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Is Brake Controller Plug-In Adapter Available For 2016 Chevrolet Colorado

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2016 Chevrolet Colorado Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter for Electric Brake Controllers - GM. How does this install? I am having difficulty finding any literature, videos, pdfs, manuals or instructions on how and where this wiring connects to for a 2016 Chevy Colorado Z71 non-desiel with trailer package. I am guessing that this cable allows for direct plug into somewhere, but where? in the vehicle. I am very interested in the plug and play if it works, before buying this product. thanks!

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There is no plug in brake controller port on your 2016 Colorado so it does require hardwiring when you install a brake controller.

If you have a 7-way trailer connector at the rear of your Colorado you can check out the attached installation video. This shows you how to test the wires and connect the brake controller I recommend like part # 90195.

If you do not have a trailer connector you will first need to install a 4-way trailer connector like part # HM11141164. You just plug this harness in to the connection points behind the tail lights, then run a hot lead wire to the positive battery post.

You then need part # ETBC7. This plugs into the 4-way connector and then additional wiring is run as shown in the attached drawing. The drawing also shows how wiring is run for a brake controller.

When working with electrical connectors I recommend using dielectric grease like part # 11755. This keeps dirt and moisture out of the electrical connections and helps prevent corrosion.

I have also attached a couple helpful articles you can check out.

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