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Old 03-31-2013, 04:03 PM   #1
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Tekonsha P3 Power

I just installed my second Tekonsha P3, the first came DOA. There appears to be no on/off switch. I don't see the need to have it powered up while not towing. I was thinking of splicing a switch to the power harness. This would be simpler than disconnecting the harness.

Now that the brake controller is in place, I hope to bring something home this week.
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Old 03-31-2013, 04:39 PM   #2
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I don't see any problem with putting a switch in the circuit for the P3, but I don't see any need for, either. My P3 has been powered since it was installed 4 years ago with out any ill effect.


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Old 03-31-2013, 04:44 PM   #3
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I quickly got used to the P3's "NO TRAILER" warning and just leave it installed and on all the time. It's been set up that way for 2 years now with no problems.

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Old 04-03-2013, 11:33 AM   #4
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Mine stays on and do not have any problem with it running either. Plus the small current running through it might help to keep moisture out.
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