Installing new brake controller

Discussion in 'General RVing' started by cole, Oct 20, 2002.

  1. cole

    cole New Member

    I currently have a Drawtite "Activator" brake controller. I am going to switch to a "Prodigy". Is this going to be just a matter of mounting and of swapping wires (both are 4 wire hookups)?? Anybody have experience??
     
  2. wittmeba

    wittmeba New Member

    Installing new brake controller

    Yes the activator is a 4 wire connection as is the Prodigy. It should be quite simple.

    I picked up this from one of these forum posts - no guarantees implied.

    Tekonsha - Prodigy Wiring to a Ford harness
    Harness . Prodigy . Location
    ------------..-----------..------------------------------------------
    Red.......black......positive battery
    white.....white......negative battery
    green.....red.........turn on from cold side of brake light switch
    blue.......blue.......output to trailer brakes
    brown ... (not used, for illumination for some controllers - tape off end)
     
  3. bootsbuck

    bootsbuck New Member

    Installing new brake controller

    Cole-Good idea to switch because the Activator does not have an indicator light to warn you if your 7-way connector disconnects while you are towing. The Prodigy does have that warning light. Is that why you are changing? Bootsbuck :eek: :) :question:
     
  4. cole

    cole New Member

    Installing new brake controller

    Not really. I think that the Prodigy is a better solution and besides I like high tech stuff.
     

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