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Old 07-27-2015, 12:44 PM   #1
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Installing electrical brake controller 2000 Adventurer

Has anyone installed a trailer brake controller on a Winnebago Adventurer? If so what is the fix for the brake pedal signal wire being grounded after you let off the pedal. By it being grounded you cannot use the slider on the trailer controller as it creates a dead short to ground, unless pedal is depressed.
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Is there a prewired connection under the dash by your steering column?


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Yes there is but it is where i used my multimeter to confirm the blog i read about the problem. Like i posted on another forum here on IRV2, it would appear that when the F53 Ford chassis was wired before Winn took possession they had a reason to ground the brake signal when the brake pedal is in the up position and switch it so that 12 volts is on it when the pedal is depressed. If you push the trailer brake controller to apply so power to the trailer brakes without depressing the pedal it creates a short to ground, ie 12 volts to battery negative. so fuses blow or wires melt.
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Installing electrical brake controller 2000 Adventurer

So, there is no pigtail adaptor?
Maybe call Tekonsha directly. They may have a fix. They were very helpful when I installed their unit in our Moho. Good luck.
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I am trying to picture how this is happening. But If that is indeed the case, a diode should be able to solve that. I think the previous post is the easiest way to a solution though.
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