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Trailer Brake controller install in a 2006 Chevy Express Van

Please visit my general install page for overall instructions

"Standard" Wire colors to the controller (Tekonsha and others):

    • Tekonsha and others
    • Function
    • Black
    • Battery Positive to controller
    • White
    • Negative Ground for Controller
    • Blue
    • Brake feed from controller to Trailer plug at back of truck
    • Red
    • tap into truck Brake light switch signal to tell controller to apply brakes

Remember, the above colors are just a GUIDE. your colors may be different, read the instructions!

Brake controller will have 4 wires to connect. (I quote Tekonsha wire colors, but many brands are the same)

Blue wire will run to the back of the truck, and connect to the Blue (brake) terminal on the trailer plug (drill a hole in the firewall and run the wire under the truck)

White wire is to frame ground. (find a screw under the dash)

Red Wire taps into stop light switch (see pictures below)

Black wire is battery feed, hook to stud in fuse panel under dash (through that same hole you drilled for the blue wire)

Tap into this wire with a side tap (scotch lock) for the brake light feed (red wire)


Stub below is power feed for brake controller, fuse that powers it is empty in picture, and circled