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Part Numbers: 39510, 3023-P
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.
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.
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.
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.
Note: California residents must also purchase the Tekonsha brake controller converter with 7-way adapter (30235-P - sold separately) to comply with state regulations.
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.
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Today with this 2013 Dodge Ram 1500, we're going to be installing the Tekonsha P3 brake controller, part number 90195 and the custom fit brake control harness for this vehicle, part number 3023-P. The first thing we need to do is set our mounting bracket for our controller. Pick a suitable location that won't be in the way of the driver's knees, but will allow easy access to the manual override switch on the bottom of the controller. Once you've found a location for the bracket, make sure that there are no electrical components behind it before you secure it with the included screws.With our controller in place, we'll move on to the brake control harness. The next thing we need to do is find the electrical connections up underneath the dash of our Ram pickup. The first connection we need to make is the large square connector on the harness.
This connection will provide our ground, brake controller output, and our power. This connector on our vehicle is located directly above the gas pedal on the inside of the dash, just on the other side of the plastic about where your knee would be. You may also find this connector in the old location like where you used to in the 2012 and previous models and that's located up above the emergency brake pedal equipment. Well make this connection and then we'll move on to the brake signal connection. That's the single red wire with the small square connector.
If we go up directly above the brake pedal, we'll find this connector taped to a wire harness up high underneath the dash. We'll make this connection and all of our connections under the dash will be complete. Now there's a bit of access wire on the red connector. What we'll do is take a couple of zip-ties to secure it up and out of the way so we don't get it tangled in our feet or any of the pedals. We'll use a zip-tie here and another zip-tie here to secure the access and keep it out of the way.Now we'll take the black four-pin rectangular connector and fit it into the back of our prodigy break controller.
Once we make the connection to our brake control, we'll take any access left on the harness, coil it together and zip-tie it out of the way.That's it for our install of the Tekonsha P3 brake controller, part number 90195 with the custom fit harness, part number 3023-P, on our 2013 Dodge Ram 1500.
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Average Customer Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (73 Customer Reviews)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. 89499
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. 92292
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. 8161
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! 132219
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. 86763
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! 24628
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. 68653
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. 79126
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. 31165
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. 118238
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. 123947
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. 107567
by: A. Jordan07/11/2013
Top notch service and sales. Installed in less than 15min and works great. I will never buy anywhere else. 88928
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. 129720
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 22736
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. 122560
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. 104902
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. 141132
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. 126412
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. 92459
everything just as i orderded. correct wiring fit my model truck. highly reccomend etrailer 70877
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' 63744
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. 85815
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 Thanks ETrailer 81244
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. 105798
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! 96184
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. 124901
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! 74637
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. 96060
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. 84160
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. 58633
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. 116639
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. 9186
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. 34858
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 50819
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. 22301
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. 62919
by: Doug R.01/05/2012
Ordered the controller kit for my 2001 Silverado 3500. The installation took 30 minutes and everything worked perfectly. 29129
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. 11180
by: Renata W.09/24/2013
This is exactly what we needed it just plugged into the wiring in our van in just a couple of seconds.. 101258
The controller was easy to install, with simple directions. I set it up as described and it works great 98719
Every order is handled like it is important. Will come back the next time I need anything they sell. 127640
by: Francis T.01/19/2012
Have'nt really used it yet. It stops the trailer good. Mount was easy. Should'nt be any problems. 29928
by: Neil M03/24/2011
Top notch product at a top notch price. Fast delivery too! Instructional videos saved the day!!!! 10272
by: Dan M08/14/2013
Nice product.... I found a utube video showing my exact vehicle... Really easy to install... 95056
by: Dave A04/19/2012
Installed and tweaked in less than a half hour. Worked great on a few miles of city driving. 37752
by: John C03/18/2014
Great price, fair delivery, and easy to install in my 02 Silverado. Thanks. 121105
by: Glenn Ott10/14/2013
Product was easy to install as direction were explicit and easy to follow. 103789
by: Brian H.06/03/2013
Product worked as advertised and was easy to intall. Super fast shipping!! 83127
Works excellent, but I could have gotten it cheaper on some auction site 105049