Where Does the Curt Echo Get a Signal From When Used On a 2019 Subaru Outback


How does this brake controller get the signal from the vehicle to apply the brakes?


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The Curt Echo Mobile Trailer Brake Controller part # C51180 has an internal inertia sensor that will detect deceleration of the tow vehicle and then apply a varying voltage based on this deceleration to the trailer's brakes. There is no hardwired connection to the stop light switch needed like there would be for a conventional brake controller. The Curt Echo is an excellent choice for your 2019 Subaru Outback Wagon and probably one of the most popular options for this vehicle as well because of the plug an play install and easy to use setup via your phone.

If you don't already have a 7-way trailer connector, you can use the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness part # 118467 which is plug and play with the 7-Way RV Upgrade Kit for Trailer Brake Controller Installation part # ETBC7L and this will give you all that is needed for the Curt Echo.

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