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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-11-2014, 08:12 PM Thread Starter
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2011+ TBC install W/O Tow Package

As I'm sure most of you know, you apparently can not install an OEM Ford TBC in a truck without the tow package and have it function properly. The common reason has to do with ABS sensors.
Well, I can confirm that you CAN install a fully functional TBC without tow package. The main issue was found in this article here: http://m.f150online.com/forums/showt...43#post5096043.
The reason the TBC will not function is the lack of three wires in the wiring harness from engine bay to rear of truck. I ran two new wires (trailer brake and 12v+, didn't need third reverse light wire) from engine bay back to the 7-pin plug I had installed (Ford OEM hitch and plug), and TBC is fully functional. Now, it may not have all the advanced anti-sway etc (no way to confirm this) that the full tow package has due to ABS issues cited as the reason you can't install TBC, but I can confirm that it works.

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2011+ TBC install W/O Tow Package

Nice find.
I don't see why not. If ford could activate it then I would be surprised to hear that the advanctrac didn't work with it.

Hook up to a trailer and give her a shake. The trucks computer will brake the trailer and counter brake your opposite front tires to sway if the trailer.

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