Today on this 2009 Chevy Silverado, we are going to be installing Prodigy P2 brake controller part number 90885. Okay to install the brake controller on this Chevy Silverado, we first need to locate the brake control wiring package. It comes included from the factory, and this particular vehicle does not have a brake control port like other models do, but it actually has the loose wires attached for us to attach directly into. There is going to be a blue, a red, a light blue, an orange and a white wires. So if we find those, go ahead and cut the tape that is holding them and that will allow the full lute of wires to protrude down below. 0:37
We will next take our wiring harness that is provided with the Prodigy. The wires are not going to match color to color with our Silverado. So let me go ahead and quickly lay out the color code for these wires. The white wire on our Prodigy is going to attach to the white wire on the Chevy. The red wire on our Prodigy controller is going to attach to the light blue wire on the Chevy. The black wire on our Prodigy controller is going to attach to the red wire on the Chevy. And then finally the dark blue wire on our Prodigy controller is going to attach actually directly to the dark blue wire on the Chevy. So we will go ahead and make our connections next. Now the Prodigy does provide connectors to make these connections. You see we got two blues ones, which are for smaller gauge wire which would be the white and the red. And then the heavier gauge yellow ones and that will be for our dark blue and our black. The fifth wire here on our Chevy tow package is the orange wire, which is an illumination feed, and this wire will not be used, so you can just tape it off to the side. 1:50
Okay with our harness connected we can next go into mounting the mounting bracket for the brake controller, and I want to note that the Prodigy controller comes with two different mounting brackets. We have got a traditional metal bracket here. And we have got the larger pocket here, which uses no screws to mount the Prodigy, so you can quickly remove it from the vehicle when not in use. For this particular installation, we are going to use the smaller traditional bracket. We like to typically mount the controller in an area where it is out of the way and will not interfere with the normal operations of driving but that you can still reach it by hand in an emergency breaking situation. So, if you look underneath the dash area here, there is a small little lip that we can mount to here. While it has a multiple range of operations vertically, horizontally it has to be mounted in a straight line. With the braking of the vehicle, we cannot have the mounting bracket turn one way or the other. So we are going to go ahead and mount that next with the provided screws. With the bracket mounted, we can go ahead and now mount the controller. And then again, with this traditional bracket, we have got holes in the side to mount through the holes in the Prodigy. And we will just use the provided screws. 2:59
And then finally, we will just take the plug end of our harness and go ahead and plug it into the back side of the Prodigy. And then any of the excess wiring that you may have, you can go ahead and just tie that up using some zip-ties. You will see now, with the Prodigy plugged in, we still do not have any power and that is because the power needed for the brake controller is not actually hooked up from the factory. That is something we are going to have to do manually. So our final step is to go underneath the hood. Go ahead and locate those wires, and activate them to the fuse box so we have power. So now we are up underneath the hood and over here on the driver side, you can see we have got our fuse block. You need to go ahead and remove the lid. Now there are actually two wires that we are going to activate - not only one for the brake controller but the one for the hot lead that is back at our 7-pole plug. So the brake control wire that we are going to hook in is actually in between our fuse block and the fender well over here. We need to cut the tape on it and bring it to the front here, and these are the two studs that we are going to be using to hook the wires to to activate the power. There is another red wire right here that is taped to another main wiring lead. You cut that back. This is the power source for that 7-pole in the rear that I was referring to. Go ahead and cut the tape on it and bring it to the front, and we will activate that as well. 4:19
And you notice that the terminals that they put onto the wires are two different sizes and that the two studs are two different sizes as well. So we are actually going to have to cross the wires to meet the accommodating stud. And then we will need two nuts, which are not provided here, to go ahead and attach those to the studs. When you go to put the nuts onto the studs, you will notice that this handle here is going to probably be in the way and make it difficult to get the nuts in place, but we do want to avoid releasing this handle because in doing so you could possibly lose connection on the fuse box completely and that will cause big problems. You will have to go back to the dealership and have the system rebooted. Okay then finally, we will just need to make sure the fuses are in place to activate the two posts and that is going to be the spot here and right here. The 30-amp one, which you can see is in place right now is for the brake controller, and then we are also going to need a 40-amp one to put into place for the power lead for the 7-pole. So if they are not provided, you will need to get those as well. But with the fuses in place, we can go inside now and just check the brake controller to make sure we have got power. You can see now coming inside the vehicle that we have got two dots on the controller, which means we have power, and the two dots indicate that we do not have a trailer connected. And then you can see now with our trailer plugged in, the brake controller flashes a C indicating that we now have connection. And with that, that will conclude the installation of the Prodigy P2 brake controller part number 90885 on our 2009 Chevy Silverado.
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.