With the wide variety of models on towing trucks, installing an electronic brake control system has to match the particular truck system so it will integrate and be ideally functional. Installation of the brake controller is moderately easy. To start with, you should have the right tools such as zip ties, screwdriver, wirecutters, a pair of pliers, adjustable wrench, drill and drill bits, and a brake controller.
Bear in mind that installing an electronic brake control is moderately easy as putting the brake controller in a space that can easily be reached. You might consider place under your board that is not far from your legs. When you have chosen the space within your reach, do a bit of drilling to and wire splicing to connect the terminals from the electronic controller to the source power supply wiring. Here are some guides for installation of electronic system into late popular vehicles.
- Place the brake system casing in a spacious place beneath the dashboard. The bracket or the casing should not interfere with any pedals or functional switches near the driver’s seat. To install the said system, you should bore a hole or two to emplace the bracket.
- Emplace the brake system onto the mount casing. Stir or shake the mounting to check its firmness. Take note that other versions or models feature an innovative insert-and-snap mounting while others have screws that fit through the sides of the mounting device. You may consult the installation manual in this case.
- Identify and match the brake controller harness suitable for your vehicle. Newer vehicles feature towing packages that have a built-in wiring harness. These attachment assemblies may depend on the chassis of your vehicle. If the match is right, attach the brake controller harness to the existing wiring for electrical power. However if you have a Chevy, review step 3. For Dodge owners, follow the next step. If you own a Ford skip next step and go to step 5.
- Detach the covering and connect the harness into the port as indicated in the installation manual. All Chevy vehicles possess an attachment assembly panel found fronting the driver’s seat on the dashboard’s top left. Using a zip tie, bundle the wires to the next harness to avoid the electrical connections from dangling unto your lap.
- Plug the brake controller harness to the port of the vehicle connector. Again, using a zip tie, bundle the wires to the next harness to avoid the electrical connections from dangling unto your lap. Most Dodge vehicles may possess a detachable and adjustable wiring assembly. There are also models in which the harness is just overly pushed underneath the dashboard just above the driver’s leg. For safety precautions, you may make an improvised harness, mounting or add tie zips to minimize the clutter. This may also become a hindrance to driving if the wires dangle down the driver’s legs. Late models, in most cases, do not have the wiring components as opposed to new vehicles that have an accommodation for upgrades.
- If you happen to own a Ford, there is a default brake controller harness that is already stuffed underneath the dashboard. You may contact the Ford Company if the harness is missing. Using a zip tie, bundle the wires to the next harness to avoid the electrical connections from dangling unto your lap.
In case of malfunction or any irregularities, contact the manufacturer of your brake controller system or your car company for assistance.