tekonsha prodigy question

Submitted: Wednesday, Jun 23, 2004 at 19:36
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I had one installed last week. Tried to set it on the week end but not sure if it is right.

Manual says to set it to 6.0 and then drive at 25mph and see if wheels lock up etc. Well did all that and kept adjusting it and now have it adjusted to 3.7. Dont have wheel lock up at this setting but it seems a low setting to me.

Just wondering what others have set theirs at. Vehicle is a 4.8 patrol and a 1.8t caravan
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Reply By: andyg - Wednesday, Jun 23, 2004 at 20:34

Wednesday, Jun 23, 2004 at 20:34
A easy way to test before hitching up the caravan is to get an ampmeter and conect it to the relitive pin on the back of the car should be pin 5.
The position of the unit in the cab can also efect its operation a to upright position makes the little gizmo that registers the g forces useless.
Who instaled it hope it wasnt a auto electricion !
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Reply By: Gajm (VIC) - Wednesday, Jun 23, 2004 at 20:38

Wednesday, Jun 23, 2004 at 20:38
I set mine with the CT, which was probably around 1t to about 7.5, I drove on a dirt road and braked a few times until the brakes warmed up, and then tried setting it to the locking point and backing off a touch. I think it's more a process of setting it to the point where you don't feel the trailer pushing the car as you brake. 3.7 may have been right for yours. Did you have any of the boost settings on?
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Follow Up By: Mikell - Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 06:29

Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 06:29
Boost setting was not on. I drove the van to a nice quiet road and had a go at setting it. The van kept locking up at all settings i tried from 6.0 down to about 3.7. It works at this setting but was just a bit concerned that it was a relativley low setting.
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Follow Up By: Flash - Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 16:07

Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 16:07
Different brakes can need totally different settings.
Also, as new drums polish from use you will need to increase the setting.
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Reply By: The Banjo - Wednesday, Jun 23, 2004 at 20:51

Wednesday, Jun 23, 2004 at 20:51
Surely it must depend a lot on individual circumstances ? I'm about to find out when my trailer turns up. My prodigy paperwork says it can operate anywhere from vertical to 90 degrees back to horizontal and it adjusts itself as the car's attitude changes. Its the only Tekonsha model that works in reverse too.
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Follow Up By: Gajm (VIC) - Wednesday, Jun 23, 2004 at 21:01

Wednesday, Jun 23, 2004 at 21:01
yeah it has to, different brakes, pads, loads and conditions, probably even braking style, and yeah these all singing all dancing Prodigies are supose to work installed at quite a few different angles. I haven't had to try it in reverse yet, but that was one more reason I went with this model, it's a nice option to have.
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