Brake Controller Install on 1997 Chevrolet Pickup Brake Controller Install on 1997 Chevrolet Pickup. Question: I would recommend the Prodigy P2 brake controller # 90885 for your 1997 Chevy Silverado, because it is easy to use and it includes a pigtail that you will use to hard wire the unit. Take a look at the instructions at the link provided. The red stop light wire, which seems like I HAVE A 97 CHEVY SILVERADO 1500 4X4 AND THE BRAKE LIGHTS Jul 21, 2009i have a 97 chevy silverado 1500 4x4 and the brake lights do not operate properly. they work fine when i have my headlight switch in the off position but my headlights stay on. when i turn the headlight switch on the headlights remain on but the brake lights do not come on neither do the night time running lights.