Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Trailer brake controller install help
#11
The connector you show is your OBD port for vehicle diagnostics.

Instead, look for this connector up under the dash, maybe hidden in between bundles of wiring:

   
Never trust a camp cook with lots of shiny new pans...
Add Thank You Reply
#12
       



I looked again.. this was all I could find that wasn't occupied...
16ft Coachman Clipper is the home, and the E150 Pulls it. Live Free(er)
Instagram: ellocoburrito
https://wanderlovejosh.wordpress.com
https://www.flickr.com/gp/133236240@N04/UpzN26
Add Thank You Reply
#13
What is the relation of what's under the dash & what's at the back of the vehicle. A trailer package will come with some items plus the connector at the rear. Can a 4 pin at the rear be used like a 7 pin regarding brakes? Have all trailer packages the 7 pin?
Cheers, Rick
Add Thank You Reply
#14
   
16ft Coachman Clipper is the home, and the E150 Pulls it. Live Free(er)
Instagram: ellocoburrito
https://wanderlovejosh.wordpress.com
https://www.flickr.com/gp/133236240@N04/UpzN26
Add Thank You Reply
#15
(12-20-2017, 12:45 PM)rm.w/aview Wrote: What is the relation of what's under the dash & what's at the back of the vehicle. A trailer package will come with some items plus the connector at the rear. Can a 4 pin at the rear be used like a 7 pin regarding brakes? Have all trailer packages the 7 pin?

A good question, and I'm not entirely sure about the right answer. I'm going to guess no, the 4 pin cannot be used as a 7 pin. On the 7 pin however, you can buy a 4 pin adapter that just plugs into the 7 pin receptacle by the receiver hitch, then plug the 4 pin into it. That's what I did. I can now hook up to and tow both types. (As long as I don't lose my adapter that's floating around somewhere)
Doing the Van thing since the early eighties.
Add Thank You Reply
#16
So a 4 pin at the rear will have little to do with an install of a brake controller at the dash without further wiring for the trailer with electric brakes.
Cheers, Rick
Add Thank You Reply
#17
I have a2000 f150 with towing package and a 7 pin conector. when  
 I bought my brake cont the sals person asked what truck I had and looked up what adapter I wood need . went home mounted brake controller pluged adapter into controller truck harness was wire tied to brake leaver arm pluged them together and was ready to go. I would go to a parts store and get adapter and look for a matching plug under the dash.
Add Thank You Reply
#18
a four pin plug will not be for use with trailer brakes at all. 4 pin will work just the lights..running , brake, turn signals etc.. but not for use with a trailer that has electric brakes
Add Thank You Reply
#19
like I said before by careful with a Ford. there are two types of under dash wiring on Fords if you connect it wrong you will do serious damage. READ THE INSTRUCTIONS. no you cannot use a 4way for trailer brakes. highdesertranger
Add Thank You Reply
#20
(12-20-2017, 11:41 AM)WanderLoveJosh Wrote: I looked again.. this was all I could find that wasn't occupied...


That should be it..like HDR said, two different setups, and I have no idea when they changed the plugs.

I have been away from the computer all afternoon, sorry to have left you hanging.

That plug provides power when the ignition is on and a signal when the brake is applied. Of course the adapter will make the proper connections to the brake controller that you will need to buy.

If you have the 7-way plug at the back, this should be all you need, since the 7-way should have a blue wire for the electric brakes. 

Since I'm not hands-on with it, you need to double check things for your own peace of mind. Brakes are kinda important.

Cool
Never trust a camp cook with lots of shiny new pans...
Add Thank You Reply
The following 1 user says Thank You to tx2sturgis for this post:
WanderLoveJosh (12-20-2017)


Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)

Powered By MyBB, © 2002-2018 MyBB Group.