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BgHrn 06-16-2013 10:43 PM

Need to install an electric brake controller, advice?
 
I need to install an electric brake controller on my 06' Big Horn, this week. It did come with a factory towing package, and I did find the blue connector under the dash, on the left side. But it did not come with a controller. What does everybody recommend for a brake controller, had the best luck with,etc? Do I need to go to the dealer for activation,etc? or can I just wire it up, and go?

maybz 06-25-2013 09:39 PM

there are many to choose from. i bought an agility. pretty easy to wire yourself. my truck had two wire harnesses under the back seat compartment. follow the wire directions in the instructions to match colors to your truck wire harness and plug it in.

AzHunter 08-06-2013 11:56 PM

I have the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 and it works great. Have been using this controller across 4 vehicles and it always works great. No problems. You can buy the wire harness that plugs right under the dash in the truck for about $15 so it is easy to install.

GTyankee 08-07-2013 12:04 AM

you may want to check out the
Etrailer website

good info in there
several brands, how to info, etc.

jerzeetek 12-09-2013 02:19 PM

I use this controller here:
http://www.etrailer.com/bc-2006_Dodg...2_%7E_4_Brakes

I've had no issues with it, Easy to use and it works. You'll have to manually adjust the braking power for the trailer according to weight. This was my first time ever towing a trailer with electronic brakes and I had no issues.

You'll also need a dodge specific harness to connect the controller to the blue plug in the truck. The link above comes with the harness already. When I bought mine locally, they sold it to me separately.

Realval 12-09-2013 07:43 PM

Got my Prodigy P2 brake controller at www.etrailer.com for my 2013 Ram Express. At etrailer, I was also able to purchase a pigtail which connects the brake controller to the trucks factory wiring connection. With the pigtail, it's all plug and play - no wiring connections to mess with. Search for the pigtail specific to your truck year. The Prodigy P2 works great. Don't think you could go wrong with it.

thunderhawk 04-25-2014 01:00 PM

Yeah The P2 Or P3 Are The best Brake controllers out there smoother braking without the brakes grabbing to hard sometimes they are good controllers iv been using a p3 for 4.5 years now pulling a 35 ft tandom axle goose neck to a 18 ft tandom axle trailer and it works great I wont buy another brand when it quits that's for sure


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