All you will need is a 12v fused supply wire, Ground Wire, Signal Wire from the brake switch from the brake pedal , and a nice 10-12 ga heavy brake output wire to run back to the 7 way. I went the opposite way, I wanted to remove my brake controller as I don't need it and wont ever use it, I bought the other trim bezel to even get rid of it. Came on at every start up. Thanks, Saldog If I understand you correctly, it cannot be done. Model 2014-2015 silverado, silverado 1500, sierra, sierra 1500. I would reallllly like to have the factory controller in the dash - but couldn't find a truck with everything I wanted - so figured the brake controller was the easiest to work around. I will never tow anything that has a braking system on it, I use the truck to drive back and forth to work and make sure I can get here in any weather since I am an essential employee to keeping the electricity on for people.
I bought a new trailer and had them install brake controller as part of the deal and it plugged right in. This caused confusion with the service department as the part is not a warranty part and it is not a free part. This is the beauty of the newer controllers. Note the top harness plugging into the empty pocket where the switch goes. The stock controller probably integrates into existing hooks for wheel speed, brake pedal pressure, speed, etc.
I like the looks of the factory brake controller mine does not have it and I would like to go that route. The parts include the dash switch,a complete chassis harness and a module for the rear. I unplugged the controller and as soon as I fire the truck up got a warning of brake controller failure and to see the dealership. On my 2013 there was a pig tail bare end wire harness taped up under the dash for an aftermarket controller. Now, with the manufacturer's wiring prepared we'll go ahead and add the butt connectors as necessary. .
The most that ever goes in the bed is our bicycles for races or stuff we need for the house, sometimes we use the receiver hitch bike carrier as well. Perhaps if you call in advance and ask to speak to the service manager and mention the wire harness and ask to have it on hand when you go in and have your recalls addressed. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information. I love my 2014 Z71 all leather in white diamond and knew the first year run would have a few hiccups. To begin our install we'll first locate the manufacturer's brake control port wiring. Model 2014 silverado 1500, sierra 1500. Chris explained it awhile back as to why they do it, I don't remember the full explanation.
I remove the main switch from the trim ring and stuffed it back into the back of the dash out of the way for now. I wish my truck came with it. This bcm lockdown thing kinda burns my bacon a little bit. Just my 2 cents worth, I am not a fan of being held hostage by integrating this feature into the trucks electronics when it has no need to be done that way. Now to access the brake controller port wiring, it'll usually be taped to the manufacturer's wiring so you can simply cut it free. If they don't it will not go any further in the process. I have an appointment to go into the dealership next week but ifffff I need to try to find and buy a harness - I need to hurry as suppose to hook up my cool little camping trailer the following weekend.
I went the opposite way, I wanted to remove my brake controller as I don't need it and wont ever use it, I bought the other trim bezel to even get rid of it. Note: Videos are provided as a guide only. I remove the main switch from the trim ring and stuffed it back into the back of the dash out of the way for now. I mean I'm spending my money elsewhere here. I did a search for this topic and did not see this come up anywhere else. He swore they could do it. I actually had to re-read your post because I cannot understand a situation where removing the controller would make sense.
I unplugged the controller and as soon as I fire the truck up got a warning of brake controller failure and to see the dealership. You really find the small cubby hole of the other trim bezel useful enough to remove the trailer brake controller? Technician can find the wires located directly above the overhead roof console. I am an early build and the harness was omitted - but apparently???? Any info would be helpful. I had no other option though as the dealership I got my truck from ordered all of their trucks with them no matter what. A few posters have had great luck with their local dealers both providing the part and installing it both. I called the dealer, and they said nothing came up in the system on my truck - but after we checked. Now, go ahead and straighten it out and then cut each wire to the same length stripping back the wires.
Then you can go ahead and install a regular trailer brake controller as in past years. Edited March 22, 2015 by darkfox1 it would be great to see that, believe me. I'm wondering if I can get a harness?? When I bought the other bezel I thought the cubby would be bigger, so yeah it doesn't get much use but I like it better for some reason than having the controller sitting there instead. I do have the z82 package and it all works!! Yep, for me it was. Sure would be useful to have. Well, in the case of the trailer brake controller, you're probably not dealing with something traditional here, so much as you're dealing with an interface into a complicated system. Why be a jerk about it? The wiring is there though.
I thought I was getting the tow package and I was wrong. This bulletin provides a service procedure to inspect and verify the installation of the spark plug wires on certain vehicles equipped with a gen v gas 5. However if you have a truck with a trailer tow package and all the other trailer preparation features that are on my truck you would think that the controller would be included. The parts guy told me no harness needed and its all plug and play. Ours is not, so we'll just go ahead and pull it down. So unless I wanted to place a custom order and wait 8-10 weeks at the time then I was stuck with it. I know you posted that up, but that dealer is smoking it and doesn't know it yet.
Here on the driver's side in front of the fuse panel taped to the manufacturer's wiring will be the brake controller wiring. Truck was all pre-wired back to the bumper where the 7 way plug was. Came on at every start up. Technician will find diagnostic trouble codes and setting at times. . .