Curt Venturer Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 3 Axles - Time Delayed
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Curt Venturer Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 3 Axles - Time Delayed
part number: C51110

Electronic controller activates electric or electric-over-hydraulic trailer brakes with a preset intensity when you apply the brakes in your vehicle. Power output and braking aggressiveness are adjustable. Includes LED display and manual override.


  • Brake controller activates trailer brakes with preset intensity
    • Signal is sent to trailer brakes when tow vehicle's brakes are activated
  • Adjustable, slide-bar power output control lets you determine the amount of braking force
    • Set to maximum when you travel through hilly terrain with a fully loaded trailer
    • Back off the power output when you tow a lightweight trailer
  • Sync setting lets you adjust the aggressiveness with which the brakes are activated
    • Get full power output faster by moving slide-bar switch forward to increase activation speed
    • Achieve smoother braking by moving switch in opposite direction to supply power gradually
  • LED display shows brake force output
  • Self-diagnostics function monitors trailer connection and checks for shorts
    • Status LED glows red if disconnect occurs
  • Built-in, slide-bar manual override
  • Quick and easy installation
    • No need to mount level like proportional brake controllers
    • Mounting bracket and hardware included
    • Plug-in, vehicle-specific brake control adapter (sold separately) can be used for certain applications to reduce installation time


  • Application: trailers with up to 3 axles (6 brake assemblies)
    • Designed for use with electric or electric-over-hydraulic trailer brakes
  • Overall dimensions: 4-1/2" long x 3-3/8" wide x 5/8" thick
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Time-Delayed Braking

The Venturer applies your trailer's brakes when the brake pedal in your tow vehicle is engaged. Every time you apply the brakes in your vehicle, a signal is sent - via the brake switch - to the Venturer. The controller then sends power out to your trailer brakes to activate them with an intensity set by you, at a rate determined by you. Both the amount of braking power (output) and rate of application (sync) can be adjusted to suit your preference, the road conditions, type of trailer, and size of the load. To determine which levels are best for your application, you must test out your towing setup and choose what feels best.

A time-delay controller is so named because there is a delay between the time that you initially apply the brakes in your tow vehicle and the time that the controller reaches maximum power output. Unlike a proportional brake controller, which activates your trailer's brakes based on the deceleration of your tow vehicle, the Venturer sends power out in the same way, with the same gradual delay, no matter the braking situation. Although this delay always exists, it can be adjusted by changing the sync setting.

Built-In Controls for Adjustable Power

Curt Venturer Controls and Components

The above diagram shows the controls and components of the Curt Venturer trailer brake controller.

  1. LED display
  2. Power output control
  3. Sync control
  4. Slide-bar manual override

Output Control

During the initial setup process, use the slide-bar control on top of the Venturer to adjust the output. The output control lets you set the maximum amount of power that will be applied to your trailer's brakes. Typically, the output is only readjusted when you experience changing road conditions or if you switch over from a heavy, loaded trailer to a much lighter, empty trailer, or vice versa. To get more power to your brakes, slide the switch to the right. To decrease the power output, slide it to the left. The bars on the LED display indicate the output setting from 1 to 8.

Sync Setting

To adjust the aggressiveness of your trailer's braking action, use the slide-bar control on the side of the Venturer to change the sync setting. If you want to reach maximum power output faster, move the switch forward. To get smoother braking action, slide the switch backward, thus supplying power to the trailer brakes more gradually. You can alter the sync setting to suit your driving preferences or to improve handling based on changing road conditions or varied trailer loads.

Quick, Simple Installation

Because inertia plays no role in the functioning of this controller, you do not have to mount the unit at any particular angle. As a result, mounting options are limitless, so long as you can still easily access the controller.

Installation of the Venturer 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 Venturer, 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.

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-brake applications

See also's exclusive 7- and 4-way brake control installation kit (ETBC7 - sold separately) if you don't already have a 7-way plug at the back of your vehicle.

51110 Curt Venturer Time Delay Trailer Brake Control

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Curt Custom Wiring Adapter for Trailer Brake Controllers - Dual Plug In
part number: C51436

Install your Curt electric trailer 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 port behind your vehicle's dash.


  • Plug-in wiring adapter allows for quick, simple installation of your electric trailer brake controller
  • No cutting or splicing required
    • Custom connector end plugs into the built-in port behind the dash of your vehicle
    • Other end plugs into the back of your electric brake controller
  • Compatible with time-delayed and proportional brake controllers from Curt
    • Brake controller must have built-in plug for adapter to connect - will not work on controllers with pigtail wiring harnesses
  • 2' Long, 12-gauge wires have protective covering to deter damage
  • Limited 1-year warranty

Installation of Curt Brake Controller Adapter

To install your Curt electric brake controller, you need to connect the wiring of the controller to your vehicle. Certain auto manufacturers offer pre-wired options, typically known as tow packages, wherein wiring is run for you from the dash to the trailer connector on the back of your vehicle. When this is done, a port is installed at your dash so that you can easily plug in a brake controller.

This adapter plugs into the port on your vehicle's built-in brake control wiring harness. For most applications, this harness is located behind the dash.

No hardwiring is required to install this adapter. After you plug it into the factory port, you simply plug the other end of the adapter directly into your electric trailer brake controller. Because there are no wires to connect, installation is not permanent. You can unplug and remove your brake controller at any time to transfer it to another vehicle or securely stow it away.

51436 Curt Quick Plug Brake Control Adaptor Harness

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Video of Curt Venturer Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 3 Axles - Time Delayed

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

Video Transcript for Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2013 Ford F-150

Today, we're going to show you part number 51110 from Curt. This is the Venturer Trailer Brake Controller. Now also to help us with our install, because our brake controller is going to plug in to the factory tow package port underneath the dash, we'll be using part number C51436. This is the Curt Custom Wiring Adapter for Trailer Brake Controllers. Here's the brake controller we have mounted in our truck. We'll go ahead cover some of the features and controls. First off, this is your manual override on your trailer.

This controls the brakes only on your trailer. On top here, there's a little slide switch right here. This controls total output. If we move it all the way to the left and we pushed our brake lever, you can see you only have one bar. If you push it all the way towards the right, you'll get full output from the brake controller.

This limits the amount of output and also, if you hold it over or hold the brake pedal, you can go ahead and control the total output with the bar. You can see how much output instantaneously by holding either your brake pedal or the little brake button. One other thing, now you can also control how soon it comes on. There's a little slide switch on the side. Pull it all the way towards the back and I'll hit the brake pedal. You can see how slow it comes on, so it will be less aggressive.

Then we can push it all the way forward, comes on relatively fast. You can adjust that somewhere in between, to your liking, depending on how heavy a trailer it is, and just how you want it. This is a time delayed device, which means you can mount this in any position you want. This is a traditional position, but if you wanted to, you could mount it upside down if you wanted, off to the side, or even somewhere else on the dashboard. This will control on trailers with one to three brake axles. Now we'll go ahead and continue on to the install.

Now our tow package port is actually located right behind this pocket right here, so to get access behind the pocket, we need to take off this entire panel here. This control knob and this vent will all come off with the panel as well. We'll go back down to the bottom, we can gently pull it out. Sometimes you may need a screwdriver to help pop it loose along the edges. There it is. This corner up on top can be a little bit on the tight side so if you can flex it around a little bit it will help remove it. There's a little hidden clip right here that we use a plastic pry bar to break loose. You can use a screwdriver, but it will beat up the finish. If you can get one of these, it'll help out a lot. There we go. It's a little tight up in there to work it around. It's just an edge that goes all the way around it, just overlaps. Disconnect the electrical right here, there's a small tab you have to push down and then pull it apart, and we'll just set this to the side. Now we need to unbolt the little cup right here, or if you've got small enough hands you can reach in and pull it out and disconnect it, but it will be easier to take out the two bolts. Now we're going to need a 7 millimeter socket to remove these screws. Here's our plug, just push down on the tab, comes right apart. We'll set our pocket to the side. We'll go ahead and add our adapter cord to this. As you can see, our cord has two ends. This end will go into the Curt Venturer Brake Controller and this will go into the factory tow package. Push together until it clicks and then we're going to take the cord and we're going to route it out towards the bottom. Kind of angle it this way, so we get access to it. Okay, we'll pull out the bottom, let that set for now and we can go ahead and reassemble our dashboard. Go ahead and fish out our cord and plug it back into our panel. Just go ahead and work it back into place. It kind of catches on this little tab right here, so you got to make sure you have that out of the way and push it all back together. We have our adapter cord ready to go. Now at this point, it's a personal preference of where to locate the brake controller. Typically it's going to be on the bottom of our dash or maybe up in here. I think we're going to mount our brake controller on the bottom and there's a nice little flat edge right here we can use, so we'll go ahead and use the provided fastener, which is a sheet metal screw that uses a quarter inch bit. It comes with two different screws. One has a point and one does not. I want to use the one with the point, because the other ones are used to hold the brake controller in place. I'm just going to hold my bracket up, push it over to the side. We'll install one screw and then we'll double check our alignment to where we want it. Looks good, over just a little bit so we'll have room for the screwdriver on this side, then we'll install our second screw. We'll tighten the first one. These little bushings on the bracket, nice little touch, it helps adjust when you tighten down the brake controller, we can move it up and down as needed. Let's get the other screws and we'll install our brake controller. Here's our screw without the tip. Let's go ahead and put our brake controller into place. I'm actually going to use a little bit holder, quarter inch opening for our driver. Okay, one side is done, do the other side. Before we tighten it down, we'll double check to make sure we have easy access to our gain control on top, so if you can get your finger in there, we should be good to go. Then we'll tighten down our screws for good. Once we have it secure, we'll go ahead and take our plug here for our brake controller, we'll plug into our adapter cord. Push the two together until they click, you can see this tab move. All right, then it's just a simple matter of just finding some zip ties, those will come with the kit. We'll just hide our wires up behind the dash. All right, with our wires zip tied, we're ready to go and since our truck has a factory tow package there are no other parts to install. That will finish it for our install of the Curt Venturer Brake Controller. .

Customer Reviews

Curt Venturer Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 3 Axles - Time Delayed - C51110

Curt Custom Wiring Adapter for Trailer Brake Controllers - Dual Plug In - C51436

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (561 Customer Reviews)

Electronic controller activates electric or electric-over-hydraulic trailer brakes with a preset intensity when you apply the brakes in your vehicle. Power output and braking aggressiveness are adjustable. Includes LED display and manual override. Install your Curt electric trailer 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 port behind your vehicle's dash.

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by: Helen10/17/2018

Catalytic converter. Great service, good price, easy install, passed CA smog. Very happy with product. Would buy again from this dealer. 575085

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by: KENNY09/06/2016

I installed the Curt C51110 along with Plug & Play C51382 into my 2016 Frontier. The installation took me about 2 minutes. I did not drill holes or use the supplied mounting bracket, just Velcro. Works perfectly! 291590

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by: Glenn H.08/11/2018

Received product very fast. Everything I ordered was exactly what I got. Plug and play with what i ordered. It was hooked up with in less than 2 minutes then a couple minutes to screw in the bracket screws. Very pleased . I needed trailer brakes because I bought a camper and I did not want to wear out my truck brakes faster than normal. I looked around locally and on internet Etrailer had the best deal . 552650

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by: john s.03/28/2014

seems to work great, just right for my small single axle trailer. 122699

after 8k miles of towing with this controller, I wish I had bought a better one. the controller works fine, but is hard to keep in adjustment. one day it works fine, and the next its applying too much, or too little braking. If you plan on doing a lot of towing, buy a proportional controller.
john s - 03/28/2015


Thanks for your follow up and reply. I agree with you the proportional brake controllers are much better, especially for frequent towing. Our best selling ones are the Tekonsha P2 # 90885
Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional
and the P3 # 90195
Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional

-- Rachael H - 5/5/2015

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by: Mark C05/21/2018

2018 ram 1500 curt venturer 511672

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by: Ted L10/13/2018

easy install, but extremely hard to adjust trailer load setting cannot stop trailer from over braking, very hard to drive in traffic. if this is not a defective I would not recommend it 574025

The brake controller has two adjustments. You can adjust both the amount of power delivered to the brakes, and the speed at which that power is delivered. The synch control is located on the side of the controller, try decreasing the aggressiveness of the brakes a bit and see if that helps. Finding the perfect setting for the smoothest possible braking action could take some fiddling around with both the power and the speed adjustment.
-- Mike L - 10/13/2018


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by: Timothy07/25/2018

Didn’t use do to lack of wiring that it doesn’t come with. Was looking for more of a plug in and go. Used a different product will try to use this on a different vehicle. 545769

This brake controller isnt a vehicle specific item. The wiring pigtail is the vehicle specific portion, and because the actual plug varies from vehicle to vehicle, the vehicle specific plug is sold separately. Most full and mid-sized pickups and SUVs manufactured since around 2000 will have the factory supplied connector for installing a brake controller.
-- Mike L - 07/25/2018


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by: Randal09/28/2018

Service was excellent, prices were very competitive and installation was very easy. Definitely would buy from this dealer again. 569851

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by: Paul P.07/28/2014

This is my first experience with installing and/or using an electric brake controller so I'm by no means an expert. However, the Curt Venturer was easy to order and noted other parts I would need to complete the installation and use the product. It was delivered in a timely manner and was exactly as specified. I had my mechanic do the installation on my 1998 Nissan Pathfinder and it took him a couple of hours because of the age of the vehicle. The controller is easy and intuitive to set up and use and it works well. I will keep on my list of go-to places for my towing needs. 143219

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by: Tom K.08/23/2018

The CURT Venturer brake controller works as described in the user guide. It would be better if the display LED segments were bright enough to see in bright light. My installation is different from most. I mounted the brake controller and a trailer 7-pole socket to my Trailer Valet with a magnet and use the controller to operate the electric brakes on my trailer. This is far better than relying on the Trailer Valet brake alone, especially when moving the trailer on a grade. 557200

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by: Serafin09/04/2018

got the package in the mail open product quick and easy install plug and play per say the product works grate noticeable difference with it. the only thing on this product is adjustment knobs has 2 to adjust not too difficult to adjust but once you get the hang of it its easy to work with it.. love the unit i don't pull a trailer everyday but im glad i have the controller on my truck. better to have one and not need one then need on and not have one. 561304

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by: RJ06/11/2014

Excellent site! Excellent information and How-To videos! Saved several hundred dollars installing myself. Free shipping was a bit slow, but that's expected. Will definitely recommend! 135036

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by: Kory K.03/18/2014

Sorry for the late follow-up. I just wanted to let you know that the brake controller and wiring harness I purchased through eTrailer worked very well with my 2008 Dodge Ram 2500 with the Cummins 6.7L diesel. Pictures are attached for your use, as required. The trailer was an 18-foot enclosed snow machine tailer with a steel chassis. I can't remember the empty weight, but it's substantial. We towed empty and full on dry and snow covered roads from Oklahoma to Colorado and back. Even with th exhaust brake on my truck, I can't imagine towing this load through the hills and mountains without a brake controller. It's been done before, but I would say it's an unnecessary risk given the more than reasonable prices at was cheap insurance pulling such a heavy rig with my family on board. The controller was definitely not your top-of-the-line model, but the adjustability and controls were more than adequate for somebody who tows occasionally. A professional may desire more proportional controls and adjustability, but not much more. This unit peformed flawlessly. Thank you for your time. Please feel free to contct me if you would like any clarification on my statements or pictures. 121176

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by: G.01/04/2015

simplistic and it works for my purposes. Small form factor to fit to the left of the driver side dash. 167654

For a time based controller its good for my single axle trailer. Eventually I will upgrade to the intertia based controller. Time based cant seem to find a happy medium with the brake intensity at various loads.
G. - 01/12/2016


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by: John H.06/05/2019

Great brake controller, very small in size but works great. Ordered with the plug and play wire, hooked up in minutes. Was ordered for a brand new vehicle and didn't want to drill any holes in dash. Wire was long enough to just let the controller lay on the center console since it's a time delay controller and doesn't need to be facing any certain way. When not towing, the controller gets unplugged and stored in the glove compartment while the wire is stored under the dash out of the way ready for the next adventure. 653444

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by: Mike R.07/29/2013

Installed easily and looks nice. Used my own screws/nuts with washers to mount through lower dash unit. Simple connection to factory wiring using Curt custom wiring C51322. 92205

The products worked great up until about a few weeks ago Thats when I sold the truck where the items were installed. lol. Really though, I very much liked how the products listed and purchased from were easy to find, fit exactly as described, and performed as needed. is always one of the first places I look when searching for items for my new truck.
Mike R - 01/28/2015


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by: Lynn08/26/2018

The adjustments are too sensitive. It does nothing or it locks up the brakes. The unit in my other truck had a digital readout. I will replace it with a better unit. I think Curt is a good product, I just should have bought a better unit. 558307

Have you tried adjusting the sync control on the side of the brake controller? Pushing the control toward the front of the vehicle makes the brakes more aggressive, pulling it towards you makes them less aggressive. Id recommend lowering the aggressiveness, which should provide the results youre looking for.
-- Mike L - 08/27/2018


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by: Garrett L.07/06/2017

Excellent controller for my shipping and a great price too! I read up on Progressive vs. Time Delay controllers; and for my needs I felt this Curt controller would be just fine. I just finished installing and adjusting the controller this morning. We recently bought a '99 Coleman Westlake Pop-up that weighs about 2,400 lbs. dry (much less than my brake-less boat trailer) and wanted to take advantage of the brakes that came on the camper for when we travel in the SC & NC mountains camping. On level ground I have found the controller to be very responsive and easy to adjust. I am sure having working brakes in the mountains will be nice! As others have said, finding just the right place to mount the controller was the most difficult part. The "plug & play" adapter/harness was more than long enough to complete the installation. Oh, did I mention fast shipping too! I am another very satisfied Customer! 402072

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by: David M.05/29/2013

When used with part number C51515, easy install, hardest part of install is deciding where to drill into your new vehicle's dash to mount controller, or just ask your wife :). The included test light makes finding the correct "cold" brake wire a breeze. 82283

I have been very pleased with the products. The installation was easy and they work exactly as I had hoped. I will definitely purchase any towing products I need in the future from
David M - 06/27/2014


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by: Roy N03/14/2015

The controller works as advertised although we've yet to get it perfectly adjusted and won't until we have the SUV and trailer loaded for camping. The video didn't make clear the difference between a time delay controller like this and one that adjusts braking force in response to the tow vehicle's braking force. So I wonder, now that I know, which would really have been better for my situation. This so far tends to lock up my trailer wheels near the end of the brake cycle while seeming too gentle in applying them early on. Better adjustments may help, of course; time will tell. I'd recommend you discuss your planned installation with eTrailer before purchase. 178249

I have used this for a full year and agree... They seem light at the start of brake cycle then lock-up at the end. I have found that as a result I have it set on the gentle side.
-- comment by: Peter S - 05/26/2015


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by: Kenneth R02/25/2020

Product is very good and the price was very reasonable and easy to install. 758938

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by: Andy W02/17/2020

Plug and play. 754911

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by: Bill D01/31/2020

Excellent product for great price .Pull enclosed car trailer with this controller works great . 746238

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by: Tom C.01/10/2020

The indicator lights need to be much brighter. Controller functions great. 737210

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by: Paul11/20/2019

Received this in record time. Very happy 726843

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  • Wiring Adapter Needed to Install Curt Venturer Brake Controller C51110 in 2006 Silverado 1500
  • To install the Curt Venturer trailer brake controller # C51110 in your 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 you will use wiring adapter # C51352. This part plugs in at the back of the controller and at the port under the dash as shown in the linked installation video.
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  • Installation of Brake Controller and Brake Controller Wiring to Added 7-Way in 2018 Ford F-150
  • For your 2018 Ford F-150 I don't recommend the Curt Venturer brake Controller # C51110 but it will install in the same way as any other brake controller and for that installation you have a couple different options. If when you installed the 7-way you grabbed the factory wiring for your 12V and brake controller from near your driver's side wheel well, then I recommend using the wiring harness # C51436 which will connect to the factory port under your dash. Some models don't have the brake
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  • Wiring Adapter to Install Curt Venturer Electric Brake Controller in 2015 Ram 1500
  • To install the Curt Venturer Brake Controller # C51110 in your 2015 Ram 1500 the wiring adapter you need is # C51458. With that being said you might consider a proportional brake controller like the Tekonsha Voyager # 39510. A proportional controller senses the rate at which your truck is stopping and applies the trailer's brakes accordingly. Where a time delayed sends the same, preset, amount of braking power to the trailer every time. So a proportional will have smoother braking
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  • Parts Needed to Install Curt Venturer Brake Controller in 2018 Ford F-150 with 7-Way
  • To install the Curt Venturer brake controller part # C51110 all you need is the install harness part # C51436 that you referenced. This plugs into the port on your controller under the dash and then into the connector of the Venturer. You would not need to flash the computer of the truck either.
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation for a 2006 Nissan Titan for Tent Trailer
  • The Curt Venturer part # C51110 would have plenty of braking power to activate the brakes on the tent trailer you are purchasing. This controller can activate up to 3 brake axles so it would be more than powerful enough. I do have a better option for you though. The controller you referenced is a time-delayed controller. Which means that it applies a preset amount of braking power at a preset speed every time you touch the brakes. That can work out decently, but in reality rarely do
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  • Will Curt Brake Controller C51110 Fit a 2015 GMC Yukon XL
  • Yes, you can use the Curt brake controller # C51110 in your 2015 GMC Yukon XL. If your Yukon came with the factory tow package that included a 7-Way trailer connector you will also need wiring harness # C51451 to plug the controller into the port under the dash. If your Yukon did not come with a factory tow package and 7-Way the brake controller can be wired to a set of factory wiring located under the dash, to the left of the steering column, held together with a white tag. You would
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  • What is Needed to Install Curt Venturer Brake Controller in 2007 GMC Sierra New Body?
  • If you have the factory 7-way on your 2007 GMC Sierra New Body you can install the Curt Venturer Trailer Brake Controller # C51110 with just the Universal Wiring Adapter for Curt Trailer Brake Controllers # C51515. Should your truck not have a factory 7-way you will still need the adapter, but you will also need to add Connector # PK11898 or, if your Sierra has a round plug with a cap instead of a bundle of wires above the spare tire, use part # 30955 instead. There is going to be a
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  • Parts Needed to Install Curt Venturer in a 2016 Nissan Frontier 4x4
  • All you need to install the Curt Venturer brake controller part # C51110 is the correct install harness, part # C51382 which is a confirmed fit. I attached an install video for this setup in a very similar 2016 Nissan Frontier as well.
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  • Brake Controller Installation on 2014 Ford E350 Van
  • The vehicle is unlikely to have the connector behind the dash unless it has the factory equipped 7-way on the rear bumper. If it does, the connector that the controller would plug into is clipped to the rear of the small cubbyhole or coin tray in the dash. You'll access the connector by removing the coin tray. If the van doesn't have the factory 7-way, you'll need to hardwire the brake controller using our Install Kit, part # ETBC7. If your vehicle is a motorhome on a van cutaway chassis,
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  • Where Does a Curt Venturer Brake Controller Plug In on a 2016 Ram 1500
  • In order to install the Curt Venturer brake controller # C51110 on your 2016 Ram 1500 you will need wiring harness # C51458. It plugs into the factory plug on the truck located under the dash, to the right of the steering column, taped to another harness. I included a picture showing the location. the picture is from the instructions for # C51458 which I have also linked for you.
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  • Recommended 4 Wire Brake Controller To Replace 3 Wire Brake Controller
  • We haven't seen very many 3 wire brake controllers. We know that many companies used to have these models, but they are not recommended by any of them any more. Basically they had one of the wires that served a dual purpose There are some 3 wire brake controllers that essentially use the red wire circuit and black wire circuit on one wire. My guess is this is what you have. With that being said, my contact at Tekonsha did recommend against using the 3 wire controller completely and
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  • Installing a Brake Controller on a 2004 Dodge Ram Without a Factory Tow Package
  • We have everything you need to install a brake controller on your 2004 Dodge Ram. Since your truck does not have any factory trailer wiring, we will want to install a trailer connector first because the brake controller will tie into the trailer connector, vehicle battery and the vehicles stoplight switch. You will notice 4 wires on the back of your brake controller. The black wire is for 12 volt power from the vehicle battery via a 30-amp circuit breaker. The white wire should be grounded
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  • How to Install a Trailer Brake Controller on a 2010 Chevy Avalanche
  • The wiring to install a trailer brake controller is located under the dash of your 2010 Chevy Avalanche. There will be 4 or 5 wires held together with a white tag that lists the functions of the wires. The bundle should be under the dash to the left of the steering column. If using Curt brake controller # C51110 you will also need wiring harness # C51515. The connections should be as follows: Brake controller white to truck white for ground Brake controller black to truck red/black
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  • What Is Needed To Install Brake Controller On 2005 Ford F-150 With Factory Tow Package
  • On your 2005 Ford F-150 with the towing package, there will be a port under the dash that the Curt Custom Wiring Adapter, part # C51322 plugs into. I have attached a photo that has a red arrow pointing to the location on your truck. The Curt Venturer Trailer Brake Controller, part # C51110 is a time-delayed brake controller designed for a trailer with electric brakes or and Electric Over Hydraulic. It uses a preset sensitivity setting to activate your trailer brakes when you press the
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  • Will Curt's # C51110 Brake Controller Install in a 2013 Ford Explorer Using # C51322 Wiring Harness
  • The Curt Venturer Brake Controller, # C51110, and Brake Controller Wiring Harness, # C51322, will install in your 2013 Ford Explorer if you already have the 7-way trailer connector installed at the rear of your vehicle. If you do not have a trailer connector installed, then you will need to install a 4-way connector harness, # 118540, a Universal Installation Kit for Brake Controller, # ETBC7, and Brake controller Harness, # C51515 with the Curt Brake Controller # C51110. The brake
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  • Brake Controller Won't Light Brake Lights When Using Manual Override Slider On 2016 Ram 1500
  • The wire colors under the dash are not designed to match on any vehicle, they match function but not color and the Curt Brake Controller Adapter # C51458 is the correct harness for your 2016 RAM. I reached out to my friend at Curt and he confirmed that when you use the manual override slide on your Curt Venturer Trailer Brake Controller, # C51110, it is designed not to send power to your vehicle brake lights. It sends signal to your trailer brakes, but not to the lights. To adapt your
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  • Location For Brake Controller Adapter # C51436 To Plug Into On 2010 Ford F-150
  • On your Ford 2010 F-150, the harness location should be located under the dash, above the brake pedal and taped to another harness. I have attached a photo that shows the typical location for the harness location on your truck. If you have the shifter in the center console of your F-150 it will be located under the center console. I have attached the installation instructions for the Curt Custom Wiring Adapter, part # C51436. The instructions show the typical installation locations for
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  • Brake Controller for a 2015 Chevy Traverse with Factory Tow Package
  • There are basically 2 types of brake controllers: time delay and proportional. I would only recommend using a time delay controller if the trailer weight never changes since they require a lot more adjustment and fine tuning to get the trailer braking right when compared to proportional controllers. A proportional controller will apply the trailer brakes in proportion to how much your 2015 Chevy Traverse is braking. As such it is the safest way to stop and reduces wear and tear on the
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  • Troubleshooting Brake Controller that Says Not Connected to Trailer
  • Since your trailer's brakes worked on another truck that would indicate that the problem is on the truck side of the equation. First and easiest thing to check is to check for corrosion on your truck's 7-way. Some fine grit sandpaper can easily remove any corrosion that would prevent the connetion from being made. Testing the brake controller is fairly easy. Sever the blue brake output wire near the brake controller leaving enough room to reconnect it and then apply the manual slide.
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  • Could Curt Triflex Replace Curt Venturer In 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
  • Yes a proportional Curt controller like the part # C51140 could easily replace a # C51110. It would be just a matter of unplugging the old controller and plugging in the new one. For suspension enhancement I would go with the Timbren kit part # TJRJK instead of an air bag kit because maintaining air pressure in bags can be a bit of a hassle and the Timbrens get installed and you never have to think about them again.
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  • Hardwiring in a 7-Way Trailer Connector and Brake Controller on a 2018 Ford F-150 w/Factory 4-Way
  • I did some checking and right now, in order to add a 7-Way trailer connector to your 2018 Ford F-150, you will need to use our hardwire kit # ETBC7. The factory brake controller wiring harness might be in place but if it is for sure and if that means you can install the Ford brake controller I cannot answer. I am sure you can though because I know in other Ford F-150s you can. Or you could install an aftermarket brake controller using wiring harness # 22292 and a Tekonsha brake controller.
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  • Which Curt Brake Controller Adapter Fits a 2015 Ford F-150
  • The Curt adapter, part # C51436, fits your 2015 Ford F-150. It plugs into the factory connector under your truck's dash and fits most Curt brake controllers, like the Venturer part # C51110. I've linked a video of a controller being installed into a 2013 F-150 using the # C51436 adapter.
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  • Which Curt Install Harness Is Used to Install Venturer in a 2020 Ford F-53
  • The brake controller install harness for a Venturer # C51110 in a 2020 Ford F-53 chassis is the part # C51322.
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