bing tracking image
  1. Trailer Brake Controller
  2. Tekonsha
  3. Electric
  4. Electric over Hydraulic
  5. Proportional Controller
  6. Up to 4 Axles
Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional

Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional

Item # 90195
Our Price: $196.15
Trailer Brake Controller
Shipping Weight: 1.4 lbs
In Stock
zoom in icon
slider vertical icon
zoom out icon
Comment field cannot be left empty.
Name field cannot be left empty.

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.

Product Images

In Use/Installed

Customer Photos

Need help with installation?
Locate installers near me
The large buttons and colored LCD display on this proportional brake controller make it easy to see and easy to use. Store and customize your settings so you can easily swap out trailers and drivers and get towing. Great Prices for the best trailer brake controller from Tekonsha. Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional part number 90195 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
  • All Info
  • Reviews (5644)
  • Q & A (0)
  • Photos

Tekonsha Trailer Brake Controller - 90195

  • Electric
  • Electric over Hydraulic
  • Proportional Controller
  • Tekonsha
  • Up to 4 Axles
  • LCD Display
  • Under-Dash Box
  • Dash Mount
  • Automatic Leveling
  • Up to 360 Degrees

The large buttons and colored LCD display on this proportional brake controller make it easy to see and easy to use. Store and customize your settings so you can easily swap out trailers and drivers and get towing.


  • Brake controller activates trailer brakes in proportion to your vehicle's braking action
    • Automatically adjusts trailer's braking based on deceleration of tow vehicle
  • Large, accessible buttons make it easy to operate the controller
    • Switch between 3 different levels of boost, adjust braking output, and navigate the menu
  • Handy rotary-style lever on the underside of the module keeps the manual override within easy reach
  • Easy to swap out different trailers - great for a fleet
    • Save up to 5 trailer profiles to make it quick and easy to swap trailers or drivers
    • Store boost level, brake output, brake type, and display and language preferences
  • Customizable, easy-to-read LCD display gives you braking status at a glance
    • Color and contrast can be personalized to give you the right setting to make it easy for you to read
  • Built-in safeguards protect your vehicle, trailer, and the controller
    • Runs continuous diagnostic checks to alert you to problems as they come up
    • Minimizes drain on car battery by drawing only 3.6 milliamps when not in use
    • Prevents trailer brakes from overheating by reducing power output during prolonged stops
    • Defends brake controller and trailer breakaway systems against shorts
  • Automatic leveling lets you mount at any angle up and down for an easy installation
    • Controller must be parallel with direction of travel and horizontally level
    • Included harness hardwires to vehicle and plugs into controller
    • Plug-in, vehicle-specific adapter (sold separately) available for select vehicles to reduce installation time
  • Quick-disconnect feature lets you easily remove and store the controller when you don't need it
    • Replacement wiring harness (sold separately) and replacement bracket (TK5906 - sold separately) required to swap controller between vehicles


  • Application: trailers with up to 4 axles (8 brake assemblies)
    • Compatible with electric or electric-over-hydraulic trailer brakes
  • Overall dimensions: 5" long x 3-1/2" wide x 1-3/8" tall
  • LCD display dimensions: 1-3/16" wide x 9/16" tall
  • Mounting range: 360 degrees vertically
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Braking Output

Tekonsha Prodigy P3 brake controller

Braking output is the maximum amount of power that will be applied to your trailer's brakes. How much braking output you need is determined by the weight of your trailer; a heavier trailer will need more power to bring it to a stop. Use the arrow buttons on the front of the module to set the output. You want to set the braking output as high as you can without locking up the brakes. Once you've set up the brake controller the first time, you shouldn't need to adjust this setting unless the trailer load changes, you switch trailers, or road conditions change. The LCD display will show the current output setting being used.

Power Boost for Heavy-Duty Towing

The boost setting controls the aggressiveness of your trailer's braking, meaning how quickly the brakes reach the maximum braking level. You can adjust this when you're towing heavy loads and you need more umph to bring your trailer to a stop. Your tow vehicle doesn't need that much power to brake in time, but your heavy trailer does.

Depending on the level of boost, your trailer brakes can start at either 13 percent or 25 percent of the set braking output. What this means is that, instead of starting at 0, the brakes will start at 25 percent and get to100 percent sooner. This keeps the trailer from pushing your tow vehicle forward.

If your trailer weighs less than your tow vehicle, no boost is needed. But, if you want your trailer to lead the braking, you can select level B1.

Boost Levels:

Approximate Gross Trailer Weight Boost Level Increase in Initial Power Output
Less than tow vehicle GVW B1 13%
Equal to tow vehicle GVW B1 or B2 13% or 25%
Up to 25% more than tow vehicle GVW B2 or B3* 25%
Up to 40% more than tow vehicle GVW B3* 25%

*Both B2 and B3 offer a 25-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.

Storable Settings

Customize the P3 and store your settings so that you can easily access them later. If you tow multiple trailers, or the same one but with differing loads, store the desired boost and power levels for each so that you don't have to completely reset the controller every time you switch between trailers. It's easy to swap between drivers as well. Program the P3 display with your desired screen color, brightness, and language, and you can easily return it to your preferred settings the next time you tow.

Customizable LCD Display and Advanced Diagnostics

The P3's LCD display features a distinctive look with multiple color and contrast options. With lots of customized options, you can change the display to make it easy for you to see and check your braking status at a glance.

Tekonsha Prodigy P3 LCD display screen

It also includes comprehensible and detailed roadside diagnostics. The P3 advanced diagnostics not only notify you of potential problems, but they can also tell you where to begin troubleshooting.

Display screen when P3 unit turns on.Boost mode one.Boost mode two.Boost mode three.
Display screen is white.Display screen is green.Display screen is orange.Display screen is light blue.
Display screen is purple.Display screen is blue.Display screen is pink.Display screen is cyan.
Screen displays force of braking.Screen displays warning open ground no brakes.Screen displays no trailer connection.Screen displays no trailer connection.

Diagnostic troubleshooting displays include:

  • Battery voltage
  • Voltage supplied by stop light switch when brake pedal is depressed
  • Output voltage to trailer brakes
  • Output current to trailer brakes

Diagnostic warning signs include:

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

Tekonsha Prodigy P3 review

Safety Features

The Prodigy P3 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 P3 is not in use, it will be in power-saving mode. In this setting, it draws only 3.6 milliamps, minimizing drain on your vehicle's battery.

The P3 also comes equipped with a hold feature to prevent wear on your brakes. When you're waiting at a red light, you don't need your trailer brakes on at full power. The longer you sit there, the more they will overheat. But with the P3, any time your tow vehicle and trailer are at a standstill with the brakes applied for more than 5 seconds, the hold feature will kick on and reduce power to just 25 percent. This will keep your trailer in place while saving your brakes.

The P3 keeps the manual override within easy reach, great for stopping sway or controlling your trailer's momentum in emergencies. To engage the manual override, just twist the rotary-style lever from right to left. This will activate the trailer's brakes and brake lights without you having to apply the brakes on your tow vehicle, perfect for limiting trailer movement while you're cruising.

Automatic Leveling and Simple Installation

The self-leveling feature of the P3 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. This makes the installation that much easier. But keep in mind that the P3 must be horizontally level and parallel with the direction of travel to work correctly.

Correct P3 mounting360-Degree P3 mounting

Installation is a snap. After mounting the P3 unit in your cab using the included bracket, hardwire one end of the included pigtail harness directly into your vehicle. The other end plugs into the brake controller. To remove the P3 for storage when you're not using it, just unplug the unit and slide it out of the bracket. With a replacement wiring harness (sold separately) and replacement bracket (TK5906 - sold separately), you can even transfer the Prodigy P3 to another vehicle.

P3 mounted in bracket P3 mount

Installation Accessories

For even easier installation, a vehicle-specific 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.

See also'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.

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

Proportional Braking

What is proportional Braking

The Tekonsha Prodigy P3 brake controller comes equipped with proportional braking to give you the best towing experience. Proportional braking means that your trailer brakes mimic your tow vehicle's brakes. If you slam on the brakes in your vehicle, your trailer brakes will activate with the same intensity; if you brake lightly, your trailer brakes lightly too. The trailer's braking is in proportion to your vehicle's braking. This saves wear and tear on the tires and the brakes on both your vehicle and trailer.

The Prodigy P3 uses an internal inertia sensor to detect how your vehicle is braking so it can send the right amount of braking power to your trailer. It measures the inertia of your tow vehicle and activates the trailer's brakes to slow at the same rate. The result is uniform braking across your towing setup. No push-pull action - just smooth, proportional braking every time.

90195 Tekonsha Prodigy P-3 Proportional Trailer Brake Control

39526 Hidden Hitch Proportional Brake Control

20195 Draw-Tite Intella-Stop Xtreme Proportional Brake Control

Installation Details 90195 Installation instructions

California residents: click here

Customer Satisfaction Score:

Customer Reviews

Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional - 90195

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (5643 Customer Reviews)

The large buttons and colored LCD display on this proportional brake controller make it easy to see and easy to use. Store and customize your settings so you can easily swap out trailers and drivers and get towing.


This was a very easy installation of the hitch, wiring harness and trailer brake. Less than 2 hours with some help from my wife. All of the electrical was plug-n-play. I'm sure doing it myself (with help from [online]) saved me a lot of money.


Tekonsha P3 brake controller was easy to install. Stacey got me the right wire adapter f ou r my 2022 Frontier. Basically Plug and Play install.


This Tekonsha Prodigy P3 was recommended to be by a friend who works at an RV dealership service center. This is my fifth trailer brake controller over a forty-year period, and my first progressive controller. I really love this controller. My truck has a factory towing package, but was manufactured prior to inclusion of integrated controllers. Since the truck has factory towing, the installation was very simple. The installation instructions were clear and complete. I would definitely recommend this controller to anyone looking for a dependable, easy to install and easy to use controller.

After a year of use, I am very happy with my beak controller. I would purchase this controller again, without any hesitation. I highly recommend it.
Ronald - 04/27/2022
What truck did you install this on?
-- comment by: John H - 08/04/2022


I mounted my Tekonsha P3 on the dash just to the left of the steering wheel. Has very easy access to quickly activate the lever on the bottom of the unit to apply maximum trailer brakes. But I needed a wiring harness almost double the length of the Tekonsha Wiring Adapter so I just purchased two and spliced them together to make one long one......yea I could have saved money and just sliced in longer wires....Am very happy with the Tekonsha P3, With this mount it makes it easy to disconnect and put into my Ford F150 or my Tacoma.

Still lovin it! Works Great!
Wayne - 08/01/2022


I’ve used a Prodigy P2 for 8 years and have been pleased with its performance. I now have a new tow vehicle and will use the P3. The detailed product information on your website and the availability of wiring harness adapters is a convenient bonus.

Superb. I’d buy it again and again.
Bob G - 07/16/2023


The support bracket for this is unacceptable because the standoff from the dash is more than 1" and it puts the controller against my right knee. The mount for the controller in your video was almost flush against the dash and that's what I thought I was getting.


The Prodigy P3 came on just as the instructions said it would. Although I have not used it yet it looks good in my ‘15 LX. I look forward to great service towing my 20’ flat trailer with tractor, rotary cutter and box blade. My to the staff at etrailer.

Rodigy P3 brake controller works good. It is especially helpful on the nearly mile long descent to the low water bridge crossed on the trip to the Woodz where I spend time maintaining the deer hunting acreage.
Dennis - 08/29/2022


This product, the P3 Trailer Brake Controller, is replacing the in dash Ford brake controller. I was previously unable to get a dashboard readout, even though the brakes were working. I had replaced the brake controllers twice, the first one quit working completely, when I decided to install this one. So far I am very happy with it and it was very easy to install using the plug in wire adapter, #22292, I purchased with the brake controller. I installed it on a 2016 Ford F-150. We are pulling a 24 ft. travel trailer. Thank You!


The new controller is working great! Do like P3, better control than the primus. Chased 3 different issues getting brakes working again, all of which the online support from etrailer helped me solve.


I replaced the original brake controller in my 2001 F-350 that I pull a 25’ gooseneck equipment trailer with! This was super easy to install and setup!! The braking is so amazing, I wished I replaced my old controller years ago!


The Tekonsha prodigy brake controller has been a great purchase. I use the setting for a electric over hydraulic disc brakes on a gooseneck trailer . I also use it on standard drum brakes on a variety of trailers from a snowmobile trailer to a equipment trailer. One of my favorite parts about Tekonsha prodigy is you can have different brake settings for different trailers or conditions. I will definitely buy again.


Hanging the controller was pretty easy—removed my ashtray and used the ashtray support frame’s two screws to attach the controller’s hanger—almost looks professional.
Finding out which stop light wire (there are four on my ‘98 Tacoma) to tap into and then actually doing the tapping was challenging. The four wires are very short (took my dash apart including removing the instrument panel and even so could barely reach/touch the four wires let alone tap into all four to test) and they end in a four-pin female/male plug that forms the top half of the stop light switch.

My solution was to install an 8” long, four-wire pigtail from the female half of the four-pin connector to the male half thus giving me 8” of access to the wiring to determine which stop light wire the controller red wire should tap into. You can purchase said pigtail online for about $XXX plus shipping, or you can make your own using scrap wire and male and female wire ends that plug into the female and male halves of the truck’s stop light switch. That’s what I did, spending $20 in the process. Once your pigtail is installed, it’s short work to test all four wires. After tapping into the correct stop light wire, remove the pigtail and reconnect the halves of the original plug (it’s less likely to come apart than if you used the pigtail permanently).

On my first test drive, the controller read-out showed two to eight volts were being applied to the electric trailer brakes. Obviously this would have huge engine overheating and gas mileage implications if it were constantly occurring but on my second test drive the read-out stayed at 0.0 volts as it should when not braking.


I’ve used this controller for a year, upgraded from the older red, yellow, green Tekonsha. This model has worked great on my 99 F 350 with both an older 5 ton flat bed trailer and a new 8 ton goose neck dump trailer. The proportional aspect works great and is a vast improvement of the on/off concept of older models. The manual control under the unit was also very helpful in breaking-in the new brakes on the dump trailer. I certainly recommend this unit based on my experiences.


This review is not on the controller as I haven't installed it yet but on the condition of the product as received. The controller came promptly but it was not packed in a separate box. The factory box was damaged in several areas and obviously handled roughly. Upon opening I realized as well that the only protection is a single layer of cardboard in the box, no foam or other protection. The controller appears undamaged but I won't actually know until I install and tested it. I would have immediately returned it without opening it but I need it for a trip already scheduled in two days.


Top quality brake controller. Automatic leveling. Get the wiring harness for your tow vehicle. This makes installation easy.


This is a great plug and play controller. Using it on a 2020 Chev Silverado 1500 towing a 22-foot Jayco Travel Trailer. It woke great. Its sensitivity adjustments are extra good. It is 10 times better than the unit I was using initially which was erratic and very jerky at slow speeds. This unit is very smooth at any speed. Great purchase.

Great product. Works as advertised. Using it with a 22-foot travel trailer and control is excellent!
Robert - 04/14/2023


I have a 2018 BMW X2 that did not come with a factory tow package. I had an etrailer hitch and 4 way plug installed last year and has been perfect since. I just recently purchased a camper and needed to have a Brake controller & Brake controller 7 way deluxe kit installed. My mechanic installed them with the detailed instructions that the units came with without any issues. The Tekonsha P3 is extremely user friendly and is working flawlessly. A bit overkill for my car being I can only tow max 3500 pounds, and my camper is 1 axel. this unit is rated up to 3 axles. I look at it like this way, when I trade in my BMW I will take my P3 with me. etrailer is amazing with the support & products they provide and I highly recommend them to anyone who asks me.

Love the P3, so easy to use and will be using this on my next vehicle when I trade this in. Highly recommend this unit.
teresa - 12/24/2021


Bought this for my 12 VW Golf TDI. Couldn't figure out the wiring. etrailer was very helpful but in the end had it installed. Has done the job flawlessly so far for a year. Love etrailers customer service.

After one year my Tekonsha brake controller has continued to perform flawlessly. I have trailered approximately 6,000 miles in the past year and when not trailering the controller remains on stand by which it should. I would highly recommend this product to others. I highly endorse etrailer also and have found their product descriptions, testimonials, videos and customer service to be outstanding. Great job!
-- comment by: P - 08/31/2023


I have owned this for a year now and really like it. I literally replaced my failed brake controller while on a trip with this unit. The P3 worked excellent out of the box and the adjustability is appreciated. I now have this brake controller on two truck with good success.

Thats great! We have heard countless good things about the P3. Glad to see yet another glowing review!
-- Etrailer Expert Brooke M - 07/13/2023


Need to return not working!!replaced my prodigy 2 with this didn't change anything doesnt read brake pedal unless I tilt it manually. Thought it might be wiring harness so I bought a new one didn't help. Not leveling itself?

I see that Customer Service has reached out and is working on troubleshooting with you.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 08/11/2023


First, a huge "Thank You" to Janice!!! You are the best, and the main reason I am the proud owner of Tekonsha P3 Brake Controller! (see, I initially had an issue with my standard online payment service and almost canceled my order because of it) So I went old school and picked up the phone, one with a cord and spoke to a human being. Her name is Janice, and she made me feel confident that I could trust her and etrailer. And as a result, 4 days after placing my order with her I received my package. That's incredible. I am very happy and will most certainly do business with etrailer again in the future because of Janice.

I don't have any experience with brake controllers. So I can't really comment on how much better or worse this one is to any others. But since I am new to the B/C scene maybe this can be considered an unbiased, non professional review of the Tekonsha P3.
My general skill level is "requires supervision around all power tools". But I do have some mechanical ability (snicker). So I will just say, if I could install this thing anyone should be able to do it. Of course I also bought the OEM wiring harness for my vehicle so even I was able to figure out which plug went where. On A scale of 1 to 10 I give it a 3 (I'm somewhat large and getting under the dash wasn't easy or it would be a 1). And as others have said, deciding where to mount it actually took longer.

I attached mine to the top of the lower dash cowl and it fits almost tight to the dash but still within the 180 degree limit. This positions the controller at the same height as my knee and puts it within fingertip reach while resting my hand on my knee. I can see the controller perfectly through the steering wheel spokes. I went with the green screen background. it seemed to provide the best view in all lighting conditions.

The controller itself works perfectly and the set-up was a breeze. Once installed all the functions worked as described. The real time vehicle diagnostics are a plus. I like being able to monitor my battery voltage to the decimal place if I want to. I'm sort of a techno geek so this is really cool. I set the B/C voltage per the instructions and will only use the boost feature if I am in a hurry or feel the trailer is at max load, but my truck is 8k lbs so you may want to set yours to suit your own conditions.

I highly recommend the Tekonsha P3 brake Controller if you want the latest and probably the best controller out there in this price range. I highly recommend the OEM wiring harness if your skills are not pit crew comprable and want the easiest install possible. And, I highly recommend you buy it from etrailer if you want to get it at the best price available (I checked them all) and want the added security you're buying from one of the best online retailers that sells this product. And do yourself a favor, go old school for a change, use the phone and call them, and ask for Janice, although I'm willing to bet everyone there is as nice as her.

How long is the wiring harness? I want to mount the brake controller on the right side of my steering wheel. It looks short in the picture. Thanks! Tom
-- comment by: Tom - 09/14/2015


Installed this on my GMC 3500 Duramax with factory integrated brake controller. Not happy with the integrated brake controller on my truck, had problems from the start on 3 different occasions with "Service Trailer Brake" warning on DIC, which of course means NO TRAILER BRAKES. Decided the P3 was the perfect solution. Many more features than the IBC, plus the P3 will also work with electric over hydraulic disc brakes should we ever need that in the future. Fairly easy install on this particular truck, the most difficult thing was running the brake wire from the controller to the 7-pin plug. (This is only required when installing in a vehicle with a factory installed brake control) Well worth the extra effort.

Recommendation...dont mount it to low out of reach. When you have a trailer go astray...your seat belt will tighten and then you cant reach your controller to help you out. Believe me I mounted my too low and out of reach, and I was seconds from ditching the truck and trailer. Was very lucky. Just a recommendation.
-- comment by: Ernesto - 04/26/2015
What did you do to complete the bypass besides cut blue wire and wire to new brake control
-- comment by: Mel T - 11/11/2015
Mel THere is the link that helped us, Good Luck https:/
-- comment by: John S - 11/12/2015


Hi, I got my Item: 90195 and shipping was fast. I was able to get the break controller installed in my 2012 Cadillac Escalade Luxury using the video guide for a 2009 Cadillac Escalade. The install and wiring was the exact same as the video however my wires under the dash or wire bundle did not have a wiring sticker. The color of the wires were the same as in the video. This etrailer video is great and I used it to get my controller installed in about 1.5 hours. My install was trouble free.

This weekend I was able to test out the my new P3 90195 controller and get it calibrated with my 29 foot travel trailer this weekend. Used a B2 setting with 8.0 power. The user guide and instructions you get with the controller help you know what settings to use and how to set the power level.

This is my second controller as I got a P2 Tekonsha from etrailer about 4-5 years back and installed it in a 2007 trail blazer. This older 2P break controller is still working great. I have been rather happy with the quality of the Tekonsha controllers I have. I have not had to call etrailer for support or install questions but did receive a few emails from them to check in with me to ensure I got my shipment and offer me help. They do a good job supporting and responding to their customers and provide an A+ customer experience.

All good on my end. The controller is working with no issue. Getting ready for our 6th camping trip this year. Thanks for your follow-up.
BradG - 10/09/2017


A year ago, I switched from a "dumb" brake controller to this computerized one with numerous features. It really gives you proportional control, and knows to ease off as you come to a complete stop (my last controller would always give me a good jerk at the end of a stop).

Other features include letting you know if your cable is not making a proper connection with your trailer (if it comes out of the receptacle or you forget to connect it, you get a big red "No Trailer" message on the screen. That might help you avoid damage, embarrassment, an expensive repair, or a tragedy.

Been using this for a year, and still very happy with the purchase. Not the cheapest brake controller at $160, but I think this one might be the best. And the peace of mind and smooth braking is worth it.
Gary - 12/19/2022


We replaced a 30 year old Tekonsha Voyager with this P3. On the first test run to adjust, the brakes have never worked this well!! Easy to install! I’ve added photos of our project trailer that we have inherited. 30 years old, garaged its whole life, not many miles on it. With your help, we have been upgrading and replacing things that didn’t work, from lack of use. I can’t say enough good things about Etrailer! Your people are the best!! Thank you ETRAILER!!

Between this brake controller and the new self adjusting brakes, from trailer. When a 4 wheel PU cut in front of us and slammed his brakes on to stop. These parts saved our lives! We came within inches of crashing! We couldn’t be happier!
Carl - 02/14/2023

Show More Reviews

See what our Experts say about this Tekonsha Trailer Brake Controller

  • How to Install a Prodigy P3 Brake Controller in a Vehicle with a 24 Volt System
    I contacted our representative at Tekonsha about installing the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller part # 90150 on your vehicle with 24 volt system. There is actually a technical bulletin on how to install a brake controller on a 24 volt electrical system. You will need to go purchase a 24 volt relay from a local parts store in your area. First, you will connect the White ground wire of the brake controller to the negative terminal of the first battery. Then you will connect...
    view full answer...
    Image 1 for
  • Trailer Wiring 7-Way 12 Volt Circuit Troubleshooting for a 2008 GMC Sierra Duramax
    To rule out the wiring you connected to the 12 volt pin as the reason for the service trailer brakes message you are seeing you will want to disconnect that wire and reset your truck computer by disconnecting the negative side of the battery for 10 minutes to clear the code. If the code clears then you know the reason that code popped was because of that connection. If you need 12 volts on that circuit and can't find the correct circuit an easy solution would be to get a length of 10 gauge...
    view full answer...
  • Tekonsha P3 Trailer Brake Controller Flashes No Brakes Sometimes
    Besides saying No Brakes, what else is displayed on your P3 # 90195? It should also potentially say Open Ground, Overload, or Output Shorted. If it says Open Ground that means that the ground connection for the controller is not properly connected. If it says Overload then there is likely a short probably originating from the 7-Way connector. You will want to make sure that none of the wires inside the 7-Way are touching each other. Output Shorted is similar to overload and could also...
    view full answer...
  • Installation Of Tekonsha P3 Brake Controller # 90195 On 2012 GMC Acadia
    The Light Blue/White wire on your 2012 GMC Acadia should be connected to the red wire from the Brake Controller and the function is the brake output to the trailer. The Orange wire is not used. I have attached a helpful article that explains the wiring on 2007 to present GM SUVs you can check out.
    view full answer...
  • Troubleshooting A P3 Brake Controller That Shows no Trailer Connection
    You've eliminated the trailer as the problem, so that leaves the truck side of the equation. The easiest way to test to see if the problem is the controller is to cut the blue wire leaving the controller leaving enough room for it to be reconnected and then test the exposed wire coming out of the controller with the manual override lever. If there is voltage there then you know the problem lies in the wiring between the controller and the 7-way. I would recommend checking the fuses under...
    view full answer...
  • Troubleshooting Trailer Brakes That Apply When Trailer Is Placed In Reverse
    I'd be curious to know which fuse is blowing and if this is a suddenly occurring problem or if it has been happening since the first time you used the trailer with that truck. If the trailer brakes are being applied when the vehicle is placed in reverse, two possibilities immediately come to mind: 1) Either the connector on the trailer or on the vehicle is mis-wired. Since the Tundra has the factory tow package, I'd suspect that the mis-wire is on the Airstream, unless the connector on...
    view full answer...
  • Prodigy P3 Brake Controller Light Stays On
    Brake controllers such as the P3 you referenced # 90195 will go into a sleep mode after about 15 minutes of it sensing no movement. If you peek through the window after 15 minutes then it should be in sleep mode. Opening the door or causing movement to the truck could cause it to wake back up.
    view full answer...
  • How Would a P-3 Brake Controller Install on a 2009 GMC Sierra
    In 2007 General Motors quit offering the plug in type connectors on these vehicles with a factory tow package. These models have four (possibly five) blunt cut wires under the left side of the instrument panel to the left of the steering column. The wires can be identified by a white label and the color of the wires. The wire colors are (1) Red/Black wire, (1) White wire, (1) Light Blue/White wire and (1) Dark Blue wire and possibly (1) Orange wire. There are also a couple connections...
    view full answer...
  • Power Draw of Tekonsha P-3 Part 90195 When Vehicle is Shut Off
    The Tekonsha P-3 will go into a sleep mode after several minutes of no activity. The power draw while in this sleep mode is so small that it is really not worth worrying about, certainly not enough to discharge your battery. If it would make you feel better, you could unplug the harness from the rear of the unit if the vehicle will be left for long periods of time. I attached installation instructions as well as a video of this product being installed onto a similar vehicle as your below...
    view full answer...
  • Is There Brake Controller Wiring For Tekonsha P-3 Brake Controller, # 90195, On 2009 GMC Yukon XL
    Starting in mid year 2007 all the GM trucks quit offering the plug in connectors for brake controllers with a factory tow package, but they still have the wires under the dash for installing the Tekonsha P-3 Trailer Brake Controller, # 90195, on your 2009 GMC Yukon XL. The wires are identified by a white label and are located under the left side of the instrument panel to the left of the steering column. These wires under your dash can be connected to the brake controller wires. I am sending...
    view full answer...
  • Tekonsha Brake Controller Showing NC Error Code
    The brake controller is not reading your trailer, which can be caused by several things. First, check both the vehicle and the trailer side of the trailer connector. Make sure neither side is damaged or corroded. If you can see any green corrosion on the pins or sockets, there is a chance that the corrosion has spread to the interior of the connector, interrupting the connection. Check the terminals where the wires actually attach for corrosion. Next, check the brake output wire (usually...
    view full answer...
  • What are the Differences Between the Prodigy P3 and Primus IQ Brake Controller
    There are quite a few differences. The ones you can see easily on the outside are the display and control buttons. The P3, part # 90195, uses a multi-color LCD to provide more information where as the Primis IQ uses basic LED numbers like what you would have on your digital alarm clock. The P3 uses a rotary lever on the underside for a manual over ride where as the Primus uses the older slide design that some people have problems with the slide sticking depending on how they grip and operate...
    view full answer...
  • How To Install A Tekonsha Prodigy Brake Controller, # 90195, On A 2006 Hummer H3 With Factory 7 Way
    On your 2006 Hummer H3 with the factory 7 Way trailer connector, you do not have a brake controller port under the dash. You will use the wiring harness that comes with the Tekonsha Prodigy P-3 Brake Controller, # 90195. The one end plugs into the port on the back of the brake controller and the other end are four wires (Black, Red, White and Blue) that will need to be connected to the bundle of wires under your dash. The bundle is usually taped up in one of three places underneath the...
    view full answer...
  • Brake Controller Setup for a 2007 Chevy Silverado New Body Style with Tow Package
    The New Body Style now comes with the wires for the brake controller loose underneath the steering wheel off to the left, so there is no adapter necessary. All you need to complete your installation is the Tekonsha P-3 Trailer Brake Controller, item # 90195. We have a video of the installation on a 2008 Silverado for you to review prior to your installation. With your 7-Way connector installed at the factory you should not have to make the connections under the hood.
    view full answer...
  • What Angle Tilt Does My Tekonsha P3 Brake Controller Need to Be Mounted At
    The Tekonsha P3 controller has a 180 degree vertical plane operating range. It can be mounted between -90 degrees ,straight down, and 90 degrees, straight up. I have included a link to the instructions for the P3.
    view full answer...
  • Can The Tekonsha P3 Brake Controller Be Installed in the Trunk of a 2008 BMW X5
    The Tekonsha P-3, part # 90195, should work great with your BMW. I cannot recommend you install the controller in the manner you describe. The controller must be installed within the reach of the driver so the brake override switch can be activated in an emergency.
    view full answer...
  • Brake Controller for a Motorhome with Air Brakes
    The brake controller you have selected is an excellent choice and will work with your motor home. Below I have posted links to pages that explain brake controller wiring and have diagrams showing how to wire the controller. There is also a link below to a video that explains the wiring colors and application on the brake controller. Your air brakes will not affect the function of the brake controller and trailer brakes because the controller is activated by the brake switch wire when...
    view full answer...
  • Installing a Prodigy Brake Controller on a 2007 Chevy Tahoe
    For your 2007 Tahoe with the factory tow package, the Prodigy P3 brake controller part # 90195 is simple to install. You only need to splice the four wires on the controller with those already present under the dash. No additional wiring or harnesses are needed for the brake controller. The Prodigy P3 Brake Controller is one of our most popular brake controllers, and with our informational videos and the instruction sheets, you should have no trouble at all installing the unit in your...
    view full answer...
  • No Tail Lights on Pop-Up Camper Trailer
    If the tail lights in both tail light assemblies on your pop-up camper are not working then the first thing I would check is the trailer parking light fuse on the tow vehicle. If you can provide me with the year, make, and model of the tow vehicle I would be glad to look that up for you otherwise, you can check your vehicle's owner's manual. If the fuse checks out then the next thing you are going to want to do is check the trailer connectors for corrosion and the wires leading into them....
    view full answer...
    Image 1 for
  • Troubleshooting Brake Controller That Shows ER Code on Display
    The Er display code means that there is an internal problem with the brake controller itself. That's typically not a great sign and usually means the controller needs to be replaced, but sometimes you can get lucky and just unplugging the controller and plugging it back it fixes the issue.
    view full answer...
  • No Trailer Backup Lights on a 2016 Ram 3500
    The backup lights on your vehicle have nothing to do with the backup lights for your trailer as they are on an entirely different circuit. I first recommend you check the center pin on the vehicle side 7-way with a test light while the vehicle is in reverse. If you don't have power here then there is most likely a blown fuse. The trailer tow backup light fuse on your 2016 Ram 3500 is located in the power distribution center (PDC), F28 cavity which is a blue 20 amp fuse. If you do have...
    view full answer...
  • Brake Controller Recommendation for 2011 GMC Sierra 2500 to Bypass Integrated Controller
    Most OEM brake controllers found in trucks don't like to work with electric over hydraulic actuators so the best solution is to go with a controller that has a specific electric over hydraulic mode like the Prodigy P3 part # 90195. There isn't an additional harness needed either as the wiring is present on your 2011 GMC Sierra but without a connector. We actually have an FAQ article that covers the process of bypassing your factory controller which I have linked for you to this page.
    view full answer...
  • Where is the VIN on a Trailer
    There are numerous spots to try and look for a VIN but not one universal spot. Often it is on the frame of the trailer near the tongue; there is sometimes a placard that has the trailer manufacturer, model and VIN. It may also be on the inside of the frame so you will simply need to check thoroughly, but the frame of the trailer is going to be your best bet.
    view full answer...
  • Is the LCD Display on the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Included in the Warranty
    I spoke to my contact at Tekonsha and they said the LCD display on the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller part # 90195 is part of the limited lifetime warranty. Therefore, if you have an issue with the screen bleeding in from the sides then you would be covered so long as this was not attributed to a user error (ie. water damage). In regards to warranty coverage, this could vary depending on who you purchased the unit from. If you purchased it from us then we would take care of...
    view full answer...

< Previous
123. . .266

Do you have a question about this Trailer Brake Controller?

Info for this part was:

Employee Joe V
Video by:
Joe V
Employee Patrick B
Video by:
Patrick B
Employee Alan C
Video by:
Alan C
Employee Jonathan Y
Video by:
Jonathan Y
Employee Robert C
Video by:
Robert C
Employee Michael B
Video by:
Michael B
Employee Aidan B
Video by:
Aidan B
Employee Thomas T
Video by:
Thomas T
Employee Jackie C
Expert Research:
Jackie C
Employee Mike L
Expert Research:
Mike L
Employee Sarah L
Expert Research:
Sarah L
Employee Robert G
Expert Research:
Robert G
Employee Patrick B
Expert Research:
Patrick B
Employee Michael H
Expert Research:
Michael H
Employee Jeff D
Expert Research:
Jeff D
Employee Reno H
Expert Research:
Reno H
Employee Jameson C
Expert Research:
Jameson C
Employee John H
Expert Research:
John H
Employee Brandon M
Expert Research:
Brandon M
Employee Adam R
Expert Research:
Adam R
Employee Lori W
Expert Research:
Lori W
Employee Rachael H
Expert Research:
Rachael H
Employee Jeffrey L
Expert Research:
Jeffrey L
Employee Sarah H
Expert Research:
Sarah H
Employee Victoria B
Expert Research:
Victoria B
Employee Zack K
Video Edited:
Zack K
Employee Andrew K
Video Edited:
Andrew K
Employee Joshua S
Video Edited:
Joshua S
Employee Jacob T
Video Edited:
Jacob T
Employee Andrew L
Video Edited:
Andrew L
Employee Mike H
Video Edited:
Mike H
Employee Dustin K
Video Edited:
Dustin K
Employee Sue W
Video Edited:
Sue W
Employee Chris R
Video Edited:
Chris R
Employee Zach D
Video Edited:
Zach D
Employee John S
Video Edited:
John S
Employee Nicholas E
Test Fit:
Nicholas E
Employee Rick A
Test Fit:
Rick A
Employee Shane T
Test Fit:
Shane T
Employee Randy B
Test Fit:
Randy B
Employee Joe B
Test Fit:
Joe B
Employee Jared G
Test Fit:
Jared G
Employee Matthew S
Test Fit:
Matthew S
Employee Andrew S
Test Fit:
Andrew S
Employee Brent H
Test Fit:
Brent H
Employee Shane H
Test Fit:
Shane H
Employee Conner L
Test Fit:
Conner L
Employee David F
Test Fit:
David F
Employee Jacob H
Test Fit:
Jacob H
Employee Ryan G
Test Fit:
Ryan G
Employee Adam E
Test Fit:
Adam E
Employee Clayton O
Test Fit:
Clayton O
Employee Kevin C
Test Fit:
Kevin C
Employee Bradley B
Test Fit:
Bradley B
Employee Kathleen M
Updated by:
Kathleen M
Employee Laura H
Updated by:
Laura H
Employee Wilson B
Updated by:
Wilson B
Employee Alexander C
Updated by:
Alexander C
Employee Amanda K
Updated by:
Amanda K

At 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.

Product Experts Available Now!
Call 1-800-940-8924