Draw-Tite Activator Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 2 Axles - Time Delayed
Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter for Electric Brake Controllers - GM

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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 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 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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Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter for Electric Brake Controllers - GM
part number: 3025-P

Install your electric brake controller quickly and easily with this custom wiring adapter. Simply plug one end of the adapter into your brake controller and then plug the other end into the built-in harness beneath your vehicle's dash.

Features:

  • Adapter is wired for GM trucks and SUVs from 1999 to 2002
  • Wiring adapter eases installation of your electric brake controller
  • Custom connector end plugs into the electric junction box beneath the dash of your vehicle
  • Other end plugs into the back of your electric brake controller
    • Compatible time-delayed brake controllers: Draw-Tite Activator I (5100), Draw-Tite Activator II (5500), Draw-Tite Activator III (5520) and Tekonsha PowerTrac (39523)
    • Compatible proportional brake controllers: Tekonsha Prodigy (90185), Tekonsha P2 (90885), Tekonsha P3 (90195), Tekonsha Primus IQ (TK90160) and Tekonsha Voyager (39510)
  • Limited 1-year warranty


Installation of Tekonsha Brake Controller Adapter

Junction BoxBrake-Control Adapter Port

This adapter plugs into the port that is built into the electric junction box beneath your vehicle's dash. The black box is located to the left of the steering column, just above the carpet. To plug in the adapter, first remove the cover on the box. The adapter plugs into the second slot from the left, on the top row.


To install your electric brake controller you need to connect the wiring of the controller to your vehicle. Certain manufacturers offer pre-wired options, typically known as tow packages, wherein these wires are run for you from the dash to the trailer connector on the back of your vehicle. Often, a brake controller wiring harness is included with your tow package. This harness plugs into a port beneath your dash and connects to the four wires of the brake controller. If, however, you have a brake controller with a plug in place of the four loose wires, you can use the Tekonsha adapter.


This adapter requires no hardwiring. It is designed to plug directly into your electric brake controller for the simplest installation possible. Because there are no wires to connect, installation is not permanent. You can unplug and remove your brake controller at any time and securely stow it away.



3025-P Tekonsha Brake Control Wiring Adapter with 2 Plugs



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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 Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2002 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2002 Chevrolet Silverado we'll be installing the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller, Part Number 90195. In addition to the P3 Brake Controller, we'll also be installing the Tekonsha Plug-in Wiring Adapter for electric brake controllers for GM vehicles, Part Number 3025-P. We're going to first begin by installing the Tekonsha Wiring Adapter. We're going to need to remove this cover right here. We're up underneath the driver's side near the pedals. We'll need to remove this cover on the fuse box here. Go ahead and remove this plastic nut.

When you look on the underside of the cover, we're looking for the trailer six-way plug. It's this one right here. We'll be taking the plug and plugging it in just like that. Go ahead and line it up and push it all the way in place making sure that the locking tab clicks down into position so it secures it. When we're done with that we can go ahead an put our cover back in place. Next we'll go ahead and take the other end of our wiring hose and we'll route it over to where we're going to mount our brake controller.

Use a couple of zip ties to help secure the wire. We're going to mount our brake controller over in this area. To do that, we're going to go ahead and use the metal bracket that comes with it. We're going to actually screw into this metal lip down here. We'll be using a couple of these screws here. We'll go ahead and drill a pilot hole.

Go ahead and take our screws and attach our metal bracket here to the underside of the dash. Next we're going to go ahead and take our wiring harness before we connect our brake controller. We're going to connect it to the back side. Want to make sure that the locking latch here is on the top. It'll catch right there on that little tab. Go ahead and line it up, and then we'll push it into place making sure it's secure.

We'll then go ahead and take these little machine screws. They'll thread in on each side of the brake controller and hold it to the bracket. We'll go ahead and take a few zip ties to help secure up any excess wiring. Now with our wires secure, we can go ahead and trim off any excess zip tie. Without your trailer connected, when you do the manual override on the underside, you'll notice that it says, "No trailer connected." We'll go ahead and plug in our tester, which will act like our trailer in this case. With our trailer plugged in, you'll see that we have a zero zero. Either by stepping on the brake pedal or in the manual override, our brake controller is working properly. Change the maximum output setting by the up-and-down arrow. As you can see, you can change the background, the color, the brightness, the contrast. There's multiple different functions of this brake controller than you can change. It also has different boost levels, as well as turning the boost feature off. The boost level is basically how aggressive you would like the trailer brakes to come on. The higher the boost setting, the more aggressive the trailer brakes will be applied. That'll do it for our installation of the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller, Part Number 90195, in conjunction with the Tekonsha Plug-in Wiring Adapter for electric brake controllers for GM vehicles, Part Number 3025-P, on our 2002 Chevrolet Silverado. .



Customer Reviews

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

Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter for Electric Brake Controllers - GM - 3025-P

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (527 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. Install your electric brake controller quickly and easily with this custom wiring adapter. Simply plug one end of the adapter into your brake controller and then plug the other end into the built-in harness beneath your vehicle's dash.

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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

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by: Sherry R12/31/2012

Thank you so much Cristy for the exceptional guidance and friendly help while choosing the correct brake controller for my boyfriend's truck.....thanks for all the correct and helpful information everything went smoothly.....seamless....unusual this day and age.....Delivery was very prompt and product certainly lived up to all the reviews I had read before calling e Trailer......I would, without hesitation recommend this company for any mechanical needs......appreciate the follow up too...... 62269


Comments

Fantastic track record....absolutely no problems with the brake controller.....extremely happy with its performance and I stand by my original comments....thank you for contacting me once again and checking our satisfaction with the purchase.....refreshing to have someone contact us one year from date of purchase.....my appreciation for your concern and I will definitely call if we have further needs...Happy July 4Th

Sherry R - 07/01/2014

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by: Guy M.06/14/2015
2010 Chevrolet Suburban

Bought a new Primus IQ brake controller but it only came with a pigtail wiring that had to be spliced into my '01 Suburban. Ordered the direct fit wiring pigtail from etrailer.com and couldn't be more pleased! It literally took me less than 10 minutes to plug in the wiring and mount the brake controller. Excellent customer service and very fast shipping! The kind of shopping experience that causes repeat business. Thank you etrailer.com and customer rep Lexus for making everything so simple! 203301


Comments

Excellent. No problems at all!

Guy M - 06/13/2016

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by: Sean L01/07/2014
1999 Chevrolet Suburban

etrailer's instructions and videos are awesome. installation was a breeze UNTIL I needed to locate the brake signal wire (cold side of brake switch) on my 1999 suburban. What a pain. the switch is not very accessible let alone there are a ton of white wires under the dash --along with an alarm. Long story short, I found this in a GMC forum and it saved me big time: "Under the dash, next to the emergency brake is a black convenience box. At the bottom of the box is the letters GRN, next to that is the letters NAT with a small recessed box with two male spade connectors. The spade on the right goes to the brake switch. The wire from the brake controller is terminated there." Using the supplied probe tester I was able to verify this and finished up my installation. The Tekonsha Prodigy P3 controller works great. 112192


Comments

The Tekonsha Prodigy P3 controller is still working great. I cant believe i didnt get one sooner. Easy to adjust on the fly and no issues at all.

Sean L - 01/07/2015

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- 5100
by: John R09/11/2019

Nicholas C was very helpful order arrived early and was exactly what I needed 705226



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by: Greg09/05/2019
2000 Chevrolet Silverado

Made installation quick and easy on 2000 Silverado. 697916



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by: Joseph rice Vermont08/28/2019

Brake controller (5100) seems to be operating as wanted, no complaints, glad I got it. Installation was pretty simple, first time always takes longer because some of us like to double check the connections, and there is always a little hesitation about placement. But any real problems are solved by a simple contact with someone at etrailer anxious to help and put your mind at ease. I have not had any problems with the several etrailer purchases I have made. My Vehicle is a 2014 KIA Sedona and I pull a Casita with it. I bought the receiver hitch, brake controller, air suspension enhancement, and maybe 1 or 2 other things. All good. Great people to deal with. 696717



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by: Michael08/08/2019

Plug and play. Took 5 min to install. Will see how unit performs this weekend but I imagine it’ll be fine! 682147



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by: Chris08/04/2019

Great product, comes with almost everything need to install on the vehicle, very good quality parts. The instructions were easy to understand and follow. All comes at a great price as well. Always a pleasant experience when buying from etrailer. 682078



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by: Pat07/30/2019

a couple no drill hitches, no ordering problem and as it says no drill! Brake controller was plug and play! shipping was as they stated time wise . I will definitely order again ! 679805



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by: Victor07/29/2019

This electric brake controller was just what I needed for my 2008 Tahoe. The videos and info on the etrailer website were a great help in locating the wires I needed to hook up. In addition to the DrawTite 5100 I bought a 20127 cable so that I can easily removed the brake controller should I ever want to. I mounted my brake controller on the left side just above the parking brake pedal. There is a single screw on the underside of the dash there that I was able to use without having to drill any holes. Being able to reach down with my left hand to squeeze the braking button seemed more ergonomic to me than doing it with my right hand and a right hand location didn't have as good a visibility. 678209



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by: James07/24/2019

fast shipping and great prices. have purchased other things from etrailer in the past, and have always gotten great service, and excellent prices. 674808



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by: David07/23/2019

Great product great service 674537



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by: Michael07/19/2019

installation as simple as it gets 672434



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by: Kent07/17/2019

Nice item, reasonable price. Good company to do business with. 671374



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by: Andrew06/29/2019

Installation was plug and play. 664583



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by: Randy06/28/2019

No mounting hardware was included. Had to make my own. 664212



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by: Jeff Z06/26/2019

While I have not used the brake controller yet the delivery time and ease of installation for the wiring and controller took less than 10 minutes 664044



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by: Steven06/26/2019

Just what I wanted. Great service. Thank you 663092



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by: Deborah06/24/2019
2000 Chevrolet Silverado

Wasn't quite as easy to install as expected. Needed an experienced mechanical eye hooked to a limber body to find the right plug in spot under the dash. Some debate on where on the dash to hang the brake box, but I went with where the holes already were. Those teeny screws are tricky to get in and really did require a 1/4" ratchet, my fingers couldn't do it. Simple procedure, but did need the right tools. Took about 25 minutes, but some of that was going for tools... YES I'D BUY IT AGAIN ! One detail I learned about after installation, NO FUSE in the truck for it to work off. Needs a 40 amp fuse, and I didn't have one. Something to consider if yer new brake ain't working... sorry I do not have photo ability, if someone comes along, I'll ask them to take a pic. 662374



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by: Blaise06/22/2019

I got my parts and they worked perfectly. Thank you 661385



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by: Devin M.06/16/2019

Made installing my prodigy p3 super easy. Highly recommend! 658794



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by: David06/15/2019

Great, well made , wiring harness! Much higher quality than what you see in most retail stores! 658627



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by: Matthew06/15/2019

Straight forward plug in and you're good to go. 658502



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by: Ed06/11/2019
Chevrolet Silverado

Fit into the chevy silverado like it was designed to. Will say could be 8inches longer. 656472



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by: Scott06/10/2019
2002 GMC Sierra

Fit perfect on my 2002 GMC Sierra. Installed in a snap. Cable is long enough to place brake controller anywhere under the dash below the steering wheel. I appreciate the protection sheath around the cable, less chance of wearing out the insulation if it rubs on anything sharp under the dash. 656256



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by: Relio06/09/2019

Great product. Started using same day as delivered. Install was a breeze. 656576



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by: Relio06/09/2019

Quick install after watching video. 655510



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by: Adam06/07/2019

Good controller, 2nd one I have owned in 2nd vehicle. Simple and effective 654908



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by: Adam06/07/2019

Product was plug and play, plenty long enough for what I needed. Zero issues with this product 654907



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by: Eddie06/06/2019

I received the brake controller and wiring harness. took about 10 minutes to install. It works great. would highly recommend these products to any one that is in need of a good, easy to install controller for their trailer that works just fine. 656084



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by: Stan05/30/2019

Thank you product was easy to install and works very well. 650018



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by: Brian R05/22/2019
2000 Chevrolet Silverado

Works great, easy to install plug n pla y. 644742



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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: Glen05/04/2019
GMC

Plug did not work on my 99 GMC K1500 Classic. Only alternative was to cut plug off and hardwire. GM made two models in 99. The classic was the early model like the 98. The instructions were somewhat misleading. 638187


Comments

1999 was indeed a split model year. GM produced both the C/K series and the Silverado. The C/K series was mechanically unchanged from the 1998 model. GM did not have the under the dash plug for a plug and play brake controller until the 1999 Silverado. The 1999 C/K series would need to be hardwired like the 1998 model. In our fitguide, we show both models.

-- Mike L - 05/07/2019

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by: Michael04/22/2019

Great plug n play product. Makes installation of trailer brake simple. 634168



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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: Jeff P.04/06/2019

Still works perfect after 1 year with zero issues! 618040



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by: Jon H.04/06/2019

I bought this for a brake controller I already owned, and it worked great. Fit the first time with no hassle and the order arrived before predicted. 617841



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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: Daniel Carey04/03/2019

Worked perfectly 616733



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by: Taylor03/30/2019
2002 Chevrolet Silverado

Hooked up correctly 615593



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by: Dave02/26/2019

Plug n play no problem 608340



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by: Charles02/22/2019

Nice piece for the price 607430


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  • Solution for Preventing Brake Controller From Pulsing with Hazard Lights
  • What you need to prevent your hazard lights from activating your trailer brakes is a pulse preventer part # 5501. This installs like the diagram I attached shows and allows your brake controller to know the difference from when the hazards are on and when the brake pedal is pressed.
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  • Factory Brake Controller Port Location on 2017 Nissan Titan
  • To install the Draw-Tite Activator Trailer Brake Controller # 5100 that you referenced to your 2017 Nissan Titan, all you will need is the Plug-In Wiring Adapter # 3050-P if the truck is equipped with the factory 7-Way. One end of the harness will plug into the brake controller itself, while the other end will connect directly to the factory port on your Nissan Titan. The factory brake controller port should be located behind the dash, on the left hand side by the emergency brake pedal.
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  • How to Install Brake Controller in 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
  • We can help you with installation of your Draw-Tite Activator Trailer Brake Controller # 5100 in your 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport. Since your car currently has no trailer wiring you'll need a couple of items to complete the install. You will need a basic 4-pole wiring harness # 118571 along with Draw-Tite wiring pigtail # 20127. The only other part you need is our install kit # ETBC7 which includes all other components. You will not need anything beyond these three items. The 4-pole
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  • Clearing Error Code from Aftermarket Trailer Brake Controller Installation in 2018 Ford F-150
  • If you install an aftermarket trailer brake controller like the Prodigy P3 # 90195 using harness # 22292 in a Ford truck that had a factory-installed brake controller it will set a fault code on the instrument cluster. This does no harm but it can be annoying to see this message on the dash. The only way to remove this code is to have the TBC turned off by your local Ford dealer. Using the integrated diagnostic system, the IDS, the Ford Technician should access the Programmable Parameters
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  • Parts Needed To Use Brake Controller With 2002 Cadillac Escalade To Tow Trailer
  • I am happy to help you setup your vehicle to tow a trailer with brakes however the Draw-Tite Activator Trailer Brake Controller # 5100 is only the brake controller to power the brakes on your trailer. The 2002 Cadillac Escalade will still need a 7-way plug on the vehicle to connect to the trailer. If the Cadillac has a factory package, you can use Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness for Factory Tow Package part # C55774 to plug right into the factory towing harness. If the Cadillac
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  • Prodigy P3 90195 Brake Controller Installation in Place of Draw-Tite Activator in 2007 Honda Pilot
  • Actually, you need to do almost nothing to replace your Draw-Tite Activator Trailer Brake Controller # 5100 with a superior proportional unit like the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 # 90195. Since these two controllers come from the same manufacturer they will use the same wiring harness, so all you need to do is unplug the Activator and plug in the Prodigy P3 in its place. You will find the user-friendly features of the P3 to be a big improvement over the Draw-Tite controller. It will certainly
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  • Installing Prodigy P3 Brake Controller in 2016 Silverado 2500HD with OEM Controller
  • You can install a Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller # 90195 in your 2016 Silverado 2500 with OEM controller but you will not use wiring adapter part # 3016. The necessary wiring for an aftermarket controller is present under the dash. Four or five blunt-cut wires are under the left side of the instrument panel. These wires are located above your left shin as you are seated in the driver's seat. The wires can be identified by a white label and the color of the wires. The wire colors
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  • Replacement for Malfunctioning Draw-Tite Activator II Trailer Brake Controller
  • Based on your description of the problem with your Draw-Tite brake controller I suspect an internal fault within the controller itself. There is a chance that the red input signal wire could be loose, and this would cause the unit to stop generating output, but it would not explain the varying power level displayed. That specific issue makes me think that the internal circuitry has finally given up the ghost and the controller needs to be replaced. If your towed trailer has one or
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  • Installing a Draw-Tite Activator Electric Brake Controller in a 2002 Acura MDX
  • I've linked the insallation details of the Draw-Tite Activator Brake Controller, part # 5100, on this page for you. We don't have specific details, or a video, of a 2002 Acura MDX but the process is basically the same on all vehicles. The controller's black wire connects to the positive side of the vehicle's battery through a circuit breaker and white wire connects to the negative side of the battery. The blue wire runs to the 7-way trailer connector at the rear of the Acura and the
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer Brake Controller on 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
  • I do have a possible solution for you, however the wire colors you mentioned coming from the OEM harness in your 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 don't match up to the GM OEM harness I am familiar with. Typically the wires on a GM OEM harness are as follows: Dark blue = brake out Red = 12V power Light blue = brake light switch Black = ground Since the colors don't seem to be the same on your harness, we can also try to connect the brake controller by using the wire locations on your
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  • Brake Controller Plug Location on 2018 Nissan Titan
  • To install the Draw-Tite Activator Brake Controller # 5100 that you referenced on your 2018 Nissan Titan you will need the Plug-In Wiring Adapter # 3050-P. One end of the adapter plugs into the brake controller itself and the other end will connect right to the factory port that's located behind the dash, on the left hand side by the emergency brake pedal. There is a dash panel there that needs to be removed to gain access to the plug, which should be white in color and labeled "Electric
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  • What Is Part Number For Ford F-150 Adapter On Draw-Tite Activator I Brake Controller, # 5100
  • The part number for just the wiring adapter to connect the Draw-Tite Activator I Brake Controller, # 5100, to your 2010 Ford F-150, is the Tekonsha Brake Control Wiring Adapter for Ford F-150, part # 22292. This adapter will plug into the back of the controller and the plug on the other end will plug into the factory brake controller port located to the right of the steering column behind the black pocket on the dash. I am sending a video link of a brake controller being installed on
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  • Brake Controller for a 2007 Chevy Trailblazer
  • For frequent hauls, we recommend using the proportional brake controllers which offer safer and more predictable braking than the older time-delayed models do. The Tekonsha Prodigy P2 brake controller # 90885 is one of our all-time best sellers, mainly because it's so easy to use and set up. You'd install the controller using the existing wiring located behind the panel located under the steering column as shown in the video I've linked for you.
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  • How Does Brake Controller Install in 2002 Workhorse Chassia RV
  • There isn't a brake controller wiring harness for the 2002 Chevy Workhorse RV chassis. It is possible that the RV came with one. Sometimes they plug in under the driver's seat but would otherwise be located under the dash. It is also possible that it does not have a place to plug a brake controller into and could just have tow package wires under the dash. To check this look for a bundle of wires up under dash with a white tag on them. If you cannot locate a wire bundle or place that
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  • Installing a Brake Controller on a 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe with Factory 4-Way Trailer Connector
  • The first thing you will need to install a trailer brake controller on your 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe is a 7-Way trailer connector. You will need installation kit # ETBC7 which comes with the 7-Way and the rest of the wiring and accessories needed to install the Voyager brake controller # 39510. The 4-Way you have now will plug into the # ETBC7. Then the white wire will attach to the vehicle frame. The purple wire will attach to the reverse light wire (if the trailer needs reverse lights,
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  • Troubleshooting Overload Message on Draw-Tite Activator Trailer Brake Controller 5100
  • When the Draw-Tite Activator Trailer Brake Controller # 5100 displays a flashing OL (overload) message this indicates that the unit has detected a short in the brake output circuit, the circuit commonly carried on a blue wire. You'll need to trace the trailer's brake circuit wire (check the linked article to help you find the correct one on your 7-way plug). Check the wire for signs of worn or cracked insulation all along its length, from the trailer connector to the brake assemblies,
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  • Trailer Brake Controller for a 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee with Factory 7-Way Connector
  • For your 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee I recommend the P3 brake controller, # 90195. This is a proportional controller that will apply the trailer brakes in proportion to how much the Jeep is braking. this is the safest way to stop and it reduces wear and tear on the vehicle and trailer compared to a time delay controller. This controller also has easy to read diagnostics so you will not have to look up any fault codes. It also has several presets if you tow multiple trailers and you can
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  • Troubleshooting Tekonsha Commander Brake Controller
  • Given the testing you've already completed, power is reaching the controller and the vehicle is correctly delivering the stop lamp signal to the controller via the red wire. However, if you're not getting any power on the blue wire when tested directly after exiting the rear of the controller with the brake pedal or with the manual brake switch, the controller is faulty and should be replaced. I'd recommend going with a proportional controller like the Tekonsha Primus, part # TK90160.
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  • Adding Electric Brake Wiring To Second Axle On Tandem Trailer
  • Each brake magnet will have two wires exiting it. One wire would connect to the wire which carries the brake output signal from the tow vehicle. The other wire should be grounded to the trailer frame. There is no polarity on the brake magnets, so it doesn't matter which wire is grounded and which is connected to the brake circuit. You can use wire like part # 10-1-1 to complete the wiring for the brakes on your trailer. I have attached a drawing that shows how the wiring is typically
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  • Where Is Brake Controller Install Harness for 2001 Chevy Silverado 3500
  • While it looks like you are pretty close to finding the correct port for installing a brake controller in your 2001 Chevy Silverado I attached a picture of where the install harness does plug in using a harness like the part # 3025-P. For a brake controller I would recommend the Prodigy P3 Brake Controller part # 90195. This is our best selling brake controller because of how well it works and how easy it is to setup. This is a proportional brake controller that senses the amount of
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  • Can Factory Brake Controller of 2007 GMC Sierra 2500HD be Bypassed without Dash Codes
  • If you bypass the factory brake controller in your 2007 GMC Sierra 2500HD properly you would not have any error codes appear on the dash display. You also would not have to have the computer of the truck reprogrammed in any way which means you don't have to make a special trip to a dealer. To see exactly how to do this check out the help article I linked on this page. It will walk you through the entire process. It's basically a few wiring connections that need to be made under the dash
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  • Will a Brake Controller Work with a Factory Installed 6-Way Trailer Connector on a Chevy Silverado
  • A factory 6-Way is certainly not all that common but it will have a brake output circuit and plugging in a brake controller will work. But there may be some connections that you will need to make under the hood to make everything fully functional. I have included a link to our FAQ article that covers the under hood connections that you will need to perform if they are not completed already. Please note that on a 6-Way trailer connector there are 2 ways that it could be wired. The center
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  • Brake Controller and Wiring Adapter for a 2002 Chevy Suburban
  • Although your friends Suburban might be equipped with the factory tow package, the package did not include a brake controller like it sometimes does in later models. A controller will need to be installed. Not to worry, though. Installing a controller will be simple. If he does not already have a controller, I would recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy P2, part # 90885. The wiring adapter, part # 3025-P will also be needed. One end of the adapter would plug into the rear of the P2, the other
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  • Brake Controller Installation on a 1999 Chevy C3500 Pickup Truck
  • On a 1999 Chevy C3500 there will NOT be a brake controller port to plug in a brake controller. The brake controller has to be hardwired into the truck. Chevy did not start putting in a port until they switched the trucks from C or K to Silverado. Prior to that Silverado was just a trim option. I have included a link to a video that will help. It shows installation on a 1996 C/K series truck. Installation will be basically identical on your 1999 model. If your truck already has a 7-Way
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  • Installing a Brake Controller on a 2000 Chevy Silverado
  • There are some connections under the hood that will need to be made to complete the installation of the Tekonsha P2 Brake Controller # 90885 with Wiring Harness, # 3025-P. Once you have plugged in the # 3025-P harness into the port to the left of the brake pedal, you can make the connections under the hood. Locate the power distribution box. There will be a bracket on the driver side near the windshield that will need to be removed. Remove the bracket and power distribution box cover.
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  • Installing an Electric Trailer Brake Controller on a 2001 Chevy Silverado
  • On the 2001 Chevy Silverado, there should be a port, located in the electrical junction box on the driver side to the left of the brake pedal. Inside, you will need the port second from the left on the top row. You would use brake controller wiring harness # 3025-P. One end plugs into the Tekonsha Prodigy P2, # 90885, and the other end plugs into that port. There may also be some connections that will need to be made to make the brake controller and 7-Way trailer connector fully functional.
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  • Installing a Brake Controller on a 2001 GMC Sierra 1500 with Factory 7-Way Trailer Connector
  • Since your 2001 GMC Sierra came with a factory installed 7-way trailer connector, GM should have already completed the connections under the hood at the fuse box. However, we have found that GM did not complete the wiring on all trucks, even if they came with the factory trailer wiring. If you plug in your brake controller using a plug-in style wiring harness, like part # 3025-P for Tekonsha brake controllers, and the brake controller does not power on, then the wiring under the hood
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  • Recommended Brake Controller and Wiring Adapter for a 2001 Chevy Tahoe
  • If the trailer has electric brakes, you will need a brake controller to actuate them. GM didn't start offering a factory brake controller until a few years later. I would recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy P2, part # 90885. The Prodigy P2 is one of our best selling brake controllers, because it is very easy to operate. You will also need the Brake Controller Wiring Adapter, part # 3025-P that would allow the controller to plug into the port located in the junction box under the dash. We
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  • How to Disable OEM Brake Controller When Installing Aftermarket Controller
  • You can easily install an aftermarket controller in your 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 that is compatible with your trailer's electric-over-hydraulic (EOH) brakes. The linked article illustrates the process of wiring in a EOH-compatible controller like the Prodigy P3 # 90195. If you follow these instructions you will disable the OEM controller and this change will not generate any trailer brake display messages on the driver information center. The article includes photos and a wiring guide. You
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  • Brake Controller Port Location for a 2000 GMC Sierra Pickup
  • If your 2000 GMC Sierra is a Classic model, then it will not have a brake controller port. You will need to hardwire in the brake controller and run the wires back to the 7-Way. You would need a part # ETBC7 and some sort of a 4-Way connector. Then you would wire the brake controller to the 7-Way. If your truck is not a Classic model the port should be located underneath a black cover behind and to the left of the brake pedal. I have included a link to a video of a brake controller
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  • Availability of Brake Controller Adapter for 1997 Chevy Silverado
  • GM did not start equipping their trucks with the under-dash brake controller connector until the 1999 model year. That being said, you can still wire your pickup for a brake controller. If your pickup has no trailer connector at the rear bumper, you can get a T-one wiring harness, part 118315. That will give you the 4-pole plug. You will also need the ETBC7, which is a kit that gives you 7-pole plug and has wiring which is run to the front of your vehicle for the brake controller. We
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  • Plug-In Adaptor for Installing Draw-Tite Activator II Brake Controller in 2001 Chevrolet Suburban
  • As long as your 2001 Chevy Suburban has the factory 7-Way connector installed, the Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter # 3025-P is the correct harness for installing your Draw-Tite Activator II Trailer Brake Controller. This is a simple plug and play harness for easy installation. One end of the adapter will plug into the Activator II unit and the other end will connect to the built-in port beneath the vehicle's dash. I have attached the written installation details that you can also check out.
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  • How to Determine if a 2002 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD has Factory Installed 7-Way Wiring
  • On your 2002 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD, you will need to look above the spare tire for a round plug with a cap on it. I have included a picture below that shows what the plug looks like. If your truck has this plug, then it has the wiring for a 7-Way. To add a 7-Way trailer connector at the rear of the truck, you can use Pollak Replacement 7-Pole, RV-Style Trailer Connector Socket - Vehicle End, # PK11893. The factory harness from under the spare tire will plug into the back of this connector.
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  • Wiring a Brake Controller on a 1999 Chevrolet Suburban
  • Your 1999 Chevrolet Suburban does not have a port under the dash to connect a brake controller harness. You will need to hardwire the Prodigy controller with brake controller 7 and 4-way installation kit, item # ETBC7, or a 6 and 4-way installation kit, item # ETBC6, depending on the connector you need for your trailer. These kits come with everything needed to install the brake controller and wiring from scratch as long as you have a 4-way connector installed on your Suburban. If you
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  • Brake Controller Not Working with Brake Pedal on a 2004 Chevy Silverado 2500
  • On your 2004 Chevy Silverado 2500 you will need to make sure that the red wire in the connector, # 3015-P, is in the correct place. If you are not using harness # 3015-P then that could be the problem. Make sure the end of your harness that plugs into the truck matches the picture I have included. You can also check the stop light and CHMSL fuses. A blown fuse can cause this issue. I have also included a link to a help article that could help because there are some under hood connections
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  • Tekonsha Trailer Brake Wire Harness, # 3025-P, Recommendation for 2000 Chevy Truck
  • The difference between the 3025-P and the 3015-P is the pin locations of the wires on the orange connector. The reason for this is because the orange connector on 3025-P is wired to work on most GM vehicles from 1999-2002, such as your 2000 Chevy Pickup. The 3015-P is wired to work on most GM vehicles from 2003-2006. The orange connector on both harnesses are the same, but the pin locations for the different wires are different. It sounds like you have 3015-P and the wires are not making
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  • What Connections are Needed Under the Hood of a 2000 Chevy Silverado to Power a Brake Controller
  • There are a couple of connections that need to be made under the hood of your 2000 Chevy Silverado in order to make the brake controller and 7-Way trailer connector functional. I have included a link to our FAQ article that explains how to make the connections and I will also outline them here. Under the hood, you will need to remove the rearward bracket in the corner closest to the driver. You will then remove the upper and lower covers of the accessory fuse block. Next to the fuse
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