brake light staying on

Submitted: Tuesday, May 06, 2014 at 16:08
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Hi all I had a problem with the brake light staying on twice now and I had a flat batt the first time, I even couldn't get it to turn off by removing the stop light fuse which really worried me but I did find when I fiddled with the Tekonsha brake controller it came on and off, has anyone else had a problem like this as it was installed in late 2006 and has worked fine until now and I have not been working on the cars electrics?

cheers John.
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Reply By: HKB Electronics - Tuesday, May 06, 2014 at 16:20

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 at 16:20
Brake controller will have it's own power source that is feeding the brake lights, ie needs to do this if you operate the trailer brakes manually.

If it is the type with the slide control slide it a few times and the problem will probably go away for awhile, Tekonsha had an issue with these models and I believe they replaced them free of charge but might be a bit long for this now.

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Reply By: Mikee5 - Tuesday, May 06, 2014 at 17:55

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 at 17:55
The Tekonsha prodigy unit did have a problem of flattening the battery and I think it was around 2006. Do a search for more info. You may have to replace it.
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Tuesday, May 06, 2014 at 19:44

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 at 19:44
If it has a grey label it is very likely to be faulty, the modified ones have a burgundy label.

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Follow Up By: - Johny boy (NSW) - Tuesday, May 06, 2014 at 20:40

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 at 20:40
mine has a blue label ?
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Wednesday, May 07, 2014 at 08:24

Wednesday, May 07, 2014 at 08:24
Sorry, misread the reply, it was the Tekonsha Voyager that had the brake light problems.
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Reply By: Troopy8thwonderoftheworld - Tuesday, May 06, 2014 at 21:56

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 at 21:56
Yep I have had this,happend when car was cold ( battery a bit low on voltage)brake controller goes to fail safe and puts the brakes on .
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Follow Up By: - Johny boy (NSW) - Wednesday, May 07, 2014 at 07:34

Wednesday, May 07, 2014 at 07:34
Hi Troopy,
funny you should say that as my son helped me un pack the back of the car and forgot the rear light on which flattened the batt and I wonder if that as well as the cold could have triggered it ?
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Follow Up By: Troopy8thwonderoftheworld - Wednesday, May 07, 2014 at 21:05

Wednesday, May 07, 2014 at 21:05
Just replace it they shouldn't do it and it will let you down when you least expect it
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Reply By: robbotd5 - Wednesday, May 07, 2014 at 08:57

Wednesday, May 07, 2014 at 08:57
Hey mate.
My P3 does this occasionally and all I do to rectify it is to pull on the manual over ride a couple of times.
The screen flashes "no trailer connection" as well.
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