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Recommended Trailer Brake Controller for 2015 Toyota Tacoma without Tow Package

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have a 2015 tacoma ...it does not have the tow package for electric brakes ...would like to install for use of a tear trailer ..what is your recommendation ?? the tear comes with electric brakes system ... thank you

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We have everything needed to install a trailer brake controller on your 2015 Toyota Tacoma. The particular parts you need will depend on what, if anything, is already installed on the truck.

First, if you do not yet have a trailer connector installed at the rear of the Tacoma, you will need to start with a 4-Way flat connector. For this, I recommend the Tekonsha T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness # 118496. This custom harness will install by plugging right into factory ports located behind the driver and passenger side tail lights.

I have attached an installation video on your 2015 Tacoma that you can use for reference.

From there (or if you already have a 4-Way), you will need the Universal Wiring Kit # ETBC7. This kit includes everything needed to install a fully functional 7-Way from the above mentioned 4-Way, along with the additional wiring and circuit breakers needed to install a brake controller. I have attached a great article that details the installation steps for this kit that you might find helpful.

Then, for the brake controller itself, I highly recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 # 90885. This is a really nice, proportional controller that will activate the trailer brakes at the same time and with the same intensity that you apply to them in your truck. It features an easy-to-read digital display and continuous diagnostics that will alert you to any issues.

I have included a short video demonstration on this controller, along with the written instructions manual that you can take a look at.

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