Tekonsha Voyager Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional part number: 39510
Proportional brake controller can be mounted within a 90-degree vertical range. LED monitor indicates braking action of trailer. Fine-tune power adjustment lets you set braking intensity to suit your towing needs.
Brake controller activates trailer brakes in proportion to your vehicle's braking action
Automatically adjusts trailer's braking based on deceleration of tow vehicle
Activates immediately - no pausing like with time-delayed brake controllers
Multiple mounting options
Position within 90 degrees in the vertical plane
Fine-tune adjustment for braking power and aggressiveness
Green LED monitors a secure connection with trailer
LED monitor changes color to alert you to braking action of trailer
Built-in, slide-bar manual override
Plug-in, vehicle-specific brake-control adapter can be used for certain applications to reduce installation time
Application: trailers with up to 4 axles (8 brake assemblies)
Designed for use with electric brakes only
Dimensions: 3" wide x 5" long x 1-1/2" tall
Mounting: between -20 degrees and 70 degrees in the vertical plane
5-Year limited warranty
With a proportional brake controller, you can get heavy-duty emergency braking, general braking or slow-to-an-idle braking for your trailer automatically. The intensity with which your trailer brakes are activated and the rate at which they are applied are dependent on the deceleration of your tow vehicle. This means that, unlike time-delay controllers - which send the same amount of preset power to your trailer brakes every time - proportional controllers are able to adapt to every braking situation differently. So, if you slam on the brakes in your truck, your trailer brakes will activate with that same extreme intensity. And if you merely slow down as you approach a red light, your trailer will gradually brake in the same manner.
As long as the Voyager controller is mounted properly and is pointed in the direction of travel, it will sense - via an internal inertia sensor - how your tow vehicle brakes. This inertia-based sensor responds to the deceleration of your tow vehicle as you brake by signaling the controller to send out enough power to your trailer brakes so that they are activated with an intensity that matches. The result is uniform braking across your towing setup. No push-pull action - just smooth, proportional braking every time.
Power and Sensitivity Adjustment
Getting the braking power you need for your application is simple with the Voyager. First, set up the controller as indicated in the instructions, making sure that the internal sensor is properly leveled. Then set the overall power by adjusting the power knob while you test out your rig. The power should be just enough to achieve maximum braking without locking up your trailer brakes.
Once you have the overall power set, you can fine-tune the power output by adjusting the sensitivity of the internal sensor. Use the level knob on the side of the Voyager to achieve your desired degree of intensity. Move the knob toward you (clockwise) to delay the power output, creating braking sensitivity that is ideal for lightweight setups. If you are towing a heavy load, you may want the trailer to brake more aggressively to prevent it from pushing your tow vehicle. To get more intense stopping action, turn the level knob away from you (counterclockwise).
On the front of the Voyager there is an LED indicator that is designed to keep you aware of the braking action of your trailer. Typically, this light burns green to indicate that your trailer and tow vehicle are securely connected. When the light is green, only 5 milliamps are being drawn, thus minimizing drain on your vehicle's battery.
As you apply the brakes in your tow vehicle, the LED will change to red. This indicates that power is being sent to the trailer brakes. The light will also burn red whenever you activate the manual override lever.
During installation and setup, this light is used to ensure that the Voyager will be able to function correctly. Proper leveling of the internal sensor is crucial to the operation of this brake controller. When the sensor is level, the LED will change to a shade of orange.
The Voyager is designed to be mounted in your cab at a vertical angle that is between -20 degrees and 70 degrees.
Note: The Voyager must be mounted on a level horizontal (side-to-side) plane and must be lined up with the direction of travel for the internal sensor to function properly.
Once the controller is mounted, you must level the internal sensor. First, set the overall power to maximum using the knob on the side of the controller. Then, while pressing the tow vehicle's brake pedal, adjust the level knob on the other side of the brake controller (this is the same knob that is used to fine-tune the power output) until the LED monitor is a shade of orange.
Installation requires that you either purchase a custom wiring adapter designed to plug into the Voyager or that you hardwire the controller directly into your vehicle. To hardwire the Voyager, you must remove the plug at the end of the integrated wiring harness.
For easier installation, a vehicle-specific wiring adapter is available for most newer trucks and SUVs. One end of the custom adapter plugs into your vehicle, and the other end plugs into the controller - no hardwiring required.
Note: If a custom brake-control wiring adapter is not available for your vehicle, one of the following will be required:
20-Amp circuit breaker (9506P - sold separately) for 2- to 4-brake applications
30-Amp circuit breaker (38630 - sold separately) for 6- to 8-brake applications
See also etrailer.com's exclusive 7- and 4-way brake-control installation kit (ETBC7 - sold separately) if you don't already have a 7-way plug at the back of your vehicle.
9030 Tekonsha Voyager Electric Brake Control
Tekonsha Custom Wiring Adapter for Trailer Brake Controllers - Dual Plug In part number: 3023-P
Install your electric trailer brake controller quickly and easily with this custom wiring adapter. Simply plug one end of the adapter into your brake controller and then plug the other end into the built-in ports beneath your vehicle's dash.
Plug-in wiring adapter allows for quick, simple installation of your electric trailer brake controller
No cutting or splicing required
Custom connector end plugs into the built-in ports beneath the dash of your vehicle
Other end plugs into the back of your electric brake controller
Compatible with proportional brake controllers from Tekonsha
Brake controller must have built-in plug for adapter to connect - will not work on controllers with pigtail wiring harnesses
Limited 1-year warranty
Note: California residents must also purchase the Tekonsha brake controller converter with 7-way adapter (30235-P - sold separately) to comply with state regulations.
Installation of Tekonsha Brake Controller Adapter
To install your electric brake controller, you need to connect the wiring of the controller to your vehicle. Certain auto manufacturers offer pre-wired options, typically known as tow packages, wherein wiring is run for you from the dash to the trailer connector on the back of your vehicle. When this is done, a port is installed at your dash so that you can easily plug in a brake controller.
This adapter plugs into the ports on your vehicle's built-in brake control wiring harness. The harness is located underneath the dash, to the left of the steering column, and it is taped to another harness near the emergency brake pedal.
No hardwiring is required to install this adapter. After you plug it into the factory port, you simply plug the other end of the adapter directly into your electric trailer brake controller. Because there are no wires to connect, installation is not permanent. You can unplug and remove your brake controller at any time to transfer it to another vehicle or securely stow it away.
Video Transcript for Tekonsha Voyager Brake Controller Manufacturer Review
Congratulations. And thank you for owning one of the most sophisticated trailer braking systems available today. Whether you tow for work or play, you can depend on Tekonsha to enhance your towing experience by working to make sure both your tow vehicle and the trailer it is pulling slow down and stop at the same time. Over the next several minutes we will show you some important set up steps to be sure you have the smoothest braking experience possible. If you have questions or need more specific information, please refer to the installation and owners guide enclosed with your controller. If this is your first installation, please listen for a moment for some important tips. Performance braking controls are directional.
This means that the back of the control must be positioned toward the front of the vehicle or in the direction of travel. Locate the mounting position on the face of the dash in the most convenient position possible and within easy reach. Many brake controls have a primary operating range, nose up or nose down. Refer to your installation instructions for the range that applies to your control. Most newer vehicles have a brake control vehicle plug in point located in the primary electrical harness under the dash. Use the vehicles specific wiring harness, sometimes provided by the automobile manufacturer or available separately from your brake control supplier, to connect the break control wiring. Then plug it in under the dash.
If your vehicle is older, or does not provide a plug in point, use the generic wiring instructions provided with the brake control or see your dealer for installation details. If you have questions, please refer to the owners guide. The first step in positioning the sensor for a Tekonsha Voyager brake control is to park the tow vehicle and trailer on as level a surface as possible. With the trailers connector connected to the tow vehicle, the first thing that you will notice is the bi-colored LED on the front of the control will be glowing green. This will let you know that you have a complete circuit between the tow vehicle and the trailer. Next, find the power control knob on the right side of the control and turn it clockwise toward the front of the vehicle until the maximum setting is reached. Next, press the brake pedal and hold it. Look at the bi-colored LED on the control. If the light is green in color, find the level knob on the left side of the control and rotate it counter clockwise toward the front of the vehicle until the LED begins to pulsate between green and orange. You will want to move back into the green by rotating the level knob on the left side of the control clockwise toward the rear of the vehicle just a little at a time. What you are doing here is setting the sensor at the transition point just between the green and the flashing red. Tow the trailer at about 25 miles per hour and do a couple of slow speed stops as if coming to a stop sign. And notice the feel of the trailer.
Does it seem to pull a little at the end of the stop? If it does, your sensor setting is a little too aggressive. Simply move the level wheel clockwise very slightly and repeat the stop. Repeat the procedure until you feel the truck and trailer brake smoothly together. If you feel a pushing sensation from the trailer it is because the opposite has occurred. And you have a delayed setting on the sensor control. Simply move the level knob counter clockwise slightly into a more aggressive position. Once this is done the control is set and should not have to be reset until such a time that the road conditions change or the trailer weight changes significantly. Keep in mind that the power knob should never be used to fine tune your control. Harsh, aggressive braking at slow speed stops is usually caused by an improper sensor setting. After you have driven several miles and the trailer brakes have warmed up, you may want to repeat this process to further refine your stops. Please refer to the owners guide on warming the brakes. Because every trailer is different, your brake control needs to learn the weight of the trailer and condition of the trailer brakes. This is required to determine the optimum power necessary during an emergency stop without trailer wheel lock up. First, rotate the knob on the right side of the control so it is in the 12 o'clock position. Tow the trailer on as level a surface as possible and attain a constant speed of between 20 and 25 miles per hour and engage the manual slide bar found in the front of the control.
You will notice that the bi-colored LED will turn from green to orange to red indicating an increase of current to the brakes. Hold this for a few seconds and release. If the trailer brakes did not lock up, increase the power by turning the knob on the right side of the control clockwise toward t he front of the vehicle and repeating the manual engagement. Repeat these steps until such a time that the trailer brakes are just below wheel lock up. If at anytime the brakes do lock during this procedure, reduce the power by turning the knob counter clockwise toward the rear of the vehicle. Now the setting has been made so that the power output is just below wheel lock up. It is that easy. For information to fine tune your system, for optimal performance, check your owners guide for details.
Depending on your vehicle year make and model, I will be able to provide instructions for wiring the Tekonsha Voyager brake controller. I have included the instructions for the Voyager, an FAQ article that features a basic diagram near the middle of the document, and an article on wiring a brake controller from scratch.
The wires coming out of the Voyager attach as follows. The red wire attaches to the brake light switch wire that carriers a signal only when the brake pedal is pressed. view full answer...
Yes, we can help you test your brake controller and determine if the controller is bad or if there is a wiring issue that is causing the problem on your 2003 Ford F-250 pickup. Lets start with the easiest things first. Be sure that when you are testing the trailer brakes with the brake pedal that the vehicle is moving. The trailer brakes will not apply with the brake pedal if the vehicle is not moving because of the proportional sensor.
The first thing I would check is the red wire that view full answer...
The Tekonsha Voyager Brake Controller with GM Wiring Harness, # 39510 and # 3015-P, itself does not have a fuse. Since it is connected to the truck via the factory port under the dash, the fuse for the brake controller 12 volt power is located in the power distribution box under the hood. We actually have an FAQ article that explains the installation of a brake controller Chevy and GMC trucks that includes your 2005 Silverado. It covers the connections that need to be made under the hood view full answer...
You should have four wires coming out of the back of your Tekonsha #9030 Voyager Brake Activator, part # 39510. They should be white, blue, red and black.
The white wire is grounded. The red wire must tap into the cold side of your vehicle brakes. The blue wire will run to the trailer connector on the back of your vehicle. The black wire must run to your battery to power the brake controller.
If your trailer has 1-2 axles, use a 20 amp circuit breaker, part # PK54520, for this power view full answer...
It sounds like you are experiencing issues on the ground circuit of your Tekonsha Brake Controller, part # 39510. I would check to make sure that the white wire from the # 39510 is making good contact on the ground circuit. If you find corrosion or the wire not connected properly fix it as you deem necessary.
If everything looks fine on the ground circuit I would next check the condition of the brake output (blue wire) looking for the same loose connections and corrosion.
I attached view full answer...
Your brake controller should be getting 12 volts of power going into the brake controller. The wire that feeds power to the brake controller is the Black wire. You can test this wire by using a multimeter, part # part # BTMT15.
The amount of power coming out of the brake controller depends on the adjustment of the gain on the controller. To test the voltage at the highest gain setting, you will want to sever the Blue wire a few inches from the back of the controller. Then, you will want view full answer...
You might have a port on your truck, driver side, to the left of the emergency brake pedal in a power distribution box. If so, you can just plug in wiring adapter # 20263 and match the colors on the other end to the brake controller. To complete installation and to activate the tow package (if it has not been done already) there are some connections that need to be made under the hood. I have included an FAQ explaining the process below.
Wire colors are not an exact science, even on view full answer...
You are correct. That blue wire carries the output from the brake controller. To convert your 4-pole to a 7-way, use an adapter like part # 37185. The connector on the adapter would connect to your existing 4-pole. The remaining wires would connect as follows; the white wire would ground to the vehicle, the blue wire connects to the blue brake controller output wire and the black wire would be extended to attach to the positive battery terminal using an inline 40 amp circuit breaker like view full answer...
The Envoy is an older brake controller that Tekonsha does not sell any longer. I do not know much about the Envoy controller so I asked my Tekonsha rep what he thought about the two and he stated that the Voyager is a more effective/reliable and user friendly brake control unit than the Envoy unit.
The Tekonsha Voyager, part # 39510, is still sold by Tekonsha, and it has proved to be a valuable brake controller. I have added links to the Voyager instructions as well as a video review view full answer...
On the Tekonsha Voyager brake controller, part # 39510, there are seven levels of brake intensity. You will need to decide how much brake you want applied to your trailer in relation to the amount of brake you are applying in your vehicle.
For instance, let us say you are hauling a trailer that is heavier than your vehicle. If you are only lightly riding your brakes, you will need a little more power going to the brakes on your trailer to accomplish the same effect. In a case such as view full answer...
You will need to have a trailer connected to the truck in order for the green light to come on on the Tekonsha Voyager Brake Controller, # 39510. You may see a light blink when you step on the brakes or use the manual override also and no trailer connected.
To properly set up the controller, you will want to connect a trailer and then follow the set up steps in the instructions that I have linked for you.
If your 2008 Toyota Tundra came with a factory 7-Way trailer connector and view full answer...
I show that the Tekonsha Plug-In Brake Control Wiring Adapter, Dodge, item # 3020-P, and it works on all Dodge Ram Pickups from 1995 - 2009. You should be able to use the adapter that is connected to your Tekonsha Voyager brake controller, item # 39510, on your 1999 Dodge Ram. I believe you are looking at the wrong connector under the dash.
You will need to look under the dash, near the emergency brake pedal for a white or blue connector that is above a white junction box. This is where view full answer...
If the brake pedal switch is not a 12 volt system on your 2006 International 4300 truck, another option would be to get the voltage from the the third brake light circuit. Sometimes this circuit is abbreviated as CHMSL. The reason you would not want to use the tail light brake light circuit is that if your brake light and turn signals were on the same circuit your brake controller would pulse with the blinker.
I would recommend you use a circuit tester like the # 3808 to find the wire view full answer...
The connections you will need to make to install your Voyager brake controller are listed below. If your Voyager has a connector attached to the wires at the back you can use the Pigtail Wiring Harness, # 7894, to connect to the wires on the connector supplied by GM that is similar to the # 20264 connector we carry. If you wanted a complete harness without splicing you could use the plug-in wiring adapter, # 3015-P. I have added a photo of the connector for the 2005 Chevrolet Silverado view full answer...
There are a few things that can be checked fairly easily. The first is the inertia sensor. Inside the Voyager is a little pendulum that swings according to your braking, just like when you are pushed forward into your seat belt when you brake hard. This sensor reads how hard you are braking and sends the appropriate level of braking power to the trailer. The knob on the left hand side is the sensor level knob. It maye need to be adjusted if it got bumped.
The power or gain knob on the view full answer...
The red wire on the Tekonsha Voyager, # 39510, is for the stop light wire on the cold side of the brake switch. In order to find it, you will need a circuit tester, # 3808 if needed) and then probe the wires on the brake switch above the brake pedal.
You will need the wire that carries a signal only when the brake pedal is pressed. If you find a wire that also shows a signal when the lights are on or turn signals engaged it is not the correct wire. You need a dedicated brake light wire view full answer...
I have great news for you. There is a simple plug in adapter that you can use that will fit the Voyager brake controller on one end and a port on the vehicle on the other end. It is # 3015-P. I have included a link to a video showing a typical installation on a similar vehicle.
The brake controller wiring functions are:
White = Ground
Red = Input from brake switch
Blue = output to trailer to brakes
Black = 12 volt power
But since you have a simple plug in option, you will not view full answer...
With a smaller trailer like you describe, electric brakes would be my recommendation both from a cost standpoint as well as the ease of installation.
For the trailer, you would need two hub/drum assemblies and two brake assemblies. To determine if the hub/drum assemblies we offer are compatible with your trailer spindles, you will need to pull one of your idler hubs off, and look at the inner and outer bearing numbers. The hubs we offer, part # 84546UC3 use # L68149 inner bearings and view full answer...
There are three possibilities that determine the items you will need for installation of the Tekonsha Voyager Proportional Brake Controller on your 2005 Dodge Ram 2500.
If your vehicle has a factory installed 7-Way connector at the rear of the vehicle you will need the Tekonsha Voyager Brake Controller with Wiring, item # 39510, # 3020-P. In this case these are the only parts needed. The connection point for the brake controller is found under the dash near the emergency brake pedal.
If view full answer...
You should have four wires coming out of the back of your Tekonsha 9030 Voyager Brake Activator, # 39510. They should be white, blue, red, and black. The white wire is the ground wire. The red wire must tap into the cold side of your vehicle brakes. You will need to use a circuit tester like the Quickee # 3808 to find this wire. It will be the wire that carries a signal only when the brake pedal is pressed.
The blue wire is for electric brake controller out put and will run to the trailer view full answer...
The Tekonsha Primus IQ Trailer Brake Controller, # TK90160, does use wiring harness # 3023-P on a 2014 Ram 1500. So you have selected the correct wiring harness!
If you also happen to live in California then you will also need brake controller converter # 30235-P. This will allow the truck brake lights to come on when you apply the manual override on the controller and is required by law in California. view full answer...
I checked with Tekonsha and they have confirmed that the Tekonsha Custom Wiring Adapter # 3023-P will work on your 2014 Ram 1500. This will also work very well with the Tekonsha P3 Brake Controller part # 90195.
I attached an install video for you to check out also. view full answer...
The Brake Controller Wiring Adapter you referenced, part # 3023-P is indeed the correct connector for installing a brake controller in your 2014 Ram 1500. One end of the harness will plug into the rear of your controller, the two connectors on the other end will plug in under the dash as shown in the install video I have linked you to. If your Draw-Tite Activator is an older model that has bare wire leads exiting the back of the controller (no plug), then you would cut off the BLACK (not view full answer...
The Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter # 3023-P that you referenced would be the correct harness for your 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 and would work with the Tekonsha Primus IQ Trailer Brake Controller # TK90160.
When installed correctly there should be no fault codes on your dashboard and you should not have to worry about having anything reflashed. No diodes would be necessary either, all you would need is the # 3023-P harness and the controller and you would be good.
Check out the install view full answer...
Yes, the 3023-P brake controller wiring harness does fit the 2014 Ram trucks and it will work with your Voyager brake controller.
If you happen to live in California you will also need adapter # 30235-P that turns on the truck brake lights when you use the manual override on the brake control. This is required by law in California. view full answer...
To install your Prodigy brake controller in your 2015 Ram, you'll need the # 3024-P wiring harness. The connector is located under the dash just to the left of the steering column, as shown in the photo I've edited for you.
The 3023-P you mentioned is for the 2013-2014 model, and wouldn't work on your truck. view full answer...
You can bypass the factory brake controller on a 2014 Dodge Ram. To install an aftermarket controller you will need to disconnect the integrated trailer brake module (ITBM). Doing so will turn on a warning lamp in the dash.
In order to disconnect the ITBM and not get the warning lamp, your local Dodge dealer will have to reconfigure the TIPM (Totally Integrated Power Module), of the truck. Once the TIPM has been reconfigured, and the ITBM has been unplugged, you can use a vehicle specific view full answer...
The wiring adapter you will need for your 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 and Tekonsha P3 brake controller is part # 3023-P. This is a plug-in adapter and requires no cutting or splicing.
I have included a video of the installation of the Trailer Brake Controller on a 2013 Dodge Ram.
The Replacement Mounting Bracket Kit for the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller is part # TK5906. We also offer a mounting pocket # 7686 you may want to check out. view full answer...
The trailer brake controller custom wiring adapter that you referenced, Tekonsha part # 3023-P works with all Tekonsha controllers unless they are the hard-wire type like your Brakeman. Based on my research the Brakeman has four hard-wired leads exiting its back rather than a plug to accept the adapter.
You can still use the adapter to make the truck-side connection to the under-dash port, and simply cut off the flat connector (that is intended for the rear port on a current Tekonsha view full answer...
I spoke with my contact at Tekonsha and they confirmed that the Custom Wiring Adapter, part # 3023-P, is a fit for your 2014 Dodge Ram 2500. They said the installation and function of this adapter is the same as it was on a 2013 Dodge Ram truck.
I have attached a link to an article that shows the installation of a brake controller on a 2013 Dodge Ram and also a link to an installation video for a brake controller.
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The 2013 Dodge Ram has a unique multiplex wiring system that requires a special harness. If you do NOT live in California then you will need harness # 3023-P. But if you do live in California you will need harness # 30235-P which includes a special adapter that will light up the truck brake lights when the brake controller is used (required by law in California).
For a mounting bracket for your P3, you can use # TK5906. view full answer...
Your Dad's 1500 must be a 2012 and the harness must be # 3021-P.
Dodge changed the electrical system on the Ram trucks starting in the 2013 model year to what they call the Powernet. It is a multiplex type of system and all that means for you is that you need a different wiring harness. Wiring harness # 3023-P is correct for your 2014 Ram. I have linked a video showing how it installs.
If you live in or tow through California you will also need # 30235-P. It will adapt your 7-way view full answer...
I spoke with my contact at Tekonsha and they confirmed that the Custom Wiring Adapter, part # 3023-P, is a fit for your 2013 Dodge Ram 2500.
It sounds like you have you located the vehicle’s electric brake control harness connector underneath the dash and left of the steering column, taped to another harness near the emergency brake pedal (fig. A). It has a 4-pin connector that mates with the one on the adapter.
A second 2-pin connector is located just above the brake pedal that view full answer...
The problem you are experiencing is due to the brake controller you had installed in your 2013 Ram 1500.
The brake switch circuit of your truck has too low of a voltage output to activate the controller. Your truck will only send 4-6 volts on the brake switch circuit and the Pilot # 80550 that you referenced requires a full 12 volts. This is why your controller will activate the brakes with the override lever but not with the brake pedal.
The only controllers we offer that are designed view full answer...
You will need to do some testing to make sure the wires on the trailer side connector are matched with the functions of the truck side connector. It sounds like you are getting current to the brakes on your trailer even when the truck brakes are not applied.
You can use a circuit tester like part # 3808 to test the pins on the truck side first. I have attached a photo that shows both the vehicle side and the trailer side of a 7-way connector you can check out. view full answer...
The best all-around brake controller we offer that has been confirmed to fit your 2014 Ram 1500 would be the P3 Brake Controller part # 90195. This controller has state of the art technology that will activate your trailer's brakes in proportion to the application of the brakes of your Ram.
It also features a full color display with onboard diagnostics that make diagnosing potential trailer brake problems very easy to understand. Check out the review video I attached for more info.
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If your Tekonsha brake controller is a proportional controller like the P2 # 90885, P3 # 90195 or the Primus # TK90160, you can certainly use it on your 2014 Ram. You'll need the brake control wiring adapter, part # 3023-P, and if you live in California you'll also be required to install a Brake Controller Converter, part # 30235-P. I've linked you to an install video showing the # 3023-P being used to install a controller in a 2013 Ram.
If your controller is an older time-delayed model, view full answer...
First, let's make sure you're using the correct wiring adapter for your 2013 Ram. You should be using the # 3023-P wiring adapter.
Then, make sure the two connectors have been plugged into the correct connectors. The connector with the black, white and blue wires plugs in to the connector near the firewall just to the left of the steering column, near the emergency brake. The smaller connector with the red wire plugs into the connector just above the brake pedal. I've provided you a view full answer...
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Proportional brake controller can be mounted within a 90-degree vertical range. LED monitor indicates braking action of trailer. Fine-tune power adjustment lets you set braking intensity to suit your towing needs.
by: Dave B.07/14/2013
Appears to work so far but too early to tell for a long term assessment. Liked that my vehicle had a ready plug under the dash so no wiring hassles were experienced.
Thanks Patrick and I like it just fine although have used it only once. Is actuated by the use of the brake pedal and can be utilized manually by moving the lever horizontally to the right. Much of the credit should be given to the gal that took my call with the order. Originally was going the cheap route with no proportioning on the TBC and she indicated that I would be very disappointed if more money wasnt tendered for a proportioning TBC. It always helps when your sales staff has technical knowledge on the products.
Dave B - 07/16/2014
by: Greg M.07/30/2013
I have had several of these over the years. I currently have 3 controllers on different trucks. I pull 5 different trailers with completely different weights. The controller works really well. I definately recommend this controller. You level it on the left side, which allows for placement in alot of areas of the truck. When I am towing I can adjust the brakes with the dial on the right side. Obviously the brakes need to be lighter when the trailer is empty. Simply turn the dial back until the brakes don't lock up. When I get it loaded I turn the dial forward until I can feel the brakes take hold. The lever on the front lets me manually apply the trailer brakes. I use this in cases where I am going downhill and it is better to let the trailer slow me down. If I ever need another controller, this will be it. Great price also.
Installed easy and feels like its made well. I won't get a chance to use it for another week. The etrailer staff was very friendly and the shipping was fast.
The brake controller has worked great over the last year. I have had no problems.
Aaron - 02/15/2015
by: Richard P.03/01/2011
This installation is in a 2010 Ford F-150 Lariat
The installation was very easy. It helps to have a 90 degree screwdriver to install the
screws on the right side. The screws will install easier if you install them first, remove them
and re-install after the bracket is installed on the vehicle.
In terms of this brake controller, it may have been an early failure as after hooking it up and following the setup procedure, the LED came on and then, during adjustment, got bright and then went out permanently. I will update this review when I debug the problem more fully. I know my wiring is correct but I may have a 12V feed issue that is causing this.
One thing I will say is that overall etrailer.com is outstanding! I do all of my business with them and tell people about how great they are every chance I get. Every aspect of their operation is excellent from technical information and support to customer service. Great company!
by: Matt Z06/29/2013
Just as described. I had a four pin and that plugged into this wire harness and then I had two wires to run to front of car. Once under the hood there are a few other wires to run to battery and through fire wall into vehicle to connect to a break controller. My local shops wanted over $400 for parts and labor. I saved over $250 doing it myself. It took me about 3 hours. At least an hour was running wires through the fire wall. The engine compartment was very tight near firewall in my 2006 Toyota Sierra.
by: Andrew W09/26/2011
I'd had one of these before so ordered for my current install, they're a good controller, however, it's limited to 20º nose down on the install, so it didn't fit my current dash. My mistake, I should have checked before ordering. Decided to order a P3 to replace it, etrailer customer service was awesome, issued an RMA (I hadn't attempted to install it yet, just read the instructions and saw the limitation). I'd deal with this company 100 times out of 100 for my trailer needs!
Installed in 2006 Toyota Sequoia towing 5000 lb camper. Nothing fancy with this brake control unit, but I wanted simplicity. I have exact same unit in 2000 Silverado used for towing 5th wheel camper. 13 years of towing various trailers, never a problem braking, this unit gets it done! Easy to install and set up. Etrailer.com was great, ordered from website, had the unit 3 days later, installed and towing on day 4...Thank you.
by: Patrick Magers05/06/2013
I installed this controller on a 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Installation was easy (as I had also purchased the adapter cable for my Jeep), adjustment instructions were clear and the controller worked perfectly.
Hi...am also looking at installing on my 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Am in Australia....not sure what the adjuster cable is and whether it is something I should mention to my Auto Electrician. Are you able to clarify?
comment by: Terry B - 08/07/2013
The adapter cable referenced is for plugging the brake controller into a port under the dash that Jeep provides on models with the factory towing package, in this case, it is part 3045-P. Please note this port will only be present and active on models equipped with a factory 7-Way trailer connector at the rear. These harnesses are also developed and designed for North American Market vehicles and if your Grand Cherokee was built for sale in Australia, it may not be compatible and could potentially damage the vehicle electrical system. In that case, it may be best to have the installer hard-wire in the brake controller and use an ETBC7 kit to complete the install. It would give the installer all the parts needed to add a 7-Way and wire the Voyager in.
Patrick B - 8/7/2013
by: Kyle R.02/06/2012
I have not used this product for trailer brakes yet as I have not bought my travel trailer. Installing was very easy even without a factory stock plug to connect to. The only problem I had with the unit is there is no way to know if it works until you have a trailer plugged in (or you jump the connections at the plug). I had to hook up to a friends trailer just to know if it worked. Other than that, no complaints.
by: Jeff S.03/03/2014
Product installed easily. The calibration seems straight forward and I was able to do the preliminary setup. Due to weather and time, I have not done the road test 'fine tuning' but I imagine it will work great as well. This is a very good mid price range controller. I rarely buy the 'very best' nor do I buy the 'low end'. Mid range is usually a good product for the money and this seems to be just that.
by: Dan C.09/10/2014
Awesome controller. We use them often our our equipment. Only problem we had this install, was locating the right wiring to tie into the brake circuit. New 2014 Chevy express van. Chevy only uses a 5 volt switched supply at the brake pedal. Ended up locating and tied into the brake light circuit for the 12 volts needed for controller to see the brakes are applied.
by: Dan B04/06/2014
Great brake controller. I installed it in a 2003 F350. I mounted it inside the compartment under the 4x4 shift knob. I had to remove the pins from the connector to feed them through a hole i drilled in the back of the dash. I did this so there were no exposed holes drilled in the dash face. Then i mounted the controller inside the compartment using velcro.
Easy to install and works fine. I was a little confused though. I watched this vied which was extremely helpful and told me exactly how to install the device http://www.etrailer.com/tv-install-brake-controller-2011-chevrolet-suburban-90885.aspx
however, the video says the wire butts are included, and they were not.
Otherwise, all is good.
That video is for a different brake controller, the Prodigy P2 part 90885. The installation will be similar, but not all the same parts are included. The P2 does include a loose wire pigtail and butt connectors. Plug-in connectors and the loose wire pigtail connector are sold separately for the Voyager controller.
Patrick B - 11/19/2013
by: A. Jordan07/11/2013
Top notch service and sales. Installed in less than 15min and works great. I will never buy anywhere else.
I have never had a better set of instructions than the etrailer video on youtube that details how to install this controller. Using the video, the controller was wired up in less than a couple of hrs (wire routing and all), and worked the first time!
by: Fred P05/09/2014
I have been using these brake controllers on all of our fleet trucks for well over 10 years. We have installed these in 30 plus vehicles so far without a single problem. They are easy to adjust for different towing conditions and different mounting positions.
by: Mark Warchocki08/25/2011
Very happy with the funtion of the Tekonsha 39510 controller & our replacement Dexter 10 " electric brakes. Good value, I was originally just going to R&R the shoes, but getting the whole assembly for the price was a no-brainer.
Glad I found etrailer.com
by: curts lawn care03/27/2014
The product works as advertised. Easy install on my f150. There is an empty slot under the dash on my truck that holds the product perfectly. The braking pressure fine tuning is very touchy but once you figure it out its not hard to adjust.
by: Walter D.10/24/2013
I had already looked at the install video on etrailer. When the controller and the adapter for the Suburban arrived it took 15 minutes to install! Drill two holes, mount controller and connect two plugs. Easiest install I have ever done.
by: Taylor T.07/14/2014
The installation is easy. The setup procedure is also easy to follow. I put it on F150 for my RV trailer trip to Yellowstone park. With the controller, I felt that I could brake my vehicle and the 26ft trailer as without the trailer.
by: Bradley G.04/22/2014
Everything about the experience with etrailer was great. They explain the product in a way you can understand, check out is simple,and it was shipped quickly and it arrived sooner than I expected. This is a site I will use again.
UPS delivered the controller and wiring harness today. I had it installed in my 2006 GMC in less than an hour and it works perfectly. Thanks for getting my order delivered to my door step so timely. Great products and service.
everything just as i orderded. correct wiring fit my model truck. highly reccomend etrailer
i like it real well. I shop for lower prices without lessening the quality and you had what I needed. Thanks
comment by: Jeff - 03/19/2014
This brake controller works great with my 2002 chevyy trailblazer. I did have to clean the ground wire connection on the trucks plug before it worked correctly but after that it works great.
by: Randy L01/21/2013
Product arrived on time and in good shape.
This model Tekonsha is my favorite. I've bought and installed three in the last five years. My philosophy is 'If it ain't broke don't fix it'
by: Rich N06/24/2013
This Brake box did exactly what i needed it to do,it was very easy to install and easy to set up and so far it has worked great,i just hauled my first camper with it and it worked great.
by: Brian A.05/20/2013
Hooked right up to my factory plug. All parts were included and the product came promptly. UPS tracking worked great!
Installed on 2005. Dodge Ram 2500 crew cab
by: Todd G.10/31/2013
Product was relatively easy to install. Had to follow etrailer.com's instructions on how to do it for a 2007 Sierra. Instructions were clear and concise. Overall, a great experience.
by: brad h.10/09/2014
i bought this tekonsha controller to replace a bad kelsey controller. itwas easy to install and works great. your website made it easy to find what i was looking for. thank you!
by: Alan k.08/21/2013
Got your product in 5 days to Hawaii. Your video made installation a breeze, showing exactly what supplies are needed and where to look for existing wires on my truck. Thanks!
Excellent customer service. Product was expedited at no additional cost to me. They shipped the part 3-5 days instead of the 5-7 business days. Great company to order through.
Fast delivery, great prices and perfect fit in my Ford Expedition. Works great! Have already ordered again from etrailer and will anytime I need something. Thanks!
This purchase was a gift for my son in law. He says the installation on his new pick-up was quick and uneventful. And he's towed the trailer twice...works great.
by: Tad W08/20/2013
Very good unit and super easy to install with the optional vehicle specific harness. I bought this one because it can be easily fine tuned and it works great.
Replaced and older model that finally gave out after 20 years, excellent value for the price. New wiring harness made it a snap to install, done in 5 minutes.
by: bernard j.11/01/2012
service and info was very good i got just what i needed for my 2006 toyota tundra 4door. everything worked just the way it should . thank you bernard j.
by: Dominic P07/31/2014
Excellent -- Easy hook up to my Toyota Tacoma with the purchased connection wire. E Trailer shipped the product quickly. Very Happy with the purchase !
Install was short and sweet, easy using pictures which show adaptor for 2004 plug in location on firewall. Adjustment was touchy but got it figured out
by: K Wilkins03/12/2011
This is a good unit. It's a little outdated but simply to operate and stands up to fleet use. And e trailer was very fast in getting them out to us.
by: Terry H.03/23/2012
This was a easy install. I bought the pigtail for my 2005 Dodge and had the Tekonsha Voyager Brake Activator operational in less that 15 minutes.
by: Mark L.02/01/2015
Excellent product. Installation instructions were easy to comprehend and follow. I was extremely pleased with support and information given.
by: Jamie L.08/07/2012
The customer that etrailer has is by far the best from the beginning of your order to the end. Very easy to hook up and mount on my Nissan
by: michael flynn08/19/2011
wish i would have known that it didn't come with the pigtail to plug into the plug. so i will have to cut the plug off and use it that way.
I have one like this already, for my Dodge Ram 1500. Works great!! This one is for a Escalade. Received it, but have not installed.
by: Steve W.09/23/2014
Came quicker than I expected and was easier to install than I could have imagined. Great product and service! Highly recommend.
One of the best websites ever! Easy to find exactly what I needed, very fast shipping! Installed in minutes and worked great!
Thank you for the controler. It fit perfectly and it was a breeze to install. I'll come back for more product in the future.
by: Doug R.01/05/2012
Ordered the controller kit for my 2001 Silverado 3500. The installation took 30 minutes and everything worked perfectly.
by: Eric A.04/05/2011
Great value, for a unit that does exactly what it is designed to do. Thanks etrailer for providing such great products.