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Old 02-19-2011, 03:22 AM
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I bought 2010 2500 diesel new last june . I have 1994 5th wheel camper. We checked all the brakes on the camper and were fine but the factory controller shows a tralier with a line through it and the brakes don;t seem to be working. The dealer where I bought the truck, said yesterday that the 2010s controller will not work with the older style electric brakes. Now what ? looking for help. Tim
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Your dealer is not right. There have been very little changes in the electric brake system over the years. They MAY have a self adjusting feature or larger magnets, but generally they still work the same. ALL electric brake systems need a GOOD ground, a GOOD power supply & clean tight connections between the truck & trailer plug ins. The most common cause of your situation usually is;
Probable Cause:
1. Trailer not connected to tow vehicle.
2. Trailer connected with open circuit on brake line.
3. Trailer connector disconnected or corroded.
4. Loss of trailer brake magnet ground.

Try your truck connected to a different trailer. If, you see the trailer connection on your controller is correct, you will get a reading of 6 Gain. This is the ONLY adjustment you have control of on this controller. If you do get the 6 reading, then apply the vehicle/trailer brake & you should see a reading, (after a 3 second delay) of 10, 20, 30. This is the % of power being supplied to your trailer brakes. If you get these results in the above readings then your controller is working as designed.
From what you have told me about your situation, I suspect you have a contact issue between your truck & trailer, & I would first suspect your trailer wiring system. JMHO. Hope this helps you.

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I was hauling furniture and a couple of cars this weekend..and the controller is great..and the Truck pulls fantastic! Averaged 12.2 mpg in tow/haul mode, but cruise at 65 with no issues at all.
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what was the EVIC code and what dealership?
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hey guys, so what is the consensus on the 2009 controllers? The 2010 will not work from what I read so which aftermarket is good and fits in the factory location? Thanks for the help
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what was the EVIC code and what dealership?
I never see the name of a dealership that actually flashes the added on controller.
Everyone I talk to appears to be deaf and dumb.
While my controller appears to work properly without showing on the EVIC, I just had the WIN module fail and I am waiting for the dealer to tell me it is because I plugged in the Controller.
By the way there are no WIN modules to be had. My truck has been at the dealer for a week now waiting for the replacement. I could use it except the speedometer was one of the items that no longer work with the failure of the WIN.
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hey guys, so what is the consensus on the 2009 controllers? The 2010 will not work from what I read so which aftermarket is good and fits in the factory location? Thanks for the help
I bought the Prodigy P3, cut out the back of the coin-holder thing and stuck it in there with the wiring harness running through that. It works great!
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I picked up a controller from my dealer (part # 56029431AG) for my 2010.

As someone else mentioned earlier in this thread, I also only have a single connector.

I've installed the controller and it doesn't do anything. I hooked up my trailer and all the lights work, but the controller stays dark.

What can I do to try to figure out what's up?
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If you only have one plug, I think you have to order the KIT....for like $300
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I picked up a controller from my dealer (part # 56029431AG) for my 2010.

As someone else mentioned earlier in this thread, I also only have a single connector.

I've installed the controller and it doesn't do anything. I hooked up my trailer and all the lights work, but the controller stays dark.

What can I do to try to figure out what's up?

You cna buy the kit (on back order I beleive) or you can read through this thread and wire it yourself.

http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=52410

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