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Old 10-19-2009, 05:37 PM   #1
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Tekonsha Prodigy Brake Control

Just ordered one and for the life of me can't decide on a good spot to mount it.Drilling holes in the dash of my 2010,just the thought makes me cringe.Any innovative ideas on a good mounting(maybe with no drilling)spot for this controller?
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could it be placed in the little bin below and to the right of the steering wheel? On my truck (manual) the parking brake goes there, looks wide enough, dunno 'bout the depth.
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I put mine in the little tray to the right. I have an auto. I put the bracket on the bottom of the tray, so the ears face up. Then I mounted it with the tray pulled out, drilled enough holes to cut access for the harness in back, and that was it. The screws that came with it stick out a little though, so you can grind them down, get a washer or whatever. It works great in this position..

My reasoning is I can at least get a new tray for relatively cheap if I ever need to put it back to stock!
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Just ordered one and for the life of me can't decide on a good spot to mount it.Drilling holes in the dash of my 2010,just the thought makes me cringe.Any innovative ideas on a good mounting(maybe with no drilling)spot for this controller?
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Old 10-21-2009, 10:19 AM   #4
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This is where I mounted mine. Unit was mounted ofset in the bracket so controler is level.

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I used heavy duty velcro above the cup holders. I take it on and off depending on which trailer I'm towing.
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This is where I mounted mine. Unit was mounted ofset in the bracket so controler is level.

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I screwed mine onto the little cubby where the park brake is on a manual. I hate to drill holes but at least it is a easily replaceable part.
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[QUOTE=yhiki;1047992]repost of pic

yup x2 on that same setup!
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I have a 6 speed with the pull out parking brake.I'm thinking i'll mount it under the steering wheel........maybe.Shows up at my doorstep tomorrow.
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Well........here it is installed with the only logical place I could think of:

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I mounted mine on the little door that swings open on the left. It is very easy to unhook and take out when not in use.
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Anyone notice after installing the prodigy that your brake characteristics changed? My brakes were very touch sensitive,after I plugged in the prodigy and with no trailer hooked up now I have to press down real hard on the pedal to stop.I unplugged the controller and still the same.It's like the computer changed how sensitive my brake pedal is now.Does this make sense or am I going insane?
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Anyone notice after installing the prodigy that your brake characteristics changed? My brakes were very touch sensitive,after I plugged in the prodigy and with no trailer hooked up now I have to press down real hard on the pedal to stop.I unplugged the controller and still the same.It's like the computer changed how sensitive my brake pedal is now.Does this make sense or am I going insane?
I have not noticed any change and I have been using mine for about 3 years now.
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I mounted mine in the little recess underneath the cigarette lighters. I haven't had any trouble with it. It is a P3 though. I decided to put it here so I can see it easily as well as reach it. If I were to put it where the others were I would hit it with my knees due to my driving style.
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Finally got around to installing my brake controller. I took a slightly different approach. I still used the bin to the right since it can be easily replaced. Only I felt it was a bad angle according to the instructions. So I used a rubber shim on the left side facing forward to bring the device horizontal with the front of the truck. Not 100% horizontal but better than simply mounting the thing flush with the panel. I also used the pocket. I like the idea of removing it when not in use and plus a thief won't be eying it. The trucks plug was easy to locate. The wiring was super easy. I don't have a trailer yet that uses trailer brakes but hopefully that will change come this weekend when I go look at a 18' Coachmen blast 150 toy hauler I plan on buying.







No interference with my leg as far as I can tell. now if I were 5' tall and had the seat all the way up yes it might become an issue. BTW that is a GSXR rubber fairing grommet I used for a spacer. Perfect fit.
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I have a P3 and I mounted it in the cubby right of the wheel also. i had to trim the removable they though. I priced the tray in case i wanted to replace it later it is around $30 at the dealership so not a big deal and drilled up into the dash where you will never see the holes unless you are laying on your back looking up.
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I have a 2000 4x4 and the only place I could seem to fit it without running into it with my long legs was where the ashtray was. I removed the ashtray and the steel bracket for the P2 bolted right up to where the ashtray was without drilling holes. I saved all the pieces from the ashtray just in case I want to return it to original.
Now I'm having a heck of a time figuring out which wire on the brake switch to tap into with the red wire from the P2. Not any room to do a test and barely enough room to pull the plug on the switch.
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Tekonsha Prodigy install wiring, brake sensitivity

I mounted where others did, in the tray above my right knee. My post about it has photos. Mounting it low has the advantage of not shining the bright LEDs in your eyes at night.
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tow...r-install.html

And rachunter, if anything I imagined my brakes were more sensitive after the install, not less. Dirt? Water?
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I have mounted and moved mine. It now lives between the cig lighter and power port, just far enough down to clear the shifter (6 spd). You need to be able to read the controller and also to reach the manual over ride. None of the low mounting options allowed that.
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