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Manual Override Button for Curt Echo Brake Controller

Manual Override Button for Curt Echo Brake Controller

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Put manual override right at your fingertips with this handy button on your dash. Pairs with the Echo brake controller and the OneControl app to let you activate manual override without using your smartphone. Frees up your phone to run other apps. 1-800-940-8924 to order CURT accessories and parts part number C83HR or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all CURT products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Manual Override Button for Curt Echo Brake Controller. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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CURT Accessories and Parts - C83HR

  • Trailer Brake Controller
  • Override Button
  • CURT

Put manual override right at your fingertips with this handy button on your dash. Pairs with the Echo brake controller and the OneControl app to let you activate manual override without using your smartphone. Frees up your phone to run other apps.


Features:

  • Activate manual override on your Echo brake controller without using your smartphone
    • Keep manual override at your fingertips in case of an emergency
  • Free up your phone to use other apps
    • OneControl app must be running in the background for the button to operate
  • Pair with the Echo; programmable for other Flic applications
    • Long-range Bluetooth maintains a strong connection
  • Powered by replaceable battery with lifespan of up to 3 years
    • Includes CR2032 battery
  • Fit conveniently on your dash: 1-1/8" diameter
    • Includes double-sided adhesive pad for easy mounting
  • 1-Year warranty


Note: This is an optional add-on. You must already have the Echo brake controller (C79DR, C27JR, or C51180 - sold separately) and the OneControl app for this button to operate.



51189 Manual Override Button for Curt Echo Wireless Trailer Brake Controller - Bluetooth One Control App

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Manual Override Button for Curt Echo Brake Controller - C83HR

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (45 Customer Reviews)

Put manual override right at your fingertips with this handy button on your dash. Pairs with the Echo brake controller and the OneControl app to let you activate manual override without using your smartphone. Frees up your phone to run other apps.

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It works, it is nice that you can mount it anywhere. It almost deserves 4 stars but there are two small issues with it. I wish it was a little bigger. The adhesive gave out after about 6 months on the padded dash of our Honda Pilot. The conditions are not the best though, I tried contact cement and it failed after just a few weeks. Next I'm trying some super sticky double sided tape, if that fails on to construction adhesive.

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Katrina D.

1/16/2024

Im sorry to hear that the adhesive is not working well. I have gotten in contact with the manufacturer and they confirmed that any type of double sided tape should work, like 3m.



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Works as advertised. We wanted to have a readily-accessible button that we could push to apply the trailer brakes if the need arises. This button is a much better solution than using a cell phone for this purpose, as the phone sometimes goes to sleep and hides the brake button until it's unlocked again (although the Curt Brake Controller app continues to run and function in the background even when the screen goes to sleep). When you need the trailer brakes, you usually need them NOW!



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This product has been excellent. The connectivity is immediate, even without opening the app. My bluetooth button has always worked simply. The colored lights are simple and communicative. I love the ease and lack of setup.

On the flap, the corner of the thumb tab has broken off. Seems within regular wear and tear for towing.



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A must if you use the curt brake controller. Frees up your phone screen from needing to be on constantly and mounted.



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Very sturdy and looks great. I installed it myself laying on cardboard over my gravel driveway. It ws very tight with the drilling and all but if I, a 62 year old geezer can do it, so can you!



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It arrived in a timely manner. And it was easy to connect to the app on my phone. But, I can't yet speak to how well it works, as I have not pulled the trailer yet. I certainly do like the concept of not having to search for my phone if there is a sudden need for emergency braking.

Diane

7/26/2022

I engage the manual override button every time I pull my Airstream. However, fortunately, I have so far had no need to use it in an emergency braking situation. I appreciate the confidence that a manual button provides that I can quickly use it in an emergency.



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This brake controller saved us a lot of headaches. Last year while in Houston TX for the winter our Chevy Colorado was totaled. Trying to find another one to replace it was a nightmare. Our old one had the heavy duty tow package with built in brake controller. We searched a 300 mile radius around Houston to find one with 4 wheel drive ( we live in northern MI ) and what we got was this one, basic truck. it did have a light tow package but no controller. I found this one, so I didn't have to do any wiring. Down loaded the app. to set it up and it works GREAT. The only thing I did was added a zip tie with the rubber strap. We are pulling a 4800lb. Travel trailer.



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works well



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I never had to use it



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Echo controller did not work

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Jenny N.

6/30/2022

You mentioned that the Echo controller did not work and I wanted to ask a follow up question. Can you explain in more detail how it did not work?



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Works well with the Echo Bluetooth brake controller. Like to keep my phone free for other things so this device is a great option.



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I can't use, it doesn't connect to the back of my 38" Motorhome

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Sierra K.

5/26/2022

The brake controller that is recommended for your 2021 Entegra Reatta is item # RED44FR. It is a universal product so it will need spliced into your motorhomes wiring.



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I had a question about my order. I emailed etrailer and got a response back almost immediately. Etrailer has great customer service.



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Great idea. Looks good and works perfec tly



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Did nothave to try this yet but Im sure it will be a lifesa



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Works great when phone screen closes.



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It is a great addition to have.



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Ease of mind having this always ready! The app still has to be running on your phone - But it can be in the background.



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