Brake Controller And Adapter Recommendation For 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup With 4-Way

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I have a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 that Im looking to install a brake controller and 7-way trailer connection on. Currently the truck has a 4-way flat trailer connector. Can you tell me what exactly I will need to complete this install? Under the dash I have located the built-in port that I believe the Plug-In Wiring Adapter 3020-P would plug into. I was thinking of purchasing the Draw-Tite Brake Controller Part# 5100, so would those be the only two items needed for the controller install? As I mentioned, the truck currently has a 4-way flat trailer connector, so would I need item ETBC7 to convert that to a 7-way, or is there a more appropriate item available? Thank you!

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Since you said you have the brake harness under the dash of your 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup, you can use the Tekonsha Brake Controller Adapter, part # 3020-P with the Draw-Tite Activator Trailer Brake Controller, part # 5100. I have attached a helpful article that explains how to install a brake controller on late model Dodge trucks.

If you need to maintain a 4-way plug at the rear of your truck along with a 7-way connector for your trailer, I recommend installing the Universal Installation Kit, part # ETBC7. I have attached a link to a helpful article that explains how to install the # ETBC7 you can check out.

When working with electrical connectors I recommend using dielectric grease like part # 11755. This keeps dirt and moisture out of the connections and helps prevent corrosion.

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