tekonsha Powertrac part # 39523 which can be installed in your 2001 Lexus LX 470 with a couple more components. First you would need a 4-way trailer wiring harness if you do not have one. For that you would need part # 119178KIT. Then to convert the 4-way to a 7-way and install a brake controller you would need the part # ETBC7.
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  • Brake Controller Installation on 2008 Chevy Trailblazer
    The orange wire found under the dash that would provide power to the brake controller is already circuit protected, so you would not need an additional circuit breaker like the # 9506P you referred to. The wiring connections would be made as follows: Orange tow pkg wire connects to black wire on controller Dark blue tow pkg wire connects to blue wire on controller Light blue tow pkg wire connects to the red controller wire Black tow pkg wire connects to the white brake controller...
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