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Recommendation for Installing Draw-Tite Brake Controller in 2018 Ford F-550XL Truck


Good morning, one of my clients that I am helping out just bought a new 2018 F550XL with a chip box on it. He will be hauling a wood chipper with it. The truck does not have a brake controller. I have a new Draw Tite 5504 Activator IV controller to install. Can I use the Tekonsha Item# 3034-P for this truck? Any help with this install would be great. Thanks for the help!!


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If the 2018 F550 Cab and Chassis has a factory 7-way on it, then you will be able to simply use wiring harness # 22292 to work with the Draw-Tite Activator IV # 5504. If you have the factory 4-way flat, then you will use that same harness, but will also use # 37185 to connect to the vehicle's tow package wires found along the rear frame rail.

If it does not have any wiring, then you will need # 18252 to add the 4-way and then use # ETBC7 to complete the wiring for your controller which will require hardwiring. You can use pigtail # 7865 for the ability to disconnect your Draw-Tite Controller for use in another vehicle.

Wiring harness # 3034-P will not work for that truck.

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