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Proportional brake controller automatically levels when mounted within a 360-degree vertical range. Includes digital display, 3 boost levels, battery protection and continuous diagnostics. Easily transfer between different automobiles.
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. Just set the initial power level, select a boost setting, and you're good to go.
As long as the P2 controller sits level on a horizontal plane 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.
Aside from smoother, more efficient braking, Tekonsha's P2 brake controller also offers a boost feature that gives you more initial braking power for those times when you're towing heavy loads. You can switch boost levels so that the power output to your trailer brakes automatically starts out at either 14 percent or 28 percent of the predetermined power setting.
So, if you boost the initial power so that your trailer brakes activate with 28 percent of the overall intensity at the start, the brakes will reach maximum braking faster. This is particularly beneficial if you are towing a heavy load because the intensity required to stop that load may be far greater than that needed to halt your vehicle. Therefore, sending out more initial power to the trailer brakes - and causing them to reach maximum braking faster - allows you to better control the trailer so that it doesn't push your tow vehicle before coming to a complete stop.
If your trailer weighs less than your tow vehicle, no boost is needed. But if you wish to set the boost so that your trailer leads the braking of your towing setup, you can select level B1. The following table gives an indication of when you might use the different boost levels and the power increases that they offer.
|Approximate Gross Trailer Weight||Boost Level||Increase in Initial Power Output|
|Less than tow vehicle GVW||B1||14%|
|Equal to tow vehicle GVW||B1 or B2||14% or 28%|
|Up to 25% more than tow vehicle GVW||B2 or B3*||28%|
|Up to 40% more than tow vehicle GVW||B3*||28%|
*Both B2 and B3 offer a 28-percent boost in initial power. But the braking curve for B3 is more aggressive than that of B2. This means that, even though you will start out with the same intensity when using these boost levels, you will get an overall more aggressive braking experience with the higher level. So if you use B3, you will reach maximum braking sooner than if you use B2.
The Prodigy P2 offers advanced safety features to prevent damage to various components of your towing setup. Integrated reverse battery protection shields the brake controller and your trailer's breakaway system from shorts. When the P2 is not in use, it will be in power-saving mode. In this setting, the power draw falls to only 3.6 milliamps, minimizing drain on your vehicle's battery.
When you stop at red lights, or any time that your truck and trailer are at a standstill with the brakes applied for more than 5 seconds, the P2's "hold" feature will activate. When this happens, the power output to your trailer's brakes will be reduced to just 25 percent of the preset power setting so that the brakes will not overheat.
If ever there is a time that you need to brake your trailer separately from your tow vehicle - when traveling down a steep incline, for example - the manual override lever is easily accessible. Pushing this lever engages the brakes on your trailer with full power. In addition, when you activate this override, the brake lights on your trailer will illuminate, properly warning those behind you of the braking action of your rig.
In addition to all of those safety features listed above, the P2 offers diagnostics such as:
The self-leveling feature of the P2 ensures that the brake controller continues to function even as you drive up steep hills or through the mountains. Simply mount it in your cab at any vertical angle, and the controller will level itself automatically thanks to its 360-degree rotational range.
Note: The P2 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.
Installation is a snap. After mounting the P2 unit in your cab using the included pocket mount, hardwire one end of the included pigtail harness directly into your vehicle. The other end plugs into the brake controller. To transfer the P2 to another vehicle or to remove it for storage, just unplug the unit and slide it out of the pocket mount.
For even 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 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 harness beneath your vehicle's dash.
This adapter plugs into the 4-pin connector on your vehicle's built-in brake control wiring harness. The harness is located underneath the dash, to the left of the steering column, taped to another harness near the emergency brake pedal.
To install your electric brake controller you need to connect the wiring of the controller to your vehicle. Certain manufacturers offer pre-wired options, typically known as tow packages, wherein these wires are run for you from the dash to the trailer connector on the back of your vehicle. Often, a brake controller wiring harness is included with your tow package. This harness plugs into a port beneath your dash and connects to the four wires of the brake controller. If, however, you have a brake controller with a plug in place of the four loose wires, you can use the Tekonsha adapter.
This adapter requires no hardwiring. It is designed to plug directly into your electric brake controller for the simplest installation possible. Because there are no wires to connect, installation is not permanent. You can unplug and remove your brake controller at any time and securely stow it away.
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Today we are going to cover a frequently asked question. It really turns up a lot. And actually it is easier than you think. Basically, if you have a pickup and you got a tow package with it and you got one of these wire harnesses that plug underneath the dash and plugs into your brake controller, you might have five or sometimes even more wires coming off of it. And you notice that your brake controller only uses four. We have got one over here, we will show you, that has just the four wires and what do you do with the extra wires? The short answer is do not worry about it, because the brake controller has all that it needs from these four wires.
To give you an idea of what is going on, most of the time these harnesses are labeled as to what color does what. So this one will say TO TRAILER ELECTRIC BRAKE. That means that this is going out to the trailer itself. So if you look on the your brake controller, it is going to be the blue wire here, so those match up together just like that. The next one is labeled GROUND, so you go to the wire harness on your brake controller and find the one that is labeled GROUND in this case it is going to be white, also. And then the next wire, here, we do not have a label because the label fell off, but this is the 12 volt power supply wire here. A lot of times the brake controllers come with a little handy card that tells you what does what on the OEM harnesses, also. The thicker wire is usually going to be your power supply. So that would go to black, the 12 volt power supply wire on the brake controller.
Then you have the two wires left, the green and the brown. The green is labeled STOP LAMP, so that will go to the stop lamp circuit on your brake controller, which in our case will be red. And then you have the extra wire here, which is labeled ILLUMINATION FEED. Basically, this comes on when you turn on your running lights. So if you have something you need to power on the inside of your vehicle, for running lights you could possibly use this. But for towing purposes, I do not really know really what you could use this for no brake controller ever uses this. So basically all you do is just fold it back out of the way, tape it up so it doesnt short out against anything, and do not worry about it.
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Average Customer Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (640 Customer Reviews)Proportional brake controller automatically levels when mounted within a 360-degree vertical range. Includes digital display, 3 boost levels, battery protection and continuous diagnostics. Easily transfer between different automobiles.
by: Rob Rod03/28/2014
I installed this model 90885 Prodigy P2 Brake Controller using the ETBC7 Brake Controller Wiring Kit on my 2007 Dodge Nitro. On a scale of 1 to 10, I consider myself about an 8 where it comes to automotive mechanical and electrical work. I also strive to get as close to perfection as possible. To do the job right, it did take some time and it did require paying close attention to the directions for both the wiring kit and the controller. However, the directions were "right on", and all the needed "goodies" to do the job were furnished. My hat is off to ETRAILER for the informative videos they provide and their customer service, which includes very quick shipments of their products. 122727
by: Kevin P.03/16/2011
I didn’t have a good location that was reachable while driving so I mounted the controller on top of the dash. I leveled the bracket with a spacer and ran the harness by an access panel. I used about 70’ of the duplex wire due to running the cable to front and then back to the house batteries inside the coach. The access panel made it easy to make the connections and run the wires through the firewall. I mounted the 40 AMP and 30 AMP circuit breakers up front in the main fuse panel box. I drilled a hole through the box and firewall to run the wires from the brake controller to the breaker and to the blue wire for the tow connection at the back of the coach. I ran the battery connections to my house batteries up front instead of using the engine batteries in the back. I found the brake connection wire under the coach in front directly below the brake pedal. I mounted the converter in a beam in the back with lots of zip ties 9444
by: Jake M.06/24/2014
I installed the brake controller a week or two ago in my 2013 GMC Sierra 1500. I had one just like it in an older Duramax that the previous owner installed--I went with the same product. I had the chance to use it this afternoon to pull a few tons of #57 stone. Trailer plus load I figure about 6000 pounds behind the truck. Pictures are attached. This is the first 1/2 ton truck I've owned in nearly 10 years and worries how it would do with heavier loads. This controller made a world of difference and really maximized the use of my truck. Great product and I highly recommend it to anyone needing a good controller. 137307
So I purchased a Tekonsha p2 brake control recently after hearing good reviews from friends. After a few weeks of having it installed I have a few gripes: 1. Display - The LED display is super bright and there is no way to turn down the brightness. It is really distracting to have a flashing bright blue light shining up at you at while driving at night. If you are the kind of person who is bothered by a GPS/Phone screens while driving at night then this this will bother you. 2. Wiring - Tekonsha's wiring instructions tell you to wire the brake controller directly to the battery. If you do this the brake controller runs 24/7/365 even when the vehicle is shut off. Do you really want a constant drain on your battery? Instead I chose to use a relay to turn the brake controller on and off with the ignition. It would have been nice if there was a relay included or at least optional wiring instructions. 3. No Off Switch - My previous gripes wouldn't be that big of a deal if you could just manually turn off the brake controller when not in use. But for some asinine reason there is no off switch. So if you don't want the brake controller draining the battery of your parked tow rig, or are tired of the blue light blinding you at night you will have to climb under your dash, remove the brake controller from it's holster and then disconnect the wiring harness... 30936
by: Mark A.04/23/2013
Seems to work real well but, I can't really judge to much for My trailer's breaks haven't been used for years. Installation was quick. It took about 15-20mins without my trip to the hardware store for an 8mm nut. Tried it out on my trailer and once you get the adjustment right, it works real well. Definitely worth getting a break controller for whatever trailer you tow and this one is real nice. 77404
I installed this in a 2006 WK Jeep in about two hours. I used the generic pigtail because I didn't have/couldn't find a vehicle specific connector. There are more specific instructions for wiring it online, be a little creative with your search. I was able to find the same sheet as the generic one packaged with the controller, just specific to a 2005-2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The install took me about two hours, working by myself, and was relatively straightforward. Much of the time was taken up by making the install of wire runs neat and preserving the "factory look," if you are not particular about appearance, the install could go much more quickly. This was my first time installing a brake controller. I haven't had a chance to hook it up to a trailer yet, but it seems to be functioning properly. I am a little concerned that the ground wire on the supplied pigtail is a small gauge, 14, so if I encounter any issues I will switch this out with a larger gauge wire. I also noted that the factory wiring harness supplied by the Jeep dealer for the hitch has a 14 gauge brake wire. While this should be sufficient for up to two axles, if I notice any issues, I will replace this wire also with a heavier gauge. The generic pigtail contained a 12 gauge wire for the brake line. All around, so far very pleased with this purchase. 72226
very nice controller, very smooth and you don't have to mount it flat!! e trailer is the best company i ever worked with. they have pics, video, email support(exellent) and just flat out make it easy for you to do it yourself instead of paying some dirt bag $300 to install at your local trailer shop. i also installed kit #ETBC7 and once agian it was awesome. COMPLETE with DETAILED directions. i'm not a mechanic or hack employee at local trailer shop....BUT dealing with etrailer and there parts made my install very easy and CLEAN!!! 117534
by: Texas Bob06/19/2012
The Tekonsha Prodigy P2 brake controller is a great product. This is my second one to own. Shipping was prompt and installation was easy. One thing I really like about etrailer.com is the installation videos. It helps me decide if I can do it myself or not. However I did find one small error video demonstrating the installation of the Prodigy brake controller in the 2012 Silverado pickup. When hooking up the power to the controller under the hood the video states that you need a 10mm 1.25 pitch nut to go on the stud. It is easy to find. I found one at Home Depot. The only problem is it actually takes an 8mm 1.25 pitch nut. This caused only a slight delay in the installation and another trip to get the correct nut. Overall I’m very satisfied product, the service, and the price. …and I really do like the video instructions. 44810
by: Michael R06/04/2013
2013 Chrysler Town and country White wire with green stripe worked for cold side of brake switch. When you cut a hole in the boot, to pass the wire from the engine compartment through the fire wall, make it at the 2 oclock position when looking from the front of the engine. this makes it easier to pass the wires. Check the free led circuit tester prior to use. Some don't work. Use a piece of aluminum angle stock to mount the circuit breakers. Mount the aluminum to a 10MM fender bolt next to the fuse box. This way you don't need to drill holes. Was a good kit with good components. 83238
by: Bob B.07/15/2013
The Prodigy P2 is as easy to install in my 2011 Chevy Silverado as any brake controller I have used. This is a direct wire install with now extra wiring harness used. It took me about an hour in 90 degree heat under the maple tree. I had to buy a fuse and nuts for two studs under the hood of the Chevy. Total cost was $6.49 for the extra parts needed. 89676
by: Mike E.09/07/2013
I ordered this unit along with the vehicle specific interface adapter, 4 pole to 7 pole trailer connector. I had my own 10ga wire and split loom to run from the back of the truck to the front. Took some time but got the job done. I suggest that you go ahead and spring for the 10-2-1 duplex wire that etrailer has available so you don't don't have to take the time to feed the two single conductors thru the loom (I strongly suggest using the loom if you do this yourself). Once connected and powered up it took all of 5 minutes to setup. I ordered the Tekonsha P2 along with all the necessary equipment to "turn key" the project along with an oil cooler on a Friday night. Saturday morning I was notified that the order was already packaged and ready to ship along with my 5 business day shipping being upgraded to 3 business day shipping. As stated my order arrived the following Wednesday. Now that's customer service. Packaging was great. Thank you etrailer. I will order from you again and I am recommending you to everyone I know. 98844
by: Wyatt W06/19/2012
This is my first brake controller so that fact may disqualify me as a reviewer; but then maybe it makes me a better one! I usually do a lot of research before buying something I need that I know little or nothing about, but that was a quick task in this case. EVERY forum, expert review, and installer recommendation had the same two pieces of advice: Buy proportional versus time delay, and buy Tekonsha. Beyond that, it was either buy the Prodigy P2 if you don't need an LCD display or the P3 if you do. I didn't need the LCD display because I'll only be hauling one trailer with the same drag car on it, so now that I have the controller installed and adjusted I don't expect to have to mess with it any more. Installation was easy peasy with the adapter cable for my '10 Tacoma, mounted under the lower dash just beneath the steering column. I did add two slightly beefier sheet metal screws to the dash mount as the two screws provided seemed a little weak. Solid product, works great, took all of 15 minutes to adjust. 44806
by: Larry D.07/16/2012
Ordered the controller with a wiring harness for a 2012 Nissan Titan with the factory tow package. Quite simply Plug-n-Play. Located the factory harness connector inside the dash to the left of the steering wheel behind the lower trim panel (two phillips screws and pull straight out), Plug in the harness, mount the controller, plug it in and ready to go! If you know where you want to mount it, the install is 15 minutes max! etrailer.com is great, shipping was quick, packaging was great and the order was correct. The quality of the products was excellent. 48102
This was exactly what I needed for my 2005 Tacoma for towing. I pulled a 29' camper trailer 300 mi. with it shortly after installing. With the proper hitch setup and this brake controller, it turned what could have been a white knuckle nightmare into a pleasureable trip. I purchased this with the proper wiring plug-in adapter which made it extremely easy to install in less than 20 min. The only thing I don't like about it is how intensely bright the blue LED lights are at night when I'm not towing anything. Of course its fairly easy to unplug and remove when not in use though, but that does get old. I wish it just had an on/off switch or something. I was initially concerned that the lights would put a drain on my battery as they do stay illuminated after turning off the truck, but I found it's only for a few minutes then they turn off. Overall, I would recommend this controller, and I would buy one again based off the last 9 months of use. 64563
this unit hooked up just as the video had shown and works great 90980
by: Terry Z.01/31/2012
I chose this controller after doing days of research online and in talks with friends who have trailering experience. The balance between cost and performance seems to be reached perfectly in the Prodigy 2. It was easy to install thanks to the video etrailer.com provides on its website. I ordered it about 7PM and immediately got an email confirmation. About 1/2 hour later I got a second email telling me the item had shipped and that I had been upgraded to Express Shipping at no extra charge. Two days later I came home from work to find that the controller had been delivered and I had it installed before my wife came home from work. It took me no more than thirty minutes with the hardest part being locating the almost-hidden connector under the dash of my 2005 Toyota Sequoia. Worked perfectly the first time, and the instructions were very clear on how to set it up to work best with my trailer. Highly recommended. 30700
Finally got around to putting in my Prodigy P2 brake controller. Installation was simple and easy and it works great. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a brake controller. Thanks to the guys at e-trailer for help with the order and installation videos. 76534
by: Pete G11/01/2011
This was a replacement for a similar product from a manufacturer etrailer no longer carries. The previous product randomly turned on the brake lights on my 2010 Tundra while it was parked at night; they might stay on for some minutes then turn off. Tapping the controller unit turned them off at first, but then nothing worked except unplugging the unit. Then it totally crapped out. Contrast that with the Tekonsha P2 unit. No defective operation, easy installation, great display with clear diagnostic significance. I mounted the unit with Velcro strips( buy them at the fabric shop) super glued to the unit and the vinyl of the Tundra, on the left side by the left knee. Did I say really quick delivery and great communication from etrailer? You can't go wrong, and the online communication and discussion is worth a lot. The unit also makes the trailer brakes work,like it should. Recommended 26429
by: Randy D.10/26/2011
Very simple to install. It came with a 4 wire harness with a receptacle on one end to plug into the back of the unit. The ends of the wires were stripped and ready to attach to the wires already under my dash. It included 4 crimps to connect the wires. My truck had 4 wires and so did the unit. Directions were easy to figure out what wire got hooked to what wire. Usually every time I buy something like this it will have 40 wires and I have to figure out which ones to use. This could not have been easier. In fact the hardest part of the whole thing was trying to decide where I wanted to mount it. The wires are ling enough to reach halfway across the dash. If your truck is prewired this unit only takes about 5 minutes or less to install. I am goijng to use the unit tomorrow for the first time. With all of its features, I am sure it will be great. If not I will write back. 26165
by: Murv E.11/11/2012
In the process of installing the controller and it seems straight forward with the enclosed directionam looking .I am looking forward to completing the install and using it. 59221
by: Mai N.01/26/2012
Great Brake Controller This was my first time using a brake controller and installing one as well. The directions were easy to follow for both the install and setup. 2012 Ram 30416
by: Mike P03/22/2012
I ordered the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Brake Controller along with a Draw-Tite Ball Mount, 2 5/16" Chrome Ball and Pin lock on a Sunday and it was delivered the following Friday. The Tekonsha Brake Controller came with a DVD and with aid of Video for installation instructions for 2011 Chevrolet Silverado (mine being 2010) on ETrailer site, I was able to have installation within 2 hours. Easy to follow instructions on where to find wiring on my vehicle under dash and hood assisted installation immensely. After installation and testing the Brake Controller with trailer attached everything worked as required. I was quite pleased with ease of installation for this not so handy novice. I have skimmed through Etrailer's site for other accessories for truck and trailer and other products have interested me. Thanks ETrailer for your products!! 34780
by: Frank R.05/14/2011
I rated it as high-good because I haven't installed it yet, but I have convidence it will work well and should rate an "excellent". The product and installation parts/instructions look to be first class. It will be installed on a Dodge Dakota used to tow a Casita RV trailer. I bought this on advice of several other RV owners that all agreed that it is the best you can get. It will be replacing a time delay type controller that frankly I just cannot stand. The fact that it has an inertia sensor that is not a pendulum is the #1 reason I chose the Prodigy over others. According to the instructions, it does not have to be mounted level and internally self adjusts for tilt while going up and down hills. I find that to be fantastic and can hardly wait to try it out later this summer on a trip across the Rocky Mountains. 13904
by: Shawn M10/03/2012
And reallyy good quality product, works well, and the boost feature is a great idea and helps provide smooth controlled stopping of even the heaviest loads. The wiring harness provide by eTrailer worked perfectly and the installation video was really most helpful. They even include the end to end connectors. My only complaint was more to Chevrolet not including the ability nuts to fasten the connections in the engine fuse box terminals. I spent nearly 4 hours running to different auto supply stores and hardware stores trying to find the correct size. I even called my local dealership and they couldn't help me. Excellent product! 56254
by: Walt Z07/13/2011
Great product and good price. I found a slightly cheaper price but the site didn't have the great installation videos so I figured if Etrailer went to all the work to share the videos then they are the kind of company that cares about how well the products work and will have great customer support too. I didn't have the non contact tester like in the video and to work under a dash you have to stand on you head so I googled “car alarm install diagram” and found my car and checked on the list for “brake” and it showed which wire by color code was the right one to tap into. I then just used my cheap 12 volt tester to verify and it worked great. IFY 1999 Jeep Wrangler the brake wire is white with brown stripe. Thought this might help someone else. 19374
by: Cody H04/25/2014
Two Phillips head screws to remove lower dash panel, Infiniti had the wires labeled with a huge sticker that said "ELECTRIC BRAKE CONTROLLER" I cut the tape to bring down the wires and this thing plugged in perfectly!!! Now we are 1800 miles into our trip with this brake controller and it has been OUTSTANDING!!!! AND I CANNOT BELIEVE HOW EASY THE AFTERNARKET WIRING HARNESS WAS TO INSTALL!!! Soooooo Impressed!!!! I can give this prodigy controller AND THE WIRING HARNESS a review of 6 out of 5 stars!! The dealership wanted $320 to install it for me. I lit my morning cigarette at 4:55am and the entire install was finished before i smoked my last puff of it at 4:59am!!!! THANK U FOR MAKING IT SO EASY!!! 127383
by: Kris W.04/08/2013
Very pleased with the purchase of this brake controller. Easy to use, exactly what we needed! 74812
by: Tom A.01/10/2014
I installed this Tekonsha brake controller on my 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 4x4 in about an hour. The actual install of the controller to the underside of the dash took only about 15 minutes but mating the included harness with the one that came with my truck added a little more time. Matching the cables was pretty easy as the controller came with excellent instructions (but If I had to do it over, I would probably buy the optional vehicle-specific harness just to save a little time and to insure a good connection.) I haven't towed with the controller yet so will need to add some comments about actual operation in the near future. By the way, the install video by etrailer.com is excellent. 112437
Do your homework first. I found this website by chance, and boy am I glad I did. I was originally quoted $250 for the trailer brake and got it for half with etrailer. It strongly recommends that you buy the installation kit. You need to look to see if your vehicle already has a harness, which mine did. You can buy a wiring adapter for about a third of the price as the installation kit. Again, doing some research will save time and money. As for installation, saying that it took five minutes is almost exagerating. I just attached the mounting bracket to the truck, attached the controller, and plugged in the harness. I will definately use e-trailer for my next purchase. 19378
by: John J.07/24/2014
It was time to replace my 20 year old Teconsha brake controller. It served me very well however the technology available today gives a much better Towing experience. I settled on another brand because of time constraints. It also cost less money, who doesn't want to save a few bucks? WHAT A MISTAKE! After one short trip of fighting the inconsistent operation of the other brand, I called etrailer and ordered the prodigy P2. It stops the trailer in perfect unison with the truck EVERY TIME. I can see the display even in bright sunlight. I love the manual lever on the bottom. It gives full range and precise control when you need it. Thanks etrailer and Teconsha, WORTH EVERY PENNY! 142745
Tiny profile, 2 mounting options allow choosing type of mount given locations available. Ability to mount in a non-horizontal orientation also greatly helps this. For my open top Wrangler I like the 'holster' mount so that I can easily and quickly remove it to lock it away when I'm not around. All wiring was straight forward except for the attach to the brakeline, but given this varies by vehicle and year that's not the products fault. Some internet searching for my vehicle make and model wiring schematics allowed me to figure that out without too much issue. A electrical 'tester' also helps with this. Lot of functionality in a small package, I look forward to using it! 47202
by: John 42307/15/2014
I purchased the Prodigy P2 and the required connecting cable just before the 4th of July. The order was shipped on Saturday the 5th and I received it on Wednesday the 9th, one day ahead of the scheduled delivery. I installed it on Saturday morning and it was quite easy. It took about 15 minutes in all. I replaced a Reese time delay controller which was very jumpy at times. I tested the new controller on Monday and it works very well. It is pretty smooth and seems to eliminate the jumpiness that was inherent in the time delay of the old controller. I still need to make a few more adjustments when we hook up for our next trip. Thanks eTrailer for a great price! 141423
by: Kevan M.11/27/2012
Easy to install, everything explained and included. Great service. 60039
by: Cassandra A.03/01/2012
Extremely easy to install. Had a harder time deciding exactly where I wantedon it. Took all of ten minutes to completely attach unit with the plug in adapter. Worked the first time out, no fuss. Instructions for picking the break level very easy to follow. Would recommend the product and definitely the etrailer company in general. Phone staff was very courteous and answered all my questions, online ordering was easy and delivery prompt. Etrailer saved me close to $100 from what was being quoted by my local companies to purchase and install and inferior product. Thanks Etrailer and keep up the YouTube videos. A very satisfied customer. 32988
by: Greg S.02/13/2012
Excellent business with etrailer.com. Brake Controller and wiring kit arrived within 72 hours of placing the order. I had never installed a brake controller before; however, between the instructions provided and the numerous technical videos on the website, it made the installation very easy. My only improve would be for the installation kit to also include some sort of clip to attach the wire to the positive post of the truck battery. The actual Prodigy P2 brake controller seems as advertised; however, I have not used it yet except during the initial testing of the installation. I will definitely do business with etrailer again. 31789
by: Ray L.05/16/2011
Outstanding product. Installed on my 2009 GMC Yukon. Found the wires under the dash, hooked up the brake controller wires, plugged in and took trailer for test drive. After a minor adjustment to setting, works like a champ! Well worth the money for what you get. BTW, I tucked the wires into the left side compartment of the dash and installed a rubber grommet to allow me to take the wires out of the top of the access door and plug in to the back of the BC while hung on my front window using a suckshun RAM mount. Makes it easy to de-install and hide when not in use but quick and easy to re-install when time to hook up the trailer. 14147
by: Ed K.12/16/2010
Prodigy P2 Controller/2000 Toyota Tundra I wanted a good controller for my 2000 Tundra to control new electric brakes on my 32 ft sailplane trailer & on a 29 travel trailer. I did a lot of i-net research & decided on the Prodigy P2 from E-Trailer. I wanted a progressive controller. The P2 has not been installed yet but it seems well constructed & has a lot of good features. It also comes with a pigtail for easier installation & removal. The E-Trailer site has a wealth of "how to" information, good prices, & I could get everything at one place. I am now confident that I can do a nice installation & that it will perform well. 4248
by: Roger E.05/12/2014
Really like the brake controller. Pulled my daughter/ son-in-laws trailer to their seasonal sight with boost off with no problems. My trailer weighs 2500 pounds more and getting good operation at boost1 setting. A snap to adjust. E-mailed a some questions when I first started looking and Nicole answered the same day with a couple questions for me. After I responded she sent her recommendations a few hours later with a link to an installation video. Terrific service. Kind of stumbled on your site looking for something else, sure glad I did. Looking at towing mirrors for Suburban and a hitch for the other car next. 130280
by: Paul V.07/13/2012
I was utilizing this same unit on my 2004 Nissan Titan pulling our 25' travel trailer on the freeway when a pickup truck lost control and ended up perpendicular to us in our lane. We did hit her but being able to rifle the brakes and have the trailer do the same we all walked away and the trailer never veered from it's direction. I don't know how much this contributed to our positive outcome (except for the Titan) but I am very thankful that this brake controller works under the most dire of circumstances. I was able to pull it out of my truck before they towed it away for good and will go in my new one. 47871
by: Ron C.03/08/2012
P2 installed. 33214
This thing is really neat. It took me about 7 hours to get the whole thing done. I know, I'm slow. I had a loose connection in one of the wiring clamps, replaced them with twist clamps. Then I had to calibrate the power by driving 45 mph with some manual brake on to warm the brakes. Then 25 mpg repeatedly applying full manual brake to try and lock up the trailer tires. This was kind of fun and it's all working great now. This is a lot of new information to work with all at once with the wiring, drilling, calibrating, etc. If I had know, might have paid the $100 to have someone do it. 45374
by: Tom M.07/24/2011
The installation of this brake controller was easy, especially with the ETBC7 wiring kit. Shipping was fast. These people are great to do business with and I would highly recommend them. Thanks. 20123
I bought this controller to replace my old one, which was a Prodigy also. It was the best controller I've ever owned or used. It had been on my F-250 Power Stroke for many years (10 or more). My odometer is showing 226,000 + miles and a large portion of those have included a trailer of some type. I pull a lot of different trailers and pull very often. There has been times when someone would be riding with me and they would comment that they didn't think my brakes were working because they were so smooth. When I have 10K-12K pounds on a trailer I don't want to trust any other controller!! 66016
by: Harold B.05/10/2011
Great product, great website, good price and quick delivery. But the thing that made the purchase really worthwhile was the ability to find a video of how to install this specific product on my particular truck. The 2011 GMC Sierra comes with a bundle of wires tucked under the driver's side of the dashboard. The video from etrailer easily found on You Tube shows exactly which wires from the truck to connect to the wires on the brake controller. This job would be impossible for the average guy to do without the video. I would definitely do business with etrailer again. 13217
by: Albert D06/14/2011
Never had a brake controller before, so I can't compare this to anything else, but it worked flawlessly for me. Easy DIY instal (once I was able to get the electrical wires through the firewall). This unit can be installed tilted upwards more than most of the other controllers (stills needs to be parallel to ground), which made for a nicer, easier instal in our Sienna. That is a HUGE plus in my opinion. Easy to set and use. Display is nothing fancy, but gives important info and is easy to read. Once it is set, you will not need to look at it much anyway. 16953
by: Todd G.09/11/2011
No problems with the brake controller, and thanks to the video on etrailer showing where to locate the leads under the hood I was able to do it myself. The lead under the fuse box was not taped near the fender, but stuck under the box!!! After watching the video I knew not to remove the box which would have been my first course of action. After a lot of pulling (gently) and tugging I was able to free up the wire. The video may have saved a very expensive repair to my Avalanche. Plus shipping was faster than expected. Will buy more products in the future. 23727
by: Phil S09/02/2013
Shipping was very fast and packed very nice. Installing was a breeze, I reviewed the instructional video before I even purchased this controller. Once the controller arrived I unpacked all items reviewed the wire diagram and mounting instuctions. Located wiring harness and hooked the wires together with the supplied wire connectors (crimp connectors- May want to state wire crimpers needed). Applied power and the unit worked. After a little set-up once connected to the trailer this controller works very well. Thanks etrailor for selling a great product. 97897
by: Bob Brown03/19/2012
I own a ranch in the Texas Hill Country. Need an electric brake controller for my 2000 Chevy Z71 used to tow my cattle trailer. Dealer wanted $180 to install a "cheapie." Nicole at etrailer.com recommended a Prodigy P2. I ordered one plus the cable for the Chevy truck. My order shipped almost immediately, and arrived in 4 days. Since my truck was towing ready, installation was a snap. The Prodigy works great. Trailer braking power can be easily adjusted to match the weight of the trailer depending on load. Thanks Nicole and thanks etraile.com. 34315
by: Dave (WI)11/26/2011
I received my Prodigy in about 4 days. Fast easy. Thanks etrailer for tons of good information. I put my vehicle in the search engine and got the pre made adapter cord which fit, and snapped in easily, I picked up a new trailer, and had the brakes adjusted within 1/2 a mile down the road. I had figured there would be lots of tweaking and adjustments to make.. but I was wrong. It looks pretty much like set it and forget it. This was my first trailer with brakes, so all has been a pleasant surprise. Excellent product, excellent service. Thank you. 27407
by: Big Al03/03/2014
I like Tekonsha products and have spent some time with Prodigy's of the past... The P2 has more convenience features / options and I like the change to the blue display. It's also at a great price for what you get. I don't know if I'll be towing a 4 axle electric over hydraulic trailer anytime soon... But it is nice to know that this little Prodigy can do it all from Simple to Super-Sized! I'd also like to thank e-trailer... I'm big on Customer Service and from day one they've done it right. I don't see the point in shopping anywhere else but here! 118312