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Mark from the Fort
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2007 8:15 pm    Post subject: trailer brake wiring Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Heres the scoop.
I have an 04 Silverado 2500 HD.
It has a reese hitch, but not wired.
I would like to add an electric brake controller inside....question:
I notice that ebay has the "plugin" guizmo for the brake controller....do I need to run wires all the way to the rear of truck or can I tap into existing wiring?
My hitch has the round plug (matching my trailer) but the plug is new and not attached to any wiring yet.
I assume I plug into truck under dash and hook wires to brake controller--then what?
Thanks, Mark "electrically changed"
 
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2007 8:22 pm    Post subject: Re: trailer brake wiring Reply to specific post Reply with quote


Mark I would be willing to bet your truck is almost already set up to go. They almost always are. Look in your glove box. There should be a harness in there. Plug that into the panel under the dash and connect those wires to the brake controller. The wire to the rear of the truck and to the brake switch should already be wired. If the harness is missing the dealer should stock them.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 3:52 am    Post subject: Re: trailer brake wiring Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Ryan is right. Check with your dealer, everything should be plug and play.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 1:44 pm    Post subject: Re: trailer brake wiring Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Depending on the brand and/or model of the brake controller, the harness from the controller to the connector under the dash of the truck may be included with the controller. From my own experience, I would recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy Controller. I've had a couple of "cheapos" but never again. Mine came with the aforementioned harness, you just specify you make/year of truck it goes in. Good luck, Mike
 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 3:35 pm    Post subject: Re: trailer brake wiring Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have been told the same thing by a trailer dealer that Ryan said. They said to make sure the fuse is installed in the proper slot after everything is plugged together, it may or may not be there already. Otherwise, they said it is plug and play regardless of if one, two, or three axle brakes. DOUG
 
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