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Old 07-24-2016, 11:42 AM   #1
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So my husband says he is going to instal the brake controller for our TT (grey wolf 26 Dbh) that we pick up next Saturd himself!??? He is pretty handy, but this still makes me nervous. Any thoughts if this is no bueno? Or have experience themselves?
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Old 07-24-2016, 11:50 AM   #2
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What is your tow vehicle ? The controller is on the vehicle ! I installed mine on my 2013 Chevy Z-71 . Piece of pie, as easy as cake !
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Old 07-24-2016, 11:57 AM   #3
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Old 07-24-2016, 11:58 AM   #4
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What is your tow vehicle ? The controller is on the vehicle ! I installed mine on my 2013 Chevy Z-71 . Piece of pie, as easy as cake !
Your 2013 didn't have an integrated brake controller, My son's 2011 Sierra does and if I am not mistaken they started installing the integrated brake controller in 2010
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Old 07-24-2016, 12:01 PM   #5
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Agreed... need to know the tow vehicle.

That said, most full-size pickups have a socket for a brake controller (the owner's manual will show you where) and you buy the vehicle-specific adapter harness when you buy the brake controller. It literally does take seconds to plug it in - you will spend more time deciding where to mount the bracket.
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Your 2013 didn't have an integrated brake controller, My son's 2011 Sierra does and if I am not mistaken they started installing the integrated brake controller in 2010
You are correct ! It is a seperate option from the Tow Package, this truck does not have it !
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Old 07-24-2016, 02:27 PM   #7
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It was an option on my 2013 Silverado LTZ. That's why I purchased the Remote control brake controller where the controls just plug into the cigarette lighter. It was also an option on my 2015 Silverado, but I ordered that from the factory, so I made sure it had one!
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The OP posted they have a Nissan Armada SUV.

Installing a brake controller is usually quite simple IF the Armada has the factory tow package.

If it doesn't, it's much more difficult.

My truck did have the factory tow package and I was able to install the controller in about 30 minutes.
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As Dan said, It all depends on whether your vehicle has the factory tow package. Check your build sheet and see if it does.

You'll also want a good brake controller, not the cheapie that you get at the local auto parts store.
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