trailer brake controller help - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Please Visit our Site Sponsors is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-29-2008, 08:16 AM Fanatic

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: warrenton, oregon
Posts: 104
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
trailer brake controller help

hey guys,
all of a sudden my trailer brakes won't work. i have a prodigy and it has always worked great, but recently it won't show a connection when plugged to a trailer. all of the lights still work on whatever trailer i am pulling, but nothing as far as brakes. last week i pulled a trailer that had a birds nest for wiring, and am thinking that i might have blown a fuse or something because now the prodigy doesn't have any power to it. so my question is, is there a fuse or a relay i can check, and if not what should i look for.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Old 12-29-2008, 10:37 AM
Serving Our Country!

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Grunt-on-the-road
Posts: 267
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
What do the lights on the controller show when you first start your truck with a trailer plugged in to the truck? If anything shows up, does it change after about 15 seconds or so? Do the lights on the controller show anything when you press on the brake pedal (again, with a trailer plug connected.) I'm going from the "Quick Reference Card" for my Prodigy. I do remember reading, in the installation manual that I can't find, that "if the trailer breakaway switch is activated while the trailer is connected to the tow vehicle, it may damage the brake controller". There also may be a fuse in the brake controller wiring under the dash (aftermarket), but I don't think that one was included with mine.

Good luck.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
What state or province do you live in?
Security Question
*Required, this field is not shown to others. Enter the last two characters of the word "Powerstroke"
Security Question #2
*Required, this field is not shown to others. "While balancing on a piece of wood, two inches by four inches known as a 2x4, john and his friend sally both spotted a dalmatian inside a truck with sirens, headed to put out a fire. State the animal mentioned in the sentence above."
Please select your insurance company (Optional)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:38 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.