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Old 07-30-2012, 11:49 AM   #1
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Plug and play brake controller

To all....I am new to FRF. I searched with no luck on here.

I have a 2007 Yukon XL for tow my 2002 23ft Roo.

I am looking to find out if there are quick connect harness available for installing a BC. also is this a simple install for someone mechanically inclined...kinda....lol

Prefer a good brand...looking for suggestions.

Thanks again everyone!
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Old 07-30-2012, 12:24 PM   #2
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I recommend the Prodigy P2 or P3.



You can find the controller and wiring harnesses at RVAdventure and other places. Search around for the best price you can.

Etrailer has some good videos on the setup and installation. Its not a hard install if you have the harness to match your truck. Otherwise, its a bit more involved. If you have the harness, its plug and play and the hardest decision is where to mount the BC.

Good luck.
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Old 07-30-2012, 12:59 PM   #3
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This may work if you are planning on a Tekonsha: Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter for Electric Brake Controllers - GM Tekonsha Accessories and Parts 3015-P


You might have to have the factory tow package to have the proper wiring harness for the plug in adapter.
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the '07 and up GM (GM 900 series) trucks, no longer have a plug-in harness, just a bundled group of wires.
you have to splice the OEM wiring that comes with the Prodigy, into the wiring for the controller.

also, there's a fuse that has to be plugged in, in a fuse panel in the engine compartment, for the BC to work. not sure where it was, since the dealer had to find it.

i hooked up my Prodigy myself, very easy and about 45 minutes of work.
the fuse issue was harder to track down, since i bought my '07 in 2006 and even the Chevy dealer didn't know about it.
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the '07 and up GM (GM 900 series) trucks, no longer have a plug-in harness, just a bundled group of wires.
you have to splice the OEM wiring that comes with the Prodigy, into the wiring for the controller.
That is so weird that GM would do away with the plug in feature. Sure nuff, the wiring harness that I linked to lists models from 2003 to 2006/2007 models....don't exactly know what that means. From the site: Adapter is wired for GM trucks and SUVs from 2003 to 2006 and 2007 classic body style trucks

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also, there's a fuse that has to be plugged in, in a fuse panel in the engine compartment, for the BC to work. not sure where it was, since the dealer had to find it.
Yeah, I had to have a fuse or relay installed on my truck to make things work, also.
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Old 07-30-2012, 04:34 PM   #6
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I'm actually getting one installed this week. I'm getting the P3 and the installer is doing a quick disconnect so I can take out the BC when I'm not towing.
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I have a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 5.3 V8. It came with the tow package when I bought it. I ordered a Prodigy P2 from Etrailer.com along with the wiring harness. I had it installed in just a few minutes. It took me longer to find a drill bit than anything else. I plugged the harness into the box below the steering wheel, then into the unit...I was done.
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the 2007 Silverado was a transition year, from the "Classic" GM800 series to the later '07 GM900 series.
whereas the 2007 Tahoe, Suburban and Avalanche, were the newer GM900 from the beginning.

the older style '07 Silverado had the plug-n-play harness where the later Silverados didn't.
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There are two wires stowed in the engine compartment. One is for power to the trailer seven pin plug (if factory installed) the second is for power to the bc harness which is tied back over or near the steering column inside the cab. The first wire is stowed along the fender to skirt area alongside a wire bundle, the second is tied back under the brake booster. Both are ty-wrapped to main wire harnesses.
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I'm actually getting one installed this week. I'm getting the P3 and the installer is doing a quick disconnect so I can take out the BC when I'm not towing.
Do you foresee an advantage in taking out the BC when not towing? Electrical is not an area of knowledge for me so I am curious. I leave the BC in at all times, towing or not.
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