Troubleshooting Curt Triflex Brake Controller that Stopped Working with Brakes


I have a Curt Triflex controller on my 2014 Silverado, has worked with no problems, purchased a 2016 enclosed trailer and controller worked for a short period of time, now changes from a single dot to two dots upon plugging trailer in, stepping on brake now has no readout or effect on brakes, if you use the manual slide brakes are applied, any ideas on what is happening Thanks


Expert Reply:

First thing to check is to see if your truck's third brake light is still working when you hit the brakes. When the fuse for that circuit goes on GM trucks like your 2014 model it will prevent the brake controller from activating when the brakes are applied.

Next check to see if there's voltage on the red wire of the brake controller when the brakes are applied. If so, and the controller still won't activate with the pedal it has an internal problem and would need to be replaced. Curt controllers are somewhat known for having internal problems easily so this would not be a total shock to me.

For a brake controller I would recommend the Prodigy P3 Brake Controller part # 90195. This is our best selling brake controller because of how well it works and how easy it is to setup. This is a proportional brake controller that senses the amount of braking the tow vehicle is applying and applies a proportionate amount to the trailer brakes. This will be the last brake controller you buy. It can easily be transferred to future vehicles as well.

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