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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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  • 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 is your controller has a plug-in on the back of it or # 20260 if it just has blunt cut wires. I have linked...
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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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  • Wiring Needed for Brake Controller on 2015 Ford Explorer
  • Sounds like you need a 7-way connection. I recommend # ETBC7 as it includes everything you need to install an electric trailer brake controller and 7-way connector. If you happen to need a brake controller I recommend the Prodigy P2 # 90885. It is extremely easy to install and operate. Since your 2015 Ford Explorer does not have a factory tow package you can use the included wiring harness as a hardwire installation. I have included a few installation videos, FAQ's and instructions...
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation for a 1999 Ford F-250
  • Aftermarket brake controllers like our best selling P2 Brake Controller part # 90885 only have 4 wires. Some vehicle have a fifth wire in the brake controller wiring that won't be needed to complete the installation. For your 1999 Ford F250 all you would need to install the P2 would be the correct harness, part # 3035-P. For more information on this check out the install video and help article I attached.
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  • Does a Brake Controller have to be Spliced into a 2001 Ford F-150
  • You will not need to splice into anything to install a brake controller on your 2001 Ford F-150. The wiring harness you are using, # 3035-P plugs into the port on the truck and has all of the functions needed to operate the brake controller. No splicing needed for this installation. If the controller is not working when you step on the brake pedal then you likely have a blown stop light or CHMSL (center high mount stop lamp) fuse. Use the truck owners manual to find the fuse locations.
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  • Primus IQ Brake Controller and 7-Way Installation in 1995 Ford F-150 Without Factory Tow Package
  • In your 1995 Ford F-150 there should be a brake controller connection port under the dash. This is usually a grey connector near the diagnostic port on the underside of the dash. Please refer to the linked photo. If you have this connector you can use wiring adapter # 3035-P to connect your Primus IQ brake controller # TK90160. You will also need a brake controller installation kit, part # ETBC7, which includes the 7-way socket, connectors and circuit breakers. This kit includes the wiring...
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  • Recommended Brake Controller For 2006 Ford E-450 Class C Motor Home
  • One of the best brake controllers we offer is the Tekonsha Prodigy P2, part # 90885, because it is so easy to install and operate. This will work with electric or electric over hydraulic brakes and 1 to 4 axles. The # 3034-P harness is the correct harness to use. You can check out the attached photo to see where the brake controller port is on your 2011 Ford E-450 motorhome. The plug will be behind the door that is pointed out using the screwdriver in the picture.
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  • 7-Way and Brake Controller Recommendation for a 2012 Ford Escape with 4-Way
  • For your 2012 Ford Escape that has a 4-way wiring harness currently you would only need the part # ETBC7 plus a brake controller. The # ETBC7 comes with everything needed to convert the 4-way to a 7-way plus install a brake controller. I attached installation instructions and an install video for this product as well. For a brake controller I would recommend the Prodigy P2 Brake Controller part # 90885. This is our best selling proportional brake controller because of how well it...
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  • How to Install a Brake Controller on a 2014 Ford F-150 with Factory 7-Way
  • A brake controller, whether it is a Curt or a Tekonsha or another brand, will plug into the same place on your 2014 Ford F-150. So I have included a link to a video showing installation of a different brake controller on a 2013 Ford F-150 and the process will be basically identical on your 2014. The connection point on the vehicle is located behind the center console, to the left of the radio. You will have to remove that panel and the connector will be behind it.
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  • Parts Needed to Install a Brake Controller in a 1999 Ford Explorer with Factory 4 Way
  • To install the Prodigy P2 Brake Controller part # 90885 in your 1999 Ford Explorer with a factory 4-way you will need only one product, part # ETBC7. This will convert the 4-way to a 7-way and comes with everything needed to install a brake controller. I attached installation instructions and an install video for this product as well.
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation for a 2005 Ford Excursion V10
  • Yes, the Curt Brake Controller part # C51110 that you referenced has been confirmed to fit your 2005 Ford Excursion. All you need to install it is the correct harness, part # C51322. This adapter plugs into the port on your vehicle's built-in brake control wiring harness. This harness should be located beneath the dash, near the center console.
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  • Trailer Brake Controller Parts and Installation on 2013 Ford Expedition with Factory 4-Pole
  • You have made an excellent choice in a trailer brake controller with the Tekonsha Prodigy P3, part # 90195. This is among the most versatile, reliable and easy-to-use trailer brake controllers on the market and it is highly rated by our customers who use it. The quick-install harness # 3034-P will help make installation simpler. The harness plugs in between the controller and the connector under the dash. This is often tucked or taped up out of the way above/behind the OBD-II port. The...
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  • Brake Force Controller Started Smoking on my 2003 Ford F-150 Pickup with Factory Towing Package
  • That's not a good sign if it starting smoking, as it's most likely damaged beyond repair and won't be effective anymore. If you have your Hopkins Force hard-wired, the 12 volt wire and ground wire could be switched. It could have been the wiring pigtail plug-in adapter that caused the brake controller to start smoking. I would double-check the wiring (always wire by function, not color) because obviously you don't want that to happen again. I would also inspect the connector under...
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  • Can Tekonsha Repair a Broken Prodigy Brake Controller
  • I spoke with my Tekonsha representative, who told me that they do not repair or offer a replacement manual brake lever for your Prodigy. I'd recommend you replace the brake controller. The original Prodigy has been discontinued by the Prodigy P2, part # 90885. The P2 operates similarly to the original Prodigy, but it features a blue LED display, is compatible with electric over hydraulic braking systems and contains a relay that operates the trailer brake lamps when the manual brake...
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  • Prodigy P2 Brake Controller Blue Dot Lit Up on Screen
  • The blue dot on your Prodigy P2 # 90885 is normal. When the your 1997 Ford F-150 is turned off and trailer isn't connected, it will stay in power saving mode for 15 minutes before the blue dot disappears. Regarding the clicking sound, I would disconnect your brake controller and depress the brake pedal. If the clicking stops it's the brake controller. If it continues it's most likely something on your 1997 Ford F-150. I included a couple helpful articles and installation video for you too.
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  • Parts Needed to Install Brake Controller in a 2002 Ford Explorer with 4-Way Connector
  • We have exactly what you need to convert the 4-way on your 2002 Ford Explorer to a 7-way and install a brake controller. For that you will want the Brake Controller Install Kit and 7-Way Adapter part # ETBC7. This comes with everything needed. I attached installation instructions and an install video for this product as well. 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...
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  • How to Install a Brake Controller in a 1992 Ford F150 and a 2002 Ford F-350
  • Actually the Curt wiring harness that you are referring to, part # C51515 is just a harness that gives the connector 4 blunt cut wires for to use for splicing into a vehicle. The Tekonsha controllers actually include those connectors with their controllers. You should have one in the box that came with your P3 # 90195. To install the controller in your 1992 Ford F-150 you will need to hardwire the controller in. If you do not have a factory trailer wiring you will need to start with...
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  • Is New Brake Controller Adapter Needed When Upgrading from Time Delayed to Proportional Controller
  • The Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller, # 90195, is a great choice for your 2008 Ford F-150. This proportional brake controller activates immediately and will automatically adjust the trailer's braking based on the deceleration of your F-150. The P3 is very easy to set-up and use making it one of our most popular brake controllers. If your current time-delayed brake controller is the Draw-Tite Activator I, # 5100, Draw-Tite Activator II, # 5500, Draw-Tite Activator III, #...
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  • Installing Brake Controller on 2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac With 5-Pole Trailer Connector
  • A 5 pin flat trailer connector is usually found on boat trailers that have surge or hydraulic braking couplers. The 5 pin connector provides a ground connection, plus the right turn/brake, left turn/brake and running light circuits found on the four pole. The extra pin is usually tied into the reverse lamp circuit of the tow vehicle. When the tow vehicle is shifted into reverse, this extra circuit sends power to the reverse lock out solenoid on the surge coupler so you can back the trailer...
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  • Location of Brake Controller Wiring Connector on 2014 Fleetwood Bounder on Ford F-53 Chassis
  • On the 2014 Ford F-53 chassis the brake controller port is located on the left hand side of one of the steering column supports. The plug is gray in color, and you should be able to see it if you look to the right of the emergency brake release handle. If you don't already have a brake controller, I can highly recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy P2, part # 90885. To install the controller onto your motorhome, you would use harness # 3034-P which is compatible with Tekonsha brake controllers.
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation for 2013 Ford E250 Cargo Van
  • With Factory 7-Way means your vehicle already has a 7-Way connector at the rear of your vehicle. It sounds like your 2013 Ford E 250 Cargo Van is not equipped with a tow package, so you will need to start by installing a 4-way connector like the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness, # C56020 . This connector plugs directly into your existing wiring with no cutting or splicing required. Next you will need a 7-way connector. The Universal Installation Kit, # ETBC7 , kit includes...
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation and Installation for a 2015 Ford Explorer with Tow Package
  • Since your 2015 Ford Explorer has the tow package installed on it that means you have a factory 7-way at the rear of the vehicle. All you need to install your Prodigy Brake Controller part # 90185 in your new vehicle is the brake controller harness part # 3035-P. One end of this harness will plug into the back of the controller and the other will plug into the connection point by the steering column under the dash.
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  • Brake Controller Installation on 2013 Ford F150 w/ Factory Equipped 4-Pole Trailer Connector
  • If the truck has the plug under the dash, the blue brake controller output wire should be ran to the rear of the vehicle. If you follow the wiring for the 4-pole from the rear bumper toward the front of the truck, it should plug into a connector on the frame rail on the driver's side behind the rear wheel. On the side of this connection closest to the front of the vehicle, you should be able to find the blue wire. You'll need a 4-pole to 7-way adapter like part # 37185, a brake controller...
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  • 2004 Ford Explorer Brake Controller Recommendation and Installation
  • To install the P3 Brake Controller part # 90195 all you will need is the install harness part # 3035-P. The Ford Explorer has a 6-pin connector behind the glove box on the passenger's side. The port behind the glove box is shown in the video of the Trailer Brake Controller Installation on 2004 Ford Explorer that I have included. You can see it at the 4 minute 5 second mark. The harness will be long enough for you to install the brake controller and still install where you need...
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  • Brake Controller Installation Information on a 2015 Audi Q7 and BMW X5
  • To install a brake controller in either a 2015 Audi Q7 or BMW X5 there isn't a custom install harness for either. I spoke to my contact at Tekonsha and he said that for the Audi you will need to check out the FAQ article I attached to the right for what is required to install a brake controller in the vehicle. The BMW X5 would be a difficult vehicle to install your brake controller into. At this time there is no fit information for installing brake controllers in this vehicle and...
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  • Recommended Brake Controller for Small Enclosed Trailer Towed By 2012 Ford F-150
  • I'd be happy to help you with that.... There are two kinds of controllers, time delayed and proportional. A time delayed controller (like the PowerTrac you referred to) allows you to adjust the amount of time between when you hit the brake pedal and the trailer brakes are applied. A proportional controller, however will sense how quickly the tow vehicle is stopping, and will apply the trailer brakes in proportion so that the tow vehicle and trailer are braking at the same rate. This...
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  • How to Install a Brake Controller in a 1992 Ford F150 and a 2002 Ford F-350
  • For the 1992 Ford F-150 you will need a wiring kit to install the brake controller. What you would want is the Wiring Kit for 2 and 4 Brake Electric Brake Controllers # 5505. This will provide the power source and ground for the wiring for the brake controller. You will need to test the wires from the brake pedal switch of your vehicle to find a circuit that has voltage when the brakes are applied and none when not applied. This will be the circuit you will run the red wire to. Finally...
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  • What are the Different Voyager Brake Controller Model Numbers
  • Just by the date I cannot determine which controller it is because there were different models at that time. If it is a Voyager then it could be either a 9030 or a 9035. The 9030 was designed for up to 2 axle trailers (4 brake assemblies maximum). The 9035 was the Voyager XP and could be used with up to 4 axle trailers (8 brake assemblies). The newest version is # 39510 which can also be used on trailer with up to 4 axles/8 brake assemblies.
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  • Compatibility of Tekonsha Prodigy P3 with 2010 Ford F150 Raptor
  • A brake controller isn't a vehicle specific item. It'll work on just about any vehicle. If the truck has a 7-way trailer connector, the install will be very simple. You'll access the brake controller connector that's located under the dash to the right of the steering column right next to the OBD port. Once the controller is plugged in using the # 22292 wring adapter and mounted to the underside of the dash according to the installation instructions, you'll be good to go. If you have...
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  • Brake Controller Installation on 2014 Ford E350 Van
  • The vehicle is unlikely to have the connector behind the dash unless it has the factory equipped 7-way on the rear bumper. If it does, the connector that the controller would plug into is clipped to the rear of the small cubbyhole or coin tray in the dash. You'll access the connector by removing the coin tray. If the van doesn't have the factory 7-way, you'll need to hardwire the brake controller using our Install Kit, part # ETBC7. If your vehicle is a motorhome on a van cutaway chassis,...
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  • Trailer Brake Controller and Wiring for a 2006 Ford F-450 6.0 Diesel
  • Trailer brake controller wiring harness # 3065-P is the correct harness for your 2006 Ford F-450. In your picture, it would plug into the larger one on the right. The larger square end of the harness plugs into your truck's connector and the small flat end plugs into the back of the brake controller # 90195.
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation and Install for a 2014 Ford F-150
  • If you have a factory 7-way connector at the rear of your 2014 Ford F-150 I would recommend the Curt Brake Controller part # C51140 and the install harness part # C51436. These two parts will make installation very easy as the harness plugs into the controller and then the other end plugs into the port under your dash. If you have a factory 4-way connection at the rear of your vehicle you will also need the part # 37185 to complete the install. Check out the FAQ article to the right...
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  • Installing Brake Controller And Plug-In Adapter On 2003 Ford F-250
  • For your 2003 Ford F-250 the Tekonsha P3 Brake Controller, part # 90195 with the Tekonsha Plug-In Adapter, part # 3035-P should make the connection under the dash very simple. At times the truck connector can be taped, zip-tied, or just tucked up among the wiring under the dash. You will have to remove the cover to get to the connector as the attached installation video shows. Sometimes it is a bit tough to get the plug to move but it can be moved to allow you to just plug in the adapter. If...
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  • Travel Trailer Not Stopping Even After Installing New Brakes and Making Adjustments
  • Since you mention that you experience the same problems even after switching tow vehicles, I think it is safe to assume that the issue is with the trailer. The first thing that I recommend is to put some miles on your new brakes. Manufacturers state that it can take up to 200 miles for the brakes to be fully seated and function to their fullest potential. You may also be experiencing a ground issue which would not allow full power to the brakes on the trailer. I would begin by checking...
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  • Parts Needed to Install Brake Controller in 1995 Fleetwood Bounder
  • To determine if your 1995 Fleetwood Bounder is equipped with a plug-in for a brake controller, you will need to take a look up under the dash of your motorhome. If you have a plug, it will most likely be located up under the dash on the driver's side. If your Bounder is not equipped with this plug, you will need to use our Universal Installation Kit, # ETBC7. Due to the length of your motorhome, you will need additional 10 gauge wire, # 10-2-1, which is sold by the foot. If you are...
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  • Troubleshooting a Pilot Brake Controller that Reads Decimal Point All of the Time
  • All you would need to install a brake controller in a 2006 Ford F-150 with a factory 7-way is the correct brake controller harness. Which would be the part # 3035-P. Once installed the controller will read a . when under all circumstances if a trailer is not detected. Once a trailer is connected the display should read .c. This means your brake controller is detecting the trailer behind you. Most likely this is due to corrosion on the trailer connectors. You will want to clean both the...
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  • Connection Port for Tekonsha Prodigy Brake Controller # 90885 on 2011 Thor Hurricane on F-53 Frame
  • On a 2011 Ford F-53 chassis there is a brake controller connection port but it is not in the usual location under the dash (near the emergency brake pedal) as on Ford pickup trucks. The brake controller port is located directly behind the instrument cluster near other connectors, and perhaps slightly to the right of the steering column. It is not easy to get to but it is there. Ford has a document Q-206 with pictures that should help. The quick connect harness for your F-53 is part #...
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  • Recommended 7-Way Connector for a 2010 Ford Flex With OEM Class-III Trailer Hitch and No Wiring
  • The wiring harness you need is the 4-pole flat # 118472 since there isn't one on your 2010 Ford Flex. You will also need a wiring kit # ETBC7. This kit includes everything you need to install an electric trailer brake controller and 7-way connector. One of our most popular brake controllers is the Prodigy P2 # 90885. It includes digital display, 3 boost levels, battery protection and continuous diagnostics. It is also transferable to additional vehicles. I highly recommend using...
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  • Brake Controller Installation Harness Recommendation for a 2014 Ford F-53 Motorhome
  • According to the Q-206 document that was released by Ford the correct brake controller harness needed for a 2013 Ford F53 chassis would be the # 3034-P if you were installing a Tekonsha brake controller like the P2 # 90885. So then for a Hopkins brake controller like part # HM47297 the correct harness would be the # HM47855. The port to plug in a brake controller is up under the dash behind the instrument cluster. It is not easy to get to but it is there.
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  • Need Instructions to Connect Factory Plug on 2004 Ford F-250 for Tekonsha Voyager Brake Controller
  • To connect the factory plug to the brake controller you will need to wire as follows: Controller Wire Factory Plug Black to Red Red to Lt Green White to White Blue to Blue The plug on the end of the Tekonsha Voyager Brake Controller, # 39510, will need to be cut off before making any connections. Another option would be to use the Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter, # 3035-P,...
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  • Will the Prodigy P2 Brake Controller Activate Electric Brakes on a Tow Dolly
  • Yes, the Prodigy Brake Controller part # 90185 that you referenced will work great on a trailer or tow dolly that has only one brake axle like yours. The controller will ship in electric brake mode so all you will need to do is follow the setup procedure and install it according the instructions and you will be ready to go. I attached a link to the instructions to the right for you to check out as well as an install video.
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  • Draw-Tite Activator II Trailer Brake Controller # 5500 Installation in 2008 Ford F-150
  • Many trucks have a quick-connect port for installation of aftermarket trailer brake controllers. This port is located under the dash on trucks that are so equipped and it allows connection of a brake controller like the Draw-Tite Activator II # 5500 using an adapter # 3035-P. In trucks that are not equipped with such as port you will hardwire your controller. The wires on your Activator II have the following functions: the WHITE wire is GROUND, the BLACK wire is 12V POWER input to the...
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  • Brake Controller Wiring Adapter Harness for 2015 Ford Explorer w/ Factory Tow Package
  • The Tekonsha Brake Controller Wiring Adapter # 3035-P is indeed the correct harness for your 2015 Ford Explorer w/ Factory Tow Package. The connector is located under the dash, near the hood release lever. The Tekonsha P3, part # 90195 would be an excellent choice.
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