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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.

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Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Brake Controller Videos

Curt TriFlex Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Shane: Hi. I'm Shane with etrailer.com. Today we're going to be taking a look at and walking you through the installation of the Curt Triflex Trailer Brake Controller on our 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. This brake controller is going to be great for one to four axles. That's kind of what's going to separate it from others out there that may only go up to three axles. Again, this is going to handle up to four.



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.



Draw-Tite Activator Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Today on our 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, we're going to be installing Draw-Tite's Activator Trailer Brake Controller and we'll be using the plug-in wiring adaptor along with it. This time delayed brake controller is going to be great if you need an entry level brake controller for your trailer. It has a manual slider that allows you to manually apply the brakes. This can be useful if you're sitting on a hill and you want to keep your trailer stalled, for testing purposes, and also to help bring your trailer back straight if it starts to sway going down the road.There's an output slider located here on top that varies the output intensity of your brake controller. You can also tell that based on the LED's illumination, it gets brighter with more output. On the left side towards the back, there's a sync slider.



Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Brake Controller Installation - 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Today in our 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, we're going to be installing Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller.With Tekonsha's plug-wiring adaptor.This is a proportional trailer brake controller that works up to four axles. What's really nice about it being proportional is that the harder you brake here in the vehicle, the inertia sensor inside the brake controller's gonna detect that and appropriately apply the brakes on your trailer behind you to insure that it's stopping the same as your vehicle.The output for the trailer brakes can be adjusted here. So if you need to fine-tune it for your specific trailer, you can do that.There's a boost button located on the top on the right. And this is for the various boost settings that are available. There's off, one, two, and three.Boost setting one is for when you have a trailer that's slightly less than the weight of your vehicle.Boost two is for when you have a trailer that's weighs roughly the same as your vehicle.And boost three is for when you have a trailer weighs more than your vehicle.That will help adjust that inertia sensor readout to help apply the brakes appropriate for that trailer weight.We begin our installation by plugging in our wiring adapter. You'll need to access the fuse panel and the lower left kick panel on the driver's side.



Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Today on our 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, we're going to be installing the conscious prodigy P3 trailer brake controller. With this we'll be using to conscious plugin wiring adapter. This is a premium trailer brake controller. It's going to allow you to proportionally apply the brakes on your trailer depending on how quickly you're stopping here in the vehicle. It uses an inertia sensor inside so the harder you stop inside the inner sensor detects it and applies the brakes appropriately to match that on your trailer. Your output can be adjusted here on the left and you can select through various boost settings with the button on the top right.



Draw-Tite I-Command Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Today on our 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, we're going to be installing Draw-Tite's I-Command Trailer Brake Controller, and with this, we'll be using the Plug-In Wiring Adapter.This is an entry-level proportional trailer brake controller, and what that means is that there's an inertia sensor inside. So when you hit your brakes in the vehicle, that inertia sensor's going to detect the vehicle stopping and proportionally apply the brakes on your trailer to help mimic that stopping motion. There are adjustments on top. The left is your gain, which adjusts the maximum output to your brakes. The higher the voltage here, the harder your brakes are going to be applied.The boost setting here on the right has four settings from off to boost 1, 2, and 3. Boost 1 is for when you have a trailer that is slightly less than the weight of your vehicle.



Tekonsha Voyager Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Today on our 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, we're gonna be installing Tekonsha's Voyager trailer brake controller and with this, we'll be using Tekonsha's plug in wiring adapter. This trailer brake controller is gonna be good for up to four axles and offers proportional braking. What this means is that there's an inertia sensor inside that will detect how quickly you're stopping in your tow vehicle to properly apply the brakes on your trailer behind it to match your tow vehicle. The sensor inside must be leveled. There's a level adjustment knob located here on the left and that adjusts your sensor so that way the inertia sensor is applying the brakes appropriately. The knob on the other side here is our power output.



Draw-Tite Activator IV Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Today on our 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, we're going to be installing Draw-Tite's Activator IV trailer brake controller. With this we'll be using the plug-in, wiring adaptor. This trailer brake controller is a time delay brake controller. It's going to provide braking at your trailer based on the settings that you've preset here on our controller. You've to two different settings that you can adjust. You have your gain and your sync.



Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Today on our 2019 Chevrolet Silverado, we're gonna be installing Tekonsha's Prodigy P2 trailer brake controller. Along with that, we'll be using Tekonsha's plugin wiring adapter. This brake controller will provide you with proportional braking to stop your trailer behind your vehicle. What this means is that the harder you stop in your vehicle, the harder your brakes are gonna stop on your trailer, making for a smoother, more enjoyable experience with more control of your trailer. You're gonna adjust the sensitivity with the know located here. You can manually apply your brakes here with the slider on the bottom.



Curt Echo Mobile Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Today on our 2015 Chevrolet Silverado, we're going to take a look at the CURT Echo. This is a proportional brake controller that's going to work for one or two axles. The CURT Echo is the perfect solution for someone who wants a brake controller on their truck or maybe multiple vehicles, but doesn't want to go through all the wiring and everything that's typically involved with that. The Echo uses a proportional sensor inside, so it's going to give us the proportional braking, which is much better than the time delayed braking of the past, at this point. To install it, it's going to go right into a working seven pole. Once it's in, the tab on the door is going to go behind the tab on the controller.



Best 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Brake Controller Options

Speaker 1: Today, we're going to be taking a look at the best brake controllers available for the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 2500, and 3500. Now, we've selected these particular brake controllers for a couple of reasons. The first is ease of use and the experience we have with them in the shop, but also all the customer feedback we get. We get a lot of great reviews on different products, and some not-so-great reviews on other products, that helps us eliminate it down to what we feel is the best of the best.Here, we have the Curt TriFlex. Here's the Tekonsha Prodigy P3. This is by far the most popular brake controller that we carry.



Best 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Brake Controller Options

Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a look at the best brake controllers available for the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 2500, and 3500. Now we've selected these particular brake controllers for a couple of reasons. The first is ease of use and the experience we have with them in the shop, but also all the customer feedback we get. We get a lot of great reviews on different products, and some not so great reviews on other product, that helps us eliminate it down to what we feel is the best of the best.Here we have the CURT TriFlex. Here's the Tekonsha prodigy P3. This is by far the most popular brake controller that we carry.



Best 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Brake Controller Options

Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a look at the best brake controllers available for the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 2500, and 3500. Now we've selected these particular brake controllers for a couple of reasons. The first is ease of use and the experience we have with them in the shop, but also all the customer feedback we get. We get a lot of great reviews on different products, and some not so great reviews on other product, that helps us eliminate it down to what we feel is the best of the best.Here we have the CURT TriFlex. Here's the Tekonsha prodigy P3. This is by far the most popular brake controller that we carry.



Best 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Brake Controller Options

Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a look at the best brake controllers available for the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 2500, and 3500. Now we've selected these particular brake controllers for a couple of reasons. The first is ease of use and the experience we have with them in the shop, but also all the customer feedback we get. We get a lot of great reviews on different products, and some not so great reviews on other product, that helps us eliminate it down to what we feel is the best of the best.Here we have the CURT TriFlex. Here's the Tekonsha prodigy P3. This is by far the most popular brake controller that we carry.



Best 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Brake Controller Options

Speaker 1: Today, we're going to be taking a look at the best brake controllers available for the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 2500 and 3500. Now, we've selected these particular brake controllers for a couple of reasons. The first is ease of use and the experience we have with them in the shop, but also all the customer feedback we get. We get a lot of great reviews on different products, and some not so great reviews on other products, that helps us eliminate it down to what we feel is the best of the best.Here, we have the CURT TriFlex. Here's the Tekonsha Prodigy P3. This is by far the most popular brake controller that we carry.



Best 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Brake Controller Options

Speaker 1: Today we're gonna be taking a look at the best controllers available for the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 2500 and 3500. Now we've selected these particular break controllers for a couple of reasons, the first is ease of use, and the experience we have with them in the shop but also all the customer feedback get. We get a lot of great reviews on different products and some not so great reviews on other products, that helps us kind of eliminate it down to what we feel's the best of the best. Here we have the Curt Triflex, heres the Tekonsha Prodigy P3, this is by far the most popular break controller that we carry. Also, we have the Redarc Tow-Pro Elite and kind of a curve ball for you, this is a Tekonsha Prodigy RF. This actually mounts directly to your trailer, all you're gonna need is a working seven pole connection, and a 12 volt power outlet inside the vehicle and this works just like your break controller.Now all the break controllers that we're gonna look at today are proportional controllers.



Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Speaker 1: Today on our 2017 Chevrolet Silverado we're gonna be taking a look at and also showing you how to install the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller for one to four axles and that's gonna be part number 90885. To help us with our installation we're gonna be using the Tekonsha plug in wiring adapter, part number 3016.Here's what our brake controller's gonna look like once we have it installed. The blue light's gonna let us know that it's getting power, however if we apply the brakes it's gonna tell us NC letting us know that our trailer is not connected. Once I hook up my trailer we're gonna have a C letting us know that the trailer is connected. At a quick glance you can already tell if your trailer's hooked up or not.Our Prodigy P2 is gonna be a proportional brake controller and what that means is it's gonna have an internal sensor that's gonna realize how much we're slowing down so when we apply the brakes on our truck it's gonna apply the same amount and at the same time to our trailer. Opposed to time delay brake controllers which are just gonna apply the brakes as soon as you hit the brakes there's gonna be a small pause and then they're just gonna ramp up and apply the brakes to the maximum power.



Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Speaker 1: Today on our 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, we're gonna be having a look at and installing the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller, part number: 90885, in conjunction with our Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter for Electric Brake Controllers, part number: 3016. Here's what our brake controller looks like installed. We already have a trailer plugged into our truck, so we have a "C" right here, which shows that we have a working electrical connection between the two. If we're trailer we're to ever become unhooked from the back of our truck, or we have an electrical fault, "NC" will be displayed here on the screen to let us know that we have a problem and our brakes on the trailer aren't working.Now, what I really like about this brake controller is that it gives us the functionality in order for us to tow a trailer that has up to four axles, so we can have up to eight electric brakes on our trailer. Also, we have the ability to tow a trailer that has electric over hydraulic brakes with no input required from us at all on the brake controller in order to make the setting change for that to work. It'll happen automatically.



Tekonsha Primus IQ Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Speaker 1: Today in our 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, we'll be having a look at and installing the and installing the Tekonsha Primus IQ Trailer Brake controller, part number TK90160.To ease our install, we'll be also be using the Tekonsha plug in wiring adapter for electric brake controllers, part number 3016.Okay. Here's what our brake controller looks like installed. As you can see, it's easily accessible for us as we're driving, and it's not gonna be in the way of our feet either. We're already connected to our trailer, and when we're connected to our trailer, we have a C, which means we have a proper electrical connection between our truck and our trailer, which means everything's gonna be working properly. If there's a problem, NC will be displayed which means no connection. It either means you have a fault in your wiring on your trailer, or there's something wrong with your truck.Now what sets this brake controller apart from others in the market is its ease of use.



Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Speaker 1: Today on our 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, we'll be having a look at and installing the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller, part number 90195, and to ease our installation, we will be using the Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter for electric brake controllers, part number 3016.Here's what our brake controller looks like installed. We have ours hooked up to a trailer right now, and when you're hooked up, you see you get an icon of a truck towing a trailer and it shows your current power output going towards your brakes. Since this is a proportional brake controller and we're in park right now, when I step on my brake pedal, we don't get any power being applied because we're not actually moving. There is no false application of the brakes. You have to be moving in a forward direction with your brakes applied.This brake controller will allow you to tow a trailer up to four axles controlling four sets of electric trailer brakes. This break controller will also allow you to control electric-over-hydraulic brakes without any modifications required to the trailer or your brake controller.