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NWCouple2 02-21-2008 08:33 AM

Brake Controller
 
Just where is a guy to mount the brake controller? I was thinking about the space above the E brake. It is a Tekonsha Prodigy. Not many choices.

kristopherl 02-21-2008 08:40 AM

Good luck.. .I still haven't figured out where to put mine... I just have mine hanging loose and just disconnect when I don't need it.

ofrd4fun 02-21-2008 09:52 AM

I attached my Tekonsha P3 to the small drop-down door to the left of the steering wheel with the plastic bracket provided. The controller should be at right angles to the direction of travel so this was about the only spot. Plus the two mounting holes are not visible if I remove the bracket. So far the weight of the controller does not pop the door down either while driving on or off road.

NWCouple2 02-21-2008 10:00 AM

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Originally Posted by ofrd4fun (Post 58739)
I attached my Tekonsha P3 to the small drop-down door to the left of the steering wheel with the plastic bracket provided.

This is not a knee banger? Looks like you would hit your knee getting in and out of the truck.

ofrd4fun 02-21-2008 10:32 AM

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Originally Posted by NWCouple2 (Post 58741)
This is not a knee banger? Looks like you would hit your knee getting in and out of the truck.

I have to be aware of it when I get in or out but it hasn't been a problem. Maybe one day I'll fab a bracket to hold it to the right of the wheel but until then.......!!!

TheMaster 02-21-2008 11:30 AM

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Originally Posted by NWCouple2 (Post 58703)
Just where is a guy to mount the brake controller? I was thinking about the space above the E brake. It is a Tekonsha Prodigy. Not many choices.

Check this out. http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tec...ing-bible.html

Janster 02-21-2008 12:07 PM

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Originally Posted by NWCouple2 (Post 58703)
It is a Tekonsha Prodigy. Not many choices.

Even if there were other choices... The Prodigy is (IMO) the best brake controller you can get.

I've used one for years and still have it, just not mounted in the taco.

NWCouple2 02-21-2008 12:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Janster (Post 58789)
I've used one for years and still have it, just not mounted in the taco.

That makes me feel better:Dmaybe I should mount it somewhere else too.:boink::laugh:

j4x4ar3 02-21-2008 02:10 PM

Try here:
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http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i2..._9401-post.jpg
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i2..._9403-post.jpg

Easy to reach for the manual switch as well. Put a small hole in the clutter pocket and run the cable under the dash. Plugs in just behind the left kick panel. Works great for me.

Janster 02-21-2008 04:23 PM

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Originally Posted by NWCouple2 (Post 58792)
That makes me feel better:Dmaybe I should mount it somewhere else too.:boink::laugh:

:p smarty pants!

We used it in the Dodge Ram before we bought the tacoma. Awesome brake controller. Haven't had a reason to put it in the truck yet.

CtryBoyInMT 02-21-2008 09:37 PM

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I like this location, too. I had a voyager, which is the precursor to the prodigy. I love inertia activated controllers. Unfortunately I couldn't reach that location while still seeing clearly over the dash. And with the manual trans while towing in 5th gear the shifter is semi-sorta in the way. I went with the remote time activated unit. I put mine under the seat as Maverick did in the Towing Bible thread. I just cut two small slits in the carpet and zip tied it under the seat.

NWCouple2 02-22-2008 06:58 AM

I love it j4x4ar3
 
And we have a winner. Looks like that is the spot j4x4ar3. Same controller same color interior. Must be a sign!:D I will get it in this weekend. Thanks for your help. Also will be removing the mini me air filter. Why would they stick that in there anyway?:confused:


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