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

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

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

Yes, if you:

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

No, if you:

  • Have limited leg room in your cab and would prefer an option that is less bulky
Proportional brake controller automatically levels when mounted within a 360-degree vertical range. Includes customizable LCD display, storable settings, 3 boost levels, battery protection and continuous diagnostics. Transferable between automobiles. Lowest Prices for the best trailer brake controller from Tekonsha. Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional part number 90195 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-833-496-1390 for expert service.
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Tekonsha Trailer Brake Controller

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

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


Features:

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


Specs:

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


Proportional Braking

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


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


Power Boost for Heavy-Duty Towing

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


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


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


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

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


Storable Settings

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


Customizable LCD Display and Advanced Diagnostics

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


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

Diagnostic troubleshooting displays include:

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

Diagnostic warning signs include:

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

Safety Features

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


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


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


Automatic Leveling and Simple Installation

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


Correct P3 mounting360-Degree P3 mounting

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


P3 mounted in bracket P3 mount

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


Installation Accessories

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


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

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

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


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



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Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (5242 Customer Reviews)

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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




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Great aftermarket trailer brake control ler.




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Used this in my Hyundai Santa Cruz. Fits great works great plus matches the interior colors.




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I bought the P3 to replace my factory integrated brake controller. Factory controller cannot deal with hydraulic disc brakes on new fifth wheel. Installation was fairly easy on my 2010 Ram 3500. However the Dodge dealer could not get rid of the service message that appears on truck display after factory integrated brake controller was unplugged. I gave dealer the printed instructions from etrailer on how to do it, but dealer says instructions incorrect.


Comments
The Dodge Dealership will be needed in order to get rid of the error, since they will be needing to disconnect the ITBM for you. In order to disconnect the ITBM and not get the warning lamp, your local Dodge dealer will have to reconfigure the TIPM Totally Integrated Power Module, of the truck. Once that is reconfigured, then the ITBM can be unplugged.
-- Etrailer Expert Katrina B - 05/06/2022


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I was looking for a controller to put between my motorhome and car trailer.
I was a bit leery of the P3 unit... not because of the unit itself but because of my lack of confidence in installing it. Did not really want to be cutting and connecting wires. After doing some research on the etrailer website and elsewhere online, I discovered that my motorhome probably had a pre-wired harness ready for the Ford/Tekonsha adapter. A quick check... it did and I ordered the P3 with the adapter. Installation took about 30 minutes... most of which was me wedging my large body in place to connect the adapter and then spending another 15 minutes debating where to locate the P3. Actual connection and installation time was 5-7 minutes.

The P3 fired up correctly and setup was simple and straight forward. We took off for the hills of southern Ohio - not exactly the Rockies but also wouldn't want to head there without trailer brakes. The P3 performed flawlessly and we were glad to have it. I didn't realize it when I bought it but the P3 has the ability to preset up to 5 variations of trailer/load combos which will come in handy as we switch back and forth from towing cars to motorcycles. Easy to install, easy to operate, peace of mind while towing.




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I recieved my brake controller quickly. It arrived in a padded envelope with a small hole in it. Opening the envelope, the retail box that holds the brake controller was open and parts spilling out into the padded envelope. I am concerned that it may be damaged, but I do not have my trailer yet. Who ships a flimsy box with a $xxx electronic item in a padded envelope? Why not a box?? Shipping is an area for reviewing!!


Comments
Customer Service will reach out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 06/08/2022


by:

Prodigy 3 is our go to brake controller. We've been using it successfully for many years towing our 19' Escape and our 30' Airstream Classic. Works really well in our Sprinter 2500 and our GLS 580 tow vehicles.




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Very impressed with my order. Etrailer tracking nad delvery is the best I have ever seen. I follwed my order from the time I placed it until final delivery on their web site, awesome.. I haven't installed the brake controller as of yet, but will give feedback after installation.


Comments
Has worked flawlessly. Easy install.
Jim S - 04/10/2022


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




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




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Perfect! Plug and play on 2017 4Runner. Easy setup and adjustment. Swift delivery and follow up customer service. Used zip ties to mount for a smoother profile. Less bumping into it with knees and knocking it loose from standard hard bracket.




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Works perfectly for me. I switch between P1 and off, depending on whether I'm driving in the city on on the highway (P1 is too sensitive for city driving, the brakes lock up and make the trailer bounce around). It took me a little bit to figure out the settings I liked ,but now it's working great.

One thing to note is that the directions to find the right setting involve getting up to speed and then hitting the trailer brakes to stop the vehicle + trailer. No matter how much I messed with settings, I couldn't get the brakes calibrated this way (the brakes didn't lock up in the way described). So instead, I just found a good setting via trial and error during driving.


Comments
This is still working great after a year. The calibration procedure getting up to speed and using the trailer brake in a parking lot never worked for me, but after some usage, Ive figured out the right levels for my truck and trailer. Last fall I got my brakes inspected on my truck and the mechanic confirmed they had the appropriate wear and tear for my mileage, so the evidence suggests the trailer brake is doing its job!
Ben - 03/09/2022


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Plug and Play, don't forget Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter for Electric Brake Controller....made the job clean and simple...


Comments
THIS is the unit to get, works great and and is simple to adjust to my different needs.
Dana - 08/26/2022


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Super simple to install. I spent most of my time determining where I wanted to mount the thing. In the end, I used the detachable mount, for two reasons.

1. To reduce the number of things that I can bump against, when they are not absolutely needed. In this case, if I'm not towing, I don't need the controller.

2. As much as possible, I try not to have anything in the truck that is drawing current if it is not in use. And unplugging the cable from the back of the P3 is an absolute pain, if the P3 is up against a surface; I could not get to the "release clip" if the controller was in place.

The one thing not noted in the instructions is that you need to open the fuse box inside the engine compartment, and install a 40A fuse. Fortunately, there are several videos which make this clear.




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Install was easy. I bought the wiring harness to just be able to plug it in so I didn't use any of the wiring parts that came with this. But the two different mounting bracket options is nice. The instruction booklet is written well, the screen is easy to read, and it turned on and started working right away. Haven't gotten out on the road to tow with it yet but so far I am happy. If something changes ill update this




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This brake controller was installed in a motorhome on a E450 Ford chassis that came with the Ford brake controller harness installed from the factory. Although factory wired for a Ford brake controller the Ford brake controller would not work because the motorhome did not come with the digital instrument panel and steering wheel with the required controls.

The Tekonsha brake controller with the Ford adapter harness was very simple to install, plug and play. The Tekonsha brake controller also detected a brake fault that the Ford controller in my F150 did not show. The Tekonsha brake controller works perfectly stopping my 7000 lbs. enclosed car hauler trailer.




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First, a huge "Thank You" to Janice!!! You are the best, and the main reason I am the proud owner of Tekonsha P3 Brake Controller! (see, I initially had an issue with my standard online payment service and almost canceled my order because of it) So I went old school and picked up the phone, one with a cord and spoke to a human being. Her name is Janice, and she made me feel confident that I could trust her and etrailer. And as a result, 4 days after placing my order with her I received my package. That's incredible. I am very happy and will most certainly do business with etrailer again in the future because of Janice.

I don't have any experience with brake controllers. So I can't really comment on how much better or worse this one is to any others. But since I am new to the B/C scene maybe this can be considered an unbiased, non professional review of the Tekonsha P3.
My general skill level is "requires supervision around all power tools". But I do have some mechanical ability (snicker). So I will just say, if I could install this thing anyone should be able to do it. Of course I also bought the OEM wiring harness for my vehicle so even I was able to figure out which plug went where. On A scale of 1 to 10 I give it a 3 (I'm somewhat large and getting under the dash wasn't easy or it would be a 1). And as others have said, deciding where to mount it actually took longer.

I attached mine to the top of the lower dash cowl and it fits almost tight to the dash but still within the 180 degree limit. This positions the controller at the same height as my knee and puts it within fingertip reach while resting my hand on my knee. I can see the controller perfectly through the steering wheel spokes. I went with the green screen background. it seemed to provide the best view in all lighting conditions.

The controller itself works perfectly and the set-up was a breeze. Once installed all the functions worked as described. The real time vehicle diagnostics are a plus. I like being able to monitor my battery voltage to the decimal place if I want to. I'm sort of a techno geek so this is really cool. I set the B/C voltage per the instructions and will only use the boost feature if I am in a hurry or feel the trailer is at max load, but my truck is 8k lbs so you may want to set yours to suit your own conditions.

I highly recommend the Tekonsha P3 brake Controller if you want the latest and probably the best controller out there in this price range. I highly recommend the OEM wiring harness if your skills are not pit crew comprable and want the easiest install possible. And, I highly recommend you buy it from etrailer if you want to get it at the best price available (I checked them all) and want the added security you're buying from one of the best online retailers that sells this product. And do yourself a favor, go old school for a change, use the phone and call them, and ask for Janice, although I'm willing to bet everyone there is as nice as her.
Rob


Comments
How long is the wiring harness? I want to mount the brake controller on the right side of my steering wheel. It looks short in the picture. Thanks! Tom
-- comment by: Tom - 09/14/2015


by: 03/11/2021

This unit was easy to use, experimented in a vacant parking lot to get the setting right for my towing of a Casita camper. I did not want to drill into my dash panel to mount it so I cut a piece of 1/2 inch plywood /painted to insert in open slot in dash below radio. I cut a wing than is for mounting the bracket to. This allows the controller to be away from my knee and within easy reach. I cut the board from a template of cardboard to see hold tight a fit I needed so I would not need screws or double sided tape. I wanted to remove it when not towing. I tapered the board so when inserted it wedged tight at the final position. It does not move when driving even on rough uneven surfaces. My tv is a 2012 Nissan Pathfinder.




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This is a must have device! Between this and the weight distribution hitch our ride comfort and safety have improved by leaps and bounds! Properly setup this controller improves stopping and trailer control. We'll never run without one again.




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


Comments
Recommendation...dont mount it to low out of reach. When you have a trailer go astray...your seat belt will tighten and then you cant reach your controller to help you out. Believe me I mounted my too low and out of reach, and I was seconds from ditching the truck and trailer. Was very lucky. Just a recommendation.
-- comment by: Ernesto - 04/26/2015
What did you do to complete the bypass besides cut blue wire and wire to new brake control
-- comment by: Mel T - 11/11/2015
Mel THere is the link that helped us, Good Luck https:/www.etrailer.com/question-43296.html
-- comment by: John S - 11/12/2015



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


Comments
how hard is it to remove small center console plugin great installation thanks Mark
-- comment by: mark d - 11/14/2013
To remove the small center console cubby hole you need to open both 12V outlets, then using your thumb and index finger, slowly work the cubby out. I used a very thin straight edge screwdriver to get it started as well. Helps to have two people. Once out, I used a rotozip tool to cut the back out. I thought I could get away with simply drilling a hole for the wires, but you will need more room. Recommend leaving a lip on the bottom edge where you cut out so small items dont fall behind your dash. Hope this helps.
-- comment by: Chris M - 11/26/2013
Great write up Chris M. I just mounted mine and would like to make one note about the little yellow clips that hold in the console. They are very good at making a quick exit to some unknown location but I was able to fine the Toyota part number incase someone may need it. It is 90467-10203. They cost about a dollar. I got lucky and finally found the one I lost and saved myself a dollar.
-- comment by: Tim H - 02/12/2015

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    Sounds like you are in the market for the Prodigy P3 brake controller part # 90195. This is a proportional controller that has a various boost settings to allow you to pick how aggressively you want the brakes to come on and it has the ability for you to save trailer settings. Typically people use this feature when they have multiple trailers, but you could use this to allow you different setting based on incline/decline grade. This is also our most popular brake controller because of...
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  • How is an EOH Trailer Brake Actuator Activated
    An OEH braking system like the Dexter EH 1600 cannot be used on a vehicle but on a trailer it can be activated by a trailer brake controller that has EOH compatibility, such as the Prodigy P3 # 90195. If used with a controller that is not compatible with EOH braking systems an adapter may be necessary to allow the controller and actuator to communicate properly. The brake light switch on a vehicle brake pedal does not generate a proportional signal; that switch is either on or off depending...
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  • Options for Adding More Braking to Tandem Axle Boat Trailer
    I suggest that to begin your thought process on converting your boat trailer with drum brakes on one of its 2 axles to disc brake operation you refer to the linked articles which detail all of the things to consider when making such a conversion. You have the options to do a purely hydraulic disc brake installation or an OEH (electric-over-hydraulic) installation which requires a compatible trailer brake controller like # 90195 be installed in the tow vehicle to operate the EOH actuator. You...
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  • How to Store Settings for Different Trailers on Prodigy P3 Electric Brake Controller
    To store different trailer settings on the Prodigy P3 # 90195 you will need to hold down the "Boost" button for about 2 seconds until the "Select" menu is displayed. Then choose which trailer you'd like to save and record your settings.
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  • Should Brake Output Circuit on Vehicle 7-Way Always have Low Voltage on It
    That super low voltage you are seeing on the brake output circuit is actually the brake controller continuously testing to see if it can find a connection to trailer brakes. What you are seeing is totally normal. I attached a help article on brake controllers for you to check out as well though.
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  • Troubleshooting Prodigy P3 Electric Brake Controller with Blank Display Screen
    Generally, if the Prodigy P3 # 90195 has a blank display screen it means the controller just needs to be reset. To reset it unhook your trailer and unplug the controller for about 15 minutes. If this doesn't solve your issue let me know and we'll do further troubleshooting.
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  • How Does Brake Controller Install in 2012 Chevy Suburban
    No plug is present under the dash of your 2012 Chevy Suburban, but the needed wires are already run. You will connect the brake controller wiring with the vehicle wiring already present under the dash. Check out the install video I attached that shows the P3 part # 90195 being installed in a similar GM SUV as yours.
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  • Trailer Brakes Will Not Lock Up Using Prodigy P3 Electric Brake Controller in 2011 GMC Yukon
    You don't necessarily need the brakes to lock up at the highest setting. Best is to have them set just short of locking up. You can check the output by testing the voltage on the pin in the 5 O'clock position. You should get about 12 volts when using the manual override on the Prodigy P3 # 90195. There's a good chance your brakes need to be adjusted. I've linked a video that shows the process at about the 4:40 mark. You want them adjusted tight enough to get a slight drag when spinning...
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  • Will Prodigy P3 Brake Controller Replace Time Delayed Controller in 2002 Four Winds 5000
    Since you already have a brake controller wired up in your 2002 Four Winds 5000 the Prodigy P3 part # 90195 would easily install in place of it by wiring in it's place. The P3 is great because it can sense the amount of deceleration and will apply the appropriate amount of braking power to the trailer as needed.
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  • Recommended Brake Controller Compatible With Electric Over Hydraulic Systems
    For a brake controller compatible with electric over hydraulic brake actuators, we do have a filter to narrow down your options. I've attached an article that give you the link for that filter. These controllers will work with either drum or disc applications. I recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 # 90195 because it is so incredibly user friendly. The LCD screen helps you see what is happening with your system in real time and there is no code deciphering. It is also customizable to...
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  • Recommended Aftermarket Electric Trailer Brake Controller for 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 3500
    For an aftermarket electric brake controller I suggest the Prodigy P3 # 90195. It's one of the best controllers on the market because of its reliability and easy to use display. It'll operate up to 4 trailer axles. Since you have the factory brake controller, check out the article I've linked on how to install the P3 in your 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 3500.
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  • Is Brake Switch Difficult to Get to on a 2013 BMW X3 to Install a Brake Controller
    Brakes controllers, whether they are time delay or proportional, require an input signal from a dedicated brake light only circuit. The mechanic is correct in that the brake light switch wire is very difficult to access on BMWs. But any brake light only circuit such as a CHMSL (center high mount stop lamp) could be used. A tail light cannot be used on your 2013 BMW X3 because it has a multiplex wiring system that carriers multiple circuits on a single wire. In that case, if the brake lights...
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  • Is There A Plug-And-Play Wiring Harness For A 2017 Mercedes Benz Sprinter 2500?
    There is not a plug-and-play harness for a brake controller on a 2017 Mercedes Benz Sprinter 2500. The Tekonsha Prodigy P3 # 90195 will need to be hardwired in all Sprinter van models.
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  • Will a Mounting Bracket Be Included In the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Brake Controller
    Yes, the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Brake Controller, # 90195, will include a mounting bracket. The P3 actually has two different style mounting brackets. You will just need to pick the one that will work with your vehicle best.
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  • 2010 GMC Yukon Denali Electric Brake Controller Wiring Installation
    For your 2010 GMC Yukon Denali Electric Brake Controller Wiring, you will connect the DK BLU wire to your brake controller blue wire that is the electric brake controller output. You will connect the RED/BLACK wire to the black 12V power wire. You will connect the LT BLUE/WHT wire to the red stoplight switch wire on your controller. You will connect the two white wires for ground. I've attached a few articles to help further if needed. I've attached a video to assist. If you don't...
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  • Troubleshooting High Amp Draw From The Prodigy P3 Controller to Trailer Brake Magnets
    It sounds like there is a issues with the wiring somewhere on the trailer. Since your Prodigy P3, # 90195, works without any issues on other trailer, then the issue must be on the trailer. If you have a bad or improper ground on the brake circuit, then this short will cause the increase in the amp draw. Inspect the trailer wiring to see if there are no pinched or frayed wires. Even if they did not connect the ground to a clean surface, this can cause you issues on your brakes. Also, check...
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  • What is the Mounting Range for the P3 Brake Controller
    The P3 brake controller # 90195 can be mounted a full 360 degrees in the direction of travel as long as it is not tilted or turned to the side. I have included a couple of pictures illustrating the mounting range.
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  • Will Prodigy P3 90195 Brake Controller Plug Into Same Harness as Tekonsha Voyager
    Yes, the Prodigy P3 part # 90195 will plug right into the same harness your Voyager uses. Basically you would only need to mount the new bracket for the P3 and then aside from that the P3 would just plug in.
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  • Special Requirements to Install a Brake Controller in a 2009 Porsche Cayenne
    Yes, there are special requirements for installing a brake controller on a 2005 to present Porsche Cayenne. You will need the following parts that are available from a Volkswagen dealer. 1 connector housing (#1J0-972-782) and 2 wire/terminal assemblies (#000-979-228) Cut the wires from both wire assemblies in half so that you have 4 wires, each with a clip on one end and bare wire on the other. Connect the bare end of each of these wires to one of the wires on your brake controller,...
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  • Can Prodigy P3 90195 be Installed in 2011 Audi Q7 with Factory 7-Way
    Our contacts at Tekonsha said that you would apply that tech bulletin, linked for reference, when installing a brake controller such as the P3 # 90195 on your 2011 Audi Q7. The parts needed from Audi may have different numbers than indicated in the help article though.
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