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Draw-Tite I-Command Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional
Replacement Brake Control Plug-In Harness for Tekonsha and Draw-Tite Brake Controller 12" Long

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Draw-Tite I-Command Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional
part number: 5535

Brake controller activates trailer brakes in proportion to deceleration. LED screen shows settings and diagnostics. Features 3 boost levels. Automatically levels when mounted within 90-degrees in the vertical plane.


  • Brake controller activates trailer brakes in proportion to your vehicle's braking action
    • Automatically adjusts trailer's braking based on deceleration of tow vehicle
    • Activates immediately - no pausing like with time-delayed brake controllers
  • Automatically levels - internal sensor detects deceleration even if controller is not mounted level
  • Boost setting lets you adjust the aggressiveness with which the brakes are activated
    • Get full power output faster by pressing the plus button to increase activation speed
    • Achieve smoother braking by pressing the minus button to supply power gradually
  • Easy-to-read LED display shows controller activity
  • Short circuit protected
  • Built-in, slide-bar manual override
  • Quick and easy installation
    • Mounting bracket and hardware included
    • Plug-in, vehicle-specific brake-control adapter (sold separately) can be used for certain applications to reduce installation time


  • Application: trailers with up to 4 axles (8 brake assemblies)
    • Designed for use with electric brakes only
  • Mounting angle: between -20 degrees and 70 degrees in the vertical plane
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Proportional Braking

With a proportional brake controller, you can get heavy-duty emergency braking, general braking, or slow-to-an-idle braking for your trailer automatically. The intensity with which your trailer brakes are activated and the rate at which they are applied are dependent on the deceleration of your tow vehicle. This means that, unlike time-delay controllers - which send the same amount of preset power to your trailer brakes every time - proportional controllers are able to adapt to every braking situation differently.

So, if you slam on the brakes in your truck, your trailer brakes will activate with that same extreme intensity. And if you merely slow down as you approach a red light, your trailer will gradually brake in the same manner.

As long as the I-Command is properly mounted according to the included instructions, the controller will automatically level, sense the tow vehicle's deceleration, and adjust the trailer's braking accordingly. The result is uniform braking across your towing setup. No push-pull action - just smooth, proportional braking every time.

Power Boost for Heavy-Duty Towing

The I-Command offers a boost feature that gives you more initial braking power for times when you're towing heavy loads. You can switch boost levels so that the power output to your trailer brakes automatically starts out at either 14 percent or 28 percent of the predetermined power setting.

So, if you boost the initial power so that your trailer brakes activate with 25 percent of the overall intensity at the start, the brakes will reach maximum braking faster. This is particularly beneficial if you are towing a heavy load because the intensity required to stop that load may be far greater than that needed to halt your vehicle. Therefore, sending out more initial power to the trailer brakes - and causing them to reach maximum braking faster - allows you to better control the trailer so that it doesn't push your tow vehicle before coming to a complete stop.

If your trailer weighs less than your tow vehicle, no boost is needed. But if you wish to set the boost so that your trailer leads the braking of your towing setup, you can select level B1. The following table gives an indication of when you might use the different boost levels and the power increases that they offer.

Approximate Gross Trailer WeightBoost LevelIncrease in Initial Power Output
Less than tow vehicle GVWB114%
Equal to tow vehicle GVWB1 or B214% or 28%
Up to 25% more than tow vehicle GVWB1, B2, or B3* 28%
Up to 40% more than tow vehicle GVWB2 or B3* 28%

* Both B2 and B3 offer a 25-percent boost in initial power. But the braking curve for B3 is more aggressive than that of B2. This means that, even though you will start out with the same intensity when using these boost levels, you will get an overall more aggressive braking experience with the higher level. So if you use B3, you will reach maximum braking sooner than if you use B2.

Safety Features

The I-Command offers advanced safety features to prevent damage to various components of your towing setup. Integrated reverse battery protection shields the brake controller and your trailer's breakaway system from shorts.

If ever there is a time that you need to brake your trailer separately from your tow vehicle - when traveling down a steep incline, for example - the manual override lever is easily accessible. Pushing this lever engages the brakes on your trailer with full power.

LED Display

The I-Command has a digital LED display to keep you informed of your trailer's braking. The display shows the gain setting when the control is activated. It can also be used to check for connectivity with your trailer, to determine your boost setting, and to troubleshoot.

Automatic Leveling and Simple Installation

Because this controller operates with an internal inertia sensor, it must be mounted between -20 degrees and 70 degrees in the vertical plane. The I-Command must be mounted on a level horizontal (side-to-side) plane and must be lined up with the direction of travel for the internal sensor to function properly.

The automatic leveling feature of the I-Command ensures that the brake controller continues to function even as you drive up steep hills or through the mountains. Mount the controller at a vertical angle that is between 0 degrees (level) and 70 degrees, and the controller with level itself automatically.

Installation of the I-Command 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 controller, 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.

For even easier installation, a vehicle-specific wiring adapter (sold separately) is available for most newer trucks and SUVs. One end of the custom adapter plugs into your vehicle, and the other end plugs into the controller - no hardwiring required.

Note: If a custom brake-control wiring adapter is not available for your vehicle, one of the following will be required:

20-Amp circuit breaker (9506P - sold separately) for 2- to 4-brake applications

30-Amp circuit breaker (38630 - sold separately) for 6- to 8-brake applications

See also'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.

5535 Draw-Tite iCommand Proportional 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

California residents: click here

Video of Draw-Tite I-Command Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional

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

Video Transcript for Draw-Tite Brake Controller - Proportional Controller - 5535 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Draw-Tite I-Command Proportional Trailer Brake Controller. This controller is going to activate the trailer brakes in proportion to your vehicle's braking action, it's going to automatically adjust the trailer's braking based on deceleration of the towed vehicle, and it activates immediately, so there's no pausing like when using time-delayed brake controllers. This unit's also going to automatically level. The brake control will automatically acquire the proper level setting, it's also going to automatically adjust as you travel up or down hills. A few unique features about this system. As you can see here, we have the easy to access buttons, we're going to have the boost setting right here on top and it says 'Boost' right here on the disc plate, so that way we know these button go with that setting. On this side we're going to have the gain control, and it says 'Gain' right there so we know that these buttons are associated with that control.

The boost setting is going to let you adjust the aggressiveness with which the brakes are activated, so this is setting is great in situations where you're hauling heavier loads or your trailer weight is significantly more than your vehicle weight. It's going to be available in three settings, you're going to have Boost 1, Boost 2, and Boost 3. It's going to allow you to get full power output faster by pressing the plus buttons right here, or the minus buttons to achieve maybe a smoother braking action. You can get full output power faster by pressing the plus button to increase the activation speed, and then you can achieve smoother braking by pressing the minus button to supply power gradually. Located right here at the front is going to be the easy to read digital display. This is going to be an LED display, it's going to show the controller activity.

The unit is short-circuit protected. On this side you're going to have the gain setting, this is going to establish the maximum amount of power available to the trailer brakes. As the gain increases, and you just the plus or minus buttons to do that, so it's very easy to adjust, but as that increases what that means is more power is going to be available to the brakes when the brake peddle in the vehicle is pressed or when the manual control is used. We do have the built in slide bar manual override right here at the front, very easily accessible. Gain is going to be shown from zero to ten, with zero being the minimum and ten being the maximum. That simply represents a percentage of the full power.

It's a quick and easy installation, your mounting bracket and hardware are included, and then it's going to be able to plug into a vehicle specific brake control adapter. Those are sold separately and can be used for certain applications to help reduce installation time. Again, this is designed for trailers with up to four axles or A-brake assemblies. It's designed for use with electric brakes only. When mounting this, you can mount this anywhere from -20 degrees nose down, anywhere to 70 degrees nose up in the vertical plane.

You want to make sure this is parallel with the direction of travel, but anywhere in between those indicators that I gave you, -20 degrees nose down or 70 degrees nose up, this is still going to be fully functional. All the leveling, the sensor inside, that's going to be functional as long as you stay within those increments, or those measurements of negative 20, 70 degrees nose up. Really nice design, it's a nice small compact unit as well. Here at the widest part it's only going to measure about 2-3/4" wide, and then the overall length is going to be about 4-1/4", and then the depth or the thickness is only 1-1/8". It's going to be covered with a unlimited lifetime warranty. Now what I want to do is I just want to show you how easily that display can be read. I'm just going to hook up a couple of wires here today just to send some power to it, I'm going to hook up a ground power then the power wire, and then we thumb through some of the settings and you can get an idea for how easy it is to read and how easy it is to see that display. NC is going to stand for Not Connected, but it's still going to allow us to kind of go through. We have our gain setting, you can see how that easily adjusts with a simple press of the button, and again you can go all the way up to ten, you can hold it down, which is going to allow you to adjust quicker, all the way up to ten. Then you can press individual to make finer adjustments, or you can hold it down and it's going to go all the way down to zero. You can adjust to anywhere in between that setting, really nice design. You're also going to have the manual override right here, which for me it's just saying I'm not connected, which is correct since I'm just feeding off a power box. Then you're going to have your boost setting. You're going to have Boost 1, Boost 2, Boost 3, then just the B shows you that you're in the boost settings, then you have 1, 2 and 3 to choose from. That's going to do it for today's look at the Draw Tite I-Command Proportional Trailer Brake Controller.

Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite I-Command Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional - 5535

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   (494 Customer Reviews)

Brake controller activates trailer brakes in proportion to deceleration. LED screen shows settings and diagnostics. Features 3 boost levels. Automatically levels when mounted within 90-degrees in the vertical plane.

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by: Joe10/08/2018

works great so far. 572738

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by: Matthew09/27/2018

Easy install, quick delivery 569393

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by: James10/05/2018

Great product & fast shipping. worked great on my 2017 Silverado LT description & instructional video made it easy to purchase. 572032

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by: Martin11/15/2018

17 Toyota Tacoma 583032

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by: Gary D.10/16/2017

Had no trouble finding what I was looking for. The items I ordered arrived quickly and were easy to install.l was unable to find the wiring harness l needed locally. 443247


Works great.Have no trouble towing our camper on hilly curvy roads.

Gary D - 10/19/2018


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by: Larry p01/24/2017

Very good description of product and what I needed to order. Every thing arrived on time and the price was very reasonable. The brake controller does everything it was advertised to do. Great product , great service by e.trailer thanks 335128

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by: John D.01/22/2017

Received the product quickly and was exactly as described. Installed the controller and the plug in wiring worked perfectly, made some basic adjustments that were in the instructions to start. Picked up my trailer and loaded up a International farm tractor on the trailer and brake controller worked just the way I needed it to. Thanks etrailer 334416

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by: Joe T.06/24/2016

Product works and works well. Wiring harness plugged in perfectly. Little Nissan Frontier tows a heavy dump trailer and stops with ease. 264570

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by: Alan T.08/20/2018

The product was exactly as described. Very easy to install. Mine sits at a pretty good angle and works perfectly. So far I have used it on a 28' camper trailer & a 26' camper trailer. 555694

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by: Cody10/28/2016

Great product with very easy install and even better customer service, placed an order late one afternoon and chose the wrong shipping for time I needed it by, gave them a call and they had no problem at all changing it for me and I received the product early the next morning as needed. Great service! 311643

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by: Svend11/26/2017

Very easy install on my Dodge Ram 2500 . Works great and easy to adjust 454881

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by: Glenn C09/05/2017

Purchased this as I needed it for towing our newly acquired 26 ft. camper. With the addition of the installation adapter that matched my truck, the installation was simple. The set-up was easy and the product works flawlessly. I don't think I could have asked for more given the very affordable price. 429007


This product has worked great and the installation along with the pigtail adapter took less than 15 minutes. I have towed my trailer hundreds of miles without ever a worry about braking. Great product.

Glenn C - 09/12/2018


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by: Josh01/24/2018

Wish I had bought this one years ago. After buying one,I replaced the brake controllers in all the rest of our trucks over from the time delay to proportional style. Pulling different trailers both empty and loaded this controller is very easy to get the settings right, something I can’t say for any of the timed delay controllers I’ve used. It’s worth every penny. 469070

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by: Jerry Fairchild09/17/2016

Seems to be a wonderful product installed it in my 99 Dodge in about 15 minutes plug it in went down the road and back brakes worked great simple and easy Ali together done in about 20 minutes back home sitting in back yard having a cold beer don't get much better than that 295754

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by: Rodney04/21/2018

When I get a chance to try it I'll know for sure. Took a little time to install but the install came out clean. 499119

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by: Jake O06/10/2017

Comments: A) It was a challenge to find the correct wiring for the red control wire for my 3rd generation Toyota 4Runner (1996). It would sure be nice to have a pigtail adapter that worked with that model, but I understand there would be a million different types of pigtails. I have suggestions for anyone else in this predicament with a 4Runner. B) The wiring diagram for the Draw-tite I-command Brake Control suggests this is always active -- directly wired to battery. Instead of plugging unplugging the pigtail, a rocker switch would be good. What is the idle current (amperage) draw (drain on battery)? How about current draw while actively braking? This would specify the type of rocker C) There is little description of the "gain" setting (vs the "boost"). How is this value dialed in for a particular load and boost setting? switch. 391425


So far very well. The boost needs to be changed for highway vs city driving B1 vs B. Perhaps this is a function of the Casita brakes, but brakes grab & lock up if I dont reduce the boost in city driving.

Jake O - 06/12/2018


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by: BILL09/11/2016


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by: Brian C.10/04/2016

I only gave 4 stars because I have yet to use the trailer brake controller. Shipping and customer service from eTrailer was top notch. Quick delivery and continuous updates. Brake controller is much smaller in size than I imagined. Installation was a snap, however the instructions had wiring color configurations incorrect for my vehicle. Easy fix, thanks YouTube. All in all, I cannot wait to order again from eTrailer. 303320

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by: Christopher Lee Wirth07/21/2016

install was easy and straight foward, located a video on this website that assisted me in locating the factory wire harness to install this piece of equip 274705

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by: Mary Ruth11/22/2017

I installed this in my Jeep Grand Cherokee for pulling a travel trailer. We pulled the trailer from the Denver area all the way to the California coast. For anyone who has driven across 80, you know what challenges face a camper making that journey. No wonder pioneers left family heirlooms along the trail in the old days! This break controller made the trip possible for me. It worked well, and the trailer never ran the Jeep over. I remember engaging the trailer breaks quite a bit on the hill going into Salt Lake City. Worked like a charm! 454219

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by: Randall M.04/24/2017

Ordered this for my 2008 Toyota Tundra to be able to pull a 25 foot travel trailer. This has been the easiest install. It takes literally 5-10 minutes to locate your quick connects and attach it to the dash. I mounted it as close to the middle console to help keep it away from my knee and legs. I used a black magic marker to blend the screws into the black frame. Once connected it automatically does everything else for you. I would recommend strongly on purchasing this trailer brake connector/quick connect along with using this etrailer. The shipping was extremely fast and communication was great prior to its arrival. I watched a YouTube video on my truck to make it even easier to install. 371551

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by: Dave04/28/2018

I put this controller in my Chevy truck and even though it is the cheapest one you can find, it works great. A few days later, the "top rated" one in my Suburban quit working, so now I have two of these controllers. They are adjustable for each of my trailers. You could spend six times as much for other controllers but I can't see that you get a better product than this one. 501979

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by: Paul10/06/2018

Everything I’ve ordered has been great. 572110

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by: Allen R.02/23/2017

This has been the best and easiest purchase during my short journey of outfitting my 2008 Nissan Titan SE to haul a 27 ft camper. This has been the easiest install. If you're not mechanically inclined like myself no worries at all. It takes literally 5-10 mins to locate your quick connects and attach it to the dash. Once connected it automatically does everything else for you. You receive a set of directions just make sure you read them first and save yourself some money and do the install yourself. Once the camper was connected to the truck it was automatically detected. Can't get any easier than just connect and go. I would recommend strongly on purchasing this trailer brake connector/quick connect along with using this company. The shipping was extremely fast and communication was great prior to its arrival. 344916

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by: Bryon K.03/05/2017

This brake was very easy to install once I figured out where to mount it. A previous video I watched showed it mounted in a location that was too low (on the bottom of the panel) and hard to reach if needing to adjust while driving. I chose a location farther up but wasn't sure what was hiding behind the plastic so I chose to use the 3m Dual Lock fastener. This holds more securely than Velcro but it is still removable. I wasn't thrilled about having holes in my panel if I didn't like the location and wanted to move it so this was a great alternative. The brake seems to work well and is easy to adjust. The price from was great and it shipped quickly. 348822


So far it’s been great. I’ve only used it a few times but it is everything I wanted and needed. I recommend this product and your company to everyone I know that is looking for a trailer brake.

Bryon K - 03/07/2018


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by: Sinh11/12/2017

Fast shipping, easy install, work good, recommended. With 2007 Lexus GX470 doesn't have any where to mount the controller so I put it on a middle near shifting handle. 451302

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by: Ed C.07/10/2016

The Drawtite brake controller and cable for my 2007 Silverado went together like a dream. I tested it on a dual axle 22ft beavertail equipment trailer and it adjusted perfectly and definitely allows the vehicle and trailer to stop in a much shorter distance and more controlled way. I'd highly recommend this product because it works well as advertised and cost about half of what other units out there. 270249

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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


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

Dean E - 10/08/2018


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by: Chris S06/04/2017

I tried finding the controller I wanted locally which ended up costing more time and money Then it should have. One of the places I stopped at was getting info from etrailer web page then adding his ridiculous mark up. When I got back to my office I ordered it from etrailer myself and bought exactly what I was trying to find locally but for much less money even with two day shipping. Beyond all that etrailer is the easiest place to shop and their tracking of my shipment couldn't have been any easier. From here on out if etrailer has what I'm looking for life will be just that much better. Thanks etrailer. 388783


All still as good as it was one year ago. Thank you

Chris S - 06/07/2018


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by: Craig11/10/2017

this really is the BEST trailer brake controller we have used. It is easy to tune and regulates the heavy horse trailer so smoothly that you do not feel it. However, do yourself AND the manufacturer a favor; If you have a High Performance ignition system such as CDI or have performance spark plug wires on your hot rod truck; put a 1000 uF or more 25 volt Filter Capacitor on the incoming 12 volts. If you do not, electronic interference will "scramble the microprocessor brain" in the unit. With the filter, no problem and the unit is wonderful. 450934

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by: JOHN PRESCOTT06/03/2016

Hooked up the brake control with a vehicle specific adapter eliminating the chance for incorrect wiring or shorting of wires. Tried it out immediately after install & worked as designed. Using this to control the electric brakes on my popup camper pulled by a Tacoma. 256331


Works great

JOHN P - 06/03/2017


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by: Josh R.08/17/2016

I wish I would have bought this controller last year when I bought my first camper. We upgraded to a new truck and the old controller wouldn't work so the GREAT team and ETRAILER told me this was the controller to get. Man were they RIGHT. I love that as soon as I hook up my trailer it tells me right on the controller that it is connected and when I unhook or don't have the plug seated fully it will tell me N.C(not connected). Hands down the best controller I have ever used and at a great price. 284541

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by: Andrew11/30/2017

Very easy installation in my 2012 F150, I used the cubby hole to the right of the steering wheel. The cubby is actually where a factory control would go. I had a question about the controller that originally I could not find in the trouble shooting section, I called and Kevin in customer service was extremely helpful. I have not used the controller yet, but I think it will work just fine. 455873

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by: Rick09/15/2018

Got some straps to secure our quad to trailer and a brake controller. All products came on time and worked perfectly. At first I thought the 4 Bulldog straps were way to beefy and overkill, but having used them this past weekend I have changed my mind....I felt very confident driving knowing there was no way our toy was going to come loose! And the absolute best feature is the little safety latch that prevents hook from possibly falling off trailer hook if strap were to come loose. Folks I talked to were very knowledgeable and helpful. I will definitely visit the etrailer site next time I need something. 565493

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by: Rob Rod05/13/2014

Exactly what I needed! 130328



Rob R - 05/13/2015


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by: Michael05/23/2018

The whole process of adding a tow package to my vehicle seemed daunting but after watching the videos carefully and following all instructions, I was able to install the tow hitch, 7 pin, and this brake controller in only a few hours. I didn't have an existing tow package so it meant running new wires through the firewall, to the battery, and mounting the fuses. A little more than I thought I was getting into but like I said it was very easy to follow the instructions. I have used the controller to great success on our travel trailer. It gives me the control and confidence I need when hauling, especially when my family is with. 512332

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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: 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: Elmer T.10/21/2018

Compact design keeps it out of the way at bottom of dash. Attached and hooked up quickly. Haven't taken camper on the road with it yet but seems to be working properly. 576259

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by: Walter09/30/2018

A little confusing hooking up, but works great. 570381

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by: Larry09/18/2018

Received quickly and was a snap to inst all. 566527

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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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by: Josh08/29/2018

Perfect. fits my controller so i can move it from vehicle to vehicle 559411

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by: Stephen08/19/2018

Worked great 555279

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by: Brian R03/21/2019

Just installed this on my 2018 Ram 1500. Came with the plug and play connector #3024P. Super easy to put together. Just plug one end of the adapter to the controller and the other to the existing wires under the dash and you got power! Then screw it into the dash wherever you feel necessary. So easy a toddler could do it! 613464

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by: Joel03/14/2019

Fast delivery great customer service 611766

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by: Terry03/13/2019

Great Product, Great Price. This is a must when pulling a Travel Trailer. 611514

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by: Lawrence03/09/2019

Very good. No issues at all 610993

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  • Drawtite I-Command Brake Controller Error Code
  • On the Draw-Tite I-command Brake Controller # 5535, the manual says the error is the brake controller is "seeing" an overload condition during operation. If it is reading overload without the trailer connected then that means there is a short in the blue trailer feed wire on the vehicle. You will need to check this wire for a short using a circuit tester like # PTW2993, and replace the wire where any issue is found. If you can't find the point along the wire, I recommend cutting the
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  • Should Draw Tite Electric Brake Controller Have Anything on Display When not in Use
  • There should be a decimal on the Draw Tite I-Command's # 5535 display whenever the controller is receiving power but there is no trailer connected and no boost is set. If you connect a trailer you should see .c instead. I've attached an example of some displays from the controllers installation details.
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  • Wire Gauge and Circuit Breaker Required for Brake Controller Isntallation
  • The Draw-Tite I-Command Trailer Brake Controller # 5535 includes a hardwired connector that is intended to connect to a vehicle-specific harness on vehicles that have a direct connection port or to a pigtail # 7894 to allow a hardwired installation in a vehicle that does not have such a connection point under the dash. This pigtail harness is 34-inches long, long enough for most installations. The black and blue wires on this part are 10-gauge and the others are 12-gauge; butt connectors
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  • Recommended Brake Controller And Wiring For 2005 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • The Draw-Tite I-Command Trailer Brake Controller, part # 5535 is designed for electric only brakes. It will not work with electric over hydraulic brakes. We do offer brake controllers like part # 90885 that can be used with both brake systems. When wiring the brake controller, the red wire needs to be attached to a wire that only has power when the brake pedal is pressed. Typically this is the cold side of the brake light switch, found under the dash at the top of the brake pedal.
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  • Troubleshooting S.H. and P.L. Codes on Draw-Tite I-Command Brake Controller
  • I took a look at the instructions manual for your Draw-Tite I-Command Trailer Brake Controller # 5535. It looks like the "P.L." error code you are seeing indicates a power interruption while the brake pedal is depressed, and the "S.H." code appears when the brake wire sees a short during idle condition. There seems to be some kind of short or wiring issue with your brake controller. I recommend starting by testing the controller itself to make sure it isn't bad. To do this, you will
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  • Two Red Dots Showing on Draw-Tite I-Command Trailer Brake Controller
  • Two dots will be displayed on the Draw-Tite I-Command Trailer Brake Controller # 5535 whenever a trailer is not connected. After 15 minutes of no motion the controller goes into power-saving mode and the display will be completely blank. So you will not need to worry about the controller draining your battery.
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  • Wiring Adapter Needed to Install Draw-Tite I-Command Brake Controller 5535 in 2017 Ford Explorer
  • In your 2017 Ford Explorer XLT with the factory tow package installation of a Draw-Tite or Tekonsha brake controller like the I-Command # 5535 or the Prodigy # 90885 will require wiring adapter part # 3035-P. This will plug in between the controller and the under-dash connection port. Part # 3016 allows controller installation in compatible GM vehicles.
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  • Inexpensive Brake Controller For 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L
  • The Draw-Tite I-Command Trailer Brake Controller # 5535 is a great proportional brake controller to fit any budget. With a proportional brake controller, you can get heavy-duty emergency braking, general braking, or slow-to-an-idle braking for your trailer automatically. The intensity with which your trailer brakes are activated and the rate at which they are applied are dependent on the deceleration of your tow vehicle. The Brake Control Plug-In Harness that works with your Draw-Tite Brake
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  • Install Harness Recommendation for Draw Tite Brake Controller in 2016 Toyota Tacoma
  • To install the Draw Tite brake controller part # 5535 in your 2016 Toyota Tacoma you will need the part # 3031-P which will plug into the port under the dash of your truck like you mentioned.
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  • Recommended Brake Controller and Wiring Adapter for 2008 Ford F-150 Harley Davidson Edition
  • Good news, I can help equip your 2008 Ford F-150 Harley Davidson Edition with a brake controller and wiring adapter. First for a brake controller, I recommend the Tekonsha P3 # 90195, because of its easy user interface. The P3 is a proportional brake controller which means it senses how the tow vehicle is slowing or stopping and applies the trailer's brakes with the same intensity. It also has a full display screen instead of codes that need deciphering. The Tekonsha P2 # 90885 is
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  • Installing a Brake Controller with 4 Wires in a 2007 Ford F-150
  • Because your 2007 Ford F-150 has an extra wire, you will need to determine their function and match that with the 4 brake controller wires. You will need a circuit tester like # PTW2993 to probe the wires for function. The four wires from your brake controller are: Blue=brake controller output Black= Battery In (+) White= Ground (-) Red=Stoplight I've attached a photo and an article to help. The 5th wire is to add the center brake light to a truck bed cab.
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  • Why Would a Draw-Tite I-Command Trailer Brake Controller Have a Blank Screen Display While Powered
  • I would start by checking your fuse box for a blown or missing fuse since you have a blank screen display on your trailer brake controller # 5535. Be sure to turn the ignition switch to lock beforehand. You will locate the missing or blown "Trailer E-Brake" (20A) fuse in your engine compartment sub fuse box. I found this information under the "Fuses" Section of a 2013 Honda Pilot's owners manual online. If you do not have a fuse issue, then you may have a grounding issue. Be sure to
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  • Recommendation for a Brake Controller to Fit a 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe
  • Depending if you already have a 7-way connector installed or not on your 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe will determine the amount of additional parts that will be needed when installing a brake controller. First, the Draw-Tite I-Command Brake Controller, # 5535, that you referenced is a quality controller that will work well with your Tahoe. If you already have a 7-way trailer connector installed on your Tahoe, then all you will need is this brake controller and the included wiring harness.
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  • Fit & Compatibility of Upgrading to a Proportional Brake Controller on a 2001 Ford F-350 w/# 3035-P
  • Yes! Both the Draw-Tite Activator # 5504 and # 5100 time delayed brake controllers and the Draw-Tite I-Command proportional brake controllers will use the same # 3035-P wiring adapter for your 2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty. So it will be a simple switching out for your truck. The Curt Reflex # C51130 will need you to get a new adapter # C51322 for it to be compatible with your F-350. One thing that may help make the decision for you is that the Draw-Tite # 5535 is designed for electric
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  • Can Draw Tite I-Command Brake Controller Install in 2005 Chevy Silverado
  • Yes, the Draw Tite brake controller part # 5535 is compatible with your 2005 Chevy Silverado 2500HD and all you would need is the install harness part # 3015-P to install it. I attached an install video that shows this harness being used to install a brake controller in a 2005 Silverado just like yours.
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  • Best Brake Controller Recommendation for 2006 Chevy Silverado
  • We can set you up with a better brake controller than the factory brake controller that GM would have installed in your truck that wouldn't require any programming, but the factory one will require programming and will cost more and not perform as well. The brake controller I recommend for your 2006 Chevy Silverado is the Prodigy P3 part # 90195 because this brake controller senses the amount of braking your truck is applying and puts a proportional amount of braking on the trailer's
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  • Draw-Tite Brake Controller Compatibility With Tekonsha Wiring Harness on 2017 Jee p Cherokee
  • The Draw-Tite I-Command Trailer Brake Controller # 5535 is compatible with your 2017 Jeep Cherokee using wiring adapter # 3014-P. The connector is behind the black cover located to the left of the steering column, just above the carpet. To plug in the adapter, first remove the cover. I've attached a photo to assist.
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  • Parts Needed to Install a Brake Controller in a 2000 Jeep Wrangler
  • To install the brake controller part # 5535 in your 2000 Jeep Wrangler you will need to start with a 4-way (if you do not have one). For that you would want the # 118409. From there you would need to convert the 4-way to a 7-way so that you can install the brake controller. For that you will want the Brake Controller Install Kit and 7-Way Adapter part # ETBC7. I attached installation instructions and an install video for this product as well.
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  • Troubleshooting Brake Controller That Doesn't Shut Off When Car Is Off and No Key In Ignition
  • It is very normal for a brake controller like the Draw-Tite I-Command Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional # 5535 to have a small time period where it still appears active after a vehicle is turned off. It normally will go into a sleep mode after about 15 minutes that requires very little draw on the battery and maintains your settings. This keeps your system from needing to be reset after each stop. It would take months in most cases for a brake controller in sleep
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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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Tekonsha Prodigy Blowing the IG Meter Fuse on a 2007 Honda Ridgeline RT
  • You can test your Prodigy brake controller without plugging the brake controller into your 2007 Honda Ridgeline RT. You will need a 12 volt power source, a vehicle battery will work, and I recommend using the replacement Brake Control Plug-In Harness, # 20127, so you do not have to cut into your wiring harness. You will connect the white wire from the harness to the negative battery terminal and the black wire to the positive terminal. This should provide power to the brake controller
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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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  • Parts Needed to Install a Brake Controller in a 2013 Ford Edge
  • You will need to hardwire in a brake controller on your 2013 Ford Edge. First you will need to convert the 4-way to a 7-way. For that you will need an Brake Controller Installation Kit # ETBC7. This comes with everything you will need to install a fully functional 7-way and brake controller in your vehicle. I attached installation instructions and an install video for this product for you to check out. If you do not have a brake controller picked out yet check out the Prodigy P2
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 Connect the Stoplight Wire on Brake Controller Pigtail
  • To install the Tekonsha PowerTrac Brake Controller # 39523 in your 2006 Ford Escape, the red wire on your brake controller harness # 20127 needs to be connected to the stoplight switch under the dash in your vehicle. There should be a wire for the stoplight switch on the back of the brake pedal. You will want to use a circuit tester, like # 40376, to find the wire that has signal only when the brake pedal is depressed. Testing the wires is the best way to be sure which wire is the one
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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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  • Recommended Wiring Harness for 2018 Buick Enclave and Tekonsha Brake Controller
  • For your Tekonsha Brake Controller, the custom wiring harness # 3026-P is not a confirmed fit for your 2018 model as it was for your 2011 model. At this time we don't have a confirmed fit from any of our manufacturers. It appears that Buick has changed their connector and the only fit at this time is hardwiring the brake controller. For that, you can use the Replacement Brake Control Plug-In Harness for Tekonsha and Draw-Tite Brake Controller 12" Long # 20127. I've attached a wiring
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  • Parts Needed to Install a Trailer Brake Controller In a 1995 Chevy K Series Z71 Pickup
  • The replacement brake controller cable # 20127 plugs into the back of a Tekonsha brake controller. The blunt cut wire ends get hardwired to a vehicle, so it would work with your 1995 Chevy K Series pickup truck. To install a brake controller you will need 3 items. First you will need a 4-Way trailer wiring harness unless the truck already has a 4-Way. You can use # 118315 to add a 4-Way. I have linked the installation instructions for you. Next you will need a 4 and 7 way installation
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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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