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I'm trying to wire in my brake control for my trailer brakes my question is I need to run a wire to the cold side of the brake lt switch so that it gets energized when I apply the brakes I'm not the smallest guy and trying to find it under the dash is not easy does anyone know what color of the wire, because there is about 8 wires hooked up to brake pedal switch and to hold the brake pedal down and probe each wire is near impossible thanks John B. :confused
 

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johnnyb26 said:
I'm trying to wire in my brake control for my trailer brakes my question is I need to run a wire to the cold side of the brake lt switch so that it gets energized when I apply the brakes I'm not the smallest guy and trying to find it under the dash is not easy does anyone know what color of the wire, because there is about 8 wires hooked up to brake pedal switch and to hold the brake pedal down and probe each wire is near impossible thanks John B. :confused
I think you have missed the fact that the SSR is already wired for trailer breaks. There is a bundle of wires taped to the frame just ready to be connected to the socket of your choice.

Edit: Search for "trailer harness" and look for the thread "Hitch Ball Rod and Wiring". That should provide enough info.
 
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Thanks I have found the harness for the trailer lts. but these are for basic trailer setups not for using a trailer brake thanks again for help . :seeya
 

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No Brakes Needed

Don't need the trailer brakes as long as you are not hauling anything over 2500 lbs!
 

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There are several wires coming from the brake pedal switch. Two of them are white. Both of the white wires are on the cold side of the brake switch. One goes directly to the center mounted brake lamp. The other white wire goes to the cruise control module to disengage the cruise during a stop. It's a tight fit under the dash but not impossible. Once you get wedged in, there is adquate working room. Just take all the tools you will need the frist time. Getting in and out is the hardest part.
 

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There are several wires coming from the brake pedal switch. Two of them are white. Both of the white wires are on the cold side of the brake switch. One goes directly to the center mounted brake lamp. The other white wire goes to the cruise control module to disengage the cruise during a stop. It's a tight fit under the dash but not impossible. Once you get wedged in, there is adquate working room. Just take all the tools you will need the frist time. Getting in and out is the hardest part.
Removing the seat before beginning work under the dash, is a common starting point in many service manual procedures. I didn't do that when trying to hook up an aux audio device and paid for it with a brused muscles just below the left ribs. It took over a week to heal. I'll pull the seat next time I want to work under the dash.
 

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Ok, You've uncovered something I didn't know....

How is hooking up "breaks" different from hooking up lights? Is it because you need to install a module to allow activation of the trailer breaks independent of the SSR's breaks?
 
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This is how the electric brakes on the trailer are activated then you adjust the brake module to the amount of brake pressure you need to stop the trailer , thanks for the info on white wires that will save me alot of time and pain! :)
 
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