Brake Controller Needed on 1999 Ford F150 to Actuate Trailer Brakes


ihave a 7-way connector. iam not getting a voltage reading on my blue electric brake wire. will a brake conroller solve this problem 99 f150 4by4

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If you don't have a brake controller installed, you are not going to get any voltage at the connector.

The controller tells the trailer brakes when and with how much power to operate the brakes. We have a large selection of brake controllers to choose from. I'd recommend a proportional controller like the Tekonsha Prodigy P2, part # 90885. A proportional controller can sense how quickly the tow vehicle is coming to a stop, and will send the necessary amount of voltage to the trailer brakes so that the vehicle and trailer brake at the same rate. This leads to safer, more predictable braking.

If your F150 already has the factory installed 7-way trailer connector, you'll just need the controller and the brake controller wiring adapter, part # 3035-P. The adapter plugs into the connector under the dash, making the installation very simple. If your truck is equipped with the factory 4-pole connector, you'll need the # 118242 in addition to the controller and the wiring adapter mentioned above.

I've linked you to some installation videos that you might find helpful.

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