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Tekonsha Brake Controller - Time Delayed Controller - 39523 Review- Video

Tekonsha Brake Controller - Time Delayed Controller - 39523 Review

Today we're going to be reviewing part number 39523. This is the Pro Series PowerTrac Electronic Brake Controller for trailers with one to two axles. This is a time-delayed brake controller. It's going to activate the electric trailer brakes. A signal is going to be sent to the trailer brakes when the tow vehicle brakes are activated or when the manual override is activated. It's also going to feature the adjustable output control that's going to let you determine the amount of braking force. All you've got to do is use that thumbwheel there to decrease it or to increase it. more


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Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2001 Chevrolet Express Van- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2001 Chevrolet Express Van

All right, today on this 2001 Chevrolet Express Van were going to install part #: 39523, this is the Tekonsha Power Track brake controller. Now to install this were also going to use part #: ETBC7, the brake controller install kit. Were going to start with that part first. Were going to start off of our wiring harness and start from the rear of the vehicle and work our way up. All right, next well go ahead and take our 7 pole bracket and were going to attach it directly to the bumper. All right, now well go ahead and take our seven to four pole adaptor, well attach it to the bracket, then well take the four pole and connect it to the preexisting four poles on the van. more


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Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2000 Chevy Silverado Part 1- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2000 Chevy Silverado Part 1

On this 2000 C/K Series Pickup we are going to install brake controller part number 39523 from Tekonsha. This is their Powertrac brake controller. This factory tow package also applies to Chevrolet and GMC trucks as far back as I believe the early 90s. I do not know down to 88 or not. It was new bought when this body style came out. We are going to begin our install work from the rear of the vehicle and work our way forward. The tow package on this body style is all stored right here behind the bumper and this channel underneath the bed of the pickup truck. All you have got to do is cut this down and pull it out. There is a harness that you pull out and it is designed to be spliced onto. For the towing package from a brake controller and a hot lead it is actually ran inside the frame and it does not come that far back. That is located on the frame on the driver side. 00:48 more


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Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2000 Chevy Silverado Part 2- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2000 Chevy Silverado Part 2

The wires are ran from the rear to the front. However, they are pretty much out of reach. They are actually buried right down below the brake booster here. The blue and orange wires are kind of coiled up there. Basically, you have to climb on top of the engine, reach down and break them loose and pull them up. And even so, half of the time they are not long enough to work with. So you have to extend them, especially for the blue wire anyway. All right, the next thing that I am going to do, since we are here, is go ahead and hook up our hot lead. Basically, you can use either one of these posts. I believe these two fuses take care of the power going to these posts. And they fit in the little pocket there. They do not come with any nuts on here. So, you will have to go out and get you some metric 10 millimeter nuts to fit this stud. You will have to get this nut separate, from the hardware store. And it is an 8 millimeter nut in thickness and diameter. And the thread pitch is 1.25. 0:46 Put that on there for now. Next what we need to do is go underneath the dash and drill out a hole to get between the engine compartment and the dashboard. 0:55 more


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Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2000 Chevy Silverado Part 3- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2000 Chevy Silverado Part 3

And we can just tuck that out of our way and maybe zip-tie it later. The next part we have to do is run our power wires to the brake controller. The easiest way to do it, honestly, is to go straight to the battery. You do not have to worry about any unnecessary connections. That being said, battery terminals do corrode over time. That could end up losing the connection due to corrosion that way. That being said that batteries do corrode which can lead to problems connecting to the brake controller, another way, that is not recommended by the manufacturer but it could be done technically, you could come off of this post here which is supplied by a 30 amp fuse. And then what you could do is come off here, go to your 20 amp reset breaker, so there is still a fuse with the right amperage, and make your connections here for the positive. And you could run your connection all of the way up to, say like this battery here, has a connection to the frame or to the body. You could probably make your connection there. Because, sometimes you run into a situation where the connections are already corroded up and it is probably not in the best interest to go ahead and take them apart again and redo them because you might have a bigger headache that you are not prepared to deal with. You could probably do it that way. In this case, I think we will go ahead and use this battery here. This truck actually has two batteries set up. 1:09 more


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Tekonsha PowerTrac Electronic Brake Controller Installation - 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500- Video

Tekonsha PowerTrac Electronic Brake Controller Installation - 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Today on our 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 we're going to be installing Tekonsha's PowerTrac Electronic Brake Controller. And with this we'll be using Tekonsha's plug in wiring adapter. This is an entry level time delay trailer brake controller. It's going to provide a trailer brake signal, back to the trailer brakes on your trailer to allow them to stop. There is an adjustment knob here that will you to allow you to adjust how harsh the brakes apply and you can see that here on the LED display if you push over the manual slider. You'll see with the manual slider all the way over if I have it fully down, it's red which is the most apply and if I back it off, we go from orange to green, which is minimal to no apply.The manual slider can also be used for a few scenarios. more


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Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500

Today on this 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, we're going to show you the Tekonsha PowerTrac Electronic Brake Controller. Part number 39523. All right, this is what the brake controller looks like when it's installed in the truck. First off, this is a very simple and easy to use unit. It's great for a trailer. This has one or two brake axis. more


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Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2014 Dodge Durango- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2014 Dodge Durango

Today on our 2014 Dodge Durango, we're going to take a look at and also show you how to install the Tekonsha PowerTrac. This time-delayed electronic brake controller is here to work for one or two axle trailers. Part number is 39523. To aid in our installation, we're also going to be using the Tekonsha plug-in wiring adapter for electronic brake controllers, part number 3045-P. The PowerTrac is going to be an excellent brake controller for the one or two axle trailers. This is going to allow us to have braking power in out trailers so we're not overloading our vehicle. It makes it much safer going down the road. more


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Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2013 Dodge Durango- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2013 Dodge Durango

Today on our 2013 Dodge Durango we're going to take a look at, then show you how to install, the Tekonsha PowerTrac electronic brake controller. This is perfect for one to two axles. It uses a time-delayed activation system. Its part number is 39523. We're also going to be using the Tekonsha plug-in wiring adapter, part number 3045-P. Here you can see the brake controller offers a nice clean look. It's going to have the slide bar actuator option right up here in the cab, so if you need to use your trailer brakes without hitting your pedal, or whatever the case may be, we can do that just by sliding our bar over just like this. more


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Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan

Today on our 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan we'll be installing a Tekonsha PowerTrac Electronic Brake Controller, part number 39523. To ease our installation we'll be installing our brake controller with our 7-Way Adapter Kit, part number ETBC7. Here's what our brake controller looks like installed. As you can see, it's a nice, slimline design, very simple to operate, and easy to use. This will easily allow us to control trailer brakes on trailers that have up to two axles, making our Caravan a more suitable tow vehicle. This LED, when we don't a trailer connected, there is nothing displayed there. It's just off. more


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Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2004 Dodge Sprinter- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2004 Dodge Sprinter

Today on this 2004 Dodge Sprinter van, were going to install part number 39523, the Pod brake controller. Also to install this brake controller were going to use part number ETBC7, the installation kit. Well start off by installing our bracket and our seven pole wiring harness to the bracket. With our bracket installed well go and add the grey cable. Well split the sheath back a little bit and well have a white and black wires inside. Well connect those up to the wires from the seven pole. more


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Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2014 Ford F-150- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2014 Ford F-150

Today on our 2014 Ford F150 we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Tekonsha PowerTrac. This is a time delayed electronic brake controller that will work for one or two axles. Part number is 39523. We're also going to be using the Tekonsha brake controller pigtail adapter, part number 22292. The PowerTrac offers a great solution for getting braking power out of our vehicle and back to our trailer to where our brake assemblies can use it. The PowerTrac is a time delayed brake controller so unlike on that requires inertia to operate the system in here as soon as we step on our brakes it's going to send braking power back to our trailer, which will slowly ramp up to the maximum that we have set here. The maximum is fully adjustable. If we rotate the dial away from us that's going to decrease our braking power. more


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Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2012 Ford F-150- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2012 Ford F-150

Today on our 2012 Ford F150, we're going to show you how to install the Tekonsha PowerTrac Electronic Trailer Brake Controller. This time-delayed controller works for 1 up to 2 axles. Part number on it is 39523. We're also going to be using the Tekonsha Plug-in Wiring Adapter for Electronic Trailer Brake Controller, part 22292. Now, we'll plug in our trailer or trailer tester, and with that connection made, we should see our light on. This is going to indicate that we've got a great connection with our trailer. We'll want to go into that every now and then as we head down the road because if that goes off, that means our trailer's come disconnected. more


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Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2011 Ford F-150- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2011 Ford F-150

Today on a 2011 Ford F150, we're going to review an install. The Tekonsha Power Trek Electric Brake Controller, part number 39523. We'll be doing this in conjunction with the Tekonsha Direct Fit Wiring Harness, part number 22292. Here, on the right side of the brake controller, is the film wheel that allows you to change the gain. The gain is the maximum tensity in which power will be applied to our trailer braking. On the left side is the hand sweep, or thumb wheel, that allows you to manually apply trailer braking to the rear of the vehicle. Now, with our trailer not connected, you can see the indicator light is off. Once we connect our trailer, you can see the green light comes on, indicating that the trailer has been connected. more


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Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 1991 Ford F-150- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 1991 Ford F-150

Today on our 1991 Ford F150, we will be installing the Tekonsha PowerTrac electric brake controller, part number 39523 in conjunction with the ETBC7 Brake Controller wiring as well as the replacement brake control plug in harness for Tekonsha and Draw-Tite type brake controllers, part number 20127. We will begin our installation here at the rear bumper. We will need to install the bracket to the rear bumper that will hold our 7 pole connector. We will take the bracket and the hardware, put the bracket in place here in the redrilled holes. Slide the bolt through, put the washers on the other side and lock it down with the nut. With both bolts in, we can go ahead and tighten it down securing it to the rear bumper. We are now ready to put the 7 pole into the bracket. We will take our 7 pole connector and the hardware here, put the connector into place making sure that the wires pass through the bracket and with our connector in place, we will pass the bolts through the connector, through the bracket, put the nut on the other side and tighten them down. more


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Tekonsha PowerTrac Electronic Brake Controller Installation - 2016 GMC Sierra 1500- Video

Tekonsha PowerTrac Electronic Brake Controller Installation - 2016 GMC Sierra 1500

Today on our 2016 GMC Sierra 1500, we're going to be installing Tekonsha's PowerTrac electronic trailer brake controller. With this we'll be using Tekonsha's plug in wiring adapter. This is an entry level, time delay, trailer brake controller. It's going to provide a trailer brake signal, back to the trailer brakes on your trailer, to allow them to stop.There is an adjustment knob here that will allow you to adjust how harsh the brakes apply, and you can see that here on the LED display if you push over the manual slider. You'll see with the manual slider all the way over, if I have it fully down, it's red, which is the most apply, and if I back it off, we go from orange to green, which is middle to no apply.The manual slider can also be used for a few scenarios, for example if you're stuck in traffic on a steep hill, you can push the slider over to apply the brakes on your trailer and hold it there, so the brakes on your vehicle aren't holding the weight of your trailer. Additionally you can use it for testing purposes, when testing out your seven volt connector, as well as for straightening out your trailer if it starts to sway when driving down the road.We begin our installation by plugging in our wiring adaptor. more


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Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2006 Honda Ridgeline- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2006 Honda Ridgeline

Today on our 2006 Honda Ridgeline, we'll be installing the Tekonsha PowerTrac Electric Brake Controller, part number 39523. We'll also be using the wiring kit, part number ETBC7 and part number TM75127, which is a wiring harness that plugs in to your brake controller. Now we can hook our trailer up to our vehicle, and test our brake controller. As you can see, it's got a green light. That means we're connected. We'll use the manual override right here, and as you can see, the higher the signal, your light will turn from green to red. You have your dial up here to adjust the level of your brake controller. more


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Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe

Today, on our 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe, we'll be taking a look at and installing the Tekonsha PowerTrac electronic braking control system, Part #39523, with assistance from from ourETBC7 wiring harness, part#ETBC7. Here's what it's going to look like once it's installed. Let's go ahead and plug in our trailer to see the green light on the side turn on. This will indicate that our trailer is plugged in, and then when we remove our trailer, or unplug it, you'll see that light turns off. Once again, we'll bring it in, and leave it connected, while we talk about the gain button that's here on the left. You'll have a little wheel that goes up to increase the gain, or down, depending on which way you mount your box. more


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Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Today on our 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee we'll be installing the Tekonsha PowerTrac electronic brake controller for one to two axles, part number 39523. We're going to do this in conjunction with the Tekonsha Plug-n-Play wiring harness, part number 3045-P. Here's our direct fit wiring harness. The gray end will match up with the manufacturer's gray plug when plugged directly into it. Then once plugged in we'll go ahead and route the remaining portion of our harness over to where we'll be mounting the brake controller. Keep in mind to stay away from any moving components such as the gas, brake, or parking brake pedal, or even possibly the steering column, when routing your wire. Now as we route the wiring harness we'll go ahead and take the zip ties and secure it as necessary. Now with the wiring harness routed and secured we'll go ahead and take the brake controller bracket and mount it here to the bottom of the dash. more


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Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2010 Nissan Armada- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2010 Nissan Armada

Today on our 2010 Nissan Armada, we're going to be taking a look at and installing the Tekonsha Powertrac Electronic Brake Controller for one to two axles, part number 39523. We'll be installing it in conjunction with the Tekonsha Plug-in Wiring Adapter for Brake Controllers, part number 3050-P. Here's what the brake controller looks like once it's installed on a vehicle. What's nice about this brake controller is it's nice, simple to use, there aren't a lot of complicated buttons. You've got your manual override switch and your gain, so you can set it. This is a time-delayed brake controller. more


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Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2016 Nissan Frontier- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2016 Nissan Frontier

Today on our 2016 Nissan Frontier, we will be taking a look at the Tekonsha Power Track Electronic Brake Controller, for 1 to 2 axles. This is a time delayed brake controller, its part number, 39523. To help us out with our installation today, we will be using the Tekonsha Wiring Adapter, part number 3050-P. Now that we have it in place, we can go ahead and test it out. The knob here is going to operate our gain. This light is adjustable, so depending on the level of gain, you're going to get a more or a less intense red out of that LED, all the way up to the end where we're going to get a solid red. As you can see, stepping on our brake pedal as well, it sends a signal back to our trailer. more


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Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2009 Toyota Matrix- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2009 Toyota Matrix

Speaker 1: Today on our 2009 Toyota Matrix we'll be having a look at and installing the Tekonsha Powertrac Electronic Brake Controller, part number 39523. All right, here's what our brake controller looks like installed. We have a trailer hooked up to it right now so you can see our LED indicator light. When you're hooked up, you have a green indicator. When you're not hooked up to your trailer there is no light, so you don't have to worry about it distracting you when you're driving your car normally.We have two key features on it. We have our manual override right here and our adjustment knob here for our gain. more


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