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

Part Numbers: 90195

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

The large buttons and colored LCD display on this proportional brake controller make it easy to see and easy to use. Store and customize your settings so you can easily swap out trailers and drivers and get towing.

Features:

  • Brake controller activates trailer brakes in proportion to your vehicle's braking action
    • Automatically adjusts trailer's braking based on deceleration of tow vehicle
  • Large, accessible buttons make it easy to operate the controller
    • Switch between 3 different levels of boost, adjust braking output, and navigate the menu
  • Handy rotary-style lever on the underside of the module keeps the manual override within easy reach
  • Easy to swap out different trailers - great for a fleet
    • Save up to 5 trailer profiles to make it quick and easy to swap trailers or drivers
    • Store boost level, brake output, brake type, and display and language preferences
  • Customizable, easy-to-read LCD display gives you braking status at a glance
    • Color and contrast can be personalized to give you the right setting to make it easy for you to read
  • Built-in safeguards protect your vehicle, trailer, and the controller
    • Runs continuous diagnostic checks to alert you to problems as they come up
    • Minimizes drain on car battery by drawing only 3.6 milliamps when not in use
    • Prevents trailer brakes from overheating by reducing power output during prolonged stops
    • Defends brake controller and trailer breakaway systems against shorts
  • Automatic leveling lets you mount at any angle up and down for an easy installation
    • Controller must be parallel with direction of travel and horizontally level
    • Included harness hardwires to vehicle and plugs into controller
    • Plug-in, vehicle-specific adapter available for select vehicles to reduce installation time
  • Quick-disconnect feature lets you easily remove and store the controller when you don't need it
    • Replacement wiring harness (sold separately) and replacement bracket (TK5906 - sold separately) required to swap controller between vehicles


Specs:

  • Application: trailers with up to 4 axles (8 brake assemblies)
    • Compatible with electric or electric-over-hydraulic trailer brakes
  • Overall dimensions: 5" long x 3-1/2" wide x 1-3/8" tall
  • LCD display dimensions: 1-3/16" wide x 9/16" tall
  • Mounting range: 360 degrees vertically
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Braking Output

Tekonsha Prodigy P3 brake controller

Braking output is the maximum amount of power that will be applied to your trailer's brakes. How much braking output you need is determined by the weight of your trailer; a heavier trailer will need more power to bring it to a stop. Use the arrow buttons on the front of the module to set the output. You want to set the braking output as high as you can without locking up the brakes. Once you've set up the brake controller the first time, you shouldn't need to adjust this setting unless the trailer load changes, you switch trailers, or road conditions change. The LCD display will show the current output setting being used.


Power Boost for Heavy-Duty Towing

The boost setting controls the aggressiveness of your trailer's braking, meaning how quickly the brakes reach the maximum braking level. You can adjust this when you're towing heavy loads and you need more umph to bring your trailer to a stop. Your tow vehicle doesn't need that much power to brake in time, but your heavy trailer does.


Depending on the level of boost, your trailer brakes can start at either 13 percent or 25 percent of the set braking output. What this means is that, instead of starting at 0, the brakes will start at 25 percent and get to100 percent sooner. This keeps the trailer from pushing your tow vehicle forward.


If your trailer weighs less than your tow vehicle, no boost is needed. But, if you want your trailer to lead the braking, you can select level B1.


Boost Levels:

Approximate Gross Trailer Weight Boost Level Increase in Initial Power Output
Less than tow vehicle GVW B1 13%
Equal to tow vehicle GVW B1 or B2 13% or 25%
Up to 25% more than tow vehicle GVW B2 or B3* 25%
Up to 40% more than tow vehicle GVW B3* 25%

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


Storable Settings

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


Customizable LCD Display and Advanced Diagnostics

The P3's LCD display features a distinctive look with multiple color and contrast options. With lots of customized options, you can change the display to make it easy for you to see and check your braking status at a glance.


Tekonsha Prodigy P3 LCD display screen

It also includes comprehensible and detailed roadside diagnostics. The P3 advanced diagnostics not only notify you of potential problems, but they can also tell you where to begin troubleshooting.


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

Diagnostic troubleshooting displays include:

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

Diagnostic warning signs include:

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

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Safety Features

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


The P3 also comes equipped with a hold feature to prevent wear on your brakes. When you're waiting at a red light, you don't need your trailer brakes on at full power. The longer you sit there, the more they will overheat. But with the P3, any time your tow vehicle and trailer are at a standstill with the brakes applied for more than 5 seconds, the hold feature will kick on and reduce power to just 25 percent. This will keep your trailer in place while saving your brakes.


The P3 keeps the manual override within easy reach, great for stopping sway or controlling your trailer's momentum in emergencies. To engage the manual override, just twist the rotary-style lever from right to left. This will activate the trailer's brakes and brake lights without you having to apply the brakes on your tow vehicle, perfect for limiting trailer movement while you're cruising.


Automatic Leveling and Simple Installation

The self-leveling feature of the P3 ensures that the brake controller continues to function even as you drive up steep hills or through the mountains. Simply mount it in your cab at any vertical angle, and the controller will level itself automatically thanks to its 360-degree rotational range. This makes the installation that much easier. But keep in mind that the P3 must be horizontally level and parallel with the direction of travel to work correctly.


Correct P3 mounting360-Degree P3 mounting

Installation is a snap. After mounting the P3 unit in your cab using the included bracket, hardwire one end of the included pigtail harness directly into your vehicle. The other end plugs into the brake controller. To remove the P3 for storage when you're not using it, just unplug the unit and slide it out of the bracket. With a replacement wiring harness (sold separately) and replacement bracket (TK5906 - sold separately), you can even transfer the Prodigy P3 to another vehicle.


P3 mounted in bracket P3 mount

Installation Accessories

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


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


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

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

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


Proportional Braking

What is proportional Braking

The Tekonsha Prodigy P3 brake controller comes equipped with proportional braking to give you the best towing experience. Proportional braking means that your trailer brakes mimic your tow vehicle's brakes. If you slam on the brakes in your vehicle, your trailer brakes will activate with the same intensity; if you brake lightly, your trailer brakes lightly too. The trailer's braking is in proportion to your vehicle's braking. This saves wear and tear on the tires and the brakes on both your vehicle and trailer.


The Prodigy P3 uses an internal inertia sensor to detect how your vehicle is braking so it can send the right amount of braking power to your trailer. It measures the inertia of your tow vehicle and activates the trailer's brakes to slow at the same rate. The result is uniform braking across your towing setup. No push-pull action - just smooth, proportional braking every time.



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Product Expert Kathleen M

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

Yes, if you:

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

No, if you:

  • Have limited leg room in your cab and would prefer an option that is less bulky



Customer Satisfaction Score:


Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (5760 Customer Reviews)

The large buttons and colored LCD display on this proportional brake controller make it easy to see and easy to use. Store and customize your settings so you can easily swap out trailers and drivers and get towing.

by: Monte C.05/20/2023

This was a very easy installation of the hitch, wiring harness and trailer brake. Less than 2 hours with some help from my wife. All of the electrical was plug-n-play. I'm sure doing it myself (with help from [online]) saved me a lot of money.



by: Ronald04/25/2021

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

Ronald

4/27/2022

After a year of use, I am very happy with my beak controller. I would purchase this controller again, without any hesitation. I highly recommend it.

John H.

8/4/2022

What truck did you install this on?



by: Dale08/08/2023

Tekonsha P3 brake controller was easy to install. Stacey got me the right wire adapter f ou r my 2022 Frontier. Basically Plug and Play install.



by: Wayne04/25/2021

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

Wayne

8/1/2022

Still lovin it! Works Great!



by: Edward01/31/2023

Ordered 9 Jan 2023 and received today 31 Jan 2023. Seemed to sit in US mail system for quite awhile. Once received in Quebec Canada and cleared Canada Customs I received it in 3 days. I am replacing my brake controller with a new one and wanted to upgrade to a better one. Tekonsha P3 comes highly recommended and install is pretty straight forward. I haven't put this to the test as yet but I do not anticipate any problems. Only issue is in shipping.

Edward

2/1/2024

Last summer we took a 2 12 mth. 15k kilometer trip with our trailer to the East coast and then South to Georgia before heading back to Manitoba, Canada. It was an easy process using the controller to achieve the initial set up for our new Never Adjust brakes and dialed in the sweet spot for braking whether on the flats or in the mountains, it was smooth sailing. Great investment and peace of mind while on the road.



by: RoamingRob09/21/2023

I purchased and installed the P3 controller in a 2018 Toyota Highlander XLE after reading many great reviews about it. Wanted a hard wired controller vs. wireless because a brake controller is too important to run over an unreliable wireless connection. Having an IT background I know how unpredictable wireless connections can be. Installation was fairly easy, the hardest part was running a few wires through the firewall of the vehicle.

A few notes, the installation of the actual controller under the steering wheel area was a little difficult because of the design of the mounting bracket. This could be designed better for easier installation. Also, I got a pre-collision warning on my instrument cluster whenever the brake controller was activated. To fix this I had to solder a 1 amp diode on the red cable, which I protected with heat shrink. I reached out to tech support about this error and they were very helpful talking me through a solution.

I like the adjustment capabilities of the controller. I have been able to adjust it so the brakes don't grab when stopping slowly. I really like the manual slide for activating the brakes. This has been very useful for applying brakes on the trailer in a few critical braking moments. The manual lever is also very useful for checking the brakes after connecting the trailer to make sure they are working correctly. I also like that the display shows the level of braking that's applied to the trailer. The color of the back-lit display can also be adjusted to match the vehicle's displays. I definitely recommend this brake controller.



by: Bob G07/15/2022

I’ve used a Prodigy P2 for 8 years and have been pleased with its performance. I now have a new tow vehicle and will use the P3. The detailed product information on your website and the availability of wiring harness adapters is a convenient bonus.

Bob G.

7/16/2023

Superb. I’d buy it again and again.



by: Travis 01/21/2023

I've had this for a year. It was easy to install, easy to adjust when towing different trailers. Completely pleased with this trailer brake controller.

Travis

1/23/2024

After two years of use and a number of trips, this controller is flawless and still going strong. Nice to be able to adjust the level of braking, and nice to have a lever to apply braking without pressing the brake pedal.Easy installation and with the additional wiring harness, in stallation was straightforward.



by: Dennis08/14/2021

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

Dennis

8/29/2022

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



by: G-Wiz01/25/2024

Works well. I had to mount it in a slightly inclined position (nose down, display up) and I occasionally feel like it sometimes does not work "normally" - either delay in trailer brake application, no application, or more often rumble strips while slowing down causes much higher than normal trailer brake application (like slamming on the brakes). Had a trailer wiring issue that was a bear to troubleshoot and fix, the controller seemed to be stuck in a error mode, even after unplugging the trailer wiring from the truck. Removing the wiring from the controller box for a few minutes (truck powered-off) and then reconnecting it fixed that problem, and no new issues have been noted. I feel like this controller is better than some of the controllers integrated into newer trucks. I would certainly recommend and use this controller again.
I love the fine gain control, but it does make adjustment a bit slower. The "boost" options are great for when I have to deal with loading and unloading certain trailers (I can set the gain a bit higher than needed unloaded and with no boost, then add boost 1 or boost 2 to get a bit more gain when loaded). The trailer memory is better than mine - I keep forgetting which trailer is which setting number (so I just adjust the trailer manually every time that I switch).



by: JWS01/23/2023

The new controller is working great! Do like P3, better control than the primus. Chased 3 different issues getting brakes working again, all of which the online support from etrailer helped me solve.



by: Stephen 02/15/2024

Fast shipping and delivery. Brake controller was a easy install with the use of a complete wiring harness. Had to readjust the brake shoes on the trailer. Works well, good breaking response and control. Excellent product,highly recommended.



by: Rob Pettis05/02/2011

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

9/14/2015

How long is the wiring harness? I want to mount the brake controller on the right side of my steering wheel. It looks short in the picture. Thanks! Tom



by: John G. Smith05/04/2012

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

Ernesto

4/26/2015

Recommendation...dont mount it to low out of reach. When you have a trailer go astray...your seat belt will tighten and then you cant reach your controller to help you out. Believe me I mounted my too low and out of reach, and I was seconds from ditching the truck and trailer. Was very lucky. Just a recommendation.

Mel T.

11/11/2015

What did you do to complete the bypass besides cut blue wire and wire to new brake control

John S.

11/12/2015

Mel THere is the link that helped us, Good Luck https:/www.etrailer.com/question-43296.html

Etrailer Expert

Rachael H.

11/13/2015

John thanks for responding to Mel's question. Happy to hear that Mike's expert question helped you out.


by: teresa12/23/2020

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

Teresa

12/24/2021

Love the P3, so easy to use and will be using this on my next vehicle when I trade this in. Highly recommend this unit.



by: BradG10/09/2016

Hi, I got my Item: 90195 and shipping was fast. I was able to get the break controller installed in my 2012 Cadillac Escalade Luxury using the etrailer.com video guide for a 2009 Cadillac Escalade. The install and wiring was the exact same as the video however my wires under the dash or wire bundle did not have a wiring sticker. The color of the wires were the same as in the video. This etrailer video is great and I used it to get my controller installed in about 1.5 hours. My install was trouble free.

This weekend I was able to test out the my new P3 90195 controller and get it calibrated with my 29 foot travel trailer this weekend. Used a B2 setting with 8.0 power. The user guide and instructions you get with the controller help you know what settings to use and how to set the power level.

This is my second controller as I got a P2 Tekonsha from etrailer about 4-5 years back and installed it in a 2007 trail blazer. This older 2P break controller is still working great. I have been rather happy with the quality of the Tekonsha controllers I have. I have not had to call etrailer for support or install questions but did receive a few emails from them to check in with me to ensure I got my shipment and offer me help. They do a good job supporting and responding to their customers and provide an A+ customer experience.

Bradg

10/9/2017

All good on my end. The controller is working with no issue. Getting ready for our 6th camping trip this year. Thanks for your follow-up.



by: Peter 11/25/2022

I have used this type of brake controller in the past. This one is very good. The installation was fairly easy. If I needed another-- I would buy this product again.

Peter

11/26/2023

It is still working just as when it was new.



by: Doug B.10/03/2011

I had to build a custom bracket for the controller mount since the X is limited in under dash metal but the install went well. The 7 pin trailer harness is a factory Nissan part (plug and play) , but since the receiver does not have the any mounting brackets, I positioned the 7 pin connector up and out of the way of harm by drilling and flush mounting it in the rear bumper. Thanks for carrying products relevant to your customer's needs and having products that work right. I have attached some pics from the finished install. I will be ordering accessories as I need them from your company as you have always been prompt, thorough and very courteous in all of your correspondence.

Steve

3/27/2015

Is this a pathfinder, I need to add a 7 way connector do you have any photos of yours.? Id like to see wear you put it

Doug

5/5/2015

It was an Xterra. I purchased the factory trailer harness and relay kit. It was all plug and play.



by: Chris M08/20/2013

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

Mark D.

11/14/2013

how hard is it to remove small center console plugin great installation thanks Mark

Chris M.

11/26/2013

To remove the small center console cubby hole you need to open both 12V outlets, then using your thumb and index finger, slowly work the cubby out. I used a very thin straight edge screwdriver to get it started as well. Helps to have two people. Once out, I used a rotozip tool to cut the back out. I thought I could get away with simply drilling a hole for the wires, but you will need more room. Recommend leaving a lip on the bottom edge where you cut out so small items dont fall behind your dash. Hope this helps.

Tim H.

2/12/2015

Great write up Chris M. I just mounted mine and would like to make one note about the little yellow clips that hold in the console. They are very good at making a quick exit to some unknown location but I was able to fine the Toyota part number incase someone may need it. It is 90467-10203. They cost about a dollar. I got lucky and finally found the one I lost and saved myself a dollar.



by: Mark Norman08/30/2016

George J,
Wanted to write good points
about your customer service and the Tekonska braking system. Included are multiple pictures of the unit installed on my VW SUV.
First off, I am not an expert in any way in installing and wiring. I had the good fortune of having Steve Kunzel, master mechanic at Westside VW in Minneapolis install the unit.(see Fig 1) The first unit sent did not function and was quickly replaced by etrailer.com at no charge. Second unit is pictured (fig 2) and works well. The trailer is used for caring dogs and gear to various dog events and hunting. The trailer weight is about 4500 pounds and the electronic braking system is necessary for good control of the SUV and trailer when braking. Thanks for all your help getting me up and running.

Mark N.

8/30/2017

Still works well.



by: Peter 07/13/2023

This product, the P3 Trailer Brake Controller, is replacing the in dash Ford brake controller. I was previously unable to get a dashboard readout, even though the brakes were working. I had replaced the brake controllers twice, the first one quit working completely, when I decided to install this one. So far I am very happy with it and it was very easy to install using the plug in wire adapter, #22292, I purchased with the brake controller. I installed it on a 2016 Ford F-150. We are pulling a 24 ft. travel trailer. Thank You!



by: Lucas S01/15/2012

I was in the market for a controller for my 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee and this was a great controller and the price from etrailer was very competitive with other sites. What ended-up being the deciding factor for me on where to purchase the controller was the ease-of-use of the etrailer site. They made it simple to find and compare controllers and getting the correct wiring harness for my application was easy.

In addition to the site they have outstanding customer service. The controller was shipped the day after I ordered it (on a Saturday no less) with free upgraded shipping. They even followed-up with me once the controller arrived at my house. I wish all sites had this level of customer service!

Jeremy

7/28/2014

how did you get it in the cubby hole? did you need to drill any holes? is it difficult to remove the dash covers and council?

James E.

8/15/2014

OK, How did you get the shift lever off? I got the two screw out from the bottom of the storage bin, but it still will not come out. How did you get the upper trim with all the electronic buttons off? I will not drill a wire hole thru the bin without removing it for fear I may hit or damage something right behind the bin, or have the way blocked by something so I couldnt route the brake controller cable through the hole I just drilled. I cant get at the bin from the gas pedal area. In fact I cant even see it from there. Thanks.



by: Juan08/20/2018

First and foremost purchasing anything from ETRAILER is easy and fast. There is always someone following up on your purchase and if there is an issue it is quickly resolved. I purchased the Prodigy 3 brake controller along with the wiring kit for my 2017 Nissan Titan SV and installed it myself with the help of the tutorials on ETRAILERS website and it was very easy to do. I will continue to shop at ETRAILER.

Juan

8/28/2019

I’ve been pulling our Open Range 2710RL for about a year now and the Tekonsha Prodigy 3 brake controller has worked great.



by: Steve 06/25/2023

I’ve used this controller for a year, upgraded from the older red, yellow, green Tekonsha. This model has worked great on my 99 F 350 with both an older 5 ton flat bed trailer and a new 8 ton goose neck dump trailer. The proportional aspect works great and is a vast improvement of the on/off concept of older models. The manual control under the unit was also very helpful in breaking-in the new brakes on the dump trailer. I certainly recommend this unit based on my experiences.



by: Henr L01/03/2017

Purchased brake controller for my 2014 Tuna. excellent order/shipping/receiving time.Received everything I needed with order in a very timely fashion. Website made it very easy to find and decide on exactly what I wanted. Etrailer will be my first choice for finding the accessories I need in the future. Purchased Tekonsha P3 brake controller and is the best thing to a factory installed controller I have encountered.

Henr L.

12/28/2017

WOW! Somebody that actually cares! This email was a real surprise. Yes I amstill using the controller and it works better than any I have ever owned. Idefinitely recommend I as well as etrailer.com to everyone interested.Thanks for caring about your customers!


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  • Troubleshooting No Connection on Prodigy P3 Randomly Occurring
  • The # 90195 showing no trailer connection has to do with the power draw the 5 o'clock pin of your 7-way. This normally has to do with a poor connection on that pin, but it could also be a bad connection on the back of the trailer connector, a bad connection under your dash to the wiring harness, a trailer ground issue, or a trailer brakes ground issue. The random part of the issue makes me think there is a wiring connection problem or a short. The first think I'd do is put dielectric
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation for a 2013 Ram 1500
  • As long as you install the brake controller properly the computer of your 2013 Ram 1500 would be just fine. Check out the video I attached to the right that shows the P3 # 90195 that you referenced being installed in a 2013 Ram just like yours with the # 3023-P that you also referenced. This brake controller is one of the nicest ones available and one of our best sellers. I would highly recommend it for you.
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  • How to Install a Trailer Brake Controller on a 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500
  • The factory wiring harness that came with your 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 should have the functions listed on it. The OEM harness wire with constant 12 volts attaches to the black wire of the controller. The wire that shows voltage when the brake pedal is pressed connects to the red wire on the controller. The wire that shows continuity with the brake pin on the 7-way would connect to the blue brake controller wire. The remaining wire would connect to the white ground wire on the controller. On
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  • Installation of Prodigy P3 Brake Controller # 90195 on a 2010 Dodge Ram with Factory Brake Control
  • You are correct, the factory brake controller on the 2010 Dodge Ram 2500 Laramie will not work with electric over hydraulic brakes. It can only be used with electric brakes. When you remove the factory brake controller, it will turn on a warning lamp on the instrument cluster. To remove the factory brake controller and not get the warning light you will have to have the dealer reconfigure the TIPM (Totally Integrated Power Module) of the truck. Once the TIPM has been reconfigured and
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation for a 2013 Toyota Tacoma and 4,200 Pound Travel Trailer
  • If you have never used a brake controller before, the P3, # 90195, would be a good choice because of its many features, but more importantly because of its easy to read and understand diagnostics. It will tell you if there is a problem and what the problem is so you don't have to hunt down codes. This is also a proportional controller that will apply the trailer brakes in proportion to how much your Tacoma is braking. This is the safest way to stop and it reduces wear and tear on the
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  • P3 Trailer Brake Controller is Getting Power from Battery and Stop Light Switch But No Voltage Out
  • It looks like your P3 brake controller, # 90195, is getting power from the battery and power from the brake switch when the brake pedal is pressed so that is good. But it is not sending power along the blue wire. Do the same test but instead of the brake pedal use the manual override and make sure that the output power is set to the maximum. It should show around 12 volts output. If it says 0.0 again then use a circuit tester such as # PTW2993 or a multimeter, # PT89ZR. Sever the blue
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  • Troubleshooting A Non-Working OEM Brake Controller In A 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500
  • If the factory brake controller in your 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500 isn't even powering on and registering that you're connected to the trailer then it's most likely a blown fuse. You'll just want to look at your owner's manual and find the correct fuse in the diagram for the factory brake controller. Once you find the fuse you can test both sides of it with a circuit tester # PTW2993 to see if power is passing through and out to the brake controller. Once we we know you have power you
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  • Mounting Location for a Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Brake Controller # 90195 in 2014 Dodge Durango
  • Thank you for your photo. Advanced trailer brake controllers like the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 # 90195 offer better flexibility in the choice of mounting location because they can be installed in any vertical orientation so long as the unit remains pointed in the direction of travel and is level in the horizontal plane. The linked drawing shows how the unit must be oriented in order for its internal accelerometer to function properly. The P3 can be rotated to any point in a 360-degree
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  • Can Trailer Brake Lights be Ran From Brake Controller Circuit
  • The issue is your brake controller should not be what activates the brake lights of your trailer wiring. The brake controller voltage slowly ramps up so that your trailer brakes smoothly which is why you are seeing a delay and you need them to light up immediately. Your trailer wiring should have a stop/turn circuit that runs to either side of the trailer for the correct blinker to activate which the bulb of will also be shared with the stoplight. This is how you'd need to rearrange your
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  • Recommended Brake Controller For 2007 Chevrolet Kodiak C5500 With Air Brakes
  • The brake controller I recommend is part # 90195. This is one of our most popular because it is easy to install and operate. You will have to hardwire the brake controller because there is no plug-in adapter available for your vehicle. When installing the brake controller and since you have air brakes, you will not have the stoplight switch at the top of the brake pedal to connect the red wire to from the brake controller. You will have to attach the wire to a circuit that only shows power
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  • Will Factory Brake Controller On 2008 Chevrolet Silverado Work With Electric Over Hydraulic Brakes
  • The factory brake controller in your 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 is not compatible with electric over hydraulic brakes without an adapter. It sounds like you are getting a current and they are working but as you said the level is set much higher. You may have an issue with the trailer battery that is hooked up to the actuator. You should charge it or check to see if it needs to be replaced. That may be why you need to increase the voltage from the brake controller. It is recommended
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer Brakes that Lock Up from Brake Controller
  • There could be a lot of reasons the trailer brakes are locking up. First, take a look at the controller. If it is a proportional controller and it has been bumped out of the proper alignment (such as tilted to far up or down, side to side, or turned left or right) that can affect the way it functions. Make sure to check the instructions for how the controller needs to be mounted. To test the brake controller further you will need a circuit tester like # PTW2993. Sever the blue wire
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  • Is 30A Relay Required to Use Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Brake Controller with 2015 Audi Q7
  • It is true that the older version of the P3 # 90195 and older vehicles that have varying voltage on the brake signal required a 30A relay system to help with compatibility. I reached out to my contact at Tekonsha and he said that while the newer P3 and newer vehicles, like your 2017 VW Touareg and your 2015 Audi Q7, interact better with the brake controller and you might not need it, he recommends installing one anyways just to be on the safe side of things. We don't have any relays that
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  • Troubleshooting Flashing Blue Screen on Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Brake Controller
  • Thank you for all of the info that you provided. From what you described I believe you have a wiring issue going on. If everything tested out just fine for the P3 # 90195 after you installed it on your 2011 GMC Sierra then it leads me to believe that the problem lies on your trailer wiring as opposed to the installation of the brake controller. If you jump to page 10 of the instructions for the P3 (which are linked to this page for you to check out) you can see that there are multiple
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  • Installation of a P3 Brake Controller # 90195 on a 2005 Jeep Liberty
  • You are correct that any of the factory wiring will be protected by fuses and/or circuit breakers. Your vehicle may have a connection under the dash but in our experience the wiring to power the brake controller is not completed. If you check under the dash and can find the mating connector, see photo, to the Tekonsha Wire Replacement for Dodge Vehicles, item # 3020-P, you can test this connection with a Circuit tester, item # 40376 if needed, If the connector has proper function, you
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  • How Many Volts of Power Should Be Coming Out Of the Tekonsha P-3 Brake Controller # 90195
  • If the gain on your Tekonsha P-3 Trailer Brake Controller, part # 90195, is turned up, you should get up to 12 volts of power. What you will want to do is disconnect or unplug your brake controller for a minute or two, then plug it back in, which will reset the controller. Then, you will want to adjust the settings again. You will want to follow the instructions to set the brake controller, making sure to warm the trailer brakes up using the manual switch. More than likely, you just
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  • Parts Needed to Install a Trailer Brake Controller on a 2007 Nissan Titan
  • If your 2007 Nissan Titan came with a factory 7-Way trailer connector then the Tekonsha P2, # 90885, and the wiring harness, # 3050-P, will fit your truck. If your truck did not come with the factory 7-Way then you will need both parts mentioned above and also # N40975 to add the 7-Way. I have included a link to a video showing a typical brake controller installation on a similar vehicle. I have also linked a video showing a typical installation of the # N40975 connector as well.
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