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Brake controller mounting?

Discussion in 'Towing' started by ToySR5, Jun 12, 2020.

  1. Jun 12, 2020 at 12:09 PM
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    ToySR5

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    I’m having a P3 brake controller installed in my 2018 Taco SR5 on Monday and wanted to know where the best location is to have them mount it? Any suggestions with pictures would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Jun 12, 2020 at 1:32 PM
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    I put my P3 in the pocket to the left of the wheel. Not to much trouble and its not in he way.
     
  4. Jun 14, 2020 at 10:46 PM
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    I have a question that I have not been able to find the answer to.

    I'm 99% sure with the P3 you can apply the trailer brakes independent from the truck brakes. Thought I'd ask if this is true from someone who has it and uses it.
     
  5. Jun 14, 2020 at 11:25 PM
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    yes. all the different versions of the tekonsha brake controllers I've used have had a slide that independently operates the trailer brakes.
     
  6. Jun 15, 2020 at 9:18 AM
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    I went to install my brake controller this evening and found this wire exposed. Does it need to go back into the empty fuse spot? Anyone know what it’s for?

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  8. Jun 15, 2020 at 8:28 PM
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    None of that looks factory.
     
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    Someone in another thread suggested it might be the aftermarket alarm dealers have on there to try to sell you.
     
  10. Jun 16, 2020 at 8:00 AM
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    This is by far the best p3 mounting option I've seen:
     
  11. Jun 16, 2020 at 8:07 AM
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    Thank you! I try hard to make aftermarket things look like factory :D
     
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    Probably a very long shot

    If you ever decide to make this I'd be all over it.

    I'd assume it is a low priority given your current success with products though.
     
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    Just bought on 1/24/20. 2" Toytec/Eibach front lift, 265/75 r16 KO2s, led bed lights, remote start, vhf/uhf radio, trailer brake controller.
    I'd also buy this....
     
  14. Jun 17, 2020 at 7:01 AM
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    They exist. Watch this thread and act fast the next time he opens up switch panel orders: https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/custom-switch-panels.533747/
     
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    What are some of the best controller models? I need to get one asap and am not so much concerned with saving a buck, but with getting one that is highly rated.
     
  16. Jun 19, 2020 at 6:33 AM
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    Get a proportional (intertia-based) controller. The time delay style is not worth your time. Tekonsha makes great units, the p3 is very popular.

    There is also a wave of newer models out that allow for a stealthier install, most of the 'brains' of the units are hidden out of sight. Redarc two pro elite is one.
     
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    I'm eagerly awaiting your next run of these Stew!! I have a P3 controller in that pocket and it's... so... unsightly...

    Soon I hope??
     
  18. Jun 25, 2020 at 8:20 AM
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    bottom of steering wheel shaft, out of the way, but you can still see it and use it. Been there over 10 years. Same two zip ties too.....
     
  19. Jun 29, 2020 at 7:33 PM
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    Here's mine. Just took a dremel to that useless insert. I don't bang my knees on it, and it's really easy to reach and see.
     
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    P2 in the usual spot;
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