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Installing Roadmaster Even Brake ICX Transmitter Red Wire on a 2013 Chevy Equinox

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I would like to know where to hook the red wire from the transmitter. Thank you

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The red wire for the ICX transmitter in the Even Brake # RM-9400 connects to the cold side of the brake switch. This is the wire that only has power when the brake pedal is pressed. However, on a 2013 Chevy Equinox it is a little more complicated.

There isn't a brake switch wire that you can attach the transmitter to on this vehicle so you have to get the signal from the BCM (body control module) which is located under the dash above where your left knee would be. The module will have several different wire connectors that plug into it.

Look for the black connector (all the connectors are different colors) that has 26 different slots for wires to insert into. In wire position # 11, there will be a white wire that carries the brake stoplight signal. Use the quick connector to tap the red brake controller wire into this circuit, and you will be good to go. Be sure to use a circuit tester like part # PTW2993 to confirm that the white wire only shows voltage when the brake pedal is pressed.

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