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Wiring Kit for 2, 4, 6, and 8 Brake Electric Trailer Brake Controllers

Wiring Kit for 2, 4, 6, and 8 Brake Electric Trailer Brake Controllers

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  • Trailer Brake Controller
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Features:

  • Works with electric brake controllers for trailers with 2, 4, 6, or 8 brake assemblies
  • Includes:
    • 25 ft. 10-2 Duplex wire
    • 20 Amp circuit breaker
    • 30 Amp circuit breaker
    • 40 Amp circuit breaker
    • Attaching terminals





5506 Wiring Kit for 2, 4, 6, and 8 Brake Electric Brake Controllers

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Video of Wiring Kit for 2, 4, 6, and 8 Brake Electric Trailer Brake Controllers

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




Video Transcript for Draw-Tite Brake Controller 5506 Review

Today we will be reviewing Part # 5506. This is a Draw Tite wiring kit for 2, 4, 6 and 8 brake electric brake controllers. Everything you need to get everything wired is included, so you are going to have 25 feet of 10/2 duplex wire. It is going to have a white and black wire inside the nice coating. So it is going to be protected. You are also going to get a 30 amp circuit breaker.

You are going to get 4 larger ring terminals and you are going to get 4 smaller terminals, as well as 4 butt connectors. Everything you need is included. Everything you see is included. Again, you have 25 feet of wire when it comes to the total length to work with. That's going to do it for our review of Part # 5506. This is the Draw Tite wiring kit for 2, 4, 6, and 8 brake electric brake controllers.


Customer Reviews

Wiring Kit for 2, 4, 6, and 8 Brake Electric Trailer Brake Controllers - 5506

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (85 Customer Reviews)


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Installed on a 2014 150 crew cab, 5.5ft bed. Ran up the frame rail, into engine pay, where I split. One with through the firewall to brake controller, one across the bay to the battery. Perfect length for my application. I was happy with the quality of the kit. Does not include mounting hardware for the circuit breakers. That would have made sense... I will say I added the product to my cart, came back the next day to order and it went up three or so dollars. This is a bit aggravating, and etrailer lost my business on several other items that went up way more than that, but this was still the best price on 10g duplex brake wire. All in all a decent value, but the perceived pricing games are frustrating. 493930



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The wiring kit arrived and it looks like quality parts. This is the replacement for the first package that was lost by ups. Thanks for the prompt service. 871023



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I received item but be no instructions on how to install, please if you can send instructions 866404



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The Wireing kit was perfect for my application. I haven’t finished installing the brake control but it looks like it will work well also. I highly recommend etrailer! 844994



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I used the 5506 to wire a brake controller for a 2016 Toyota Tacoma SR5 Crew Cab with a 6' bed (no towing package). By the way, if you're searching for the cold side of the brake switch on a third-gen Tacoma I found the blue wire to be the correct one. The good: There is plenty of 10-2 duplex wire to make it from the hitch to the engine compartment and make the jumper wires from the breakers to the battery. There is also enough to run a positive wire to the brake controller and an output wire from the controller to the hitch. The not so good: I would like to see a "complete kit" to install a brake controller. This would include the following; 6 self-tapping screws (4 to be used on the breakers and 2 to mount the controller (don't order self-tapping screws from e-trailer because you only get 1 for about $2.50), 10' of 16 gauge wire to run from the brake pedal switch to the controller, 1 quick splice connector to tap into the cold side of the brake switch, and 15' of 10 gauge wire to ground the controller. Also, make sure you have extra 10 gauge butt connectors on hand, the ones provided are cheap and don't grip well. I purchased more at my local auto parts store that are actually threaded to grip the insulation on the wires. Overall, I would recommend this kit for non-towing package vehicles. The cost to buy 25' of 10-2 wire separately is $86.50 ($3.46/ft) then add the individual breakers and you well exceed the price of the kit. 809871



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Pretty fast delivery and is the item viewed when ordered. Go get it ! 784659



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I can't complain too much. The install kit is very useful. The little circuit breakers are great! I just wish the wire was a few feet longer. I had to do some splicing since it's not enough for a 16 foot trailer and 8 foot bed truck. 781899



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Very happy with Steve's help with my order. I haven't gotten the system installed yet (I got it yesterday), but feel very comfortable that it will work as advertised. And I have Steve's contact information in case something comes up. 746828



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I’ll start to put it in this week. Ashley was a great help,she should get an “ At a girl” forsure. Ty all,it been a pleasure doing business with you! 720766



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Exactly what I needed to make my 2018 f-150 ready for a brake controller. 673757



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Works well, was easy to install. 664810



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I have not yet installed my new brake controller But, my experience with etrailer.com’s rep. Madison was excellent service. The web info had given me the basics and a full understanding of the process She was able to tell me the parts included in the kit I needed for my tow vehicle exactly and that a “plug/play” harness was not available for that vehicle. All the parts and diagrams are complete and easy to follow. This will be a piece of cake once we get the vehicle up on the lift. Thank You! 662567



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perfect fit 657087



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Everything worked perfectly. Installed without any problems. Used in my 2005 dodge ram 1500 2X4 double cab short bed. I give it 4 stars because the length of wire was barely long enough, not an inch to spare. 647360



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Everything I needed in one package great product . Customer service and tech video s Big help . 644715



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Excellent kit to make trailer break install complete. More than enough materials to do multiple install projects, and great video on etrailer recommending the kit as well as showing how to use it. 607770



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Product had everything needed to install my trailer brake in my 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland. Installation took about 30 minutes. 605753


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Everything is still working perfectly. No corrosion and no shorts.
Daniel S - 02/17/2020

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Excellent service. When I ordered a kit where not all the parts were available, I immediately received an email and then a phone call from Etrailer, offering me an alternative solution, and getting the product to me extremely quickly. 599710



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Everything in the kit was perfect. Wired up my vehicle so now it has trailer brakes. Everything was high quality with in the kit and would recommend others to purchase. 594771



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Works great. Perfect for my brake controller install 592075



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Very unhappy with customer service on trying to tell me I need this wiring kit to hook up my brake controller. All I needed after doing more research is one 10 gauge wire to run from back 7 pin I added and then attach to blue coming off the OEM supply behind dash. 591287



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Easy set up product as described if needed I would purchase again very good instructions 567103



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Easy install. Still working great! 563514


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Everything is still working great!
Davin G - 09/10/2019

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Excellent service and product 562805



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Works as it should connect right up and away i went 560636


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