I have a question, looking to buy a 2010 Laramie this weekend, but it doesn't have the controller. In fact when I looked at the hitch and behind it, I didn't even see a wiring harness. If the truck was ordered without the trailer brake controller, would it have been built and shipped without the harness?
If the truck is wired, the trailer connectors will be just to the left of the rear license plate.
Second, was anyone else who did this disappointed in the front cover panel screw holes under the steering wheel? No washers or nothing on those little screws and the holes are SEVERLY messed up on mine. I was able to put it back on nice and tight but I was scared the plastic would rip through.... Anyone else see/have this?
Yes, my truck had these screws as well. I simply went down to O'Reilly's had bought a couple of black body screws with larger heads. Even had torx heads to match the screw heads holding the controller in place. More secure and looks OEM. You can likely find similar screws at any hardware or automotive store.
I just got a 2010 Ram SLT about a week ago. Has hitch, 4 pin and 7 pin connectors. I would really like the factory trailer brake as I do a lot of towing.
I looked up under the dash and I only see one empty connector. Well actually I see two. One is male the other is female. One has 4 wires coming off it while the other has 5 pins inside of it with 5 wires going to the connector. The 5 pin one is fixed underneath the dash. I'll try to get a picture later to explain it further.
So I did some digging... and cannot find the wiring. Guess its not there but on my build sheet I do have tow package with heavy duty coolers. I checked the 7 way on the back of the truck and there is in fact 7 wires coming from the plug going towards the cab.
Sorry for the shitty cell phone pics, but they give you the idea of what Im working with. I have one unused female connector and one unused male connector.