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Proportional brake controller automatically levels when mounted within a 360-degree vertical range. Includes customizable LCD display, storable settings, 3 boost levels, battery protection and continuous diagnostics. Transferable between automobiles.
With a proportional brake controller, you can get heavy-duty emergency braking, general braking or slow-to-an-idle braking for your trailer automatically. The intensity with which your trailer brakes are activated and the rate at which they are applied are dependent on the deceleration of your tow vehicle. This means that, unlike time-delay controllers - which send the same amount of preset power to your trailer brakes every time - proportional controllers are able to adapt to every braking situation differently. So, if you slam on the brakes in your truck, your trailer brakes will activate with that same extreme intensity. And if you merely slow down as you approach a red light, your trailer will gradually brake in the same manner. Just set the initial power level, select a boost setting, and you're good to go.
As long as the P3 controller sits level on a horizontal plane and is pointed in the direction of travel, it will sense - via an internal inertia sensor - how your tow vehicle brakes. This inertia-based sensor responds to the deceleration of your tow vehicle as you brake by signaling the controller to send out enough power to your trailer brakes so that they are activated with an intensity that matches. The result is uniform braking across your towing setup. No push-pull action - just smooth, proportional braking every time.
Aside from smoother, more efficient braking, Tekonsha's P3 brake controller also offers a boost feature that gives you more initial braking power for those times when you're towing heavy loads. You can switch boost levels so that the power output to your trailer brakes automatically starts out at either 13 percent or 25 percent of the predetermined power setting.
So, if you boost the initial power so that your trailer brakes activate with 25 percent of the overall intensity at the start, the brakes will reach maximum braking faster. This is particularly beneficial if you are towing a heavy load because the intensity required to stop that load may be far greater than that needed to halt your vehicle. Therefore, sending out more initial power to the trailer brakes - and causing them to reach maximum braking faster - allows you to better control the trailer so that it doesn't push your tow vehicle before coming to a complete stop.
If your trailer weighs less than your tow vehicle, no boost is needed. But if you wish to set the boost so that your trailer leads the braking of your towing setup, you can select level B1. The following table gives an indication of when you might use the different boost levels and the power increases that they offer.
|Approximate Gross Trailer Weight||Boost Level||Increase in Initial Power Output|
|Less than tow vehicle GVW||B1||13%|
|Equal to tow vehicle GVW||B1 or B2||13% or 25%|
|Up to 25% more than tow vehicle GVW||B2 or B3*||25%|
|Up to 40% more than tow vehicle GVW||B3*||25%|
*Both B2 and B3 offer a 25-percent boost in initial power. But the braking curve for B3 is more aggressive than that of B2. This means that, even though you will start out with the same intensity when using these boost levels, you will get an overall more aggressive braking experience with the higher level. So if you use B3, you will reach maximum braking sooner than if you use B2.
Customize your P3 and store settings so that you can easily access them later. If you tow multiple trailers, or the same one but with differing loads, store the desired boost and power levels for each so that you don't have to completely reset the controller every time you switch between the trailers. Do other drivers use your towing setup? Customize the P3 display with your desired screen color, brightness and language, and you can easily return it to your preferred settings the next time you tow.
The P3's LCD display features a distinctive look with multiple color and contrast options. It also includes a highly advanced, easy-to-understand roadside diagnostics display. The P3 advanced diagnostics not only notify you of potential problems, but they can also tell you where to begin troubleshooting.
Diagnostic troubleshooting displays include:
Diagnostic warning signs include:
The Prodigy P3 offers advanced safety features to prevent damage to various components of your towing setup. Integrated reverse battery protection shields the brake controller and your trailer's breakaway system from shorts. When the P3 is not in use, it will be in power-saving mode. In this setting, the power draw falls to only 3.6 milliamps, minimizing drain on your vehicle's battery.
When you stop at red lights, or any time that your truck and trailer are at a standstill with the brakes applied for more than 5 seconds, the P3's "hold" feature will activate. When this happens, the power output to your trailer's brakes will be reduced to just 25 percent of the preset power setting so that the brakes will not overheat.
If ever there is a time that you need to brake your trailer separately from your tow vehicle - when traveling down a steep incline, for example - the manual override lever is easily accessible. Pushing this lever engages the brakes on your trailer with full power. In addition, when you activate this override, the brake lights on your trailer will illuminate, properly warning those behind you of the braking action of your rig.
The self-leveling feature of the P3 ensures that the brake controller continues to function even as you drive up steep hills or through the mountains. Simply mount it in your cab at any vertical angle, and the controller will level itself automatically thanks to its 360-degree rotational range.
Note: The P3 must be mounted on a level horizontal (side-to-side) plane and must be lined up with the direction of travel for the internal sensor to function properly.
Installation is a snap. After mounting the P3 unit in your cab using the included bracket, hardwire one end of the included pigtail harness directly into your vehicle. The other end plugs into the brake controller. To transfer the P3 to another vehicle or to remove it for storage, just unplug the unit and slide it out of the bracket.
For even easier installation, a vehicle-specific wiring adapter (sold separately) is available for most newer trucks and SUVs. One end of the custom adapter plugs into your vehicle, and the other end plugs into the controller - no hardwiring required.
Note: If a custom brake-control wiring adapter is not available for your vehicle, one of the following will be required:
20-Amp circuit breaker (9506P - sold separately) for 2- to 4-brake applications
30-Amp circuit breaker (38630 - sold separately) for 6- to 8-brake applications
See also etrailer.com's exclusive 7- and 4-way brake-control installation kit (ETBC7 - sold separately) if you don't already have a 7-way plug at the back of your vehicle.
Video of Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional
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Today we're going to review part number 90195. This is the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 proportional brake controller. This proportional brake controller will activate your trailer brakes in a proportion to your vehicles braking action. It'll automatically adjust your trailers braking based on the deceleration of the tow vehicle and it activates immediately so there's no pausing like with your time delay brake controllers. It does have an automatic leveling ability because there's an internal sensor on the inside which will detect deceleration even if the controller is not mounted flat. You can position this in a 360 degree range in a vertical plane.
You do probably want to mount out to where you can see this display though. Horizontally you do want to keep it parallel to the direction of travel, horizontal and parallel so you don't want it to be this way or like that. Pretty much like this, but 360 degrees or however you want. On the inside there are five store able settings which will let you customize the control for multiple trailers, varying loads, or different drivers. You cans tore display settings, brake types, language preferences, and desired boost level and power levels.
This button right up here is the boost level button. It has three boost levels you can set it at, B1, B2, and B3. It'll let you adjust the initial braking power and aggressiveness. As you go up in levels it'll increase the boost level because if you're going to be towing a heavier trailer, bigger trailer, or heavier load you'll want to have a higher boost level. Just by pushing this button you can change that.
This controller has a continuous diagnostic check alert. Our diagnostic check which will alert you to any potential problems. It does have some integrated safe guards which will protect your vehicle, your trailer, and your brake controller. A few of them are it'll minimize the drain on the car battery by drawing only 3.6 milliamps when not in use. It'll prevent the trailer brakes from overheating by reducing the power output to them when your on the brakes during prolong stops.
It'll help the brake controller and the trailer brake away system against any shorts. It does have a customizable easy to read LCD display right here. It lets you choose the color of the display, adjust the contrast and pick from different languages. On the bottom here you can see it has a built in rotary style manual override lever. This is used in emergency braking situations where you do want the brakes to be applied immediately. On the back here is a nice quick disconnect feature. When you plug your wiring harness in, it snaps right in or you can unsnap it. This will let you easily remove and store your brake controller when not in use or if you're going to move it to another vehicle. Now if you do move it to another vehicle we do recommend to purchase another wiring harness and mounting bracket that way it'll make it easier when you move this from vehicle to vehicle to just plug it in. now this brake controller does come with the wiring harness. It has the plug on this end. It plugs into the brake controller. The other end are the bare wires to connect to your wiring in your vehicle. Comes with this type of mounting bracket if you prefer to use. Also comes with this type which will just slide in and snap into place. Then you can mount this to the vehicle. Also comes with the mounting hardware for the mounting brackets and some butt connectors to connect the wires to your vehicles wiring harness. The last feature has a nice pouch, nice nylon coated pouch with a hook and loop fasteners so that you can store your brake controller in there, close it, and carry it with you. It is nice. The interiors very nice and soft to protect your brake controller. Now what I want to do is we're going to plug this wiring harness in and hook it up to some power source to be able to show you some of the LCD display and just what some of the features might be. Let me just get these four wires hooked up here so we got some power to the controller and last wire here. There we go. We're all hooked up. Now we're just going to plug in the harness. I'm going to turn the power on. With the power on you'll be able to see it comes on. It says, Tekonsha P3. Hit any button. So we just hit this one. Now it shows you the display. The 0.0 is the power display. The very bottom corner here it says, E. That would mean electric setup for electric brakes. You can go in and change that to where it'll say, H. For electrical over hydraulic. Up above that it says, T1. This is for trailer 1 storing. We mentioned you had five storaeable settings so you can go T1 all the way up to T5. Up here it just shows a tow vehicle and a trailer hooked up. Up in this top corner there's nothing showing now, but when you push this boost button you can see it says, Set boost level 1. It'll say, B1. Hit it again it's B2. Hit it again, B3. Hit it again it'll turn the boost off. Right there's your boost button. That'll put it to whatever boost button you want. Down here is a menu button. You can hit this and it'll pull up the menu. It shows you that you can change the display, the brake type, or even has a help. Exit out of there. Over here is up and down buttons. When you set your power what you can do is just push one of those and it'll show 6.0 if you go down, 5.9, 5.8 you can go up. If we set it at 6.0 then what'll happen is once that screen, let's exit out of here. Now we had that power set at 6.0 so when you push your manual override, as you can see, it'll go all the way up to the 6.0. that's what you set your power rating at. When you push that that'll give you your full power. It ramps up to all the way full power. There was your boost setting. Again, there's just a few more displays. It'll say, this is an exit button that you can use to exit out of there. Hit your menu again. Go up or down. It shows you the many different features. Very nice easy to use and it also shows you any diagnostic checks you can do on your hook up to show if there's any shorts or anything. That should do it for the review on part number 90195. The Tekonsha Prodigy P3 proportional brake controller. It does come with a limited lifetime warranty.
Average Customer Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (1139 Customer Reviews)Proportional brake controller automatically levels when mounted within a 360-degree vertical range. Includes customizable LCD display, storable settings, 3 boost levels, battery protection and continuous diagnostics. Transferable between automobiles.
by: Chris M08/20/2013
Installed P3 this weekend in 2013 Tundra Crewmax with towing package and pre-wire. Extremely easy, even with the center console installation. Will let the photos tell the story. Did have to combine the P3 included harness with the additional OEM harness to gain the length I needed. Plug and play with the pre-wire. Hooked up to trailer and set boost levels for varying loads. Works great! Vast improvement over older model Tekonsha controller in my Ram 2500 Diesel. Pull a Kiefer BP horse trailer: about 3600 lbs empty, 7500 with 3 quarter horses and gear. Usually pull 6-8 times per year, with only 1-2 horses. Short distance and flat terrain. It took about an hour to install. Dad is a retired USAF/FAA radar technician with every tool known to man. He QC'd the job. Will try to write better review later. 96005
by: Bob Z.12/11/2015
Overall, this probably the best brake controller on the market, as far as braking performance. It provides braking as smooth and safe as is possible with electric brakes. Adjustments are easy, with provisions for remembering the settings for multiple trailers. The manual control toggle/knob is very sturdy and smooth operating. The P3 controller is not without some design faults. The supplied brackets are OK for some installations, but they both position the controller too far from the mounting surface, often creating a knee-banger situation. While trying to figure out how to mount the controller in our new 2015 Nissan Xterra, I finally gave up on the brackets and used some industrial quality 3M dual-lock fastener (like velcro on steroids) to mount the controller. The controller is securely mounted right up against the lower dash panel, but is still is removable, if needed (see my photo). Although the curvy potato-like shape is aesthetically pleasing (to some), it would have been much easier to mount, with less wasted space, if the four sides were straight. The body of the connector that plugs into the rear of the unit should have been designed so that it is recessed into the unit, instead of sticking out almost an inch. That would have made the controller able to be installed with its rear panel right up against something, when necessary. Finally my biggest complaint is with the quality (or lack thereof) of the LCD display. The display on my controller is barely readable even when viewing perpendicular to the screen. If you are off axis by more than 20-30 degrees the display is unreadable. Rarely is it possible to mount a brake controller where the driver has a straight shot at the display. This is almost never the case. Modern LCD technology provides affordable displays that have an incredible off-axis visibility. I would have thought that Tekonsha would have included a display that is up to the same level of quality as the rest of the P3 controller. Instead, it appears they used a bottom of the line LCD with 1980’s technology. I tried all combinations of settings for color and brightness. Some were worse than others, but none of them were good. 233610
by: Lucas S01/15/2012
I was in the market for a controller for my 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee and this was a great controller and the price from etrailer was very competitive with other sites. What ended-up being the deciding factor for me on where to purchase the controller was the ease-of-use of the etrailer site. They made it simple to find and compare controllers and getting the correct wiring harness for my application was easy. In addition to the site they have outstanding customer service. The controller was shipped the day after I ordered it (on a Saturday no less) with free upgraded shipping. They even followed-up with me once the controller arrived at my house. I wish all sites had this level of customer service! 29739
by: John G. Smith05/04/2012
Installed this on my GMC 3500 Duramax with factory integrated brake controller. Not happy with the integrated brake controller on my truck, had problems from the start on 3 different occasions with "Service Trailer Brake" warning on DIC, which of course means NO TRAILER BRAKES. Decided the P3 was the perfect solution. Many more features than the IBC, plus the P3 will also work with electric over hydraulic disc brakes should we ever need that in the future. Fairly easy install on this particular truck, the most difficult thing was running the brake wire from the controller to the 7-pin plug. (This is only required when installing in a vehicle with a factory installed brake control) Well worth the extra effort. 39447
by: Blaine B.02/20/2015
I primarily picked this controller based on product reputation and customer reviews. I had picked this controller over it's sister product Tekonsha P2 based on the etrailer tech product review who compared the simplicity of the P3 readout compared to reading letter and period codes on the P2. The 4 buttons on the P3 make it easy to scroll through settings and diagnostics. Need to contact Tekonsha while on the road? ...their contact info is even found in the HELP option (lol). I love the sturdy feel of the bottm half of the controller made of cast metal. It comes with a bracket that holds a quick-release holder for the controller for people that want to move the controller from vehicle-to-vehicle, or a bracket that will solidly attach the controller with 2 screws. Having many videos and photos of other installs available on this website made this a breeze to mount even for a novice like me. I installed it in a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee w/factory installed tow package using the etrailer part #3020-P "Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter for Electric Brake Controllers - Dodge". It connected flawlessly to both connections in literally seconds. A test light at the rear of the car confirmed that the 7-pin trailer connector brake pin was actuating when the brake pedal was depressed. NOTE: 2001 is the only year in the Jeep WJ series with the factory installed MOPAR connector; the other years in the WJ series, with factory installed tow package, have a single blue wire running to the 7-pin trailer connector. Total install time was under 30 minutes including tool roundup and waiting for my wife to put on her shoes to press the brake pedal to confirm power to the trailer connector. 175399
Great product. I use it to tow my 27' travel trailer and it works great. I love the display. After I installed it, I noticed the unit stayed on after I turned the truck off. After a quick internet search, I learned the unit stays on for about 15 minutes after the truck is shut off. I found this to be accurate on my unit as well. I do wish the screws that attach the dash mount to the cradle were a little more finished. They appear to be standard sheet metal screws and since they are silver and everything else is black, they kind of stick out. But that is just me being picky. If I really wanted I could hop over to ACE and get some better screws. 60075
First, shipping was crazy fast! I received the item much faster than expected. I decided to let my local Toyota dealer do the installation in my 2015 Tundra. They didn't know that the factory connector had been moved over near the center stack and not by the driver left kick panel. Once I TOLD THEM the installation went quickly. So far, so good. I'll update this once I've had a little more time to test the product. 165850
I am very impressed. Everything was extremely fast and easy - from ordering to installation. No complaints at all. The only thing I can say is that if your truck is already wired for brakes and have $14 to spare, the vehicle specific adapter is well worth the money. After I found the plug on my 2014 Taco (taped behind a bundle of wires, NOT wear the manual says it is...thanks TOYOTA!), it was all plug and play. If you can plug in a floor lamp in your house, you can install this controller. I decided to mount the controller by the cup holders in the center console. When not in use for long periods of time, I unplug it, unscrew the plastic holster, and use the space as normal. Unless you're specifically looking for the plug sitting in the back of the cubby or the metal bracket I leave hanging, you can't even tell there was a mod. I love that I can use the space and love that I don't have to leave the controller sitting out in the extreme temps. Too easy. 146794
by: Walter J.07/15/2013
This is my first time using a brake controller, and it couldn't have been easier. I'm using my 2011 Toyota Tundra to tow a 3-place enclosed snowmobile trailer with two axles. Installation and setup was very simple, especially after seeing the video provided on etrailer.com. Where I mounted it is at a slight angle, and the controller seems to work perfectly. When stopping I couldn't even tell the trailer was there. Etrailer.com was very easy to deal with. They shipped the product quickly. And their site contains lots of useful information. I got the recommended plug in wiring adapter, and it helped make the installation simple for anyone. 89558
by: Bill W.04/21/2014
Fairly easy to mount (permanently) on my 2014 Nissan Frontier truck, under center of dash just above console. Easy to read. The 15 minute "shut-down" time for the screen to go blank is no issue. However, with no trailer connected, it does take 2 full minutes of flashing red "NO trailer connection" on the screen EVERY TIME the vehicle is started. Short of the inconvenience of unplugging/plugging back in, I'd think 10 seconds would be enough for the P3 to figure out no trailer is plugged into the vehicle. Will make a slip-cover to go over the face. 126170
I've had this for 5 years now, on a E350 powerstroke that pulls a 6 ton equipment trailer. The only issue I ever had with it was once it started freaking out and cycling the brakes at a stoplight--etrailer immediately sent a new unit, no questions asked. Later that year the ground wire on the tow vehicle became disconnected, and I suspect that the previous fault was due to the ground intermittently failing. The reason I am finally posting a review is that I recently had to pull the trailer with our F250 diesel, which still has the old Kelsey analog controller it's had for ages. Oh my god. I had gotten so used to how well the Tekonsha worked that I at first thought the analog unit had broken. Locked wheels when empty, and at full load it felt like the truck was doing too much of the braking unless I manually slid the controller to FULL. With the Tekonsha and it's easy-peasy push-buttons and clear graphics, it's a piece of cake to dial the brakes in to PERFECT, each and every time, and make fine adjustments as necessary on the road. Even towing at max capacity, you don't notice the weight behind you. Installation is a breeze, too, and the user interface is intuitive. A great product and worth the extra money. 150296
Purchased a Tekonsha P3 and had it in hand 3 days later. An etrailer rep sent me emails during the order and shipping process. Nice touch! Video and paper instructions made the installation go smoothly. (Would have been an absolute cinch if the connection wires in my 2008 GMC Canyon hung down just a few inches further.) I am quite pleased with the whole experience. 177867
by: John B08/05/2014
Awesome controller! I have not had a chance to use this yet as my trailer is still on order. Installation was simple after finding the correct source for the brake switch wire. The wires on my 2013 Express brake light switch are all low voltage wires. I found the best source was the aux stop light fuse in the fuse box under the hood. I trimmed down an eyelet crimp connector and inserted in the fused side of the socket and pushed the fuse back in place. I didn't want to drill holes in my dash so I utilized an optional ash tray that was stowed away with my spare tire. It pushes into the center drink holder opening in the engine cover. When not in use I can unplug and remove the unit and place it in the glove box. I really like the options for the color of the display. I found the green light matches my instrument lights perfectly and will be less distracting at night time. Looking forward to trying it out. 144549
I order the Tekonsha Brake controller and cable for my 2012 Ford Explorer. The customer service was outstanding. No automated answering systems. I was speaking with a human being in seconds and she was extremely knowledgeable of this product and the installation. I received the product in 3 days just as promised, received a confirmation, email, and email that the product shipped with tracking information, and an email indicating the product was delivered. I’m overwhelmed by the customer service. The product just as advertised is great it hooked up in about 5 minutes the cables fit and does an excellent job with my trailer. I haul a small stock car to and from the track and this controller is extremely easy to use and have very advance capabilities. The installation was on a 2012 Ford Explorer with the tow package. The wire to connect the brake controller is under the dash right next to the hood release level. Tow screws and an odd plastic push on is all that hold the black plastic cover to gain access to the Explorers cables. Again thank you to the outstanding customer service 37245
I purchased one of these for a 00 Dodge RAM Cummins and used on a 10,000lb dual axle equipment trailer and an enclosed haulmark 16' dual axle trailer. These are fantastic, very easy to install and use. Just bolt it down plug it in and go. Only thing to watch for is keep it oriented from front to back per the instructions. Liked it so much I bought a second for my sons 05 Hummer. And etrailer makes it easy they have the adapter you need so its a simple plug into OEM. If you are unsure contact them and ask, great support at etrailer. 137288
by: Tad G.11/10/2013
The display on the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 is great. It tells you everything you need to know at a glance including voltage to the trailer when the brakes are applied, exact brake pressure to the tenth and battery voltage. The boost feature is great because it applies just the right amount of added brake pressure in an emergency stop situation. A brake controller is a good feature to have when pulling a trailer but the P3 makes pulling effortless. Installation was a breeze on my 1999 GMC Suburban with the included instructions and your online install video. Thanks for providing such a great product and excellent service. 106878
by: Leo K.05/29/2014
Boy was I happy to work with your telephone sales folks and followed the recommendation to install the P3 Brake Controller on my classic 1996 F250. This controller was so easy to install and works extremely well for the towing conditions I do. I was very impressed with how easy it is to tune the braking system power level to the load being carried, for both highway and off-road conditions. Most of my towing takes me to the high mountains of Colorado, requiring as much safety with braking as possible. The P3 does the job much better than old systems, and much safer. Thank You for a great product. 133316
Brake controller is as advertised, arrived sooner than expected, easy to install. Found an etrailer.com you tube video that perfectly walked me through hooking it up to our 2008 Yukon XL. I pulled our new trailer yesterday for the first time and found the controller very easy to adjust the brake activation settings. As my wife was filing the invoice right after I placed an online order she realized I had mixed up two numbers of our new address. I called etrailer and talked to a very nice young lady that made the correction without making me feel like an idiot! Great service! 72138
Purchased this for my 2012 GMC Yukon, watched a youtube video on installation, my gmc has the wires under the dash, all went great. Quality product, great performance, this is the best, worth a little extra. etrailer.com is amazing, customer service is not dead, it is alive and well at etrailer.com. This is not my first purchase, I have purchased hitches and accessories and never an issue. 152106
Works great! Use it to tow my 5ver. I like how you can change the colors and brightness to something that's not distracting/overpowering at night and choose what the default display is, as well as check things like battery voltage. The boost and reverse features are also great. Not too much room in today's trucks to mount stuff, so I picked a spot on my '08 Chevy that had room behind the dash and cut away to shape a hole in the lower dash and glued in some rubber tubing I split around the sides and top. Looked pretty clean until I installed the radio. 28005
by: Steve D11/10/2013
Installation was very easy on my 2002 Chevy Silverado 1500HD which came with the 7-pole trailer connector as part of the towing package. The vehicle-specific cable that I received with the trailer brake controller connected straight from the controller to the socket under the dash. The trailer brake controller mounted easily under the dash (I put mine near my right leg). The installation and mounting instructions were good, and I had it up and running in no time. The level of braking power was easy to adjust to my trailer, and I really like the spring-loaded lever for manually applying the brakes. That makes it easy to test if everything is working correctly. The only possible negative that I can think of is that the trailer brake controller takes a long time (15 minutes) to power down when it detects that nothing is going on. That seems like kind of a long time to me, but I imagine they had a good reason for selecting that timeout duration. 106911
by: Michael C01/01/2015
2013 GMC Sierra- I ordered it a few days before Christmas which was a mistake due to all of the other parcels being moved.. I watched the video, followed the instructions, installed it and tested it on my RV within 45 minutes of opening the box. Great follow up and online support to assist in installation. I'm happy with my purchase. 167510
This is the first trailer brake controller I have ever purchased or used so I don't have any past experience for a reference. However I think I hit the jackpot with this. The installation was easy and took me no longer than 15 minutes after a quick review of the installation instructions. I have a 2004 F150 and along with the Tekonsha Brake Controller I purchased the Wiring Adapter which made the installation very easy. Took it for a test run and it works awesome. Good product. 160904
by: Lane O.10/07/2014
Installed the P3 last week in a 2014 Chevy Silverado and towed the first trailer this past weekend. Easy install and works great. Very pleased with the P3. Have only towed once and only 50miles. will know more in the future and would probably rate at excellent. 155073
by: Mitch A09/28/2015
Purchased the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller (90195) and two plug-in wiring adapters (3020-P) for both my Dodge RAM trucks. Reason - Purchased a used 23 ft travel trailer that had brakes. Too easy of an install with the plug-in wiring adapters as my trucks both came with the factory installed 7-pin. It took about 1 min to connect the controller cables to both my trucks and about 10 min to mount my brake controller (5-6 min of that was deciding on where to install). Conducted a local road test after adjusting the power to the trailer brakes and also tested the boost on level one. Provides me with a much more confident braking experience. Great shipping, pleased with product and anxious to get out for a fall camping experience yet this year. A must buy ! 228198
by: Joe G.04/11/2015
Works perfectly. Easy setup! Used with 3045-P adaptor cable. Watched installation video(etrailer) on 2014 Grand Cherokee. Did not like all the movement resulting from the flexible surface chosen by the installer. Used a different location- a little less visibility, (but still fine), but with a solid mounting surface. Photos attached. 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Joe Grossman 184724
Debie at etrailer was a delight to deal with - my product arrived in two days. I self-installed, and, as I had the vehicle-end pigtail plug that came with my Toyota Tundra w/ tow package, I spliced that onto the P3 pigtail to make my own harness, rather than buy the Tekonsha plug-and-play harness. Installation into the truck was simply a matter of removing an access panel in the driver foot-well, plugging in the harness, and drilling a couple holes in the lower dash. I chose the snap-in/out bracket so I could store the controller separately when not hitched up. Set up with the travel trailer was a breeze following the supplied instruction, and the unit performs perfectly. I am a happy camper! Thanks Debie and etrailer. I have already ordered again... 141454
by: Dennis R.05/21/2012
Item Purchased: Tekonsha P3 Controller and OEM Cable for 2010 F150 Ford Lariat I couldn't be more satisfied with the Outstanding and Expeditious service I received from etrailer.com. This is my first experience with etrailer.com, I will definitely refer this site as a must use resource for anyone in need of the service and products you provide. 41143
by: Tim Bockhoff08/16/2015
I purchases this unit for its ease of use and all the great reviews it has. I overall love it! I mainly use for towing my 12 foot pop-up behind my jeep liberty. It works great with my small trailer and has a clean display and diagnoses if something is going on that isn't supposed to be. The one issue I do have with it is I wish the LCD display would go into a sleep mode when you aren't changing the setting on the controller. The screen is still bright even on the lowest setting and reflects off my windshield at night. So to fix this issue I ended up putting electrical tape over the display to get rid off the reflection. Over all the unit is great and highly recommend it. Just make sure its in a spot that it won't cause a reflection. 219558
by: Travis Z.10/11/2011
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited (5.7L HEMI) Ea and quick installation and mounting. Unit works flawlessly. 25419
Thanks for a great brake controller. Have not yet bought the trailer. Need the controller before I can buy. But everything seems good. The wiring adapter is great -- well worth the money. I think it was your F150 2009 video I found most useful, though mine is a 2011 model. I think you should have suggested the possibility of mounting the controller in the little storage space that your 2009 video shows the cable attached to. The controller fits very nicely. But it requires sawing the back off the storage compartment and a bit of dremmel work (1/32 inch???). I would not have been happy with my controller mounted way down low as your video shows it. Not at all happy. 134615
by: Terry M06/29/2015
My F350 with the OEM trailer brake controller was showing"TBC Fault" on the center console, even without a trailer attached. This controller and the adapter replaced the OEM TBC with no problems. Just have to go to the Ford dealer to reprogram the truck so it doesn't see the OEM TBC. I installed it in the little cubby box just to the left of the OEM TBC, cut a hole in the back of the box, ran wire into it then pushed the new TBC into the box, looks good and very easy. 208145
by: Steaven M04/07/2011
Great price on a great unit. I purchased both the controller and the plug and play connector for my Sequoia and performed a custom install. The unit worked great hauling my family and our travel trailer. The ability to set different boost levels to compensate for full/empty trailers is definitely a plus. This shipped extremely fast and came very well protected. Definitely recommending to all my friends who need a brake controller. 11291
by: Steve S. from Twin Lakes, WI01/18/2011
Thanks etrailer! My brake controller arrived very well packaged on the second day after order. After watching the extreamly detailed video on your website showing the install on my specific truck, I was able to do the install myself in about 15 minutes start to finish. I figure it may take longer for some, but since my 2010 Yukon came pre wired with the trailering package, all of the truck wiring was already installed and was exactly where the video showed. After the lightning fast install, I hooked up the trailer and gave it a go; this thing works as good as I ever expected. I would recommend this product to my best freinds. 5679
by: Adam D.06/27/2012
This is a great product and is very easy to install. I would hint to those with a 2010 F150 with the Tow Package, if the connector is not behind the black cup as shown in the video, it will be taped to a harness under the steering shaft and above the brake pedal as shown in the picture. Other than that I am very please with etrailer.com's service and super fast delivery. Great job etrailer!!! 45913
by: Darrell F.06/20/2012
Installed in a 05 Hummer H2 and have used twice. Once with a 8x24 trailer and the other was a 7x14. The unit worked EXTREMELY well. VERY satisfied with the purchase and spending the extra amount to get this unit. The options it has are great and the color screens are a good and helpful feature too. The most important feature this unit offers is the peace of mind knowing your brakes are working properly to the trailer or if there is a problem it will alert you and tell you about a potential electrical problem or even if you do not have trailer brakes for some electrical reason. 44941
by: Doug S.08/08/2014
I installed this brake controller in my Nissan Frontier this morning. Everything went fine; determining the right mounting location was the toughest part of the job. One word to brake controller newbies: when you first plug this fellow in, you might be surprised that it comes on; that is, there's no power on/power off function. It's always on, even with no keys in the ignition. Elsewhere on this site, an etrailer advisor informs us not to worry; the screen goes dark after 15 minutes of inactivity, and the controller puts no significant drain on the battery. 145274
by: Merle B.06/29/2011
The P-3 is an excellent product. I replaced on old Tekonsha Time delay control. When first connected it showed I had a brake overload. On inspection found wire to rear axle disconnected. Bad news with a 14,000 pound fifth wheel. After 10 minutes under the trailer. I was good to go. Also easy install on 1999 F-350 with Ford adapter Have recommended E-trailer and this product to several of my friends with trailers. .I have bought many items from E-trailer and have nothing but good things to say about them Thanks Merle B. Mt. Plymouth, Florida 18198
by: Rick M.03/24/2015
The P3 controller and Ford F150 specific harness arrived earlier than anticipated, and all parts were there. The instructions were good, and I was able to accomplish everything within an hour or less. I picked up my new Travel Trailer this morning, and it took about 10 minutes to custom set the P3. The 50 mile trip home was uneventful (good) and the performance of the P3 was exactly as advertised. If you can't get an "Integrated Trailer Brake Controller" on a new truck, get one of these. It is really the next best thing. 180703
This brake controller well worth the money and was easy to install with instructions provided. I also used video on site for my 2013 Chevy 1500 Silverado which was very helpful. Calibrating unit was a snap and I immediately noticed how much easier it made my toy hauler tow. I have towed over 9000 foot mountains several times with steep grades on boost 2 mode and it worked flawlessly I didnt even know unit was there. I did a lot of comparison shopping before purchase and unit is one of the best with all of its features. 180505
by: Steve L.12/05/2011
I ordered the Tekonsha P-3 for a 2011 GMC Sierra and I could not be happier with it. In my opinion it's the Best Bang for the Buck! The P-3 was easy to install and very user friendly. I also would like to say Thanks to etrailer for a quick response and fast delivery as well as a informative tech section. 27713
by: Travis J10/10/2013
I had the benefit of having a factory installed tow package on my 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 pick up. With that being said, I was still unsure of if what I saw online would work. I contacted etrailer.com via email and they answered all my questions and concerns within a few emails. I bought the product and install extremely easy. My only complaint is that the cable is not very long. Approx 3ft or so. But other then that, it works great and help me tow my bobcat on my 16' trailer with ease of stopping. 103306
by: Mike W.11/04/2011
Pretty simple install, other than Chevrolet in it's wisdom, installs wires in my 2007 Suburban, but doesn't hook them up to the fuse box. Went on the net and found a solution pretty easily. Unit was easy to program and works great. Hauled a new trailer 500 miles with no issues. Wish they had an optional mount where you could easily remove unit and just leave a smaller bracket in place without the big plastic clip. I will just unscrew it as I don't pull a trailer too often. 26555
by: Kevin G.05/22/2012
The tekonsha p3 is great. It was a very easy install in a 2012 toyota tundra especially with the help videos provided. I would recommend this product and etrailer to anyone 41300
easy installation with help from etrailer.com installation videos. They were very handy, easy to understand and to the point. It was installed on a 2007 GMC Yukon XL with factory 7 pin connector product is good looking and works well. menu is easy to navigate and i really like the troubleshooting section that displays different voltage outputs to help figure out whats is wrong. battery voltage is handy too. would definitely recommend this product to others. 201066
by: Big Country02/28/2012
I have a 2004 Ford F250. This control does what it is made to do. I pull my 27 ft. Dual axel Travel trailer and I stop perfect every time. This controller also looks great with the display screen. Its easy to change the color of the screen. So here it is... Looks great. Works like it should. Easy to use. Plug n play when you order a "3035-P" wire harness adapter. 32697
I purchased this unit and the wiring harness to match my 2013 f150 it took me longer to pick a spot in the cab for the controller than it took to install easy easy easy everything works as advertised the shipping was free and fast it took less than 15 minutes to install I have never installed before and was very nervous but this turned out to be a breeze 81800
by: Jerome Nobles08/19/2014
This controller is GREAT and shipped quick . Bought the F250 wire harness and plugged it in And installed N 15 minutes ??????thanks Etrailer !!!!!!!!!!! 147493
by: Drew YYC02/19/2013
I installed this to safely tow a Trillium trailer with a 2010 Subaru Forester. Works great, had no problems with it. Installing it is left up to you, but there are a number of tutorials kicking around for a Subaru. Hardest part is fishing the wires. All of my friends use this controller as well, all in different vehicles, and they all work great! 67016
by: John V.07/18/2013
Puchased this controller and the wiriing harness for my 2012 Ford F150 and everything worked right out of the box. I have purchased before from etrailer.com and will continue to do so. Running around to the auto stores no one was able to help when asked a question and here I get not only the right part but plenty of information on installing it. 90309
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