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Recommended Trailer Brake Controller for Use in 1984 Chevrolet K20 Pickup

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I have a1984 chevy k20 pu and I want to wire it up for electric brakes what do I need as well as getting good instructions

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To install a trailer brake controller in your 1984 Chevrolet K20 Pickup you will need the brake controller itself, such as the excellent Tekonsha Primus IQ # TK90160 that you referenced, as well as a brake controller installation kit # ETBC7. If your truck does not already have a working 4-pole flat trailer connector you will also need one those, part # 118311.

Your installation will be a hard-wire type since there is no quick-connect port under the dash. At right you will find links to a video and articles concerning installation of the # ETBC7. These will give you step by step guidance for the installation.

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James L.

I have a 86 chevy 1ton k30 military pick up. I need all hardware and wiring for electric trailer brake.

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Reply from Chris R.

If you don't yet have a trailer connector on your K30 you'll need to start with a 4-Way, the Tekonsha # 118312 . From there you can upgrade it to a fully functional 7-Way using the Wiring Kit # ETBC7 that Adam mentioned above. I like his recommendation of the Primus IQ # TK90160 as well. This will give you everything you need.

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