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Old 09-23-2006, 12:12 PM   #1
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Is there a OEM wiring harness available to plug into the Astro with 4 wire leads to connect to my brake controller? Or do I have to wire everything in from scratch. The Astro is prewired at the back with 8 wires(1 for the overhead stop lamp) so I am hoping that the brake controller will be simple to install as well. My question is , how do most Astro owners tie end the four wires from the controller to the Astro wiring under the dash?
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Old 09-23-2006, 03:23 PM   #2
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what year is the astro?

got to tekonsha and see if they list a cable as an accessory. That should guide you in the right direction.
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Old 09-23-2006, 04:06 PM   #3
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Is there a OEM wiring harness available to plug into the Astro with 4 wire leads to connect to my brake controller? Or do I have to wire everything in from scratch. The Astro is prewired at the back with 8 wires(1 for the overhead stop lamp) so I am hoping that the brake controller will be simple to install as well.

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Hello Gary;

The Astro comes standard with a 6 wire bundle, but if you have the 8 wire bundle (like in my own Astro) in your Astro, it just means that you have the optional GM trailer package. The 6 or 8 wire bundle is all you need to properly hook up a brake controller on your vehicle.

I've got a Tekonsha Prodigy controller in my Astro, and it's the best controller money can buy. I'm very satisfied with it.

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Old 09-23-2006, 06:25 PM   #4
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Hello Gary;

The Astro comes standard with a 6 wire bundle, but if you have the 8 wire bundle (like in my own Astro) in your Astro, it just means that you have the optional GM trailer package. The 6 or 8 wire bundle is all you need to properly hook up a brake controller on your vehicle.

I've got a Tekonsha Prodigy controller in my Astro, and it's the best controller money can buy. I'm very satisfied with it.

Yves.
The Astro is a 2000. And Yes, I have the 8 wire bundle in the rear. But, how did you tie in the wires from your controller under your dash area? The wht,blk,blu and red. My controller is a Tekonsha Voyager. I have been using it on a 04 Highlander but I had to run a #12 blue to the rear(with a #10 blk & wht for the charge circuit). I took the red wire from the controller and piggy backed on to the wire that was hot when the brake pedal was pressed. I brought a blk and wht from under the hood that came from a relay when the key was turned on. I was hoping that I could purchase a harness to plug into the Astro under the dash that would keep me from having to do all of this again (wiring under the dash).
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