Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2012 Ford F-150

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How to Install a Trailer Brake Controller on a 2012 Ford F-150

Today on this 2012 Ford F150 were going to install part number 90185, the Prodigy brake controller. Were also going to use part number 22292 from Tekonsha. This is a Tow Ready plug in wiring adapter for electric brake controllers. First off well go ahead and locate the port for our adapter cord. Its underneath the dash right next to the diagnostic board. Well go ahead and cut the tape away from it and pull it loose.

Next well go ahead and remove the cap from it, and then well plug the cord into it. Well let the cord set there for now. Now well go ahead and remove one of the fasteners below the dash and well use that for our first attachment point for our bracket. On the other side of the bracket well be using the self-tapping screw to go onto the metal behind the plastic. Next well go ahead and plug the adapter cord into the back of the brake controller, and then well install the brake controller into the bracket for good.

Well use the two machine screws and thread it into the side of the brake controller. Now well go ahead and check the brake controller. It says NC for no connection, so that means theres no trailer. Now well go ahead and plug our trailer into the back and we can see weve got some numbers. Well go ahead and test the manual override and we can see how the numbers go up and down.

Then well go ahead and check for the brake signal. Well push down on the brake pedal and you can see how it shows 0.08. That will finish it for our install of part number 90185 from Tekonsha and 22292 from Tekonsha on our 2012 Ford F150.

Questions and Comments about this Video

Eddie H.

i just purchased a 2014 ford f150 stx with tow package 5.0 v8. I have an RV that i want to tow, but has electric brakes. I am not sure if I have a 4 or 7 way connection.Does it matter considering I have a tow package and do I need the harness ford provide d in my glove box? You all make it pretty simple to install.Thank you for your time. 3449

Reply from Patrick B.

If you have the full tow-package, then you should have the 7-Way at the rear of the truck. You will need more than a 4-Way in order to operate the brakes on the RV trailer. Depending on which brake controller you choose, you would either use that adapter in the glove box or there are other plug-in harnesses that do not require splicing that you could use if your truck does indeed have a factory 7-Way. That is what we need to determine first, and from there are path will be a lot clearer. Check the bumper and aroudn the hitch for a wiring socket that looks like part # PK11893 . Let me know what you find or feel free to send pics. 2595

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