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You've got yourself a new controller, and you're excited to get it installed into your grill so you can get back to the Traeger experience you know and love. But how? Let us help you walk through the process of installing your new hardware.

You can follow this handy video or follow our step-by-step guide below.


NOTE: If you have a Timberline, be sure to remove the WIFI antenna before removing the controller. see Removing Antenna section below

  1. Power off and unplug your grill.
  2. Using a Phillips screwdriver, remove the 4 screws that hold the controller in place.
  3. Unplug the 6 wires from the controller. Each wire has it's own unique design to help you know which wire belongs where once you install the new controller.


This step is necessary only for Timberline grills manufactured in 2019 or later.

  1. Power off and unplug grill.
  2. Remove the lower panel on the underside of the hopper by unscrewing the four screws holding it in place. The four screws are often very tight and can be difficult to loosen.
  3. Remove the lower part of the external antenna.
  4. While holding the upper part of the coaxial antenna connector, unthread and remove the lower nut from the connector.
  5. Pull the coaxial connector out of the antenna mount.
  6. Continue to the next section removing the controller.


  1. Timberlines only: Feed the line for the WiFIRE antenna back through the controller hole.
  2. Plug all plastic connectors into the new controller.
  3. Reinsert the four screws that hold controller in place.
  4. Timberline only: Reinstall the coaxial connector to the antenna mount and reattach the bottom panel.
  5. Plug in your grill and turn it on.
  6. Be sure to replace the old QR code under the hopper lid with the new one you received with your replacement controller. The old QR code is associated with the old controller, so using that will result in an unsuccessful re-pairing attempt.