Today on this 2005 Chevrolet Silverado Pickup we will be installing the Prodigy P2 brake controller part number 90885-3015P. We are going to start the installation at the rear of the vehicle and I want to point out that the Silverado pickups have a couple of different options as far as the tow package goes. This particular vehicle has the factory installed 7-pole on it which you can see here is mounted to the factory installed hitch. To ensure that it is the factory installed 7-pole that we are looking at if you look at the front facing of the plug you can see the GM logo right there at the bottom. Some of the newer vehicles may have this plug mounted right here as well and having this factory installed 7-pole is going to ensure the least amount of work that we are going to need to do to install the brake controller. Even if you have just the factory installed 4-pole on the vehicle the brake controller can still be mounted using the wiring harness but there will be additional work that you will have to do. 00:59
With that we will move inside the vehicle and start installing the brake controller. Underneath the dashboard just left of the brake pedal there is a large black junction box and inside the junction box is the port that we are going to be plugging our brake control wiring harness into. To remove the lid we just need to release the retaining screw in the middle and then on both sides and the top there are some retaining clips that are holding the lid on so if we release those we can take the lid off of the junction box. You can see we have got multiple open-ended ports. The one that we are going to be plugging into is on the top row and is the second one from the left. From there we can take the wiring harness and we are going to plug the brown port into the junction box and then we can put the lid back on the junction box from there and let the harness feed out from the top and just let the harness lay there for a second and we will next need to determine where we need to mount the brake controller. 02:00
On this particular vehicle there is a spot that we commonly use and it is on the underside of the dashboard. There is a metal flange that is just big enough for us to mount into and we typically want to mount the unit to the right side of the dash about even with the gas pedal. You want to note that the P2 controller does come with two different mounting brackets. There is the smaller more traditional bracket which takes up less room but does require the brake controller to be mounted to the bracket using screws so it is a little bit more permanent. Then there is a larger plastic pocket and once this one is mounted the brake control sets into it using the clips on the side, it does not require any screws. This allows for the easy removal of the controller that you want to use in between different vehicles or if you just want it out of the vehicle when you are not using it. 02:47
Something else I want to make mention of here is when mounting the bracket the brake controller when mounted does need to be in a straight line with the braking of the vehicle, it cannot be turned either left or right. That will interfere with the inertia activation of the unit. This looks like a good spot right here, I am going to drill out two pilot holes and use the provided screws to mount the bracket. With the bracket mounted we are next going to mount the controller in place and we are going to align just the regular holes in the controller with the holes in the bracket and use the provided hardware to secure the two together. Then finally we just need to route the harness over to the brake controller and plug it into the back. You can see with the unit plugged in that we instantly get an NC flashing on the screen which indicates that there is no connection to a trailer currently. Then you can see once we have connected to a trailer that a C is now indicated on the brake controller and then when we press the brake pedal we get the digital read out here on the controller. With that, that will conclude the installation of the Prodigy P2 brake controller part number 90885-3015P.
Today on our 2010 Chevrolet Silverado well be installing the Tekonsha Voyager Brake Controller, part number 39510 in conjunction with the Tekonsha Pigtail Wiring Harness, part number 7894. The first step of our install will be locating the manufacturers wiring up underneath the dash. This will be taped to the outside of a wire loom and a white sticker color indicator wrapped around it. Our first step will be cutting these wires free and pulling the sticker so we know which color has which power feed. Now for this application well only be using four of the five wires and the orange wire will not be used so Im going to go ahead and wrap it up then wrap up some of the wires with some black electrical tape. Then well go ahead and strip back each one of the wires adding a butt connector.
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 older version doesnt have the port on the end of the wires. Now to start off well go ahead and look for the tow 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 white stripes and an orange wire.
Okay, today on this 2013 Chevrolet Silverado, were going to install part number 90195 from Tekonsha. This is the P3 Brake Controller. The first thing were going to do is get underneath the dash and find the factory tow harness for our brake controller. Well go ahead and look up underneath the dash and over towards the left hand side looking up. Therell be some wires taped up. On this vehicle, its actually pretty easy to see.
Today on our 2012 Chevrolet Silverado we will be installing the Tekonsha P3 trailer brake controller, part number 90195. Now to begin our installation we will need to locate the wiring in the vehicle. It is usually found tied underneath the dash somewhere around the steering column. We will simply pull it down where we can identify the wires. Using the owners manual we now know that the red wire with the black tracer is our power wire. The blue wire is our brake signal to the trailer.
Today on our 2011 Chevy Silverado, well be installing the Tekonsha brake controller 90195. So, our first step will be to locate the manufacturers wiring that will be connecting our brake controller wiring. Here above the brake pedal is the manufacturers wiring outside of any wiring loom. Youll notice therell be five wires as in orange, which we will not be using, the dark blue which will be our brake signal that will go to our seven poll, a light blue wire which will be the brake pedal signal, a red wire with a black tracer which will our power wire and then a white wire which will be our ground. Ill go ahead and cut some of the excess length off, as we will not need at all. Now well go ahead and strip back each one and a butt connector.