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Brake controllers with a custom fit wiring harness for your Ford Van 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 Vans, allowing for simple plug-and-play installation.




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Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2000 Ford Van

All right today on this 2000 Ford van were going to install part number HM47297 just a Hopkins Insight Flex Mount trailer brake controller. Okay first thing we need to do is go ahead and find the location of the brake controller itself. In this case were going to be underneath the dash, on the drivers side, right behind the brake pedal.To mount our brake controller we need to make sure that the sticker side is towards the inside wall and that the cables are pointing towards the front of the vehicle. That ensures that the brake controller is positioned in the correct way.To install this were going to loosen up the wire harness thats behind the brake pedal. Well pull it up and out of the way and then itd be a good idea to do a test-fit to show where our brake controller will fit.All right, once we know where its going to go, well go ahead and clean up the sheet metal behind it. Well use adhesive to help hold it in place. Now well set our brake controller to the side and then were going to use an adaptor cord to plug into the vans tail package port.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2012 Ford Van

Today on our 2012 Ford Van well be installing the ETB C7 brake controller installation kit, part number ETBC7 in conjunction with the Tekonsha P2 brake controller, part number 90885-3034P. The first step of our install will be installing the seven pole bracket onto our new seven pole. Well go ahead and use the hardware provided with our installation kit. Well drop the screws through the seven pole and then secure them with the nuts on the back side and tighten them down. Next we can then go ahead and secure the seven pole bracket directly to the bottom of the bumper using some self-tapping screws. Before I feed the wires over the hitch Im going to go ahead and use some black electrical tape to wrap them up, to help in protecting the wires and cleaning up our installed look.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 1997 Ford Van

Today on this 1997 Ford Van Club Wagon were going to install part #: 90885 from Tekonsha. Well also use part #: 3035P also from Tekonsha for our adaptor that goes to the factory port thats located in the van. First thing well do is well go ahead and locate the port thats underneath the dash of the van. Itll be located off to the left hand side behind the parking brake. Well plug in our adaptor cord and then well find a location to mount our bracket for our brake controller. Now to locate our brake controller bracket on the left hand side of the dash just blow the headlight switch.



Brake Controller Installation - 1995 Ford E-350 Van

Today on this 1995 Ford e350 van, we're going to be installing the prodigy brake controller with harness part number 90885-3035p. With this Ford van having a pre-existing brake control plug in for it, we're actually starting our install off underneath the dash and we want to go ahead and locate that port, now if you go and locate the brake pedal and just over to the left here, taped to the main firing lead is our grey port for our brake controller. From there we just go ahead and take our brake control plug and go ahead and install it to the brake control port in the van. Alright the next thing we're going to do is go ahead and determine where we want to go ahead and mount the brake controller. So we're going to look for a flat surface here that's not angled too much and part over here to the right of the steering column looks like a good spot. I think we're going to go ahead and mount it in this area right here and we'll go ahead and use the provided hardware to mount it.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2004 Ford E-450

Alright today on this 2004 Ford E450 thats an RV, were going to install a brake controller part number 90915. We will be using an adapter cord 3035-P, and on the back of the vehicle well be using 4 pole to 7 pole adapter part number 37185, and also a bracket to hold everything together 118140, and with these parts well fill in the gaps that are missing on part of this tow package. Okay we are going to start off by working on the rear of the RV and working our way forward. What we are going to do is actually remove the 5 pole connector that is located on the hitch right now. Were going to disconnect that and add a new connector to the back of the vehicle, and that part number will be adapter part number 37185, and we will also be using an adapter bracket part number 118140, and we will start with that part. This is the adapter bracket; we are going to mount to the bottom by clamp to hold it in place.





Ford Van Brake Controller Questions and Answers


  • Will the Prodigy P2 Brake Controller Activate Electric Brakes on a Tow Dolly
  • Yes, the Prodigy Brake Controller part # 90185 that you referenced will work great on a trailer or tow dolly that has only one brake axle like yours. The controller will ship in electric brake mode so all you will need to do is follow the setup procedure and install it according the instructions and you will be ready to go. I attached a link to the instructions to the right for you to check out as well as an install video.
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  • Location of Brake Controller Port for 1998 Ford Van Chassis
  • The procedure for installing a brake controller in your 1998 Ford van will depend on what (if any) trailer connector is on the vehicle. If the van has a factory installed 7-way or 4-way connector, there will be a port under the dash near the center console for installing a brake controller. You will need the brake controller wiring adapter, part # 20260. The adapter would wire color for color to the wiring adapter, and would then plug into the port under the dash. If the van has the...
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  • Relay and Fuse Locations for a Brake Controller on a Jayco RV Built on Ford E-450 Chassis
  • I wasn't certain which year E-450 chassis the motor home was built on so I checked online copies of the owner's manuals for 2013 and 2014. According to the manual in the fuses section the brake controller fuse is in location 18 in the power distribution box and location 33 in the in-cab fuse box. I did not see anything about a relay though. I am not sure if the RV cutaway models are different so you will need to check your owner's manual to confirm.
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  • Brake Controller Wiring Adapter For a Tekonsha P3 Brake Controller in a 2014 Ford E-250
  • The correct brake controller wiring adapter for the Tekonsha P3 Brake Controller, # 90195, and your 2014 Ford E-250 is part # 3034-P. I have attached the installation instructions for this harness as well as a picture of the vehicle side plug for you to compare to your plug. Make sure the plug you found on the vehicle is the correct brake controller harness. The plug will be located behind an access panel in the center dash on the passenger side.
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  • Rear Left Side Trailer Brakes on 2 Different Trailers Overheating Using Voyager Brake Controller
  • A brake controller such as the Voyager # 39510 sends back the same voltage to all of the trailer brakes equally so there really isn't a way that it could be the problem. It is strange that it is the rear brake and not the front brake since the front brake would get the power first. It could be an issue with the trailer connector on the 2012 Ford van. If there is corrosion on the pins or inside of the trailer connector that could be producing a short. To test the brake controller...
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  • Troubleshooting Erratic Trailer Braking On 1999 Ford E-350 Van
  • I have attached a helpful article that explains how to troubleshoot a brake controller. If you have to use the manual switch on the brake controller, you could have a bad stoplight connection or the adapter wiring does not match the vehicle OEM connector on your 1999 Ford E-350. If the brakes are too aggressive, the brake assemblies may need to be adjusted or the boost and or gain is set too high on the controller. You want to make sure the brake controller is level and not tilted or...
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  • Installing Prodigy Brake Controller in Motor Home Based on 2007 Ford E-450 Chassis
  • Your first check is a look in the motor home's power distribution box within the engine compartment. It is possible that fuses required to activate the brake controller's 12V power feed are not in place. Look for any open fuse receptacles labelled trailer or tow and install the required value fuse(s). The harness you are using, part # 3035-P, is the correct one for the Ford E-series. If the fuses are in place and you still have no power at your controller then I suggest you test the...
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  • Troubleshooting a Tekonsha Brake Controller part # 39510 that Won't Power Up
  • To determine if your current controller is wired up correctly you will need to test the 4 wires coming out of the Tekonsha Voyager part # 39510. The black wire should have 12 volts on it at all times, the red wire should only see voltage when the brakes of your tow vehicle are applied, the white wire will be the ground wire for the controller and the blue wire carries the signal to your 7-way. I suspect the problem is on the black wire since the controller since it sounds like the controller...
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  • Brake Controller And Wiring For 2012 Ford Tioga Motor Home
  • For your 2012 Ford Tioga Motor home I would recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller, part # 90885. This is a proportional brake controller designed for electric brakes. This is our most popular brake controller because of its ease to install and use. The wiring kit I recommend for the brake controller installation is part # 5505. This kit includes 25 ft of 10-2 Duplex wire along with a 20 amp circuit breaker and a 40 am circuit breaker along with the attaching terminals....
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  • Turn Signals Cause Brake Controller in a 1997 Ford E-350 Van to Power Trailer Brakes
  • You have the red wire connected to the wrong brake switch wire. There is more than one wire on the cold side of the brake switch that will have power when the brake pedal is pressed. One of the wires can show power with the turn signals or head lights on. This is likely the wire the brake controller is attached to so it applies the trailer brakes when the turn signals are on. Use a circuit tester such as # 3808 to test the brake switch wires to find the one that has power only with the...
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  • Tekonsha Prodigy P2 # 90885 Brake Controller Installation in 2012 Ford E-350 Van
  • My technical contact at Tekonsha advises that your 2012 Ford E-350 should have a connector located behind the dash that can be used either with the quick-connect brake controller adapter # 3034-P to to access the brake switch signal wire by testing. The connector should be behind a pocket behind the coin tray in the center console. Here you can plug in the # 3034-P harness (or use a circuit tester like # 40376 to find the one wire that carries voltage only when the brake pedal is pressed...
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  • Installing a Brake Controller and Vehicle 7-Way in a 2009 Ford E-350
  • Yes, you are correct that for your 2009 E-350 Van the Prodigy P2 # 90885, and plug-in wiring adapter # 3034-P are the correct parts for your van. This will plug into the connector that you have found in the dash. For a fully functioning 7-way you will also have to install a 7way connector. To determine which specific one you will need you can trace the wires on your existing 4-way and see if there is a junction connector on the frame rail of your van. This connector would have at least...
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  • Tekonsha P3 Installation on a 2011 Ford E350 without Factory 7-Way
  • It sounds like you bought a Tekonsha P3 Brake Controller part # 90195 and bought a Tow Ready Wiring Harness part # 118551 to provide a 4-way. You said you ordered a 7-way as well but I am not sure what you bought as I could not find you in our system. What you would need to complete your installation that would tie everything together would be the brake controller installation kit part # ETBC7 and the Extra Wire for ETBC7 for Long vehicles # ETBCXW. This comes with a 7-way, but it also...
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  • How to Install the Hopkins InSIGHT Flex-Mount Trailer Brake Controller on a 2009 Ford E-350
  • If your Penske truck was built on a Ford E-350 chassis then it is possible that it does have a plug to plug in a brake controller, though additional components will be needed to complete the installation. You will need to check behind an access panel on the center of the dash but more on the passenger side. Pry the panel off gently. The connector should be behind this panel. If so then you would use brake controller wiring harness # HM47855 for use with controller # HM47297. Since...
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  • Parts Needed to Install a Brake Controller on a 2006 Ford E-450 Class C Motor Home
  • If there is no trailer connector at the back of your 2006 Ford Class C motor home you will first need to add a 4-Way using # C56020. Then you will need to add the 4 and 7 way installation kit # ETBC7. I have included some links that explain this installation for you. If the van did come with a 4-Way flat, then you will need adapter # 37185. You will use controller wiring harness # 3035-P but the blue wire does not run to the back. The brake (blue) wire will need to be manually run from...
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  • Installation of P3 Brake Controller on a 2011 Ford E350 with Brake Light that Grounds when Released
  • What you are going to need to do is cut the red wire from the # 3034-P and wire the end from the brake controller to a stoplight circuit that sees 12 volts when the brakes are applied and none when released. You might also confirm that this circuit does not turn into a ground when brakes are released as well. I wish I could tell exactly what circuit to use, but the best recommendation I can give you would be to test the wires from the brake switch to determine which one to use, or you...
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  • Parts Needed to Add a 7-Way Trailer Connector on a 2012 Ford E-350 Van
  • f your 2012 Ford E-350 van does not have a trailer connector at all you will first need to install a 4-Way, # 118551, before you can install a 7-Way. Next you will need an 4 and 7 Way installation kit # ETBC7. This will provide the 7-Way and all of the wiring needed to make it functional and add a brake controller if needed. For a brake controller I recommend the Tekonsha P2, # 90885. It is one of our most popular controllers because it is reliable, easy to set up, and easy to sue. I...
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  • Factory Brake Controller Plug Location For Electric Brake Controller Install on a 2011 Ford E350 Van
  • According to my technical contact at Tekonsha you will need to remove the center panel above radio and to the left. Once removed there is a box where the OEM brake controller would be installed, if your van was so equipped, and the connector for the brake controller wiring harness is behind that box. The connector under the dash is most likely not the correct connection point for brake controller wiring. For your 2011 Ford E350 Van with factory tow package wiring you will need to use...
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  • Tekonsha P2 or P3 Brake Controller Recommendation for a 2011 Ford Van
  • We recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Brake Controller # 90885 the most. This controller works so well, and is so easy to setup that we find that this is the perfect controller for most people. The Prodigy P3 Brake Controller # 90195 does have many nice features such as on-board diagnostics and a very easy to understand and read digital display. However, it is a little more involved when setting it up that for a lot of people it is not completely ideal. Both are great controllers and...
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  • Wiring a 2006 Ford E-450 Cutaway Cube Van for Towing with an Electric Brake Controller
  • If you have the plug under the dash that matches the brown brake controller wiring harness connector on the # 3035-P harness then you will need to manually run a 10 gauge wire, item # 10-1-1, from the blue wire on the brake controller back to the 7-Way plug in the rear. If you do not have a connector at the rear of the vehicle you will need two items. A working 4-Way connector, item # 18002, and a 7-Way connector, item # 37185. If you want to run the 12 volt power wire to the 7-Way...
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  • Electric Brakes Pulsating On Travel Trailer When Stopping
  • There could be many possibilities that are causing the pulsating of your brakes on your 2008 Ford E350. A few possibilities to start with would be to use a circuit tester like the Quickee Tester, part # 3808, and check the connection of your stoplight wire from the brake controller to your stoplight switch. This wire needs to be connected to the cold side of the stoplight switch, which will only show power when the brake pedal is applied. You will also want to check all the connections...
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  • Location of Brake Controller Connector on 1999 Ford E-450 Class C Motorhome
  • The brake controller connector is typically located behind the emergency brake pedal, where the floor board, kick panel, and firewall all meet. The connector is brown, and usually only one pin should show voltage, with another showing voltage only when the brake pedal is pressed. It sounds as if you have the correct connector. Were the headlights on when you tested the pins? One of the pins is frequently wired as an illumination circuit that is not used by the brake controller, which would...
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  • Act III Brake Controller 5520 Not Recognizing Trailer Connection with 1992 Ford E-350
  • The # 5520 Activator III brake controller will not show a decimal point constantly. You will only see the point when you do not have your trailer connected and you either press the vehicle brake pedal or activate the manual switch. If you do have the trailer hooked up and the controller does not show the brake output, this would indicate a problem on the blue electric brake wire, as you mentioned. To pinpoint where the problem is occurring, use a light tester like part # 3808 to...
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  • Wiring a Tekonsha Prodigy Brake Controller on a 2005 Ford E-350 Van
  • The Prodigy offers a custom install harness, part # 3035-P, which can be plugged into the controller and then into the port you found under the dashboard. To complete the connection on the rear of the van you will need 7-Way adapter, part # 37185, to upgrade the flat four pole to a round 7-way. This adapter includes extra wires one of which will be connected to the brake wire Ford has run underneath to the back but not connected to anything. You will need to find the bundle of wires...
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