CURT Discovery Brake Controller Customer Reviews
52 Customer Reviews
When you’re towing a trailer, there’s a lot more to think about while driving. Make your tow experience safer and easier with a CURT Discovery Brake Controller. The controller senses your brake pressure and reacts by applying a constantly increasing brake force.
The Discovery controls trailers with up to 4 axles, with 2 to 8 electric brakes. Plus, it boasts an easy-to-read display which delivers detailed braking information. This brake controller mounts almost anywhere in your vehicle with the included mounting bracket and hardware.
Discover how much easier and safer your towing experience could be with a CURT Discovery Brake Controller. What’s more, this brake controller is backed by a limited Lifetime Warranty.
52 Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Jeremy J (SAN DIEGO, CA) Reviewed for a 2011 Ford F-150 — Nov 27, 2013 8:08 AM
Install was a snap, even with the surprising lack of real estate around my F150 steering column. Adjusting the knobs is a little finicky, but I didn't have any problem getting it to something where it doesn't feel like I am towing anything when braking. May not be what you want if you have a more substantial trailer.
Reviewed by Edward C (TACOMA, WA) Reviewed for a 2004 Toyota Tundra — Nov 05, 2013 9:26 PM
Installation is very easy. Once you determine where to mount the controller. Routing of the wire harness to the controller is a challenge under dash board. It works great, easy to adjust & operate
Reviewed by John R (University Place, WA) Reviewed for a 2006 Toyota Sequoia — Oct 14, 2013 8:48 PM
Put the controller in myself. I'm not an electrician but didn't have any issues with the install. Picked up the Toyota-Curt wire harness connector from the Toyota dealership for $15. A couple pilot holes and screws and everything was up and running.
Reviewed by David W (ATHENS, AL) Reviewed for a 2003 Chevy Silverado — Oct 05, 2013 7:21 PM
Unit arrived quickly. No problems with the installation and instructions were clear and easy to understand. Tried the brake controller out today and it works as it should. Still have some adjusting to do to get it just like I want. Really like to digital display. It's nice to see where you are on the adjustment by looking at the numbers on the display. Very nice feature!
Reviewed by David S (EUGENE, OR) Reviewed for a 2002 Toyota Tacoma — Aug 07, 2013 8:36 AM
Installing this in a 2002 Toyota Tacoma was easy even without the Tow Package. Found the wiring schematic in my Haynes manual. Unwrapped the protective covering and tapped into the back of the brake light switch for the red stoplight wire on the controller. The only small challenge is running your blue wire back to your plug-in under the frame in a safe and secured location using small zip ties . Easy to mount under the dash board on the left side, just left of the hood release.
Reviewed by Charles W (Walton, NY) Reviewed for a 2012 Chevy Silverado — Jun 29, 2013 10:30 AM
I purchased a Curt Brake Controller last year, it was the cheaper model. After I installed it the red light would stay on after the truck was shut off, I notified Curt which sent me another controller. I had the same problem so I purchased this controller which cost twice as much as the first one. After I installed this controller I have had no problems and the controller works fine. I should have purchased this controller in the beginning and saved the $50.00 dollars it cost.
Reviewed by Craig C (JENISON, MI) Reviewed for a 2013 Chevy Silverado — May 17, 2013 5:20 AM
Great brake. Easy installation. My truck is prewired for a brake controller, but it does't come with a wire harness to fit the plug on the CURT brake controller. So, I had to buy a CURT Wire Harness so I could splice into the factory prewires. Once I hooked that up, just click, click and I was ready to go.
Reviewed by ROBERT J (LYNDONVILLE, VT) — Apr 27, 2013 2:51 AM
The discovery is easy to install in most applications and functions well. However my Coachmen RV has a Chevy chassis that is not prewired for a controller. After searching for the appropriate wires I finally hard wire3d it myself which proved to be a dirty job. Works great now.
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Asked by Anonymous
Nov 17, 2012 7:27 AM
2002 Chevy Silverado
Does this controler plug directly into my quick connect box on drivers side under dash? If so do you have a picture showing where?
Asked by Richard S.
Oct 23, 2012 9:28 AM
2011 Toyota Tacoma
Will the descovery plug directly into my 2011 Toyota tacoma TRD 4x4 access cab?
Asked by Anonymous
Oct 15, 2012 6:14 PM
1999 Chevy Suburban
will this controller plug into my current wiring system in my 1999 chevy suburban?
Answered by Nathan S. — Oct 16, 2012 3:46 PM
It will plug in if your truck has an OEM plug for a brake controller. If you don't have a provision, you will need Curt part # 51515 to complete the installation.flag Accept Answer
Asked by Mark A
Sep 07, 2012 3:23 AM
2010 Dodge Ram
I ordered the Curt discovery brake controller and was wondering if I need a wire harness for my specific vehicle? Or how can I find out if I need one? I have a 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 with the trailering package.
Asked by Garry L.
Dec 26, 2011 3:36 PM
2007 Kia Sedona
How much of an angle can this unit be mounted at? Would approx 45 degrees be OK?
Asked by larry f.
Nov 01, 2010 5:03 PM
2002 Chevy Avalanche
can this brake controller be easilly installed in my vehicle. do I need anything else
Answered by Jordan C. — Nov 02, 2010 2:43 PM
Hey Larry, Good news: this brake controller is relatively easy to install. Plugging it in is a cinch because it uses factory-style wire connectors that plug right into your stock harness. Then, you just need to mount the controller using the included brackets and hardware.flag Accept Answer
Asked by Frank M.
Oct 27, 2010 2:07 PM
2004 Chevy Silverado
Will this unit plug into my exsisting wiring without rewiring anything?
Answered by Jordan C. — Nov 12, 2010 12:57 PM
Hey Frank, These brake controllers come with a standard electrical coupler, so if your vehicle already has a brake controller input, it'll be a plug-n-play install. However, if your rig isn't pre-wired for a brake controller, you can get a wiring kit here: http://www.autoanything.com/towing/60A3923A0A0.aspxflag Accept Answer