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Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2012 GMC Sierra- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2012 GMC Sierra

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4/17/2014 3:45:45 PM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Today on our 2004 Ford F350, we'll be installing the Tekonsha Primus IQ Trailer Brake Controller, part number TK90160. Now, during our installation, we'll also be using the Tekonsha plug-in wiring adapter for electric brake controllers for Fords, Lincolns, and Mercurys, part number 3035-P. We'll begin here by removing this cover right here. To do this, there's four little tabs that we'll twist and they'll pop out, and then we'll be able to remove the whole cover. Go ahead and set the cover aside for now. Now this right here is the factory plug that we'll be tying in the adapter plug to, the 3035-P plug. Now we'll go ahead and route our plug up from the underside here, and we'll go ahead and line it up with our gray factory plug. Once we're lined up, we'll go ahead and firmly push it in place, making sure that the little locking tab on the side here secures on the locking edge.more


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4/7/2014 9:58:29 AM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe

All right, today, on this 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited, we are going to install part number 90195. This is Tekonsha Prodigy p3 trailer brake controller. Now to help us with our install, we will also be using part number ETZC7. We are going to start off by making access from the inside to the outside. We will go ahead and drill a pilot hole first on the fire wall from the inside. We will drill a 1/4" pilot hole, now go ahead and use our hole saw, it doesn't really matter what size, just enough to get us some working room so we don't tear up the carpet as much. Now we will be using a step bit to enlarge our hole. We've got our hole drilled out, we will go ahead and mount our circuit breakers.more


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3/19/2014 4:36:17 PM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2010 Subaru Outback Wagon- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2010 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2010 Subaru Outback Wagon, we'll be installing the Curt TriFlex Trailer Break Controller, part number C51140. In conjunction with the E-Trailer Break Controller Install Kit, part number ETBC7. To begin our install, we'll first need to take the 4 pole connector that is previously installed in the vehicle and run it outside. To do this, we'll open up the rear hatch, open up the spare tire cover, remove the center cargo tray and then the carpeted panel on the driver side and the inaudible 00:00:31 spare tire tool holder on the driver side. To remove this holder, we'll need to remove the 2 push pin fasteners. Once they're removed, we'll go ahead an set everything aside for installation later. We'll go ahead and take the 4 pole connector and route it out to the vehicle vent and start routing it over to the center of the vehicle and then down to the hitch. Now we'll go ahead and assemble our new 7 and 4 pole connector. First, install the bracket under the 7 pole connector using the hardware provided in our install kit. By installing the screws, flat washer, split lock washer and knob for all 4 inaudible 00:01:07 points. Next, using the tow ready long bracket, part number 18140, we can secure it to the 7 pole bracket. Now, we'll go ahead and install it onto the vehicle, securing the long bracket with the worm clamp provided to the hitch. Next we'll take the yellow wire coming from our 7 pole connector as we'll not be using this application and cut it off short. Now the white wire with the pre-attached ring turbo will be the ground for our 7 pole connector. However, for this application, the wire is not long enough, we're going to go cut off the ring terminal, strip it back and use a yellow black connector to extend the ground wire.more


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2/28/2014 10:09:51 AM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2007 Chevrolet Silverado New Body- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2007 Chevrolet Silverado New Body

Today, in this 2007 Chevrolet Silverado New Body, we're going to install part number 90885 from Tekonsha. This is a Prodigy P2 Brake Controller. To start of our install, we're going to ahead and look for the back view wiring harness underneath the dash of the vehicle. Sometimes, it will be easier to find and sometimes, it's tucked away in the back like this one is. Once we found it, we'll gently pull it down until we get access to our wires. When we pull it out, we discover we have five wires. The orange wire goes to the stop light that's above the cap, so we'll pull the orange wire out of the way.more


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2/26/2014 4:37:31 PM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2013 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2013 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

Today on the 2013 Sprinter van, were going to install brake controller part number 90885. Now, this Sprinter van has a tow package port. Now, the port is located underneath the driver seat. What we need to do is actually remove the driver seat. There are four bolts on the bottom that need to be removed. Now this doesnt use common bolts but we did find out that 11 mm 12 point socket will work with these bolts and also, it does help to use 11 mm ratchet wrench as well. Now, first three bolts are relatively easy to get to and to remove. Now, the back bolt by emergency break is a little hard to get to so it makes things a little easier if we remove the three bolts and then twist the whole chair around the bolt to give us some working room for our ratchet wrench.more


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2/21/2014 8:42:48 PM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado, well be installing the Curt TriFlex Trailer Brake Controller for one to four axles in the proportional style part number C51140. Additionally, well be installing the Curt Universal Wiring Adapter for Curt Trailer Brake Controllers part number C51515. Well being here over on the driver side underneath the dash. Well need to pull down the factor wires and well be using it to tie in with our brake controller. This here is the Curt Universal Wiring Adapter for Curt Brake Controllers. We need to connect these four wires to four of the wires here. Well be making these connections using some butt connectors. The butt connectors that well be using to make these connections are part number DW05714.more


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2/20/2014 12:41:15 PM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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2/18/2014 11:30:41 AM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2014 Honda CR-V- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2014 Honda CR-V

Today in this 2014 Honda CRV, we're going to install part number 90885 from Tekonsha. This is the Prodigy P2 Brake Controller. To help install our brake controller, we're going to use the installation kit, part number ETBC7. We're also going to use part number 18136, the no-drill mounting bracket, the long version. We'll start off that part first. We'll go ahead and put the bracket on top of the hitch.more


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1/24/2014 1:12:43 PM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2014 Honda Odyssey- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2014 Honda Odyssey

Today on our 2014 Honda Odyssey well be installing the Etrailer universal installation brake controller install kit part number ETBC7. To begin our install well first need to locate the four pole flat harness already installed on the vehicle. Now since this is mounted inside the vehicle and well need to get it routed outside the vehicle well need to remove the rear threshold. To remove the rear threshold remove the two cargo fasteners, one on each side. We use a flat blade screwdriver or an interior trim panel tool while pulling up and out on the threshold to release the fasteners underneath. Now, once the fasteners release well go ahead and set the threshold aside. Underneath the threshold is a manufacturers grommet.more


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1/13/2014 3:39:14 PM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2005 Chevrolet Express Van- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2005 Chevrolet Express Van

Today on our 2005 Chevrolet Express van, we'll be installing the Tekonsha Primus IQ trailer brake controller for one to three axels. Part number TK90160. To begin with, we'll go ahead and locate the four wires that are part of the factory tow package on this vehicle. You'll see they're right up here underneath the driver side dash, kind of near where the brake pedal is. On our brake controller, we get a short pigtail and it has four different color wires: a black, a red, a white and a blue. We'll go ahead and connect them using some butt connectors, so we'll be tying the blue wire off of our connector that goes in the back of the brake controller to the large blue wire on our factory wiring harness. The black wire off of our brake controller will tie in with the red wire with the white stripe off of our factory wiring harness.more


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12/6/2013 12:03:21 PM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2012 Toyota Tundra- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2012 Toyota Tundra

Today in our 2012 Toyota Tundra, we'll be installing the Curt TriFlex Trailer Brake Controller part number C51140. We'll be using this in conjunction with the direct connect wiring harness part number C51362. To begin our install, we'll first locate the manufacturer's tow port located on the driver side just above the edge of the kick panel. We can then take the direct connect harness white plug end and plug directly into the manufacturer's tow port. We'll then go ahead and start routing the harness over towards the center of the vehicle near the console being careful to stay away from any moving parts, such as the parking brake pedal. Next, we need to mount the brake controller. To mount the brake controller, we'll use the brake controller bracket and hardware provided with the install kit. We'll go ahead and take the hardware and secure the bracket directly to the brake controller first. Then we can take the bracket and secure itto the dash using the hardware provided.more


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12/3/2013 2:26:21 PM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2008 Jeep Liberty- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2008 Jeep Liberty

Today in our 2008 Jeep Liberty, we'll be installing E-trailer's ETBC7 brakecontroller installkit with the Curt venture brake controller part number C51110. To start, we'll first go ahead and assemble the 7 pole adapter bracket. With the hardware provided, we'll use it to attach the bracket to the 7 pole adapter. We'll go ahead and take the bracket, feed over the wires and up to the back of the amounting surface for the 7 pole adapter. Then we'll take the screws, feed them to the front side of the 7 pole and secure it with the knots in the back side. Once we have all four in place, we'll go ahead and tie them down.I'm going to go and take some black electrical tape and wrap up 8 to 10 inches of our wire.more


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12/2/2013 10:51:29 AM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2008 Saturn Outlook- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2008 Saturn Outlook

Today on this 2008 Saturn Outlook were going to install part number HM47297 from Hopkins. This is the Insight Flexi-Mount trailer brake controller. At this point well go ahead and remove the trim panel below the dashboard. One thing to know about our install is were going to use the existing tow package plug thats existing in the vehicle, part number HM47875. This is Hopkins plug-in simple brake control wiring adapter. Well go ahead and plug that in to our tow package port.more


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11/7/2013 12:53:18 PM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 1999 Chevrolet Suburban- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 1999 Chevrolet Suburban

Alright, today on this 1999 Chevrolet Suburban we are going to install part number 5500 from Draw-Tite, the Activator II Brake Controller. To help us with our install we are also going to use part number ETBC7. To get ready to install our parts we are going to work with a factory tow package that is already on the vehicle. We need to get our wires loosened up so we can work with them. Now the two wires we are going to cut right behind the hitch, right next to the wire harness will be for our brake control output and our power supply. Our orange wire will be for our 12 volt power supply and then our blue wire will be for our output for our brake controller. Now we will go ahead and free the wires up for our running lights, turn signals, and brake lights and our ground.more


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11/6/2013 9:43:52 AM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2004 Ford F-250- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2004 Ford F-250

Today on our 2004 Ford Super Duty well be installing the Tekonsha Primas IQ brake controller, part number TK90160. First to begin our install well go ahead and locate the manufacturers wiring harness. Taped to it will be four wires necessary to hook up our brake controller. This will be the red, blue, black and white wires. Some applications of the Super Duty model will have two sets of brake control wires. For this application we only have one set of wires to hook up to.more


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10/16/2013 3:44:59 PM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2001 Ford F-250- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2001 Ford F-250

Today on our 2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty, we'll be installing the Hopkins Insight Flex Mount Trailer Brake Controller for 1 to 4 axles, part number HM47297. To begin with, let's go over the parts that we'll be installing with the Hopkins Insight Flex Mount Trailer Brake Controller. We have the smart box here, which will be what's wired into our vehicle. We also have the flex control, which allows you to mount controls that allow you to change your settings on your brake controller, anywhere you like, preferably somewhere within easy reach. The kit also comes with a flex display. You can see it also comes with a bracket that can be used to mount the flex controller by screwing it in instead of using the 2-sided tape supplied with the kit.more


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10/15/2013 4:15:13 PM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2008 Nissan Titan- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2008 Nissan Titan

All right today on this 2008 Nissan Titan we're going to install part number 90195. This is a Tekonsha T3 trailer brake controller. We'll also be using an adapter cord, part number 3050-P. This will connect to the factory tow package port underneath the dash. We'll start with this part first. First we need to locate the port underneath the dash.more


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10/15/2013 6:16:56 AM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon

All right, today in this 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon, we are going to install a brake controller, part number 90195. We are also going to use a couple of other part numbers, ETBC7, to help install our brake controller and also part number 18136, in Tow Ready; this is a universal mounting bracket. We are going to start off our install using that bracket. Now our mounting bracket just clamps on to the hitch; put the bracket up to the hitch, bring the clamp around and then go ahead and secure it. We will go ahead and move the clamp and set in to place in a way we have less of the extra hanging down. Now we will go ahead and install the 7 pole bracket.more


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9/17/2013 6:57:13 AM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2000 Ford F-150- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2000 Ford F-150

Today in this 2000 Ford F150 were going to install part number 90885 the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Brake Controller. To start work, well go ahead and locate the port for our wire harness to fit into. Its right next to the diagnostic port underneath the dash. Well take our wire harness, part number 3035-P, well go ahead and take it and plug into the port.Now take our cable, and well go ahead and run it to the edge of the dash on the other side of the diagnostic port. Well let it sit there for now. Then well find a location for our pocket to hold our brake controller.more


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9/9/2013 2:53:36 PM



Hopkins Brake Controller HM47297 Review- Video

Hopkins Brake Controller HM47297 Review

Today were going to review part number HM47297. This is the Hopkins Insight flex mount trailer brake controller. This brake controller will activate your trailer brakes in proportion to your vehicles braking action. It will automatically adjust your trailers braking based on the deceleration of the tow vehicle, and it does activate immediately so theres no pausing like with some of the time delayed brake controllers. The flex mount system here includes three separate pieces each of which can be mounted in different locations; the flex display which is this one right here. This will mount on the dash or anywhere in line of sight, does come with a cord that plugs into the smart box.more


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8/21/2013 9:22:20 AM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2008 Chevrolet Silverado- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2008 Chevrolet Silverado

All right, today on this 2008 Chevrolet Silverado were going to install part number 90195 from Tekonsha. This is the P3 brake controller. First off well go ahead and look for the existing towing harness thats underneath the dash. Most of the time its hanging down a little bit from the regular wires, so its pretty easy to find. Well go ahead and point it out to you and then pull it gently down to get the wires away from the rest of the harness, and then well go ahead and install the wire harness from the brake controller. Well go ahead and strip our wires back and then add our butt connectors.more


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7/18/2013 5:56:38 PM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevy Silverado we'll be installing the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 brake controller part number 90885. To begin our install we'll first locate the manufacturers wiring harness where the brake controller pigtail is taped up to the main wiring harness.Now that we've located the wires using our utility knife we will go ahead and cut them free. Then we'll pull down the tape and label which will identify the functions of each color. Then we'll go ahead and cut off any excess from the wires and strip them back.Next, we'll take our brake controller pigtail and add the bud connectors provided with our install kit. Now with our wires ready we'll go ahead and start making our connections.Starting with the dark blue wire coming from the vehicle and the dark blue from the brake controller pigtail we'll go ahead and connect the two with the yellow bud connector. We'll repeat the same process with the white wire from the vehicle and the white wire from our brake controller pigtail.Next, we'll take the red wire with the black tracer from the vehicle and connect it with the black wire coming from the brake controller pigtail and finally we'll take the light blue wire with the white tracer from the vehicle and connect it with the red wire from the brake controller pigtail completing the brake to a circuit.Now with all of our connections made I'm going to go ahead and take some black electrical tape and wrap up our wires also it will help clean up our install.more


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7/2/2013 2:47:57 PM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2005 Acura MDX- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2005 Acura MDX

Today on our 2005 Acura MDX well be installing the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 brake controller part #: 90885 in conjunction with the e-trailer ETB C7 brake controller install kit part #: ETB C7. To begin our install well first locate the four pole trailer connector. Its already mounted on the vehicle. Its stored here in the rear cargo area. Well need to rout it outside the vehicle. To do this were going to go ahead and remove the rear threshold.more


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6/20/2013 12:29:29 PM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2008 Chevrolet Silverado- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2008 Chevrolet Silverado

Today, on this 2008 Chevy Silverado, well be installing the Curt Discovery Trailer Brake Controller for 1-4 Axles with a time delay, Part Number C51120. We will also be using the universal wiring adapter for Curt trailer brake controllers, Part Number C51515. To begin with, we will need to locate under the dash, the bundle wires that is pre-wired from the factory that has the break controller switch, the power, the ground, as well as the line that'll connect to the seven-pole at the rear of the vehicle. Now, we'll need to go ahead and match up the wires. The black wire on the Curt pigtail will go to the black and red wire on the factory harness. This is the battery wire or the power wire. We'll match white to white for our ground. The light blue wire with white in it is the brake switch wire on the factory wiring harness, will go to the red wire on the Curt pigtail.more


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6/17/2013 12:31:22 PM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Avalanche- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Avalanche

Today, on our 2013, Chevy Avalanche, we'll be installing the Tekonsha Brake Controller, Part Number 90885. To begin our install, we'll go ahead and mount the brake controller bracket. For this application, we're mounting here on the driver side to the left of the steering wheel. Once we have the bracket or pocket secure, we can then go ahead and locate the manufacturers towing harness. This will be up underneath the dash here on the driver side between the parking brake pedal and the brake pedal. You'll notice there's a white tape going around it, securing it to the manufacturers harness that has a black electrical tape wrapped around it. These wires will be exposed. We'll go ahead and cut the tape and pull the wires down to gain access to them.more


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6/11/2013 8:00:02 AM



Tekonsha Brake Controller 90195 Review- Video

Tekonsha Brake Controller 90195 Review

Today we're going to review part number 90195. This is the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 proportional brake controller. This proportional brake controller will activate your trailer brakes in a proportion to your vehicles braking action. It'll automatically adjust your trailers braking based on the deceleration of the tow vehicle and it activates immediately so there's no pausing like with your time delay brake controllers. It does have an automatic leveling ability because there's an internal sensor on the inside which will detect deceleration even if the controller is not mounted flat. You can position this in a 360 degree range in a vertical plane.more


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6/5/2013 1:25:02 PM



Tekonsha Brake Controller 90885 Review- Video

Tekonsha Brake Controller 90885 Review

Today were going to review part #90885. This is the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Break Controller. This is a proportional brake controller, which will activate your trailer brakes in proportion to your vehicles braking action. It will automatically adjust the trailers braking based on the deceleration of the tow vehicle, and it will activate immediately so theres no pausing like with your time-delay brake controllers. This controller does have an automatic leveling ability. Theres an internal sensor on the inside which will detect deceleration, even if the controllers not mounted flat.more


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6/4/2013 11:23:51 PM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2010 GMC Acadia- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2010 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2010 GMC Acadia we'll be installing the Etrailer Universal Install Kit for Brake Controllers, part number ETBC7 in conjunction with the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Brake Controller, part number 90885. In addition we'll be using the Draw Tite No Drill Mounting Bracket, part number 18136.We'll begin by installing the seven pole bracket onto our seven pole connector. We'll use the hardware provided with our install kit securing the bracket to the connector. Then we'll take the no drill mounting bracket and secure it to the seven pole bracket with the hardware that's included. Now before I install the bracket onto the vehicle I'm going to go ahead and take some black electrical tape and wrap up these wires.Note for our application we'll not be using the purple wire which is for reverse trailer lights so we'll go ahead and clip it off as it will not be necessary. We'll wrap it up all the way until our first connection point.more


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5/31/2013 10:36:04 AM



Curt Brake Controller C51110 Review- Video

Curt Brake Controller C51110 Review

Today we're going to review part number C51110. This is the Curt Venturer Trailer Brake Controller. This brake controller is designed for trailers with up to three axles or six brake assemblies. It is designed to be used only with electric trailer brakes. It will not work with electrical over hydraulic. It does have a limited lifetime warranty.more


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5/28/2013 12:31:18 PM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2002 Ford F350- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2002 Ford F350

Today, on our 2002 Ford F350, we're going to be installing Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller, Part Number 90885. In conjunction with the brake controller, we'll also be using the Tekonsha Plug-in Wiring Adapter for electric brake controllers, Part Number 3035-P.To begin with, we will go ahead and lower dash panel below the steering wheel by twisting the four corners of the panel and pulling it off. With this removed, we'll go ahead and locate the plug that we will need to plug into underneath the dash.The connector is a gray connector and we will need to take the end of the plug-in wiring adapter and plug into this. You want to make sure it goes in all the way to where you hear it click and lock into place.Next, we'll go ahead and pick out a location to secure our mounting bracket. On this particular vehicle, there was already a brake controller installed before, but we'll go ahead and change out to the new bracket.We'll go ahead and make the connection to the back of the brake controller. Again, you'll notice that there is a clip on the one side and you need to make sure that it's locked into place firmly on the back of the brake controller.We'll go ahead and use the two screws and put the brake controller up into the bracket.more


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5/24/2013 10:45:14 AM



Curt Brake Controller C51130 Review- Video

Curt Brake Controller C51130 Review

Today we're going to review part number C51130. This is the Curt Reflex Trailer Brake Controller. This is a proportional designed brake controller which will activate your trailer brakes in proportion to your vehicle's braking action. It will automatically adjust the trailer's braking based on the deceleration of the tow vehicle. This does activate immediately so there's no pausing like with some of the time delay brake controllers. It does contain an automatic leveling ability.more


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5/20/2013 2:35:31 PM



Curt Brake Controller C51120 Review- Video

Curt Brake Controller C51120 Review

Today we're going to take a look at the Curt Discovery Trailer Brake Controller number C51120. This time delayed brake controller activates trailer brakes with a preset intensity. The signal is sent to the trailer brakes when the tow vehicle's brakes are activated.It has an adjustable thumb wheel power output that allows you to determine the amount of breaking force you would set to the maximum when you travel through a more hilly terrain with a fully loaded trailer and you would back off the power output when you're towing a smaller more lightweight trailer.It also features a sink switch here on the side. It allows you to adjust the aggressiveness of the brakes. If you want it full power in this position right here. It will increase the activation speed of the brakes and you would move it back in the opposite direction to achieve a smoother braking by supplying the power more gradually.more


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5/20/2013 2:23:09 PM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2012 Toyota Tacoma- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2012 Toyota Tacoma

All right, today on this 2012 Toyota Tacoma were going to install a brake controller, part number 90885 from Tekonsha. This is a Prodigy P2. To help us install this were also going to use part number 3040-P. This is a cable that will go between the brake controller and the port on the truck. Well start off with this part number. Well go ahead and look for the port underneath the dash on the left hand side by the drivers side door.more


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5/20/2013 9:24:12 AM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2005 GMC Sierra- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2005 GMC Sierra

Today, on a 2005 GMC Sierra, were going to be installing Hopkins Flex-Mount brake control, part number hm47297. In conjunction with Hopkins direct fit brake control adapter which is part number hm47795.To begin our install, were going to mount the Flex-Mount display unit here in the center console. First, well remove the center console trays and route the wire up through the pre-drilled hole in there. Well follow the 12-volt power supply back down through the console. Then, well zip tie the wire to the 12-volt power supply wires to secure it in place, cut off the excess from the zip-tie and re-install the panel.Then, well secure the Flex display in place using double sided tape. Now, to install the Flex control system were going to mount it on the side of the center console, that way its easy to access all of the different controls as well as the manual override.more


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5/13/2013 10:19:22 AM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan

Today on our 2009 Dodge Caravan, we'll be installing the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 brake controller, part number 90885. Note, this vehicle has already had an ETBC7 brake controller installation kit installed, so we'll be connecting to it and mounting our brake controller. So to begin our install, we'll take the pocket from our brake controller and install the pocket onto the dash. We'll be installing it on the kick panel to the passenger side of the steering wheel. We'll use the hardware provided with our install kit to secure it. Next, we'll take the wiring harness from the brake controller and secure it to the vehicle.more


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4/25/2013 8:16:57 AM



TrailerMate Brake Controller TM75813 Review- Video

TrailerMate Brake Controller TM75813 Review

Today we are going to review part number TM75813. This is the Trailer Mate X10 trailer brake controller. This is a proportional style brake controller which will work on trailers up to four axles or eight brake assemblies. It is designed for use with electric trailer brakes or electric over hydraulic trailer brakes. This can mount in a position between a minus 90 degrees which would be straight down or a positive 90 degrees which would be straight up. Also, a plus or minus 30 degrees side to side which will mean 30 degrees this way or 30 degrees this way.more


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4/3/2013 5:16:26 AM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

Today on this 2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac were going to install part number 90885 from Tekonsha. To help install our brake controller were going to be using the following parts. Were going to be using the etbc7 kit and also a bracket, part number 18136 from Tow Ready. Now well start off installing our bracket to the hitch because we need this bracket to install the seven-pole bracket that comes with the etbc7 kit. Well go ahead and connect the seven-pole bracket to our mounting bracket, and then well attach it to the hitch. Well wrap up our seven-pole adapter wires with electric tape leaving out the four-pole, the blue wire which is our brake wire and the black wire which is the 12 volt power supply.more


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3/28/2013 12:04:10 PM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2013 Toyota Highlander- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander, well be installing the Tekonsha Primus IQ Trailer Brake Control, part number TK90160. Note this vehicle is already equip with an ETBC7 Brake Controller Install Kit so well just need to hardwire in our brake controller, mount it, and were ready to go. Well first start with mounting our brake controller. Well take the brake controller bracket and the hardware provided and attach it here to the kick panel. Then we can take our four-pole plug provided with the brake controller and the red wire coming off our four-pole plug that will get attached to the brake switch signal. For this application the brake switch signal will be the blue wire coming from the brake switch.more


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3/27/2013 12:38:12 PM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2010 Chevrolet Silverado- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2010 Chevrolet 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.more


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3/25/2013 11:39:13 AM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2001 Nissan Xterra- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2001 Nissan Xterra

Today on this 2001 Nissan Xterra were going to install part number 90195 from Tekonsha, the P3 brake controller. To install our brake controller were also going to use part number etbc7 to install it, and were going to work with that part number first. Were going to take the seven pole adapter and connect that to the gray cable in the kit. Well use the butt connector to make our connections, and well use the color code as follows: Were going to go black to black, and white to blue. Our black wire will be used for our 12 volt power supply going out to the seven pole connector, and our blue wire will be our brake controller output. Now that blue wire is going to change from blue to white and then it will go back to blue eventually at the brake controller.more


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3/25/2013 11:38:36 AM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2013 Dodge Ram- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2013 Dodge Ram

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.more


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3/22/2013 2:09:23 PM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2011 Nissan Pathfinder- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2011 Nissan Pathfinder

Today in this 2011 Nissan Pathfinder we're going to install part number 39510 from Tekonsha. This isthe Voyager trailer brake controller.This vehicles already been equipped with a 4-pole wiring packaging from the factory. To add ourbrake controller and connector, we're basically going to just fill in the blanks. We're going to start offunderneath the dash. We're going to locate the tow package port underneath the dashboard whichis going to be just right of the steering wheel, behind the dash, and also a little bit above thediagnostic port.We'll go ahead and take the adapter cord and plug it into the brake controller, and then we'll goahead and plug it into the port underneath the dash. The part number for our adapter cord will be3050-P.more


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3/15/2013 1:02:39 PM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 1991 Ford F-150- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 1991 Ford F-150

Today on our 1991 Ford F150, we will be installing the Tekonsha PowerTrac electric brake controller, part number 39523 in conjunction with the ETBC7 Brake Controller wiring as well as the replacement brake control plug in harness for Tekonsha and Draw-Tite type brake controllers, part number 20127. We will begin our installation here at the rear bumper. We will need to install the bracket to the rear bumper that will hold our 7 pole connector. We will take the bracket and the hardware, put the bracket in place here in the redrilled holes. Slide the bolt through, put the washers on the other side and lock it down with the nut. With both bolts in, we can go ahead and tighten it down securing it to the rear bumper. We are now ready to put the 7 pole into the bracket. We will take our 7 pole connector and the hardware here, put the connector into place making sure that the wires pass through the bracket and with our connector in place, we will pass the bolts through the connector, through the bracket, put the nut on the other side and tighten them down.more


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3/6/2013 3:21:42 PM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2013 Toyota Highlander- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander we'll be installing the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 brake controller, part number 90195. We'll also be using the ETBC7 brake control install kit, part number ETBC7. The first step of our install will be taking the previously installed four pole connector at the back of the vehicle and routing it outside. To do this we'll need to open up the rear cargo door to gain access to the four pole. Then we'll remove the drivers side lower storage compartment and necessary panels to access it. This will allow us to reroute the four pole connector outside the grommet you can see here.more


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3/1/2013 4:12:24 PM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2008 Chevrolet Silverado- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2008 Chevrolet Silverado

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.more


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3/1/2013 4:12:08 PM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2004 Ford F-150- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2004 Ford F-150

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.more


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3/1/2013 4:12:02 PM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

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.more


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3/1/2013 11:46:47 AM



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2012 Ford F-150- Video

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2012 Ford F-150

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.more


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3/1/2013 10:15:38 AM



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