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  • Will a Hayes Energize Brake Controller Fit a 2012 GMC Terrain
  • You can install the Hayes Energize brake consoler # HA81745 on a 2012 GMC Terrain or 2012 GMC Sierra 1500. Brake controllers are not vehicle specific. But the installation will not be exactly the same. For your 2012 GMC Terrain you will need the brake controller and wiring harness # HA81789-HBC. You will also need to add a 4-Way trailer connector, # 118494 without factory tow package or # 118264 with factory tow package, unless the vehicle already has a 4-Way. Then you will need to...
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  • Stop Light Circuit Location for Installing a P2 Brake Controller part # 90885 on a 2010 Cadillac SRX
  • I spoke with my contact at Tekonsha and Tow Ready and I believe that I can help you locate a place to attach the brake controller red wire on your 2010 Cadillac SRX. The vehicle does have a dedicated stop light circuit located in the BCM (body control module). The hardest part is going to be locating the BCM, but once you find it, it should be easy. The BCM is located under the left (driver) side of the dash. You will know it is the correct one because there will be 7 connectors plugged...
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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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  • How to Find Brake Switch Wire on a 2003 Chevy S10 for Brake Controller Install
  • In order to determine which of the wires coming from the stoplight switch of your 2003 Chevy S10 should be used to install a brake controller you will need to use a circuit tester like part # 3808 to test the wires till you find one that sees voltage when the brakes are applied and none when they are released. We don't have specific wire color info for your vehicle, but testing the wires will be pretty easy and will tell you which one to use.
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation and Installation for a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500
  • Yes, the Tekonsha Primus IQ brake controller part # TK90160 that you referenced has been confirmed to fit your 2004 Dodge Ram 1500. All you would need to install this controller in your truck would be the correct install harness, part # 3020-P. I attached an install video that shows a similar brake controller being installed in a Dodge truck just like yours.
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  • Hayes Genesis Brake Controller Stays In Standby Mode When Truck is Turned Off
  • Brake controllers such as the Hayes Genesis # HA81790 will go into a power saving mode after about 15 minutes of inactivity (sensing no movement). It may have an indicator light on showing that the controller is receiving power but this light draws only a few milliamps of power and it would take several months of it all just sitting there, not driving the truck at all, for it to drain the battery. There are some situations in which the brake controller can stay on. A dirty or corroded...
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  • Installing Brake Controller on 2007 Jeep Liberty and Life Span of Car Tie Down Kit # 08504-05
  • When it comes to installing the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller, # 90195, in your 2007 Jeep Liberty, you will need to do a little bit of hardwiring even though it is equipped with the tow package. You'll first want to start out by locating a light blue wire that is taped to the wiring harness behind the driver's kick panel. This is where you will connect the blue wire on the brake controller. Next, the white wire on the controller is the ground and will need to go to the...
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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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  • Power Level Display on Curt Triflex Brake Controller # C51140 Varies When Going Over Road Bumps
  • You do not indicate whether the brakes seem to be engaging properly when you are going over these small road surface irregularities. It could be that just the display itself is at fault, reacting to these bumps, at that the controller is still otherwise operating properly. It may also be simply that your truck-to-trailer wiring is briefly losing its connection; this would cause the controller to see a changing electrical resistance and hence show a different output. Check to make sure...
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  • Why Does the Light of a Tekonsha Powertrac Go From Green to Orange When Brakes Applied
  • The Tekonsha Brake Controller part # 39523 has a green light that indicates that the brake controller is connected to the brakes of a trailer. As the brake controller begins to apply the trailer brakes that light changes from green to orange and then to red as the output increases. It sounds like your brake controller is working properly, but I attached a review video for this controller plus a help article on troubleshooting brake controllers.
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  • Curt TriFlex Brake Controller Output Numbers Jump when Going Over Bumpy Roads
  • The Curt Triflex # C51140 does not have a pendulum. That is an older technology that is not used that much any more. But it still could have been caused by the truck bouncing on the road if it was severe enough. It could also have been an electrical anomaly caused by flex between the truck and trailer connectors or the wiring on the brake magnets moving more than normal from the bouncy road conditions. Make sure the truck and trailer side connectors are clean and free of corrosion inside...
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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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  • Pilot Brake Controller #80550 Installation in a 2004 Toyota Tacoma
  • I attached an install video that shows a similar brake controller being installed in a similar Toyota Tacoma as yours for you to check out. This should give you a great idea on how the controller would install with the # ETBC7 kit and 4-way part # 118379 that would be required as well. If you already have a 4-way you would not need the # 118379. I also attached a couple other help links that should be helpful.
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  • Troubleshooting Flashing 00 On a Pilot Brake Controller When Brake is Applied
  • According to Pilot the problem you described is due to a power connection on the brake output circuit. 9 times out of 10 this problem is related to corrosion built up in the trailer connector. Check the connectors and even if they look clean try scuffing them up with fine grit sandpaper to see if that solves the problem. Aside from that you can check to make sure the blue wire of the controller is making a solid connection to the vehicle's wiring. Testing the brake controller is fairly...
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  • Trailer Brake Controller Causes Brake Lights on 1994 Chevy Truck to Come On with Truck Off
  • If you disconnect the red wire from where it is connected to the truck and the problem stops then that indicates a problem along that red wire. The red wire tells the brake controller you are stepping on the brakes but when you use the manual override without the brake pedal it sends voltage on the red wire to light up the brake lights on the truck. If there is a short inside the brake controller that could be why this is happening. You would have to replace the brake controller in that...
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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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  • What is the AUX Power Pin for on a 7-Way Trailer Connector
  • Some trailers may need an auxiliary power source to power additional 12 volt items on the trailer but this isn't as common as you might think. Now instead of aux power reverse lights are more common on vehicle side trailer connectors (and still not used by all that many trailers). If your trailer does not need aux power and you don't want that circuit live at the connector you could remove that wire from the back of the 7-Way and cap it off with a wire nut, tape it up with electrical...
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  • Will Brake Controller Wiring Harness # 3016 Work with a Sentinel Brake Controller
  • I believe you have the old Sentinel brake controller. I spoke with my contact over at Tekonsha and he said that since the Sentinel had blunt cut wires coming out of it you would need harness # 20275 and not the 2-plug version # 3016. It will wire up color for color. White is ground, black is 12 volt power in, red is input from the brake switch, and blue is output to the trailer brakes.
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  • Recommended Brake Controller And Adapter For 2009 Nissan Pathfinder
  • Since the 2009 Nissan Pathfinder has a 7-way connector at the back of the vehicle, the installation of a brake controller is really simple. I recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Brake Controller, part # 90885. This is our most popular brake controller because it is easy to install and operate. To connect the P2 I recommend the wiring adapter part # 3050-P. You simply plug one end into the back of the brake controller and plug the other end into the brake controller harness. This harness...
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  • How to Check Brake Switch Wire to See if it Goes to Ground When Installing Curt Brake Controller
  • I spoke with my contact over at Curt about how you can test to see if the wire goes to ground when the pedal is up. You will need a multimeter, such as # BTMT15, and set it to test for resistance (ohms). With the pedal up the correct wire will have a few ohms of resistance (he said 5 or 6 usually). If it shows zero then that means it goes to ground when the pedal is up and it is not the correct wire. He also added that it probably is not going to be an issue on your 1999 Olds Bravada...
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  • Troubleshooting Blinking Light on Agility Brake Controller
  • You don't say if the vehicle is sitting still when you are experiencing this problem. With proportional brake controllers your vehicle must be going from 15 to 20 mph before it will activate. If this occurs when you are going more than 15 to 20 mph, you may have a short in the brake wire. This is usually a result of a dirty or corroded trailer connector on the vehicle or trailer side. Corrosion can build up on the pins and in the backs of connectors where the wires attach. Also while...
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  • How is the P2 Brake Controller Installed in Hummer H3T
  • You can install the Tekonsha P2 Brake Controller, # 90885, which you referenced, on your Hummer H3T yourself. There is no plug under the dash of the H3T for the brake controller. Installation is a snap. After mounting the P2 unit in your cab, just hardwire one end of the included pigtail harness directly into your Hummer H3. You will need a circuit tester, # 3808, to find the right connection to the stop light switch wire. The other end plugs into the brake controller. I included...
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation for Honda Goldwing Towing Trailmaster Aspen Popup Camper
  • I have attached our Wiring Diagram for Typical Brake Control Installation that can be used as a general wiring guide. In a battle of popularity, Proportional vs. Time Delayed, the proportional controllers win hands down. The proportional controllers vary the braking power based on how quickly the tow vehicle is stopping which produces smoother braking action, they operate well in diverse towing conditions, and produce less wear on the braking systems of the tow vehicle and trailer. Proportional...
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation for a 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 with Factory 7-Way
  • For a proportional 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. To install this controller all you would need is the part # 3020-P since your truck is prewired for one like you stated.
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  • Brake Controller and Installation Recommendation for a 2007 Winnebago Access RV
  • I spoke to my contact at Tekonsha and they don't have any brake controller wiring info for your 2007 Winnebago Access RV beyond recommending just hardwiring the brake controller to the RV. Basically the black wire of the P3 # 90195 would run to the positive post of your RV battery, the white wire to the negative side of the battery, the red wire to the cold side of your brake switch, and then the blue wire back to the 7-way. For more information and specifics on hardwiring a brake...
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  • Prodigy P3 Brake Controller # 90195 Installation in 2015 American Coach Revolution Motor Home
  • Your 2015 American Coach Revolution motor home, built on a Freightliner chassis, does have a brake controller port under the dash but we do not have a quick-connect plug-in harness to connect it to a brake controller like the excellent Prodigy P3, part # 90195. You can still do a hard-wired install for your P3 by wiring the included pigtail harness to the wires leading to your under-dash port. It is a good idea to test those 4 wires, or confirm with your dealer what function each carries,...
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation for Ford E-350 Van
  • Brake controllers are not vehicle-specific so you can choose one that provides the features you want and that is compatible with your trailer's type of brakes. An excellent option is the Tekonsha Prodigy P2, part # 90885. This reliable and popular choice is highly-rated by our customers because it is easy to set up and operate. It also has the flexibility to work with both electric or electric-over-hydraulic trailer brakes. Installation will require a brake controller installation kit...
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  • Power Lost to Power Mirrors, Dome Light, Visor Lights and Blower Motor Blows Fuse 2001 Dodge Ram
  • Is this the result of the installation of something, such as a brake controller? On a 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 a brake controller has to be hardwired in. Three of the four connections are straight-forward. But one could cause some problems if not attached to the correct wire. The 3 easier ones are white for ground, black for 12 volt power in, and blue for output to trailer brakes. The white ground wire must be attached to the negative battery terminal. No other location is substantial enough....
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  • Will a P3 Brake Controller Use Same Wiring as Dexter Predator DX2 on a 2011 VW Touareg
  • The wire functions are going to be the same between the Dexter Predator, # 58-8, and the P3, # 90195. The white wire is ground, black is 12 volt power, red is input from stop light circuit, and blue is output to the trailer brakes. If you already have wiring connected to your 2011 VW Touareg for the Predator brake controller then you could just cut off the wires and splice them to the matching wires on the P3. If you do not yet have a controller installed on the vehicle then there...
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  • Will the P3 Brake Controller Work In Reverse when Backing Up a Trailer
  • Yes. The P3 brake controller # 90195 also works proportionally in reverse. You will need to put the controller in reverse mode though and this is outlined in the instructions, page 7, which I have linked for you. I have included a link to a video review of this controller as well.
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  • Will P2 Brake Controller Wiring Harness Work with a P3 Brake Controller
  • Yes. All Tekonsha brake controllers that use a wiring harness that plugs into the back of the controller use the same input plug for the brake controller side. You will have no problem using the P2 harness with the P3, # 90195.
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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 # 20272 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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  • Recommended Brake Controller and Wiring Harness for 2014 Ram 1500
  • The 2014 Ram 1500 has "Powernet" which utilizes multiplex wiring and there are only a few brake controllers that are confirmed to work with these trucks. The Valley Blackbird brake controller is not one of them so in this case you would need a new brake controller. I recommend taking a look at the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller, # 90195. This is one of our best selling brake controllers because it is easy to set up and works great. For a quick and simple installation,...
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  • How To Install The Tekonsha Prodigy RF Brake Controller With A 2015 GMC Canyon
  • Since you said you purchased the Tekonsha Prodigy RF Brake Controller, part # 90250, you will not need to splice into the wiring on your 2015 Canyon. You will need to make sure your 7-way connector at the back of your Canyon has an active 12V lead. You will need to plug your trailer 7-way connector into the back of the # 90250 power module mounted on your trailer. I have attached a photo that shows what each of the pins on a 7-way connector are used for. You can test the connector with...
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  • PL Error Code on Tekonsha Primus Brake Controller on 2007 Isuzu NPR Truck
  • The PL error code on the Primus brake controller # TK90160 indicates that power is interrupted when stepping on the brake pedal. Check the connection of the red wire. It should be attached to the brake switch wire that has power only when the brake pedal is pressed. If it has power at any other time then it is not the correct wire. I have also included some links to testing and troubleshooting brake controllers that should also help.
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  • Troubleshooting Brake Controller that Wont Power On
  • If your Tekonsha Voyager Trailer Brake Controller # 39510 isn't powering on when connected to your vehicle the problem is either that the black wire isn't securely attached to a 12 volt power source or the white wire isn't grounding properly due to a bad ground source chosen or that the wire isn't making good contact. If it isn't grounding to the vehicle battery I would try that as well. For more information on troubleshooting brake controller installs check out the link I attached.
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  • Installing a P2 Brake Controller on a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500
  • The P2 brake controller, # 90885, and most brake controllers have 4 wires: white is ground, black is 12 volt power, blue is output to the trailer brakes, and red is input from the brake switch. You will need additional wire to make the connections when hardwiring in the brake controller to your 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. But if your Ram has a factory installed 7-Way and the connector under the dash to plug in a brake controller, which is what it sounds like, then you would just need harness...
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  • Brake Switch Signal to Install Brake Controller on a 2007 Chevy Equinox
  • Your 2007 Chevy Equinox brake switch does not have the proper wiring with correct voltage for a brake controller so that signal has to be obtained at the BCU (body control module). The BCM should be located under the dash above where your left knee would be. Use a circuit tester such as # 3808 if you need one to test the wires or pins. It could be connector 2, pin 30 or it could be position 11. One thing that seems to be constant on the vehicles affected is that the wire is usually white...
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  • Troubleshooting a P Code on a Curt Captivator 4 Brake Controller
  • I spoke to my contact at Curt and he said it sounds like you have a Curt Captivator 4 since it is the only brake controller that will display error codes. He said that there is no "P" code, and that if that is what is displaying on your controller you would want to disconnect the controller for a few minutes to let it reset and then plug it back it. If the problem persists the controller has shorted out and needs to be replaced. The good thing about this controller is that it has a lifetime...
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  • Will Tekonsha PowerTrac Electronic Brake Controller Work w/ Electric Over Hydraulic Brakes
  • Since your trailer is equipped with electric over hydraulic brakes, I recommend going with the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller, # 90195. This brake controller is a customer favorite because it is easy to setup and use and was designed to work with the brakes on your trailer. Just click on the product link to be directed to the product page which includes pricing as well as additional features. The Reese Electronic Brake Controller, # 39523, that you currently have is designed...
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  • Are Fuses Needed When Installing RF Brake Controller On 2015 Honda Pilot With Factory 7-Way
  • You do not have to pull fuses or install any fuses on your 2015 Honda Pilot to be able to use the Tekonsha Prodigy RF Wireless Trailer Brake Controller, part # 90250. You do need 5 wires on your 7-way plug at the back of your Pilot active. You will need the lights functioning on the vehicle connector and also need the 12V power active so that it can supply power to the module attached to the trailer for the # 90250. I have attached a link to an installation video and also to a product...
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  • Installing Brake Controller On 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer
  • There will be no port under the dash of your 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer, but after removing the kick panel you will find a cluster of wires, with the wires you need identified with a piece of white tape or paper. You will need to free those wires so the P3 # 90195 can be installed. The wires on the vehicle will not match color to color so you will need to attach them in the following manner. The black wire from the brake controller attaches to the orange wire on the vehicle. The blue...
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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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  • Voyager Brake Controller # 39510 Will Not Light Up But Trailer Brakes Engage When Plugged In
  • If the LED light on your Tekonsha Voyager brake controller # 39510 does not come on at all then this could mean that the unit is not getting 12V power. If you mean the light does not change color from green to yellow to red as you apply the manual override then this could mean the unit is not adjusted correctly or that your trailer connectors might be corroded or dirty. It is possible that badly corroded trailer sockets/plugs could be the cause of the problem. If the socket on the tow...
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  • How to Install a Brake Controller on a 2010 Monaco Dynasty Motor Home
  • No need to pay for an answer, I will be happy to help, free of charge! So it sounds like your motor home does not have a wire that runs from the trailer connector to somewhere under the dash for electric brakes so you will have to hardwire in a brake controller. It isn't as difficult as it sounds. Since you already have a 7-Way you will just need an installation kit, # 5506, and probably some additional 10 gauge wiring, # 10-1-1, sold by the foot. I would get at least another 10 feet...
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  • Can a Trailer Battery Be Charged Using 7-Way Trailer Connector
  • On a 7-Way trailer connector there will by a 12 volt circuit. On the trailer side 7-Way it is the wire located in the 1 oclock position if looking at the back of the connector where the wires attach. Or if looking at the front of the connector it would be in the 11 oclock position. You would attach the wire from the 12 volt circuit to the positive battery terminal on the trailer mounted battery. This will provide a maintenance charge only. It cannot charge up the battery. the reason...
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  • Brake Controller Wiring Harness for a Curt Brake Controller on a 2012 Dodge Ram
  • I have heard that Dodge dealers will tell customers this exact information. The thing is that all that might be true if installing the Dodge controller. But for an aftermarket controller I have not heard that you have to use a 9 Volt controller or that the computer has to be reprogrammed. We have had plenty of customers with 2012 Rams install aftermarket controllers without any issues. All you need is the proper brake controller wiring harness. For Curt brake controller # C51110 you...
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  • Is there Supposed to be One Dot Lit Up on the Curt Reflex Brake Controller on 2015 Toyota Tundra
  • Yes, when the Curt Reflex brake controller # C51130 is installed and not in sleep mode it will display a single dot indicating that no trailer is connected. Two dots means a trailer is connected. I have included a link to the installation instructions for this brake controller for you to view. there is a display key on page 9.
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  • Draw-Tite 5500 Trailer Brake Controller Showing OL Error Message
  • The OL or Overload error code is displayed when the brake circuit is drawing too much current, possibly caused by a short on the brake wire or a poor ground connection at the brake magnets. I recommend examining the brake output wire on your trailer. Look for a pinched brake output wire, or any worn or cracked insulation that would allow the copper conductor to short to the trailer frame or other metal. Also check the grounding points for the brake magnets to ensure that one lead from...
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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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  • Manual Override on Brake Controller Not Working on 2012 Chevy Silverado
  • There are some tests you can do on an aftermarket brake controller to determine if it is the problem. In the truck cab you will need to sever the blue wire several inches from the back of the controller. Then use a circuit tester such as # 3808 to test the end of the blue wire coming out of the controller. It should only have power when you apply the manual override. If it shows power at idle then there is something wrong with the controller and it will need to be replaced. If it does...
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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 Recommendation for 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
  • The trailer brake controller I recommend for you is the Tekonsha Prodigy P3, part # 90195, that you referenced. This unit is easy to set up and operate, is highly rated by our customers who use it, and offers a mix of great features, such as compatibility with both electric and electric-over-hydraulic brakes and included diagnostics. Your Grand Cherokee does not have a quick-connect port under its dash so you'll use installation kit # 5505. This kit includes the wiring, connectors and...
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  • How to Install a P3 Brake Controller in a 2007 Chevy Tahoe
  • Actually to install the Prodigy P3 Brake Controller part # 90195 in your 2007 Chevy Tahoe you don't need an install adapter. There are 4 blunt cut wires under the dash that will allow you to wire the controller directly to your vehicle. GM did not equip your vehicle with brake controller port like some vehicles, instead they just left a bundle of wires to use. I attached an install video plus a help article that covers everything on how to wire in your controller to your Tahoe.
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  • Installing Brake Controller on a 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 that Does Not Have Factory 7-Way
  • If your 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 did not come with a factory installed 7-Way trailer connector then you will need to add one using # 37185 (provided that the truck came with a factory 4-Way flat trailer connector). The blue wire that is output to the trailer connector at the back terminates in a connector located under the driver's side wheel well. you would need to splice into that wire using # 12-1-1 (sold by the foot) wire and route it all the way back to the blue wire of # 37185. For...
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  • Will Installing Brake Controller Void Warranty On 2014 Ram 1500
  • There should not be any warranty issues with your 2014 Ram 1500 when installing a brake controller. If a brake controller is properly installed and set up, it will actually save wear and tear on the truck when towing. If you decide you want to install a brake controller like the Curt Reflex, part # C51130, I highly recommend installing the Curt Custom Wiring Adapter, part # C51453. This makes installing the brake controller very simple. You just plug one end into the back of the brake...
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  • Troubleshooting Hopkins Agility Brake Controller with Low Constant Power on Output on 2013 Tundra
  • It sounds like there is a short to the blue brake output wire somewhere between the controller and the trailer connector on your vehicle. There are some things you can do to test to determine where the problem is. In the truck cab you will need to sever the blue wire several inches from the back of the controller. Then use a circuit tester such as # 3808 to test the end of the blue wire coming out of the controller. It should only have power when you apply the manual override or brake...
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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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  • How to Level an Older Primus Brake Controller
  • It sounds as if you have a Tekonsha Primus brake controller without the boost function built in. Your controller should have a power adjustment wheel on the left side and a manual brake activation slide switch on the right side. If there is a lever on the side it is most likely a leveling lever that needs to be set so that the sensor in the controller is level and will supply the proper voltage with deceleration of the vehicle. The lever for leveling the brake controller is normally...
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  • Can the Warner Brake Controller # 1300-80 be Installed on a Trailer with Electric Brakes
  • The Warner Brake Controller # 1300-80 that you referenced is designed to activate electric trailer brakes. It uses air pressure to determine how much braking power to apply. If your trailer has a combination of electric and air brakes you could install this on your trailer and tap into the air brake system to also apply the electric brakes.
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  • Troubleshooting Brake Controller That Cant Detect Brakes On Trailer New trailer
  • Typically when a brake controller only works with the manual override lever of the controller the problem is the stoplight circuit used to wire up the controller. Since your controller works with a different trailer then the problem appears to be related to the new trailer. Since the controller is not detecting the trailer that would make me think that the brake assemblies aren't grounding properly so the controller isn't detecting them. First thing I would do is check the grounds of...
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  • Recommended Brake Controller And 7-Way Connector For 2015 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
  • We sure do have the brake controller and wiring harness you need for your 2015 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. I recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Brake Controller, part # 90195. This brake controller is one of our most popular because it is easy to install and operate. For wiring you will need the Universal Installation Kit for Trailer Brake Controller, part # ETBC7. I have attached a drawing that shows how the wiring should be ran when installing a brake controller you can check out. When...
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  • No Power After Installing Tekonsha Voyager Brake Controller
  • Yes, the LED indicator light on the Tekonsha Voyager Brake Controller, # 39510, will only illuminate once the trailer is connected to your Escalade. I had this same concern when I first installed this brake controller on my truck, but don't worry, that is how it was designed. Once you connect your trailer, the LED indicator should be green. The light will turn from orange to red as the power output to the trailer brakes increases. Red indicates maximum power output and orange indicates...
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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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  • Replacing Factory Brake Controller On Dodge Ram Truck
  • I called my contact at Tekonsha and asked about replacing the Dodge Integrated Brake Controller if the truck is a 2010 through 2015. If you have a different year Ram just let me know and I can make some recommendations that will work for you. They told me the best way to go about replacing the controller is to take the vehicle to a Dodge dealership and have them disconnect the ITBM. Doing this will turn on a warning lamp on the instrument cluster. The dealership will then need to reconfigure...
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  • Does Tekonsha P3 Brake Controller Fit 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe LT
  • I spoke with my contact at Tekonsha and he said the P3 brake controller, # 90195, that you referenced, is a confirmed fit for your 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe LT. You will want to use wiring harness # 3016. I have included an installation video of the P3 on a 2011 Tahoe for you to check out. The year of the vehicle is different, but the installation will be similar.
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  • Recommended Brake Controller for a 1998 Fleetwood Bounder 38 Foot Motorhome Towing a Trailer
  • Yes, we do carry electric brake controllers and since you mentioned you will be pulling a 2-axle trailer with your 1998 38 foot Fleetwood Bounder here is an option I recommend. Note that class-II hitches are limited to 3,500 pounds and you may need a new hitch with a higher capacity because you are hauling a tandem trailer. See the link showing you a few specialty RV trailer hitches we currently offer. I would recommend the Hidden-Hitch # 82200, as it will fit motorhomes 31-46 inches wide....
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  • Troubleshooting Brake Lights on 2002 Chevy Silverado that Stopped Working
  • First thing you will want to do is check the CHMSL fuse in the fuse box of your 2002 Chevy Silverado 3500. This is the fuse that controls the brake lights of your vehicle and can easily be blown. You may have blown this fuse while replacing the lines. If that fuse is okay you would want to basically check everything you touched on your vehicle when you replaced the brake lines to make sure you didn't forget to reconnect something. As long as your brake controller is installed correctly...
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  • Troubleshooting Tekonsha Mark 12 Brake Controller that Red Light Stays Lit Up all the Time
  • The Tekonsha 3020 Brake Controller you have is an older model that was called the Mark 12. The problem you have could be due to corrosion on the trailer connector, first check for that and clean as necessary. Due to the age of your controller it may have shorted out. Here is how to test it to determine this: 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...
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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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  • Brake Controller Recommendation And Installation For 2008 Jeep Liberty With 7-Way Connector
  • The brake controller I recommend is the Tekonsha Prodigy P2, part # 90885. This is one of our most popular brake controllers because it is easy to set up and use and operate. I have attached a link to a helpful article about brake controllers you can check out. You will also need an installation kit when installing the brake controller. You will need part # 5505 with a 20 amp circuit breaker (for a trailer with 2 to 4 brake assemblies). Since the Liberty does not come pre-wired, an...
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  • Troubleshooting a Draw Tite Activator that Applies Trailer Brakes Intermittently
  • Sounds like you have corrosion in your trailer connectors which is causing the brake controller to make an intermittent connection and is why you are having the problems you described. What you will want to do is clean the pins of the both the 7-way on your trailer and tow vehicle with fine grit sandpaper so that the connection is restored. This should fix it. If not, check the ground and power wires of the brake controller, a loose connection there may be causing it to lose power. I...
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  • Troubleshooting Curt Tri Flex Brake Controller that Locks up Trailer Brakes
  • L.1 is the lowest sensitivity that the Curt Tri-Flex part # C51140 can be adjusted down to. However, you can also adjust the overall brake output power with the output control. The output control thumbwheel can be adjusted from the lowest setting all the way up to the highest of 9.9. If you have the controller adjusted all the way down on both of the mentioned settings and it is still locking up then I would assume you have the brake light circuit shorting out to the brake output circuit...
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation for a 2014 GMC Sierra 1500
  • Yes, to activate the brakes of your trailer you will need to install a brake controller in your 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 unless it came with a factory brake controller. 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. To install this controller all you need is the proper install harness. For that you would want the part # 3016. I attached an install...
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  • Troubleshooting a Draw Tite Activator Brake Controller That is Not Sending Brake Output
  • 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, you should get output to the controller side of the wire you severed. If the manual slide activates the trailer brake output wire properly, try the brake pedal. If the brake pedal activates the brake output properly also then the problem is farther back either...
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  • Troubleshooting Activator Brake Controller that Displays Overload Message
  • If the Draw-Tite Activator IV Trailer Brake Controller # 5504 is displaying an OL (overload) error message that means there is a short somewhere on the brake output circuit on either the truck or the trailer. Start by examining the trailer connector. Make sure that the pins on the vehicle side of the connection and the sockets on the trailer side are not damaged or corroded. If you can see green corrosion on the pins or the sockets, there is a possibility that the corrosion may have...
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  • Troubleshooting Brake Controller Not Working After Install on 2007 Chevy Silverado 1500
  • When installing a brake controller in your 2007 Chevy Silverado 1500 there are a few connections under the hood of the truck that must be made before the brake controller will be active. Check out the help article and brake controller install video I attached that detail this.
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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 OC Code on a Hayes Genesis Brake Controller
  • You wired up your Hayes Genesis Trailer Brake Controller # HA81790 properly to your 2006 Toyota Tundra. The problem is most likely at the 7-way connector at the rear of your vehicle (if there is one). OC would mean open circuit, which means that the trailer is not connected. The brake controller does not recognize a connection to the trailer. On some brake controllers it will also show OC if you are using a brake controller with an electric over hydraulic braking system on your trailer...
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  • Location of the Vehicle Plug-In Wiring Harness on a 2015 Ram 1500 CrewCab
  • The pigtail wiring adapter like # 3023-P will connect to the electrical connections up under your dash. The large square connector you already found will provide your ground, brake controller output and power. The single wire connector you are looking for and need is directly above the brake pedal. You will see this connector taped to a wire harness up high underneath the dash. This is where the single red wire will connect and then all the connections under the dash are complete. You...
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  • What Is The Length Of Wire Harness Attached To Tekonsha Voyager Brake Controller
  • I pulled one of the Tekonsha Voyager brake Controllers, part # 39510 from our warehouse to take a measurement for you. The wire that exits the back of the brake controller measures 8 inches from the back of the unit to the end of the connector. If you have a 7-way connector on the rear of your 2013 Honda Ridgeline, you can use a quick connect adapter, part # 3070-P. One end simply attaches to the connector at the back of the brake controller and the other end plugs into built-in harness...
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  • How to Install a Tekonsha P3 Brake Controller in a 2000 Toyota Tundra
  • Since you have a 7-Way you will only need a few more components to complete a brake controller install on your vehicle. First let's start with a brake controller. I would recommend the Prodigy P3 Brake Controller part # 90195. This is one of our best selling brake controllers because of how well it works and how easy it is to setup. Next, for a wiring kit to install the brake controller and the 7-way adapter you would want the Wiring Kit for 2 and 4 Brake Electric Brake Controllers...
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  • Troubleshooting Brake Assemblies that Click When Connected to Prodigy Brake Controller
  • That sound is most likely the brake controller testing the brake output circuit to determine if the controller is attached to a trailer or not. This is normal and after several minutes the controller will go into sleep mode and it will stop.
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  • Best Brake Controller for a 2015 Toyota 4Runner
  • 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 controller that uses an inertia sensor to detect exactly how much braking the tow vehicle is applying so that it can deliver a matching amount of brake power to the trailer brakes. To install this brake controller in your 2015 Toyota 4Runner all you need is the correct install...
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  • How to Install a Prodigy P2 Brake Controller in a 2015 Subaru Outback
  • There is an easy way to tell if you have a Prodigy brake controller # 90185 or a P2 brake controller # 90885. If the numbers on the display are red in color you have a Prodigy, if they are blue you have a P2. Either controller installs the same way though. There isn't a plug and play option either but I can recommend everything you need and it won't damage anything as long as it is installed properly. Since you do not have a factory trailer wiring you will need to start with a 4-way...
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  • Adjusting Weight Distribution On 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee When It Reaches Aero Mode On Highway
  • When you set your weight distribution system up on your 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee, it should be on a, even, flat surface. This would emulate you driving on the road and would be the correct setting for your system. From my research I found that the 'Aero' mode lowers the Jeep .6 inches when it reaches 52 mph. That is really not enough to have a great concern with. My recommendation is to set up the trailer and system when it is as level as possible and if you find that there is significant...
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  • Weak Brake Response With Prodigy P2 After Installing New Trailer Brake Assemblies
  • Thank you for providing details about the issue you're having with your trailer's new electric brakes not providing sufficient stopping power. Since your troubleshooting efforts have confirmed that there is a correct 12V braking signal reaching the brake assemblies' wiring, my first suspicions are that the brake assemblies themselves either need adjustment to their star wheel (to increase their grab) or that there is an issue within the brakes, such as a short in the magnets. It is also...
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  • T-Connector Trailer Wiring Harness for 2011 Infiniti QX56
  • We offer several trailer wiring harness options for you 2011 Infiniti QX56. The correct one for you will depend on how the vehicle was equipped from the factory. We can help you with either a 4-pole flat trailer harness or a 7-way RV style which you will need if you will be using a trailer brake controller like the Tekonsha Primus IQ # TK90160 that you referenced. If you have no trailer connector at all you will need Curt part # 56146KIT to provide you with a 4-pole, which can be upgraded...
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  • Troubleshooting Brake Controller in a 2000 GMC Sierra that Isn't Sending Voltage to 7-Way
  • If you tested the brake output circuit near the brake controller and you are getting voltage but it's not making it to the 7-way at the rear of your vehicle then yes, the problem is on the wiring somewhere between where you tested it and the 7-way. UNLESS you haven't made all the needed connection under the hood of your 2000 GMC Sierra to complete the brake controller wiring. Check out the help article I attached that details the connections that need to be made. I also attached an install...
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  • Troubleshooting a Tekonsha Primus Brake Controller that is Flashing on a 2010 Chevy Tahoe
  • First, try unplugging it for 5 minutes and plug it back in at an appropriate mounting angle and inline with the direction of travel. It may have been bumped on accident and it wasn't at the proper angle anymore. When the brake controller was flashing, was it a letter code such as N.C., S.H or O.L or lines? If you can let me know, I may be able to pinpoint the problem. Here is some additional reasons why your brake controller such as # TK90160 is flashing even when your trailer is disconnected: If...
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  • Troubleshooting Brake Controller that Reads 0.0 Occasionally When Brake are Applied
  • Normally if a brake controller is reading 0.0 when the brakes are applied that just means that the gain of the controller is adjusted all the way down. You may just have to turn the gain of the controller up. The fact that it only does occasionally might imply that it's a loose wire for the controller or there is corrosion on the 7-way that needs to be cleaned off. Otherwise, it is hard to know exactly where the problem lies, but the first thing I would check would be to test the manual...
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  • 2015 Toyota Highlander Brake Controller and Trailer Wiring Recommendation
  • Since you do not have a factory trailer wiring you will need to start with a 4-way (if you do not have one already). For that you would want the # 56042. 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. For a brake controller I would recommend the Prodigy P2...
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  • Troubleshooting Draw-Tite Activator II Installation on 2006 Dodge Ram 2500
  • The Draw-Tite Activator II brake controller you referenced is compatible with trailers that have between 1 and 4 axles, so it's an acceptable choice for your 3 axle trailer. I'm linking you to our Brake Controller Installation Troubleshooting FAQ article. The article contains several different strategies for troubleshooting your controller. The typical suspects for the problem you describe are the controller itself, the trailer connector on the vehicle or on the trailer, and the...
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  • Brake Controller Installation on 2012 Toyota Tacoma
  • The 2012 Tacoma doesn't have the connector under the dash for installing a brake controller but all's not lost, you can still hardwire the brake controller. We have the resources to walk you though the install, step by step. You'll first need a brake controller like the Tekonsha P2 you referenced, part # 90885. You'll then need our brake controller installation kit, part # ETBC7. The kit includes an adapter that would plug into an existing 4-pole trailer connector to convert it into...
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation For 2005 Land Rover LR3
  • It is a good idea to install a brake controller on your 2005 Land Rover LR3 when towing your camper. With a brake controller installed, it can eliminate the push-pull action you can experience when towing a trailer or camper. I recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Brake Controller, part # 90885. This is a proportional controller that activates the brakes on your camper in direct proportion to the braking action of your LR3. This results in less wear and tear on both your LR3 and the camper...
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  • Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller Installation on 2007 Silverado 3500 Duramax With OEM Controller
  • You have a lot of company in being a Silverado owner who has decided to install an excellent Tekonsha P3 brake controller, part # 90195, in place of the OEM brake controller. The Prodigy P3 is among the most reliable and easy-to-use brake controllers on the market and it is highly-rated by our customers. It will absolutely deliver superior performance to the OEM unit. We offer a detailed help article, which I have linked for you, that explains the step-by-step installation process for...
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  • How Does the Boost Levels of the Prodigy P3 Brake Controller Work
  • Tekonsha's P3 brake controller 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....
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