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Old 08-09-2012, 02:57 PM   #1
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Exclamation Trying to wire new TV w/ brake controller - which wires go where?

hola folks,

we bought a 'new to us' 2011 F150. We are attempting to wire in the brake controller for our weekend trip tomorrow a.m.

We have the brake controller with 4 wires - black, white, red, blue.

The wires from the truck are as follows;
black (with white stripe), blue, red, white, and three small white wires.

What goes where? Any help is much appreciated - Google has failed us in this particular attempt, so we turn to you, the experts

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Old 08-09-2012, 03:23 PM   #2
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Got the instructions that came with the brake controller? It should identify what the wires are and how to connect it. On the controller, the wires most likely are: White is ground, blue is to the trailer brakes, black is probably the activation wire from the truck brake pedal, and red is +12 VDC power. No guarentees though.

Is your truck pre-wired for towing and plugging in an electric brake controller? If yes, then you probably have the wrong connector.

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Old 08-09-2012, 03:25 PM   #3
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Ford in the past had a simple plug in for installing a brake controller. What brand and model brake controller do you have? has a large number of instructional videos on how to install trailer equipment... I would also check there.
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Old 08-09-2012, 03:26 PM   #4
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You can get a controller from Ford that fits right into the dash just right of the steering wheel.
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:13 PM   #5
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Good videos here on how to wire up a F150 brake control:
f150 trailer brake controller - YouTube

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