How to Hook up Trailer Brakes?


When you hook up a trailer to your vehicle there is usually a set of wires that are suppose to hook together. One is on the trailer and the other is on the vehicle.
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1. Run the blue wire in the brake controller harness back through the tow vehicle to the location of the seven-pin hitch connector, typically installed close to the tow package. Attach
1 Raise your trailer tongue ball socket or coupler to a height to clear the ball. Ad 2 Line up the center of your vehicle with the center of your trailer. Use a jack attached to the
You'll need to purchase a brake module. There are several types, and all come with complete installation instructions.
Trailer brakes work by two different means. Electric trailer brakes use electromagnets that are actuated by the tow vehicle brake pedal. Surge brakes work by the sudden decrease in
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How do I Hook Up Trailer Brakes?
The hookup of trailer brakes requires the installation of a round, seven-pin hitch to the tow vehicle's tow package. The hitch allows the operation of all legally required lights and backup lights, and provides a 12-volt hot wire to charge the trailer's... More »
Difficulty: Moderate
Check your owners manual to verify your vehicle is approved for towing, and where the wires are located. Connect the wires to a break control box, and follow directions on the box, on how to connect the wires. Wrap wires with electrical tape. Test the brake lights.
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