Brake Controller Installation On A 2015 Honda Odyssey

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Can I install a brake controller on a 2015 Honda Odyssey that is not plug and play? A trailer hitch installer up here said he would not do it . Can it be done safely without voiding my warranty. And will it work properly? He was not willing to splice wires.

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You absolute can install a brake controller in a 2015 Honda Odyssey, but it will involve splicing. This is not difficult at all, so I don't know why your installer wasn't willing. We do this all the time and create videos so you can do it at home if you wish.

I recommend using the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 # 90195 because it is an easy to use and understand brake controller, but you can use any brake controller if you have a different preference. Then you will use the Universal Installation Kit for Trailer Brake Controller - 7-Way RV and 4-Way Flat - 10 Gauge Wires # ETBC7. This will give you the wiring connectors, the trailer connector, and all the circuit breakers needed. I've attached a video of this installation for you and have also attached a wiring diagram.

If you don't already have a 4-way trailer connection, then you will need to start there. I recommend the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # 118521. This custom-fit T-One connector plugs into your vehicle's wiring harness, which is located behind the driver's-side interior trim panel in your rear cargo area. Once you've plugged in the T-connector, open your fuse box and locate the fuse positions indicated in the instructions. Then insert the included fuses.

This is not a difficult installation, and will give you the ability to tow a trailer with brakes properly.

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