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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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Ford Explorer Brake Controller Videos

Redarc Tow-Pro Elite Brake Controller Installation - 2011 Ford Explorer

Speaker 1: Today on our 2011 Ford Explorer, we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Redarc Tow Pro Elite Proportional Trailer Brake Controller, part number 331-EBRH-ACCV2. Now, to help us with our installation, we're also going to be using the Universal Mounting Panel, part number 331-TPSI-001, and also the Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter for Trailer Brake Controllers, part number 3035-P.Now, the really big benefit to this brake controller is the fact that we can virtually mount it anywhere. The main part of it is going to be hidden under the dash, so we're not going to have to worry about those big boxes, and we're not going to have a restriction on how it mounts. We can mount it in any direction under the dash, and so long as the cable will reach the knob, we can mount the knob just about anywhere in our vehicle.Here's what our brake controller looks like once we have it installed. This is going to be a lot smaller and more compact than most brake controllers because all we're going to have is this small dial with a light on it rather than having a huge box that we're stuck mounting underneath our dash somewhere where we could potentially hit our knees. Our brake controller is going to be a proportional one.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2010 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2010 Ford Explorer will be installing the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Brake Controller, Part #90885 in conjunction with the etrailer Universal Installation Kit for Brake Controllers, Part #ETBC7. To start, we'll first go ahead and assemble the 7-pole adapter bracket. With the hardware provided we'll use it to attach the bracket to the 7-pole adapter. We'll go ahead and take the bracket, feed it over the wires and up to the back of the mounting surface for the 7-pole adapter. Then we'll take the screws, feed them through the front side of the 7-pole and secure it with the nuts on the backside. Once we have all four in place, we'll go ahead and tighten them down. I'm gonna go ahead and take some black electrical tape and wrap up 8 to 10 inches of our wire. This will assist in bundling our wires together and help protect it from the elements. Next we'll go ahead and attach the Draw-Tite No-Drill Mounting Bracket, Part #18136. Using the fasteners provided with the bracket we can secure it to the 7-pole bracket. Now we'll go ahead and take the purple wire, which in this application will not be used, and cut it off.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer, were going to be installing the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller, part number 90885. In addition to our brake controller, were also going to need to install the Universal Installation Kit for Trailer Brake Controllers, part number ETBC7, as well as the no-drill mounting bracket, part number 18140. Without a trailer connector when you slide the manual override here, youll get a NC showing that theres no trailer connected. Now, well go ahead and plug a trailer in. With our trailer plugged in, youll see now a C appears on the screen showing that you are connected.Now when you do the manual override, it shows you what the power output going to the electric trailer brakes is. Now, this roller knob over here on the left-hand side is what adjusts the maximum output or the output that can go back to your trailer brakes.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2004 Ford Explorer

Today on this 2004 Ford Explorer we're going to install part number ETBC7 We're going to use this to install Brake Controller part number 90885 from Tekonsha, the Prodigy P2 Brake Control. So we'll start off our install by installing a mounting bracket onto the hitch. Now this bracket does not come with the kit and we'll be using part number 18140. Now the bracket is a little on the short side, so we have to make it a little bit longer. What we're going to do is just add a couple more holes to the end of the bracket.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2008 Ford Explorer

Today, on this 2008 Ford Explorer, we're gonna install a Prodigy P2 Brake Controller part number 90885. We're also gonna be installing the ETBC7 kit or part number ETBC7 and Tow-Ready Mounting Bracket part number 118136.First, we'll take our Tow-Ready Bracket and our 7-Pole and we'll install them together. Simply using the hardware that comes with our bracket then we'll go ahead and tighten our screws down.Now we assembled our bracket mounting to our tow-ready bracket, we have the option of mounting it here on our new hitch or we're actually gonna mount it here on the manufacturer's hitch.With our bracket in place, we take our band clamp, comes with the bracket install kit.Go ahead and wrap it around the bracket and the hitch.Once you get your bracket positioned where you want it and your band in place, you can go ahead and tighten it down.Say we've got a little bit leftover here from our clamp, Im just gonna take a pair of tin snips and cut it off.Alright, with our 7-pole bracket mounted, Im gonna go ahead and install a new 7-pole and 4-pole connectors. It comes with our ETBC7 kit. Im just gonna use our provided kit for the mounting. First Ill feed my wires through the bracket.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 1996 Ford Explorer

Today we are going to install part number 90195 from Tekonsha, the P3 Brake Controller. We are also going to install along with it part number ETBC7. And this will all be installed on a 1996 Ford Explorer. To begin our install, we are actually going to start with the rear of our vehicle and then work our way forward. First off, we are going to install our bracket that actually holds our 7-pole in place. There are substitute brackets that you can use that this will go onto and mount onto the hitch tube itself. However, this particular 7-pole does not really work that good you have to get some extra-long screws and make new holes in the bracket. But in this case, it makes things a little easier and probably a little bit nicer. So we will go ahead with this bracket here that comes factory with it. We will drill out a half-inch hole, which will work perfect with the carriage bolt with a half-inch square hole in the bottom of the bumper. And we will end up with the bracket about right there. We have got our bracket in a bench vise and we will go ahead and put in a quarter-inch pilot hole first and follow it with a half-inch bit. We will our bolt into the bumper and then we will go ahead and install our bracket. And then we will put on the nut and then tighten it down and use an extra hand to hold the bracket while you tighten down the nut and bolt. All right, we will go ahead and install our 7-pole into the bracket.