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How Does Ram Factory Brake Controller Install in 2012 Ram 1500


I have a 2012 ram 1500 st my truck came with both 4and7 pin connecter I just bought a oem intergrated trailer controller I have both connectors under the dash , is it plug and go or do I need to take it to the dealer to have it programmed , I hooked it up to a toy hauler and it seems to activate the trailer brake


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On your 2012 Ram 1500 that has a factory 4/7-way, there will be a port under the dash for connecting a trailer brake controller like the (presumably used) OEM unit you bought. There are lots of these units out there as many owner's end up replacing the OEM units with better-performing aftermarket controllers like the Prodigy P3 # 90195.

The controller does not require any programming to operate. The vehicle computer may need to be flashed by the dealer if you find you get error messages on the dash display. Otherwise you should be fine.

Different brands of controller use different wiring adapters for controller installation. For Tekonsha units you'd use part # 3021-P; for a Hayes controller you'd use part # HA81795-HBC.

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