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Old 11-30-2011, 07:14 PM   #15
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I decided this morning to go ahead an get a new Tekonsha P3 since we are leaving town tomorrow, Thursday. So after driving to the RV parts palce in my area I decided I would unplug the unit and take it inside with me so I could make sure I had the right one. The Tekonsha P3 sits in a harness under the dask and can be removed by pressing a couple of clips and unplugging the wires at the back. I had never done that but it was fairly easy and then I had a thought. Reboot. So I plugged it back in and it came right on with the normal screen and then changed to the red screen indicating no trailer attached. Back in business. When I got home I connected the trailer and plugged in the connector and I have brakes.

Its been a long day getting ready for a few days out of town, so I think I will go Reboot myself and have a couple Jim Beam's.


Thank for the input guys. See you down the road.

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That is great news......hav a fun trip.....now if only our new Denali with the built in brake controller would work for us by Friday......paula
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Old 11-30-2011, 07:44 PM   #16
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"I decided I would unplug the unit.... and can be removed by pressing a couple of clips and unplugging the wires at the back.

So I plugged it back in and it came right on with the normal screen and then changed to the red screen indicating no trailer attached. Back in business. When I got home I connected the trailer and plugged in the connector and I have brakes.

hmm. sounds a lot like the suggestion Terry made in post #2! http://www.airforums.com/forums/f439...ml#post1077680

glad that you're back on the road.
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Old 11-30-2011, 07:50 PM   #17
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I thought these controllers could not detect disk brake units--they need the low impedance of the electric brake magnets in order to show that a "trailer is connected." We're talking less than 5 ohms, here.

If this is so, then a low impedance load wired in parallel with the controller unit might be enough to simulate electric brakes.

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the P3 is hydraulic compatible, from the factory. no simulation or field mods necessary.... set it & go!
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hmm. sounds a lot like the suggestion Terry made in post #2! http://www.airforums.com/forums/f439...ml#post1077680

glad that you're back on the road.
I must have misunderstood Terry's suggestion, I thought he meant unplug the the 7 pin connector from the truck to the trailer. But maybe it just took a day for Terry's suggestion to sink into my brain. Thanks Terry

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