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Old 07-26-2015, 09:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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2015 3500HD Aftermarket Trailer brake Controller

On a 2015 GMC Sierra 3500HD with trailer towing package, I am assuming that I can install an aftermarket trailer brake controller, plug the harness directly into the brake controller receptacle under left side of instrument panel, and all is good to go. I have not found , or seen, any information that says any other connections, or fuses, are necessary. Curt Manufacturing says it is plugin and go with their controller. eTrailer says it is plugin and go with their controller. This is the information I am finding.

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Old 07-26-2015, 10:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I should have read the previous post first.

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Yes. Plug n play. Here's a link to my 2015s with a Hopkins controller.

https://www.dieselplace.com/forum/7109370-post5.html
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I should also add that my 2015 3500 HD DOES have the factory intergrated brake controller. But I want to use an aftermarket brake controller.
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....2015 GMC 3500HD SLT Duramax 4x4, Long Bed, Crew Cab.....Ranch Hand Legend Full Front Bumper Replacement....

Chevrolet 1974 Blazer 4x4, 350ci, AC still works with R134A ....This is my ranch work truck.....
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If you are worried about wiring, you can always go with the prodigy wireless brake
controller. I have had mine for 2 years and it has worked flawlessly.
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On a 2015 GMC Sierra 3500HD with trailer towing package, I am assuming that I can install an aftermarket trailer brake controller, plug the harness directly into the brake controller receptacle under left side of instrument panel, and all is good to go. I have not found , or seen, any information that says any other connections, or fuses, are necessary. Curt Manufacturing says it is plugin and go with their controller. eTrailer says it is plugin and go with their controller. This is the information I am finding.
This truck DOES have the factory intergrated brake controller. But, I want to use a Prodigy 2, as that is what I have on hand already.
Is it just plug in and use without any other considerations ?????
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....2005 GMC 2500HD SLT Duramax 4x4, Long Bed, Crew Cab .... Ranch Hand Legend Full Front Bumper Replacement, Schefenacker TTT Mirrors from Kennedy Diesel, SilverStar Headlamps, Waag Wheel to Wheel Step Bars, Mike L. 2006 Trans. Cooler , TD-EOC w/air dam, AFE Bladerunner Turbo Mouthpiece.......
....2015 GMC 3500HD SLT Duramax 4x4, Long Bed, Crew Cab.....Ranch Hand Legend Full Front Bumper Replacement....

Chevrolet 1974 Blazer 4x4, 350ci, AC still works with R134A ....This is my ranch work truck.....
....2010 GL1800 IVA Honda Gold Wing.....
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Old 07-29-2015, 05:11 PM   #7 (permalink)
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On a 2015 GMC Sierra 3500HD with trailer towing package, I am assuming that I can install an aftermarket trailer brake controller, plug the harness directly into the brake controller receptacle under left side of instrument panel, and all is good to go. I have not found , or seen, any information that says any other connections, or fuses, are necessary. Curt Manufacturing says it is plugin and go with their controller. eTrailer says it is plugin and go with their controller. This is the information I am finding.
This truck DOES have the factory intergrated brake controller. But, I want to use a Prodigy 2, as that is what I have on hand already.
Is it just plug in and use without any other considerations ?????
OK, I'll ask the obvious question, if it's got the integrated control, why add one? Mine worked flawlessly pulling our 15K 5th wheel with hydraulic disk brakes.
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On a 2015 GMC Sierra 3500HD with trailer towing package, I am assuming that I can install an aftermarket trailer brake controller, plug the harness directly into the brake controller receptacle under left side of instrument panel, and all is good to go. I have not found , or seen, any information that says any other connections, or fuses, are necessary. Curt Manufacturing says it is plugin and go with their controller. eTrailer says it is plugin and go with their controller. This is the information I am finding.
This truck DOES have the factory intergrated brake controller. But, I want to use a Prodigy 2, as that is what I have on hand already.
Is it just plug in and use without any other considerations ?????
Any help from anyone on my questions above ???
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....2005 GMC 2500HD SLT Duramax 4x4, Long Bed, Crew Cab .... Ranch Hand Legend Full Front Bumper Replacement, Schefenacker TTT Mirrors from Kennedy Diesel, SilverStar Headlamps, Waag Wheel to Wheel Step Bars, Mike L. 2006 Trans. Cooler , TD-EOC w/air dam, AFE Bladerunner Turbo Mouthpiece.......
....2015 GMC 3500HD SLT Duramax 4x4, Long Bed, Crew Cab.....Ranch Hand Legend Full Front Bumper Replacement....

Chevrolet 1974 Blazer 4x4, 350ci, AC still works with R134A ....This is my ranch work truck.....
....2010 GL1800 IVA Honda Gold Wing.....
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Okay. I'll bite. If you have the JL1, why do you need an aftermarket controller?

Directions here
Installation Of An Aftermarket Trailer Brake Controller In Lieu Of Factory Trailer Brake Controller – 2014-2015 Chevrolet Silverado GMC SierraOEMDTC - OEMDTC
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I bite....
With the integrated controller, you have full proportional control based on the pressure of the brake fluid in the lines. Better than any electronic controller. The harder you step on the brake pedal, the harder the trailer brakes will come on, or release the brakes a bit and the trailer brakes will release in proportion. There is also a gain control so you can add or decrease the trailer braking to stay in balance with the truck brakes. All this is handed to you with a JL1 optioned truck.

I have only used a few integrated controls, and I have found that they are better than any electronic unit. They work like my "BrakeSmart" unit which also reads brake line fluid pressure.

It doesn't get any better.

So, why bother adding anything?

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