How to Install an Electric Brake Controller Unit on a 1998 Chevrolet Pickup


where is the connector for the brake controller on a 1998 silverado

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For your 1998 Chevrolet Pickup, there is no brake controller connector on the vehicle so the wiring for the brake controller will have to be hard wired on the vehicle. You will need just a few items to install a brake controller on your pickup.

The items you need are a Working 4-Way connector, item # 118315, if you do not already have one. A brake controller wiring installation kit, item # ETBC7, and a brake controller of your choice. I would recommend the Prodigy P2, item # 90885 for your Chevy.

We have detailed instructions for installation of a brake controller with the # ETBC7 wiring kit, see link, and we have a video installation of this kit and the Prodigy P2 on a 2010 Dodge Nitro for you to review. The installation will be very similar on your Chevy. When testing for the brake light signal at the brake pedal switch, be sure to find the wire with a signal only when the brake pedal is pressed.

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