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Draw-Tite Activator Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 2 Axles - Time Delayed
Replacement Brake Control Plug-In Harness for Tekonsha and Draw-Tite Brake Controller 12" Long

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Draw-Tite Activator Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 2 Axles - Time Delayed
part number: 5100

Electronic controller activates electric trailer brakes with a preset intensity when you apply the brakes in your vehicle. Power output and braking aggressiveness are easily adjustable to suit your preference.

Features:

  • Brake controller activates trailer brakes with preset intensity
    • Signal is sent to trailer brakes when tow vehicle's brakes are activated
  • Adjustable 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 switch forward to increase activation speed
    • Achieve smoother braking by moving switch in opposite direction to supply power gradually
  • LED indicator on front of unit shows when trailer's brakes are applied
    • Light glows brighter as power output increases
  • Built-in, slide-bar manual override
  • Quick and easy installation
    • No need to mount level like proportional brake controllers
    • Mounting bracket, wiring harness and hardware included
    • Plug-in, vehicle-specific brake-control adapter (sold separately) can be used for certain applications to reduce installation time
    • Pulse preventer (5501) recommended for installation


Specs:

  • Application: trailers with up to 2 axles (4 brake assemblies)
    • Designed for use with electric brakes only
  • Dimensions: 3" wide x 5-3/8" long x 1" tall
  • Limited 3-year warranty


Time-Delayed Braking

The Activator 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 Activator. 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 Activator 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.


Sync Settings

To adjust the aggressiveness of your trailer's braking action, use the slide control on the side of the Activator to change the sync setting. If you want to reach maximum power output faster, move the switch forward. To get smoother braking action, move 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 Activator 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 Activator, 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, a 20-amp circuit breaker (9506P - sold separately) will be required.


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.

Same as Reese Brakeman Compact - 83501



5100 Draw-Tite Act I Time-Delay Trailer Brake Control



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Replacement Brake Control Plug-In Harness for Tekonsha and Draw-Tite Brake Controller 12" Long
part number: 20127

Tow Ready Replacement Plugin Harness for the Tekonsha P3, Voyager, Prodigy, and Primus Brake Controllers. Also works with Draw-Tite Intella-stop Xtreme, Intella-stop Ultra, Intella-stop Digital, and Activator III (5520) brake controllers.

  • Wire lead length: 12"
  • Wire functions:
    • Blue: trailer brakes
    • White: vehicle battery negative terminal
    • Black: vehicle battery positive terminal
    • Red: cold side of stoplight switch


20127 Replacement Brake Control Plug-In Harness for Tekonsha and Draw-Tite Brake Controller 12" Long



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Video of Draw-Tite Activator Trailer 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 Draw-Tite Brake Controller - Time Delayed Controller - 5100 Review

Today we're going to review part number 5100. This is the Draw-Tite activator time delay trailer brake controller. It is designed to fit trailers for 1 to 2 axles. It does come with everything showing here: the mounting bracket, the mounting hardware. This brake controller will activate your trailer brakes with a preset intensity. The signal is sent to the trailer brakes when you're tow vehicle's brakes are activated. On the very front here, you can see there's a sliding switch.

This is the adjustable output control. This will let you determine the amount of braking force. Basically if you go that way, you can see where it's lighter. That's the maximum. You'll set it to the maximum when you're going to travel through a hilly terrain with a fully-loaded trailer. Then if you want to back it off, you want to do that; back off the power outflow 00:00:45 when you're going to tow a lightweight trailer or an empty trailer. On the side here, you'll see there's also a sink setting.

The sink setting will let you adjust the aggressiveness with which the brakes are activated. If you look real closely, there's a plus sign and a minus sign. This will be towards the front of your tow vehicle. This will be towards the rear of it. Basically to get the full power output faster, you'll move the switch forward. The plus sign, this will increase the activation speed.

If you want to achieve smoother braking, you could move it in the opposite direction; that will supply your power gradually. On the very front, you'll see there's a bob here. This is an LED light. This will indicate on the front of your unit, it will show when your trailer's brakes are applied. The light will glow brighter as the power output increases. I'm going to show you that in a minute.

It has the built-in slide bar manual override that you can activate the brakes immediately. It's a very quick and easy installation, because it's a time-delayed brake controller. There's no need to mount it level, like the proportionals. You can mount it in any direction. The mounting bracket, again, and the hardware is all included. If you notice, it has a plug on the end. We do recommend if it's available for your vehicle, to get the plug-in vehicle-specific brake controller adapter. We do sell those separately. You can find out if there's one available for your vehicle by just going on to our website, under the fit guide, and seeing if they list one that will plug on. A vehicle-specific brake controller adapter will have a plug that will plug into the brake controller. The other end of it will have a plug that will plug into the factory port on your vehicle. If they don't have one for your vehicle, you can get also a plug that will plug into this brake controller, and the other end would be 4 pigtail wires that you could hard-wire into your vehicle. Now getting the application on this brake controller, is for trailers with up to 2 axles or 4 brake assemblies. It is designed for use with electric brakes only. Again, I want to show you I have a plug-in hooked to a 12-O 00:02:54 power source. What we're going to do is go ahead and attach the brake controller; it snaps right in. Then what I'm going to do is go ahead and turn on the power, so we got 12-O power. Then what I'm going to do is I'm going to show you when you apply the brakes, if you watch that red LED light when your brakes are applied, you'll notice that that red LED light will come on. Put it up, you can see it better. Here you go, that's showing that your brakes are being applied, or also when your manual slide is being applied, that will come on. What you also notice, I have it up to maximum. You notice when you push the manual, it will go from a dim bulb, and as you push it up to the maximum, it will get a brighter bulb. If you turn it down some, like in the middle, you can see as you push it up, it won't go up to maximum, because you got the output set in the middle there. That should do it for the review on part number 5100, the Draw-Tite activator time delay trailer brake controller for trailers with 1 to 2 axles. .



Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Activator Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 2 Axles - Time Delayed - 5100

Replacement Brake Control Plug-In Harness for Tekonsha and Draw-Tite Brake Controller 12" Long - 20127

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (522 Customer Reviews)

Electronic controller activates electric trailer brakes with a preset intensity when you apply the brakes in your vehicle. Power output and braking aggressiveness are easily adjustable to suit your preference.

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by: Karri10/19/2018

Installed super easy using the provided video for instructions. Great product, have one in both of our towing vehicles for our 19.5' camper. 575737



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by: Jeremy10/06/2018

Controller works great seems better built than more expensive controllers I have used in past. Etrailer was great fast delivery 572248



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by: Rod radovanovic09/07/2013

The product and instructions are very good. The only reason I did not give an excellent rating is that instruction can be more clear about the ground connection of the unit. I do not think that is necessary to ground the unit all the way to the battery negative terminal (as shown in the wiring chart). It is comber some to do that since another 10 gage wire would need to thread through the engine firewall and rout all the way to the battery. It is sufficient just to use a solid metal underneath the dash and attach it to that location. I have to give a great paradise to the sales people that my unit was shipped on the same day. 98742



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by: Garth01/18/2018

Not only did my packages arrive in a timely manner, but George kept me posted ont their progress every mile of the way. When I got the brake controller, it was everything the said it would be, and along with my final email from etrailer was a link to instructions for installing it and another link to questions and answers about the product and the installation process. How could anyone possibly ask for more. Thank you George, and thank you etrailer. 468070


Comments

Its been a year since I received and installed this braking system. Ive used it may times and it works perfectly. Easy to install and easy to use and affordable you cant beat it. I highly recommend, even though I know you can bet much fancier and more expensive items, you probably dont need fancier and more expensive when this fairly inexpensive item does the trick.

garth i - 01/19/2019

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by: Jeffrey02/03/2018

Although I replaced my Activator II with an Activator; both units ended up being fine.... After replacing the Activator II, after further troubleshooting, I found that I had two independent problems. 1. The brake power wire (blue) was corroded in the truck outlet 7 way receptacle; which I replaced. 2. The actuator brake activation wire (red) was no longer getting power out of the trailer wiring plug unit located under the dash. This was resolved but cutting that wire near the harness plug, and splicing it with the cold side of the brake pedal unit’s brake light wire (white). Your wiring diagrams on the subject proved very helpful in the solution..... 472647



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by: Jack01/14/2013

This product was very easy to install. Works like it should. Thanks!!!! 62932


Comments

This product after a year has been performing great with no problems. I would recommend this breaking device. Thanks.

Jack - 07/15/2014

5609

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by: Juan02/02/2017

Work great on my 2007 gmc sierra classic, I recommend this product Thanks. 337785



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by: Mac C03/12/2014

This product is everything I needed for the tandem Car Hauler I purchased to pull with my 2012 F-150. Etrailer.com was very helpful and responsive to my order. all in all a very pleasant experience. Thank you.. 120367


Comments

Thanks Pat I have had very good success with this Brake Controller it works as expected Very good Thanks.

Mac C - 03/12/2015

10000

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by: Chuck09/10/2015

The product came quickly. The installation only took five minutes. So far the product has been good. 224786


Comments

Great. Easy to install and operate.

Chuck - 09/10/2016

20880

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by: PB06/11/2012

Let me start by saying etrailer.com is the way to go. There prices even with shipping are about the same, if not cheaper, than a brick and mortar store with a lot more to choose from. Shipping was very fast and everything installed and worked in about 15 minutes. That being said, I'm not real impressed with the brake controller. It's about as basic as it gets. No numerical output reading, just a little red light that is supposed to get brighter the harder you push your brakes. Kind of hard to tell when the sun is out. It does work, and if bare bones is what you want, this would probably work for you. I will be calling or emailing to see about an exchange. I would rather spend an extra $10-20 and get something a little nicer. Will let you know how that goes. 43619



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by: m.martinez08/19/2014

nice product and easy installation and thank u jean 4 your help on customer services the video was veryyyyyyyyyyy helpful 147471


Comments

still working and easy to adjust your brakes to tt

m.m - 08/19/2015

14406

- 20127
by: Dean E.10/08/2017
2005 Mercedes-Benz M-Class

This was automatically added when I ordered the instal kit for my brakes! Great addition but just add it to the install kit to begin with! 440649


Comments

Works great! I have a small SVU & small TT.

Dean E - 10/08/2018

44399

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by: Edward01/03/2011

Brake controller installation It took longer that it should have to connect the controller, but I was being very careful, I would check and then double check to make sure everything was alright. I wanted to do a nice clean job so I took my time. The hardest part was making sure I had the right wire connected for the brake signal to the controller, but even that was not difficult to do. I took some pictures of when I started a task and the end result. I will probably move the controller from the ash tray area at a later date, but for now it is fine where it's at since I don't smoke and I don't let anyone else smoke in my truck. 4920



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by: Kyle I.03/26/2017

I have to say..... installation was super easy!!! Installed this in an 06 Chevy Suburban, to pull our camper. 358923


Comments

No complaints!

Kyle I - 03/27/2018

36513

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by: Paul S08/09/2015

Works great this is the only place to shop if you own a trailer! Any questions you can think of they have the answer. Thanks again, Paul 217930


Comments

Flawless after a year. I sold the truck it was in , but kept my controller for the next one.

Paul S - 08/08/2016

20105

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by: Anthony03/13/2018

Haven't had a chance to test for operability but install on my 03 suburban went flawlessly. 484526



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by: Rob Rod05/13/2014

Exactly what I needed! 130328


Comments

Great.

Rob R - 05/13/2015

11647

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by: Chris C10/09/2016

If your truck comes with the tow haul package.... this item is literally plug and play. I had it wired up and all mounted inside of thirty minutes. It's literally 4 wires and the stock system wires are labeled along with the brake contoller. I haven't tested it yet but so far I am thoroughly impressed! 304865



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by: Andrew05/17/2019

Excellent . Worked perfectly. Only thing I would change is make all the wires the same gauge. Seem like 2 were 10g and 2 were 8g. 643311



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by: Truston05/14/2019

Excellent. Did exactly as described! Perfect OEM replacement 641903



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by: Darin F05/14/2019

Made wiring easy 641828



- 20127
by: Michael05/10/2019

Product worked as advertised. 640396



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by: Michael05/08/2019

This worked as described. 639637



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by: Tom Q05/06/2019

This harness and the Draw-Tite Activator Brake Controller worked fine. I would recommend. 639018



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by: Tom Q05/06/2019

This harness and the Draw-Tite Activator Brake Controller worked fine. I would recommend. 639750



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by: Brian04/19/2019

As advertised perfect works great Thanks 633396



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by: Doug04/18/2019

Have not installed yet but review of all parts seem quality 632017



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by: Denny Mikus04/12/2019

Easy to install and works great 625504



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by: John H.04/10/2019

Great quality, function and well engine ered. 620112



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by: Tracey W.04/03/2019

This was so easy to install a child could do it, and the instructional video online explained exactly how it functioned. I love that I can input my vehicle and it picked the correct O.E.M wiring to match--plug and play. I am so impressed! 616927



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by: Lawrence03/09/2019

Very good. No issues at all 610993



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by: Charles02/21/2019
2008 Jeep Commander

Fast shipping. Well packed. Will work with again 607016



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by: Kendall02/17/2019

Product was as advertised and delivery was quicker than expected. 605915



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by: John02/16/2019

Great product. Allows me to use on the brake controller across many cars. Easy to install. The prive was very good. Delivery was very quick. 605698



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by: James02/09/2019

The product was carefully packaged for shipping and it arrived very quickly. Thank you. 603635



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by: Joe01/08/2019

Perfect fit and great price !!! 595768



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by: Marc01/02/2019
1993 Ford F-150

Perfecto 594394



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by: Dan12/12/2018

Great price, easy install and adjusts well for varying braking conditions. No complaints. Be sure to get recommended harness if needed. 590263



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by: Fred11/30/2018

It is in the box and not damaged not hooked up yet 586350



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by: Fred r.11/26/2018

Fast shipping 585230



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by: Reyman11/07/2018

Product works well easy to install! 581034



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by: Brian11/01/2018

Works as advertised, installed with ease! Have yet to use it yet but with a learning curve I believe all will be fine. 579316



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by: Jeffrey10/31/2018

Work just like it should. 579081



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by: Deborah10/22/2018
2013 Chevrolet Silverado

I've ordered several items from them and always get good products with fast service. 576577



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by: Jim10/20/2018

Excellent 576205



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by: Martha J.10/05/2018

Product received was exactly as ordered 571900



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by: Walter09/30/2018

A little confusing hooking up, but works great. 570381



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by: John09/18/2018
Chevrolet TrailBlazer

Easy to install and works fine on my Tr ailblazer. 566246



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by: Ron09/16/2018

a perfect match for the controller 565765



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by: Jeremiah09/15/2018
1978 Ford F-100, F-150, F-250, F-350

No issues with this product. I bought and had it wired in so I can move my brake controller from one truck to another. 565458


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  • The easiest way to install your Draw-Tite 2-4 Brake Electronic Brake Controller # 5100 in your 2003 Ford F-350 would be to use a Tekonsha Wire Replacement # 3035-P. This product will plug into the back of your # 5100 and then plug directly into the plug underneath the dash of your vehicle. I attached installation instructions and an installation video for you to check out. Your other choice is to hard-wire it in by first cutting the plug under your dash off and then wire it by function
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  • We would be happy to explain how to install a brake controller like # 5100 or # 90885 on your 2002 Chevrolet Express Van but there isn't a pig tail that will fit your van. You will need to hardwire in the brake controller. If your van came with a factory 7-Way trailer connector the blue output brake wire already ran from the back to the front. It is located under the dash near the emergency brake pedal. But the other 3 brake controller wires will need to be hard wired in. The white
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  • Parts Needed to Install an Electric Brake Controller in a 2016 Toyota Highlander with Tow Package
  • To install your Prodigy P3 Electric Brake Controller # 90195 into a 2016 Toyota Highlander you can use the wiring harness # 20127. This will plug into the P3 and then hardwire under your dashboard. If the Highlander needs a 4-way trailer connector the Curt Wiring Harness # 56042 will provide one for you. Then you can use the install kit # ETBC7 to add a 7-way and all of wiring to power your trailer's brakes. If you already have a 4-way then just add the # ETBC7. If you already have
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  • Brake Controller Pigtail Wiring Harness For Infiniti QX 80
  • We do carry wiring pigtails for Tekonsha prodigy trailer Brake Controllers that will work on your 2014 Infiniti QX80. I have attached a link to a help article that explains installation of a brake controller. If you are looking for just the pigtail that attaches to the controller I recommend the Brake Control Plug-In Harness for Tekonsha and Draw-Tite Brake Controller, part # 20127. This harness has 12 inch wire leads. If you prefer a harness with longer wire leads, I recommend the
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  • Stop Light Switch Location On A 2015 Jeep Cherokee
  • The stop light switch that you will need to connect the red wire to on the Brake Control Plug-In Harness for Tekonsha part # 20127 may be pre ran to a set of wires taped to the underside of the drivers side vehicle dash. If the wires are not present in this location, I recommend installing a stop light switch such as the Roadmaster Stop Light Switch Kit part # RM-751471 to wire the brake controller stop light switch to because of the difficulty and risk of error that is involved when splicing
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  • What Do I Need to Wire a Basic 4-Way Trailer Connector on a 1996 Toyota Tacoma Pickup
  • Since the 1996 Toyota Tacoma has separate turn and brake signals, a converter is necessary. Fortunately, there is a plug-and-play harness, part # 118379, available for your Tacoma that makes installing very easy. It simply plugs in-line with the tail light connectors behind the tail light housings. Then you connect the ground wire to a good ground point on the truck frame and you are done. I have added a link to the part and a video of it being installed on a 2000 Tacoma. I have also
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  • Brake Controller Wiring Functions to Install on a 1990 Dodge D250 Pickup
  • The red wire that disappears under the dash of your 1990 dodge D250 pickup is input from the brake switch and will go to the red wire on the brake controller. Blue is output to the trailer brakes and connects to the blue wire on the brake controller. White is ground as you know and connects to the controller white wire and the fused red wire is for power which connects to the black brake controller wire. If you had switched the other red wire and the blue wire nothing would have happened
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  • Does the Tow Package Wiring on a 2008 Chevy Colorado Match a Brake Controller Color for Color
  • On the 2008 Chevy Colorado with a factory tow package, the wiring for a brake controller is located under the dash, to the left of the brake pedal. The wire bundle should have a white tag on it that also lists the functions of each wire. You will need to match the wires to the brake controller by function, not by color. On the brake controller, white is ground, black is 12 volt power, blue goes out to the trailer connector, and red is in from the stop light circuit on the brake switch. It
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  • Installing a Brake Controller on a 1988 GMC K 1500 Pickup Truck
  • GM did not install a brake controller adapter port in the C/K series pick up trucks, so there are no plug-in adapters that will allow you to install a brake controller without having to run wires. If you already have 7-way connector at the rear of your truck, then you could use wiring kit # 5506. This kit includes a duplex wire to run a brake output circuit from the brake controller to your 7-way and to run a wire from the brake controller to the battery (via the circuit breaker) and
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  • Which Brake Switch Wire is Used When Installing Brake Controller on 2008 Dodge Ram 1500
  • A brake controller has four wires exiting the rear of the controller, they attach as follows: the red wire attaches to the brake stoplight switch located at the top of the brake pedal. The color of the correct wire on the brake switch is usually a white wire with a tan stripe, but it could vary so it is best to find the correct wire you will need by testing the wires for function. The stoplight switch can have several wires exiting it, you will need a circuit tester like Quickee Tester,
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  • Hardwire Trailer Brake Controller Installation on a 2001 Dodge Van 1500
  • Installing a brake controller on your 2001 Dodge 1500 Van is a hardwire installation. In addition to the brake controller and the wiring harness like # 20127, you may also need a 4 and 7 Way Installation kit, # ETBC7 depending on what type of trailer connector is on the van. If the van already has a 7-Way trailer connector, you will need to add a brake controller installation kit, # 5506. On the back of the 7-Way connector, find the wire that is coming out of the 7:00 position. Cut the
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  • Installing Brake Controller on 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan with FactoryTow Package
  • It sounds like your Grand Caravan is wired like the Jeep Grand Cherokee. I have confirmed this by speaking with my contact at Tekonsha. He tells me that the wire you located is indeed the brake control output circuit. This wire would be ran through the firewall and would connect to the blue wire on the brake controller. To complete the installation, you will connect the white wire of the controller pigtail # 20127 to the negative battery terminal, the black controller wire to the positive
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  • Installing a Brake Controller on 2013 Mazda CX-5 with 7-Way Installed
  • Since you have a 7-Way you will only need a few more components to complete a brake controller install on your vehicle. 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. This will provide the power source and ground for the wiring for the brake controller. You will need to test the wires from the brake pedal switch of your vehicle to find a circuit that has voltage when the brakes
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  • Where to Splice Brake Light Wire From Brake Controller To Stoplight Wire
  • Since your vehicle does not have a brake controller port, you will want to use a universal wiring pigtail. For example, if you have a Tekonsha brake controller, you could use a Plug-In Harness for Tekonsha and Draw-Tite Brake Controllers # 20127. You will want to use a circuit tester, like # 40376, to test the wires at the stoplight switch at the back of your brake pedal to find the wire that only has signal when the brake pedal is depressed. Once you have found the wire that only produces
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  • Installing a Trailer Brake Controller on a 2012 Dodge Caravan with Tow Package
  • I spoke with a colleague who worked at Chrysler and he stated that they do not put the trailer hitch and 7-Way wiring on the Grand Caravan at the factory. That is something that the dealer installs. In any event here is what you will need to do. The brake controller will need to be hardwired into the vehicle. The white wire on the brake controller will need to get connected directly to the negative terminal on the vehicle battery. The black wire will need to connect to a 30 amp circuit
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  • Electric Trailer Brake Controller Recommendation for a 2009 Volkswagen Touareg TDI
  • I recommend the Tekonsha P2, # 90885. It is one of our highest rated and most popular brake controller models. If your Touareg has a factory tow package, then you will just need to connect the wires from the brake controller to the tow package wires under the dash. The tow package wiring may be located behind the lower appearance panel beneath the dash and to the right of the emergency brake pedal. It may be on the left, wrapped in grey foam. I have included a link to an FAQ article
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  • Finalizing Final Under Hood Wiring Connections for Brake Controller on 2009 GMC Sierra
  • It sounds as if the final power connection needs to be made under the hood. If you take a look at the Brake Controller Installation FAQ article I have linked you to, and scroll to the bottom of the page, you can see the procedure for finalizing the connections under the hood. The wire that provides power to the brake controller is located to the right of the power distribution box, between the box and the fender. Cut the electrical tape and free the red wire with the ring terminal on
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  • Troubleshooting Prodigy Trailer Brake Controller Causing Dash Light Errors
  • Sounds like it could be the way your brake controller was installed. I would first check the connection of the red wire, this should be connected to the brake light switch wire that is only active (hot) when the brakes are pressed. Since you have a 2008 this newer body style has been known to need to be hardwired when installing the brake controller to function properly. I have linked a step by step Help Article for you to look at. I would also recommend to clean out any corrosion
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  • Do the Tow Ready and Tekonsha Brake Controller Harnesses use the Same Guage Wire
  • The Tow-Ready part, part # 20127, and the Tekonsha part, part # 7894, use the same size wires. The blue and black wires are 12 gauge and the red and white are 16 gauge. They are the same part other than wire length.
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  • How to Find the Brake Switch Wire to Install a Brake Controller in a 2013 Ford Edge
  • Traditionally (at least from 2004 to 2007) Ford has used a green wire on the brake switch to attach to the red wire on a brake controller. However, the only way to know for sure is to test the wires using a circuit tester like # ALL640595. Manufacturers can use any wire they want and if they run out of the normal color they use, they grab whatever is available to keep the assembly line moving. To test the wire use the circuit tester to probe the wires. You need the one that only shows
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  • Will Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Brake Controller Work on Triple Axle Trailers
  • You can use the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller # 90195 on a triple axle trailer with no worries about the wiring getting fried; the P3 is actually able to work with up to four axles and eight brake assemblies. If you are hardwiring the controller in you will need to make sure you use 30-amp circuit breaker # 38630 with your six brake assemblies. The low amperage on the red brake light switch is because it only needs enough amps to light the signals; it will not fry the
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