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Installing Electric Brake Controls on a 2010-2014 Dodge Ram

Replacing a Factory Brake Controller with an Aftermarket Brake Controller On a 2010-2014 Dodge Ram

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SUMMARY: 2010-2014 Dodge Ram With Factory Integrated Trailer Brake Module (ITBM)PROBLEM: The Dodge factory ITBM (Integrated Trailer Brake Module) is not to be used with electric over hydraulic trailer brake systems. It is to be used with electric trailer brakes only.SOLUTION: To use a trailer with electric over hydraulic brakes, you will need to install an aftermarket brake control. To install an aftermarket brake control you will have to disconnect the ITBM. This will turn on a warning lamp on the instrument cluster. In order to disconnect the ITBM and not get the warning lamp, your local Dodge dealer will have to reconfigure the TIPM (Totally Integrated Power Module), of the truck. Once the TIPM has been reconfigured, and the ITBM has been unplugged, you can use a vehicle specific brake control harness such as the Tekonsha #3021P or Towready #22293, to install the aftermarket brake control.To disconnect the ITBM, you will need to contact Business Center to remove the sales code (XHC). The TIPM will need to be reconfigured. Once the sales code has been disabled you can disconnect the ITBM electrical connector, under the dash, without getting the warning lamp.

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Product Number: Brake Controls: ALLManufacturer: Tekonsha, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch and Tow ReadyBulletin Date: 11/05/2010Bulletin Number: TB10-12Updated By: Dani S.Updated On: 3/9/2021

Richard H.


I have a question on a 2010 dodge ram 3500 that has a factory brake controller (itbm) that was install at factory as listed options list on truck from build date. I might be miss reading these instructions but reconfiguring the tipm, im guessing you mean removing the itbm from the options list? sales code xhc. Im kind of only seeing this as a possibly if this was a dealer install and was added to the option list by a dealership, with it being a factory build option we cant remove this from the option list. Is this correct or are we missing something.

David B.


If you want to remove the factory brake controller without causing a code you need to take it to a dealer and have them clear it our and disconnect it. Then you can install a brake controller that will work with other styles of brakes, not just electric.



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