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Old 02-02-2009, 11:28 AM   #1
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Lights on the Prodigy Brake Controller

Need some help. I noticed the other day that after I turn off my truck that I still have two little red leds glowing on the brake controller. Is that normal? Is there something wrong? Don't want my battery to get discharged over time when the truck sits idle.

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Old 02-02-2009, 11:35 AM   #2
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My brake controller light stays on as long as the trailer is plugged in. Adios,John

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Old 02-02-2009, 11:42 AM   #3
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Greetings from the Florida Panhandle

I also have a Prodigy Brake Controller which I have had for about 3 years. I have always noticed that two red lights (one lower right corner and the other bottom center of the screen) stay on for awhile after being deactivated. They eventually go off, but if you mess with the manual brake control lever (even with no trailer hooked up) they come on again for a while then go off.

I also have another tow vehicle with the new Tekonsha P3. It acts the same way except the whole screen lights up and stays on for awhile.

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Old 02-02-2009, 11:52 AM   #4
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I think those lights stay on all the time on mine. It's mounted in a place that's hard to see, so I don't pay much attention to it. I think those lights use very little power and are nothing to worry about unless your battery is ready to go. There are many things using power on newer vehicles all the time and that's why they have much bigger batteries than in years past.

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Old 02-02-2009, 12:45 PM   #5
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The instruction manual for the Prodigy states that the L.E.D.s will stay in for 15 minutes after no motion in the tow vehicle is detected. So hang out for 15 minutes after the truck is stopped and the lights should go out. I have the Prodigy too and it does the same ting in my truck. The battery draw from the L.E.D.s is insignificant and will not drain your battery.

Here is the link to the instruction sheet with that informaiton...
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Old 02-02-2009, 12:53 PM   #6
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They definately go off after 15 minutes or so. You should see them come back to life after you get back in your TV and put your foot on the brake.

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Old 02-02-2009, 10:25 PM   #7
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I feel better that the lights are supposed to act like that. I'll check it out tomorrow to make sure they go out after about 15 min. I was affraid that I had screwed up the wiring somehow. Thanks again guys!

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