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Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

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How to Install a Trailer Brake Controller on a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500


Today, on our 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500, we're going to be taking a look at and installing the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller for 1 to 4 Axles, Part number 90195. This is what your kit is going to consist of. It's going to have your brake controller. It's going to have a metal bracket and a quick connect bracket, if you want to make your brake controller portable for one vehicle to the next. If you choose to do that, it does come with this nice, padded sleeve it's going to fit into, and it does come with a plug for hard wiring it into your truck. We've chosen to use the adapter plug that's going to go from our GM product into the back of our controller, Part number 3016. It's going to make our job a little bit easier.

Here's what it looks like once it's installed. You can see it's got separate adjustments for setting our power levels up and down. It's going to have three different boost positions, and we'll have a separate set up screen, to offer display brake types and so on, as you go through your menu. This does have five customize-able settings to allow for different trailers, different vehicles, or different drivers as you need to set it. It's auto leveling, so you can mount it anywhere in the vertical plane and it's going to level itself out. It's not a time delay set up.

It's immediate. As you step on your brakes, it's going to automatically apply the brakes to your trailer depending on what your settings are at. It's going to automatically pick up on the deceleration for your trailer and adjuster the brakes accordingly. The first thing we're going to need to do is access our factory plug that we can plug our adapter into. That's going to be on our vehicle underneath this black, plastic cover here which has three locks. There going to be two on the outside.

One on the other side over here. We can release the locks. I'm just going to pry out on them. Take that and set it out of the way. We'll take the white side of the plug. Up in here, it's going to be an area that this is going to snap into.

We'll just line up our tabs. We're going to snap it into position. Give it a tug, and make sure we've got it nice and tight. I'm going to get the router wire up out the top where the other factory wires are coming out, then we can reinstall our cover. We can route our wire around to where we're going to mount our controller which in this case we're going to mount it to the bottom using one of the factory screws, and we'll install one of those screws next to it. We'll place the screw through our bracket and we can reinstall that factory screw, and we'll set inaudible 00:03:35 into the other side. Now that our bracket's secure, take our plug and we can snap it into position, and then we mount our two machine screws into the side of our controller. We can take and bunch up our wires and we'll tie them to the factory harness. Trim off our excess. We can go ahead and test it to make sure it's going to work. As we take our manual lever with our tester attached, you will see again voltage all the way up. That's going to do it for our look at and install of the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller for 1 to 4 Axles, Part number 90195 on our 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500.


Michael W.

2/23/2021

On A 2015 Chevy Silverado that has the integrated brake controller that keeps sending me signals of connect / disconnect on trailer brakes, will this over ride that? Will I still get signals on the dash with this unit, or is there something else you need to do? Thank you,

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Jon G.

2/23/2021

You can install an aftermarket controller and bypass the OEM connection to the trailer so that you don't keep getting that signal. I'm attaching an answer page that you can check out for the details on how to do this.

Glenn W.

6/11/2022

I have a 2015 2500 Silverado with factory integrated trailer braking system that keeps giving warnings on the DIC trailer connected / check trailer wiring. beep beep beep. spent too much time & money to solve problem, is it possible to bypass factory system & install Tekonsha Prodigy or Dedarc brake controler ? thanks in advance for any info ,
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David B.

6/12/2022

Yeah, you can bypass the factory brake controller no problem, ppl do it all the time. Just check out this linked answer page.

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