Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2013 Ford F-150

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How to Install a Trailer Brake Controller on a 2013 Ford F-150

Rate your transcript OrderClientKevin BrossRef #20461Order #TC0761711308 Today on our 2013 Ford F-150 SuperCrew Cab, we're going to be installing the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 trailer brake controller, part number 90885. In addition to the brake controller, we're also going to be installing the Tekonsha Tow Ready, plug-in wiring adapter for electric brake controllers for Ford F-150s, part number 22292. Now, we did not currently have a trailer hooked up to our vehicle. We'll go ahead and slide the manual override. You'll see that it reads NC for not connected. We'll go ahead and now plug in our trailer to the rear of the vehicle. Now, we can go over some functions of the brake controller.

As you can see here now on our screen, we have a C showing that we do have a trailer connected. Now, when you take the manual override button, it goes up to the number or the maximum power that you have set. Currently, we have 4.8. If you take the roller dial here on the left side, you can adjust it all the way up to 11, all the way down to 0. We'll go ahead and put it somewhere in the middle for now. You will need to adjust this for your particular trailer.

Now, the boost feature is this little blue button located up here on the right hand side, and this is what controls how aggressive the brakes are applied or how fast the brakes are applied to the trailer. There is B 1 through 3. B3 being the highest or most aggressive brake setting. Now, you'll see here, I'll step on the brake pedal, and we get a 0.0. That's because we are not moving currently, and the brake controller senses that we don't need to send power back to the trailer to stop it. Now, here's what our brake controller looks like.

Here's the P2. We have a couple different mounting options. We have a metal bracket, slides over the top. We have this plastic pocket that can be mounted to the dash area as well. Now, we're going to just ...

We're going to go ahead and choose the plastic pocket to mount our brake controller to it. Slides in there, looks something like that. We're actually going to be attaching it here to the lower dash about in that position. To attach it, we'll just use a couple of the screws that are supplied with the kit. Now, here's the screws that we're going to be using to attach our plastic pocket to the lower part of the dash. You want to also make sure that you check behind the dash before drilling any holes to make sure that there is nothing behind it that could be damaged. Here's what our adapter plug looks like. The one end, this end here we'll connect to the back of the brake controller. You'll notice there is a little locking tab or a loop goes over this little tab right here on the brake controller. This other end, we'll be plugging into this gray plug right here. Now, it may be taped up or in this case the tape has already been cut, but right here is your plug which you'll need to pull down. We'll need to remove the cap that's on the plug by squeezing the locking tab right here and gently pulling off the cover. With the cover removed, now we're ready to take our adapter wiring, plug it into it, line it up, push it together so that we hear it click. We can then go ahead and take the other end of the wiring, feed it up in through our pocket. Go to the back of the brake controller, plug that in, and make sure we hear it click as well. You can then slide the brake controller down into the pocket like that. Now, you can see with it plugged in, we have an NC flashing showing that there is no trailer connected. We have two dots showing that we have power to the brake controller. Now with both of our connections made, we'll go ahead and take a couple zip ties to secure up any excess wiring up underneath the dash. Now that we have our wires secured, we can go ahead and trim off any excess zip tie. With that, that will do it for our installation of the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 trailer brake controller, part number 90885, in conjunction with the Tekonsha Tow Ready, plug-in wiring adapter for electric brake controllers for Ford F-150s, part number 22292 on our 2013 Ford F-150 SuperCrew Cab. .

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