Factory brake controller

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  1. Joshua W Watson

    Joshua W Watson Junior Member

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    My 2019 Bighorn had every option I wanted, but the trailer brake controller. So I talked the dealer into throwing it in.

    Here's the service invoice, including part number, part and labor cost.

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  2. dmalonecentral

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    Nice. Thanks for posting. Not as bad as I was expecting. I thought someone on here mentioned a lot more.


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    The window sticker didn't have it listed. My dealer thew it in after.
     
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    Oops - wrong GEN. This can be deleted. My rant is irrelevant here.
     
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  5. Retiring Don

    Retiring Don Junior Member

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    Does anyone know if the factory trailer brake is a "time delay" or "proportional"? No one at the dealership could answer my question and searching Google drew a blank.
     
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    I believe it is a combination of of speed and braking force proportional. It utilizes a lot more than just a accelerometer like proportional and it's definitely not a time delay.
    It also incorporates electronic trailer sway control that works with the truck's ABS/VSC.
     
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    I dont know what that means but I have mine set at 5.5 and when pulling my app. 6000# trailer it feels like I have plenty of brakes.
     
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    I also didn’t want the tow mirrors but wanted factory controller. I bought it but got dealer to install for free as part of the sale of my 19 rebel.
     
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    I put an aftermarket one in but dealership charged $100 to flash computer to get it to work. It plugged into factory wiring. Worked in my 2015 also. My dash light will not go off an dealer said live with it or buy one from them. Anyone have this problem.
     
  10. Dan Massiello

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    I just picked up a 2018 Ram 1500 Laramie and got the dealer to agree to swap my controller from my 2014 1500 Express, which I added as a dealer option. upon trying to install, they discovered the part was apparently different. but when trying to install the current part, the truck wouldn't take the programming. apparently the "new" part is backordered. it physically fits, has the same plugs, but the truck's software will not recognize the part, and it's all MOPAR. makes no sense to me, the only reason I have a truck is to tow a trailer and now I can't until at least February
     

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