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I want to install a brake controller on my 2005 ram 1500 qua

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I want to install a brake controller on my 2005 ram 1500 qua d cab. I cannot find the brake control harness under the dash. please help..
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Dodge Mechanic: Don - Mo Lurch, Aftermarket & Factory Electronics replied 8 years ago
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If your vehicle was ordered with Tow wiring:

 

Vehicles equipped with the trailer tow package also include an electric trailer brake wiring provision that terminates at a connector located on top of the large body harness connection under the instrument panel to the left of the brake pedal.

 

 

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
and if there isn't a connector there? I bought the truck used and don't know if it had the trailer package...
Dodge Mechanic: Don - Mo Lurch, Aftermarket & Factory Electronics replied 8 years ago

 

If there is no connection, then the vehicle probably didn't come with the Tow Package & you would need to purchase Aftermarket Tow wiring & Brake Contoller Harness.
There are a number of On-Line Trailer Wiring Shops or you may be able to purchase locally at a Trailer / Hitch Shop

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
wouldn't I just be able to cut the dodge connector that came with my new controller? Then I just need to figure out where all the correct wires are?
Dodge Mechanic: Don - Mo Lurch, Aftermarket & Factory Electronics replied 8 years ago

 

Does your truck have a Tow Connector at the rear bumper now with wires ran to the cab?
Is it Factory installed or Aftermarket?

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
It had the 4 pin flat. Last year I installed a 7 from the 4 pin and ran a hot lead to the battery with a circuit breaker. but now I need a brake controller... so that is where I stand.. thanks
Dodge Mechanic: Don - Mo Lurch, Aftermarket & Factory Electronics replied 8 years ago

 

If the 4 pin was Factory & you converted to 7 pin, by adding wires, then you would have to splice into your new wiring, as there would not be a plug for the 4 pin.

 

 

 

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
The 7 pin I bought had a 4 pin built in.. that's not the problem, I just don't know where to find the correct color wires on the ram, for the new brake controller...
Dodge Mechanic: Don - Mo Lurch, Aftermarket & Factory Electronics replied 8 years ago

 

That was my question..........
Is this a Factory Tow wire harness (4 pin) or aftermarket?

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Teh original 4 pin seemed to be factory.. the 7 pin I added was afterrmarket
Dodge Mechanic: Don - Mo Lurch, Aftermarket & Factory Electronics replied 8 years ago

 

I will relist this, as I have very limited info on the 4 pin & if it is Aftermarket

sorry.............

 

 

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
I am confused. I just need the location and color of the brake wire that I need to connect to the brake controller..?
Customer reply replied 8 years ago
I figured it out, I put a test lamp on circuits and depressed the brake until I had power... it's the white and tan wire... thanks anyway
Dodge Mechanic: Mopar Certified, Dodge Technician replied 8 years ago
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Hello, my name is Mark.

 

If you are unable to find the factory plug in for the controller, then you will need to wire this yourself.

 

Your controller will have 4 wires.

 

One is power.......I'd run this direct to the battery using an inline fuse.

One is ground....

 

One is the inout from the brake light switch.........this is a white/tan wire at the brake switch.

 

And the last wire, I would run direct to the 7 pin connector, running the wire along the frame rail.

 

Here is a pic, if it helps you.

 

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