Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2015 Nissan Titan

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How to Install a Trailer Brake Controller on a 2015 Nissan Titan


Speaker 1: Today in our 2015 Nissan Titan, we're going to be taking a look at showing you how to install the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller for one to four axles. Part number 90885. To help us with our installation we going to be using the Tekonsha plug in wiring adapter for electric brake controllers for Nissan and Infiniti. Part number 3050-P. Here's what our Prodigy P2 is going to look like once we have it installed. Now, this is a proportional brake controller, which means it's not going to have any kind of delay, it's going to apply the brakes in our trailer the same time, and intensity that we apply them on our truck.

Our Prodigy P2 is going to work with a lot of different trailers. It's going to handle all the way from one to four axles, and not only electric brakes but also electric over hydraulic brakes. Our P2 is going to have an auto-leveling design, so once we have it hooked up and we hook up to our trailer, it's going to detect how fast we're slowing down in our truck, and apply the brakes accordingly. It's going to accommodate even those large hills so that inertia sensor isn't going to go crazy or freak out if we're going up a really steep hill or going down a really steep hill.Just like most brake controllers, we're going to have our power adjustment knob here, we can adjust it accordingly either down or up. It's also going to have that manual override lever if our trailer ever starts to get away from us or a short swing or any situation where we need to apply the brakes to our trailer, but not on our truck.

It's also going to have a boost feature, which if we push the button, it's going to have three different settings. What the boost feature is going to do, is it's just going to apply the brakes quicker and more aggressively, the higher the setting we have. If you have a really, really heavy trailer, where you need more braking power, immediately, that boost feature is going to help out. When the boost is on, a simple glance down, and we can see that we have two dots. This is going to let us know it's on, without having to cycle through the menu.

Then, whenever it's off, that data will be gone. Just a quick glance, we don't have to take our eyes off the road for too long, and we'll be able to see what's going on.My overall impression of the P2 is I really like this controller compared to a lot of the other proportional ones, because it is going to have that easy to ready display right in the front, letting us know the voltage that's being applied to our trailer brakes. It's going to be really easy to operate. It's just going to have a simple knob to adjust your power, the boost button, and the manual override button. We're not going to have a whole lot of different menus to go through, and different settings, it's going to be extremely easy to operate, but still have a lot of those nice features.

The proportional braking, the proportional braking in reverse, and the ability to work with electric over hydraulic brakes as well as electric brakes. Now that we've seen our P2 and gone over some of the features, let's show you how to get it installed.To begin our installation, we're going to need to find the factory plug and that's going to be behind our dash over here on the left hand side, by our emergency brake pedal. We're going to remove the two screws at the very bottom on either side. With those screws removed, we're just going to gently start pulling our dash panel away so we can rest it down on the floor. Now, there is going to be some electrical connectors, but we can go ahead and leave those attached and if we look in this general area, just to the left of the steering wheel, we're going to have a lot of different plugs in here, and our connector is actually going to be labeled electric brake connector. We're just going to cut the piece of tape that's holding the connector in place, so we can get access to it. We're going to match up our connector, plug it in, make sure it locked into place, and then we're going to take the other end of our connector, we're going to route it behind the dash until we can come out over towards the center of our vehicle.That way, everything's tucked behind the dash, and we have plenty of room to mount our controller over in this general area. We can go ahead and put our dash piece back in place, going to line of the tabs and just push it back in. We can replace the screws. We're going to need to mount our bracket so we can get our brake controller in place. We're going to take the provided screws and go right in to the dash. Now, whenever you go to put your bracket in place, you're going to want to double check and make sure that it's nice and level before you screw everything all the way in. When you get ready to mount our brake controller itself now. We're going to have a small hole on each side that we can line up with the holes in our bracket, and we're going to take the machine screws that are included in our kit and secure it down. Just want to get one started by hand just to help support the break controller. Then you move to the other side, lining up the holes and get that one started. Because of the limited space over here, because of the center console.It may be easier to use a bit driver like this rather than a traditional screw driver. Get a Phillips head and we can tighten up those screws til they're snug. Then our brake control will be nice and secure. We can grab our pigtail now. If we come to the back of our controller, go ahead and plug it in, make sure that tab is on top. It's going to be towards the center of the vehicle. We've got power going to our unit, so we know everything's working properly. Now, we can just tie up any of the loose wires underneath the dash, so we're not going to interfere with our peddles. With our brake controller hooked up, we are going to have a blue dot, letting us know that it gets power. With no trailer connected, if we apply the brakes, or hit the manual switch, we're going to get a message that says NC for not connected.Once we do plug up our trailer, we'll still have that dot, we're also going to have a C next to it to let us know that we're connected. We can simply look down and know if we're connected, if there's an issue going on. We have our truck hooked to a tester, so that when I hit the manual override, you can see the voltage on the scale there, sweeping up and down. That'll finish up your look at the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller for one to four axles. Part number 90885 on our 2015 Nissan Titan.


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