Brake Controller Installation in 2017 Chrysler Pacifica

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I have a 2017 Chrysler Pacifica with the tow package. I want to get a brake controller to tow a small rated 3600# travel trailer. My concern is the wire harness. I found the tap for it under the dash, but it doesnt look like your harness will work. I can send a picture of the connector.

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For your 2017 Chrysler Pacifica with tow package, I recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 # 90195 for a brake controller. It has a really nice LCD screen to make it user friendly and has preset options for different trailer sizes for a good fit.

You are correct that there is not a plug and play harness for your Pacifica, so it will need to be hardwired. If you don't already have a 4-way flat trailer connection, I recommend the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # 118712. Then you will use the Universal Wiring Kit for Electric Brake Controllers # ETBC7 to hardwire your brake controller. This will give you the wire, circuit breakers, and connectors needed for the installation. I've attached an article as well as a video to assist.

If you already have a 7-way connector at your bumper then you will only need wiring kit # 5506 which will install in the same way as the # ETBC7.

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I have 2 questions 1. I have a Chrysler Pacifica with the tow package. This comes with a connection for a brake controller, but youve said you dont have wiring harness for the Pacifica. The harness you show for the Pacifica looks like it would fit my connector, is this possible? 2. Im looking at towing a light travel trailer. Pacifica is rated for 3600#, with 360# at the hitch. Which Equalizer Weight Distribution system would be right for my van?

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Since your previous question, Tekonsha was able to confirm a fit on your 2017 Chrysler Pacifica with tow package. My apologies that this information wasn't present before, but I am very glad you have followed up and it is available now.

There will be a connection harness located underneath the dash, to the left of the steering column, taped to another harness near the emergency brake pedal. This will allow you to use the wiring harness # 3045-P to install your P3 brake controller # 90195.

For your weight distribution system, the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System w/ 4-Point Sway Control # EQ37040ET will most likely fit your needs. You will want to determine the weight of your trailer tongue when loaded and also add any cargo weight behind the rear axle to determine the correct total tongue weight for a weight distribution system. This system is rated for up to 400 lbs total tongue weight and should be a great fit for your application. You will also need the thin walled socket # ALL643216 or # EQ70-00-4800 to properly attach the hitch ball.

Please let me know if you have further questions.

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