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

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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



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

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

Features:

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


Installation of Tekonsha Brake Controller Adapter

Junction BoxBrake-Control Adapter Port

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


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


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



3025-P Tekonsha Brake Control Wiring Adapter with 2 Plugs



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

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (531 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: 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: Martin11/15/2018

17 Toyota Tacoma 583032



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by: Matthew09/27/2018

Easy install, quick delivery 569393



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by: Joe10/08/2018

works great so far. 572738



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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Paul10/06/2018

Everything I’ve ordered has been great. 572110



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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: 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: 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: 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: 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


Comments

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: 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 etrailer.com was great and it shipped quickly. 348822


Comments

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: Sherry R12/31/2012

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


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

Sherry R - 07/01/2014

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by: 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


Comments

Works great

JOHN P - 06/03/2017

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

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


Comments

Excellent. No problems at all!

Guy M - 06/13/2016

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by: Sean L01/07/2014
1999 Chevrolet Suburban

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


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

Sean L - 01/07/2015

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by: 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: Michael09/12/2019

Easy to install, took less than 1/2/ hour. works great 702838



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by: John09/11/2019

Fit nicely into a narrow space. Haven't hooked up the travel trailer yet. 700509



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by: Greg09/05/2019
2000 Chevrolet Silverado

Made installation quick and easy on 2000 Silverado. 697916



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by: Steven08/18/2019

Works good 691066



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by: Gary08/16/2019

Quick delivery got my trailer brake module 5535 draw-tite I command and harness took me about 15 minutes to install will be using it in a few weeks don't see any reason why I won't be satisfied with it 691616



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by: Nick08/16/2019

Feels solid, only had trouble getting the ground in since my bulky alarm was in the way. 690108



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by: Leandro08/07/2019

Works great 682436



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by: Todd08/06/2019

Good product. I use it mainly in conjunction with a 16k gvw gooseneck and have hauled equipment over 1000 miles at a time with no complaints. 681221



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by: David F07/28/2019

No surprises! Product, Educational video was spot on. Even delivery 2 days before promised with economy shipping. Highly recommend. 677532



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by: Jonathan07/28/2019

Very easy to install and use. The boost function is a nice feature, especially with heavier loads 677492



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by: Ronald07/25/2019

Fast shipping 675437



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by: James07/24/2019

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



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by: John07/22/2019

great product 673475



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by: George07/20/2019

Simple installation 673032



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by: Michael07/19/2019

installation as simple as it gets 672434



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by: William07/14/2019

Installed. Haven't used yet, but see no issues 670085



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by: Andrew06/29/2019

Installation was plug and play. 664583



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by: Douglas06/27/2019

Great product. Works well with my 2 axle camping trailer. 663719


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  • 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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  • 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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  • What are the Dimensions of the Draw-Tite I-Command Brake Controller
  • I went out to the warehouse to measure Draw-Tite brake controller # 5535 for you. The overall dimensions not counting the wires at the back are: 4.25 inches front to back, 2.81 inches wide, and 1.18 inches tall. In addition to the brake controller you will also need # 3031-P to plug it into your 2018 Toyota Tacoma.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Mounting Bracket for Draw-Tite I-Command and Wiring Harness for a 2016 Honda Pilot
  • The Draw-Tite I-Command brake controller # 5535 uses mounting bracket # P7685. For the wiring harness that will fit your 2016 Honda Pilot use # 3070-P which is about 18 inches long so it is within the length you are wanting.
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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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  • Parts Needed to Install a Brake Controller in a 2001 Ford Sport Trac with 7-Way or 4-Way
  • There isn't a brake controller wiring harness for the 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac. A brake controller will need to be hardwired in. If the vehicle already has a 7-Way trailer connector then all you will need is # 5506. But if it has a 4-Way flat connector only then you will need # ETBC7. I have included some links that show and explain the hardwire installations.
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  • How To Install A Brake Controller On A 2014 Volkswagen Toureg
  • I have the video I think you are talking about linked here on a 2016 Volkswagen Touareg. The video link does show a Tekonsha Prodigy brake controller part # 90885 instead of the Draw-Tite I-Command part # 5535 but it is the same installation. The Touareg does require a pigtail from the Volkswagen dealership to install a brake controller. The driver side left lower panel does need to be removed. Once you get the panel removed there will be a black plug with the wires attached to connect
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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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  • 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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  • What Brake Controller Harness Fits 2015 Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition?
  • I checked with Tekonsha and the correct harness for the Draw-Tite I-Command # 5535 is the Tekonsha Custom Wiring Adapter # 3031-P. This adapter is a confirmed fit for all models of 2015 Toyota Tundra, including the 1794 edition. I've added links to video reviews of both the I-Command and adapter for you to take a look at.
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  • Installing the Draw-Tite I-Command Trailer Brake Controller # 5535 on a 2017 Chevy Express Van
  • The Draw-Tite I-Command Trailer Brake Controller # 5535 is wired as follows: Blue - 7-Way Output to Trailer Black - 12V Power White - Ground Red - COLD Side of Stop Light Switch (only gets hot when brake pedal is pressed) Some models of the 2017 Chevrolet Express Van require the Wiring Kit # 5506 to and/or part # 30955 for a complete installation but it is just a hit and miss as to what is already done. You can simply use a circuit tester like part # 40376 to verify if all the
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  • Installing Draw-Tite I-Command Electric Brake Controller in 2015 Ford F-150
  • When installing the Draw-Tite I-Command Electric Brake Controller # 5535 using the harness # 22292 in your 2015 Ford F-150 you will not need to have anything programmed at a dealership. The exception is if your truck has the factory brake controller installed. In which case you will get a fault code in the truck which can only be cleared by Ford.
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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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  • 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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  • Brake Controller Install Harness for 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • If you install a brake controller like the Draw Tite I Command # 5535 in your 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee with the brake controller install harness part # 3045-P you would not need to do any type of programming to the vehicle. It would work as soon as it's plugged in. I attached an install video for this controller in a very similar 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee for you to check out as well.
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  • Troubleshooting Draw-Tite Trailer Brake Controller Installation
  • The operating instructions for the Draw-Tite I-Command Trailer Brake Controller # 5535 are linked for you for your reference. I see that you also purchased a pigtail wiring lead to install this unit. The red wire on the pigtail must be connected to the COLD side of the brake light switch. This is the side of the switch that goes hot ONLY when you press the brake pedal and at no other time. If you accidentally connected the red wire to the hot side of the switch the controller will try
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  • Where Is Brake Controller Install Harness for 2001 Chevy Silverado 3500
  • While it looks like you are pretty close to finding the correct port for installing a brake controller in your 2001 Chevy Silverado I attached a picture of where the install harness does plug in using a harness like the part # 3025-P. For a brake controller I would recommend the Prodigy P3 Brake Controller part # 90195. This is our best selling brake controller because of how well it works and how easy it is to setup. This is a proportional brake controller that senses the amount of
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  • Can Factory Brake Controller of 2007 GMC Sierra 2500HD be Bypassed without Dash Codes
  • If you bypass the factory brake controller in your 2007 GMC Sierra 2500HD properly you would not have any error codes appear on the dash display. You also would not have to have the computer of the truck reprogrammed in any way which means you don't have to make a special trip to a dealer. To see exactly how to do this check out the help article I linked on this page. It will walk you through the entire process. It's basically a few wiring connections that need to be made under the dash
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  • Will a Brake Controller Work with a Factory Installed 6-Way Trailer Connector on a Chevy Silverado
  • A factory 6-Way is certainly not all that common but it will have a brake output circuit and plugging in a brake controller will work. But there may be some connections that you will need to make under the hood to make everything fully functional. I have included a link to our FAQ article that covers the under hood connections that you will need to perform if they are not completed already. Please note that on a 6-Way trailer connector there are 2 ways that it could be wired. The center
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  • Brake Controller and Wiring Adapter for a 2002 Chevy Suburban
  • Although your friends Suburban might be equipped with the factory tow package, the package did not include a brake controller like it sometimes does in later models. A controller will need to be installed. Not to worry, though. Installing a controller will be simple. If he does not already have a controller, I would recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy P2, part # 90885. The wiring adapter, part # 3025-P will also be needed. One end of the adapter would plug into the rear of the P2, the other
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  • Brake Controller Installation on a 1999 Chevy C3500 Pickup Truck
  • On a 1999 Chevy C3500 there will NOT be a brake controller port to plug in a brake controller. The brake controller has to be hardwired into the truck. Chevy did not start putting in a port until they switched the trucks from C or K to Silverado. Prior to that Silverado was just a trim option. I have included a link to a video that will help. It shows installation on a 1996 C/K series truck. Installation will be basically identical on your 1999 model. If your truck already has a 7-Way
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  • Installing a Brake Controller on a 2000 Chevy Silverado
  • There are some connections under the hood that will need to be made to complete the installation of the Tekonsha P2 Brake Controller # 90885 with Wiring Harness, # 3025-P. Once you have plugged in the # 3025-P harness into the port to the left of the brake pedal, you can make the connections under the hood. Locate the power distribution box. There will be a bracket on the driver side near the windshield that will need to be removed. Remove the bracket and power distribution box cover.
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  • Installing an Electric Trailer Brake Controller on a 2001 Chevy Silverado
  • On the 2001 Chevy Silverado, there should be a port, located in the electrical junction box on the driver side to the left of the brake pedal. Inside, you will need the port second from the left on the top row. You would use brake controller wiring harness # 3025-P. One end plugs into the Tekonsha Prodigy P2, # 90885, and the other end plugs into that port. There may also be some connections that will need to be made to make the brake controller and 7-Way trailer connector fully functional.
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  • Installing a Brake Controller on a 2001 GMC Sierra 1500 with Factory 7-Way Trailer Connector
  • Since your 2001 GMC Sierra came with a factory installed 7-way trailer connector, GM should have already completed the connections under the hood at the fuse box. However, we have found that GM did not complete the wiring on all trucks, even if they came with the factory trailer wiring. If you plug in your brake controller using a plug-in style wiring harness, like part # 3025-P for Tekonsha brake controllers, and the brake controller does not power on, then the wiring under the hood
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  • Recommended Brake Controller and Wiring Adapter for a 2001 Chevy Tahoe
  • If the trailer has electric brakes, you will need a brake controller to actuate them. GM didn't start offering a factory brake controller until a few years later. I would recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy P2, part # 90885. The Prodigy P2 is one of our best selling brake controllers, because it is very easy to operate. You will also need the Brake Controller Wiring Adapter, part # 3025-P that would allow the controller to plug into the port located in the junction box under the dash. We
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  • Brake Controller Port Location for a 2000 GMC Sierra Pickup
  • If your 2000 GMC Sierra is a Classic model, then it will not have a brake controller port. You will need to hardwire in the brake controller and run the wires back to the 7-Way. You would need a part # ETBC7 and some sort of a 4-Way connector. Then you would wire the brake controller to the 7-Way. If your truck is not a Classic model the port should be located underneath a black cover behind and to the left of the brake pedal. I have included a link to a video of a brake controller
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  • Availability of Brake Controller Adapter for 1997 Chevy Silverado
  • GM did not start equipping their trucks with the under-dash brake controller connector until the 1999 model year. That being said, you can still wire your pickup for a brake controller. If your pickup has no trailer connector at the rear bumper, you can get a T-one wiring harness, part 118315. That will give you the 4-pole plug. You will also need the ETBC7, which is a kit that gives you 7-pole plug and has wiring which is run to the front of your vehicle for the brake controller. We
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  • How to Disable OEM Brake Controller When Installing Aftermarket Controller
  • You can easily install an aftermarket controller in your 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 that is compatible with your trailer's electric-over-hydraulic (EOH) brakes. The linked article illustrates the process of wiring in a EOH-compatible controller like the Prodigy P3 # 90195. If you follow these instructions you will disable the OEM controller and this change will not generate any trailer brake display messages on the driver information center. The article includes photos and a wiring guide. You
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  • Plug-In Adaptor for Installing Draw-Tite Activator II Brake Controller in 2001 Chevrolet Suburban
  • As long as your 2001 Chevy Suburban has the factory 7-Way connector installed, the Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter # 3025-P is the correct harness for installing your Draw-Tite Activator II Trailer Brake Controller. This is a simple plug and play harness for easy installation. One end of the adapter will plug into the Activator II unit and the other end will connect to the built-in port beneath the vehicle's dash. I have attached the written installation details that you can also check out.
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  • Brake Controller Not Working with Brake Pedal on a 2004 Chevy Silverado 2500
  • On your 2004 Chevy Silverado 2500 you will need to make sure that the red wire in the connector, # 3015-P, is in the correct place. If you are not using harness # 3015-P then that could be the problem. Make sure the end of your harness that plugs into the truck matches the picture I have included. You can also check the stop light and CHMSL fuses. A blown fuse can cause this issue. I have also included a link to a help article that could help because there are some under hood connections
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  • How to Determine if a 2002 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD has Factory Installed 7-Way Wiring
  • On your 2002 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD, you will need to look above the spare tire for a round plug with a cap on it. I have included a picture below that shows what the plug looks like. If your truck has this plug, then it has the wiring for a 7-Way. To add a 7-Way trailer connector at the rear of the truck, you can use Pollak Replacement 7-Pole, RV-Style Trailer Connector Socket - Vehicle End, # PK11893. The factory harness from under the spare tire will plug into the back of this connector.
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  • Wiring a Brake Controller on a 1999 Chevrolet Suburban
  • Your 1999 Chevrolet Suburban does not have a port under the dash to connect a brake controller harness. You will need to hardwire the Prodigy controller with brake controller 7 and 4-way installation kit, item # ETBC7, or a 6 and 4-way installation kit, item # ETBC6, depending on the connector you need for your trailer. These kits come with everything needed to install the brake controller and wiring from scratch as long as you have a 4-way connector installed on your Suburban. If you
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  • Tekonsha Trailer Brake Wire Harness, # 3025-P, Recommendation for 2000 Chevy Truck
  • The difference between the 3025-P and the 3015-P is the pin locations of the wires on the orange connector. The reason for this is because the orange connector on 3025-P is wired to work on most GM vehicles from 1999-2002, such as your 2000 Chevy Pickup. The 3015-P is wired to work on most GM vehicles from 2003-2006. The orange connector on both harnesses are the same, but the pin locations for the different wires are different. It sounds like you have 3015-P and the wires are not making
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  • Installation of Brake Controller on a 2000 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Series
  • You can install any brake controller on your 2000 Suburban, with factory 7-way connector, by using the Universal Brake Control Wiring Adapter 1999-02 Chevrolet, GMC, Cadillac, item # 3025-S. I would recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy P2, item # 90885 and adapter # 3025-P, one of our best selling brake controllers. If your 7-way connector was not factory installed then you may need the Replacement Multi-Tow 7-Way and 4-Way Trailer Connectors for Ford, GM Trucks with Factory 7 Way, item
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