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Removing Existing Brake Controller and Installing Tekonsha Prodigy P2 90885 on 2012 Nissan Frontier


Hi. I currently have the following items installed in my 2012 Nissan Frontier: 118266 Vehicle Wiring Harness with Relays and 7-Way Trailer Connector C51110 Curt Venturer Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 3 Axles - Time Delayed C51382 Curt Custom Wiring Adapter My 2010 Ford Flex has the Prodigy P2 controller. If I wanted to put the P2 in my Nissan what additional items would I need to do the install besides the P2 wiring harness for the Nissan? Understanding that I need to remove the Curt Controller and wiring but do I need to remove the relays from the Curt install? Thanks.


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Good choice going with a proportional controller like the Prodigy P2, part # 90885. A proportional controller uses a built in accelerometer to determine how fast the tow vehicle is braking. It will then send the appropriate amount of voltage to the trailer brakes so the vehicle and trailer brake at the same rate for safe and predictable braking. Although the Curt Venturer is a good piece of equipment, it uses the older time-delayed technology that will always send the same amount of preset voltage to the brakes, regardless if its an all-out panic stop or a quick jab to the brake pedal.

You'll need the controller itself and the appropriate brake controller wiring adapter, which is part # 3050-P. I'd also recommend the pocket mount, part # 7686.

The relays you speak of power up the 12-volt accessory circuit to the 7-way and the right turn/brake lamp and left turn/brake lamp signals to the trailer. The relays will have no bearing on the function of the brake controller and would stay in place right where they are.

The install will be very simple, it should only take a few minutes. I've linked you to some product description videos that I hope you'll find helpful.

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Mike L

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