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Old 09-15-2006, 09:05 AM   #99
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Ooooo! Sugarfoot, I'm glad you found this out before it resulted in no brakes on the road...or is that how you found out?
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Old 09-16-2006, 08:50 AM   #100
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Ooooo! Sugarfoot, I'm glad you found this out before it resulted in no brakes on the road...or is that how you found out?
It looks like that modulite device provides power strictly for the trailer lights, and doesn't involve the braking system at all
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Old 10-07-2006, 05:44 PM   #101
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I installed the Prodigy in my 97 F250 today. Got in a good spot, wired up & all fine so far. Question is do you leave it plugged up all the time? No reason to unplug as it does not seem to draw any power. The leds go out after the power is off a few minutes. Just wondering to be sure though.
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Old 10-07-2006, 05:53 PM   #102
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I installed the Prodigy in my 97 F250 today. Got in a good spot, wired up & all fine so far. Question is do you leave it plugged up all the time? No reason to unplug as it does not seem to draw any power. The leds go out after the power is off a few minutes. Just wondering to be sure though.
I leave mine in all the time. I think I would damage the mount or wires if I tried to remove it after every trip. No problems with battery drain, like you stated it times out after a few minutes.
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Old 10-07-2006, 05:55 PM   #103
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I've had my Prodigy in place for over four years. Haven't unplugged it once. Works like a champ. Never a dead battery, either. ('course, I'll probably have one in the morning, that said).
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Old 10-07-2006, 06:43 PM   #104
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Thanks for the quick replies....I thought so but wanted to be sure. I just need to do the set up routine next to get the braking level right.
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Old 10-07-2006, 07:06 PM   #105
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Just an FYI I do remove mine on a regular basis. I use it in 3-4 different trucks with 6 different trailers. So far I haven't had any issues with it at all. So taking it in and out doesn't appear to affect it at all. I do use the quick release brackets. The trailers range from a 2500# single axle closed cargo trailer, dual axle dual wheeled equipment goose neck to triple axle that is rated to 28k

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Old 11-26-2006, 12:05 PM   #106
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Hi Folks...if my issue has already been addressed I apologize for asking,,,
but I need a fix to this problem. Just installed a new Prodigy and drove 1200 miles from Texas to NC with it: When my headlights come on, either automatically or manually, the Prodigy applies the brakes....and the display
reads voltage applied. I have to back it down to 0.0 (no voltage) to keep it
from dragging the brakes. TV is a 2001 Chevy 2500 HD. I'm using the Tekonsha supplied GM wiring harness. Any thoughts? Need to fix this by
Wednesday if possible for the return trip home. Going to call Tekonsha on Monday morning. thanks!
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Old 11-26-2006, 12:26 PM   #107
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Hi Folks...if my issue has already been addressed I apologize for asking,,,
but I need a fix to this problem. Just installed a new Prodigy and drove 1200 miles from Texas to NC with it: When my headlights come on, either automatically or manually, the Prodigy applies the brakes....and the display
reads voltage applied. I have to back it down to 0.0 (no voltage) to keep it
from dragging the brakes. TV is a 2001 Chevy 2500 HD. I'm using the Tekonsha supplied GM wiring harness. Any thoughts? Need to fix this by
Wednesday if possible for the return trip home. Going to call Tekonsha on Monday morning. thanks!
Your brake controller should not know if the lights are on or off. The only thing that I can think of that might cause this problem is you have the wrong cable to the brake controller. They have 2 different cables depending on the year of your GM product. You should have cable #3025 (1999 to 2002). The newer cable (#3015) has the brake sense cable in a different location in the plug. You can verify the location by looking at this:
http://www.tekonsha.com/files/Produc...2020020013.pdf
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Old 11-26-2006, 04:22 PM   #108
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that makes sense...I think the company I ordered it from sent me the wrong wiring harness. I will take a look at the harness plug to determine if I can move the red wire to the correct socket and call them to have the correct harness sent to me. thanks!!!!!!
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Old 11-27-2006, 01:21 PM   #109
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THANK YOU AZFLYCASTER!!!!!!

I relocated the red wire to the correct socket sleeve for my 01 TV and ran a system test...all is working properly now. Appropriate email also sent to the vendor who sold and shipped that harness to me. Hopefully they will take note of the differences between model year changes as they relate to the wiring harness and maybe prevent future customers from having a brake lockup experience on the highway when the headlights turn on.

THanks again! The sharing of your knowlege is greatly appreciated!
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Old 12-02-2006, 03:29 PM   #110
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Just a follow up after the 1200 mile trip home:

The Prodigy worked perfectly all the way. thanks again!
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Just a quick question along the same topic, anyone hear of a (Hayes) genesis brake controller? If so... thoughts?
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Just a quick question along the same topic, anyone hear of a (Hayes) genesis brake controller? If so... thoughts?
We have our '92 Excella in Jackson Center for some upgrades - including disc brakes. Airstream currently installs the Hayes Genesis controller unless you prefer something else. I did not have a controller in mind so I deferred to Airstream. I did ask about the Prodigy since I've heard about it on this forum.

Airstream said the Prodigy will likely work fine with the disc brakes. However, there have been some complaints with Prodigy working properly with the disc brakes. Apparently there have been no complaints with Hayes Genesis working with the disc brake installation.

We'll be picking up the trailer in April. I'll give an update at that time.

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