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Parts Needed to Install Brake Controller on 2016 Mercedes Sprinter 3500


I am installing a Brake Buddy Stealth Dual Controller in my Motorhome. It is a 2016 Mercedes Sprinter Chassis. Ive read several internet opinions and have also read horror stories about Mercedes wiring... So Im coming to the pros, are there any parts Ill need in this set up? Alternate brake switch perhaps? Thanks!


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I'd be happy to tell you all the parts you'd need to install a brake controller in your 2016 Mercedes Sprinter 3500. If it does not have a 4-way you would need to install harness # 118649 before using the Universal Installation Kit for Trailer Brake Controller # ETBC7. You were also correct that a brake pedal switch, Roadmaster's # RM-751475, will be necessary for your Sprinter.

As for a brake controller, I strongly recommend the Prodigy P3 # 90195; it is the most popular model we carry due to its effectiveness and ease of use. It will activate your trailer's brakes immediately in proportion to your Sprinter's brakes and offers three different boost levels so you can adjust your braking power.

The P3 levels automatically, has constant diagnostic checks, contains safeguards which defend your controller against shorts, and features an LCD display which is much easier to read than that of other controllers. This controller has been met with nearly universal praise; it has been reviewed by our customers more than 2,000 times and is averaging close to 5 out of 5 stars.

I've added links to video reviews of these products for you to take a look at as well as an install of a brake controller on a 2016 Mercedes Sprinter 3500.

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I have a 2019 Mercedes Sprinter 2500 with a factory 7 pin installed. What parts will I need to install a brake controller?
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Reply from Chris R.

To hook up a Tekonsha brake controller like the excellent Prodigy P3 # 90195 mentioned above, you'll just need the Plug-In Harness # 3063-P . This will allow for a simple "plug and play" install.

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