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    re: **INFO** Valuable brake controller information

    Mine tows well also, I just want the fancy backup system in the truck to work as well as the safety features like anti-sway, auto disable backup sensors, etc.

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    re: **INFO** Valuable brake controller information

    You need the triangular sticker supplied with your tow package on your tow vehicle to get these features and the trailer icon only lights when you indicate left or right!
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    Valuable brake controller information

    Just wanted to say thank you to 383Vett for providing the wiring diagram.

    Picked up my RV yesterday and my Prodigy P2 did not work in my 2016 RRS (with the same plug used in my 2012 RRS). I moved the P2 from my old car to the new car and assumed it would work the same, nope! Land Rover has utilized the same plug (Ford) but has changed all the locations of the wires in the newer Range Rovers. LR dealer was unable to provide any info so a quick search here and I found 383vett's post and wiring diagram which saved the day. And if you weren't sure how to change the wires around in the plug he provided pictures of that as well

    Shout out and thank you and another example of how this forum is great.

    I know I'm brining back this old post but I also wanted to confirm to others this works on 2016 models.


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    re: **INFO** Valuable brake controller information

    The dealer installed the RR tow package on my 2016 diesel. I tow a boat that is about 6,500 pounds. It has hydraulic surge breaks so it doesn't need the brake controller.

    My question is that I also don't have any thing that seems to auto detect a trailer. I have to manually disable the parking sensors. That's not a big deal to me. But I do wonder if their are any other features that might not be working, primarily whether it should be changing the shifting points in the transmission while towing. My Denali had this when using the towing mode. Anyone have any information on this? I don't have the vision assist so I don't believe any of those camera related features will work on mine anyway but I do want to make sure any another features are working.

    It there a way to manually tell the system a trailer is attached?

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    re: **INFO** Valuable brake controller information

    I'm in the same boat, no pun intended. I pull our boat (3000lb ski boat) and parking sensors go crazy, no backup views, etc. Another member in another thread is supposed to post some information on it. Anyone else with backup views and properly working tow mode, please list the service bulletin number for us others who can't get our service advisors to install the right software.
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    re: **INFO** Valuable brake controller information

    I agree and thought once plugged in the trailer lights the car was supposed to detect the trailer, I have had no evidence of this.

    I did find one thing that helps me hook up to,the trailer (really well in fact). From the home screen, page right to the last page and select camera (this only works from this screen), then select settings, and lastly select the trailer icon vs the road icon. This now give you a line on which to line up the trailer, as you get close to the trailer it will auto zoom in so you can be precise the last few feet. It's very helpful. Only issue is it doesn't auto turn itself off. If you now go into to reverse, it will still show you this trailer view. You have to go back into the settings and change it into the Road view.

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    re: **INFO** Valuable brake controller information

    Quote Originally Posted by ArkFortyCal View Post
    I agree and thought once plugged in the trailer lights the car was supposed to detect the trailer, I have had no evidence of this.

    I did find one thing that helps me hook up to,the trailer (really well in fact). From the home screen, page right to the last page and select camera (this only works from this screen), then select settings, and lastly select the trailer icon vs the road icon. This now give you a line on which to line up the trailer, as you get close to the trailer it will auto zoom in so you can be precise the last few feet. It's very helpful. Only issue is it doesn't auto turn itself off. If you now go into to reverse, it will still show you this trailer view. You have to go back into the settings and change it into the Road view.
    What MY is your rig? Sounds like a '16 from your description.
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    re: **INFO** Valuable brake controller information

    There seem to be a service bulletin regarding the trailer brake wiring:
    LTB00913NAS - Trailer Brake Control Module Wiring

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    re: **INFO** Valuable brake controller information

    Quote Originally Posted by fyarf View Post
    What MY is your rig? Sounds like a '16 from your description.
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    re: **INFO** Valuable brake controller information

    There is only one way to make the towing settings work on the rover and when they do, it makes a big difference. The Rover detects a trailer is connected by detecting resistance caused by the trailer lights. Because all modern trailers have led lights, there isn't enough resistance to be detected. I literally tried every device out there to fix this problem including splicing in resistors in my trailer wiring. This is the only device that works: http://www.ledtowconnect.com/p/development-history.html

    It enables the real tow menus that you guys want. Things that change once connected:
    Backup camera shows path of trailer AND rover
    Air suspension adjusts better
    Backup sensors are disabled
    Flashing trailer icon with turn signal
    Transmission shifts MUCH better (single largest improvement I'd say)

    I spent hours and hours on fixing this so hopefully I can save you all some time. I've towed 15k+ miles with my 7500lb race trailer and it's a breeze.

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    re: **INFO** Valuable brake controller information

    Quote Originally Posted by sushisean View Post
    There is only one way to make the towing settings work on the rover and when they do, it makes a big difference. The Rover detects a trailer is connected by detecting resistance caused by the trailer lights. Because all modern trailers have led lights, there isn't enough resistance to be detected. I literally tried every device out there to fix this problem including splicing in resistors in my trailer wiring. This is the only device that works: http://www.ledtowconnect.com/p/development-history.html

    I like the sound of this but it isn't cheap is it?

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    re: **INFO** Valuable brake controller information

    Relatively, no. And I think only the Evoque requires LED lighting. The sport should handle good old incandescent lights without issue. Correct me if I'm wrong but the service department used incandescent trailer lights to test and make sure I had a connection.
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    re: **INFO** Valuable brake controller information

    what is everyone setting their brake boost at? im towing a 4000lbs trailer.

    also thank you op for this amazing post!

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    re: **INFO** Valuable brake controller information

    Quote Originally Posted by Holeecow View Post
    what is everyone setting their brake boost at? im towing a 4000lbs trailer.

    also thank you op for this amazing post!
    You're quite welcome. With a 5000lb load, 4.5 works for my setup.

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    re: **INFO** Valuable brake controller information

    stickie.....
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