Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional

Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional

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Proportional brake controller automatically levels when mounted within a 360-degree vertical range. Includes customizable LCD display, storable settings, 3 boost levels, battery protection and continuous diagnostics. Transferable between automobiles. Call 800-298-8924 to order Tekonsha brake controller part number 90195 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Tekonsha products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional. Brake Controller reviews from real customers.
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Tekonsha Brake Controller - 90195

  • Tekonsha
  • Proportional Controller
  • Electric
  • Electric over Hydraulic
  • Up to 4 Axles
  • Dash Mount
  • Automatic Leveling
  • 360 Degrees
  • Under-Dash Box

Proportional brake controller automatically levels when mounted within a 360-degree vertical range. Includes customizable LCD display, storable settings, 3 boost levels, battery protection and continuous diagnostics. Transferable between automobiles.


Features:

  • Brake controller activates trailer brakes in proportion to your vehicle's braking action
    • Automatically adjusts trailer's braking based on deceleration of tow vehicle
    • Activates immediately - no pausing like with time-delayed brake controllers
  • Automatic-leveling ability - internal sensor detects deceleration even if controller is not mounted flat
    • Position at any angle up or down in the vertical plane
  • 5 Storable settings let you customize controller for multiple trailers, varying loads or different drivers
    • Store display settings, brake type, language preferences, and desired boost level and power levels
  • 3 Boost levels let you adjust initial braking power and aggressiveness
  • Continuous diagnostic check alerts you to any potential problems
  • Integrated safeguards protect your vehicle , trailer and the controller
    • Minimizes drain on car battery by drawing only 3.6 milliamps when not in use
    • Prevents trailer brakes from overheating by reducing power output to them during prolonged stops
    • Defends brake controller and trailer breakaway systems against shorts
  • Customizable, easy-to-read LCD display lets you choose color, adjust contrast and pick from different languages
  • Built-in, rotary-style manual override lever
  • Quick-disconnect feature lets you easily remove and store the control when not in use
    • Replacement wiring harness (sold separately) and replacement bracket (TK5906- sold separately) required to move the controller from one vehicle to another
  • Plug-in, vehicle -specific brake-control adapter (sold separately) can be used for certain applications to reduce installation time


Specs:

  • Application: trailers with up to 4 axles (8 brake assemblies)
    • Designed for use with electric or electric-over-hydraulic trailer brakes
  • Overall dimensions: 3-5/8" wide x 4-5/8" long x 1-3/8" tall
  • LCD display dimensions: 1-3/16" wide x 9/16" tall
  • Mounting: 360-degree vertical plane operating range
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Proportional Braking

With a proportional brake controller, you can get heavy-duty emergency braking, general braking or slow-to-an-idle braking for your trailer automatically. The intensity with which your trailer brakes are activated and the rate at which they are applied are dependent on the deceleration of your tow vehicle. This means that, unlike time-delay controllers - which send the same amount of preset power to your trailer brakes every time - proportional controllers are able to adapt to every braking situation differently. So, if you slam on the brakes in your truck, your trailer brakes will activate with that same extreme intensity. And if you merely slow down as you approach a red light, your trailer will gradually brake in the same manner. Just set the initial power level, select a boost setting, and you're good to go.


As long as the P3 controller sits level on a horizontal plane and is pointed in the direction of travel, it will sense - via an internal inertia sensor - how your tow vehicle brakes. This inertia-based sensor responds to the deceleration of your tow vehicle as you brake by signaling the controller to send out enough power to your trailer brakes so that they are activated with an intensity that matches. The result is uniform braking across your towing setup. No push-pull action - just smooth, proportional braking every time.


Power Boost for Heavy-Duty Towing

Aside from smoother, more efficient braking, Tekonsha's P3 brake controller also offers a boost feature that gives you more initial braking power for those times when you're towing heavy loads. You can switch boost levels so that the power output to your trailer brakes automatically starts out at either 13 percent or 25 percent of the predetermined power setting.


So, if you boost the initial power so that your trailer brakes activate with 25 percent of the overall intensity at the start, the brakes will reach maximum braking faster. This is particularly beneficial if you are towing a heavy load because the intensity required to stop that load may be far greater than that needed to halt your vehicle. Therefore, sending out more initial power to the trailer brakes - and causing them to reach maximum braking faster - allows you to better control the trailer so that it doesn't push your tow vehicle before coming to a complete stop.


If your trailer weighs less than your tow vehicle, no boost is needed. But if you wish to set the boost so that your trailer leads the braking of your towing setup, you can select level B1. The following table gives an indication of when you might use the different boost levels and the power increases that they offer.


Approximate Gross Trailer WeightBoost LevelIncrease in Initial Power Output
Less than tow vehicle GVWB113%
Equal to tow vehicle GVWB1 or B213% or 25%
Up to 25% more than tow vehicle GVWB2 or B3*25%
Up to 40% more than tow vehicle GVWB3*25%

*Both B2 and B3 offer a 25-percent boost in initial power. But the braking curve for B3 is more aggressive than that of B2. This means that, even though you will start out with the same intensity when using these boost levels, you will get an overall more aggressive braking experience with the higher level. So if you use B3, you will reach maximum braking sooner than if you use B2.


Storable Settings

Customize your P3 and store settings so that you can easily access them later. If you tow multiple trailers, or the same one but with differing loads, store the desired boost and power levels for each so that you don't have to completely reset the controller every time you switch between the trailers. Do other drivers use your towing setup? Customize the P3 display with your desired screen color, brightness and language, and you can easily return it to your preferred settings the next time you tow.


Customizable LCD Display and Advanced Diagnostics

The P3's LCD display features a distinctive look with multiple color and contrast options. It also includes a highly advanced, easy-to-understand roadside diagnostics display. The P3 advanced diagnostics not only notify you of potential problems, but they can also tell you where to begin troubleshooting.


Display screen when P3 unit turns on.Boost mode one.Boost mode two.Boost mode three.
Display screen is white.Display screen is green.Display screen is orange.Display screen is light blue.
Display screen is purple.Display screen is blue.Display screen is pink.Display screen is cyan.
Screen displays force of braking.Screen displays warning open ground no brakes.Screen displays no trailer connection.Screen displays no trailer connection.

Diagnostic troubleshooting displays include:

  • Battery voltage
  • Voltage supplied by stoplight switch when brake pedal is depressed
  • Output voltage to trailer brakes
  • Output current to trailer brakes

Diagnostic warning signs include:

  • Open ground
  • Overload
  • Output short
  • Power loss
  • No trailer connection

Safety Features

The Prodigy P3 offers advanced safety features to prevent damage to various components of your towing setup. Integrated reverse battery protection shields the brake controller and your trailer's breakaway system from shorts. When the P3 is not in use, it will be in power-saving mode. In this setting, the power draw falls to only 3.6 milliamps, minimizing drain on your vehicle's battery.


When you stop at red lights, or any time that your truck and trailer are at a standstill with the brakes applied for more than 5 seconds, the P3's "hold" feature will activate. When this happens, the power output to your trailer's brakes will be reduced to just 25 percent of the preset power setting so that the brakes will not overheat.


If ever there is a time that you need to brake your trailer separately from your tow vehicle - when traveling down a steep incline, for example - the manual override lever is easily accessible. Pushing this lever engages the brakes on your trailer with full power. In addition, when you activate this override, the brake lights on your trailer will illuminate, properly warning those behind you of the braking action of your rig.


Automatic Leveling and Simple Installation

The self-leveling feature of the P3 ensures that the brake controller continues to function even as you drive up steep hills or through the mountains. Simply mount it in your cab at any vertical angle, and the controller will level itself automatically thanks to its 360-degree rotational range.


Correct P3 mounting360-Degree P3 mounting

Note: The P3 must be mounted on a level horizontal (side-to-side) plane and must be lined up with the direction of travel for the internal sensor to function properly.


P3 mounted in bracket P3 mount

Installation is a snap. After mounting the P3 unit in your cab using the included bracket, hardwire one end of the included pigtail harness directly into your vehicle. The other end plugs into the brake controller. To transfer the P3 to another vehicle or to remove it for storage, just unplug the unit and slide it out of the bracket.


Installation Accessories

For even easier installation, a vehicle-specific wiring adapter (sold separately) is available for most newer trucks and SUVs. One end of the custom adapter plugs into your vehicle, and the other end plugs into the controller - no hardwiring required.


Note: If a custom brake-control wiring adapter is not available for your vehicle, one of the following will be required:

20-Amp circuit breaker (9506P - sold separately) for 2- to 4-brake applications

30-Amp circuit breaker (38630 - sold separately) for 6- to 8-brake applications


See also etrailer.com's exclusive 7- and 4-way brake-control installation kit (ETBC7 - sold separately) if you don't already have a 7-way plug at the back of your vehicle.



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Video of Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller Review

Speaker 1: Today we're gonna be taking a look at the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 proportional trailer brake controller. This is gonna work great for one up to four axles. The party number is 90195. Now the big advantage we get with the P3 over other brake controllers especially the time delay brake controllers. With it being proportional, it senses the negative acceleration of our truck or the deceleration. And it brakes accordingly.

So if we really jam on the brakes hard, it's gonna give us braking power back to our trailer brakes very quickly.If we do it just in more of a stop and go traffic situation. It applies the brakes lightly. Essentially what that's gonna mean is when the trailer is doing its fair share of the work in a heavy braking application, you're saving wear and tear on your truck and the same vice versa on your trailer. So for a light braking situation, you're not overworking your trailer brakes causing those to wear out prematurely.Now the P3 can also be mounted in just about any position as long as we keep it straight in line with the direction of travel. That's gonna give you a lot of mounting options on where you wanna put it even if you wanted to go like down on the dashboard or something like that.

Really not gonna have any limits. Now to change are breaking output, we've got our buttons right here. You can see max power is gonna be 14 and we can bring that all the way down to zero.Zero would of course be when you don't want the brakes on your trailer to be applied. And then we can slowly bring that up to the adequate braking performance that we're looking for. That's gonna vary on road conditions and it's also gonna vary on the load that you have on your trailer.

The more weight, typically the higher you're gonna set this. And a rule of thumb is to set this just below where the wheels on your trailer will lock up. So on a lighter load, they're gonna lock up sooner than with a heavier load.So we'll just move that up. Then when we operate it, you can see it's gonna go up to that 2728 if that's where we have it set. Whether we do our floor brake, when we're in movement or a manual override here.

Now if we move that up, whether we hit the brake on our floor again or we hit our manual override, you see it's gonna up to what we have set. So we're never gonna have to worry about the trailer locking up and causing it to be unsafe. Now with those settings properly adjusted, you're never gonna have to worry about your trailer tires locking up and causing you to be in an unsafe situation.The next setting's gonna be our top right hand button. That's for our boost mode. Now that's gonna change the quickness and aggressiveness in which your brakes are gonna be applied. So for a lighter trailers, we really don't need it. We can typically brake with our vehicle. Everything's gonna be safe. But as those get heavier and heavier, we want those to come on more quickly and more aggressively to keep everything handling properly. Now in standard small utility trailers pulling it behind your vehicle, you're probably just gonna leave boost level off.You see we've got a truck here with a small trailer. Now in boost one, we're going to a slightly larger utility trailer, tandem axle. Boost level two, that's gonna go up to more like a fifth wheel style trailer and boost level three, again, a larger trailer than that. Now that changes the quickness and aggressiveness in which your brakes are applied. So as our loads get heavier, we want those to come on more quickly and more aggressively to keep everything nice and safe. Now we also have our menu here. The menu allows us to change our display settings, whether we wanna change the brightness or the color. It's gonna allow us to change the brake type so with this controller, not only are we gonna be allowed to use an electric brakes, but also electric over hydraulic.And then finally we've got our help mode here if we needed some assistance. The P3 will also allow you to program a couple of settings. So if you have different drivers that kinda like the brake controller set up differently or if you have different size trailers, you can have them pre-set in their, be able to get to them without having to change all the settings. Now the manual override level, you can see, is really easy to get to here. This is designed to allow us to apply the brakes of our trailer without applying the brakes of our truck.Typically this is used in a sway event type situation. Now the P3's gonna have some built in safe guards too. The first is gonna be battery rem down protection. So if we stop and park somewhere, if we're not using our brake controller, it's gonna power off after a few minutes to keep our trucks battery safe. Next it has short protection, and it's gonna protect both the truck and the brake controller from faults coming from our trailer. And now if you'll take a look at this screen, it's gonna have disconnect warning. So if the trailer plug we're to wiggle out somehow or not be connected properly, it's gonna flash and let us know.As soon as we get that plugged back in and we have a proper connection made, it's gonna go right back to its normal operating mode. Now when comparing the P3 to other brake controllers available on the market, it definitely stands out above any other time delayed systems. As you can see with the time delay brake controller, we have a pre-set amount of time it's going to take for our brake controller to get to the maximum gain that we have set. This means with a setting to high, we can cause premature wear on our trailers brakes and tires. Or with a setting to low, we can cause premature wear on our vehicles brakes.Now when you reach 100% with the time delay controller, it's gonna stay at that gain level the entire time your foots on the brake. With the newer technology built in, the proportional aspect is definitely the way you wanna go. Now this controller is also designed to work with the electric over hydraulic braking system. So if you have that, I'd be a great choice. When you compare that to other brake controllers on the market, some of them are not gonna offer that feature. Now the Prodigy P3 is one of the most popular brake controllers available on the market. And you see it echoed over and over again in our customer reviews.It's like Dennis C said, "In my opinion, the Tekonsha brake control products are the best on the market. I purchased the Prodigy P3 as an upgrade to my old Tekonsha Explorer unit. The added features that come with this unit such as the boost feature and electronic read out are exceptional and easy to program." A year later he said, "I'm as happy today as when I purchased this unit. I have made several long hauls, 3,000 miles or more, and many short hauls with my trailer. This controller has worked flawlessly."And that'll complete our look at the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 proportional trailer brake controller. Part number 90195.


Customer Reviews

Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional - 90195

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (3665 Customer Reviews)

Proportional brake controller automatically levels when mounted within a 360-degree vertical range. Includes customizable LCD display, storable settings, 3 boost levels, battery protection and continuous diagnostics. Transferable between automobiles.

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Bought a Rockwood A122 camper that I pull with a 2018 Toyota Tacoma (I previously had a 2017 Tacoma). Bought the Prodigy P3 after doing a bunch of research online. When it showed up I was kind of blown away with how easy it was to install. The Tacoma has a Trailer Brake connector stuffed up under the left foot kick panel. Popped the panel off, found the connector and hooked it up. That's it! Then zipped two screws in the mount on the lower lip of the dash which no one will ever see even if the brake controller gets removed. Took me a little fiddling around to get it set for the right amount of braking that suited me but I have yet to touch the thing or mess with it since installing it. It just WORKS. It's small, unobtrusive (if you mount it in the right place) and it just works day in and day out with a minimum of interaction. Get one of these. 574016


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Been a year. Still feel the same way as in my original review.

John - 10/13/2019

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After using it for about a year now we love it would recommend to anyone. We use ours on a 2010 Ford Explorer and 21 foot TT weighing 4000 lb. Great adjustability . After that don't have to touch it. 573722



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Hi, I got my Item: 90195 and shipping was fast. I was able to get the break controller installed in my 2012 Cadillac Escalade Luxury using the etrailer.com video guide for a 2009 Cadillac Escalade. The install and wiring was the exact same as the video however my wires under the dash or wire bundle did not have a wiring sticker. The color of the wires were the same as in the video. This etrailer video is great and I used it to get my controller installed in about 1.5 hours. My install was trouble free. This weekend I was able to test out the my new P3 90195 controller and get it calibrated with my 29 foot travel trailer this weekend. Used a B2 setting with 8.0 power. The user guide and instructions you get with the controller help you know what settings to use and how to set the power level. This is my second controller as I got a P2 Tekonsha from etrailer about 4-5 years back and installed it in a 2007 trail blazer. This older 2P break controller is still working great. I have been rather happy with the quality of the Tekonsha controllers I have. I have not had to call etrailer for support or install questions but did receive a few emails from them to check in with me to ensure I got my shipment and offer me help. They do a good job supporting and responding to their customers and provide an A+ customer experience. 305014


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All good on my end. The controller is working with no issue. Getting ready for our 6th camping trip this year. Thanks for your follow-up.

BradG - 10/09/2017

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I ordered the Tekonsha P3 for my 2016 VW Touareg TDI. etrailer had a really great video about how to install it. It was a little difficult finding the electrical connection under the dash. The plug for the harness was under some grey foam rubber. I was ready to give up until I felt something that may be a plug under the foam. I scratched and tore the foam until I tore a hole in it. I then found the connector under the foam. This is all done working blind with one hand. I had already purchased the wiring harness coupler wires and parts from the VW Dealership Parts Department. When the Tekonsha P3 arrived, I assembled the harness with the dealer parts (wires and connector plug) and the electrical connector that came with the P3. I triple checked my work when building the connector harness. I covered the wires with some protective wire wrap after securing all connections with electrical tape and cable ties. My wiring harness was great looking. I had to reach under the dash, working blind, and I connected the harness to the plug under the dash. I had lubricated the plug with a small amount of synthetic grease. I had to work with one hand. There was not anything behind the connector plug to push against. So, I made a tool with a small piece of wood. I put the wood behind the plug and this gave me something to push against. I was elated when I felt and heard the coupler plug snap into place. I installed the new brake controller bracket and brake controller. The result was no power at all to the brake contoller. I took the Tourareg to the Dealership with instructions to program the computer for towing. Keep in mind the Dealership does not install brake controllers. The technician did a great job. However, he told me that I may have assembled the wiring harness wrong. I said I would go and check it out. When I hooked up the trailer and P3 brake controller, it all worked fine. I had power to the brake contoller. I programmed the Tekonsha P3 with my settings into the P3's memory. The P3 has a nice electronic display. The Tekonsha P3 works great for towing. All trailer lights work and there is 12 volt power charging the trailer house batteries. I did a test drive and I noticed nice even braking on the trailer brakes. So, I am happy with the Tekonsha P3. It works great on the 2016 VW Touareg. I am starting to think you may be on your own when it comes to brake controller installation. The dealership may have to program the tow vehicles computer. In my case, the computer had to be programmed. I was provided a loaner car and there was no charge for programming the computer. Thank you Volkswagen. 541827



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I bought this for my Chevy Silverado 1500. For the most part, its pretty good. I tow pretty often but I don't use the brake controller much -- usually I'm towing things that don't need it. But, I have it, and its ready for when I do need it. The good: * Its nice and featureful and has a very top-of-the-line feel to it. * Its easy to read, easy to use. * Very easy to unplug or completely detach from the car when you just want to store it -- this is a big plus for someone like me who isn't using it every day. The bad: * It came with 2 different frames; one billed as "permanent" and one billed as "portable" (i.e. easily removable). The permanent one wouldn't fit right in the space I had (wasn't the fault of the device), so I had to use the portable one. The permanent one is the one that's a big metal frame, and the portable one is the smaller frame + the plastic piece that looks kinda like a spider attacking the device. The portable mount is actually pretty flimsy and it is really hard to get the device in and out of it. Once you pull it out of the mount, it doesn't really want to go back in. So I just leave my device in all the time, and unplug it when I'm not using it. Fortunately, its really easy to plug and unplug from the electrical system, which is what I cared about. * Installation was confusing. This is my 1 year follow-up review so, unfortunately, I don't remember exactly why I was confused ... There was 1 wire that was really unclear where it connected. My Chevy wires were labeled a certain way and the device's manual described the wiring using very different language. I ultimately matched wire gauges to figure out which one goes where and that worked out for me. But there was an extended period of head-scratching where I was trying to figure out the wiring. Ultimately, it's a good device, but if the portable mount was a little easier to use I'd give it a 5 star. Because its kind of shoddy in that respect, I've got to mark it down a star. 358859



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Writing my one year follow-up review on my Tekonsha Prodigy 3. Well so far so good, works just like day one. I have it installed on my 2012 Toyota Tundra hauling a 28' travel trailer and it does an awesome job. I actually recommended this to my neighbor right before he was going to buy another brand without the manual brake override lever and he thanks me very time he gets back from a trip. I don't use it as often but I've been towing for a while and this is his first trailer so he feels safer using it, I know I do. So if you ask me I do recommend getting this brake controller. Easy installation and adjust to your braking power. Has lots of features and makes you customize your braking power. I also like the case it comes with to protect it when not in use. That's basically all I have for this controller. 565952



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I purchased the Tekonsha P3 proportional brake controller and the Plug-in Wiring adaptor for my Dodge Ram Diesel 2005. It shipped promptly and arrived on schedule. I plugged it into the under-dash socket in about 30 seconds and tried it out before installing it; it powered up immediately and everything looked good. It took a few minutes to install the P3 bracket to the dashboard just to right of the steering column and about the level of my knee. The adaptor has enough length to put it left or right of the steering column, but not very high on the dash. The adaptor made the installation quite simple – gathering the tools and deciding controller placement took 20 minutes out of the total 30 minute installation time. The actual installation was to drill 2 holes and screw in 2 screws to the dash and 2 screws to the pocket bracket, then tying the cord to other wiring behind the dash. Settings for electric brakes and other info into the unit took under 2 minutes. Wow! What a difference - the braking was strong, smooth and uniform. I can only compare on my vehicle to braking without a controller unit engaging the trailer brakes, but it showed me how important those brakes are to an easy and safe stop. I have driven other people’s trucks with loaded horse trailers, and their controller units did not give anything like the constant readout of trailer brake voltage and other information this one gives you. This is obviously a high quality unit with everything I need and more. My priority is horse safety on the road and that includes smooth, proportional braking. I like the ability to monitor the voltage of the vehicle system, the volts and amps to the trailer, and troubleshooting capabilities. I spent 6 or 8 hours reading everything on brake controllers before ordering this one, and compared it to several other highly-rated units. While it is available for similar pricing from eBay and other sites, I found etrailer.com's website to make things very easy, such as finding the exact Plug-in Adaptor for my vehicle, finding videos about various controllers, and finding instructions for installing the unit. Thanks to the etrailer.com website, I was able to check under my dash to verify the brake controller plug was there waiting to be used, and I had a very realistic idea of the installation procedure in advance. Getting the Plug Adaptor in the same shipment was important too, and let me install it immediately. I was glad I ordered from etrailer.com and would not hesitate to order from them again. 164083



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I could have ordered the parts directly from the website and had the same result but it was good to speak to someone at Etrailer to reassure me that I had selected the right components. Installation instructions were excellent. the unit and trailer brakes worked great. 574499



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I haven't used a lot of other brake controllers but I wanted to buy one that was easy enough to use and intelligent enough to where my girlfriend and/or mother could operate it and not have any sort of stopping issues (both have next to zero experience towing a trailer). From the small amount I've gone out and tested this, it works absolutely awesome and is very easily adjustable. I took my 26' enclosed trailer out with my 3800 lb car inside and the truck stopped almost exactly the same as with no trailer at all. My favorite parts are the fact that I can easily adjust the boost settings by clicking a single button and that it can distinguish between a gradual stop and a panic stop and adjust trailer braking force accordingly within a fraction of a second. Got cut off quite a few times like is normal in Chicago traffic and was able to hit the brakes and KNOW that everything was going to stop when I needed it to. Worth the extra money in my opinion to have a controller that I know is going to work great every time and that anyone in my family could operate correctly if needed. The built-in fault detection system is great also, no guessing if your trailer brakes are hooked up or working correctly, if it detects an issue at any point, it tells you right away. 154701



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George J, Wanted to write good points about your customer service and the Tekonska braking system. Included are multiple pictures of the unit installed on my VW SUV. First off, I am not an expert in any way in installing and wiring. I had the good fortune of having Steve Kunzel, master mechanic at Westside VW in Minneapolis install the unit.(see Fig 1) The first unit sent did not function and was quickly replaced by etrailer.com at no charge. Second unit is pictured (fig 2) and works well. The trailer is used for caring dogs and gear to various dog events and hunting. The trailer weight is about 4500 pounds and the electronic braking system is necessary for good control of the SUV and trailer when braking. Thanks for all your help getting me up and running. 289246


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Still works well.

Mark N - 08/30/2017

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The hitch and controller was installed on a 2002 Chevy 2500HD. It took roughly 15 min to install the Tekonsha P3 Brake Controller, plug it in and program it. As far as the B&W Turnover Ball Hitch, I cut the hole in the bed and cut the heat shield out the day before while I was waiting for the hitch to arrive. The next day my parts arrived, I laid out all the parts to make sure everything was there and then started the install. I didn't want to cut the 1"x1/2" notch out of my fender well to get the angle iron in so I spent about 15 min. trying to get it up on top the frame from underneath the truck. A waste of time. Do like the instructions say, cut the notch and slide it straight across the top of the frame. It will save time and aggravation. After getting both braces in place I ran a piece of rope down thru the hole and pulled the hitch plate up into place and tied it off. I installed all the bolts finger tight, put the side plates on and tightened everything up. It looks nice and I saved myself a $435.00 installation fee. With out a lift and without taking my rear tires off it took about 3 1/2 hrs. to install by myself. The only thing I want to say to B&W is don't place the heavy metal hitch parts on the booklet with the packets of Lithium Grease in it, they bust as the picture shows. Last but not least, thank you Sherry for all your help with my order and getting it to me quick in such short notice. I really appreciated it. 358379



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Installed P3 this weekend in 2013 Tundra Crewmax with towing package and pre-wire. Extremely easy, even with the center console installation. Will let the photos tell the story. Did have to combine the P3 included harness with the additional OEM harness to gain the length I needed. Plug and play with the pre-wire. Hooked up to trailer and set boost levels for varying loads. Works great! Vast improvement over older model Tekonsha controller in my Ram 2500 Diesel. Pull a Kiefer BP horse trailer: about 3600 lbs empty, 7500 with 3 quarter horses and gear. Usually pull 6-8 times per year, with only 1-2 horses. Short distance and flat terrain. It took about an hour to install. Dad is a retired USAF/FAA radar technician with every tool known to man. He QC'd the job. Will try to write better review later. 96005


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how hard is it to remove small center console plugin great installation thanks Mark

-- comment by: mark d - 11/14/2013

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To remove the small center console cubby hole you need to open both 12V outlets, then using your thumb and index finger, slowly work the cubby out. I used a very thin straight edge screwdriver to get it started as well. Helps to have two people. Once out, I used a rotozip tool to cut the back out. I thought I could get away with simply drilling a hole for the wires, but you will need more room. Recommend leaving a lip on the bottom edge where you cut out so small items dont fall behind your dash. Hope this helps.

-- comment by: Chris M - 11/26/2013

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Great write up Chris M. I just mounted mine and would like to make one note about the little yellow clips that hold in the console. They are very good at making a quick exit to some unknown location but I was able to fine the Toyota part number incase someone may need it. It is 90467-10203. They cost about a dollar. I got lucky and finally found the one I lost and saved myself a dollar.

-- comment by: Tim H - 02/12/2015

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I have not put it to use yet, but installation went well. Had to go back to customer service once and review video because of my misidentifying wires in the truck. All went well. Thank you for great service and prompt delivery. 571604



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I called E Trailer, Ricky S. Answered the phone, He was extremely helpful on my purchase of the Tekonsha P3. I have ordered at MANY places, I have one thing to say, E Trailer is where I will shop from now on! Got my product In 2 days! I live in michigan, that was the fastest, but I had payed the extra couple dollars to expedite. Thanks to Ricky! I am super satisfied! And will d effinatly recommend E trailer! And they Stand behind the products they sell. Thank you Rick! Wish every place I ordered from was as considerate and helpful as you are! I am going to be a loyal customer :) 222627


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I have had this controller for about a year,It is ABSOLUTELY the best i have ever owned,and i have had MANY of the cheaper ones. Etrailer is the place I HIGHLY RECOMMEND TO BUY FROM! I have got Superior service. I will buy my future products from E trailer.??

Danny R - 08/28/2016

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I installed this on a 2018 Subaru Outback. On my model the pale green wire was the brake stop light wire. The install was a little daunting but with patience and time it can be done, don’t give up!! One important thing to note is that THE READOUT ON THE BRAKE CONTROLLER WILL SHOW A NUMERIC OUTPUT WHEN YOU PRESS THE BRAKE IF INSTALLED CORRECTLY. Of course you need to have the trailer plugged in first. If you are driving and testing after the install and you don't get a power readout when you press the brakes you may have a problem with your brake stop light splice. That’s where my problem was. I had to buy some additional wire splicers because the ones provided were too big. Two very important things to remember. If installed correctly go put your ear by the wheels with brakes (on the trailer) and get someone to pull the manual brake lever. You should hear a hum sound. That means it’s working. Remember, if you’re in a bind and you need to use your trailer and your brake pedal isn’t activating the electric brakes but the manual brake is. You can use your manual brake instead. But don’t do this long term, I’m sure it’s not good for it. This is just some advice in the install. Otherwise it’s been a great brake controller! 530029



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The Tekonsha Prodigy P3 brake controller installed very easily in my 2010 Tundra with factory towing package. I purchased the plug-in wiring adapter for quicker installation. This controller is very easy to set up with the preinstalled settings and very little fine tuning. 564856



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Easy install. Works perfect. Fast shipping. Best price. 572632



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The Tekonsha P-3 was reasonably easy to install, and works like a champ. I had to spend a bit of extra time fishing wires because my truck didn't come with factory tow package wiring, but even then it wasn't hard, just time-consuming to route the wires where they won't get chafed. The controller comes with a nifty click-in mount, but I just used the U-bracket (also included) because I have no need to move it between vehicles. It's nice to have the choice of how to mount it. The instructions were very clear and easy to follow, even for a non-plug-in installation. It took me a little while to get it adjusted so that the trailer brakes didn't lock up on hard stops, but once I got it there, it's great - no more feeling like my trailer is going to push the truck through the intersection when I stop. It's easy to adjust for different trailer weights. It's almost too easy to adjust, in fact: I'll have to keep an eye on it to make sure I don't accidentally hit the "boost" button, which is designed for heavier trailers - I wish there were some way to disable the boost feature from the menus. Overall I'm delighted with the P-3. I like the text interface instead of cryptic numbers that so many units use, and I love the way it performs. 49045



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Quick hook up and works with all 3 different types of trailers we pull with our truck and their different brake types. Great product and easy to set up and dial in depending on the load. I would highly recommend this for any vehicle needing trailer brake control. 574264



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I just purchased a new 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 4.3 L V6, 8ft bed, base model truck, with no options. The truck is rated to tow a 5900 lbs trailer with a CGVW limit of 11000 lbs. I will be towing a Lance 1985 travel trailer, that weighs in around 4500 lbs wet. With excellent reviews and outstanding installation videos from etrailer.com, I ordered the Curt C14006 class IV hitch; the Tekonsha proportional Prodigy P3 brake controller; the Tekonsha plug-in wiring adapter specified for my truck; Cipa custom slip-on towing mirrors; and the 7- and 4-Pole Trailer Connector Socket w/ Mounting Bracket - HM40975 specified for my truck. All new Chevy Silverado 1500's (even the base model with no options) comes from the factory pre-wired with a basic seven wire trailer towing harness already installed. Everything electric just plugged in without a single cut or splice of the wiring or any other wiring modifications. I just followed the instructions in the excellent installation videos on the etrailer.com website. The hitch installed quickly and lined up perfectly with factory bolt holes already on the truck frame, no drilling required. Finally I slipped on the Cipa custom towing mirrors and I was ready to tow after about two hours work. If I would have ordered my truck with a factory tow package, integrated brake controller, and extendable towing mirrors, the options would have run me slightly over $1450 on a new Chevy truck. Instead, I spent two hours of my own time doing the installations and paid about $550 for all the parts by ordering by from etrailer.com. Nice savings. You need to have a good set of socket and open end wrenches, including a torque wrench adjustable to a minimum of 110 ft/lbs for the hitch bolts. Spend some time and review all the installation videos for the parts that you need to order. The etrailer.com website also has downloadable installation instructions provided by the parts manufacturers. 477369


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I have towed about 3,000 miles, everything is working great no problems. I

Stephen N - 02/20/2019

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Have always had good luck with the Prodigy B/C.. The new model I expect the same from. Haven't tried it yet but, but will nxt weekend, as we pick up the new trailer!! Megan L was great to work with, and made sure that I was satisfied.. shipping was fast also!(2 days) thanks again Etrailer for another great experience!! 573781



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This new P3 operates much better than my first, entry level controller. I wired it in my 2006 Jeep Commander that is used to tow my 2015 4,700 lb Rockwood Mini Lite trailer. The wiring instructions were clear, as were the initial set-up procedures. The P3 activates the brakes very smoothly without the lurching I had with the prior controller. Living in the Pacific Northwest, I am often driving over mountain passes, and with the P3 I am now confident my trailer brakes will function in a smooth, progressive manner. I would recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 to anyone. 221013


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I removed the P3 from the Jeep and re-installed in my recently purchased Ford pick-up. No issues with the installation and the unit continues to function fine.

Joe R - 08/21/2016

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I purchased the Tekonsha P3 electric brake controller to use on our 2017 Pacifica Touring-L Plus with towing package. Our Pacifica was pre-wired for an electric brake controller. So along with P3, I ordered the plug-in wiring adapter 3045-P made for the Pacifica. First I determined where to mount the P3, making sure the wiring adapter would reach the P3. I located the Pacifica's pre-wired harness. I had to remove an empty plug that was installed into the receptacle on the end of the pre-wired harness. I then plugged the the adapter into the now empty pre-wired receptacle and then the other end into the P3 (the P3 lit up immediately). I zip tied the wires of the adapter in a way that it would not interfere with anything under the dash. The install was then completed. I liked how easy it was to install everything. The P3 will be used to control the brakes on our R-Pod travel trailer. Adjusting the P3 was as easy as reading the instructions that came with it. The display, when the controller is not in use, will light up when using the vehicles brakes (trailer not connected). When the vehicle is not in use the display will eventually turn off. See the pictures I supplied. 426461



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After tiring of jerking, over reacting brakes from my trailer, or delayed almost no brakes (there was no in between) from my old 90's era Tekonsha Voyager XL (that has served me well through three trucks...until this last year), I finally decided to upgrade. What a difference! The P3 is silky smooth. I took it for a test run pulling a 8x21 enclosed trailer (empty at 3800#), 2 brake axles. Was easy to dial in. I started at a much lower setting then the instructions say. I never set my brake controller by "if the trailer tires slide, reduce power" meathod. I just paid $500.00 for good trailer tires (not china bombs) and I'm not fond of locking them up on pavement. So, i started low and worked my way up until I liked the braking action. Display is easy to read, day and night, even with my 53 year old eyes. It does concern me to see several pictures and one install video of the controller mounted below the dash. Very difficult to reach the overide without compromising your driving position and view of the road. Maybe it's just from towing with a controller with heavy loads for so many years...when you need to grab that overide there is a good chance its because there is a 'situation'. I'm right handed so mine is mounted just above my right knee. I only have to extend my arm to reach the overide. In fact, I make a habit of occasionally using the overide just to make sure I know how it feels...in an emergency, I don't want any other surprises. lol. I absolutely love etrailer.com...the best customer service on the web, good prices and great products. 565827



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Overall, this probably the best brake controller on the market, as far as braking performance. It provides braking as smooth and safe as is possible with electric brakes. Adjustments are easy, with provisions for remembering the settings for multiple trailers. The manual control toggle/knob is very sturdy and smooth operating. The P3 controller is not without some design faults. The supplied brackets are OK for some installations, but they both position the controller too far from the mounting surface, often creating a knee-banger situation. While trying to figure out how to mount the controller in our new 2015 Nissan Xterra, I finally gave up on the brackets and used some industrial quality 3M dual-lock fastener (like velcro on steroids) to mount the controller. The controller is securely mounted right up against the lower dash panel, but is still is removable, if needed (see my photo). Although the curvy potato-like shape is aesthetically pleasing (to some), it would have been much easier to mount, with less wasted space, if the four sides were straight. The body of the connector that plugs into the rear of the unit should have been designed so that it is recessed into the unit, instead of sticking out almost an inch. That would have made the controller able to be installed with its rear panel right up against something, when necessary. Finally my biggest complaint is with the quality (or lack thereof) of the LCD display. The display on my controller is barely readable even when viewing perpendicular to the screen. If you are off axis by more than 20-30 degrees the display is unreadable. Rarely is it possible to mount a brake controller where the driver has a straight shot at the display. This is almost never the case. Modern LCD technology provides affordable displays that have an incredible off-axis visibility. I would have thought that Tekonsha would have included a display that is up to the same level of quality as the rest of the P3 controller. Instead, it appears they used a bottom of the line LCD with 1980’s technology. I tried all combinations of settings for color and brightness. Some were worse than others, but none of them were good. 233610



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I have not connected the Brake Controller yet, but all I can say It was very easy to order. The price of the unit beat all other companies that was selling the exact model. The free shipping helped also. I thought it would take a week for the controller to arrive, but it was on my door step in two days with regular shipping. etrailer is a GREAT company for their products. Before I look at any other company for an item, I check with Etrailer first. I am getting ready to place a order with them now for an additional item. Etrailer, YOU GUYS ROCK!! Thank you for the great service! It has been a long time since I have been able to say that about a company!! 440018


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The brake controller was installed and worked exactly the way it was described. The controller installation was very simple after reviewing the video for the product. In my opinion the video is a big plus in purchasing items from etrailer. Once again, keep up the GREAT work and customer service and I will always be back and refer all your products to family and friends!! Thank You Again!!

Derrick M - 10/06/2018

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Installed this on my GMC 3500 Duramax with factory integrated brake controller. Not happy with the integrated brake controller on my truck, had problems from the start on 3 different occasions with "Service Trailer Brake" warning on DIC, which of course means NO TRAILER BRAKES. Decided the P3 was the perfect solution. Many more features than the IBC, plus the P3 will also work with electric over hydraulic disc brakes should we ever need that in the future. Fairly easy install on this particular truck, the most difficult thing was running the brake wire from the controller to the 7-pin plug. (This is only required when installing in a vehicle with a factory installed brake control) Well worth the extra effort. 39447


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Recommendation...dont mount it to low out of reach. When you have a trailer go astray...your seat belt will tighten and then you cant reach your controller to help you out. Believe me I mounted my too low and out of reach, and I was seconds from ditching the truck and trailer. Was very lucky. Just a recommendation.

-- comment by: Ernesto - 04/26/2015

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What did you do to complete the bypass besides cut blue wire and wire to new brake control

-- comment by: Mel T - 11/11/2015

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Mel THere is the link that helped us, Good Luck https:/www.etrailer.com/question-43296.html

-- comment by: John S - 11/12/2015

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John thanks for responding to Mel's question. Happy to hear that Mike's expert question helped you out.

-- Rachael H - 11/13/2015


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Found the teckonsha p3 easy to install. Have not used it yet waiting to install flatbed on truck. Like the features on this unit. 575550



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Great product and I have found that etrailer is the best at customer support. They will always get answers to your questions and provide pictures and videos of many installations. I always use their website and 800 number for all questions I have. 575661



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Well, you may not see the actual brake controller in these shots, but I wanted to display just how much etrailer product was used to restore this old trailer. Re-decked the trailer, new wheel bearings, added brakes on all 4 with this brake controller and battery powered emergency disconnect... new rust protection, primer and paint, new lights and wiring all the way around, new wiring harness/box, and new tire carrier. Nearly all product except the decking and paint was from etrailer. the customer support was fantastic, I highly recommend this company! 546570



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Works great. Fast shipping. Thank you. Always pleased that etrailer will help with technical questions over the phone whether you are currently buying or not. 575953



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A snap to install with the custom wiring kit. Took me all of 30 minutes ....... Biggest problem is where to install the control so you can get in and out of the vehicle without smacking the controller..... But all things considered a great product. 574351



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Great brake controller! I installed this unit in my 2016 Ford F250 4x4 in just over 30 minutes. Of course, I spent a little time (about an hour or so) in advance on the etrailer website researching how to install this controller. After watching a few videos and reading a few detailed reviews I was ready to go. I did order a plastic trim removal tool set on [site] prior to this installation. ** NOTE to etrailer: Think about offering a set of trim removal tools for sale to your customers - very important!**. I figured the $25.00 spent on the trim removal tool set would ensure no damage to the interior of my new truck and I was right. This is my second or third brake controller purchased from etrailer. Fast shipping and great products! Thank you!! 347873


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Good news, Joe! We do sell trim removal tools and for less than you paid on the other site! They may be found at the following link:

-- Laura E - 03/11/2017

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First, a huge "Thank You" to Janice!!! You are the best, and the main reason I am the proud owner of Tekonsha P3 Brake Controller! (see, I initially had an issue with my standard online payment service and almost canceled my order because of it) So I went old school and picked up the phone, one with a cord and spoke to a human being. Her name is Janice, and she made me feel confident that I could trust her and etrailer. And as a result, 4 days after placing my order with her I received my package. That's incredible. I am very happy and will most certainly do business with etrailer again in the future because of Janice. I don't have any experience with brake controllers. So I can't really comment on how much better or worse this one is to any others. But since I am new to the B/C scene maybe this can be considered an unbiased, non professional review of the Tekonsha P3. My general skill level is "requires supervision around all power tools". But I do have some mechanical ability (snicker). So I will just say, if I could install this thing anyone should be able to do it. Of course I also bought the OEM wiring harness for my vehicle so even I was able to figure out which plug went where. On A scale of 1 to 10 I give it a 3 (I'm somewhat large and getting under the dash wasn't easy or it would be a 1). And as others have said, deciding where to mount it actually took longer. I attached mine to the top of the lower dash cowl and it fits almost tight to the dash but still within the 180 degree limit. This positions the controller at the same height as my knee and puts it within fingertip reach while resting my hand on my knee. I can see the controller perfectly through the steering wheel spokes. I went with the green screen background. it seemed to provide the best view in all lighting conditions. The controller itself works perfectly and the set-up was a breeze. Once installed all the functions worked as described. The real time vehicle diagnostics are a plus. I like being able to monitor my battery voltage to the decimal place if I want to. I'm sort of a techno geek so this is really cool. I set the B/C voltage per the instructions and will only use the boost feature if I am in a hurry or feel the trailer is at max load, but my truck is 8k lbs so you may want to set yours to suit your own conditions. I highly recommend the Tekonsha P3 brake Controller if you want the latest and probably the best controller out there in this price range. I highly recommend the OEM wiring harness if your skills are not pit crew comprable and want the easiest install possible. And, I highly recommend you buy it from etrailer if you want to get it at the best price available (I checked them all) and want the added security you're buying from one of the best online retailers that sells this product. And do yourself a favor, go old school for a change, use the phone and call them, and ask for Janice, although I'm willing to bet everyone there is as nice as her. Rob 12695


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How long is the wiring harness? I want to mount the brake controller on the right side of my steering wheel. It looks short in the picture. Thanks! Tom

-- comment by: Tom - 09/14/2015

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Seems to work good, but the trailer brakes could not be adjusted to lock up no matter how high I adjusted the settings on the controller. According to the owners manual it should be able to lock up. Could it possibly be defective? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks 575180


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The first thing youll want to check is that the brakes are properly adjusted. Jack up the trailer and use a brake adjusting tool to run the star wheel on the adjuster down until the wheel cant be turned by hand. Then, back it off by about 10 notches of the star wheel, or until theres only a very slight brake drag. If the brakes are properly adjusted, use a voltmeter to test the wiring at each brake magnet while a helper activates the manual override on the brake controller. You should see about 10-12 volts, but NO LESS than 10 volts. If youre seeing less than 10 volts, check the connector on the trailer and on the vehicle, making sure nothing is damaged or corroded. Trace the brake feed wire from the trailer connector back to the brake magnets, making sure that all connections are secure and that the grounds are connected to clean, bare metal. Examine the brake magnets themselves, as well. If the face of the magnet is excessively grooved or worn to the point where the copper wiring in the magnet is visible, the braking effectiveness will be greatly reduced and replacing the magnet would be recommended. Its usually recommended to replace the drum and magnet at the same time, if the armature surface of the drum shows any wear.

-- Mike L - 10/18/2018

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Prodigy P3 brake controller was a very easy install with the help of etrailer video for 2007 chevy silverado new body style. Melissa W. was a big help with ordering everything I needed for the install. She knew what she was talking about. She was huge help before, during and after the purchase. She followed up with emails to confirm my order arrival and sent me other information about the install that I didnt even ask for. Great customer service so far! Thanks Melissa! Seems like a well built product. I will follow up with a review once I get to use it with my new trailer. So very glad I pruchased this model from etrailer.com. I went to the trailer store down the road from me and the same model would have cost me $40 more. Good job etrailer and Melissa W. 5 stars so far! 574141



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I pull a 30 ft. fifth wheel. My break controller that came in my diesel pickup gave up the ghost. To fix it would be to expensive. I purchased a Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Break Controller and my problem was solved. It works very well. 575187



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I purchased the Prodigy P3 and wiring kit for my 2017 RV on a Ford E350 chassis. I removed the small dash panel to locate the Ford wiring harness, then along with the 3034-P wiring kit it is simply plug in, adjust settings and go. 572625



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So easy to install, I watched the how to videos and it was just that easy! Great product so far, hooking it up to the new camper next weekend. 571327



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This unit was little bit of an issue to install (not too bad though), I also bought the # 3050-P Tekonsha Plug in wiring adaptor (This makes it very easy to connect to the existing harness in the Nissan without hacking the wiring to connect to it), the lower part of the dash had to come apart so I could route the wiring to the area where I wanted to install the unit which is where Nissan would install their unit as you can see in the photo, plugged it in and it came up as instructions said it would, seems to be okay will have to wait and see when I go to use it. 575462



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After a year of use , the brake controller is great . It was easy to mount and connect . Nice probuct . Would buy again . 576108



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Loved the brake controller but didnt come with the adapter. Had to order it separately. Wasnt happy about that now i have to wait another week. To hook it up. 573601


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The brake controller itself is not a vehicle specific item, itll include a universal harness that terminates in blunt cut wires that can be wired directly to the vehicle. There are a few dozen different vehicle-specific harnesses that will allow a plug and play installation, if your vehicle is equipped with the connector under the dash. The vehicle-specific harnesses arent included with the brake controller, theyd need to be purchased separately.

-- Mike L - 10/12/2018

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Crazy fast shipping ordered my item Tuesday morning got it Wednesday afternoon! Fast and super helpful. 575167



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Purchased the Tekonsha P3 and the plug-and-play harness 3017-P for my 2017 Toyota Tacoma with factory tow package. First let me say that I love doing business with etrailer.com. The customer service is top notch, the information available on the website is thorough and helpful, and my orders are always fulfilled correctly and timely. I will remain a loyal customer. As far as the P3 controller goes, this is a great product and works exactly as advertised. I just installed it so no long trips yet, but in a few short test pulls it handles both my 28 foot travel trailer and my flatbed utility trailer just fine. The wiring adapter was plug and play just as advertised and made installation a breeze. It's a little tough to find the plug on the Tacoma and it's necessary to remove some trim to get at it unless you've got much smaller hands and are more limber than I am. The plug is way down low on the left behind and above the dead pedal and Toyota doesn't give much slack. I spent way more time just mocking up and trying to figure out where to mount the controller than I did actually doing the job. Not many good places to choose from on these newer Tacomas. I almost settled on the center cubby area, but it was going to be a lot more work than I wanted and besides I would lose some useful storage space and a cupholder. Didn't want to put it anywhere my knee would smash it because I'm a pretty tall and big guy. Settled on the area shown because I could make a little hole in it easily to run the wire through and the otherwise useless little cubby provides some extra strength/and stability to the back of the unit for mounting. It's nice and tight there, still removable, and very easy to reach and operate. I can remove the controller easily when I am not using it, and it comes with a handy little storage bag. Sorry for the poor quality pics but hopefully they will give some idea of how this worked. There's probably an easier way to get at the back of that cubby to drill it than removing the whole panel, but it was no big deal and took all of two minutes to do once I had decided on a mounting location. 495742



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Exactly as described. Arrived quicker than expected actually arrived faster than the check from the insurance to pay for the truck it is being installed on. Will add another review after installation. 574792



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Excellent Product and Easy to Install. My truck (2008 Dodge Ram 1500) came with factory 4 wire Harness, not the 7 wire Factory harness. If yours comes with a 7 Wire harness Then Its a plug and play in a matter of 10 minutes. If yours is like mine and your a perfectionist when it comes to wiring and have any forethought of if you need to take a part or remove other things under the dash in the future and this wiring not getting in the way your looking at about 2-3 hours. If you want to use butt connectors and your looking at 1.5 - 2 hours. The wiring diagram is pretty straight forward. I went ahead and wired the auxillary line since the cable comes with 2 wires in it. I added some pics. The cold side of the brake light switch on a 2008 dodge ram is the tan/white wire. 527350



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I had to build a custom bracket for the controller mount since the X is limited in under dash metal but the install went well. The 7 pin trailer harness is a factory Nissan part (plug and play) , but since the receiver does not have the any mounting brackets, I positioned the 7 pin connector up and out of the way of harm by drilling and flush mounting it in the rear bumper. Thanks for carrying products relevant to your customer's needs and having products that work right. I have attached some pics from the finished install. I will be ordering accessories as I need them from your company as you have always been prompt, thorough and very courteous in all of your correspondence. 25007


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Is this a pathfinder, I need to add a 7 way connector do you have any photos of yours.? Id like to see wear you put it

-- comment by: Steve - 03/27/2015

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It was an Xterra. I purchased the factory trailer harness and relay kit. It was all plug and play.

-- comment by: Doug - 05/05/2015

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Fairly easy to mount (permanently) on my 2014 Nissan Frontier truck, under center of dash just above console. Easy to read. The 15 minute "shut-down" time for the screen to go blank is no issue. However, with no trailer connected, it does take 2 full minutes of flashing red "NO trailer connection" on the screen EVERY TIME the vehicle is started. Short of the inconvenience of unplugging/plugging back in, I'd think 10 seconds would be enough for the P3 to figure out no trailer is plugged into the vehicle. Will make a slip-cover to go over the face. 126170


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How did you attach the bracket to mount it in the cubby. I have a 2013 Frontier and would like to mount it the same.

-- comment by: Chris M - 08/19/2014

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Chris, took off the knee panel under the steering column and the top cover over the center console shifter. Used a 90-degree drill attachment for the 2 marked holes. Reached up under radio bezel to hold nuts for the bolts securing the bracket. Have to have the knee panel off anyway to hook up the wires. BTW, my comment about the flashing red NO trailer connection Ive gotten use tojust dont pay any attention to it! Unit works fantastic!

-- comment by: Bill W - 08/19/2014

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Works perfect. 729882



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The Prodigy P3 brake controller is easy to install and works flawlessly. It sensed my trailer brakes and assigned it a nearly perfect sensitivity right from the start. I really like the boost button for down hill towing. Adjusting the sensitivity is easy and can be done without having to look at the unit (eyes on the road). The manual braking lever comes in handy now and then. I don't use it much, but am glad to have it when I do! 729506


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  • Since your plan is to install a brake controller and want to charge the camper battery what you need is actually the part # ETBC7. This comes with basically the same things as the # ETBC7L except it also includes wiring and circuit breaker to complete the brake controller circuit that you use for charging the trailer battery. I attached a video that shows this kit installed on a similar 2011 Subaru Outback for you to check out as well. The brake controller in the video is our best selling...
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  • Will the Tekonsha Replacement Vehicle Wiring Harness Fit a 2018 Dodge Durango W/O Trailer Wiring
  • The Tekonsha OEM Replacement Vehicle Wiring Harness w Brake Controller Adapter part # TK22113 is specifically designed to be used with a 2018 Dodge Durango that did not come with trailer wiring. The harness offers almost an entirely plug and play installation that will not require you to splice any wires. If you also need a brake controller I recommend using the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller part # 90195 as this is our top of the line best selling brake controller. The...
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  • Comparing the Redarc Tow-Pro Elite vs Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Brake Controller
  • The RedArc Tow-Pro Elite # 331-EBRH-ACCV2 is comparable in reliability and performance to the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 # 90195. The difference is really in the design and features. One of the greatest aspects of the P3 is the LCD screen and presets. One of the greatest aspects of the Tow-Pro Elite is the size and mounting location. Both have very usable features and use different methods of communication for diagnostics and modes. Both have the manual override options and are top of the...
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  • Brake Controller Solution for 2017 Chevy Silverado that Doesn't Like Electric Over Hydraulic Brakes
  • Factory integrated brake controllers in newer trucks are not always reliable with electric over hydraulic actuators. The newer trucks mostly all say their integrated controllers work with the EOH setups but we've found that it isn't always the case. What you described happening is an example of an integrated controller not working right with the actuator so an aftermarket controller will be your best option. The Prodigy P3 part # 90195 will be your best option. This is our most reliable...
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  • Comparing Curt Class III Hitches C13395 & C13171 for 2019 Jeep Cherokee Towing Teardrop Trailer
  • The two Curt Class III hitches made for your 2019 Cherokee, parts # C13395 and # C13171, differ primarily in their installed appearance. Hitch # C13171 will install such that its main cross tube is visible under the bumper cover while model # C13395 has a concealed cross tube that is more hidden. If you refer to the two linked photos you can see the difference; the blue vehicle has visible hitch # C13171 and the red one has the concealed hitch # C13395. The difference in weight ratings...
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  • Recommended Complete Disc Brake Conversion System For 10,000 lb Dexter Axles
  • To replace your leaking seals, you will want the Unitized Oil Seal # 10-51. This is a confirmed fit for your hubs. I've attached a video of an oil seal installation on a similar hub to help. For your disc brake conversion, you will need to use the Dexter Trailer Hub Assembly - 9,000-10,000-lb Axles - 8 on 6-1/2 - Oil Bath # 8-288-3UC1 and then the Kodiak Disc Brake Kit - 11" Rotor - 8 on 6-1/2 - Raw Finish - Leaf Spring - 10,000-lb Dexter # K2R1058D11E compatible with these hub assemblies...
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  • Tekonsha P2 vs P3 Brake Controller Recommendation for 2013 GMC Yukon
  • If you have never used a brake controller before, the P2 # 90885 will be easier to learn on and use than the P3, # 90195 initially. The P3 has several features the P2 doesn't including the ability to change the LED screen color, change the language, and the biggest difference is the diagnostics. Instead of flashing a code you would have to look at the P3 has clear messages telling you what the problem is. Other than that the controllers function in the same way and mount in the same...
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  • Recommended Trailer Brake Controller for 1999 Ford F-350
  • For your 1999 Ford F-350, an Integrated Brake Controller was not a factory option. The Factory brake controllers were not an option until 2005 models. For a great aftermarket brake controller, I recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 # 90195. This is a proportional brake controller that will apply the brakes to your trailer at the same time and with the same amount of braking pressure as you hit the brake pedal in your truck. This controller is extremely easy to use with preset options...
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  • 2019 Subaru Ascent 4-Way and Brake Controller Install Kit
  • Your 2019 Subaru Ascent should have came with a 7-way installed at the rear of it if it came with the factory towing package. Since you are having a hitch installed currently and looking at wiring you most likely do not have the towing package and would need to install the correct wiring. You have to start with a 4-way for this like the # 118790 as this will be the base for the 7-way conversion needed to install and use the brake controller. Since normally this 4-way kit stores in the rear...
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  • What is the Best Way to Tow a 2012 Fiat 500 Behind a Motorhome
  • According to the owner's manual for a 2012 Fiat 500 with a manual transmission (excluding 500c and 500 Abarth), the vehicle can be flat towed with all four wheels down and dolly towed with either the front two or rear two wheels off of the ground. In regards to which is better between flat-tow and dolly tow, they both have their benefits. If you have a leased vehicle or don't want to make any modifications as you plan to exchange it, dolly tow would be your best option but if you plan to...
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  • Installing 7-Way on 2017 Chevy Express Van
  • To install a 7-blade in your 2017 Chevy Express van, presumably for a brake controller, you are going to need to do some hard wiring. For a brake controller the first thing you'll need is to add 4-way # 118392 and I've added a link to a video showing how this is installed in a '17 Express. Then to add a 7-way you will need the Universal Installation Kit for Trailer Brake Controller # ETBC7; I have also added a link to a video showing a brake controller being installed in a similar Express...
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  • Is the OEM Brake Controller in a 2018 Ram 3500 Compatible with the BrakeRite EOH Actuator
  • I spoke with my contact at Titan who said that they have been experiencing some issues with the OEM brake controllers in the 2018 Ram 3500 pickups like what you have. He did say that it is hit and miss at this point so your controller may or may not work directly with the BrakeRite system but we do have a solution for you if it doesn't work properly. If you experience disconnect while using the system you can just us the Titan BrakeRite SD Adapter # T4845900 if you are having the Titan...
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  • Brake Controller and 7-Way Recommendation for 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
  • To install a 7-way and brake controller in your 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited first requires you to install a 4-way connector part # 118786 which provides all of the trailer lighting functions and then convert to a 7-way with the part # ETBC7 which the 4-way plugs into and comes with everything needed to wire up a brake controller. I attached an install video for this kit on a similar 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited as yours for you to check out as well. For a brake controller I would recommend...
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  • How Does 7-Way and Brake Controller Install in 1973 Ford F-350
  • For a truck as old as yours it would be pretty hard to find a wiring diagram for installing the 7-way part # 20023 but I can help you figure it out using a circuit tester like the part # PTW2993. Basically you are going to need to test all of the wires of your taillights to determine their function and then wire to the 7-way using the included diagram. Now hardwiring in a brake controller will be a similar process but you'll only have to test the wires at the brake switch till you find...
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  • Wiring Harness To Use With EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver For 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack
  • If you need a 4-Way connection, this Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # C56391 features a combined wiring system with pulse width modulation. The brake, tail light, and turn signals are sent along the same wire and signals are sent as pulses which need to be deciphered. It allows you to quickly and easily install a 4-way trailer connector on your vehicle with this custom harness. T-connector plugs directly into existing wiring. Powered converter...
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  • 2018 Transit T150 Passenger Wagon Tow Package Wiring Harness
  • For your 2018 Ford Transit T150, you will need the Tekonsha OEM Replacement Vehicle Wiring Harness w Brake Controller Adapter - 7 Way Trailer Connector # 22114, and then add a brake controller. For your brake controller, I recommend the Prodigy P3 # 90195. This will plug right into this harness with no other wiring required. The Prodigy P3 # 90195 is our most popular option for brake controllers due to the proportional braking that applies your trailer brakes at the same time and...
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  • Adding 7-Way and 4-Way Connectors to a 2018 Toyota Tacoma Without the Tow Package
  • The best (and easiest) wiring kit that we have for your 2018 Toyota Tacoma (without the tow package) is the Tekonsha OEM Replacement Vehicle Wiring Harness # 22117. This comes with everything needed to add a fully functioning 7-Way and 4-Way on your pickup. It connects your basic lighting functions with the T-Connectors that you mentioned and has the rest of the wiring bundled in a loom to make running them up to your cab/engine compartment much easier. This kit even comes with a pigtail...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver, 7-Way Trailer Connector, and Brake Controller on 2017 Tacoma
  • Sounds like you're trying to build your own tow package on your new 2017 Toyota Tacoma. We can certainly help you with that. We'll begin with the hitch receiver. I suggest the Draw-Tite # 75238. It's a Class III, 2 inch hitch with a gross trailer weight of 7,000 pounds and maximum tongue weight of 1,50 pounds. Higher than a lot of Class III hitches. It's a fairly straight forward installation because it bolts right to your truck's frame. For a wiring harness to get power to your...
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  • Dash-Mount & Remote-Mount Trailer Brake Controller Recommendation for 2019 Ram 1500
  • I can recommend two options for a new trailer brake controller for your 2019 Ram 1500. For a standard dash-mount controller the one to beat is the tried-and-true Tekonsha Prodigy P3 # 90195. Installation is plug-and-play using wiring harness # 3024-P, as shown in the linked install video. The P3 has a nice clear display, storable settings for different trailers and it automatically levels vertically which makes for installation flexibility. But if you want a controller that can be...
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  • Recommended Wiring Harness for 2015 Ford Transit T250
  • For your 2015 Ford Transit T250, I recommend the Tekonsha OEM Replacement Vehicle Wiring Harness w Brake Controller Adapter - 7 Way Trailer Connector # 22114 which will give you everything you need for a complete tow package wiring. If you just want a 4-way trailer connector, then I recommend the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # 118643 which connects to the factory wiring behind each tail light. If you use the 7-way harness, I also recommend using the...
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  • EOH Trailer Brakes Do Not Activate Immediately When Brake is Applied in 2016 Ram 3500
  • There are a couple of things that come to mind with what you described. Either you have a short somewhere in your wiring or you are using a brake controller that is time delayed. A time delayed brake controller, like the Tekonsha PowerTrac # 39523, will apply the brakes at a predetermined strength shortly after the brake pedal is pressed in your 2016 Ram 3500. If you would rather have a brake controller that is proportional (applies the trailer brakes at the same time and with the same...
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  • Parts Needed to Install Brake Controller in 2019 Subaru Ascent
  • Yes, Tekonsha released the part # 3062-P which is a brake controller install harness that fits your 2019 Subaru Ascent and would work well. I attached a picture that shows where you'll find it on your vehicle too. For a brake controller I would recommend the Prodigy P3 Brake Controller part # 90195. This is our best selling brake controller because of how well it works and how easy it is to setup. This is a proportional brake controller that senses the amount of braking the tow vehicle...
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  • Where Is The Brake Controller Plug On a 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500
  • Yes, the Tekonsha Custom Wiring Adapter for Trailer Brake Controllers part # 3063-P is the correct harness that will allow you to use the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller part # 90195 on your 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 without splicing. The plug that the harness will use is located under the driver seat. It is a green four pin plug which can be seen in the attached photo.
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  • How to Add a Trailer Connector to a 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • I do not believe all 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokees came with a factory trailer connector. In order to add one you will want to first look under the vehicle's rear bumper near the spare tire for a USCAR car plug which I have attached a photo of for you. The plug may be taped to an existing wiring harness. If you have this plug then you can use part # C55384 to add a 4-way trailer connector or part # C55774 to add a 4 and 7-way trailer connector. I have attached install videos of both harnesses...
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