Trailer brakes on Dodge PU

justql

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I just bought a new Dodge PU. When I bought it, it did not have any trailer lights etc on it. I've got the hitch and lights on it but am having no luck with the electrc brakes. I found the plug under the steering wheel for the controller to hook to( four wires). I have the two wires coming out of the light plug in. But I cannot find any wires at the back of the truck to hook the two wires too.
I really do not want to have to run wires from the front to the back. Escpecially since there is a connector to hook the controller into. I have been unable to trace the wires through the firewall into the motor area. I just assume with the connection at the front that there are wires in the back. But I cannot find them. Any suggestions??
 

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On my 99 I just bought a controler that was wired for a dodge and pluged it in where the 4 wire harness is pluged in now. It's kinda of a bite to unplug the harness. Tight, not much room for two hands.
 
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On another note yet along the same topic

Where is a good place to mount the electric brake controller in the full size Dodge trucks?
 

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No it's already wired. Get the controller and plug it in (where the wireing harness is now). Mount it and your ready to go.
Jeff I just mounted mine bottom of the dash on the left side.
 

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Mine did not have lights wired up. I found the wires under the dash, but none at the rear.
 

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I've got my electric brake controller mounted where the ash tray was on my '00 Dodge. Pulled off the bezel around the instrument panel, unscrewed the climate control switch and I could get the nuts/bolts installed. If/when I sell the truck you'll never know there was a brake controller installed.

I think you're going to have to run the wires from the connector under the steering column all the way back to the trailer plug. I don't think those are wired unless you get the factory hitch/wiring.

Brian
 

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I'm surry. I thought you had a hitch and factory plug already on it. I thought all the trucks came with thr hitch and plug.If you don't have a factory setup then you'll have to run the wires.
 

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Sorry about the spelling. Should have turned on the lite.:eek: