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  • Brake Controller and 7-Way Recommendation for a 2013 Ford F-150
  • Sounds like you have the round connector that a 7-way like part # 20119 would attach to. If the connector matches the product pictures then this 7-way would work to complete your trailer wiring. For a brake controller I would recommend the Prodigy P2 Brake Controller part # 90885. This is our best selling brake controller because of how well it works and how easy it is to setup. This is a proportional brake controller that senses the amount of braking the tow vehicle is applying and...
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  • Recommended Parts for Installing 7-Way Connector and Trailer Brake Controller in 2003 Ford F-150
  • To convert your 2003 F-150's 4-pole trailer connector to a 7-way that includes circuits for 12V trailer power and trailer brakes you will use part # 118242 which includes the 7-way socket, wiring harness, fuses and relays. Then for installing a brake controller like the excellent Prodigy P2 # 90885 you will use a quick-connect wiring adapter # 3035-P. This wiring adapter simply plugs in between the P2 and the port under your dash. The linked video shows you the process in a 2004 model...
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation and Install for a 2004 Ford F-150
  • From the pictures you submitted it looks like you bought a 7-way adapter and an isolation solenoid to install your Prodigy P2 # 90885. The solenoid is not something we normally recommend for people unless they need the 12 volt power circuit of the 7-way to turn off when the vehicle engine turns off. All you would have needed to install the brake controller in your 2004 Ford F-150 is the part # 3035-P. If you only happen to have a 4-way trailer wiring harness you would also need the...
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  • Repairing Intermittent Short on Trailer Brakes
  • Worn brake magnets, corroded or damaged trailer connectors and a short in the brake wire on the trailer are the most common causes of the OL (overload) error message on your brake controller. Examine the trailer connector on the vehicle and the trailer. Look for damage or green/white corrosion on the pins or in the sockets. Clean or replace as necessary. Trace the brake output circuit on the trailer from the trailer connector rearward to the brake assemblies. Look for pinched wires...
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  • Brake Controller Installation on 2005 Ford F150
  • All 2005 F150 models would be prewired for installing a brake controller. The gray connector the controller would plug into is located behind and to the right of the diagnostic port under the steering column as shown in the photo I've provided. If your F150 is equipped with the factory installed 7-way trailer connector, all you would need is a brake controller wiring adapter. If you use a brake controller manufactured by Tekonsha, you'd use a # 3035-P adapter. One end would plug into...
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  • Hopkins Brake Controller Shows Short Circuit Error Code
  • The weight of the trailer would not cause the SC error code on your brake controller. The SC error code indicates there is a short circuit which is an electrical problem. The most common cause of this is a dirty or corroded trailer connector. Make sure that the truck and trailer side connectors are clean and free of corrosion inside where the wires attach as well as on the pins. The brake magnets, or even just one magnet could indeed cause this issue as well. As could wiring to the magnets....
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  • Installation of a Brake Controller and 7-Way on a 1997 Ford F-150
  • First, many brake controllers actually come with a universal harness with one end that plugs into the back of the controller and on the other end are just blunt cut wires, no plug. Some vehicles that can have a plug will have an optional harness, sold separately, that has a plug on each end. Your 1997 Ford F-150 could have had a factory brake controller connector to plug in a controller but it sounds like it was removed. If anyone has that part it would be a Ford dealer. But it isn't...
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  • How to Wire a Tekonsha Voyager Brake Controller # 39510 in 2005 Ford F-150
  • The easiest way to install a Tekonsha trailer brake controller like the Voyager # 39510 in your 2005 Ford F-150 that has a factory 7-way is to use wiring adapter # 3035-P. This plugs in between the controller and the under-dash port as shown in the linked installation video at the 20-second mark. No cutting or splicing of wires is required. If you are doing a hard-wired installation the four wires from the Voyager will connect to the truck wiring as follows: Controller Black wire...
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  • Solution for Pairing a Tekonsha RF Brake Controller to Vehicle with Bulb Out Sensors
  • The LED lights on the vehicle isnt so much the issue. Some European vehicles send signals through the trailer plug for Lamp out or Trailer detection that can interfere with the pairing process, but once the trailer is detected these signals pose no issue. Since you already have the # C57003 you might try to see if that helps the issue, but if not the easiest solution will be to find a domestic vehicle with a 7-way to pair. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • How to Install a Brake Controller on RV Built on 2013 Ford E-450 Van Chassis
  • The 2013 Ford full size van chassis (E-series) can use brake controller wiring harness # 3034-P but only if it came with a factory 4-Way or factory 7-Way trailer connector. If it did not then a brake controller will have to be hardwired in. If the vehicle has a factory 4-Way connector then the blue wire on the brake controller will have to be ran manually from the brake controller to the back of the vehicle and you will need to add # 37185 to add a 7-Way. If the vehicle does have...
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation for a 2004 Ford F-350 Diesel
  • For your 2004 Ford F-350 diesel I recommend the P2 # 90885 with wiring harness # 3035-P. The P2 is one of our most popular brake controllers of all time because it is easy to set up and use and it is reliable. This is a proportional controller that will apply the trailer brakes in proportion to how hard or soft the vehicle is braking. This reduces wear and tear on the trailer and vehicle brakes and is the safest way to stop. I have linked a video showing installation for you.
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  • Troubleshooting OverLoad Code on Brake Controller With Trailer With New Wiring
  • It sounds like you have bad trailer brake magnets on your trailer. Having a bad magnet can cause the problem you described and based on what you mentioned it would be the most obvious issue. I attached a help article that details how to troubleshoot trailer magnets.
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  • Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller # 90195 Remains on Even After Non-Use
  • First, thank you very much for all your recent purchases from etrailer.com, which include a Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller # 90195. This unit has a built-in power-saving-mode delay that shuts off the display if there has been no activity for at least 15 minutes. In power saving mode the screen will be blank. You can make sure your P3 is working correctly and powering down by leaving the vehicle for about 25 to 30 minutes. Then, without touching the truck in any way, look inside...
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  • Brake Controller Installation for a 2004 Ford F-250
  • To install a Prodigy brake controller part # 90185 in your 2004 Ford F-250 all you need is the correct install harness, part # 3035-P. I attached an install video that shows this harness being used to install the Prodigy in a similar Ford truck as yours.
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  • Brake Controller and Install Harness Recommendation for a 2004 Ford F-150
  • To install a Prodigy P2 brake controller in your 2004 Ford F-150 all you need is the correct install harness, part # 3035-P. Check out the install video I attached that shows these products being installed in a 2004 Ford F-150 just like yours. No relay or extra fuses would be needed. You may be thinking of the GM trucks that require a few underhood connections be made near the fuse box.
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  • Brake Controller and Install Harness Recommendation for a 2010 Ford F-150
  • The harness you should have used for installing the Prodigy P3 # 90195 that you referenced would be the # 22292. If for some reason the pin out of this connector didn't match what your has the only solution we have would be to hard wire the controller to harness you have by cutting the needed wires from the factory connector and the running them to the controller wires. We don't have info on how to repin the connector so this would be your best option. You can check that you have the...
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  • Should Tekonsha Primus Brake Controller Show Output Voltage with Manual Override and No Trailer
  • The manual override on a brake controller will send power back along the blue wire with or without a trailer connected. When it does so the display will act accordingly and show the output.
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  • Should the Light of my Brake Controller Stay On After Vehicle is Turned Off
  • The red light on the manual override of the Hopkins InSIGHT part # HM47297 will stay on all the time. But the amperage draw is so low that it would not drain your battery. A guy that works here has one installed on his truck and has had zero problems. He's had the controller installed for a few years at this point.
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  • 1969 Ford F250 Brake Controller Recommendation
  • You will need to start with a 4-way (if you do not have one). For that you would want the # 18252. From there you would need to convert the 4-way to a 7-way so that you can install the brake controller. For that you will want the Brake Controller Install Kit and 7-Way Adapter part # ETBC7. I attached installation instructions and an install video for this product as well. With these parts the Voyager Brake Controller part # 39510 would install and work well.
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  • Parts Needed for Installing Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller # 90195 in 2016 Explorer
  • The 2011 through 2016 model years of the Ford Explorer are part of the same 5th generation of this popular vehicle. I spoke to my technical contact at Tekonsha and he confirmed the fit of brake controller wiring adapter # 3035-P for your 2016 Explorer. If your Explorer has a factory-installed 7-way trailer connector then all you'll need is the P3 # 90195 itself and the wiring adapter # 3035-P. The vehicle connection port for the white plug on the wiring adapter will be located under...
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation for a 2014 Ford Explorer
  • All you need is a brake controller and an install harness to install a brake controller in your 2013 Ford Explorer. For a brake controller I would recommend the Prodigy P2 Brake Controller part # 90885. This is our best selling brake controller because of how well it works and how easy it is to setup. This is a proportional brake controller that senses the amount of braking the tow vehicle is applying and applies a proportionate amount to the trailer brakes. For an install harness...
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  • Testing a Brake Controller that the Power Level Is Either All or Nothing
  • Either the brake controller has an internal problem, or the wiring of the controller is at fault. It is pretty easy to test the setup to determine what is going on. Sever the blue brake output wire near the brake controller leaving enough room to reconnect it and then apply the manual slide. Using a circuit tester like the Quickee Tester, part # 3808, you should get output to the controller side of the wire you severed. If the manual slide activates the trailer brake output wire properly,...
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  • Hopkins InSight Brake Controller Showing Output Without Brake Pedal or Manual Brake Switch
  • By 'when power is applied', I'm assuming you mean that's what the display is reading when the controller is at rest. If you're getting the 85 with the brake pedal or the manual brake switch applied, that's normal. The 85 is the amount of output the controller's been set to, out of 100. The controller will continually send out 4-6V of power out, to determine if a trailer's connected. If you're getting more output than that on the blue wire without the brake pedal being applied or the...
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  • Brake Controller Install Harness Recommendation for a 2015 Ford F-150
  • The correct brake controller adapter you would need to install your Prodigy P3 Brake Controller part # 90195 in your 2015 Ford F-150 would be the part # 22292. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • Recommended Plug-In Adapter And Wiring For 1996 Ford F-250
  • If you have a factory 7-way connector at the rear of your 1996 F-250, you will have a brake controller port located under the driver side of the dash near the diagnostic port as the attached photo shows. If you do not have a brake controller I recommend the Prodigy P2, part # 90885. This is one of our most popular controllers because it is easy to set up and operate. The plugin adapter for the P2 is part # 3035-P. If you have a 4-way connector at the rear of your truck the port could...
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  • Trailer Brake Controller Recommendation for 2001 Ford F-150 with Factory Tow Package
  • If your 2001 Ford pickup has a factory-installed 7-way trailer connector at the rear then it should also have a quick-connect port under the dash for easy installation of a trailer brake controller. In this case you'll use a wiring adapter such as # 3035-P if you happen to choose a Tekonsha brand controller. Brake controllers come in two basic varieties: time-delayed and proportional. In certain specific circumstances a cost-effective time-delay type may be preferred (as in where there...
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  • Troubleshooting Pilot Brake Controller On 2001 Ford F-350
  • The trailer brakes should be applied when the vehicle is shifted into reverse because most vehicles require the brake pedal to be pressed to be able to shift into reverse. The Pilot Brake Controller, part # 80550 is designed for electric brakes only. You will need a circuit tester like part # 3808 and check the wiring for your brake controller. Check the black wire at the back of the controller to make sure you are receiving power. Then check the red wire to make sure you are only...
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  • Should Brake Controller Port Under Dash of 2003 Ford Explorer Have Power at All Times
  • One terminal on the brake controller port should have voltage at all times, one terminal is the brake light signal which will only have power when the pedal is pressed, one is ground, and the other is the output to the trailer. I have attached a picture of the Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter, # 3035-P, that is designed to plug into the port on your 2003 Ford Explorer. I recommend taking a look at this picture and compare it to the port that you have located to make sure it is the correct...
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  • Brake Controller Sends Power on Red Wire when Using the Manual Override
  • Some brake controllers like yours have a feature that, when you use the manual override, it sends power along that red wire to the brake switch to light up the vehicle brake lights. This is actually required by law in some states such as California.
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  • Reese Brake Controller Will No Longer Lock Up Trailer Brakes
  • A time delay brake controller such as # 5100 or similar can display changing numbers as it ramps up to the preset output setting. There are adjustments you can make on the controller to ramp it up faster or slower and also for more or less aggressive braking. If making adjustments does not provide the performance needed then you may also need to adjust the trailer brakes. To see how to manually adjust trailer brake assemblies check out the video I attached, fast-forward to the 4:35...
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  • Low Cost Brake Controller Recommendation for 2001 Ford F150
  • Although there are lower-cost proportional controllers available, I wouldn't recommend anything less than the Tekonsha Primus, part # TK90160. The reliability of a Tekonsha product is worth the small price differential in my opinion. The controller provides a full digital display and is self leveling. To install the controller, you'll need the # 3035-P brake controller wiring adapter that will plug in under the dash. The gray plug you're looking for is to the left of the OBDII port. If...
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  • Mounting Bracket Availability for the Prodigy P2 Brake Controller
  • Yes, the mounting pocket for the P2 part # 90885 is available as a separate part. For that you would want the part # 7686. If the second vehicle you plan to install this controller in is a 2007 Ford Expedition you would want the harness part # 3035-P.
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  • Parts Needed to Add Electric Trailer Brakes to Trailer Towed by 2014 Ford F-150
  • We can help you with addition of electric brakes to your cargo trailer as well as with the update to your trailer wiring. We do offer wiring adapters, but in your case since you are adding a new function to the trailer - electric brakes - an adapter will not work. The trailer will need additional new wiring to allow addition of the new function. First, you'll need a trailer brake controller in the F-150 to generate braking signals for the brakes you will be installing on the trailer....
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  • Adding a Curt Brake Controller to a 1994 Ford Van
  • If your 1994 Ford E-350 van came with a factory installed 7-Way trailer connector then all you will need is the brake controller and the proper wiring harness. For Curt brake controllers the wiring harness is # C51322. If the van came with a factory 4-Way then you will still use the same harness but the brake (blue) wire will need to be manually run from the brake controller back to the plug in the rear instead of going through the harness where it plugs into the vehicle. The brake...
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  • How to Install a Brake Controller in a 2011 Ford F-150
  • The Prodigy P2 Brake Controller part # 90885 would be a great choice for a brake controller for your 2011 Ford F-150. All you would need to install the controller is the correct install harness, part # 22292. There would be no need for you to flash the computer of your truck either. I attached an install video that shows how these two products would install in a 2011 Ford F-150 just like yours as well. You will need to connect the harness under the dash of your truck.
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  • Recommended Brake Controller And Wiring For 2006 Ford E-150 With 4-Way Connector
  • I am assuming the camper you plan to tow has brakes, which would be the reason for the 7-way connector. If the van has the factory installed 7-way or 4-way connector, there will be a port under the dash for installing a brake controller. I recommend part # 90885 for a brake controller. You can then use a plug-in adapter like # 3035-P to connect the brake controller to the port under the dash. Instead of connecting the blue wire from the controller to the adapter, you will need to...
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  • Can Tekonsha Prodigy P3 # 90195 be Used to Replace Factory Brake Controller in 2005 Ford F-250
  • Yes, you can replace the factory installed brake controller in your 2005 Ford F-250 SD with the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller, # 90195, and Plug-In Wiring Adapter, # 3065-P. You will just need to unplug the factory controller and use the new wiring adapter to plug in the P3. This will set a fault code on the instrument cluster. In order to have this removed you will need to make a trip to your local Ford dealer to have the PCM (Powertrain Control Module) turned off. Once...
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  • Where Does a Brake Controller Plug Into on a 2011 Ford F-250
  • On your 2011 Ford F-250 the port to plug in a brake controller is located behind the passenger side of the center console. I have included a picture showing the location for you. For a Tekonsha brake controller like # TK90160 you would need harness # 3034-P. I have also included a link to a video that should help. Go to about the 4 minute, 34 second mark to see where a controller plugs in (if not directly behind the far right panel on the center console).
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  • Hopkins Agility Brake Controller Shows 13 and E1 on LED Display
  • The 13 might be the E1 error only displaying upside down for some reason. If this continues to happen even after a trailer is connected then there are some things you can check. The vehicle side trailer connector might be dirty or corroded causing the errors on your brake controller. Check the vehicle side trailer connector for dirt or corrosion in the connector that may be causing your connection problem. Corrosion can also build up behind the connector where the wires attach. Next,...
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  • Brake Controller and Install Harness Recommendation for a 2014 Ford Explorer
  • All you would need to install your Prodigy P3 Brake Controller part # 90195 in your 2014 Ford Explorer would be the correct install harness, part # 3035-P.
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  • Prodigy P3 Brake Controller Not Working on a 2007 Ford F-250 with Factory Integrated Controller
  • You will need to have the TBC turned off by a Ford technician at a Ford dealer. Using the IDS, the Ford Technician should access the Programmable Parameters and then select the Personality/Dynamics. Select the TBC and turn it off. The fault code will now be removed and you can then install an after market controller. Also, make sure you are plugging the # 3065-P harness into the correct location. There are a couple of connectors that look the same.
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  • Wiring a P2 Brake Controller to Factory Harness on a 2007 Ford Expedition
  • On the P2 brake controller # 90885 the white wire is ground and will go to the white ground wire on your 2007 Ford Expedition. The brake controller red wire will go to the Ford green wire for input from the brake switch. The brake controller blue wire will go to the Ford red wire for output to the electric trailer brakes. That just leaves the brake controller black wire which I believe is going to go to that blue wire on the Ford Expedition. It would not use the brown wire since the...
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  • Availability of Extra Tekonsha Brake Controller Installation Harness for Second Vehicle
  • If you need just an extra 4-wire pigtail harness for your Prodigy P2 Brake Controller # 90885 to enable it to be swapped back and forth between the two vehicles, you can use part # 20127. This type of pigtail harness allows hardwired installation in just about any vehicle. You'll also was either a new mounting bracket # P7685 or a pocket mount # 7686. Some trucks and other vehicles have a quick-connect port under the dash (or behind a kick panel) to allow the P2 to just plug in without...
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  • Installing Brake Controller on 2002 Ford F-150 Using Ford Wiring Harness with 5 Wires
  • You will need to wire the brake controller to the harness by function. Brake controllers only use 4 wires: White is ground Black is 12 volt power Blue is output to the trailer brakes Red is input from the brake switch Your harness likely has a 5th wire for illumination but it will not be used. The likely wire colors and functions of the Ford harness are red for 12 volt power, light green for input from brake switch, white for ground, dark blue for output to trailer brakes, and...
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  • Draw-Tite Activator Brake Controller # 5100 Does Not Lock Up Brakes When Pedal is Pressed
  • When you press the manual override lever on your Draw-Tite Activator time-delayed-type brake controller # 5100 it will generate its output based on the chosen power setting. This is the same power level that will be sent to the brakes when you press the pedal. However, when you press the brake the braking action is also affected by the time delay setting you have selected. You can try reducing the delay to the minimum setting to see if this gives the brakes a more pronounced reaction...
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  • Wiring Harness to Plug in P3 Brake Controller on a 2012 Ford F-150
  • For your 2012 Ford F-150 we have exactly what you will need to plug in the P3 brake controller # 90195. You will need wiring harness # 22292. I have included a link to a video showing how this controller installs on a 2012 F-150 for you.
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  • Factory Brake Controller on 2008 Ford F-550 Does Not Show Power with Brake Pedal Pressed
  • On a lot of proportional brake controllers you will only get power on that output wire when applying the brakes when the vehicle is moving. Since you are likely testing with the truck parked (at least I hope you are!) then that is likely why you are not seeing power with the brake pedal. I know this is the case with aftermarket brake controllers but on a factory controller I cannot be 100 percent certain. If you continue to have issues then a Ford technician would need to look at it...
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  • P3 and P2 Brake Controllers Show Overload Error on 2003 Ford Super Duty
  • It could be a short on the blue wire which is the brake output wire. When you replace the magnets make sure that they are grounded to a clean and corrosion free bare metal surface near the magnets. Also make sure none of the wiring to the magnets is pinched or frayed and fix as needed. Check the trailer and vehicle side connectors to make sure they are free of corrosion inside and out (including where the wires attach at the back). I have included some links on testing and troubleshooting...
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  • Parts Required to Install Prodigy P3 Brake Controller # 90195 in 1995 Ford Ranger XLT
  • We have everything you'll need to install the excellent Prodigy P3 brake controller # 90195 in your 1995 Ford Ranger. Aside from the controller itself you will need a 4-pole wiring harness # 118325, which is a simple plug-in installation, and a trailer brake controller install kit, part # ETBC7. These two parts give you everything you need to install a functional 7-way for use with a trailer equipped with electric brakes. I have linked an install video for the # ETBC7 kit as well...
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  • Troubleshooting a Draw-Tite Brake Controller
  • When the brake controller # 5100 flickers it could be several potential issues. I highly recommend using the custom wiring adapter # 3035-P, if you haven't already, to install your brake controller on your 2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty. A faulty ground wire connection could be the culprit and I recommend checking the vehicle side and trailer side connectors to ensure they are clean and free of corrosion inside and out. The main connector grounds should be attached to clean and corrosion...
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  • Installing Brake Controller on 1990 Ford F250
  • Having a truck that old with tow package wiring for installing a brake controller is a new one on me, but I can certainly help you determine which wire serves what function. Just about every brake controller out there will have four wires exiting the rear of it. The black wire carries 12-volts to the controller. Having a direct fused or circuit protected connection to the battery is the best way to provide this power. The white wire is the ground connection. Some will say that simply...
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  • Troubleshooting Brake Controller that Shuts off When Brakes or Manual Override is Applied
  • Sounds like either the breaker/relay is overdrawing when you activate the controller and is causing it to lose power and shut off when activated. It would be a good time to test the controller though to see if the problem is the controller or the wiring. Testing the brake controller is fairly easy. Sever the blue brake output wire near the brake controller leaving enough room to reconnect it and then apply the manual slide. Using a circuit tester like the Quickee Tester, part # 3808,...
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  • Brake Controller And Plug-In Harness For 2015 E-350 Ford Motorhome
  • I called my contact at Hopkins and they told me that the Hopkins Agility Trailer Brake Controller, part # HM47294 will work well with your 2015 E350 Ford Motorhome. For ease of installation the plug-in connector I recommend is part # HM47855. You simply plug one end into the back of the controller and the other end into the factory-installed port located under the dash. I have attached links to a couple of product review videos you can check out.
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  • Tekonsha Voyager Trailer Brake Controller # 39510 Does Not Display Green Light
  • First make sure the replacement wiring adapter you are using is wired correctly for your Voyager brake controller and your Ford F-53-based RV. The correct Tekonsha harness for your F-53 is part # 3035-P. The Voyager # 39510 will not light up unless a trailer is connected. When it senses the brake circuit from a connected trailer the LED light will turn green. This is simulated in the linked demo video. The Voyager will not send an output signal (for your tester to detect) unless the...
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  • Fuse Location for Electric Brake Controller on 2003 Ford F-350
  • According to the owner's manual for the 2003 Ford F-350, the fuse for the brake controller is location 22 in the power distribution box which is in the engine compartment. Take a look at the snap shot that I have included for you.
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  • Recommended Brake Controller to Replace 15-Year-Old Draw-Tite Controller Used with Horse Trailer
  • Brake controllers have come a long way in the last 15 years. Your old Draw-Tite indeed served you well for all those years but you will definitely find that the latest generation of Tekonsha brake controllers will make towing easier. The latest controllers like the Prodigy P2 # 90885 and the P3 # 90195 offer features that make set-up easier. Proportional type controllers like the two Prodigy units offer superior performance to time-delay types. Proportional units will save wear and tear...
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  • What Does the Accelerometer of the Prodigy P2 Brake Controller Do
  • The accelerometer of the Prodigy P2 Brake Controller part # 90885 is the sensor that can sense changes in inertia and tell the brake controller how much braking power to apply to the trailer's brakes. Axis refers to the different angles that the controller can be mounted and still properly sense the braking power. Check out the picture I attached that shows the mounting angles the controller is compatible with.
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  • No Power on Reese Brake Controller Installed on a 2004 Ford F-250
  • If the harness you connected to is the factory brake controller harness on your 2004 Ford F-250 then the colors on it will not match up with the colors on the brake controller wires. On the brake controller, black is 12 volt power, white is ground, blue is output to the trailer brakes and red is input from the brake switch. For your truck you could just use plug-in harness # 3035-P. I have linked a video that shows where these harnesses plug into on the truck.
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  • Troubleshooting Flashing .C on a Prodigy P2 Brake Controller
  • What you are describing sounds like corrosion on the brake output circuit of your vehicle 7-way. When the controller detects a load on the circuit (typically from the trailer brake magnets) it will say that it has connected to a trailer. Corrosion can cause a slight short on the circuit which then can trick the controller into thinking there is a trailer connected. I would recommend cleaning the pins of your trailer 7-way with some fine grit sandpaper and the problem should go away. I...
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  • Did the P3 Ever Have a Different Mounting Range for Installation
  • I spoke to my contact at Tekonsha and he informed me that the P3 hasn't had any major overhauls since it's development. All versions of it have the same 3 axis accelerometer. You may be thinking of the P2 # 90885 that did get updated so that it's mounting range was increased. Your P3 has the full mounting range that they all have.
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  • Recommended Brake Controller And Wiring For 2000 Ford F-150
  • You will have the port under the dash to plug in the adapter for a brake controller on your 2000 Ford F-150. I recommend the Tekonsha Primus, part # TK90160. This controller features a digital readout that will alert you to any problem with the braking system rather than a single LED that changes colors. The plug-in adapter for the Primus you need is part # 3035-P. One end simply plugs into the back of the controller and the other end plugs into the port located under the dash. I have...
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  • Troubleshooting a Tekonsha Voyager that Green Light Wont Illuminate
  • The green light of the Tekonsha Voyager Brake Controller part # 39510 comes on when the controller detects a secure connection with a trailer. If you can't get the green light to illuminate that would indicate that between the blue wire at the back of the controller and the brake output circuit of the vehicle there is a problem. Most of the time the issue is corrosion on the trailer connector. Try hitting the brake output circuit of the 7-way with some fine grit sandpaper to see if that...
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  • Will P3 Brake Controller # 90195 Work For Triple Axle Trailer with Electric Over Hydraulic Brakes
  • The Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller, # 90195, can be used for trailers with up to 4 axles and is for use with electric or electric-over-hydraulic trailer brakes so this brake controller will work for you. As long as your 2005 Ford F-350 is equipped with a 7-way you will just need the Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter, # 3065-P, to get things wired up and ready to go. Super quick and easy installation, one end of the adapter plugs into the built-in port beneath the dash and...
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  • Where is Brake Controller Adapter on 2010 Ford F-150
  • On your Ford 2010 F-150, the harness location should be located under the dash, above the brake pedal and taped to another harness. If you have the shifter in the center console of your F-150 it will be located under the center console. I have attached an installation video which will walk you through the installation process.
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  • Differences Between the Prodigy P2 and P3 Brake Controller
  • Internally the Prodigy P3 # 90195 and the P2 # 90885 the controllers are the same. This means that they will function and perform the exact same. The primary difference between the two is that the P3 uses what I would call a more user friendly display. Instead of an error code like what's displayed on the P2, the P3 will actually spell out in plain English what the problem is. The P3 also offers 5 preset storable settings that allow you to dial in your preferred settings for up to 5...
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  • Brake Controller Install 2010 Ford Flex
  • According to my buddy at Tekonsha, all models of the 2010 Flex are equipped with the brake controller connector. It's located right behind the front edge of the dash, directly below the steering column. You'll need the # 3035-P Brake Controller Wiring Adapter. If your Flex has the factory installed 7-way trailer connector at the rear, you'll have a plug and play installation. The procedure will be different if you have the 4-pole or if you have no trailer connector. If you have the...
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  • Installing a Tekonsha Brake Controller on a 2005 Ford Expedition with Factory 4-Way Flat Connector
  • On your 2005 Ford Expedition all of the functions needed for a brake controller run through the harness # 3035-P. No additional wiring is needed for the brake controller. You will just plug it into the harness, the harness to the vehicle and mount the controller. On models that came with just 4-Way flat connector at the back would also need # 37185 which it sounds like you already have. On the 2005 Expedition with the 4-Way flat if you follow the 4-Way flat wiring forward under the vehicle...
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  • Does Brake Controller Installation On 2015 Ford F-350 Require Cutting Wires
  • For a plug and play installation of the Prodigy P3, part # 90195 on your 2015 Ford F-350 you can use part # 3034-P. This harness will plug into the factory brake controller port located behind the access panel in the center of the dash on the passenger side. I have attached a link to an installation video for a brake controller you can check out. If you do not have a 7-way connector you can use part # 37185 to complete the installation.
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  • Can Tekonsha Primus IQ # TK90160 be Installed on Winnebago Motorhome with Tag Axle
  • I spoke with my contact at Tekonsha just to confirm and yes, the Primus IQ Trailer Brake Controller, # TK90160, that you mentioned will work fine on your Winnebago motorhome with the tag axle. I have attached a short video, as well as the installation instructions, for you.
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  • How to Install a Trailermate X10 Brake Controller in a 1999 Ford Super Duty
  • To install the Trailermate X10 Brake Controller part # TM75813 in your 1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty you would just need the correct install harness, part # TM76280. I attached an install video that shows a similar brake controller being installed in a 1999 Ford truck similar as yours as well.
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  • Replacement Mounting Brackets and Universal Wiring for a Prodigy Brake Controller
  • Sounds like you have the Prodigy Brake Controller part # 90185. The correct install brackets are the part # 7686 and # P7685. Either would work well for you. The correct universal wiring adapter for this controller is the part # 7894. I attached a help article on installing brake controllers for you to check out as well.
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  • Can a Tekonsha Brake Controller Part 5100 work with a 2011 Ford F-250 Towing a Single Axle Trailer
  • Yes, the Draw-Tite brake controller # 5100 will work with your 2001 Ford F-250 super duty. It works with trailers with up to 2 axles. The wiring adapter is # 3035-P and you will plug one end into the built-in port beneath your dash of your truck and the other end into the back of the brake controller. I included a helpful article and video review for you too.
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  • Location of Brake Controller Connector on 2013 Ford F150
  • The connector for installing a brake controller is located under the dash, just to the right of the diagnostic port, which is right above where the driver's right knee would be. If you don't already have the vehicle specific plug for the 2013 Ford F150, you'll need part # HM47845. One end would plug into the control unit of your Insight brake controller, the other would plug into the connector under the dash. I've linked you to an install video showing a different brake controller being...
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  • Brake Controller And Adapter Recommendation For 2010 Ford F-150 Super Cab Truck
  • The brake controller I recommend for your 2010 Ford F-150 is the Tekonsha Prodigy P2, part # 90885. This proportional brake controller is one of our most popular because it is easy to install and operate. For simple installation, you will want the Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter, part # 22292. To install this you simply plug one end in the back of the brake controller and the other end into the built-in port under the dash of your F-150. I have attached a link to an installation video...
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  • Installing Brake Controller and 7-Way Trailer Connector on 2005 RV on Ford E450 Van Cutaway Chassis
  • In order to actuate the brakes on your trailer, you'll need to install a brake controller. Since your RV on the Ford Van cutaway chassis doesn't already have a trailer connector, it is not pre-wired. You'll need to hardwire the controller using our brake controller installation kit, part # ETBC7. The kit contains just about everything needed to install a brake controller, including a 7-way trailer connector adapter, but you'll need to install a functional 4-pole trailer connector on...
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  • Brake Controller and Install Harness Recommendation for a 2015 Ford F-350 with 7-Way
  • For a plug and play way to install the Prodigy P3 Brake Controller part # 90195 in your 2015 Ford F-350 with a factory 7-way you would only need the correct install harness, part # 3034-P. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • P3 Brake Controller and Wiring Harness for a 2015 Ford F-350
  • For your 2015 Ford F-350 you will need wiring harness # 3034-P to plug in the P3 brake controller # 90195. Prices are available below and on the product pages.
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  • Differences Between Time Delayed and Proportional Brake Controllers
  • There are two main styles of brake controllers. There are the time delayed models and the proportional models. A time delay controller is so named because there is a delay between the time that you initially apply the brakes in your tow vehicle and the time that the controller reaches maximum power output. Unlike a proportional brake controller, which activates your trailer's brakes based on the deceleration of your tow vehicle, a time-delayed controller sends power out in the same way,...
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  • How to Determine Circuit Breaker Amperage Rating for a Brake Controller Install
  • Since your trailer will only have 4 brake assemblies a 20 amp breaker like the part # PK54520 would be recommended. If you had between 6 and 8 brake assemblies you would want a 30 amp breaker like the part # 38630. I attached a help article on brake controller installs for you to check out as well.
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  • Brake Controller and Plug-In Wiring Adapter for a 2015 Ford F-350
  • We are happy to hear that you are a returning customer. Thank you for your business. We have custom plug-in wiring adapters available for our brake controllers, but they are not included with the brake controller. It looks like you were searching for a Prodigy P3 brake controller # 90195 for a 2015 Ford F-350. If this is what you are looking for, then you will also want the plug-in wiring adapter, # 3034-P. This harness will plug into the factory brake controller port located behind...
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  • Install Harness Recommendation to Install a Prodigy P3 Brake Controller in a 2013 Ford Expedition
  • To install the Prodigy P3 Brake Controller part # 90195 in your 2013 Ford Expedition the correct harness is part # 3034-P. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • Will the Tekonsha Primus IQ Brake Controller work with the Curt Adapter 4 Pole to 7 Pole and 4 Pole
  • Thanks for your recent brake controller and wiring adapter purchase! Yes, the Tekonsha Primus IQ brake controller # TK90160 should work with the Curt adapter 4 pole to 7 pole and 4 pole # C57674 with the integrated test lights. In the past, there were some situations where the test lights illuminated with the small signal that the brake controller sends to detect a trailer. Our representative at Cequent Performance hasn't had any customer issues regarding the Primus IQ with test lights. I...
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  • Troubleshooting Brake Controller that Isn't Showing Connection After Replacement
  • Since your vehicle is using the factory wiring for the installation of the brake controller the first place I would look is for blown brake controller fuses. On the fuse box diagram there should be a listing for the brake controller circuit. I would suspect a short on your trailer wiring blew this fuse and is now in need of being replaced. You will also want to check the brake output circuit on your trailer to see if there are any obvious signs of a short such as cut or exposed wire and...
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  • Verifying Correct Function of Voyager Trailer Brake Controller # 39510 with Manual Override Lever
  • Yes, you can test for correct brake controller output on a proportional-type unit like the Voyager # 39510 by pressing the manual override lever. This sends output for the electric trailer brakes even if you are standing still. When this button is pressed you should be able to detect the brake signal when you apply a circuit tester like # 40376 to your 7-way. Please refer to the linked photo which shows a 7-way vehicle socket. Apply the grounded tester to the pin at the 5-o-clock position...
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  • P3 Brake Controller Will Not Turn On and It Shuts Off Dash Lights When Plugged into 2011 Ford F-150
  • We need to make sure you are using the correct brake controller wiring harness for your 2011 Ford F-150 and that the red wire is in the right location in the plug that plugs into the vehicle. You should be using # 22292. I have included a picture that shows the truck end plug and where all the wires should be in it. Make sure yours matches. If you happened to use a Ford factory brake controller harness and if you wired in the P3 wires color for color, that could also be the problem....
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  • Where is Brake Controller Connection Port on 2013 Ford Explorer With Factory Tow Package
  • If your 2013 Ford Explorer has a factory-installed 7-way trailer socket, rather than a 4-pole flat type connector, there will also be a factory-installed under-dash connection port for installation of a brake controller like the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 # 90195. If the Explorer has only a factory 4-pole connector there may not be a port, but usually there will be even in this case. Often the brake controller connection port will be tucked up behind and/or taped to other wiring harnesses to...
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  • Will a Prodigy RF Brake Controller Work on a 2014 Ford F-150 with Factory Integrated Brake Control
  • I spoke with my contact over at Tekonsha about the Prodigy RF brake controller # 90250. He said that you can use it on a truck that has a factory integrated brake controller. Basically, the connector that plugs into the vehicle from the RF has a pin for the brake output circuit on the 7-Way but it dead ends inside the connector so no harm will come to the RF or the factory controller.
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  • Installing a Pilot Brake Controller on a 2010 Ford F-150
  • The wire functions on the brake controller # 80550 are white for ground, black for 12 volt power, blue for output to the trailer brakes and red for input from the brake switch. If you are using harness # 22292 then yes, the colors will match up; white to white, black to black, red to red, blue to blue. The Ford OEM harness may have the wire functions listed on it if you are using it. The OEM harnesses and brake controller wiring rarely have the same functions for the same color wires. There...
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  • How to Install Voyager Brake Controller on a 2010 Ford E-450 Class C Motor Home
  • For a 2010 Ford E-450 Class C that came with a factory installed 7-Way trailer connector all you would need to install the Voyager brake controller # 39510 is the proper harness. For the 2010 full-Size Ford vans you would need # 3034-P. The connection point for this harness should be behind the center console. If you cannot find where to plug it in on the van or if the van does not have a 7-Way trailer connector the controller will have to be hardwired in. If the van has a 7-Way but...
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation for a Freightliner FL-60 Towing Trailer with Electric Brakes
  • The part # 1300-80 is a Warner brake controller so I am not sure how to answer your first question. As long as your Freightliner has a 12 volt electrical system a much easier to use and less expensive option would be a proportional electric brake controller like the part # 90885. This controller uses an accelerometer to sense the amount of braking your vehicle is doing and will apply the brakes proportionately. I attached a review video and a help article on installing brake controllers...
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation for a 2012 Ford Escape
  • For a brake controller I would recommend the Prodigy P2 Brake Controller part # 90885. This is our best selling brake controller because of how well it works and how easy it is to setup. This is a proportional brake controller that will sense the amount of braking you are applying to your tow vehicle and will apply the trailer brakes proportionately. To install it in your 2012 Ford Escape that has a 4-way installed already all you would need is the part # ETBC7. This comes with everything...
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  • Recommended Brake Controller for 2010 Ford F-150
  • The brake controller I recommend is the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller # 90885 and the # 22292 wiring harness. It is a proportional brake controller, and the wiring adapter allows easier connection and disconnection of this item from your vehicle. It is the easiest brake controller to use and once you have set up the controller you will not have to change with the settings again. I have provided a link to a video showing the installation of this item on a similar truck....
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  • Brake Controller Output Works with Manual Override But Not When Brake Pedal is Pressed
  • The key is what type of controller you are using, proportional or time-delayed. A time-delayed type will send a correct output signal when you press the manual override OR press the pedal. But a proportional type will not have output from the pedal when you are still, only when you are moving or when you press the override. If the controller does not send out a signal at all, even with the manual override, then the controller would be suspect. Check the connection on that red wire...
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  • Does the Unified Tow Brake Supplemental Braking System Require Brake Controller
  • The P2 brake controller part # 90885 that you referenced is designed to operate the brakes of a trailer as it is being towed behind either a vehicle or motorhome. The Unified Tow Brake part number UTB-1000 is a tow bar braking system designed to operate the brakes of a towed vehicle. It does not require the use of a brake controller so you would not need the P2 unless you also plan to tow a trailer with the motorhome at some point. For more info on tow bar braking systems check out the...
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  • Solution for 2014 Ford F350 w Integrated Brake Controller that Pulses Electric Over Hydraulic Pump
  • Even though your truck has an electric over hydraulic setting we have found that most factory controllers just don't like to work consistently with EOH systems. The problem you are describing sounds exactly like that issue. The best solution I can provide for you would be to go with an aftermarket brake controller like the P2 part # 90885 that works great with EOH systems. To install this controller you will need to use the install harness part # 3034-P. An error code may appear on your...
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  • How to Install a Brake Controller on my 1999 Ford F-150 with Factory 4-Way
  • Since your 1999 Ford F-150 has a factory 4-way, and have the correct plug-in wiring adapter # 3035-P (plug one end of adapter into your brake controller # 5500 and other end into the built-in harness beneath your dash). Based on what you referenced you probably have this already, but go through the help articles and videos showing typical installations. Once you mount the brake controller and plug it in, installation is complete. I also included a few informative articles, installation...
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  • Troubleshooting a Prodigy P2 Brake Controller that Shows N.C. Not Connected
  • The N.C. error code on the Tekonsha Prodigy Brake Controller, # 90185, could be indicative of several problems or a combination of problems. Since it shows the code with the trailer connected, it could be a short or open circuit on the brake output wire. There could be a missed connection or a bad ground causing the circuit to not be complete. Though the problem is most likely on the trailer side, checking the wiring on the truck is also a good idea. Turn on the truck and have someone...
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  • Troubleshooting P.L. Code from a Prodigy Brake Controller
  • The problem you are describing is most likely related to the wiring of the brake controller. The P.L. error messages stands for power interruption when the brake is pressed. This can occur for a number of reasons. First check the brake controller wiring and all of its connections to the vehicle. A bad splice or corrosion could cause this error. Then check the wiring going back to the trailer connector for any corrosion or breaks in the wiring and check the trailer connectors on the pin...
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  • Troubleshooting Brake Controller Installation On 1991 Ford F-150
  • You will want to start from the beginning to make sure the wires are all connected properly on your 1991 Ford F-150. It sounds like you have somehow connected a 12V constant power wire to your connector. I have attached a drawing that shows how the pins should be wired on a 6-way trailer connector. The drawing shows both the trailer and the vehicle side of a 6-way round plug. The red wire that is coming from the brake controller should be connected to the cold side of the brake...
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  • How to Install a Prodigy P2 Brake Controller in a 2014 Ford F-150
  • To install your P2 Brake Controller part # 90885 in your 2014 Ford F-150 with the tow package all you need is the correct install harness, part # 22292. The # 3035-P would not work for you so I cannot recommend it for you. To see how the brake controller and harness will install in a very similar 2013 Ford F-150 check out the install video I attached. The vehicle may be a different year but the install will be identical.
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