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Re: 2017 XLT F150 Trailer Brake Controller Activation

Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:17 am
by jmlock
I shot this video, maybe it will help.

https://youtu.be/O5gEhTa1btA
I will add a "thank you" as well and mention that it worked great on a 2018 model.

Re: 2017 XLT F150 Trailer Brake Controller Activation

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:51 pm
by ptman
I just installed the brake control module on my 2016 f 150 and I down loaded the extended license and when I follow the video on how to activate it, It is still telling me that I need the extended license, could there be something I am doing wrong.
Thanks

Re: 2017 XLT F150 Trailer Brake Controller Activation

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:34 am
by billraley1
jmlock wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:17 am
I shot this video, maybe it will help.

https://youtu.be/O5gEhTa1btA
I will add a "thank you" as well and mention that it worked great on a 2018 model.
jshanehood wrote:
Wed May 17, 2017 8:24 pm
From the videos I've seen, the Trailer Brake Control Gain Settings must be enabled. This is found in the IPC module. I too, am attempting to activate the TBC on a 2017 F150. I just received the OBDLink MX today. I'll try either tonight or tomorrow and let you know how it turns out.
Installed my own TBC and had to also install power using Ford's $67 wire with a fuse official fix for their screw-up on early 2018s (no fuse pins in #24) Now after just flashing it with Forscan, it seems to be working fine with the "No Trailer Attached " message and it will adjust gain on the display However hooking Forscan back up ...it shows a DTC code U0423 from Trailer Brake Control Module.(Invalid data received). No check engine light... I wonder how I can ge rid of it? Or will it disappear on its own? Tried disabling and enabling a second time. same result.
Besides this code, which reappears each time I reun Forscan, all seems normal. Any Ideas?

Re: 2017 XLT F150 Trailer Brake Controller Activation

Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:58 pm
by TripleDigitRide
Has anyone been able to enable the TBC and TBC Gain with one of the USB ELM like this one?

https://www.amazon.com/OHP-ELMconfig-co ... pldnSite=1

Re: 2017 XLT F150 Trailer Brake Controller Activation

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:36 pm
by jmlock
That’s the one I used.

Re: 2017 XLT F150 Trailer Brake Controller Activation

Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 6:37 pm
by gunit240
New to the forum and forscan. I ordered myself the obdlink mx . I already installed the brake controller and know it is fused and good to go. Am I able to enable the brake controller from the phone app or does it have to be through a computer?

Re: 2017 XLT F150 Trailer Brake Controller Activation

Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 6:56 pm
by gg1234635
As far as i am aware you can only make changes on the Computer version not on the mobile versions currently

Re: 2017 XLT F150 Trailer Brake Controller Activation

Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 7:14 pm
by gunit240
Thats kind of what I figured. SO just connect my computer via bluetooth with the forscan application on it, get an extended license key and I should be able to follow that video to enable the brake and gain?

Re: 2017 XLT F150 Trailer Brake Controller Activation

Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 7:23 pm
by gg1234635
it should be as simple as that and forscan are still offering the 2 month free licence

Re: 2017 XLT F150 Trailer Brake Controller Activation

Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 7:29 pm
by gunit240
Sounds good to me. I appreciate your help and quick response!