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I'm trying to install a trailer brake controller to my 2014…

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Hi! I'm trying to install a trailer brake controller to my 2014 hevy

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Chevy Express 35000

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I bought the supplies from a Uhaul dealer, and I'm afraid they sold me the incorrect wiring harness

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I was told that there was a place on EVERY Chevy Van to plug a harness directly into for a brake controller

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I was told that the vehicle would have a plug to connect the harness to. There is no plug. I think that I was sold the wrong item. There also isn't a 4 prong plug in the rear of the vehicle as I was assured. I'm guessing that I will have to run the wires from the trailer hitch, attach the battery and the brake Switch to the controller located in the truck. Any suggestions to make this less complicated? No issues with running the wires from back to front, just the connections to connect the battery and the brake peddle. Thank you! Adam
Chevy Mechanic: Chris (aka-Moose), Technician replied 2 years ago

If it were pre-wired there would be a power wire, brake to trailer wire, and brake signal wire in the area right of the steering column where a controller would plug in. Since you have no trailer connector in the rear, then its not likely to be wired at all. Below are 2 links showing how this system is wired.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/90220402/3500trailerone.pdf

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/90220402/3500trailertwo.pdf

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