electric brakes

Submitted: Tuesday, Jan 10, 2006 at 16:20
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I have a 2004 gls, I want to fit trailer brakes, can anyone tell me which wire on the brake peddle switch to connect to. Ta
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Tuesday, Jan 10, 2006 at 17:52

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2006 at 17:52
Seapaj,

Electric brakes (on a trailer, or similar I presume you mean) are operated by a Brake Controller. This would come with instructions as to how to wire it up.

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Follow Up By: Seapaj - Tuesday, Jan 10, 2006 at 18:07

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2006 at 18:07
Thanks, I forgot to say Mitsubishi 2004 GLS. My problem was where to connect on the car. Would the the brake light terminal on the trailer plug be OK for brake activiation signal to controller?
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Reply By: Original Banjo (SA) - Tuesday, Jan 10, 2006 at 19:08

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2006 at 19:08
If you haven't got clear installation instructions, and/or you don't have sufficient experience with such issues, maybe get a pro installer to do it - hell - we are talking about trying to stop in a hurry, with a big load on probably - the one time you need it all to be working really well, might be the least time you press that pedal.
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Reply By: basilbrush - Tuesday, Jan 10, 2006 at 19:31

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2006 at 19:31
You should connect to the stoplight switch on the brake pedal to the cold side (voltage only when pedal is pushed).
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Reply By: Member - Charlie M (SA) - Tuesday, Jan 10, 2006 at 19:45

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2006 at 19:45
If all else fails running a activation wire from the brake line at the plug does work, (red wire)
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Reply By: Nav 8 - Tuesday, Jan 10, 2006 at 21:06

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2006 at 21:06
Basilbrush wins the money, thats the one.
Nav.
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Follow Up By: Seapaj - Wednesday, Jan 11, 2006 at 18:18

Wednesday, Jan 11, 2006 at 18:18
Thanks to all. Wire at brake is brown/green
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