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Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2011 Ford F-150

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How to Install a Trailer Brake Controller on a 2011 Ford F-150

Today on our 2011 Ford F-150 we're going to review and install the Tekonsha Primus IQ Brake Controller, part number TK90160. We'll be installing this in conjunction with the Tekonsha Direct-Fit Wiring Harness, part number 22292. Here's what our brake controller looks like once installed. We've got this single light on, which indicates that we have power going to the brake controller. Two dots here at the bottom of our display screen indicates not only that we have power, but the boost function is on. The boost function can be changed using the blue button here on the top of the brake controller. There are a total of 4 boost features.

There's No Boost, Boost 1, 2, and 3. This feature allows you to change the aggressiveness of applying the trailer braking. Once our trailer is connected, we've got the "C" showing the connection, then we can adjust the gain as necessary. Pushing the thumb wheel towards the front of the vehicle increases the maximum output. Rotating it towards the rear of the vehicle decreases the maximum output. We'll just start here in the middle.

Once we remove our electrical connector, the display screen will flash an "NC," indicating no trailer connection. The manual sweep, or manual controller, here, allows us to apply trailer braking without touching the vehicle brake pedal. Because this is a proportional brake controller, as we apply the brake pedal on the vehicle, the same intensity and aggressiveness will get applied to the trailer braking. Next let's go ahead and show you how to install the brake controller. To begin our install we need to locate the manufacturer's brake controller port. It'll be here underneath the dash on the driver's side, right next to the manufacturer's electrical scan tool port. Taped to the manufacturer's wiring harness is the gray plug.

We're going to go ahead and use our utility knife to cut the tape and pull it free. Now that we have access to the manufacturer's brake controller port, we can bring in the direct fit wiring harness. As you can see, the connectors are the same size, and that's because this application has an adapter fitting. By pressing on the connector lock, we can remove that adapter fitting and plug directly into the manufacturer's brake controller port. Once that connection's made, we'll go ahead and leave the new wiring harness set aside until we get our brake controller bracket mounted. To mount the brake controller bracket, we'll just use the self-tapping screws that are provided with the install kit. For this application we're able to mount it here right at the bottom of the dash.

This way the driver has easy access to it when necessary. With the brake controller bracket in place, we'll go ahead and take the direct fit wiring harness and plug it into the back of our brake controller. Using the hardware provided, we'll go ahead and mount the brake controller to the bracket. With the brake controller mounted, we need to secure the excess wiring. Keep in mind, when securing the excess wiring, keep it away from the moving components, the steering shaft, or the gas and brake pedal. Using a zip tie, I'm just going to go ahead and bundle it up and secure it to the manufacturer's harness here behind the dash. We'll cut off the excess of the zip tie to clean up the install look, then we're ready to hit the road. That'll do it for the review and install of the Tekonsha Primus IQ Brake Controller, part number TK90160, in conjunction with our Direct-Fit Wiring Harness, part number 22292, on our 2011 Ford F-150. .

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