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  • Proportional Controller
  • Tekonsha
  • Electric
  • Automatic Leveling
  • Up to 3 Axles
  • Digital Display
  • Trailer Frame Mount
  • 10 Degrees
Proportional brake controller operates via radio frequency for simple transfer between multiple cars or trucks. Includes automatic-leveling sensor, boost feature, portable remote and continuous diagnostics. Compatible with multiplex wiring systems. Call 800-298-8924 to order Tekonsha brake controller part number 90250 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Tekonsha products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Tekonsha Prodigy RF Wireless Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 3 Axles - Proportional. Brake Controller reviews from real customers.


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Tekonsha Brake Controller - 90250

Proportional brake controller operates via radio frequency for simple transfer between multiple cars or trucks. Includes automatic-leveling sensor, boost feature, portable remote and continuous diagnostics. Compatible with multiplex wiring systems.


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
  • Wireless system is perfect for shared trailers and business fleets
    • Remote control lets you operate trailer-mounted power module from cab of any vehicle
  • Automatic-leveling ability - internal sensor detects deceleration even if controller is not mounted flat
    • Position within ± 5 degrees of level in the horizontal plane
  • 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 and trailer
    • Minimizes drain on car battery when not in use
    • Prevents trailer brakes from overheating by reducing power output to them during prolonged stops
  • Digital display on remote is easy to read
  • Manual override button is built into remote
  • No hardwiring necessary for installation
    • 7-Pole connector (sold separately) on trailer plugs into 7-way socket on rear of power module
    • Wire lead on power module plugs into tow vehicle's 7-way connector
      • Connector on your vehicle must have an active 12V (hot) lead
    • Remote control plugs into standard 12V accessory outlet in cab
  • Compatible with tow vehicles that have multiplex wiring systems


Specs:

  • Application: trailers with up to 3 axles (6 brake assemblies)
  • Power module dimensions: 10-3/4" long x 4-3/8" wide x 4" tall
  • 7-Way cord length: 8'
  • Measurement of horizontal mounting holes from center to center: 9-7/8"
  • Measurement of vertical mounting holes from center to center: 2"
  • Frequency: 3.2 GHz
  • Mounting: above or on the side of your trailer's frame rail, within ± 5 degrees of level in the horizontal plane
  • Warranty
    • Power module: 15-year limited
    • Power lead: 1-year limited
    • Remote: 5-year limited


Notes:

  • Vehicles with certain late model European tow packages may require the use of a tester (TR20117 - sold separately) or another truck or SUV to pair the receiver and transmitter
  • The Prodigy RF cannot be submerged or immersed in water.
  • The Prodigy RF is not compatible with electric over hydraulic brakes.


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 Prodigy RF controller is mounted correctly, 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.


Wireless, Radio Frequency Transmission for Portability

The Prodigy RF is perfect for anyone who has multiple tow vehicles. There's no hardwiring necessary. Just plug the 7-way lead on the control module into your vehicle's 7-way connector and plug the 7-way on your trailer into the port at the rear of the RF so that the braking signal can be transmitted from your vehicle to your trailer. Then plug the remote into your vehicle's standard 12-volt accessory outlet and use it to control the module wirelessly.


Because you don't have to wire the Prodigy RF to your vehicle, the trailer that you mount the module to can be easily shared among multiple tow vehicles. As long as your vehicle has a 7-way connector, you can use the Prodigy RF. This system is also compatible with vehicles that have multiplex wiring systems precisely because it does not wire into your vehicle.


Power Boost for Heavy-Duty Towing

Aside from smoother, more efficient braking, Tekonsha's Prodigy RF 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 B325%
Up to 40% more than tow vehicle GVWB325%

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.


Safety Features

The Prodigy RF offers advanced safety features to prevent damage to various components of your towing setup. In addition to basic troubleshooting, this controller works to prevent problems before they begin. When the Prodigy RF is not in use, it will be in power-saving mode. If there has been no activity for 2 hours, then the system will go into sleep mode. Both of these modes are designed to drop the power draw, 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 Prodigy'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 button is easily accessible on the remote control. Pushing this button 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.


In addition to all of those safety features listed above, the RF offers diagnostics such as:

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

Automatic Leveling and Simple Installation

The self-leveling feature of the Prodigy RF ensures that the brake controller continues to function even as you drive up steep hills or through the mountains. Simply mount the power module, which contains the inertia sensor, on your trailer tongue or frame as indicated. Some drilling may be required.


Correct Prodigy RF mounting

Note: The Prodigy RF must be mounted within ± 5 degrees of level on the horizontal plane and must be lined up so that the power cable extends toward the tow vehicle for the internal sensor to function properly.


Once the power module is mounted on your trailer and connected to your vehicle, simply sync up the handheld remote to the module as per the included instructions. Then plug the remote into any 12-volt auxiliary outlet in your tow vehicle for power.


Installation Accessories

See 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.



90250 Tekonsha Prodigy Radio Frequency Proportional Trailer Brake Control



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This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2008 - 2013 BMW 1 Series

2013 - 2019 Ram 1500

2019 - 2019 Ram 1500 Classic

2011 - 2015 Mazda 2

2014 - 2018 BMW 2 Series

2011 - 2017 Chrysler 200

2013 - 2019 Ram 2500

2004 - 2018 Mazda 3

1984 - 2018 BMW 3 Series

2005 - 2018 Chrysler 300

2005 - 2018 Chrysler 300C

1999 - 2004 Chrysler 300M

2012 - 2018 Chrysler 300S

2013 - 2019 Ram 3500

2004 - 2009 Nissan 350Z

2009 - 2018 Nissan 370Z

2014 - 2018 BMW 4 Series

2008 - 2018 Ram 4500

2006 - 2015 Mazda 5

1989 - 2018 BMW 5 Series

2008 - 2018 Ram 5500

2003 - 2018 Mazda 6

1977 - 2018 BMW 6 Series

1995 - 2018 BMW 7 Series

2005 - 2006 Saab 9-2X

1999 - 2011 Saab 9-3

1999 - 2009 Saab 9-5

2006 - 2018 Audi A3

1996 - 2018 Audi A4

2017 - 2018 Audi A4 Allroad

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Video Transcript for Tekonsha Brake Controller 90250 Review

Today we'll be reviewing part number 90250. This is the Tekonsha Prodigy RF Wireless Trailer Brake Controller for 1- to 3-axle trailers. This is a proportional brake controller so this controller is going to activate your trailer brakes in proportion to your vehicle's braking action. It will automatically adjust the trailer's braking based on deceleration of the tow vehicle. It's going to activate immediately so there's not going to be any pausing like when using time-delayed brake controllers. The wireless system is going to be perfect for shared trailers or if you're traveling in fleets. It's going to come with a remote control that's going to let you operate the trailer-mounted power module from the cab of any vehicle. All you have to do is program that per the instructions. This system right here has automatic leveling ability.

It's got an internal sensor that detects deceleration even if the controller is not mounted flat. It's really great for when going up and down hills. That automatic leveling is just a great feature to have. All you've got to do is position this within plus or minus 5 degrees of level on the horizontal plane. The system is going to offer three boost levels. It's going to let you adjust initial braking power and aggressiveness.

It also offers continuous diagnostic check that will alert you to any potential problems. It's going to feature integrated safeguards to protect your vehicle and trailer. It's going to minimize drain on your car battery when not in use and it prevents trailer brakes from overheating by reducing the power output to them during prolonged stops. Here on the remote it's going to feature a nice digital disk play that's going to be easy to read. You're going to have a manual override button. You're going to have your boost button and you're going to have your power adjustment wheel there on the side.

No hard wiring is necessary for installation. The 7-pole connector, which would be sold separately on your trailer, is going to plug into the 7-way socket on the rear of the power module which is going to be this portion here. It has that nice spring-loaded cap so it's going to protect those connection points. The wire lead on the power module is going to plug into your tow vehicle's 7-way connector, so this portion here. When mounting this on your trailer frame, you want to make sure that the power lead, that are cable or our wires, are mounted a way that's going to allow it to face the vehicle. That is going to assure us that this is mounted in the correct position. The remote control is going to plug into your standard 12-volt accessory outlet inside your vehicle.

This is also compatible with tow vehicles that have multiplex wiring systems. It's designed to work with trailers with up to 3 axles or 6 brake assemblies. Let's go over a few measurements. The power module dimensions from edge to edge here of the mounting bracket, it's going to give us a measurement of around 11 inches by about 4-1/2 inches. Then in overall height, it's going to give us a measurement of about 4-1/4. It's going offer a frequency of 3.2 GHz and mounting, you want to do this above or on the side of your trailer's frame rail, again within plus or minus 5 degree of level on the horizontal plane. It's going to come with the hardware that you need so you get this securely mounted to your frame. The dimensions that we have between our mounting holes, so measuring from the center of one to the center of the other, it's going to measure 9-7/8 of an inch. If we measure this direction center on center, it's going to give us a measurement right at 2 inches. Please note that vehicles with LED tail lights may not supply enough voltage for pairing so what you can do is you can use another truck or SUV to pair the receiver and transmitter. Please also note that the Prodigy RF cannot be submerged or immersed in water. That's going to do it for today's review of part number 90250. This is the Tekonsha Prodigy RF Wireless Trailer Brake Controller. .


Customer Reviews

Tekonsha Prodigy RF Wireless Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 3 Axles - Proportional - 90250

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (138 Customer Reviews)

Proportional brake controller operates via radio frequency for simple transfer between multiple cars or trucks. Includes automatic-leveling sensor, boost feature, portable remote and continuous diagnostics. Compatible with multiplex wiring systems.

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I recently purchased a Teardrop Trailer with no brakes. Legally it doesn't need brakes and many Teardrops don't have them, but a smaller one I rented before purchase was a little heavy going down into Death Valley from Panamint Springs, a pretty steep winding road. There isn't a lot to decide about brakes, but there are sure a lot of choices in controllers. I wanted proportional because that seemed like it would work better and pretty much everyone I meet with a Teardrop recommends them. I wanted wireless because Chrysler minivans with the tow package do not include braking wiring for some reason, and I own two. I wanted to be able to buy replacement remotes in case I lost one or just wanted an extra for the other car. I wanted a product with basically good reviews, and I read all of the poor reviews I could find to see if I'd be likely to have the same problems. I wanted a vendor with a competitive price but who has a good reputation and plenty of information about the product online. etrailer packaged it well and shipped it out the same day. They also emailed me links to product info such as installation videos. Altogether, I'm satisfied with both product and seller. Installation was a breeze. 1. Use self-tapping screws to install power module on frame right side up. 2. Plug trailer pigtail into module. 3. Plug module pigtail into car. 4. Plug remote into 12v socket in dash. 5 Follow instructions to pair them, a matter of holding down two buttons for a short time while also depressing the brake. 6. Set initial adjustment at about the middle then use, and adjust up or down to suit. Many negative reviews about this controller talk about having trouble pairing the two parts. I had absolutely no trouble, it paired in maybe 10 seconds or so. Adjusting the brakes just so will take a while. I spent maybe 5 minutes getting them close but will see how they handle in a variety of situations next week for finer tuning. It is easy to change the adjustment for different conditions, for instance slippery roads or going down a steep hill or adding a few hundred pounds to the trailer. 453534



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The main reason I bought this unit is for the remote hand held control. I had a bad experience 40 years ago with a trailer fishtailing behind me going down a mountain in Montana that could have easily been controlled if I could have applied the brakes to the trailer only. My first brake controller was a time delayed unit I bought from etrailer in 2003 and it was the only one I could find with a handheld unit I could mount anywhere on the dash. It worked fine and would apply the brakes to whatever maximum setting I had set for it every time my pickup brakes were applied. This proportional controller is more expensive than I wanted, but it was the only one I could find with the remote handheld unit and it does just what I wanted. It doesn't apply the brakes to the maximum everytime like I am used to, but I assume it is applying it as much as needed. But what is great about it, if I want to apply the brakes to the maximum, the handheld unit is within easy reach and can be applied immediately. So, even though it is more expensive than what I wanted to pay, it gives me exactly what I wanted in being easy to quickly reach and apply just the trailer brakes if needed. I waited on writing this review until after I completed a 550 mile trip thru some large cities with heavy traffic and I am very satisfied with my purchase of the Tekonsha Prodigy RF brake controller. 121855


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Still satisfied. Between the time delayed unit and the proportional controller, I personally like the time delayed unit, but this one is fine.

RKS - 03/23/2015

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We had to call the Mfg to figure out that cars with LED tail lights do not have the required voltage to pair it. The product worked fine on Mercedes after pairing with another vehicle 1st. If this is known to Mfg, I think they should just pair them at the factory to save customer a lot of time and effort. 68804


Comments

Aghrrr! I wished I would have read this sooner.... I just spent several hours trying to figure out why I could not pair it using my MLs tow setup which is set-up for LED. Now I know... Use a different car...I agree, units should be shipped already paired... Thanks Clint!

-- comment by: PMC - 05/05/2013

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We will add a note under the product specs to help spread the information.

-- Patrick B - 5/8/2013

Comments

The reason why these are not paired at the factory is because the unit must establish the mounted and ride height position on the trailer. The LED lights on the vehicle isnt so much the issue. Some European vehicles send signals through the trailer plug for Lamp out or Trailer detection that can interfere with the pairing process, but once the trailer is detected these signals pose no issue.

-- comment by: Pete D - 06/04/2013

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Thanks for the clarification and information.

-- Patrick B - 6/5/2013

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Ive just purchased a Porsche Cayenne and am considering the Prodigy RF. It looks like I should expect problems with the pairing and may need to find an American vehicle for that process. Reading the statement of Pete D on 4 June though: The reason why these are not paired at the factory is because the unit must establish the mounted and ride height position on the trailer ... it sounds like pairing will be effected depending on vehicle specs relative to trailer specs? I.e, is it necessary to use an American vehicle with dimensions similar to the Cayenne? Thank you,

-- comment by: LynnSL - 10/03/2013

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The accelerometer has to establish its zero on the trailer it is to be used with. So the process would go like so: 1) Couple the trailer to your Cayenne on a level surface. 2) Park the domestic where you can connect the trailer wiring to the domestic vehicle 7-way. 3) Follow the pairing procedure in the instructions. This method allows you to maintain the appropriate trailer ride height with your Cayenne while using a domestic vehicle for the electrical hook-up.

-- Patrick B - 10/4/2013

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I work at a Mercedes-Benz Dealer, if you use the 7 way to 7 way LED adapter curt C57003 your vehicle will recognize the unit and program without issue.

-- comment by: Jon K - 08/20/2015

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2017 Chrysler Pacifica


So easy, so nice. My tow vehicle is a 2017 new model Chrysler Pacifica minivan. It had factory tow installed but my dealer could not locate a Tekonsha wiring harness. With a short deadline I took Ashley's advice and tried this Prodigy wireless controller. Installation was seamless and so far, this unit has worked flawless. It is nice to just stow the hand controller out of sight until I need it and it never fails to sync. Beyond basic operations, I was pleased to see this controller complimented my vehicle's trailer sway control. My new Pacifica is the first vehicle I have ever had with Trailer Sway Control and I already think, if you tow, it is a must have option on any new purchase. When I encountered trailer sway on a tight corner going down steep mountain grade in California using the brake controller was my only option as trying to just brake my vehicle might have just pushed me over the mountain edge. But before I could even reach for the remote or even understand the situation the controller engaged and instantly pulled the entire rig straight. That was some incredibly nice feeling. I was so impressed with this automatic braking that I called Prodigy to thank them but they explained that the controller only brakes in response to the vehicles braking so the main credit must go to Chrysler's Trailer Sway Control. Apparently the Pacifica had engaged some rear brake combination which in turn engaged the controller. But perhaps Prodigy still gets credit for smooth and proportional response. Prodigy Tech also assured me that this wireless unit was robust enough that it should not fail bar enclosing the controller or remote in metal shielding. 343482



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2015 Audi Q5


This is really an awesome product with one major flaw that will frustrate many.....the 'pairing' process. We had purchased a new 2015 Audi Q5 TDI, and did not want to rip the dash apart to get to the wires to install a brake controller....as well as mount the ugly controller somewhere in the cabin where we would hit it with our knees. Bingo, this product is perfect as almost everything is in a unit that mounts on the trailer tongue. Our trailer is small, 2,300lbs, and the unit seems to control the brakes well. But the 'paring' process is very frustrating. There is a small unit that is in the cabin that needs to be paired with the unit on the trailer. Sounds easy, but the instructions are wrong from step 1 (step 1 has you plug in the cabin unit and see '0.0', but my unit would only show 'n.c'...for 'not connected'). But after playing with many different combinations, I finally got the unit to pair. Now that the unit is 'paired', it stays paired, so all is good. I'd advise everybody to treat this step like a computer, where sometimes what you are trying to do keeps failing so you just keep attempting doing things slightly differently.....and all of the sudden it works. What they need are some indicator lights or a screen so one can help troubleshoot the process. Note that in my car, I had bought the 20142 trailer lamp out connector because others had said that the Audi would not pair without it (the Audi needs to see enough of a load on the circuits or it will shut off power to them). Turns on in my case the pairing would only work if I did *not* use the 20142. So who knows.... 172851


Comments

I had the same pairing issue after installation

-- comment by: Russ - 07/17/2015

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2014 Toyota Highlander


Very pleased with this product. We installed on a Livin' Lite aluminum frame (ended up drilling into the frame as described but purchased stainless steel screws instead of the ones that came with this product). Our vehicle is a 2014 Toyota Highlander. We didn't get the correct display according to the manual when trying to synch and called etrailer for support. The operator couldn't help us so put us in contact with the manufacturer who walked us through the synch with no issues. So happy to have this product without having to mount anything in our vehicle. Thank you e-trailer! 151086


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Kristy Im planning to install on a 2015 Highlander. How has it been working out for you? Any other problems since the initial synch issue was solved?

-- comment by: Mark P - 08/04/2015

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Hi Mark, No problems at all. knock on wood!!. Still love this controller - we keep the handheld device in the storage console of the Highlander and just plug it in and go when we pick up our camper from storage. It works great.

-- comment by: Kristy S - 08/04/2015

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Still very happy with the controller! Just recently answered a question from another customer on your site about this controller and told him the same!

Kristy S - 09/15/2015

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Mercedes-Benz ML350


I just got this yesterday (was delivered as promised) and will be installing it tomorrow (Saturday). Looks easy to install! This will solve the problem of hard wiring a controller to a Mercedes ML350. Hard wiring would take many hours and lots of effort . Wireless should be quick and clean install. 179939


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Hi Tom,How did the installation go? I have an 05 ML500 that needs a brake controller. What year is yours? Did you have any difficulty pairing the system as others have had?Thanks,Mike

-- comment by: Mike K - 04/26/2015

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Just hardwired a Primus in my ML350. Took 30 minutes.

-- comment by: Toby C - 05/10/2015

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I ended up not being able to use this unit. I mounted the box on the trailer per instructionsbut had to modify the mounting brackets cut one end off inorder to barely fit the box in the space available on the trailer. After fabricating a new bracketI could never get the braking to work properly. Pairing was no problemI used a different tow vehicle per some comments on forums. the problem was that the unit would cause severe jerking of the brakes no matter how I adjusted the unit. I ended up having to pay somebody it is a very tricky install to install a traditional prodigy unitand it works great.Over many years I have installed and used over 25 trailer brakes units on everything from cars , trucks, suvs ,1 ton tow vehicles, and RVsthis is the first time for a problem. The ML350 is a 2013 with the factory hitchtow package. The trailer in question is a 2014 Airstream 20 FC.

-- comment by: Tom V - 05/13/2015

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2016 Toyota Highlander


Wow, What a device. My reasons for selecting the 90250 Prodigy RF was #1 I did not want to drill holes in the firewall of my brand new car. 2. Favorable customer reviews. 3. The compact size of the hand held unit. 4. I only had to run 1 wire from battery to 4 - 7 way plug (connected to Black wire or 1 o'clock position). I had learned that from one of E-trailers question and answer forums. Chelsea at E-trailer was awesome at answering my questions and helping me with my purchase. The installation was easy however I had to call tech support when it came time for pairing. I installed this on a 2016 Toyota Highlander with the factory 4 way wiring. I followed the instructions exactly however I never got the 0.0 flashing indication at the beginning of the pairing process. If this happens to you , skip this step and continue to the next step. I had no problem with the pairing after this. John from Cequent performance was great at providing Technical support and said they need to take that comment 0.0 flashing out of the instructions (see #6 in the pairing instructions.). He knew exactly what my problem was. I set my hand held to 6.0 when applying the manual override button. Took it for a test drive and It worked like a champ. I will be towing with it tomorrow. Thanks E-Trailer 345086


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Still working great, I brag on it with my towing friends. When I am towing I keep the controller on my center console. If I need to manually brake , I dont even have to take my eyes off of the road, just reach over to the controller and apply the brakes. I do not know why I dont see more of these on trailers.

Randy S - 02/24/2018

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Excellent product! Easy to install and works exactly as advertised. I installed on a dump trailer that I tow behind several vehicles -- none of which had an installed brake controller. This unit allowed me to purchase/install only one controller on the trailer and have the flexibility to use any tow vehicle I wanted. Once easily adjusted with the hand controller that plugs into a DC power outlet, it is hands-off automatic operation. I was initially concerned that using the hand controller to manually override the unit would be more difficult than with a unit mounted to the vehicle dash, but I quickly discovered the exact opposite to be true. Not only is the hand controller easier to use, it provides a digital indication of the power being applied. An added benefit is I don't have a permanently installed controller cluttering up the leg space of my vehicles. I love this setup so much now that I would go this route (trailer mounted controller) even if I didn't have multiple tow vehicles. Definitely recommend this product. I can also enthusiastically recommend etrailer.com as a vendor. Extensive selection, fair prices, incredibly fast delivery, and unmatched customer service make them a pleasure to deal with. My 'go to' for anything to do with trailers! 250836



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I have used this brake controller while towing a travel trailer with a 2013 Mercedes ML350 Bluetec. Overall I am satisfied with the performance of the brake controller but do have one complaint. Being that the electronics of the controller are mounted on the trailer, it tends to create a rapid series of brake applications during one braking event. I'm guessing it is due to some sort of feedback. This doesn't happen all the time but it does happen occasionally. I've worked around it by using the manual control quite a lot. I've learned to use the manual control pretty smoothly but still have automatic brake operation whenever necessary. With a little practice, manual operation is quite smooth and not much of a bother. Be aware that the manual control does not activate the brake lights on the trailer by itself. You still need to apply tow vehicle brakes for the trailer's brake lights to activate. I have used this brake controller using the same trailer but with another tow vehicle. It worked first time, exactly as it does with the Mercedes. 376903



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2018 Jeep JK Wrangler Unlimited


First of all I want to start out the review by saying I was a bit skeptical of this website. I had never heard of it before, but the ease of finding what I needed was so great that I decided it was worth the try. I was in search of a wireless brake controller for my truck. This is the only place that I found it and could get it within the week. I ordered on a Monday (Memorial Day) and everything seemed to go through okay until I got an email my payment was declined due to address error. I decided to call since they had already taken the payment out and this is where the review gets great. I got in touch with a guy named Darren who helped me understand what had happened. He told me there system had been down for maintenance and they couldn’t put the order back in but he would give me a call when they could. He stuck to his word and called me back. We were able to get the problem solved easily and promptly. My product came on time Thursday and there was no issues with it what so ever. The only thing I could say is watch the boxes when you get them, the bottom of mine fell out as I was picking it up, thank goodness that didn’t happen before it was delivered! I definitely would recommend this website to anyone 516823



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2014 Chevy Express


System was painless to install. Instructions were straightforward. Most of the install time was spent drilling the mounting screws, which amounted to about fifteen minutes. Pairing the unit with my 2014 Chevy Express van was just a few more minutes. Hooked up the trailer and was on my way. I have only used the trailer a couple of times but am very satisfied with the unit. Stopping is very smooth. This unit was not very inexpensive. But I will be able to use it with other vehicles if the need arises and installation was trouble-free. 130358


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Still working great

Rae M - 05/13/2015

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2002 Cadillac Escalade


Everything everybody said it would be! Got it on time...we asked for special delivery as we were about to go on a trip...we hooked the RF up to our 02 escalade for pairing (once) and then to our 2011 Touareg TDI and our 25 ft Airstream for a flawless enjoyable trip to Verde Valley AZ and back to Seal Beach,Ca. E-Trailer is great !!! 151002


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Still works great...after switching vehicles and trailers a couple times I think we will have to re-pair it again...will know in a coulple months when we use the airstream again.

Don H - 09/16/2015

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I own a 2017 Porsche Macan GTS with a factory hitch and factory installed trailer wiring. I decided to go with the Tekonsha prodigy RF unit because Porsche hides the end of the wiring harness in the dashboard for the brake controller. Two dealers that I brought my car to said that they would need to remove most of the dash to find it, "German Engineering". I did a lot of research on the compatibility of this unit for my car and this is what you will need to get this unit to pair correctly. You will need a Tow Ready 20142 7-Way Flat Pin to 7-Flat Pin Adapter with LED Lamp Out By-Pass for European Vehicles . Unless you have this adapter the car will not recognize the RF unit. Once I used the adapter the unit paired immediately. This is the only way you will get it to pair correctly without using another vehicle to complete the pairing process. You will also need this adapter when you tow your trailer. I wish someone else had posted this for me. I spent many, many hours figuring this one out. 452721



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Easy installation and once I got it paired via another vehicle (when I bought the unit a week ago, you gave me a heads up on probable trouble shooting) it worked in my new Mercedes. I took it for a test drive, adjusted the controls a little and it worked like a champ. Great product and fine service. Thank you. 96890


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I still love it! Its so easy . . . just plug remote into lighter hole and head off camping. No unit to always have to screw in under dash and bump my shins on. Thanks for the product!

John C - 09/11/2014

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Impressed with the product. Installed it on a single-axle utility trailer and have had no issues with it. It's important to understand that this operates differently from a traditional brake controller. Unlike a traditional controller it doesn't have a line to the brake switch, it has to infer brake operation by both the left and right signal wires getting voltage at the same time, like if you're on the brakes. Things get fuzzy when you brake first and then set a turn signal, as the controller gets confused and can sometimes apply the brakes on and off with your blinker flashers. The guts of the system are mounted on the tongue, the control module in the cab is only used to tell the module of your inputs. If the handheld becomes disconnected or loses power, the controller will still function with the last known settings. I'm very happy with the controller so far, it's been reliable and consistent without me having to run wires through the dash. 248485



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My son just purchased a fifth wheel and needed a Tekonsha Prodigy RF Trailer Brake Controller (order 90250). Looking at the mechanics shops around town and at auto supply retail stores, we had no luck. Then we lucked into etrailer.com during an online search and our frustration ENDED. Yahoo. Found the correct item, found also that it was less expensive at etrailer.com and, as I am technologically challenged and needed it fast, I called etrailer.com's telephone line. I got a lovely sales rep who confirmed with me that I was ordering the right part for the vehicle and got me overnight delivery.... which was really overnight delivery. All the way to Bonners Ferry, Idaho! Love the shipping tracking that etrailer.com sent with the confirmation to my email address, it made it super easy to follow. I could not be happier and will never shop at any other site but etrailer.com for our RV. Thank you so very much 215983



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2011 Mercedes GL350


Excellent product. Used with 2011 MB GL350 BlueTec pulling a 2104 Keystone Passport Ultralite 23 RB w/electric brakes. Very easy to install. One drawback - must sync brake controller unit via an American vehicle. This is something most trailer dealerships do not know! Once sync'd via an American vehicle, works great with MB w/o any issues. Recommend all MB owners consider using this product with trailers utilizing electric brakes until a better product comes onto the market or until MB 1) engineer their vehicles and/or vehicle computer system to flawlessly interact with after market brake controllers, or 2) develop a brake controller for exclusive use with MB vehicles equipped with towing hitches. At the time of this posting, the cost of this brake controller unit is far less that what MB charges to install/hard wire a brake controller unit for trailer towing! Again, excellent product. 99273



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Volkswagen Touareg


Little tricky getting it set up on our VW Touareg. Reason being it has a smart towing circuit that is a little more complicated than most cars. Had to use a different carFord Expedition to get the unit to pair up, but after that it works great on the Touareg! Word of advice, make sure your tow vehicle has the trailer battery charging circuit enabled in your fuse box. The Expedition was missing this charging circuit relay in the fuse boxhad a spot for it, just wasnt factory installed so once we got a relay for it and a little 30amp fuse that was also not present, setup was super easy. My favorite part is how the system is accelerometer based so when you are not moving fast or not at an angle , it knows to dial down the brakes so you dont jerk the trailer around. Touareg drove like our 5k lb trailer wasnt even there. Then again the turbo diesel motor doesnt hurt either 77218



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2017 Porsche Cayenne


Even as a former auto tech, I was a little apprehensive about “if” this was going to work as stated, especially with traveling 2 hrs to pick up our travel trailer from a dealer after converting our SUV from 4-pin to 7-pin and unable to test the trailer brakes until we got there. I was thrilled to see all the claims were true as it immediately “connected wirelessly” after mounting to the frame and following the Pairing instructions to our RX450h! I could have done as the video shows and shorten the trailer connection, but if I trade this camper for another, you can bet this brake controller is going WITH me! 507801



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First. Read the directions twice. Go step by step. Don't skip a step. It will blow your mind how quickly your up and running. 22 minutes max.to install. Just prepare with the correct tools. Very, very easy. READ THE DIRECTIONS. 203368


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Perfect. No Problems. Highly Recommend. I use it on my Motor home. Once set up it takes care of itself. Great product idea.

Farley C - 06/13/2016

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2016 Toyota Tacoma


I got this for my Toyota Tacoma. It doesn’t have a lot of room to add brake controller. I use it to tow an aluminum horse trailer. This product was easy to install and is very easy to use. it works consistently. I had the guys that I bought my horse trailer from also install a deep cycle battery and power port battery box. So I Use the box to hold the trailer’s factory electrical cord for when I’m using this one. And vice versa. I love it. 540447



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Ordered this about a year ago. Installed on trailer. Followed directions carefully. One year later it hasn't worked for single second, never. I went back and retried over and over, pulled everything out and started over and over again. At least three times. Called the company. Was told, "Well, it doesn't work right away with foreign vehicles." Gee, wish I knew that going in! So we tried it on a Ford PU, nope, nothing, no signal on the remote that suggested it was working. As of right now it's just sitting on the trailer collecting dust. Remote inside the vehicle. Just tried calling the 800 for service. Sat on hold for 20 minutes, finally gave up....it's 4 pm on a Saturday so perhaps the service dept is off for the weekend. Looks like another road trip with no trailer brake control. Paul d. 403197


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Paul, I am sorry for any inconvenience with your order. Since this product is covered by a warranty, I have contacted customer service for direct follow-up with you.

-- Laura E - 07/10/2017

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Perfect!.....Great customer service.....Very easy install......Just installed on my 2016 Mercedes Sprinter RV...........15 minutes from start to finish......Works perfect.....Fair price..........Thanks 508261



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This unit was to have eliminated the need to run a brake line from a controller in the cab to the 7-way connector at the hitch. I wish it would have worked out--I should have paid more attention to the size of this unit. It's much larger than an in-cab unit. So large that I could not find a suitable mounting location on my teardrop camping trailer. The big limiting factor is that the cover stands up from the body about an inch. Since my trailer frame is about as tall as the mounting bracket, mounting the controller to the frame means you must have another inch of clear space above the unit. Due to cargo boxes installed on the tongue of my trailer, I don't have that headroom above the top of the trailer frame. I will have to return it in favor of an in-cab mounted controller. 147121



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The ONLY way to tow with a Mercedes GL350...easy to install after scanning the E Trailer video. Not sure why it wasn't already "paired" with transmitter at the factory...but that was pretty easy to initiate. Has worked flawlessly for the last year. Somewhat pricey, but really the only alternative for German vehicles. Highly recommend. 240308


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Hi Paul, did you have to pair with an American Vehicle first? I am looking to buy one for my 2014 GL350. Thanks

-- comment by: Nick B - 03/12/2016

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I know a lot of folks said they had to pair it using an American tow vehicle first, but I did not. It quickly paired with the MB but the accompanying directions must be followed precisely.Good luck...great to see another GL Blutek hauling...we are really happy with it as a tow vehicle...pulls our 25 ft Airstream effortlessly.

-- comment by: Paul - 03/15/2016

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Tekonsha Prodigy RF Wireless works exceedingly well. Our Prodigy has been used by us for over 5000 miles in last 10 months...usually we don't even know it is working because the additional braking provided by trailer is so smooth due in part to smooth operation of Prodigy. In fact that is biggest problem...forgetting to get handheld in-unit device out of trailer and plugging in to cigarette lighter socket prior to taking off with trailer in tow. Not having to "splice in to under dash wiring" was a big plus for me thus this wireless device sounded perfect and it has been. Synchronizing to our tow vehicle was accomplished by our trailer dealer...they could not get it to work with our TV and used one of their TV's, just as Prodigy instructions advise. 311240


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Still great. Dragged trlr to Alaska this year, put on 6700 miles and no problems!

Kim A - 10/27/2017

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Bought for my diesel pusher to avoid the headache of running wiring about 36'. Have used on two trailers (enclosed for dune buggy, tandem axle for Jeep) by mounting for easy transfer, and have experienced zero problems. Easy install (follow directions for easy connectivity - once established, never have to do the procedure again). Trailer box is splash proof, and the hand held device is easy to operate for additional "hard" braking if needed. Would buy again in a minute if needed, and don't hesitate to recommend to others, especially for application cited. 272024


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still lovin it - matter of fact, using it right now with tandem axle trlr. from Mar to Oct, use for a couple weeks each mo with zero probs, including transferring between two different trailers. Great investment that saved a lot of time and headache on initial install.recommended especially for those with a long think Motorhome tow vehicle to avoid wiring issues. Works great with a diesel pusher even tho the wireless receiver behind large mass of coach, engine,transmission, etc.great value!

David H - 01/15/2018

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Just used on 2017 Escalade. Bought the Curt C57003 because the Escalade has LED lights but it was not needed, and I did not use it. The pairing instructions worked fine but "Step #6 - Turn power knob to 0.0. (Flashing)" did not work. Skipped to step #7 after numerous tries and the rest of the pairing worked just fine. I believe step #6 should read "hold manual override and then dial to 0.0.". Either way if you get hung up here try skipping over it. Unit worked well above expectations. Was expecting it to be erratic but it work smoothly and was very responsive to the boost functions and manual override. Was towing roughly 6500 lbs GW on dual axle car trailer, 600 mile round trip. Gets a solid 5 star in my book. Time will tell if the system holds up. 420838



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Product is very simple to install and set up. The way it is designed makes it very simple to move from trailer to trailer. 208059


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Not a single complaint the controller was easy to set up the instructions made the pairing very simple

Bob Y - 06/28/2016

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This is by far the best product I have bought for my trailer! Super easy to install and set-up! Just pre-drill 4 holes where you want to mount the system and using the enclosed self-tapping screws, screw it into your trailer frame. That is the hardest part!! Plug it in, turn on your car and then turn down the setting on the hand held remote then plug it into any 12-v lighter, step on the brake and wait for it to read 0.0 and you're done!! A little adjustments along the way but for the most part its done. Bought this because I did not want to drill into my tow vehicle. Buy this product because you will not go wrong!! Also Etrailer.com shipped it super fast! Love the controller and love the website!! 41614



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2016 Audi Q5


Easy to install works great with my Audi Q5 2016 Used the seven way adapter 230684


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I am very happy with the brake controller. It is reliable and does the job as advertised! Its a very neat and clean application

Bill G - 11/01/2016

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I would have to say that the product is fantastic. I still say that it is excellent, but the instructions are a little lacking. (After talking directly with Takonsha) I was having a lot of trouble pairing the device. Why it is not paired from the factory I don't know. The best vehicle to perform the initial pairing with is a Dodge/Ram truck or a GM vehicle after 2012. These just get it done. Once that was completed I never had another issue. Also a note for those attempting to pair with a Mercedes-Benz product. It can be done with the Mercedes-Benz if the pin at the 5 O'clock position is covered with tape in order to complete the pairing. This also was information relayed to me by Takonsha. 251293



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item sent out promptly, was exactly as advertised, I will use it on my car hauler and enclosed cargo trailer. easy to install and pair 145017


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It is working out great. Good product

joe b - 08/08/2015

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Excellent brake system,and, just a tip about the pairing (lots of people with foreign cars have this problem). In order to pair this unit in to a BMW X5 2008, don't start the engine just put the key in to the ignition mode and the pair will come immediately. 525626



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Trailex 8045


Saw a thread about this product on the Jeep Forums and browsed over to etrailer.com to check out the product. Installation of the product is straight forward. I have a trailex 8045. The most time consuming part of the install was moving and adding some wire extensions so that I could put the control box on the inside rail to prevent damage from road debris, etc... The instructions that came with the controller were helpful in installing the brake controller on the trailer however the video on etrailer was much more helpful in setting up the handheld unit. Very happy with the unit. 166422



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Product is easy to use and set up! 85190


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Great works between multiple vehicles and no problems to report.

Steve u - 06/18/2014

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An excellent choice for a trailer that uses multiple tow vehicles. Easy to install. The directions need to be followed closely and the power on your plug has to be set up correctly with a 40 amp breaker available on the site. I have used the controller for loads of various sizes all the way up to max limit and the controller's tuning wheel allows quick refinement so the trailer slows nicely with the tow vehicle. Very easy to tune with just a short, slow speed application of brakes and the controller in your hand. This will be the controller I put on any other trailer in the future. 265283



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Have Mercedes so getting it to connect took a bit. But now works great. 191463


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Still works great

Doug - 05/09/2016

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2014 Mercedes Benz GL350


I have a 2014 Mercedes Benz GL350 and could not get my MB dealer to install a brake controller. I order the Prodigy RF model from etrailer and received it in 2 days. I followed the simple mounting instructions and tried pairing the unit with my vehicle first but it did not work. I then paired the unit with a GMC pickup successfully and then connected the cable back to my vehicle and it worked immediately with my vehicle. The unit and the brakes work fine now on my 20' SnoPro snowmobile trailer. Awesome product and awesome service and communication from etrailer. 170619



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Porsche Cayenne


I installed this controller on our flat bed about 2 years ago. We sometimes pull with our Porsche Cayenne, and I did not want to drill into dash area to mount a controller and loose knee space. For some reason due to the peculiarities of the German wiring, I could not get controller to pair. Tekonsha tech help and online searches led me to get it working. I really like being able to switch between 3 tow vehicles and have the brakes work. We just bought a tandem cargo trailer with brakes, so without a question, ordered the same setup for the new trailer. 389685



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This controller has performed as advertised! that is to say it was straightforward to install. The fold out card is great to have in the car since you may forget the sequence of activating the braking system but with the card "no problem". The adjustable braking control is very useful helping to minimize the strain on the pulling vehicle brakes. Once installed there is no extra preparation one has to do. The remote controller inside the vehicle is good for monitoring the system's activation but is somewhat of a problem storing while in use. 464521



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2015 Honda CR-V


I was about to buy my THIRD electric brake controller. The first two had been left in the vehicles when I sold them and, I needed a controller for my new Class C motorhome and trailer. The customer service rep at eTrailer.com told me about a wireless Tekonsha unit which would do the job and, be readily transferable to any new vehicle I buy in the future. My local RV shops either don't know about this wireless unit or, simply didn't bother to tell me. eTrailer.com has helped me to be a more knowledgeable consumer. 139162



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Product worked just as they advertised it would, I really like the fact that they had a video showing how to install it. I did a lot of web searches looking for a better price, this was the best price and the best service. I have bought other products in the past from etrailer and have never been disappointed. It is the only trailer brake Wireless trailer brake that I found that would work with my 2008 BMW X5 it was super easy hook up, and work perfect on my Long Haul pulling a 3000 lb single axle camper. 392016



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I recently bought a Prodigy RF on Etrailer and it was an easy purchase online. The information was very good and the whole process was easy on your website. I have installed the Prodigy RF and it was a snap, i was done in less than 40 minutes. I would recommend your site and this product 70342


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I purchased a Takonsha rf brake controller over a year ago and have not had any problems yet. I tow a 7000 lb trailor and it works smooth. and if you forget to plug in the remote in the truck as I have it still works great

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Simple instructions was shipped fast, will buy here again 47793



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A great solution to towing with various vehicles. 528623



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2018 BMW X3


The first unit I received was defective. I installed it a 2006 Silverado. It would pair and as soon as I drove off the trailer lights would go out and the controller went to NC. After a couple of calls to customer support, etrailer agreed that the unit was faulty. I sent it back and they replaced it. I hooked up the new one and it seems to work flawlessly. I got this unit to also go in to a 2018 BMW X3. This is the best solution for that vehicle. 504405



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Volkswagen Touareg


Have not tried the product yet, because of not having purchasing a travel trailer. Plan to purchase a Casita sometime late this year and will need the brake control at that time. The VW and trailer dealers are not familiar with this controller, or I should say they are not familiar with VW Touareg. I spent three weeks trying to determine how to install a brake controller on the Touareg. Thanks for the prompt service and I hope a great product. 98235



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The prodigy RF wireless controller is an excellent way to manage the brakes on the trailer. I was able to attach the controller with the four screws in a matter of minutes. I plugged in both cables to my vehicle and then paired the controller to the remote. It worked perfectly and I was off in five minutes. No controller to bump your knee and no wires to run. This is a little more expensive option but well worth the money and time. 467650


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  • Connecting a Trailer w/ 7-Way to Vehicle w/ 4-Way Connector
  • You could wire the Tow Ready Adapter 4 Pole to 7 Pole # 30717 and just have the light functions on your tow vehicle without connecting the other wires. But I would be very cautious about not doing so for several reasons. The first reason is safety. The general rule for towing trailers with brakes, is that if the Gross Trailer Weight is half of the Gross Vehicle Weight, it is recommended to use a brake controller and have brakes on the trailer. Not being able to activate the trailer...
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  • How Does The Prodigy RF Wireless Trailer Brake Controller Get Power From 7-Way?
  • The Tekonsha Prodigy RF Wireless Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 3 Axles - Proportional # 90250 does not need the brake controller signal wire of the 7-way connected, but it does need the 12V power wire. When looking at the vehicle side, this is the 1 o'clock position pin. When looking at the trailer side plug connection this is the 11 o'clock position. I've attached photos to assist. If there is an error on your dash from a factory integrated brake controller, it is because this...
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  • Pairing Procedure for Prodigy RF Brake Controller
  • The Prodigy RF is a great unit, but if the pairing instructions are not followed exactly to the letter, the unit will not pair. The biggest mistake folks typically make is to begin the process with the trailer plugged into the RF unit. Here is a run-down of the pairing procedure: Connect the RF unit to the tow vehicle, but do not plug the trailer into the RF unit. Then, plug the hand held remote into the 12 volt power port (cigarette lighter). Next, turn the gain to minimum by rolling...
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  • Troubleshooting the Tekonsha Prodigy RF Trailer Brake Controller Not Pairing with Hand-Held Unit
  • It sounds like your trailer connectors on both vehicles are wired correctly to work with the Prodigy RF, # 90250, so it could just be a small step in the pairing details that is causing the problem. First, make sure the trailer is coupled to the towing vehicle. Then plug the RF into the tow vehicle connector making sure the trailers connector is not connected to the RF yet. Next, start the tow vehicle engine and then plug the hand-held unit into the auxiliary power port. Turn the power...
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  • How Does Prodigy RF Electronic Brake Controller # 90250 Know When To Send Power To Trailer Brake
  • If you have a newer Trailblazer with the tow package there should be a total of 2 wires that you will need to connect; both wires should be red/black with eyelets on the end. One wire is located between the fuse box and driver side fender, the other should be located under the brake master cylinder. On the driver side, remove the fuse box cover, there will be 2 threaded studs that are different sizes, the wires which have different sized eyelets will connect to the corresponding studs using...
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  • Installing a Brake Controller on a 2018 Jeep JL Wrangler Unlimited with Factory Tow Package
  • While I cannot confirm a brake controller wiring harness for the 2018 Jeep JL Wrangler Unlimited there is still a way to install a brake controller. First you would need a 4-Way wiring harness. We do have trailer wiring harnesses for the 2018 Jeep JL Wrangler Unlimited. For models without the factory tow package Curt has # C56407 and Tekonsha has # 118786. There is a note on the Tekonsha harness though that states it does not currently work with Rubicon or Sahara models. Adding a...
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  • Wiring Tow Vehicle to Work With Tekonsha Prodigy RF # 90250
  • You are pretty much on the right track. You will indeed need a 4-pole to 7-way adapter like part # 37185. In addition to the lighting functions provided by the 4-pole, you will also need to run the black 12-V power wire from the adapter to the positive battery terminal via a 40 amp circuit breaker like part # 9510. A length of 10 gauge wire like part 10-1-1 (sold by the foot) would also be needed. The power wire is needed to supply the power module mounted on the trailer. The white wire...
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  • How To Control The Electric Brakes On A Trailer Being Towed By Multiple Trucks With Air Brakes
  • The Warner Air Utility Brake Control, part # 1300-80, is designed for use with air brake systems of tow vehicles and automatically operates electric trailer brakes in synchronization with air brakes. This part has to be installed on the tow vehicle with an air brake system. It is not designed to be used on the trailer with electric brakes being towed by various trucks with air brakes. If the trucks you hire have a 7-way trailer connector on them I would recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy...
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  • Trailer Hitch, Wiring & Brake Controller for 2012 BMW X5
  • Both of the 2-inch Class III hitches we have for your 2012 BMW X5, Draw-Tite # 75600 and Curt # 13077, are fairly involved installations as hitches go. The linked video illustrates the installation of the Draw-Tite hitch on a 2012 X5. This hitch is rated for a maximum towing capacity of 6000-lbs but you will want to check your BMW owner's manual to confirm the towing capacity for your particular X5d as equipped from the factory. Engine and transmission options can affect a vehicle's towing...
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  • Programming Instructions for Hand-Held Remote for the Tekonsha Prodigy RF Trailer Brake Controller
  • I can certainly provide you will a link to the installation details for the Tekonsha Prodigy RF, # 90250. It includes the pairing instructions for the hand held unit. I have also included the steps below. You may also be interested in adding a Hand-held Remote for Tekonsha Prodigy RF Brake Controller, # 90251, to use in your second vehicle. Synchronization of the Remote Hand Held Unit to the Power Module: 1. Connect trailer to tow vehicle. 2. Plug the Power Module 7-Way cable into...
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  • Solution for Pairing a Prodigy RF Brake Controller that Won't Read 00 in Step 7
  • Sometimes the RF Brake Controller part # 90250 will not read the 00 in the pairing process. We had a customer who had a similar problem who found a way for the pairing process to complete without ever seeing the 00. Here's exactly what he sent us. I found that my remote could proceed with the pairing if I turned the power knob FULLY CLOCKWISE, in place of doing step 7 (looking for a "0.0" reading). My unit never once displayed "0.0", yet it could pair with my trailer using this technique....
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  • Can Tekonsha Wireless Brake Controller Install with 4-Way to 7-Way Adapter
  • You can use a 4-way to 7-way adapter like the part # 37185 to install a Prodigy RF part # 90250 but you have to connect the black wire of the # 37185 up to the positive post of the vehicle battery through a circuit breaker like part # 9510. Once you do that the RF will be active and ready to go. No other wires would be needed to be ran.
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  • Best Tekonsha Prodigy Brake Controller on Mercedes Benz GLE350 4Matic with Factory Tow Package
  • The Tekonsha Prodigy RF Wireless Trailer Brake Controller # 90250 is the only recommended controller for your Mercedes-Benz GLE350 4Matic with the factory tow package. I spoke with my contact at Tekonsha and he confirmed that while the Prodigy P2, # 90885, and P3, # 90195, can be hardwired into your vehicle, they have found that Mercedes will void your vehicle's warranties since the factory wiring has been tampered with. Tekonsha does not make a plug and play wiring harness compatible...
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  • Trailer Brake Controller Options for 2013 Mercedes GL 450
  • My technical rep at Tekonsha tells me that they have absolutely no information about fitting a brake controller on a 2013 M/B GL450. Apparently, Mercedes will not turn loose a vehicle for testing purposes. In this case, we could typically recommend that you see the dealer for assistance, but it would seem that they were unwilling to help. The Prodigy RF, part # 90250 would be a good option. Your GL450 would need a functional 7-way to provide power to the trailer mounted unit. My contact...
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  • Recommended Brake Controller For A 2017 Range Rover Sport
  • On your 2017 Range Rover Sport, the best option for a brake controller is the Tekonsha Prodigy RF Wireless Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 3 Axles - Proportional # 90250. This will use a factory 7-way or aftermarket 7-way for proper function. If you have a factory 7-way, you can simply plug this brake controller into your trailer connector and mount it to your trailer and you will be ready to go. If you don't have a factory 7-way, you will need to start with a 4-way flat connection....
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