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11-23-2010, 06:03 PM #1
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- Apr 2010
Need help asap with brake controller !! Please help !!!!!!!
Ok I know I shouldn't have waited until last minute but I've been swamped with a billion other things. I have a 2010 Silverado with tow package. I have a Tekonsha Prodigy brake controller that I had from my 2005 Tahoe. I (unfortunately) assumed that it would just plug in on the new truck as well. It's still the right controller, and I have the GM plug in from the Tahoe. I went to install it tonight and there's no plug in (at least that I see) for the controller, and I'm supposed to leave tomorrow for a camping trip ! I looked around and didn't see any new plug in part number, and on one site it said no plug in is present on the 2010 Silverado (which is stupid if it's true since so many use them for towing). This particular site said that you just splice the wires into the wires that are there - says the wires are pre-run, but not connected to a receptical for the brake controller plug.
Can anyone help ? Is this accurate info ? is there really no plug in on the newer trucks for brake controllers ? If not how do I wire this in so I have brakes for TOMORROW ?
I really appreciate any help.
11-23-2010, 06:10 PM #2
I believe this is accurate info...I found this link to etrailers...
here is a small snippet: "You can definitely install the brake controller on the new truck, but there is a bit more to the installation of a brake controller on a 2010 Silverado. Instead of supplying a port for the brake controller to plug into, GM has provided a bundle of wires to hard wire the brake controller to. These wires are located under the dash, to the left side of the steering column. There is a white tag on the wires."
if you ask me that sucks...but at least you can still hook it up...have a safe journey...Mike - SoCal
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11-23-2010, 06:54 PM #3
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Thanks mad1500hd - I was looking around and found that etrailer site and used their tech support to ask a question and got the same info. I was surprised to get such a fast response from them and you. I appreciate it. I was also able to locate a video detailing instruction (at etrailer.com) it's on a 2009 but I 'm guessing it's the same http://www.etrailer.com/tv-brake-con...silverado.aspx
I got mine taken care of just in time to load the trailer tonight and leave tomorrow morning.
11-23-2010, 10:41 PM #4
awesome! have a safe trip...Happy Thanksgiving!
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