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Old 09-30-2013, 01:16 PM
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Has anyone added the Mopar Intergrated Trailer Brake Controller to their after the purchase of the truck. I recently bought a travel trailer and was planning to add the Mopar brake controller, but my dealership want 238.00 for the controller and around 250-360 to install it or if i install it they want 150 to flash the computer. This seems way to high to me. Is it that difficult to install yourself?
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I would just buy an aftermarket for less than $200 including harness and install it yourself. My Tekonsha Prodigy P2 and 2013 wire harness cost me $166 total.
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Yeah I agree, I am looking at a Prodigy P3 with harness for the same price. I really like the factory look but that is way to much money.
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Be very careful i have heard alot of 2013 owners having problems adding aftermarket controllers only to find out in the end that the 2013's will not run them.
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There should be no problem, I purchased the wiring kit for the 2013. I would buy the mopar kit in a heartbeat but 500 or more is crazy.
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Has anyone added the Mopar Intergrated Trailer Brake Controller to their after the purchase of the truck. I recently bought a travel trailer and was planning to add the Mopar brake controller, but my dealership want 238.00 for the controller and around 250-360 to install it or if i install it they want 150 to flash the computer. This seems way to high to me. Is it that difficult to install yourself?
Don't spend money on it. My 2013 express has the intergrated controller,it is useless,because there is no sensitivity adj. when i apply brakes there is a delay before the trailer brakes apply and then it jerks both the trailer and truck.I'm very disgusted with this truck. The cheap metal latch on the console rattles like a dime in a tin cup.
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Don't spend money on it. My 2013 express has the intergrated controller,it is useless,because there is no sensitivity adj. when i apply brakes there is a delay before the trailer brakes apply and then it jerks both the trailer and truck.I'm very disgusted with this truck. The cheap metal latch on the console rattles like a dime in a tin cup.
I disagree about the integrated controller, which mine came with from the factory. It's easy to get properly adjusted, the display is in the EVIC. I have no delay before the brakes apply & have learned that by changing the setting by a 1/2 increment when my trailer is empty or near empty, it performs flawlessly according to the weight. A real advantage of the integrated is the display of all info in the EVIC.

My suggestion is to be careful about what you buy & ensure you do your research. I've read on here both views - folks with real problems with adding an aftermarket & others whose install with an aftermarket went flawless.
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Good to know! I was thinking if doing this also
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Don't play games when it comes to a break controller it's not worth losing your life just because you were cheap. the factory one is great I have had no issues with it. and there is a chance it might just plug in and work. My mechanic installed one in his and he did not have to flash the computer. it doesn't hurt to try. I would defiantly recommend getting the Mopar one that goes with your truck.
Besides it looks better blends into the dash.
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The proper Mopar looks better & does display on the EVIC
it will also increase the value of your Ram, if you ever decide to sell it

Go to the eTrailer website & look up the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 for the 2013 Ram
all the facts are on that website
if you want the 3rd brake light to work with it, there is a add on harness, required in California
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