Dexter Predator DX2 Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 2 Axles - Proportional
Replacement Brake Control Plug-In Harness for Tekonsha and Draw-Tite Brake Controller 12" Long

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Dexter Predator DX2 Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 2 Axles - Proportional
part number: 58-8

Brake controller activates trailer brakes in proportion to deceleration. Large digital LED screen clearly displays settings. Gain wheel provides preset levels of braking. Automatically levels when mounted within a 125-degree range.

Features:

  • Brake controller activates your 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
  • Adjustable gain setting lets you determine the power output sent to the trailer's brakes
    • Set to higher output when towing in hilly terrain or with a fully loaded trailer
    • Back off power when towing a lightweight or empty trailer
  • Deceleration sensor lever lets you adjust braking aggressiveness
  • Large digital LED display indicates controller settings and monitors voltage output
  • Slide-bar lever allows for manual application of brakes
  • Built-in safeguards protect your vehicle and trailer
    • Manual override illuminates brake lights on tow vehicle and trailer
    • Current limiter protects vehicle from shorts in the trailer wiring
    • Hazard flasher immunity prevents pulsing of the brakes when flashers are activated
  • Quick and easy mounting with included bracket and hardware
    • Controller must be level or within mounting range
    • Pigtail harness hardwires into your vehicle
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: single- and tandem-axle trailers
    • Designed for use with electric brakes only
  • Mounting angle: -35 degrees to 90 degrees in the vertical plane
  • Dimensions: 3" wide x 6-1/2" long x 1-5/8" tall
  • 7-Year limited 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 that same manner


As long as the Dexter Predator DX2 controller is properly mounted, it will sense - via an internal sensor - how your tow vehicle brakes. The sensor responds to the deceleration of your tow vehicle as you brake by signaling the controller to send out enough power to your trailer brakes so that they are activated with an intensity that matches. The result is uniform braking across your towing setup. No push-pull action - just smooth, proportional braking every time


Power Output Control

Dexter Predator DX2 Power Gain Wheel

The power output control on this brake controller lets you set the maximum amount of power that will be applied to your trailer's brakes. Typically, the power output is only readjusted if you switch from a heavy, loaded trailer to a much lighter, empty trailer - or vice versa.


During the initial setup process, you can use the thumbwheel to adjust the power output. To get more power to your brakes, increase the power level. To decrease the power output, lower the power level.


Sensitivity Adjustment with Deceleration Sensor Lever

Dexter Predator DX2 Deceleration Sensor Level

Once you have the overall power set, you can fine-tune the power output by adjusting the sensitivity of the internal sensor. Use the lever to achieve your desired degree of intensity. Move the lever toward you to delay the power output, creating braking sensitivity that is ideal for lightweight setups. If you are towing a heavy load, you may want to have the trailer brake more aggressively to prevent it from pushing your tow vehicle. To get a stronger stopping action, move the lever so that it points away from you.


Large Digital LED Display

The unit also features a large digital LED display, which shows the controller's power settings. It also shows the voltage, allowing you to easily identify that the trailer brakes are receiving power.


Slide-Bar Manual Override

Dexter Predator DX2 Manual Override

This unit comes with a manual override lever on the front that lets you activate the trailer brakes without needing to activate your vehicle's brakes. When you use the manual override, the amount of power sent back to the trailer brakes will be the maximum amount of power, regardless of the preset power level you selected during setup. This ensures that you will always get the most effective braking in an emergency situation. In addition to being a necessary safety feature, this option also helps to control trailer sway by slowing the trailer to put it back solidly behind the tow vehicle.


You can also engage the manual override to help you move a sliding 5th-wheel hitch closer to your truck's tailgate for tight maneuvering during slow speed turns. Just apply the manual override to hold the trailer in place while slowly moving the tow vehicle forward.


Quick, Simple Installation

Because the controller operates with an internal inertia sensor, it must be mounted between -35 degrees and 90 degrees in the vertical plane. During initial installation, the deceleration sensor lever must be positioned straight up and down. The device must also 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.


This brake controller is designed to be hardwired into your vehicle.


Installation Accessories

See 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


Note: One of the following will be required to ensure proper installation:

  • 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


058-008-00 Dexter Predator DX2 Electric Trailer Brake Controller with Inertia Sensor - 1 to 2 Axles - Proportional

Replaces 58-8



Replacement Brake Control Plug-In Harness for Tekonsha and Draw-Tite Brake Controller 12" Long
part number: 20127

Tow Ready Replacement Plugin Harness for the Tekonsha P3, Voyager, Prodigy, and Primus Brake Controllers. Also works with Draw-Tite Intella-stop Xtreme, Intella-stop Ultra, Intella-stop Digital, and Activator III (5520) brake controllers.

  • Wire lead length: 12"
  • Wire functions:
    • Blue: trailer brakes
    • White: vehicle battery negative terminal
    • Black: vehicle battery positive terminal
    • Red: cold side of stoplight switch


20127 Replacement Brake Control Plug-In Harness for Tekonsha and Draw-Tite Brake Controller 12" Long

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Customer Reviews

Dexter Predator DX2 Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 2 Axles - Proportional - 58-8

Replacement Brake Control Plug-In Harness for Tekonsha and Draw-Tite Brake Controller 12" Long - 20127

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (401 Customer Reviews)

Brake controller activates trailer brakes in proportion to deceleration. Large digital LED screen clearly displays settings. Gain wheel provides preset levels of braking. Automatically levels when mounted within a 125-degree range.

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by: David11/05/2019
2007 Ford Ranger

Purchased a Teckonsha Voyager brake controller and the ETBC7 install kit. The instruction an video were very clear and easy to follow. Installed on a 2007 Ford Ranger Sport. Tech support was also very helpful on the one question I did have. 722791



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by: Anthony12/29/2018

A great product. Had it installed by my Benz dealership. No adjustments needed.....factory settings were all I needed to tow my boat and trailer. 593808



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by: Tom Q05/06/2019

This harness and the Draw-Tite Activator Brake Controller worked fine. I would recommend. 639018



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by: Terry03/06/2017

This is a great product, installation was easy, instructions accurate and product works as advertised. I would do this all over again if needed. 349055



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by: roula m07/25/2017

The parts I ordered were shipped and now are installed on a enclosed trailer that carries a variety of motorcycles. The roads are mountainous and treacherous here so I have to be able to 100% depend on my trailer brakes. The brakes have been flawless, giving me total confidence. Perfect parts, great price. Customer service was a 10. Thanks for all your help ! 410276



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by: David08/31/2019

I did not get any instructions on how to use this device. 696357


Comments
We do not have any instructions for this item either, but I do a help article that explains the details of how to install this item. This is a hard wire application for Draw-Tite or Tekonsha branded brake controllers, this is where the black plug end will install. The loose wires will then be connected to the corresponding functions on the vehicle: Blue: trailer brakes White: vehicle battery negative terminal Black: vehicle battery positive terminal Red: cold side of stoplight switch
-- Rachael H - 09/06/2019

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by: Bob J.09/07/2016

I am very satisfied with the Dexter Axle Predator Electric Brake controller. I purchased the Dexter brake controller to be compatible with Dexter car trailer axles on a 16 foot car hauler. The braking unit is very useful when towing in very steep and winding mountain terrain. I feel that the braking is a necessary safety item when towing in a hilly or mountainous environment and the Dexter Predator brake controller provides the great control and driver peace of mind knowing that a heavy load can be managed. The unit installs very easily with the proper adapter. 292121



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by: Gary M.06/01/2015

Just finish installing the brake controller so I have not seen it in operation. Everything that was needed for installation was contained in the package. Due to limited access due to the chosen mounting location getting two of the side screws started took some effort. 199608



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by: Rob Rod05/13/2014

Exactly what I needed! 130328


Comments
Great.
Rob R - 05/13/2015

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by: Fred09/09/2017

My brake controller was a great match for my needs. I have a 4 brake trailer which gets the proper control from my Dexter unit. From empty weight to heavy load the adjustment is just a slight roll of the knob. I like the digital read out so I can glance down to check system operations. It does great f or me and fit right in to the factory wire set up in my truck 430590



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by: Charles07/05/2020

Package arrived on time. Every thing fit perfectly and I am very pleased. An online video of step by step installation helped me immensely 828401



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by: Jaa07/01/2020

was easy to install and have had no pro blems 825739



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by: Bill M.06/29/2020

Bought a break controller for my camper. Was not aware I needed a separate harness for hook-up, but they did! Very happy with performance, and follow up from them!! 824683



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by: Rick V06/28/2020

Exactly as advertised. East to install - plug and play. Allison is always helpful. etrailer is my go to. 824236



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by: Tim06/21/2020

These guys are great they had the installation kit it came with everything you need and even had a video for my specific vehicle to install the brake controller and wire in a 7 pin trailer plug If you don’t have factory brake controller the etbc7 is an amazing kit they have comes with everything I mean everything 818801



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by: Fran06/19/2020
Lexus RX 350

Etrailer said I needed this part for my Lexus RX 350 with tow prep package wiring for trailer towing. My Auto mechanic used all the parts Etrailer said I needed and everything works fine! 818196



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by: Mark06/18/2020

Item was shipped promptly and was easy to install works great on my 20,000 pound felling goosneck trailer with 4 electric over hydraulic disc brakes. 817419



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by: Thomas06/17/2020

No issues with installation, watched the video and followed the directions. I rarely use it because I purchased a new F350, but it's nice knowing I have it available when I do tow my boat and motorcycles. 816519



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by: Brian K06/16/2020

Worked out great, easy to hook up 816378



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by: Byron06/14/2020

Great harness 815126



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by: Excellent Product!06/10/2020

Works great, very easy install. 811320



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by: J S06/08/2020

Installed this harness with the Tekonsha Brake controller last year on a 2010 Suburban and have traveled well over two thousand miles with a bumper pull camper and it worked well all of the time. Install requires a bit of effort, though simple enough I could complete it with the help of etrailer vids. 809498



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by: Charles06/01/2020

A simply outstanding experience. Great prices and customer service. Outstanding support with the web site videos. A true pleasure to deal with these folks. 808358



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by: Steve05/20/2020

Good product. Great instructions. For me, easy to install 800690



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by: Pete S.05/12/2020

Great afternoon project....all parts were included...I went to a local Advance Auto, they were NO help and it seemed I knew more then the salesperson....etrailer.com is the way to go!!! 796158


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Ask the Experts about this Trailer Brake Controller


  • Recommended Trailer Brake Controller for 2012 Chevy Silverado
  • For your 2012 Chevy Silverado, I highly recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller # 90885. This is an excellent proportional controller that will activate the brakes on your boat trailer at the same time and with the same intensity that you apply to them in your truck. It features an easy-to-read digital display, 3 boost settings, and continuous diagnostics that will alert you to any potential issues. This unit is well known for its reliability and ease of use. If your
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  • Recommended Brake Controller for a 2017 Dodge Durango with Factory Installed Tow Package
  • For you 2017 Dodge Durango, i recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Brake Controller, # 90885. The P2 Brake Controller is a proportional brake controller, so it applies brake power to your trailer in proportion to the brake pressure applied to your vehicle. You will get a faster braking response with proportional controllers over the traditional time delay. The Prodigy P2 is more of an entry level brake controller; easy to use, easy to mount, and it works well. That is probably why it is
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  • Parts Needed to Install Dexter Predator DX2 in 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 with 7-Way
  • All you need to install the Dexter Predator DX2 brake controller part # 58-8 in your 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 with the factory 7-way is the install harness part # 3020-S which plugs right into the port under your dash and then wires color for color to the # 3020-S. No additional breakers needed.
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  • Troubleshooting Electric Brakes with Dexter DX2 Controller
  • The manual override lever does not move when you hit your brake pedal but the digital display will light up and give you a reading. The slide is only for the manual emergency braking or to apply additional braking pressure to your trailer as desired and should not move when you hit your brake pedal at all. The description you gave is that your manual override is sticking and not releasing the braking pressure some of the time which would definitely lead to burning up your brake shoes
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  • Dexter Predator Brake Controller 58-8 Installation in 2005 Ford F150
  • If your 2005 Ford F-150 has only 4 wires at the bumper (or only a 4-pole connector) and you need to install a 7-way vehicle-side connector, you could use the Hopkins # 37185. If you already have the 7-way connector on your truck, you will need to make the additional wire connections for the brake controller. (The 4 wires you have carry the brake light, running light and turn light signals for your trailer, plus a ground: white = ground, brown = running/brake lights, green = right turn signal
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  • When to Use a 20 or 30 amp Circuit Breaker When Installing Brake Controller
  • You'd want to use the 20 amp circuit breaker like # PK54220PL unless your trailer has more than two brake axles. If that's the case you'd want to use the 30 amp breaker # 38630.
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  • Trailer Brakes Lock Up When Brake Pedal is Pressed Even With Controller Turned All the Way Down
  • Have you tried towing the trailer with another truck? Or towing another trailer with the Dodge? This would help you narrow down whether the problem is with the wiring on the vehicle or the trailer. From what you're describing, it sounds like either something's incorrectly wired on the vehicle or trailer, or the trailer connector on the vehicle is damaged or corroded. This is kind of a strange occurrence, so try what I've mentioned above and get back with me. I've also linked you
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  • Brake Controller Installation on 2006 Ford F150
  • The brake controller installation on your 2006 F150 is pretty easy. The connector for the brake controller is located under the dash, behind and to the right of the OBD port as shown in the video I've linked for you. You'll need the brake controller wiring adapter, part # 3035-S. The adapter will plug into the connector, and the bare wires on the connector would wire to your Dexter Predator brake controller, color for color. If your vehicle is equipped with the 7-way trailer connector,
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  • Installing a Brake Controller on a 2016 Chrysler Town and Country Van
  • The 2016 Chrysler Town and Country did not come with a factory installed tow package and a 7-way trailer connector. You will have to hardwire in a 7-way and the all the wiring so you can install your controller. None of the wiring is pre-installed on this model vehicle. The first thing you will need to do is wire in a 4-way flat trailer plug if you have not already done so. You will need a wiring harness, I recommend the Tekonsha T-One harness, # 118534. This harness is custom-fit to
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  • How to Install a Trailer Brake Controller on a 1996 Dodge Ram 1500 with Factory 4-Way
  • On a 1996 Dodge Ram that came with a factory 4-Way trailer connector there is a factory harness you can plug into to install a brake controller. The harness is located underneath the dash, to the left of the steering column, taped to another harness near the emergency brake pedal. I have included a link to a video that should help. For the Dexter brake controller, # 58-8 you referenced, you would need wiring harness # 3020-P. To wire in your 7-Way that you have you will need to hardwire
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  • Installing Trailer Brake Controller on 2012 Chevy Silverado with Factory 7-Way
  • If your 2012 Chevy Silverado is equipped with the factory 7-Way connector at the rear there isn't an actual OEM port behind the dash for a brake controller plug-and-play install, however all the needed wiring is present. This means you can simply hardwire the Dexter Predator DX2 Brake Controller # 58-8 directly to the factory wire bundle behind the dash of your truck. Based on my research these blunt cut wires are behind the steering column. You will make the following connections using
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  • Location of Brake Controller Connector on 2012 Ram Truck
  • The connector you are looking for will be located taped to another larger wiring harness just to the right and above the emergency brake pedal, as shown in the photo I have edited for you. You can confirm that this is the correct connector by testing it with a circuit tester like part # 40376. One pin should show a constant 12-volt power supply, another should show voltage only when the brake pedal is pressed. Unfortunately, my contact at Tekonsha was not able to shed any light on
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  • Where Do the 4 Wires of a Brake Controller Go for Installation in Vehicle
  • The four wires and their functions are: White: Ground wire, connected to negative side of battery. Blue: Electric brake wire, ran to the brake output circuit of your 7-way with 10 gauge wire like # 10-1-1 sold by the foot. Black: 12v power wire, connected to the vehicle positive battery terminal with a 40amp circuit breaker, part # 9510. Red: Stoplight switch circuit. This will get run to the wire on your stoplight pedal assembly that sees voltage only when the brakes are applied.
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation and Installation on a 2003 GMC Sierra with or without Factory 7-Way
  • I did a little research and found that the Dexter Predator, # 58-8, is for 2 to 4 brakes. So if each wheel on your two axle trailer has a brake assembly, or just two of them, this brake controller will work. Brake controllers are not vehicle or trailer specific, so you will be able to use the best one for your application. I recommend going with a proportional controller because they offer the best and safest braking, and will reduce wear on both the trailer and tow vehicle brakes. I
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  • Surge Brakes or Electric Brake Controller for a Trailer Towed by a Motorcycle
  • Electric brakes and brake controllers do require adjustment when the trailer changes weight due to adding or removing a load. As long as you remember to do that there is no problem with the brakes being too aggressive. Surge brakes require a certain amount of momentum, inertia to activate the trailer brakes. The reason you do not see them on trailers towed by motorcycles is because those trailers are light and it does take a lot of pressure to activate the brakes that just isn't present
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  • Troubleshooting Brake Controller that Won't Work with Brake Pedal
  • If a brake controller is detecting a trailer connected when there isn't one connected that indicates that there is a load somewhere on the brake output circuit that is confusing the controller. Typically this is corrosion on the 7-way and cleaning the pins with fine grit sandpaper will do the trick. If a controller will work with the override but not with the brake pedal that indicates a problem with the red (stoplight circuit) wire of the controller. What you will need to do is check
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2005 Cadillac SRX or 2007 Ford Edge Behind a Motor Home
  • In order to determine if a vehicle can be flat towed and if there are any special requirements or procedures to do so you will want to consult the vehicle owners manuals of the vehicles you want to flat tow. If you can flat tow either vehicle you will need 5 items: base plates, tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking. Base plates for the Cadillac SRX: # 3125-1. Base plates for the Ford Edge: # 4408-1. Compatible tow bar for either vehicle: Falcon # RM-520. Safety
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  • How to Wire Dexter DX2 Brake Controller on 2013 Chevrolet Silverado
  • The red wire from your Dexter DX2 brake controller # 58-8 needs to be wired to the cold side of the stop light switch, which on your 2013 Chevy Silverado corresponds to a light blue wire with a white stripe. This wire should ONLY be hot when the brake pedal is applied. The rest of the wires actually match up with the same color wires on your truck as follows: Dark blue on brake controller - To dark blue on vehicle White on brake controller - To white on vehicle Black on brake controller
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  • Trailer Brake Controller Recommendation for a 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500
  • If you are concerned there is no where to mount a brake controller (something that comes up a lot since truck interiors are more and more car-like) then I have the perfect solution for you. You can use the Curt Echo Wireless # C51180 that uses a mobile device so it requires no wiring or mounting in your vehicle. If you determine you want to use a more traditional style controller like the Spectrum # C51170 for a physical button, you will need to cut off the end that plugs into the controller
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  • Electric Trailer Brake Controller Recommendation for a 2009 Volkswagen Touareg TDI
  • I recommend the Tekonsha P2, # 90885. It is one of our highest rated and most popular brake controller models. If your Touareg has a factory tow package, then you will just need to connect the wires from the brake controller to the tow package wires under the dash. The tow package wiring may be located behind the lower appearance panel beneath the dash and to the right of the emergency brake pedal. It may be on the left, wrapped in grey foam. I have included a link to an FAQ article
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation for 2013 Ford Edge
  • There is one other part you will need so you can install a brake controller to your 2013 Ford Edge, the Universal Installation Kit for Trailer Brake Controller # ETBC7. This will give you the 7-way connector, circuit breakers and rest of the hardware needed to install a brake controller, and work with your '13 Edge's hitch like the Draw-Tite # 75992 and 4-Way Wiring Harness # 118515. Once you have all of this installed the brake controller I recommend for your 2013 Ford Edge is the
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  • Do the Tow Ready and Tekonsha Brake Controller Harnesses use the Same Guage Wire
  • The Tow-Ready part, part # 20127, and the Tekonsha part, part # 7894, use the same size wires. The blue and black wires are 12 gauge and the red and white are 16 gauge. They are the same part other than wire length.
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  • Where to Connect the Stoplight Wire on Brake Controller Pigtail
  • To install the Tekonsha PowerTrac Brake Controller # 39523 in your 2006 Ford Escape, the red wire on your brake controller harness # 20127 needs to be connected to the stoplight switch under the dash in your vehicle. There should be a wire for the stoplight switch on the back of the brake pedal. You will want to use a circuit tester, like # 40376, to find the wire that has signal only when the brake pedal is depressed. Testing the wires is the best way to be sure which wire is the one
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  • Parts Needed to Install a Brake Controller in a 2013 Ford Edge
  • You will need to hardwire in a brake controller on your 2013 Ford Edge. First you will need to convert the 4-way to a 7-way. For that you will need an Brake Controller Installation Kit # ETBC7. This comes with everything you will need to install a fully functional 7-way and brake controller in your vehicle. I attached installation instructions and an install video for this product for you to check out. If you do not have a brake controller picked out yet check out the Prodigy P2
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  • Finalizing Final Under Hood Wiring Connections for Brake Controller on 2009 GMC Sierra
  • It sounds as if the final power connection needs to be made under the hood. If you take a look at the Brake Controller Installation FAQ article I have linked you to, and scroll to the bottom of the page, you can see the procedure for finalizing the connections under the hood. The wire that provides power to the brake controller is located to the right of the power distribution box, between the box and the fender. Cut the electrical tape and free the red wire with the ring terminal on
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  • Does the Tow Package Wiring on a 2008 Chevy Colorado Match a Brake Controller Color for Color
  • On the 2008 Chevy Colorado with a factory tow package, the wiring for a brake controller is located under the dash, to the left of the brake pedal. The wire bundle should have a white tag on it that also lists the functions of each wire. You will need to match the wires to the brake controller by function, not by color. On the brake controller, white is ground, black is 12 volt power, blue goes out to the trailer connector, and red is in from the stop light circuit on the brake switch. It
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  • What Do I Need to Wire a Basic 4-Way Trailer Connector on a 1996 Toyota Tacoma Pickup
  • Since the 1996 Toyota Tacoma has separate turn and brake signals, a converter is necessary. Fortunately, there is a plug-and-play harness, part # 118379, available for your Tacoma that makes installing very easy. It simply plugs in-line with the tail light connectors behind the tail light housings. Then you connect the ground wire to a good ground point on the truck frame and you are done. I have added a link to the part and a video of it being installed on a 2000 Tacoma. I have also
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  • Installing a Trailer Brake Controller on a 2012 Dodge Caravan with Tow Package
  • I spoke with a colleague who worked at Chrysler and he stated that they do not put the trailer hitch and 7-Way wiring on the Grand Caravan at the factory. That is something that the dealer installs. In any event here is what you will need to do. The brake controller will need to be hardwired into the vehicle. The white wire on the brake controller will need to get connected directly to the negative terminal on the vehicle battery. The black wire will need to connect to a 30 amp circuit
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  • Where to Splice Brake Light Wire From Brake Controller To Stoplight Wire
  • Since your vehicle does not have a brake controller port, you will want to use a universal wiring pigtail. For example, if you have a Tekonsha brake controller, you could use a Plug-In Harness for Tekonsha and Draw-Tite Brake Controllers # 20127. You will want to use a circuit tester, like # 40376, to test the wires at the stoplight switch at the back of your brake pedal to find the wire that only has signal when the brake pedal is depressed. Once you have found the wire that only produces
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  • Which Brake Switch Wire is Used When Installing Brake Controller on 2008 Dodge Ram 1500
  • A brake controller has four wires exiting the rear of the controller, they attach as follows: the red wire attaches to the brake stoplight switch located at the top of the brake pedal. The color of the correct wire on the brake switch is usually a white wire with a tan stripe, but it could vary so it is best to find the correct wire you will need by testing the wires for function. The stoplight switch can have several wires exiting it, you will need a circuit tester like Quickee Tester,
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  • Installing a Brake Controller on a 1988 GMC K 1500 Pickup Truck
  • GM did not install a brake controller adapter port in the C/K series pick up trucks, so there are no plug-in adapters that will allow you to install a brake controller without having to run wires. If you already have 7-way connector at the rear of your truck, then you could use wiring kit # 5506. This kit includes a duplex wire to run a brake output circuit from the brake controller to your 7-way and to run a wire from the brake controller to the battery (via the circuit breaker) and
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  • Installing a Brake Controller on 2013 Mazda CX-5 with 7-Way Installed
  • Since you have a 7-Way you will only need a few more components to complete a brake controller install on your vehicle. For a wiring kit to install the brake controller and the 7-way adapter you would want the Wiring Kit for 2 and 4 Brake Electric Brake Controllers # 5506. This will provide the power source and ground for the wiring for the brake controller. You will need to test the wires from the brake pedal switch of your vehicle to find a circuit that has voltage when the brakes
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  • Troubleshooting Prodigy Trailer Brake Controller Causing Dash Light Errors
  • Sounds like it could be the way your brake controller was installed. I would first check the connection of the red wire, this should be connected to the brake light switch wire that is only active (hot) when the brakes are pressed. Since you have a 2008 this newer body style has been known to need to be hardwired when installing the brake controller to function properly. I have linked a step by step Help Article for you to look at. I would also recommend to clean out any corrosion
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  • How to Find the Brake Switch Wire to Install a Brake Controller in a 2013 Ford Edge
  • Traditionally (at least from 2004 to 2007) Ford has used a green wire on the brake switch to attach to the red wire on a brake controller. However, the only way to know for sure is to test the wires using a circuit tester like # 40376. Manufacturers can use any wire they want and if they run out of the normal color they use, they grab whatever is available to keep the assembly line moving. To test the wire use the circuit tester to probe the wires. You need the one that only shows power
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  • Recommended Wiring Harness for 2018 Buick Enclave and Tekonsha Brake Controller
  • For your Tekonsha Brake Controller, the custom wiring harness # 3026-P is not a confirmed fit for your 2018 model as it was for your 2011 model. At this time we don't have a confirmed fit from any of our manufacturers. It appears that Buick has changed their connector and the only fit at this time is hardwiring the brake controller. For that, you can use the Replacement Brake Control Plug-In Harness for Tekonsha and Draw-Tite Brake Controller 12" Long # 20127. I've attached a wiring
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  • Brake Controller Wiring Functions to Install on a 1990 Dodge D250 Pickup
  • The red wire that disappears under the dash of your 1990 dodge D250 pickup is input from the brake switch and will go to the red wire on the brake controller. Blue is output to the trailer brakes and connects to the blue wire on the brake controller. White is ground as you know and connects to the controller white wire and the fused red wire is for power which connects to the black brake controller wire. If you had switched the other red wire and the blue wire nothing would have happened
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  • Which Brake Switch Wire to Use to Install a Brake Controller in a 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan
  • The brake switch wire you will need on your 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan to install the PowerTrac # 39523 is the white wire with a green stripe. It should only have power when the brake pedal is pressed and not at any other time. The vehicle tail light circuit cannot be used because the brake signal is not the only circuit on that wire. I have linked a video that will help.
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  • Hardwire Trailer Brake Controller Installation on a 2001 Dodge Van 1500
  • Installing a brake controller on your 2001 Dodge 1500 Van is a hardwire installation. In addition to the brake controller and the wiring harness like # 20127, you may also need a 4 and 7 Way Installation kit, # ETBC7 depending on what type of trailer connector is on the van. If the van already has a 7-Way trailer connector, you will need to add a brake controller installation kit, # 5506. On the back of the 7-Way connector, find the wire that is coming out of the 7:00 position. Cut the
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  • Installing Brake Controller on 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan with FactoryTow Package
  • It sounds like your Grand Caravan is wired like the Jeep Grand Cherokee. I have confirmed this by speaking with my contact at Tekonsha. He tells me that the wire you located is indeed the brake control output circuit. This wire would be ran through the firewall and would connect to the blue wire on the brake controller. To complete the installation, you will connect the white wire of the controller pigtail # 20127 to the negative battery terminal, the black controller wire to the positive
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