A Video Guide on the Installation and Activation of Trailer Brake Controller with FORScan
The Trailer Brake Controller or TBC is a technology that allows Ford truck owners to sync the brakes of the truck and its trailer. Pressing the truck's brake will automatically put on the brakes of the truck's trailer when a Trailer Brake Controller is installed. Its main purpose is to help drivers have a smoother and safer control over their truck's trailers. Many newer Ford truck models come equipped with TBC, but for those that don't have one, you can manually install one and activate it using FORScan.
A Youtube video created by Kenneth Toney shows a step-by-step process on how to install a Trailer Brake Controller on a Ford truck and then activate it using FORScan. Check it out on the video below:
The level of brake pressure applied to the truck will apply the same pressure to the trailer. You need to adjust the voltage of the TBC to supply the brake pressure suitable to the weather, road conditions, or the overall weight of the trailer's load. Too much voltage power may put extra stress on your tires and brakes, while setting it up too low may affect the truck's ability to brake abruptly. Also, the TBC won't be that effective if there are issues in attaching the trailer to the truck. Make sure that the trailer is properly attached to your truck by checking on the Connection Checklist settings available on your screen.
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How to Activate Trailer Brake Controller with FORScan
Special thanks to Kenneth Toney for this amazing video guide. For more of his videos, please check out his channel here.
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