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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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Chevrolet Express Van Brake Controller Videos

Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Brake Controller Installation - 2017 Chevrolet Express Van

Today on 2017 Chevrolet Express Van, you're going to be taking a look at, and I'll show you how to install, the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller. To help us get this installed, we're going to be installing Etrailer's ETBC7.So now, let's go over some of the functions. This is going to be your power knob. This is going to allow you to adjust how much power, or braking power, you're receiving on your trailer. So, if we pull our manual override button, which is just down here, you can see it's going up to eleven. We can adjust that all the way down to zero.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Express Van

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Express Van, we're gonna be installing Tekonsha's Primus IQ Trailer Brake Controller, part number TK90160. And to help us complete this installation, we'll be using etrailer's universal installation wiring kit, part number ETBC7. This brake controller's gonna provide you with proportional braking for your trailer. And unlike some brake controllers, it doesn't have to be mounted completely level, it can be mounted 90 degrees up or down, which gives you a lot more options on where you could mount your brake controller. On the brake controller itself, you'll have an LCD display to output whether it's connected or not. "NC" would indicate not connected and just a "C", like we have here, shows that we are connected.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2016 Chevrolet Express Van

Speaker 1: Today on our 2016 Chevrolet Express we're gonna be installing the Tekonsha Primus trailer brake controller, part number TK90160. The Primus is gonna provide all of your necessary features for your entry level brake controller system. This is gonna more stripped down compared to some of your other models, it's only gonna have your primary functions that's necessary. It's got a digital display versus other models that may have an LCD however this one will still be able to provide you with diagnostic features as well as displaying voltage to your trailer during braking.It provides a proportional braking system so the harder you brake the harder your trailer brakes will brake. This also works with the momentum of the vehicle so as it detects more momentum it does apply harder brakes in the back to stop your trailer at the same rate as your vehicle. There's no level adjustment required unlike some other models that may require you to drive the vehicle and set your level adjustment before the proportional braking will work properly.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2017 Chevrolet Express Van

Today on our 2017 Chevrolet Express, we're gonna take a look at, and show you how to install, the Tekonsha Prodigy P3, part number is: 90195. We're also gonna be using part number: ETBC7, which is the Electronic Trailer Brake Installation Kit. Now, the Prodigy P3 is one of the most popular brake controllers on the market. This is a proportional brake controller, which means it senses what is happening with your vehicle, and it matches it. So in just a normal stop situation, you're gonna get normal braking power go to your trailer. But where it really helps out is in those emergency braking situations, when we need the maximum braking power as quickly as possible.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2016 Chevrolet Express Van

Today on our 2016 Chevrolet Express van, we're going to be taking a look at installing the Draw-Tite Activator IV trailer brake controller, part number 5504. Now we're also going to be using part number ETBC7 and part number 20127 to help us with our installation. Here's what our brake controller looks like fully installed. Now this is a time delayed brake controller, so we have the option of mounting this in any spot or in any direction that we want underneath our dash or above our dash if we'd like. Now it's going to feature an LED display, and it's going to have a red light with a black background. Now over here on the left where it says gain, this is going to be the control that established the maximum power available to our trailer brakes. Now it starts out as low as 0.0, and it's going to go up by 0.5 all the way up to 10. Now over here where it says sync, this is going to control how aggressive our brakes are powered.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2016 Chevrolet Express Van

Today on our 2016 Chevrolet Express we'll be installing the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller, part number 90885. To ease our installation, we'll be using the ETBC7 kit. The Tekonsha Prodigy P2 is a truly proportional brake controller, which allow us to control from one to four axles of electric trailer brakes. By being truly proportional it'll apply the brakes on your trailer in direct proportion to the amount that your towing vehicle's slowing down. If you're going down a hill you don't have to worry about false triggers being activated because the brake controller is not activated at all until you apply the brakes in your vehicle. When you apply the brakes it shows how much power is going to your trailer brakes. Now, as you hold the brakes for awhile it dials down the power so you don't have to worry about your magnetics on your trailer brakes becoming overheated and shorting out.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2015 Chevrolet Express Van

Today in our 2015 Chevrolet Express Van we'll be installing the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller, one to four axles proportional. It's part number 90885. Now there's three separate controls here on our brake controller. We have our sensitivity level here, we have our button here for our boost levels. Each boost level setting will give you more brake assist. Then we have our manual override here which applies our brakes manually on our trailer.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2014 Chevrolet Express Van

Today on our 2014 Chevrolet Express we're going to take a look at and show you how to install that the Tekonsha Primus IQ trailer brake controller. This proportional controller works great for one of the three axles. Its part number is TK90160. To test out of brake controller will either hook it to our trailer or a simulated trailer and slowly operate our manual override lever. As we do, we should see the amperage and voltage boosting up in our tester. That's going to indicate to us that our brake controller is sending the signal to the rear.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2004 Chevrolet Express Van

Today on this 2004 Chevrolet Express Van, we're going to show you part number 90885. This is a Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller. Now to install the brake controller, we're also going to need another part number for our seven pole connector and additional wiring that will be needed to install the brake controller. This will be ETBC7. This is what the brake controller looks like when it's installed on our vehicle. Now we have our brake controller installed into one of the optional pockets here. This is a plastic pocket, so in case you want to ever take it out and out of your way when you're not using it, pull back on the tabs and you push it out from behind and pull it out.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2012 Chevrolet Express Van

Today on our 2012 Chevy Express Van we'll be installing the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 brake controller, part number 90885, in conjunction with Etrailer's ETBC7 brake controller install kit. We'll also be using an extra 10 feet of the gray duplex wire, part number ETBCXW; a Firestone fuse circuit tap kit, part number F2526; the no-drill mounting bracket from Tow Ready, part number 18136; and the Deka battery side bolt extender, part number DW05416. To begin our install we'll start with our new 7-pole connector and mounting bracket. We'll take the mounting bracket and secure it to the 7-pole connector with the hardware provided. Now with that done we'll go ahead and wrap up a portion of our wire with some black electrical tape. This will help clean up our install look and help hold our wires together. Next we'll go ahead and take the 7-pole bracket and secure it to our no-drill mounting bracket with the hardware provided. Now we can go ahead and mount the no-drill mounting bracket directly to our hitch using the worm clamp provided.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2005 Chevrolet Express Van

Today on this 2005 Chevrolet Express Van, we're going to install part number 90885. This is the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller. To help us with our install, we're also going to use part number ETBC7. We'll work with that part first, then add our brake controller on at the end. First off, we need to install our bracket that comes with the ETBC7 kit onto our bumper here. Personal preference where you want to put it, but I like to have a few inches away from the loops here for your safety chains. I'm just going to mark my holes, and drill out the bumper.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2007 Chevrolet Express Van

Rate your transcript OrderClientKevin BrossRef #20632Order #TC0829253198 Today on our 2007 Chevrolet express van we're going to be installing the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 trailer brake controller, part number 90885. Now because this vehicle did not come from the factory with a tow package we're going to also be installing the universal installation kit for a trailer brake controller, part number ETBC7. Now we have power onto our brake controller. We'll go ahead and slide the manual override which is the lever on the bottom. You'll see when we do that it says NC for not connected. That's means we do not currently have a trailer connected. We'll go ahead and plug on in real quick. Now you can see here with our trailer connected and you push the manual override you'll get a number.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2006 Chevrolet Express Van

Today is 2006 Chevrolet express van. We're going to install part number 90885 from inaudible 00:00:05. Now to help us install our brake controller we'll be using part number 37185 from Hopkins. This is our 4 pole to 7 pole adapter. We'll go ahead and start off installing the bracket for our 7 pole connector. It looks like there's a bracket already installed on her vehicle, so we're going to just reuse one of the holes.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2012 Chevrolet Express Van

Speaker: Today on our 2012 Chevrolet Express Van we'll be installing the Hopkins InSIGHT Flex-Mounted Trailer Brake Controller, Part Number HM47297. Now let's go ahead and go over a few features in how the brake controller works. We have our slide here which is the manual override. There's a single button over here on the left hand side, it's a sensitivity button. There are seven different settings that basically tell the controller how aggressively you want the brakes applied. The two buttons over here on the right hand side are what adjust the power output going back to the trailer brakes. The top button lowers the power setting and the bottom button will increase the amount of maximum power that can go back to your trailer brakes.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2009 Chevrolet Express Van

Today on our 2009 Chevrolet Express Van, we'll be installing the ETBC7 kit, part number ETBC7 and in conjunction with that, we'll be installing the Prodigy P2 Brake Controller, part number 90885. For this vehicle here, it already has a four flat wiring connection installed, but it's stored inside the vehicle and not underneath the vehicle. We're going to need to first get the four flat wiring connection down underneath the vehicle near the center of the hitch. Let's go ahead and show you how to do that. Now, we first need to remove this panel right here. To actually remove the panel, you'll stick the flathead screw driver on the trim panel removal tool underneath the bottom side and pry outward or towards the front of the vehicle. Now, up inside this opening here, there's a piece of plastic that kind of lock things off. We're going to need to take a large flathead screwdriver and loosen that up a little bit so we can slide our wiring down past it.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2005 Chevrolet Express Van

Today on our 2005 Chevrolet Express van, we'll be installing the Tekonsha Primus IQ trailer brake controller for one to three axels. Part number TK90160. To begin with, we'll go ahead and locate the four wires that are part of the factory tow package on this vehicle. You'll see they're right up here underneath the driver side dash, kind of near where the brake pedal is. On our brake controller, we get a short pigtail and it has four different color wires: a black, a red, a white and a blue. We'll go ahead and connect them using some butt connectors, so we'll be tying the blue wire off of our connector that goes in the back of the brake controller to the large blue wire on our factory wiring harness. The black wire off of our brake controller will tie in with the red wire with the white stripe off of our factory wiring harness.



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.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2003 Chevrolet Express Van

Today we have a 2003 Chevy Express 2500 and we're going to be installing an ETBC7 Kit, part number ETBC7, as well as our Prodigy P2 Brake Controller, part number 90885. The first thing we need to do is mount our bracket. We've positioned our bracket and marked a couple of holes here with a paint marker. We'll take a couple of self-tapping screws and attach our bracket. With our seven-way bracket installed, we're ready to mount our actual seven-way. We'll feed the loose wires up and over the hitch and put the seven-way into the bracket.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2003 Chevrolet Express Van

Today on this 2003 Chevrolet Express we are going to install part number ETBC7 brake controller install kit and we are also going to use brake controller part number 90185 from Tekonsha, the Prodigy brake controller. The first thing we will do is start off with the mounting bracket. The hitch that is on this vehicle already has a bracket installed on it so it is ready to accept our 7-pole bracket. What we noticed when we first tested it, the screws are kind of on the long side so it is hitting up against the bumper. We took the bracket that is on the hitch and we gave it a little pull and tilted it down a little to get some clearance for the bolts. With it tilted down, we can also put the bolts in either way if you want. It is kind of hard to put a screwdriver on top of this so that is why we will put the bolts in the threads facing up. Put a little washer on there, then our nut. Next we will get the 7-pole to 4-pole adapter ready to install but we will do that part on the work bench. 00:53



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2003 Chevrolet Express Van

All right today on a 2003 Chevrolet Express Van we are going to install Prodigy brake controller part number 90185 from Tekonsha. We are also going to use part number ETBC7 as the install kit for the brake controller. Lets go ahead and mount the bracket from the ETBC7 kit. We actually want to mount it right onto the bumper itself. All right we will go ahead and do some sub assembly to our 7-pole here. Inside the cable here there is a black and white wire. We are actually going to go from color to color, almost color to color. Black to black and then white to blue. So we are going to connect our wires black to black. Then we will go from white to blue. Okay now lets go ahead and use some electrical tape and bundle it all together. All right now we will install the loom over that. We can go ahead and install our wire harness into our bracket here. Go ahead and push our wire harness over the hitch. 01:15