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Old 02-20-2013, 10:23 AM   #1
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Default 2009 f150 Trailer Brake Controller Question

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I've been reading that the 2009 oem trailer brake controller is different from the 2010 trailer brake controller. The 2009 has the gain display on the unit, and the 2010 displays the gain info on the dash display. But, I've also seen the 2010 brake controller advertised to work on the 2009 as well. Does anybody know if the 2010 brake controller works on the 2009? If it does I figured I'd rather have it read out on the dash, but really I just want the right controller.

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My 09 reads on the dash and the controller, but only when paging through the messages or when you change the setting. May I ask what difference it makes? The nice thing about the controller is it is pretty much set and forget unless you're changing trailers. You aren't changing the settings on the go that much are you?
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The right controller for a 2009 would be the 2009. It's close enough to the dash that I can look at it when I need to.

In addition to the gain, it does show a bar graph of the power output, which may be useful to some.

However, seeing how the TBC is part of the truck's trailer sway control and can save you in an emergency situation, I wouldn't dare try putting in one from a different model year.
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depends on your month your truck is made. i believe trucks made before june 09 are the ones with the screen on the controller, after are the 09-10 style
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depends on your month your truck is made. i believe trucks made before june 09 are the ones with the screen on the controller, after are the 09-10 style
Huh, I'll see what month the truck was made and go from there. Maybe if it's made after june, you can use either tbc model?
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There's two models, one for trucks built prior to Nov 2010 and those after. Not sure what is the difference is but the pre Nov '10 is more expensive
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