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

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

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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 's dash. Call 800-298-8924 to order Curt accessories and parts part number C51455 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Curt products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Curt Custom Wiring Adapter for Trailer Brake Controllers - Dual Plug In. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.


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

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 's dash.


Features:

  • Plug-in wiring adapter allows for quick, simple installation of your electric trailer brake controller
  • No cutting or splicing required
    • Custom connectors plug 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 connector behind your vehicle's dashboard. To reach the connector, first locate the notch in the access panel in the center of the dash, near the driver's side. Using a trim panel puller, carefully pry the panel out and undo the locking tabs to remove the panel. You will find the mating connector behind this portion of your dashboard.


No hardwiring is required to install this adapter. After you plug it into the 2 factory ports, 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.



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Video Transcript for Curt Brake Controller C51455 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at part number C51455. This is the Curt custom wiring adapter for trailer brake controllers. It's going to feature the dual plug-in, and this is going to be for Toyota Tundra, starting in 2015. The plug-in wire adapter allows for quick, simple installation of your electric trailer brake controller. No cutting or splicing of wires is required. The custom connector is going to plug into the built-in port behind the dash of your vehicle. That's going to be the big white connector on this side. The other end is going to plug into the back of your electric brake controller.

This is compatible with time-delayed and proportional brake controllers from Curt. Brake controllers must have the built-in plug for the adapter to connect. This will not work on controllers with pigtail wiring harnesses. I do have a brake controller here with that adapter plug on the back, so if you have a plug that looks like this, then this wiring adapter will go perfect for your situation. It's a really simple connection. All you got to do is plug in the two pieces together.

Now you have your wiring adapter connected to your brake controller. All you need to do is make the connection to the plug built in to the port behind the dash of your vehicle. To disengage it, all you got to do is push down on that little nib right there and then pull it out from the connection. This unit is going to measure 2 feet in total length, and it's going to have 12-gauge wires, and it has a nice protective covering to help keep it from becoming damaged. That's going to do it for our review of part number C51455. This is a Curt custom wiring adapter for trailer brake controllers. .


Customer Reviews

Curt Custom Wiring Adapter for Trailer Brake Controllers - Dual Plug In - C51455

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (24 Customer Reviews)

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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Service was very good. Received my order on time. The installation was straightforward. 475923



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Toyota Tacoma

I like this controller mainly for its sleek design and it blends into the dash of my Tacoma. It works right out of the box and I’ve rarely had to adjust the setting manually. It sometimes lights up weird when not in use but works fine. I’d purchase again. 680918



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Good quality product and easy to instal l. 678336



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The hardest part of the job was finding the pre-installed connector on the Tacoma. It is tucked in behind a wire bundle so you have to know where to look. Once found, simple plug and play. 676744



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What can you say it’s a wire that works! 660522



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I like the installation photos provided in the Q&A section. Fast shipping. 655083



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2016 Toyota Tundra

Plug and play. Has worked flawlessly for the last year thank you guys 545995



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Was very easy to install with the vehicle specific wiring harness, took it for a short test drive with my 19 ft Scamp Camper and it works as it should 524408



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Packaging was damages but all parts were accounted for and in great condition. Very happy with the purchase. 520647



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2015 Toyota Tundra

Same review as the controller. Just plug and go. EXTREMELY easy. I had my 7 year old daughter with me and she could have basically hooked it up. She is as anxious to go camping as I am! 481229



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2017 Toyota Tundra

Thanks 472164



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2017 Toyota Tacoma

I picked this Curt brake controller As it is specifically wired for my 2017 Toyota Tacoma which already has the tow package. When I finally found where to hook it up in my truck I realized I needed C51455 part which is the female end .. they gave me another 15 inches of extra wiring so I can mount the controller by my right leg as I drove.. and the great thing about this experience I called on a Sunday afternoon got a hold of A person ( Shawn B) Who was very helpful and knew exactly which part I needed . I highly recommend using e trailer 444397



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2016 Toyota Tacoma

Took about 5 minutes for me too install check with my dealers and they was going to charge me about $350 for parts and labor 421898



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It fit and works great 390891


Comments

It worked but I traded the truck for health reasens

Carl S - 06/09/2018

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Toyota Tacoma

I bought this connector for my new Toyota Tacoma after moving the Brake Controller from my traded in Jeep. I had hardwired the Jeep, but this was a direct connector and was much, much easier to install. The Curt brake controller and this cable make an excellent combination to control the brakes on my Casita. The only flaw is that Toyota hides the factory end under the upper left side floor-well cover and was hard to find. Not etrailer's fault. Also, I have bought several items from etrailer and the customer service is always superb, as are all of the item descriptions and videos on the products they carry. Great place to get what you need for your vehicle. 381137



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Toyota Tundra

Ordered my brake controller for my tundra and it worked great. I had already been to a local store that kept providing me the wrong part so I took the time to research and this was exactly what I needed. 320314



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2016 Toyota Tacoma

As always....fast and accurate. My "go to" company for everything to do with trailers or towing! 305121



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2016 Toyota Tacoma

I could not be pleased any better than the service I got. thank you so much 302973



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Was so easy to connect. Great product with great customer service. 271623



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Excellent service and quick delivery. Other reviews made my purchase easy. Will definitely use etrailer again 228392



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2015 Toyota Tundra

arrived before I expected. Finding the prewired brake plug on my 2015 tundra was a pain. This wiring adapter made it possible to complete the job. 224416



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2013 Toyota Highlander

As alway, etrailer had exactly what I needed to do the job simply, effectively, and as the best price. What more can you ask for? 224331


Comments

Flawlessly

Kevin - 09/06/2016

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2015 Toyota Tundra

I purchased an adapter to go between my brake controller and the factory wiring in my 2015 Tundra (C51455), I have not installed it yet. I will review it when it is installed. 215544


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The wiring adapter I purchased worked perfect and the install was simple, thanks

Dave - 07/29/2016

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2015 Toyota Tundra

Product arrived on time. There was a hiccup on the item I initially ordered. They sent me a notice that it was unavailable, but I called them back and found me these comparable items for my 2015 Tundra. Items worked great and plugged right in, as well as wounted well. Overall great experience. 201980


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  • Wiring Adapter for Curt Electric Brake Controller on 2016 Toyota Tacoma
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