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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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   (579 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Michael04/22/2019

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



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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: 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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by: Marc09/19/2020

Quick arrival. No issues whatsoever. Will use again 883740



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by: Marvin09/19/2020

Installed on my 2006 Chevy Silverado. Although I Can't test it right now since I installed it in anticipation of getting a camping trailer that has brakes. Installation could not have been simpler. 883440



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by: Tim M09/14/2020

Easy to install plug and play 880698



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by: Jerry09/01/2020

Works perfectly 872440



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by: Rob08/29/2020
2002 GMC Sierra

Exactly what I needed!! 871119



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by: John08/29/2020

Easy to wire it up!! 881412



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by: Dutch08/22/2020

I've had this controller in a few different rigs now. Nothing fancy, just gets the job done every time. 866798



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by: JB08/21/2020

Great customer service Very easy hook up. 866295



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by: off2adventure from Utah08/20/2020

Just plug and go, with this wiring harness. Fast and easy 865536



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by: Art08/18/2020

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by: Rob M08/17/2020

Just what I needed and the price was right. Delivery was also very prompt. Not sure how the order experience could have been better. Thanks! 863832



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by: Carlton08/17/2020

did not need already on truck plug and play but they where right I could have needed it . replace a brake control 863473


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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Troubleshooting Surface Rust on Trailer Brake Rotors
  • Theoretically if you just have some surface rust on your rotors it would be knocked off after a drive that included a couple solid braking events. If you still notice rust on the rotors after towing the trailer then this could indeed be an indication that there's an issue with the brakes or simply that the rust you found is a bit deeper than surface level. If the rotors are badly rusted then your best option is just to replace them completely. I have attached a link that will take you
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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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  • Brake Controller Installation-2003 Ford Expedition
  • I don't have a vehicle specific wiring diagram for you, but I'd be happy to walk you through the process. The actual installation will depend on whether or not your Expedition is equipped with a trailer connector and if so, whether it's factory or aftermarket. There are a few different possible scenarios. 1) Your vehicle has the factory 7-way trailer connector on the back bumper. If this is the case, you'll have a plug and play installation. You'll need the # 3035-P brake controller
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  • Manual Override On Brake Controller Broke Now Brake Lights Stay On
  • If the manual override on your brake controller has snapped off and the brake lights are now constant then you will need to unplug the brake controller or cut the red wire. The brake controller would then need to be replaced which the Draw-Tite Activator part # 5100 would be a good option for or you could upgrade to the Draw-Tite I-Command part # 5535 which has a proportional design therefore will be much smoother. The Draw-Tite I-Command also has a lifetime warranty so you would be covered
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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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  • Recommended Brake Controller Wiring Harness and Installation Location on 2018 Nissan Titan XD
  • If your 2018 Nissan Titan XD has the factory 7-way trailer connector then there is a custom wiring harness for your brake controller. If you will be using a Draw-Tite, Tekonsha, or Reese brake controller you will use # 3050-P. For Curt use # C51382 and for Hopkins use # HM47635, and for Hayes use # HA81786-HBC. The factory harness you connect to will be located underneath and to the left of the steering column taped to another harness near the emergency brake pedal. It will be a 6 pin
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  • Meaning of Flashing OL Code on Draw-Tite Activator II Brake Controller
  • The OL code on your Draw Tite Activator II has a different meaning depending on if the trailer is connected or not, but in both situations it indicates an overload or a short on a wire. If the OL code is flashing without the trailer connected, then the short is in the Blue wire from the back of the controller. You'll want to trace this wire starting at the brake controller back to your vehicle's 7-Way to find the damaged or pinched section of wire that is causing the short and repair
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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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  • Troubleshooting Draw-Tite # 5100 Brake Controller Setup for Towing in Traffic and Smooth Braking
  • The Draw-Tite 2-4 Brake Electronic Brake Controller, item # 5100, is a time delayed brake controller and needs to be adjusted for braking power and delay. When the controller is adjusted correctly the brake controller will apply the trailer brakes shortly after the vehicle brakes are applied and will apply the brakes as hard as the setting is dialed up to. The problems you are experiencing are due to the style of controller and setup. Time delayed brake controllers brake the same exact
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  • Is 2.0 the Highest Setting for the Draw-Tite Activator II Brake Controller
  • Yes, the 2.0 setting that you mentioned on the Activator II is the highest setting when you are only using the control up or down. You can adjust it to a higher 4o settings by sliding the Sync Control ahead while holding the brake pedal. I have attached some cutouts from the instructions for the Activator II that you can check out.
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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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  • Troubleshooting Tekonsha Commander XP Brake Controller that is Progressively Working Worse
  • Testing the brake controller is fairly easy. Sever the blue brake output wire near the brake controller leaving enough room to reconnect it and then apply the manual slide. Using a circuit tester like the Tester, part # PTW2993, you should get output to the controller side of the wire you severed. If the manual slide activates the trailer brake output wire properly, try the brake pedal. If the brake pedal activates the brake output properly also then the problem is farther back either in
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  • Parts Needed to Install an Electric Trailer Brake Controller on a 2005 Dodge Durango
  • Since your 2005 Dodge Durango does not have a factory 7-Way or brake controller plug under the dash, it will be a hardwire installation. For that, you will need a 4-Way trailer connector installed first, # 118390, unless you already have one. Then, you will need to install a 4 and 7-Way Installation Kit, # ETBC7. The ETBC7 comes with all of the wiring and circuit breakers needed to install a brake controller like the Tekonsha P3, # 90195. I have included a link to the FAQ article on
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  • Draw-Tite Brake Controller Installation In 2016 Chevy Colorado
  • For your 2016 Chevy Colorado, the Draw-Tite Activator Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 2 Axles - Time Delayed # 5100 will need to be hardwired. If you have the tow package, the wires for this are already run under the dash, you will simply connect the wires. You can either cut off the quick connect, or you can use the Replacement Brake Control Plug-In Harness for Tekonsha and Draw-Tite Brake Controller 12" Long # 20127 to connect to the quick connect from the factory wiring. If
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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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  • Parts Needed to Add 7 Way and Brake Controller to 1998 Chevrolet Truck
  • To add a brake controller to your truck and swap out the connector with a 7 way you'll need a few parts. You'll need a working 4 pole flat trailer connector (which you said is currently on the truck), the Universal Installation Kit for Trailer Brake Controller # ETBC7 and a brake controller. The ETBC7 kit comes with all the connectors, breakers, and wires to get a brake controller installed and a 7 way at the back of your truck. The 4 pole wiring will plug into the ETBC7 and then wires
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Installation of Brake Controller on a 2000 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Series
  • You can install any brake controller on your 2000 Suburban, with factory 7-way connector, by using the Universal Brake Control Wiring Adapter 1999-02 Chevrolet, GMC, Cadillac, item # 3025-S. I would recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy P2, item # 90885 and adapter # 3025-P, one of our best selling brake controllers. If your 7-way connector was not factory installed then you may need the Replacement Multi-Tow 7-Way and 4-Way Trailer Connectors for Ford, GM Trucks with Factory 7 Way, item
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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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  • Troubleshooting Open Ground Error Code for Brake Controller Install
  • The "open ground" error code of a brake controller indicates that the controller is losing the ground connection to the vehicle battery which is the white wire. I'd double check you have the # 3025-P seated totally in the junction box as well as make sure there's not damage to the connector or the pins of it. Also check for corrosion and fix as needed. As far as tracking down the ground circuit on the truck wiring that might be challenging. An easier solution would be to run a jumper wire
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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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  • 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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  • Troubleshooting Trailer Brake Wiring Issues on a 2002 Chevy Silverado
  • Thank you for being very detailed with your question! The first step I would take is to make sure everything on the truck and trailer is wired properly. Your Prodigy brake controller should have the wiring adapter # 3025-P which is custom for your 2002 Chevy Silverado. I recommend verifying you have the correct adapter because # 3015-P will also fit but it was pinned differently for the 2003-2006 Chevy Silverado's. The next thing I would check is the wiring for the 7-way connector
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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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  • 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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  • Where to Look for Factory Wiring on 2002 Chevy Silverado
  • You are in the right spot in looking for the wiring on your 2002 Chevy Silverado. If you take a look at the accompanying cutout I added you can see that the wires - if present - will be found above the spare tire. The cutout I added is from a link to a help article on installing a brake controller in 1999-2006 Chevy/GMC pickups.
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  • No Power on Red Brake Controller Wire when Brake Pedal Pressed on a 2013 Toyota Tundra
  • The wiring harness you should be using on your 2013 Toyota Tundra is # 3040-P. While it is unlikely it is wired incorrectly it is possible. You can use your test light to test the connector on the vehicle (where 3040-P plugs into) and see if it has power when you step on the brake pedal. If it does then check to see if the red wire is connected in the corresponding location in the harness. If not you can move it. If there is no power then there is something amiss on the vehicle side
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  • Install Harness Recommendation for 2002 Chevy Suburban with 7-Way
  • All you need to install a Prodigy P2 # 90885 in your 2002 Chevy Suburban is the correct install harness. For that you would need the part # 3025-P. This will work great with the RV style 7-way trailer connector you have and does not require you to install a 4-way.
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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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