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Old 02-02-2012, 01:31 PM   #11
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Have not "fried" my OEM brkae controller - good think. I would imagine it's fuse protected.

The Ford controller will illumminate a red trailer symbol when it looses communication to the trailer and won't clear until completely disconnected or key turned off.

The controller is also dealer/customer installed for those that didn;t come with it so it can't be difficult to replace.
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Old 02-02-2012, 01:51 PM   #12
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Have not "fried" my OEM brkae controller - good think. I would imagine it's fuse protected.

The Ford controller will illumminate a red trailer symbol when it looses communication to the trailer and won't clear until completely disconnected or key turned off.

The controller is also dealer/customer installed for those that didn;t come with it so it can't be difficult to replace.
Did you check the relays? There also may be an in line fusible link .
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:53 PM   #13
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My Prodigy brake controller came with a warning that activating the
emergency brake switch while plugged in would fry the controller.

Hopefully you just blew a fuse somewhere.
No idea what was causing your hit and miss fault but pulling the emergency
brake cable while plugged in is a no-no.
Note, I am using a Prodigy after market controller.
Have been for nearly 8 years.
Love it!!

Apparently brake controllers that come with new trucks aren't as prone
to self destructing!!
I should have said "pulling the brake switch while plugged in -might-
fry the controller." Read your manual.

Hope you find your problem!!
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Old 02-05-2012, 11:35 PM   #14
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Timmy Here,
took truck to Camping World and for $70.00 they told me the controller was bad. The mechanic Ernie very nicely tried explaining how the controller was defective not allowing voltage output to the blue wire. I asked if the other harness (there is two on the rear tow command controller) could possibly be sending an error. He then took me to their parts truck and plugged his diagnostic box in and said this is how it should work. But that was a prodigy with only the one harness and not this other the Ford has included.

So the decision to buy a Prodigy installed for $200.00 or I can find a controller online for $252.00 delivered. That is what I decided. Fingers crossed.

No newes is good news.

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Old 02-06-2012, 12:37 AM   #15
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the Prodigy P2 cost less than $100, at many places, and can be installed in less than an hour.
especially if you buy the specific harness.
easy peasy!
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