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Question Factory brake controller

I have a '08 F250 crew cab 4x4 with a factory round and flat trailer light connector on the rear. I was wondering if I could add a factory brake controller in the dash without any major modifications? Is this a simple installation or can it even be done?
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It is plug and play, pre-wired. The factory brake controlers are great. They work good and are out of the way of your knees.

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Yea you have to get behind the factory to unplug it and wire up the after market one. I have a friend who owns a hitch and trailer shop and he says the ones built in suck.

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Wow, I have used my factory one with 3 different trailers, all varying in size, length, axle, ect... and it performed great. It did just as good if not better than the Tekonsha I had in my last truck.

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DDBCK, thanks so much for the info, its what I was wanting to know. Everyone I talk to really like the factory ones and I would like to get one. I'm sure a person who sales controllers for a living will want you to buy one they have, but I want factory just as DDBCK says!!!
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Yea he does sell them.

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I have a '08 F250 crew cab 4x4 with a factory round and flat trailer light connector on the rear. I was wondering if I could add a factory brake controller in the dash without any major modifications? Is this a simple installation or can it even be done?
No the factory one is not plug and play.

It requires two additions to make it work.

One being a different master cylinder
Two being a PCM reflash

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