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Old 02-05-2019, 08:01 PM   #1
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Prodigy 2 Electronic Brake Controller

I have a dual axle Forest River Salem Cruise lite. Tow vehicle is a 2016 Ford F 150 XLT with Prodigy 2. When pulling my trailer if I MOVE the manual knob on the underside of my Prodigy 2 a WRENCH appears on my display. It will stay lit. I have the truck in tow/haul mode. What does that lit up wrench mean? Thanks for input.
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Old 02-05-2019, 09:28 PM   #2
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I have a dual axle Forest River Salem Cruise lite. Tow vehicle is a 2016 Ford F 150 XLT with Prodigy 2. When pulling my trailer if I MOVE the manual knob on the underside of my Prodigy 2 a WRENCH appears on my display. It will stay lit. I have the truck in tow/haul mode. What does that lit up wrench mean? Thanks for input.
That wrench means something isn't working the way the truck expects it to work. Since it happens when you manually activate the controller it is probably indicating a fault with the trailer lights/brakes.

Was your Prodigy 2 connected to the Truck to a factory installed wiring harness? Aftermarket install?

Has it always done this? Do the brakes on the trailer work when you activate manually with the lever? Do all the brake lights on the trailer work?

Tow haul mode should only affect transmission. Does it do this when Tow/Haul is off?

Lastly, what does your owners manual say?

Need to work through the diagnostic check list.
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According to the owners manual, the Wrench icon;
Illuminates when the system has detected a powertrain or an all-wheel drive fault.

It's possible that the prodigy backfeeding power into the brake switch circuit makes the computer think there's a problem.

Answer Mike's questions and we can possibly help more.
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Old 02-06-2019, 07:26 PM   #4
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Prodigy 2 was installed to a aftermarket 7 pin at the RV dealership. When I got the truck it didn't have a tow package. Thanks guys.
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Prodigy 2 was installed to a aftermarket 7 pin at the RV dealership. When I got the truck it didn't have a tow package. Thanks guys.
There's a good chance the install was done incorrectly and it's causing the display to show the "wrench".

With the newer vehicles this happens if connected to the wrong wire, among other things too numerous to list.
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There's a good chance the install was done incorrectly and it's causing the display to show the "wrench".

With the newer vehicles this happens if connected to the wrong wire, among other things too numerous to list.
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According to the owners manual, the Wrench icon;
Illuminates when the system has detected a powertrain or an all-wheel drive fault.

It's possible that the prodigy backfeeding power into the brake switch circuit makes the computer think there's a problem.

Answer Mike's questions and we can possibly help more.
The neat thing about the wrench icon is that you can use good OBD II to tell you exactly what's wrong. Everybody knows that you can use a cheap OBD II scanner to get the "P" (Powertrain codes). Most people don't know that if you get/borrow a real OBD II scanner, you can also get the "Body" (B) and "Chassis" (C) codes. I've been tempted to write a free app for Android to do this, but it's way down on my list of priorities.

When the wrench is displayed, if you scan the car with a real OBD II scanner, you can find out what the car is unhappy with. The dealer will probably nick you $75 to do this. The local electrical/electronic specialist, Auto-Tek, will not only do it for free, but they won't let me pay them or tip them, either. The last time I went there, it was a problem with Auto-Level on the GMC TV. I just wanted a hint of where to look. Their guy spent about two minutes and said "C5990, right rear air shock." I crawled underneath (right on the spot) and sure enough, the plastic clip holding the air hose was gone and the hose had popped off.

The reason it took two minutes was that he first said "There are no Body codes set." I said "It's a Chassis code, I think." Then he scanned for the C codes and there it was.

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