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Electric trailer brake systems work using electromagnets to force the brake shoes against the brake drum to slow the vehicle. They connect to the brake light switch, so pressing the brake pedal in the towing vehicle acti... More »

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To install electric trailer brakes, first loosen the lug nuts on the tires using a tire iron. Use a car lift or a balanced jack to raise the trailer frame. Check to be sure that the trailer is stable before continuing wi... More »

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Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake LLC. has diagrams available with part names and model numbers for several different styles of air brake systems in their online manual titled "Air Brake Handbook." More »

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