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Installation of Dexter 12 Inch Self-Adjusting Electric Brakes Right vs. Left

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Hi, I bought a pair of dexter 12 inch self adjusting electric brakes and think that I have the right and left swapped on the axle. How do I tell the difference between right and left? Thanks

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With the Dexter Nev-R-Adjust Electric Trailer Brake Kit - 12" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies - 7K # 23-464-465, the units should be labeled with a sticker with left hand being the driver's side and right hand being the passenger side.

If they are not labeled, it is easy to determine just by sight. The magnet should be on the bottom and the pivoting arm should be facing the front of your trailer. I've attached a photo to assist.

These assemblies may need to be initially manually adjusted at install to work properly and then will self-adjust from that point.

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