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2000 forester s

forester 2000 trailer brake c

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#1 bebop



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Posted 27 July 2014 - 02:38 PM

I am trying to learn how to install A trailer brake controller for my Subaru Forester 2000 s series. also open to any advice on traveling across the country pulling a travel trailer. The trailer weighs 2000 lbs

#2 Fairtax4me



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Posted 31 July 2014 - 10:35 PM

There will be instructions with the controller (assuming you buy new) for how to connect the wiring and set it up.

2000 lbs is a pretty big chunk to lug around. If the car has an automatic trans I would suggest adding an auxiliary transmission fluid cooler.

#3 heartless


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Posted 01 August 2014 - 07:00 AM

how to install a brake controller will be specific to the brand & model of controller - follow the instructions for your model.

If you dont have them (purchased used?) you may be able to find them online by doing a google search for the brand & model you have.


basics are:

fused power source (direct from battery)

brake switch tie in (ours had a splicer in the kit)

wiring to rear of car

proper trailer plug in (car side) to get power to the trailer brakes & lights - ours required a round 7 pin connector


is the 2000 lbs just the trailer weight (empty)? or is that gross weight (fully loaded)? either way, that is a lot of weight for a Subaru, and I agree with Fairtax - an external tranny cooler could be very helpful.

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