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Old 03-21-2012, 04:45 PM
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97 Ford F250 Brake Controller

I bought a 97 F250 about a year ago and am slowly fixing it up to be my every day or every other day driver. The problem I am working on right now is the brake controller. When I bought it the controller was just on the ground with no mount in the truck anywhere. Also, the guy wired it up by just twisting wires together. I've had a couple of sparks from when I turn the corner, the controller slides, and the wires touch with some sparks. I am thinking it is about time to fix this. Does anyone know where I can get a mounting harness? What do you recommend for connecting the wires? These are the two numbers I got off of the box. Thanks for the help.

R2217-001REVB

F81B-14K122-BA
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Old 03-21-2012, 05:06 PM
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You definitely need to fix that. First thing, disconnect the batteries so you don't short anything out. Next trace the power wire and see if it has a fuse/breaker. You need to use a auto resetting slow blow. Next take one wire at a time, slide some heat shrink over one end and solder the two ends together. If you don't have a soldering gun/iron, use some crimp connectors.
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You definitely need to fix that. First thing, disconnect the batteries so you don't short anything out. Next trace the power wire and see if it has a fuse/breaker. You need to use a auto resetting slow blow. Next take one wire at a time, slide some heat shrink over one end and solder the two ends together. If you don't have a soldering gun/iron, use some crimp connectors.
Judging on the comments of how the install was done, I somehow doubt whoever did it took the time/effort to put a fuse or breaker in the power lead
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Old 03-22-2012, 06:25 AM
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If you dont have a mounting brkt then you can do what i did, i put mine in the lower cubby slot in the dazh just to the right of the steering wheel below the ignition. Drill a hole big enough for the wires to go through and slide it in, it wedges right in there and have never had an issue with it moving.
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