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daytripper63

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Posted: 10/08/10 10:43am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Do Freightliner chassis motorhomes usually prewired to put a under dash brake controller?


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Yes there is a wiring harness under the dash labeled brake controller, it might be hard to find but it is there.


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This must be new. My 2005 sure did not have one. Had cut holes and run my own wireing.


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My 05 FL has one. I took the idiot light panel out and layed it on the dash, then had to cut several cable ties around several extra feet of cables and finally found it buried. It was labled and the wires had their function labled on them. I had to cut off the connector; it was for a different controller than mine. If the connector at the rear has wires in the pertinent spots, it has the wiring in place.


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Blackdiamond wrote:

Yes there is a wiring harness under the dash labeled brake controller, it might be hard to find but it is there.

Do you recall approx where under the dash?

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daytripper63 wrote:

Blackdiamond wrote:

Yes there is a wiring harness under the dash labeled brake controller, it might be hard to find but it is there.

Do you recall approx where under the dash?


Drivers side, mine was on the right side of the steering wheel, with enough wire to come over to the left side which is where I mounted my controller. Had to cut a few zip-ties and then I redid some when I was all done.

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All Freightliner chassis are pre-wired with a plug under the dash and the 7 pin connector in the back. Finding the plug in the front can be a bit of a chore. It's a 6 connector plug that only has 5 wires in it. On some coaches, it's an empty plug up in the upper left of the area behind the dash. In other coaches, the coach builder puts their own plug into it and uses some of their leads for other things. If this is like yours, you can still use the lines for what they were intended, you just have to splice into the lines. I have a PDF file, one page, that shows the wires, colors and pin locations that I got at a Camp Freightliner training. If you'd like a copy, I'd be glad to share it. Just send me a PM with your email address. Sorry I don't know any other way to send it over the forum.

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Big Katuna wrote:

My 05 FL has one. I took the idiot light panel out and layed it on the dash, then had to cut several cable ties around several extra feet of cables and finally found it buried. It was labled and the wires had their function labled on them. I had to cut off the connector; it was for a different controller than mine. If the connector at the rear has wires in the pertinent spots, it has the wiring in place.
I sure wish that Winnebago would document this stuff a little better.

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Hoping to get some info related to this older post.
I'm wanting to add a brake controller for a car trailer I intend to pull.
I have a 2000 Fleetwood Discovery that has a 7 pin connection at the back, with only 5 wires going to it.
This is referenced in the owners manual and says there should be a blue wire from a brake controller.
All I have is a yellow, green, black, red, and brown wire.
So it seems that to pull this off, I will have to run a wire from front to back coming out of a controller, and that I will have to tap the wire from the stop lamp switch on the brake pedal to the controller.
I need to do more looking, but at first glance I couldn't find the stop lamp switch coming off the brake pedal.
Can somebody help me with this?

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