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Brake controller questions???

Ok... I bought a Tekonsha Envoy controller for cheap and I already have the factory ford tow plug and I see where it plugs in under the dash....My question is which wires go where?
The tow plug has a label that says

BROWN- Illumination (I am guessing this is not used)
DARK BLUE- Trailer electric brake feed
RED- Trailer electric brake control feed
WHITE-Ground
LT GREEN- Stop lamp feed to brake controller

The blue and red are confusing the hell outa me!
I understand the green and white ones but then it all falls apart.

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dark blue goes to the trailer plug, red is the input from your brake pedal
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I thought the green was from the brake light switch???

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are you talking the wire colors on the ford pigtail or on the controller pigtails when you say red and blue?

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The ford wire colors are:
Red- Battery feed to brake controller
Blue- Brake output to trailer
Lt Green- Stop lamp feed to brake controller
White- Ground
Brown- Illumintion
The brown one is not used on most controllers.

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I just found the same info on another site. I was getting confused when the ford plug says
DARK BLUE- Trailer electric brake feed
RED- Trailer electric brake control feed

But I got it now. Thank you!

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I just found the same info on another site. I was getting confused when the ford plug says
DARK BLUE- Trailer electric brake feed
RED- Trailer electric brake control feed

But I got it now. Thank you!
Don't feel bad I had to look at it a couple of times too.

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Glad you got it worked out......this is the reason I ordered the Tekonsha harness when I ordered my Prodigy.

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Don't forget to put in the relays under the hood. Some of them were left out for the user to install , check your manual on this. You could trouble shot that one all day long. Good choice on the control unit.


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