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Old 07-02-2012, 06:48 AM
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trailer brake controller problem

ok so i just went and bought a "pod" brake controller with a harness for a 94-04 f-250, but the harness would not plug into the truck side pigtail. Thinking i could just wire it i cut the truck side pigtail off, but when i would hit the brake, a relay under the dash would make all kinds of noise so i took it off. What wires go where??? please help me!!
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Old 07-02-2012, 02:58 PM
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The instructions that came with the controller will tell you what is what. Which brand did you get?
But basically, white is ground, blue is the voltage out to the brakes, and one wire is for a 12V source, and the other is for a brake signal to tell the controller to engage brakes.
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Old 07-02-2012, 03:19 PM
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it is a "pod" from napa. i used the diagram it came with and it was clearly not correct,(loud buzz when i pushed the brake). I'm going to try messing with the wiring a bit more i guess. thanks for the help
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Old 07-02-2012, 04:51 PM
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A pod? I don't think NAPA makes controller's but I'll look it up. Let me see if I can't figure it out.
Like I said, there's just those two wires I'm not sure of color on.
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Old 07-02-2012, 08:32 PM
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so i think i figured it out. Its a "Power On Demand" and i think i got it wired correctly i guess their is no way to no until i hook it up to a trailer. right?
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Old 07-03-2012, 04:19 AM
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Yes. You can get a test light, which has resistance and that's what the controller looks for, and ground it and then touch the lead to the brake pin. The controller should light up showing a "trailer" is connected. Then you can manually engage the controller and the test light should light up depending on how much you engage the controller.
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Old 07-03-2012, 08:41 AM
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o nice thats awesome!! well i guess ill find out if i fried it the first time i hooked it up.....thanks for all your help!!
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Old 07-04-2012, 06:35 AM
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ok so i hooked up a test light and the controller lights (green). when i hold the brake the light slowly pulses from red to green and the test light flashes at the same time. is this right or is it ****ed?? thanks again for all the help
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Old 07-04-2012, 08:43 AM
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Not sure. Were you manually engaging the controller or pushing the brake?
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Old 07-06-2012, 06:39 AM
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i was holding the brake down, and it would turn red then turn green quickly then go back to red and so on.....
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