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Old 05-25-2015, 01:25 PM   #1
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How to set trailer brake controller

I just got my new 2015 Ram 2500 6.4l/4.10 setup and it has a trailer brake controller on the dash. My Ram 1500 did not and I had no problems stopping my rig. Do I need to worry about the brake controller with the 2500? If so how do I set it up?
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Old 05-25-2015, 07:58 PM   #3
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Have you checked the owner's manual for the truck? On my '14 Ram 1500, the brake controller setup screen is part of the EVIC display. Use the buttons on the steering wheel to choose braking mode (Electric Light or Electric Heavy). then use the +/- buttons on the brake controller to set the gain.
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Old 05-25-2015, 10:23 PM   #4
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I just got my new 2015 Ram 2500 6.4l/4.10 setup and it has a trailer brake controller on the dash. My Ram 1500 did not and I had no problems stopping my rig. Do I need to worry about the brake controller with the 2500? If so how do I set it up?
Did you get an owner's manual?
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Old 05-26-2015, 01:18 PM   #6
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Did you get an owner's manual?
X2.....it should explain how to set it up.
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Old 05-26-2015, 02:29 PM   #7
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My 2012 Ram had the setup in the owners manual, with the center display it was easy and step by step even without the owners manual, just pick the type (light, heavy, eoh light or eoh heavy), adjust the gain test the slider.
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Thanks for sharing, Scootdawg. Much clearer than the owners' manual. I had asked at my Chevy stealership, and got the 10 foot stare in the 5 foot room look. Despite that, love the truck, pulls effortlessly and now I'll be able to come to comfortable stops.
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I had a 2012 RAM 1500 HEMI towing a Rockwood 8282ws. I set my controller at 4.5 and it was ideal for the truck and trailer to simultaneously brake at the same time. Dealer had told me to go into a parking lot and try the brake controller starting at 3.5. Did that and that's how I found the 4.5 being the best for my setup.
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I have the same truck (2014) except with 3:73 gears and I have put 25,000 miles on it and it pulls like a dream. My 5er weighs in at just under 10,000 lbs and I set my controller at 5 and it works for me. I use it manually going down steep hills.
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