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Brake controllers with a custom fit wiring harness for your Ford F-150 make trailer towing safer and installation easier. We offer high quality controllers in both time-delay and proportional models, from manufacturers such as Tekonsha, Hopkins, Valley, and Draw-Tite. Brake controller wiring adapters are available for most <%=fMake%> Ford F-150s, allowing for simple plug-and-play installation.




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Ford F-150 Brake Controller Videos



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2012 Ford F-150

Today in this 2012 Ford F-150 SuperCrew Cab we're going to install part number 90195. This is a Tekonsha Prodigy P3 trailer brake controller. All right now to help us with our install we're going to use part number 22292 from Tow Ready, the plug-in wiring trailer adapter. All right now we're actually going to start off with our adapter plug first. Our tow package port is right here, go ahead and release it from the tyrannical bonds of the electric tape. Now we need to remove this cap, just push down this tab right here, and your adapter cord will plug right in place. We'll leave it alone for now.



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.



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.



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.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2004 Ford F-150

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



Diagnosing a Brake Controller Problem

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.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2001 Ford F-150

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



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2010 Ford F-150

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



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2001 Ford F-150

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



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 1990 Ford F-150

Today on this 1990 Ford F-150, we are going to install part number ETBC7 and part number 118316 from Tow Ready. So with the ETBC7 kit we are going to install the brake controller part number 5500 from Draw-Tite and it is the activator to the brake controller. First off what we will do is we will start off by installing the 4-pole wiring flat part number 118316 and that will give us a 4-pole to work off of for ETBC7 kit. We are not going to use all of this wire here so what we will do is we will just go ahead and wrap it up next to the harness just to take up the extra slack because this is going to go right to the ETBC7 kit. And what will happen is we will plug this in to the ETBC7 kit which will get mounted onto the bumper. Which we want to install that bracket next.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2009 Ford F150

Today we are going to install a Prodigy Brake Controller, part number 90185 on our 2009 Ford F-150, and we are going to use the accompanying brake control adapter and show you how it gets installed. This is a little bit different from previous models. The plug for the brake controller is actually behind this tray right here. What happens is, this panel comes off, and then we get behind the tray - unscrew the tray - and the connection is right behind it. All right, what we are going to do first is go ahead and just take off this panel right here. And it is actually pretty easy. Just give a gentle pull on the bottom and just work your way up. And start on the right-hand side, so that way you can pull it out from underneath this piece here. When you do pull on this, this little panel here will come back toward you, too, and give you a little bit of extra room to pull it out.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2004 Ford F150

If you are throwing around the idea of installing a brake controller or needed one yesterday this video will show you step by step what is required. Many trucks come with a factory provided brake control wiring harness which is usually tucked into the glove compartment. On this video we will demonstrate how to install the Tekonsha Prodigy brake controller using this OEM harness. Since this truck has the tow package the only hardwiring required is between the factory harness and the controller. If you want to eliminate all hardwiring and make installation even faster you can opt to purchase the Tekonsha custom wiring harness if one is available for your vehicle.





Ford F-150 Brake Controller Questions and Answers


  • Troubleshooting Low Voltage Output On Blue Wire From Brake Controller On 2002 Ford F-150
  • A great way to test the brake controller blue wire output is to use a Circuit Tester, like part # 3808. You will want to test the blue wire at the back of the brake controller. If that is low, then there may be an issue with the vehicle wiring. The bulb in the tester will place a load on the wiring, and you can tell if you are getting full voltage by the brightness of the bulb in the tester. If you find that the bulb is dim with the brake controller set at maximum setting, you will...
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  • PL Error Code on P2 Trailer Brake Controller Installed on a 2014 Ford F-150
  • The PL error on the P2, # 90885, indicates that power is being interrupted when the brake pedal is pressed. If you are using the controller on a 2014 Ford F-150 with a factory trailer connector then you should be using wiring harness # 22292. No other harness will work. If you are using this harness then make sure the wires that go into the plug that plugs into the truck match the picture I have provided. If you have hardwired in the controller then you likely have the red wire attached...
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  • Troubleshooting a Tekonsha Voyager that Wont Engage Trailer Brakes, Light Stays Orange
  • It sounds like you haven't found the correct brake switch wire. You will want to use a circuit tester to test the wires around the brake pedal for a circuit that sees voltage only when the brakes are applied and none when released. The easier way to install the controller would have been to use the brake controller harness part # 22292 though as this will make all of the correct connections for the controller to your 2009 Ford F-150. I attached an FAQ on brake controller installs...
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  • Recommended Brake Controller And Harness For 2002 Ford F-150
  • Since you said you have a 4-way connector on your 2002 Ford F-150, I can make some recommendations that may be very simple for you. I recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Brake Controller, part # 90885. This is one of our most popular brake controllers because it is easy to install and operate. The harness you need is part # 3035-P. One end connects to the brake controller and the other end connects to the built-in harness located beneath your truck's dash, normally located to the left...
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  • Troubleshooting a Tekonsha P3 Brake Controller that Reads Trailer Not Connected
  • If you sever the blue wire leaving the P3 controller part # 90195 leaving enough room to reconnect it and test the end of the wire leaving the controller with a circuit tester like part # 3808 you should see voltage when you slide the manual override lever. If not, then the brake controller is bad. If you see voltage there instead then the problem is somewhere on the brake output circuit of your vehicle or trailer. Corrosion on the trailer connector typically causes this problem. If...
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  • Installing Aftermarket Brake Controller on 2010 Ford F-150 with Integrated Factory Brake Controller
  • I spoke with my contact at Tekonsha and even though your 2010 Ford F-150 is equipped with an integrated controller, it is still plug and play wired. In order to install an aftermarket brake controller like the Prodigy P3, # 90195, you will just need to unplug the wiring for the integrated controller and remove it. Next you will use the Tow Ready Plug-In Wiring Adapter, # 22292, to install the Prodigy P3. Please note that when removing the factory installed controller, this will set...
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  • Functions Of Red And Black Wire For Brake Controller Harness On 2001 Ford F-250
  • For your 2001 Ford F-150,and the plug and play harness, part # HM47715, red wire is the input from the brake switch telling the control you are stepping on the brake pedal, and the black wire is supplying 12 volt power to the brake controller.
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  • Installing Brake Controller Adapter On 2003 Ford F-150 Pickup Truck
  • The installation of the P3 brake controller, part # 90195, should be a simple job with the Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter, part # 3035-P on your 2003 Ford F-150 truck. With the brake controller harness under the dash on your F-150, the adapter makes the installation very simple and allows you to be able to remove your brake controller any time you want.
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  • Wiring Harness Needed to Plug Curt Brake Controller into a 2006 Ford F-150
  • The Curt brake controller # C51120 can plug directly into your 2006 Ford F-150 using the proper wiring harness, # C51322. This harness is sold separately. I have included a link to a video to the right that shows where the connection point is on your truck. The brake controller and harness are different in the video but they plug into the same place on the truck.
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  • Fit of Hayes G2 Brake Controller # HA81792BB on 2004 Ford F150
  • A brake controller isn't a vehicle-specific item, so the Hayes G2 brake controller you mentioned, part # HA81792BB would work just fine. You would need a wiring adapter, part # HA81783-HBC that would plug into the rear of the controller and into the connector located under the vehicle dashboard. As you can see in the provided photo, the brake controller is located behind the OBD port under he steering column. It's located above the OBD port and to the right.
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  • 7-Way Trailer Connector and Brake Controller Installation on 2003 Ford F150
  • To install a 7-way on your F150, use the Tow Ready # 118242 wiring harness. To plug in the harness, you'd simply trace the wiring from your factory 4-pole back to where it plugs in on the frame rail. Separate that connection, and plug the # 118242 inline. Ground the white wire with the ring terminal to the trailer frame, and install the fuses and relays per the instructions. The connector that the # 3035-P plugs into would be located under the dash, usually near the diagnostic port....
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  • LED Staying Red on Brake Controller with Brake Pedal Released Troubleshooting
  • It sounds like your brake controller hasn't been leveled properly if you are unable to get it to go green. With the trailer connected find the power control knob on the right side of the controller and turn it clockwise toward the front of the vehicle until the maximum setting is reached. Next, press the brake pedal and hold it. Look at the bi-colored LED on the control. If the light is green in color, find the level knob on the left side of the control and rotate it counter clockwise...
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  • Brake Controller Install Harness Recommendation for a 2013 Ford F150
  • The correct brake controller install harness to install a Tekonsha brake controller like the P2 brake controller part # 90885 in your 2013 Ford F150 would be the part # 22292. I attached an install video for this harness for you to check out as well.
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  • Brake Controller Installation on 2006 Ford F-150 Super Crew That Has Factory 4-Pole
  • To install a trailer brake controller like the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 # 90885 in your 2006 F-150 that has a 4-pole trailer connector you can use quick-connect adapter # 3035-P to connect the controller to the under-dash port on the truck. This connection will provide power and brake signals to the controller and route its output to the trailer. You will also need part # 37185 to provide the 7-way socket. The linked photo shows how to wire # 37185. I have also included both a video and article...
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation for a 2006 Ford F-150 XLT with 6-Way Trailer Connector
  • Brake controllers are not a vehicle or trailer specific item, so you can use any brake controller on the market. The brake controller I use in my truck is the Tekonsha Prodigy P2, # 90885, but I'll tell you I am thinking about upgrading to the Prodigy P3, # 90195. The P2 is a great controller and I have had zero problems. It is also one of the most popular controllers on the market. The P3 comes with a few more features and a customizable display that makes setup and troubleshooting much...
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  • Brake Controller And Plug-In Adapter Recommendation For 2007 Ford F-150
  • Thanks for the information about your father-in-laws 2007 Ford F-150. The brake controller I recommend is the Tekonsha Prodigy P2, part # 90885. This is our most popular brake controller because it is easy to install and use. The adapter you need to hook up the controller under the dash is part # 3035-P. One end plugs into the harness under the dash and the other simply connects to the brake controller. I have attached an installation video for a brake controller and harness...
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  • Plug In Brake Controller Wiring Harness Recommendation for a 2007 Ford F150
  • Yes, your 2007 Ford F-150 will have an under dash port that will allow you to install a brake controller. It should be located beneath the center of the dash just to the left of the OBDII port. Check out the install video I attached. The Plug-In Wiring Adapter part # 3035-P would be the correct harness to get as it would plug into this port on your truck. However, you will need to cut off the end that would normally would plug into a brake controller and then wire it color by color...
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  • Brake Controller Install on 2004 Ford F150 with Factory 7-way Trailer Connector
  • If your F150 already has a functional 7-way, all you'll need to install a brake controller would be the Tekonsha P3, part # 90195 and the wiring adapter, 3035-P. If your truck only had the 4-pole trailer connector instead, you could then use the # 118247 to install a functioning 7-way. The connector under the dash is located above and a bit to the right of the OBD port, just above where the driver's right knee would be. I've linked you to an install video that you might find helpful.
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  • Brake Controller Installation on 2008 Ford F150 w/ OEM 4-Pole Trailer Connector
  • If you were interested in the # HM47294 Hopkins Agility brake controller you were looking at, you'd need the # HM47715 wiring adapter and the # 37185 4-pole to 7-way adapter. The controller would mount to the underside of the dash in the desired location. Usually, to the right of the steering column is best, so you don't bang your knees on it as you get in and out of the truck. The factory connector is located under the dash, above and to the right of the OBD II port as shown in the...
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  • Hopkins Agility Trailer Brake Controller Does Not Send Power Back to the Trailer Brakes
  • You are going to want to test the brake controller to determine if it is the problem or if there is a problem somewhere else. You will need a circuit tester such as # 3808 if you don't already have one. In the truck cab you will need to sever the blue wire several inches from the back of the controller. Then use the circuit tester to test the end of the blue wire coming out of the controller. It should only have power when you apply the manual override. If it shows power at idle then...
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  • Best Brake Controller Recommendation for a 2012 Ford F-150
  • The brake controller we recommend the most is the Prodigy P2 Brake Controller part # 90885. This is the best selling controller on the market because of how easy it is to setup and use, and how well it works. The Curt Triflex # C51130 is also an excellent choice for a brake controller, but I would go with the P2 honestly as it is the best controller around. To install the P2 all you would need is the correct wiring adapter, part # 22292. Or if you went the Curt route you would need the...
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  • Parts Needed to Install a 7-Way Trailer Connector and Brake Controller on a 1985 Ford F-250
  • We have everything you need to install a 7-way trailer trailer connector and a brake controller on your 1985 Ford F-250. The first item you will need is a 4-way flat trailer connector unless your truck already has one. For this, I recommend our 4-Pole Wiring Kit, # 18252. This harness will splice into your tail light circuits and provide power for the trailer lights. Next, you will want our Universal 7-Way and 4-Way Installation Kit, # ETBC7. This kit provides a 7-way and 4-way...
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  • Location Of Under Dash Brake Controller Port On 2002 Ford F150
  • You are right that the gray port is right next to the diagnostic port under the dash on your 2002 Ford F-150 for the brake controller. I have attached a photo that shows where the brake controller port is in relation to the location of the diagnostic port. I have also attached a helpful article for brake controller installation on Ford full-size pickups you can check out.
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  • Brake Controller And Wiring For 1995 Ford F-150 With 4-Way Installed
  • Since you said you have a 4-way connector at the rear of your 1995 Ford F-150, you will need to add a 7-way so you can send the signal to the trailer brakes from the brake controller. I attached a link to a helpful article that explains trailer wiring. I recommend a brake controller like the Tekonsha Prodigy P2, part # 90885. this is a proportional brake controller that will work with either electric or electric over hydraulic brake systems and is our most popular brake controller because...
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  • Installing Tekonsha Voyager Trailer Brake Controller # 39510 in a 2010 Ford F-150
  • Trailer brake controllers like your Tekonsha Voyager # 39510 are not vehicle-specific and so can be installed in any vehicle. The four wires for a controller - black, blue, white and red - are standardized for specific functions: BLACK is 12V power input to the controller (via a circuit breaker); BLUE is the controller's output signal which gets routed to the 7-way; WHITE is a ground that connects either to the vehicle frame or to the battery negative terminal; RED is the input trigger...
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  • Installation of Curt Venturer Brake Controller # C51110 in 2011 Ford F-150
  • Your 2011 Ford F-150 has a quick-connect port under the dash to allow for convenient plug-in installation of a trailer brake controller. The harness part you referenced, part # C51436, provides this connection instead of forcing you to hard-wire the unit. Your harness may be pinned out incorrectly for your 2011 F-150. Please refer to the linked article which explains the correct pin assignments for the harness you have. It may just be necessary for you to relocate the ground and brake...
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  • Where to Get the Relay to Activate the 12 Volt Circuit on the 7-Way of a 2008 Ford F150
  • The relay you need to activate the 12 volt power circuit of your trailer connector is available at your local Ford dealer. I wish we carried it so that you could get it from us but we do not. The correct harness to install the Curt Venturer Brake Controller part # C51110 in your 2008 Ford F150 would be the part # C51322. This harness will plug into the back of the brake controller and the other end will plug into the port under your dash near the center console.
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  • What Can Cause the E2 Error on a Hopkins Reliance Trailer Brake Controller
  • The E2 error on your Hopkins brake controller indicates a short to the blue wire. The most likely culprit is a dirty or corroded vehicle/trailer connector and is causing power draw from another circuit to the brake circuit. Clean both connectors and also check the back where the wires attach because corrosion can build up there as well. If this does not solve the issue, you should test the controller itself to see if it is the problem. Sever the blue wire a few inches from the back of...
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  • Wiring Adapter to Install a Reese Brakeman Brake Controller in a 2014 Ford F150
  • I believe the Reese Brakeman Brake Controller you mention is the same controller as the Activator III Brake Controller, part # 5520. And the correct harness to install this controller in your 2014 Ford F-150 if it has a factory 7-way would be the Tow Ready Plug-In Wiring Adapter # 22292. If you have a 4-way connection you would need the # 22292 as well as a 7-way part # 37185. Check out the FAQ article I attached that shows how to connect the # 37185 to you factory wiring. I attached...
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  • How to Install a Brake Controller in a 2006 Ford F-150
  • To install a brake controller in your 2006 Ford F-150 depends on the trailer connector you have at the rear of your truck. If you have a factory round 7-way then all you would need is the Curt Brake Controller Installation harness part # C51322 to install the Curt Reflex Brake Controller part # C51130. If you only have a 4-way flat connector at the rear of your vehicle you will also need a 7-way part # 37185. You will need to trace the 4-way wires till you find a factory plug in the...
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  • What Is Needed To Install Brake Controller On 2005 Ford F-150 With Factory Tow Package
  • On your 2005 Ford F-150 with the towing package, there will be a port under the dash that the Curt Custom Wiring Adapter, part # C51322 plugs into. I have attached a photo that has a red arrow pointing to the location on your truck. The Curt Venturer Trailer Brake Controller, part # C51110 is a time-delayed brake controller designed for a trailer with electric brakes only. It uses a preset sensitivity setting to activate your trailer brakes when you press the brake pedal in your truck....
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  • Is it Normal for Brake Controller Manual Override Lever to Activate Truck Brake Lights
  • That's actually part of how the brake controller is designed. It does that so that if you were towing a trailer and you were applying the manual override to slow yourself down without touching the vehicle brakes drivers behind you would know that you were slowing down. Its a safety feature and everything is working as it should. Some states now have laws that require brake controllers to function like this. I attached an FAQ on brake controllers for you to check out also.
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation for a 2007 Ford F-150 with Factory Tow Package
  • You are correct that the wiring plug mounted under the dash is the plug for the brake controller. As for a brake controller, I recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller # 90885, and a Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter for Electric Brake Controllers # 3035-P. I have linked a helpful article about trailer brake controllers and a video of the installation of a brake controller for a trailer on a 2009 Ford F150.
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  • Will Prodigy P2 Brake Controller # 90885 and Harness # 22292 fit a 2010 and 2014 Ford F150
  • Yes, the Tekonsha P2 Prodigy Brake Controller part # 90885 and the plug-in harness part # 22292 that you referenced is confirmed to fit both a 2010 and a 2014 Ford F150. The vehicle specific adapter has one end that plugs into the back of the brake controller, while the other end plugs into the port located behind the instrument cluster finish panel in the center of the dashboard, on the driver's side.
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  • Can a Factory Trailer Brake Controller be Installed on a 2011 Ford F-150 without OEM Controller
  • You would need to talk with a Ford dealer because there is going to likely be a lot of steps and other equipment needed in the cab and under the hood to install the factory brake controller. Also, the factory controllers are notorious for not working nearly as well as aftermarket controllers and they rarely will work at all with electric over hydraulic braking systems. I am also not sure what having the OEM controller installed, parts and labor, would cost you but I am certain it would...
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  • Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Brake Controller # 90885, 22292 Installation in 2012 Ford F-150 with 4-Pole
  • I have linked an installation video for the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Brake controller and harness, part # 90885 and # 22292, in a 2012 Ford F-150. I have also linked a video for the Hopkins 4 Pole to 7 Pole and 4 Pole Adapter you are using, part # 37185, showing installation in a 2011 F-150. The photo provided shows the Hopkins 7-way adapter and the loose wires with butt connectors, some of which will need to be connected in order for your P2 to activate the electric (or electric-over-hydraulic)...
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  • Location For Brake Controller Adapter # C51436 To Plug Into On 2010 Ford F-150
  • On your Ford 2010 F-150, the harness location should be located under the dash, above the brake pedal and taped to another harness. I have attached a photo that shows the typical location for the harness location on your truck. If you have the shifter in the center console of your F-150 it will be located under the center console. I have attached the installation instructions for the Curt Custom Wiring Adapter, part # C51436. The instructions show the typical installation locations for...
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  • Draw-Tite Activator Brake Controller Showing 0.0 But Feels Like Brakes Are Working
  • This was the first time I have heard of this particular issue, so I reached out to my contact at Draw-Tite and he had some information regarding this issue. He said this is typically a result of moisture or corrosion in the trailer connector either on the trailer or on the truck. I recommend checking the pins on your truck and trailer connector for any signs of moisture or corrosion and repair or replace as necessary. If you see moisture or corrosion, it is possible that it has made...
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  • Does Voyager Trailer Brake Controller Use Illumination Wire on a 2008 Ford F-150 Factory Harness
  • Aftermarket brake controllers such as the Voyager # 39510 do not use the illumination circuit. You can just cap off this wire and stow it out of the way. The brake controller uses white for ground, black for 12 volt power, blue for output to the trailer brakes, and red for input from the stop light switch. Your Ford harness should have one of the following 2 configurations: Pink for 12 volt power Red for input for stop light switch White for ground Blue for output to trailer...
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  • Tekonsha Primus IQ Trailer Brake Controller # TK90160 Shows No Connection to Trailer
  • Your Tekonsha Primus IQ # TK90160 brake controller will display the NC message (indicating the trailer is not connected) for any of several possible reasons: if the trailer is not connected, if the connector has corrosion, if there is an open circuit on the brake line, if the trailer brake magnet loses its ground connection to the trailer frame or if the brake magnet is malfunctioning. Although trailer lighting functions are carried on the same 7-way connectors, since they are on separate...
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  • Will the Draw-Tite Activator III Trailer Brake Controller Fit a 2011 Ford F-150
  • Trailer brake controllers, including the Activator III, # 5520, are not vehicle specific so you can use it on your 2011 Ford F-150. If your truck came with a factory 7-Way you will also need harness # 22292 to plug into the factory connection point on the truck. If your truck came with a factory 4-Way flat connector then you will use the same harness but you will also need to add a 7-Way, # 37185. To install the 37185 you will plug in the 4-Way from the truck to the adapter. Then there...
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  • Parts Needed to Install a 7-Way Trailer Connector and Brake Controller on a 1996 Ford F-150
  • There are some things in your cart that you do not need and you are missing some other things you do need. To install a brake controller in your 1996 Ford F-150 you first have to look at if the truck has any trailer connector or not. You mentioned you do not have a 7-Way on the truck but do you have a 4-Way flat connector? If you do have a 4-Way flat trailer connector then you will need 7-Way adapter # 37185. The 4-Way plugs into the adapter then there are some loose wires that need...
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  • Troubleshooting the Installation of a Tekonsha Primus on a 2012 Ford F-150 After a Rear Collision
  • With the trailer connected the display on the brake controller should be read .c. This indicates that the trailer is connected. If the reading is 0.0 then that indicates that there is no braking conducted by the brake controller. Without a trailer connected the display should be n.c. then changes to . . after 15 seconds. I suggest adjusting the boost level, as well as make sure that the brake controller is mounted in the correct positioning. For the Tekonsha Primus # TK90160 the correct...
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  • Tow Ready T-One Trailer Wiring Harness # 118316 for 1995 Ford F150
  • The Tow Ready T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness, part # 118316 is indeed the correct harness for your 1995 F150. The harness will plug inline with the connector located along the frame rail on the drivers side just behind the rear wheel. You will find a junction point, where two connectors join. Simply unplug this connection, and plug each connector of the T-One inline with the factory wiring. I have linked an installation video for you.
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  • Troubleshooting Prodigy P2 # 90885 Installation on 2012 Ford F-150 With N.C. Appearing in LCD
  • One way to troubleshoot is if you can hook your truck up to another trailer. By doing this you will be able to easily determine if you have an issue on your truck or trailer. If your brake controller works properly on the other trailer then you know your problem is on your trailer. If your brake controller still reads n.c. then it has to do with the setup in your truck. If another trailer is not available, or your brake controller would not set up when hooked to another trailer then...
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  • Parts Needed to Add a 7-Way Trailer Connector and Brake Controller to a 1995 Ford F-150
  • I will be happy to help you get what you need to add a brake controller and proper trailer connector on your 1995 Ford F-150. First, it sounds like you have a 4-Way flat connector. This will provide the basic light functions but you will need a 7-Way trailer connector to provide the proper connection and to have the brakes work. To add a 7-Way you will need # ETBC7. On it the white wire grounds to the frame, the black wire is 12 volt power, blue is output to the trailer brakes, and purple...
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  • Where is the Best Place to Install a Trailer Brake Controller on a 2008 Ford F-150
  • Take a look at the video I have linked showing the isntallation of a P3, # 90195, on a 2004 Ford F-150. The 2004 and 2008 F-150s are part of the same generation so this video is a great guide for you to follow. I have also included a link to a video showing installation of a different brake controller on a 2008 F-150 for you. Basically, you will need a spot that is within easy reach of the driver and that fits the mounting requirements of the brake controller as indicated in its instructions...
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  • Trailer Brakes Only Work with Manual Override on Voyager Brake Controller in 2008 Ford F-150
  • When the trailer brakes do not work with the brake pedal but work fine with the manual override that usually indicates a problem on the red wire on the brake controller. The red wire is the input circuit to the brake controller that sense when you step on the brakes. Common causes for issues on the red wire include a blown stop light or CHMSL fuse. Check the owners manual to find the locations of these fuses and replace them as needed. It may also be that the red wire is in the wrong...
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  • Low Voltage at 7-Way Connector on 2005 Ford F-150 Using Prodigy Trailer Brake Controller # 90185
  • It sounds as though you are using your Tekonsha Prodigy Brake Controller # 90185 with a custom-fit harness like part # 3035-P to connect the controller itself to the factory brake control port under your dash. The first troubleshooting step is to check that the controller output is correct before it travels through the vehicle wiring to your 7-way. Cut the blue wire a few inches from the connector at the back of the Prodigy. Apply your grounded circuit tester to the blue wire coming...
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  • Should the Light on the Pod Brake Controller be On All the Time with No Trailer Connected
  • When no trailer is connected the light on brake controller # 39523 will either be flashing or off. If it is green all the time with no trailer connected that indicates a short to ground. This normally occurs when there is corrosion on the pins or where the wires attach on the trailer connector. I have included a link to the instructions that include a troubleshooting section. I have also included a link to our FAQ article on troubleshooting brake controllers for you.
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  • Is the Factory Brake Controller Plug Present on a 2010 F-150 Without the Factory Tow Package
  • It is possible that the brake controller plug is not present under the dash if the truck did not come with a factory tow package. The best way to determine if the plug is present is to check. I have attached a two videos showing how to access the factory brake controller plug for you to check out. You may notice that the trucks in the video are a 2009 and a 2012, but the videos should give you a good idea where to check for the brake controller plug on your 2010 Ford F-150
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  • Brake Controller Installation on 2009 Ford F150
  • Since a brake controller is not a vehicle-specific item, just about any controller would install on your F150 in the same manner. Just to the right of your steering wheel, there is a small cubby or coin tray in the dash. The connector for the brake controller is clipped to the rear of this tray. If you view the video I linked to, you can see the procedure for accessing the plug. You will also need a brake control wiring adapter, part # 22292 to connect your controller to the plug. If...
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  • Installing a Draw-Tite Trailer Brake Controller on a 2013 Ford Truck
  • It is strange that the Draw-Tite brake controller has 5 wires instead of 4. White should be the ground. Red is the input from the brake switch. Blue is out put to the trailer brakes. And my best guess is that orange is the power wire. You would need to use a circuit tester like # 3808 to test the wires on the truck side to be sure. Brake controller wiring is normally black, white, red, and blue. The other option is to use # 22292 to plug into the truck if you have an F-150 or # 3034-P...
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  • Brake Controller Activating Trailer Brakes on a 2007 Ford F-150 When Not Physically Accessed
  • This sounds as if one of several things is happening. Either you have received the incorrect Tekonsha Adapter (the correct one is part# 3035-P), the adapter is mis-wired, the power wire from the vehicle is connected to the brake switch wire from the brake pedal or you have a short on your power wire on your 2007 Ford F-150 which is directly effecting your brake switch. If you are using a 7-to-6 way adapter at your vehicle/trailer connection, it is possible that the adapter is not wired...
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  • Can a P2 Trailer Brake Controller from a 1998 Ford F-150 Be Used in a Rental 2012 Ford F-150
  • The 1998 Ford F-150 and 2012 F-150 do not use the same wiring harness (a 2012 would use # 22292). Because you would have to put holes in the dash of the truck to mount the controller, it is probably not something the rental place will let you do. But if they allow you to or can find a factory screw to mount the controller mounting bracket to then it could work. Another option is to use the Prodigy RF, # 90250, which mounts on the trailer so you will not have to modify the rental truck...
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  • Troubleshooting Malfunction on Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Brake Controller # 90195 on 2009 Ford F-150
  • Your Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller # 90195 may be functional, but might have a different error due to a potential problem with the screen. Unplug the unit for 30 seconds and plug it back in. If that does not work, you will want to check the wiring to ensure it is not crimped or exposed, creating a short. I recommend testing the wiring on the tow vehicle side with a circuit tester such as # 3808. You will want to check the black power wire to see if it is getting juice...
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  • OL and SH Error Codes on a P2 Trailer Brake Controller on a 2000 Ford F-150
  • The OL code indicates overload and the SH code indicates short circuit. The two codes are probably symptoms of the same problem. Since have have replaced the 7-Way it is likely that something got crossed, miswired, or a wire is touching bare metal causing excessive power draw and a short circuit. First, you should test the brake controller because it could have an internal error. Sever the blue wire a few inches back from the controller. Then use a circuit tester like # 3808 to test...
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  • Wiring a Dexter Predator Brake Controller, Part # 58-8, in a 2005 Ford F150
  • If your 2005 Ford F-150 has only 4 wires at the bumper (or only a 4-pole connector) and you need to install a 7-way vehicle-side connector, you could use the Hopkins # 37185. If you already have the 7-way connector on your truck, you will need to make the additional wire connections for the brake controller. (The 4 wires you have carry the brake light, running light and turn light signals for your trailer, plus a ground: white = ground, brown = running/brake lights, green = right turn...
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  • Tekonsha P3 Does Not Power On Installed on a 2000 Ford F-250 with Factory Tow Package
  • The first couple of things to check are very easy. Since your truck has the factory tow package it could be as simple as a missing or blown fuse on the circuit used to power a brake controller. Use the owners manual and/or legend on the power distribution box lid to find the fuse locations related to the tow package wiring and replace any that are needed. You can also use a circuit tester like # 3808 if needed to test the black wire behind the controller. If there is no power on the...
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  • Is Red Light on Hayes Trailer Brake Controller Supposed to Light Up with Brake Pedal and No Trailer
  • I spoke with my contact at Hayes and on the Energize III controller, # 81741B, the red light will come on when you step on the brakes with the trailer connected or not. Also, you should see some brightness variation in the light. The best way to test it is to use the manual override lever and see if the light gets bright when on full and dimmer as you release the lever. If it does not, use a circuit tester like # 3808 if needed to test the voltage output at the 7-Way connector while...
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  • Trailer Brakes Work but Brake Controller Gives NC Error Message
  • It may be a dirty trailer connector or a bad ground that is causing some issues on your brake controller. It could also be a malfunctioning display. The first thing I would check is the controller. Sever the blue wire a few inches back from the controller and use a circuit tester like # 3808 to test the end that is coming out the controller. Fully apply the manual override level. If it still reads NC check the wiring going to the controller for loose connections or bad wiring then test...
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  • Does Brake Controller have to be Hardwired on a 2011 Ford F-150 with Factory 4-Way Trailer Connector
  • On many Ford trucks, the wiring that leads from the front of the truck to the rear of the truck often times has the additional wires needed to attach to the back of a 7-Way trailer connector. What you will need to do is follow the 4-Way wiring back to where it plugs into another connector. The harness that is more towards the front of the truck has more wires in it. If you cut away or pull back the covering leading to the forward plug, you should find a blue wire for output to the trailer...
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  • Where is the Manual Override Located on the Tekonsha PRIMUS Trailer Brake Controller # TK90160
  • The Tekonsha PRIMUS brake controller, # TK90160, has a manual override lever located on the front right side. It is just a lever or button that you push in. The instructions are stating that for that particular step you need to hold in the manual override as far as it will go. I have included a picture and a link to the instructions. The manual override is part C in the picture.
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  • Does the Voyager Trailer Brake Controller Light Up when No Trailer is Connected
  • I bench tested a Voyager brake controller, # 39510, and determined that with 12 volt power connected and the controller grounded and connected to the brake switch but NOT connected to a trailer, it will not light up even when you apply the brakes or use the manual override. If it is lighting up with no trailer connected that indicates a short to the brake output wire, most likely a dirty trailer connector.
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  • What is the Difference Between Prodigy P2 and P3 Brake Controllers
  • The biggest differences between the Prodigy P2 brake controller, # 90885, and the P3 brake controller, # 90195, are the display, buttons and look of the controllers. I like the buttons and display on the P3 controller myself because the display uses actual words for setup and troubleshooting rather than the display codes that the P2 uses. This makes it easier for me to know that I am adjusting the correct function or see the trouble shooting codes without referring back to the installation...
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  • Wiring the Hopkins Agility Brake Controller in a 2005 Ford F-150 Without Factory Wiring
  • You will just need a few more things to install the Hopkins Agility Brake Controller, # HM47294, in your 2005 Ford F-150. The first thing you will want is the Hopkins Plug-in Simple Wiring Adapter, # HM47715. This adapter will plug into the factory brake controller port under the drivers side dash of your vehicle. You should see an open ended, gray plug hanging down near the diagnostic port. I have attached a photo showing what this port should look like. The next item you will want...
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  • Light Does Not Come On when Tekonsha Pod Trailer Brake Controller is Installed on a 2010 Ford F-150
  • The first thing I reocmmend is to connect a trailer to the vehicle. The light will not come on if a trailer is not connected. If you do connect a trailer and the light does not come on it could indicate a few different issues. First, check the black wire behind the controller for voltage. If there is no voltage going to the controller it will not turn on. You will need to check the fuses associated with the tow package to determine if something is blown or missing. You may also have...
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  • Trailer Brake Controller Recommendation for a 2011 Ford F-150
  • Since you are new to brake controllers, I recommend going with the P2, # 90885, because it is easier to set up and sue than the P3. The P3, # 90195, is a very good brake controller but it could be confusing to use if you are not familiar with brake controllers. The P2 is easily our most popular controller. It is easy to set up, easy to use, and it has a lot of useful features. It can be mounted a full 360 degrees in the direction of travel, it can be used with electric over hydraulic...
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  • Is the Illumination Wire Needed for a Trailer Brake Controller on a 2005 Ford F-150
  • I would be happy to help you out. On your truck with the remaining two wires for stop lamp and illumination, you only need the wire for the stop lamp. You can tape up the illumination wire and stow it out of the way because the Voyager Brake Controller, # 39510, does not use this feature. The stop lamp wire will connect to the red wire on the brake controller. Ground connects to brake controller white, 12 volt power connects to brake controller black. Brakes connects to the brake controller...
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  • Brake Controller Wiring Harness Needed for Installation of a Brake Controller on a 2008 Ford Truck
  • If your 2008 Ford pickup is an F-150 model then you will need to use one of two brake controller wiring harnesses. If your brake controller has 4-wire plug in the back of it for a plug and play wiring harness you will need the Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter, # 3035-P, and if your brake controller has blunt cut wires at the back you will need the Tow Ready Wiring Adapter, # 20260. If your 2008 Ford pickup is an F-250 or F-350 model then you will need a different harness. If your brake...
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  • Recommendation and Installation of Brake Controller on 2008 Ford F-150 With Tow Package
  • If your 2008 Ford F-150 has a factory 7-Way or 4-Flat connector it will have a factory brake controller port located under the dash, near the center console. I am including a link to a video of a brake controller and wiring adapter being installed on a 2004 Ford F-150. It will show where the factory brake controller port is normally located. I would recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Brake Controller, part # 90885 for your vehicle. This is our most popular brake controller. It is a proportional...
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  • Trailer Brakes Getting Extremely Hot When Towing with a 2009 Ford F-150 and Brake Controller
  • You do have an issue that needs to be addressed. With the brakes getting that hot, braking performance can be significantly reduced, your brakes will wear prematurely, and the tow vehicle is working harder to stop and most likely pull the trailer. I would start out checking the trailer connector at the rear of the vehicle, without the trailer connected. There is a possibility that mis-wiring or corrosion inside the connector is causing power bleed onto the trailer brake circuit, which...
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  • Where is the Trailer Brake Controller Port Located on a 2008 Ford F-150
  • On a 2008 Ford F-150, the factory harness you are looking for will be located under the dash but on the right hand side near the center console. It may be difficult to reach so you may have to remove a dash panel to get to it. Instead of just pictures, we have something even better. I have included a link to a video showing installation of a brake controller on a 2004 model that should help. The 2004 through 2008 Ford F-150 all take the same brake controller wiring harness, # 3035-P,...
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  • SH Code Displayed on the P2 Brake Controller When Trailer Brakes are Applied with 2005 F-150 Truck
  • Since the brake controller is only showing the SH (Short) code when the trailer is connected, it sounds as if there is an issue with the trailer wiring or trailer brake magnets. I would start with the easiest fixes first and then work my way to the most difficult troubleshooting measures. First, check the trailer connector. Open it up and look inside the connector. If you find a loose wire shorting to the trailer brake feed or corrosion inside the connector, this could be the issue....
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  • How to Wire an Envoy Trailer Brake Controller in a 2010 Ford F-150
  • A brake controller such as the Envoy that you have referenced will have 4 wires coming out the the back. The white wire is ground The blue wire is output to trailer brakes The red wire connects to the cold side of the stop light switch The black wire provides 12 volt power from the battery. The 2010 Ford F-150 will have a factory port for a brake controller wiring harness. For the Envoy brake controller with the blunt cut wires on the back, you would need # 20272. On the truck,...
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  • Draw-Tite Activator III Brake Controller Readout 0.0 When Using Brake Pedal 1.0 With Manual Override
  • It sounds as if the red wire, which senses when you are stepping on the brake, is not correctly attached. There is a specific circuit the red wire needs to be attached to that is dedicated to a brake light signal only. I recommend using the wiring harness # 3035-P. This connector will plug into the truck harness located under the dash near the center console on most vehicles. I have incldued a link to the installation details for you. You can also check to make sure the brake controller...
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  • Moving Brake Controller Between 2004 Dodge Ram, 1995 Ford F350 and 1988 GMC 1500 Series
  • The TA-1200 brake controller you referenced is a re-branded version of the Pilot Brake Controller, part # 80550 that we offer. The version we offer does not use a connector, but has 4 wires exiting the rear that end in bare leads. Does the Ford have any type of a trailer connector on it? If it had the factory supplied 4-pole or the 7-way, the brake controller connector will be present under the dash. Part # 20260 would plug into the connector, and your controller would wire up, color...
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  • Activator II Electric Trailer Brake Controller, # 5500, Only Reads a Decimal on a 2004 Ford F-150
  • According to the installation details for the Activator II Brake Controller, # 5500, which I have linked for reference, the culprit is the red wire on the brake controller. Since you are just getting a decimal but no numbers, the red wire may be attached to the wrong circuit. It needs to attach to the cold side of the brake light wire on the brake switch. Using a circuit tester like # 3808, probe the brake switch wires until you find the one that carries a signal ONLY when the brake...
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  • Can Prodigy P2 Brake Controller # 90885 Install In Dash, Like Factory Controller Of 2011 Ford F-150
  • You can install the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Brake Controller # 90885 with Wiring harness # 22292, on your 2011 Ford F-150, but it cannot be installed in the dash pocket where the factory brake controller would install. Ford does not allow the manufacturer of their OEM Ford factory brake controller to produce an aftermarket version. Any aftermarket brake controller, like the P2 will need to be mounted under the dash. If your 2011 F-150 has a factory 7-way at the rear, all you will need is...
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  • No Power Out on the Blue Wire when Activating the Pilot Brake Controller on a 1994 Ford F-150
  • If you have power going into the Pilot brake controller, # 80550, and not coming out, there are two possible causes. First, make sure the ground wire is attached directly to a good ground source. If you are using the vehicle specific connector for the 1994 F-150, # 3035-P, you can sever the white wire and connect it directly to the vehicle battery negative post to test the ground connection. If the ground wire does not solve the issue, sever the blue wire about 6 inches from the...
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  • Troubleshooting a Hayes Energizer II Brake Controller # 81741B Lighting Dimly All the Time
  • The light that you are seeing is an indicator for how much braking power is being applied. The brighter the light, the more power is being applied. It sounds like the pendulum arm on the left side of the Hayes-Lemmerz Energize III Brake Controller # 81741B needs to be adjusted. You need to align it with gravity, in other words, it needs to point straight down. If the lever arm is too far forward, the indicator light will stay lit. Here are the steps for proper setting of the pendulum...
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  • Troubleshooting No Green Light or Trailer Brakes on Tekonsha Voyager Brake Control, 2011 Ford F-150
  • It sounds like the wiring harness, # 22292, may not be pinned out the same as the 2011 Ford F-150. What you can do is use a circuit tester, like # 3808 if needed, and check the functions on the truck side plug to see if they match how the wiring harness is pinned out. If it is not correct, you can adjust it as needed. The other possibility is a loose or bad ground connection at the brake controller or at the trailer connectors. While checking the trailer connectors, also check for any...
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  • Draw-Tite 5520 Activator III Not Providing Power to the Trailer Brakes on a 2010 Ford F-150
  • It sounds as if there may be a problem on the blue output wire from the trailer connector. This situation occurs when the brake controller cannot sense the connection to the trailer brake magnets. You will need to check the blue wire on the vehicle and trailer wiring all the way to the brake magnets, and make sure the trailer brake magnets are properly grounded. A multi-meter will not have enough draw to allow the brake controller to activate. Using a test light, item # 3808 if needed,...
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  • What Adjustments are Needed when Installing the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Brake Controller # 90885
  • A proportional brake controller like the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Brake Controller, part # 90885 applies power to the trailer brakes in proportion to the vehicles braking action. The setup of a proportional brake controller is a simple procedure. When the brake controller is installed in your 2010 Ford F-150 you will need to first adjust the power to the trailer brakes. The steps to adjust the power are as follows. 1. Connect trailer to tow vehicle. 2. With engine running, hold manual...
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  • Troubleshooting NC Error Code,Tekonsha Primus Trailer Brake Controller # TK90160, 2005 Ford F-150
  • First, you will need to make sure you have the correct wiring harness for the brake controller. For your 2005 Ford F-150 and the Primus Brake Controller, # TK90160, you will need wiring harness # 20260. You will need to make sure that the harness is pinned out correctly. Use a circuit tester like # 3808 to test the pins on the truck side wiring harness where the brake controller plugs into. The pin with the white wire is ground, the pin with the black wire is 12 volt power, the pin with...
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  • Locating Brake Controller Port on 2000 Ford F-150 To Install Hopkins Brake Controller # HM47294
  • The factory brake controller plug should be located under the dash to the right of the steering column. It should be located towards the center of the dash and may be tucked up and out of the way behind some wiring. I have linked an FAQ Article that shows the location of the plug. You will need the Ford Adapter, part # HM47715, to plug into the brake controller harness and the Ford plug under the dash. If you have a factory 7-Way on your 2000 Ford F-150, installation is complete after...
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  • Wiring Colors and Functions for the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller, 2011 Ford F-150
  • The 2011 Ford F-150 should have come with either a 4-Way flat or 7-Way blade style trailer connector. In both cases, there is a factory port located behind the center console for a brake controller wiring harness # 22292. I have included a link to the installation details for the harness that shows the functions of the pins and explains installation. The wiring on the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 brake controller, # 90885, is as follows: White is ground Blue is brake output to the trailer...
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  • How To Install Energize III Electric Brake Controller # 81741B Without Adapter On 2006 Ford F-150
  • If your 2006 Ford F-150 came with a factory 7-Way, then you can use the Universal Brake Control Wiring Adapter, part # 20260, to connect your brake controller to the brake controller plug located under the dash. The plug should be located under the steering column, to the right of the steering wheel, towards the center of the dash. To install part # 20260, you would use the included butt connectors and connect the wires color for color: Blue to Blue, Black to Black, White to White, and...
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  • How To Wire Brake Controller on 2004 Ford F150 Using Factory Supplied Wiring Harness
  • I am assuming that you have the factory supplied pigtail that plugs into the port under the dash. The controller does not wire up color for color. The red wire on your pigtail connects to the black wire on the brake controller. The light green wire on the pigtail connects to the red wire on the controller, the white wire on the pigtail connects to the white wire on the controller, and the dark blue pigtail wire connects to the blue wire on the controller. Any remaining wires on the factory...
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  • Can Draw-Tite Act II Brake Controller, # 5500 be used on a 5th Wheel Trailer and a Pace Trailer
  • You can use the Draw-Tite Act II Brake Controller, # 5500, on any trailer that has 2, 4, 6, or 8 brakes, so it will work with your 5th wheel trailer and your Pace trailer provided that you are only towing one at a time. It is not safe and against many state laws to tow a trailer behind another trailer. Brake controllers are designed to only work on one trailer at any given time. If your 2001 Ford F-150 already has a factory installed 7-Way, you can use the Draw-Tite Ford Adapter, # 20260...
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  • Wiring Harness for a Voyager Electric Trailer Brake Controller and a 2007 Ford F-150
  • For the 2007 Ford F-150, you should have a port on the vehicle for a brake controller wiring adapter, # 3035-P, so hardwiring the controller should not be necessary. The harness will be located under the dash near the center console, and to the right of the steering wheel. I have included a link to the installation details below. If you attempted to hardwire the controller, the wiring probably is not going to have the same color/function as the 2002 model. That is par for the course...
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  • Installing Tekonsha Voyager Brake Controller Part 39510 on 1998 Ford F150
  • Installing a brake controller on your 1998 F150 will be pretty straightforward. You will need the controller and the appropriate wiring adapter, part # 3035-P. One end of the wiring adapter plugs into the brake controller, and the other end plugs into the brake controller connector under the dash. If your F150 is not already equipped with the 7-way trailer connector, or has the 4-pole connector, you will need the Tow Ready wiring harness, part # 118242. This harness will plug into the...
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  • Is A Wiring Harness Needed To Install Tekonsha P3 Brake Controller # 90195 In A 2010 Ford F-150
  • The Tekonsha P3 Brake Controller # 90195 comes with a universal wiring harness. It has a plug on one end that will plug into the rear of the brake controller and the other end of the harness will have 4 wire leads that would have to be hardwired to your 2010 Ford F-150 Super Crew. If you order the Tekonsha Brake Controller with Wiring # 90195-22292, this part will be the P3 brake controller with the Tekonsha Ford F-150 Wiring Adapter # 22292. This will give you the wiring adapter that...
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  • What Brake Controller Wiring Harness Is Needed To Install Tekonsha Voyager On A 2008 Ford F-150
  • To install the Tekonsha Voyager Brake Controller # 39510 in your 2008 Ford F-150 you will use the Tekonsha Wiring Harness # 3035-P. The # 3035-P harness will fit 1994 to 2008 Ford F-150 vehicles. The # 3035-P will plug into your brake controller and the other end will plug into the factory brake controller port, which will be located under the dash, near the center console of your vehicle. No other parts are needed. I am sending a link to the installation instructions on the # 3035-P...
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  • Can Tekonsha Brake Controller # 90885 Install In Dash, Like Factory Controller On 2010 Ford F-150
  • You can install the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Brake Controller with Wiring # 90885-22292 on your 2010 Ford F-150, but it will not install in the pocket in the dash of your vehicle like the Ford factory brake controller. Ford does not allow the manufacturer of their OEM Ford factory brake controller to produce an aftermarket version. The aftermarket brake controllers will need to be mounted under the dash. I am sending a video link that will show the Prodigy P2 brake controller being installed...
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  • Installation Instructions for the Tekonsha Voyager Brake Controller on a 2003 Ford F150 Supercrew
  • Yes, I can help you get the Tekonsha Voyager Brake Controller, item # 39510, installed on your 2003 F-150 Supercrew. There are two different scenarios for your vehicle, and the installation will depend on whether you have a factory 7-Way connector installed at the rear of your truck or a factory 4-Way connector installed. We have an FAQ that details the installation instructions for your truck, see link. If you have a Factory 7-Way you will need to order the Voyager with a Ford brake...
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  • What Is Part Number For Ford F-150 Adapter On Draw-Tite Activator I Brake Controller, # 5100
  • The part number for just the wiring adapter to connect the Draw-Tite Activator I Brake Controller, # 5100, to your 2010 Ford F-150, is the Tekonsha Brake Control Wiring Adapter for Ford F-150, part # 22292. This adapter will plug into the back of the controller and the plug on the other end will plug into the factory brake controller port located to the right of the steering column behind the black pocket on the dash. I am sending a video link of a brake controller being installed on...
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  • Do All of the Wires on a 7-Way need to be Connected for the Brake Controller to Recognize a Trailer
  • I spoke to my contact at Hopkins and he stated that both the 7-Way on the vehicle and the 7-Way on the trailer, # H20046 that you have referenced, should be completely wired before setting up and/or adjusting the Hopkins Agility Brake Controller, # HM47294. For the brake controller to recognize the trailer, in addition to the blue wire you have connected, you will need at least the ground wire on the trailer connected, ground wire on the vehicle side 7-Way connected, and the trailer on...
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  • Brake Controller Wiring Instructions for a 1994 Ford F-150 with 4-Way Connector
  • The Activator III brake controller, item # 5520, has 4 wires. Their connections are as follows. White - Negative Post of Battery Terminal Black - Constant 12 Volt Power Source Red - Cold Side of the Brake Pedal Switch Blue - Output Wire to the Trailer connector For your 1994 F-150 with a factory 4-Way connector at the rear of the vehicle you can use the Tekonsha Wire Replacement for Ford, item # 3035-P, to connect the brake controller to the factory brake control port located under...
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  • Correct Wiring Harness for a Voyager Brake Controller on a 1999 Ford F-150, F-250, or F-350
  • For a 1999 Ford F-150 or F-250 light duty or F-250 or F-350 Super Duty, you will need Universal Brake Control Wiring Adapter, # 20260. I have included a link to the installation details below.
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  • Brake Controller Wired Color Code on a 2010 Ford F-150
  • You can use part # 20272 from Tow Ready. You will splice it to the loose leads on the controller, color for color, and you can then plug it into your F-150 harness. That way you do not have to cut off the factory connector. If you have already cut it off or want to hardwire the controller the color code could be as follows: Truck Controller Red Black Green Red White White Blue Blue Ford had quit using the green wire and instead had a pink. They may have gone...
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  • When Adjusting Voyager Brake Controller, # 39510, On A 2004 Ford F150 The Green Light Stays On
  • On your 2004 Ford F-150 with a factory towing package, the brake controller connection under the dash should be a port that the brake controller adapter will plug into. It should not be loose wires. If you have the Ford Adapter, # 20260 for your vehicle with a factory 7-way, that adapter is what you would plug into the port under the dash. Then the loose wires on the adapter would be connected to the brake controller wires, color to color. If there was no port under your dash, just...
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  • Installation Instructions for the Brake Control Wiring Adapter #22292 for a 2010 Ford F-150
  • The brake controller harness and plug you need on your 2010 Ford F-150 to install the Tekonsha P3, # 90195, is hidden pretty well, but I can describe to you how to get to it. First, in the cab of the truck, find and remove the trim panel on the center dash area, to the right of the steering wheel. Behind this panel, there are 2 bolts. Remove the exposed bin and unplug the grey connector from the back of the bin. Plug in the Ford harness or the # 22292 harness into the vehicles brake controller...
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  • Troubleshooting Agility Brake Controller not Locking Up Trailer Brakes on a 2008 Ford F-150
  • There are a couple of things you can check on the trailer to help troubleshoot the problem. First, the magnets might be worn and/or the brakes might need adjustment. If neither of these is the problem, you can begin to test the brake controller itself. I spoke with my contact at Hopkins about the problem you are having with the Agility, # HM47294. He stated that there are 3 possible issues. First, there could be a problem with the internal components of the brake controller itself. This...
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  • Installing a Tekonsha Voyager Brake Controller From Scratch in a 1993 Ford F-150
  • The red wire on the Tekonsha Voyager Brake Activator - Proportional, # 39510, connects to a wire on the brake light switch above the brake pedal. From the wires connected to the brake switch at the top of the brake pedal, find the wire carrying a signal only when the brake pedal is engaged. You will need a circuit tester like the Quickee # 3808. Connect that wire to the brake controller red wire. The brake controller needs to be hardwired to install in your 1993 Ford F-150. For this installation,...
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  • Installation Instructions for Teknonsha Voyager, Part # 39510 Using Factory Wiring Adapter
  • I do not have a wiring diagram available, but I can certainly assist you with that installation. If you are using the Factory Supplied Wiring Harness (NOT an aftermarket model) the brake controller would wire to the harness as follows: The red wire on the harness connects to the black wire on the brake controller, the light green wire on the harness connects to the red wire on the controller, the white wire on the harness connects to the white wire on the controller and the blue wire...
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  • How to Wire a Brake Controller on a 2009 Ford F-150 Without Brake Controller Port
  • Since you converted your 4-Way to a 7-Way, wiring a brake controller should be fairly easy for you. Most brake controllers use 4 standard wire colors: white, red, black and blue. White is ground so it should be connected to any good grounding point. Red is the stop light circuit. There is a switch on the brake pedal that activates your brake lights that has a few wires on it. The red wire on the brake controller should be connected to the brake switch wire that goes hot when you press...
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  • Where is the Brake Controller Port Located on a 2007 Ford F-150
  • On a 2007 Ford F-150, you should not need to remove any panels. It should be right by the center section of the dash, by the radio. Go back towards the firewall, and you should find it to the right of the gas pedal arm, but closer to the driver than the firewall. I have added a link to a video of a brake controller install on a 2008 Ford F-150 that should be pretty helpful.
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  • Wiring a Brake Controller and 4 Pole to 7 Pole Vehicle End Trailer Connector On a 2005 Ford F-150
  • Since you 2005 Ford truck has the the factory 4-Way installed you will need to attach the 4-Way connector to the Adapter 4 Pole to 7 Pole, item # 30717, and then wire the remaining wires to the forward side of the square connector on the vehicles driver side frame rail above the spare tire (see Link). The blue wire is already ran to the back of the vehicle for you but ends at the connector mentioned. If you want the center pole to function as a reverse light circuit you will need to use...
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  • Will Tekonsha Voyager Work On my 94 Ford F150, Also what Wiring Is Needed
  • Wiring a brake controller on your F-150 will depend on what factory wiring is installed on the vehicle. You will need a brake controller and an adapter, item # 20260, to connect to the under dash connector on your truck. The Tekonsha #9030 Voyager Brake Activator, item # 39510, is an excellent brake controller. Then if you have a factory 7-way your wiring should be complete with the installation of the wiring harness and brake controller. If you have a factory 4-Way controller...
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  • Can You Use a Proportional Brake Controller on a 2002 Ford F-150 and How to Install It
  • Any of our Proportional Brake Controllers will work with your 2002 Ford F-150. If your F-150 came with a 7-Way trailer connector from the factory, then there are custom fit wiring harness available to make the brake controller plug and play and eliminate and wiring work. If you do have the factory 7-Way, I would suggest either the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 part # 90885 with Harness # 3035-P. This controller is one of our best sellers because of how well it works and how easy it is to set up. If...
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  • Trouble Shooting Tekonsha AccuTrac Brake Controller Not Recognizing Trailer on a 1999 Ford F-150
  • I spoke with my co-worker, Bob, about this for some time this morning. We are both thinking you have a ground issue somewhere or possibly a short. Between the trailer brakes and the brake controller there are several grounds that need to be checked. I will start at the top and work down one by one till we can find the source of the problem. Some of this may be redundant so bear with me. I assume you mean that the green light does not come on when the truck is on and the trailer is connected....
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  • Installation of a Trailer Brake Controller on a 2006 Ford F-150
  • You will need the following items to install a brake controller on your 2006 F-150 without a trailer towing package. First you will need a brake controller, I would recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 part # 90885. You will also want the wiring adapter that is a direct plug in application for your truck # 3035-P, it will install under the dash. Finally you will need the Adapter 4 Pole to 7 Pole and 4 Pole, item # 37185, which will plug into your existing 4-Way connector. You will...
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  • Does Tekonsha P-3 Brake Controller part # 90195 Include Both Style Mounting Brackets
  • Yes, the the Tekonsha P-3 Brake controller includes both style brackets. The new, snap-in in style and the traditional style that screws to the sides of the brake controller. There is a picture toward the bottom of the page that shows all that is included with the brake controller, including both styles of brackets.
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  • Parts Needed to Install DrawTite Time Delay Brake Controller part # 5100 on 2005 Ford F-150
  • If you have the factory tow package that includes a 7-Pole round plug at the back, you will need part # 5100 with wiring harness # 3035-P. If you have the factory tow package that includes the 4-Pole flat connector at the back, you will also need part # 37185, which is the hardware and wiring to add a 7-Pole round connector to your truck.
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  • Compatibility of the Pilot Brake Controller # 80550 on a 2008 Ford F-150
  • Yes the Piolet Brake Controller, part # 80550, will work with your 2008 Ford F-150. 4-way connectors do not have a provision for brakes, so if you have a trailer with a 4-way connector, it should not have brakes on it. It will work fine with your factory 7-way connector and the 4-way will still function normally. You will also need part # 20260 to connect the brake controller to the brake controller port on your F-150. I have included a review video on the Pilot Brake Controller...
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  • What Is Required for Brake Controller Installation on a 1995 Ford F-150 with Factory 7-Way
  • The Tekonsha Prodigy # 90185 would work fine as a brake controller. Since your 1995 Ford F-150 came with a factory 7-Way, your truck is pre-wired for a brake controller, and wiring adapter like # 3035-P. There should actually be a port underneath the dash for you to plug a wiring adapter into the truck. I have added links to the instructions for these parts below.
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  • Brake Controllers are Necessary for Electric Trailer Brakes to Perform Correctly
  • Yes, you will need a brake controller for your electric trailer brakes to perform correctly. I recommend the Prodigy brake controller part # 90185. To connect this controller to your 2005 Ford F-150, you will need part # 3035-P if your truck has a tow package. If your truck does not have a towing package, you will be able to use the pig tail wiring included with the controller.
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  • Malfunctioning Draw-Tite Activator II Brake Controller on a 1997 Ford F-150
  • Here is the typical brake controller connection method. Red wire to cold terminal of brake switch(cold terminal gets 12v only when brake pedal is pressed). Blue connects to trailer brakes. White is ground, and Black goes to a 12v power source. We offer a wiring adapter, part # 20260 that would plug into the OEM socket under the dash, and the bare leads on the adapter would wire directly to your controller.
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  • Proportional Brake Controller Rcommendation For a 2004 Ford F-150
  • I would recommend our best seller which is the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Proportional Brake Controller, part # 90885. It can be mounted in a 360 degree vertical range and will level itself automatically. It is a proportional brake controller which means that the brakes are applied to the trailer at the same time and same strength as the brakes on your vehicle. I am including a link to the instructions on the Prodigy P2 brake controller. If you have the factory 7-Way connector on your truck...
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  • What Else is Needed to Install Tekonsha Voyager 39510 on a 2008 Ford F-150 with Tow Package
  • You will also need the wiring adapter, part # 20260. One end of the adapter would plug into the port under the dash, while the bare leads would attach to the leads coming off of the brake controller.
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  • Mounting a Hayes-Lemmerz Energize Series Brake Controller in a 1990 Ford F-150
  • To install the Hayes-Lemmerz Energize Brake Controller in your F150, you will need our Brake Controller Install Kit, part # ETBC7. The kit contains everything necessary to install a brake controller on a vehicle equipped with an existing 4-pole trailer connector. If your F150 does not have an existing connector, you will also need part # 118316. I will link you to the installation instructions for the ETBC7 kit, as well as an installation video that you might find helpful.
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