Brake Controller Installation in 2019 Ford Ranger

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where on the ford 2019 ranger can you install the control botton

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We have not yet (as of April 2019) had a chance to install any wired trailer brake controllers on a 2019 Ford Ranger so for guidance I checked with my most trusted brake controller expert at Tekonsha.

Based on what I could learn about the truck if the Ranger has a factory-installed 7-way it should have a standard brake controller connection port above and to the left of your left knee when seated; this will be near the kick panel. You will want to look for a connector that matches the gray one shown in the photo. This part # 3034-P allows installation of any Tekonsha controller, such as the Prodigy P3 # 90195.

If the truck instead has a factory 4-pole harness there will be three blunt-cut wires, blue, yellow with red tracer and white with purple tracer, under the dash. Please see the other photo. These are for, respectively, the controller output, the 12V power input and the brake light switch wire. These would connect to the pigtail harness # 20127 included with the P3. Truck blue connects to pigtail blue; truck yellow connects to pigtail black and truck white connects to pigtail red.The other end of the blue output wire would be found along the driver-side frame rail where it could connect to the pigtail on a 7-way like # 37185.
The white ground wire on the pigtail connects to ground.

As for the Red Arc Tow Pro Elite # 331-EBRH-ACCV2 we do not yet have experience placing the control knob.

If you have a 7-way you can avoid all brake controller wiring by using the Curt Echo # C51180 which simply plugs in at the 7-way; all you need is a smartphone which you will pair with the controller. That is the entire Echo installation.

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