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Old 10-17-2010, 07:59 PM
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brake controller and 7pin install

ok my truck has no 7-pin and a brake controller and i need to install one
i was wondering what all i need to do to hook these. do i need to buy a kit that i have to wire all of it in. or is there a connector under the dash. and the wire already at the back of the bed, it already has a 6round but i dont know. im kind stuck on this one. thanks for all the help
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Old 10-18-2010, 06:35 AM
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There is a connector under the dash for the brake control, Napa will have an adapter plug that you splice into the brake control and plug in under the dash.
As for the 7 pin on the back of the truck, sounds like someone hacked off the OEM 7 pin plug and put a 6 pin on there. I'd just remove the 6 pin plug and install an aftermarket 7 pin.
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Old 10-18-2010, 07:22 PM
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the 6 round is from the factory on the bumper
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Old 10-18-2010, 07:33 PM
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if the 6 pin is factory there should be an adapter for it that plugs right into the harness. i bought my 7 pin for in the bed and it had a tee in plug for the factory harness.super easy install. try etrailer.com
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Old 10-18-2010, 07:39 PM
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i looked on etrailer.com but could not find any parts for it. what else to i have to do to hook it up. were is the connector located at there are two directly below my ash tray. but i dont think that they are it. also what about the wire for the trailer brake and for the aux power. i am lost may be i should just call etrailer in the morning and ask them in person. instead of trying to find the parts online.
uhaul wanted 270 to wire it up.
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Old 10-18-2010, 07:45 PM
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wow that's pretty high. my harness unplugged from back of the 7 pin and this teed in between the harness and the 7 pin. i got my brake controller at the dealer and it had the plug on it to plug right in under the dash. you might wanna check that idea out if ya haven't already
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from what i have read the 99+ come pre wired for the BC but i do not think that the obs do i dont know i would like to hear from some one with the an obs that put in a BC and 7-pin. 270 seemed a bit high but the brake controller is 150 but
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no way! my factory brake controller from the dealer was $70. you're gettin hosed by someone. i agree tho, where's the obs guys at on this one?
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this is the BC that i was looking at Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Brake Controller - Proportional Tekonsha Brake Controller 90885
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Old 10-19-2010, 02:18 AM
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I also have a 96 and just installed the Prodigy you linked to, If you buy the wiring adapter for your vehicle there is a plug under the dash and the install took around 3-5 minutes.

One of the connections will be for the trailer brake controller it should be the one nearest the driver side.
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