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

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

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2004 Ford F-250

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

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2001 Ford F-250

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

Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2006 Ford F-350

Today on our 2006 Ford F350, we'll be installing the Hopkins 7 and 4-Pole Trailer Connector Socket with Mounting Bracket for the Vehicle End, part number Hm40975. We'll also be using the Universal Mounting Bracket, part number 18140 to mount our 7 and 4-Pole Trailer Connector to the vehicle. Now we're going to go ahead and choose a location that we'll be mounting our new plug. We'll be tying in with the factory 7-way connection. We're going to go ahead and mark and we're going to have to drill two holes to mount our new bracket. Once we have our two holes marked, we'll go ahead and drill them on the bracket. You will need a supply, a bolt and a nut, to connect the bracket to the bumper structure.

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2002 Ford F350

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

Trailer Brake Controller with Wiring Installation - 2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Today on this 2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty we are going to install part number 90885-3035P. The Tekonsha Prodigy P2 brake controller with the adapter cord that will plug into the factory Ford outlet. The first thing we need to do is get access to the port near the panel underneath the steering wheel that we have to temporarily remove. You can simply use a coin to undo the latches. Right here is the port that we need to plug into. That is kind of hard to get the wire harness in there and plug it in so you can use a screwdriver or a trim panel tool like we are using and just pop it up a little bit, get underneath of it and pop it loose so you can get a better angle at it. Take the cord and plug it in and take the cable and route it below and put the panel back into place. 00:55

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Today on this 2008 Ford F250 Super Duty we will be installing the Prodigy brake controller and adapter plug, part number 90185-3034-P. We are inside the cab of the truck and the first thing we want to do is locate the port we are going to be plugging our adapter into. On these newer F250s they have the option of having the factory installed brake controller in the dash area. Since this does not have one, the plug is actually mounted on the back side of this knockout here. :37

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2008 Ford F250 Super Duty

Today we are going to be installing brake controller part number 5500 from Draw-Tite on a 2008 Ford F250 Super Duty. Inside the cab here, the first thing you want to do is go ahead and locate the factory-installed brake control port that the Super Duty has. If your vehicle does not come with the in-dash brake controller, which is typically in this location here, the plug will actually be in a holder, mounted on the back side of this piece right here.

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 1999 Ford F250

Today we're going to install the Prodigy brake controller from Tekonsha, Part Number 90185, on a 1999 Ford F-250, the light-duty version. This will also apply to the same year Ford F-150. We're going to start off with this one vehicle that only has a factory 4-pole package on it and does not have the 7-pole in the back. So we're going to have to upgrade the 4-pole to make it a 7-pole and then we can install the brake controller up front. The first thing we do is install one of two brackets on the hitch itself so we have a place to mount our electrical connector, and basically we're going to be using Part Number 18140 from Tow-Ready. And basically this is one that clamps in place right here. Basically it's just a hose clamp that goes around the hitch and back through itself. And then you just tighten it down with a clamp set. You might want to hold the bracket in position while you tighten it down, too. Next we're going to install a bracket by a hole in the connector right here. And this comes with the Part Number 37185, and that's a 4-pole to 7- and 4-pole adapter.

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2003 Ford F250

Before we begin our install we need to take down this access panel here to get to the port thats located behind the panel towards the center. Well point that out to you. Inside this cavity here you can see all the wire harnesses and what not, behind this harness is a gray port. Thats the port for the tow package we need to use. Well run it from the inside here out behind this steel here and come back around to the outside. Since this is tight quarters you can take a screw driver and force this up a bit so its facing towards you and its easier to install. Next were going to mount our bracket, were going to use a standard one like so. This vehicle had a brake controller before, so we use the existing holes. The hardware that came with this is a little small so were going to replace it with some number nine screws to take up the holes in the dash already.

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2003 Ford F250

Just to give you a reference point, this is the top, right here of the gas pedal, so basically its across up on this pillar here. While were here well plug in our brake controller adapter and that will be part # 3035-P. Now we can plug the other end of this into our brake controller after we install the mounting bracket. Next well mark our bracket for positioning, well just hold it up here on this bottom edge where its nice and flat. In this corner right here, well just make a small dot for reference and then well put our first screw there. Afterwards well put our brake controller inside and eyeball it to make sure we get it straight. When we have positioned the way we want it, we ll make our secondary screw install here. Okay at this point we can simply install our adapter cable in then well just mount right here. We have the brake controller installed now, the last thing we do is take the wires and zip tie them into a safe position and all we have to do is test.

Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty Brake Controller Questions and Answers

  • Will the Factory Brake Controller on a 2006 Ford F-250 Have to be Unplugged for the Prodigy P2
  • Yes, to install the Prodigy P2 Brake Controller, # 90885, in place of your factory brake controller you will need to disconnect the plugs and use the gray 4-pin plug that matches the wiring adapter, # 3065-P, for the P2 brake controller. Keep in mind, disconnecting the factory brake controller may set a fault code on the instrument cluster. The only way to have the code removed is to take the truck to a Ford dealer and have them turn off the factory controller. I have attached a Technical Bu
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  • Does 2014 Ford F-250 Computer Have To Be Reprogrammed When Installing Brake Controller
  • If you have an OEM controller installed on your 2014 Ford F-250 Super Duty, and you install the P2 Controller, part # 90885, the computer on the truck has to be reprogrammed to eliminate the error code. If you do not have a controller installed already on your truck, reprogramming the truck computer is not necessary. I have attached links to a couple of videos for this controller. Using the 3034-P harness makes the installation very easy. It simply plugs into the connector beneath your truck
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  • Draw-Tite Activator II Trailer Brake Controller Does Not Work With Manual Lever On 2000 Ford F-350
  • I spoke with my contact at Draw-Tite because this is a strange situation . Normally the manual override works but the brake pedal does not when there is this type of issue. But I think we have it figured out. You may not be connected to the correct stop light switch wire. What happens when you apply the manual override is tht it sends power on the blue wire but also on the red wire to light up the truck brake lights. It is possible that you are connected to a brake switch wire that grounds o
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  • Troubleshooting the Hopkins Agility Brake Controller Making Noises on a 2001 Ford F-250
  • The brake controller should not make any noises. I recommend disconnecting the brake controller from the truck and testing/troubleshooting the wires on the truck. Disconnecting the brake controller for a few minutes will reset the brake controller. While the brake controller is disconnected, test the brake controller wires on the truck. If you are using a plug-in harness like part # HM47715, you can test the pins on the connector for the harness to make sure they are functioning properly. To
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  • Setting Tekonsha P3 Brake Controller to Electric Over Hydraulic Mode
  • To work with your electric over hydraulic actuator, you would set your Tekonsha P3 to electric over hydraulic mode, by pressing the menu/options button. Then, on the SETUP screen, scroll down to brake type and press OK when Hydraulic is highlighted. It will then ask you to confirm. At this point, in the lower left hand of the display, there should be an H, for Hydraulic. This procedure is outlined on page 4 of the installation instructions, which I have linked for you in case you do not have
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  • Is the Husky Quest Brake Controller the Same as the Hopkins Agility Brake Controller
  • My technical contact at Hopkins confirmed your exact thoughts - Hopkins does produce the Husky Quest for Husky. The only difference between the two controllers is the mounting plug. The Hopkins Agility # HM47294 that you referenced has the 4 flat plug and the Husky Quest and a 4 position square plug.
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  • Draw Tite Activator II Brake Controller # 5500 Not Working on 2000 Ford F-250
  • You can test the functioning of your Draw-Tite Activator II brake controller with a circuit tester such as part # 40376 or # 3808. Since the controller display lights up we know you have 12V power reaching it. What you can test first is the blue brake output wire. Apply the circuit tester to the blue wire and press the brake pedal and then the manual override. You should detect an output voltage on the blue wire in both cases. If you do not, then next test the red wire. This red wire carries
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  • Troubleshooting Tekonsha Voyager Brake Controller # 39510 Installation on 1999 Ford F-250
  • The wiring scheme for the Tekonsha Voyager Brake Controller # 39510 is as follows: white wire is ground; the black wire is 12V power input to the controller; the blue wire carries the controller output signal which feeds the trailer brakes and the red wire carries the input signal from the brake light switch. This brake light switch signal (or the manual override switch) tell the controller to generate output. There is no green wire on the controller so I take it this is on your trailer; usually
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  • Trailer Brakes are Not Locking Up After Switching to a P2 Brake Controller
  • When you are testing the brake controller, are you just using the manual override on the P2 or are you using the brake pedal? The manual override will provide the full power (to however high you have it set) whereas the brake pedal will cause the brake controller to brake proportionally with how much the truck is braking. Also if your old controller was a time delay, that works differently then a proportional controller. Some people that make the switch complain that they cannot feel the tra
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  • Will the Tekonsha Primus IQ Brake Controller # TK90160 Replace the Sentinel Brake Controller # 9055
  • You can certainly replace your Sentinel brake controller with the Primus IQ brake controller, # TK90160. The Primus will come with instructions for setting the brake sensitivity. I have also attached a link to the installation instructions for you to check out. I believe the Sentinel did not come with a plug and play harness, so it may be hardwired to the truck. The Primus IQ comes with a universal wiring harness that you can splice into the wires currently connecting your Sentinel brake cont
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  • Installing a Pilot Brake Controller in a 2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty with Cut Wires Under the Dash
  • If equipped with a factory 7-way trailer connector, your 2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty pickup should have a grey plug hanging down near the OBD-II diagnostics port under the dash. This plug allows connection of a brake controller. It may be necessary to remove a trim panel to gain access to the brake controller plug. If it is not readily visible, you may need to check further inside of the dash, reaching through the sheet metal and into the area behind the center console. Please refer to the in
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  • Is the Functionality Different Between The Tekonsha Prodigy P2 and P3
  • The functionality of the Prodigy P2 and P3 is basically the same with the difference in the controllers being the LCD display in the P3. Both controllers can be used with both electric brakes and electric over hydraulic brakes however with the P3 all you have to do is toggle between the two functions whereas on the P2 you have go through a process to change modes. The P3 LCD screen also uses actual words for setup and troubleshooting versus the P2 which displays codes that you have to re
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  • Trailer Brake Controller on a 2006 Ford F-250 Only Works with Manual Override Lever
  • When a brake controller only works with the manual override and not with the brake pedal that indicates a problem along the brake controller red wire that carries the input signal from the brake switch. Use a circuit tester like # 3808 and test the red wire leading into the brake controller when you step on the brake pedal. If the wire does NOT show power then the most likely culprit is a blown or missing stop light or CHMSL fuse. Use the truck owners manual to find their locations to check t
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  • Troubleshooting a Tekonsha Voyager with No Lights On when Not Connected to Tow Vehicle
  • The green light on the front of the Tekonsha Voyager Brake Controller # 39510 only comes on when a trailer is connected to the tow vehicle. I would recommend connecting your 2003 Ford Super Duty to a trailer and testing again. If there is still no lights on the controller you most likely have a problem with the power and/or ground circuit or there could be corrosion on your trailer connector. I attached installation instructions and an install video for this controller for you to check ou
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  • Troubleshooting Red Dot Not Appearing on a Pilot # 80550 with Manual Override Slid
  • It sounds like the controller could be working correctly. I would recommend you connect to a trailer and try again to see if the problem persists. The manual override typically will need to see a load on the circuit before it will actually put any voltage on the output circuit. So try connecting to a trailer and let me know what happens by emailing me back.
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  • Tekonsha P3 Brake Controller, Part # 90195, Displays Message Output Shorted No Brakes
  • If your Tekonsha P3 Brake Controller, part # 90195, displays the error message OUTPUT SHORTED NO BRAKES, the potential causes are a short in the brake output circuit somewhere between the brake controller and the trailer brake assemblies, or a shorted or damaged brake magnet. Since you do have power reaching the trailer brake assemblies the issue is probably within them, rather than within the tow vehicle wiring, but if you wish you can still test the vehicle 7-way connector for a correct br
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  • What are the Ford OEM Wiring Functions for a Brake Controller on a 2004 Ford F-250
  • There are 2 possible Ford OEM brake controller wiring harness configurations. If your wire bundle has a pink wire in it then the functions are as follows: Pink on truck goes to Black on controller for 12 volt power Red on truck goes to Red on controller for input from stoplight switch While on truck goes to White on controller for ground Blue on truck goes to Blue on controller for output to trailer brakes Brown on truck is not used If your factory bundle does NOT have the pink wire bu
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  • Hard Wiring Draw-Tite Activator Trailer Brake Controller, Part # 5100, in 2004 Ford F-250/F-350
  • Based on your photo it looks like the green-blue-red-white wires shown are from a factory-installed brake control harness. If you refer to the linked article on Ford brake controllers you will see a photo of the harness that I believe you have, which has the same 4 color wires. It is recommended that you test the functions on the red and green wires before connecting your brake controller. You can use a circuit tester like the Quickee # 3808. Red wire should carry +12 volts at all times. Gree
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  • No Power on 7-Way Connector on 2000 Ford F-350 With Tekonsha Primus Brake Controller, # TK90160
  • If your F-350 did not come with a complete factory tow package you may need to install some additional fuses and relays to get power to your 7-way. Your owners manual or the lid of your fuse box should have legends showing which fuses/relays activate/protect which circuits. If you only need the fuses and relays you can obtain these from a local auto parts store. If you prefer a complete kit with 30-amp fuses, relays and plug-in harness with 7-way connector, we offer the TowReady Custom Fit Ha
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  • Indicator LED on Tekonsha Voyager is Green Even When No Trailer is Connected
  • I spoke with my contact at Tekonsha, who tried some experiments with an LED on the brake output circuit of a Voyager brake controller. He found that the LED did indeed pull voltage through the circuit, which would explain why you are getting a green light on the controller with no trailer connected and are reading 6-volts at the output pin on the 7-way. Essentially, the controller is seeing the power draw of the LED as a short circuit. To determine if this will cause a problem when towing a t
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  • Ensuring Best Braking Performance with Brake Controller on 2011 Ford F350
  • You can certainly install the Tekonsha P3 on your 2011 F350. A brake controller like the P3 is not vehicle specific, but you will need the brake controller wiring adapter, part # 3034-P which will allow the P3 to be plugged into the connector under the dash. Assuming that the brakes and related wiring on the trailer are in good condition, you should be able to adjust a brake controller so that it actuates your trailer brakes to your satisfaction. You do not mention which controller you are cu
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  • SH Error Code on a Tekonsha P2 Trailer Brake Controller with 2003 Ford F-250 In Reverse
  • It is possible that there is a short inside the 7-Way or on the pins. Check for dirt or corrosion on the pins and around back of the 7-Way where the wires attach. The ticking sound may be a circuit breaker or something else related to the tow package wiring that is tripping with the short. I am not sure why it goes away after a few shifts though unless it somehow can work itself out. You will also need to make sure that the connector you are using # 3035-P is pinned out correctly. If you are
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  • What is the Purpose of the Number Display on the Draw-Tite Activator II Brake Controller # 5500
  • The number that shows up on the display of the Activator II when you are braking is the power output that your brake controller is sending back to your trailer brakes. The output level can be adjusted using the output control wheel next to the output display. During initial set up, it is recommended to set the power level to 2 and adjust the power up or down until firm braking is reached with the trailer. You do not want the trailer brakes to lock up completely, but to brake with the same in
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  • What Can Cause Weak Electric Drum Trailer Brakes Using a Power Stop Brake Controller
  • The first thing you are going to want to test is the brake controller. Sever the brake output wire behind the back of the controller a few inches. Then use a circuit tester or multimeter like # BTMT15 to test the end coming out of the controller. If the controller output setting is set to the highest level, the tester should show approximately 12 volts. If it does, reconnect the wire. If it does not continue testing to see if the output fluctuates or changes at all. If it does change or will
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  • LED Does Not Change Color and Trailer Brakes Only Work with Manual Override on Voyager Brake Control
  • The first thing I would check is the leveling knob on the controller and also make sure it is mounted within the ranges specified in the instructions (linked for you). If either of these are off then the brakes will work with the manual override but not the brake pedal necessarily). This would also explain the LED not changing color. Once you have it leveled and mounted correctly test again. If that does not solve the issue check the power output on the red wire when you step on the brakes. I
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  • How to Wire a Brake Controller on a 1993 Ford F-250 with a 6-Way Connector
  • To install a brake controller in your 1993 Ford F-250, you will need to do some hard wiring. There will be four wires coming from the brake controller. The white wire is ground, the black wire is for 12V power, the blue wire is for the brake output and the red wire is for the stop light switch. I would recommend picking up the Wiring Kit for Electric Brake Controllers, # 5505. This kit includes all of the items that you will need to hard wire your brake controller. First, the white wire from
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  • Wiring the Draw-Tite Activator Trailer Brake Controller to the Factory Harness on a 2004 Ford F-250
  • On the Ford OEM wiring harness, if you DO NOT hav a pink wire on the harness, the wiring functions are as follows: Red is 12 volt power and goes to brake controller black Light green is input from the stoplight circuit and goes to brake controller red wire White is ground and goes to brake controller white Dark blue is output to trailer brakes and goes to brake controller blue Brown is not used If the harness does have a pink wire it will connect as follows: Pink is 12 volt power an
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  • Locating Brake Controller Connection Port on 2000 Ford F350
  • Although the grey plastic brake controller connector socket is typically located behind that panel located under the steering column, there is one alternate location I am aware of. Follow the accelerator pedal all the way up under the dash. Just to the right of where the throttle cable attaches to the end of the pedal, there is a body strut bolted to the firewall. The connector is sometimes pinned to the side of the strut, as shown in the photo I edited for you. It is unlikely but possible th
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  • Parts Needed to Add a 7-Way Trailer Connector to a 2002 Ford F-250
  • You can add a 7-Way to your 2002 Ford F-250. I have incldued a link to an FAQ that should help. If there are 2 blue wires, one of them will be for electric brakes, the other has some other function and you will need to test all the wires for function using a circuit tester like # 3808 to be sure. If the truck came with a factory 4-Way trailer connector you can use # 37185 to add a 7-Way.
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  • Should there be Power on a Brake Controller Blue Wire with the Brake Pedal and No Trailer Attached
  • Provided there is a trailer connected and the brake controller was set to the proper output then you should see voltage on the blue wire when you apply the brakes or the manual override. Without a trailer connected, the controller will not send power back unless there is a short (something drawing power on the blue wire). The brake output circuit will not show a signal at the plug when the brake pedal is pressed and the controller NOT installed. So if you are just testing at the factory conne
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  • What are the Wire Functions of the Voyager Trailer Brake Controller for a 1999 Ford Super Duty
  • the old brake controller may have been using an OEM Ford wiring harness so the colors will not match up. You will need to use a circuit tester like # 3808 to determine the functions of the existing wires in order to install the new brake controller. The Voyager, # 39510, use white for ground, black for 12 volt power, red for input from the brake switch, and blue for output to the trailer brakes. The 12 volt power and brake input wires are easy to locate with a circuit tester. The 12 volt w
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  • Testing and Replacing ITBC on 2011 Ford F350
  • Because the ITBC in your F350 is proportional, you can test for voltage output using the override switch but not with the brake pedal because the controller will not have more than a volt or two of output unless the truck is moving. Have helper hit the override switch, while you test the brake output pin on the 7-way using a circuit tester like part # 40376. The brake output pin is in the 5:00 position in the 7-way connector. If you should find that the controller is faulty, you can unplug th
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  • Tekonsha Voyager Brake Controller Not Activating Trailer Brakes When Brake Pedal Is Pressed
  • Yes, we can help you test your brake controller and determine if the controller is bad or if there is a wiring issue that is causing the problem on your 2003 Ford F-250 pickup. Lets start with the easiest things first. Be sure that when you are testing the trailer brakes with the brake pedal that the vehicle is moving. The trailer brakes will not apply with the brake pedal if the vehicle is not moving because of the proportional sensor. The first thing I would check is the red wire that provi
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  • Trailer Brakes Make a Noise When Stopped and Off when Connected to a 2004 Ford F-350
  • What may be occurring is that the brake controller is sending back a small amount of current to check if the trailer is connected. This is not enough power to operate the brakes but may cause the noise you are hearing. What I recommend doing is checking the wiring to be on the safe side. First make sure that the red wire connection from the back of the brake controller is attached to the brake switch wire correctly. Then, with the trailer plugged in, apply the truck brakes and check the blue
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  • Installation of Draw-Tite Brake Controller Kit 5100-20260 on 2000 Ford F-250 Truck
  • The factory brake controller port on your 2000 Ford F-250/F-350 Super Duty will be located under the dash near the center console on most vehicles. First, connect the Draw-Tite Brake Control Adapter, part # 3035-p, to the Draw-Tite Activator I Brake Controller, part # 5100. Then, plug the adapter which is now connected to the brake controller into the factory brake controller port under the dash. Mount the brake controller to a place on the dash that is easily accessible. I am including a
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  • Draw-Tite Brake Controller # 5500 Shows Output of 0.0 When Brakes Are Applied
  • On the Draw-Tite Brake Controller, part # 5500, a periodic adjustment of the Sync and Output controls may be necessary to correct for changing road conditions, trailer loading, brake wear, and/or driver preference. The Draw-Tite # 5500 is a time delayed brake controller and needs to be adjusted for braking power and delay. In an open area, such as a large parking lot, drive forward and apply the trailer brakes using the manual control. If the trailer brakes are weak adjust the Output control
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  • Parts Needed To Install Tekonsha Primus IQ Brake Controller # TK90160 On 2000 Ford F-350
  • If your 2000 Ford F-350 has a factory 7-way, all you will need is the Tekonsha Wire, part # 3035-P, to install the Tekonsha Primus IQ Brake Controller, part # TK90160. One end will plug into the back of the brake controller, the other to the brake controller port located underneath the dash towards the center. The brake controller port will be tucked up and out of the way and may be hidden by wires (see video). If your F-350 just has a factory 4-flat connector, in addition to part # 3035-P, y
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  • Is Electric Trailer Brake Controller Installation the Same on a 2004 Ford F-150 and F-250 Super Duty
  • Yes, installing the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Brake Controller, # 90885, will be the same for your 2004 Ford F-250 as in the video for the F-150, linked for reference. I have included a link to another video that shows installation on a similar truck and it, too, will be the same for your truck. What you will need is the vehicle specific wiring harness. We sell both the brake controller and the harness together as one part, # 90885-3035P. I have included links to the installation instructions for r
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  • Wire Diagram for Installing a Voyager Brake Controller on a 2002 Ford F-250
  • On your 2002 Ford F-250 you will need to connect the Red wire to the Black wire on the brake controller for +12 Volts power and the Light Green wire to the Red Stoplight wire on the brake controller. The Dark Blue wire is connected to the Blue wire from the brake controller to send power to the Trailer Brakes, and the White wires are connected to each other providing a ground for the brake controller. I posted a diagram with your wire colors added to it for you, see drawing at right. The brow
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  • Wiring Harness for Connecting the Voyager Brake Controller on a 2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty
  • The correct under dash harness for your 2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty, is the Tekonsha Wire Replacement for Ford Super Duty Pickups, item # 3034-P, if your controller has the Tekonsha connector attached to the wiring at the back of the controller. If your controller is a couple of years old you would need the Brake Controller Wiring Adapter for Pre-Wired 2008 - 2009 Ford Super Duty Vehicles, item # 20270, to hard wire to the wires at the back of the brake controller. If your controller was worki
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  • Troubleshooting Voyager Brake Controller # 39510 Not Working On 2004 Ford F-250
  • I would start by testing your brake controller. To do so, you will want to cut the Blue wire coming out of the brake controller approximately 2 Inches or so away from the controller. Then, make sure the other wires are connected properly. The Black wire should be connected to a 40 amp circuit breaker, part # 9510, and then to the positive battery terminal. The White wire to a good clean ground, I would recommend the negative battery terminal. The Red wire, from the information I have should be c
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  • What Parts Are Needed To Install Tekonsha P3 Brake Controller, # 90195 On A 1999 Ford F-250
  • If you have the factory 4-way connector on the rear of your 1999 Ford F-250 you will also need the Tow Ready Ford Replacement OEM Tow Package Wiring Harness, 7-Way, part # 118242. It will give you a 7-way connector that is needed when installing the Tekonsha P3 Proportional Brake Controller with Ford Adapter, part # 90195-3035P, on your vehicle. The Tow Ready Wiring Harness # 118242 will install in-line with your factory wiring harness and allow you to keep your 4-way connector on the rear o
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  • Can Tekonsha P-3 Trailer Brake Controller, # 90195 be Used on a 2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Diesel
  • The Tekonsha P-3 Trailer Brake Controller, # 90195, is not vehicle specific so you will be able to use it in your 2001 Ford F-350 to controll the electric trailer brakes on the trailer you plan to tow. Using this brake controller should not affect the fuel pump in any way. If your truck has the factory installed 7-Way trailer connector, all you will need is the brake controller and wiring, # 90195-3035P. One end of the wiring harness plugs into the brake controller while the other end connec
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  • Troubleshooting Brake Controller Stops Working When Headlights are Turned On for a 2002 Ford F-350
  • The only thing I can think of that would cause the brake controller to stop working when you turn on the headlights on your 2002 Ford F-350 is that if it was hardwired when installed, the red wire could be connected to the wrong wire on the brake switch above the brake pedal and it is backfeeding into the brake controller. If it was hardwired when installed, you will need to check the wire that the red wire is connected to using a circuit tester like the Quickee # 3808. The wire should only c
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  • Why is My Hopkins Agility Electric Brake Controller, # HM47294, not Activated by My Brake Pedal
  • It sounds like your 2001 Ford F350 is not making a good, solid connection to your trailer while your testing the blue wire for current, and that is preventing the blue wire on your Hopkins Agility Electric Brake Controller, part # HM47294, from showing voltage when you apply the brake. This Hopkins Agility Brake Controller, part # HM47294, will not activate by the brake pedal unless a trailer connection is being made to the truck. However, if there is not a trailer attached to the truck you w
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  • Which Plug Under The Dash Is The Factory Brake Controller Plug On A 2001 Ford F250 Super Duty
  • On your 2001 Ford F250 Super Duty with the towing package the brake controller plug connector is located under the dash, near the steering column. You will be looking for a 6 prong rectangular plug. The location for the plug should be under the steering column toward the left. If you have the factory brake controller adapter it will plug into the plug under the dash and the bare wires will be attached to the brake controller color to color. If you need a brake controller wiring adapter you wi
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  • ER Error Code on a Draw-Tite Activator II Brake Controller, 1999 Ford F-250/F-350 Super Duty
  • According to the installation instructions linked below, an Er code on the Draw-Tite Activator II, # 5500, indicates the trailer brakes are not functioning when using the brake pedal or manual override. This could mean that the brake controller is not receiving any power. Use a circuit tester like the Quickee # 3808 and probe the blue wire on the back of the brake controller. Step on the brakes. If there is no signal, try the manual override. If there is still no signal on the blue wire then
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  • Troubleshooting Prodigy P2 Brake Controller not Functioning on a 2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty
  • I spoke with my contact at Tekonsha about the problem you are having with the Prodigy P2 Brake Controller, # 90885, on your 2001 Ford F-250. He stated that you should check the black wire on the 3035 harness as that is the wire that provides power to the brake controller. If it is not receiving power, then there is a problem somewhere in the vehicle wiring. It could be a tow package fuse that is not installed or needs to be replaced. Your owners manual or power distribution box should have a dia
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  • Reese Pilot Brake Controller on 2000 Ford F250 Not Reading Trailer
  • You did a great job troubleshooting here. Trying a different trailer as well as a different controller did a pretty good job of ruling the trailer or the controller out as being the problem. The newer controller that you tried sent a small amount of voltage along the brake output circuit looking for the trailer connection, and did not find it. The most likely culprit is a corroded or damaged trailer connector on your truck. Take a look at the pins in the connector. If you can see any green co
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  • Wiring Needed to Install a Brake Controller in a 2001 Ford F-250
  • If your 2001 Ford F-250 has factory installed 7-Way you will need to add Universal Brake Control Wiring Adapter, # 20260. I have included a video below that shows installation of this harness below. If you have factory 4-Flat, you will need Ford Replacement OEM Tow Package Wiring Harness, # 118243, in addition to the wiring harness above. I have included a link to the instructions for this harness below. I have also included helpful FAQs that discusses, in detail, wiring a vehicle for a br
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  • Compatability of Pilot Brake Controller, Part # 80550 with 2002 Ford F250
  • The Pilot Electric Brake Controller, part # 80550 would work just fine on your F250. Brake controllers are not vehicle specific, you can use a controller on virtually any vehicle, I have even heard of people using then for trailers being pulled by motorcycles. In addition to the controller, you will also need the brake controller wiring adapter, part # 20260. This adapter would wire color for color to your brake controller, and plug in to the connector under the dash. We have a brake contr
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  • Brake Controller Wiring on a 2002 Ford F-250
  • For the Pilot 2-6 Brake Electronic Brake Controller - Time Delayed # 80550 you can use Universal Brake Control Wiring Adapter # 20260. If you have factory 7-Way the only part needed to install a brake controller is the brake controller and wiring adapter. Usually the factory will already give you a brake control adapter that connects to the brake controller and plugs into the dash. If you do have this harness you can also use it with the Pilot. The OEM plug is on the drivers side, usually on
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  • Installation of Brake Controller on 2003 Ford F-350
  • The easiest way to install the controller in your 2003 F350 would be to use the Brake Controller Wiring Adapter, part # 20260. The controller would wire color for color to the adapter (aftermarket adapters only) and the adapter would plug into the connector under the dash. The connector is located under the dash, typically to the right of the steering column. The wiring functions per color are as follows: white is ground, black is 12-volt power, blue is brake output and the red wire attaches t
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  • Wiring # 5500 Draw-Tite Activator II Brake Controller On 2009 Ford F-250 and F-350
  • If you are hard wiring the Activator II electronic brake controller, item # 5500,on your 2009 Ford Super Duty, then you will need to use a 30 amp circuit breaker, item # PK54530, to wire the black wire on the brake controller to the battery. If you are using the factory wiring harness you will need to use the Brake Controller Wiring Adapter for Pre-Wired 2008 Ford Super Duty Vehicles, item # 20270, (also works on 2009). Vehicles not equipped with factory trailer tow package, may require fuse
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  • What Does OL Error Mean on the Draw-Tite Activator II Trailer Brake Controller
  • What you are experiencing is an overload or short somewhere in the brake circuit connected to the Draw-Tite Activator II Brake Controller, part # 5500. Closely examine the brake output wire (usually blue). Make sure all connections are tight, and that the wire is not pinched or the insulation is not worn or nicked, allowing the conductor to short out on the trailer frame. Check the trailer and vehicle side connectors for dirt or corrosion build up in the plugs and in the back of each plug whe
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  • Best Brake Controller for a 2004 Ford F350 Towing a 16 Foot Trailer
  • I would recommend a proportional controller such as the Tekonsha Prodigy P2, part number # 90885. The P2 is a great product, and is very easy to use and set up. The controller would plug into the port under the dashboard using a wiring adapter, part number 3035-P. To convert your 4-way connector to a 7-way you will need an adapter, part number 37185. The adapter would plug into your existing 4 way. The lead for the brake output, and the 12V trailer auxiliary lead on the adapter would tap into th
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  • Brake Controller and Wiring Adapter for a 1999 Ford F-250
  • I can strongly recommend the Tekonsha P3 brake controller, # 90195, for your F-250. It is one of our best sellers, mainly because of it's easy installation and set-up, and it is able to handle many different types of trailer setups. You will also need the Tekonsha Wire Replacement for Ford Trucks, # 3035-P, one end of the adapter would plug into the under dash port, and the other end into the back of the controller. You can also purchase the P3 and wire replacement as a pair, using part #
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