Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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How to Install the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller on a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500


Speaker 1: Today on our 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, we'll be having a look at and installing the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller, part number 90195, and to ease our installation, we will be using the Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter for electric brake controllers, part number 3016.Here's what our brake controller looks like installed. We have ours hooked up to a trailer right now, and when you're hooked up, you see you get an icon of a truck towing a trailer and it shows your current power output going towards your brakes. Since this is a proportional brake controller and we're in park right now, when I step on my brake pedal, we don't get any power being applied because we're not actually moving. There is no false application of the brakes. You have to be moving in a forward direction with your brakes applied.This brake controller will allow you to tow a trailer up to four axles controlling four sets of electric trailer brakes. This break controller will also allow you to control electric-over-hydraulic brakes without any modifications required to the trailer or your brake controller.

It automatically will detect those once you enter the proper setting.What sets this brake controller apart from others on the market is the amount of customization that we can do with the brake controller between changing the color on the display, running electric-over-hydraulic brakes on your trailer, and the fact that we have three boost level settings. We can set this brake controller up to be suited perfectly for our needs no matter what type of trailer that we're pulling. We'll go ahead and show you a few of the features that this offers.On down here at the bottom we have our manual override. As you see when you slide it all the way over, it increases the power gradually. You back off, steps on down.

This is great for when we want to apply the trailer brakes without applying the brakes in our vehicle. So, if our trailer starts to get sideways on us and then we want to bring it back in line, just slide the manual override on over, and it'll bring the trailer back straight behind you.Over here to the left we have our power output settings, 14 being the max. We bring it down here to say 8. It'll only go up to 8. Generally speaking, you want to have this somewhere in the middle, so set it around 7, and you can adjust as needed up or down depending on the weight of your trailer or your tow vehicle.This top button here to the right.

That is our boost level setting. What that does is gradually apply more power to the trailer brakes and it applies them quicker so you don't have that initial turn on. It's more instantaneous. So, this is great for when you pick up a load on your trailer and it's heavier than what you're expecting. You can just press the button of the boost level settings, so you get more braking more efficiently with just one press of a button.

You'll notice too the higher boost level setting that you're on, the size of the trailer on the indicator here increases.All right. Go through the setup menu here, you can change the features on the display, such as brightness, color, or the contrast, so you can change it to match basically whatever color your interior is to match your vehicle or whatever you like the most. Brake type. Then, you got your electric-over-hydraulic. Got a help screen here, troubleshooting information.This shows you current battery voltage, shows how much power you're getting out of your stop light circuit to make sure it's actually working properly. Shows your output voltage, your output current, so it's nice being able to see what your brakes are actually doing in your vehicle.Now, what I really like about this brake controller compared to others on the market is not only is it very customizable, but it has a nice large easy-to-read display right here, which makes it super easy to use. Now that we've gone over some features, we'll show you how to get it installed.To begin our install, we'll be working in the lower left corner of our dash right in this area right here. This is our fuse box that's located underneath our dash. We need to remove the cover for this to gain access to our plug. We'll just grab the locks on the side of it, pop it open, and get it out of the way. This unoccupied port right here. That is where we're going to plug our brake controller harness into. We'll push it in until it clicks. Okay, with that plugged in, we can now replace the cover for our fuse box.Now, we're going to attach our bracket to the upper right section of our dash right by our steering column here. We'll use provided screws and mounting bracket. Now, we'll take the holster to our brake controller and our brake controller. Snap the brake controller into the holster. Now to make it easier to connect our brake controller to our harness, we'll plug it in before we mount it, and then we'll finish snugging down our screws. Okay. That gives us a nice solid mount for our brake controller and it's easily accessible while we're driving.We went ahead and secured up any loose wires up underneath the dash with a couple Zip Ties. Just make sure we avoid the steering column or the pedals, keep away from any of the moving parts and away from our feet so we don't hit them while we're driving. That completes our look at and installation of the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller, part number 90195, on our 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500.


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