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Tekonsha P3 brake controller warning

After having a new brake controller installed, on first hookup, i got a Warning-Overload-No Brakes message. The only probable cause listed by Tekonsha is "P3 detects an excessive current overload condition during operation." The only thing i noticed is that as soon as i plugged the camper in to the truck, the camper's exterior lights came on. Related?

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David

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You may have a bad abs controller. You need to get the code for the abs light from a shop or auto parts store.

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The brakes will feel fine until u need the ABS, when the light is on the ABS is disabled. You need to have the ABS system tested for trouble codes, if the light is on there will be a code or codes.

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There is probably a problem with you anti lock brake system. Have it checked at your local dealership. Brakes are a problem that should never be let go.

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Check the Ground Fault Indicator circuit breaker for triping, and look for the high limit on generator. Reset the main breaker by triping it full right and then back. Vitally

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SOURCE: my abs light is always on and now my brake warning light is on but brakes seem to be working fine

The ABS light is a warning that you have an issue with the ABS system. The red brake warning lamp is serious. It is telling you that there is an issue with the base brakes. Your car will be ok with an ABS light, but the red warning lamp could be really dangerous. You should have them checked ASAP. It could be from many causes. A park brake switch, low fluid, the causes are too numerous to list. Please for your safty have it checked. Good Luck

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