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Parts Needed to Install Brake Controller and 7-Way Trailer Connector on 2013 Ford E350 Passenger Van


I have a 2013 Ford E 350 passenger van. I want to install a 7 pin connector for lights and brakes. The van is not equipped with a towing package. What are my best options For equipping this van with everything I need for lights and brakes?


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To begin, you will need to install a working 4-pin connector to access the taillight circuits in the van. I'd recommend using # 118551. You will also need a brake controller installation kit # ETBC7, which would include all of the wire, 7-Way connector/adapter that plugs into the 4-pin connector, circuit breakers and wiring connectors to complete the brake controller installation. You'll also need some extra wire, part # 10-2-1 due to the length of your vehicle.

For a brake controller (if you don't already have one), I'd recommend the Tekonsha Primus, part # TK90160. The Primus is a budget priced proportional controller that works very well.

I've linked to an install video showing the Primus being installed on a 2013 Ford Van, a video showing the 4-pin trailer connector install, a video that explains all the features and functions of the brake controller, and the instructions for the install kit.

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Mike L

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