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Old 04-25-2007, 04:30 PM
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'00 Ex/ Prodigy Wiring

This is in an '00 Ford Excursion... We just purchased this vehicle and I am trying to put our Prodigy in and I know there is supposed to be a pigtail, except when I got under the dash this is what I found- Is there supposed to be a factory pigtail attached to this? It isn't a huge deal except I purchased a Prodigy pigtail with the intention on using it.
The wires match typical trailer wiring- Red, Blue, Black, White and White w/ Bl strip

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This is in an '00 Ford Excursion... We just purchased this vehicle and I am trying to put our Prodigy in and I know there is supposed to be a pigtail, except when I got under the dash this is what I found- Is there supposed to be a factory pigtail attached to this? It isn't a huge deal except I purchased a Prodigy pigtail with the intention on using it.
The wires match typical trailer wiring- Red, Blue, Black, White and White w/ Bl strip

Yes there is supposed to be a connector on that wiring. Looks like somebody cut it off. Just match the wires up and connect them.
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Yes there is supposed to be a connector on that wiring. Looks like somebody cut it off. Just match the wires up and connect them.
yep probably had one on it and someone decided they wanted to keep it
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Yes... and it was a prodigy according to the sticker on the dash LOL. Oh well I guess I have a pigtail to sell now. Back to wiring... Thanks everyone. I'll solder everything nice and neat though.
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Did it work when you soldered the wires?? I also have a prodigy and it plugs into that gray connector in the upper right of the picture.... not where those wires are cut.....

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for the technically-challenged...

what exactly IS a Prodigy and what does it do for us?
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The gray connector in the corner is where you connect the prodigy to, you would have to buy the wiring harness from ford or an aftermarket vendor and connect that to your prodigy controller wiring harness. The wiring harness pigtail from ford should be about 13 bucks or so.............:whistle:
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what exactly IS a Prodigy and what does it do for us?
It is a brake controller made by Tekonsha - it controlls your trailer's brakes if it is so equipped.

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The gray connector in the corner is where you connect the prodigy to, you would have to buy the wiring harness from ford or an aftermarket vendor and connect that to your prodigy controller wiring harness. The wiring harness pigtail from ford should be about 13 bucks or so.............:whistle:
Thats what I was saying - I plugged mine in with the harness that has connectors on both ends, not one you have to wire up and it went in the gray connector in the upper right - thats why I asked the question I did of the original poster b/c they were going to wire their controller to the cut wires they were pointing to.....

the plug'n'play harnesses are great!!!
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Thanks, Blue

I have one of those Tekonsha units, just never knew it went by the name Prodigy.
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no prob bamaboy - Teknosha sells several controllers -- the Prodigy looks like this

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