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Brake Controller Harness

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I have a factory trailer package on my 2016 Transit and I am installing a brake controller. Does anyone know if they make a harness for the brake controller and where the plug is under the dash.
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If you are installing a aftermarket brake controller, it should have the wiring harness to install it. You can go to www.etrailer.com and see the video of a install on a Transit. It uses a Hopkins inSIGHT Flex-Mount Trailer Brake Controller.

Not sure which unit you have, but it should have instructions to install it.
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Harness is under the center cup holder on the 2016 model. It is a 16 pin grey harness plugged into a dummy holder
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I saw the plug under the cup holder, but they don't make a harness for any controller to plug into it.

I will have to splice in the controller i guess.

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This topic is in 2-3 different locations on this list. You may want to search a bit further on here to establish a foundation of information before you start. What year you have etc. appears to make a difference on how well things go. Beyond getting it wired in, the computer also needs to be told it is there.


This is certainly doable but, some of us found out it isn't quite as straight forward as it appears on the face of things.
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I just sent an email to etrailer about the harness to plug in my p2 brake controller.
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Beyond getting it wired in, the computer also needs to be told it is there.

The Transit computer does NOT need to be told an aftermarket brake controller is installed..

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There isn't a harness available to plug in directly. I went with the Ford setup. Having it reglashrd Monday.
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Ford says they won't sell the plastic the brake controller mount to. I'm taking mine back to them.
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