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Available Models for 2003 Mercedes-Benz Brake Controller


Brake Controller

Brake controllers are an essential part of a towing system with electric trailer brakes, and they offer a much-needed emergency braking feature. We offer high quality controllers from manufacturers such as Draw-Tite, Tekonsha, Valley, Hidden Hitch and Hopkins. Featuring both time-delay and proportional models, we have the right controller for any application. Brake controller wiring adapters are available for many vehicles, allowing for simple plug-and-play installation. Hardwire kits are also available to make any installation hassle-free.

Find your custom fit brake controller wiring adapter for a plug-in application by selecting the year of your vehicle to the left. We offer custom fit plug in adapters for many of the most popular vehicles, including Ford, Chevrolet, Dodge, GMC, Nissan, and Toyota.






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2003 Mercedes-Benz Questions and Answers


  • What Trailer Wiring Harness Is Available For A Mercedes-Benz M-Class
  • The Tow Ready Upgraded Circuit Protected Modulite with 4 Pole Harness and Hardwire Kit, part # 119176KIT, is the only wiring harness I sell to fit a 2003 Mercedes M-Class. The wiring harness that attaches to the factory plug can only be obtained from the Mercedes dealer. Mercedes does not allow anybody else to sell that factory plug. I am including a link to the installation instructions for the Tow Ready wiring harness and a video link of the wiring harness being installed on a Volkswagen...
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  • Availability of Trailer Wiring and Hitch for a 2003 Mercedes ML350
  • Yes, we have the trailer wiring components needed to install a 4-Way trailer wiring harness on your 2003 Mercedes ML350. You will need the Upgraded Circuit Protected Modulite with 4 Pole Harness and Hardwire Kit, item # 119179KIT. This kit includes all of the parts needed to install the wiring on your vehicle along with a circuit tester to find the correct circuits to splice to. The wiring for your vehicle requires that a power wire be ran to the positive post of the battery through an...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2003 Mercedes E320 Wagon
  • For your 2003 Mercedes E320 wagon trailer hitch # C11820 is the correct fit. This is for models built on the W211 chassis. There may have been some models built on the older W210 chassis. If you determine that you have one of them then the correct hitch is # C11830. If you want to use the hitch for an accessory such as a bike rack or cargo carrier then you have to make sure the accessory is rated for use with a Class I trailer hitch. Also, with a bike rack, you are limited to 2 bikes...
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  • What is the Installation Bolt Torque Specification for Draw-Tite Hitch # 75087
  • The Draw-Tite Class III Hitch # 75087 that you referenced installs using included hardware. Three different fasteners, each with their own torque specification, are supplied with the hitch. The install instructions, which are linked for you, indicate the torque required for each of the three fasteners. This information can be found under figure 3. We leave the specific torque specs out of our videos just in case the manufacturer changes these between production runs.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Towing Accessories for 2003 Mercedes C240 Wagon
  • We do indeed have a Class I hitch available for your 2003 Mercedes C240 Wagon, part # C11824. If you'll be using the hitch for light duty towing purposes, the hitch has a 2500 lb towing/ 250 lb tongue weight capacity. You'll want to check with Mercedes/Benz or your owner's manual to determine the actual towing capacity of your Wagon, and not exceed whichever capacity is lowest. In order to tow with the hitch, you'll need the following items, which aren't sold in kit form but are available...
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  • Tail Light Wiring Harness Recommendation for a 2003 Mercedes-Benz E500
  • I have a tail light wiring harness that should work with your 2003 Mercedes-Benz E500, but Curt does not have any recommended harnesses, so you do not want to use part # 56146KIT. According to my contact at Tow Ready, their Heavy-Duty Modulite Wiring Harness, # 119190KIT, should work. They have not specifically tested this harness with the 2003 E500, but he said the tail light wiring in that vehicle is not very different that other Mercedes models and part # 119190KIT is the harness...
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  • Trunk Mounted Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2003 Mercedes ML-320 and a 2006 Sebring Convertible
  • I have a solution for you, but the Thule Rack part # TH910XT is not listed as a fit by Thule for your vehicle so I do not recommend it for you. For a rack that is confirmed to fit you 2003 Mercedes ML-320 and your 2006 Chrysler Sebring Convertible you would want the Hollywood Racks Over-The-Top Bike Rack part # HRF2. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes you may also be interested in purchasing a Hollywood Racks Bike Frame Adapter...
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  • Recommended Brake Controller for 2003 Mercedes-Benz M Class
  • I'd recommend using a proportional type brake controller like the Tekonsha Primus, part # TK90160. A proportional controller will sense the rate that the tow vehicle is braking, and will send the proper amount of voltage to the trailer brakes so the vehicle and trailer brake at the same rate for safe, reliable and predictable braking. To install the controller, you'd need our brake controller installation kit, part # ETBC7 and a functional 4-pole trailer connector. If the vehicle doesn't...
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  • Bumper Removal Necessary to Install Curt Class I Hitch on 2003 Mercedes Benz C240
  • To install the Curt Class I receiver, the bumper on your M/B C240 will need to be temporarily removed in order to drill holes. To see the installation instructions, click on the provided link.
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  • Fit of Curt # C11824 Class I Hitch on 2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe
  • Curt has not done a test fit on the rather rare Sedan model of the 2003 Mercedes-Benz C Class. My Curt representative's build drawings did not have the exact measurement you were looking for, but the outside of the front plate to the hole center on the rear mounting flange is 29.69 inches. I've provided a diagram showing this dimension, I hope it will help you determine if the hitch will fit.
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  • Which Foot Pack is Needed to Mount Thule Roof Rack on 2003 Mercedes C240 Wagon
  • The Thule Tracker Roof Racks have unfortunately been discontinued. If you are simply looking for the appropriate foot bases to use with Thule crossbars you already own for your 2003 Mercedes C240 Wagon, then part # TH450 will work. If you need to install an entire roof rack onto your vehicle, you can add the corresponding crossbars, part # THLB50. I have provided a video link demonstrating installation of the roof rack if needed.
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  • Does the Rear Fascia of a 2003 Mercedes ML350 Need to Be Trimmed to Install Draw Tite Hitch # 75087
  • To install this Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # 75087, you will need to either have the rear fascia door removed or have it trimmed before it can be reinstalled on your 2003 Mercedes ML350. I attached installation instructions for this product for you to check out also. You may be interested in the following products to complete your towing setup: Class II Drawbar # 36071 Hitch Ball with 2 inch Diameter and Short Shank # 19258 Hitch Ball with 1-7/8 inch Diameter and Short Shank...
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  • Is Curt Strap Required with Kuat NV on Curt Hitch for 2003 Mercedes E-Class
  • Curt requires the use of their stabilizer strap part # 18050 when using their hitch to carry a non-supported load like a bike rack. This applies to platform bike racks like the Kuat NV 2.0 part # NV12G as well. Even if you are well below the tongue weight capacity of the hitch if you do not use the strap you will void the warranty. The strap helps take some of the shock from bumps in the road out of what gets transferred to the hitch. You would need to route the strap around the center...
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  • Is a Brake Controller Plug and Play Wiring Harness Available for a 2003 Mercedes ML 350
  • There is not an aftermarket plug and play brake controller wiring connector available for the 2003 Mercedes ML 350. You may be able to purchase one from the vehicle dealer though. I spoke with my contact at Tekonsha and his advice is that you should take your Mercedes M Class vehicle to the dealer to have a brake controller installed. The Mercedes vehicles have very sensitive wiring and splicing into the brake circuit or power on the vehicle can cause issues. If you have wiring experience...
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  • Will Thule Snow Chains Part # TH00204090 Work for a 2001 Mercedes C200 Kompressor from Europe
  • You will need to check your owner's manual or contact a Mercedes Dealer to determine the amount of clearance supplied for snow chains, and inquire as to whether snow chains are recommended for your vehicle. If your vehicle requires Class S or smaller chains that means that the chains will need to be 15mm or less. If snow chains can be used on your Kompressor, you may want to consider the K-Summit Self-adjusting Snow Tire Chains, item # TH02230K23. They will fit your tire size of 205/55/R16....
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  • Routing Power Wire to Install Curt # 56146KIT Wiring Harness on 2003 Mercedes-Benz C240 Wagon
  • When installing a powered converter like the # C59236 on a vehicle, people will usually run the power wire along the underside of the vehicle, by following an existing wiring harness as it runs under the vehicle up into the engine compartment. As the wire goes from the rear to the front of the vehicle, be sure to avoid anything that's moving like suspension or steering components or hot like exhaust components. I don't have specifics to offer you, but we have a helpful FAQ article that...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2003 Mercedes ML350
  • I see that in your other question you are looking to carry 4 bikes. For 4 bikes a trailer hitch mount bike rack is the way to go. At most on a trunk mount you would be able to carry 3 bikes. For a trailer hitch for your 2003 Mercedes ML350 I recommend the Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 75087 that you have referenced. This is a Class III trailer hitch with a 2 inch receiver so it will afford you many options for a bike rack. I have included links to the instructions and to a video showing...
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  • Hitch Recommendation to fit an RV Frame that is 27 inches Apart
  • The Super Titan 4000 Trailer Hitch # 38208 that you referenced requires the vehicle it gets installed on to have frame members that are between 34 and 34-1/2 inches apart. It probably doesn't have a high enough capacity for you application, but the Curt hitch part # C13701 can fit frames that are from 18 to 51 inches apart and has the following capacities: Maximum gross trailer weight: 5,000 lbs, Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 6,000 lbs Maximum tongue weight: 500...
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  • Replacement Landing Pad for Yakima Roof Rack on a 2003 Mercedes C240 Sedan
  • Your 2003 Mercedes C-Class sedan uses the E pad for the front and rear of the vehicle. For a single replacement E pad you will need # Y8810082.
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  • Trunk Mounted Bike Rack Recommendation for a for 2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK 430 Convertible
  • For a trunk mounted bike rack for your 2003 Mercedes Benz CLK 430 Convertible you actually have several options. I attached a link to a page that has all of the options listed. The one I would go with if I were you would be the Hollywood Rack Express 2 Bike Rack # HRE2. This is a highly rated bike rack with many great features like large contact pads for the painted surfaces of your vehicle plus anti-sway cradles to prevent your bikes from touching each other. I attached a review video...
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  • How Does the Draw Tite Hitch Part # 75087 Attach to a 2003 Mercedes ML500
  • The Draw Tite hitch part # 75087 has been confirmed to fit your 2003 Mercedes ML500, it attaches to the bumper support beam, which attaches directly to the frame. This hitch also includes support brackets to help brace the bumper beam as it attaches to the frame of your vehicle. Typically a bumper hitch is one that attaches to a portion of the bumper that isn't supported by the frame at all. This hitch attaches to the bumper support and the support ends up getting braced and has been...
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  • How Far Out Past Rear Bumper Does Opening of Draw Tite Hitch 75087 Sit
  • When we installed the Draw Tit Hitch part# 75087 on a 2003 Mercedes M Class we found that the hitch pin hole stuck out the exact same distance as the furthest point out on the rear bumper. So that means the hitch opening itself would stick out 2-1/2 inches past the rear bumper.
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