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  • Where to Find Stoplight Circuit in a 1990 Ford Truck for Brake Controller Install
  • If a brake controller is causing an issue with the anti-lock brake system the issue is the way it is wired to the truck. The red wire of the controller is the issue. It needs to be ran to a circuit that only sees voltage when the brakes are applied. Sounds like this wire is ran to the wrong circuit. For Ford trucks of your era there is a unique place to find this circuit. I attached a diagram that has where to find this circuit.
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  • Installation of Brake Controller # 5500 Looking for Cold Brake Switch Wire on 2010 Ford Explorer
  • For a 2010 Ford Explorer the cold brake light switch wire should be a purple and white wire. You will want to test it to make sure with a circuit tester like # 3808. I have linked a video that shows our installer installing a brake controller on a 2010 Explorer and he shows where you can find the wiring inside the vehicle about the 6:15 minute mark for you to better see.
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  • Hardwiring in a Brake Controller to the Factory Ford Harness on a 2013 Ford F-150 STX
  • Wiring in a brake controller to the Ford factory brake controller harness is going to depend on if it is the version with the pink wire or no pink wire. If it is the version with the pink wire then the functions are as follows: Pink to controller black for 12 volt power Red to red for input from the brake switch White to white for ground Blue to blue for output to the trailer brakes Brown is not used If it does not have the pink wire then the functions are: Red to controller...
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  • Will Installing Brake Controller in 2000 Ford F-350 Damage P2 Brake Controller
  • Where are you seeing this note? To install the Prodigy P2 part # 90885 in your 2000 Ford F-350 would only require you to use the install harness part # 3035-P which has not been known to cause issues with the P2. In fact the P2 is the most popular controller used with this harness.
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  • Does Sensor Near Battery have to be Moved to Install a Brake Controller in a 2011 Ford Edge
  • In the video, linked for reference, our installer moved that sensor out of the way because more room was needed for the circuit breakers he mounted in that same general area. If you put the circuit breakers somewhere else you would not have to move that sensor. Once the hood is closed there wouldn't be a lot of room for it to move around anyway but if you needed to move it you could secure it better by zip-tying it to something else near by.
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  • Hardwiring a Brake Controller on a 2015 Ford F-350 Cab and Chassis with Adapter Plug Missing
  • The plug for the brake controller unit should have been plugged into the back of the coin holder, as seen in the attached video starting at the 4:36 minute mark. From the attached video it appears to have 9 wires bundled together, so this would be what you want to look for within the wiring down below the dash. To properly hardwire the brake controller you will want to use a circuit tester like # 3808 and test for function, and then splice to the corresponding brake controller wire. The...
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  • Where to Run Blue Wire of Brake Controller to Install on 2016 Ford Transit T250
  • As far as we know the brake output circuit on the factory 7-way of your 2016 Ford Transit T250 would need to be accessed at the 7-way and then routed up to the blue wire of the brake controller like part # 90885. You would need to use 10 gauge wire like the part # 10-1-1 (sold by the foot) for this. To power the controller you would want the part # 5506 which comes with wiring to run to the battery. I attached a help article on hardwiring brake controller like this for you to check...
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  • Hardwiring a Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Brake Controller on a 1994 Gulfstream Conquest Motorhome
  • On the Ford van chassis, the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 # 90885 is normally connected using a square plug like # 3035-P. The round plug that you found is not a standard brake controller connection on these vehicles, so there is no matching brake controller harness available. We do not carry anything to connect form the brake controller to a round 4-pin. I've attached a help article that will describe the process in more detail and you may need a circuit tester, like # 40376. To hard wire...
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  • Fit & Compatibility of Upgrading to a Proportional Brake Controller on a 2001 Ford F-350 w/# 3035-P
  • Yes! Both the Draw-Tite Activator # 5504 and # 5100 time delayed brake controllers and the Draw-Tite I-Command proportional brake controllers will use the same # 3035-P wiring adapter for your 2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty. So it will be a simple switching out for your truck. The Curt Reflex # C51130 will need you to get a new adapter # C51322 for it to be compatible with your F-350. One thing that may help make the decision for you is that the Draw-Tite # 5535 is designed for electric...
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  • Recommended Trailer Brake Controller to Replace OEM Unit in 2011 Ford F-350
  • The aftermarket trailer brake controller I recommend to replace your OEM Ford unit is the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 # 90885. Along with it you will use the wiring adapter # 3034-P. The Prodigy is a highly-rated and reliable controller that is easy to set up and to operate. Installation in a Ford vehicle is shown in the linked video. Also, a helpful article on controllers is linked for you.
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  • Why Does Light of Tekonsha Primus Brake Controller Stay On
  • The indicator of a brake controller will stay on for several minutes after the vehicle has been turned off and exited. If you leave the vehicle undisturbed the controller will go into sleep mode and the light should go off. However, even if it did the amperage draw of the LED light is so miniscule that it would take months to drain a vehicle battery. Which by then the battery would be dead from inactivity.
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  • Will the PowerTrac Brake Controller Fit a 2016 Ford F-250
  • Brake controllers are not vehicle specific so you can use the PowerTrac # 39523 on your 2016 Ford F-250 to activate the electric brakes on your 5th wheel trailer. To plug the controller into the truck you will also need wiring harness # 3034-P. The PowerTrac is a time delay brake controller which means it will deliver the same amount of braking no matter how hard the tow vehicle is braking. It can be difficult to set time delay controllers just right and they can lead to more wear and...
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  • Recommended Brake Controller And Wiring For 2011 Ford F-150 With 4-Way Trailer Connector
  • The brake controller I recommend is the Tekonsha P2, part # 90885. This is a proportional brake controller that applies the brakes with the same intensity as the brakes on your truck when the brakes are applied. You will also need the plug-in adapter, part # 22292. This adapter plugs into the back of the brake controller and the other end plugs into the harness located behind the dash as shown at about the 1 minute fifty eight second mark in the linked video. You will need a 7-way...
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  • Parts for Installing Prodigy P3 Brake Controller in 1965 Ford F-100 and 2006 Chevy Avalanche
  • We can get your two vehicles ready for sharing your new Prodigy P3 Brake Controller # 90195. Let's start with that nice old Ford that I wish were mine. You can install a new 4-pole harness # 18252 and then convert that to a 7-way using our # ETBC7 kit, just as you suggested. This kit includes all the parts needed for the truck and an article covering installation is linked for you. It will include a 12V power feed to maintain your trailer battery. There is no aftermarket plug-and-play...
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  • Installing InSIGHT Brake Controller on a 2007 Ford F-150 with Factory 4-Way Trailer Connector
  • You will need to do just a little bit of hardwiring to install a 7-Way trailer connector and brake controller on your 2007 Ford F-150 with factory 4-Way. The 4- to 7-Way adapter you have should have additional wires for the ground, 12 volt circuit, brakes, and possibly reverse lights. Under your truck if you follow the 4-Way wiring forward it will plug into another connector. The protective covering over the wires for this connector will be trimmed away revealing two additional wires....
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  • Brake Controller Wiring Harness and Plug In Location for a 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum
  • Brake controller wiring harness # 3035-P is indeed the correct part for your 2016 Ford Explorer with the factory 7-Way trailer connector and a Tekonsha brake controller such as the P3 # 90195. On a 2016 Ford Explorer the brake controller port is located by the steering column near the steering wheel.
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  • Should the Blue Wire of a Brake Controller have Voltage
  • The blue wire of your brake controller wiring isn't going to have voltage on it unless you have a brake controller connected to it with either the manual override lever pulled or with the brakes applied. This is the circuit that the controller uses to carry the brake signal back to the 7-way. I attached a couple help articles on troubleshooting brake controllers for you to check out as well.
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  • Parts Needed to Install Brake Controller in a 2003 Ford Focus
  • You will need to start with a 4-way (if you do not have one). For that you would want the # 18252 for if you have hatchback or wagon built after October 2002, part # 119178KIT for if you have a sedan, or part # 118344 for if you have a wagon built before Oct. 2002. 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...
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  • Troubleshooting Agility Brake Controller with Blank Screen When Trailer Is Not Connected
  • Good news, I can help answer your question. The Agility # HM47294 does need the trailer to be plugged in before anything on the display will show. A blank display indicates that the trailer is not connected. If you plug in the trailer you should see a red dot on the bottom of the right hand corner indicating the trailer is connected. If this doesn't happen you will want to check your wiring for shorts. I have linked the installation instructions to this page for your convenience.
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation for a 2007 Monaco Diplomat
  • The most popular and reliable proportional brake controllers we offer is the Prodigy P2 # 90885 from Tekonsha, which you referenced. We do not offer a quick-connect brake controller harness for use with Roadmaster chassis-based motor homes so your installation will be a hard-wire application. If your Monaco is already equipped with a 7-way connector at the rear (which I expect) you will need the wiring kit # 5506 to install the P2. If you do not have the 7-way then instead you will...
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  • Why Would Tekonsha Voyager Only Apply Brakes with Manual Override
  • The issue is related to the red wire of the brake controller. It needs to be connected to a circuit that only sees voltage when the brakes are applied and none when released. This is what tells the controller that you are applying the vehicle brakes and to begin sensing deceleration and start applying braking power. Check the condition of the connection of the red wire as well as what circuit it is attached to.
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  • Adjusting the Power Output on a Tekonsha Voyager Brake Controller
  • I do not see in the instructions/manual for the Voyager brake controller # 39510, linked for reference, that adjusting the power down, which is what you are describing, is prohibited. Also, the controller should be facing front to back so you would not turn the knobs left or right but forward towards the front or the vehicle or rearward towards the back of the vehicle. The instructions use clockwise (towards the front of the vehicle) and counter-clockwise (towards the rear of the vehicle)....
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  • Air Bag Helper Springs for a 2015 Ford Transit T350
  • Air bags are the way to go to soften up the ride of your 2015 Ford Transit T350. As long as your model is NOT a 350HD then you can use # AL57213. If it is an HD model this kit will not fit. To be able to add or remove air as needed from the air bags from the comfort of the vehicle cab I recommend compressor system # AL25592. The other suspension enhancement products are going to make the ride stiffer which is not what you want. The only other option would be to replace the stock suspension...
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  • Trailer Brake Controller and 7-Way Wiring Kit for 2015 Ford Explorer
  • We can help you with 7-way wiring for your 2015 Ford Explorer to allow you to tow your trailer that has electric drum brakes. If you already have a 4-pole flat trailer connector on the car you'll just need our # ETBC7 trailer brake controller installation kit, along with the controller of your choice. The unit I recommend is the Prodigy P2 # 90885. The P2 is a proven performer that is easy to set up and operate; it is highly rated by our customers and will work well for you. If you...
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  • Can a Brake Controller be Installed in a 2014 Ford Escape
  • We have successfully installed brake controllers in Ford Escapes just like your 2014 model without any problems at all. Check out the video I attached that shows us installing our best selling P3 part # 90195 in a 2013 model with the # ETBC7 kit. I believe the person you spoke with meant to say that there isn't plug in adapter under the dash to install the controller.
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  • Should Trailer Brake Output Wire on 2003 Ford F150 Only Show Voltage With Brake Pedal
  • The wire that carries the brake controller output is typically blue, and shouldn't show voltage unless the manual brake switch on the controller is activated. If your brake controller is the time-delayed type, it'll also show voltage when the brake pedal is pressed. If you're getting voltage all the time, use a circuit tester on the blue wire as it exits the rear of the controller and check for voltage there. If there's no brake pedal pressed, or no manual brake switch activation, there...
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  • Recommended Brake Controller and Wiring Adapter for 2008 Ford F-150 Harley Davidson Edition
  • Good news, I can help equip your 2008 Ford F-150 Harley Davidson Edition with a brake controller and wiring adapter. First for a brake controller, I recommend the Tekonsha P3 # 90195, because of its easy user interface. The P3 is a proportional brake controller which means it senses how the tow vehicle is slowing or stopping and applies the trailer's brakes with the same intensity. It also has a full display screen instead of codes that need deciphering. The Tekonsha P2 # 90885 is...
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  • Troubleshooting Older Tekonsha Trailer Brake Controller
  • You can check both your Ford truck's trailer socket and the trailer's plug for any signs of corrosion or damage to the contacts that might be causing an intermittent connection. This would explain why sometimes you see the 'trailer connected' symbol (.C.) and at other times see the 'trailer not connected' message (NC). You can also check the wiring adapter that plugs in between the brake controller and the truck's under-dash connection port, part # 3035-P. Inspect those pins too for...
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  • Brake Controller and Install Recommend for a 2003 Ford E-350 Van
  • If you have a factory 7-way at the rear of your 2003 Ford E-350 all you would need to install our most popular brake controller the Prodigy P2 Brake Controller part # 90885 is the wiring adapter part # 3035-P. If you don't have any trailer you would need to start with a 4-way. For that I would recommend the Tow Ready Harness part # 118344. 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...
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  • Does the Prodigy P3 Brake Controller Use the Same Connector as a Prodigy Controller
  • The connector that goes to the back of a P3 brake controller part # 90195 is the exact same as a Prodigy part # 90185. If you were looking to upgrade to a P3 all you would need to do is mount the controller and then use the same connector you currently have to wire it.
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  • Brake Controller and Install Harness Recommendation for a 2011 Ford F-550
  • For a brake controller for your 2011 Ford F-550 I would recommend the Prodigy P2 Brake Controller part # 90885. This is our best selling brake controller because of how well it works and how easy it is to setup. This is a proportional brake controller that senses the amount of braking the tow vehicle is applying and applies a proportionate amount to the trailer brakes. Then for the install harness to install this controller in your truck you would want the part # 3034-P which is a confirmed...
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  • Activator Brake Controller Works But Display Only Shows 00 on 2002 Ford F-350
  • For a brake controller to last 14 years is great! But it might be time to put her out to pasture. The display obviously isn't reading out what it should which is going to make adjusting it difficult and begs the questions of what might stop working next. You wouldn't want to be out towing and have the controller fail. I recommend replacing the controller since the display can't be fixed anyway. If you like the time delay controllers like the Act I then take a look at the new Act IV,...
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  • Can a Tekonsha Voyager be Easily Swapped Out with a Prodigy P3 Brake Controller
  • Yes, the connector for your Tekonsha Voyager is the exact same as the P3 part # 90195 so all you would need to do is mount the P3 and then plug it in using the same connector you have.
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  • Recommended Brake Controller for 2016 Ford F-150 with Factory 7-Way
  • Brake controller installation in your 2016 Ford F-150 that has a factory-installed 7-way socket will be about as easy as it gets. All you'll need are the controller unit itself, either the Prodigy P2 # 90885 or the P3 # 90195, and the quick-connect wiring adapter # 22292. The adapter plugs in to a port on the dash; this process is shown in the linked video. The P2 and P3 are similar controllers that differ only in some of the more advanced features that are included in the P3. In terms...
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  • Parts Needed to Install Brake Controller in 1996 Ford F-53-Based Class A Motorhome
  • Chances are good that your 1997 Damon Class A motorhome was built on a 1996 model year Ford F-53 chassis. Ford did not install brake controller ports on that model year F-53 (they did starting in 1999) so to install a brake controller like the Prodigy P2 # 90885 you'll do a hard-wired installation using our kit # ETBC7. You will also probably need some extra duplex wire # ETBCXW. An article and video are linked for you to help with your installation.
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  • Install Bracket and Harness Recommendation for a Prodigy Brake Controller in a 1999 Ford F-250
  • To install the Prodigy brake controller part # 90185 in your 1999 Ford F-250 will require the install harness part # 3035-P which is a confirmed fit for the truck and then for the mounting bracket you would want the part # P7685 for the metal bracket or part # 7686 for the pocket style bracket.
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  • Parts Needed to Install Prodigy P3 Brake Controller 90195 in 2005 Ford F-150
  • Yes, if your 2005 Ford F-150 has a factory-installed 7-way trailer socket at the rear then you can install your Prodigy P3 brake controller # 90195 using the quick-connect harness # 3035-P. You can refer to the linked installation video to see an install in a 2005 For F-150. If your truck instead has a factory-installed 4-way trailer connector, then you'll also need to use 7-way socket part # 37185.
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  • 2016 Forest River Ford E350 Brake Controller Port Location
  • On your 2014 Ford E350 Van with the factory towing package the brake controller port should be located behind the center of the dash above the stereo. You will need to remove the center panel above the stereo and to the left. Once it is removed there is a box where the Factory OEM brake controller would normally be installed, if your van was so equipped, and the connector is behind that box. The connector you found below the steering column is not the brake controller port. I attached...
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation for 2004 Ford F-250 6.0L Diesel Towing Trailer with OEH Actuator
  • Time-delay type brake controllers can offer advantages in specific applications but in general most people prefer the more predictable performance from a proportional unit that slows the trailer in direct relation to the rate of deceleration in the tow vehicle. These units cause less of that tug-of-war feeling between the truck and trailer. Time-delay controllers do generally cost less since they are simpler in construction and do not need an internal accelerometer, which is the part of...
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  • Plugging in Brake Controller Causes Check Engine Light to Appear on 2010 Ford F-150
  • You may be using the wrong brake controller wiring harness or plugging it into the wrong place. This is the first time I have heard of this issue. If the truck had the factory brake controller and you unplugged it then that would cause an error light to appear on the dash. But that is different than the check engine light. If you are using a Tekonsha brake controller such as the P2 # 90885 then the correct wiring harness for it and your 2010 Ford F-150 is # 22292. It plugs into a connector...
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation and Installation for a 1998 Ford Ranger with 4-Way and New 7-Way
  • If the trailer's momentum is causing you some white knuckle driving then I would agree that it is time for a brake controller on your 1998 Ford Ranger. Since you already have the 7-Way installed you will just need to finish off the connections and wire in the brake controller. One of the wires on the 7-Way is for 12 volt power. If the trailer does not need a 12 volt power circuit for a battery or other items that run off 12 volt power then you won't have to connect it. There should be...
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  • Will the Prodigy RF Brake Controller Fit a 2015 Ford Transit T350
  • First, I recommend the Tow Ready harness # 118643 for your 2015 Ford Transit T350 because it costs less than other options and we hear about less problems with the Tow Ready harnesses. You can still use adapter # C57674. The great part about this set up is that if you are using the Prodigy RF brake controller # 90250 then you only need to hardwire the black power wire from the adapter to the battery via a 40 amp circuit breaker, # PK54540. You will also need enough wire to go from the...
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  • Brake Controller Install Harness Recommend for 2016 Ford Explorer/Where to Find Vehicle Connector
  • The 3035-P is the correct harness to install the P3 part # 90195 in your 2016 Ford Explorer. The # 3035-S is basically the same connector with the only difference being that it has 4 blunt cut wires instead of the connector that would attach directly to the vehicle. It sounds like you may have found the wrong connector. Look for a grey connector just behind the plastic shield near the emergency brake.
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  • Troubleshooting Brake Controller Install for a 2004 Ford F-150 Where 3035-P Harness Was Used
  • I checked your order notes and it looks like you ordered a Prodigy P2 part # 90885 and an install harness part # 3035-P for your 2004 Ford F-150. These are the correct parts for your truck, so most likely your problem is a blown brake controller fuse or relay under the hood of your truck. The harness should provide power for the controller once it is snapped into place. The other possibility is that the harness just didn't click all the way into place on either the truck end or the trailer...
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  • Is the P3 Brake Controller Better than the Voyager for a 1997 Ford F-250HD
  • The P3 brake controller # 90195 is several rungs up the ladder from the Voyager so it is very much worth it! The easy to read display is just one benefit. The P3 also has easy to read diagnostics, numerous setting options, and it is compatible with both electric brakes and electric over hydraulic brakes. And another benefit is that it can be mounted a full 360 degrees in the direction of travel (just not tilted or turned to one side). The P3 and Voyager do use the same wiring harness,...
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  • Adding a 7-Way Connector and P2 Brake Controller to a 2009 Ford F-150 with Factory 4-Way Connector
  • Brake controller wiring harness # 22292 has plugs on both ends for use with a brake controller that has the mating plug attached to it. Harness # 3036-S only has the plug that connects to your 2009 Ford F-150. The other end is just blunt cut wires for use with brake controllers that also have just blunt cut wires. For the P2 brake controller # 90885 you would need to use harness # 22292. To add a 7-Way trailer connector you will need # 37185. I have included some links that show and...
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  • Brake Controller Install Harness Recommendation for a 1996 Ford F-350
  • The correct brake controller install harness for a 1996 Ford F-350 to install the older version of the Tekonsha Voyager # 39510 that you have is the part # 3035-P.
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  • Install Harness Recommendation for a Prodigy P2 Brake Controller in a 2016 Ford F-150
  • We have just what you need. To install your Prodigy P2 part # 90885 in your 2016 Ford F-150 will only require the install harness part # 22292. This actually would be the same install harness as what you would have used on your 2012 Ford F-150 though so if you still have that you wouldn't need anything else.
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  • Can Hopkins Insight Brake Controller Install in a 1990 Ford F-150
  • Your Hopkins Insight part # HM47297 can be installed in your 1990 Ford F-150 but there isn't a under dash direct plug in available for the truck. Instead you would have to hardwire the controller. You will need to start with a 4-way (if you do not have one). For that you would want the # 118316. 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....
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  • Does a Brake Controller Interact or Interfere with Factory Sway Control on a 2010 Ford Expedition
  • A brake controller and the integrated sway control on your 2010 Ford Expedition will not have any interaction with each other. The brake controller is only going to operate the trailer brakes while the integrated sway control on the Expedition is only associated with the vehicle side of things. You could also install the Hayes Sway Master system # HA81775 which is an electronic sway control system which will operate similarly to the way the system works on your SUV. It senses sway and...
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  • Is Tekonsha Voyager Brake Controller Designed to Light Up Brake Lights with Manual Override
  • Yes, the activation of the brake lights on your tow vehicle and trailer with the manual override lever is intentional so that if you were to slow your trailer down with the lever the brake lights would illuminate allowing people behind you to know you were slowing down.
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  • Troubleshooting Prodigy P3 Brake Controller Installation in 2010 Ford F-150
  • Thank you for your purchase of the Prodigy P3 brake controller # 90195 and an installation harness. I see that you recently ordered the correct wiring harness for your truck, part # 22292. The original harness you used # 3034-P is pinned out differently and that would explain the odd behavior from the truck's dash display. For your reference I linked an install video for the P3 and helpful articles about brake controllers.
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  • Brake Controller Installation 2006 Ford F150
  • Thank you for your service! The connector for installing a brake controller is located just above and to the right of the OBD port, as shown in the photo I've provided. The # 3035-P would be the brake controller wiring adapter needed. For a proportional controller, I'd recommend the Tekonsha Primus, part # TK90160. The Primus would be an excellent choice unless you were wanting to tow a trailer that had an electric over hydraulic brake system. If that's the case, you'd want to use the Tekonsha...
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  • Parts Needed to Install a P2 Brake Controller in a 2003 Ford Windstar
  • There isn't a brake controller harness for a 2003 Ford Windstar so the controller has to be hardwired into the vehicle. If your van currently does not have a trailer connector you will start by adding a 4-Way flat using # 118305 if your van was built after October 2002 or # 118366 if it was built before November 2002. After the 4-Way is installed, or if the van already has one, you will need to use the 4- and 7-Way installation kit # ETBC7. This provides a 7-Way, retains the 4-Way,...
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  • What is Indicated when Prodigy P2 Displays 2 Dots with No Letters
  • For the Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Connector # 90885, the controller should first read n.c. for 15 seconds before changing to 2 dots with no letters, _._. When the brake controller reads 2 dots with no letters, it is an indication that the brake controller does not have a connection with the trailer. I have attached a cutting from the installation instructions explaining the displays. The instructions are also linked for you. I confirmed with my contact at Tekonsha that the only meaning...
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  • Adding a 7-Way Trailer Connector to a 1992 Ford Explorer and Using Adapters for 5-Way Trailer Plugs
  • For starters you will need to install a 4-Way flat connector # C55324 on your 1992 Ford Explorer. Consider it as the base set up for everything else that will be needed to work with your trailers. With it installed you will then need to install installation kit # ETBC7. This will add a 7-Way blade style connector and retain the 4-Way. Now, if the 7-Ways on your trailers require round pins and not the blade style then you would need to use an adapter, # 47595. If they do use the blade...
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  • Can Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Brake Controller Install in Same Dash Location as Factory Brake Controller
  • The Tekonsha Prodigy P3, part # 90195 isn't meant to install into the dash like the OEM brake controller did. I've seen folks mount them in dash mounted coin trays or in storage cubbies in the center console, but I don't have any specific advice on an installation like that. The controller is typically mounted to the underside of the dash. As long as the controller is mounted so it's parallel to the direction of travel, and level on a side to side plane and within easy reach of the...
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  • Wiring Harness Needed to Install Prodigy P2 90885 in 2016 Ford Explorer
  • For your new 2016 Ford Explorer with a factory-installed 7-way trailer connector you'll use Tekonsha brake controller wiring adapter # 3035-P to install your Prodigy P2 proportional controller # 90885. No other parts are required.
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  • Brake Controller And Plug-In Adapter For 2002 Ford F-150 With Factory 4-Way Connector
  • We have just what you need to add a brake controller to your 2001 F-150. The brake controller and harness I recommend is the P3, part # 90195 with # 3035-P. This is one of our most popular because it is easy to install and operate. The 3035-P harness simply plugs into the back of the brake controller and the other end plugs into the brake controller harness under the dash of your truck. You then only need one more item to complete the installation. You will need the Ford Replacement...
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  • Brake Controller Installation on 2014 Ford F150 w/ Factory 4-Pole Trailer Connector
  • If your trailer has electric brakes, and you want them to actuate, you'll need a brake controller. A proportional controller like the Tekonsha Primus # TK90160 would be an excellent choice. A proportional controller will sense how quickly the tow vehicle is braking and will send the proper amount of voltage to the trailer brakes so that the trailer and the tow vehicle stop at the same rate. The The brake controller would plug into the connector using the # 22292 brake controller...
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  • Installing a Trailer Brake Controller on 2014 Ford F-350 with Integrated Trailer Brake Controller
  • You can certainly install an aftermarket brake controller on your 2014 Ford F-350, however it will throw a code indicated that the integrated trailer brake controller is no longer detected. The dealer can reset the computer on your F-350 to remove the integrated brake controller and it will clear the code. The trailer brake controller that I recommend is the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Proportional Trailer Brake Controller # 90195. This controller will easily install in your 2014 F-350 with...
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  • Brake Controller and Wiring Recommendation for a 2015 Ford Transit T250
  • You will need to start with a 4-way (if you do not have one). For that you would want the # C56249. 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 Brake Controller part # 90885. This is our best selling...
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  • Brake Controller and Wiring for a 1990 Ford F-250 Towing a 2 Tandem Axle Trailer
  • I can help you pick out a brake controller and figure out if your truck has been wired already or not. First lets start with the brake controller. I highly recommend the Tekonsha P3 # 90195, because it is a proportional brake controller which means it senses how the tow vehicle is slowing or stopping and applies the trailer's brakes with the same intensity. It also has a full display screen instead of codes that need deciphering. The P2 # 90885 is like the P3's little brother, it...
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  • Brake Controller and Install Harness Recommendation for a 2004 Ford E450 Chassis RV
  • I recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller, part # 90885, along with the plug-in Wiring Adapter, part # 3035-P. The install will be very easy actually. If you check out the help article I attached you will see that there is a port under the dash of the van that will allow the controller to easily install. I also attached an install video for you to check out as well. For a brake controller I would recommend the Prodigy P2 Brake Controller part # 90885 because this...
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer Brake Controller Power in 1994 Ford F-250
  • The black wire to your Draw-Tite Activator II Trailer Brake Controller 5500 carries +12V power to operate the controller and connects to the battery positive terminal through a circuit breaker. This wire should carry 12V at all times. The red wire carries the brake light switch signal that tells the controller to generate an output signal for the trailer brakes. This red wire should carry a signal only when you press the brake pedal on the truck. It connects to the COLD side of the brake...
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  • Parts Needed to Install Brake Controller in a 2016 Ford Transit
  • To install a brake controller in your 2016 Ford Transit Connect tou will need to start with a 4-way (if you do not have one). For that you would want the # C56218. 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...
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  • Brake Controller and Install Harness Recommendation for a 2016 Ford Explorer
  • We do have an install harness for your 2016 Ford Explorer. To install a Tekonsha brake controller like the very popular P3 # 90195 all you would need is the part # 3035-P. This cable plugs into a grey connector that is just behind the plastic shield near the emergency brake. It is possible you have not found the correct harness. For a brake controller I would recommend the Prodigy P3 Brake Controller part # 90195. This is our best selling brake controller because of how well it works...
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  • Brake Controller and Install Harness Recommendation for a 2006 Ford E-450 Class C Motorhome
  • For a brake controller I would recommend the Prodigy P2 Brake Controller part # 90885. This is our best selling brake controller because of how well it works and how easy it is to setup. This is a proportional brake controller that senses the amount of braking the tow vehicle is applying and applies a proportionate amount to the trailer brakes. To install this controller will only require the install harness part # 3035-P which has been confirmed as a fit. I attached an install video...
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  • Chart With Error Codes Explained for the Prodigy P2 90885
  • I attached a picture that has a chart with all of the error codes for the Prodigy P2 part # 90885 that you referenced. I am not sure what you mean by dashes on the display so hopefully the chart helps you. Feel free to email back with pictures of the display if you need more help.
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  • Brake Controller and Install Harness Recommendation for a 2007 Ford Expedition
  • For a brake controller I would recommend the Prodigy P2 Brake Controller part # 90885. This is our best selling brake controller because of how well it works and how easy it is to setup. This is a proportional brake controller that senses the amount of braking the tow vehicle is applying and applies a proportionate amount to the trailer brakes. To install this in your 2007 Ford Expediton all you would need is the correct brake controller install harness, part # 3035-P. I attached...
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  • Will Tekonsha Primus IQ and Plug-In Wiring Adapter Fit 2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty
  • Brake controllers are not vehicle specific, so the Tekonsha Primus IQ Trailer Brake Controller # TK90160 featured in the installation video you referenced will work well for your 2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty. The vehicle specific part of the installation is the plug-in wiring adapter. If your F-350 has a factory 4-way trailer connector or a factory 7-way connector, the Plug-In Wiring Adapter # 3035-P will allow you to easily install the # TK90160 brake controller. As far as we know, all...
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  • Installing P2 Brake Controller On 2008 Damon Class A Motorhome
  • Many of the Damon motorhomes with a Ford Chassis came with the brake controller port. The P2, part # 90885 is a great brake controller. This is one of our most popular because it is easy to install and operate. The port is located under the dash behind the instrument cluster and is tough to get to. If you find the port, you can use the plug-in adapter, part # 3035-P if the connector has 6 pins. If the connector has more than 6 pins you can use part # 3034-P. If you do not have the...
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  • Parts Needed to Install a Brake Controller in a 2008 Ford E-350 Van
  • Your P3 # 90195 is a great controller and will work great in your 2008 Ford E-350 Van. For wiring you will need to start with a 4-way for the turn signal functions. For that you will need the part # 118551. Next you will need the part # ETBC7 which will convert the 4-way to a 7-way and allow you to install the brake controller. This comes with everything needed to make the conversion and install the brake controller. You will want the part # ETBCXW which is extra wire for longer vehicles...
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation for 2016 Thor Axis Class A Motor Coach on Ford F-450 Chassis
  • For your Thor Axis Class A motor coach that is built on a Ford F-450 cab-and-chassis the brake controller and wiring adapter I recommend are the Prodigy P3 # 90195 and the adapter # 3034-P. These two parts are all you need to complete the simple plug-in installation. The P3 offers a superior mix of features that make it among the easiest-to-install and easiest-to-use controllers on the market. It will provide proportional braking of your trailer that slows it at the same rate as your coach.
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  • Brake Controller Wiring Or Plug-In Adapter Recommendations For 1997 Ford F-250 And 2015 Ram 1500
  • We will start with the 1997 F-250. If you have a factory 7-way on your truck, you can install the P2, part # 90885 with the plug-in adapter, part # 3035-P. I have attached a link to an installation video of a brake controller on an F-250 you can check out. If you have a 4-way connector on your truck, you will also need part # 37185. Additional wiring like part # 10-1-1 may be needed when installing the # 37185. If you do not have a trailer connector on your F-250 I recommend installing...
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  • Prodigy P3 Brake Controller 90195 Installation in 2005 Ford F-150
  • On your Ford truck the light green wire does carry the brake switch signal and this one wire only should connect to the RED input wire on the controller. The three other wires to your P3 brake controller, white, blue and black, attach to the vehicle as follows. The white wire is ground and attaches to the battery negative terminal; the blue wire is the controller's brake output signal to the 7-way; and the black wire connects to the battery positive terminal through a 30- or 40-amp circuit...
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  • Are Brake Controllers and Wiring Harnesses Universal for a 2012 Ford F-150
  • In some cases a brake controller wiring harness will fit the brake controller from a different manufacturer but for the most part each manufacturer has a specific connector type at the back of the unit and you won't be able to use the harness from a different manufacturer. For example, if you have a P2 controller # 90885 and want to hook it up to your 2012 Ford F-150, the correct harness is # 22292. But you could also use harness # TM76292. But these harnesses will not fit any other...
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  • Installing a Brake Controller on a 2002 Ford Ranger with 4-Way Flat Trailer Connector
  • Installing a brake controller on your 2002 Ford Ranger with a 4-Way flat connector at the back isn't too difficult at all. I am confident that you can perform this installation yourself at home. All you will need is the brake controller itself and an installation kit. For a brake controller the Primus # TK90160 is a great choice. This is a proportional controller that applies the trailer brakes in proportion to how much the truck is braking. For an installation kit you will need #...
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  • Will Tekonsha Prodigy P3 With Custom Wiring Adapter Fit 2004 Ford F-150 with Factory 4-Flat
  • The Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller # 90195 with the Plug-In Wiring Adapter # 3035-P will work well for your 2004 Ford F-150. The wiring adapter will make installation easy by connecting the brake controller to a port under the dash near the center console. I have attached an installation video of this harness and a similar brake controller on a 2004 F-150 for you. As you noted, to change the 4-Flat at the rear of your vehicle to a 7-Way you will want the Tow Ready Tow...
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  • Brake Controller Installation on 2011 Ford Escape
  • There isn't a plug and play brake controller/7-way trailer connector installation available for the 2011 Ford Escape, but the good news is that the installation isn't too terribly difficult. I'd recommend using a quality brake controller like the Tekonsha Primus, part # TK90160. To install the controller and to convert your existing 4 pole connector into a 7-way, use our Brake Controller Installation Kit, part # ETBC7, which will provide you with a 7-way and a 4-pole trailer connector. The...
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  • Can a Brake Controller be Installed in the Console Pocket on a 2004 Ford F-250
  • Proportional brake controllers need to be mounted in a specific orientation which is why they have mounting brackets. If a proportional controller is not mounted according to the specifications in the installation instructions then it will have erratic behavior. But if you go with a time delay brake controller such as # C51110 then it just has to be within easy reach of the driver and doesn't have to be fixed in position. This would allow you to put the controller in that small pocket. If...
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  • Brake Controller and Install Harness Recommendation for a 2015 Ford F-450
  • For a brake controller I would recommend the Prodigy P2 Brake Controller part # 90885. This is our best selling brake controller because of how well it works and how easy it is to setup. This is a proportional brake controller that senses the amount of braking the tow vehicle is applying and applies a proportionate amount to the trailer brakes. To install this controller all you would need is the correct install harness for your 2015 Ford F-450. For that you would need part # 3034-P.
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  • How to Hardwire a Brake Controller in a 2004 Ford F-350
  • The correct quick splice harness needed to install a brake controller in a 20014 Ford F-350 is the part # 3035-P. I attached a picture that shows how the connector of it would match what you have in your truck. This could be used as a guide or you can test the wires of the connector to determine their function with a circuit tester like part # 3808. The pin that has voltage all the time will be the 12 volt power circuit (goes to red wire), the pin with 12 volts of power only when...
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation for a 2004 Ford Escape with 4-Way
  • For your 2004 Ford Escape there aren't any plug and play brake controller options but we still can help. Since you have a 4-way already 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 Brake Controller part # 90885....
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  • Brake Controller Installation on 2013 Ford F-350
  • To install the brake controller, you'll need the # 3034-P brake controller wiring harness, regardless of whether the truck has the 4-pole or 7-way trailer connector. The wiring harness would connect the brake controller to the plug under the dash. If your truck has the factory 7-way connector on the rear bumper, it would look like part # HM40975. If that's the case, you'd plug in the brake controller, and the installation would be complete. If your truck only has the 4-pole or 4-pin...
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  • Location of Brake Controller Port on 2016 Ford Explorer with Factory 7-Way
  • Brake controller wiring adapter # 3035-P is the correct one for use with a Prodigy P3 controller # 90195 in a 2016 Ford Explorer equipped with the factory 7-way trailer socket. This wiring adapter plugs in at the back of the controller and at the brake controller port. This port is usually located under the dash above your right knee as you sit in the driver's seat. You will need to remove the black appearance panel at the bottom of the dash. Two screws must be removed to do this. A...
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  • Brake Controller Install Parts Recommendation for a 2008 Ford F-150 with 4-Way
  • I have a solution for you, but the part # 118247 has not been confirmed as a fit for a 2008 Ford F-150 so it would not work for you. 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 Brake Controller part # 90885....
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  • Where Should the Ground Wire for a Brake Controller Install Go
  • Yes, when hardwiring the install of the Tekonsha Prodigy brake controller part # 90885 you would want to run the ground of the controller up to the negative side of the battery. The power wire of the controller should be run to the positive post of the battery as well. I attached a help article on wiring up a brake controller for you to check out as well.
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  • No Trailer Brakes But Lights Work on Trailer Towed by 2011 F-250
  • If your trailer's lights are working but your trailer brakes are not working then there are several things you can check. First, inspect the socket on the truck and the plug on the trailer for any signs of even slight discoloration or corrosion. Even a little green or white film on the contacts can indicate a corrosion problem. Apply a spray on contact cleaner like Caig De-Oxit and use a small brush like # 814113 to remove any corrosion. Check both sides of each connector if possible. If...
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  • 2013 Ford Escape Brake Controller Recommendation
  • Since you already have trailer wiring installed 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 on a similar Escape as yours. For a brake controller I would recommend the Prodigy P2 Brake Controller part # 90885. This is our best selling brake controller because...
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  • Primus Brake Controller Display Just Shows 2 Dots at the Bottom
  • On the Primus brake controller # TK90160 it would read nc if no trailer was connected. If the 2 dots are actually 2 dashes and they are at the bottom of the display then that indicates that the controller is mounted at too low of an angle. If adjusting the angle does not help then there are some tests you can perform to determine if the brake controller 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...
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  • Where Does Brake Controller Plug Into on 2016 Ford F-450 Cab/Chassis and 2016 E-450 Cab/Chassis
  • Brake controllers such as the P3 # 90195 install to a harness located behind the center console. I have linked a video that should help. It is on an earlier model year cab and chassis but its in the same location. On the full size van models such as the E-450 cab and chassis used to make RVs the controller plugs into a port located behind and to the left of the emergency brake pedal. I have linked a video showing it as well. Both the van chassis and truck chassis use the same brake...
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  • How to Wire Factory Brake Controller Pigtail-2015 Ford F150 to Old Tekonsha Primus Brake Controller
  • Your factory pigtail wire would wire up to your Primus brake controller as follows: Controller black wire connects to pigtail wire labeled 'feed wire from battery' Controller red wire connects to pigtail wire labeled 'stop lamp' Controller white wire connects to pigtail wire labeled 'ground' Controller blue wire connects to pigtail wire labeled 'electric brakes'
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  • 2015 Ford F150 Brake Controller Install Harness Recommendation
  • To install the Tekonsha PowerTrac part # 39523 in your 2015 Ford F-150 will not require you to re-flash the computer. All you would need is the install harness part # 22292 that will plug in under the dash. I attached an install video for this harness that shows how a similar controller gets installed in a similar 2013 Ford F-150.
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  • Roof Rack Recommendation for a 2017 Ford F-150 SuperCrew
  • For your 2017 Ford F-150 SuperCrew I recommend a Thule square bar roof rack using the following parts: 65 inch load bars # THLB65 Traverse foot pack # TH480 Fit kit # THKIT1787 The Thule square bars made today have the same dimensions as old bars so your accessories will work with the newer bars. Since the square bars can create a lot of drag and noise I also recommend Thule fairing # TH8703.
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  • Parts Needed to Tow Safely with a 2010 Ford F-150
  • First let's start with a 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. This is a proportional brake controller that senses the amount of braking the tow vehicle is applying and applies a proportionate amount to the trailer brakes. To install this controller in your 2010 Ford F-150 will only require the install harness part # 22292...
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  • Parts Needed to Install Trailer Brake Controller in 2014 Ford F-150 with Factory 4-Pole
  • It is easy to convert the 4-pole flat trailer connector on your 2014 Ford F-150 to a 7-way RV style for use with a trailer that has electric brakes. Since your 4-pole was factory installed (the truck comes with either a 4-pole or a 7-way standard from the factory) you'll just need part # 37185 to convert the 4-pole to a 7-way. The wires for the additional 12V power, reverse light and trailer brake circuits are already run on the truck and should be tucked up above the bumper. You'll...
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  • Voyager Brake Controller Shows Green Light Without Trailer Connected to a 2000 Ford F-350
  • The green light on the Voyager brake controller # 39510 means that it is sensing a trailer; specifically that the circuit to the brake magnets on the trailer is completed. When you see that green light without a trailer connected then the controller is sensing power draw from somewhere else. The most likely culprit is a dirty or corroded vehicle side trailer connector. Corrosion can cause a short and make the controller think that a trailer is connected. Make sure that the connector...
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  • Location of Trailer Brake Controller Installation Port on 2016 Ford Explorer
  • Your 2016 Ford Explorer will have an under-dash brake controller connection port as long as it came from the factory with a 7-way trailer connector like # 20119. The port should be located above your left knee (as you're seated in the driver's seat). It may be necessary, according to my technical contact at Tekonsha, to remove a black plastic appearance panel on the dash to get access to the controller port. Once you find it you need only wiring adapter # 3035-P to install the Prodigy...
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  • Recommended Brake Controller For 1993 Ford Four Winds
  • If you have a 4-way connector at the back of your Four Winds, you will need to convert the 4-way to a 7-way trailer connector. For that I recommend the Brake Controller Install Kit and 7-Way Adapter part # ETBC7. I have attached a link to a helpful article that explains how to install the ETBC7. The brake controller I recommend is the Prodigy P2, part # 90885. This is a proportional brake controller that applies the brakes on the trailer in direct proportion to the braking action of...
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