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  • Will Prodigy RF Work With 2015 Ford Escape?
  • Yes, the Prodigy RF # 90250 will work with your 2015 Ford Escape. You will need a 7-way connector and proper wiring on your Escape, and if you do not already have that you'd need to install a 4-way flat # 118566 and Universal Installation Kit for Trailer Brake Controller # ETBC7. I've left links to video reviews of these products for you to take a look at.
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  • Recommended Trailer Brake Controller and Wiring for 1995 Ford Bronco
  • As long as your 1995 has the factory 7-Way connector at the rear of the vehicle, it will have the necessary brake controller connection under the dash and all the wires will have already been ran. For the trailer brake controller itself, I highly recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller # 90885. This is a great, proportional controller that will activate the trailer's brakes at the same time and with the same intensity that you apply to them in your Bronco. It features...
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  • Will Proportional Brake Controller Activate Trailer Brakes When Hitting Bumps
  • If you were on the brakes and you hit a big enough bump a proportional brake controller might slight activate for a split second but if you weren't on the brakes at all this wouldn't happen at all. Also the bump would have to be rather large. The brakes of the vehicle have to first be on for the controller to start trying to sense deceleration. This is not an issue or problem we've ever had a customer come back and complain about so it wouldn't be an issue for you.
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  • Is a Brake Controller Easy to Install on a 2017 Ford F-250
  • Although I do not know the installation process for installing a Ford brake controller in your 2017 Ford F-250, I can say that to install the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 # 90195 is very easy. You will simply use the Plug-In Adapter # 22292 to connect your brake controller to the wiring under your driver side dash on your F-250. With that being said, I also recommend going with the aftermarket P3 over the OEM Ford controller. We have found over the years that OEM controllers tend to not hold...
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  • Troubleshooting P2 Wiring on 2006 Ford F-650 with Air Brakes and Commercial 7-Pin Trailer Connector
  • If you have the 7-pin heavy duty connector, you need to make sure the brake controller is on the center pin and not the 5 o'clock position like the 7-way RV standard. The 7-pin and the 7-blade have different locations for functions, that your adapter takes into account. You will want to add the P2 # 90885 output to the correct location. I've attached a photo to assist.
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  • When Tekonsha Prodigy P3 # 90195 is Installed the 2011 Ford F-350 Will Not Start
  • I was able to look up your order that you placed for the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 # 90195 and it looks like you ordered the Plug-In Wiring Adapter # 22292. This is compatible with newer Ford F-350 models but it is not the correct adapter for your 2011 F-350. For your F-350 you will want the Plug-In Wiring Adapter # 3034-P instead. They have the same connector for your F-350 but they are wired differently. If you are still having problems after switching out your adapter let me know and I...
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  • Trailer Brakes Not Working Brake Controller Shows No Trailer Connected to 2006 Ford F-150
  • There are some tests you can do to determine if the problem is with the brake controller, trailer, or 2006 Ford F-150. Alternatively you can check the vehicle owner's manual for the locations of fuses and relays related to the brake controller. Please note that in some cases a brake controller circuit can have more than one fuse. In the truck cab you will need to sever the blue wire several inches from the back of the controller. Then use a circuit tester such as # 3808 to test the end...
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  • Does Prodigy Trailer Brake Controller Installation Void Ford Vehicle Warranty
  • Vehicle warranty coverage is protected under the Federal Magnusson-Moss Warranty Act. The Act states that if something breaks on your vehicle and you take it in for warranty repair, the dealer must honor your warranty unless whatever modifications you have added to your vehicle actually caused the probĀ­lem in question. The only interaction between a trailer brake controller and the vehicle in which it is installed is at the battery, where 12V power is accessed as it would be for any...
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  • Recommended Brake Controller for 2010 Ford F-350 with Factory Integrated Brake Controller
  • When driving, the brake controller should not lock your trailer brakes. It should apply the brakes firmly for a quick stop, but locking the brakes actually reduces traction. If they lock at a stop or very slow speed that isn't an issue, but they should not lock up with normal driving. The brake power on your integrated controller is adjustable and should be adjusted for normal driving preferences. If you feel your integrated controller isn't functioning as it should, you should consult...
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  • Troubleshooting PL Error Code on Prodigy P2 Electric Brake Controller
  • The PL code on a Prodigy P2 # 90885 means the controller is losing power on the black wire when you press the brake pedal or use the manual override. It's likely caused by a loose connection with the black wire so that's the first thing to check. It's also possible you have a bad circuit breaker that the black wire is connected to the battery through. I've also linked a help article on troubleshooting brake controllers for you.
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation for a 2009 Ford F-150 with Factory Tow Package
  • For your 2009 Ford F-150 with factory tow package I recommend the P2 brake controller # 90885 with custom fit wiring pigtail # 22292. The P2 is one of our best-selling brake controllers of all time because it is easy to set up and use and it is reliable. I have included a link to a video showing an example installation for you.
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  • Recommended Trailer Brake Controller for F-53-Based Fleetwood RV Pulling Tow Dolly
  • You are correct that there are many trailer brake controllers on the market and they can be tough to tell apart. But in general there are only two types, the time-delay type and the proportional type. With very few exceptions the proportional type is preferred for most towing applications because this type of controller will slow the trailer (or in your case the tow dolly) at close to the same rate as the tow vehicle, your Fleetwood Bounder motorhome. This proportional braking force means...
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  • Wiring Adapter Needed to Install Primus IQ Trailer Brake Controller in Ford E350 Cab and Chassis
  • For an RV built on the foundation of a Ford E-Series cutaway you can use the Tekonsha wiring adapter part # 3034-P to connect any Tekonsha brand trailer brake controller, such as the Primus IQ # TK90160 or any of the Prodigy Series, such as the P3 # 90195. The port is usually located behind the access panel in the center of the dash. You can use a trim panel puller to carefully pry the panel out, then undo the locking tabs to remove the panel. The connector will be behind this panel....
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  • Installation of Prodigy P2 on 2017 Ford F-150 XLT
  • In order to install the Prodigy P2 # 90885 on your 2017 Ford F-150 you will need plug-in adapter # 22292; since you already have a 4-way and what sounds like a 4 pole to 7 pole adapter, you will only need the Wiring Kit for Electric Trailer Brake Controllers # 5506. When it comes to mounting, your P2 must be parallel to the direction of travel, as you mentioned, but can be mounted at 360 degrees. I've added links to some videos for you of reviews and a brake controller installation on...
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  • Brake Controller Installation Location to Avoid Knee Area Air Bag on 2017 Ford Escape
  • With knee airbags on your 2017 Ford Escape, the brake controller mounting locations are limited. We always try to find a location that is past where the air bag seams are which may require extending your wiring. Sometimes the lower flat part is the best option. If there is not a possible location for your Primus IQ # TK90160, then I recommend you trade out your controller for the Hopkins InSIGHT Flex-Mount Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional # HM47297. This brake...
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  • RV Brake Controller Port Location on 2016 Ford E-450 Cutaway Chassis
  • Sometimes RV makers may need to relocate a brake controller connection port from the OEM location (behind the coin tray) to another nearby spot in order to accommodate new interior structures they install as part of the RV conversion. When we installed a controller on a 2008 E-450 the connector was located behind the hood release, up near the firewall. In a 2011 model year we found the port behind the door that is pointed out by the screwdriver in the attached photo. Often you can get...
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  • Parts Needed to Install Brake Controller in 2016 Ford Transit T250
  • For a brake controller for your 2016 Ford Transit T250. I would recommend the Prodigy P3 Brake Controller part # 90195. This is our best selling brake controller because of how well it works and how easy it is to setup. This is a proportional brake controller that senses the amount of braking the tow vehicle is applying and applies a proportionate amount to the trailer brakes. This will be the last brake controller you buy. It can easily be transferred to future vehicles as well. Next,...
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  • Availability of Quick-Connect Brake Controller Wiring Adapter for 2003 Ford Excursion
  • The OBD-II diagnostic port on a vehicle cannot provide a trailer brake controller connection but certain vehicles with factory-installed 7-way trailer wiring will also include another under-dash port to allow simple plug-in installation of a trailer brake controller like the popular and reliable Prodigy P3 # 90195. If your 2003 Ford Excursion has a factory 7-way trailer connector then it will also have this port. The connector you're looking for will mate with the larger plug on part...
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  • Parts Needed to Add 7-Way and Brake Controller to 2000 Ford F-350
  • First thing your 2000 Ford F-350 needs is the correct 7-way adapter confirmed as a fit for your truck. For that you'd want the part # 118243 which plugs into the factory wiring of the truck and comes with all of the needed relays and fuses. Next you'll need the install wiring adapter as well as a brake controller. For a brake controller I would recommend the Prodigy P3 Brake Controller part # 90195. This is our best selling brake controller because of how well it works and how easy...
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  • Can Aftermarket Brake Controller be Installed on 2015 Ford F-150 With Factory Brake Controller?
  • The problem may be that you have electric over hydraulic brakes because the factory installed brake controller on 2009-current Ford F-150's are not designed to be used with electric over hydraulic brakes. If this is the case, you would be able to install an aftermarket brake controller, though you would need to go to the dealer to have the factory controller turned off. This topic is covered in the help article "Electric Brake Controller on a Ford with a Factory Integrated Brake Controller"...
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  • P3 Brake Controller Wiring Harness Adapter 2007 Ford Expedition
  • In order to plug the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller part # 90195 into the factory brake controller harness on your 2007 Ford Expedition you will want to use the Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter part # 3035-P. If you do not already have a factory 7-way on your vehicle then you will also need to install the Adapter 4-Pole to 7-Pole and 4-Pole part # 37185.
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  • Recommended Brake Controller to Use in Two Vehicles and Wiring for 1995 Ford F-150
  • The Tekonsha Prodigy P2 # 90885 and Prodigy P3 # 90195 Trailer Brake Controllers are both excellent controllers and very similar to each other. The Prodigy P3 is essentially an upgraded version of the P2 that features an easier to use interface and some added features. Both controllers are extremely simple to transfer between tow vehicles but the P3 might be the better option because it actually has 5 storable settings that will allow you to customize the controller for multiple trailers,...
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  • Locating the Factory Plug for a Brake Controller on a 2016 Ford F-450
  • There are a few different places that the connector could be located. When trying to install a brake controller, like the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 # 90195 along with the Adapter # 3034-P for your 2016 Ford F-450 you will want to look around the driver side dash. It could be up and under the dash or behind a panel as is demonstrated in both of the videos that I attached for older model Ford trucks.
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation for 1999 Ford F-150 for Activating Trailer Brakes
  • Do you have a brake controller installed on your truck? If not you'll need one installed as that pin won't activate without one. A 1999 Ford F-150 would not have had a brake controller installed in from the factory so it sounds like you need a controller for your brakes. The reason you have to use a controller is because you want the brakes to be applied in a smooth way that's proportional to the amount of braking your tow vehicle is using. There's no way to tap into the wiring of your...
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  • Tekonsha Prodigy P3: Check Trailer Connection Warning Signal
  • I called my contact at Tekonsha and they informed me that you may either have a short in the brake controller wiring harness or there is corrosion inside the trailer connector causing the circuits to short. The first thing you will want to do is clean out the vehicle side 7-way trailer connector. You can use some electrical cleaner to clean out the pins and some dielectric grease like part # 11755 to seal them while not in use to avoid future mishaps. If the error signal still occurs...
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  • Trailer Brake Controller and Install Harness Recommendation for 2017 Ford E-450
  • The lower section of the dash panel on your 2017 Ford F-450 is where most people are installing brake controllers. We have seen the controller installed to the left of the steering wheel and to the right. I would go with the right side since it wouldn't be in the way when getting in and out of the truck. For a brake controller I would recommend the Prodigy P2 Brake Controller part # 90885. This is our best selling brake controller because of how well it works and how easy it is to...
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  • Does a Brake Controller Showing Only .21 Volts Need to be Replaced?
  • It seems likely your brake controller will need to be replaced. Make sure the controller is level, the connections are secure and the connectors are free of any corrosion. After that, apply the manual override and test the black wire that is giving the power to the brake controller to make sure you are getting 12 volts. If you are, cut the blue wire coming out of the controller and test the voltage again. If you are still getting low voltage, the unit will need to be replaced. I highly...
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  • Is there a Plug for a Brake Controller on a 2017 Ford F750
  • To install a brake controller on your 2017 Ford F750 you will need to hardwire it as there are no factory plugs under the dash. There will be some wires located under your dash that are located on the driver side. You will simply need to use a Circuit Tester # 3808 to test them although sometimes manufacturers will label the wiring. I recommend installing the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 # 90195 as it is very easy to install and features a user-friendly LCD screen that doesn't use codes like...
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  • Troubleshooting Tekonsha Voyager Brake Controllers Green Light
  • The green light on your Tekonsha Voyager # 39510 lets you know that a trailer is connected. It senses this through the brake output line from your controller to the 5 o'clock position on your 7-way trailer connection. Use a circuit tester like # 3808 to test that pin and trace the line. It definitely sounds like a short on that wire or at the very least some corrosion that needs to be cleaned on the trailer connector itself. Since your trailer sat for a while, you may want to check that...
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  • Brake Controller for 1999 Ford F-150 With Factory Tow Package
  • Since your have the factory tow package and the 7-way, you will not need to add anything but the brake controller and its adapter. I recommend going with the Prodigy P2 # 90885 for its strong functionality and ease of use. The only thing you would need to do to use the P2 is plug it into adapter # 3035-P and then plug that adapter into the port underneath your dash. I've added links to video reviews for you to take a look at as well as a help article on brake controllers.
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  • Wiring Adapter to Install Prodigy P3 Electric Brake Controller into a 2014 Ford F-150
  • Since your 2014 Ford F-150 has the factory trailer connector there is a connector under the dash to install a brake controller like the Prodigy P3 # 90195. The adapter you'll use is # 22292. I've linked a video of the P3 being installed in an F-150 using the adapter. The truck in the video only had a factory 4-way so a 7-way was also installed. You won't need to perform this part of the process.
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  • Can Ford Factory Brake Controller be Used With Electric Over Hydraulic Brakes on 2005 F-350?
  • The factory brake controllers in 2005-Current Ford Super Duty trucks, such as your '05 F-350, are not designed to be used with electric over hydraulic brakes. You would need to install and aftermarket brake controller, though this will cause a fault code to appear. To have this removed you would need to go to your local Ford dealer and have them turn off your factory brake controller. Please take a look at the help article I've attached for more information. For a brake controller I...
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  • Does Brake Controller Need to be Turned Down When Not in Use on Vehicle
  • Your Draw Tite Activator's setting can be left in any configuration and it will work fine on your vehicle. The controller does not interact with your vehicle's braking system in any way so it does not need to be turned off or adjusted down.
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  • Parts Needed to Install Brake Controller in 2016 Ford F-53
  • To install the P3 part # 90195 in your 2016 Ford F-53 chassis motorhome all you need is the part # 3035-P which is a confirmed fit. The 3034-P is for older F-53s and not what you need.
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  • Brake Controller Reads 12V When Override is Used But Less When Brake Pedal is Pressed
  • When testing a proportional brake controller, like the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 # 90195, when you set it to the highest setting and use the manual override you will get the reading of about 12V at the pin in the 5 O'clock position (see attached picture). However, when you are just using the brake pedal to test the output of the power you will not get a 12V power reading because the controller has an integrated inertia sensor that helps to determine the braking needed for the trailer. If you...
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  • Parts Needed to Install Trailer Brake Controller in 2006 Ford Van with Factory 4-Pole Wiring
  • To install a trailer brake controller in a Ford van that has only 4-pole trailer wiring you will need the controller's brand-specific mating wiring adapter, such as part # 3035-P for a Tekonsha unit like the Prodigy P3 # 90195. You will also need a 7-way adapter # 37185 to convert the 4-pole setup to the required 7-way format. You will also need 10-gauge brake wire # 10-1-1 (sold by the foot) to connect the blue output wire at the back of the controller with the brake circuit on the 7-way.
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer That Locks Up Brakes When Plugged in to Tow Vehicle
  • Thank you for clearly describing the trailer brake issue you're having. Since you checked your brake controller and found that the blue brake output wire has power only when you press the pedal this tends to suggest the problem with the brakes locking up as soon as you plug in the trailer is due to corrosion of the vehicle socket or trailer plug. What can happen inside a trailer socket or plug is that water (or another contaminant) can find its way into the interior of the connectors...
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  • Brake Controller and Install Harness Recommendation for 2000 Ford E-350
  • For a brake controller I would recommend the Prodigy P2 Brake Controller part # 90885. This is our best selling brake controller because of how well it works and how easy it is to setup. This is a proportional brake controller that senses the amount of braking the tow vehicle is applying and applies a proportionate amount to the trailer brakes. This will be the last brake controller you buy. It can easily be transferred to future vehicles as well. The correct install harness would then...
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  • Finding the Plug for a Brake Controller on a 2013 Jayco Greyhawk Class C
  • The plug that your Adapter, like part # 3034-P for the Prodigy P3 # 90195, could be in a few locations around your dash. Start by looking under your driver side dash. A lot of times it will be near the Emergency Brake or tucked up under the dash. Also check the passenger side for the connector as well as behind your dashboard. Another place that you can try checking is underneath your driver side seat. Sometimes it can be a little tricky to locate the plug since it can vary by...
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  • A-Frame Trailer Jack with Most Ground Clearance when Retracted
  • One option is to use a rack and gear jack for A-frame trailers, # BD165412. But in order to get a retracted height under 6 inches the wheel would have to come off. This is because the retracted height is 7-1/2 inches. There are other A-frame jacks to which you could add a wheel but in doing so it would extend the jack beyond the 6 inches you are looking for. The alternative is to use a swivel jack that mounts to the side of the frame such as # MT70149.
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  • Does Install of Brake Controller in a Vehicle Affect Vehicle Brakes
  • The brake controller you sent in a picture of will only affect the brakes of a trailer you would be towing. It does not affect the brakes of your vehicle in any way if you were to leave the controller installed. I attached an FAQ article on brake controllers for you to check out as well.
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  • Recommended Brake Controller and Wiring for 1999 Ford Expedition 4x4 with Factory 4-Way Wiring
  • For your 1999 Ford Expedition with factory 4 way, I recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 brake controller # 90195. This proportional controller gives you an easy to understand and use LCD screen that takes code deciphering out of the equation. With easy to use presets and constant diagnostics, I have found this to be a customer favorite. As you mentioned, this controller will plug into the connector under your dash using the Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter for Electric Brake Controllers...
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  • Wiring Adapter to Install Prodigy P3 Electric Brake Controller in 2000 Ford F-250 with Factory 7-Way
  • The wiring adapter you need to install the Prodigy P3 # 90195 electric brake controller in your 2000 Ford F-250 is # 3035-P. Since your truck has the factory 7-way trailer connector the brake controller connector will be under the dash. I've included a video for you.
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  • Troubleshooting Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Brake Controller Showing Only One Blue Dot
  • The Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional # 90885 will show the n.c for only 15 seconds before it just becomes the dot. One dot versus two just means your boost is turned off. I've attached a video to assist as well as the instructions. Your controller is intended to save your settings, so unplugging it and seeing the correct function shows it is working properly. If you plug a trailer in it should show the .c for connection. The n.c. should show...
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  • LED Display on Curt TriFlex # C51140 Does Not Turn Off
  • I spoke with my contact at Curt about the display that you are seeing on your Curt TriFlex Trailer Brake Controller # C51140 and he recommended resetting the controller itself. To do this you will simply unplug it for about 30-40 seconds and then plug it back in. He said you might also want to check the Red wire from the connector while the brake controller is unplugged to see if there is any signal when the brake pedal in your 200 Ford F-150 is NOT being pressed. If there is a signal...
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  • Adapter Needed to Install the Curt Discovery # C51120 on a 2005 Ford F-150
  • To install the Curt Discovery Trailer Brake Controller # C51120 on your 2005 Ford F-150 you will need the Curt Custom Wiring Adapter # C51322. This connector will be found under the dash on your driver side. I have attached a video of this adapter being used to install the Curt Venturer # C51110 on a 2004 F-250 that you can use as a reference.
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation for 2011 Ford Edge
  • I recommend the most popular brake controller for the 2011 Ford Edge, which is the Tekonsha Prodigy P3, # 90195. This controller is easy to install, includes a customizable LCD display, has 3 boost settings, battery protection and continuous diagnostics. You will also need the Brake Controller Installation Kit, # ETBC7 which includes the 7-way and all of the wiring and connectors you will need. I'd also pick up some dielectric grease # LT37534, which will be needed. I've attached a...
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  • Break Controller Recommendation for 2017 Ford F-150
  • For a brake controller I would recommend the Prodigy P2 Brake Controller part # 90885. This is our best selling brake controller because of how well it works and how easy it is to setup. This is a proportional brake controller that senses the amount of braking the tow vehicle is applying and applies a proportionate amount to the trailer brakes. This will be the last brake controller you buy. It can easily be transferred to future vehicles as well. To install this in your 2017 Ford F-150...
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  • Installing a Curt Brake Controller on a 2005 Ford F-150 with Factory 4-Way Connector
  • Looks like you have been doing a bit of homework! Since you already have the factory 4-Way connector installed on your 2005 Ford F-150, the Universal Installation Kit # ETBC7, Extra Wire for ETBC7 for Long Vehicles # ETBCXW, and the Curt TriFlex Trailer Brake Controller # C51140 with the Adapter # C51322 is exactly what you need. I have attached some sample installation videos as well as a helpful article on installing the ETBC7 kit for you to check out.
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  • Testing Wiring Functions To Install Brake Controller In 2015 Fleetwood Southwind on Ford F53 Chassis
  • For your 2015 Fleetwood Southwind and Tekonsha Prodigy P2 # 90885, since you don't have the adapter connection # 3035-P like most F53 chassis, the only thing I can recommend is testing your functions of your wires under the dash using a circuit tester like # 3808. You will check for functions to match your brake controller wiring. Black--12V power (constant power) Blue-- Brake controller output to 7-way (only power when you hit brake pedal or manual override) Red--Brake Light switch...
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  • Installing Brake Controller on 2016 Coachmen Encounter RV with Ford F-550 Chassis
  • If your 2016 Coachmen Encounter RV has the Ford F-550 Chassis, then there will be a port located behind the vehicle's dashboard to which you can connect the brake controller adapter plug to. For the correct Plug-In Adapter, you will use # 3034-P. One end of the adapter will plug into the brake controller itself, and the other end will connect to the built-in port behind the dash. You will want to locate the notch in the access panel in the center of the dash, near the passenger side....
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  • Recommended Tekonsha Brake Controller Wiring Harness for a 2013 Ford Explorer
  • According to the Ford Trailer Towing Selector, the 2013 Ford Explorer equipped with the factory tow package did not come with a factory brake controller. It does however have the brake controller wiring harness already ran. In order to use the Tekonsha Voyager Trailer Brake Controller part # 39510 on your 2013 Ford Explorer you will want to use the Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter for Electric Brake Controllers part # 3035-P. This harness is a complete plug and play option that will not...
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  • Location of Brake Controller Port on 2014 Thor Citation Class C Motorhome on Built on E-450 Chassis
  • I called Thor and their tech advised that on their 2014 Citation based on the Ford E-450 the port will be located under the dash next to the steering column above the e-brake pedal. RV makers like Thor will sometimes move the location of such items to accommodate the new interior structures they install on the base E-450. On the 2012 Ford E-450 shown in the linked video at the 4:30 mark the brake controller port was located behind the dash board coin tray. When we installed a controller...
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  • Troubleshooting Husky Quest Trailer Brake Controller
  • The Husky Quest trailer brake controller is made by Hopkins and is essentially identical to the Hopkins Agility model # HM47294 apart from the shape of the connector on its harness. If you are using a trailer connector with an LED indicator light these may illuminate even when the truck is off because they need so very little power to operate. Brake controllers send out a signal that "looks" for the brake circuit's resistance and this can cause LED light to activate. This is normal and...
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  • Recommended Brake Controller and Adapter Wiring For 2016 Thor Vegas
  • For your 2016 Thor Vegas, you should be able to use a simple brake controller adapter because it is an Ford E-series cab and chassis. For your brake controller, I recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 # 90195 because it is extremely reliable and easy to use. It is a proportional brake controller so it will send the same amount of braking pressure at the same time as you apply the brakes in your 2016 Thor Vegas. This controller has a simple LCD screen that takes code deciphering of most brake...
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  • Troubleshooting Adjustment and LED Lights on Tekonsha Voyager Brake Controller
  • With your Tekonsha Voyager Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional # 39510, the green light when the trailer is disconnected is not an issue as there is an obviously brighter light when the trailer is connected. The dimmer light just shows power to the unit and is not an issue. The fact that it is sensing a trailer connection difference is showing it to work correctly. Regarding the red light, you may need to adjust your system as stated in the attached installation details....
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation for 2013 Ford Expedition with 4-Way
  • To install a brake controller on your 2013 Ford Expedition w/ factory tow package and 4-way connector, you will need to install Adapter 4 Pole to 7 Pole, part # 37185 (which comes with a 4-way). You will need to run 2 wires, the Black wire for 12 volt power, and the Blue wire, which supplies power to the brakes. The Blue and Black wire will connect to the Ford wires that terminate along the frame of the F-150 near the spare tire (see FAQ). Then, you will need to use the vehicle specific...
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  • Parts to Install Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller 90885 in 2017 Ford Edge with 4-Pole Wiring
  • It will be simple to install a trailer brake controller in your 2017 Ford Edge that already has the required 4-pole wiring harness in place. All you will need is the trailer brake controller itself, and I suggest the reliable Prodigy P2 # 90885, along with our controller installation kit # ETBC7. The kit includes the 7-way socket and all wiring and other parts needed to install the Prodigy. Your vehicle trim level (SEL vs. Titanium) des not matter for this particular installation....
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  • Parts Needed to Install Brake Controller on 2006 Ford F-150 without Factory Connector
  • If you do not have any factory connector present (4-Way or 7-Way) at the rear of your 2006 Ford F-150, you will just need a couple of items to install the excellent Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller # 90195 that you referenced. First, to install a 4-Way connector, I recommend the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness # C56031. This is custom fit for your truck and will install by simply plugging into existing ports under the vehicle on the driver side. I have attached the...
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  • Installing the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 # 90885 in a 1999 Ford F-150
  • There are a few places that you can look for the connector that the Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter # 3035-P will install into. Unless your 1999 Ford F-150 was modified and the connector was removed you should be able to find it so that you can completely install the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 # 90885. You will want to start off by looking near the diagnostic port on below the driver side dash. The gray connector will be located next to it. If you cannot find it there then you will want to...
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  • Brake Controller Wiring Harness for a Curt TriFlex on a 2004 Ford F-150
  • To use the Curt TriFlex brake controller # C51140 with your 2004 Ford F-150 you will also need pigtail # C51322. The vehicle specific harnesses are sold separately because not all versions of a given vehicle are able to use the specific wiring harness. I have linked a video showing the use of the wiring harness. The brake controller is different but the harness and installation will be the same.
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  • Location of Brake Controller Port on 2006 Winnebago Outlook Class C RV Built on Ford E-450
  • For your 2006 Winnebago Outlook built on a Ford E450 chassis the brake controller connection port should be found on the driver's side body panel below the fuse assembly. There could be multiple connectors there so be sure to use the one with a blue, red and green wire. You can refer to the linked video at the 5:20 mark for help with the port location. If you are using a Tekonsha or Draw-Tite brake controller such as the Prodigy P2 # 90885 or P3 # 90195 you will use the wiring adapter...
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  • Parts Needed to Install Curt Venturer Trailer Brake Controller C51110 in 1995 Ford F-150
  • We can help you with installing a trailer brake controller like the Curt Venturer time-delay controller # C51110 in your 1995 Ford F-150 to operate the brakes on your Hornet trailer. The parts you need depend on how the truck is equipped. If the truck has a factory 4-pole trailer connector you will use harness # C51322 to connect the controller and part # 37185 to provide the 7-way. If the truck has a factory 7-way then all you need is the controller and the harness # C51322. If...
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  • Can the Tekonsha Prodigy RF # 90250 be used with a 2015 Ford Edge
  • The Tekonsha Prodigy RF Wireless Trailer Brake Controller # 90250 is basically a universal brake controller so it will work with your 2015 Ford Edge. The reason that our fit guide doesn't mark it as a confirmed fit is because it was built with vehicles in mind that people will have an exceptionally difficult time finding the Cold side of the Stop Light Switch which is what your everyday brake controllers get their signal from. Most people prefer the traditional hardwired brake controller...
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  • Brake Controller Installation on 2018 Fleetwood Bounder 35K Built on Ford F-53 V10 Chassis
  • The 2018 Fleetwood Bounder 35K Class A motorhome is built on the Ford 6.8L V10 F-53 chassis and this base chassis does have a brake controller connection port. You will use wiring adapter part # 3035-P to install a quality aftermarket unit like the renowned Prodigy P3 # 90195. The P3 offers the best combination of reliability, ease of set-up and convenience features like storable brake settings. The wiring adapter plugs in between the P3 and the Ford connection port which is usually...
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  • Troubleshooting Weak Trailer Brakes that Were Once Stronger
  • Sounds like the brake assemblies may just need to be adjusted. If the assemblies do not have the proper tension they will not be very strong. Use a brake adjustment tool to turn the starwheel on the adjuster to expand the brake shoes until the wheel is very difficult to turn by hand. Then back off the starwheel in the other direction, about 10 clicks until the brakes drag slightly. Make sure all brake assemblies are adjusted in the same manner. Check out the video (see link). Beginning...
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  • Setting Up and Adjusting the Journey HD Brake Controller 52740
  • I have the following information on setting up the Journey HD brake controller 52740: Prior to towing, the Output Power must be adjusted for the individual trailer being towed. 1. Connect the desired trailer to the tow vehicle. 2. Start the tow vehicle to ensure sufficient battery power is being supplied to the brake control. While parked, depress the brake pedal and rotate the Output Setting Knob located on the left side of the control until the LED display indicates 30. 3. Continue...
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  • Brake Controller and 7-way/4-way Recommendation for 1998 Ford F-150
  • Everything you mentioned would be the correct parts to install a brake controller in your 1998 Ford F-150 with a 4-way. The P2 part # 90885, the 7-way part # 118242, and the harness part # 3035-P. You could swap out the 7-way connector of the kit with the part # HM40950 which would fit just as well and comes with a 4-way plug too.
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  • Is Reese Voyager and Tekonsha Voyager the Same Brake Controller
  • They are the same controller as Reese and Tekonsha are made by the same company. The Tekonsha part # 39510 does not come with the vehicle specific install harness part # 3035-P which is custom fit for your 2003 Ford F-250/350.
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  • Recommended Brake Controller for 2013 Ford F-150
  • There are no aftermarket brake controllers designed to mount in the OEM slot. However, I recommend going with the Hopkins InSIGHT Flex-Mount Trailer Brake Controller, # HM47297. It can be mounted anywhere on the lower part of your dash, so while it won't fit into the OEM location, it can be positioned near it or over it. This particular controller uses two small components that are especially unobtrusive. I also recommend using the Hopkins Plug-In Simple Brake-Control Wiring Adapter...
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  • Adapter Needed to Install the Curt Brake Controller # C51110 in a 1999 Ford Expedition With 7-Way
  • To install the Curt Venturer Trailer Brake Controller # C51110 in your 1999 Ford Expedition you will simply need to use the Curt Custom Wiring Adapter for Trailer Brake Controllers # C51322. This adapter will plug into the back of the Venturer and then also to the port under the driver side of the dash in your Expedition.
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  • Recommendation on a Brake Controller to Fit a 2017 Ford F-150
  • We have a brake controller that will work great for your 2017 Ford F-150. The Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Brake Controller, # 90885, and the Plug-In Wiring Adapter for Electric Brake Controllers, # 22292, is the brake controller and wiring harness that I recommend for a 2017 Ford F-150. The Prodigy P2 is a proportional brake controller that activates the trailers brakes based on your tow vehicle's braking action. The harder you press your vehicle's brakes the more braking will be transferred...
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  • Troubleshooting Brake Controller Installation in Ford E450-Based Coachmen Class C RV
  • The Draw-Tite Activator brake controller # 5100 would normally use the matching wiring adapter # 3034-P to plug in to your Ford E450-based Class C but the Hopkins part 47855 should still work since the wiring configuration is the same. Is the controller not lighting up at all? This means it is not getting power, which comes to the controller on the black wire. You can use a tester like # 3808 to check the black wire at the back of the Activator to see if it is getting power. If not,...
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  • What Gauge Wire is Used on Tekonsha Brake Controllers?
  • Tekonsha uses 10 & 12 gauge wire on their brake controllers. They use 10-gauge for the 12V and output and-12 gauge for the red and white.. We do not have replacement female-end connectors. We do offer the replacement male connectors for Tekonsha controllers, part # 20127, If you decide to install all new 7-way and brake controller wiring, I recommend our Universal Brake Controller Installation Kit, part # ETBC7. If you decide to go with a new controller, I've provided links to 2...
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  • Locating the Brake Controller Connector on a 2017 Ford F-150 to Install the Hopkins # HM47294
  • The Hopkins Agility Trailer Brake Controller # HM47294 will install in your 2017 Ford F-150 by using the Plug-In Adapter # HM47845. The adapter will plug into the connector which is installed behind a side panel between your steering wheel and your radio. You will need to disconnect the connector from that side panel (which is where an OEM controller would normally sit) and bring it to the underside of your driver side dash for installation. I have attached a video of the Tekonsha Prodigy...
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  • Brake Controller Wiring Adapter to Install prodigy P3 90195 in 2017 Thor Chateau 28z
  • The Prodigy P3 # 90195 is an excellent choice in a trailer brake controller both for its reliability and for its ease of operation. The Class C Thor Chateau 28Z is built on a Ford E-450 chassis so the brake controller wiring adapter you need is part # 3034-P. These are the only two parts you'll need to install the Prodigy.
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  • How to Install a Brake Controller in 2015 Ford F-150
  • To install the Tekonsha Voyager part # 39510 in your 2015 Ford F-150 all you need is the correct install harness, part # 22292. I attached an install video that shows a brake controller being installed in a similar 2016 Ford F-150 for you to check out as well.
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  • Parts Needed to Install Prodigy P3 Brake Controller in 2014 Ford F-53
  • Yes, we can help you with a brake controller installation in your 2014 Ford F-53. This vehicle does have a brake controller port under the dash so to install a quality brake controller like the Prodigy P3 # 90195 all you'll need is the quick-connect wiring adapter part # 3035-P to connect it under the dash. If you need a 7-way socket use part # 37185 to complete your wiring.
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  • Troubleshooting Electric-over-Hydraulic Disc Brakes on RV Towed by 2015 Ford F-350 King Ranch
  • Trailer brake controllers that are to be used with a trailer that has electric-over-hydraulic (EOH) disc brakes must have that particular operating mode selected. Not all brake controllers work with EOH set-ups; many work only with electric drum brakes. If your factory controller is set to the correct operating mode for your EOH-disc trailer but does not activate the brakes you can test to find the issue. Start at the truck 7-way connector and apply a tester like # 3808 or # 40376 to...
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  • Brake Controller Solution for Integrated Ford F-250 Controller Not Working with Hydrastar HBA-16
  • It's unfortunate, but the factory brake controllers of trucks just don't reliably activate electric over hydraulic actuators. Even the ones allegedly designed for them sometimes just don't work like they should. We typically just recommend going to a P2 part # 90885 as this controller is incredibly reliable with EOH setups. The Ford factory brake controller that is in the dash does not have to be removed. You will need to unplug the connector under the dash and plug in the # 3034-P adapter...
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  • Wiring Needed For Tekonsha Prodigy P3 To Be Used In Multiple Ford Vehicles
  • The Tekonsha Prodigy P3 # 90195 is an excellent brake controller and compatibility between vehicles is extremely easy. For your 2005 Ford F-150, you can use the Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter for Electric Brake Controllers # 3035-P. This connects to the factory plug underneath the dash, near the center console. I've attached a video to assist. For your 2014 Ford Explorer, you will use this same harness and the brake controller port will be located by the steering column. For your...
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  • Wiring Harness to Install P3 Brake Controller in a 2017 Tiffin Allegro RV on a Ford V10 F53 Chassis
  • Since your 2017 Tiffin Allegro has the Ford Triton V10 motor it must be on the Ford F53 chassis and that uses brake controller wiring harness # 3035-P. This will allow you to plug the P3 brake controller # 90195 right into the RV.
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  • Parts Needed to Add a P3 Brake Controller to a 2016 Ford Transit T250 or Transit Connect
  • For the 2016 model year Ford had both a Transit Connect and a Transit T250 but in either case there isn't a wiring harness to plug in a brake controller so one will have to be hardwired in. It is not all that difficult at all; just a lot of running wires to various places on the vehicle. To get started the first thing you will need is a trailer connector if the vehicle does not have one already. If you have the Transit T250 then I recommend # 22114 which adds the 7-Way you will need...
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  • Parts Needed to Install Brake Controller in a 2017 Ford Escape
  • Your 2017 Ford Escape can easily have the Prodigy P2 part # 90885 installed in it, but there isn't a factory port on the vehicle to allow for a simple plug-in install. Since you have a 4-way the part number you need is the # ETBC7 which converts the 4-way to a 7-way and comes with everything needed to finish the install. I attached an install video that shows it used on a similar Ford Escape as yours.
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  • Parts Needed to Install a Prodigy P3 in a Class C RV on a Ford E-450 Chassis
  • If your Class C motorhome that's built on a Ford E-450 cutaway has a factory trailer connector at the rear then to install the Prodigy P3 Electric Brake Controller # 90195 you can use the adapter # 3034-P. If the RV has a 7-way connector this is all you'll need. If the connector is a 4-way you'll also need # 37185 for the 7-way. You can mount it using the bracket # C57202. If the RV does not already have a trailer connector at all you'll first need to add a 4-way like # 119190KIT...
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  • Pigtail Needed to Hardwire Tekonsha Brake Controller to a 2003 Ford F-250
  • If you have the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 # 90885 then the correct pigtail that you will need so that it can be hardwired to your 2003 Ford F-250 is part # 7894. This pigtail does come with each Tekonsha and Draw-Tite brake controller so if you were planning on purchasing one of those controllers you will not need to purchase the pigtail separately. You will want to wire the pigtail as follows: White - Ground Blue - To 7-Way on F-250 Black - Run to Battery (Circuit Breaker # PK54520 will...
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  • Recommended Trailer Brake Controller and Wiring for 1997 Ford E150
  • The Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller # 90885 referenced in your question is a great choice. This proportional controller will activate your trailer's brakes at the same time and with the same intensity that you apply to them in your Ford E-150. It features a nice digital display along with continuous diagnostics that will alert you to potential issues. As you mentioned, the Plug-In Wiring Adapter # 3035-P can be used to easily install the controller. One end of the adapter...
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  • Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller Adapter For A 1999 Ford F-150
  • The correct wiring adapter that will connect the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller part # 90195 to your 1999 Ford F-150 is the Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter for Electric Brake Controllers part # 3035-P. The brake controller wiring adapter will plug directly into the existing grey connector located underneath your vehicle's driver's side kick panel. This is a direct plug and play connection therefore, you will not need to hardwire any circuits into the vehicle. I have attached...
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  • Trailer Brakes Lock Up when Stepping on Brake Pedal on a 1999 Ford F-250
  • The Draw-Tite Activator brake controllers are time delay controllers meaning that they send back a pre-determined amount of power to the trailer brakes no matter how hard you are braking in your 1999 Ford F-250. If the controller is set to high output then it could lock the brakes even if you only slightly touch the brake pedal. The other adjustment controls how quickly the controller ramps up to the power level it is set at. If could be that the contacts on the inside are dirty can...
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  • Plug-In Brake Controller for a 2009 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Adrenalin
  • Yes we do! I recommend going with the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 # 90195 brake controller as it is very easy to setup and use. The LCD screen makes changing settings very easy and readable. This will simply plug in the connector on your 2009 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Adrenalin that you took a picture of using the Plug-In Wiring Adapter # 3035-P. If your Sport Trac already has a 7-Way connector at the rear then you are good to go! I attached a video of this controller being installed on...
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  • Does a Brake Controller Come With 2015 Ford Explorer With Factory Tow Package?
  • You will need a brake controller for your 2015 Ford Explorer with factory tow package to control electric trailer brakes, as one is not included. I recommend the Prodigy P2, # 90885, which is a proportional system, meaning your trailer will brake with the same intensity as your Explorer. With a factory tow package, all you will need is the wiring adapter, # 3035-P, to go with it. One end of this will plug into the controller, and the other end will plugs into the connection point which...
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  • Draw-Tite Activator Manual Override Works But Pressing the Brake Pedal Does Not on a 2011 Ford F-150
  • It sounds like the problem is between your Stop Light Switch and your Draw-Tite Activator # 5100 itself. You will want to be sure to check all of your grounds as sometimes that can cause weird things to happen. What I recommend doing is testing different areas for that wiring. You can use a Circuit Tester # 3808 to pierce the wire to the Stop Light Switch on your 2011 Ford F-150's side of the connector that hooks up to the Plug-In Adapter # 22292. This will be the wire that corresponds...
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  • Recommended Brake Controller And Wiring Harness For 2015 Ford F-150
  • The Tekonsha Prodigy P3 # 90195 is my personal favorite brake controller. It does not need anything from your Ford F-150 other than the wires which are already run. In fact, it uses the Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter for Electric Brake Controllers - Ford F-150 # 22292 to simply plug and play with the harness beneath your vehicle's dash. You will not need to have the dealership flash your computer for this installation. The P3 is a proportional brake controller that will give you...
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  • Install Video for Brake Controller Install in 2016 Ford Transit Connect
  • I attached an install video that shows a controller like the P2 part # 90885 being installed on a 2016 Ford Transit Connect just like yours. If you use it as a guide it will walk you through the entire process. The wire color we found to be the correct one for your vehicle is the color purple.
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  • Wiring Adapter Needed to Install Draw-Tite I-Command Brake Controller 5535 in 2017 Ford Explorer
  • In your 2017 Ford Explorer XLT with the factory tow package installation of a Draw-Tite or Tekonsha brake controller like the I-Command # 5535 or the Prodigy # 90885 will require wiring adapter part # 3035-P. This will plug in between the controller and the under-dash connection port. Part # 3016 allows controller installation in compatible GM vehicles.
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  • Brake Controller E.R Code Meaning
  • The Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller part # 90885 has a built in troubleshooting function that will display a set of codes that represent various faults in the controller. According to the owner's manual for this controller, the "E.r" fault code represents that there is an internal problem within the brake controller causing it to become inoperable. It is recommended that you return the brake controller to the manufacturer for service. If you decide to purchase a new brake...
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  • Troubleshooting Tekonsha Voyager Trailer Brake Controller That Does Not Light Up
  • Brake controller wiring like that on the Tekonsha Voyager Trailer Brake Controller # 39510 uses white for ground, black for 12V+ operating power, red for the brake light switch signal that triggers the controller and the blue wire for the controller's actual output that gets routed to the 7-way. If your blue output wire carries a constant 12V signal at all times then the controller is damaged internally and should be replaced.
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  • Parts Needed to Install Electric Brake Controller in a 2001 Ford F-150 with Factory 7-Way Connector
  • Since your 2001 Ford F-150 has a factory 7-way trailer connector it's already wired for an electric brake controller to be installed. There's a connector under the dash that the controller will plug directly into with a vehicle specific adapter. The connector is located right behind the diagnostic port in your truck. The picture I've attached shows the connector. I recommend using the Prodigy P3 # 90195 for the brake controller. It's the top of the line with an LCD and 5 storable...
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  • Parts Needed to Install Brake Controller in 2016 Ford F-150 with 4-Way
  • You are close to having what you need, but instead of the Curt harness part # C56307 you would want the part # 37185. This will convert the 4-way to a 7-way and will allow the P2 part # 90885 and the install harness part # 22292 to install easily. There will be a few connections you need to make under the rear of your truck that you can see in the install video and help article I attached for completing the wiring to the # 37185 but the # 22292 plugs in under the dash of your truck.
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  • Trailer Brake Controller Wiring Connection in 2000 Ford F-350
  • Trailer brake controllers use a 4-wire connection, white for ground, black for 12V power, red for the brake light switch signal that triggers the controller and blue for the output that is routed to the 7-way. There may be other connectors under your dash besides the one for the controller, but the trailer brake controller connector uses only the 4-wire hookup as detailed in the linked article. If you want to test that other circuit to see what it does/what signal it carries you can...
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