Draw-Tite I-Command Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional
Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter for Electric Brake Controllers - Dodge

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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.

Features:

  • 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


Specs:

  • 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 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 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.



5535 Draw-Tite iCommand Proportional Trailer Brake Control

California residents: click here



Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter for Electric Brake Controllers - Dodge
part number: 3021-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:

  • Wiring adapter eases installation of your electric brake controller
  • Custom connector end plugs into the built-in port 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

This adapter plugs into the 4-pin connector on your vehicle's built-in brake control wiring harness. The harness is located underneath the dash, to the left of the steering column, taped to another harness near the emergency brake pedal.


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.



3021-P Tekonsha Brake Control Wiring Adapter with 2 Plugs

California residents: click here





Customer Reviews

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

Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter for Electric Brake Controllers - Dodge - 3021-P

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (452 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. 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: Carl04/09/2020

Installation pix (3) as installed in 2020 Subaru Ascent... as you requested. Final assembly.. controller mounted and harness wrapped in white tape Bracket mounted in Subaru Ascent dash. Must drill hole in pretty leather but solid plastic base underneath is sufficient for solid mounting. Trial installation ....Harness wired into Subaru pigtail for testing and adjusting the brake controller. Initial wiring used wire nuts before final installation where I used "butt connectors" For info: 1. Dealer clueless on need for brake controller but offer a $600 tow (hitch) package that includes hitch (2" receiver) and 7 pin and 4 pin connectors. Those connectors are wired properly to provide alternator charging to trailer battery, brake lights, turn signals and trailer lights...just does not activate electric trailer brakes which they claim 2. Subaru hitch installation also includes brake controller pigtail (in plastic bag in glove box) 3. Subaru brake controller wiring plug under the dash, hidden behind a wiring bundle that was taped with pink tape. I understand the 2 high end Ascent models have this wiring connector included but dealer unaware. Google posts provide good, generic information on this wiring location but they recommend a larger brake controller which I felt was too big for he location I selected... thus I selected a smaller controller. If this was your profession, this kit from etrailer and the Subaru connector and pigtail would allow for installation in less than an hour. 776404



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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: 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: Martin11/15/2018

17 Toyota Tacoma 583032



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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


Comments
All still as good as it was one year ago. Thank you
Chris S - 06/07/2018

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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: 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


Comments
Works great.Have no trouble towing our camper on hilly curvy roads.
Gary D - 10/19/2018

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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


Comments
I pull my 30 travel trailer weighing around 7k with dual axles and will stop with no problem.
James - 10/06/2019

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by: Roy06/05/2018
2012 Ram 1500

fit perfect to connect my brake 517974



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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


Comments
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: Matthew09/27/2018

Easy install, quick delivery 569393



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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: 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


Comments
A year later I still love both of these. I pulled heavy trailers over the Rockies this year without a second thought. With the same controller, I pull my flatbed empty and dont worry about the tires smoking. 5 stars.
Dave - 04/28/2019

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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: 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: 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: 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: BILL09/11/2016

THE CONTROLLER MOUNTED EASILY AND PERFORMED AS STATED. I'VE BEEN CONTENT WITH THE DRAW-TITE DELAY STYLE CONTROLLER I USED FOR 30 YEARS BUT THE PROPORTIONAL STYLE 5535 IS A MUCH BETTER CONCEPT. IT ACTS LIKE THE TOW VEHICLES BRAKES BY APPLYING MORE BRAKE THE HARDER THE BRAKES ARE APPLIED. I'VE ONLY USED IT ON ONE TRIP ON DRY ROADS WITH NO HARD STOPS SO IT MAY REQUIRE SOME TWEAKING THE MORE I USE IT. I TOW AN ENCLOSED 24 FOOT CAR TRAILER AND SET THE CONTROLLER MID RANGE ON BOTH SETTINGS AS MY STARTING POINT. 293519



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by: Joe10/08/2018

works great so far. 572738



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by: Kerry09/12/2017

Well, I have not installed the product as of today, so this review is more on etrailer's service, or the lack thereof. This product took 2 weeks to be delivered, and that was with it being in stock! I notified etrailer of this issue after checking a couple of times on when it would be delivered, and the original shipping listed it as 3-4 days, and basically the checks in the mail sort of thing. Now this wasn't the "free" shipping, I actually had to pay for this type of "service". I didn't want to even have to write a review, and that is what I responded to them in an email... but their response to me stating that I thought it was poor service, was... we "value our customers opinion". No apology, no here is 10% of your next order.... nothing! so I told them in that case I would change my mind and go ahead and write the review. So, for the couple of bucks I saved going thru them this time I will just use Amazon and my Prime membership where they at least truly "value" their customers opinions, and reports of poor service. Also, if you are in any kind of a hurry for your product you order, forget it! Might as well just grab it off the shelf at the local store, or better yet, find an online retailer who values their customers time and money and guarantees to get it there on time, and makes up for it if it isn't, regardless of who's fault it is. Just my 2 cents... 431434



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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: 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: Kevin B03/04/2011
2011 Dodge Ram Pickup

Order this adapter cable early afternoon on a Tuesday and it shipped same day. I paid for standard shipping and they upgraded the shipping at no cost. I received the cable on Thursday. The cable is well made. I installed it Thursday after work and I am very happy with the quality. It is listed for 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 but I have a 2011. It is the same connector though. Once connected everything looks correct from and operations perspective. It recognized that the trailer was not connected so first test complete. I have not tested it with the trailer yet because my truck is not broken in enough with only 150 miles. Will be testing it out hopefully in a few weeks. 8424



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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: Lee E.07/08/2017
2015 Dodge Ram Pickup

I bought this controller with the adapter harness to fit my 2012 Ram. I installed it in the location the factory controller would go into in about 15 minutes. Plugged right in and worked great. I couldn't be happier with it. 403288


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Ask the Experts about this Trailer Brake Controller


  • Flashing E.r Error Code on Draw-Tite I-Command Trailer Brake Controller
  • The "E.r" error code you have on the Draw-Tite I-Command Trailer Brake Controller part # 5535 means it is inoperative so it must be replaced as they are not serviceable. This is outlined in the troubleshooting chart section of the owner's manual. I am not really sure of the correlation between the brake controller going bad and a brake line failing but nonetheless it will need to be replaced. I recommend the Tekonsha Voyager Trailer Brake Controller part # 39510 which is similarly priced
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  • Does a Brake Controller Have to be Hardwired in 1991 Chevy C/K Truck
  • Yes, a brake controller will need to be hardwired into a 1991 Chevy C/K Series truck, though the installation is not something overly difficult. To install the brake controller I recommend for your truck, the Draw-Tite I-Command Trailer Brake Controller # 5535 you will need the Brake Control Plug-In Harness # 20127, which plugs into the I-Command and has four wires, a black power wire, white ground wire, blue brake wire and red stop light switch wire. If your '91 Chevy C/K does not
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  • Installing Draw-Tite I-Command Brake Controller on 2012 GMC Sierra
  • To install the Draw-Tite I-Command Trailer Brake Controller # 5535 on your 2012 GMC Sierra, you will just need to add the Pigtail Harness # 20127. If your Sierra is equipped with a fully-functional 7-Way connector, there is not a plug-in-play style port present under the dash, but all the needed wires are already run. What this means is that the installation will not quite be a plug-and-play process, but all you will need to do is connect the brake controller wiring to the vehicle wiring
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation for 1999 Ford F-150
  • The brake controller we recommend is the Tekonsha iCommand # 5535. This controller is a fully proportional brake controller that applies the brakes of your trailer in the exact same speed and strength as your tow vehicle brakes. This style controller is much safer and easier on braking components than a time-delayed controller. For your truck you can use the wiring adapter # 3035-P, for a direct plug in application. I attached an install video for this in a similar F-150 for you to check
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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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  • Trailer Brake Controller Wiring Installation in Chevy Avalanche
  • To install the Draw-Tite I-Command Trailer Brake Controller # 5535 in your Chevy Avalanche that has a factory-installed 7-way trailer connector you will use existing OEM wiring that is under the dash to hard wire it. There is no quick-connect brake controller port in your model year Avalanche; there was one included up to model year 2006 and this used part # 3015-P. You can use wiring pigtail # 20127 to give you the wires needed for connection. On the controller pigtail the wire colors/functions
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  • Parts Needed to Install 7 and 4-Way in 2017 Chevrolet Express 3500EXT
  • That doesn't look like brake controller wiring. If anything it looks like maybe a harness for power seat functions. To add a 4-way and 7-way to your 2017 Chevy Express van would require first a 4-way like part # 118392 and then to convert to a 4 and 7-way you'd want the part # 37185. If you need to activate trailer brakes though you'd want the # ETBC7 instead and a brake controller like the iCommand part # 5535.
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  • Do All Proportional Brake Controllers Have to Mount the Same Way
  • Proportional brake controller like the iCommand part # 5535 that you referenced can not be mounted on their side since they use an internal inertia sensor to decide how hard to apply your trailer brakes. In order for the sensor to work properly the controller has to mount totally level from side to side and also face the rear of the vehicle squarely. Otherwise you'll have unpredictable and poor brake performance. If you are wanting a brake controller that can fit in a tight install location
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  • 4-Way and 7-Way Wiring Recommendation for 2005 Dodge Dakota without Trailer Wiring
  • You will need to start with a 4-way installed on your 2005 Dodge Dakota. For that you would want the # 118323 which is a plug and play, easy to install wiring kit. 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. This also gives option for a 4-way as well. I attached installation instructions and an install video for this product as well. For
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  • How to Add Draw-Tite I-Command Trailer Brake Controller to 2013 Subaru Outback
  • The 2013 Subaru Outback does not have factory trailer wiring, which means there isn't a strictly plug-and-play brake controller for this vehicle, so you'll need to add the wiring to your Outback to use a brake controller. You'll need to start with a 4-way, the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness # 118467 followed by the Universal Installation Kit for Trailer Brake Controller # ETBC7, which will give you a 7-way connector, circuit breakers and the rest of the hardware needed to install a brake
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  • Installing Brake Controller in 2000 Ford Winnebago Adventurer Workhorse Chassis
  • Your 2000 Winnebago Adventurer is build on a Workhorse 32V chassis so to install a brake controller you can easily do so by wiring to the bundle that should be present under the dash in a bundle with a white tag that explains the functions. For a brake controller the iCommand part # 5535 is very easy to use, works well, and is priced great so it would be a really great option.
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  • Draw-Tite I-Command Trailer Brake Controller 0.9 Error Code
  • The fact that your old controller and the new one, # 5535, both had errors and/or were acting strangely indicates that the issue could be with either the controller wiring harness or the vehicle's wiring. What you can do is splice in a jumper ground wire to the brake controller white wire and attach the other end to a bare metal surface. Ideally you would ground it to the negative battery terminal but for this test you can attach it to a metal surface in the cab somewhere under the dash.
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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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  • 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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  • Can a Brake Controller be Installed on a 2014 Subaru Crosstrek
  • Yes, you can install brake controller # 5535 in your 2014 Subaru Crosstrek. If your Crosstrek does not already have a 4-Way trailer wiring harness you would need to start by installing one, # 118467 for non-hybrid models or # C56243 if yours is a hybrid. Then you will need # ETBC7 to add a 7-Way trailer connector and for the wiring and other parts needed to install brake controller # 5535. I have included some links that show and explain the ETBC7 installation for you.
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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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  • Does Draw-Tite I-Command Need Power to be Manually Adjusted
  • The power to your trailer brakes does need to be manually adjusted with the Draw-Tite I-Command Trailer Brake Controller # 5535. The linked instructions show exactly what you need to do to adjust the power, which is as follows: 1. Connect trailer to tow vehicle. 2. With engine running hold manual full left and set Output/Gain to indicate approximately 5.0. 3. Drive tow vehicle and trailer on a dry level paved surface at 25 mph and fully apply manual control. - If trailer brakes
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  • Installing Draw Tite iCommand Brake Controller in 2015 Chevy Silverado 3500 w Integrated Controller
  • Installing the iCommand brake controller # 5535 on your 2015 Chevy Silverado 3500 with factory integrated controller will actually be very simple and does not require you to disable the integrated controller you have now. What you will do is use harness # 3016 which plugs into a port on the truck already. But you will need to remove the blue wire from the end that plugs into the truck. You will then take a length of wire, # 10-1-1, and connect it to the blue wire you removed from the
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  • Troubleshooting Hopkins Reliance Brake Controller that Stopped Working with Brake Pedal
  • The Hopkins Reliance was a very problematic brake controller when we carried it. We found it had many bugs that required frequent resets and it also was prone to internal problems that took it out of commission. I'd suspect highly that yours is bad based on our experiences and everything you've tested so far. So I would recommend you replace it with an iCommand part # 5535 and you'll have a much more reliable controller that will work better as well.
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  • Troubleshooting Error Codes NC and ER on Draw Tite iCommand
  • The ER code on the Draw Tite brake controller part # 5535 that you referenced means the controller is inoperable at the time and the NC can mean a few things but in your situation it most likely means you have a dirty trailer wiring connector at the rear of your vehicle. Try taking sandpaper to the pins of the 7-way to clean them all off to see if that causes the error codes to go away. I also attached a help article on troubleshooting brake controller installs for you to check out as well.
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  • Does 2012 Ram 1500 With Factory Brake Controller Need to be Flashed to use Aftermarket Controller
  • With one exception, you will need to see your local Ram dealer to reconfigure the TIPM (Totally Integrated Power Module) on your 2012 Ram 1500 to install an aftermarket brake controller. The exception is the Curt Echo Mobile Trailer Brake Controller # C51180, which will override the factory controller so you can just plug it right in without any other necessary steps. Otherwise, if you were to use the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller # 90195 or Tekonsha Primus IQ Trailer Brake
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  • Plug-In Brake Controller Adapter Recommendation for a 2002 Dodge Ram
  • For your 2002 Dodge Ram you would want a Tekonsha Adapter # 3020-P. The # 3021-P that you referenced is designed for 2010-2012 Dodge Rams and would not be the correct product for you. I attached a video of the # 3020-P being installed on a vehicle for you to check out also.
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  • Comparing Tekonsha P2 # 90885 and P3 # 90195 Trailer Brake Controllers
  • You win on this one either way! Both the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 # 90885 and P3 # 90195 versions are superb proportional brake controllers that are among the highest-rated of all such items we sell. Both offer compatibility with either electric or electric-over-hydraulic brakes, both allow a 360-degree vertical plane operating range and both provide proportional braking to minimize wear and tear on your vehicle and trailer brakes. The main difference between them is the display, which
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  • Brake Controller Installation on 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan
  • The # 3021-P is a fit for 2010-2012 Dodge Ram trucks. Your Grand Caravan wasn't equipped with the plug under the dash for installing a brake controller, so you'll need to hardwire your controller. Have no fear, we have the resources to help you complete the installation, including a how-to article and an install video that will walk you through the process. First, you'll want to choose a brake controller. I'd recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy P2, part # 90885. The P2 is extremely easy to
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  • Installation of Tekonsha P3 Brake Controller on a 2011 Dodge Ram Pickup
  • It sounds like your Ram pickup is in the 4th generation which is from 2010 to present so I would think that the 2013 video would be closer related than the 2008, which is part of the 3rd generation. I also linked a snapshot from the directions of the adapter plug # 3021-P which shows where the corresponding plug on your vehicle will be. I wish we had more vehicle installs but are limited by what customers vehicles come into our shop. Where to mount the Tekonsha P3 # 90195 is generally
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  • Installing an Aftermarket Trailer Brake Controller on a 2010 Dodge Ram 2500 with Factory Controller
  • To install an aftermarket brake controller like the Tekonsha Prodigy, you will have to disconnect the Integrated Trailer Brake Module. Doing so will turn on a warning lamp on the instrument cluster. In order to disconnect the ITBM and not get the warning lamp, your local Dodge dealer will have to reconfigure the TIPM (Totally Integrated Power Module), of the truck. Once the TIPM has been reconfigured, and the ITBM has been unplugged, you can use a vehicle specific brake control harness. To
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  • Factory Brake Controller Connector Location for a 2007 Dodge Ram
  • The connector on the 2007 Dodge Ram is blue but is not like the one you have found. Instead, take a look at the picture I added that shows its location and what it looks like. Also take a look at the video I have linked which will help to locate and identify the correct connector. The one you are looking for will have 4 pins. If your truck did not come with a factory 7-Way trailer connector then the truck will not have the connector for a brake controller. A brake controller will need
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  • How to Install Aftermarket Brake Controller in 2011 Ram 3500 w Integrated Factory Brake Controller
  • Yes, there is a way to install an aftermarket brake controller on your 2011 Ram 3500 that has an integrated controller in it already. To install an aftermarket brake control you will have to disconnect the ITBM. This will turn on a warning lamp on the instrument cluster. In order to disconnect the ITBM and not get the warning lamp, your local Dodge dealer will have to reconfigure the TIPM (Totally Integrated Power Module), of the truck. Once the TIPM has been reconfigured, and the ITBM
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  • Can the Factory Integrated Trailer Brake Controller be Bypassed on a 2011 Dodge Ram
  • You can bypass the factory brake controller on a 2011 Dodge Ram. To install an aftermarket controller you will need to disconnect the integrated trailer brake module (ITBM). Doing so will turn on a warning lamp in the dash. In order to disconnect the ITBM and not get the warning lamp, your local Dodge dealer will have to reconfigure the TIPM (Totally Integrated Power Module), of the truck. Once the TIPM has been reconfigured, and the ITBM has been unplugged, you can use a vehicle specific
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  • Troubleshooting Brake Controller that Doesn't Power On
  • If your Tekonsha P3 Trailer Brake Controller # 90195 isn't powering on when connected to your vehicle the problem is either that the black wire isn't securely attached to a 12 volt power source or the white wire isn't grounding properly due to a bad ground source chosen or that the wire isn't making good contact. If it isn't grounding to the vehicle battery I would try that as well. For more information on troubleshooting brake controller installs check out the link I attached.
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  • Brake Controller Wiring Recommendation for a 2012 Dodge Ram 1500
  • The Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter # 3021-P that you referenced would be the correct harness to use to install a Tekonsha brake controller in your 2012 Dodge Ram 1500. If you have not picked out a brake controller yet I would recommend you check out the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller # 90885. This is one of our best selling controllers because of how well it works and how easy it is to setup. I attached a review video and installation instructions for this product for
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  • Brake Controller for a 2012 Ram 2500 to Replace Factory Brake Controller
  • Yes, the new brake controller will work whether or not you have the ITBM reprogrammed on your 2012 Ram 2500. I recommend the P2 # 90885. It will require harness # 3021-P which will plug into a connector located under the dash near the emergency brake pedal. I have linked the instructions for this harness for you.
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  • Prodigy P3 Brake Controller Installation in 2010 Dodge Ram 1500
  • The excellent Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Brake Controller # 90195 is intended for mounting with its included bracket as shown in the linked installation video. This unit's size and shape will prevent it from fitting properly in the small recess in your dash where the OEM brake controller goes. So long as your Ram has a factory 7-way at the back bumper all you need to wire in the P3 is harness # 3021-P, which connects between the controller and the under-dash ports. Dodge did move this connector
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  • Can Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Be Installed on 2011 Dodge Ram With Factory Integrated Brake Controller
  • In order to replace your OEM brake controller with the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 # 90885 while using Tekonsha Adapter # 3021-P, there are a couple of steps that are required. The picture that you sent of the two plugs are your factory brake controller connections. Your aftermarket Tekonsha brake controller will use one of these plugs and the other plug will need to be disconnected through your Dodge dealer. To disconnect your ITBM and not get the warning lamp your local Dodge dealer will
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  • 2015 Ram 2500 Brake Controller and Install Harness Recommendation
  • All you would need to install a brake controller in your 2015 Ram 2500 would be a brake controller and the correct install harness. For a brake controller I would recommend the Prodigy P2 Brake Controller part # 90885. 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 braking the tow vehicle is applying and applies a proportionate amount to the trailer brakes. The correct
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  • Brake Controller Install Port Location on a 2010 Dodge Ram 1500
  • For a 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 with a 7-way there is a port under the dash that will be used for the install of a brake controller. The install harness part # 3021-P is the harness to use. The plug you are looking for is a white, square connector above the brake pedal. I attached a picture that points it out. For a brake controller I would recommend the Prodigy P2 Brake Controller part # 90885. This is our best selling brake controller because of how well it works and how easy it is to setup.
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  • How To Reset Computer On 2010 Dodge 3500 After Replacing Factory Brake Controller With Prodigy P3
  • What you might do is disconnect the vehicle battery for a minimum of 3 minutes with the Prodigy P3 brake controller still plugged in and that should allow the computer to reset and not be looking for the factory brake controller. If that does not work, then you will want to take your vehicle to the Dodge dealer so they can re-flash the computer to get rid of the fault code and keep it from returning. Let me know if that works or if you need any more help.
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  • Where is Brake Controller Install Harness in 2010 Ram 1500 with 7-Way
  • Since your 2010 Ram 1500 has a round 7-way connector at the rear of it that means a brake controller like our best selling Prodigy P3 part # 90195 could easily install with the correct harness, part # 3021-P. The harness is located underneath the dash, to the left of the steering column, taped to another harness near the emergency brake pedal. I attached a picture that points out where it will be as well.
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