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   (567 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.


Comments
I have been completely satisfied with this item. It has operated as advertised an has had no problems.
David - 11/08/2020


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by: Chad07/13/2021

Works as intended, but the plug on the back of the controller is a loose connection. Sometimes I would go to brake and find that I had no trailer brakes because the controller lost power. After a wiggle it would start to work again. I was able to shave the Molex plug a bit and now I don't have any problems with it.


Comments
Thank you for your review. I have not heard of that problem. I would have used some electrical tape.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 07/19/2021


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by: Bill08/13/2020

The service you receive from etrailer is top notch. This brake controller has worked very well. I actually swap it between two of our vehicles. Just unplug it from one and plug it into the other.


Comments
Very well. The service etrailer provides is the highest Ive ever experienced. They are just super to work with. Ive used them time & time again. I recommend them to everyone looking for anything they carry.
Bill D - 08/15/2021


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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


Comments
Everything has been excellent e trail has the right products and they fit just like they say
Tim - 06/26/2021


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by: Easy install01/21/2021

Perfectly wired directly to existing wiring that I had for the previous brake controller I replaced with the, Draw Tite I Command. This will make it a lot easier should I choose to upgrade the unit in the future. Fantastic customer service from Joshua as well.



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by: kent05/19/2021

If you are starting from scratch to install a brake controller and a 7-Way connector, you would want the Brake Controller 7-and 4-Way Installation Kit (ETBC7). This kit contains all the necessary parts to connect to the 4-Way connector mentioned above, and to wire all the way to the front of the vehicle and connect to the brake controller. I already had a Tekonsha Primus brake controller from another vehicle, so all I needed for that was the Brake Control Plug-in Harness (#20127).



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by: Don03/07/2021

My truck was stolen and wrecked. I was able to retrieve the Tekonsha Brake controller from under the Dash board before it was hauled to the salvage yard, but not the wire harness. I was ale to order a replacement harness from eTrailer and reinstall the controller in my new truck. I had no problems at all. Thank you eTrailer for the great support.



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by: Wayne12/20/2019

The drawtite hitch and trailer wiring harness fit great. Instructions were clear and concise. Installation was a breeze. I am ready to tow my little trailer now. As soon as I get the brake controller installed, I will be ready for my big trailer.



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by: Cole09/10/2021

Easy install with clear instructions, I would have like to have seen more info about the wiring for the factory tow package vehicle showing where to hook it up under the hood of the truck



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by: Raymond10/07/2021

The sales person was the best. Answered all my questions with knowledge of the products and recorded fo order quickly. Order shipped quickly and was received within two days! Thanks Ray



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by: Don T10/19/2021

The product is good heavy duty Manufacturing. All parts and pieces were there to professionally install the unit. The young lady that helped me did a great job. The End.... PS now that they have your email address you will be getting dozens of emails from them!



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by: Jim08/27/2021

Needed for my installation. etrailer staff was very helpful in helping me order all the pieces that I needed.



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by: John09/24/2021

Makes hooking up brake controller when your vehicle has a tow package already installed a breeze.....



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by: Tim09/16/2021

Very pleased with all of the products so far. The shipping info and updates had a little to be desired on my last order but all in all this is where I will look first for trailer/ trailer related parts



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by: Chris C10/09/2016

If your truck comes with the tow haul package.... this item is literally plug and play. I had it wired up and all mounted inside of thirty minutes. It's literally 4 wires and the stock system wires are labeled along with the brake contoller. I haven't tested it yet but so far I am thoroughly impressed!



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by: Tim09/18/2021

Good product and easy to install. Had some questions and they were answered very quickly and concise.



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by: Rex07/06/2021
Ford F-250 Super Duty

I purchased this plug to wire into my 1972 F-250 so the brake controller could just be plugged in



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by: Brett10/07/2021

Arrived on time, excellent install instructions on the website. Easy to install.



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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


Comments
Great
Charles - 07/06/2021


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by: Russell10/20/2021

Easy installation and setup, works flaw lessly



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by: Richard03/07/2021

It plugs in to the controller, and stays therez also it’s labeled for easy splicing to whatever you need to splice it to. Can’t ask for more than that.



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by: Secret12/09/2020

Just what I expected



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by: David06/14/2021

Usps is slow..the directions for installation on the 2012 gmc leaves out the fact a wire under the hood needs attachment...other than that item is as described



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by: Joe07/23/2020

I got the Trailer Brake controller (#39523) and the Wiring Pigtail (#20127) yesterday around 1:30 pm. I had the Controller (with the Wiring pigtail) installed & operating by 2:30 pm. I hooked my travel trailer up to my pickup and the Controller Lights were working correctly as per the instruction book. The pigtail was easy to connect to the pickup's factory installed trailer wire. I teach College level Mathematics and so I do not do this sort of installment professionally. In other words, anyone should be able to install this Controller if they can read and follow written directions. Of course I also watched a couple of videos on installing a trailer controller on various vehicles.



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by: Brandon06/24/2021

Received it today and installed it in a afternoon easy to follow directions hooked it up to my camper and with a little bit of adjustment it works great


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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Should Brake Controller Draw Power All The Time
  • You won't have any problem with power going to the brake controller all the time. This lets the brake controller keep all of its settings and not lose them every time the vehicle is turned off. Brake controllers are designed to enter a sleep mode after a period of time when there is no activity. An idle controller draws very little current and will not drain the vehicle battery.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2005 Cadillac SRX or 2007 Ford Edge Behind a Motor Home
  • In order to determine if your vehicles can be flat towed and if there are any special requirements (such as a specific transmission or engine) you will want to consult your vehicle owner's manuals. To flat tow either vehicle you will need 5 main components: base plates, tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and a supplemental braking system. Base plates for the Cadillac SRX: # 3125-3. Base plates for the Ford Edge: # 4408-1. Compatible tow bar for either vehicle: Falcon # RM-520. Safety
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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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  • 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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  • Hazard Lights Locking Up Trailer Brakes and Activating Electric Brake Controller On RV
  • If the red wire from your brake controller is tapped into a wire that has voltage when the hazard lights are activated then this situation will occur. You will need to attach the red wire from the brake controller to a brake signal wire, under the dash at the brake pedal switch, that only has power when the brake pedal is pressed on your RV, so that when the hazards are on your trailer brakes do not lock up.
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  • Mounting Bracket for a Dexter Predator DX2 Brake Controller
  • You should be able to use bracket # 2178. I have included a picture showing the measurements for you. I was able to read the instructions for the controller from the Dexter site but I can send you a copy in a separate email.
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  • Fuse and Circuit Breaker Installation Help For Dexter Predator Brake Controller in 2008 GMC Sierra
  • When installing the Dexter Predator Brake Controller # 58-8 in your 2008 GMC Sierra you will want to follow the Dexter instructions and install the specified fuse and self-resetting circuit breaker as indicated. The vehicle manufacturer installs fuses to protect the OEM electrical components in the vehicle so any aftermarket accessory that is added will need to be protected independently of the factory fuses and circuit breakers. To correctly install the Dexter Predator you will
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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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  • 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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  • Wiring a Brake Controller on 2010 Chevy Silverado
  • You are correct, the tow package wiring in your Silverado does not match up color for color with the controller. The red/black tow package wire will connect to the black wire on the controller. The dark blue tow package wire connects to the blue wire on the controller, the light blue tow package wire connects to the red controller wire, and the white tow package wire connects to the white wire on the controller. The orange tow package wire is for an illumination circuit and is NOT needed.
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  • Trailer Wiring to Add 7-Way to 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • We can help you out here, as there's a couple of parts you will need for your 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee in order to use your trailer's electric brakes, with the he correct parts being the following: - Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat # C62VR - Universal Installation Kit for Trailer Brake Controller # ETBC7 The 4-way is needed in order to activate the lighting functions on your trailer, and it will plug right into the 7-way adapter that comes with the # ETBC7.
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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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  • Parts Needed to Install a Brake Controller in a 2013 Ford Edge
  • You will need to hardwire in a brake controller on your 2013 Ford Edge. First you will need to convert the 4-way to a 7-way. For that you will need an Brake Controller Installation Kit # ETBC7. This comes with everything you will need to install a fully functional 7-way and brake controller in your vehicle. I attached installation instructions and an install video for this product for you to check out. If you do not have a brake controller picked out yet check out the Prodigy P2
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  • Does Brake Controller Install in 2013 Toyota Tacoma Without Factory 7-Way Require Installation Kit
  • I'm not entirely sure what brake controller or wiring you have on your 2013 Toyota Tacoma, but I can tell you that to add a brake controller to your Tacoma you will need to first add Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # 118496 and then the Universal Installation Kit for Trailer Brake Controller # ETBC7. This is the only way you will be able to add a 7-way and brake controller since you do not have a factory 7-way on your '13 Tacoma. Once you have installed these you will
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  • Troubleshooting Hopkins Reliance Brake Controller on 2008 GMC Sierra 1500
  • The first suggestion I have is to replace the Hopkins Reliance brake controller, which despite its name is an unreliable brake controller, to say the least. You can still get an economical brake controller that is far more reliable with the Draw-Tite I-Command Trailer Brake Controller # 5535 with Brake Control Harness # 20127 for your 2008 GMC Sierra 1500. In regards to the issue you are having, an E1 code on the Reliance means a trailer is not connected and there are a number of potential
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Where to Connect the Stoplight Wire on Brake Controller Pigtail
  • To install the Tekonsha PowerTrac Brake Controller # 39523 in your 2006 Ford Escape, the red wire on your brake controller harness # 20127 needs to be connected to the stoplight switch under the dash in your vehicle. There should be a wire for the stoplight switch on the back of the brake pedal. You will want to use a circuit tester, like # 40376, to find the wire that has signal only when the brake pedal is depressed. Testing the wires is the best way to be sure which wire is the one
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  • How to Find the Brake Switch Wire to Install a Brake Controller in a 2013 Ford Edge
  • Traditionally (at least from 2004 to 2007) Ford has used a green wire on the brake switch to attach to the red wire on a brake controller. However, the only way to know for sure is to test the wires using a circuit tester like # 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Location of Brake Controller Wires on a 2009 Chevrolet Avalanche
  • The wiring harness used to install a brake controller on your 2009 Chevrolet Avalanche would have been present regardless of whether or not your truck came with a factory trailer connector. If you take a look at the :20 mark in the attached video, the location of the wires will be revealed. Please note that these are blunt cut wires taped to an existing plug. In order to install your Reese brake controller you will also need the pigtail part # 20127 if you do not already have one. If
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  • Parts Needed to Install an Electric Brake Controller in a 2016 Toyota Highlander with Tow Package
  • To install your Prodigy P3 Electric Brake Controller # 90195 into a 2016 Toyota Highlander you can use the wiring harness # 20127. This will plug into the P3 and then hardwire under your dashboard. If the Highlander needs a 4-way trailer connector the Curt Wiring Harness # 56042 will provide one for you. Then you can use the install kit # ETBC7 to add a 7-way and all of wiring to power your trailer's brakes. If you already have a 4-way then just add the # ETBC7. If you already have
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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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  • 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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  • 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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