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Old 03-04-2012, 08:03 PM
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I have a 2012 with factory tow pkg. But it didnt have brake control. I bought the factory 1 on ebay for 170 bucks and it literly took 10 mins to install. All factory wiring was taped up on colum. Plug n play. then I took it to the dealer to have them flash it so it would show up in the EVIC witch the dealer did while i waited for free but this step is not necessary and the controller will work fine w/o the flash. My buddy has the same truck and did the same thing i did a week later and no problems.
I guess the factory changes things all the time
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This is good info since I plan to install the brake control on my 2012 Express at some point in near future. I will check for the wiring in the proper config. then make my decision from there. Sweet. Thanks.
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Thanks for all the info.
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Same thing happened to me. Factory brake controller was part of the deal. When I went to put it in, only one connector was present. I took it back to the dealer and service guy said no rhyme or reason to which have one or both connectors. Regardless I insisted it was part of the deal and written on the sales agreement. Service mgr showed me the entire new harness ($750) that had to be ordered and installed. Works perfectly now. They told me splicing was not an option for warranty reasons.
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Having the same issue with my 2012 Express. 1 plug, not 2. I've had a couple of guys tell me they wouldn't put the after market brake control because of issues with EVIC and the brakes locking up. Has anyone had that problem? Really stinks that I can't tow my brand new camper!
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Having the same issue with my 2012 Express. 1 plug, not 2. I've had a couple of guys tell me they wouldn't put the after market brake control because of issues with EVIC and the brakes locking up. Has anyone had that problem? Really stinks that I can't tow my brand new camper!

same deal on my truck,, dealer ended up installing an aftermarket controller, Towed our travel trailer about 400kms so far with no problems what so ever, wish my dealer had installed a Tekonsha P3 brake controller instead of the Voyaguer ...
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After reading all these posts, this is so case by case. What is dodge doing? I just bought my new Express with no intention of ever doing any towing. Did not even order a hitch. When ordering,( March 24th) my salesman said that dodge mandated the trailer brake control group with the order. (Express 4x4-5.7 hemi-regular cab). It was $300. I believe this was true as he showed me on his computer as we were going through my order. Now that I have my truck I am glad I have the package because it included the EVIC and the extra gauges, but I don't need the trailer brake control. Go figure.
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Where is the wiring diagram for 2012 RAM, specifically canbus and power connections
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Where is the wiring diagram for 2012 RAM, specifically canbus and power connections
There's a post here started by Netman66 that covers just about every possible scenario using the factory controller, even on trucks that only have the one pig tail connector.
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I have a 2012 with factory tow pkg. But it didnt have brake control. I bought the factory 1 on ebay for 170 bucks and it literly took 10 mins to install. All factory wiring was taped up on colum. Plug n play. then I took it to the dealer to have them flash it so it would show up in the EVIC witch the dealer did while i waited for free but this step is not necessary and the controller will work fine w/o the flash. My buddy has the same truck and did the same thing i did a week later and no problems.
I guess the factory changes things all the time
I am looking to install the factory brake controller also and I do have both plugs under my dash. I already reveiwed the install instructions. Did you disconnect the negative battery cable like it states to do in the install directions prior to plugging the unit in? And if so what did that do to your truck, ie. did you loose all your presets on the radio, or any downloaded music or were there any other effects from doing that? And from the time you installed the unit to the time you got to the dealer to get flashed, did you get and messages on your evic?
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