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Trailer Brake Controller stays on even with key out

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ranger098, Oct 22, 2014.

  1. Oct 22, 2014 at 10:42 AM
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    ranger098

    ranger098 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Just got to wiring up my brake controller and the thing stays on even after i shut the truck off and take the key out... is this normal? I checked for power at the factory plug, just to eliminate the possibility that i wired something wrong, with my multimeter and sure enough there is constant 12v power right at the harness (the one under the dash next to the parking brake).

    What gives?
     
  2. Oct 22, 2014 at 10:58 AM
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    EdinCincinnati

    EdinCincinnati Old Enough To Know Better

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    My Tekonsha will shut down around 10minutes after the truck is off. Once brake pedal is pressed activating brake lights, it turns on again.
     
  3. Oct 22, 2014 at 10:59 AM
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    landphil

    landphil Wishin' I was Fishin'

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    Normal, no problem.
     
  4. Oct 22, 2014 at 11:07 AM
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    nd4spdbh

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    normal afaik.

    my chevy's trailer brake did the same thing.
     
  5. Oct 22, 2014 at 12:33 PM
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    wake100

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    normal for mine
     
  6. Oct 22, 2014 at 12:42 PM
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    vicali

    vicali tirepicker

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    yep, normal
     
  7. Oct 22, 2014 at 12:47 PM
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    DarinM

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    Same here on my Tekonsha Prodigy P3. That's normal.
     
  8. Oct 22, 2014 at 3:31 PM
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    FawkQ

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    Same thing, 10mins it goes off
     

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