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Connecting a tekonsha p3 to a 2013

My new to me 2013 came with what appears to be a factory trailer brake harness. The sheet of paper doesnt specify, I am assuming. Either way that harness, pictured, has extra connections compared to the tekonsha p3. I am assuming I can just leave those unconnected and heat shrink the ends. But before I go there, has anyone the same experience and did you do the same? Or am I missing something and do those need to be connected for some reason? If so how?

Oh and what to do with the white wire, battery ground, on the tekonsha p3? I am assuming connect to the brown wire on the pictured harness, trailer ground. Correct? Or?

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My new to me 2013 came with what appears to be a factory trailer brake harness. The sheet of paper doesnt specify, I am assuming. Either way that harness, pictured, has extra connections compared to the tekonsha p3. I am assuming I can just leave those unconnected and heat shrink the ends. But before I go there, has anyone the same experience and did you do the same? Or am I missing something and do those need to be connected for some reason? If so how?

Oh and what to do with the white wire, battery ground, on the tekonsha p3? I am assuming connect to the brown wire on the pictured harness, trailer ground. Correct? Or?

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Are you thinking that the OEM controller is not as good as the p3? Just curious because my 2018 came with a controller and I had just bought a p3...still sitting in the box with the harness mentioned here. Maybe I should swap out??

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Are you thinking that the OEM controller is not as good as the p3? Just curious because my 2018 came with a controller and I had just bought a p3...still sitting in the box with the harness mentioned here. Maybe I should swap out??

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I don't think the 2013's had the OEM brake control units yet. I have no experience with the OEM unit myself, But have heard from others that have that it is adequate,and know a couple of others who have upgraded to the Tekonsha and like it better.


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My in cab controller works very well on 2018. Must have had the new update done.

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