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Troubleshooting Curt Venturer Brake Controller Overload Error

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Hello i purchased the CURT 51110 Venturer Brake Control, installed per instruction on a 2010 chevy silverado 1500 WT. i pull a pop up camper with electric breaks. Break light and all the other lights work very well. the question is when i push on the break on the truck i get an overload on the controller. i went thru and all the grounds on the trailer everything is good. What should should i try next ? thanks for your help

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The Curt Venturer Trailer Brake Controller # C51110 giving you the flashing red overload when the brake pedal is pressed, shows there is a short. This is most common on the blue brake controller output wire, but can also be on the red brake light wire. I recommend using a circuit tester like # PTW2993 to test the blue wire at your 7-way which is the 5 o'clock position blade. As you hit the manual override, the circuit tester light will get brighter as the intensity increases from the slide. Next, test the wiring directly behind the connector on the blue wire with your circuit tester in the same way. If there is a difference in intensity, you have a short and need to replace that wire with # 10-1-1 sold by the foot.

If that all checks out, then I recommend cleaning your 7-way trailer connector with some sand paper and then using some dielectric grease # 11755 to keep moisture and debris out of your connection. I'd put some of this on the brake controller connection behind the unit as well.

Finally, if this doesn't solve the overload, unplug the unit and let it sit for 15 minutes so it can completely reset. If you still have an issue let me know and we can continue to troubleshoot.

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