1992 Chevy GMC 1500 Brake Controller Installation

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1992 Chevy GMC 1500 Brake Controller Installation
(Other Years May Be the Same or Similar)

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"Standard" Wire Colors from Chevy Trucks

When using a wiring harness supplied by your vehicle’s Manufacturer (OE Harness), DO NOT MATCH COLORS. Please follow wiring chart below

Chevy Wiring
Brake Controller Wiring
Red Black +12 Volts
Light Blue Red Stop Light
Black White Ground
Dark Blue Blue Trailer Brakes
Brown NA  

Remember, the above colors are just a GUIDE. your colors may be different, read the instructions!
Chevy 1500 Truck Brake Controller Installation

We found the brake light switch tap on the switch. It was the white wire, second or third from the end (from the back of the truck) The picture shows looking up from the floorboard. Rather than reach all the way up to the switch, we un-wrapped part of the tap on the wire harness where it was easier to reach.

Get a test light and test all the pins on this plug, looking for the one that lights up when you press the brake pedal. The brake light switch is very hard to reach, so poking the wire might be easier, but with a probe tester, look for a wire under the dash that lights with the brake lights. You are probably looking for a small gauge white wire (seems most GM trucks of this era used white). Tap into the wire for the brake light feed (red wire on Tekonsha brand controllers)

For power, we ran a wire through the firewall, and tapped onto the fuse panel under the hood, through a 20 amp Fuse or Circuit Breaker.

We grounded the controller under the dash to a ground screw. Easy.

The blue (brake wire to plug) was simply passed through a hole in the firewall and ran along the frame to the back plug on the truck. (making sure to use lots of tie wraps to keep the wire away from hot and moving parts)


We used one of the main power feed studs on the panel, and with a ring connector, got power to the Circuit breaker, to feed to controller. A 20 amp fuse would also work fine

Chevy 1500 Truck Brake Controller Installation

Chevy 1500 Truck Brake Controller Installation

We used a 20 amp fuse Circuit Breaker to power the brake controller, AND supply power to the 12 Volt power terminal on the trailer plug. This truck did not have wire ran to the back, so we used our 2 conductor brake wire and ran it ourselves. Drilled a small 3/8" hole in a rubber plug in the fire wall to run the wire to the brake controller under the dash.

Chevy 1500 Truck Brake Controller Installation

From here, the blue wire from the brake controller is simply ran through the firewall from under the dash, down under the truck, to the Trailer plug at the back of the Van Make sure the wire is out of harms way when you run it to the back.

Chevy 1500 Truck Brake Controller Installation

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