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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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Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2005 Ford F-150
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.
Today on this 2012 Ford F150 were going to install part number 90185, the Prodigy brake controller. Were also going to use part number 22292 from Tekonsha. This is a Tow Ready plug in wiring adapter for electric brake controllers. First off well go ahead and locate the port for our adapter cord. Its underneath the dash right next to the diagnostic board. Well go ahead and cut the tape away from it and pull it loose.
Today we are working on a 2004 Ford F-150. We are going to be installing the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 brake controller, part number 90885-3035P. Our first step in installing our brake controller will be locating the plug to plug our connection into on the manufacturer side. Here, up under the dash above the brake pedal, there is a gray plug that will match up perfectly with our wiring harness. Now that we have our wire harness connected to the manufacturer harness, we are going to go ahead and mount our brake controller. 0:36
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
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.
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