Brake Controller Won't Light Brake Lights When Using Manual Override Slider On 2016 Ram 1500

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I got the C51458 and the C51110 for my 2016 ram ,the C51458 wire colors dont match the plug under the dash and when I use the over ride slider on controller bake light on truck dont work

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The wire colors under the dash are not designed to match on any vehicle, they match function but not color and the Curt Brake Controller Adapter # C51458 is the correct harness for your 2016 RAM. I reached out to my friend at Curt and he confirmed that when you use the manual override slide on your Curt Venturer Trailer Brake Controller, # C51110, it is designed not to send power to your vehicle brake lights. It sends signal to your trailer brakes, but not to the lights. To adapt your 7-way connector so that your trailer brake lights will illuminate when you activate the manual override on your electric brake controller, you will need Tekonsha Brake Controller Converter with 7-Way Adapter - Dodge Ram, # 30235-P.

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