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  • Recommended 7-Way Wiring and Brake Controller Installation on 1996 Dodge Ram 2500 with 4-Way Wiring
  • For your 1996 Dodge Ram 2500, I recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 # 90195 for your brake controller which will connect to the factory harness you mentioned using wiring harness # 3020-P. This brake controller is easy to use with its presets and LCD screen. For the 7-way, you will then use # ETBC7 and splice into the factory wiring located under the drives side wheel well. This will give your the wiring functions needed to complete your 7-way and give you the brake controller functionality.
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  • Redarc Tow-Pro Elite Brake Controller Unique Features That Set It Apart From Competitors
  • The Redarc Tow-Pro Elite Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 3 Axles - Proportional # 331-EBRH-ACCV2 has some features that other brake controllers do not that make it easy to recommend despite the cost difference. The Tow-Pro Elite has a dash mount that doesn't have the typical knee knocker installation. It actually installs in your dash or console in one of the preexisting button locations or can be added so it looks like a factory part of your vehicle. This also is a really nice feature...
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  • Recommended Brake Controller and Wiring Harness for 2008 Ford F-150 with Factory Tow Package
  • That fuse allows for 12V power to charge the trailer battery. The trailer breakaway battery will use that circuit, but I believe it also allows for the 12V needed for your trailer brake controller power. The Tekonsha P3 is a very nice brake controller that allows for proportional braking, meaning the same timing and pressure you hit your brake pedal are transferred to your trailer brakes. The P3 allows the LCD screen that will display diagnostics and errors without needing to decipher...
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  • Will the Prodigy RF Brake Controller Work on a 2011 Sprinter 3500 RV
  • The Prodigy RF # 90250 is not vehicle specific. As long as your 2011 Mercedes Sprinter 3500 has a functioning 7-Way connector it will work. If you should have problems pairing the unit I have included some helpful tips below: First, If you do not see displayed what the instructions say just keep going through the steps. Sometimes, it will not display what it is supposed to but it will still work if you go through the steps to completion. If that does not work then you can try...
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  • Parts Needed to Install Brake Controller in 2017 Ford F-150 with 4-Way
  • 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. To install it requires the install harness part # 3035-P and it'll be wired up minus a few connections you'll have to make under the vehicle...
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  • Redarc Tow Pro Elite Trailer Brake Controller Square Mount Bracket
  • For the Redarc Tow Pro Elite Trailer Brake Controller # 331-EBRH-ACCV2 we have the square mounting panel part # 331-TPSI-001 or the # 331-TPSI-002 which are square mounts that are what you saw in the attached video.
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  • Brake Controller and Install Recommendation for 2017 Chrysler Pacifica
  • Not all vehicles come with brake controller wiring under the dash. That said your 2017 Chrysler Pacifica SHOULD have a 7-way trailer wiring harness at the rear of it and should have brake controller wiring under the dash. If there is the rear 7-way all you need is the # 3045-P and the Brake Controller IQ part # TK90160. If you have no wiring you'll need to go the hardwire option you also mentioned. The 4-way part # 118712, the adapter and install kit # ETBC7, and then finally the brake...
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  • Brake Controller Install Harness Recommendation for 2018 Toyota 4Runner for Tekonsha Primus IQ
  • The correct install harness for a Tekonsha Primus IQ brake controller part # TK90160 in your 2018 Toyota 4Runner is the part # 3041-P. We confirmed this with Tekonsha so it's a guaranteed fit.
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  • Availability of Plug-In Adapter for Installing the Primus IQ # TK90160 in a 2018 Toyota 4Runner
  • We do have a plug-in adapter for your 2018 Toyota 4Runner. It is listed as part # 3041-P on our site. This will install in the 5-pin connector that is found taped up near the emergency brake pedal under your driver side dash. The adapter allows you to easily connect and disconnect your Tekonsha Primus IQ # TK90160 for trailer towing. Please note that the Tekonsha Brake Controller Converter # 30235-P is required in the state of California to activate your vehicle and trailer brake...
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  • Will Prodigy P2 Brake Controller Work on 2012 Toyota Tacoma?
  • Brake controllers are not vehicle-specific so the Prodigy P2 # 90885 brake controller will absolutely work with your 2012 Toyota Tacoma. Since you mentioned you have the factory tow package the only other part you need to install this brake controller is wiring adapter # 3040-P. The link you mentioned does show the controller being installed on a '12 Tacoma and that should give you an idea of how easy it will be for you to install it yourself.
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  • Does Prodigy RF Have to be Secured by Drilling Into Trailer Frame?
  • The Prodigy RF # 90250 does not necessarily have to mount via drilling but there are specific instructions for mounting it securely. If you take a look at the accompanying cutout I've provided it states that the RF must be secure, within 5 degrees of level, above the trailer frame rail and in a location that allows the Power Module's cover to be in the up direction. If you can somehow do this without drilling then it would certainly be allowed.
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  • Recommended Trailer Brake Controller for 2007 Toyota Tundra Pulling Enclosed Trailer
  • For a trailer brake controller that will work great with your Toyota Tundra and trailer, I highly recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 # 90885. This is an excellent, proportional controller that will activate the trailer brakes at the same time and with the same intensity that you apply to them in your Tundra. It features an easy to read, digital display and continuous diagnostics that will alert you to any potential issues. This unit is well known for its reliability and ease of use. Then,...
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  • Recommended Brake Controller and Wiring for 2014 Ford F-150 with Factory 4-Way Trailer Connection
  • For your 2014 Ford F-150 with factory 4 flat, you will need a brake controller, wiring harness, 7-way connector and some wiring. I recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 # 90195 for your brake controller due to the proportional braking, the LCD screen for diagnostics versus code deciphering, and the preset boost options. Then you will need the wiring harness # 22292 to connect this to your factory wiring. See attached installation video to assist. For your wiring connections at the bumper,...
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  • Troubleshooting Brake Controller that Stopped Working With Brake Pedal After Welding on Truck
  • Most likely something got shorted out and is damaged but we can test it to figure out what's going on. Testing the brake controller is fairly easy. Sever the blue brake output wire near the brake controller leaving enough room to reconnect it and then apply the manual slide. Using a circuit tester like the Quickee Tester, part # 3808, you should get output to the controller side of the wire you severed. If the manual slide activates the trailer brake output wire properly, try the brake...
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  • How Does Redarc Tow Pro Brake Controller Wire to 2012 Toyota Highlander
  • You can use the install video for the Prodigy P3 part # 90195 that I attached below as a guide for installing the Redarc Tow Pro part # 331-EBRH-ACCV2 in your 2012 Toyota Highlander. It should be a small red wire on your brake pedal switch that you'll wire to the red wire of the brake controller. You will need to start with a 4-way (if you do not have one). For that you would want the # 118449. From there you would need to convert the 4-way to a 7-way so that you can install the...
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  • Bypassing the OEM Brake Controller Signal Wiring on a 2009 Chevrolet Silverado
  • To install the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 # 90195 in your 2009 Chevrolet Silverado we would typically recommend that you use the same wiring that your factory brake controller used. However, since you believe that there is a problem with the wiring from the factory brake controller back to your 7-Way you want to use a slightly different installation tactic. If you know that the only wire that is messed up is the one sending the brake signal to your 7-Way then you can simply run 10 Gauge Wire...
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  • Installing the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 # 90195 in a 2005 Monaco Signature w/Detroit Diesel
  • Installing a brake controller in a Class A RV like your 2005 Monaco Signature can sometimes be a little tricky because there is no standard location for the brake controller wiring. Typically we have found that there is no plug-in adapter for Class A RVs, but you can usually find a wiring harness under the driver seat that has the appropriate wires needed for installation. For the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 # 90195 you will connect the White wire to Ground, the Black wire to 12V Power, the...
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  • Troubleshooting Pre-Collision System Malfunction with Primus IQ Installed on a 2017 Highlander
  • I spoke with my contact at Tekonsha who knew exactly what you were talking about. He said that the best solution for installing a brake controller like the Primus IQ # TK90160 in your 2017 Toyota Highlander is to install a diode on the red wire of the wiring harness for the Primus IQ. This is the wire that connects to the cold side of the stop light switch. To prevent the 12V from backfeeding into your Pre-Collision System he recommended using a diode rated for 1 amp.
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  • Brake Controller and 7-Way Wiring Harness for a 2016 Ford Expedition
  • For your 2016 Ford Expedition, I recommend adding the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller, part # 90195, the Tekonsha Ford Wiring Harness, part # 22292, plus the 7-way Upgrade Kit, part # ETBC7 to install a 7-way kit onto your vehicle. The # ETBC7 will install using the factory 4-way and then connect into the existing wiring. The Tekonsha Prodigy P3 will then use an adapter cable included in its kit to plug into the port in the front of your vehicle, completing the system....
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  • How to Install the Primus IQ Brake Controller in a 2014 Ford F-150
  • Whether you have a factory 4-Way flat or 7-Way then you just need the Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter # 22292 to install the Tekonsha Primus IQ # TK90160 in your 2014 Ford F-150. For a factory 4-Way flat you will also need to install the Universal Wiring Kit # ETBC7 for a fully functioning 7-Way. I have attached an installation video that shows how to install the # ETBC7 as well as where the adapter will need to connect on the underside of your driver side dash. If you have the 7-Way...
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  • Setting Up the Drawtite Activator Brake Controller Instructions
  • For your Draw Tite Activator brake controller like # 5100 I found the setup instructions and they are below for you to check out. 1. With a trailer connected, set the sync control half way between + and -. Starting with the output control in the lowest position (all the way right) roll forward slowly and stop. If no trailer braking is felt adjust the output control slightly to the left. Repeat this process until firm trailer brakes are felt. If the trailer brakes lock-up or jerk...
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  • Recommended Brake Controller and Wiring Kit for 2010 Toyota Highlander
  • For your 2010 Toyota Highlander, there is not a brake controller wiring harness available for the tow package. For the best option for your vehicle, I recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 brake controller # 90195 which will work for brakes on up to 4 axles. It will work very well for your 4 brake assemblies and will give you proportional braking to the timing and intensity you hit the brake pedal in your Highlander. To wire your 7-way for this brake controller, you will simply need...
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  • Comparing Trailer Brake Controller Styles
  • There are two styles of brake controllers available. Time-delayed and proportional. Proportional controllers provided the safest way to stop and they reduce wear and tear on the trailer and tow vehicle. The only advantage that a time delay controller has is that it does not have to be mounted a certain way. They function by allowing you to select a preset amount of braking power over a preset ramp up time. They also tend to cost less but there are low-cost proportional controllers as well. For...
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  • Wiring Adapter with P3 Controller for 2002 F150 Supercrew
  • For most applications, the factory plug is located beneath the dash, near the center console. To install your electric brake controller # 90195 you need to connect the wiring of the controller to your vehicle. Certain manufacturers offer pre-wired options, typically known as tow packages, wherein these wires are run for you from the dash to the trailer connector on the back of your vehicle. Often, a brake controller wiring harness is included with your tow package. This harness plugs into...
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  • Will Exhaust Brake Activate Trailer Brake Controller
  • If your exhaust brake lights up the brake lights of your truck then the P3 # 90195 will activate the trailer brakes at the same time. It's my understanding that when you use an exhaust brake the brake lights don't light up in most situations so it wouldn't activate unless you also depressed the brake pedal enough to light up the brake lights.
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  • Are the Curt TriFlex # C51140 and Curt Adapter # C51453 a Fit for a 2014 Ram 1500 4WD 5.7 Hemi
  • You have exactly what you need for installing a brake controller in your 2014 Ram 1500. Brake controllers, like your Curt TriFlex # C51140, aren't necessarily vehicle specific, but the plug-in wiring adapter harnesses are. The correct one for your 1500 is the Curt # C51453 that you referenced. This will plug into the port under your driver side dash and allow you to easily install and remove the controller when needed.
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  • Parts Needed to Install Curt Discovery Brake Controller in 2014 Chevy Tahoe
  • To install the Curt Discovery brake controller # C51120 in your 2014 Chevy Tahoe you'll need the install harness part # C51515. This wires to the blunt cut wires that are under the dash of your Tahoe. To see how it installs check out the install video that shows this controller installed in a similar 2015 Chevy Tahoe.
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  • Cannot Sync Prodigy RF 90250 with a 2018 BMW X5
  • The issue you are having with the Prodigy RF # 90250 is not uncommon for German vehicles. There are a few things you can try to get the unit to pair. First, If you do not see displayed what the instructions say just keep going through the steps. Sometimes, it will not display what it is supposed to but it will still work if you go through the steps to completion. If that does not work then you can try taping off the pin in the 5 oclock position at the back of the RF (where the trailer...
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  • Recommended Electric Brake Controller for Off-Road Trailering
  • I have not heard of such a thing. What your friend may be talking about is an Electric Over Hydraulic Brake Actuator that allows you to use an electric brake controller on a trailer with hydraulic brakes. This will not work for a trailer with electric brakes. The good news is that for your off road trailering, there is a brake controller that is designed to work well for your application. It is the Redarc Tow-Pro Elite Trailer Brake Controller # 331-EBRH-ACCV2. This controller fits...
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  • Troubleshooting Brake Controller that Stops Working with Brake Pedal
  • Sounds like your having an issue with the brake signal circuit that wires to the controller. It is possible that either the connection to the brake switch is no longer good enough to provide an adequate signal to the brake controller and a new connection will need to be made, or there is a short or possibly a bad ground causing the problem. You may want to also check the stoplight fuse. A blown fuse will not allow the signal to get through and the brake controller will not know you are...
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  • Recommended Brake Controller and Wiring for 1992 Damon Challenger Motorhome
  • For your 1992 Damon Challenger, I recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller # 90195. This controller is a proportional controller that will allow your trailer brakes to apply at the same time and with the same intensity as you hit the brakes in your motorhome. You will need to hard wire this controller, and I recommend using the Universal Brake Controller Wiring Kit # ETBC7. You most likely will need the Extra Wire for ETBC7 for Long Vehicles - 10' # ETBCXW as well....
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  • Will Brake Controller Cause Brake Light on 2001 Ford E-350 Club Wagon to Stay on
  • Typically when there is a brake light issue it comes down to a bad ground. Since a brake controller, like the Prodigy P3 # 90195, doesn't send a signal along the brake light circuit you most likely have a loose ground or som corroded wiring somewhere. You can test this by simply disconnecting the brake controller to see if this resolves the issue. I recommend tracing the wire back from the malfunctioning brake light and checking for any places where the wiring is bent, corroded, damaged,...
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  • Recommended Wiring for Brake Controller on 2010 Freightliner Cascadia Semi Truck Tractor
  • To connect an electric brake controller to your 2010 Freightliner Cascadia, I recommend you start with a proportional brake controller like the Prodigy P3 # 90195. This when connected correctly will give your trailer brakes the same pressure at the same time as you hit the brake pedal in your truck. To get your wiring functions, you will need to use a circuit tester like # 3808 to determine wire functions. Then I recommend using the Upgraded Heavy Duty ModuLite Circuit Protected Vehicle...
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  • Troubleshooting Tekonsha Primus IQ Brake Controller Error Code PL
  • Your Tekonsha Primus IQ Trailer Brake Controller # TK90160 is showing an error code. The PL fault is a Power interruption while brake pedal is depressed. It sounds because you have tested the red wire without depressing the brake pedal that you have connected that wire to the hot side of the brake switch instead of the cold side. You want to connect that wire to the cold side so that there is only power on the red wire when the brake pedal is pressed. I've attached an article to assist...
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  • Troubleshooting LED Display On Curt Triflex Brake Controller Continually Flashing In Cold Weather
  • It sounds like your brake controller is catching a signal on the brake controller output wire in a different way when it is cold. This can be due to corrosion or even a little additional moisture in the connection. The flashing LED display is not an indication of your Curt Triflex brake controller # C51140 going bad. If it were going bad, you would have that continue after the vehicle is warmed up as well. You can most likely solve the issue with a little sand paper or steel wool...
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation for 2018 Audi Q7
  • The P3 # 90195 or the P2 # 90885 are the best options out there for a brake controller in your 2018 Audi Q7. I am partial to the P3 though since it has a display that shows fully worded messages instead of codes to decipher. If you have a brake controller connector under your dash that is complete with all of the circuits you need that would make things easy. You'd just need to run the white wire of the controller to the ground, the red wire to the circuit that only sees voltage when...
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  • Why Install an Aftermarket Brake Controller on a Truck with a Factory Controller
  • In the video you're referring to of the 2015 Ram 3500 we installed the Prodigy P3, part # 90195, simply because the customer wanted one. He wasn't happy with the performance of the factory integrated brake controller on his truck and he had previously used a P3 that he was happy with so he decided to install a P3 in this truck. We do periodically see people who wish to install aftermarket controllers on trucks with factory controllers, although it's usually on older models than this...
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  • Installation and Operation of Prodigy Wireless Brake Controller and 2014 Mercedes-Benz GL450
  • For your 2014 Mercedes-Benz GL450, the Tekonsha Prodigy RF Wireless Trailer Brake Controller # 90250 is a confirmed fit for use with your factory tow package. There is nothing specific about the installation, but there are a couple restrictions for use. It cannot be submerged or immersed in water and it is not compatible with electric over hydraulic brakes. If you were to use this with another vehicle, there are times that the brake controller output pin on the 7-way needs to be covered...
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  • Does the Wiring Harness Come with the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 # 90195
  • The Pigtail Wiring Harness # 7894 is included with the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 # 90195 for a hardwiring application. However, if you are wanting to install it on the 2016 Chevrolet Suburban you put for your vehicle then you will want the Plug-In Adapter # 3016 if you have the factory tow package. This will plug into a connector under your driver side dash. I have attached examples of both installations on a 2015 and 2011 Tahoe that you can reference.
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  • Troubleshooting Tekonsha Primus IQ Trailer Brake Controller
  • On your Tekonsha Primus IQ Trailer Brake Controller # TK90160 it sounds like the red wire coming from the brake pedal switch to the unit is not sending power. I recommend checking that wire using a circuit tester like # 3808 for function. If you are getting signal on that wire, then you will want to adjust your controller while in an empty parking lot. You may also want to note that you need to be moving for the brake pedal to give a reading with this controller because it is a proportional...
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  • Troubleshooting Brake Controller that Displays Random Numbers on Screen
  • Check the red wire of your brake controller. Sounds like it is shorting out to a 12 volt power source which is telling the controller that it needs to be looking for braking activity and apply braking voltage.
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  • Can Integrated Controller of 2015 Ram 3500 be Bypassed with Tekonsha P3 Controller
  • Yes if you installed the Prodigy P3 brake controller part # 90195 in your 2015 Ram 3500 it would totally bypass the integrated one you have. You will need the install harness part # 3024-P as well. To install an aftermarket brake controller on a 2015 Dodge Ram that has the factory integrated controller you will have to disconnect the ITBM (Integrated Trailer Brake Module). Doing so will turn on a warning lamp on the instrument cluster. In order to disconnect the ITBM and not get the...
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  • Is Prodigy RF Compatible With 2018 Audi Q7?
  • Brake controllers are not vehicle-specific so the Prodigy RF # 90250 will work in your 2018 Audi Q7. If you have the factory tow package it is recommended you use 7 Way Trailer Connector Vehicle Tester # TR20117 to pair the receiver and transmitter. If you do not have the factory tow package you will need to add a 4-way connector # 119250KIT along with Universal Installation Kit for Trailer Brake Controller # ETBC7, which will give you the necessary components, including a 7-way, to...
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  • Troubleshooting Curt Triflex Brake Controller Displaying Numbers When No Trailer Is Connected
  • Your Curt Triflex # C51140 should not display anything but a single dot when the trailer is not connected. You are getting numbers when your apply your brakes because there is a draw on the brake controller output wire. The controller sees that power draw as a trailer being connected. I recommend you clean your trailer connector on your truck as sometimes dirt or corrosion can cause a small draw from the other pin functions. You can use sand paper, steel wool, or even an old toothbrush...
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  • Can RedArc Control Knob Be Installed Where 12V Power Outlet is in the 2018 Honda Ridgeline
  • On your 2018 Honda Ridgeline, we are not sure of the dimensions are of the 12V power outlet, but me and my contact at RedArc confirm that it should be able to be installed where the finger is pointed in your attached picture. I will send a copy of the user manual for this product showing the required dimensions. Please note that all dimensions are shown in millimeters. Also, RedArc’s Universal Switch Insert Panel # TPSI-001 can be installed to offer a clean and stylish OEM installation.
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  • Brake Controller Options for a 2017 Volvo XC-60 Towing an Airstream Travel Trailer
  • For your vehicle, outside of everything being built with each piece in mind, the main advantage for curt is that their controllers use a pre-banded wiring harness that splices into your vehicle's wiring and simply plugs into the controller, making installation a little easier. Among the Curt, I recommend the Reflex Proportional Kit, consisting of part # C51130 and part # C51515. This will create a brake setup spliced into your vehicle's wiring. If you don't mind using a non-Curt...
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  • Why Would Proportional Brake Controller Activate Trailer Brakes in Reverse
  • Is the controller applying voltage on the display when you are in reverse? If so that means the red wire (brake light circuit) is seeing voltage all the time and the controller thinks you are stopping. You need to verify that the red wire is attached to a circuit that only sees voltage when the brakes are applied. I attached a help article with more info on brake controller troubleshooting for you to check out as well.
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  • Troubleshooting Tekonsha P3 Brake Controller Install in 2005 Chevy Silverado Not Powering On
  • There are a few connections that need to be made under the hood of your 2005 Chevy Silverado for the brake controller wiring to be active. If you check out the install video and help article I attached you'll see where these connections are and how to make them. In the wiring there the stoplight circuit will be ran to controller.
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  • Are Additional Relays Still Needed to Install Trailer Brake Controller on 2016 VW Touareg
  • I spoke with my contact at Tekonsha regarding installing the Prodigy P2 Brake Controller # 90885 on your 2016 VW Touareg TDI. He stated that while the original reason for the tech bulletin (to prevent erratic display on the controller) has since been resolved, they still highly recommend that the added relays be obtained and installed. They will act as an additional safety measure to protect the vehicle's delicate wiring in case of a short or backfeed from the controller. The relays,...
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  • Brake Controller Install Harness Recommendation for 2001 GMC 2500HD
  • The correct brake controller install harness for installing the Prodigy P2 part # 90195 in your 2001 GMC Sierra 2500 is the part # 3025-P. This plugs right into the junction box under the dash of your truck. In the attached install video you'll see how this is done on a very similar 2002 Chevy Silverado. If there's a connector already in the port you can simply unplug it and plug the # 3025-P in it's place.
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  • Troubleshooting Prodigy Brake Controller that Stopped Working with Brake Application
  • Can you verify that the red wire of the controller is getting voltage when the brakes are applied? Sounds like the issue is that the controller just isn't getting the brake signal and not knowing when to activate. If you have a 2000's era GM vehicle check the third brake light fuse. When that blows (and it blows easily on GM vehicles), you'll see brake controller stop working like you described.
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  • Parts Needed to Install Redarc Tow Pro Brake Controller in 2018 Cadillac Escalade
  • To install the Redarc Tow Pro part # 331-EBRH-ACCV2 in your 2018 Cadillac Escalade will require you to use the adapter part # 3016-S. This plugs into the port under the dash of your vehicle and requires you to wire the harness to the matching wire colors of the brake controller. Once that's done it would be installed and ready to go.
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  • I Need A Brake Controller for my 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser, What Else Do I Need?
  • I recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller # 90195. This brake controller activates trailer brakes in proportion to your Toyota FJ Cruiser's braking action. It automatically adjusts trailer's braking based on deceleration of your tow vehicle. It activates immediately with no pausing like with time-delayed brake controllers. If your 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser does not have a 7-way, you will need the Universal Installation Kit for Trailer Brake Controller # ETBC7. This kit...
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  • Recommended Brake Controller Wiring Harness for 2017 GMC Sierra 1500
  • The Tekonsha Primus IQ Trailer Brake Controller # TK90160 can be plugged into your 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 using the wiring adapter # 3016. This will simply plug into the wiring under the black cover to the left side of your brake pedal. I've attached an installation video to assist.
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  • Prodigy P3 90195 Brake Controller Installation in Place of Draw-Tite Activator in 2007 Honda Pilot
  • Actually, you need to do almost nothing to replace your Draw-Tite Activator Trailer Brake Controller # 5100 with a superior proportional unit like the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 # 90195. Since these two controllers come from the same manufacturer they will use the same wiring harness, so all you need to do is unplug the Activator and plug in the Prodigy P3 in its place. You will find the user-friendly features of the P3 to be a big improvement over the Draw-Tite controller. It will certainly...
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer Brake Controller that Only Works with Foot Pedal
  • Do the trailer brakes immediately lock up when you hit the brakes? That would mean you have a short between the trailer brake output circuit and the brake/turn signal circuit of your trailer wiring. Another way to test this would be to turn on both blinkers and see if either causes the brakes to pulse in rhythm with the blinker. I also attached a help article on troubleshooting brake controller installs for you to check out as well.
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation for 1988 Chevy C/K 1500
  • 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 will be the last brake controller you buy. It can easily be transferred to future vehicles as well. For the wiring you will need to start...
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  • Troubleshooting Tekonsha Brake Controller that Won't go to Sleep After Inactivity
  • The P3 brake controller part # 90195 is supposed to go to sleep after 15 minutes of inactivity. Yours is most likely sensing some type of activity to keep it "awake." This could be corrosion on the trailer connector causing a slight short which makes the controller think a trailer is connected. Or if there's a short on the wiring to the controller that could be the culprit as well. Keep in mind that if you are opening the door on the truck or touching the brakes at all when checking...
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  • Parts Needed with Tekonsha Brake Controller to Tow a Tandem Axle Trailer
  • Yes, the Tekonsha Primus IQ Trailer Brake Controller # TK90160 will work for your 2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac . This proportional brake controller automatically levels when mounted within a 90-degree vertical range. Includes digital display, 3 boost levels, battery protection and continuous diagnostics. Easily transfer between different automobiles. If your vechicle does not have a 7-way connection, you will need the Universal Installation Kit for Trailer Brake Controller # ETBC7....
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  • Redarc Tow-Pro Elite Wiring Connector for a 2016 Toyota Sequoia with Factory Trailer Wire Harness
  • Not only is the Redarc Tow-Pro Elite Trailer Brake Controller # 331-EBRH-ACCV2 a great compact controller that can be mounted just about anywhere, it also has a connector that uses the same colors as the Tekonsha connectors. Since your 2016 Toyota Sequoia has the factory brake controller harness you can use the Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter # 3040-P. You will just need to cut off the black connector and then match up the wires color for color with the connector that comes with the...
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  • How to Adjust the Tekonsha Voyager for 35 foot 5th Wheel Trailer
  • When you are setting up the braking power for the Tekonsha Voyager # 39510 you want to start off by setting the power (power knob is on the side of the controller) to the 12 o'clock position. With your trailer and truck fully loaded go ahead and drive on dry level pavement at 25 mph and then apply the manual override slide knob (found on the front). You can then adjust the power settings for this controller accordingly. I am attaching a review video for the Tekonsha Voyager as well...
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  • 2018 Dodge Durango Brake Controller Recommendation
  • 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 will be the last brake controller you buy. It can easily be transferred to future vehicles as well. For a custom wiring harness that plugs...
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  • Location of Brake Controller Plug for the 2017 Ram 3500
  • I have a video attached of the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller # 90885 being installed. The location of the plug in area is at minute 2:10 of this video. The factory controller plug located underneath the dash, above and in front of our accelerator pedal. The Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter for Electric Brake Controllers # 3024-P is what you need to install your electric brake controller quickly and easily. Simply plug one end of the adapter into your brake controller and...
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  • Troubleshooting Original Tekonsha Prodigy Error Code
  • The error code - - if it is on the bottom means the Prodigy is mounted at too low an angle. If the dashes are at the top, then the Prodigy is mounted to high an angle. This can simply be that it got bumped and needs to be adjusted back to proper position for function. The newer models of the Prodigy controller like P2 # 90885 and P3 # 90195 do not have that mounting specification required.
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  • P2 Brake Controller Blowing Fuses After Dealer Installed it in a 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (JK)
  • If I had to guess as to what happened I would say that they connected the P2 brake controller # 90885 red wire to the wrong wire on your 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (JK). It is a difficult wire to get to for sure on most Wranglers. They may have used a different wire that carried more than just the brake light signal thus causing an overload condition. Take a look at the video I have linked showing installation of a brake controller on a Jeep just like yours. The controller is different...
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  • Troubleshooting Curt Triflex Brake Controller Not Working After Battery Change
  • It sounds like your Curt Triflex # C51140 has a power wire short or an inline fuse or circuit breaker issue when you changed your battery. I recommend using a circuit tester like # 3808 to test the power wire (black wire) on your controller to ensure you have power coming to your controller. Next check your (white) ground wire to ensure connection. I've attached the installation details for you to check the codes on your brake controller and have also attached some articles to assist...
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  • Is the Red Arc Tow-Pro Elite Compatible with Hydrastar Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator
  • Yes, the Redarc Tow-Pro Elite Trailer Brake Controller # 331-EBRH-ACCV2 is compatible with electric over hydraulic actuators such as the Hydrastar # HBA16.
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  • Clearing Error Code from Aftermarket Trailer Brake Controller Installation in 2018 Ford F-150
  • If you install an aftermarket trailer brake controller like the Prodigy P3 # 90195 using harness # 22292 in a Ford truck that had a factory-installed brake controller it will set a fault code on the instrument cluster. This does no harm but it can be annoying to see this message on the dash. The only way to remove this code is to have the TBC turned off by your local Ford dealer. Using the integrated diagnostic system, the IDS, the Ford Technician should access the Programmable Parameters...
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  • Troubleshooting Brake Controller Install that Activates Vehicle Brake Lights When Connected
  • Sounds like the wiring of your Hayes G2 Brake Boss Trailer Brake Controller # HA81792BB needs to be checked. Can you verify that the black wire of the controller is ran to a 12 volt power source, the red to a circuit that only sees voltage when the brakes are applied and the blue to the output circuit of your 7-way? The white should also be grounded but since your controller is coming on it sounds like that circuit is properly connected.
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  • Trailer Brake Controller Troubleshooting Error Codes on Prodigy P2
  • The Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller # 90885 flashing is an error code. It sounds like you may have two separate codes. The P.L. solid means you have a power interruption while the pedal is being depressed. The upper circle of the P.L flashing 2 times per second means the controller "sees" an overload condition during operation. You will want to do some troubleshooting using a circuit tester like # 3808 to determine the root issue. I've attached some articles to assist...
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  • Tekonsha Prodigy P2 to 2017 Jeep Wrangler FAQs
  • On the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller # 90885, the Red or Orange wire is the stoplight switch wire, connected to the light blue/white wire. If a custom brake-control wiring adapter is not available for your Jeep Wrangler, the you will need the Universal Installation Kit for Trailer Brake Controller # ETBC7. This kit includes wiring and accessories required for installation of a trailer brake controller in your vehicle This kit also includes the fuses you need. If the...
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  • What Colors Should Lights on Tekonsha Voyager Brake Controller be When Leveling?
  • When you are leveling the Tekonsha Voyager # 39510 the trailer needs to be connected but it does not need to be moving. If you are not getting the light to turn back to green the likely reason is that you have not leveled it properly. As you can see by the section of the installation instructions I've added, if the light is orange that means there is current flowing through them, which should not be the case after you have properly leveled the controller. I recommend ensuring you are on...
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  • How to Wire a Trailer Brake Controller to a 2007 Chevy Avalanche
  • I sure can help you out with installing the P2 brake controller # 90885 in your 2007 Chevy Avalanche. The brake controller white wire will go to the truck white wire for ground Controller black wire goes to truck red/black wire for power in Dark blue on the truck goes to controller blue for output to electric trailer brakes And light blue/white on the truck goes to the red wire on the controller for input from the brake switch With that and those connections made under the hood...
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  • Install Harness for Installing Tekonsha Voyager Brake Controller in 2004 Chevy Silverado
  • To install your Tekonsha Voyager brake controller part # 39510 in your 2004 Chevy Silverado 2500HD what you need is the part # 3015-P which is a confirmed fit. This will plug into the black connector of the controller and then plug directly into the junction box under the dash of your truck. I attached an install video for this harness for you to check out as well.
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  • How to Power Prodigy RF When Towing With 1993 Jeep Wrangler
  • The Prodigy RF # 90250 will not have a hot wire to connect; instead, the power module will plug into the 7-way on your 1993 Jeep Wrangler as you can see in the installation instructions I've included. The trailer's 7-way plug will then go into that power module. If you need to add wiring for a brake controller to your '93 Wrangler you would need to add a 4-way with the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # 118356. From there you would want to install the...
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  • bF Error Code on Hayes Genesis Brake Controller Used with Hydrastar Actuator on Mercedes ML Class
  • On the Hayes Genesis brake controller # HA81790 the bF error indicates that there is power on the blue wire when there shouldn't be. This could be the result of the blue wire being connected in the wrong place, a short, or, if you have a breakaway system the pin might be pulled out. It could also have to do with the connection of the brake controller red wire. On Mercedes vehicles the stop light switch wire that you would need is difficult to access so it is possible that the red wire...
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  • Wiring in a Brake Controller to Tow Package Wiring Under Dash of 2010 Chevy Silverado
  • If you are wiring your Primus brake controller # TK90160 to the tow package wiring under the dash on your 2010 Chevy Silverado then the wiring will be as follows: Truck red to brake controller black Truck dark blue to brake controller blue Truck light blue or orange (try light blue first) to controller red Truck white to controller white I have linked a help article that has a section covering the tow package wiring and brake controller connection.
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  • Factory Brake Wiring Harness Location on 2012 Chevy Silverado
  • When installing the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller # 90885, we need go back under the dash to find the factory wiring on your truck. Now it's located behind the dash underneath the steering wheel just a little towards the left and a little bit left of the brake pedal. It's pretty far up in there so it'll take a while to find. After you find it, take the wires and gently pull them down. I have a video attached that does a great job of locating the wires on your vehicle.
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  • Curt Discovery Brake Controller Display Flashes with Left Turn Signal
  • It could be a wiring issue. Specifically it is likely related to the brake controller red wire. If that wire is not attached to the correct circuit it can cause some strange things to happen. The red wire needs to be connected to a brake switch wire that only has power when the brake pedal is pressed. If that same wire has power then the headlights or a turn signal are on then it is not the correct wire. I have heard that the correct brake switch wire is the white wire so use a circuit...
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  • Wiring Harness to Install Redarc Brake Controller in a 2017 Ram 1500
  • To use the Redarc brake controller # 331-EBRH-ACCV2 in your 2017 Ram 1500 you will just need wiring harness # 3024-P. On this harness you will cut off the smaller black connector and attach its wires color for color to the Redarc wires included with the controller. If this was not what you were asking let me know and I will be happy to help you further.
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  • P3 Brake Controller Shows Random Numbers when Not Towing and No Trailer when there is a Trailer
  • There is some testing you can do on your P3 brake controller to determine where the problem is coming from. The most common issue though is a dirty or corroded connector on the vehicle. Many times, dirt or corrosion can cause a short in a trailer connector. Make sure the truck and the trailer side connectors are clean and free of corrosion inside and out. To test the controller, in the truck cab you will need to sever the blue wire several inches from the back of the controller. Then...
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  • Can Redarc Tow-Pro Brake Controller Install in 2017 Ford F-150
  • You will lose the anti-sway feature as that's part of the integrated brake controller. The trailer info will also most likely go away too on your 2017 Ford F-150. To install the Redarc Tow Pro part # 331-EBRH-ACCV2 in your truck though the correct harness is the part # TM75272 which is a custom fit.
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  • 7-Way Hookup for 2016 Lexus RX 450h
  • Although you only have the 4 way plug at the rear of you vehicle, you will need to install the Universal Installation Kit for Trailer Brake Controller # ETBC7. This will enable your Redarc Tow-Pro Elite Trailer Brake Controller # 331-EBRH-ACCV2 to work properly. You will just plug in the 4-way and then run the additional wires. one to the battery, one to the brake out put from the brake controller and one gets spliced into the reverse light circuit. I have a video attached that will...
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  • Will Prodigy P3 Brake Controller Display Alert User That One Brake Magnet has Lost Connection?
  • The Prodigy P3 # 90195 has a number of troubleshooting and diagnostic functions but will not alert you if a single brake magnet has lost connection. It will display battery voltage, voltage from stoplight switch with brake pedal depressed, average voltage to your trailer brakes as well as current provided to your trailer brakes. It will also warn of a possible short, overload or power loss. I've added a link to a video review of this controller for you to take a look at as well as a...
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  • Recommended Wiring and Brake Controller for 2017 Sprinter 3500 Dually with 170 Inch Wheel Base
  • The 2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500 dually 170 wheel base will require a few items to install a brake controller. I recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller # 90195 for a brake controller that will give you the proportional braking to keep your trailer brake timing and intensity in line with your vehicle. To wire this, you will first need a 4-way connection. If you don't have one, I recommend the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector #...
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  • Troubleshooting D.C and C.C. Messages on Curt Triflex Trailer Brake Controller
  • I recommend starting by checking both the tow vehicle side and trailer side connectors. Check to make sure that they are free of any debris or corrosion, cleaning out as needed. The D.C. message you are getting on the Curt Triflex # C51140 indicates no trailer brakes. This is typically caused by a loss of trailer connection, unplugged or bad wiring. If there is corrosion inside the vehicle or trailer connector, this will lead to a bad connection which might be what is causing these error...
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  • Can Tekonsha Wireless Brake Controller Install with 4-Way to 7-Way Adapter
  • You can use a 4-way to 7-way adapter like the part # 37185 to install a Prodigy RF part # 90250 but you have to connect the black wire of the # 37185 up to the positive post of the vehicle battery through a circuit breaker like part # 9510. Once you do that the RF will be active and ready to go. No other wires would be needed to be ran.
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  • What Allows P3 Brake Controller to Actuate Electric Over Hydraulic Brakes
  • The big issue with brake controllers not being able to activate electric over hydraulic brake actuators is that with an EOH setup there aren't magnets for the controller to detect. The small draw the magnets will put on a circuit is what the controllers use to detect if a trailer is connected. So when a P3 # 90195 is set into hydraulic mode it is able to show a connection without needing to sense brake magnets and safely operate the brake actuator.
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  • How to Connect Brake and Turn Signal Lights on a Headache Rack to a 2017 Toyota Tacoma
  • You're not going to get any power from the brake output circuit unless you install an electric brake controller, like the P3 # 90195. That circuit is not powered from just the brake pedal However, there is a much esaier way to connect the lights on your headache rack. To power its lights you just need to tap into the brake light circuit on your 2017 Toyota Tacoma. To do so you need a circuit tester, like part # 3808, to find the correct wires. The brake output circuit powers a trailer's...
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  • Parts Needed to Install Prodigy P2 Brake Controller in 2018 Ford Transit T250
  • Since you have a 7-Way you will only need a few more components to complete a brake controller install on your vehicle. First let's start with 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 set up. Next, 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...
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  • Is Relay Needed with P2 or P3 Brake Controller When Installed with Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator
  • No additional relay is needed when you install a P2 part # 90885 or P3 part # 90195 in your truck to use it with an electric over hydraulic actuator. You just need to put either controller in hydraulic mode and you'll be good.
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  • What is Required to Bypass Factory Brake Controller of 2012 Dodge Ram 3500 and Install P3
  • To install an aftermarket brake controller in a 2012 Ram 3500 will require a trip to the dealer to get some warning lights turned off. For more info on that you will need to check out the help article I attached. For a brake controller I would recommend the Prodigy P2 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...
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  • Curt TriFlex Trailer Brake Controller A.E. Error Code Troubleshooting
  • The operating instructions for the Curt Triflex brake controller # C51140, which are linked for you, indicate on page 19 that if the unit displays the error code A.E. this indicates an internal fault with the controller's accelerometer. This is not a serviceable problem and the unit should be replaced or referred to Curt for warranty service under the terms of the limited lifetime warranty.
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  • Troubleshooting Prodigy P3 Not Receiving Power in 2000 Ford F-250
  • You can start by confirming there is power getting to your brake controller by using a circuit tester such as # 3808 and testing the black wire on the harness, which will be the battery wire. That's how you will be able to tell if there is actually power getting through and into the Prodigy P3 # 90195. If there is power getting through that wire but not to the P3 then the controller will need to be replaced. In terms of other troubleshooting, since you have checked all of the fuses and...
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  • Availability of Plug-In Adapter for Installing Trailer Brake Controller on 2017 Ford Explorer
  • We have found that the 2017 Ford Explorer, even with the factory tow package and 7-Way connector, does not feature a built-in brake controller port on the vehicle. There is not a plug-in harness available for the Explorer, so the brake controller will simply need to be hardwired. You can use the Wiring Kit # 5506, which includes 25 feet of duplex wire and the needed circuit breakers. If you do not yet have a brake controller, I highly recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 # 90195. This...
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  • Replacement Draw-Tite Activator Brake Controller Needed for Part Number RG 059
  • I do have a way for you to tell which Activator that you need, but when I spoke with my contact at Draw-Tite, he said that the part number RG 059 that you gave for the Activator isn't a part number. If you are wanting to replace the original Activator then that would be part # 5100 on our site. This model does not have a digital display. If you are needing to replace an Activator that did have the digital display then you will want to go with part # 5504 which is the Activator IV....
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  • Difference Between Brake Controller Install Harness # 3017-P and # 3031-P for Toyota Tacoma
  • Technically they both fit your 2017 Toyota Tacoma and the P3 Brake Controller # 90195! The difference is that the # 3031-P is replacing the # 3017-P as it was designed with an extra ground wire which allows the harness to function better.
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  • Troubleshooting Hopkins Brake Controller that Is Not as Strong as Voyager
  • The Hopkins brake controllers don't have the best reputation as being the most reliable on the market so it's very possible yours has an internal issue like you mentioned and would need to be replaced with something like the P3 part # 90195 which is a very reliable brake controller. Testing the brake controller is fairly easy. Sever the blue brake output wire near the brake controller leaving enough room to reconnect it and then apply the manual slide. Using a circuit tester like the...
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  • Brake Controller and Install Harness Recommendation for 2015 Chevy Traverse
  • So you have the tow package on your 2015 Chevy Traverse which means to install a brake controller all you need is the correct install harness like the part # 3026-P which is designed to fit Tekonsha brake controllers. For a brake controller I would recommend the Tekonsha 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...
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation for a 2018 Toyota RAV4 XLE
  • Although a wireless brake controller like the Tekonsha Prodigy RF # 90250 is a great option to use for towing, since you will need to install the Universal Wiring Kit # ETBC7 anyways, I recommend going with a different brake controller. If you were to tow a different trailer that has brakes and a 7-Way you will need to uninstall the RF from your trailer and install it on the other trailer. If you use a brake controller that installs in your 2018 Toyota RAV4, the only time that you will...
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