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Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional

Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional

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  • Proportional Controller
  • Tekonsha
  • Electric
  • Electric over Hydraulic
  • Up to 4 Axles
  • Under Dash Mount
  • Automatic Leveling
  • Digital Display
  • 360 Degrees
Proportional brake controller automatically levels when mounted within a 360-degree vertical range. Includes digital display, 3 boost levels, battery protection and continuous diagnostics. Easily transfer between different automobiles. Call 800-298-8924 to order Tekonsha brake controller part number 90885 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Tekonsha products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional. Brake Controller reviews from real customers.


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Tekonsha Brake Controller - 90885

Proportional brake controller automatically levels when mounted within a 360-degree vertical range. Includes digital display, 3 boost levels, battery protection and continuous diagnostics. Easily transfer between different automobiles.


Features:

  • Brake controller activates trailer brakes in proportion to your vehicle's braking action
    • Automatically adjusts trailer's braking based on deceleration of tow vehicle
    • Activates immediately - no pausing like with time-delayed brake controllers
  • Automatic-leveling ability - internal sensor detects deceleration even if controller is not mounted flat
    • Position at any angle up or down in the vertical plane
  • 3 Boost levels let you adjust initial braking power and aggressiveness
  • Continuous diagnostic check alerts you to any potential problems
  • Integrated safeguards protect your vehicle, trailer and the controller
    • Minimizes drain on car battery by drawing only 3.6 milliamps when not in use
    • Prevents trailer brakes from overheating by reducing power output to them during prolonged stops
    • Defends brake controller and trailer breakaway systems against shorts
  • Digital, blue LED display is easy to read
  • Built-in, rotary-style manual override lever
  • Quick-disconnect feature lets you easily remove and store the control when not in use
    • Replacement wiring harness (sold separately) and replacement bracket (7686 - sold separately) required to move the controller from one vehicle to another
  • Plug-in, vehicle-specific brake-control adapter (sold separately) can be used for certain applications to reduce installation time


Specs:

  • Application: trailers with up to 4 axles (8 brake assemblies)
    • Designed for use with electric or electric-over-hydraulic trailer brakes
  • Dimensions: 3-1/8" wide x 5-1/8" long x 2" tall
  • Length of hardwire pigtail: 30"
  • Mounting: 360-degree vertical plane operating range
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Proportional Braking

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


As long as the P2 controller sits level on a horizontal plane and is pointed in the direction of travel, it will sense - via an internal inertia sensor - how your tow vehicle brakes. This inertia-based sensor responds to the deceleration of your tow vehicle as you brake by signaling the controller to send out enough power to your trailer brakes so that they are activated with an intensity that matches. The result is uniform braking across your towing setup. No push-pull action - just smooth, proportional braking every time.


Power Boost for Heavy-Duty Towing

Aside from smoother, more efficient braking, Tekonsha's P2 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 14 percent or 28 percent of the predetermined power setting.


So, if you boost the initial power so that your trailer brakes activate with 28 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 GVWB114%
Equal to tow vehicle GVWB1 or B214% or 28%
Up to 25% more than tow vehicle GVWB2 or B3*28%
Up to 40% more than tow vehicle GVWB3*28%

*Both B2 and B3 offer a 28-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 P2 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 P2 is not in use, it will be in power-saving mode. In this setting, the power draw falls to only 3.6 milliamps, minimizing drain on your vehicle's battery.


When you stop at red lights, or any time that your truck and trailer are at a standstill with the brakes applied for more than 5 seconds, the P2's "hold" feature will activate. When this happens, the power output to your trailer's brakes will be reduced to just 25 percent of the preset power setting so that the brakes will not overheat.


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


In addition to all of those safety features listed above, the P2 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 P2 ensures that the brake controller continues to function even as you drive up steep hills or through the mountains. Simply mount it in your cab at any vertical angle, and the controller will level itself automatically thanks to its 360-degree rotational range.


Correct P2 mounting360-Degree P2 mounting

Note: The P2 must be mounted on a level horizontal (side-to-side) plane and must be lined up with the direction of travel for the internal sensor to function properly.


Installation is a snap. After mounting the P2 unit in your cab using the included pocket mount, hardwire one end of the included pigtail harness directly into your vehicle. The other end plugs into the brake controller. To transfer the P2 to another vehicle or to remove it for storage, just unplug the unit and slide it out of the pocket mount.


Installation Accessories

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


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

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

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


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



90885 Tekonsha Prodigy P-2 Proportional Trailer Brake Control

Replaces Tekonsha 90185



90885 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 90885 Installation instructions


Video of Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional


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




Video Transcript for Tekonsha Brake Controller 90885 Review

Today were going to review part #90885. This is the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Break Controller. This is a proportional brake controller, which will activate your trailer brakes in proportion to your vehicles braking action. It will automatically adjust the trailers braking based on the deceleration of the tow vehicle, and it will activate immediately so theres no pausing like with your time-delay brake controllers. This controller does have an automatic leveling ability. Theres an internal sensor on the inside which will detect deceleration, even if the controllers not mounted flat.

You can position it at any angle, up or down in a vertical plane, 360 degrees, but you will want to be able to place it to where you can read this LED display right here. Now as far as horizontal position, you do want to stay horizontal and parallel to the direction of travel, so this way. In other words, not like this. Youll want it parallel that way. And not like that.

So as much as you can, and vertically you can go whichever way you want. Now there are three boost levels. Right here is the boost button. When you push that, it will put you into a boost 1, boost 2, or boost 3, and thatll let you adjust the initial braking power and aggressiveness, so if youre using a heavier trailer with a heavier load, youll want to increase the boost level. This controller also has a continuous diagnostic check, which will alert you to any potential problems.

It does have integrated safeguards, which will protect your vehicle, the trailer, and the brake controller. It does minimize drain on the car battery by drawing only 3.6mA when not in use. Itll prevent the trailer brakes from overheating by reducing power output to them during prolonged stops when your foots on the brake, and itll help defend the brake controller and the trailer breakaway system against any shorts. Right here will be the digital blue LED display, which is easy to read. Now in a minute here, Im going to hook the power up to it and well be able to see that.

On the very bottom here, which you can reach from the front, is a manual built-in rotary-style manual override for emergency braking purpose. Now on the very back, you can see the plug-in. It is a quick disconnect feature, which will let you easily remove and store the brake controller when not in use. It does come with this wiring harness that plugs into the brake controller and the pigtails to wire up to your vehicle. It does come with this type of mounting bracket, which will install with the mounting hardware to the side holes, or the popular pocket style, which you would mount this to your vehicle and then just slide this in, and on each side would be a pin that would slide into those mounting holes. To release it, you would just pull out those. It slides right out. There are also butt connectors to help you connect it to the wiring in your vehicle. We do also recommend that if you are going to move this from vehicle to vehicle, to buy an extra wiring harness and an extra bracket, if you dont use one of these. That way you have one in each vehicle and it makes it easier to remove the controller from one vehicle to another. We also do sell wiring harness that are vehicle-specific, meaning theyll have the plug like this n one end to plug into the brake controller. On the other end, instead of just these bare wires, theyll have a plug that will fit the factory brake controller port on your vehicle. What youll want to do is check the fit guide, if you do have the factory brake controller port, on our website and it will give you the part number of that vehicle-specific brake controller harness. This is designed for trailers with up to four axles or eight brake assemblies. It is designed for use with electric or electric-over-hydraulic trailer brakes. It does come with a limited lifetime warranty. Now what Im going to do is, Ive got a power source here Im going to connect the wires up to, so we can get an idea of that blue LED display and just some of the features. Ill show you how they operate on the controller. Ive got them all hooked up to the power source. Now Im going to snap this in. Im going to turn the power on. Now what youll see, is when the power comes on, youll see a C. Youll see a dot and a C. That means the trailer is connected. Now if the trailer wasnt connected, let me just disconnect this and Ill show you what it looks like, youll see itll flash N-C and that means not connected. Whatll happen is thatll flash for about fifteen seconds, then it will change to just the two dots, and that means you trailer is not connected. Ill show you here in a second. There you go. Now youre just seeing the one dot. Therell be two dots if the boost feature was engaged. If it isnt, theres just one dot. What were going to do is connect the trailer back up. There we go. Now youll see it is connected. Now this boost feature button right here, now youll see when I push it once, itll say b for boost. Now right now it isnt in any boost level, as youll see by just the dot and the C. Now when I hit boost and I go to boost 1, and then theres a boost 2 and a boost 3. When Im in a boost level, watch when that goes off, you should see a dot, a C, and a dot. Therell be two dots. That means the boost feature is engaged. Now to set the power, heres the power over here. If you push this manual override all the way on as far as you can go, and you turn that knob, and thatll set the boost or the power that you want. So lets say we set it at, lets say 6.3. Now I let off the manual override. So basically when you go to hit this manual override, as you push it, its going to ramp up and itll go all the way to 6.3. Thats the power you set it for. So you just set your power control, the dial there, by pushing all the way in and set the power. Theres a feature, if this is connected and its just sitting with no motion or activity for 15 minutes, it will go blank. It still has power connected, but itll go blank just to save on the power going to it. That should do it for the review on part #90885, the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Break Controller.


Customer Reviews

Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional - 90885

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (1724 Customer Reviews)

Proportional brake controller automatically levels when mounted within a 360-degree vertical range. Includes digital display, 3 boost levels, battery protection and continuous diagnostics. Easily transfer between different automobiles.

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Setup was easy and this little guy worked fine for a 2000 mile trip with a borrowed trailer last fall. I haven't used it since then and I actually unplugged the power cord so I don't have to look at the lights all the time. But it's ready and waiting for the next use. It's small enough that it's not in the way and I don't even notice it is there when I'm not looking for it. 575372



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Worked well, priced right online instructions were key to successful installation 576525



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Installed and operated in minutes just as the video described. Fast shipping and great prices = PERFECT! thank you 575217



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This is the second Prodigy P2 controller I have purchased. I have one on my smaller Audi SUV for 15 months. After 5000 miles trailering it has worked perfectly. Easy to proportionally adjust for our off road trailer when 4 wheeling and descending steep mountain grades. This second one is going on a new larger SUV. The dealership did the installation. 439878


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I have driven my off road trailer over 10K miles in the past year. The brake controller has worked flawlessly, even in more rugged terrain as it is easy to manually calibrate the settings. It was installed on my off road equipped Q7 by my Audi dealer. This is my second Tekonsha. Good product.

Todd E - 10/10/2018

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Product was spot on for what I needed. Paid for 2 day shipping and got it. 575947



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Everything I ordered was shipped and arrived extremely fast. Products are excellent quality with prices that can’t be beat. The technical assistance and videos are very helpful. I have purchased several products and will continue to do so. 572767



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The Prodigy brake controller was just what my customer needed for his 3/4 ton Chevy Van to pull a medium sized enclosed trailer. We have installed several of the Prodigies and all our customers love them. 572694



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Excellent company to buy from. A clear informative website. That has all the info needed to install the product you buy. Thanks for the short videos, they fill in any information gaps that may be present. Impressive in every aspect, And I'm hard to impress........Thanks George Chris Krupp 571650



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GREAT PRODUCT, PUT IN MY SELF , GOOD COMPANY AND SUPPORT. VERY RARE TO FIND A COMPETENT INTERNET COMPANY WITH A WEBSITE THAT WORKS WELL. BETTER THAN GETTING RIPPED OFF BY A SALESMAN. HERE YOU CAN GET ALL THE INFO YOU NEED. NO LIES BY OMMISION. BEEN RUNNING ELECTRIC BRAKES ON FORTY FOOT TRAILERS FOREVER CHEAP AND RELIABLE. COMMON SENSES GOES A LONG WAY. THANKS 571390



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This product performed better then I expected and amazed how simple it was to wire up to my 2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The instructions were very easy to follow or just watch the installation video. It’s that simple. 570622



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Best brake controller on the market 573869



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I installed the Prodigy P2 brake controller on my 3500 GMC Diesel to pull my 20,000 lb. boat trailer as well as 15,000 lb. work trailers. It is easy to use as I switch from controlling Electric over hydraulic braking (boat trailer) to electric brakes (work trailers). It's sensitivity works great with easy adjustments. I would highly reccomend this unit. 569199



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Simple installation on 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee, but manufacturer requires getting computer flashed to recognize any brake controller, even the ones that Jeep supplies. I knew this in advance, so no issue on that regard. Works great. 570419



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So far, this has been a great unit and it works as described. I also like the idea of being able to remove it and/or being able to use it in another vehicle with a second mounting kit. 570501



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Nice site.... great people, great prices..... My shop will continue to buy here ! Well done ! Luke P. Owner / manager 570916



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This brake controller has been great. It was a pretty easy install and is simple to operate. I’d never towed before, so didn’t know what to expect, but this brake controller operates well. 569712



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Delivered on time. Everything packaged as promised. 571829



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Well I haven't installed yet, but was very pleased with the delivery process and the excellant letergy, for install instructions, and video's on your web page . Will keep you all informed as soon as I get the wiring harness, witch will be next mounth until then stay army strong. 566783



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Works great very very easy hook up watched the helpful YouTube video told me the part number to order and the easy way to install 100% satisfied 567682



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Installed on a 2011 Tacoma along with a trailer tow pkg. and after 1 yr still works great 570442



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Once again the folks at etrailer came thru for me!!! I asked them to recommend a controller and I bought. It was shipped the day after I ordered (ordered on Sunday) and was delivered way before I expected. I installed it the same day and hooked up to the camper to try it out. Wow I couldn't ask for a better working controller. Set it and forget it. Thanks etrailer. Oh yea, free shipping made it even better. 564962



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Easy to install, easy to use, great dir ections! 571398



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The brake controller was easy to install (because of the great videos on the website), and it’s worked like a champ all year. 569091



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Was easy to install and has worked fine. 571021



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Excellent!! The controller and the install kit came exactly when they were promised and the install instructions were very straightforward. Your average mechanically inclined housewife can do it all by herself, it's that easy. I installed mine on a 2001 Toyota Tacoma Pre-Runner and the only thing that was mildly challenging was finding the brake wire behind the dash, which fortunately the folks at e-trailer explained how to find in their Q & A section. I would definitely recommend the product and install kit. I will be test driving it this weekend with my new teardrop camper. Will amend review and report on that when I get to try it out! Safe towing! 564842



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The Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller was easy to install and has worked flawlessly ever since! 568963



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Product is great, and Melissa was wonderful to speak too and knowledgeable. Would recommend anytime!! 569049



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Wiring color code matched up! Easy install! Start out ,use setting number 3, increase as needed! 568640



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Works perfectly plug & play ! I bought this for my 2016 Gmc Z71 SLT it had every option except a factory brake controller. Thanks 567990



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Plugged right into my 2007 frontier. Very easy installation. Works great controling my coleman popup brakes, didn't even have to play with adjustments. Great product. 565886



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You guys were great to order from. 569163



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A little over a year ago, I bought a complete new axle with electric brakes, along with this controller and all wiring and incidentals that I may have needed. This was one of the best purchases I have ever made. No longer does my bass boat want to push me thru red lights that change at the wrong time. The peace of mind that my purchase has given me is well worth what it cost me and more. Thanks for all your help Steve, great job 563768



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Yes I did. Bought towing adaptors/wiring parts for a 2001 Dodge Durango (it came from the factory without a tow package) and a 2014 Honda Pilot (came from the factory with a receiver, and only half of the tow wiring harness). I knew a year ago I needed to get these two vehicles ready for a move we’ll be making from TN to SC using a trailer with electric brakes (by August of this year). You have the list of items I purchased. I finally got around to starting the projects. Just finished the 2014 Honda Pilot yesterday. The installation on the Pilot went somewhat well. I made one mistake (human error on my part) I put the 30 amp fuse from the T-one vehicle wiring harness #118265 in the wrong fuse box under the hood. Also, after installing the plug in wiring adapter for the electric brake controller #3070-P and the Prodigy P2, I discovered I had no power running to the brake controller. I didn’t know why. I happened by chance while reviewing the hundreds of customer feedback comments that I needed an additional 20 amp fuse under the hood in one of the fuse boxes in slot number 14, for e-trailer. It seems to work ok now for the Honda Pilot (going to hook up the trailer today for a trial run). I’ll be installing the other components on the 2001 Dodge Durango this week. E-Trailer dosn’t have a “How To” video for the 2001 Dodge Durango Sport without a towing package. Not looking forward to this install at all. A few years back, I did install a receiver and a 4-pin adapter wiring kit to my rear brake lights on this vehicle. I hope with the the Universal Kit #ETBC7 and the additional Prodigy P2 #90885 I bought from you guys I can get the Durango ready to tow the same electric brake trailer. I did find “Trailer Brake Controller Installation-2001 Dodge Ram-etrailer.com” that I hope will make this installation go ok. Will there be any additional fuses or other things that I will need for this vehicle? Thanks, Garry 539117


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You should not need any fuses for the 4 way wiring in the Dodge Durango. You will need the circuit breakers that come with the # ETBC7
Universal Installation Kit for Trailer Brake Controller - 7-Way RV and 4-Way Flat - 10 Gauge Wires
$65.42
kit. I have attached a video for the installation of the P2 and the # ETBC7
Universal Installation Kit for Trailer Brake Controller - 7-Way RV and 4-Way Flat - 10 Gauge Wires
$65.42
kit on a 2007 Dodge Durango, it is the same installation as the 2002.

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i liked that I could purchase a cable that plugged into my vehicle and the controller. Made install so easy. It works great pulling a 26 ft travel trailer. 565586



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I only use a trailer periodically through the year. This thing works. 566758



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Installed it in a 2008 Dodge Sprinter 3500 RV that already had a factory hitch and 7 pin wiring and connector installed, but only completely wired for 4 pin operation. It installed exactly the same as the etrailer installation video for a 2013 Mercedes Sprinter by connecting it up to the pre-wired OEM trailer brake connector found under the drivers seat The only change I made was to cut the OEM connector off and butt splice the wires because some were different gage wires and I didn't trust a 12ga wire connecting to a 14 or 16ga wire using 12ga splice lock connectors. It was so nice it had the OEM pre-wiring for trailer brakes! Haven't connected it to a trailer yet, but it tested out ok using a Tekonsha trailer emulator. Just note that you wont get full trailer emulation unless you have 12V hooked up to your 7 pin connector on your tow vehicle. 158700



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I purchased this controller for my 2005 Jeep TJ. We're towing a 2014 Forest River FLagstaff MAC and, after doing much research, we decided that this unit (along with the universal installation kit ETBC7) was the right one for us! Both the controller and install kit contain everything that you'll need for a clean, professional-looking install! The install took around 2 hours (in my driveway) and the controller works flawlessly! This setup is perfect for a Jeep TJ, the controller fits nicely to the lower left of the steering wheel (out of the way) and the trailer connection is a bolt-on setup that attached to my Reese towing hitch! The trailer connection (with the install kit) has both a 4-pin connection and a 7-pin connection so there is no need for adapters! It is truly a "plug and play" setup!! As far as ordering and customer service goes, this was one of the smoothest transactions I've had in quite some time! There are numerous photos and install videos that will guide you through the install. We'll definitely start with etrailer.com for our next purchase like this! 556457



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Easy to install and setup. 568392



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With the help of etrailer, I was able to order the correct items for my motor home. Installation was easy. Setup was equally as easy after watching the video on etrailer website. I now am able to pull my electric car hauler. Thanks to Etrailer staff. 563436



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Seems to work real well but, I can't really judge to much for My trailer's breaks haven't been used for years. Installation was quick. It took about 15-20mins without my trip to the hardware store for an 8mm nut. Tried it out on my trailer and once you get the adjustment right, it works real well. Definitely worth getting a break controller for whatever trailer you tow and this one is real nice. 77404


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Ive owned this for about a year now and have gotten the kinks out of my campers breaks. They seam to work real well with it. I seem to be able to break without the nerve-racking stress I had with the old truck. Proportionality control also is handy going down long hills or in heavy traffic. most of the time I have it in Normal mode dialed to the instructions in the manual. I would Highly recommend those without a break controller get one and this one is, so far, excellent.

Mark A - 04/24/2014

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I ordered item 3026-P to connect a 2013 Chevy Traverse with a Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Brake Controller. My Traverse has the factory installed Tow Package (V92), so the harness plug is already populated and ready to plug into the 3026-P. The pre-wired harness fit perfectly to my 2013 Traverse. After hunting for the factory plug hidden under the dash, the harness installed easily and locked into place. There is plenty of slack to route where desired on either side of the steering column. I chose the left side for a more flush bracket install against the plastic under-dash cover. The harness installed perfectly into the Prodigy P2. The unit instantly powered up and appeared nominal in operation. I look forward to using the combination of these 2 items to safely haul around a travel trailer in the near future, which is why I preinstalled these. One thing to keep in mind is that there is live voltage on the black wire when the harness is mated to the vehicle plug, so if you install the harness but remove the Brake Controller (when not used or used between 2 vehicles), be sure to cover the open harness end with a rubber cap or electrical tape, to keep from shorting it to any ground point. Great product, excellent pricing, and easy to find for my specific configuration! 387670



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Can't say enough for etrailer.com. The big selling point for me was the incredible number of help videos on their site. I didn't feel a need to read the directions since their installation video was very clear. We are currently getting four trailers updated for DOT inspection, so I'm sure I will be back. 115144


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They are still working great. We were under the gun at the time trying to comply with new commercial vehicle rules, and your products AND ESPECIALLY your website was a very valuable resource. Your tutorials are awesome. Thank you for being a resource rather than just a retailer.

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Hey Patrick, thanks for the follow up message. I am still liking the purchase I made , the mirrors are wonderful and still working as they should with weekly use , and the brake control box is also doing what its supposed to be doing and is used weekly also . I am happy with the purchase I made and will for sure use etrailer.com for future items on this truck and the others that i own .

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2013 Chrysler Town and country White wire with green stripe worked for cold side of brake switch. When you cut a hole in the boot, to pass the wire from the engine compartment through the fire wall, make it at the 2 oclock position when looking from the front of the engine. this makes it easier to pass the wires. Check the free led circuit tester prior to use. Some don't work. Use a piece of aluminum angle stock to mount the circuit breakers. Mount the aluminum to a 10MM fender bolt next to the fuse box. This way you don't need to drill holes. Was a good kit with good components. 83238


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Has been working fine without issues. Adjust it once and it stays put.

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I installed the brake controller a week or two ago in my 2013 GMC Sierra 1500. I had one just like it in an older Duramax that the previous owner installed--I went with the same product. I had the chance to use it this afternoon to pull a few tons of #57 stone. Trailer plus load I figure about 6000 pounds behind the truck. Pictures are attached. This is the first 1/2 ton truck I've owned in nearly 10 years and worries how it would do with heavier loads. This controller made a world of difference and really maximized the use of my truck. Great product and I highly recommend it to anyone needing a good controller. 137307



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Works great with no issues. Seamless as it should be. 565850



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The Brake controller arrived promptly and worked as expected. If you are shopping for trailer accessories buy it here at etrailer. I found etrailer when I started searching for a brake controller for my truck. Their install video was one of the first search results when I searched out my vehicle which led me to their site which had all of the information you could want. Not only did they have install videos for my specific vehicle but for just about every vehicle application. When shopping on their website you are treated to install instructions as well as the video install instruction for your application as well as installation tips. Many reviewers also upload pictures of their installations giving you lots of ideas for your installation. A simple search lead me to etrailer the wealth of information convinced me to buy from them. 154471



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Great Brake Controller, used it with the Universal Install Kit for Brake Controllers and No-Drill Mount Bracket, Short - 18140. It only took me 2.5hrs to have it fully installed in my Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 2013. Videos were great. Also having some 1/4in water tubing helped for phishing wire thru frame. Wish I had watched the video a couple of times before buying and also purchased the extra wire to go from the battery to the brake controller, but had extra wire from another project that worked. This brake controller works great as we tow a <3500lbs Travel Trailer with our Jeep. Comes with a great card that helps with settings, keep it in the glove box for future reference. 243826



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I didn’t have a good location that was reachable while driving so I mounted the controller on top of the dash. I leveled the bracket with a spacer and ran the harness by an access panel. I used about 70’ of the duplex wire due to running the cable to front and then back to the house batteries inside the coach. The access panel made it easy to make the connections and run the wires through the firewall. I mounted the 40 AMP and 30 AMP circuit breakers up front in the main fuse panel box. I drilled a hole through the box and firewall to run the wires from the brake controller to the breaker and to the blue wire for the tow connection at the back of the coach. I ran the battery connections to my house batteries up front instead of using the engine batteries in the back. I found the brake connection wire under the coach in front directly below the brake pedal. I mounted the converter in a beam in the back with lots of zip ties 9444


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For ford ranger 2010 and perhaps other years:Be aware that the video contains the wrong instruction for the 2010 ranger. In wiring the brake light wire, the switch shown being tapped into gives reverse braking sensing, that is, it is 12 when the brake is not applied, but 0v when it is. I found elsewhere that the correct wire is the 2nd connection on the 5 pin plug that rides on the brake itself.This is no comment on the original video, which was excellent, and referred to the 2011 ranger model.

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Wire colors can and do change often. We offer the colors that we find in our videos as a starting point, but even if you have a 2011, it is best to double check and make sure to positively identify the wire color first.

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Installed it today. The video you posted on your web site for installing in my 2007 Yukon was extremely helpful. It was spot on and made installing a breeze. I will try the unit out tomorrow, but for now, everything is working as ordered. Thanks! 563118


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  • How To Properly Setup a Prodigy P2 Brake Controller
  • I would recommend you start over with your Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Brake Controller # 90885 and go through the setup process again so that it will be properly setup. First step is to connect your trailer to your tow vehicle. Next, with the engine running, hold the manual lever full to the left and set the power knob to indicate approximately 6.0. Now you will want to drive your tow vehicle and trailer on a dry, level, paved surface and fully apply the manual lever. If the trailer tires...
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  • What is the Difference Between the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 and the P3 Brake Controllers
  • Actually, the P3 now has the upgraded axis accelerometer like the P2. The Tekonsha P3 Trailer Brake Controller # 90195, will work with both electric over hydraulic brakes on the trailer as well as electric brakes. It has a menu option on the display that allows the user to switch between the two systems. I have included a link to the installation details for the P3. The P2, # 90885, will also work with both electric brakes and electric over hydraulic brake systems but the mode is selected...
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  • Testing for Proper Voltage on the Brake Output Circuit
  • There are many things that can affect the voltage on the brake output wire from your brake controller to your trailer brakes such as the power setting on your brake controller, how you are testing the wire and if you are testing it with the brakes or manual override activated. Using a multimeter to test the voltage on the brake output wire at your trailer connector will not always give the proper reading because it does not provide a load on the circuit like brake magnets from a trailer...
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  • What is the Best Trailer Brake Controller
  • A proportional brake controller is definitely the way to go if you are looking for the best. The P2 # 90885 and P3 # 90195 will operate the exact same as they have the same internals. The difference between the two is that the P2 uses more of a traditional style of display that will show codes for error messages and connection status. The P3 will use a much larger display that will show actual phrases that won't require any deciphering, has a much better diagnostic setup, allows you...
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  • Wiring Pattern for a 7-Way RV Trailer Connector on a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado Without Factory Wiring
  • To install a 7-Way wiring connector at the rear of your 2001 Chevrolet Silverado without a factory 7-Way or a factory 4-Way connector, I recommend using the 7-Pole and 4-Pole Trailer Connector Socket and wiring harness, # HM40975-11998. You can the wire most of the circuits needed to the wiring harness that is located above the spare tire along the driver side frame rail. The wiring above the spare has a yellow wire for the left turn and brakes, dark green wire for the right turn and...
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation for a Truck with Air Brakes and a Trailer with Electric Brakes
  • The trailer brakes work on a separate circuit than the lights. You have a couple of options to control the electric brakes on the trailer. One option is to use an air over electric brake control, # 1300-80. This unit connects to the air brakes on the truck and when the brakes are applied it sends an electric signal back to the trailer brakes. The other option, and what I would do, is to use an electric brake controller like # 90885. For either of these controllers, the red wire attaches...
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  • Is Using a Brake Controller Necessary for Towing a Trailer
  • If the trailer is equipped with electric brakes and you want them to actuate, you'll need a brake controller. A brake controller is a fairly small investment that will go a long way to keep you safer when towing. There are two types of controllers, the older time-delayed variety and the newer proportional type. I'd recommend going with a proportional controller like the Tekonsha Primus, part # TK90160. A proportional controller can sense how quickly the tow vehicle is braking, and...
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  • Towing a Trailer with Electric Brakes with a Semi Tractor with Air Brakes
  • To tow your trailer that uses an RV style 7-way blade style connector with your semi that has a 7-pin connector, you need to construct an adapter that will also combine the brake signal into the right and left directional signal pins. This can be done by using a female 7-pin socket # PK11720 to accept the plug from the semi, a tail light converter # 119178 and a female 7-way RV blade-style socket # PK12-707E. The converter would be wired in between both sockets to combine the brake...
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  • Diagram Showing How Trailer Brakes are Wired
  • The brake wire providing voltage is wired in parallel, with one lead from each magnet being grounded to the trailer frame. We have a great Wiring Help Page that shows a diagram, I will provide a link to it below.
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  • Brake Kit Options for a Tow Master 80 HD Tow Dolly Without Brakes
  • The most common type of brakes found on tow dollys are electric drum brakes. This is because electric brakes are typically the more cost effective option over hydraulic brakes and electric brake systems typically require less maintenance than hydraulic braking systems. There are advantages and disadvantages to both. Electric brakes are usually cheaper to install than hydraulic brakes, but you must have an electronic brake controller, like the Prodigy P2 Brake Controller # 90885, installed...
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  • Installing Brake Controller on 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4
  • Thank you for sending the photo, it really makes things easier! The connector you show in your photo is not the connector for installing a brake controller. If you look on the firewall behind the emergency brake, you will see a white wiring junction box. The blue female connector that accepts the # 3020-P brake control wiring adapter is located alongside or on top of this junction box, as you can see in the photo I have edited for you. I have also linked you to an install video that...
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  • Parts Needed to Add Electric Brakes to a Utility Trailer with a 3500 Lbs Axle and Brake Flanges
  • You will need several items to add electric brakes to your Carry-On Utility trailer. Starting with the trailer you will need a hub and drum that matches the bearings and seal on your trailer spindle and your wheel bolt pattern. The only way to be sure is to check the bearing part numbers and seal part number, but with a 3,500 lbs Dexter axle that has brake mounting flanges you will most likely have the # L44649 Outer and # L68149 inner bearings and # 58846 seal. If these are the correct...
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  • Trailer Brake Controller Wont Light Up and Trailer Brakes Do Not Work Even with Manual Override
  • When a brake controller like your Draw-Tite Activator # 5100 does not light up to indicate that is senses a connected trailer, then often the problem is in either the vehicle-side or trailer-side connectors. Since the manual override does not activate the brakes then we know there is a problem with the output signal reaching the trailer. First, check both the vehicle socket and the trailer plug for signs of corrosion (even slight green or white discoloration) on the electrical contact...
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  • Instruction Manual for Tekonsha Podigy P2 # 90885 Brake Controller
  • We sure do! I've linked you to a copy of the installation instructions which you can print out if you wish. I've also linked you to our Brake Controller FAQ article, which includes much more information about brake controllers and how they operate.
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  • Locating Brake Controller Connector on 2013 Toyota Tacoma with Factory Tow Package
  • Since your 2013 Toyota Tacoma has a factory tow package, including a 7-way connector at the back bumper, it will have a brake controller connector. While it is usually visible above the emergency brake pedal, it may sometimes be taped or zip-tied to other wiring. You can try checking further up under the dash panel. If not there, the connector may be tucked in behind the left hand kick panel. Please refer to the attached photo. The Tekonsha installation instructions for the P2,...
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  • What is the Difference Between a Time Delay Brake Controller and a Proportional Brake Controller
  • The Tekonsha PowerTrac brake controller # 39523 is a time delay brake controller. The other type of controller is a proportional controller. A time delay controller is so named because there is a delay between the time that you initially apply the brakes in your tow vehicle and the time that the controller reaches maximum power output. Unlike a proportional brake controller, which activates your trailer's brakes based on the deceleration of your tow vehicle, a time-delayed controller sends...
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  • How To Install a Brake Controller in a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado
  • In 2007, Chevrolet stopped offering plug-in connectors for brake controllers on their full size trucks with tow packages. Instead, you will have four or five blunt-cut wires bundled underneath your dash. The wire colors should be red with a black tracer, white, light blue with a white tracer, dark blue. You may also have an orange wire for a center high mount stop lamp function, but this would not be used for a brake controller installation. I would recommend the Prodigy P2 brake controller,...
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  • Where To Connect The Brake Controller To The 7-Way Trailer Connector On The Tow Vehicle
  • On the 7-way connector that is on your vehicle, the pin you will connect the brake controller wire to is the (2) pin. If you are looking at the inside (back) of the 7-way connector, it will be the pin at the 7:00 position. Looking at the 7-way from the outside (front) it will be at the 5:00 position. The wiring installation is the same on all of the of the brake controllers. I am including a picture of a 7-way and it shows the functions of each pin. You will want to make sure that the...
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  • Brake Controller Installlation- 2013 Toyota Tacoma
  • It is not difficult to determine if your Tacoma has the tow package wiring in place. If your Tacoma has the OEM 7-way trailer connector installed, the vehicle is indeed prewired for a brake controller. The # 3040-P wiring harness would plug into the connector located near the emergency brake pedal as shown in the photo I edited for you. Make sure the white ground wire with the ring terminal is grounded to bare metal under the dash. If you do NOT have the OEM 7-way, the plug for...
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  • Location of Brake Control Connector on 2004 Dodge Ram
  • Your 2004 Dodge should have the connector if the 4-pole connector was factory installed, but it might be a bit tricky to locate. Behind the emergency brake pedal on the firewall is a white junction box. The blue connector you are looking for is located above the junction box, and is sometimes actually pinned to the top of the box. You might need to give the connector a tug to get it free. The connector is sometimes hidden by the wires entering the top of the box, so sometimes you will...
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  • Towing Capacity of a 2016 Ram 1500 Quad Cab, 4x4, 5.7 Liter, Short Bed, with 3.21 Gears
  • Unlike the 3/4 and 1-ton Ram trucks the 1500 does not have a separate towing capacity for 5th wheel or gooseneck towing. Based on your truck, 2016 Ram 1500 Quad Cab 4x4 with 6 foot, 4 inch bed, 5.7 liter motor, and 3.21 rear end, and with standard rather than premium options the capacity can vary depending on the trim level of the truck: Outdoorsman, Big Horn, and Lone Star, 8,250 pounds Tradesman and Express, 8,150 pounds Sport, 8,000 pounds Laramie, 7,950 pounds Payload in general...
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  • Wiring Colors and Functions for the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller, 2011 Ford F-150
  • The 2011 Ford F-150 should have come with either a 4-Way flat or 7-Way blade style trailer connector. In both cases, there is a factory port located behind the center console for a brake controller wiring harness # 22292. I have included a link to the installation details for the harness that shows the functions of the pins and explains installation. The wiring on the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 brake controller, # 90885, is as follows: White is ground Blue is brake output to the trailer...
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  • Preventing Trailer Mounted Battery from Draining Battery on Tow Vehicle
  • A trailer mounted battery is typically maintained by the 12-volt accessory circuit from the 7-way trailer connector. If the accessory circuit on your 7-way is live even when the ignition is shut off, it is possible that the battery on your truck could be discharged. If shutting off the ignition shuts down that circuit, you will have no worries. If the circuit is live with the ignition off, you can unplug the trailer, disconnect the 12-volt accessory circuit from the trailer mounted battery,...
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  • Towing Capacity of a 2013 Toyota Tacoma 4.0 Double Cab 4x4 with Factory Tow Package
  • I can help you out, no problem. What you are going to want to look at is the towing capacities of the truck. You need to know the gross combined weight rating. This is the most the vehicle, including cargo and occupants, plus the trailer can weigh. This information is usually in the owners manual or on a sticker in the door jamb. Looking at an online copy of the owners manual the 4 liter V6 model of the 2013 Toyota Tacoma with 4-wheel drive could have one of several capacities depending...
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