brake signal wire for electronic brake controller - FordTough.ca - Home of Canadian Ford Truck Enthusiasts
Ranger Forum ALL YEARS ALL MODELS

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-14-2008, 08:04 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 26
brake signal wire for electronic brake controller

hey guys and gals
installing a used electronic trailer brake controller from my fiance's old truck into mine. i'm just wondering where i would find the brake signal wire.

Thanks
krazykanuk is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-14-2008, 08:09 PM
 
Viper238's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Woodstock, Ont
Posts: 3,353
Send a message via MSN to Viper238
Quote:
Originally Posted by krazykanuk View Post
hey guys and gals
installing a used electronic trailer brake controller from my fiance's old truck into mine. i'm just wondering where i would find the brake signal wire.

Thanks
What year / model truck?
Viper238 is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-15-2008, 02:17 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 26
sorry its a 94 ranger super/extended cab.
bought the truck used, not sure exactly which sub model it is.
krazykanuk is offline  
 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-15-2008, 02:44 PM
 
fordtough.ca's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: GTA
Posts: 7,721
Do you need positive or negative for your controller
if positive you can pull it out of your rear break harness
If negative I think there is a limit switch beside your break pedal(or that maybe a positive)
but double check with a tester which one is positive wire



100% free webcam site! | Awesome chicks and it is absolutely free! | Watch free live sex cam - easy as 1-2-3
fordtough.ca is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-15-2008, 03:59 PM
 
Viper238's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Woodstock, Ont
Posts: 3,353
Send a message via MSN to Viper238
If you need a positive..
My resources are listing.. But always test with a Digital Multi Meter first.
BRAKE lt. green (+) at brake pedal switch

Often times that wire runs down the side of the vehicle under the carpet.
I have no listing for a negative.
Viper238 is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-16-2008, 08:31 AM
 
Chienlaid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Sudbury, Ontario
Posts: 151
I installed one on my 2007 Ranger and I spliced into the brake switch wire. Make sure you're splicing after the switch not before the switch or you're brakes will be on all the time. Brake controller works great, I pull a 17' Terry trailer with it.

This is what I used:




There are no stupid questions, but there are a LOT of inquisitive idiots.
Chienlaid is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-17-2008, 10:00 AM
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 16
http://www.the12volt.com
go to that site and click on vehicle wiring. I use this alot at work when I'm installing remote starts. Go to the switch above the pedal and solder in your connection. Those tap connectors are ok, but over time corrosion gets them.
red85 is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Brake dust fordtough.ca Care & Detailing 18 09-14-2009 10:15 PM
Parking brake shoes Fordwheeler Super Duty Forum 7 10-09-2008 04:28 PM
Brake help Fordwheeler Super Duty Forum 3 09-25-2008 05:56 PM
Emerg Brake Allway1 Super Duty Forum 0 03-27-2008 09:00 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome