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Old 03-23-2017, 11:13 PM   #1
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Today I installed a new Prodigy P2 brake controller into my 2011 Toyota 4Runner equipped with the factory tow package. I mated the supplied toyota brake controller plug to the Prodigy cable.


Everything works fine except the 12 volt lead (black) from the vehicle is not key switched so the Prodigy brake controller stays on all the time. Has anyone with the newer generation 4runner ever ran into this and if so what is the fix?


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Old 03-23-2017, 11:40 PM   #2
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Are you sure it stays on all the time? Remove your key and come back in 15 minutes. You should find that it is now off.
That's my recollection from previous posts on the subject.
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Old 03-24-2017, 12:29 AM   #3
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My 07 Tacoma does the same thing. The light goes off sometime after the key is removed. I'm not sure how long it takes bot it does go off.
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Old 03-24-2017, 09:24 AM   #4
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In my 2014 Tacoma the controller light stays on. What I have researched it is just a small led with minimal power draw, no issues running down battery. I have the Hopkins 47297 INSIGHT Brake Control , nice small unit with separate display and control.
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Old 03-24-2017, 01:44 PM   #5
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I have a P2 controller and it's suppose to be powered all the time. The display will blank out after a while with the ignition off. But even without keys in the ignition, if I manually activate the trailer brakes, or just step on my vehicle's brakes, the controller will power on again. It's safer this way, in case your ignition switches off for some reason while you're towing, your trailer brakes will still activate.
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Well my controller does time-out after awhile as all the respondents indicated. I feel much better knowing that it is working properly. Thanks everyone, I will feel much better heading to California and Montana over the mountains this summer with trailer brakes.
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I suspect the P2 goes off at the same time as the headlights if you don't manually switch off the headlights.
When you start the vehicle again and put your foot on the brake pedal, the LED will switch on.
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Old 03-25-2017, 11:38 AM   #8
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The P2 if like the P3 has to have power all of the time.
It doesn't draw much power and modern cars have a lot of things powered all the time.
My P3 does go dark after a while With the car off.
The power is kept on for the setting memory in the unit.
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