Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional

Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional

Item # 90885

lowest price pledge

Retail:$186.84

Our Price: $114.39

You Save: $72.45
Brake Controller

This item qualifies for Free Shipping

Shipping Weight: 1.18 lbs

Quantity: 
In Stock, Ships Today
Tekonsha Brake Controller - 90885
zoom in icon
zoom out icon
Comment field cannot be left empty.
Name field cannot be left empty.
Please enter a valid email address.

Thank you! Your comment has been submitted successfully. You should be able to view your question/comment here within a few days.

Error submitting comment. Please try again momentarily.

pop out icon replay 360 icon
horizontal rotate icon

Product Images

In Use/Installed

Customer Photos


  • Tekonsha
  • Proportional Controller
  • Electric
  • Electric over Hydraulic
  • Up to 4 Axles
  • Under Dash Mount
  • Automatic Leveling
  • 360 Degrees
  • Digital Display
Proportional brake controller automatically levels when mounted within a 360-degree vertical range. Includes digital display, 3 boost levels, battery protection and continuous diagnostics. Easily transfer between different automobiles. Call 800-298-8924 to order Tekonsha brake controller part number 90885 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Tekonsha products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional. Brake Controller reviews from real customers.


  • All Info
  • Reviews (1831)
  • Q & A (5799)
  • Videos (144)
  • Photos
  • Why etrailer?

Tekonsha Brake Controller - 90885

Proportional brake controller automatically levels when mounted within a 360-degree vertical range. Includes digital display, 3 boost levels, battery protection and continuous diagnostics. Easily transfer between different automobiles.


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
    • Activates immediately - no pausing like with time-delayed brake controllers
  • Automatic-leveling ability - internal sensor detects deceleration even if controller is not mounted flat
    • Position at any angle up or down in the vertical plane
  • 3 Boost levels let you adjust initial braking power and aggressiveness
  • Continuous diagnostic check alerts you to any potential problems
  • Integrated safeguards protect your vehicle, trailer and the controller
    • Minimizes drain on car battery by drawing only 3.6 milliamps when not in use
    • Prevents trailer brakes from overheating by reducing power output to them during prolonged stops
    • Defends brake controller and trailer breakaway systems against shorts
  • Auto-dimming, blue LED display is easy to read
    • Automatically adjusts screen brightness based on the current lighting conditions
  • Built-in, rotary-style manual override lever
  • Quick-disconnect feature lets you easily remove and store the control when not in use
    • Replacement wiring harness (sold separately) and replacement bracket (7686 - sold separately) required to move the controller from one vehicle to another
  • Plug-in, vehicle-specific brake-control adapter (sold separately) can be used for certain applications to reduce installation time


Specs:

  • Application: trailers with up to 4 axles (8 brake assemblies)
    • Designed for use with electric or electric-over-hydraulic trailer brakes
  • Dimensions: 3-1/8" wide x 5-1/8" long x 2" tall
  • Length of hardwire pigtail: 30"
  • Mounting: 360-degree vertical plane operating range
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Proportional Braking

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 - which send the same amount of preset power to your trailer brakes every time - proportional controllers are able to adapt to every braking situation differently. So, if you slam on the brakes in your truck, your trailer brakes will activate with that same extreme intensity. And if you merely slow down as you approach a red light, your trailer will gradually brake in the same manner. Just set the initial power level, select a boost setting, and you're good to go.


As long as the P2 controller sits level on a horizontal plane and is pointed in the direction of travel, it will sense - via an internal inertia sensor - how your tow vehicle brakes. This inertia-based sensor responds to the deceleration of your tow vehicle as you brake by signaling the controller to send out enough power to your trailer brakes so that they are activated with an intensity that matches. The result is uniform braking across your towing setup. No push-pull action - just smooth, proportional braking every time.


Power Boost for Heavy-Duty Towing

Aside from smoother, more efficient braking, Tekonsha's P2 brake controller also offers a boost feature that gives you more initial braking power for those times when you're towing heavy loads. You can switch boost levels so that the power output to your trailer brakes automatically starts out at either 14 percent or 28 percent of the predetermined power setting.


So, if you boost the initial power so that your trailer brakes activate with 28 percent of the overall intensity at the start, the brakes will reach maximum braking faster. This is particularly beneficial if you are towing a heavy load because the intensity required to stop that load may be far greater than that needed to halt your vehicle. Therefore, sending out more initial power to the trailer brakes - and causing them to reach maximum braking faster - allows you to better control the trailer so that it doesn't push your tow vehicle before coming to a complete stop.


If your trailer weighs less than your tow vehicle, no boost is needed. But if you wish to set the boost so that your trailer leads the braking of your towing setup, you can select level B1. The following table gives an indication of when you might use the different boost levels and the power increases that they offer.


Approximate Gross Trailer WeightBoost LevelIncrease in Initial Power Output
Less than tow vehicle GVWB114%
Equal to tow vehicle GVWB1 or B214% or 28%
Up to 25% more than tow vehicle GVWB2 or B3*28%
Up to 40% more than tow vehicle GVWB3*28%

*Both B2 and B3 offer a 28-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.


Safety Features

The Prodigy P2 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 P2 is not in use, it will be in power-saving mode. In this setting, the power draw falls to only 3.6 milliamps, minimizing drain on your vehicle's battery.


When you stop at red lights, or any time that your truck and trailer are at a standstill with the brakes applied for more than 5 seconds, the P2's "hold" feature will activate. When this happens, the power output to your trailer's brakes will be reduced to just 25 percent of the preset power setting so that the brakes will not overheat.


If ever there is a time that you need to brake your trailer separately from your tow vehicle - when traveling down a steep incline, for example - the manual override lever is easily accessible. Pushing this lever engages the brakes on your trailer with full power. In addition, when you activate this override, the brake lights on your trailer will illuminate, properly warning those behind you of the braking action of your rig.


In addition to all of those safety features listed above, the P2 offers diagnostics such as:

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

Automatic Leveling and Simple Installation

The self-leveling feature of the P2 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.


Correct P2 mounting360-Degree P2 mounting

Note: The P2 must be mounted on a level horizontal (side-to-side) plane and must be lined up with the direction of travel for the internal sensor to function properly.


Installation is a snap. After mounting the P2 unit in your cab using the included pocket mount, hardwire one end of the included pigtail harness directly into your vehicle. The other end plugs into the brake controller. To transfer the P2 to another vehicle or to remove it for storage, just unplug the unit and slide it out of the pocket mount.


Installation Accessories

For even easier installation, a vehicle-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.


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


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.



90885 Tekonsha Prodigy P-2 Proportional Trailer Brake Control

Replaces Tekonsha 90185



90885 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 90885 Installation instructions


California residents: click here


Video of Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Tekonsha Brake Controller - Proportional Controller - 90885 Review

Today were going to review part #90885. This is the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Break Controller. This is a proportional brake controller, which will activate your trailer brakes in proportion to your vehicles braking action. It will automatically adjust the trailers braking based on the deceleration of the tow vehicle, and it will activate immediately so theres no pausing like with your time-delay brake controllers. This controller does have an automatic leveling ability. Theres an internal sensor on the inside which will detect deceleration, even if the controllers not mounted flat.

You can position it at any angle, up or down in a vertical plane, 360 degrees, but you will want to be able to place it to where you can read this LED display right here. Now as far as horizontal position, you do want to stay horizontal and parallel to the direction of travel, so this way. In other words, not like this. Youll want it parallel that way. And not like that.

So as much as you can, and vertically you can go whichever way you want. Now there are three boost levels. Right here is the boost button. When you push that, it will put you into a boost 1, boost 2, or boost 3, and thatll let you adjust the initial braking power and aggressiveness, so if youre using a heavier trailer with a heavier load, youll want to increase the boost level. This controller also has a continuous diagnostic check, which will alert you to any potential problems.

It does have integrated safeguards, which will protect your vehicle, the trailer, and the brake controller. It does minimize drain on the car battery by drawing only 3.6mA when not in use. Itll prevent the trailer brakes from overheating by reducing power output to them during prolonged stops when your foots on the brake, and itll help defend the brake controller and the trailer breakaway system against any shorts. Right here will be the digital blue LED display, which is easy to read. Now in a minute here, Im going to hook the power up to it and well be able to see that.

On the very bottom here, which you can reach from the front, is a manual built-in rotary-style manual override for emergency braking purpose. Now on the very back, you can see the plug-in. It is a quick disconnect feature, which will let you easily remove and store the brake controller when not in use. It does come with this wiring harness that plugs into the brake controller and the pigtails to wire up to your vehicle. It does come with this type of mounting bracket, which will install with the mounting hardware to the side holes, or the popular pocket style, which you would mount this to your vehicle and then just slide this in, and on each side would be a pin that would slide into those mounting holes. To release it, you would just pull out those. It slides right out. There are also butt connectors to help you connect it to the wiring in your vehicle. We do also recommend that if you are going to move this from vehicle to vehicle, to buy an extra wiring harness and an extra bracket, if you dont use one of these. That way you have one in each vehicle and it makes it easier to remove the controller from one vehicle to another. We also do sell wiring harness that are vehicle-specific, meaning theyll have the plug like this n one end to plug into the brake controller. On the other end, instead of just these bare wires, theyll have a plug that will fit the factory brake controller port on your vehicle. What youll want to do is check the fit guide, if you do have the factory brake controller port, on our website and it will give you the part number of that vehicle-specific brake controller harness. This is designed for trailers with up to four axles or eight brake assemblies. It is designed for use with electric or electric-over-hydraulic trailer brakes. It does come with a limited lifetime warranty. Now what Im going to do is, Ive got a power source here Im going to connect the wires up to, so we can get an idea of that blue LED display and just some of the features. Ill show you how they operate on the controller. Ive got them all hooked up to the power source. Now Im going to snap this in. Im going to turn the power on. Now what youll see, is when the power comes on, youll see a C. Youll see a dot and a C. That means the trailer is connected. Now if the trailer wasnt connected, let me just disconnect this and Ill show you what it looks like, youll see itll flash N-C and that means not connected. Whatll happen is thatll flash for about fifteen seconds, then it will change to just the two dots, and that means you trailer is not connected. Ill show you here in a second. There you go. Now youre just seeing the one dot. Therell be two dots if the boost feature was engaged. If it isnt, theres just one dot. What were going to do is connect the trailer back up. There we go. Now youll see it is connected. Now this boost feature button right here, now youll see when I push it once, itll say b for boost. Now right now it isnt in any boost level, as youll see by just the dot and the C. Now when I hit boost and I go to boost 1, and then theres a boost 2 and a boost 3. When Im in a boost level, watch when that goes off, you should see a dot, a C, and a dot. Therell be two dots. That means the boost feature is engaged. Now to set the power, heres the power over here. If you push this manual override all the way on as far as you can go, and you turn that knob, and thatll set the boost or the power that you want. So lets say we set it at, lets say 6.3. Now I let off the manual override. So basically when you go to hit this manual override, as you push it, its going to ramp up and itll go all the way to 6.3. Thats the power you set it for. So you just set your power control, the dial there, by pushing all the way in and set the power. Theres a feature, if this is connected and its just sitting with no motion or activity for 15 minutes, it will go blank. It still has power connected, but itll go blank just to save on the power going to it. That should do it for the review on part #90885, the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Break Controller.


Customer Reviews

Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional - 90885

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (1831 Customer Reviews)

Proportional brake controller automatically levels when mounted within a 360-degree vertical range. Includes digital display, 3 boost levels, battery protection and continuous diagnostics. Easily transfer between different automobiles.

- 90885
by:

Seems to work real well but, I can't really judge to much for My trailer's breaks haven't been used for years. Installation was quick. It took about 15-20mins without my trip to the hardware store for an 8mm nut. Tried it out on my trailer and once you get the adjustment right, it works real well. Definitely worth getting a break controller for whatever trailer you tow and this one is real nice. 77404


Comments

Ive owned this for about a year now and have gotten the kinks out of my campers breaks. They seam to work real well with it. I seem to be able to break without the nerve-racking stress I had with the old truck. Proportionality control also is handy going down long hills or in heavy traffic. most of the time I have it in Normal mode dialed to the instructions in the manual. I would Highly recommend those without a break controller get one and this one is, so far, excellent.

Mark A - 04/24/2014

3725

- 90885
by:

I installed this in a 2006 WK Jeep in about two hours. I used the generic pigtail because I didn't have/couldn't find a vehicle specific connector. There are more specific instructions for wiring it online, be a little creative with your search. I was able to find the same sheet as the generic one packaged with the controller, just specific to a 2005-2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The install took me about two hours, working by myself, and was relatively straightforward. Much of the time was taken up by making the install of wire runs neat and preserving the "factory look," if you are not particular about appearance, the install could go much more quickly. This was my first time installing a brake controller. I haven't had a chance to hook it up to a trailer yet, but it seems to be functioning properly. I am a little concerned that the ground wire on the supplied pigtail is a small gauge, 14, so if I encounter any issues I will switch this out with a larger gauge wire. I also noted that the factory wiring harness supplied by the Jeep dealer for the hitch has a 14 gauge brake wire. While this should be sufficient for up to two axles, if I notice any issues, I will replace this wire also with a heavier gauge. The generic pigtail contained a 12 gauge wire for the brake line. All around, so far very pleased with this purchase. 72226



- 90885
by:

This is my first brake controller so that fact may disqualify me as a reviewer; but then maybe it makes me a better one! I usually do a lot of research before buying something I need that I know little or nothing about, but that was a quick task in this case. EVERY forum, expert review, and installer recommendation had the same two pieces of advice: Buy proportional versus time delay, and buy Tekonsha. Beyond that, it was either buy the Prodigy P2 if you don't need an LCD display or the P3 if you do. I didn't need the LCD display because I'll only be hauling one trailer with the same drag car on it, so now that I have the controller installed and adjusted I don't expect to have to mess with it any more. Installation was easy peasy with the adapter cable for my '10 Tacoma, mounted under the lower dash just beneath the steering column. I did add two slightly beefier sheet metal screws to the dash mount as the two screws provided seemed a little weak. Solid product, works great, took all of 15 minutes to adjust. 44806



- 90885
by:

Great Brake Controller This was my first time using a brake controller and installing one as well. The directions were easy to follow for both the install and setup. 2012 Ram 30416


Comments

where did that mounting bracket in this picture come from. Was it already on your 2012 Ram?

-- comment by: William E - 08/19/2013

1922
Comments

The bracket was already on the Vehicle, its in between the light switch and the parking brake release lever where OEM controller would be if equipped , it requires a little modification to fit.

-- comment by: Mai N - 08/21/2013

1933

- 90885
by:

Installed and operated in minutes just as the video described. Fast shipping and great prices = PERFECT! thank you 575217



- 90885
by:

Everything I ordered was shipped and arrived extremely fast. Products are excellent quality with prices that can’t be beat. The technical assistance and videos are very helpful. I have purchased several products and will continue to do so. 572767



- 90885
by:

this unit hooked up just as the video had shown and works great 90980


Comments

Hey Patrick, thanks for the follow up message. I am still liking the purchase I made , the mirrors are wonderful and still working as they should with weekly use , and the brake control box is also doing what its supposed to be doing and is used weekly also . I am happy with the purchase I made and will for sure use etrailer.com for future items on this truck and the others that i own .

neal - 07/24/2014

5889

- 90885
by:

The Prodigy brake controller was just what my customer needed for his 3/4 ton Chevy Van to pull a medium sized enclosed trailer. We have installed several of the Prodigies and all our customers love them. 572694



- 90885
by:

Setup was easy and this little guy worked fine for a 2000 mile trip with a borrowed trailer last fall. I haven't used it since then and I actually unplugged the power cord so I don't have to look at the lights all the time. But it's ready and waiting for the next use. It's small enough that it's not in the way and I don't even notice it is there when I'm not looking for it. 575372


Comments

In early 2019, Tekonsha updated the Prodigy P2 brake controller with an auto-dimming feature that will automatically reduce the intensity of the display lighting when the light levels in the vehicle interior get low.

-- Mike L - 02/14/2019

49498

- 90885
by:

Can't say enough for etrailer.com. The big selling point for me was the incredible number of help videos on their site. I didn't feel a need to read the directions since their installation video was very clear. We are currently getting four trailers updated for DOT inspection, so I'm sure I will be back. 115144


Comments

They are still working great. We were under the gun at the time trying to comply with new commercial vehicle rules, and your products AND ESPECIALLY your website was a very valuable resource. Your tutorials are awesome. Thank you for being a resource rather than just a retailer.

Joe C - 01/30/2015

9112

- 90885
by:

The Brake controller arrived promptly and worked as expected. If you are shopping for trailer accessories buy it here at etrailer. I found etrailer when I started searching for a brake controller for my truck. Their install video was one of the first search results when I searched out my vehicle which led me to their site which had all of the information you could want. Not only did they have install videos for my specific vehicle but for just about every vehicle application. When shopping on their website you are treated to install instructions as well as the video install instruction for your application as well as installation tips. Many reviewers also upload pictures of their installations giving you lots of ideas for your installation. A simple search lead me to etrailer the wealth of information convinced me to buy from them. 154471



- 90885
by:

Excellent company to buy from. A clear informative website. That has all the info needed to install the product you buy. Thanks for the short videos, they fill in any information gaps that may be present. Impressive in every aspect, And I'm hard to impress........Thanks George Chris Krupp 571650



- 90885
by:

Great Brake Controller, used it with the Universal Install Kit for Brake Controllers and No-Drill Mount Bracket, Short - 18140. It only took me 2.5hrs to have it fully installed in my Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 2013. Videos were great. Also having some 1/4in water tubing helped for phishing wire thru frame. Wish I had watched the video a couple of times before buying and also purchased the extra wire to go from the battery to the brake controller, but had extra wire from another project that worked. This brake controller works great as we tow a <3500lbs Travel Trailer with our Jeep. Comes with a great card that helps with settings, keep it in the glove box for future reference. 243826



- 90885
by:

This is the second one of these I own. I was moving the first one around in three trucks. So now I should be swapping less. Extra mounting brackets make that pretty easy. I was worried that because it's inertia based it wouldn't work very well but most of the time it's pretty invisible. If you're using the same trailer and similar loads it's great. If you're swapping trailers and changing weights you'll be fiddling with it. It's not a Max Brake but it's not a Max Brake price either,and Max Brake is unavailable anyway. Since it doesn't know how hard your stepping on the brakes it does it's best to guess. So for 90 percent of your driving it's perfect. Off road every dip and rut it's jabbing on the brakes if your foot is touching the brake pedal. Haven't had it in ice yet. I think i'll use my Max Brake for that. Wish it could tell me the amperage to the brakes so I'd know if a magnetic failed (Max Brake), wish it would dim at night (pretty much every consumer electronic), wish I didn't have to unplug it with an empty car dolly (like every controller except for Max Brake). A note about the "boost" function. It basically starts at either 0 (no boost), 2volts (setting 1), 4volts (setting 2) and so on. To help with heavier loads. So do I recommend it? I'll buy another one, do I miss a real proportional controller? Yea... 422122


Comments

Chris D thanks for your feedback on your recent brake controller purchase. The Prodigy P2 brake controller is considered a proportional style brake controller when compared to a time delay brake controller. This controller activates based on the inertia sensor in the controller that sends the braking signal to the trailer based the vehicle deceleration, or how severe the vehicle is nose diving. Therefore the brakes on the trailer are applied in proportion to how the inertia sensor calculates the deceleration of the vehicle. For your next brake controller purchase you may want to consider the Prodigy P3 90195. This controller uses similar inertia detection as the P2, but also has a more detailed display that will allow for additional diagnosis of issues. It also offers a preset option that will allow you to program the controller based on the trailerload that is frequently towed. The display also offers more customizable features vs. the standard display for the P2.

-- Rachael H - 08/25/2017

27596
Comments

For 2019, Tekonsha has updated the Prodigy P2 to include an auto-dimming feature. The display will dim as the surrounding light levels decrease.

-- Mike L - 02/14/2019

49497

- 90885
by:

This is the second Prodigy P2 controller I have purchased. I have one on my smaller Audi SUV for 15 months. After 5000 miles trailering it has worked perfectly. Easy to proportionally adjust for our off road trailer when 4 wheeling and descending steep mountain grades. This second one is going on a new larger SUV. The dealership did the installation. 439878


Comments

I have driven my off road trailer over 10K miles in the past year. The brake controller has worked flawlessly, even in more rugged terrain as it is easy to manually calibrate the settings. It was installed on my off road equipped Q7 by my Audi dealer. This is my second Tekonsha. Good product.

Todd E - 10/10/2018

44475

- 90885
by:

This is the second one I purchased. The first was 10 years ago and installed in my 06 GMC. It has worked flawlessly allowing for safe and smooth stops from normal braking to a few of the panic stops that had to made over the years. The new owner of the truck likes the way it works too. I have multiple trailers and with one initial setup on the lightest trailer was able to tow all of them without changing anything but the boost setting to compensate for the different trailer weights. When needing for a controller for my 07 Silverado there was no other unit that would fill the bill. This P2 looks the same except for the blue display instead of the red. The install took 20 minutes using the direct fit cable ordered with the controller. Setup was easy as with the first unit. I wanted the placement above the parking brake pedal so the OBD II connecter had to be moved. I did the same with the 06 GMC. It is a comfortable place to reach and it keeps the light away from the passenger's eyes at night. As good as the Tekonsha controller is it is even a sweeter deal buying it from etrailer. The quick shipping, excellent pricing and knowledgeable staff are second to none in customer service. 239604


Comments

Tekonsha recently updated the Prodigy P2 with an auto-dimming feature for the display so no more worries about being blinded at night.

-- Mike L - 02/14/2019

49499

- 90885
by:

The Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller was easy to install and has worked flawlessly ever since! 568963



- 90885
by:

I purchased and installed this brake control for my 2006 Chevy 2500HD. I have installed the Prodigy P2 controller in previously owned vehicles and am very satisfied with the performance. The shipping from etrailer was super fast and the communication was great. Etrailer is a great company to deal with. 454536



- 90885
by:

Once again the folks at etrailer came thru for me!!! I asked them to recommend a controller and I bought. It was shipped the day after I ordered (ordered on Sunday) and was delivered way before I expected. I installed it the same day and hooked up to the camper to try it out. Wow I couldn't ask for a better working controller. Set it and forget it. Thanks etrailer. Oh yea, free shipping made it even better. 564962



- 90885
by:

I installed the Prodigy P2 brake controller on my 3500 GMC Diesel to pull my 20,000 lb. boat trailer as well as 15,000 lb. work trailers. It is easy to use as I switch from controlling Electric over hydraulic braking (boat trailer) to electric brakes (work trailers). It's sensitivity works great with easy adjustments. I would highly reccomend this unit. 569199



- 90885
by:

So I purchased a Tekonsha p2 brake control recently after hearing good reviews from friends. After a few weeks of having it installed I have a few gripes: 1. Display - The LED display is super bright and there is no way to turn down the brightness. It is really distracting to have a flashing bright blue light shining up at you at while driving at night. If you are the kind of person who is bothered by a GPS/Phone screens while driving at night then this this will bother you. 2. Wiring - Tekonsha's wiring instructions tell you to wire the brake controller directly to the battery. If you do this the brake controller runs 24/7/365 even when the vehicle is shut off. Do you really want a constant drain on your battery? Instead I chose to use a relay to turn the brake controller on and off with the ignition. It would have been nice if there was a relay included or at least optional wiring instructions. 3. No Off Switch - My previous gripes wouldn't be that big of a deal if you could just manually turn off the brake controller when not in use. But for some asinine reason there is no off switch. So if you don't want the brake controller draining the battery of your parked tow rig, or are tired of the blue light blinding you at night you will have to climb under your dash, remove the brake controller from it's holster and then disconnect the wiring harness... 30936


Comments

There is an automatic shut-off built in to the controller. After a period of time, it will shut down on its own. It will not drain the vehicle battery if wired according to the instructions.Also, try the bracket instead of the holster. With the bracket, you can rotate the controller so the display is not directly aimed at the driver when not used.

-- Patrick B - 11/30/2012

524
Comments

David, Thanks for the comment on the blue LED. I am sensitive to the Blue. My eyes no longer can quickly adjust to differing light intensities. I can see in the picture how the blue affect the camera. So I will not buy this one. My old Tekonsha had RED LEDs. I should have kept it. Red is PERFECT for night vision. Red does not interfere with night vision. Thats why its widely use for night time illumination.Blue, absolutely not. Disappointing.

-- comment by: Mike M - 07/25/2015

13621
Comments

For 2019, Tekonsha has updated the Prodigy 2 to include an auto-dimming feature. The brightness of the display will dim as the ambient light level decreases.

-- Mike L - 02/14/2019

49495

- 90885
by:

Best brake controller on the market 573869



- 90885
by:

I didn’t have a good location that was reachable while driving so I mounted the controller on top of the dash. I leveled the bracket with a spacer and ran the harness by an access panel. I used about 70’ of the duplex wire due to running the cable to front and then back to the house batteries inside the coach. The access panel made it easy to make the connections and run the wires through the firewall. I mounted the 40 AMP and 30 AMP circuit breakers up front in the main fuse panel box. I drilled a hole through the box and firewall to run the wires from the brake controller to the breaker and to the blue wire for the tow connection at the back of the coach. I ran the battery connections to my house batteries up front instead of using the engine batteries in the back. I found the brake connection wire under the coach in front directly below the brake pedal. I mounted the converter in a beam in the back with lots of zip ties 9444


Comments

For ford ranger 2010 and perhaps other years:Be aware that the video contains the wrong instruction for the 2010 ranger. In wiring the brake light wire, the switch shown being tapped into gives reverse braking sensing, that is, it is 12 when the brake is not applied, but 0v when it is. I found elsewhere that the correct wire is the 2nd connection on the 5 pin plug that rides on the brake itself.This is no comment on the original video, which was excellent, and referred to the 2011 ranger model.

-- comment by: Scott M - 08/15/2013

1906

Wire colors can and do change often. We offer the colors that we find in our videos as a starting point, but even if you have a 2011, it is best to double check and make sure to positively identify the wire color first.

-- Patrick B - 8/19/2013


- 90885
by:

Well I haven't installed yet, but was very pleased with the delivery process and the excellant letergy, for install instructions, and video's on your web page . Will keep you all informed as soon as I get the wiring harness, witch will be next mounth until then stay army strong. 566783



- 90885
by:

Worked well, priced right online instructions were key to successful installation 576525



- 90885
by:

I installed this model 90885 Prodigy P2 Brake Controller using the ETBC7 Brake Controller Wiring Kit on my 2007 Dodge Nitro. On a scale of 1 to 10, I consider myself about an 8 where it comes to automotive mechanical and electrical work. I also strive to get as close to perfection as possible. To do the job right, it did take some time and it did require paying close attention to the directions for both the wiring kit and the controller. However, the directions were "right on", and all the needed "goodies" to do the job were furnished. My hat is off to ETRAILER for the informative videos they provide and their customer service, which includes very quick shipments of their products. 122727



- 90885
by:

Yes I did. Bought towing adaptors/wiring parts for a 2001 Dodge Durango (it came from the factory without a tow package) and a 2014 Honda Pilot (came from the factory with a receiver, and only half of the tow wiring harness). I knew a year ago I needed to get these two vehicles ready for a move we’ll be making from TN to SC using a trailer with electric brakes (by August of this year). You have the list of items I purchased. I finally got around to starting the projects. Just finished the 2014 Honda Pilot yesterday. The installation on the Pilot went somewhat well. I made one mistake (human error on my part) I put the 30 amp fuse from the T-one vehicle wiring harness #118265 in the wrong fuse box under the hood. Also, after installing the plug in wiring adapter for the electric brake controller #3070-P and the Prodigy P2, I discovered I had no power running to the brake controller. I didn’t know why. I happened by chance while reviewing the hundreds of customer feedback comments that I needed an additional 20 amp fuse under the hood in one of the fuse boxes in slot number 14, for e-trailer. It seems to work ok now for the Honda Pilot (going to hook up the trailer today for a trial run). I’ll be installing the other components on the 2001 Dodge Durango this week. E-Trailer dosn’t have a “How To” video for the 2001 Dodge Durango Sport without a towing package. Not looking forward to this install at all. A few years back, I did install a receiver and a 4-pin adapter wiring kit to my rear brake lights on this vehicle. I hope with the the Universal Kit #ETBC7 and the additional Prodigy P2 #90885 I bought from you guys I can get the Durango ready to tow the same electric brake trailer. I did find “Trailer Brake Controller Installation-2001 Dodge Ram-etrailer.com” that I hope will make this installation go ok. Will there be any additional fuses or other things that I will need for this vehicle? Thanks, Garry 539117


Comments

You should not need any fuses for the 4 way wiring in the Dodge Durango. You will need the circuit breakers that come with the # ETBC7
Universal Installation Kit for Trailer Brake Controller - 7-Way RV and 4-Way Flat - 10 Gauge Wires
$51.48
kit. I have attached a video for the installation of the P2 and the # ETBC7
Universal Installation Kit for Trailer Brake Controller - 7-Way RV and 4-Way Flat - 10 Gauge Wires
$51.48
kit on a 2007 Dodge Durango, it is the same installation as the 2002.

-- Heather A - 07/10/2018

40773

- 90885
by:

GREAT PRODUCT, PUT IN MY SELF , GOOD COMPANY AND SUPPORT. VERY RARE TO FIND A COMPETENT INTERNET COMPANY WITH A WEBSITE THAT WORKS WELL. BETTER THAN GETTING RIPPED OFF BY A SALESMAN. HERE YOU CAN GET ALL THE INFO YOU NEED. NO LIES BY OMMISION. BEEN RUNNING ELECTRIC BRAKES ON FORTY FOOT TRAILERS FOREVER CHEAP AND RELIABLE. COMMON SENSES GOES A LONG WAY. THANKS 571390



- 90885
by:

I purchased this controller for my 2005 Jeep TJ. We're towing a 2014 Forest River FLagstaff MAC and, after doing much research, we decided that this unit (along with the universal installation kit ETBC7) was the right one for us! Both the controller and install kit contain everything that you'll need for a clean, professional-looking install! The install took around 2 hours (in my driveway) and the controller works flawlessly! This setup is perfect for a Jeep TJ, the controller fits nicely to the lower left of the steering wheel (out of the way) and the trailer connection is a bolt-on setup that attached to my Reese towing hitch! The trailer connection (with the install kit) has both a 4-pin connection and a 7-pin connection so there is no need for adapters! It is truly a "plug and play" setup!! As far as ordering and customer service goes, this was one of the smoothest transactions I've had in quite some time! There are numerous photos and install videos that will guide you through the install. We'll definitely start with etrailer.com for our next purchase like this! 556457



- 90885
by:

Used in conjunction with harness kit for my 2002 tundra, this year has no provisions for towing trailer with electric brakes. The controler itself has proven itself nicely, with no issues with installation or use, adjust easily. The mounting location I chose may have some slight interference issues with legs on taller people, but I have not had any @ 5'11". The truck is a midsized so room is more limited. I'm towing a tandem 14' trialer with 4 seat RZR, tracking and stopping is perfect, even under hard breaking. 398903



- 90885
by:

The online video showing the installation of the Prodigy P2 trailer brake control into a 2011 Ford Ranger was excellent! It made the installation into my Ranger simple and straight forth. I have yet to hook up to my travel Trailer and adjust it for brake setting, but all readout displays thus far are as stated in the instructions. Having previously installed the trailer connector, I did not purchase the installation kit and in retrospect for cost effective and simplicity would recommend anyone to purchase the kit along with the controller. I believe I am going to be very pleased with this product. Thank you 188777


Comments

great! thank you for an excellent product!

Larry L - 04/28/2016

17623

- 90885
by:

Installed this in my 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport. I thought that I would add some input on installation that would help others. I found a way to route the power distribution wires in the frame of the Jeep that did not require the use of a fish tape. If you look at the frame just behind the rear tire you will see a hole in the face of the frame. Start pushing the wire bundle foreword. It will rise up and over the U shaped frame portion of the rear axle and then down along the passenger compartment area. About there, you will be running out of pushing stiffness. Look for the wire bundle to appear at a similar hole in the frame in that area. Grab it a and pull out approximately 4 feet and then push it right back in the same hole going foreword. This time you will look for the wire bundle to appear at again a similar hole just foreword of the driver compartment. Now is the time to grab it and start heading up to the engine compartment outside the frame. Do the same procedure for the wire going aft for the plug end of the installation. For the wires going through the firewall, Jeep has conveniently added a nice foam lined hole to route wires through. You will see this hole position in the attached photo with a green wire coming through. The plastic cover around the steering column pulls down from the top and hinges at the bottom. Remove the metal plate with two bolts to get to the brake switch. Twist and pull the brake switch out foreword and go for the brown stripped wire as your brake circuit. Do order the LONG frame bracket adapter for the switch plug at the rear. To drill the steel for the supplied plug bracket just takes too long. Now that you have it installed you will notice that the power will remain on the unit after you turn the key off. Don't sweat this as it will not stay on long. I doubt a few milliamps draw is going to kill your battery! 231113


Comments

Working great would recommend to all.

Jim - 10/29/2016

21657

- 90885
by:

I installed the brake controller a week or two ago in my 2013 GMC Sierra 1500. I had one just like it in an older Duramax that the previous owner installed--I went with the same product. I had the chance to use it this afternoon to pull a few tons of #57 stone. Trailer plus load I figure about 6000 pounds behind the truck. Pictures are attached. This is the first 1/2 ton truck I've owned in nearly 10 years and worries how it would do with heavier loads. This controller made a world of difference and really maximized the use of my truck. Great product and I highly recommend it to anyone needing a good controller. 137307



- 90885
by:

Excellent!! The controller and the install kit came exactly when they were promised and the install instructions were very straightforward. Your average mechanically inclined housewife can do it all by herself, it's that easy. I installed mine on a 2001 Toyota Tacoma Pre-Runner and the only thing that was mildly challenging was finding the brake wire behind the dash, which fortunately the folks at e-trailer explained how to find in their Q & A section. I would definitely recommend the product and install kit. I will be test driving it this weekend with my new teardrop camper. Will amend review and report on that when I get to try it out! Safe towing! 564842



- 90885
by:

Purchased this unit to go along with my install kit on my 2012 Odyssey. Wanted something small and versatile and this fit the bill. Easy to install, the video helped, but I chose to remove the coin pocket and modify it to fit the controller. All I had to do was remove some of the extra plastic and voila!, the controller slid right in. Now I can remove the controller and still use the pocket when not towing. When I need it, I just pull out the pocket, and hook in the unit. I've included some pics, super easy to modify, takes 10min. 419272



- 90885
by:

very nice controller, very smooth and you don't have to mount it flat!! e trailer is the best company i ever worked with. they have pics, video, email support(exellent) and just flat out make it easy for you to do it yourself instead of paying some dirt bag $300 to install at your local trailer shop. i also installed kit #ETBC7 and once agian it was awesome. COMPLETE with DETAILED directions. i'm not a mechanic or hack employee at local trailer shop....BUT dealing with etrailer and there parts made my install very easy and CLEAN!!! 117534


Comments

Your products are awesome. Ive had zero issues with it and 5 of my friends purchased and installed the same set up in there trucks. Thanks again for the great products and excellent support.

Matt - 03/05/2015

9893

- 90885
by:

Excelente product, Easy to install by following the video on their page. Comes really complete with everything you need to install it. I will be issuing it on a 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. It saved me from having to pay for the installation. 440017



- 90885
by:

Whanted something that worked and did not cut any of my Tundra’s wiring harness, set up was simple and it works great, a lot less wear and tear on my towing vechile 690500



- 90885
by:

Installation went very well, setup was easy to follow, instructions were clear and concise. I have not road tested yet, but optimistic all will be fine. Replacing SOB that seems to have lost proper voltage output after 5 years. 690254



- 90885
by:

Nice unit, only wish my truck had a better place to mount it. 687042



- 90885
by:

Works flawlessly with the installation with cable taking less than ten mins. Easy to adjust when connected to the trailer. 683546



- 90885
by:

Great product. Only took 15 minutes to install and it works just as advertised. Now I will be able to safely haul my race car to and from the track! 682497



- 90885
by:

This has proven to be a very good brake controller at a good price. It arrived right on time and in good condition. My Ford Ranger gave us some hurdles including finding a good spot to mount the breaker, but once in place it all works great! The Universal Installation Kit speeds the process and makes for a solid installation. Sure love working with etrailer! 681989



- 90885
by:

This brake controller was easy to install on my 2012 Silverado. Pulled our 30’ travel trailer 3000 miles this past winter. The controller worked as advertised allowing me to keep the trailer under control through the mountains in Tennessee. 679786



- 90885
by:

Great product. Exactly as advertised. Great service, too. 679462



- 90885
by:

I called etrailer to 'double check' and make sure I was ordering the right trailer brake controller for my Tacoma, as this is my first auto trailer, and my first install. Luckily I have the tow package already on my Tacoma, so I didn't need as much as I originally thought. The representative I spoke with, Carol, hit the ground running with pertinent questions, and was actually able to guide me in the direction of a better suited controller (Prodigy P2 controller-90885) for my needs and comfort. As time was of the essence, she also mentioned item 3040-P in the event I didn't want to deal with wires, as this part is setup to plug right in (of course I bought it!). She guided me to the etrailer video for install as well. I am happy to report my quick (30min or so) install and successful first tow of my CanAm from SoCal to NorCal up and down the Grapevine. I appreciate the streamline customer service, and the videos for both install and setting the trailer brake controller. THANKS! 679924



- 90885
by:

Works great and has a lot of flexibility of use. 678201



- 90885
by:

Easy to install. Used it last week with no problems. 678027



- 90885
by:

bought this controller for my ram 3500. works great . thanks etrailer 673454



- 90885
by:

My brake controller works great after over a year of use, easy to set amount of brake to suit load. very good item 671536


98
1903
Show More Reviews

Ask the Experts about this Tekonsha Brake Controller

Do you have a question about this Brake Controller?


  • Brake Controller Harness Recommendation for 2000 F53 Ford Chassis
  • On the 2000 Ford F-53 chassis the brake controller port is actually located up behind the instrument cluster. It can be difficult to get to but that is where it is located. For brake controller # 90885 you would use harness # 3035-P. Take a look at the picture I have provided from Ford document Q-206. 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...
    view full answer...

  • Adding a 7-Way Trailer Connector to a 2016 Chevrolet Express 3500 Van
  • We don't have a 7-way to plug directly into the van but I do have an option for you. If your 2016 Chevrolet Express 3500 van had a factory 7-way and it needs to be replaced you can wire in a new one with a harness like # PK11998 and then connect it to a 7-way connector like # A10-7072VP or # HM40975. If there is currently no trailer connector at all you will first need to install a 4-way connector, # 31345. Once you have the 4-way you can use our # ETBC7 kit for a fully functioning...
    view full answer...

  • Switching from Electric Drum Brakes to Electric Over Hydraulic Brakes on Trailer w/7K Lippert Axles
  • I did some checking and your 7K Lippert axles use inner bearing 25580 and outer bearing 14125. We have 7K brake kit options that use these same bearings and have the same 8 on 6-1/2 bolt pattern as your existing hubs. The most basic kit is # K2HR712. The parts have a raw finish which means no corrosion resistance. The next step up from there is # K2HR712E which has an e-coat finish which is like a powder coat and offers minimal corrosion resistance. What I recommend is the next step...
    view full answer...

  • Tekonsha P2 vs P3 Brake Controller Recommendation for 2013 GMC Yukon
  • If you have never used a brake controller before, the P2 # 90885 will be easier to learn on and use than the P3, # 90195 initially. The P3 has several features the P2 doesn't including the ability to change the LED screen color, change the language, and the biggest difference is the diagnostics. Instead of flashing a code you would have to look at the P3 has clear messages telling you what the problem is. Other than that the controllers function in the same way and mount in the same...
    view full answer...

  • 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...
    view full answer...

  • Parts Needed to Add a 7-Way to a 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe
  • First you would need a 4-way for your 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe to start for trailer wiring. For that you would need the part # 118269. Now if your trailer does not have brakes all you would need is the part # 37185 as an adapter to convert the 4-way to a 7-way. If you do have trailer brakes you would need the # ETBC7 instead of the # 37185 and a brake controller. This kit comes with everything needed to wire up the 7-way and install a brake controller. For a brake controller I would...
    view full answer...

  • 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...
    view full answer...

  • Adding a 7-Way Connector and Brake Controller to a 2018 Ford F-150 with Factory 4-Way
  • I will be happy to get your 2018 Ford F-150 set up with a 7-Way trailer connector and a brake controller. The method for doing so that requires the fewest parts is to hardwire in the brake controller/7-Way. Since your truck already has a factory 4-Way connector you will just need # ETBC7 to add a 7-Way, retain the 4-Way, and have the parts needed to install a brake controller as well as run a 12 volt hot lead. If you do not already have a brake controller picked out I recommend the...
    view full answer...

  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Wiring for 2015 VW Golf SportWagen TDI
  • For your 2015 VW Golf SportWagen TDI, I recommend the Draw-Tite Class I Sport Frame Receiver Hitch # 24949. This Class I hitch is confirmed to fit your vehicle and will use existing holes in the VW's frame for a no-drill installation. The hitch itself has a towing weight capacity of 2,000 pounds but you will want to check your vehicle's owner's manual for its capacity. It is very likely that your VW Golf SportWagen has a lower capacity than what this hitch can handle. You will need to follow...
    view full answer...

  • Hitch, Wiring and Brake Controller for 2018 Kia Sorento 3.3L V6 AWD
  • Certainly a vehicle with a 3.3L V6 engine is typically a better choice for towing than one with an engine having half that displacement. Still, the 1.5L Ford does carry a 2000-lb maximum trailer weight rating, enough for a small pop-up or teardrop. But the 5000-lb-towing rated Kia is definitely the better option, not just for its power but also since it is heavier and is an all-wheel-drive vehicle that should provide a more stable towing experience. For the Kia we have 2-inch Class III...
    view full answer...

  • Adding a 7-Way Trailer Connector to a 2017 Ford Expedition with Factory 4-Way
  • In order to add a 7-Way trailer connector to your 2017 Ford Expedition you will need to use # ETBC7. There isn't a plug and play type of harness to add a 7-Way to your Expedition. I have included some links that show and explain the ETBC7 installation for you. If you are also looking for a brake controller I recommend the P2 # 90885 because it is easy to set up and use and it is reliable.
    view full answer...

  • Adding a 7-Way and Keeping a 4-Way Trailer Connector on a 2015 Chrysler Town and Country
  • To add a 7-Way trailer connector and retain the 4-Way you already have on your 2015 Chrysler Town and Country I recommend using # 37185 if you just want the lights to function on your Rpod. If the trailer requires 12 volt power for accessories and/or has electric brakes then I recommend using # ETBC7 instead and brake controller # 90885. I have included some links that show and explain the ETBC7 installation for you.
    view full answer...

  • 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...
    view full answer...

  • 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...
    view full answer...

  • Adding Electric Over Hydraulic Brakes to a 3-Axle Boat Trailer
  • To switch your boat trailer from hydraulic drum brakes to electric over hydraulic disc brakes there are a few parts you will need. You will need the EOH actuator itself. What I recommend is the Hydrastar Marine Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator with Breakaway and 7-Way RV Harness # HS381-9067. You will not have to replace the brake lines or the coupler. If you can lock out the coupler (keep it from actuating in and out) that would be ideal. You will also need to have a brake controller...
    view full answer...

  • 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...
    view full answer...

  • Parts Needed for Converting Trailer to EOH Disc Brake Operation
  • To convert a trailer with hydraulic disc brakes to electric-over-hydraulic (EOH) actuator operation you will need to either replace or immobilize the existing surge coupler so it no longer compresses. A bolt installed horizontally through the coupler will immobilize it. Then you will need an EOH actuator with the required 1600-psi pressure that can operate your disc brake calipers. I suggest the HydraStar # HBA16. You do not need to replace your brake lines or breakaway kit but you will...
    view full answer...

  • 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...
    view full answer...

  • Can a Brake Controller be Installed on a 2017 GMC Acadia All Terrain
  • On your 2017 GMC Acadia All Terrain, if it has a factory installed 7-Way trailer connector at the back, there is a factory port to plug in a brake controller. You would use wiring harness # 3026-P. Then for a brake controller I recommend the P2 # 90885 because it is easy to set up and use and it is reliable. If your Acadia did not come with a factory trailer connector at the back then you can still install a brake controller by hardwiring it in. For that you would first need to install...
    view full answer...

  • Adding a 7-Way and Brake Controller to a 2007 Volvo XC90 with 4-Way Connector
  • I will be happy to help. There are a couple of ways you can add a 7-Way trailer connector to your 2007 Volvo XC90. If you just want the lights to function on the trailer then you can use # 37185. Your 4-Way will plug into this adapter and then you just have to mount it and ground the white wire to a bare metal surface. The other wires can be taped up and stowed out of the way. If you want to have a fully functional 7-Way and a brake controller then instead of 37185 you will need # ETBC7....
    view full answer...

  • 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.
    view full answer...

  • Recommended Trailer Wiring Harness for 2016 Chevy Express Van
  • If your 2016 Chevrolet Express Van 3500 does not have the factory tow package, there will not be a trailer connector at the rear of the vehicle. In order to install a 4-Way connector, you will just need to use the Tekonsha T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness # 118392. This T-One connector will plug directly into built-in ports that are located behind the trim panels in the cargo area on both the driver and passenger side. I have attached an installation video on your 2016 Chevy Express Van...
    view full answer...

  • Installing 7-Way Trailer Connector on 2005 Ford E-150 Van
  • It sounds like you are needing to install a 7-Way connector at the rear of your 2005 Ford E-150. If your Ford Van did not come with the factory tow package (with a 7-way connector), then there will not be a built in socket or harness under the vehicle. If you do not yet have a connector of any type installed, you will want to start with a 4-Way. I recommend the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness # C56020. This is custom-fit for your Ford Van and will install by connecting directly...
    view full answer...

  • Trailer Hitch, Wiring, and Brake Controller for a 2017 Nissan Murano w/1500 Pound Towing Capacity
  • According to the owner's manual for the 2017 Nissan Murano the vehicle is rated for a maximum of 1,500 pounds gross trailer weight and 150 pounds tongue weight so that is what you would be limited to. The manual also states that "The towing capacity values are calculated assuming a base vehicle with driver and any options required to achieve the rating. Additional passengers, cargo and/or optional equipment will add weight to the vehicle and reduce your vehicle’s maximum towing capacity." Even...
    view full answer...

  • Recommended Weight Distribution for 2016 Toyota 4Runner and Flagstaff Travel Trailer
  • I can help you get a easy to use weight distribution for your 2016 Toyota 4Runner and Flagstaff Travel Trailer. To choose the right weight distribution it will be based on loaded tongue weight which is typically between 10-15% of the trailer gross weight and anything in addition to that loaded behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. With a weight of 5,350lbs max this can be anywhere from 418-802lbs of tongue weight. I have linked a Help Article on how to determine your loaded tongue...
    view full answer...

  • Trailer Brake Controller Installation in 2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500
  • There is no plug-and-play brake controller harness for the 2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 so brake controller installation will be a hard-wire process. Under the driver's seat there should be a green plug. The wires to this plug can be tested with a circuit tester like # ALL640595 to confirm their function since vehicle wire colors are not always consistent. A brake controller like the Prodigy P2 # 90885 has 4 wires that require connection to the Sprinter. The black wire is...
    view full answer...

  • Can Brake Controller Install in 2018 Toyota Highlander
  • The newest Toyota Highlander we've installed a brake controller in is a 2014 model. I attached the install video to this page to show you the processs. The 2014 and 2018 Highlanders are the same generation though so what you see in the install video would be the same as on your vehicle. Tekonsha (the maker of our nicer brake controllers) has informed us that they have successfully installed brake controllers in your vehicle so I would not anticipate a problem. That said, Toyota is the...
    view full answer...

  • Recommended Brake Controller and Wiring for a Semi Trailer
  • The Hayes Air Actuated Trailer Brake Controller part # HA100400C and the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller part # 90885 will both work on your semi, they just operate in different ways. The Hayes controller will apply force to the trailer brakes relative to the how hard the brakes in the tow vehicle are depressed whereas the Prodigy P2 will apply force to the trailer brakes relative to the deceleration of the tow vehicle. I recommend using the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 because it is...
    view full answer...

  • Parts Needed to Install a 7-Way on a 2017 Ford Transit T250
  • Your 2017 Ford Transit T250 will have a round connector at the rear of it that the part # HM40975 would connect directly to since your vehicle has the tow package. If it didn't have the tow package you'd need to start with a 4-way like part # 118643. Now if your trailer does not have brakes all you would need is the part # 37185 as an adapter to convert the 4-way to a 7-way. If you do have trailer brakes you would need the # ETBC7 instead of the # 37185 and a brake controller....
    view full answer...

  • 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...
    view full answer...


Do you have a question about this Brake Controller?




  • Why etrailer.com?

    At etrailer.com we guarantee:

  • Highest quality brake controller for the best price.

    Our Lowest Price Pledge ensures you will never overpay for the parts you need.
  • Real product know-how.

    We make sure that the products we sell are what we say they are, and that they work the way they are supposed to work. Get real advice from a real person who has the knowledge and expertise needed to solve your problem.
  • Most detailed, accurate brake controller information available.

    Because we take providing accurate product information seriously, we take our own detailed product photos, demo videos and installation videos, as well as verify measurements, instructions, and vehicle fit information.
  • Installations, made easy.

    We love helping people and have the most highly-trained customer service, hands-on experience, step by step videos and installation instructions.
  • Fast shipping.

    Your order is automatically routed to get out of our warehouse and to your door as quickly as possible. Receive free shipping on orders over $99.
  • Personalized service for life.

    We provide one-on-one, personalized service from the ordering process through the life of your product.
  • Trusted since 1946.

    We've been serving customers since our parts store first opened in 1946 and continue to be recognized by our customers, our vendors and third parties for exceptional service.
  • Returns Policy

    Satisfaction Guarantee
    Need to return an item? No problem. Please read our Returns Policy for more information.

Info for this part was:

Photos by:
John D
Test Fit:
Joe V
Photos by:
Theodore B
Expert Research:
Jackie C
Expert Research:
Michael L
Video Edited:
Zack K
Expert Research:
Sarah L
Video Edited:
Andrew K
Expert Research:
Robert G
Expert Research:
Patrick B
Expert Research:
Michael H
Expert Research:
Jeff D
Written by:
Tricia G
Expert Research:
Reno H
Expert Research:
Jameson C
Video Edited:
Joshua S
Test Fit:
Nicholas E
Video Edited:
Jacob T
Test Fit:
Rick A
Expert Research:
John H
Video Edited:
Patrick B
Updated by:
Adele M
Expert Research:
Brandon M
Video Edited:
Andrew L
Expert Research:
Adam R
Video Edited:
Kathleen M
Video Edited:
Mike H
Updated by:
Laura H
Video Edited:
Dustin K
Photos by:
Jim W
Test Fit:
Shane T
Expert Research:
Lori W
Expert Research:
Rachael H
Expert Research:
Jeffrey L
Video by:
Alan C
Video Edited:
Sue W
Test Fit:
Randy B
Video Edited:
Chris R
Test Fit:
Joe B
Updated by:
Sarah W
Test Fit:
Jared G
Updated by:
Alexander C
Expert Research:
Victoria B
Video by:
Zach D
Test Fit:
Andrew S
Test Fit:
Brent H
Test Fit:
Shane H
Video by:
Jonathan Y
Test Fit:
Robert C
Test Fit:
David F
Video by:
Michael B
Test Fit:
Ryan G
Updated by:
Isabelle B

At etrailer.com we provide the best information available about the products we sell. We take the quality of our information seriously so that you can get the right part the first time. Let us know if anything is missing or if you have any questions.