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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 # TH873XT.
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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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  • Installation of Tekonsha Prodigy 3 Brake Controller # 90195 in 2003 Ford Explorer
  • The # 3035-P Brake Controller Wiring Harness is right at 32 inches long. The best place to mount the controller is to the right of the steering column within easy reach of the driver. If you click the provided link, and fast forward the video to the 4:00 mark, you can see our installer running the connector behind the center console using a pull wire. If you should find that the harness isn't long enough, you can always graft in some lengths of 16 gauge wire for the stoplight switch...
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  • Use of a P3 Brake Controller on 2005 Ford F-350 Instead of Factory Controller
  • I can help you understand the compatibility of the P3 and your 2005 Ford. Because your Ford already has a factory installed brake controller, the truck's computer has been set to identify that brake controller only. When you remove the plug from that controller and plug it into the P3 # 90195 there will be an error code because the Ford's computer does not recognize this as being the OEM controller. When you take it to the dealer they are essentially deactivating factory brake controller...
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  • 2016 Ford Explorer Platium Brake Controller Install Connector Location
  • Since you have the factory 7-way at the rear of your 2016 Ford Explorer all you need to install a brake controller like the P3 part # 90195 that you referenced is the correct install harness, part # 3035-P. The Ford Explorer and Mercury Mountaineer have 6-pin connectors behind the glove box on the passenger's side that the install harness will need to plug into. You will open the glove box, push in the two tabs it rests on to get it to open further and the connector is buried on the...
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  • Wiring Adapter for Tekonsha Prodigy P3 on 2016 Ford F-550 Cab and Chassis
  • The wiring adapter you will need to install your Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Brake Controller # 90195 on 2016 Ford F-550 Cab and Chassis is the Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter for Electric Brake Controllers # 3034-P.
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation for 2015 Ford Transit T250
  • The brake controller I recommend for your 2015 Ford Transit T250 is the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller # 90885 with the Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter # 3034-P. The Prodigy P2 features an easy to read LED display and performs continuous diagnostic checks to alert you to any potential problems. This brake controller activates the trailer brakes in proportion to the tow vehicle's brakes and will activate immediately. I have linked a review video of this brake controller for...
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  • Troubleshooting Brake Controller in Wet Conditions
  • I can help you troubleshoot your brake controller issue. Sounds like water is getting into the 7-way connector between your connection. You will want to find a way to seal that off better, I have heard of people using electrical tape # PTW502 to wrap the connection to prevent water from getting in during wet weather. You may also consider replacing the connector with one like the Hopkins # HM48480, this connector has a foam seal that will help with weather seeping in. Another thing...
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  • Primus IQ Brake Controller Not Working on a 2006 Ford Super Duty Truck
  • The NC error code on the Primus brake controller # TK90160 means that the controller is not sensing the trailer. The first things to check are the vehicle and trailer side connectors. Make sure they are clean and corrosion free inside where the wires attach and outside on the pins. There are additional tests you can perform to determine if the problem is with the brake controller or something else. In the truck cab you will need to sever the blue wire several inches from the back of...
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer Lighting Blinker that Both Sides Blink with Head Lights On
  • You have what sounds like some serious wiring issues on your setup. First thing you should do at this point is test the 7-way of the wiring harness with a circuit tester part # 3808 for voltage on all of the right pins when the taillight signals are being applied. Just like in the video I attached. If the voltage checks out there but the trailer lights still don't function right then the problem is on the trailer wiring. That would mean that problem is either due to a ground issue...
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  • Trailer Brakes Stopped Working with P3 Brake Controller in a 2012 Ford Expedition
  • With your trailer connected your P3 brake controller # 90195 should show 0.0 with a picture of a truck and traielr when the trailer is connected. If it does not then the controller is not sensing the trailer. If that is the case you would not have any trailer brakes. It is also possible that the trailer brakes need to be adjusted to move the shoes closer to the insides of the drums. When adjusted properly you should hear a slight but constant drag of the pads on the drum. Using a brake...
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  • Brake Controller and Install Harness Recommendation for a 2015 Ford F-150
  • You need a brake controller in your truck so that you can activate the trailer's brakes. Otherwise you will keep getting the surging you described plus may not be able to stop fast enough in an emergency situation. Which is very scary considering how heavy that Bobcat is in the trailer. I looked at the picture you sent in and it does not appear that your trailer has surge brakes like a lot of equipment trailers will have. But since there is a 7-way connector that would imply that it...
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  • How to Install a Brake Controller in a 2003 Ford F-150
  • The P2 Brake Controller # 90885 is an excellent brake controller. To install it in your 2003 Ford F-150 you will need the install harness part # 3035-P. I attached an install video that show this controller installing in a 2004 F-150 very similar to yours. The plug on your vehicle will be a grey connector near the OBDII port.
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  • Brake Controller Install Harness Recommendation for a 2007 Ford F-53 RV
  • For the correct brake harness for the 2007 Ford F-53 so that you can install the Prodigy P2 # 90885 you would want to use the # 3035-P. The port is behind the instrument cluster. We have heard it is fairly difficult to locate, but if you keep digging you should find a grey connector that would work. For more info on this search the internet for the Ford document q-206.
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  • What Angle Does the Hayes G2 Brake Boss Have to Be Installed at for Proper Function
  • The Hayes G2 Brake Controller part # HA81792BB has to be installed in a specific angle range otherwise the proportional sensors of the controller will not accurately be able to sense braking activity and apply the correct amount of braking power to the trailer. If the controller being totally level and squarely facing the rear of the vehicle it is 0 degrees, then 94 degrees would be slightly past totally vertical and -35 degrees would pretty close to the middle of facing directly at...
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  • Does Prodigy RF Brake Controller Have To Be Paired Every Time It Is Used
  • If you are using multiple vehicles and trailers, the Tekonsha RF Brake Controller, part # 90250 will need to be paired each time you change either the vehicle or trailer. The RF senses the distance from the ground and when towing with different components whether it is the trailer or tow vehicle, it needs to reset to that configuration. If you are single-towing which is using the same trailer and tow vehicle every time you do not have to pair it each time, even if you disconnect them...
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation for a 2015 Itasca Cambria Built on E-450 Chassis
  • 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. I just checked with Tekonsha and they confirmed that the Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter # 3034-P that you referenced will work on your E-450...
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  • Location Of Brake Controller Plug On 2005 Ford F-350
  • The brake controller plug is behind the access panel in the center of the dash on the passenger side. You would just unplug the harness from the old brake controller and connect the new brake controller wiring harness, to the mating connector that was connected to the factory brake controller. After this is done you can route the wiring to the mounting location you want and install the new brake controller. When you remove your factory brake controller you will get a fault code on the...
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  • Does a 2006 Ford F-350 Only Need the Install Harness 3065-P to Install Prodigy P3
  • The P3 brake controller part # 90195 and the install harness part # 3065-P will be all that you will need to install and use the brake controller in your 2006 Ford F-350. The other harness would not be needed and would be unnecessary for the function of the P3.
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  • Where Does a Brake Controller Plug Into on a 2003 Ford E-Series Van Chassis
  • The P2 brake controller # 90885 will plug into a receptacle located to the left of the brake pedal and behind the emergency brake pedal on a 2003 Ford E-series van. I have linked a video that should help. It is the same installation as your 2003 since extra wire had to be ran but the harness, # 3035-P is still used.
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  • Brake Controller Only Works Momentarily on a 2015 Ford Escape with LED Tail Lights
  • You are likely going to run into this problem with any brake controller on your 2015 Ford Escape. A brake controller needs that 12 volt input from the brake switch so if it steps down the voltage then it is going to be an issue with any brake controller. There is also more than one wire that can carry the brake signal at the brake switch. Make sure you are using the one that only has power when the pedal is pushed and not also when the head lights or turn signals are on. The other...
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  • Troubleshooting Hopkins Agility Brake Controller Not Reading Connected Trailer
  • There are several possibilities for the reason your Hopkins Agility # HM47294 isn't reading your trailer when it is connected. My first recommendation is to check the trailer connectors for any corrosion. This could be why the brake controller isn't acknowledging that the trailer is connected. If there is any corrosion in either trailer connector, you will want to make sure to clean it all out, or replace the connector. For a vehicle end 7-blade connector you can use # PK11893, and for...
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  • Tekonsha Primus IQ Not Working with Brake Pedal Pressed on 2011 Ford F-250
  • On your Primus brake controller and 2001 Ford F-250 make sure that the red wire connection is good. The brake controller should be plugged in using harness # 3035-P. Inspect the pins where it plugs into the truck to make sure everything is in good working order. If the controller was ever accidently bumped it could have been knocked out of its proper operating orientation. The controller should not be tilted or turned to the side and it needs to be either perfectly level or can tilt...
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  • E1 Error Code on Hopkins Reliance Brake Controller in a 1996 Ford F-150
  • The E1 error code indicates a trailer is not connected. If you ever get this error and the trailer IS connected a probable cause is a dirty trailer connector. Check the trailer connector on the trailer and on the vehicle. Clean out any dirt or corrosion. Corrosion can build up behind the connectors where the wires attach as well. If the trailer brakes are not working with the brake pedal it is possible that you have blown the stop light fuse. Check the owners manual for the location...
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  • Proportional Trailer Brake Controller Installation in 2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty
  • Proportional type trailer brake controllers deliver braking that is more consistent with the slowing of the tow vehicle, which is generally preferred to the "one-size-fits-all" action of a time-delay type unit that applies the brakes with the same intensity no matter how quickly you're stopping. But since they rely on an accelerometer to sense the tow vehicle's deceleration, proportional controllers need to be set up within each one's operating angle range. The linked article may be of...
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  • Locating Brake Controller Install Port on a 2002 Ford Excursion
  • You are right that the gray port is right next to the diagnostic port under the dash on your 2002 Ford Excursion for the brake controller. I have attached a photo that shows where the brake controller port is in relation to the location of the diagnostic port. I have also attached a helpful article for brake controller installation on Ford full-size pickups you can check out. In some cases the port can be to the left of the steering wheel under the dash or even behind the vehicle...
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  • Installing Brake Controller on a 2008 Fleetwood Motorhome on a Ford F-53 Chassis
  • On Ford F-53 and F-59 chassis built before the 2012 model year on which motor homes are built the brake controller plug is location up under the dash behind the instrument cluster. It is not easy to reach. I have included a picture showing its location. I recommend the P2 brake controller # 90885 for ease of use and reliability. You will also need wiring harness # 3035-P if the factory connector is a 6-pin or # 3034-P if the factory connector is more than a 6-pin. There should not...
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  • Installation/Compatibility of Prodigy Brake Controller with Single Axle Trailer with Electric Brakes
  • The Tekonsha Prodigy P2 # 90885 and P3 # 90195 trailer brake controllers both are compatible with electric trailer brakes as well as electric-over-hydraulic trailer brakes. You can use these excellent controllers with either brake type by selecting the appropriate operation mode at set-up. If your F-250 has a factory 7-way trailer socket you'll use wiring adapter # 3035-P to plug in the Prodigy to the under-dash port. If it does not have a factory 7-way then instead you'll use our #...
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  • How to Hardwire a Brake Controller to a 2012 Ford F-150
  • If you are convinced you do not have the wiring for a brake controller in your 2012 Ford F-150 you can still easily hardwire the controller to your truck. All you would need is the part # ETBC7 that comes with everything needed to convert your 4-way to a 7-way and install a brake controller. Check out the install video I attached for this product. 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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  • Troubleshooting Brand New Tow Dolly with Weak Brakes
  • It sounds like your brand new tow dolly has electric drum brakes that are in need of adjusting. Most likely they are self-adjusting assemblies that after several applications will adjust to the proper setting. This is a common occurrence on new trailers/dollies. But in the event they are manual adjust assemblies you would want to adjust them to where there is just a slight drag on the drum when they are turned by hand. Check out the video (see link). Beginning at the 4:23 mark, our...
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation for a Winnebago Towing a Car Dolly with Electric Brakes
  • For your Winnebago I recommend a proportional brake controller. A proportional brake controller applies the brakes in proportion to how much the tow vehicle is braking. This is the safest way to stop and it reduces brake wear and tear on the tow vehicle and the tow dolly. I recommend the P2 # 90885 because it is easy to set up and use and it is reliable. The brake controller will need to be hardwired in since there isn't a wiring harness that allows the controller to plug directly into...
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  • Prodigy P2 Brake Controller Recommendation for a 1999 Ford F-150
  • The Prodigy P2 # 90885 brake controller can be made to fit basically any vehicle on the road. Since you have a factory 4-way you will need the install harness part # 3035-P and also the part # 118242 and the controller will be installed and functional.
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  • How to Replace Brake Controller of a 2006 Ford F-250 with Prodigy P3
  • Replacing your factory brake controller with the P3 # 90195 would be a great option. You will need to take your truck to a dealership to have the code turned off though. I attached a help article that details this. To install a Tekonsha P3 Brake Controller part # 90195 in your 2006 Ford F-350 you will use the wiring harness # 3065-P. The harness will plug it into the factory plug after disconnecting it from the factory controller.
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  • Brake Controller and Install Recommendation for a 2008 Ford F-150
  • To install a brake controller in your 2008 Ford F-150 you will need a brake controller first. 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 the controller you will first need...
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  • Testing a Brake Controller without a Trailer Connected to a 2014 Ford F-150 STX
  • Basically, you will follow as much of the set up process as you can in the brake controller instructions. Once the controller is installed and the settings are adjusted for initial set up, set the power output to maximum. With the power set to the max use your multimeter to test for voltage at the brake output pin on the truck's 7-Way connector. Someone will have to sit in the truck and apply the manual override on full while you are testing. You should be getting 11-12 volts. Most...
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  • 2013 Ford F-150 XLT Brake Controller Recommendation
  • You can test the connector you found under the dash of your truck to see if it is active and ready for a brake controller to install into it. Using a circuit tester like the part # 3808 you should be able to find one pin that has voltage all the time and one that sees voltage only when the brakes are applied. If you do then the connector is read for the install of the # 22292 and the Prodigy P2 part # 90885 that you referenced. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • Brake Controller and Install Harness Recommendation for a 2013 Ford Explorer
  • For installing the Tri-Flex brake controller part # C51140 in a 2013 Ford Explorer the correct install harness is the part # C51322. I confirmed this with Curt as a fit for your vehicle. he Ford Explorer and Mercury Mountaineer have 6-pin connectors behind the glove box on the passenger's side that this connector will install into. See install video.
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation for a 2001 Ford F-250
  • 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. If you had a factory 7-way connector that looks like # 37185 you would only need the # 3035-P to install the controller. Most likely you have...
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  • Recommended Wiring Harness for Hopkins Insight Brake Controller # HM47297 in 2003 Ford F-350
  • To install your Hopkins Insight Brake Controller # HM47297 in your 2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty you'll use Pigtail Wiring Adapter # 3035-S. This will splice to the harness that came with the Insight using the included butt connectors. You'll splice the wires together color for color. Please refer to the linked video for more on this controller installation in a Ford Super Duty.
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  • Troubleshooting Tekonsha Voyager that Shows Trailer Connection All the Time
  • The green light being on your Tekonsha Voyager part # 39510 means that your controller is sensing a slight load and it think it is connected to a brake controller. Since yours is on all the time when connected to your new 7-way that would indicate that you have a short somewhere between where you cut the wire and the 7-way. Typically this happens when there is corrosion on the pins of a 7-way. Since the connector is brand new this wouldn't be likely. You should inspect the pins of the 7-way...
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  • Brake Controller Installation on 2006 Ford F150
  • The brake controller installation on your 2006 F150 is pretty easy. The connector for the brake controller is located under the dash, behind and to the right of the OBD port as shown in the video I've linked for you. You'll need the brake controller wiring adapter, part # 3035-S. The adapter will plug into the connector, and the bare wires on the connector would wire to your Dexter Predator brake controller, color for color. If your vehicle is equipped with the 7-way trailer connector,...
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  • How to Install a Prodigy P2 Brake Controller # 90885 in 2008 Ford E350 Van
  • If your 2008 Ford E350 van did not come with a factory 7-way, but only had a factory flat 4-pole connector, you will need 7-way adapter # 37185 to complete your wiring for Prodigy brake controller # 90885. Your 4-pole will plug into the mating connector on the adapter and the remaining three wires will need to be connected to activate those additional functions - trailer brakes on the blue wire, 12V power on the black wire and reverse light signal on the purple wire (if you need this function)...
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  • Installing a Brake Controller in a 2000 Ford F-150 with Wiring Harness 3035-P
  • The warning you are referring to is only a concern if you were hardwiring in the brake controller and not using the wiring harness. Since you are using wiring harness # 3035-P you will not have to change anything to complete the installation on your 2000 Ford F-150. I have linked a video showing installation of a brake controller on a 200 Ford F-150 using the 3035-P harness for you.
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  • Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller Install Harness and Bracket for 2014 Ford Flex
  • To install your Prodigy P3 part # 90195 in your 2014 Ford Flex that has a factory 7-way all you would need is the install harness part # 3034-P and the install bracket # TK5906.
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  • Installation Instructions for Prodigy P3 Brake Controller in 1973 Ford F-250
  • Thank you for your recent purchase of a Prodigy P3 brake controller # 90195 for your 1973 Ford F-250. You'll use our brake controller installation kit # ETBC7 to install the controller. An article and video are linked to show you the process. If your truck has a 4-pole trailer harness then all you'll need is the controller and install kit, but if you need a 4-pole then you can use kit # C55301 which plugs in (with no cutting or splicing of wires) at the connection point behind rear bumper.
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  • Does the Prodigy RF Brake Controller have any Axle Restrictions
  • The Prodigy RF part # 90250 can be used on trailer with up to 3 brake axles. As long as the brake assemblies are the correct ones for the axles there would be no limit to axle size.
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  • Will Hayes Brake Control Suffer RF interference and Overheating
  • I spoke with my contact at Hayes and he said the Hayes Genesis Trailer Brake Controller # HA81790 will not suffer any interference from cellphones, CB radios, etc. Based on my research most manufacturers of brake controllers insist on 12 to 18 inches of separation between CB radios and their brake controllers. I suggest mounting the brake controller and radio as far as possible away from each other to avoid interference when the brakes are applied. Distance is the key to keeping the electrical...
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  • Recommended Parts to Convert 2015 Ford Escape to 7-Way Trailer Connector for Brake Controller Use
  • To convert your 2015 Escape's factory 4-pole to a 7-way for use with a brake controller like the Prodigy P2 # 90885 you will use our installation kit # ETBC7. The kit includes the 7-way, wiring, connectors, circuit breakers - everything you need to install a brake controller and have 12V power at the 7-way. I have linked an article and video illustrating installation. You may want to also use the do-drill bracket # 18136, which mounts to the hitch tube with its included ring clamp. The...
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  • Wiring Harness to Install Pilot Brake Controller in a 2014 Ford F-150
  • For a 2014 Ford F-150 and Pilot brake controller # 80550 you would need wiring harness # 22292. I have linked a video showing installation using this harness on a 2013 F-150 which will be the same as a 2014.
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  • Adapting a 5th Wheel Trailer with a Gooseneck Trailer Hitch
  • You have a couple options for adapters though some trailer manufacturers will void a warranty if an adapter is used. You will need to contact the trailer manufacturer to determine if the trailer warranty will be voided if an adapter is used. One option is the Andersen Ultimate connection # AM3225. It clamps onto the gooseneck ball in the truck and provides an adapter so the king pin on the trailer fits the ball on the adapter. I have linked a video for you view on this adapter. You can...
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation for 2010 Ford F250 Pulling Fifth Wheel
  • For a brake controller I recommend the Prodigy P2 Brake Controller part # 90885. This is our best selling brake controller because of how well it works and how easy it is to setup. To install this controller all you need is the proper install harness. For that you would want the part # 3034-P. I attached an install video for you to check out as well. I also attached a help article that covers the basics of brake controllers for you to check out as well.
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  • Replacing OEM Brake Controller On 2006 Ford F-350 With Tekonsha Prodigy P3
  • From my research the U1900 error code you are getting is either a short in the wiring or a problem with the brake controller itself. I was unable to find the TBC display you described. The references I found were for Trailer Brake Controller. Since it sounds like you have checked the wiring and finding that you are not getting sufficient current and the brakes are not working at all, you may want to check with the Ford dealership as you said and see if they can isolate the problem. As...
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  • Finding And Repairing Cause of OL Error Code Displayed By Draw-Tite Activator II Brake Controller
  • Is this happening with our without a trailer plugged in? If it's happening without the trailer being plugged in, it's indicated that there's a short in the brake output circuit somewhere between the brake controller and the trailer connector at the rear of the vehicle. The most common reason for this is a corroded or damaged trailer connector on the truck. If you can see green or white corrosion on the pins of the 7-way, there's a good chance that the corrosion has spread to the interior...
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  • Trailer Brakes Seem Weak After Installing Prodigy Brake Controller on 2001 Ford Excursion
  • You may need to adjust the boost level on the Prodigy controller # 90185 so that it starts out at a higher voltage output when you step on the brakes. If you believe that the controller is not putting out enough voltage you can test the output at the trailer connector with the trailer disconnected. What you will do is first set the controller to the maximum output. Then use a meter such as # BTMT15 to test the brake output pin while someone sits in the vehicle and fully applies the...
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  • Plug-In Wiring Adapter Needed to Install Tekonsha P3 Brake Controller # 90195 on 2010 Ford F-150
  • It sounds to me like you just need the plug-in wiring adapter to install the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Brake Controller, # 90195, on your 2010 Ford F-150 which is already equipped with a 7-way connector. If this is the case you will just need part # 22292. I have attached a short installation video for you.
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  • Troubleshooting Brake Controller Not Functioning on a 2015 Ford F-350 Cab and Chassis
  • All you should need to install an aftermarket brake controller like the P3 # 90195 that you referenced in a 2015 Ford F-350 Cab and Chassis is the correct install harness part # 3034-P. There would be no need for you to have the computer of the truck messed with at all. Since the truck is brand new the trailer is most likely where the problem lies unless you know that it works with a different truck. You will want to first check the trailer connector for corrosion and clean as necessary...
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  • Will Tekonsha P2 Brake Controller Fit 2011 Ford F-150 Colt with 5.0
  • Yes the Prodigy P2 Brake Controller part # 90885 is a confirmed fit for all models of the 2011 Ford F-150 with factory 7 way. To install part # 90885 in your 2011 Ford F-150 you will need part # 22292. I attached an install video to the right that shows how it installs in a similar F-150.
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  • Brake Controller Install Port Location on a 2015 Ford F-250 Super Duty
  • The part # 3034-P brake controller adapter plugs into the connector beneath your vehicle's dashboard. To reach the connector, first locate the notch in the access panel in the center of the dash, near the passenger side. Using a trim panel puller, carefully pry the panel out and undo the locking tabs to remove the panel. You will find the mating connector behind this portion of you dashboard. See the picture I attached.
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  • Cause for Self-Adjusting Brakes and Primus IQ Proportional Controller to Brake Less Than Old One
  • First, thank you for your many prior purchases from etrailer. I reviewed the items you ordered and note you did not replace your hub/drums. If the existing hubs are badly worn they may not allow the new brakes to grab as much as they could. The hub will be cast with a maximum hub bore diameter after which it is considered worn out. If the drums were recently resurfaced they may now be too large. Also, never-adjust brakes DO require some initial manual adjustment. The self-adjusting feature...
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  • Wiring a Brake Controller Using Factory Harness on a 2015 Ford F-250
  • The factory Ford harness should be labeled with the functions. On the brake controller white is ground, black is 12 volt power into the controller, red is input from the brake switch, and blue is output to the trailer brakes. To determine the functions of the Ford harness, if it is not labeled, you can use a circuit tester such as # 3808. The 12 volt circuit should be hot all the time, the input wire from the brake switch will only have power when the brake pedal is pressed. One of the...
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  • Which Trailer Connector is Needed for 2013 Ford Flex
  • The trailer you're wanting to tow will dictate what trailer connector is needed. If your trailer has electric brakes, you'll need to install a brake controller to actuate them. If the trailer has a 4-pole connector, and doesn't have brakes, you won't need a brake controller. If the Flex has a 4-pole connector, simply plug the trailer into it, and you'll be good to go. If your vehicle doesn't have the 4-pole, you can easily install on using part # 118472. If your Flex is equipped with...
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  • Recommended Brake Controller and Wiring Adapter for 2015 Ford F-150 with Factory 7-Way
  • The Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller # 90885 is an excellent choice both for trailers with electric brakes and also for those with EOH (electric-over-hydraulic) brakes. This controller, and the upgraded P3 version # 90195, are reliable and proven controllers that are highly-rated by our customers that use them. The advantages of the P3 are easier installation and an easier-to-see display. Either controller will simply plug in to your F-150 at the port located underneath the...
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  • Brake Controller and 7-Way Recommendation for a 2013 Ford F-150
  • Sounds like you have the round connector that a 7-way like part # 20119 would attach to. If the connector matches the product pictures then this 7-way would work to complete your trailer wiring. For a brake controller I would recommend the Prodigy P2 Brake Controller part # 90885. This is our best selling brake controller because of how well it works and how easy it is to setup. This is a proportional brake controller that senses the amount of braking the tow vehicle is applying and...
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  • Recommended Parts for Installing 7-Way Connector and Trailer Brake Controller in 2003 Ford F-150
  • To convert your 2003 F-150's 4-pole trailer connector to a 7-way that includes circuits for 12V trailer power and trailer brakes you will use part # 118242 which includes the 7-way socket, wiring harness, fuses and relays. Then for installing a brake controller like the excellent Prodigy P2 # 90885 you will use a quick-connect wiring adapter # 3035-P. This wiring adapter simply plugs in between the P2 and the port under your dash. The linked video shows you the process in a 2004 model...
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation and Install for a 2004 Ford F-150
  • From the pictures you submitted it looks like you bought a 7-way adapter and an isolation solenoid to install your Prodigy P2 # 90885. The solenoid is not something we normally recommend for people unless they need the 12 volt power circuit of the 7-way to turn off when the vehicle engine turns off. All you would have needed to install the brake controller in your 2004 Ford F-150 is the part # 3035-P. If you only happen to have a 4-way trailer wiring harness you would also need the...
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  • Repairing Intermittent Short on Trailer Brakes
  • Worn brake magnets, corroded or damaged trailer connectors and a short in the brake wire on the trailer are the most common causes of the OL (overload) error message on your brake controller. Examine the trailer connector on the vehicle and the trailer. Look for damage or green/white corrosion on the pins or in the sockets. Clean or replace as necessary. Trace the brake output circuit on the trailer from the trailer connector rearward to the brake assemblies. Look for pinched wires...
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  • Brake Controller Installation on 2005 Ford F150
  • All 2005 F150 models would be prewired for installing a brake controller. The gray connector the controller would plug into is located behind and to the right of the diagnostic port under the steering column as shown in the photo I've provided. If your F150 is equipped with the factory installed 7-way trailer connector, all you would need is a brake controller wiring adapter. If you use a brake controller manufactured by Tekonsha, you'd use a # 3035-P adapter. One end would plug into...
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  • Hopkins Brake Controller Shows Short Circuit Error Code
  • The weight of the trailer would not cause the SC error code on your brake controller. The SC error code indicates there is a short circuit which is an electrical problem. The most common cause of this is a dirty or corroded trailer connector. Make sure that the truck and trailer side connectors are clean and free of corrosion inside where the wires attach as well as on the pins. The brake magnets, or even just one magnet could indeed cause this issue as well. As could wiring to the magnets....
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  • Installation of a Brake Controller and 7-Way on a 1997 Ford F-150
  • First, many brake controllers actually come with a universal harness with one end that plugs into the back of the controller and on the other end are just blunt cut wires, no plug. Some vehicles that can have a plug will have an optional harness, sold separately, that has a plug on each end. Your 1997 Ford F-150 could have had a factory brake controller connector to plug in a controller but it sounds like it was removed. If anyone has that part it would be a Ford dealer. But it isn't...
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  • How to Wire a Tekonsha Voyager Brake Controller # 39510 in 2005 Ford F-150
  • The easiest way to install a Tekonsha trailer brake controller like the Voyager # 39510 in your 2005 Ford F-150 that has a factory 7-way is to use wiring adapter # 3035-P. This plugs in between the controller and the under-dash port as shown in the linked installation video at the 20-second mark. No cutting or splicing of wires is required. If you are doing a hard-wired installation the four wires from the Voyager will connect to the truck wiring as follows: Controller Black wire...
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  • Solution for Pairing a Tekonsha RF Brake Controller to Vehicle with Bulb Out Sensors
  • The LED lights on the vehicle isnt so much the issue. Some European vehicles send signals through the trailer plug for Lamp out or Trailer detection that can interfere with the pairing process, but once the trailer is detected these signals pose no issue. Since you already have the # C57003 you might try to see if that helps the issue, but if not the easiest solution will be to find a domestic vehicle with a 7-way to pair. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • How to Install a Brake Controller on RV Built on 2013 Ford E-450 Van Chassis
  • The 2013 Ford full size van chassis (E-series) can use brake controller wiring harness # 3034-P but only if it came with a factory 4-Way or factory 7-Way trailer connector. If it did not then a brake controller will have to be hardwired in. If the vehicle has a factory 4-Way connector then the blue wire on the brake controller will have to be ran manually from the brake controller to the back of the vehicle and you will need to add # 37185 to add a 7-Way. If the vehicle does have...
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation for a 2004 Ford F-350 Diesel
  • For your 2004 Ford F-350 diesel I recommend the P2 # 90885 with wiring harness # 3035-P. The P2 is one of our most popular brake controllers of all time because it is easy to set up and use and it is reliable. This is a proportional controller that will apply the trailer brakes in proportion to how hard or soft the vehicle is braking. This reduces wear and tear on the trailer and vehicle brakes and is the safest way to stop. I have linked a video showing installation for you.
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  • Troubleshooting OverLoad Code on Brake Controller With Trailer With New Wiring
  • It sounds like you have bad trailer brake magnets on your trailer. Having a bad magnet can cause the problem you described and based on what you mentioned it would be the most obvious issue. I attached a help article that details how to troubleshoot trailer magnets.
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  • Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller # 90195 Remains on Even After Non-Use
  • First, thank you very much for all your recent purchases from etrailer.com, which include a Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller # 90195. This unit has a built-in power-saving-mode delay that shuts off the display if there has been no activity for at least 15 minutes. In power saving mode the screen will be blank. You can make sure your P3 is working correctly and powering down by leaving the vehicle for about 25 to 30 minutes. Then, without touching the truck in any way, look inside...
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  • Brake Controller Installation for a 2004 Ford F-250
  • To install a Prodigy brake controller part # 90185 in your 2004 Ford F-250 all you need is the correct install harness, part # 3035-P. I attached an install video that shows this harness being used to install the Prodigy in a similar Ford truck as yours.
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  • Brake Controller and Install Harness Recommendation for a 2004 Ford F-150
  • To install a Prodigy P2 brake controller in your 2004 Ford F-150 all you need is the correct install harness, part # 3035-P. Check out the install video I attached that shows these products being installed in a 2004 Ford F-150 just like yours. No relay or extra fuses would be needed. You may be thinking of the GM trucks that require a few underhood connections be made near the fuse box.
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  • Brake Controller and Install Harness Recommendation for a 2010 Ford F-150
  • The harness you should have used for installing the Prodigy P3 # 90195 that you referenced would be the # 22292. If for some reason the pin out of this connector didn't match what your has the only solution we have would be to hard wire the controller to harness you have by cutting the needed wires from the factory connector and the running them to the controller wires. We don't have info on how to repin the connector so this would be your best option. You can check that you have the...
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  • Should Tekonsha Primus Brake Controller Show Output Voltage with Manual Override and No Trailer
  • The manual override on a brake controller will send power back along the blue wire with or without a trailer connected. When it does so the display will act accordingly and show the output.
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  • Should the Light of my Brake Controller Stay On After Vehicle is Turned Off
  • The red light on the manual override of the Hopkins InSIGHT part # HM47297 will stay on all the time. But the amperage draw is so low that it would not drain your battery. A guy that works here has one installed on his truck and has had zero problems. He's had the controller installed for a few years at this point.
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  • 1969 Ford F250 Brake Controller Recommendation
  • You will need to start with a 4-way (if you do not have one). For that you would want the # 18252. From there you would need to convert the 4-way to a 7-way so that you can install the brake controller. For that you will want the Brake Controller Install Kit and 7-Way Adapter part # ETBC7. I attached installation instructions and an install video for this product as well. With these parts the Voyager Brake Controller part # 39510 would install and work well.
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  • Parts Needed for Installing Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller # 90195 in 2016 Explorer
  • The 2011 through 2016 model years of the Ford Explorer are part of the same 5th generation of this popular vehicle. I spoke to my technical contact at Tekonsha and he confirmed the fit of brake controller wiring adapter # 3035-P for your 2016 Explorer. If your Explorer has a factory-installed 7-way trailer connector then all you'll need is the P3 # 90195 itself and the wiring adapter # 3035-P. The vehicle connection port for the white plug on the wiring adapter will be located under...
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation for a 2014 Ford Explorer
  • All you need is a brake controller and an install harness to install a brake controller in your 2013 Ford Explorer. For a brake controller I would recommend the Prodigy P2 Brake Controller part # 90885. This is our best selling brake controller because of how well it works and how easy it is to setup. This is a proportional brake controller that senses the amount of braking the tow vehicle is applying and applies a proportionate amount to the trailer brakes. For an install harness...
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  • Testing a Brake Controller that the Power Level Is Either All or Nothing
  • Either the brake controller has an internal problem, or the wiring of the controller is at fault. It is pretty easy to test the setup to determine what is going on. Sever the blue brake output wire near the brake controller leaving enough room to reconnect it and then apply the manual slide. Using a circuit tester like the Quickee Tester, part # 3808, you should get output to the controller side of the wire you severed. If the manual slide activates the trailer brake output wire properly,...
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  • Hopkins InSight Brake Controller Showing Output Without Brake Pedal or Manual Brake Switch
  • By 'when power is applied', I'm assuming you mean that's what the display is reading when the controller is at rest. If you're getting the 85 with the brake pedal or the manual brake switch applied, that's normal. The 85 is the amount of output the controller's been set to, out of 100. The controller will continually send out 4-6V of power out, to determine if a trailer's connected. If you're getting more output than that on the blue wire without the brake pedal being applied or the...
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