Troubleshooting Tekonsha Voyager Brake Controller

Question:

WHEN CONNECTED TO VAN GREEN LIGHT IS ON WHEN EMEGENCY BRAKE IS APPLIED ,LIGHT TURNS RED WHEN FOOT BRAKE IS APPLIED LIGHT STAYS GREEN NO MATTER WHERE THE POWER KNOB OR LEVEL KNOB IS. WHAT IS THE PROBLEM?

Expert Reply:

When the LED of the Voyager shows any other color than green, it means that voltage is reaching the trailer brake magnets. Since activating the e brake does not typically cause the brake lights to illuminate, the LED on the controller would remain green.

Since the Voyager is a proportional controller, applying the foot brake will not send voltage to the trailer brakes if the vehicle is stopped, the brake controller requires the vehicle to be moving in order to send voltage to the trailer brakes. When you apply the manual brake switch on the controller, voltage should be sent to the brakes, regardless of if the vehicle is moving or not.

I would recommend doing a basic troubleshoot on the controller. Use a circuit tester like part # 40376 and test the blue output and red stoplight switch input wire. The blue wire should show current when the manual switch is activated. The red wire should show voltage when the brake pedal is pressed.

I have linked you to our Brake Controller Troubleshoot FAQ article that you might find helpful.

Please get back with me and let me know what you find.

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Michael L

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