Hopkins Agility Trailer Brake Controller - Hardwire - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional
Universal Wiring Adapter for Hopkins Trailer Brake Controllers

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Hopkins Agility Trailer Brake Controller - Hardwire - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional
part number: HM47295

Proportional brake controller can be easily mounted. Digital display indicates braking action of trailer. Fine-tune power adjustment has 5 levels so that you can set braking intensity to suit your towing needs.

Features:

  • Brake controller activates trailer brakes in proportion to your vehicle's braking action
    • Automatically adjusts trailer's braking based on deceleration of tow vehicle
    • Activates immediately - no pausing like with time-delayed brake controllers
  • Multiple mounting options
    • Position at any angle up or down in the vertical plane
      • Recommended mounting is between -20 degrees and 70 degrees
  • 5 Sensitivity levels let you adjust initial braking power and aggressiveness
  • Digital display is easy to read
  • Built-in, slide manual override lever
  • Pigtail harness hardwires into your vehicle


Specs:

  • Application: trailers with up to 4 axles (8 brake assemblies)
    • Designed for use with electric brakes only
  • Dimensions: 3" wide x 5" long x 1-1/4" tall
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Proportional Braking

With a proportional brake controller, you can get heavy-duty emergency braking, general braking or slow-to-an-idle braking for your trailer automatically. The intensity with which your trailer brakes are activated and the rate at which they are applied are dependent on the deceleration of your tow vehicle. This means that, unlike time-delay controllers - which send the same amount of preset power to your trailer brakes every time - proportional controllers are able to adapt to every braking situation differently. So, if you slam on the brakes in your truck, your trailer brakes will activate with that same extreme intensity. And if you merely slow down as you approach a red light, your trailer will gradually brake in the same manner.


As long as the Agility controller sits level on a horizontal plane and is pointed in the direction of travel, it will sense - via an internal inertia sensor - how your tow vehicle brakes. This inertia-based 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 and Sensitivity Adjustment

Getting the braking power you need for your application is simple with the Agility. First, set the overall power so that you can achieve maximum braking without locking up your trailer brakes.


Once you have the overall power set, you can fine-tune the power output by adjusting the sensitivity of the internal sensor. Use the adjustment buttons on the top of the controller to achieve your desired degree of intensity. There are 5 levels to choose from. The first level offers the least amount of sensitivity, making it ideal for lightweight setups. The heavier your load, the higher you will want to take the sensitivity. At level 5, the sensitivity of the internal sensor is as high as it can go. This level provides the most aggressive braking and is ideal for heavy loads.


Digital Display

On the front of the Agility there is a digital display that is designed to keep you aware of the braking action of your trailer. This screen shows your sensitivity level, overall power percentage and error codes for issues such as a short circuit.


Simple Installation

The Hopkins Agility is recommended to be mounted in your cab at an angle that is between -20 degrees and 70 degrees to make it easier to access.


Correct Agility mounting90-Degree Agility mounting

Note: The Agility must be mounted on a level horizontal (side-to-side) plane and must be lined up with the direction of travel for the internal sensor to function properly.


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



47295 Hopkins Agility Proportional Trailer Brake Control - Hardwire



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Universal Wiring Adapter for Hopkins Trailer Brake Controllers
part number: HM47685

Designed for applications that do not come equipped with a brake control wiring harness port from the factory, this adapter plugs into your Hopkins trailer brake controller at one end, and the other end splices into your vehicle's wiring.

Features:

  • Universal wiring adapter eases installation of your electric trailer brake controller
    • No need to wire brake controller directly to your vehicle
  • Wire end splices into your vehicle's wiring
    • Use on a vehicle that does not have a factory tow package or on one that has a brake control harness but is not equipped with a plug-in port
  • Connector end joins with the plug on your electric brake controller
    • Compatible with time-delayed and proportional brake controllers from Hopkins
    • Simple to plug and unplug control for removal
  • 2' Long, 12-gauge wires have protective covering to deter damage
  • 90-Day limited warranty


Installation of Hopkins Brake Controller Adapter

To install your Hopkins 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. Usually when this is done, a port is installed at your dash so that you can easily plug in a brake controller. However, if no port is present, you will have to splice into your wiring.


With this universal adapter, you can install your Hopkins brake controller without having to wire the controller directly to your vehicle. If your vehicle has a factory tow package, just splice the pigtail end of the adapter into your vehicle's factory brake control harness wiring, and then plug the other end of the adapter into the controller. If your vehicle doesn't have a factory tow package, you'll have to hardwire the pigtail end of the adapter into your vehicle's wiring. Because only the adapter is hardwired to your vehicle, you can unplug and remove your brake controller at any time to transfer it to another vehicle or securely stow it away.


If your vehicle is not equipped with a factory tow package, you will need to purchase additional equipment to ensure that the signals from your brake controller are sent to your trailer's brakes. We recommend etrailer.com's exclusive 7- and 4-way brake control installation kit (ETBC7 - sold separately).



47685 Hopkins Universal Quick Plug Brake Control Adaptor Harness with Pigtail



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Video of Hopkins Agility Trailer Brake Controller - Hardwire - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional


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




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Customer Reviews

Hopkins Agility Trailer Brake Controller - Hardwire - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional - HM47295

Universal Wiring Adapter for Hopkins Trailer Brake Controllers - HM47685

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (105 Customer Reviews)

Proportional brake controller can be easily mounted. Digital display indicates braking action of trailer. Fine-tune power adjustment has 5 levels so that you can set braking intensity to suit your towing needs. Designed for applications that do not come equipped with a brake control wiring harness port from the factory, this adapter plugs into your Hopkins trailer brake controller at one end, and the other end splices into your vehicle's wiring.

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by: Karl09/03/2019

Brake controller works great. Installed it on our Jeep TJ over the weekend....took my time ( that's what old retired guys do!!) and road tested it yesterday towing our new off road teardrop......No issues and the level of control options allows for adjustment to match the weight + or - being towed..... :-) 697246



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by: A. Smith09/21/2012

Excellent product, easy installation, works great. Here is a pic of the mounting spot I chose in a 2012 Ram 1500. etrailer has the BEST customer service on the web! 55427


Comments

I totally agree I called for a question and the lady did a fantastic job helping me figure out what I did not understand.

-- comment by: Joe H - 06/06/2015

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by: Steve G07/05/2016

I wanted to add brakes to my VRV flyer… it’s very lightweight, but I’m pulling it with a Ford Ranger. My internet and local searches left me feeling that etrailer.com was the authority on the subject of brake controllers! Their ETBC7 install kit was VERY complete. I’m sure I saved a ton just by not having to make multiple runs to the hardware store for those items I hadn’t foreseen! Installation of the Hopkins Agility brake controller and the 7 pin plug took me longer than it would take most… It was Texas hot, so I only worked a few hours in the AM and in the PM. I’m old… retired, and not in a hurry! Toward the end of day one, I dropped a circuit breaker down in the abyss of the engine compartment. Day two AM was spent dissembling the wheel well housing to retrieve it! I’m very pleased with the neat, clean install, thanks in a large part to etrailer.com’s vehicle specific video and their wiring diagram. I heartily recommend them! SG 268468



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by: Gary K.12/16/2012

The Hopkins Agility controller has very easy to understand instructions,along with it's hardware makes the job easy! Folks at Etrailer are a wealth of information with what else you may need to make the project effortless! They also helped out when I became close on time , by expediting the shipping!!!!! 61579


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I am still very pleased with the Hopkins Agility controller!It continues to give great service, I have recommended the device to others,along with ETRAILER as a source for great products,and service!best regards Gary

Gary K - 06/16/2014

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by: Albert09/11/2019

I just received the product and looking at it it's well-built not a cheap flimsy piece of junk. I'm looking forward to using this controller. your service was outstanding the first one I received was broken due to shipping. I called I got an immediate answer and one was shipped out immediately to replace I got it in time to put it on the vehicle before we left on our trip. I appreciate your excellent customer service and look forward to doing business in the future 701684



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by: Larry B.08/16/2019

I have a two axle 6000 lb 16' trailer and a 14000 lb. 20' 2 axle track loader trailer. I am using one of the two trailers a minimum of three days a week. I give this product the highest score possible. I can adjust it to any loadsize simply. 690231



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by: Michael08/14/2019

Easy hookup to my 2013 Suburban. Instructions and install video were spot on. Took me less than 1/2 hour and Brake Controller was working as it should. 687064



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by: James09/10/2018

Easy hook up. 563545



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by: James09/10/2018

Great product works great have had no p roblems. 563544



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by: Jeff07/25/2018

Easy to install and works great! 546012



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by: Alan06/26/2018

Worked as I expected. I didn't use scotch lock connector as i don"t care for them have had problems in the past. 526962



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by: Glenn04/04/2018

Awesome - Shipped super fast, everything was in the box, excellent instructions both in the box and video on web page. 15 min job on a 2011 Chevy Tahoe. 492509



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by: Mark H.08/16/2017

Good price, fast shipping and easy inst allation! 420998



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by: Frank R07/11/2017

Products were just what I ordered, but I paid for 3-5 day shipping and received my order three days late. When I open the shipping box one of the packages had not been packed tight and had broken open, spilling the mounting hardware all over the place. Luckily all the hardware had stayed in the shipping box. 404486



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by: Gary01/05/2017

Everything working well so far.very good experience working with staff and very helpful installation video. 330043



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by: Ody11/29/2016

It was very easy to install and has worked great over the last year. Etrailer had the best price and shipped in very quickly. Overall very satisfied with my purchase. 320638



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by: Bruce MYers07/03/2016

Great product, easy to install and has work great for the last year 267822



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by: Scott B06/20/2016

Great product , still working after a y ear 262822



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by: Daniel05/30/2016

Very complete kit makes installation very easy ! 253940


Comments

Everything working just fine, Thanks

Daniel - 01/24/2018

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by: R.K. Miller05/11/2016

The brake controller + wiring harness is a good price, but unfortunately the 2016 Subaru Forester is not factory-ready for a brake controller. Had the Subaru dealer install it, which cost $336, but I can go back to them if there are any problems and I wanted to negate any warranty issues with Subaru. Haven't pulled the Ural motorcycle on the trailer yet, so have not had a chance to fool with the power and sensitivity levels. The 7-pin hookup works fine as far as running lights, brake lights and turn signals. 249814



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by: Bill Powers03/25/2016

Called and talked to a technician who gave me the part number I needed. It arrived promptly and worked perfect with my brake control. 241619



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by: Bryan C.10/02/2015

Great replacement 228912



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by: Kenny W07/07/2015

product ordered was exactly what I expected. Customer service from Brad was exceptional. would recommend this company to others. 209929



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by: Rob06/01/2015

It was right on the money the right length from any location you put it. and the most important the tutorial video makes the installation as simple as it can be. 199369



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by: alexander f.04/20/2015

I tow trailers with three different vehicles. These harness adapters allow me to switch brake controller from vehicle to vehicle. Much cheaper than having three controllers. I use velcro to hold them in place. 186615



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by: Chris T.04/14/2015

Installed the Hopkins InSight brake controller in a 2015 Wrangler Unlimited. Installation was straightforward with no problems. The biggest plus with this unit is the ability to mount the "brain" out of sight and mount the display and the manual control in separate, convenient locations. Very nice. Also ordered a 20A breaker, extra wire and an extra harness connector (for another vehicle). All items arrived on time and well packaged. etrailer gets a big thumbs up! 185051



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by: John04/08/2015

Excellent service, delivery was on time. Already have this brake controller installed in my truck and it works great, bought another one to install in 2nd vehicle. 184147



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by: Keith G.03/14/2015

I installed this in my '02 Toyota Tundra to pull a 20' hybrid camper. This truck doesn't have a plug and play option so used the wiring kit etrailer sells ETB7. Installed pretty easily. The way the unit connects to the mount is a little strange and difficult unless you have a lot of room on either side of the controller to fit a socket, which I did not. The red brake signal wire was too short to reach to brake switch wire in the truck, so had to splice in some extra. I've only pulled the trailer a few miles so far, but it actuated the brakes fine, and the override switch works well too. 178283



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by: Dave Z.10/29/2014

Everything looked to be Quality parts. Delivery was extremely fast. I will definitely order my trailer parts from etrailer in the future. 158360



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by: Mike T10/28/2014

Great product fast shipping. Just what I needed to hook up my Hopkins Agility Brake Controller to our 2013 Tahoe I didn't get the bracket. however of course, it came with the controller. 158228


Comments

after a year and occasional towing it handled my 18 ft car hauler with a full size 72 c10 pickup with very flat braking. ^^^^

Mike T - 10/28/2015

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by: Jeff N.03/06/2014

Very easy installation and the product works great. Installed it on a 1998 3500 series Chevy truck and works great with our car trailer! 119680



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by: Mike04/02/2013

The wiring kit I ordered and installed using the online insructions from E Trailer made installation easy. The controller works great and was easy to calibrate. I am very happy. Thanks E Trailer, you guys are first rate!! 73817



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by: Tom B.07/12/2012

This company was a great source for locating a large and specialized inventory of trailer items. I was never disappointed in the prompt and professional service they provide. Thanks again. 47669



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by: Magaly Guillot06/14/2011

This Kit is exactly what I orderd, Fast shipping 16929



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by: Harold S11/04/2016

Review from a similar Hopkins Agility in Brake Controller


Good Quality product. Well written installation and usage instructions. 313669



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by: Joe L.05/04/2013

Review from a similar Hopkins Agility in Brake Controller


Looking forward to many a miles use of the Hopkins Agility. Install was a snap ... recommend using sockets vs. a screw driver to secure the screws to the unit. 79000



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by: Harry07/12/2018

Review from a similar Hopkins Agility in Brake Controller


First I would like to say etrailer is a great company to work with, they made contact with me by phone no an email to let me know that my parts were bcaked ordered and if I I was pressed for time they would send another like unit ASAP. Though I haven't had the opportunity to try the brake control the wire harness I ordered for my 2002 chevy silveroda and Control went in with no problems 540714



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by: Kevin r05/08/2017

Review from a similar Hopkins Agility in Brake Controller


This plugged right in and works great.i don't know how it could function any better than it does.its nice to be able to push a button and just use trailer brakes 378035



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by: Kevin R.04/04/2018

Review from a similar Hopkins Agility in Brake Controller


etrailer.com made my product selection easy. They even showed the recommended wiring adapter without me having to search for it separately. This brake controller was easy to install and setup. This, in addition to a good price, made my purchase and installation easy. I would definitely choose them again for my camper and towing needs. 492582


Comments

Im still happy with my products that I purchased from you. Thanks for checking and and have a nice day.

Kevin R - 04/08/2019

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by: Jeff H.09/11/2012

Review from a similar Hopkins Agility in Brake Controller


Excellent. I hooked this Hopkins controller up with the specified harness and after plugging it into the Factory OEM plus on my Honda Ridgline, all I had to do was add a 20amp fuse as they don't put it in the Ridgeline from the factory, but the manual does list that. Worked like a champ! This proportional controller allows my Ridgeline with the trailer to feel as if there is nothing on the truck when I'm breaking. Seems as if there is no trailer connected as compared to when I have pulled with electronic braking where you never seem to get the settings just right. 54187



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by: Frank B07/07/2017

Review from a similar Hopkins Agility in Brake Controller


Just finished installing my Hopkins brake controller with the plug in wire harness for my Toyota Tacoma. Couldn't have been simpler. Took about 10 minutes. Took longer to find the factory connector which was part of the tow package on my truck. Nice product, also reached out to the tech department last night around 11pm and had the answer this morning at 7:30 am. That's great service, could have gotten it a little cheaper through another site, mainly because of free shipping but quality service like this is worth plenty. If I need any trailer accessories again etrailer will be who I call. 403544



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by: FREDERIC F.06/04/2017

Review from a similar Hopkins Agility in Brake Controller


THIS PENDULUM BRAKE CONTROLLER WAS NOT SENSITIVE/AGGRESSIVE ENOUGH FOR QUICK HEAVY BRAKING. I REINSTALLED MY ORIGINAL TIME/VOLTAGE CONTROLLER. I SHOULD HAVE RETURNED THIS HOPKINS CONTROLLER TO YOU FOR REFUND, BUT HAVE NOT. 388660



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by: Russ R.07/22/2011

Review from a similar Hopkins Agility in Brake Controller


Installed the HM47294 with the GM Brake Wiring Adapter HM47795 on my 2005 Yukon XL. Installation took only about 15 minutes and works perfectly. Great product. Very impressed with how fast the delivery was processed and delivered. Ordered on Tuesday - delivered on Thursday. Great email communication throughout. Thanks again. 19923



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by: Ricky08/23/2019

Review from a similar Hopkins Agility in Brake Controller


very happy 693031



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by: Cory Unrein07/16/2019

Review from a similar Hopkins Agility in Brake Controller


Doesn't work very well. Flickers on and off during driving. 671132



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by: Thomas06/30/2019

Review from a similar Hopkins Agility in Brake Controller


Very nice product that is easy to install and use. 664920



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by: Lloyd06/16/2019

Review from a similar Hopkins Agility in Brake Controller


Control mounted easily and the connector linked up with the connector under the dash perfectly and it works great! 658773



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by: Matthew06/04/2019

Review from a similar Hopkins Agility in Brake Controller


I haven't used it yet, but the installation was simple as described on the web site. 653107



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by: Gary02/14/2019

Review from a similar Hopkins Agility in Brake Controller


Easy install had plug and play 1984 f150. Easy to adj and works well 604954



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by: Paul11/08/2018

Review from a similar Hopkins Agility in Brake Controller


received very quick! i have not installed the controller yet but i'm sure i'll be very pleased as a good friend of mine has one and loves it. i've used his truck and my trailer to haul my skid loader and the hopkins worked perfect. 581291


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  • Should Vehicle Brake Lights Come On when Using Manual Override on Agility Trailer Brake Controller
  • Yes, the brake lights on your 2009 Kia Sorento should illuminate when the manual override on the Hopkins Agility Trailer Brake Controller part # HM47295 is engaged. It sounds like you have everything installed correctly so I would not be worried at all. If you would like to check the functions of the 7-way and brake controller you have installed without a trailer you can use the 7 Way Trailer Connector Vehicle Tester part # TR20117.
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  • Brake Controller Installation- 2000 Gulf Stream Motorhome
  • Some motorhomes will have a connector under the dash for installing the brake controller, like the Ford F53 chassis, for example. If you have the Ford F53, you'd use the # 3035-P wiring adapter to connect the brake controller to the connector, a simple plug and play installation. If your motorhome doesn't have the connector, you'd need to hardwire the controller. How this is done will depend on what trailer connector is installed. If you have a 4 pole, you'd use the # ETBC7 install
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  • Hopkins Agility Brake Controller # HM47295 Reads 99 Percent Power When Brakes are Applied
  • I would recommend to make sure that you have the Hopkins Agility Brake Controller, part # HM47295 mounted correctly in your 2006 Dodge Ram truck. The brake controller needs to be mounted from minus 20 degrees nose down to plus 70 degrees nose up and parallel to the direction of the travel. Next, would be to connect your truck and trailer and test drive on a dry open area at low speed (20 to 25 mph). Apply vehicle brakes aggressively. If trailer brakes lock-up, adjust down the power
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  • Troubleshooting the E2 Error Code on a Hopkins Trailer Brake Controller
  • I recommend reconnecting the power wire to help with troubleshooting. The E2 error code on your Hopkins brake controller indicates a short to the brake output wire between the brake controller and the trailer brakes. Check the splice at the brake assemblies. If it came loose or allowed water to get in there, that could cause a short or power interruption. Then, check the brake output wire on the trailer for any possible pinches or cuts. If the wire looks good, look at the brake magnet.
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  • How to Connect Hopkins Reliance Brake Controller to Toyota OEM Brake Controller Pigtail
  • It sounds like you have the Toyota OEM brake controller pigtail. My industry contacts haven't encountered the OEM pigtail from the Tundra yet, so they weren't able to provide any guidance as to the wire color coding. You said that the pigtail used the same wire colors as the controller, is that correct? If so, the controller will likely wire up color for color. You'll want to test that, however. Use a circuit tester like part # 40376 on the pigtail after you've plugged it in with the
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  • Installation of Hopkins Agility Brake Controller in 2004 Chevy Express Van
  • When installing the Hopkins Agility Trailer Brake Controller # HM47295 and your 2004 Chevy Express van has the 7-way tow package that means the blue output brake wire is already run from the back of the van to the front and is located under the dash near the emergency brake pedal; there is not going to be a connector port under the dash of your van. Apart from that look in your van's jack storage compartment and you will likely see a bundle of wires which should be the brake controller
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  • Troubleshooting Power Issues on the Hopkins Agility Electric Brake Controller
  • It sounds like there is either no power going to the black power wire on the Hopkins Agility Brake Controller, # HM47295, or the power wire is connected to the wrong circuit. I would recommend using a circuit tester, like part # 40376, to test the black wire coming from the brake controller. You should have 12 volt power at all times going to the brake controller from the vehicle battery. If you do not get a constant signal, then either the black power wire is not connected to a 12
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  • Troubleshooting Brake Controller Shuts Off After 3 Seconds of Use and Only Activates with Override
  • If either the brake pedal or the manual slide are not functioning properly you will need to test the wires going into the brake controller with a circuit tester like our part # PTW2993. Make sure you have power entering the brake controller on the black wire. On the red wire you will only want power when the brake pedal is pressed. If there is power on the red wire before the brake pedal is pressed you have connected the red wire from the brake controller to the wrong circuit. You would
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  • Troubleshooting Brake Controller Not Working When Brakes Are Applied but Works With Override Switch
  • This sounds like the trailer brakes are not receiving the signal from the brake controller when you apply the brakes. I believe what is happening is that you may have a loose, broken, or inaccurate connection on the red wire from the brake controller. The red wire needs to attach to the stop light switch above the brake pedal. It connects to the wire on this switch that carries a signal ONLY when the brake pedal is pressed. It should not have a signal at any other time. Use a circuit
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  • No Power to Trailer Brake Controller on a 2013 Chevy Silverado
  • You probably need to make some connections under the hood of your 2013 Chevy Silverado to make everything fully functional. This is common of Chevy and GMC trucks. First, you will want to consult the vehicle owners manual and/or power distribution box lid for the locations of the fuses that power a brake controller. I am willing to bet that the spot for power to the brake controller is empty or the power wire is not attached to the front of the box. I have included links to a couple of
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  • Troubleshooting Curt Triflex Brake Controller that Shows Voltage on Display When Brakes are Applied
  • Sounds like the controller is thinking that a trailer is connected when there isn't one and that is why the display is reading a number. When the brakes aren't applied what does the display read? If it's a single dot then the controller does not detect a trailer. If there are two dots then a trailer is detected. That would indicate that the brake output circuit somewhere on the vehicle has a short somewhere that is putting a slight load on the circuit - which is telling the controller
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  • After Replacing Brake Magnets Trailer Brakes Are Weak
  • Nine times out of ten, the issue is that the brakes need to be adjusted. You will need to adjust the brakes out to where you can hear a slight but constant drag of the pads on the drums. If the brakes are properly adjusted then it could be that the new magnets are not the right size for the brake assemblies or the assemblies themselves are not rated high enough for the 12K axles. For 12K Dexter axles you should be using # 23-442 for the left side and # 23-443 for the right side. Check
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  • Installing Hopkins Agility Brake Controller on 2007 GMC Sierra New Body Style
  • Take a look at our GM truck Brake Controller Install FAQ article, which you can see by clicking the provided link. You would connect the controller to the bare wiring under the dash, matching the wire colors as described in the article. If you do not already have a 7-way connector, you can remove the knock-out on the bumper next to the license plate and install one using # PK11916. The existing wiring harness located at the end of the drivers side frame rail or above the spare tire
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  • Curt TriFlex Trailer Brake Controller Does Not Power On
  • First, lets just make sure you are using the correct wiring harness. For a 2012 Nissan Pathfinder it is # C51382. What you will want to do is check the black wire. There should be power on the black wire leading to the controller. If there is no power leading to the controller then you will need to check the owners manual for all of the fuse/relays locations related to the tow package wiring and brake controller wiring. Chances are that it is just missing a fuse or relay. If you are
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  • Troubleshooting Hopkins Brake Controller-Will Only Apply Brakes With Manual Brake Switch
  • When the trailer brakes will operate with the manual brake switch on the controller but not with the brake pedal, it means that the brake controller isn't being 'notified' when the brake pedal is pressed. The red wire exiting the rear of the controller is connected to the 3rd brake light circuit of the truck. If the fuse for this crircuit is blown the controller won't know that the vehicle brakes are being applied. The fuse you're looking for is located in the fuse box under the hood,
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  • Troubleshooting Hopkins Trailer Brake Controller That Does Not Show Connection to Vehicle
  • If applying the manual over-ride lever on your Hopkins trailer brake controller, such as the Agility # HM47295, sends brake power back to your Tundra's 7-way then you know the circuit is functioning. You can test by having a helper press the lever (with the controller set to maximum output) while you apply a circuit tester like # 40376 to the trailer brake circuit's pin, the one at the 5:00 position as you view the vehicle socket. Please see the linked photo. If your test indicates brake
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  • Trailer Brakes Lock Up When Brakes Are Applied WithThe Hopkins Agility Brake Controller, # HM47295
  • It sounds like you might want to check the adjustment of your trailer brakes. It sounds like the brake shoes are adjusted too far out. When you are applying the brakes with the sensitivity setting at its lowest setting, it is still sending a little current to the brakes and if the brake shoes are too far out they might be locking up. The best way to adjust the brakes on your trailer is to back off the brake shoes until there is no drag on the drums at all and then tighten them up until
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  • Installing a Hopkins Brake Controller on a 2014 Nissan Frontier Without the Factory Tow Package
  • Since the colors of wiring can vary on different vehicles, the best way to ensure that you have correctly installed your Hopkins brake controller, like the Agility # HM47295, is to use a Circuit Tester # 40376 to see what each of the functions on your wires are. You will then want to connect the wires on the pigtail of the Agility to the following functions: Black - 12V Power Blue - Brake Signal to 7-Way Connector White - Ground Red - Stop Light Switch (only gets hot when the brake
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  • Troubleshooting Agility Brake Controller Indicating No Trailer Connected with Trailer Connected
  • First, we should make sure you have the correct wiring harness. You should be using # HM47795. This harness has the red pin for the stop light circuit unhooked from the plug. You will need to make sure it is placed in the correct spot. Check the port on the truck to determine where it needs to go. Using a circuit tester like # 40376, if needed, test the pins in the port until you find the one that is hot when you step on the brakes. Once you find it, place the pin in the corresponding spot
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  • Wiring Harness to Install Hopkins Impulse Brake Controller in a 2018 Toyota 4Runner w/Tow Package
  • I did some checking and the 2018 Toyota 4Runner uses the same brake controller wiring harness as the previous 2 model years. That means you can use # HM47815 with your Impulse brake controller. But, I actually recommend a different approach because the factory ground on the Toyota tow packages where a brake controller plugs in has proven to be insufficient for many brake controllers. I propose using harness # 3041-P which has a separate ground wire to combat that issue. You would have
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  • Recommendation for Wiring Adapter for the Hopkins # 47284 on a 2011 GMC Sierra
  • I have good news for your brake controller adapter needs. If you already have the Hopkins # HM47284 brake controller, you will need the universal wiring adapter # HM47685. Also if your vehicle already has the factory 7-way you will most likely have a factory bundle of wires under your dash by your left shin that we can splice into for this brake controller. According to my information the red/black GM wire goes to brake controller black. The white wires go together. The light blue
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  • How To Wire Brake Controller To Wires Under Dash That Are Cut On 2004 Dodge Ram Factory Tow Package
  • The information that I have indicates that for the 4 wires under your dash, there should be a red-and-tan wire, a green wire, white-and-red wire, and a black wire. You will need to connect the red-and-tan wire to the Black wire of the brake controller. You will connect the green wire to the Blue wire of the brake controller. The white-and-red wire will connect to the Red wire of the brake controller. The black wire will connect to the White wire of the brake controller. To connect the
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  • Installation of Trailer Brake Controller in 2000 Chevy Express 3500 Van
  • The Universal Wiring Adapter for Hopkins Trailer Brake Controllers # HM47685 you asked this from will allow you to connect a wiring harness to your Hopkins brake controller (if that is what you have) to give you the wire leads to splice into your brake light switch and connect your power wire to battery and brake output wire to your 7-way. The ground can be connected to a local ground wire or can be directly connected to your body in a metal on metal location. You will then use kit #
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Expert Research:
Michael H
Installed by:
Jeff D
Updated by:
Laura H
Updated by:
Sarah W
Updated by:
Alexander C

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