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My factory installed brake controller...
My factory installed brake controller doesnt work. What do I need to do?
When I tow my rv the trailer brakes dont work. I have a 2013 silverado. They worked with my old silverado with aftermarket controller.
Submitted: 3 years ago.Category: Chevy
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Chevy Mechanic: GM Tech (Cam), Chevy Technician replied 3 years ago
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Hello, I'm Cam.
Can I get your first name please?
Sorry to hear about this issue. Can you tell me if your truck senses the trailer attached or is there a warning on the dash that says SERVICE TRAILER BRAKE?
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
My name is***** do I know if the truck senses the trailer. All I see are dashes.
Chevy Mechanic: GM Tech (Cam), Chevy Technician replied 3 years ago
Randy, it will say TRAILER CONNECTED.
Do you get that or any warnings?
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
No it doesnt say anything
Customer reply replied 3 years ago
I do have trailer lights. Brake lights and turn signals just no trailer brakes.
Chevy Mechanic: GM Tech (Cam), Chevy Technician replied 3 years ago
Ok Randy, it may be that your trailer brake system is not the proper resistance to operate with your truck. There is a way around this, but first, is there any other trailer you can connect to for testing purposes to ensure the truck's trialer brake will recognize it?
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
No I dont have another trailer.
Chevy Mechanic: GM Tech (Cam), Chevy Technician replied 3 years ago
Understood, however we need to see if your trick will sense a trailer hooked up on that trailer brake circuit. Do you have another one to try and connect the plug to? You won't need to tow it, just plug it in.
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
I may have a neighbor I can probably hook up to their trailer.
Chevy Mechanic: GM Tech (Cam), Chevy Technician replied 3 years ago
That would be VERY helpful.
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
No one is home, sorry.
Chevy Mechanic: GM Tech (Cam), Chevy Technician replied 3 years ago
Can we reconnect a bit later after they are? There is no way to continue until we know which part is not working, the truck or trailer .
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
ok thats fine
Chevy Mechanic: GM Tech (Cam), Chevy Technician replied 3 years ago
PErfect. Reply then.
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