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Brake controllers with a custom fit wiring harness for your Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty 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-250 and F-350 Super Dutys, allowing for simple plug-and-play installation.




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Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty Brake Controller Videos

Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2005 Ford F-250

Today on this 2005 Ford F250 Super Duty, we're going to install and review the Takonsha P3 Brake Controller. Part number 90195 and to help us with our install, we're going to use part number 3065-P. This is the Takonsha Plug-in Wiring Adapter for Electric Brake Controllers. We'll go ahead and accelerate for a little bit, and then hit the brakes. We can see how it'll scale up on our display, showing how much power we're using. The controller actually controls the brakes on your trailer. When you're going down the road and you hit your brakes, this will in turn send power going out to your trailer.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2008 Ford F-250

Today on our 2008 Ford F-250, we're going to be taking a look and and installing the Tekonsha Primus IQ Trailer Brake Controller, part number TK90160. With assistance from the universal installation kit, part number ETBC7. First thing we're going to talk about is going to be that boost button here located at the top. By pressing that you'll be able to choose between boost 1, boost 2 and boost 3. Just a straight up B right there is just going to be your regular boost off. On the side is going to be your adjustment for your power wheel. Once you have your trailer connected, as you can see right now it's going to be not connected by the NC there.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Today on this 2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty we're going to show you the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller, part number 90195. To help us with our install of our brake controller we're also going to use a Tekonsha Plugin Wiring Adapter, part number 3035-P, this part is designed to work with the factory tow package port underneath the dash of your vehicle. This is what the P3 Brake Controller looks like once installed in typical application in our truck. With this part number you get obviously the brake controller and the bracket to hold it up into place. This style brake controller is a proportional brake controller which means it automatically adjusts the trailer's braking based on deceleration of the tow vehicle and total amount of power is set by the user. We have ours relatively flat, but this also has automatic leveling built inside of it and in fact you can mount it in a vertical position, or flat, or anywhere in between.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2003 Ford F-350

Today on our 2003 Ford F350 Super Duty we'll be installing the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 brake controller, part number 90885. We'll be doing this in conjunction with the Tekona Plug-N-Play wiring adapter for the brake controller, part number 3035-P. Let's go ahead and connect the trailer braking. Once connected our display will read or show a C that indicates our trailer wiring is connected. Then on the driver side of the brake controller is our gain, which will allow us to increase or decrease the output and power going to our trailer braking. On the passenger side of the brake controller at the top is our boost mode button. We have three different boost modes that can be adjusted as necessary depending on the trailer's size and weight.



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

Today, on our 2000 Ford F250 Super Duty Crew Cab, we're going to be installing the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller for 1 to 4 Axles, part number 90195. In conjunction with the Tekonsha P3 Brake Controller, we're also going to be installing the Tekonsha plug-in wiring adapter for electric brake controllers for Ford, Lincolns, and Mercury's, part number 3035-P. Now we have our brake controller installed. Now we'll take the manual override button, which is this lower lever here. We pull it over, and notice that it shows no trailer connected. It's because we don't currently have a trailer connected to our 7-way plug. Now, with our trailer plugged in, you'll notice that we have an actual numerical read-out right now.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2008 Ford F-350 Cab and Chassis

Today on our 2008 Ford F350 Chassis Cab, we'll be installing the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Brake Controller, part number 90885, along with part number 3034-P, along with our Hopkins adapter 4 pole to 7 and 4 pole, part number 37185 mounted to the universal mounting bracket, part number 18136. Our first step, we'll be starting at the rear of the vehicle, attaching the mounting bracket. We'll be doing a custom install on this particular application. So we'll go ahead and take the mounting bracket and set it on the vehicle. Then we can take a paint marker, mark out the area around where we can attach the bracket to the vehicle and at this particular location it is the cross member. Then we'll go ahead and remove the bracket and pre-drill the holes into the cross member. Next, I'll go ahead and take a pair of vice grips and secure the bracket over the holes that we just drilled out. Now we'll be able to go ahead and pre-drill all the way through the bracket. Now that we finished our pre-drilled hole on the driver's side, we'll go ahead and repeat the same process on the passenger's side.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2001 Ford F-350

Today on our 2001 Ford F350 Super Duty SuperCab we're going to be installing the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 trailer brake controller, part number 90195. In addition to the brake controller we're also going to be installing the Tekonsha plug-in wiring adapter for electric brake controllers for Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury, part number 3035-P. Let's go over what the different buttons on our brake controller do. The underside here, this lever, the manual override button which you can see here currently we have no trailer connected so that's what it shows on the screen. These two buttons here are what control the amount of power, the maximum amount of power, that can go back to your trailer brakes. That's the up and down area which you adjust the power up or down. This button over here is the boost feature button or how aggressively the brakes will be applied to your trailer.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Today in our 1999 Ford F350 Super Duty, well be installing the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Brake Controller with the direct fit wiring harness part number 90195 in conjunction with 3035-P. To begin our install, well first need to locate the manufacturers tow port. This will be underneath the kick panel below the steering wheel. Well go ahead and remove the four fasteners that secure the kick panel and then pull it down and out of the way. To remove the kick panel or knee bolster here, well just rotate the screw heads so that they pop out. .



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Today on this 2003 Ford F250 Super Cab, we're going to install part number 90195. This is a Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller. First, we'll go ahead and install our brake controller in the location on the truck. We're going to use this location right here. Our truck already had our brake controller previously installed here, so we're just going to reuse the existing holes. This is our bracket that comes with the P3 brake controller.



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

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


  • 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...
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  • Trailer Pulls to the Left When Braking in a 2013 Ford F-350 with Integrated Brake Controller
  • The truck pulling to the left when braking indicates to me that it is braking harder on the left side when you apply the brakes. This could indicate that more voltage, possibly due to a short circuit is getting to that side. It could also mean that the brakes on the trailer are adjusted out more on the left side. And it also could mean that during a braking event, as the trailer momentum pushes forward, it is pushing more to one side than the other causing the truck to pull. You will...
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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...
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  • How to Convert Trailers Air Brakes to Electric Brakes
  • The Warner Air Utility Brake Control# 1300-80, which you reference, is designed for towing vehicles that have air brakes and trailers that have electric brakes. If you want to convert your trailer's air brakes to electric brakes you will want to remove the air brakes and then install the electric brakes from scratch. You will need several items to add electric brakes to your trailer. Starting with the trailer you will need a hub and drum that matches the bearings and seal on your trailer...
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  • How to Replace an Integrated Brake Controller on a 2011 Ford F-550 with a Tekonsha P2 or P3
  • I spoke with my contact at Tekonsha and he informed me that your 2011 Ford F-550 with an integrated brake controller should work with electric over hydraulic brakes. With that being said, if you still want to go to a Tekonsha P2 or P3 brake controller all you would need to do is unplug the factory brake controller and plug in the included harness into the same port. Next you will need to go to a Ford dealership and have them reprogram your PCM so that you will not be reading an error...
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  • Is Computer Reprogrammed to Use P3 Brake Controller on 2011 Ford F-350 Instead of Factory Controller
  • We have an FAQ article on this subject which I have linked for you. You do not have to have the factory trailer brake control turned off by a Ford dealer if you do not mind seeing the fault code. But if you ever do get annoyed by it then the dealer would have to turn it off. If you were to remove the P3, # 90195 from the truck then the dealer would have to turn the factory controller back on for it to work. In both cases, the computer is not being reprogrammed. They are just telling...
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  • Where is the Brake Controller Plug In Located on a 2011 Ford F-250 Super Duty
  • On the 2011 Ford F-250 Super Duty, the brake controller port is located behind the center dashboard access panel on the passenger's side. One end of the # 3034-P adapter will plug into the back of the brake controller and the other end plugs into the brake controller port on your vehicle. If your vehicle has the factory 7-Way connector on the rear of your vehicle, then all of the wires for the brake controller have already been run. If you have a factory 4-Way connector on your vehicle...
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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...
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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...
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  • Where Does a Brake Controller Plug Into on a 2011 Ford F-250
  • On your 2011 Ford F-250 the port to plug in a brake controller is located behind the passenger side of the center console. I have included a picture showing the location for you. For a Tekonsha brake controller like # TK90160 you would need harness # 3034-P. I have also included a link to a video that should help. Go to about the 4 minute, 34 second mark to see where a controller plugs in (if not directly behind the far right panel on the center console).
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  • No Trailer Brakes But Lights Work on Trailer Towed by 2011 F-250
  • If your trailer's lights are working but your trailer brakes are not working then there are several things you can check. First, inspect the socket on the truck and the plug on the trailer for any signs of even slight discoloration or corrosion. Even a little green or white film on the contacts can indicate a corrosion problem. Apply a spray on contact cleaner like Caig De-Oxit and use a small brush like # 814113 to remove any corrosion. Check both sides of each connector if possible. If...
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  • What Is Needed To Replace Factory Brake Controller On 2010 Ford F350 With Prodigy P2 Controller
  • The Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Brake Controller, # 90885 and # 3034-P, will come with the Ford Super Duty adapter that will plug into the back of the Prodigy P2 brake controller and the other end plugs into your factory brake controller plug. This brake controller will hook up to your 2010 Ford F350 and bypass the factory controller. The Ford factory brake controller that is in the dash does not have to be removed. You will need to unplug the connector under the dash and plug in the # 3034-P...
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  • Will Tekonsha P3 Proportional Brake Controller and Adapter, # 90195-3034P Fit a 2011 Ford F-250
  • I spoke with my contact at Tekonsha. He stated that the brake controller adapter, # 3034P, is compatible with the 2011 Ford F-250 Super Duty. This means you will be able to use the Tekonsha P3 Proportional Brake Controller # 90195 and adapter, # 3034-P, on your truck. I have included a link to the installation details below.
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation for 2010 Ford F250 Pulling Fifth Wheel
  • For a brake controller I recommend the Prodigy P2 Brake Controller part # 90885. This is our best selling brake controller because of how well it works and how easy it is to setup. To install this controller all you need is the proper install harness. For that you would want the part # 3034-P. I attached an install video for you to check out as well. I also attached a help article that covers the basics of brake controllers for you to check out as well.
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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 # 3034-S, (also works on 2009). Vehicles not equipped with factory trailer tow package, may require...
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  • Finding And Repairing Cause of OL Error Code Displayed By Draw-Tite Activator II Brake Controller
  • Is this happening with our without a trailer plugged in? If it's happening without the trailer being plugged in, it's indicated that there's a short in the brake output circuit somewhere between the brake controller and the trailer connector at the rear of the vehicle. The most common reason for this is a corroded or damaged trailer connector on the truck. If you can see green or white corrosion on the pins of the 7-way, there's a good chance that the corrosion has spread to the interior...
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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 # 3034-S, to hard wire to the wires at the back of the brake controller. If your controller...
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  • Where Does a Brake Controller Plug In on a 2008 Ford F-250 XLT
  • On your 2008 Ford F-250 there is a panel you will need to remove on the middle console, passenger side. If you remove that you will have access to where the brake controller needs to plug in. I have included a picture that should help.
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  • Prodigy P3 Brake Controller Not Working on a 2007 Ford F-250 with Factory Integrated Controller
  • You will need to have the TBC turned off by a Ford technician at a Ford dealer. Using the IDS, the Ford Technician should access the Programmable Parameters and then select the Personality/Dynamics. Select the TBC and turn it off. The fault code will now be removed and you can then install an after market controller. Also, make sure you are plugging the # 3065-P harness into the correct location. There are a couple of connectors that look the same.
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  • Factory Brake Controller Plug on a 2006 Fleetwood Southwind Motor Home on a Ford F-53 Chassis
  • According to Fleetwood, the factory port or plug for a brake controller on the Ford chassis RV is coiled underneath the dash. Look for a 5 pin gray connector. I believe if you look in the center console area (right of the steering column) and up under the dash it will be there.
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  • How to Replace Brake Controller of a 2006 Ford F-250 with Prodigy P3
  • Replacing your factory brake controller with the P3 # 90195 would be a great option. You will need to take your truck to a dealership to have the code turned off though. I attached a help article that details this. To install a Tekonsha P3 Brake Controller part # 90195 in your 2006 Ford F-350 you will use the wiring harness # 3065-P. The harness will plug it into the factory plug after disconnecting it from the factory controller.
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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...
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  • Kelsey Brake Controller Not Working with Manual Override on a 1997 Ford F-350
  • It sounds like there is a problem with the manual override lever or the electronics associated with it on your brake controller. If your Kelsey controller is the type that has a load knob on one side and the leveler knob on the other side try making adjustments to the leveler knob. I have seen controllers do strange thing when the leveler was off. If that doesn't work you can try to clean the contacts inside the controller by fully applying the manual override and then letting it snap...
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  • Primus IQ Brake Controller Not Working on a 2006 Ford Super Duty Truck
  • The NC error code on the Primus brake controller # TK90160 means that the controller is not sensing the trailer. The first things to check are the vehicle and trailer side connectors. Make sure they are clean and corrosion free inside where the wires attach and outside on the pins. There are additional tests you can perform to determine if the problem is with the brake controller or something else. In the truck cab you will need to sever the blue wire several inches from the back of...
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  • Replacing OEM Brake Controller on 2006 Ford F350 w/ One That's Electric Over Hydraulic Compatible
  • There is indeed a wiring adapter harness available. For a brake controller that's compatible with electric over hydraulic brakes, you can't go wrong with the Tekonsha P3, part # 90195 which you'd use with the # 3065-P harness. You'll need to unplug the connector from the rear of the OEM controller, and plug it into the 3065-P harness which would in turn plug into the P3. An error code will be shown on the dash, as the vehicle computer will continue to look for input from the disconnected...
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  • Replacing OEM Brake Controller On 2006 Ford F-350 With Tekonsha Prodigy P3
  • From my research the U1900 error code you are getting is either a short in the wiring or a problem with the brake controller itself. I was unable to find the TBC display you described. The references I found were for Trailer Brake Controller. Since it sounds like you have checked the wiring and finding that you are not getting sufficient current and the brakes are not working at all, you may want to check with the Ford dealership as you said and see if they can isolate the problem. As...
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  • 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...
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  • Does a 2006 Ford F-350 Only Need the Install Harness 3065-P to Install Prodigy P3
  • The P3 brake controller part # 90195 and the install harness part # 3065-P will be all that you will need to install and use the brake controller in your 2006 Ford F-350. The other harness would not be needed and would be unnecessary for the function of the P3.
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  • Factory Brake Controller Plug Location for a 2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty
  • The factory plug to plug in the brake controller is hidden a little more on the 2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty. You will have to look behind a black pocket beneath the radio in the center of the dash. I have included a link to a video that shows where the plug is and how to get to it when installing the Hopkins Agility Brake Controller and Wiring Harness, # HM47294 and # HM47735.
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  • Replacing OEM Brake Controller in 2006 Ford F250 With Tekonsha Prodigy # 90885
  • Ford had some issues with the OE brake controller on the 2005-6 Super Duty trucks. Bypassing the OE controller and installing an aftermarket model like the # 90885 Tekonsha Prodigy is a common procedure. We actually have a help article that addresses this, to see it click the provided link. The aftermarket controller would install under the dash, and you'd simply leave the OEM unit in place, so you won't have a hole in your dash. The aftermarket controller would use the # 3065-P wiring...
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  • Can Tekonsha Prodigy P3 # 90195 be Used to Replace Factory Brake Controller in 2005 Ford F-250
  • Yes, you can replace the factory installed brake controller in your 2005 Ford F-250 SD with the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller, # 90195, and Plug-In Wiring Adapter, # 3065-P. You will just need to unplug the factory controller and use the new wiring adapter to plug in the P3. This will set a fault code on the instrument cluster. In order to have this removed you will need to make a trip to your local Ford dealer to have the PCM (Powertrain Control Module) turned off. Once...
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  • Converting a 2005 Ford F-350 and Trailer with Hydraulic Surge Brakes to Electric Over Hydraulic
  • I would recommend the Titan BrakeRite II Severe-Duty Electric-Hydraulic Actuator Kit, item # T4835700, along with the Titan BrakeRite SD Adapter for Ford/Chevy Integral Brake Controllers, item # T4845900, for your 2005 Ford F-350 Diesel with factory brake controller. You will also need the Gel Cell Breakaway Kit for Titan BrakeRite Systems, item # T4822100, to complete the setup. This system will connect to your existing brake line and give you much better control the disc brakes...
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  • 3065-P Brake Controller Wiring Adapter Needed to Install Tekonsha P3 in 2005 Ford F350
  • To install your P3 brake controller on your 2005 Ford F350, you'd need the # 3065-P brake controller wiring adapter. One end of the connector would plug into the rear of the controller, the other would plug into the connector under the dash. For a 2005 model, the connector is located behind the storage cubby right above the ashtray. Pull the storage pocket out from the dash, and the connector will be clipped to the rear of the pocket, as shown in the photo I've provided for you.
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  • P3 Brake Controller Shows Output Short on 2005 Ford F-350 Towing 5th Wheel Trailer
  • I would agree it does sound like a short on the truck. The most likely culprit is a dirty or corroded trailer connector. You will want to make sure that the truck side and trailer side connectors are clean and free of corrosion inside and out. It sounds like you are using harness # 3065-P on your 2005 Ford F-350 so I doubt that it is the harness or where it plugs into the vehicle but you may want to check that connection just to make sure there is do dirt or dust in there causing this issue.
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  • Location Of Brake Controller Plug On 2005 Ford F-350
  • The brake controller plug is behind the access panel in the center of the dash on the passenger side. You would just unplug the harness from the old brake controller and connect the new brake controller wiring harness, to the mating connector that was connected to the factory brake controller. After this is done you can route the wiring to the mounting location you want and install the new brake controller. When you remove your factory brake controller you will get a fault code on the...
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  • Use of a P3 Brake Controller on 2005 Ford F-350 Instead of Factory Controller
  • I can help you understand the compatibility of the P3 and your 2005 Ford. Because your Ford already has a factory installed brake controller, the truck's computer has been set to identify that brake controller only. When you remove the plug from that controller and plug it into the P3 # 90195 there will be an error code because the Ford's computer does not recognize this as being the OEM controller. When you take it to the dealer they are essentially deactivating factory brake controller...
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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...
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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, # 3035-P. This will connect your truck to the brake controller. I have included links to the installation instructions for reference.
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  • How to Install a Tekonsha Trailer Brake Controller on a 2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty
  • There are a couple of different wiring situations on a 2004 Ford F-250. If the truck came with a factory installed 7-Way trailer connector, you will just need to use the wiring harness # 3035-P, plug it in to the vehicle and controller and mount the controller according to the linked instructions. I have also linked a video. If the truck came with a 4-Way, you will still install harness # 3035-P but you will also need to add a 7-Way using # 37185. The wires needed to hardwire in the...
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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...
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  • No Power on Reese Brake Controller Installed on a 2004 Ford F-250
  • If the harness you connected to is the factory brake controller harness on your 2004 Ford F-250 then the colors on it will not match up with the colors on the brake controller wires. On the brake controller, black is 12 volt power, white is ground, blue is output to the trailer brakes and red is input from the brake switch. For your truck you could just use plug-in harness # 3035-P. I have linked a video that shows where these harnesses plug into on the truck.
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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...
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  • Compatability of Pilot Brake Controller # 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 # 3035-P. You'd need to cut off the black connector on the adapter, and wire directly to the wires on your controller, color for color. We...
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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...
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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...
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation for a 2004 Ford F-350 Diesel
  • For your 2004 Ford F-350 diesel I recommend the P2 # 90885 with wiring harness # 3035-P. The P2 is one of our most popular brake controllers of all time because it is easy to set up and use and it is reliable. This is a proportional controller that will apply the trailer brakes in proportion to how hard or soft the vehicle is braking. This reduces wear and tear on the trailer and vehicle brakes and is the safest way to stop. I have linked a video showing installation for you.
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  • Need Instructions to Connect Factory Plug on 2004 Ford F-250 for Tekonsha Voyager Brake Controller
  • To connect the factory plug to the brake controller you will need to wire as follows: Controller Wire Factory Plug Black to Red Red to Lt Green White to White Blue to Blue The plug on the end of the Tekonsha Voyager Brake Controller, # 39510, will need to be cut off before making any connections. Another option would be to use the Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter, # 3035-P,...
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  • Troubleshooting Brake Controller that Isn't Showing Connection After Replacement
  • Since your vehicle is using the factory wiring for the installation of the brake controller the first place I would look is for blown brake controller fuses. On the fuse box diagram there should be a listing for the brake controller circuit. I would suspect a short on your trailer wiring blew this fuse and is now in need of being replaced. You will also want to check the brake output circuit on your trailer to see if there are any obvious signs of a short such as cut or exposed wire and...
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  • Brake Controller Installation for a 2004 Ford F-250
  • To install a Prodigy brake controller part # 90185 in your 2004 Ford F-250 all you need is the correct install harness, part # 3035-P. I attached an install video that shows this harness being used to install the Prodigy in a similar Ford truck as yours.
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  • Where Should the Ground Wire for a Brake Controller Install Go
  • Yes, when hardwiring the install of the Tekonsha Prodigy brake controller part # 90885 you would want to run the ground of the controller up to the negative side of the battery. The power wire of the controller should be run to the positive post of the battery as well. I attached a help article on wiring up a brake controller for you to check out as well.
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