How to Install a Brake Controller on a 2016 Jeep Cherokee

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where do each wire install , when using a jeep connector that has no wires installed in it?

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In order to install the Tekonsha Voyager Trailer Brake Controller part # 39510 on your 2016 Jeep Cherokee you will want to use the Brake Control Plug-In Harness part # 20127 if your Jeep did not come equipped with a factory trailer connector or the Tekonsha Custom Wiring Adapter part # 3014-P if your Jeep did come equipped with a factory trailer connector.

If you do have the factory trailer connector then the harness plugs into a pre-wired connector under your dash near the emergency brake pedal (see video). If you do not have the factory trailer connector then you will need to hardwire the controller into the vehicle's wiring harness as follows:

The black wire on the controller goes to the positive side of the battery terminal. The white wire on the controller needs to be connected to a bare metal surface. The red wire will need to be installed on the cold side of the brake pedal and the blue wire needs to be ran to the 7-way trailer connector.

If you don't already have a trailer connector on your vehicle then in order to tow a trailer with brakes you will need both a 4-way trailer connector like part # 118605 and a 7-way trailer connector like part # ETBC7. The 7-way trailer connector also comes with everything else you need to install the brake controller (circuit breakers/wires etc.)

If you need help with installation then I have attached a few sample videos for you.

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