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Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Assembly - Self-Adjusting - 12-1/4" - Left Hand - 9K to 10K

Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Assembly - Self-Adjusting - 12-1/4" - Left Hand - 9K to 10K

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12-1/4" x 3-3/8" Driver's-side electric brake fits 9,000-lb to 10,000-lb axles. Mounting flange has a 7-bolt pattern. Self-adjusting brakes require little maintenance. Fits 15" or larger wheels. 1-800-940-8924 to order Dexter accessories and parts part number 23-450 or order online at Free expert support on all Dexter products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Assembly - Self-Adjusting - 12-1/4" - Left Hand - 9K to 10K. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Dexter Accessories and Parts - 23-450

  • Trailer Brakes
  • Electric Drum Brakes
  • Brake Assembly
  • 12-1/4 x 3-3/8 Inch Drum
  • Dexter
  • LH
  • Self Adjust
  • 9000 lbs
  • 10000 lbs

12-1/4" x 3-3/8" Driver's-side electric brake fits 9,000-lb to 10,000-lb axles. Mounting flange has a 7-bolt pattern. Self-adjusting brakes require little maintenance. Fits 15" or larger wheels.


  • Electric brakes are easier to install and offer more user control than hydraulic brakes
    • Requires only an electric brake controller (sold separately) - no actuator or hydraulic lines necessary
  • Self-adjusting brakes automatically adjust to deliver optimum performance and braking power
    • No need for manual brake adjustments
    • Proper adjustment leads to better brake efficiency and less wear on your tow vehicle's brakes
  • Mounting bolts and hardware sold separately
  • Made in the USA


  • Application: most standard hub-and-drum assemblies, including Dexter and Lippert (LCI)
  • Configuration: left hand (driver's side)
  • Dimensions: 12-1/4" diameter x 3-3/8" wide
  • Mounting flange bolt pattern: 7 bolt
  • Wheel size: 15" or larger
  • Axle rating: 9,000 lbs - 10,000 lbs
  • Limited 5-year warranty

K23-450-00 Dexter Electric Brake Assembly, LH 12-1/4" x 3-3/8" - Self Adjust - 9,000 lbs to 10,000 lbs

Replaces 23-450

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Dexter Electric Trailer Brake Assembly - Self-Adjusting - 12-1/4" - Left Hand - 9K to 10K - 23-450

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (20 Customer Reviews)

12-1/4" x 3-3/8" Driver's-side electric brake fits 9,000-lb to 10,000-lb axles. Mounting flange has a 7-bolt pattern. Self-adjusting brakes require little maintenance. Fits 15" or larger wheels.


Easy install. Good fit and finish.
did not come with new mounting bolts so make sure you save the originals or get new ones


Gwen did an outstanding job taking care of me. She has excellent customer service skills and is the epitome of the perfect ambassador to represent your company.


Very professional and easy to work with


I can’t thank you enough for the amazing response for delivery!


Perfect is all I can say about this product. Exact match and extremely easy installation. Outstanding customer service, located exact same item from another supplier and the processing the "Lowest Price Pledge" adjustment was received quickly. Cannot say enough about the ease of ordering and fast delivery from etrailer. Will certainly be a returning customer.

Yes, these items are still performing as expected no issues what so ever.Thanks for checking in.
HLC - 09/28/2015


I ordered my parts on Thursday and received them the next day. They were OEM Dexter parts not some aftermarket stuff, and they were 60 dollars cheaper than any local trailer parts places I checked at. Great parts, Great price, Great service !!!!!! My kinda place.


I am completely Satisfied With the Products I received a year ago and have since then order more parts for my fleet needs was impressed with my last order and will continue doing business with this company as long as I live


Product is great, but delivery by ups was a problem, product was damaged! I was unable to return product as I was in process of installation!


Dexter brakes bolted right up and works great


Pricing was fair on the assemblies. They were exactly as stated. Shipping was reasonable and timely.


Good products and fast shipping.




Exact fit



Perfect fit. Will order from you as nee ded


perfect is just what I expected thanks


Fast shipping!!


Perfect thank you !!!



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  • Are there 12 x 3-3/8 Inch Electric Trailer Brakes
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