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  • Brake Controller Shows C for Connected When Trailer is Not Connected
  • The first thing that you will want to inspect is the wiring harness on the back of your vehicle. If there is some corrosion on the harness then you will need to clean or replace it. A good way to prevent corrosion happening on any of your wiring connections is to use Dielectric Grease, like part # 11755. If your wiring harness looks good then you will want to inspect the wire that is run from your brake controller to the wiring harness. You can replace any sections that look corroded,...
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  • Can Hopkins Insight Install in 2016 Ford Transit T150 with Factory 7-Way
  • For a wiring kit to install the brake controller to the factory 7-way of your 2016 Ford Transit T150 you would want the Wiring Kit for 2 and 4 Brake Electric Brake Controllers # 5506. This will provide the power source and ground for the wiring for the brake controller. You will need to test the wires from the brake pedal switch of your vehicle to find a circuit that has voltage when the brakes are applied and none when not applied. This will be the circuit you will run the red wire to. Finally...
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  • Recommended Plug-In Adapter For P2 Brake Controller On 2007 Ford F-150 With Factory 7-Way
  • Since you have a factory 7-way trailer connector on the back of your 2007 F-150 the brake controller installation is really easy. To install the Prodigy P2, part # 90885, I also recommend part # 3035-P. This is a plug-in harness that plugs into the back of the brake controller and the other end plugs into the factory plug which is located near the center console under the dash.
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation & Installation in 2017 Ford E-Series Cutaway
  • The most reliable and easy-to-use controllers around are the Prodigy models, the P2 # 90885 and the P3 # 90195. These have the same advanced internal circuitry but differ in some of the added features found in the P3, such as the ability to customize the display and store pre-set braking settings for multiple trailers. Either of these will make you happy. If your cutaway has a factory 7-way all you need to install the controller is wiring adapter # 3034-P. Please refer to the linked...
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  • Troubleshooting Prodigy P3 Brake Controller That Reads N.C. With Trailer Hooked Up
  • From what you have said, it sounds like the wiring on your trailer side should be working alright, especially if you just replaced the wiring harness. So what we need to do is see if there is anything going on with the wiring on your 2009 Ford F-150. What you will need to do is test the 7-Way wiring harness at the back of your F-150. You can use the Quickee Circuit Tester, part # 3808, to do that. Be sure to have somebody step on the brakes while you are testing it as well to make sure...
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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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  • Prodigy Brake Controller Installation in 2011 Ford Expedition
  • Aftermarket brake controller installation in your 2011 Ford Expedition should not require the hardwired install kit # ETBC7 but it certainly could be used in this or almost any vehicle. If your Expedition came from the factory with a 7-way all you need to install a controller - and I do recommend the Prodigy P2 # 90885 - is the quick-connect wiring adapter # 3035-P, which will plug in under the dash. The Prodigy P2 is among the most reliable and easiest-to-use brake controllers on the...
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  • Prodigy Brake Controller Installation in 2014 Ford F-150 with Factory Integrated Controller
  • You are about the join the many other truck owner's that have determined their factory brake controller is just not cutting it. Installation of a Prodigy P2 # 90885 or P3 # 90195 brake controller in your 2014 Ford F-150 will require only the mating adapter # 22292. The linked article will give you the procedure for removing the error code that will be triggered by installation of the aftermarket controller.
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  • Installing Prodigy Electric Brake Controller in 2016 Ford F-150 with Factory Brake Controller
  • To install a Prodigy P2 # 90885 or P3 # 90195 into your 2016 Ford F-150 will first will need to disconnect the factory integrated brake controller You are correct that you will need Ford to turn off the factory controller in order to keep the truck from throwing up a fault or error code. You'll also want the # 22292 wiring harness to connect either Prodigy to your truck.
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  • Recommended Brake Controller And Wiring For 2007 Ford Ranger
  • Brake controllers are not vehicle fit specific, so yes, they interchange. I confess to having a favorite brake controller and it is the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 # 90195. This is a proportional brake controller that has an LCD screen. It is so easy to understant dna see what you need in real time. I'm not a fan of all the codes as it is constantly confusing people, and this controller avoids that. It is customizable to your driving preferences and has 3 levels of boost. For your 2007...
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  • Brake Controller Install Harness Recommendation for 2017 Ford Explorer
  • I checked with Tekonsha again just now and the # 3035-P is a confirmed fit for your 2017 Ford Explorer. I can guarantee it's a fit for your vehicle. The P2 part # 90885 like what you have is the way to go and would work great for your Explorer too.
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  • Parts Needed to Install Prodigy P2 Brake Controller 90885 in Place of Draw-Tite Activator
  • Since your existing Draw-Tite Activator trailer brake controller # 5100 is installed using a quick-connect wiring adapter # 3035-P that plugs in under the dash you will not need anything other than the new Prodigy P2 Controller # 90885. Since both products come from the same maker they can use the same wiring adapter. Simply plug in your new P2 to the existing harness and you're all set.
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation for 2008 Ford Expedition with 4-Way
  • To install a brake controller in your 2008 Ford Expedition you would be able to use the brake controller port under the dash and you will need to complete the wiring at the rear of your vehicle to the 7-way at the rear 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 setup. This is a proportional brake controller that senses the amount of braking...
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  • Recommended Brake Controller For 2011 Ford E-450 Motorhome
  • the brake controller I recommend for your 2011 E-450 is the Prodigy P3, part # 90195. This is one of our most popular because it is easy to install and operate. You will also need a plug-in adapter, part # 3034-P. This will plug into the harness on your E-450 located behind a small door as shown in the attached photo.
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  • Do All 2016 Ford F-150 Trucks have a Factory Plug for a Brake Controller
  • The factory connector to plug in a brake controller is in all of the 2016 Ford F-150 trucks. You will need wiring harness # 22292 to plug in a controller such as the P3 # 90195 or the P2 # 90885. I have linked a video showing an installation using this harness that should also help.
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  • Wiring Adapters & Mounting Brackets for Prodigy P3 Brake Controller 90195
  • To be able to use your new Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller # 90195 in both your 2002 and 2016 ford F-250 Super Duty pickups you will use quick-connect wiring adapter # 3035-P for the 2002 and part # 3034-P for the 2016. The Tekonsha P3 # 90195 comes with two mounting brackets, one is the plastic cradle type and the other is a steel bracket. If you want another cradle you can use part # TK5906.
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  • Parts Needed to Install Prodigy Brake Controller 90885 in 2017 Ford Explorer
  • If your 2017 Ford Explorer Limited does have the factory-installed tow package there should be a 4-pin connector under the dash for brake controller connection as well as a 7-way trailer socket at the vehicle rear. If it is so equipped you will connect the P2 brake controller # 90885 using part # 3035-P which connects either inside the glove box or to the harness to the left of the steering column, just above your left knee when seated in the driver's seat. You can check with your local...
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  • Hayes Genesis Trailer Brake Controller Flashing OC on Display Screen in 2002 Ford Explorer
  • I looked into the operating manual for the Hayes Genesis Trailer Brake Controller # HA81790 and it looks like when "OC" is flashing on the display, it indicates that either there is no trailer connection detected or the trailer has electric over hydraulic brakes, with which the Genesis is not compatible. If your trailer does not have electric over hydraulic brakes, check to make sure all the connections running back to your trailer are secure and correct. The other possibility is that...
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  • Parts Needed to Install Tekonsha Primus IQ Brake Controller on RV with Ford F53 Chassis
  • The Tekonsha Primus IQ Trailer Brake Controller # TK90160 is a great choice for sending power to and controlling your trailer's brakes from your RV. It is a proportional brake controller which means it will activate the trailer's brakes at the same time and with the same intensity that you apply to them in your RV. This is compatible with the Ford F-53 chassis. I recommend adding the Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter # 3035-P for easy installation. Because you have the built-in connector...
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  • Where Is Brake Controller Install Harness on 2012 Ford Explorer
  • For your 2012 Ford Explorer with the factory 7-way the harness you need to install a brake controller is the part # 3035-P. We had a customer come back with a 2012 Ford Explorer and tell us he found the harness under the dash right next to the hood release level. Two screws and an odd plastic push on is all that hold the black plastic cover to gain access to the Explorers cables.
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  • Troubleshooting Prodigy RF Brake Controller Causing Trailer Brakes to Lock Up
  • It sounds like you have two brake controllers in use. The Prodigy RF # 90250 pairs wirelessly with its own remote the connects to a 12 volt outlet in the vehicle's cab. If you're using the RF with a hardwired controller then you have two controllers. Try unplugging the trailer's 7-way harness from the Prodigy RF and plug it directly into the 7-way connector on the back of the International. If this doesn't solve the issue let me know and we'll keep troubleshooting.
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation and Location of Factory Port on 2017 Ford Explorer
  • The Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Brake Controller # 90195 is an excellent system. It is a proportional brake controller, which means it will activate your trailer's brakes at the same time and with the same intensity that you apply to them in your vehicle. This brake controller also has 3 boost levels to let you adjust initial braking power as well as continuous diagnostic checks to alert you to any potential issues. If your Explorer has a factory 7-way, you just need the Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring...
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  • Adapter Needed to Install Curt Discovery Electric Brake Controller in 1999 Ford F-350
  • To connect the Curt Discovery Electric Brake Controller # C51120 directly to the factory plug under the dash of your 1999 Ford F-350 you need # C51322. Without the harness the controller can be installed but it would need to be hardwired into the truck.
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  • Recommended Trailer Brake Controller for 2014 Ford Flex SEL with Factory 7-Way Trailer Socket
  • You are right...there ARE a lot of brake controllers on the market, but we can give you a solid recommendation based on proven performance and the positive experiences of many, many etrailer customers. The Tekonsha Prodigy P2 proportional-type brake controller # 90885 and the matching quick-connect wiring adapter # 22292 are all you need to tow a trailer with either electric drum brakes or electric-over-hydraulic brakes. Over 1000 of our customers have purchased and highly-rated this...
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  • Recommended Brake Controller And Wiring For 2012 Ford E-350 Van
  • If you have a factory 4-way trailer connector at the rear of your E-350 Van you can use the Prodigy P2 brake controller and plug-in adapter, # 90885 and # 3034-P. I have attached a photo that shows where you can plug the adapter into behind the dash. You will then need part # 37185 to give you a working 7-way. You will need to run the brake wire from the brake controller to the plug using part # 10-1-1. If you do not have a trailer connector on your van you will first need a 4-way...
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  • Adding a Brake Controller to a 2004 Ford E-250 Fan with Factory 4-Way Trailer Connector
  • If your 2004 Ford E-250 van came with a factory installed 4-Way trailer connector then all you will need is 4- to 7-Way adapter # 37185 and enough wire, # 10-1-1 sold by the foot, to reach from the cab of the van back to the trailer connector. And of course the brake controller which looks like you have selected # TK90160 and the wiring harness # 3035-P. If you need the 12 volt circuit to function on the 7-Way then instead of wire 10-1-1 you can use # 10-2-1 which is sold by the foot...
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  • Recommended Brake Controller And Wiring For 2017 Ford Transit T350
  • The Prodigy P3, part # 90195 is a nice brake controller and will work great for you and your 2017 Transit. There is no plug-in adapter available so you will need to do some hardwiring to install the brake controller. I recommend the # ETBC7 installation kit. You plug it into the 4-way on your Transit and complete the wiring as shown in the attached drawing. When completed this will give you a working 7-way and 4-way connector at the rear of your Transit. The # ETBC7 comes with a circuit...
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  • Brake Controller Wiring For 2015 Ford E450 Forester Class C M/H
  • For your 2016 Forrest River built on 2015 Ford E-series Chassis, the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 # 90195 will be a great brake controller for you. It may be able to install using the # 3034-P in the box to the left of your brake pedal over by the emergency brake. I've attached a video of the older model for you to check out. If that connection is not present and you don't want to test a bunch of wires under your dash for possible function using a circuit tester like # 3808, then I recommend...
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  • Location of Trailer Brake Controller Connection Port in 2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty Pickup
  • On a 2016 Ford F-250 with a factory-installed 7-way trailer socket the under-dash connection port for a trailer brake controller will be found behind the plastic dash panel to the left of the radio. You can see this connector being accessed in the linked video at the 3:28 mark. In your Ford pickup you'll use quick-connect wiring adapter # 3034-P to install a Tekonsha P3 brake controller # 90195.
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  • Parts Needed to Install Primus IQ Controller in 2005 Ford F-150
  • All you need to install your controller is the Primus part # TK90160 and the install harness part # 3035-P in your 2005 Ford F-150. The harness you mentioned from Ford would not be needed.
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  • How to Install a Brake Controller on a 2006 Ford F-350
  • If your 2006 Ford F-350 already has the factory tow package, then there is a plug right behind the storage compartment that is under the radio which has a port that will accept one end of the Wiring Adapter # 3065-P. The other end of the adapter will then insert in the Prodigy P3 Brake Controller # 90195. The Prodigy P3 is an excellent brake controller that has received very good reviews from those who have purchased it. I have included some demonstration videos as well as a helpful...
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  • Recommendation on Installing a 7-Way Connector and Brake Controller to a 1995 Ford F-150
  • I have the solution to your question. You will need to wire a 4-way flat plug as well as a 7-way plug to be able to connect a brake controller to your 1995 Ford F-150 and also have your lights connected to your trailer. First, you will need a wiring harness to connect to help connect to your trailer lights. The Tekonsha T-One Connector, # 118316, will plug in to your Ford's existing wiring and will allow you to have the 4-way trailer connector available for the next step. You will...
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  • Fit of Curt Venturer Time-Delay Brake Controller C51110 in RV Based on 2006 Ford F-53 Chassis
  • Yes, the Curt Venturer Time-Delay Brake controller # C51110 and the matching wiring harness # C51322 are correct fits for your Damon RV that is based on a 2006 Ford F-53 chassis. This is a good economical brake controller, but if you want the best performance you may want to consider a proportional type unit like the Tekonsha Voyager, parts # 39510 and # 3035-P, that will slow your trailer right along with the motorhome's rate of deceleration. The linked article explains the differences...
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  • Where to Find Brake Controller Install Port in a 2016 Georgetown RV
  • The wiring adapter you will need to install a brake controller like theTekonsha Prodigy P3 Brake Controller # 90195 on 2016 Ford F-550 Cab and Chassis is the Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter for Electric Brake Controllers # 3034-P. This adapter plugs into the connector behind your vehicle's dashboard. To reach the connector, first locate the notch in the access panel in the center of the dash, near the passenger side. Using a trim panel puller, carefully pry the panel out and undo the...
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  • Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Brake Controller on 2017 Ford Edge
  • The Tekonsha Prodigy P2, part # 90885 will work great with your 2017 Ford Edge. This is a proportional brake controller with a digital display and continuous diagnostics. As you referenced in your question, the only other thing you will need is the Universal Wiring Kit # ETBC7 to hard wire the break controller since your vehicle already has a factory 4-way. I have attached an installation video on a Ford Edge for your review.
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  • Parts Needed to Install Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller 90195 in 1993 Ford F-350
  • I confirmed with Tekonsha that they do not offer a brake controller quick-connect harness for your 1993 Ford F-350 but you can still install their outstanding Prodigy P3 trailer brake controller # 90195. If you have a factory 7-way and the under-dash connection port you can make your own harness. You can use the pigtail plug that comes with the P3 along with Curt harness # C51312. Simply cut off the black plug (which would normally connect to a Curt brand brake controller) and splice...
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  • Brake Controller Install Harness Recommendation for P2 in a 2016 Ford E-450 Motorhome
  • The install harness needed to install a Prodigy P2 part # 90885 in your 2016 Ford E-450 motorhome is the part # 3034-P. I attached an install video plus a picture that shows where to find the connector behind the dash.
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  • What Do I Need to Install Tekonsha P3 Brake Controller on 2006 Ford Expedition
  • To install the Tekonsha P3 brake controller, part # 90195 onto your 2006 Ford Expedition you just need to add the Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter, part # 3035-P. This is a custom adapter that will allow you to install the brake controller by simply plugging one end of the adapter into the brake controller and the other end into the built-in harness beneath your vehicle's dash. No hardwiring is required. I have included a video review for this product as well as a link to the instruction...
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  • Can Tekonsha Voyager Install in a 2011 Ford F-150
  • The Tekonsha Voyager part # 39510 can easily install in your 2011 Ford F-150 with the install harness part # 22292 and would not require any reprogramming. I attached an install video that shows this process on a 2011 F-150 just like yours.
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  • Is 12 Volt Accessory Circuit Required on 7-Way to Install Brake Controller
  • If you have only the need for a brake controller output circuit on the 7-way you do not need to activate the 12 volt power accessory circuit. Those two circuits are independent of each other.
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  • Installing The Tekonsha Primus IQ Trailer Brake Controller In 2001 Ford F-250
  • For your Tekonsha Primus IQ Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 3 Axles - Proportional, # TK90160, there isn't an illumination only wire. The wires are power (black), ground (white), stoplight (Red) and brake (blue). I've attached an article on brake controller installation to help. All 4 wires are essential for proper function of your brake controller. I recommend using the Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter for Electric Brake Controllers, # 3035-P to make this connection easy.
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  • Will the PowerTrac Brake Controller Work with 2009 Ford F-150 factory Brake Control Wiring Harness
  • Yes, you can use brake controller # 39523 with the Ford brake controller wiring harness on your 2009 F-150. But you will have to cut off the connector on the brake controller and hardwire it to the Ford harness by function. The Ford harness should be labeled as to the functions of the wires. The brake controller uses white for ground, black for 12 volt power, blue for output to the trailer brakes, and red for input from the brake switch. The brake controller will not have any effect...
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation for 2003 Winnebago Adventurer on Ford F-53 Chassis
  • Brake controllers are not vehicle-specific, so you can install whichever one has the features you want in the price range you prefer. Among the best options I can suggest is the Tekonsha Prodigy P3, part # 90195. This unit consistently sells very well because it is easy to set-up, straightforward in operation and has been proven to be exceptionally reliable. Have a look at our customers' ratings to see what purchasers say about it. The base vehicle that the Winnebago Adventurer is built...
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  • Adding a Brake Controller to a 2012 Ford F-150 with Factory 4-Way Trailer Connector
  • You mentioned that the connector at the rear of your 2012 Ford F-150 does not have the additional wires needed to hardwire in a 7-Way trailer connector. I just want to make sure you are looking in the right place. If you follow the factory 4-Way wiring forward under the truck it plugs into another connector. If you pull back the covering on the wiring to that connector that is where you should find the additional wiring needed to wire in the 7-Way you have or our # 37185. But if it is...
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  • Installing a Brake Controller and 7-Way Connector on a 1986 Ford Bronco
  • I have the solution to your problem. For your 1986 Ford Bronco, you will need the T-One Vehicle Wire Harness # 118313. This harness will allow you to connect into the your vehicle's lights by using the original wiring plugs on your Ford. No cutting or splicing of the OEM wires. The T-One connector will provide the 4-flat connector you will need to wire up the 7-way connector. You will also need the Universal Installation Kit for Trailer Brake Controller, # ETBC7. This kit will include...
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  • Parts Needed to Wire Brake Controller to 2016 Ford Transit T250 with 7-Way
  • I have a solution for you but there isn't a brake controller port under the dash of your 2016 Ford Transit T250 for the install of a controller. If you have a 7-way already we have a solution but it requires hardwiring the controller. For a wiring kit to install the brake controller to the 7-way you would want the Wiring Kit for 2 and 4 Brake Electric Brake Controllers # 5506. This will provide the power source and ground for the wiring for the brake controller. You will need to test...
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  • Is Hydrastar EOH Brake Controller Compatible with 2011 Ford Integrated Brake Controller
  • Yes, the Hydrastar Actuators like the part # HBA16 are compatible with a factory integrated brake controller of a 2011 Ford F-350.
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  • Power Draw of P3 Brake Controller when in Sleep Mode
  • The P3 brake controller # 90195 is never really off; it just goes to sleep. When in this sleep mode it is drawing just a few milliamps of power. At that rate it would take months of the truck just sitting for the controller to drain the battery.
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  • Adding a 7-Way and Brake Controller Wiring to a 2011 Ford Escape
  • Because you will need some additional parts to complete the installation of a brake controller and 7-Way I recommend using installation kit # ETBC7 so you won't have to add a bunch of additional wiring, connectors, circuit breakers, and other parts like you would if you used # C57674. The ETBC7 kit comes with everything you will need. I have included some links that show and explain the installation for you.
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  • Troubleshooting 0.9 Error Code from Tekonsha Prodigy Brake Controller 90185
  • When the Tekonsha Prodigy # 90185 brake controller displays the error message 0.9 this indicates that the controller senses a connected trailer but is losing its ground connection to the vehicle battery. The white wire on the brake controller harness is ground so you can check the condition of the electrical contacts for this wire on both the vehicle and controller ends of the wiring adapter. Look for a bent or damaged metal contact. Also, even slight greenish or whitish discoloration can...
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  • Does Computer have to be Flashed to Install a Brake Controller in a 2016 Ford F-150
  • You will not have to flash the computer on your 2016 Ford F-150 to install the Hayes Genesis brake controller # HA81790. I do recommend using the vehicle specific wiring harness # HA81794-HBC instead of a universal one that you would have to splice into the Ford harness. If you use the vehicle specific harness you can just plug the controller straight into the truck without having an intermediate harness between the 2.
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  • Install Harness Needed to Install Tekonsha Trailer Brake Controller in a 2014 Ford F-150
  • To install the Tekonsha Primus IQ part # TK90160 you need the install harness part # 22292 that you referenced. As far as we are aware there shouldn't need to be any fuses or relays connected under your hood to make the controller work, but if you check the fuse location labels and they are brake controller related then yes they would need to be installed.
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  • Can the Hopkins InSIGHT Trailer Brake Controller Be Used in Reverse
  • The Hopkins InSIGHT Flex-Mount Trailer Brake Controller # HM47297 will apply your trailer's brakes while in reverse. It does not require any settings to be changed either. Proportional controllers are generally regarded as better controllers since the brakes are applied with amount of force that the tow vehicle is slowing down. Instead of with a time delay where the brakes are applied with the amount of force and in the amount of time that you set it to manually.
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  • Can Reese Brake Controller be Wired to 2016 Ford F-150
  • The correct brake controller install harness for a 2016 Ford F-150 is the part # 22292. This may plug right into the back of your older Reese brake controller but worst case scenario you would have to cut off the black connector and then wire it by color to the controller.
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  • Which Circuit Breaker to Install with Prodigy Brake Controller for Use with 3-Axle Trailer
  • You will want to use the 30-amp breaker when you install your # ETBC7 Brake controller kit. This will pass enough current for the Prodigy controller # 90195 to power up to 6 brake assemblies on three axles. The 40-amp breaker should be installed on the 12V trailer power circuit.
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  • Intermittent Connection Message Showing on Prodigy Brake Controller
  • It sounds like you have already done the hard work of checking and updating the vehicle and trailer wiring to narrow the source of the problem to your controller. Corroded connectors, damaged wiring or a shorted brake magnet are the typical causes for this issue of the controller losing connection to the trailer brake circuit. Since you have eliminated those concerns, given the age of the brake controller I would suspect it as having an internal fault. If you have a circuit tester like...
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  • Solution for Trailer with Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator Where Brake Controller Shows Disconnect
  • I have a solution for you, but the Prodigy RF part # 90250 is not compatible with electric over hydraulic brakes on trailers. What you would need to do is swap out the controller to one that has a EOH actuator setting like the P2 part # 90885. The problem you described is very common of a brake controller that just doesn't have a hydraulic setting.
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  • Adding a Brake Controller to an RV Built on a 2017 Ford E-450 Van Chassis
  • First check behind the center console on the passengers side or below the center console for a factory brake controller plug on the RV. If you find a plug and it has numerous pins then you would need brake controller harness # 3034-P. If it is more square with just 4 to 6 pins then you would need # 3035-P but it is unlikely that it will take 3035-P. I have linked videos featuring both harnesses for you. I do recommend the Tekonsha P2 # 90885 because it is one of the most reliable controllers...
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  • Tekonsha Voyager Brake Controller Shows Green Light without a Trailer Connected
  • Since the green light is coming on with no trailer connected that indicates a short that is making the brake controller think that a trailer is connected. The most likely cause of this is a corroded trailer connector. Make sure the trailer connector is clean and free of corrosion inside, where the wires attach, and outside on the pins. Check the wires and fix any pinched or damaged wires as needed. I have also included a couple of links on testing and troubleshooting brake controllers...
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  • What Will I Need to Tow a 1600 Lbs Camper Trailer Behind My 2003 Ford Escape With a Tow Package
  • If the 2003 Ford Escape already has a hitch installed, then the Curt hitch for a Ford Escape part # C11106 will not be needed. The Curt hitch is designed for a vehicle that does not have a hitch already installed on the vehicle. Both the Curt hitch and the factory hitch have 1-1/4 inch receiver openings. However, according to the owner's manual, the factory hitch has a higher towing capacity. The owner's manual for a 2003 Ford Escape lists the trailer weight range allowable to tow is...
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  • Should Display on Hopkins Brake Controller Stay Lit Up When Connected to Trailer
  • If you see a red dot in the bottom right corner that means a trailer is connected. If the screen was blank that would indicate that a trailer is not connected. As controller applies more braking power to the trailer the number on the display will increase.
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  • Installing a Brake Controller Using Ford Brake Controller Harness on a 2007 Ford F-150
  • You will not use the brown illumination wire from the Ford factory harness. The light green wire for stop lamps will go to the brake controller red wire. The other brake controller wires are white for ground, black for 12 volt power, and blue for output to the trailer brakes.
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  • Troubleshooting Draw-Tite Activator Trailer Brake Controller that is Draining Trucks Battery
  • It's normal for a brake controller to send some power back to your 6-way in order to check if a trailer is connected but it should never be enough to drain your battery. A few things to look at. Inspect your 6-way and make sure it's clean and corrosion free. Inspect the brake circuit wire from the 6-way to the controller checking for any pinch points or damage. A short somewhere in the circuit could cause the drain. Also check your ground and make sure it's secured to a smooth, clean...
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  • Best Brake Controller Recommendation for Fleet Trailers
  • 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 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 controller has a very interactive menu with a ton of settings and presets that can be adjusted. For your situation where you would be towing...
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  • Recommended Brake Controller And Wiring For 2003 Ford Ranger
  • The Tekonsha Prodigy P3, # 90195, is a great brake controller for any vehicle. It is an easy to read and understand brake controller that allows multiple boost levels and allows you storable settings, battery protection and continuous diagnostics. If you already have a brake controller, then you will just need the wiring to connect it to your vehicle and trailer. There is not an electric brake controller plug-in under the dash of your 2003 Ford Ranger, so I would recommend using...
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  • Brake Controller Install Parts Needed for 2014 Ford Van without Trailer Wiring
  • To install the Curt brake controller part # C51120 in your 2014 Ford E-350 you will need to install a 4-way with part # 118551 and then use the part # ETBC7 to convert it to a 7-way and install the controller. You are going to have to test all of the wires that lead to the brake pedal switch till you find one that only sees voltage when the brakes are applied.
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  • Where Does Wiring Harness for Curt Venturer Connect to in Cab of 2016 Ford F-150
  • The Curt Venturer Brake Controller # C51110 installs with the wiring harness # C51436 behind a panel in your 2016 Ford F-150's dash counsel. The panel you will need to remove in just to the right on the steering wheel. See the video I've attached and skip ahead to about the 2:30 mark to see the panel. From their the video will show you the rest of the install.
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  • Trailer Brakes Only Work When Using Manual Switch On Voyager Brake Controller and Plug-In Harness
  • The first thing I would do is unplug the brake controller wiring harness # 22292 from your 2014 Ford F-150 and test each function on the truck's connector. Inspect both connectors and make sure no pins are bent, they're pretty fragile and this is relatively common. If all of the pins look okay, and the functions coming from your truck check out, make sure the wires going into the back of the connectors match up with each other. We've seen it, on occasion, where a truck manufacturer...
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  • What Wiring Harness Do I Need To Connect My Tekonsha Prodigy 2 Brake Controller?
  • There are many plug and play adapters for vehicles with the factory tow packages. Each harness is year/make/model specific. Some harnesses fit multiple years of a particular make/model, so I have linked our brake controller fitguide for your convenience. If your friends do not have a brake controller port under the dash, then, I recommend the Universal Installation Kit for Trailer Brake Controller - 7-Way RV and 4-Way Flat - 10 Gauge Wires, # ETBC7. This will give them everything...
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  • Brake Controller and Wiring Harness for 2014 Ford E-250 Van Not Pre-Wired For Trailer
  • We carry all the parts that you would need to install a brake controller and wiring for your 2014 Ford E-250 van. These parts include a wiring kit that you can use to connect your tail, brake, and turn singles for your trailer without cutting or splicing into the existing wires. Curt makes a 2014 Ford Van T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # C56020. The Curt T-connector allows you to attach a 4-way flat trailer connector without harming the existing...
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  • Agility Brake Controller Does Nothing After Installation on a 2007 Ford F-150
  • The Hopkins Agility brake controller # HM47294 will have a blank display unless a trailer is connected. Once a trailer is connected there will be a red dot in the corner of the display. Activating the manual override will display a number readout. If the controller does nothing when a trailer is connected then the controller is either not receiving power or it is not sensing the trailer for some reason. First make sure that you are using the correct wiring harness to plug the controller...
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  • Installation Kit for Prodigy P3 Brake Controller 90195 in 2003 Ford Ranger
  • Your 2003 Ford Ranger does not have an under-dash connection port for a brake controller like the excellent Prodigy P3 # 90195 so installation of this unit will be hardwired. You'll need to have a 4-pole flat wiring harness on the truck; if you need one you can use Tekonsha # 118344 which is a simple plug-in install. The 4-pole will be used along with our brake controller installation kit # ETBC7. The kit has everything you need to complete the installation, except the controller itself....
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  • Ground Error and Weak Trailer Brakes Using P2 Brake controller on a 2004 Ford F-250
  • The P2 brake controller # 90885 will initially hold the trailer brakes when stopped at a traffic signal but will then start to release them. That is normal for that particular controller and many proportional controllers because they have to sense movement to send power back to the brakes. There could be a weak ground and attaching the ground wire to the battery is the best ground location there is for a brake controller. Using 12 gauge wire will be fine for the brake controller ground...
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  • Install Harness Recommendation for Prodigy P2 in a 2013 Ford F-150
  • We do carry the install harness needed to install a Prodigy P2 part # 90885 in your 2013 Ford F-150. For that you would need the part # 22292. This will plug into the port under the dash of your truck and will be all that is needed in terms of wiring to install the controller. I attached an install video for this harness for you to check out as well.
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  • Wiring Colors to Use for Installing Brake Controller in a 2006 Ford F-150
  • On a 2006 Ford F-150 you would need to match the colors of your truck to the controller in the following way. The white would go to white, red of the truck goes to black of the controller, blue goes to blue, and then green of the truck should go to red of the controller.
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  • Parts Needed to Install Prodigy P3 90195 in 2015 Ford F-150 with Factory Trailer Wiring
  • For your 2015 Ford F-150 with factory trailer wiring, brake controller installation for a unit like the Prodigy P2 # 90885 or the P3 # 90195 will require only the quick-connect wiring adapter # 22292 which works for any Tekonsha controller you might install in your truck. This adapter harness plugs in between the back of the brake controller and the factory-installed under-dash connection port, which is what I believe you are referring to.
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  • Parts Needed to Install Brake Controller in 2015 Ford Flex with Tow Package
  • To install the Curt Triflex part # C51140 in your 2015 Ford Flex that you completed the tow package for the only harness you need is the part # C51432 which will plug into the connector under the dash of your Flex that you mentioned.
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  • Brake Controller Install Harness Location in 2012 Ford E-250
  • It's actually in a really weird spot. If you check out the picture I attached you will see the dash panel that needs to get removed to access the brake controller harness on your 2012 Ford Van. You can also see it in the video I attached as well.
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  • Wiring Harness to Install Brake Controller on 2016 Jayco RV with E-Series Cab and Chassis
  • I may have a wiring harness to connect your Draw-Tite I-Command # 5535 to your RV, however it's going to depend on the wiring of your 2016 Jayco. After 2014 Ford stopped making the E-Series Passenger vans. They're still produced as a cab and chassis or cut-away models to be used as motorhomes, like your Jayco. Because of this the wiring harnesses we have are not tested any later than the 2014 vans, but they may still work for you. See the attached picture and locate the panel on...
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  • Where to Find Stoplight Circuit in a 1990 Ford Truck for Brake Controller Install
  • If a brake controller is causing an issue with the anti-lock brake system the issue is the way it is wired to the truck. The red wire of the controller is the issue. It needs to be ran to a circuit that only sees voltage when the brakes are applied. Sounds like this wire is ran to the wrong circuit. For Ford trucks of your era there is a unique place to find this circuit. I attached a diagram that has where to find this circuit.
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  • Installation of Brake Controller # 5504 Looking for Cold Brake Switch Wire on 2010 Ford Explorer
  • For a 2010 Ford Explorer the cold brake light switch wire should be a purple and white wire. You will want to test it to make sure with a circuit tester like # 3808. I have linked a video that shows our installer installing a brake controller on a 2010 Explorer and he shows where you can find the wiring inside the vehicle about the 6:15 minute mark for you to better see.
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  • Hardwiring in a Brake Controller to the Factory Ford Harness on a 2013 Ford F-150 STX
  • Wiring in a brake controller to the Ford factory brake controller harness is going to depend on if it is the version with the pink wire or no pink wire. If it is the version with the pink wire then the functions are as follows: Pink to controller black for 12 volt power Red to red for input from the brake switch White to white for ground Blue to blue for output to the trailer brakes Brown is not used If it does not have the pink wire then the functions are: Red to controller...
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  • Will Installing Brake Controller in 2000 Ford F-350 Damage P2 Brake Controller
  • Where are you seeing this note? To install the Prodigy P2 part # 90885 in your 2000 Ford F-350 would only require you to use the install harness part # 3035-P which has not been known to cause issues with the P2. In fact the P2 is the most popular controller used with this harness.
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  • Does Sensor Near Battery have to be Moved to Install a Brake Controller in a 2011 Ford Edge
  • In the video, linked for reference, our installer moved that sensor out of the way because more room was needed for the circuit breakers he mounted in that same general area. If you put the circuit breakers somewhere else you would not have to move that sensor. Once the hood is closed there wouldn't be a lot of room for it to move around anyway but if you needed to move it you could secure it better by zip-tying it to something else near by.
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  • Hardwiring a Brake Controller on a 2015 Ford F-350 Cab and Chassis with Adapter Plug Missing
  • The plug for the brake controller unit should have been plugged into the back of the coin holder, as seen in the attached video starting at the 4:36 minute mark. From the attached video it appears to have 9 wires bundled together, so this would be what you want to look for within the wiring down below the dash. To properly hardwire the brake controller you will want to use a circuit tester like # 3808 and test for function, and then splice to the corresponding brake controller wire. The...
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  • Where to Run Blue Wire of Brake Controller to Install on 2016 Ford Transit T250
  • As far as we know the brake output circuit on the factory 7-way of your 2016 Ford Transit T250 would need to be accessed at the 7-way and then routed up to the blue wire of the brake controller like part # 90885. You would need to use 10 gauge wire like the part # 10-1-1 (sold by the foot) for this. To power the controller you would want the part # 5506 which comes with wiring to run to the battery. I attached a help article on hardwiring brake controller like this for you to check...
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  • Hardwiring a Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Brake Controller on a 1994 Gulfstream Conquest Motorhome
  • On the Ford van chassis, the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 # 90885 is normally connected using a square plug like # 3035-P. The round plug that you found is not a standard brake controller connection on these vehicles, so there is no matching brake controller harness available. We do not carry anything to connect form the brake controller to a round 4-pin. I've attached a help article that will describe the process in more detail and you may need a circuit tester, like # 40376. To hard wire...
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  • Fit & Compatibility of Upgrading to a Proportional Brake Controller on a 2001 Ford F-350 w/# 3035-P
  • Yes! Both the Draw-Tite Activator # 5504 and # 5100 time delayed brake controllers and the Draw-Tite I-Command proportional brake controllers will use the same # 3035-P wiring adapter for your 2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty. So it will be a simple switching out for your truck. The Curt Reflex # C51130 will need you to get a new adapter # C51322 for it to be compatible with your F-350. One thing that may help make the decision for you is that the Draw-Tite # 5535 is designed for electric...
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  • Recommended Trailer Brake Controller to Replace OEM Unit in 2011 Ford F-350
  • The aftermarket trailer brake controller I recommend to replace your OEM Ford unit is the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 # 90885. Along with it you will use the wiring adapter # 3034-P. The Prodigy is a highly-rated and reliable controller that is easy to set up and to operate. Installation in a Ford vehicle is shown in the linked video. Also, a helpful article on controllers is linked for you.
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  • Why Does Light of Tekonsha Primus Brake Controller Stay On
  • The indicator of a brake controller will stay on for several minutes after the vehicle has been turned off and exited. If you leave the vehicle undisturbed the controller will go into sleep mode and the light should go off. However, even if it did the amperage draw of the LED light is so miniscule that it would take months to drain a vehicle battery. Which by then the battery would be dead from inactivity.
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  • Will the PowerTrac Brake Controller Fit a 2016 Ford F-250
  • Brake controllers are not vehicle specific so you can use the PowerTrac # 39523 on your 2016 Ford F-250 to activate the electric brakes on your 5th wheel trailer. To plug the controller into the truck you will also need wiring harness # 3034-P. The PowerTrac is a time delay brake controller which means it will deliver the same amount of braking no matter how hard the tow vehicle is braking. It can be difficult to set time delay controllers just right and they can lead to more wear and...
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  • Recommended Brake Controller And Wiring For 2011 Ford F-150 With 4-Way Trailer Connector
  • The brake controller I recommend is the Tekonsha P2, part # 90885. This is a proportional brake controller that applies the brakes with the same intensity as the brakes on your truck when the brakes are applied. You will also need the plug-in adapter, part # 22292. This adapter plugs into the back of the brake controller and the other end plugs into the harness located behind the dash as shown at about the 1 minute fifty eight second mark in the linked video. You will need a 7-way...
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  • Parts for Installing Prodigy P3 Brake Controller in 1965 Ford F-100 and 2006 Chevy Avalanche
  • We can get your two vehicles ready for sharing your new Prodigy P3 Brake Controller # 90195. Let's start with that nice old Ford that I wish were mine. You can install a new 4-pole harness # 18252 and then convert that to a 7-way using our # ETBC7 kit, just as you suggested. This kit includes all the parts needed for the truck and an article covering installation is linked for you. It will include a 12V power feed to maintain your trailer battery. There is no aftermarket plug-and-play...
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  • Installing InSIGHT Brake Controller on a 2007 Ford F-150 with Factory 4-Way Trailer Connector
  • You will need to do just a little bit of hardwiring to install a 7-Way trailer connector and brake controller on your 2007 Ford F-150 with factory 4-Way. The 4- to 7-Way adapter you have should have additional wires for the ground, 12 volt circuit, brakes, and possibly reverse lights. Under your truck if you follow the 4-Way wiring forward it will plug into another connector. The protective covering over the wires for this connector will be trimmed away revealing two additional wires....
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  • Brake Controller Wiring Harness and Plug In Location for a 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum
  • Brake controller wiring harness # 3035-P is indeed the correct part for your 2016 Ford Explorer with the factory 7-Way trailer connector and a Tekonsha brake controller such as the P3 # 90195. On a 2016 Ford Explorer the brake controller port is located by the steering column near the steering wheel.
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  • Should the Blue Wire of a Brake Controller have Voltage
  • The blue wire of your brake controller wiring isn't going to have voltage on it unless you have a brake controller connected to it with either the manual override lever pulled or with the brakes applied. This is the circuit that the controller uses to carry the brake signal back to the 7-way. I attached a couple help articles on troubleshooting brake controllers for you to check out as well.
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  • Parts Needed to Install Brake Controller in a 2003 Ford Focus
  • You will need to start with a 4-way (if you do not have one). For that you would want the # 18252 for if you have hatchback or wagon built after October 2002, part # 119178KIT for if you have a sedan, or part # 118344 for if you have a wagon built before Oct. 2002. From there you would need to convert the 4-way to a 7-way so that you can install the brake controller. For that you will want the Brake Controller Install Kit and 7-Way Adapter part # ETBC7. I attached installation instructions...
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  • Troubleshooting Agility Brake Controller with Blank Screen When Trailer Is Not Connected
  • Good news, I can help answer your question. The Agility # HM47294 does need the trailer to be plugged in before anything on the display will show. A blank display indicates that the trailer is not connected. If you plug in the trailer you should see a red dot on the bottom of the right hand corner indicating the trailer is connected. If this doesn't happen you will want to check your wiring for shorts. I have linked the installation instructions to this page for your convenience.
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation for a 2007 Monaco Diplomat
  • The most popular and reliable proportional brake controllers we offer is the Prodigy P2 # 90885 from Tekonsha, which you referenced. We do not offer a quick-connect brake controller harness for use with Roadmaster chassis-based motor homes so your installation will be a hard-wire application. If your Monaco is already equipped with a 7-way connector at the rear (which I expect) you will need the wiring kit # 5506 to install the P2. If you do not have the 7-way then instead you will...
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  • Why Would Tekonsha Voyager Only Apply Brakes with Manual Override
  • The issue is related to the red wire of the brake controller. It needs to be connected to a circuit that only sees voltage when the brakes are applied and none when released. This is what tells the controller that you are applying the vehicle brakes and to begin sensing deceleration and start applying braking power. Check the condition of the connection of the red wire as well as what circuit it is attached to.
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