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How to Install Your Brake Control

Written by hitchweb Team
Monday, October 3, 2011 — 2 Comments

Having issues with installing a brake control? Not sure if you've reversed your wires, or if your guage meets the necessary requirements? This quick reference guide can help!

Brake control installation guide

 See below to find out how each wire works and where to locate it:

  • Trailer Feed (Blue Wire): This is the wire that supplies brake power for the controller to the 6-way or 7-way trailer connector at the back of the vehicle. Some vehicles with factory tow packages already have this wire run from under the dash to the rear of the vehicle. If it does not have this, the wire will need to be run along the underside of the vehicle and through the firewall to the Brake Control mounting location.

  • Ground (White Wire): This wire is connected from the brake controller to the ground location.

  • Brake Switch (Red Wire): This can be found near the top of the brake pedal. The wire that has power when the brake pedal is pressed can be found using a circuit tester

  • Battery Power (Black Wire): This is the connection that supplies power to the brake controller. Some vehicles with factory tow packages already have this wire run from under the dash to the battery with some kind of circuit protection.

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Comments


Hitchweb Team
Monday, August 18, 2014

Hello Billy, What brake controller are you installing? Please call our team at 1-800-300-4067 so we can offer some technical support.

Billy
Monday, August 18, 2014

Hi, I cannot locate the stoplight switch on my 2007 Pontiac Montana SV6 to connect the red wire from the brake controller. HELP! Billy

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