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Brake Controller

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by NWCouple2, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. Feb 21, 2008 at 8:33 AM
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    NWCouple2

    NWCouple2 [OP] Member

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    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.
     
  2. Feb 21, 2008 at 8:40 AM
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    kristopherl

    kristopherl AKA: Jake the Wolf

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    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.
     
  3. Feb 21, 2008 at 9:52 AM
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    ofrd4fun

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    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.
     
  4. Feb 21, 2008 at 10:00 AM
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    NWCouple2

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    This is not a knee banger? Looks like you would hit your knee getting in and out of the truck.
     
  5. Feb 21, 2008 at 10:32 AM
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    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.......!!!
     
  6. Feb 21, 2008 at 11:30 AM
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  7. Feb 21, 2008 at 12:07 PM
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    Janster

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    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.
     
  8. Feb 21, 2008 at 12:15 PM
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    NWCouple2

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    That makes me feel better:Dmaybe I should mount it somewhere else too.:boink::laugh:
     
  9. Feb 21, 2008 at 2:10 PM
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    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.
     
  10. Feb 21, 2008 at 4:23 PM
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    :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.
     
  11. Feb 21, 2008 at 9:37 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.

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  12. Feb 22, 2008 at 6:58 AM
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    NWCouple2

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    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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