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

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

Item # 90195
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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. Great Prices for the best trailer brake controller from Tekonsha. Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional part number 90195 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Tekonsha Trailer Brake Controller - 90195

  • Electric
  • Electric over Hydraulic
  • Proportional Controller
  • Up to 4 Axles
  • Tekonsha
  • LCD Display
  • Under-Dash Box
  • Dash Mount
  • Automatic Leveling
  • Up to 360 Degrees

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.


  • 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 (sold separately) 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


  • 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 (sold separately) 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'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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Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional - 90195

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (5641 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.


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.


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.


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.

Still lovin it! Works Great!
Wayne - 08/01/2022


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.

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.
Ronald - 04/27/2022
What truck did you install this on?
-- comment by: John H - 08/04/2022


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.

Superb. I’d buy it again and again.
Bob G - 07/16/2023


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.


The support bracket for this is unacceptable because the standoff from the dash is more than 1" and it puts the controller against my right knee. The mount for the controller in your video was almost flush against the dash and that's what I thought I was getting.


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.

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.
Dennis - 08/29/2022


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!


The Tekonsha prodigy brake controller has been a great purchase. I use the setting for a electric over hydraulic disc brakes on a gooseneck trailer . I also use it on standard drum brakes on a variety of trailers from a snowmobile trailer to a equipment trailer. One of my favorite parts about Tekonsha prodigy is you can have different brake settings for different trailers or conditions. I will definitely buy again.


Hanging the controller was pretty easy—removed my ashtray and used the ashtray support frame’s two screws to attach the controller’s hanger—almost looks professional.
Finding out which stop light wire (there are four on my ‘98 Tacoma) to tap into and then actually doing the tapping was challenging. The four wires are very short (took my dash apart including removing the instrument panel and even so could barely reach/touch the four wires let alone tap into all four to test) and they end in a four-pin female/male plug that forms the top half of the stop light switch.

My solution was to install an 8” long, four-wire pigtail from the female half of the four-pin connector to the male half thus giving me 8” of access to the wiring to determine which stop light wire the controller red wire should tap into. You can purchase said pigtail online for about $XXX plus shipping, or you can make your own using scrap wire and male and female wire ends that plug into the female and male halves of the truck’s stop light switch. That’s what I did, spending $20 in the process. Once your pigtail is installed, it’s short work to test all four wires. After tapping into the correct stop light wire, remove the pigtail and reconnect the halves of the original plug (it’s less likely to come apart than if you used the pigtail permanently).

On my first test drive, the controller read-out showed two to eight volts were being applied to the electric trailer brakes. Obviously this would have huge engine overheating and gas mileage implications if it were constantly occurring but on my second test drive the read-out stayed at 0.0 volts as it should when not braking.


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.


This review is not on the controller as I haven't installed it yet but on the condition of the product as received. The controller came promptly but it was not packed in a separate box. The factory box was damaged in several areas and obviously handled roughly. Upon opening I realized as well that the only protection is a single layer of cardboard in the box, no foam or other protection. The controller appears undamaged but I won't actually know until I install and tested it. I would have immediately returned it without opening it but I need it for a trip already scheduled in two days.


Top quality brake controller. Automatic leveling. Get the wiring harness for your tow vehicle. This makes installation easy.


This is a great plug and play controller. Using it on a 2020 Chev Silverado 1500 towing a 22-foot Jayco Travel Trailer. It woke great. Its sensitivity adjustments are extra good. It is 10 times better than the unit I was using initially which was erratic and very jerky at slow speeds. This unit is very smooth at any speed. Great purchase.

Great product. Works as advertised. Using it with a 22-foot travel trailer and control is excellent!
Robert - 04/14/2023


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.

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.
teresa - 12/24/2021


installation video was spot on, it did install easiely. I'm very satisfied with my purchase and recommed it

Still very pleased with the controller. Im now using it in a new tow vehicle, after purchasing the adapter cord from etrailer very easy plug and go process.
William - 08/23/2023


Bought this for my 12 VW Golf TDI. Couldn't figure out the wiring. etrailer was very helpful but in the end had it installed. Has done the job flawlessly so far for a year. Love etrailers customer service.

After one year my Tekonsha brake controller has continued to perform flawlessly. I have trailered approximately 6,000 miles in the past year and when not trailering the controller remains on stand by which it should. I would highly recommend this product to others. I highly endorse etrailer also and have found their product descriptions, testimonials, videos and customer service to be outstanding. Great job!
-- comment by: P - 08/31/2023


I have owned this for a year now and really like it. I literally replaced my failed brake controller while on a trip with this unit. The P3 worked excellent out of the box and the adjustability is appreciated. I now have this brake controller on two truck with good success.

Thats great! We have heard countless good things about the P3. Glad to see yet another glowing review!
-- Etrailer Expert Brooke M - 07/13/2023


Need to return not working!!replaced my prodigy 2 with this didn't change anything doesnt read brake pedal unless I tilt it manually. Thought it might be wiring harness so I bought a new one didn't help. Not leveling itself?

I see that Customer Service has reached out and is working on troubleshooting with you.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 08/11/2023


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.

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
-- comment by: Tom - 09/14/2015


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.

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.
-- comment by: Ernesto - 04/26/2015
What did you do to complete the bypass besides cut blue wire and wire to new brake control
-- comment by: Mel T - 11/11/2015
Mel THere is the link that helped us, Good Luck https:/
-- comment by: John S - 11/12/2015


A year ago, I switched from a "dumb" brake controller to this computerized one with numerous features. It really gives you proportional control, and knows to ease off as you come to a complete stop (my last controller would always give me a good jerk at the end of a stop).

Other features include letting you know if your cable is not making a proper connection with your trailer (if it comes out of the receptacle or you forget to connect it, you get a big red "No Trailer" message on the screen. That might help you avoid damage, embarrassment, an expensive repair, or a tragedy.

Been using this for a year, and still very happy with the purchase. Not the cheapest brake controller at $160, but I think this one might be the best. And the peace of mind and smooth braking is worth it.
Gary - 12/19/2022


We replaced a 30 year old Tekonsha Voyager with this P3. On the first test run to adjust, the brakes have never worked this well!! Easy to install! I’ve added photos of our project trailer that we have inherited. 30 years old, garaged its whole life, not many miles on it. With your help, we have been upgrading and replacing things that didn’t work, from lack of use. I can’t say enough good things about Etrailer! Your people are the best!! Thank you ETRAILER!!

Between this brake controller and the new self adjusting brakes, from trailer. When a 4 wheel PU cut in front of us and slammed his brakes on to stop. These parts saved our lives! We came within inches of crashing! We couldn’t be happier!
Carl - 02/14/2023


This brake controller works flawlessly. Easy to install and easy to adjust. I do pull several trailers with electric/hydraulic brakes and it works great.

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    The red wire is the input wire telling the brake controller that you have stepped on the brake pedal. This should be a 12 volt wire on the cold side of the brake switch if hardwiring the controller. Some vehicles, like the 2013 Chevy Silverado, already have a tow package wire bundle under the dash, to the left of the steering column, held together with a white tag. The white tag also should have the functions of each wire on it. The brake controller wiring is black for 12 volt power to...
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  • How to Install Aftermarket Brake Controller in a 2014 Chevy 3500 with Factory Brake Controller
    Check out the link I attached that will take you to an FAQ on how to install an aftermarket brake controller in a Chevy truck like yours that has an integrated brake controller. Only one brake controller can be functional at a time. The factory controller will be bypassed but it would not need to be removed.
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  • Troubleshooting a P3 Brake Controller that Will Not go to Sleep
    The Prodigy P3 Brake Controller # 90195 that you referenced is designed to go to sleep after 15 minutes of no activity. You should note that even opening the door to your vehicle will wake it back up. I would recommend letting it sit for about 20 minutes and then looking through the window to see if the controller has gone to sleep. Be sure not to bump the vehicle either.
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  • Can a Tekonsha P3 Brake Controller Receive Power from a Keyed Power Source
    It is not recommended to supply power to a brake controller from anything other than the vehicle battery or a dedicated fuse in the fuse box. When the brake controller is sending power to the trailer brakes, it will draw approximately 2 to 3 amps for each brake assembly. If the brake controller is tapped into another fuse, the additional amp draw on that circuit could blow that fuse and cause other damage to the vehicles electrical system. The brake controller will not drain your vehicle...
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  • 2013 Dodge Ram 2500 OEM Trailer Brake Controller Does Not Lock Brakes on One Trailer
    The OEM brake controllers manufacturers have been putting in trucks have some interesting quirks. First, if the trailer using an electric over hydraulic braking system then that is probably the issue. Factory controllers are notorious for not working with EOH systems. Some EOH actuators do have an adapter you can use but I would need to know the actuator manufacturer. Another possible issue is that the gain is not turned up enough to work properly with that one trailer. All trailers are...
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  • Tekonsha Prodigy P3, Display Reads No Brakes Short to Battery
    The message on the display of your Prodigy P3 most likely is Open Ground No Brakes, which indicates that the ground wire of the brake controller is not making a solid connection to your vehicle battery. To fix this you will need to check the condition of the ground wire from the brake controller and fix as necessary. I attached an FAQ article on troubleshooting brake controller installations for you to check out also.
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  • Installing the Tekonsha P3 Brake Controller on a 2013 Toyota Tundra with Factory Harness
    The harness you have pictured is the Toyota factory brake controller harness. Toyota usually issues these with each truck. This will work with the Prodigy P3 Brake Controller, # 90195, that you purchased. The P3 should have come with a universal harness with 4 wires, blue, black, red and white. These wires will connect to the wires on your Toyota harness as follows. Toyota Harness Black/Red to P3 Harness Black Toyota Harness Green/White to P3 Harness Red Toyota Harness Brown to P3 Harness...
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  • Trailer Brake Controller Light Stays On
    Brake controllers such as the P3 you referenced # 90195 will go into a sleep mode after about 15 minutes of it sensing no movement. If you peek through the window after 15 minutes then it should be in sleep mode. Opening the door or causing movement to the truck could cause it to wake back up. If it will not go to sleep then make sure the trailer is disconnected. There could be a short that is causing the trailer to draw power which would make the controller think that it needs to be...
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  • Placement and Orientation of Tekonsha P3 Brake Controller
    The Tekonsha P3 would need to be mounted so that it is level in the side-to-side orientation, and pointed so that it is parallel to the direction of travel. The controller does not have any error codes specific to the controller being out of horizontal, but installing it so that it is not level or parallel to the direction of travel would cause erratic or poor brake performance, therefore you should make every effort to install the controller as stated in the instructions. If you no longer...
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  • Troubleshooting Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Brake Controller Installation in 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500
    Since you have a brand new tow vehicle and a new Tekonsha P3 brake controller I would first focus your troubleshooting efforts on the wiring in the trailer. Something is causing an excessive current draw from the controller. The most common causes for an overload message on a brake controller are a corroded trailer connector, damaged trailer wiring or an issue with the trailer brake's wiring or magnets. First verify that the P3 is correctly set to the type of brakes installed on your...
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  • P3 Trailer Brake Controller Will Not Lock Up Trailer Brakes
    The voltage display that you are seeing could actually be the voltage into the controller. It is reading the voltage from the battery and when a vehicle is running you do typically see around 14 volts. Unplug the controller for about 15 minutes and then plug it back in. Then start from scratch as far as the initial set up goes. Make sure that boost is not on prior to setting the power level. On the set up screen you will select brake type, then electric brakes, and then confirm. Make...
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  • Who Can Clear an Integrated Brake Controller Code on a 2011 Ram 3500
    Take your truck to your local Ram dealer. Some of the 2011 model Rams had issues with the integrated brake controllers. Yours might not be one of them, but they are the ones who can clear that code and will be able to tell you why the code popped up. If you installed a P3 Brake Controller part # 90195 that you referenced on your truck you would also need to go to a Ram dealer to have them reconfigure the TIPM so that you can get rid of that code and use the # 90195. Check out the FAQ article...
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  • Troubleshooting P3 That Is Not Showing Voltage on the Trailer Brake Output Circuit
    Go ahead and try testing the brake controller with the engine of your 2002 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD on. Are you seeing any other error messages like Power Loss or Output Shorted or Open Ground? Did you perform these tests with a trailer connected? It sounds like you might be seeing the No Trailer Connection message, which there are several causes for this that you will need to check out and fix as necessary. 1. Trailer not connected to tow vehicle. 2. Trailer connected with open circuit...
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  • Tekonsha Prodigy P3 # 90195 Brake Controller Installation in 2005 GMC Envoy XL
    We do not happen to have an installation video for the Tekonsha P3 # 90195 being installed in a 2005 GMC Envoy but we do have one for a 2004 model year. Both model years are part of the second generation of the Envoy so the majority of features and characteristics will be largely the same for the two vehicles. I have linked that video for your reference along with the instructions for the P3. You will need to locate 4 wires up under the dash; these are usually taped to other wiring and...
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  • Need to Locate Stoplight Switch Circ. on 2014 Chevrolet Express Van When Installing Brake Controller
    I would recommend the CHMSL circuit for tapping into just the brake light signal of your 2014 Chevy Express Van to install a Prodigy P3 Brake Controller part # 90195 in your 2014 Chevy Express Van. This circuit will only see voltage when the brake are applied and should work very well as this is an often used circuit for brake controller installations. I also attached an FAQ on installing a brake controller from scratch for you to check out.
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