Red Dot on the Curt Venturer Trailer Brake Controller Part # C51110

Question:

Will I need to have the Dealer program my aftermarket brake controller on my 2016 Ram 1500? I installed the Venturer but all I am getting is a red dot appear on controller.

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Expert Reply:

When is the red dot displayed? When you have the trailer connected or when you have the trailer disconnect? If it is when the trailer is disconnect than this is normal and not a sign of anything wrong. However, if the red dot appears when the trailer is connected and the vehicle is on then this is an indication that there is a short on the brake output wire (usually blue) that runs from the brake controller all the way back to the magnets in each braking assembly. You would need to trace this wire back while checking for shorts if the above is true.

Also did you have a factory brake controller before the Curt Venturer Trailer Brake Controller part # C51110 was installed? If so then you would need to take the truck to the dealer to have it turned off but if not then there would be no programing involved. I also recommend taking a look at the owner's manual for the controller which I have attached for you.

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