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2013 PIU Brake controller plug?


DarKTeK

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Hi everyone,

I've spent a lot of time reading through these forums and others trying to find out definitely the answer to this.

Does anyone here have a 2013 PIU that actually had the brake controller plug as part of their factory installed wiring harness?

I have been under the dash a few times looking for this plug and I cannot find it on my '13.
 


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On a Facebook group someone wrote that in response to my question:

"The trailer brake controller is located below the BCM in the driver's kick panel. It's a pretty standard Ford plug that any trailer brake controller for a Ford will plug into.

My 2014 has the trailer brake controller plug, and when I added the 4 and 7 pin plug harness when I installed my Class III hitch, everything worked perfectly. I haven't put a trailer brake in mine at this point however. "

I haven't been able to check that yet. The BCM is the box that looks like a fuse box?
 




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.................................................................The BCM is the box that looks like a fuse box?
I found this diagram in the List of Useful Thread on Component Location Views for 2011 - 2015 Explorers. Hope it helps. BCM is shown under the #5.

Peter

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Hello,
I was just curious if you or anyone else found a brake controller plug on a PIU? I looked on my 2014 and could not find one.
 




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Some follow-up for others.... For my 2014 PIU it did not have a trailer towing factory package. As such it does not a trailer brake controller wiring plug under the dash. It also does not have wiring I can plug into for a 7 way under the rear passenger side. The connector there does not contain a brake, power, and reverse wire. The connector under the rear passenger side does contain left, right, park, and ground. So if you need a 4-way you can buy a 4-way adapter wiring harness, unplug the dummy plug end, and plug the harness into the connector. Plug and play. But if you need a 7-way you will have to run the power, brake, and reverse wiring.
 




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