Today on this 2001 Ford F-150 we are going to install part number 90885-3035P, this includes the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 brake controller with the Ford adapter. On the back of this vehicle we are going to install part number 118242 from Tow Ready. The first thing we need to do is find the port for the brake control package. On this year Ford it is pretty easy, right next to the data port here. Right to the left of it you can see it right here. So our adapter cord we will plug that into the port right here. Now we will plug this other half in the back of the brake controller and now we will find a spot for our bracket. A nice thing about the P2 brake controller is you can mount it vertical so you get more choices in mounting the brake controller itself on different vehicles. 00:52
We know where we are going to put our brackets so lets make some marks on the dashboard and install the bracket. Before we drill we can reach up in there and make sure there is nothing in the way. It looks like there are two layers of plastic so I think we will be okay in between. Now install the set screws into the brake controller. Next we can take up the cord and wrap it up with a zip tie. We have got everything mounted up and you can tell right away that our brake controller has the two lights on and that means that it is giving power to the brake controller and we are good to go. Lets go out back and start changing out the 4-pole to a 7-pole connector. 01:52
At the back of the truck underneath and we removed the spare tire and we are going to look at the driver side frame rail. You are going to see the connection point right here and we will push down this tab right here, there is a little lock. You should be able to pull it apart. Sometimes this little red divider gets pulled out with it but it just pushes right back into position. We are going to take our harness to our 7-pole connector and we are going to run it through the last brace here on the frame and just follow it back through the wiring and pull it out and we are going to snap the two halves together. Take the other half and plug it in here. Look at this ground screw right here. Take that apart and attach our ring terminal for the ground. The next thing we are going to do is mount the 7-pole. We are going to use a couple of separate part numbers for that. We are going to use PK12711U which is our OEM hardware bracket and we are also going to use PK11926 hardware kit for the bracket. Take the mounting bracket and we are going to attach it directly to the bottom of the bumper. We will run the wire harness through and connect it to the 7-pole itself. Push it together and push that white lock into place and you will bolt that to the bracket. 03:36
Now we are done with the back half of the vehicle, now we need to get underneath the hood of the vehicle and add a couple of fuses and relays. We are underneath the hood and we need to get to the power distribution box, remove the lid. There is a variety of fuses and relays that come with the kit. On this part here you will have to go to your owners manual in your vehicle and it will tell you where the tow package fusees and relays go. In this case we are only giving power to our brake controller so we do not have to worry about that circuit. However we do not have 12 volt power going out back so we need to install a fuse for that. That is going to be this square fuse and it is going to get installed in this socket right here. Now we can go out back and test the connector for all of the functions. We have got our truck hooked up to our load or it could be a trailer, and we will use our manual override so we have got numbers so we have got a good solid connection and also the C tells us we are connected. The small knob up here is our gain which controls how much voltage goes out to the brakes on the trailer. All the way forward is basically full blast and all the way back is basically off. Somewhere in between you will find a setting for your trailer. There you have it for part number 90885-3035P and part number 118242.
Today on this 2008 Chevrolet Silverado were going to install part number 39510. This is the Tekonsha Voyager Brake Controller. Couple of things to know about this brake controller; first off, were working with an older version of it. The old version doesnt have the port on the end of the wires. Not to start off well go ahead and look for the two package wires underneath the dash of our truck. Well look up underneath there and we should see a blue wire, a red wire, a white wire, a light blue wire with stripes and an orange wire.
Today on this 2012 Ford F150 were going to install part number 90185, the Prodigy brake controller. Were also going to use part number 22292 from Tekonsha. This is a Tow Ready plug in wiring adapter for electric brake controllers. First off well go ahead and locate the port for our adapter cord. Its underneath the dash right next to the diagnostic board. Well go ahead and cut the tape away from it and pull it loose.
Today we are working on a 2004 Ford F-150. We are going to be installing the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 brake controller, part number 90885-3035P. Our first step in installing our brake controller will be locating the plug to plug our connection into on the manufacturer side. Here, up under the dash above the brake pedal, there is a gray plug that will match up perfectly with our wiring harness. Now that we have our wire harness connected to the manufacturer harness, we are going to go ahead and mount our brake controller. 0:36
Alright, today on this 2009 Ford F-150 we are going to diagnose a brake controller problem. Now we can use these steps on any brake controller that is on the market to verify if it is working or not. Now our brake controller is already telling us that it has an error message. It is flashing an Er on top. Usually it means an internal problem. We tested our trailer so we know it is good. So, it is not that. So first off we will make sure we have a constant 12 volt power supply. We will check the black wire first. OK, we are good there. Now we will try our red wire for our brake signal. OK, that is good there. Now we will try our blue wire and that will be our output. So we should have output on this wire whenever we hit the foot brake or the manual override. OK, we get nothing on the foot brake and nothing on the manual override. So definitely the error is internal and this brake controller does have to be replaced.
Today on this 2001 Ford F-150 we are going to install part number 90195-3035P. This kit will include the P3 brake controller and the adapter cord that will plug into the truck. Alright, we will start off with our adapter cord first. This is the end that will plug into the port. It is right next to the diagnostic port. And we just snap it into place. Alright, we have it plugged in. Let us go ahead and test the wires and make sure everything is working. Our black wire is going to be our 12 volt power supply. That is good. And red is going to be our stop light switch. OK, and white is going to be ground. And blue we have output to our trailer brakes so we do not have to test that. So it looks like our plug is good. 0:45
Today on this 2010 Ford F-150 we are going to install a brake controller part number 90885 the Prodigy 2 brake controller. This F-150 has a factory tow package so our connector we are going to plug into is going to be behind the computer port here off towards the center. Maybe but a few inches away at the most. It is stuck into a cap right now so there is a little button that you want to push up and disconnect it. Plug the adapter cord into it and we are going to leave that alone for now. Next we will mount our brake controller to the bottom of the dash and we are going to locate it about right here and we are going to use this bracket that comes with the kit and basically we are going to pull it over to this screw right here and we will just use the screws that came with the kit and drill right into the plastic and it will be just fine. 00:50