Aftermarket trailer brake controller for in dash? Looking for

Discussion in 'Towing & Trailer Tech' started by Turvok, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. Turvok

    Turvok New Member

    I seen that the new 14s have an in dash trailer brake slider built rider into the dash.

    Anyone know of anything aftermarket that might fit an 08 that is similar?

    Would love to have something easier to reach then mounting a controller down by the e brake where my nose almost hits the steering wheel while manually activating it.

    Any help appreciated. If someone can point me in the right direction.


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    I found a handheld one on this website. Sounds a little weird but that might be almost as good.
  2. 08silverado3500hd

    08silverado3500hd Rockstar 100 Posts

    My 08 Silverado 3500HD with trailer package has the in dash brake controller. Possible that your truck already has the wiring harness for the factory brake controller. Might be mistaken but I think the commercials for the 2007's advertised the in dash controller. Since they have been out for at least 5 or 6 years I would first check the local salvage yards for a factory unit. Good luck!
  3. RayVoy

    RayVoy Epic Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    I looked into adding the factory controls to my truck. I was told it can not be added.

    I've never taken someone's answer and walked away, so I found a wiring diagram for the brake controller.

    It would be a huge job to add the factory controller to a truck that does not have the modules. I don't recommend trying.
  4. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Loving the Outdoors Staff Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    where there is a will thers a way..just a bit of work....
  5. Turvok

    Turvok New Member

    Thanks for the info guys. From what I read it was available then but not in the 1500 just in the 25 and 3500.

    I don't think it's something I'm going to bother challenging.
  6. 71Stage1Conv

    71Stage1Conv New Member

    I added an electronic brake on my 07 Yukon and it was a snap, however the tow pkg was factory installed. I plan on installing in my 09 Silverado because it also has the tow pkg.

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