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Old 09-29-2008, 09:34 AM   #1
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OK experts,

You all have been lots of help. I think this is my last question related to the used 2006, F250, crew cab, short box, 6.0L PSD, automatic I recently purchased.

Short of hooking up my trailer and testing the brakes how can I confirm that the integrated trailer brake control is currently functional? The truck has the factory reciever hitch and tranny cooler installed along with the big tow mirrors. Naturally I assume that it is.

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OK experts,

You all have been lots of help. I think this is my last question related to the used 2006, F250, crew cab, short box, 6.0L PSD, automatic I recently purchased.

Short of hooking up my trailer and testing the brakes how can I confirm that the integrated trailer brake control is currently functional? The truck has the factory reciever hitch and tranny cooler installed along with the big tow mirrors. Naturally I assume that it is.

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Old 09-29-2008, 01:26 PM   #3
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You will have to plug in the trailer to test it. When your trailer is plugged into the truck the brake controller will have a little trailer light up indicating the controller has sensed the trailer connection. The controller display will also indicate the sensitivity level you have it set at (default is 8.0). When you depress the brake pedal (even if standing still in park) the meter under the display will gradually light up to the right. If that works OK, you should then put it in drive, manually lock the trailer brakes (using the knobs on the controller, and make sure you don't move. Then you can set the sensitivity to where you want it.
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Thanks K-Star.

If it doesn't work, is there something obvious I should check or do.

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Old 09-29-2008, 05:14 PM   #5
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Some hitch shops use a device that plugs into your truck end and tests every circuit. I forget what it's called or who makes it. Of course Ford will have a test for their controller.
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if it doesn't work, first check that none of the pins are corroded and the fuse is good. check the owners manual as I believe there is a relay involved with the brake controller too.

Finally follow Ray's advice. If fact my RV dealer has a similar device. I would probably not go to Ford first unless it is still under warranty.
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