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Old 03-08-2013, 07:09 PM   #15
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Cequent/ Bargman has come up with a wiring harness for this problem.

http://www.hitchpro.com/application/...G1130_revB.pdf

I don't plan on carrying it but can get it drop shipped if anyone needs it.

Solution one does not look to bad.

Solution two on the above PDF is very pricey. It looks to be a good product that they have put a lot into.
The brochure refers to RAM 1500 trucks. The original post refers to ALL Ram trucks.
This brings up the question of whether the 2500/3500 series uses the same bus set up?
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:47 PM   #16
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I used the the Prodigy RF unit with my early 2007 Mercedes as it was the only option without taking the interior out of my specific vehicle. After setup, it worked very well.

The 2012 Dodge Ram 2500 built-in controller works fine for me with our 25FB. I kept the Prodigy RF just in case an issue develops with the Dodge controller or I need to use a different TV on some occasion.
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Old 05-13-2013, 10:19 PM   #17
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I do agree - the OEM controller on the 2013 2500 is Great - both electric and hydraulic over electric.
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Old 05-31-2013, 06:36 AM   #18
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Another solution: From what I've been told, you can add the integrated Ram controller after the fact through Mopar accessories - about $250.

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Old 11-17-2013, 07:46 AM   #19
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Question......

I pick up my new 2013 Ram 2500 Power Wagon on Monday. Is there something I should know about the oem brake controller? Why would anyone NOT use it? Or why would someone consider putting in an aftermarket unit if the oem controller was already there? Just curious....
Today I was going to pull out the Prodigy from my Suburban trade-in to keep on hand as a back up unit. Good to know now that I cannot use it on the Dodge
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Old 11-17-2013, 07:57 AM   #20
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I have a 2013 with the OEM brake controller..
It is the smoothest controller I have ever used in over 40 years of trailering. Even better than the Jordan that i thought was about as good as it gets. (never used the prodigy)
From reading various forums i get the impression that the earlier OEM controllers had some problems

So far I couldn't be happier with the 2013 controller
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Old 11-17-2013, 08:06 AM   #21
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I have a 2012 Ram 3500. The trucks brake controller has settings for electric over hydraulic trailer brakes, but would not activate the hydraulic brakes on my 2009 classic. The Tekonsha controller I installed has been flawless. By the way, the error message shown when the stock unit is bypassed can easily be deleted by a knowledgeable tech. Not sure if any of this applies to 2013 models.
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Old 04-02-2014, 12:44 PM   #22
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Not to bring up an old post, but I have a 2013 RAM and was told this would work.... can anyone verify?

2013 Factory Dodge RAM New Integrated Trailer Brake Controller 82213474 | eBay
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Old 04-02-2014, 04:46 PM   #23
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Probably not much help, but it LOOKS just like the one in my '13 2500. I can't speak for what else might be needed in the whole process. ( IE...internal wiring, 7 pin plug harness, ECU Programming, etc...)


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Just in case anyone is wondering, my '14 Ram 2500 factory controller works perfectly with my trailer on the "Heavy Electric" setting. Very easy to adjust and after around 6000 miles towing I can pronounce it a winner.
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Old 06-22-2014, 08:22 PM   #25
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BAB,

I have a 2013 RAM 2500 Laramie 4x4 CC w/6.7L Cummins and I was wondering what sensitivity setting you use for your factory brake controller?
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Range Mark: I have my controller on "Heavy Electric" and I have the sensitivity at "7"...works perfectly for me, but you're pulling a heavier trailer with a 31....and you might need to go a touch higher. Think that a lot of this is just by trial and error. I get the clear impression the exhaust brakes on our trucks take a HUGE load off of the "not so hot" electric trailer drum brakes.
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BAB,

Absolutely, I pull my unit in PA where there is a lot of hills and sharp turns and exhaust brake works great. I too set my sensitivity at 7, sometimes I set it to 8.....really don't notice any difference. I'm a GM guy and I love this truck!! Greensboro, HMMMMM look south and wave.
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After changing the trailer from drum brakes to disc brakes, the factory brake controller in my 2012 Dodge 2500HD Cummins was completely incompatible with the hydraulic brake pump. We had to bypass the factory controller and not get error codes.

I installed a Tuson DirecLink NE brake controller that plugs into the truck OCDII port (paralled with my Insight Edge engine gage system) to get information on the truck's braking activities, so there are no swinging gimbals or deceleration sensors. The following three wires were changed and I have no error codes.

1. Came off drivers side positive battery terminal with #10 wire to a 30 amp auto reset circuit breaker on the firewall and then continued to the seven wire plug at the back of the truck.

2. Came off the driver's side negative battery terminal with a #10 wire to the seven wire plug at the back of the truck.

3. Took a #10 wire from the Tuson brake control blue wire to the seven wire plug at the back of the truck.

The three existing factory wires at the appropriate location were cut and capped and the new #10 wires were connected in their place. The Dodge factory controller does it's normal initialization display with no error codes with a trailer attached or not attached. The factory brake controller is totally unaware of trailer status with the truck.

One gets the theory capacity of 30 amps of power going to the trailer seven wire plug to charge the trailer battery when under way.

This should work with the more recent Dodge models as well and is how the Prodigy P3 could be wired to operate with no error codes.
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