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Extreme Electric Brake Controller

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Has anyone had problems with the Extreme electric brakes working with the Prodigy brake controller? I had them working fine when I first picked up the boat, but recently I can't get them to worl on either of my tow vehicles.

Sorry posted this in the wrong forum. A little to excited I guess....

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What is it you would like the brake controller to do, or what is it that the controller is not doing?

Mine works fine on any trailer that has electric or electric/hydraulic brakes -


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Unless someone has installed something new, I don't know of any boat trailers with electric brakes. I use the prodigy on a dump trailer, flatbed, and big gooseneck we have.


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I never heard of a Prodigy brake controller. The only Prodigy I knew was an On-Line Service Biggrin.gif

I Googled it and sure enough...I got this link: http://www.tekonsha.com/faq_wiring.html#003

I would try to bench test your unit first just to make sure that your connectors on your vehicle are not the problem.

· Black is the Battery Power

· White is the Ground

· Red is the Signal from the Brake Light Switch

· Blue is the Electrical Brake Feed

just get a 3 pieces of wire Black, White, Red and connect them to the respective wires on the unit then connect your VOM to the Blue using 12 VDC setting. connect/disconnect the Red a few times and see if you get any response on the meter...If it is not jumping then the Prodigy is DOA...

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I have the electric/hydraulic system on my extreem trailer. It is a electric over hydraulic system meaning that it gives you true braking on the trailer, not just the surge braking with a tonge(sp) system. It also means you have brakes to the trailer wheels backing down a hill/ramp. I live down a gravel road with a turn on the hill to my driveway and the surge type brakes don't work when you are going slow. I've jackknifed other trailers that had only surge brakes because of the trailer wanting to push the back of the truck around. We had problems with some of the fancier controllers not working with the brakes setting up the suburban, but we have set up several of our rigs for towing the boat and they all work fine( with the basic controller).

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M flyer,

Can you post a pic. or link to this Extreme electric over hydro. system? I'd love to see it.

Link to extreme page

extreme web page

Picture of pump and battery, line exiting to the right is the line to the brakes.

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For reference and to save anyone the pain I encountered when using a Prodigy brake controller with the Carlisile electric over hydraulic brake system on the Extreme trailer, there is a part that you need to install to handle error codes sent from the brake controller to the braking system. It sells for $85 on the Carlisle web site. This fix also applies to the Ford F250/350 brake controller. The link to the part & instructions is:


Hope this helps....


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