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Troubleshooting Titan Disc Brake Kit Not Working with Adapter on 2019 GMC Sierra 1500

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I bought a titan disc brake conversion kit with brake rite ehb for my enclosed trailer. tow vehicle is a 2019 gmc also bought ford chevy adapter. hooked trailer up and step on brake pedal but brake rite wont run but does if I slide brake controller in truck or pull breakaway switch. any ideas, thanks

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I'm guessing that the OEM controller on your 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 is a proportional brake controller. This means that unless you are moving it won't apply the trailer brakes when you step on the brake pedal. Since the Titan Disc Brake Kit and BrakeRite Electric-Hydraulic Actuator # T4843800 are activated with the Adapter Module for BrakeRite EOH Actuators # DX35FR installed when you use the manual override or pull the breakaway pin it leads me to believe that your brake controller doesn't sense the need to apply the brakes while sitting still.

Try driving slowly with your trailer connected and then press the brakes to see if that makes a difference. If it doesn't let me know and I can help you troubleshoot further.

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