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Old 11-12-2008, 12:45 AM   #1
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i am installing a dexter inertial electric brake controller for my new stehl tow dolly. it has 4 wires: one for 12v power, one for brake light sensing, one to go to the electric brakes (blue), and a ground.
in the rear of the moho by the trailer hitch, there is a 6 pin connector. i assume 1 of those is for the brakes.
i cannot find the other end of the "brake" wire under the dashboard. i think the wire i am looking for is probably blue. it is supposed to be 14 gauge. any ideas on where it may be hiding would be appreciated. if i cannot find that wire, i will have to run a 35 foot long wire under the moho for the brakes. not a good thing.
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i am installing a dexter inertial electric brake controller for my new stehl tow dolly. it has 4 wires: one for 12v power, one for brake light sensing, one to go to the electric brakes (blue), and a ground.
in the rear of the moho by the trailer hitch, there is a 6 pin connector. i assume 1 of those is for the brakes.
i cannot find the other end of the "brake" wire under the dashboard. i think the wire i am looking for is probably blue. it is supposed to be 14 gauge. any ideas on where it may be hiding would be appreciated. if i cannot find that wire, i will have to run a 35 foot long wire under the moho for the brakes. not a good thing.
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Dan, if your motorhome is wired like my Sunova you won't find a blue brake controller wire. I'd suggest checking the back of the trailer connector for the blue wire and see if it actually goes anywhere. I had to run my own wire from the instrument area back to the rear of the coach.
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Old 11-14-2008, 06:45 AM   #4
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Before you get too frustrated take the trailer harness connector apart to see if the blue wire is actually terminated there. When we installed our electric brake controller I found out the hard way that the blue brake wire was installed by Ford on the chassis but not run to the socket by Winnebago.

When I asked the factory rep why it wasn't installed he said the dealers terminate the brake wire if a customer purchases a brake controller or is aware that they will be towing a dolly or trailer with electric brakes.

I found the wire folded back and taped in the Ford harness about 4' from the rear of the coach. I had to add a length of wire to get it to the socket.

As for the wiring under the dash both Ford and Workhorse have a plug taped to the steering column that's meant to be used for connecting an electric brake controller. The plug may not match your controller but most brake controller manufacturers make an adaptor harness for almost any make and model vehicle. The one for our Tekonsha Prodigy controller to a Ford chassis cost about $10.00
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When I installed my brake controller I dug around under the steering column and found the grrey plug all taped up. Then I looked at the Ford wiring diagram and found a 30 amp circuit breaker under the hood labeled "Brake control" In the back of the coah all wrapped up under the spare tire was the blue wire and all the rest of the needed wires labeled. Like the man said I just had to extens a few wires to get them to the 7 prong recepticle. It was already wired with a 6 prong which I eliminated.
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