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Wireless Or Wired Trailer Brake Controller For a 2022 BMW X5 With Factory Tow Package

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Can you recommend how to set up the trailer brake controller on a 2022 BMW X5 with the factory tow package? What are the relative merits of a hardwired solution and a wireless solution?

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The Tekonsha Prodigy RF Wireless Trailer Brake Controller # TK94FR is going to be the easiest solution for adding a brake controller on your 2022 BMW X5 with the factory tow package. The biggest benefit is there is no wiring being added on your BMW and the controller for this plugs into a 12 volt outlet so you can store it away when not in use.

A hardwired option like the Tekonsha Primus IQ Trailer Brake Controller # TK90160 takes up space on your dash and may be less desirable to see every day. The Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter # TK29FR has not yet been confirmed to work on your 2022 but it does fit the 2007-2021 model years. This adapter plugs into the rear of your X5(see instructions linked below) and then has to be ran behind trim panels to the front where the brake controller will be mounted. You will need to ensure that you do have this connector in place on your X5 to be able to use the hardwired option.

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