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myredracer

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Posted: 06/15/19 07:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Turned out there was 5 wires hidden way up under the dash. So hidden that I ended up going to a hitch shop. Hooked up the pigtail that I had kept in the original Prodigy box from years ago.

Also had to connect a power wire in the engine compartment next to the fuse box. It too was hard to find with the dust in there and hard to see.

So now the brake controller works great.


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bartlettj wrote:

It is very likely that the truck has an integrated controller if it is a 2500HD, and they are very good. (I also have a '12 2500HD, previously used a P3). Unless there's something wrong with it it will be better than the P3.


First of all, nice job with the fix myredracer. The Prodigy controllers are very good.

I had one in my older Toyota 4Runner and then transferred it to my new 08 Tundra. It was an easy install. Then I got a new 17 Tundra with a built in BC and it proved to be a piece of junk. It was a "solid state" controller which meant it was a timed controller. I have heard really good things about the big 3 integrated controllers and assumed that mine would be on par. It isn't. I removed it from the dash and installed my P2. I did have to find an adapter so I could install it in the dash. I am a fan of the Prodigy. The GM controllers are good I am assuming but better than a Prodigy? They probably are equal and I would stick with in integrated one for sure but not because they are better, or are they?


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IMHO...no better than my P3 (same as P2, but updated display)

Most OEM ITB's are accellerometer based, like the P2 &P3....but...highly integrated....meaning tied into many other on-board computer systems (and subsystems)

Meaning that they maybe ok, but another computer or sensor gone wacky...to take it down. Then the mechanics must be either techies or engineers to diag properly. Else they will just swap parts/systems

Most who have stated they don't like their P2/3 have their setup incorrectly...or better stated, not well

My P3 can stop my Suburban and trailer without ever getting the Suburbans brakes into the game

Key is to have the trailer brakes lead the TV'S brakes and that has to do with the TV brake pedal switch adjustment


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The big 3 integrated controllers have sway detection and correction. Mine has never fired off, but it is something an aftermarket controller doesn't have. I find that mine works very smoothly and it is nice to have the actuation lever built into the dashboard, and the output level reads right out on the instrument cluster if you select it.

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Posted: 06/22/19 07:25am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

bartlettj wrote:

The big 3 integrated controllers have sway detection and correction. Mine has never fired off, but it is something an aftermarket controller doesn't have. I find that mine works very smoothly and it is nice to have the actuation lever built into the dashboard, and the output level reads right out on the instrument cluster if you select it.


And your foot operates the trailer brakes, not some guess from the accelerometer.





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