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Old 06-11-2014, 10:06 PM
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Default Installing a brake controller on a 2012 Ram

I have a 2012 Ram that was built in Oct. I am trying to install a brake controller that I had in my 2009, but the connection isn't the same on my 2012. I can't find anyone at the Dodge Service Dept. to tell me what I need to do. The controller that I have is made by Draw-Tite. It's the Activator II model #5500. I found a video on YouTube that shows the 2013 having two connectors. One attaches to a square connector that's located under the dash where your right knee is. The other connector is a single port that's located close to the brake pedal where the wire for the brake switch and the wire for the throttle sensor join. I was told that Dodge changed the way brake controller is connected starting with models built in late 2012 and into 2013. I think the Proportional Wiring Adapter I need is part #3023-P.
Can anyone tell me if this is correct? Has anyone else experienced this problem?
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I have a few questions.. first you have a 2012 truck, and a wiring harness for a 2009 and yet you are posting in a 1994-2001 (2nd Gen) forum.

Secondly, where did you get your part number for your wiring adapter?
I found the partnumber by TowReady (same company that makes the Activator II #5500) to be 22293. This adapter plugs directly into your factory wiring harness under the left side of the dash. INSTALLATION MANUAL

Dodge lied to you 2011-2012 are the same harness, and 2013-2014 are the same harness. So depending on Date of Manufacture, you might need a 2013 Harness.

I hope this helped out some.
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