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Old 01-31-2011, 10:25 PM
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Your dealer needs to get some tech help from Chrysler. He is not acting on your problem with good knowledge.
Without the trailer hooked up too the truck, all you should get when you turn on the key is; A reading on the controller of "8.8" with a yellow image of a trailer, & an explanation mark after it. It should go out in a few seconds & ONLY come on if you have a trailer hooked up & connected to the truck plug in. Once you have the trailer connected & turn on the key, you should get a reading of 6.0 or whatever you have set the "Gain' to. If you apply the controller manually, you should get a reading of 9.9 with the trailer hooked up. Now if you apply the brakes to the trailer with the foot pedal, you should get a 3 to 4 second delay & then get a reading of 10 then 20 then 30. This indicates the controller is working as required. The 10, 20, 30 indicates that there is 10% then 20% then 30% braking voltage going to your trailer brakes. This is the top reading you will get when the vehicle is stationary. The Controller is a Proportional type controller & is designed to give you more braking effort only when it can read decel from the combination units.
There is a new controller being released that is programmed to give more effort when pulling heavier trailers & allow the trailer braking to slightly lead the truck braking. The Controller has to be programmed to do this as there are no manual adjustments that can be made by the operator. I have been informed that this may change in programming for the new controllers in the near future. I know when, but cannot discuss that at this time.

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