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Redarc Tow-Pro Elite Trailer Brake Controller - 2 Braking Modes - 1 to 3 Axles - Proportional

Redarc Tow-Pro Elite Trailer Brake Controller - 2 Braking Modes - 1 to 3 Axles - Proportional

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Product Expert Kathleen M

Is this right For you? Product Expert Kathleen M says:

Yes, if you:

  • Haul a trailer through rugged off-road or desert terrain similar to the Australian Outback
  • Like the look of your vehicle’s interior and don’t want to ruin it with a clunky brake controller

No, if you:

  • Are intimidated by pulling panels or drilling into your interior to get this installed
  • Want to see your braking status at a glance – this one can be easy to miss
  • Prefer the slide-style manual override to give you more direct control
Mount the control knob of this proportional controller on your dash and set up the main unit in an out-of-the-way spot. Unit works no matter its positioning. User-controlled mode is great for all types of terrain in all types of weather. Lowest Prices for the best trailer brake controller from Redarc. Redarc Tow-Pro Elite Trailer Brake Controller - 2 Braking Modes - 1 to 3 Axles - Proportional part number RED44FR can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Redarc Trailer Brake Controller - RED44FR

  • Electric
  • Electric over Hydraulic
  • Proportional Controller
  • Redarc
  • Dash-Mounted Knob
  • Up to 3 Axles
  • Automatic Leveling
  • Hidden
  • Indicator Lights

Mount the control knob of this proportional controller on your dash and set up the main unit in an out-of-the-way spot. Unit works no matter its positioning. User-controlled mode is great for all types of terrain in all types of weather.


Features:

  • Brake controller activates trailer brakes in proportion to your vehicle's braking action
    • Automatically adjusts trailer's braking based on deceleration of tow vehicle
    • Activates immediately - no pausing like with time-delayed brake controllers
  • Control knob mounts in dash or other easily accessible area
    • Allows for fast and easy adjustment of braking power with turn of the dial
    • Lets you switch from proportional braking to user-controlled mode
    • Provides accessible manual override - just press the knob to activate
    • Offers simple diagnostics with bright, colored LED
  • Wiring harness hardwires into your vehicle's wiring and then plugs directly into the main unit
  • Main unit installs out of sight
    • No more banging your knee on a bulky controller
    • No interference with airbags or other vehicle accessories
    • No hard-to-reach override lever or impossible-to-read screen
  • 2 Different braking modes available
    • Set in proportional mode for everyday use
    • Get absolute control over trailer's braking activity with user-controlled mode - great for off-roading
  • 3-Axis accelerometer measures deceleration in all directions for precise braking and smooth, uniform stopping action
    • Can be mounted at any angle and will still accurately sense the deceleration of your vehicle
  • Active calibration technology continuously monitors your direction of travel and adjusts brake response accordingly
  • Meets or exceeds both UNECE R21 and FMVSS 201 regulations for sustainability and safety
  • Made in Australia


Specs:

  • Application: trailers with up to 3 axles (6 brake assemblies)
    • Designed for use with electric or electric-over-hydraulic trailer brakes
    • Works with 12-volt and 24-volt vehicle electrical systems
  • Main unit dimensions: 4-3/32" long x 3-11/32" wide x 1-1/8" tall
  • Control knob dimensions: 1-7/8" long (including knob) x 9/16" wide x 3/4" tall
    • Length without knob: 1-1/4"
  • Output voltage range: 9V - 32V
  • Output current rating: 25 amps continuous
  • Maximum charging voltage: 12V DC
  • 2-Year warranty


Proportional Braking

With a proportional brake controller, you can get heavy-duty emergency braking, general braking or slow-to-an-idle braking for your trailer automatically. The intensity with which your trailer brakes are activated and the rate at which they are applied are dependent on the deceleration of your tow vehicle. This means that, unlike time-delay controllers - which send the same amount of preset power to your trailer brakes every time - proportional controllers are able to adapt to every braking situation differently. So, if you slam on the brakes in your truck, your trailer brakes will activate with that same extreme intensity. And if you merely slow down as you approach a red light, your trailer will gradually brake in the same manner.


Once the Tow-Pro Elite is mounted, it will sense - via an internal 3-axis accelerometer - how your tow vehicle brakes. This inertia-based sensor responds to the deceleration of your tow vehicle as you brake by signaling the controller to send out enough power to your trailer brakes so that they are activated with an intensity that matches. The result is uniform braking across your towing setup. No push-pull action - just smooth, proportional braking every time.


Tow-Pro Elite Operation

The dash-mountable control knob makes it easy to control your trailer's brakes. In addition to offering fast, simple power adjustment, this knob has an LED indicator that changes color to display different information about the controller.


Redarc Tow Pro Elite Proportional LED Display

While the unit is initially calibrating, the LED light will signal its progress. The LED display will flash green/blue as it seeks to take in information about your vehicle's direction and speed. When the display turns solid blue, the system is set and functioning completely in proportional mode. After this process is complete, the unit will remain calibrated for the next time that you tow. If recalibration is required, it will happen automatically and without LED indication.


You can use the knob to set the maximum amount of power that will be applied to your trailer's brakes. Typically, this power is only readjusted when you experience changing road conditions or if you switch over from a heavy, loaded trailer to a much lighter, empty trailer, or vice versa. To get more power to your brakes, rotate the switch clockwise. To decrease the power output, rotate it counterclockwise.


Redarc Tow Pro Elite Brake LED Intensity

When you apply the tow vehicle's brakes, a red LED light will inform you that power is being sent back to the trailer brakes. As you increase the power with the control knob, the light will glow brighter, indicating the increased braking power.


Should you want a higher degree of control over the trailer's braking, you can use the control knob to switch over to user-controlled braking mode. To change modes, rotate the knob counterclockwise and apply your vehicle's brakes. Then push down on the remote knob twice (2 times within 1 second) and release the brakes.


Redarc Tow Pro Elite User Controlled LED Signal

User-controlled mode is signaled by a green LED. In this mode, the Tow-Pro Elite will apply your trailer's brakes with the same preset amount of power each time you activate the brakes in your vehicle. While in user-controlled mode, the braking power can be adjusted by turning the control knob in the same manner as when you are in proportional mode.


Having this level of control over your braking is particularly beneficial when overlanding or towing a trailer off-road because you may need to alter the trailer's braking based on the specific terrain and situation that you find yourself in. Set the power low if you're towing through sand or mud so that the trailer doesn't stop with too much force and act as an anchor on your vehicle. When on a steep descent, set the power to a higher level to ensure that the trailer's momentum doesn't cause it to push against the tow vehicle.


The Tow-Pro Elite gives you easy access to manually apply the trailer brakes without using the tow vehicle's brakes. To engage the manual override, just push down on the control knob. This will activate the trailer's brakes, helping you to control its momentum.


The manual override will activate your trailer's brakes differently depending on the mode you have selected. While in user-controlled mode it will apply the brakes at the power level set on the control knob to ensure a predictable braking response. When in proportional mode the manual override will activate the trailer brakes in a light manner, which is great for limiting trailer movement while you're cruising.


Simple, Out-of-the-Way Installation

Unlike most proportional controllers on the market, the Tow-Pro Elite has almost no mounting restrictions. It comes in 2 pieces - the main electronic unit and the control knob. Because the only part that you need to be able to access is the control knob, the main unit can be mounted in an out-of-the-way location. So you no longer have to worry about a bulky brake controller scraping against your leg or causing interference with your vehicle's lower airbags.


Redarc Tow Pro Elite Dash Mounted Remote Knob

The dash-mountable control knob can be mounted in a convenient spot that is easy for you to see and access. This can be a blank switch panel, an open area on your center console, or wherever there's space on your dashboard. A universal mounting panel is included to ensure a clean, from-the-factory look. Custom-fit panels are available for certain vehicles as well.


REDARC Tow Pro Elite Flexible Installation Position

Once you have determined where to mount the control knob, you will want to find a good place to install the main unit. The only mounting restriction for the unit is that the included 3' plug-in cable is able to reach between the main unit and the knob.


Thanks to the 3-axis accelerometer, the main unit can be positioned at any angle. There is also an active calibration feature, which constantly evaluates the direction of travel of your vehicle. This enables the unit to recognize any change in position that may have resulted from potholes or back-country roads and automatically correct itself. Because this feature can read the direction of travel, the main unit can also be mounted facing any direction, allowing for even greater flexibility in mounting.


REDARC Tow Pro Elite Harness

The included wiring harness hardwires into your vehicle's wiring and then plugs directly into the main unit. You can also use a vehicle-specific wiring harness (sold separately) to cut down on installation time. These harnesses are available for most newer trucks and SUVs. One end of the custom harness will plug into your vehicle, and the other end will hardwire onto the Tow-Pro harness that plugs into the main unit. Once all connections are made, securely mount the box using screws or double-sided tape. Do not zip-tie the box to wiring or cables that can shift as you drive.


For assistance in properly wiring the Tow-Pro Elite, please refer to the diagrams below:


Redarc Tow Pro Elite Wiring Diagram

Redarc Tow Pro Elite Wiring Diagram

Installation Accessories

See etrailer.com's exclusive 7- and 4-way brake-control installation kit (ETBC7 - sold separately) if you don't already have a 7-way plug at the back of your vehicle.


Note: A 30-amp circuit breaker kit (331-CBK30-EB - sold separately) may be required for installation.



EBRH-ACCV3 REDARC Tow Pro Elite Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 3 Axles - Proportional

Replaces Redarc 331-EBRH-ACCV2

Installation Details RED44FR Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

Redarc Tow-Pro Elite Trailer Brake Controller - 2 Braking Modes - 1 to 3 Axles - Proportional - RED44FR

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (988 Customer Reviews)

Mount the control knob of this proportional controller on your dash and set up the main unit in an out-of-the-way spot. Unit works no matter its positioning. User-controlled mode is great for all types of terrain in all types of weather.

- RED44FR
by:

The Redark trailer brake controller installed easily. In my 2020 Toyota 4Runner. It looks like it came installed from the factory. It’s small and easy to reach when driving. It came with a plastic install panel. This is designed for installing in a hole that you drill in your dash. It will not fit in a knock out space in your dash. There is one that fits the dash perfectly that you can buy from etrailer. etrailer automatically bundled the Redark trailer brake controller with the correct plug and play wiring harness for my vehicle. It was nice not to have to search for the wire harness. Everything installed perfectly. I haven’t tested the function of the brake controller yet. I’ll hook up to a trailer this week. The items arrived in less than a week and the package was in good condition. The order tracking worked great. The tech videos on the etrailer website were really helpful. I’ll purchase from hem again.


Comments
The trailer brake controller still looks great. It works perfectly, although I don’t tow on a regular basis. When I do tow, the controller is easy to use.
Denise - 03/30/2022


- RED44FR
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It truly amazes me that Ford touts the towing capacity of my Ranger, yet not one dealership I called could offer a solution for a trailer brake controller to be able to pull my little camper. I finally turned to etrailer since they had helped me meet my towing needs in the past with a different vehicle. etrailer's Redarc Tow-Pro Elite Trailer Brake Controller was a perfect solution! They also supplied a terrific video explaining in great detail how to install it in my truck. I preferred the in-dash location using one of the extra twelve volt ports using the optional round adapter insert and found it to be very convenient after a summer of towing. Highly recommend both Redarc Tow-Pro Elite and etrailer!



- RED44FR
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Love the self-calibration and hidden controller. Great space saver and works as described. I did find the knob location in your video not very good; I could not see it through the steering wheel when driving. As you can see from the picture it is now visible from the driver's seat and easy to adjust when needed. Also, in this location the only hole I had to drill was 3/16" behind the knob and not visible or damaging. I was able to use the knob bracket that came in the kit and just push it into place, very stable.



- RED44FR
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Tucked under dash - mounted to metal dash board brackets// brace next to steering column. Used heavy duty zip ties to secure to the metal. Very secure - no movement or wiggle. Enables the controller knob to be mounted on console for easy access while.



- RED44FR
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I’m going to be up front and say I have not tested this beside driving around town. The install was very quick, maybe 20 minutes in all initially in my 2017 Nissan Titan SV. I do have some concerns though. After install I had no lights to show calibration was going on. From reading the user manual I guess that can happen. First time hooking up the trailer everything seemed fine and the light was blue as it should. Once I turned my running lights on though it began to blink red showing a fault with the cable. I tested everything to make sure it was getting voltage and the wires were correct. After about an hour I found something between my backup camera on the travel trailer and the brake was causing some sort of issue. I removed the camera, unplugged all the cables from the tow pro elite and hooked it back up. Once plugged back in it showed green and blue lights showing it was calibrating. I drove the trailer around town and our relief route. After about half an hour the light turned solid blue. The control is easy to use and looks very nice. I’m unable to get it to switch to user control mode but the proportional and manual brakes works fine. I will update my review after we take it out on a few trips. As of now it seems like a great product, very clean looking and should do a great job.


Comments
Thank you for your review. I have attached an expert answer that shows a chart of troubleshooting options for this product.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 06/03/2021


- RED44FR
by:

Product was exactly what is needed, however for the Honda Pilot the included adapter plate for mounting in an existing accessory slot doesn’t fit! I repeat you must either drill a hole for mounting or modify the accessory cover you removed! Quite literally plug and play otherwise. Now if I can figure out the trailer wires for the brakes will be all good to go!



- RED44FR
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I use it for the trailer brakes on our A-liner Classic camper. We live and camp in Colorado, so lots of long climbs & descents. Installation was pretty straightforward, especially since my Jeep Cherokee had the prewired towing package. I pulled one of the lower panels below the instrument panel and easily found a good place to mount the unit out of sight, so now the controller knob is the only visible part of it. The fact that the sensor unit can be mounted at any angle is a huge improvement over the types that have to be mounted precisely at the prescribed angle. It functions well and it is very easy to adjust the setting with the knob. The backlit ring behind the knob glows a different color to indicate that the unit has applied the trailer brakes. Its a high quality unit.



- RED44FR
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Recently purchased a double axle trailer to be towed by my 2016 Explorer with the factory tow package. I needed help identifying what I needed, how well would it work and how to install it. The website helped me determine I needed a brake controller and also gave me a list of the compatible one. Each controller has associated pros and cons which helped narrow which controller would be appropriate for the purpose. Also, the website also helped pick out a wire harness which connected the controller to the vehicle. In my situation, everything was plug n play, I just needed to do some drilling and minor fabricating to mount the controller and the adjustment knob. I'm very happy with my controller, when I tow my trailer I can't feel it behind me; I credit this to the quality of the controller, having chosen the correct controller and most importantly that the controller is security mounted to the vehicle's structure so it doesn't vibrate and can accurately self calibrate.



- RED44FR
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I am not a seasoned towing pro, but recently had to pick up a car in San Francisco and tow it back on a flatbed trailer equipped with electronic brakes. This controller worked perfectly for me in a 2014 4Runner towing the empty trailer from Seattle to NorCal and then the loaded trailer back to Seattle. Installation was easy thanks to the videos on the etrailer site.



- RED44FR
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Working under the dash was confining. I would say make sure you test the break switch wiring for the cold side! Mine wasn't the white wire with the red stripe. The only thing that required a slight modification was the switch assembly. The 2020 Ascent spare switch holders are convex. This took some fenagling to get it to set somewhat flush. One other challenge I had was the switch position in the 2020 Ascent is vertical not horizontal in the video. This made it difficult to get the probe into the connector for testing. As I stated earlier the testing is essential! Overall happy with the process.



- RED44FR
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Shockingly, there are only two manufacturers who make remote mount brake controllers: Redarc and Curt. However, despite this lack of competition, Redarc has set a very high bar. My initial impression of this brake controller is very good. It took a few minutes of driving to calibrate, but once it finished the trailer braking became very smooth. My only complaint so far (if you can call it that) is that the rate at which the brake gain increases (relative to increases in vehicle braking) seems a bit odd. In my opinion the gain starts off too low (i.e. when I'm lightly pressing the brake pedal, it seems like the tow vehicle is doing the majority of the braking), and then finishes off too high (i.e. when I'm firmly pressing the brake pedal, it seems the trailer is doing the majority of the braking). (And this happens with the the brake intensity dial in the same position for both scenarios.) However, I must admit that I am new to electric trailer brakes, and I can see that perhaps this behavior may be desirable. Everything else about this controller is as expected. NOTE: Please make sure to get the switch blank insert for your vehicle! It is SOLD SEPARATELY. The one that comes with the brake controller is a universal style insert that requires you to drill a hole. In my review pictures, you can see that I purchased a switch insert designed specifically for late 2000s / early 2010s Toyotas. I definitely recommend doing the same.



- RED44FR
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Routing the wiring was a little challenge, but finished mounting is out of the way and clean



- RED44FR
by:

This thing was quite the chore to install! I imagine that much of that is just the complicated Audi product (Q7) in which we were installing it, but we finally got it sorted out. Unfortunately, it took over 2000 miles of use before it finally went into full "blue" mode (apparently this is where it has fully learned the physics of its installation and applies the trailer brakes accordingly). The final piece was, apparently, a full-on panic stop from 85 mph due to a rollover crash that happened ahead just out of view due to the crest of a hill. But it IS in full blue mode now, and it does seem to work as expected (plus, I didn't slam into the back of the car ahead of me as we came to that stop). I drilled a hole in dash next to the instrument cluster for easy access of the remote dial. And, this is ideal because there have been numerous times, particularly on glare ice, where a quick application of the trailer brakes all by themselves is just the ticket to keep things tracking correctly down the road. From a use perspective, this unit is the MOST convenient I've ever used in this way. I feel confident with this device in play.



- RED44FR
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I wanted to follow up and thank you for your help! I was able to install the Redarc brake controller with no problem! Thanks for your assistance and recommendations. One note...There are not a lot of late model Land Cruisers on the road. Toyota only sells about 3-4,000 a year so finding videos and guides for installation is a bit of a challenge. I found some FAQ's on etrailer.com but the information seemed inaccurate or at least not very helpful. I know the LC comes with a two package and is prewired but it takes some doing to locate it. I remember directions and I found some install help on another site and that helped. In any event, I appreciate your help. I have attached a photo of the installed Redarc!



- RED44FR
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Overall quality of product appears to be very good. I was pleased with the entire process from ordering, fast shipment, installation process and overall final appearance. Have not tried out yet with my enclosed cargo trailer but Will repost with update later.



- RED44FR
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2021 Colorado - etrailer video for Colorado made installation very easy. I mounted the control switch next to the headlight switch. I am very happy with the factory look of the installation.



- RED44FR
by:

This is the only brake controller you should buy. It's not ugly, it works well, and on many cars you can get a plug and play wiring harness. I installed one in my 2020 Explorer in about 30 minutes.



- RED44FR
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I searched high and low for installs of the Redarc Tow-Pro Elite in a Class C E450 Cutaway Motorhome and couldn't find any, so I'm uploading images from my installation. I think it turned out better than I had hoped. I haven't tried it out yet, however if it works as good as it looks, I'll be impressed for sure.



- RED44FR
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4 stars vs 5 because I have not hauled yet with my Redarc brake controller yet. Mounted it where the factory brake controller would have gone and it looks great. Install only took a couple of hours. One thing that is worth mentioning is that the break controller may NOT light up after initial install if a trailer is not hooked up. I was expecting it to light up as it learned the mounting position as mentioned in the manual but it didn’t. After a call to the manufacturer hot line we were told this is the most common call they get and not to worry the install is correct. I’ll try to write another review after I’ve hauled a significant load (4 tons or more) and let you know how my Redarc break controller did.



- RED44FR
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This Redarc Tow-Pro Elite brake controller works great. The installation instructions are easy to follow. I added the "plug & play" wiring harness for my Nissan Frontier to the order. I mounted the unit under the dash and the control knob between the steering wheel and radio. Anyone with basic tools can install this controller in less than an hour. This controller automatically engages the trailer brakes whenever the brakes are applied. Adjusting the amount of trailer braking is super easy with the knob mounted on the dash. It also allows you to engage the trailer brakes only by just pushing in the knob. This is a great feature. There are other less expensive brake controllers on the market but the ease of installation, ability to mount the controller almost anywhere, and the ease of adjustability is well worth the added price.



- RED44FR
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WOW! Of course I did not read through all the directions before I started to install. I had no idea that I would have to calibrate the brake controller. Lucky for me, I had my horse trailer connected so off we went and let me tell you how easy this was. I installed and kept the device on ZERO... Took the rig for a short ride and the "Proportionate" setting is so cool. The more I apply the vehicle brake, the more I can feel the trailer brakes engage. Great device!



- RED44FR
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2021 Toyota Tacoma. This is a great brake controller. The install was easy, I mounted the controller to the kick panel high and out of the way, a couple of screws and its secure. I tried to use the switch mounting block that came with the controller but it didn't look very good so I ordered TPSI-002 Switch Insert Panel for REDARC Tow Pro Trailer Brake Controller Remote Knob - Toyota - Mitsubishi. It looks factory, very happy with it. The controller will calibrate itself during the first few miles of driving and with the remote knob easy to access you can make adjustments as needed on the fly. I really like that the controller is out of the way and doesn't intrude into the cabin and the adjustment knob looks like something that came with the truck.



- RED44FR
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Just got back from the first trip hauling a small trailer with this controller and everything seems to be working well. I ordered this one because I liked the idea of the independent control knob allowing the controller body to be placed out of the way. The problem with this is that it's likely not as simple to just drill a hole in your dash where you'd like as easy as you imagine (2002 Trailblazer here). Might be best to pull off the necessary dash panels first to make sure this configuration works for you. I eventually found an unobtrusive spot under and to the right of the steering wheel, easy to reach, not as easy to see. Which brings up another point, the LED is supposed to turn red when the brakes are actuated. This it does, but the degree of red seems to depend on the magnitude of the setting (you can choose from 1 to 10, sorry no 11) and how hard you brake, so you have to understand that when assuring yourself that it's working as intended. Installation apart from the knob was pretty easy. The pre-wires in my vehicle were complete color mismatches from the harness provided, but etrailer had an FAQ that showed which went where. You could probably figure it out easy enough using the instructions as well. The instructions are pretty good, though they're in Australian, and they misspell some words Americans have no trouble with. Overall, I have no regrets with this purchase, and would re-order this controller if I needed another.



- RED44FR
by:

Great looking product. Just installed it, will see how it preforms next week. I wanted a brake controller that I could make look like factory OEM. This was it. The reverse parking assist does not work on my truck, so I repurposed that spot in the dash for the brake controller.



- RED44FR
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Directions are easy to follow. Installed in my wife’s Sienna for towing camper. I also purchased the Redarc - 331-TPSI-002 to install the control knob. It isn’t listed as a vehicle that it fits in but it did fit perfectly.


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    To adjust the braking power of the Redarc Tow-Pro Elite # RED44FR in your 2021 Toyota Tacoma you will just need to turn the knob between 0 and 10. To find the correct braking power setting for your trailer I recommend going to a parking lot and applying the brake pedal. If the tires on the trailer did not lock up increase the braking power until the tires lock up, and then back it down slightly until you are not locking the brakes up but are getting the maximum trailer brake power. I...
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    The first thing you want to do is read the instruction manual for your brake controller. Once you have calibrated the device and understand how to make adjustments, it is time to find the best settings based on your vehicle and the trailer you are pulling. The most common way to test the brake controller is to drive slowly (about 25 mph) on a dry, level surface, such as an empty parking lot. Increase the braking intensity if it takes too long for the vehicle to stop or decrease the intensity...
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  • Is The Redarc Tow-Pro Elite Trailer Brake Controller RED44FR Reliable?
    The Redarc Tow-Pro Elite Trailer Brake Controller # RED44FR you were looking at is a very reliable controller, and is a favorite with our customers due to it being so low-profile once installed with only the knob visible making it look like a factory option. To install the # RED44FR in your 2021 Nissan Titan you will need the Plug and Play Wiring Harness # RED39FR which will plug into the factory trailer brake controller port underneath the dash of your truck and complete the wiring portion...
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    The factory trailer brake controller port on your 2015 Nissan Armada should be located underneath the dash right above the brake pedal. When we installed a different trailer brake controller on a similar 2018 Nissan Armada we found that the connector was taped up with black electric tape which can make it a little tricky to find. Take a look at the included video at the 4:00 minute mark as it shows exactly where the connector will be. Once you find the connector you can then plug in the...
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  • Can I Use the RedArc Tow-Pro Elite on a 2014 Dodge Durango R/T
    Yes, the RedArc Tow Pro Elite # RED44FR will work on a 2014 Dodge Durango R/T without any issues and I've never heard of any issues with brake controllers actually damaging lights; occasionally you may get a blown fuse, but no damage requiring new parts (outside of a fuse). You can use the factory brake controller adapter plug on the Durango with the harness # RED77FR, which will make this a plug and play installation. I've linked a review video of this controller for you to check out, as well.
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    Yes, there is a wiring adaptor for your 2021 Ford Explorer ST with the factory 7-way that will plug directly into your cars wiring harness without any splicing. The great thing about the Redarc Tow-Pro is they have a few options for plug and play but this adaptor works specifically with your Explorers factory 7-way. The Redarc Tow-Pro Liberty Brake Controller item # RED24FR has a plug and play wiring harness item # RED87FR. The Redarc Tow-Pro is a proportional brake controller that automatically...
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    The Redarc Tow Pro Elite part # RED44FR is a great solution for towing a fifth wheel with your Peterbilt. Its a proportional controller which would be similar to the air brake setup of your tractor in that is can tell how hard you are applying the brakes and applies a similar amount of pressure to the trailer brakes.
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  • Mounting a Redarc Tow-Pro Elite to a 2014 Jeep Cherokee
    The Redarc # RED44FR can definitely work with a 2014 Jeep Cherokee KL. That being said, we have not any installs on this vehicle as of yet, so we do not have a video to assist. I can, however, offer some guidance. I tend to drive with my left hand on the wheel with my right hand free to whatever it needs to do, so I would end up mounting the dial below and to the right of the Start/Stop button. This would provide free and clear access if needed without having to change hands on the wheel. If...
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  • Can Redarc Tow Pro Elite Install 2021 Ford Ranger XLT with Factory Tow Package
    Yes the Redarc brake controller part # RED44FR can fit your 2021 Ford Ranger with the factory tow package with 7-way and would not interfere with the front end collision system. The 4 trailer brake controller wires are sticking out of the large wire harness that goes through the driver's side firewall, left of the brake pedal, with shrink tubing on the ends.
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  • Is There a Plug and Play Harness for a Redarc Brake Controller on a 1997 Winnebago Itasca?
    The Redarc Tow-Pro Elite # RED44FR will need to be hardwired to your 1997 Winnebago Itasca to get the brakes working on a trailer. Most of the plug and play options with Redarc will be on newer vehicles at the moment. I have not heard anything from them about looking into plug and play harnesses for RVs yet, but that may change at some point.
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  • Is There A Plug And Play Adapter For Redarc Tow Pro Elite And 2012 Sierra 3500
    In order to use a brake controller like the Redarc Tow-Pro Elite Item # RED44FR on your 2012 GMC Sierra 3500 it would require the wires be hardwired in. The 2012 does not have an adapter plug however, it does have the wires to connect to. They are located on the driver's side in front of the fuse panel to the left of the brake pedal. They will likely be taped to other wiring. There should be 5 wires, red, dark blue, light blue, white, and orange. The orange wire will not be used. The...
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  • Is There a Switch Panel Mount for Redarc Brake Controller On 2019 GMC Sierra
    The Redarc Tow-Pro Elite Trailer Brake Controller part # RED44FR comes with a universal switch mount. This can be used or you mount the control knob directly to the dash. These are the two options for a 2019 GMC Sierra. There is not a switch mount designed specifically for this vehicle.
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  • Redarc Tow-Pro Elite Brake Controller Troubleshooting Light Not Changing From Blue To Red
    With the Redarc Tow-Pro Elite Trailer Brake Controller # RED44FR in the proportional mode the light on the controller will not always light a full red light depending on what sensitivity the controller is set. The inertia sensor is looking at the settings for the controller and feeling the amount of inertia in the vehicle from the brake activation. The color will change from blue to red in different levels and may appear purple as it intensifies before becoming red. I have linked a video...
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  • Installing a Redarc RED44FR on a 2021 Ford Ranger
    The Redarc # RED44FR will only apply the brakes when the brake pedal or manual override is depressed. However, if the emergency braking system engages the brake lights to inform drivers behind you are braking, you could wire the Tow Pro brake signal to the trailer plug brake wire and capture all braking situations. From what I could find, this is basically what the SST-4000G will do. With this being a pretty new thing though, there wasn't a lot of information I could find about it.
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  • Does Knob of Recarc Tow Pro Only Show Colors When Connected to Trailer
    When there isn't a trailer connected the knob of the Redarc controller part # RED44FR will not show a color but once a trailer is connected it will show blue.
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  • How does the RED4FR Proportional Brake Controller Connect to a 2011 Ford Ranger?
    The Redarc Tow-Pro Elite proportional trailer brake controller item # RED44FR is connected directly to your 2011 Ford Ranger 4x4 through a wiring harness. This harness comes with the brake controller and connects behind the dash by wiring into your truck. The Redarc brake controller activates trailer brakes in proportion to your vehicle's braking action by automatically adjusting your trailer's braking based on deceleration of your Ranger. The brakes also activate immediately which eliminates...
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  • Can I Use the RedArc Tow Pro Elite in a 2010 Chevy Silverado Without Factory Towing Package
    The easiest way to know if your 2010 Chevy Silverado LT had the towing package factory installed would be with a VIN decoder, which is typically available from the manufacturer; your Silverado will have a 7 way trailer connector present if this is the case. In some cases there are relays installed that activate the towing circuits that would let you know, but this is not the case on the 2010 Chevy Silverado It looks like you were looking at the RedArc Tow Pro Elite # RED44FR and typically...
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  • Needing Brake Controller Wiring Harness for 2012 VW Touareg
    We don't carry a connector, but you can get the parts needed to easily build one from your local VW dealer. You'll need one of VW part number # 1J0-972-782 which is the connector housing and 2 of part # 000-979-228 which are wire/terminal assemblies. The slots on the housing are numbered 1-4, and once the connector is assembled, it would connect to the pigtail included with your Redarc # RED44FR Tow Pro Elite as follows: • White Pigtail wire connects to wire in slot 1 • Black Pigtail...
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  • Why Is Redarc Tow Pro Elite RED44FR Not Flashing Blue and Green When Starting Vehicle?
    Since the Redarc Tow-Pro Elite # RED44FR you installed on your 2019 Toyota Sequoia is solid blue and not flashing blue/green it sounds like it has already calibrated. You can confirm this by driving around a bit and seeing if it goes into learning mode. The controller will only do this the first time, or any time the black power wire is disconnected from the battery. I recommend hooking up to your trailer and going to an empty parking lot. Speed up to 15-20MPH and then hit the brakes....
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  • Short Blue Light After Installing the Redarc Tow-Pro Elite on a 2017 Silverado 1500
    If no trailer is connected after installing the Redarc Tow-Pro Elite Trailer Brake Controller # RED44FR, this will actually be the Active Calibration. The LED will only stay Blue when the trailer is connected. Essentially, whether a trailer is connected or not, just drive normally and Active Calibration will ensure the Tow-Pro Elite learns the correct direction of travel. However, if this is happening when a trailer is connected, you may need to check a few things. I included a picture...
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