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  • Comparing the Curt Spectrum Brake Controller to Redarc Tow-Pro Elite
  • By all accounts the Curt Spectrum Trailer Brake Controller # C51170 works well and is easy to use and install on most vehicles. It is a brand new item so not a lot of feedback has come in on it. I did learn a few things though after speaking with our install team about this controller. First, compared to the Redarc controller # 331-EBRH-ACCV2, the Curt Spectrum is easier to install. It can be surface mounted meaning that drilling is not necessarily required (depends on how you run the...
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  • Can the Tekonsha Prodigy RF # 90250 be Installed Without Drilling Into Trailer Frame
  • The Tekonsha Prodigy RF # 90250 needs to be secured onto the trailer frame so that it is within plus or minus 5 degrees level in the horizontal plane so that the inertia sensor can operate properly. Although you may be able to find a say to keep the unit stationary it was built and tested to be bolted on to the trailer so I can't really recommend doing otherwise. If you are looking fo an easy way to transport a brake controller to various trailers without physically installing the unit...
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  • Is Reverse Light Circuit Needed When Using the Curt Echo Bluetooth Brake Controller
  • If you purchased a 4-Way/7-Way Hopkins adapter like part # 37185 so that you can use the Curt Echo Mobile Trailer Brake Controller # C51180 then you are correct about only needing to connect the 12V power wire for the brake controller (in addition to connecting the typical trailer light circuits and ground). The reverse light wiring is optional and is really only needed if your trailer has a separate circuit for the reverse lights. We actually created the kit # ETBC7L for people who...
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  • Comparing the Redarc Tow-Pro Elite vs Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Brake Controller
  • The RedArc Tow-Pro Elite # 331-EBRH-ACCV2 is comparable in reliability and performance to the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 # 90195. The difference is really in the design and features. One of the greatest aspects of the P3 is the LCD screen and presets. One of the greatest aspects of the Tow-Pro Elite is the size and mounting location. Both have very usable features and use different methods of communication for diagnostics and modes. Both have the manual override options and are top of the...
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  • Wiring Needed to Use Curt Echo Brake Controller on a 2006 BMW X5 with 4-Way Flat Connector
  • You are most of the way there! The Curt Echo Mobile Trailer Brake Controller # C51180 that you purchased for your 2006 BMW X5 just needs the basic trailer lighting functions and 12V power to be fully operational. A 4-Way Flat connector like the popular Tekonsha ZCI # 119250KIT provides the basic trailer lighting functions so once that is installed you simply need to install the 7-Way RV Upgrade Kit # ETBC7L. This includes the 4-Way to 4-Way/7-Way adapter as well as wiring for you...
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  • Will Curt Echo Brake Controller Continue to Operate with Phone Turned Off
  • After the Curt Echo Wireless Brake Controller # C51180 is installed and paired to your phone it will continue to function as a proportional brake controller whether or not your phone is on. If your phone happens to die mid-trip, the brake controller will continue to operate without issue with the most recent settings applied. The only thing you will lose in this scenario is the manual override function, which is operated by touching the big red dot on the phone screen. This may be needed...
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  • Trailer Brake Controller Installation in RV Built on 2015 Freightliner Chasis
  • There are several different Freightliner chassis types used for RVs, such as the popular XC-series that is often used for Class A diesel motorhomes. This chassis can allow for plug-and-play installation of a trailer brake controller such as the Tekonsha Primus IQ Trailer Brake Controller # TK90160 so long as the RV has a factory tow package. In this case you will use wiring adapter part # 3027-P to connect the Primus to the under-dash port. This adapter also fits 2004 - 2015 Freightliner...
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  • Redarc Tow Pro Elite Brake Controller Recommendation for 2018 Toyota Tacoma
  • To install the Redarc Tow-Pro Elite part # 331-EBRH-ACCV2 in your 2018 Toyota Tacoma only requires the correct install harness # 3031-S. This connector attaches directly to the connector you have under the dash of your 2018 Toyota and the other end wires to the brake controllers wiring with butt connectors. The colors all match between the two harnesses. The smallest mount plate we have for this controller is 1 inch by 1-1/2 inch and is part # 331-TPSI-001.
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  • What is Required to Use Curt Echo Trailer Brake Controller
  • To use the Curt Echo Wireless Trailer Brake Controller # C51180 your vehicle only needs 12 volt, ground, and turn signals connected to its 7-way socket. What this means is you do not need the brake signal from the 7-way. For example, if you used a 4-to-7 way adapter such as # 30717, there will not be an output wire from the Echo to connect to, so you could simply tie that wire off, as you can see by the accompanying diagram. Apart from that the only other thing required is that your...
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  • Comparing the Curt Spectrum Brake Controller and Redarc Tow-Pro Elite for a 2016 Audi Q5
  • Both the Curt Spectrum # C51170 and the Redarc Tow-Pro Elite # 331-EBRH-ACCV2 are excellent brake controller options for your 2016 Audi Q5 but in comparison I recommend going with the Tow-Pro Elite over the Spectrum. Although both controllers can be used as proportional brake controllers (they activate your trailer brakes at the same time and with the same intensity as the brakes on your Q5) the Tow-Pro Elite can also be switched to "User Control" mode which means your trailer brakes...
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  • Prodigy RF Brake Controller 90250 Installation on 2017 Subaru Outback
  • We have not heard of any issues related to using the Prodigy RF Wireless Brake Controller # 90250 in the Subaru Outback. One thing to keep in mind is that the trailer-mounted unit must be mounted within ± 5 degrees of level in the horizontal plane. If you refer to the linked diagram you will see the preferred and alternate mounting points on a typical a-frame trailer. I also included a link to an installation video. If you like you can use adapter # 37185 for converting the vehicle from...
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  • Recommended Wireless Brake Controller for Easy Towing of Trailers Without Physical Mounting Required
  • The Tekonsha Prodigy RF Wireless Trailer Brake Controller # 90250 must be mounted to the trailer in a certain way in order to function correctly. It cannot be connected to the tow vehicle. A better option for you is the new Curt Echo Wireless Trailer Brake Controller # C51180 which is designed to be used on the vehicle side and can easily stow in your glove box when not in use. It utilizes Bluetooth for the remote function utilizing a downloadable app. Once paired and set, the phone...
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  • Parts Needed to Wire Prodigy Brake Controller in Peterbilt Semi Pulling EOH Trailers
  • We do offer brake controllers such as the Hayes Air Actuated Trailer Brake Controller # HA100400C that takes in air pressure and converts it to an electrical signal for trailer brakes, but this item is not compatible with electric-over-hydraulic brakes, only electric drum brakes. For your application I suggest the Prodigy P2 # 90885 that you referenced. It has a setting for EOH brakes. You will also need an installation kit # ETBC7 to enable a hardwired installation. The challenge will...
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  • Recommended Electric Over Hydraulic Trailer Brake Conversion for Dual 10K Axles
  • The Disc Brake Kit # K2R1058D13 by Kodiak is the brake set that you will need to use for your 10,000 lb Dexter Torsion axles. When it comes to hardware, like the brake line, I recommend going with the Kodiak Hydraulic Brake Line Kit # 24TA-BLKIT which will wear better than other traditional brands. These lines are very flexible so the line is easy to maneuver under the trailer. The only downfall is that you cannot cut the line due to how hard and risky it is to do yourself. All you have...
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  • Installing Redarc Tow-Pro Elite in 2018 Toyota 4Runner Using Tekonsha Wiring Harness
  • For the Redarc Tow-Pro Elite Trailer Brake Controller # 331-EBRH-ACCV2 is an easy installation with the Tekonsha Wiring Harness # 3041-P. You will just use the white connector of the harness along with the wire length and cut off the other end of the connector in order to use butt connectors provided with the Redarc system and it's harness. It is simply color matching and securing the ground to a metal screw utilizing the eyelet. You can see this installation in the attached video and...
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  • Trailer Hitch, Brake Controller and Weight Distribution for 2019 VW Atlas
  • Yes, you can use a weight distribution system with your 2019 Volkswagen Atlas and to answer your other question, the Curt Echo Trailer Brake Controller # C51180 is a fantastic option. Before that you need to start with a trailer hitch that is compatible with a weight distribution system and for that you will need the Draw-Tite # 76176. This is a 2 inch hitch with a 900 lb tongue weight capacity and 6,000 lb towing capacity; it will be a great hitch for your Atlas because not only does...
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  • Recommended Brake Controller for 2018 Tiffin Allegro Motorhome
  • For your 2018 Tiffen Allegro motorhome, I recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Brake Controller # 90195. This is a proportional controller that will allow you to apply trailer brakes at the same time and with the same amount of force as you hit the brake pedal in your motorhome. This controller has an easy to read LCD screen that take code deciphering out of the equation. Your motorhome will have a factory wiring harness. This plug is normally located beneath the dash, near the center...
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  • Recommended Brake Controller For 2018 Honda Pilot
  • For your 2018 Honda Pilot I recommend a proportional brake controller. With a proportional brake controller # 90195, you can get heavy-duty emergency braking, general braking or slow-to-an-idle braking for your trailer automatically. The intensity with which your trailer brakes are activated and the rate at which they are applied are dependent on the deceleration of your tow vehicle. This means that, unlike time-delay controllers - which send the same amount of preset power to your trailer...
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  • Brake Controller Install Harness Recommendation for Reese Controller in a 2007 Dodge Ram
  • The correct brake controller install harness for installing a Reese Pod brake controller # 39523 is the part # 3020-P. We confirmed this with our contacts at Reese.
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  • Comparing Redarc Tow-Pro and Tow-Pro Elite to Other Brake Controllers On The Market
  • The Redarc Tow-Pro Elite Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 3 Axles - Proportional # 331-EBRH-ACCV2 and the Tow-Pro # 331-EBRHV2 are different from their competitors in two ways. The first is their mounting location. The size of the controller allows mounting under the dash and puts the control within any normal dash mount location for a clean look that you won't hit your knees on and will allow for the newer knee air bag systems. The second is only in the Elite and its ability to switch...
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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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  • 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 Recommendation for 2009 Toyota Tacoma
  • You will need to start with a 4-way (if you do not have one). For that you would want the # 118496. 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 and an install video for this product as well. For a brake controller I would recommend the Prodigy P2 Brake Controller part # 90885. This is our best selling...
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  • Recommended Brake Controller And Wiring For 2017 Honda Pilot
  • For a brake controller, I recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 # 90195. This is a proportional brake controller that will apply the brakes on your trailer at the same time and with the same amount of pressure that you hit the brake pedal in your Pilot. It also has a really nice LCD screen that takes the code deciphering of most brake controllers out of the equation. It has 3 levels of boost and is adjustable to your preferences. If you have the factory tow package, then you only need...
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  • How Many Wires Are Used On A 2016 Nissan NV 3500 Brake Controller
  • On the product page, the first set of images are of the actual product itself. For part # 3050-P, there are 4 wires coming from the pigtail on the factory harness and 4 wires running to the brake controller. Although there maybe 6 wires coming from the factory brake controller pigtail, only 4 of those are needed for the installation.
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation for 2009 Toyota Tundra
  • 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. Then to install it in your 2009 Toyota...
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  • Install Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller On 2017 Chevrolet Suburban With 7-Way
  • Yes, the unit can be self-installed. The Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller # 90195 is compatible with your 2017 Chevrolet Suburban. Of course, you will also need the Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter # 3016. To begin your install, you will need to locate the manufacturer's brake controller port. The port itself is underneath the black cover here on the driver's side, between the parking brake and brake pedal. I have two videos attached that shows how to do the install step-by-step....
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  • Is there a Specific Place for the 3031-P Ground Wire on a 2015 Toyota Tundra
  • It looks like you ordered wiring harness # 3031-P which is the correct one for your 2016 Toyota Tundra. But don't confuse it with the harness that comes in the brake controller packaging. The 3031-P harness should have a separate ground wire. That can be attached to any clean, bare metal surface that it will reach. If the harness you received does not have a separate white ground wire then check the tag on it to see if it states what part number it is. Or you can take a picture of it...
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  • How to Prevent Theft of the Curt Echo Mobile Trailer Brake Controller
  • There is no way to lock the Curt Echo Mobile Trailer Brake Controller part # C51180 to your vehicle, that is correct. In order to deter theft you will want to unplug the unit and place it in your truck each time you are in an unfamiliar area. The unit can then be plugged right back in without going through the setup process. For a wireless brake controller that would require more effort to steal, I recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy RF Wireless Trailer Brake Controller part # 90250 which...
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  • Recommended Trailer Brake Controller and Wiring for 2019 Honda Odyssey
  • Starting with the brake controller itself I highly recommend the Curt Echo # C51180 for your 2019 Honda Odyssey. This is a really unique controller that allows for an extremely simple installation that involves simply plugging it into a 7-Way connector on the vehicle and pairing to your smartphone via Bluetooth after downloading the free app. It will provide automatic proportional braking that will activate the brakes on the trailer at the same time and with the same intensity that...
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  • Brake Controller Wiring Harness Adapter for a 2017 Nissan Titan
  • In order to install the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller part # 90195 on your 2017 Nissan Titan you will want to use the Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter for Electric Brake Controllers part # 3050-P. This adapter is a direct plug and play option that will not require you to hardwire any circuits. I have attached a review video of the controller for you as well.
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  • Best Aftermarket Brake Controller for a 2019 Ram 1500
  • The best aftermarket brake controller you can buy is the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller part # 90195 which will outperform the factory brake controller tenfold. The Tekonsha Prodigy P3 is extremely reliable and even if something were to happen not necessarily to the brake controller, it has diagnostic checks to help you find out what the issue is and safeguards to protect your vehicle, trailer and the controller if it were anything serious. The other reason that people like...
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  • How to Install a Brake Controller on a 2018 Lexus GX 460
  • I have attached a photo of what the pigtail on the Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter for Electric Brake Controllers part # 3040-P looks like. If this plug matches the plug on your vehicle then it will allow you to install the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller part # 90885 on your 2018 Lexus GX 460. I called Tekonsha and they have not yet confirmed this harness to work on your vehicle as it has not been tested. However, as long as the plugs are the same it should still work for...
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  • Recommended Brake Controller for a 2017 Honda Ridgeline
  • The brake controller that I recommend for you to use on your 2017 Honda Ridgeline is the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 # 90195. This is one of the easiest brake controllers to install and use, plus it has received numerous positive reviews from our customers. To install it in your Ridgeline you will simply need to use the Adapter # 3070-P which will give you a plug-in option. If your Ridgeline did not come with the factory tow package then you will need to install the Curt T-Connector # C56366...
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  • Brake Controller, Trailer Hitch and Wiring Recommendation for 2013 Chevy Express Van
  • Your 2013 Chevy Express Van does not have factory brake controller pre-wiring regardless of it has the factory 7-way or not. Either way you'd have to hardwire the brake controller to the 7-way. Since you do not have a hitch most likely you do not have any trailer wiring at this time. You will need to start with a 4-way (if you do not have one). For that you would want the # 31345 since you said you wanted the trailer wiring isolated from the van wiring. From there you would need to...
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  • Parts Needed to Install Brake Controller in a 2017 Ford Escape
  • Your 2017 Ford Escape can easily have the Prodigy P2 part # 90885 installed in it, but there isn't a factory port on the vehicle to allow for a simple plug-in install. Since you have a 4-way the part number you need is the # ETBC7 which converts the 4-way to a 7-way and comes with everything needed to finish the install. I attached an install video that shows it used on a similar Ford Escape as yours.
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  • 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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  • Brake Controller Wiring for a 2019 Chevrolet Suburban
  • The wiring harness that you need is part # 3016. One end plugs into the P3 brake controller, part # 90195, and the other end plugs into the connector under the dash of your 2019 Chevy Suburban. Since you have the tow package you'll have that connector. Take a look at the video I attached. At around the 2:25 mark you'll see the adapter plugged into under the dash.
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  • Using the AutowBrake Brake Controller with a 1999 Toyota 4Runner and a 1997 Toyota Previa
  • Installing the Autowbrake brake controller, part # 3430001, doesn't actually requrie you to make any changes to the 4-way connectors on your vehicles. All it needs to function is to be wired to the proper wires on the trailer and a constant power source. If you want, you can wire the Autowbrake's power wire (the black wire) to the trailer's running lights and then it will have power as long as you tow with your lights always on. The downside to this is you will then always be drawing...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Wiring for 2019 Kia Sorento to Utilize Wireless Brake Controller
  • For your 2019 Kia Sorento, I recommend you start with the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # 118583 and then add the 7-way adapter # 37185. You will then attach the white wire with the ring terminal to a bare metal ground on your vehicle frame and then use wiring # 10-1-1 to run the 12V wire (black on the adapter) to circuit breaker # 9510 and then to the positive terminal on your vehicle battery. You will not need to connect the blue or purple wire on the...
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation for a 2016 Nissan NV2500
  • 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 this in your 2016 Nissan NV 2500 all you need is the correct install harness part # 3050-P which is a confirmed fit. On your vehicle...
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  • Brake Controller Installation in 2006 GMC Sierra Pickup
  • When installing a trailer brake controller in a 2006 GMC Sierra that has a factory 7-way you will both plug in the controller at the under-dash port using the brand-specific wiring adapter AND make some connections under the hood at the power distribution box. For instance, to install the Prodigy P3 # 90195 you would use wiring adapter # 3015-P. I linked an article that covers this process in detail along with photos to help you. One of the two wiring connections to be made provides...
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  • Location of Port for Installation of Brake Controller on 2005 Toyota Sequoia
  • To install a brake controller such as the Prodigy P3 # 90195 in your 2005 Toyota Sequoia with the factory tow package you can plug in adapter # 3040-P to the port that is under the driver's side dash, to the left above the emergency brake. It is hidden pretty well so you'll need to do a bit of digging; if you go to about the 0:35 mark of the video I've linked showing where the harness is on an '08 Sequoia it will show you exactly where to look.
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  • Trailer Brake Controller Install Harness Recommendation for 2004 Fleetwood Excursion 39s
  • Your Fleetwood Excursion 39s is built on a Freightliner chassis so the correct install harness you need for the Prodigy P3 part # 90195 is the part # 3027-P.
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  • Wiring 2016 Kia Sorento to use Curt Echo Trailer Brake Controller
  • The Curt Echo Trailer Brake Controller # C51180 will not actually require you use that kit for installation. What you would need to start with on your 2016 Kia Sorento instead is a 4-way connector (if you don't have one), either the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness # 118583 if your '16 Sorento does NOT have the factory tow package or the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness # 118269 if your Sorento DOES have the factory tow package. The install will be different depending on which harness you need...
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  • Best Brake Controllers for a 2018 Toyota Tacoma TRD with Tow Package
  • There are a lot of brake controllers out there but no worries; I will recommend some that are going to work the best for your towing needs and 2018 Toyota Tacoma. Since you have not used a brake controller before I recommend something that is easy to use and understand. For that the best option is the P3 # 90195. This controller has a display that actually tells you in words if there is a fault of some kind. Other controllers have codes you have to look up. The P3 also allows you to...
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  • Correct Wiring Adapter for Redarc Tow-Pro Elite Trailer Brake Controller on 2018 Toyota Tacoma
  • The wiring adapters that you asked about for the Redarc Tow-Pro Elite Trailer Brake Controller # 331-EBRH-ACCV2 will function the same though # 3031-S is the newer adapter and the one I recommend for your Redarc brake controller. As for a weight distribution hitch, to choose the best system, you will first need to know your total tongue weight (TTW), which is the tongue weight of your fully loaded and ready to go trailer plus the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of your 2018...
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  • Prodigy Trailer Brake Controller for 2014 Thor Palazzo Motorhome
  • Since your motorhome is built on the XC chassis that has a factory 7-way setup,with the blue brake circuit wire already run for you, I suggest the Prodigy P3 Proportional Brake Controller # 90195 along with the mating wiring adapter harness # 3027-P. The harness allows quick installation at the port under the dash. You will want to find the square connector that will mate with the one in the photo, which is on one end of the adapter.
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  • Recommended Brake Controller and Installation On 2007 Lexus GX470
  • If your Lexus GX470 has the factory 7-way trailer connector installed at the back bumper, the install will be super simple. You'll need the brake controller, the Tekonsha Prodigy # 90195 you mentioned would be an excellent choice as it's very easy to use with a very user-friendly display that alerts you to any issues with your trailer braking system with a single glance. The controller would install to the underside of the dash to the right of the steering column, within easy reach of the...
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  • Where is the Brake Controller Adapter Port on a 2019 Nissan Titan
  • The brake controller adapter port if present on your 2019 Nissan Titan will be located under the dash and to the left of the steering column. It will be taped to another harness near the emergency brake pedal. If you need a brake controller I recommend using the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller part # 90195. The Prodigy P3 is one of the most popular options on the market. It has integrated safeguards that protect the vehicle and trailer. It also runs continuous diagnostic...
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  • Brake Controller Install Harness Recommendation for 2018 Toyota Tacoma
  • For your 2018 Toyota Tacoma with a factory 7-way we have the install harness part # 3031-P which is listed as a confirmed fit to install a Prodigy brake controller like our very popular P3 part # 90195. The connector you are looking for is behind the panel that's pointed out in the attached picture.
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  • Parts Needed to Wire Brake Controller to 2017 Mercedes Benz Sprinter with Green Connector
  • Since you have brake controller pre-wiring already on your 2017 Mercedes Sprinter 3500 you would not need to use a stop light switch like part # RM-751475. We don't sell a connector that plugs right into it, but you can still use it to wire up a brake controller like the P3 part # 90195. You'll need to cut the connector off and then wire the vehicle wiring to the controller's wiring. On the controller the blue wire is the brake output circuit which runs to the 7-way of the vehicle,...
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  • Recommended Brake Controller for 2012 Toyota Tundra Crewmax 4x4
  • For a brake controller, I usually recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 # 90195 because it is a great controller that is easy to use with its LCD display. Because you don't need anything fancy, I recommend a similar unit in the Primus IQ # TK90160 which will have many of the same functions in a more traditional format. Either one is a proportional brake controller allow the trailer brakes to be applied at the same time and with the same pressure as you hit the brake pedal in your Tundra....
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  • Is Relay Needed to Install Brake Controller in 2013 Volkswagen Touareg
  • The Volkswagen Touaregs all require the use of the relay you mentioned regardless of the controller used. The install video you mentioned is attached below and it shows the same process needed for your 2013 model if you use the P2 part # 90885 or the P3 part # 90195.
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  • Where Does Brake Controller Harness Install on 2015 Dodge Durango
  • To install a p3 brake controller part # 90195 in a 2015 Dodge Durango you'd need to use the part # 3045-P which plugs into the port under the dash of your vehicle without requiring additional wiring. If you check out the install video I attached at the 5:00 mark you can see where the harness is found. If you are trying to hardwire the controller wiring to the factory wiring we don't have a wiring guide to use.
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  • Wiring and Brake Controller Installation on a 2016 Chevy Express Van
  • You are definitely on the right track with parts # 118392, # ETBC7, # 39510, and # 20127 in your cart. I really only have one extra part that I believe you will need to add - part # ETBCXW which is extra wire for the # ETBC7. It gives you 10 extra feet of the wiring that you will need for the brake controller and 12V power for your 7-Way. Although the Prodigy P2 # 90885 is a great brake controller, the Voyager, part # 39510 is not a bad controller itself. The main great thing about it...
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  • Brake Controller Wiring Harness for P3 and 2017 Thor Challenger on Ford F-53 Chassis
  • The Ford F-53 chassis uses brake controller wiring harness # 3035-P to install the P3 brake controller # 90195. The factory plug location should be over near the emergency brake pedal.
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  • Where Should I Mount A Brake Controller on the 2017 Toyota Tacoma Sport?
  • We have had the opportunity to install this brake controller on a 2012 Toyota Tacoma. Our installers chose to mount the Prodigy P2, # 90885 to the left of the steering wheel (see photo). On your 2017 Tacoma Sport, the hood release latch and some other electrical controls are in this area, but there is still room to mount the controller beneath them. A taller driver may want to make sure that the brake controller will clear their knee before mounting in this location. If you are willing...
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  • Wiring Needed For Tekonsha Prodigy P3 To Be Used In Multiple Ford Vehicles
  • The Tekonsha Prodigy P3 # 90195 is an excellent brake controller and compatibility between vehicles is extremely easy. For your 2005 Ford F-150, you can use the Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter for Electric Brake Controllers # 3035-P. This connects to the factory plug underneath the dash, near the center console. I've attached a video to assist. For your 2014 Ford Explorer, you will use this same harness and the brake controller port will be located by the steering column. For your...
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  • Parts Needed to Equip 2007 Toyota Sienna for Towing Camper Trailer with Electric Brakes
  • We can help you get your 2007 Sienna ready for towing your pop-up camper trailer. Starting with a proportional brake controller, I recommend the Prodigy P2 # 90885 for its easy set-up and proven reliability. It will slow the trailer right along with the decelerating Sienna for less of that tug-of-war feeling. For the same performance in a slightly nicer package you can instead select the P3 # 90195 which features a better display screen and more mounting options. Installation will...
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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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  • Where is Brake Controller Install Connector on 2019 Ford Ranger
  • For your 2019 Ford Ranger the brake controller install wiring is behind the driver kick panel to the left of the brake pedal and is 4 blunt cut wires. To install the Redarc Tow-Pro Elite Trailer Brake Controller # 331-EBRH-ACCV2 you'd use the included universal harness that comes with the controller.
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  • Recommended Brake Controller Plug-In Adapter for 2009 Fleetwood Discovery on Freighliner Chassis
  • The Tekonsha Primus IQ Trailer Brake Controller # TK90160 referenced in your question will work great on your 2009 Fleetwood Discovery RV. This is a really nice proportional controller that will activate the trailer brakes at the same time and with the same intensity that you apply to them in your RV. If the Freightliner XC Series chassis has the pre-wired, factory tow package with a 7-Way connector, you will just need to add the Plug-In Adapter # 3027-P. This adapter will connect to...
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  • Install Harness Needed to Install Redarc Brake Controller in 2016 Ram 1500
  • The Redarc Tow-Pro Elite Trailer Brake Controller # 331-EBRH-ACCV2 can be installed in your truck but you'd also want the install harness # 3024-P which you would need to cut the black connector off of and you'd be able to then plug the gray connector into the port on your truck and then wire the rest of the wires to the brake controller's wiring.
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  • Recommended Trailer Brake Controller for Ford F-53-Based Forest River Class A Motorhome
  • There is a brake controller port on your Ford-based Forest River Class A motorhome but it is tucked away behind the instrument cluster and can be tough to find. Ford offers a document, Q-206, that can help you locate it. I also included a photo of the chassis to assist; this shows the placement of the port within the chassis wiring. To connect a controller such as the excellent Prodigy P3 # 90195 you will use quick-connect harness # 3035-P. The P3 offers easy set-up, user-friendly features...
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  • Recommended Brake Controller and Wiring for 2018 Subaru Outback
  • For your 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon, the best electric trailer brake controller is the Redarc Tow-Pro Elite Trailer Brake Controller # 331-EBRH-ACCV2. This is simply due to the sleek design and factory look. If you don't care about the factory look, then I recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 # 90195 because it is an easy to use controller with the LCD screen for easy diagnostic information. I've attached videos to assist. To install a brake controller in your Outback, I recommend starting...
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation for 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • We have a much less expensive route that will give you the best brake controller around, won't require any computer reprogramming and is plug and play for your 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee with the factory tow package. 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...
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  • Installing a Brake Controller on a 2007 GMC Savana Van
  • A brake controller will have to be hardwired into your 2007 GMC Savana. If your van came with a factory installed 7-Way trailer connector then the brake output wire should already be ran back to the 7-Way. It terminates under the dash near the emergency brake pedal. It should be a blue wire. The remaining wires will have to be hardwired in. White grounds to the negative battery terminal. Black goes to the positive battery terminal via a 30 amp circuit breaker. And red goes to the cold...
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation for 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee with Factory 7-Way
  • For a brake controller for your 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee with tow package 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...
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  • Recommended Brake Controller And Wiring For 2017 Kia Sorento With Factory Tow Package
  • The brake controller I recommend for your 2017 Sorento is the P3, part # 90195. This is one of our most popular because it is easy to set up and operate. Since there is no plug-in adapter available for your Sorento you will have to do some additional wiring. You will need to first install a 4-way trailer harness like part # 118269. This plugs into the tow package wiring harness that is along the frame wheel near the rear of your Sorento. I have attached a link to an installation video...
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  • Recommended 7-Way Trailer Wiring For 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 With Factory 4-Way
  • On your 2006 Dodge Ram 1500, to add the 7-way you will need to add a brake controller unless you won't be towing a trailer with brakes. I recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 # 90195 which is the most popular due to the LCD screen and no need for code deciphering. It has presets that are easy to use as well. For your truck, you can use the wiring harness # 3020-P because you have the factory 4-way. The blue brake wire does not run all the way back to your trailer connection, but it dues...
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  • Range of Curt Echo Trailer Brake Controller
  • The Curt Echo Brake Controller # C51180 that you referenced does not have an official range but they have told us that it has been successfully tested at up to 50 feet. This is still going to depend a bit on your phone's Bluetooth connection along with any barriers between it and the actual controller (trailer walls, cargo, etc) but it should work okay behind a 32 foot 5th wheel. Also keep in mind that even if the controller loses connection with your phone it's still going to work...
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  • Installing a Brake Controller on a 2016 Honda Odyssey
  • The parts needed and steps taken to install a brake controller, like the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 # 90195, on your 2016 Honda Odyssey will really depend on what they are wiring for your 7-Way. If they have wired all of the functions then you will simply need to connect the 4 wires from the pigtail on the P3 to the following functions: White - Ground (negative terminal on battery) Red - COLD side of Stop Light Switch (wire that gets hot only when brake pedal is pressed) Black - 12V Power...
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  • Curt Echo vs Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Brake Controller for 2019 Kia Sorento
  • The Curt Echo # C51180 and the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 # 90885 that you're deciding between are both excellent proportional brake controllers but as you mentioned, their installation, operation, and physical design are all quite a bit different. Between the two options I recommend going with the Curt Echo # C51180 for your application because it will offer an easier installation process and its convenient operation is simply better fitted for occasional towing like you plan on doing. Once...
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  • Recommended Brake Controller and Install Location for a 2017 Toyota Tacoma
  • The best place to locate a brake controller is, like you said, out of the way, but also in a spot that is easy for you to activate the manual override switch in case of an emergency situation. Most people mount the controller on the underside of the dash just to the left or right of the steering wheel on the driver side. Since pretty much every brake controller is relatively the same size (about the size of your hand) I recommend going with the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 # 90885. This is a...
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  • Prodigy P2 and P3 vs Curt Triflex Controller Comparison
  • We have the best luck with the Prodigy P3 # 90195 and P2 part # 90885. There isn't a controller out there more reliable and better performing that these. The Curt Triflex part # C51140 isn't a bad controller but it's just not quite the same. One aspect is the mounting flexibility is much more limited for the Curt. The Prodigies allow for 360 degrees of mounting rotation as long as the controller faces the rear, but the Curt has a much smaller range. We find too that the Curt controllers...
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  • Installing a Brake Controller on a 2016 Chrysler Town and Country Van
  • The 2016 Chrysler Town and Country did not come with a factory installed tow package and a 7-way trailer connector. You will have to hardwire in a 7-way and the all the wiring so you can install your controller. None of the wiring is pre-installed on this model vehicle. The first thing you will need to do is wire in a 4-way flat trailer plug if you have not already done so. You will need a wiring harness, I recommend the Tekonsha T-One harness, # 118534. This harness is custom-fit to...
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  • Brake Controller for 2015 Dodge Durango RT
  • When towing with your 2015 Dodge Durango RT and trailering a weight of 3500 or more, I recommend a electric proportional brake controller. With a proportional brake controller, you can get heavy-duty emergency braking, general braking or slow-to-an-idle braking for your trailer automatically. The intensity with which your trailer brakes are activated and the rate at which they are applied are dependent on the deceleration of your tow vehicle. This means that, unlike time-delay controllers,...
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  • Prodigy RF or P2/P3 Comparison
  • Both RF- and wired-type proportional Prodigy brake controllers use an accelerometer to detect braking in the tow vehicle in order to send a proportional brake signal to the trailer brakes. Performance wise they would be identical. The P2 does have to be mounted facing a certain direction so that it can properly sense decoration though so you would need to consider that as well. The RF doesn't require any permanent modification to install though which is nice and the remote can easily...
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation for 2017 Toyota Tacoma with Tow Package
  • If you have a 2017 Toyota Tacoma with the tow package/factory 7-way yes it is pre-wired for a brake controller. For a brake controller I 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...
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  • Brake Controller and Install Recommendation for 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe
  • Sounds like your 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe has a 4-way connector currently and you are looking for a way to convert it to a 7-way and install a brake controller. We have just what you need for that. 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...
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  • 2016 Toyota 4runner Trailer Brake Controller and Install Harness Recommendation
  • Your 2016 Toyota 4Runner has a factory 7-way harness to control the trailer lights currently. All you need is to install a brake controller and you will be able to control the lighting and the brakes. 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...
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  • Mounting Panel for Redarc Tow-Pro Elite Brake Controller Knob on 2016 Toyota Sequoia
  • We have the exact part you need for your Redarc Tow-Pro Elite Trailer Brake Controller # 331-EBRH-ACCV2. The Mounting Panel for Redarc Tow-Pro Elite Trailer Brake Controller Control Knob # 331-TPSI-002 is a custom fit for many Toyota vehicles, including your 2016 Toyota Sequoia.
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  • Will Curt Echo Wireless Trailer Brake Controller Work on 2019 Toyota Highlander
  • Trailer brake controllers are universal parts and will fit any vehicle, including a 2019 Toyota Highlander. As for your first question, the issue with installing some brake controllers on some Toyota's is disconnecting the brake light switch can set off a code in the computer that limits the vehicle's motion. That is not a concern with the Echo because it will mount directly in your Highlander's 7-way. The Curt Echo Brake Controller # C51180 does not need the brake wire, it only needs...
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  • How to Determine if 2011 Nissan Frontier Has Tow Package for Brake Controller Install
  • Look at the rear of your 2011 Nissan Frontier. If you see a round trailer connector like what you see in the attached picture then you have the tow package. That means that you only need the part # 3050-P to install the Prodigy P3 part # 90195. If you do not have the tow package you will also need to install the part # 118266 to give you the 7-way.
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  • Trailer Brake Controller Installation in 2015 Toyota Sequoia Limited
  • Trailer brake controller installation in your 2015 Toyota Sequoia Limited with the tow package will be a simple process. Vehicles that have the tow package include a 7-way trailer connector as well as a connection point under the dash for easy plug-in installation of a brake controller such as the Prodigy P2 # 90885. In this case all you need is the controller and the matching installation harness # 3040-P. The harness plugs in between the back of the P2 and the connection point under...
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  • Factory Brake Controller Port Location on 2017 Nissan Titan
  • To install the Draw-Tite Activator Trailer Brake Controller # 5100 that you referenced to your 2017 Nissan Titan, all you will need is the Plug-In Wiring Adapter # 3050-P if the truck is equipped with the factory 7-Way. One end of the harness will plug into the brake controller itself, while the other end will connect directly to the factory port on your Nissan Titan. The factory brake controller port should be located behind the dash, on the left hand side by the emergency brake pedal....
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  • Parts Needed to Install Curt Echo Brake Controller # C51180 in 2018 Toyota Highlander
  • As long as you have a functional 7-way at the rear of your 2018 Toyota Highlander the Curt Echo brake controller part # C51180 will fit just fine and work well. If you need a 7-way you'd need to first start with a 4-way (if you don't have one of those either). For that you'd want the Curt part # C56217 which is a confirmed fit and then to convert to a 7-way you'd want the part # 37185. From there you'd just need to connect the black wire of the adapter to the positive post of the battery...
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  • EOH Trailer Brakes Do Not Activate Immediately When Brake is Applied in 2016 Ram 3500
  • There are a couple of things that come to mind with what you described. Either you have a short somewhere in your wiring or you are using a brake controller that is time delayed. A time delayed brake controller, like the Tekonsha PowerTrac # 39523, will apply the brakes at a predetermined strength shortly after the brake pedal is pressed in your 2016 Ram 3500. If you would rather have a brake controller that is proportional (applies the trailer brakes at the same time and with the same...
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  • Brake Controller to Fit the Ford E450 Chassis of a 2017 Thor Axis Motorhome
  • The Prodigy P3 Brake Controller, # 90195, can be installed on your 2017 Thor Axis with Ford E-450 chassis. However, on the this particular motorhome, there is no plug and play wiring harness available. You will have to hardwire the brake controller into the cab of your Thor's coach and a 7-way connector at the rear. Although your Thor motorhome is built on the Ford E-450 chassis, Thor removed the dash and all the Ford installed electrical connections that would have allowed the brake...
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  • Parts Needed to Install Brake Controller and Wiring on a 2017 Chevy Express 3500 Van
  • I will be happy to help you find all of the parts you need to tow your trailer with brakes using your 2017 Chevy Express 3500 Van! To install a fully functional 7-Way connector, and ultimately a brake controller, on your Express Van you will need 4-Way wiring that carries the basic trailer light functions and the Universal Wiring Kit # ETBC7. For the basic light functions I recommend going with the T-One # 118392 which simply plugs in behind your tail lights (see attached installation...
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  • Brake Controller Installation in 2019 Ford Ranger
  • We have not yet (as of April 2019) had a chance to install any wired trailer brake controllers on a 2019 Ford Ranger so for guidance I checked with my most trusted brake controller expert at Tekonsha. Based on what I could learn about the truck if the Ranger has a factory-installed 7-way it should have a standard brake controller connection port above and to the left of your left knee when seated; this will be near the kick panel. You will want to look for a connector that matches the...
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  • Best Brake Controllers for a 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500
  • For your 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 I recommend the P3 brake controller # 90195. This controller has easy to understand diagnostics, it can be mounted a full 360 degrees in the direction of travel, and it can plug right into your truck using wiring harness # 3016. Or if you want something that is going to take up less dash space but still give you great proportional braking I recommend the Redarc Tow-Pro Elite, # 331-EBRH-ACCV2 and wiring harness # 3016-S to plug it into the truck. Once...
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  • Best Hidden Brake Controller for a 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • I do have a similar type of brake controller for you but the Reese Towpower Compact IQ Brake Controller part 8508700 is just not a very popular option hence why we do not currently carry this controller. Instead, I recommend the Redarc Tow-Pro Elite Trailer Brake Controller part # 331-EBRH-ACCV2 which has the same hideaway design as the Compact IQ. The Tow-Pro Elite is one of the most innovative controllers on the market. The control box that this controller uses can be mounted anywhere...
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  • Trailer Brake Controller Installation in 2006 Forest River Georgetown 340 Class A Motorhome
  • The Forest River 340TS Class A motorhome is built on a Ford F-53 chassis. There is a quick-connect trailer brake controller connection port on this base chassis that is located above the steering column. You can see this in the linked photo that shows just the base F-53 chassis. The controller I recommend is the ultra-reliable and easy-setup Prodigy P3 # 90195. This will connect to F-53 port using wiring adapter # 3035-P. You'll also need 7-way socket part # 37185 to complete your wiring. I...
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  • Can the Adapter # 3031-S be Used with the RedArc Classic # 331-EBRHV2 on a 2018 Toyota Tacoma
  • Yes, the Adapter Pigtail # 3031-S plugs in directly to the connector under the dash of your 2018 Toyota Tacoma and allows you to splice the open wires into the Redarc Tow-Pro Classic # 331-EBRHV2. I have attached a review video and installation details for you to check out.
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation for 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500
  • For your 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500 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. To install it would only...
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  • Recommended Trailer Brake Controller for 2019 Ram 1500
  • For your 2019 Ram 1500 I highly recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller # 90195. 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 Ram. A couple of features that set this controller apart from the many other options available are its easy-to-read to read LCD display that eliminates the need to decipher codes like with other brake controllers (see attached image...
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  • Curt Echo Bluetooth Trailer Brake Controller C51180 Installation for 2015 Audi Q7 TDI
  • Yes, you will need an aftermarket trailer brake controller to equip your Audi Q7 for towing a trailer with brakes. The actual components included in an OEM "tow package" will vary by brand and model but the trailer brake controller itself is not included among them. If your Q7 has a factory 7-way connector similar to the one shown in the linked photo you have the option for an exceptionally easy brake controller installation. Curt's Echo Trailer Brake Controller # C51180 requires...
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  • Brake Controller and Wiring for a 2019 Chevy Express Van
  • For your 2019 Chevy Express Van I recommend going with the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 # 90195 brake controller. This is a great brake controller that applies the brakes on your trailer at the same time and with the same intensity as the brakes on your van. The LCD screen is also a great feature that makes operation much easier than many other similar controllers. The wiring part will vary depending on what you already have installed on your vehicle. If your Express Van came with a 7-Way then...
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