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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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Is this right for you? Product Expert Kathleen M says:

Yes, if you:

  • Trust popular opinion - this is the best-selling brake controller on the market
  • Often change trailers or drivers and need presets to save time between swaps
  • Have a hard time troubleshooting and want an easy-to-read screen with lots of diagnostic info to eliminate any guesswork

No, if you:

  • Have limited leg room in your cab and would prefer an option that is less bulky
The large buttons and colored LCD display on this proportional brake controller make it easy to see and easy to use. Store and customize your settings so you can easily swap out trailers and drivers and get towing. Great Prices for the best trailer brake controller from Tekonsha. Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional part number 90195 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Tekonsha Trailer Brake Controller

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

The large buttons and colored LCD display on this proportional brake controller make it easy to see and easy to use. Store and customize your settings so you can easily swap out trailers and drivers and get towing.


  • Brake controller activates trailer brakes in proportion to your vehicle's braking action
    • Automatically adjusts trailer's braking based on deceleration of tow vehicle
  • Large, accessible buttons make it easy to operate the controller
    • Switch between 3 different levels of boost, adjust braking output, and navigate the menu
  • Handy rotary-style lever on the underside of the module keeps the manual override within easy reach
  • Easy to swap out different trailers - great for a fleet
    • Save up to 5 trailer profiles to make it quick and easy to swap trailers or drivers
    • Store boost level, brake output, brake type, and display and language preferences
  • Customizable, easy-to-read LCD display gives you braking status at a glance
    • Color and contrast can be personalized to give you the right setting to make it easy for you to read
  • Built-in safeguards protect your vehicle, trailer, and the controller
    • Runs continuous diagnostic checks to alert you to problems as they come up
    • Minimizes drain on car battery by drawing only 3.6 milliamps when not in use
    • Prevents trailer brakes from overheating by reducing power output during prolonged stops
    • Defends brake controller and trailer breakaway systems against shorts
  • Automatic leveling lets you mount at any angle up and down for an easy installation
    • Controller must be parallel with direction of travel and horizontally level
    • Included harness hardwires to vehicle and plugs into controller
    • Plug-in, vehicle-specific adapter (sold separately) available for select vehicles to reduce installation time
  • Quick-disconnect feature lets you easily remove and store the controller when you don't need it
    • Replacement wiring harness (sold separately) and replacement bracket (TK5906 - sold separately) required to swap controller between vehicles


  • Application: trailers with up to 4 axles (8 brake assemblies)
    • Compatible with electric or electric-over-hydraulic trailer brakes
  • Overall dimensions: 5" long x 3-1/2" wide x 1-3/8" tall
  • LCD display dimensions: 1-3/16" wide x 9/16" tall
  • Mounting range: 360 degrees vertically
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Braking Output

Tekonsha Prodigy P3 brake controller

Braking output is the maximum amount of power that will be applied to your trailer's brakes. How much braking output you need is determined by the weight of your trailer; a heavier trailer will need more power to bring it to a stop. Use the arrow buttons on the front of the module to set the output. You want to set the braking output as high as you can without locking up the brakes. Once you've set up the brake controller the first time, you shouldn't need to adjust this setting unless the trailer load changes, you switch trailers, or road conditions change. The LCD display will show the current output setting being used.

Power Boost for Heavy-Duty Towing

The boost setting controls the aggressiveness of your trailer's braking, meaning how quickly the brakes reach the maximum braking level. You can adjust this when you're towing heavy loads and you need more umph to bring your trailer to a stop. Your tow vehicle doesn't need that much power to brake in time, but your heavy trailer does.

Depending on the level of boost, your trailer brakes can start at either 13 percent or 25 percent of the set braking output. What this means is that, instead of starting at 0, the brakes will start at 25 percent and get to100 percent sooner. This keeps the trailer from pushing your tow vehicle forward.

If your trailer weighs less than your tow vehicle, no boost is needed. But, if you want your trailer to lead the braking, you can select level B1.

Boost Levels:

Approximate Gross Trailer Weight Boost Level Increase in Initial Power Output
Less than tow vehicle GVW B1 13%
Equal to tow vehicle GVW B1 or B2 13% or 25%
Up to 25% more than tow vehicle GVW B2 or B3* 25%
Up to 40% more than tow vehicle GVW B3* 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 the P3 and store your 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 trailers. It's easy to swap between drivers as well. Program 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. With lots of customized options, you can change the display to make it easy for you to see and check your braking status at a glance.

Tekonsha Prodigy P3 LCD display screen

It also includes comprehensible and detailed roadside diagnostics. 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 stop light 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

Tekonsha Prodigy P3 review

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, it draws only 3.6 milliamps, minimizing drain on your vehicle's battery.

The P3 also comes equipped with a hold feature to prevent wear on your brakes. When you're waiting at a red light, you don't need your trailer brakes on at full power. The longer you sit there, the more they will overheat. But with the P3, any time your tow vehicle and trailer are at a standstill with the brakes applied for more than 5 seconds, the hold feature will kick on and reduce power to just 25 percent. This will keep your trailer in place while saving your brakes.

The P3 keeps the manual override within easy reach, great for stopping sway or controlling your trailer's momentum in emergencies. To engage the manual override, just twist the rotary-style lever from right to left. This will activate the trailer's brakes and brake lights without you having to apply the brakes on your tow vehicle, perfect for limiting trailer movement while you're cruising.

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. This makes the installation that much easier. But keep in mind that the P3 must be horizontally level and parallel with the direction of travel to work correctly.

Correct P3 mounting360-Degree P3 mounting

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 remove the P3 for storage when you're not using it, just unplug the unit and slide it out of the bracket. With a replacement wiring harness (sold separately) and replacement bracket (TK5906 - sold separately), you can even transfer the Prodigy P3 to another vehicle.

P3 mounted in bracket P3 mount

Installation Accessories

For even easier installation, a vehicle-specific 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.

See also'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.

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

Proportional Braking

What is proportional Braking

The Tekonsha Prodigy P3 brake controller comes equipped with proportional braking to give you the best towing experience. Proportional braking means that your trailer brakes mimic your tow vehicle's brakes. If you slam on the brakes in your vehicle, your trailer brakes will activate with the same intensity; if you brake lightly, your trailer brakes lightly too. The trailer's braking is in proportion to your vehicle's braking. This saves wear and tear on the tires and the brakes on both your vehicle and trailer.

The Prodigy P3 uses an internal inertia sensor to detect how your vehicle is braking so it can send the right amount of braking power to your trailer. It measures the inertia of your tow vehicle and activates the trailer's brakes to slow at the same rate. The result is uniform braking across your towing setup. No push-pull action - just smooth, proportional braking every time.

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Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (5419 Customer Reviews)

The large buttons and colored LCD display on this proportional brake controller make it easy to see and easy to use. Store and customize your settings so you can easily swap out trailers and drivers and get towing.


This Tekonsha Prodigy P3 was recommended to be by a friend who works at an RV dealership service center. This is my fifth trailer brake controller over a forty-year period, and my first progressive controller. I really love this controller. My truck has a factory towing package, but was manufactured prior to inclusion of integrated controllers. Since the truck has factory towing, the installation was very simple. The installation instructions were clear and complete. I would definitely recommend this controller to anyone looking for a dependable, easy to install and easy to use controller.

After a year of use, I am very happy with my beak controller. I would purchase this controller again, without any hesitation. I highly recommend it.
Ronald - 04/27/2022
What truck did you install this on?
-- comment by: John H - 08/04/2022


I mounted my Tekonsha P3 on the dash just to the left of the steering wheel. Has very easy access to quickly activate the lever on the bottom of the unit to apply maximum trailer brakes. But I needed a wiring harness almost double the length of the Tekonsha Wiring Adapter so I just purchased two and spliced them together to make one long one......yea I could have saved money and just sliced in longer wires....Am very happy with the Tekonsha P3, With this mount it makes it easy to disconnect and put into my Ford F150 or my Tacoma.

Still lovin it! Works Great!
Wayne - 08/01/2022


The new controller is working great! Do like P3, better control than the primus. Chased 3 different issues getting brakes working again, all of which the online support from etrailer helped me solve.


The Prodigy P3 came on just as the instructions said it would. Although I have not used it yet it looks good in my ‘15 LX. I look forward to great service towing my 20’ flat trailer with tractor, rotary cutter and box blade. My to the staff at etrailer.

Rodigy P3 brake controller works good. It is especially helpful on the nearly mile long descent to the low water bridge crossed on the trip to the Woodz where I spend time maintaining the deer hunting acreage.
Dennis - 08/29/2022


The support bracket for this is unacceptable because the standoff from the dash is more than 1" and it puts the controller against my right knee. The mount for the controller in your video was almost flush against the dash and that's what I thought I was getting.


We replaced a 30 year old Tekonsha Voyager with this P3. On the first test run to adjust, the brakes have never worked this well!! Easy to install! I’ve added photos of our project trailer that we have inherited. 30 years old, garaged its whole life, not many miles on it. With your help, we have been upgrading and replacing things that didn’t work, from lack of use. I can’t say enough good things about Etrailer! Your people are the best!! Thank you ETRAILER!!

Between this brake controller and the new self adjusting brakes, from trailer. When a 4 wheel PU cut in front of us and slammed his brakes on to stop. These parts saved our lives! We came within inches of crashing! We couldn’t be happier!
Carl - 02/14/2023


Top quality brake controller. Automatic leveling. Get the wiring harness for your tow vehicle. This makes installation easy.


A year ago, I switched from a "dumb" brake controller to this computerized one with numerous features. It really gives you proportional control, and knows to ease off as you come to a complete stop (my last controller would always give me a good jerk at the end of a stop).

Other features include letting you know if your cable is not making a proper connection with your trailer (if it comes out of the receptacle or you forget to connect it, you get a big red "No Trailer" message on the screen. That might help you avoid damage, embarrassment, an expensive repair, or a tragedy.

Been using this for a year, and still very happy with the purchase. Not the cheapest brake controller at $160, but I think this one might be the best. And the peace of mind and smooth braking is worth it.
Gary - 12/19/2022


I towed my single axle travel trailer over 3500 miles last summer and this controller worked great! I like that it is versatile and can be easily readjusted for towing different trailer types.

I have been using this controller for 2 years now towing a single axle travel trailer and dual axle utility trailer. It has worked flawlessly on my 2018 Dodge Durango RT. No complaints, no regrets!
Jim M - 01/21/2023


I have a 2018 BMW X2 that did not come with a factory tow package. I had an etrailer hitch and 4 way plug installed last year and has been perfect since. I just recently purchased a camper and needed to have a Brake controller & Brake controller 7 way deluxe kit installed. My mechanic installed them with the detailed instructions that the units came with without any issues. The Tekonsha P3 is extremely user friendly and is working flawlessly. A bit overkill for my car being I can only tow max 3500 pounds, and my camper is 1 axel. this unit is rated up to 3 axles. I look at it like this way, when I trade in my BMW I will take my P3 with me. etrailer is amazing with the support & products they provide and I highly recommend them to anyone who asks me.

Love the P3, so easy to use and will be using this on my next vehicle when I trade this in. Highly recommend this unit.
teresa - 12/24/2021


This brake booster is awesome. It’s so much more intelligent than the ones that come built into these new trucks. So many settings and options. Install was a breeze with the additional wire kit. I did have an issue with noise coming from the brakes on the trailer when they were applied and released, but I found out I had selected an option for a trailer that was much heavier than mine. I went down a setting and now it’s much quieter.


It does not progressively apply the trailer brakes it’s all or nothing! Very disappointed! I bought this controller because it was supposed to work with the electric over hydraulic trailer brakes and yes I have it on the correct settings for my triple axle double deck car trailer. Because it doesn’t progressively apply the brakes I have had to replace nearly new tires because of flat spots. If you have any suggestions I’m all ears!

It sounds like the Boost Setting not the actual power adjustment on your Tekonsha Prodigy P3 might just need to be changed. The boost setting allows for more aggressive braking. I recommend to turn that down or off and see if your braking is smoother.
-- Etrailer Expert Heather A - 10/12/2022


Unit worked great tested with load force meter . Good out put . Always powered with key off . Hot in Vegas so will disconnect when not in use


Great aftermarket trailer brake control ler.


Purchased the P3 for a 2020 Ford Ranger. A few days after install, I was advised by service Tech that the P3 is not approved for the Ford ranger due to lack of accommodation for the Ford Ranger anti-collision system. In an emergency braking issues generated by the system. The Brake controller would not sense that braking leading to a possible accident. The only brake controller approved by Ford is the Redark Tow pro which has an extra wire that ties into the 3rd brake light which is activated under system generated emergency braking. After a run a round, E-Trailer refuses to refund or correct the problem and apparently accepts full liability for any injuries, death or property damage that could occur due to the issue. Redark Tow Pro Elite - The only FORD APPROVED trailer brake controller compatible with all vehicle safety systems including:

Forward Collision Warning System
Automatic Emergency Braking


An updated product that works extremely well. I moved a 35’ travel trailer with my 1 ton pickup After making sure the trailer breaks were in working condition, setting the controller to the appropriate voltage for stopping percentage, the system operated perfectly. The trailer was centered very well so there was no sway. But when braking was required, the system worked perfectly. Easy to install and with the plug adapter for my pickup, it was “plug and play”. Well done, Tekonsha and many thanks You folks always seem to come up with the right product at a great price just when I need it…thanks again…


The Tekonsha Prodigy P3 works better than any brake controller I've ever owned. Because there is a connection to the brake light circuit, even the slightest pressure on the brake pedal results in trailer braking action. Braking action becomes progressively stronger as one continues to apply pressure to the brake pedal. This, of course, is all adjustable to suit your specific needs and preferences. Less sophisticated brake controllers require measurable slowing of the tow vehicle before the brake controller will apply any braking action to the trailer. In my opinion the Prodigy P3 offers the smoothest and safest trailer braking available.


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.

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


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.

how hard is it to remove small center console plugin great installation thanks Mark
-- comment by: mark d - 11/14/2013
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
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


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 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.

Still works well.
Mark N - 08/30/2017


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.

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
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
Mel THere is the link that helped us, Good Luck https:/
-- comment by: John S - 11/12/2015


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.

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
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


I was in the market for a controller for my 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee and this was a great controller and the price from etrailer was very competitive with other sites. What ended-up being the deciding factor for me on where to purchase the controller was the ease-of-use of the etrailer site. They made it simple to find and compare controllers and getting the correct wiring harness for my application was easy.

In addition to the site they have outstanding customer service. The controller was shipped the day after I ordered it (on a Saturday no less) with free upgraded shipping. They even followed-up with me once the controller arrived at my house. I wish all sites had this level of customer service!

how did you get it in the cubby hole? did you need to drill any holes? is it difficult to remove the dash covers and council?
-- comment by: jeremy - 07/28/2014
OK, How did you get the shift lever off? I got the two screw out from the bottom of the storage bin, but it still will not come out. How did you get the upper trim with all the electronic buttons off? I will not drill a wire hole thru the bin without removing it for fear I may hit or damage something right behind the bin, or have the way blocked by something so I couldnt route the brake controller cable through the hole I just drilled. I cant get at the bin from the gas pedal area. In fact I cant even see it from there. Thanks.
-- comment by: James E - 08/15/2014


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 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.

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


First and foremost purchasing anything from ETRAILER is easy and fast. There is always someone following up on your purchase and if there is an issue it is quickly resolved. I purchased the Prodigy 3 brake controller along with the wiring kit for my 2017 Nissan Titan SV and installed it myself with the help of the tutorials on ETRAILERS website and it was very easy to do. I will continue to shop at ETRAILER.

I’ve been pulling our Open Range 2710RL for about a year now and the Tekonsha Prodigy 3 brake controller has worked great.
Juan - 08/28/2019

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    There are 4 possible causes for the NC reading on your brake controller. If the trailer is not connected properly to the tow vehicle, there is a broken connection in the brake line, the connector terminals are corroded or a ground connection is bad either on the trailer, brakes or controller then the controller will show no connection. The controller could be shorted out and in this case you will need to replace it. There are no fuses within the controller and it is not user serviceable...
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  • Compatability of Tekonsha P3 with Hydraulic Over Electric Brakes
    There are 3 possible causes for the display reading - No Trailer Connected - on the Tekonsha P-3, Item # 90195, when the trailer is connected. The first cause could be that you do not have the P-3 set up in the Hydraulic mode. On page 4 the instructions (see link) explain how to set the brake type, electric or hydraulic. The second possibility is that you do not have a constant 12 volt supply ran to the hydraulic pump. If you do not have the power ran or connected properly the brakes will...
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  • Installation of a Tekonsha P-3 Trailer Brake Controller on a 2009 Chevy Tahoe
    The Tekonsha P-3, item # 90195, is an excellent brake controller. Your brake controller wiring will be under the dash below the steering column a bit to the left. There is no connector so you will not need an adapter. You will connect the wires directly to the Tekonsha Harness. There will be a group of wires with a white tag on it that is used to connect the brake controller. We have a video (see link) of a brake controller installation on a 2009 Silverado you can review.
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  • Does Tekonsha P-3 Brake Controller part # 90195 Include Both Style Mounting Brackets
    Yes, the the Tekonsha P-3 Brake controller includes both style brackets. The new, snap-in in style and the traditional style that screws to the sides of the brake controller. There is a picture toward the bottom of the page that shows all that is included with the brake controller, including both styles of brackets.
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  • Troubleshooting A Tekonsha P3 Brake Controller that Says Power on the Display
    The Tekonsha P3 Brake Controller, item # 90195, has built in troubleshooting diagnostics that you can access by pressing the menu button then selecting help and pressing ok. You will then be able to monitor the battery voltage supplied to the unit, black wire, the voltage supplied when the brake pedal is pressed, red wire, and the output voltage and amps sent to the trailers brakes, blue wire. If one of these connections is wrong you should get a warning screen. If you have the caution...
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  • Brake Controller and Wiring for a 2007 GMC Sierra with New Body Style
    The New Body style does not have a port under the dash for a brake controller. You have a bundle of 5 loose wires under the steering wheel, just off to the left. You will need to splice your brake controller into these wires. I would recommend the Tekonsha P-3 brake controller, part # 90195, for your vehicle. It is a proportional controller that can be easily moved from one vehicle to the next. It is designed for use with electric and/or electric over hydraulic trailer braking systems....
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  • Troubleshooting Tekonsha Brake Controller with 4 Volts at Connector
    I spoke with my contact at Tekonsha and he said you want Nothing less than 10 volts at the wheels of trailer. If you are only getting 4 volts from the controller back to the trailer connector then more than likely you have a problem with your wiring. What I would do is inspect both trailer connectors inside and out, looking for corrosion, bent pins, or exposed wire that could cause a short and fix as necessary. I attached an FAQ article on troubleshooting brake controllers for you to check...
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  • Tekonsha Prodigy P3 # 90195 Has No Power on Blue Wire w/ Brake Pressed In 2003 Monico Windsor
    Since the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller, # 90195, is a proportional brake controller which senses the amount of braking the tow vehicle is applying and applies a proportionate amount to the trailer brakes, the blue wire would not have power unless the vehicle was moving. With this type of controller you will want make sure that the power level on the controller is set higher than zero and then test for power when the manual override is used. If you still find no power on...
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  • Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Display Remains on After Vehicle is Turned Off
    Assuming the controller was correctly installed, what you're seeing is normal. The controller will go into a sleep mode after about 15-20 minutes of no movement or activity, at which time the display will go blank. The LCD display draws very little power. In order to drain the battery, the vehicle would need to sit for a few weeks without being started. Brake controllers do not have off switches, which is understandable if you consider the possible consequences of forgetting to turn it...
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  • Installing 12-Volt Accessory Trailer Power Feed Fuse in 2010 GMC Sierra
    You will indeed need to install a 40 amp fuse in position 68 to activate stud 1 that powers the 12-volt accessory power circuit to the trailer connector. If there isn't already a wire connected to stud 1, you'll need to locate the red wire with the ring terminal located under the brake booster and attach it to stud 1.I've edited a photo for you showing where the wire is located, and I'll also link you to our FAQ article about installing a brake controller on your truck.
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation for a 2009 Acura MDX with 7-Way
    To connect a brake controller like the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Brake Controller, part # 90195, to your 2009 Acura MDX you will need to hardwire the included pigtail wiring harness directly to the factory four wire harness that plugs into your factory brake controller port. The wires will connect color to color, red to red, blue to blue, black to black, and white to white. The Honda wiring harness will not work. The P3 brake controller that I mentioned is the nicest brake controller available,...
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  • What are the Standard Brake Controller Wire Color Codes
    The traditional wire colors for brake controller installation are white for ground, black for 12 volt power, red for stoplight switch, and blue for brake output. For more information on wiring in a brake controller check out the help article I attached that covers this.
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  • Brake Controller and Installation Recommendation for a 2009 Chevy Silverado
    On your 2009 Chevy Silverado no plug is present under the dash, but the needed wires are already run. You will connect the brake controller wiring with the vehicle wiring already present under the dash. I attached an install video and help article for you to check out as well.
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  • Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller # 90195 Remains on Even After Non-Use
    First, thank you very much for all your recent purchases from, which include a Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller # 90195. This unit has a built-in power-saving-mode delay that shuts off the display if there has been no activity for at least 15 minutes. In power saving mode the screen will be blank. You can make sure your P3 is working correctly and powering down by leaving the vehicle for about 25 to 30 minutes. Then, without touching the truck in any way, look inside...
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  • Will Brake Controller Work With Boat Trailer That Has No Brakes
    In order for a brake controller to work with any trailer, the trailer must be equipped with working brakes. If you have an idler axle on your trailer you may want to consider adding brakes to be able to handle the heavy boat. My recommendation is to add electric over hydraulic disc brakes to your trailer. I have attached a helpful article you can check out. If you decide you want to install brakes on your trailer, let me know and I can make some recommendations that will work for you.
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  • Troubleshooting Brake Controller that Randomly Shuts Off
    It sounds like either the power wire (black), or the ground wire (white), has a bad connection which is causing the controller to lose power temporarily and shut off and then come back on. I would look at how the controller is wired to your truck and check the condition of those two wires as it sounds like the connection is loose. The other possibility is that there is corrosion on the 7-way brake output circuit that needs to be cleaned off. You can try scuffing up the brake output pin...
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  • Installing Tekonsha Prodigy P3 In 2009 Volkswagen Touareg
    There are some additional steps you will want to take to install your Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Brake Controller # 90195 in your 2009 Volkswagen Touareg. There are some additional parts you will need to order from your Volkswagen Dealer. These parts will allow you to create a custom connector to install your brake controller with your vehicle's factory brake control connector. This connector is located under the dash, close to the driver's side door. The appearance panel will have to be removed...
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  • Where to Mount a Brake Controller on a 2015 Subaru Forester
    I looked up interior pics of a 2015 Subaru Forester and it looks like there is a storage area underneath the radio/AC controls that would work well for installing your brake controller.
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  • Recommended Range of Mounting Angle for Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Brake Controller # 90195
    It is correct that ideally a Prodigy P3 # 90195 brake controller will be mounted exactly level in the horizontal plane as shown in the linked image. However, a very slight deviation such as what you have - a degree or two - will not have a major impact on functionality. Very few vehicle interiors have only straight angles these days. Since your P3 is operating satisfactorily it is within its usable range of mounting angles. Still, you can always put a small shim between the dash and mounting...
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  • How To Turn Off Warning Lamp Once Intregrated Trailer Brake Controller is Disconnected on 2011 Ram
    In order to turn the warning lamp off on your 2011 Ram once the ITBM (Integrated Trailer Brake Module) is disconnected, your local Dodge dealer will have to reconfigure the TIPM (Totally Integrated Power Module), of the truck. The XHC sales code will need to be removed. Once the code has been removed, the TIPM will no longer look for the controller so no warning lamp. I am attaching a technical bulletin from Tekonsha that includes this information. I recommend making a copy of this for...
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  • Mounting Bracket for Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller # 90195 on 2015 Toyota Tundra
    The bracket for the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller, # 90195, just needs to be securely mounted to a solid surface on your 2015 Toyota Tundra. Any of the available holes on the bracket can be used to do this.
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  • Are Additional Breakers Needed for Installation of Brake Controller in a 2012 GMC Sierra
    For your application you would not need a circuit breaker. Your vehicle has a brake output circuit that already has circuit protection built into it. The connections you made under the hood of your vehicle connected the brake circuit to your vehicle's circuit protected fuse panel. You are good to go and would not need to install any additional breakers.
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  • Factory Brake Controller in 2011 Dodge Ram Shows Short and Low Voltage
    With the trailer wheels off the ground it is very easy to stop them and the breakaway battery should be providing a full 12 volts to the brakes so the issue is likely on the truck side. Make sure both the truck and trailer side connectors are clean and free corrosion inside where the wires attach and outside on the pins. The factory brake controller does have the output wire at the back of it but if you can't get to it then you will have to just check for voltage at the trailer connector....
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