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Installing brake controller on a non-tow-package 4x4

Discussion in 'Towing' started by bigmooze, Jun 28, 2009.

  1. Jun 28, 2009 at 2:38 PM

    bigmooze [OP] Well-Known Member

    Jan 10, 2009
    First Name:
    Belle River, ON
    2009 4x4 access cab SR5
    Bilstein 5100's all round (0" up front with stock springs), 265/75/16 Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs, K&N 63 Series Aircharger Kit, Flowmaster Super 44 Muffler, Delta Champion Toolbox, fog lights, back-up lights, Sirius satellite radio with PA15-TOY, Midland 1001z CB radio with 2' Firestik II antenna, Weathertech floor mats, AVS sill protectors, Marathon SuperHides Seatcovers (Universal Digital Camo), trimmed front mud flaps, Viair 20005 OBA, Warn W650D driving lights and W650F fog lights on N-Fab light bar, Hi-Lift X-treme jack with off road accessories, TracRac "TracONE" system
    I've searched the towing section here, but couldn't find an answer to my question. I have an '09 4x4 access cab, and when I bought it, I had th deaer install the OEM hitch and 4-pin harness. I do not have the towing package. According to the installation instructions for the harness, the towing converter is present somewhere in my truck (I have yet top verify this).

    My question is: how easy is it to install a brake controller with my setup? I'm thinking I actually need a 7-pin harness, to take account of the trailer brakes connections. (If I buy a trailer with electric brakes, I want to be able to use them).
  2. Jun 29, 2009 at 1:28 PM
    8th sin

    8th sin Swollen Member

    Dec 7, 2008
    Tampa, FL
    2015 DCLB 4x4 Sport
    Llumar CTX Tint, Grillcraft MX Upper, Pro Comp Rockwell 5034 17x8.5, Nitto Terra Grappler G2 LT285/70/17, Icon Stage III
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