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Can The Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Brake Controller Be Installed On A 2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500?

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I watched the video Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2014 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and I have a 2017 3500 Sprinter. I received the Prodigy 3 controller but their was an sheet stating that on some Ford factory brake switches that this unit will short out if the manual switch is activated because the brake switch is grounded when not activated. granted this is a Mercedes but when I hook up a 2 way tester to my pink/green wire on my sprinter brake switch, the line is grounded when not depressed and then hot when the switch is activated. My question is will this Prodigy work with this factory switch.

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This is actually an issue with the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500 in the 2017 model year if it was not equipped with the factory tow package. Due to the vehicle's wiring system, as you mentioned, you will need the stop light switch kit # RM-751475 to bypass the factory switch. Typically modification of the included bracket will be necessary for installation, but this is pretty easy to do. Once this is installed, you will have absolutely no problem using your Tekonsha Prodigy P3 # 90195.

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