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Old 07-14-2004, 09:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Installing brake controller in 1998 K1500?

I have a 1998 Chevy K1500 that I need to install a brake controller in. It has a hitch from the factory, but no wiring.
I've been told that there should be all the wires necessary at the rear of the truck wrapped up in a harness. I think I know what to do to install them.

My question is for the brake controller. I have Tekonsha Voyager. I know the stoplight feed goes to the "NAT" terminal under the dash. There should be 2 wires under the hood, like near the brake booster for the power and brake controller output. What do I have to do to hook up the power wire? It just gets wired onto one of those wires under the hood? Thanks alot.

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Old 07-14-2004, 09:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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check above the spare tire and its crossmember, i think thats where mine was. as far as the wiring, im too tired to think.
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THe underhood wires should be under the master cylinder near the junction box on the fender.....the rear wires should be in the tail light harness on the driversside near the frame rail.

as for wiring, on mine, I ran both the under hood wires into the cab, used one for the brake signal wire, and one for the power wire, for power I used a spade type crimp on, and found an empty terminal in the fuse panel that had switched on power to plug the spade into.

Thats all I can remember....as I did it a few years ago and don't own the truck anymore.

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At the top of this forum is a thread called "Got Brakes?"


It has all of your answers.


Or try this thread. It's Chevy hardwire specific.


For a 98, you should be able to use the NAT terminal on the right, in the fuse block.
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Old 07-15-2004, 11:40 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Got everything installed and it works. Now I just need to get the trailer squared away. Replace some bulbs and maybe fix some wires. Thanks alot!

Brian

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