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trailer brake hookup

Postby eric24 [OP] » Mar 02 2012, 3:24pm

I have read on here that when your installing a brake box,you need to raise the hood and hook up the power wires along with the fuses.They said hook the red wire that is in between the fender and fuse box up to the silver stud.If you want power to the rear plug for charging a battery then hook the red wire up that is located under the master cyclinder to the black stud.The problem is my truck does not have these two wires,and it does not have the two studs located at the fuse box.The truck is a 2003 1500 4x4 ext-cab,I am wanting to hook a brake box up and the power wire to charge a camper battery.Thanks for any help
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Re: trailer brake hookup

Postby eric24 [OP] » Mar 02 2012, 3:51pm

Forgot to mention that it is a z71 with the towing package
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Re: trailer brake hookup

Postby StarsnBars » Mar 02 2012, 10:16pm

This site has all your answers. Give them a call. There tech support will get you all the parts, wiring and " how to " info.
Without going into detail , your going to have to hardwire some.
http://www.etrailer.com/
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Re: trailer brake hookup

Postby bbrown » Mar 07 2012, 3:24pm

I'm no expert but if you have the towing package (like mine did), you should be able to buy a brake controller that already has the correct GM plug that will fit in your electrical box under the dash. For me it was easy; mount the controller, plug it in, install the 30amp fuse under the hood in the electrical center (there should be a slot there already). The trailer battery charging wire should be wired already if you have the 7 pin trailer plug.
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Re: trailer brake hookup

Postby Explorer » Mar 07 2012, 3:30pm

X2 Piece of cake.
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Re: trailer brake hookup

Postby eric24 [OP] » Mar 08 2012, 3:24pm

Yes, that is the way mine is set up also thanks guys.Things seem to be alot simpler when you know what your doing.lol
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