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Brake Controller Install Help Request

Discussion in 'Towing' started by JsAZ, May 9, 2009.

  1. JsAZ

    JsAZ [OP] Member

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    I'm having trouble identifying the connector to plug my factory brake controller adapter into. I've removed the driver's side kick panel and searched for a connector with nothing attached and didn't find one. The towing bible write up had one close up picture of the connector but didn't give enough context for me to identify it.

    Could someone please help identify where the factory brake controller should be connected?

    Here's a couple of images with my kick panel removed:

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    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. tbmevent01

    tbmevent01 Active Member

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    Hi, I just installed a prodigy brake controller in my 09 TRD. It was little difficult to find since mine was zip tied to another wire harness. But, it is tucked in there and it does have the white connector like the 1 in the towing bible pic. Just look carefully at all the harnesses for that open white connector. Also, camping world sells a plug and go adapter for our trucks. I didnt use the bare wire 1 that came with truck. Hope this helps.
     
  3. MJonAgs32

    MJonAgs32 asphinctersayswhat?

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    check out my build
    this video is of the sequoia, but it should be similar to the taco

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  4. JsAZ

    JsAZ [OP] Member

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    The video was somewhat helpful, but I still can't find the connector. I'm starting to wonder if I'm just not qualified for this. :(

    I cut the electrical tape around the bundle below just to make sure, but every connector in this bunch is already mated up. Right now I'm convinced that they just forgot to pull mine through to the kick panel, but I know that sounds dumb.

    I'm thinking I'll run down to the dealership and see if one of the service guys can make some sense of what I'm looking at.

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  5. tacojim

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    do you know where it is yet. I am having the exact same problem
     
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    the connection is to the left of the parking brake switch behind the largest bundle of wires.

    look behind the wires close to where the letter "n" in the word not is in the above photo
     
  7. JsAZ

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    Thanks for all the advice. I ended up going to the dealership and one of the service guys said that they always take the bottom half of the dash off to retrieve the connector. I bet you could probably find it without taking off the bottom dash, but you'd have to know where to look.

    Once I got the bottom part of the dash off, I could see it very clearly. I still had to retrieve it by reaching my hand up from underneath, but it was much easier.
     
  8. tacojim

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    now that I know where it is, I could get to it without taking off the kick panel or the lower part of the dash..before my first post today I spent at least 30 minutes looking for it and could not find it.
     
  9. BBelwood

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    I found mine it is tucked in the wad of wires. I extended mine and put a four wire male to female connector on it, I ran the wires to the empty pocket on the right side below the steering wheel. I just plug it in when I need it. Now if you intend to use the Manuel brake you may want to mount it.
     
  10. Thighmaster

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    Thanks so much for that! Without popping loose the left lower half of the dash would not have found it. Even then it was pretty covered up. Again - thank you.
     
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