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Tekonsha Custom Wiring Adapter for Trailer Brake Controllers - Pigtail - Ford

Tekonsha Custom Wiring Adapter for Trailer Brake Controllers - Pigtail - Ford

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Streamline the installation of your trailer brake controller with this custom adapter. Simply connect the wires of the harness to your brake controller and then plug the other end into the built-in harness behind your 's dash. Call 800-298-8924 to order Tekonsha accessories and parts part number 3036-S or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Tekonsha products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Tekonsha Custom Wiring Adapter for Trailer Brake Controllers - Pigtail - Ford. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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2016 Ford F-150 - Tekonsha Custom Wiring Adapter for Trailer Brake Controllers - Pigtail - Ford

  • Trailer Brake Controller
  • Wiring Adapter
  • Tekonsha
  • Wired to Brake Controller
  • Vehicle Specific

Streamline the installation of your trailer brake controller with this custom adapter. Simply connect the wires of the harness to your brake controller and then plug the other end into the built-in harness behind your 's dash.


  • Pigtail wiring adapter eases installation of your electric trailer brake controller
  • Connector end plugs into the built-in port beneath the dash of your vehicle
  • Wire end connects to the wires on your brake controller with the included butt connectors
    • Compatible with time-delayed and proportional brake controllers from TrailerMate, Draw-Tite, and Tekonsha
  • Limited 1-year warranty

Installation of Tekonsha Brake Controller Adapter

To install your 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 connector behind the instrument panel in your vehicle's dashboard. Using a trim panel puller, carefully pry the panel out to remove the panel. You will find the mating connector behind this portion of you dashboard.

To hook this adapter up to your trailer brake controller, just connect the 4 wires of the harness - ground, power, brake switch, and brake power - to the corresponding wires on the brake controller. If your brake controller came with a plug built into its wiring harness, you will have to cut off the plug and connect to the wires themselves.

3036-S Tekonsha Brake Control Pigtail Wiring Adapter - Single Plug - Ford

Replaces Tow Ready 20272

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Tekonsha Custom Wiring Adapter for Trailer Brake Controllers - Pigtail - Ford - 3036-S

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (3 Customer Reviews)

Streamline the installation of your trailer brake controller with this custom adapter. Simply connect the wires of the harness to your brake controller and then plug the other end into the built-in harness behind your vehicle's dash.

- 3036-S

still working great. 726472

- 3036-S
2018 Ford F-150

As always parts and service are excellent. Parts fit great. 518825

- 3036-S
2015 Ford F-150

Fit perfect. Shipping was fast. 422265


Ask the Experts about this Tekonsha Accessories and Parts

  • Will Tekonsha Brake Controller Wiring Adapter # 3036-S Fit 2016 Ford F-150
    Yes, the Tekonsha Custom Wiring Adapter # 3036-S that you referenced will fit and work with the factory brake controller plug behind the dash of your 2016 Ford F-150. The pigtail end of the harness would then just be spliced into the brake controller itself. For the adapter harness that features a plug end (as opposed to a pigtail end) for Tekonsha brake controllers you can use part # 22292. This allows for a complete plug-and-play installation when adding a Tekonsha controller like...
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  • What Vehicles Does Brake Controller Wiring Harness 3036-S Fit
    Brake controller wiring harness # 3036-S has replaced the 20272 and will fit the following vehicles: 2009 - 2015 Ford, F-150, All Styles 2012 - 2013 Ford, Flex, with Factory Tow Package 2012 - 2015 Lincoln, MKT, with Factory Tow Package If you have a 2003 Ford Expedition you would need harness # 3035-S.
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  • Where Does a Brake Controller Plug Into on a 2017 Ford Expedtion EL
    The brake controller port on the 2017 Ford Expedition is located behind the left side of the center console. There is a panel there with a vent, a knob of some kind, and a cubby hole. That has to come off and the port will be plugged into the back of the cubby (see instructions link for # 22292 ). There isn't enough space to reach up under the console to reach the port so removing that panel is the easiest way to access it.
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  • Brake Controller Install Harness Recommendation for a 2011 Ford F-150
    What you will need is the part # 3036-S. This is the brake controller harness that has been confirmed as a fit for your 2011 Ford F-150 that will give you 4 blunt cut wires that you can then wire to the wires of your Husky brake controller. I attached an install video that shows a similar harness being used to install in a F-150 of the same generation as yours.
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  • 2019 F150 Trailer Brake Controller Wire Size
    I'm not entirely sure a relay is used on that circuit, but it would provide a good explanation for the smaller wire gauge used on the factory pigtail. There's really no need to hardwire the controller. If the small wire gauge concerns you, there's an aftermarket one available, part # 22292. The black power wire and the blue brake output wire are both 12 gauge and the red stop lamp switch wire and the ground wire are both 16 gauge. This harness is designed for use with Tekonsha brake...
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  • Brake Controlle Install Harness Recommendation for 2011 Ford F-150
    The correct brake controller install harness for your 2011 Ford F-150 is the part # 3036-S. The gray connector plugs into the port under your dash and the other end has bare wires that will be wired by color to the Reese brake controller.
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  • Adding a 7-Way Connector and P2 Brake Controller to a 2009 Ford F-150 with Factory 4-Way Connector
    Brake controller wiring harness # 22292 has plugs on both ends for use with a brake controller that has the mating plug attached to it. Harness # 3036-S only has the plug that connects to your 2009 Ford F-150. The other end is just blunt cut wires for use with brake controllers that also have just blunt cut wires. For the P2 brake controller # 90885 you would need to use harness # 22292. To add a 7-Way trailer connector you will need # 37185. I have included some links that show and...
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  • Install Harness Needed to Install Dexter Predator Brake Controller in 2013 Ford F-150
    The correct install harness to use to install the Dexter DX2 brake controller # 58-8 that you referenced in your 2013 Ford F-150 is the # 3036-S. You'd match the colors from the harness to the brake controller exactly and then plug the connector into the port under your dash and you'd be set.
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