Brake Controller Recommendation for 2020 Kia Telluride with 4-Way


I just purchased a 2020 Kia Telluride SUV new model with a so-called tow package. The vehicle is supposed to be rated to tow 5000 lbs, but the wiring is just a four pin ie, no brakes! I will be towing a small travel trailer approx 4000lbs and need to add a brake controller. Since the controller will be at the instrument panel, what additional wires to I have to run, 1 through the firewall from the engine compartment to the controller, and 2 through the firewall from the controller to the trailer?


Expert Reply:

So the easiest to install brake controller that also works really well is the Curt Echo Mobile part # C51180 which is what I recommend for your 2020 Kia Telluride. Basically this just plugs into an active 7-way and once you sync it to your phone it's ready to go. This brake controller is proportional which means it senses the amount of deceleration your tow vehicle is applying and applies the trailer brakes in a relative way.

To convert the 4-way to a 7-way so that you can install the brake controller only requires the 7-way adapter kit part # ETBC7L. The 4-way of this plugs into the 4-way of your vehicle and once you run the included wiring and breaker up to the vehicle's positive battery post it's active enough to allow the Echo to function. This saves you from having to hardwire in a brake controller which requires tapping into the brake signal of your vehicle and running a few other wires too

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