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

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

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Is this right For you? Product Expert Kathleen M says:

Yes, if you:

  • Trust popular opinion - this is the best-selling brake controller on the market
  • Often change trailers or drivers and need presets to save time between swaps
  • Have a hard time troubleshooting and want an easy-to-read screen with lots of diagnostic info to eliminate any guesswork

No, if you:

  • Have limited leg room in your cab and would prefer an option that is less bulky
Proportional brake controller automatically levels when mounted within a 360-degree vertical range. Includes customizable LCD display, storable settings, 3 boost levels, battery protection and continuous diagnostics. Transferable between automobiles. Lowest 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 etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Tekonsha Trailer Brake Controller - 90195

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

Proportional brake controller automatically levels when mounted within a 360-degree vertical range. Includes customizable LCD display, storable settings, 3 boost levels, battery protection and continuous diagnostics. Transferable between automobiles.


Features:

  • Brake controller activates trailer brakes in proportion to your vehicle's braking action
    • Automatically adjusts trailer's braking based on deceleration of tow vehicle
    • Activates immediately - no pausing like with time-delayed brake controllers
  • Automatic-leveling ability - internal sensor detects deceleration even if controller is not mounted flat
    • Position at any angle up or down in the vertical plane
  • 5 Storable settings let you customize controller for multiple trailers, varying loads or different drivers
    • Store display settings, brake type, language preferences, and desired boost level and power levels
  • 3 Boost levels let you adjust initial braking power and aggressiveness
  • Continuous diagnostic check alerts you to any potential problems
  • Integrated safeguards protect your vehicle , trailer and the controller
    • Minimizes drain on car battery by drawing only 3.6 milliamps when not in use
    • Prevents trailer brakes from overheating by reducing power output to them during prolonged stops
    • Defends brake controller and trailer breakaway systems against shorts
  • Customizable, easy-to-read LCD display lets you choose color, adjust contrast and pick from different languages
  • Built-in, rotary-style manual override lever
  • Quick-disconnect feature lets you easily remove and store the control when not in use
    • Replacement wiring harness (sold separately) and replacement bracket (TK5906- sold separately) required to move the controller from one vehicle to another
  • Plug-in, vehicle -specific brake-control adapter (sold separately) can be used for certain applications to reduce installation time


Specs:

  • Application: trailers with up to 4 axles (8 brake assemblies)
    • Designed for use with electric or electric-over-hydraulic trailer brakes
  • Overall dimensions: 3-5/8" wide x 4-5/8" long x 1-3/8" tall
  • LCD display dimensions: 1-3/16" wide x 9/16" tall
  • Mounting: 360-degree vertical plane operating range
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Proportional Braking

With a proportional brake controller, you can get heavy-duty emergency braking, general braking or slow-to-an-idle braking for your trailer automatically. The intensity with which your trailer brakes are activated and the rate at which they are applied are dependent on the deceleration of your tow vehicle. This means that, unlike time-delay controllers - which send the same amount of preset power to your trailer brakes every time - proportional controllers are able to adapt to every braking situation differently. So, if you slam on the brakes in your truck, your trailer brakes will activate with that same extreme intensity. And if you merely slow down as you approach a red light, your trailer will gradually brake in the same manner. Just set the initial power level, select a boost setting, and you're good to go.


As long as the P3 controller sits level on a horizontal plane and is pointed in the direction of travel, it will sense - via an internal inertia sensor - how your tow vehicle brakes. This inertia-based sensor responds to the deceleration of your tow vehicle as you brake by signaling the controller to send out enough power to your trailer brakes so that they are activated with an intensity that matches. The result is uniform braking across your towing setup. No push-pull action - just smooth, proportional braking every time.


Power Boost for Heavy-Duty Towing

Aside from smoother, more efficient braking, Tekonsha's P3 brake controller also offers a boost feature that gives you more initial braking power for those times when you're towing heavy loads. You can switch boost levels so that the power output to your trailer brakes automatically starts out at either 13 percent or 25 percent of the predetermined power setting.


So, if you boost the initial power so that your trailer brakes activate with 25 percent of the overall intensity at the start, the brakes will reach maximum braking faster. This is particularly beneficial if you are towing a heavy load because the intensity required to stop that load may be far greater than that needed to halt your vehicle. Therefore, sending out more initial power to the trailer brakes - and causing them to reach maximum braking faster - allows you to better control the trailer so that it doesn't push your tow vehicle before coming to a complete stop.


If your trailer weighs less than your tow vehicle, no boost is needed. But if you wish to set the boost so that your trailer leads the braking of your towing setup, you can select level B1. The following table gives an indication of when you might use the different boost levels and the power increases that they offer.


Approximate Gross Trailer WeightBoost LevelIncrease in Initial Power Output
Less than tow vehicle GVWB113%
Equal to tow vehicle GVWB1 or B213% or 25%
Up to 25% more than tow vehicle GVWB2 or B3*25%
Up to 40% more than tow vehicle GVWB3*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 your P3 and store 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 the trailers. Do other drivers use your towing setup? Customize 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. It also includes a highly advanced, easy-to-understand roadside diagnostics display. 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 stoplight 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

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, the power draw falls to only 3.6 milliamps, minimizing drain on your vehicle's battery.


When you stop at red lights, or any time that your truck and trailer are at a standstill with the brakes applied for more than 5 seconds, the P3's "hold" feature will activate. When this happens, the power output to your trailer's brakes will be reduced to just 25 percent of the preset power setting so that the brakes will not overheat.


If ever there is a time that you need to brake your trailer separately from your tow vehicle - when traveling down a steep incline, for example - the manual override lever is easily accessible. Pushing this lever engages the brakes on your trailer with full power. In addition, when you activate this override, the brake lights on your trailer will illuminate, properly warning those behind you of the braking action of your rig.


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.


Correct P3 mounting360-Degree P3 mounting

Note: The P3 must be mounted on a level horizontal (side-to-side) plane and must be lined up with the direction of travel for the internal sensor to function properly.


P3 mounted in bracket P3 mount

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 transfer the P3 to another vehicle or to remove it for storage, just unplug the unit and slide it out of the bracket.


Installation Accessories

For even easier installation, a vehicle-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.


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


See also etrailer.com'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.



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Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (4984 Customer Reviews)

Proportional brake controller automatically levels when mounted within a 360-degree vertical range. Includes customizable LCD display, storable settings, 3 boost levels, battery protection and continuous diagnostics. Transferable between automobiles.

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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.


Comments
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


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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.


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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


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I have not used this yet, but I was able to install in my ‘22 Honda Ridgeline in a pocket in the dash as shown in a video on eTrailer. I used a piece of 1” masking tape, marked with lines 5/8” apart to stick where I wanted to cut the hole for the plug & wires. I could not get the wires to come back down to the left of the pocket, so I taped a couple of feet of string trimmer line to the plug, worked the line up and left. I had to pull the trim panel from under the steering wheel to get my hands where I could feel it and pull it down. (Use a trim tool and remove the left side trim before pulling the panel under the steering wheel loose.) Be careful of the little electric sensor and air tube that are plugged into the right side of the panel. After guiding the the plug with the line, it was not much work to route it over to the left side where Honda put the brake plug. It was a booger plugging it in, because the plug on the truck was taped with little room to maneuver. The instructions with the controller were clear about which screws to use. Just remember you are screwing them into plastic, so don’t turn them too hard. The controller came alive as soon as I plugged it in, and it looks almost like a factory install in this spot.



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Prodigy 3 is our go to brake controller. We've been using it successfully for many years towing our 19' Escape and our 30' Airstream Classic. Works really well in our Sprinter 2500 and our GLS 580 tow vehicles.



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Works perfectly for me. I switch between P1 and off, depending on whether I'm driving in the city on on the highway (P1 is too sensitive for city driving, the brakes lock up and make the trailer bounce around). It took me a little bit to figure out the settings I liked ,but now it's working great. One thing to note is that the directions to find the right setting involve getting up to speed and then hitting the trailer brakes to stop the vehicle + trailer. No matter how much I messed with settings, I couldn't get the brakes calibrated this way (the brakes didn't lock up in the way described). So instead, I just found a good setting via trial and error during driving.


Comments
This is still working great after a year. The calibration procedure getting up to speed and using the trailer brake in a parking lot never worked for me, but after some usage, Ive figured out the right levels for my truck and trailer. Last fall I got my brakes inspected on my truck and the mechanic confirmed they had the appropriate wear and tear for my mileage, so the evidence suggests the trailer brake is doing its job!
Ben - 03/09/2022


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Perfect! Plug and play on 2017 4Runner. Easy setup and adjustment. Swift delivery and follow up customer service. Used zip ties to mount for a smoother profile. Less bumping into it with knees and knocking it loose from standard hard bracket.



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Super simple to install. I spent most of my time determining where I wanted to mount the thing. In the end, I used the detachable mount, for two reasons. 1. To reduce the number of things that I can bump against, when they are not absolutely needed. In this case, if I'm not towing, I don't need the controller. 2. As much as possible, I try not to have anything in the truck that is drawing current if it is not in use. And unplugging the cable from the back of the P3 is an absolute pain, if the P3 is up against a surface; I could not get to the "release clip" if the controller was in place. The one thing not noted in the instructions is that you need to open the fuse box inside the engine compartment, and install a 40A fuse. Fortunately, there are several videos which make this clear.



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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.



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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.



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I can't tell you how they perform but heavy items were packaged with electronic brake controller and box was ripped and jack and hitch were laying on top of controller. Your customer service has been great and very helpful


Comments
I will have our customer service team reach out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 01/21/2022


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by: 03/11/2021

This unit was easy to use, experimented in a vacant parking lot to get the setting right for my towing of a Casita camper. I did not want to drill into my dash panel to mount it so I cut a piece of 1/2 inch plywood /painted to insert in open slot in dash below radio. I cut a wing than is for mounting the bracket to. This allows the controller to be away from my knee and within easy reach. I cut the board from a template of cardboard to see hold tight a fit I needed so I would not need screws or double sided tape. I wanted to remove it when not towing. I tapered the board so when inserted it wedged tight at the final position. It does not move when driving even on rough uneven surfaces. My tv is a 2012 Nissan Pathfinder.



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Great product! Easy to set up, and adjust. Noticeable difference in stopping. I used the Honda wiring harness for the Ridegeline which seemed a little bit under sized on the wiring gauge. But appears to work just fine. If I had to do over, I would purchase the entire package from etrailer though. This would eliminate any in-line slices which are a little difficult to perform under the dash. Reference the [online] videos available for the Ridegline for installation. Hardest part for me was getting the mounting screws started in that tough plastic!



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I did a ton of research in Lexus forums for the best trailer brake controller in real world applications. This was consistently the best of the bunch in terms of price and functionality. Plug and play operation with the selected wiring harness it could not be easier. For novice users, remember to put aside time to dial in your level of braking!



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Very impressed with my order. Etrailer tracking nad delvery is the best I have ever seen. I follwed my order from the time I placed it until final delivery on their web site, awesome.. I haven't installed the brake controller as of yet, but will give feedback after installation.


Comments
Has worked flawlessly. Easy install.
Jim S - 04/10/2022


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Super easy to install using the wiring adapter specified for your vehicle. I have one in my 2020 Jeep Gladiator and has been working perfectly pulling my camper now for nearly a year.



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Works well, easy to install and setup for my travel trailer. The only thing I don’t like is the bracket uses sheet metal screws for the pivot. Everything else is good quality, but the bracket is flimsy and the sheet metal screws won’t stay tight. I mounted it out of the way as much as possible, but I know if I ever catch that bracket with my foot, it’s likely going to shatter. Give me an all metal bracket and I’ll give it another star.



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I have a 2016 Nissan Frontier with the factory towing package. Etrailer.com could not confirm that the wiring adapter works with my vehicle. The sales rep I spoke to at etrailer.com was super patient and accommodating. I bought the product not 100% sure if it would fit. It fits! Super easy install. Plugged one end into the harness under the dash and the other end into the Tekonsha brake controller. Under 1 minute install! Thank you etrailer for a great buying experience!


Comments
Ive been using this break controller and towing my trailer for year. Best break controller I have ever had. My father liked it so much, he bought one and is very happy with it too!
Gregory - 08/08/2021


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This brake controller was installed in a motorhome on a E450 Ford chassis that came with the Ford brake controller harness installed from the factory. Although factory wired for a Ford brake controller the Ford brake controller would not work because the motorhome did not come with the digital instrument panel and steering wheel with the required controls. The Tekonsha brake controller with the Ford adapter harness was very simple to install, plug and play. The Tekonsha brake controller also detected a brake fault that the Ford controller in my F150 did not show. The Tekonsha brake controller works perfectly stopping my 7000 lbs. enclosed car hauler trailer.



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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. Rob


Comments
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



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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.


Comments
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


Comments
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


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Mel THere is the link that helped us, Good Luck https:/www.etrailer.com/question-43296.html
-- comment by: John S - 11/12/2015

John thanks for responding to Mel's question. Happy to hear that Mike's expert question helped you out.

-- Etrailer Expert Rachael H - 11/13/2015


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Easy to install and the made to fit connector made it totally worth it!



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Installed P3 this weekend in 2013 Tundra Crewmax with towing package and pre-wire. Extremely easy, even with the center console installation. Will let the photos tell the story. Did have to combine the P3 included harness with the additional OEM harness to gain the length I needed. Plug and play with the pre-wire. Hooked up to trailer and set boost levels for varying loads. Works great! Vast improvement over older model Tekonsha controller in my Ram 2500 Diesel. Pull a Kiefer BP horse trailer: about 3600 lbs empty, 7500 with 3 quarter horses and gear. Usually pull 6-8 times per year, with only 1-2 horses. Short distance and flat terrain. It took about an hour to install. Dad is a retired USAF/FAA radar technician with every tool known to man. He QC'd the job. Will try to write better review later.


Comments
how hard is it to remove small center console plugin great installation thanks Mark
-- comment by: mark d - 11/14/2013

Comments
To remove the small center console cubby hole you need to open both 12V outlets, then using your thumb and index finger, slowly work the cubby out. I used a very thin straight edge screwdriver to get it started as well. Helps to have two people. Once out, I used a rotozip tool to cut the back out. I thought I could get away with simply drilling a hole for the wires, but you will need more room. Recommend leaving a lip on the bottom edge where you cut out so small items dont fall behind your dash. Hope this helps.
-- comment by: Chris M - 11/26/2013

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Great write up Chris M. I just mounted mine and would like to make one note about the little yellow clips that hold in the console. They are very good at making a quick exit to some unknown location but I was able to fine the Toyota part number incase someone may need it. It is 90467-10203. They cost about a dollar. I got lucky and finally found the one I lost and saved myself a dollar.
-- comment by: Tim H - 02/12/2015



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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 etrailer.com 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.


Comments
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



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Easy install with matching wire harness for your vehicle. This controller with proportional braking is a lot of tech for the money and can be programmed easily in a few minutes for your trailer applications. I installed this on my 2019 Ram 1500 Laramie in 1/2 hour, most of that time was figuring out where I wanted to mount the unit. Works flawlessly, and can be be removed from the bracket in a minute and stored in the glove box (if you use the plug in wire harness to match your vehicle. This is a much better controller and several hundred dollars less than a dealer installed controller.


Comments
Works great….. easy to install and very easy to program for multiple trailers
Richard N - 07/18/2021


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I had to build a custom bracket for the controller mount since the X is limited in under dash metal but the install went well. The 7 pin trailer harness is a factory Nissan part (plug and play) , but since the receiver does not have the any mounting brackets, I positioned the 7 pin connector up and out of the way of harm by drilling and flush mounting it in the rear bumper. Thanks for carrying products relevant to your customer's needs and having products that work right. I have attached some pics from the finished install. I will be ordering accessories as I need them from your company as you have always been prompt, thorough and very courteous in all of your correspondence.


Comments
Is this a pathfinder, I need to add a 7 way connector do you have any photos of yours.? Id like to see wear you put it
-- comment by: Steve - 03/27/2015


Comments
It was an Xterra. I purchased the factory trailer harness and relay kit. It was all plug and play.
-- comment by: Doug - 05/05/2015


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  • Can I Check P3 90195 Brake Controller With a Voltmeter at the 7-Way
    Yes, you can sue a circuit tester to check the function of the brake controller at the 7-Way. You will see some voltage at the 7-Way on the brake controller pin when the controller is on. It sends a small amount of current, not even enough to engage the brakes, all the time. This current is used by the brake controller to detect whether or not a trailer is connected. When you shut your truck off, after a period of inactivity, the brake controller will shut off and no longer send this test...
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  • How to Correct P-3 Brake Controller Error Message
    If you are receiving the Open Ground error message, you will want to check all your ground wires to make sure they are still firmly connected to a suitable grounding location. The brake controller, vehicle connector, and trailer connector must all be grounded in order for the unit to function properly. Make sure the grounding locations are not covered by any paint or rust. If you are receiving the Output Shorted error message, I recommend checking the length of your blue electric brake...
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  • Power Draw of Tekonsha P-3 in Various Scenarios on 2009 Dodge 1500 With Factory Tow Package
    The Tekonsha P-3 Trailer Brake Controller, # 90195, only draws a few milliamps when on. The brake controller will eventually turn off by itself once it senses it has not moved. With trailer attached and parked: Brake controller will still sense the trailer is attached but will eventually shut itself off. In the time it is on, it only draws a few milliamps. With no trailer attached and vehicle parked: Brake controller should shut itself off after 15 minutes, again only drawing a few milliamps...
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  • Tekonsha P-3 Showing Overload Error Message
    The OVERLOAD error message you are experiencing is caused by a high current draw from the brake circuit. In other words, there is a short somewhere in your brake output circuit. Typically the problem can be found at the trailer connector, on the brake output circuit on the trailer, or at the wiring connection at the brake magnets. Start by examining the trailer connector on the trailer and the vehicle. Make sure that there is no damage or corrosion and that the wiring connections are secure....
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  • Do You have a Generic Wiring Diagram for Installing a Brake Controller on a 2010 Dodge Ram
    Yes, we do have a generic brake controller wiring diagram on our Brake Controller Information page. I have added a link to it below. The bundle of wires you are looking for should contain the following: white with red stripe, blue with white stripe, green with black stripe and blue. You will match those 4 wires to the wires on the brake controller via the chart at the bottom of the page or the picture to the right that illustrates how the wires connect by color.
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • How to Wire a Tekonsha P-3 Trailer Brake Controller to a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado
    Half-way through the 2007 model year, GM quit using the plug-in brake controller port. They went back to a wire bundle. You will find a wire bundle taped up underneath your dash. It will have 4 or 5 wires, red, dark blue, light blue, white and sometimes brown. You will have to splice or butt-connect the wires underneath your dash to the wire leads on the P-3. The wires need to match up as follows: Truck Controller Red Black Light Blue Red Black White Dark...
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  • Brake Controller that Will Work with Electric and/or Electric Over Hydraulic Trailer Brakes
    The Tekonsha P-3 Trailer Brake Controller, # 90195, will work with electric brakes or electric over hydraulic brake systems, so it would be a good choice for switching between two different trailers, one with each braking system, with the same tow vehicle. The controller has a switch that will allow you to toggle between the two systems. I have included a link to the installation details below. If you were to somehow tow both trailers at the same time, the controller will not work with...
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  • How To Turn Off The Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Brake Controller # 90195
    The Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Brake Controller, # 90195, does not have an on and off switch. It will go into sleep mode after several minutes of no activity. The power draw when it is in the sleep mode is so negligible that it will not discharge the battery. If you want the brake controller totally off, then you would have to unplug the connector from the back of the controller.
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  • Self-Leveling and Refresh Rate of the Tekonsha P-3 Trailer Brake Controller - Proportional, # 90195
    I spoke with my contact at Tekonsha regarding the PS Brake Controller, # 90195. He stated that while descending or ascending an incline the self-leveling on the brake controller will calculate at what percent incline the vehicle is at, and apply a proportional amount of trailer braking based on the angle and how much braking the towing vehicle is doing. The brake controller will check and readjust itself as needed for optimum trailer braking performance at a rate of 400 times a second....
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  • Probable Tow Package Wire Colors and Functions on a 2007 Chevy Silverado, New Body Style
    Wiring color and corresponding function varies among vehicle manufacturers and most of the time, they do not match up with the color/function on brake controllers like the Tekonsha P3, # 90195. For a 2007 Chevy Silverado, the Red/Black wire will attach to the brake controller black wire. The light blue/white wire will attach to the brake controller red wire. The white wire will attach to the brake controller white wire. The dark blue wire will attach to the brake controller blue wire. The...
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  • Is there a Brake Controller Wiring Harness for Elecrical Connection on a 2006 Buick Ranier
    Yes, your 2006 Buick Rainier will have a bundle of wires under the dash to the left of the steering column that will need to be spliced to the wiring included with the Tekonsha P-3 Trailer Brake Controller, item # 90195. This installation is the same as the one you saw in the video for the 2004 Trailblazer, and will work for the 2004 - 2006 Rainier with factory tow package. There is not a connector on your vehicle, so the wires must be spliced and the P-3 includes butt connectors for this...
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  • Will the P3 Brake Controller Use the Same Connector that the Prodigy Brake Controller Uses
    Yes, the 4 flat connector that plugs into the back of your Prodigy brake controller will plug right into the back of the P3, item # 90195, brake controller and work properly. If the original brake controller is not operating properly I recommend testing the wiring with a circuit tester, item # 3808, before installing the new brake controller to make sure the connector is wired properly. I will list the wire functions below for you. White = Ground Black = 12 Volt Power Red = Brake Light...
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  • Will the Tekonsha P3, part # 90195 Drain my 2009 Dodge Ram Battery While the Vehicle is Off
    The Tekonsha P-3, part # 90195, 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...
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  • Brake Lights on a 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Stay on with Brake Controller Connected
    On your 2005 Dodge Ram 2500, the fuses that protect your tow package circuits are located in the fuse box located under the hood. The fuse box should have a legend on the inside of the cover that outlines which fuse protects which circuit. If your fuses are blown, I would recommend to check all of the wiring and the connections for your brake controller and the 7-Way connector to make sure that none of the wiring is shorting out and causing the fuses to be blown. I would also recommend...
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  • How Many Volts of Power Should Be Coming Out Of the Tekonsha P-3 Brake Controller # 90195
    If the gain on your Tekonsha P-3 Trailer Brake Controller, part # 90195, is turned up, you should get up to 12 volts of power. What you will want to do is disconnect or unplug your brake controller for a minute or two, then plug it back in, which will reset the controller. Then, you will want to adjust the settings again. You will want to follow the instructions to set the brake controller, making sure to warm the trailer brakes up using the manual switch. More than likely, you just need...
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  • Brake Controller Mounting Location Recommendation for a 2011 Infiniti QX56
    I would recommend you install it below and to the right of the steering wheel, on the lower dash piece that will be nearest to your right knee. Check out the picture I attached to see this area. I attached installation instructions as well as an installation video for this product for you to check out also.
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  • Electric Trailer Brake Controller Installation on a 2010 Chevy Silverado
    Brake controllers are not vehicle specific, so you will be able to install the Tekonsha P3, # 90195, in your 2010 Silverado. Since the trailer has electric brakes, it will work with this controller. As you have said, the wiring for a brake controller is located under the dash of your truck. The wires should be held together with a white tag that also lists the functions for each wire. You will just need to connect the proper tow package wires to the brake controller. Wire coloring/function...
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  • Troubleshooting Electric Over Hydraulic Trailer Brakes Jerking When Brakes are Quickly Applied
    A lot of things could be going on here. First, I would make sure that the P3 brake controller is set to Hydraulic mode, see instruction link (page 4, Set Brake Type section). If it is still in the electric mode that is most likely the issue. Next, you might have an intermittent power supply to the EOH (electric over hydraulic) controller on the trailer. Check the voltage display on the P3 brake controller and if the readings are all over the place then the brake output wire should be checked...
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  • Will Vibration Cause the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Brake Controller # 90195 To Falsely Apply the Brakes
    The Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Brake Controller, part # 90195, uses an inertia accelerometer that is activated by a pendulum circuit that senses the vehicles stopping motion and applies the correct amount of voltage to the trailers brakes. It is mainly reacting to the lateral movement of the tow vehicle and not the overall movement that a vibration would cause. The Prodigy P3 brake controller could be affected by vibration, but the vibration would have to be so bad that you would probably not...
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  • Troubleshooting Brake Controller Power not getting to Vehicle 7-Way Connection for Trailer Brakes
    It sounds like you are having an issue with the brake output wire on your tow vehicle. There should not be any kind of circuit breaker or fuse on the brake output wire. You should check the 7-way at the rear of the vehicle. Make sure the brake output is wired to the connector, and that there is no corrosion inside the connector, front and back side, that could be causing the loss of power. Next, you should check the connector under the dash to see if the brake output wire continues past...
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  • Where are the Power Wires Located for the Electric Brake Controller Box and 7-Way Trailer Connector
    The wires under the hood for power to the factory 7-Way and power for a brake controller under the dash are sometimes rather hard to see. The wire for the factory 7-Way power is located under the master cylinder and is taped to the wiring harness running along the firewall and under the vehicle, see attached photo. The wire for the power to the brake controller wire under the dash is located between the fire wall and the power distribution box, and is also taped to a wiring harness that...
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