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Break controller location

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by edubb, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. Mar 9, 2011 at 7:15 PM
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    edubb

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    Where is the best recommended place to mount the break controller on 2008 Tacoma sport?
     
  2. Mar 9, 2011 at 7:16 PM
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    crf69

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    ummm yeah
  3. Mar 9, 2011 at 7:45 PM
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    Mine is mounted on the LHS below the tip out cubby, fits nice in there. I do give it the boot from time to time but no biggie all is well. The cubby still opens fine too.
     
  4. Mar 9, 2011 at 7:47 PM
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  5. Mar 9, 2011 at 8:38 PM
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    MJonaGS32

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    I put the bracket/holder on the coin cubby. I keep the actual brake controller stored in my TT and only put it on when I use it. I keep the wires nice and neat with velcro attaching it to the bracket. I'll get a pic up in a bit
     
  6. Mar 9, 2011 at 8:54 PM
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    MJonaGS32

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    [​IMG]

    I have the Tekonsha Prodigy
     
  7. May 26, 2011 at 6:02 PM
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    Hi, I'm new to towing.....just picked up a Prodigy P2, but not sure where to attach the white ground wire coming from the Toyota specific wire harness (Tekonsha 3040-P). I checked the towing bible as suggested, but it only explains how to install with factory pigtail. Others mention their P2 was plug and play, but no pics or description about ground wire install. Where did you all screw this in? Thanks.
     
  8. May 26, 2011 at 6:52 PM
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    jackrules

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    under where the cup holders go, if you pull those out, and then pull out that lil plastic thing, it's the metal body of the car right there above the tranny, I just drilled a hole there and put a grommit there so I can easily pull wires into the cab and run them just about anywhere behind trim. So I pulled a ground wire through there to ground anything in the cab nicely.

    Other things that go through that hole

    CB Coax wire
    CB speaker wires to PA
    CB Power

    I'm probably going to power the actuator for my rear window from that ground wire, I've got a small fuse box right there, so it's very easy, ( I also have a higher amp fuse right by the battery because I never fully trust my wiring jobs.


    whoa....

    I thought someone had asked about where to run a ground wire into the cab?? But IDK where that post went, so I wonder if that is still applicable.
     
  9. May 26, 2011 at 7:35 PM
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    On my autotrans truck I took out the cubby on the right of the steering wheel (it's where the ebrake goes on a manual trans) and made a bracket to mount my brake controller there. I use the fuse box bin for coffee money. I didn't want to surface mount it anywhere because I've hit my knees on too many controllers over the years. Blends in nice and easy to see/reach.
     
  10. May 26, 2011 at 8:18 PM
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    mine was plug n play
     
  11. May 28, 2011 at 4:47 PM
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    Thanks for the suggestions. Install was mostly plug and play like some mentioned. Ended up mounting the ground to an existing M8 bolt that attaches the break assembly to the firewall. I picked up an M8 nut to sandwich ring connector on to the existing nut (had to cut connector in half to fit on M8 bolt). I also ended up mounting my break controller on the coin tray with the metal bracket. This way...when I'm not towing, I have the option of just pulling the entire coin tray. I guess eventually this may be handy if I'm trying to get full value for trade-in...just replace coin tray and console looks new.
     
  12. May 28, 2011 at 6:14 PM
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    SplitDecision

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    Mounted mine with 3M 2 sided tape so no drilling or holes.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. May 28, 2011 at 10:52 PM
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    That install, while nice and out of way, won't work on most of the accelerometer based units. Mine at least needs to be level side to side and inline with the vehicle direction of travel. Then it could be tilted nose down up to 90 degrees or nose up to 30 degrees off the horizontal plane.
     
  14. May 28, 2011 at 11:13 PM
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    :laugh:
     
  15. May 29, 2011 at 12:40 AM
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    I use velcro and mount it between the ac controls and cup holders. When not in use, I just detach it.
     
  16. May 29, 2011 at 4:30 AM
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    I mounted mine just to the left of the small cover in the pic with the back of the controller even with the lower edge. At first it looked like it would get in the way and may get the occasional "boot" but so far it has worked nicely.
    I kept the wires together with wire ties and they are invisible in this location.
    I also used a Prodigy P2 which was a plug and play installation (once I found the damn pigtail!)
     
  17. May 29, 2011 at 5:26 AM
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    Be careful how you mount the brake controller there are two types timed and proportional. The timed ones can be mounted any way even upside down but the proportional ones have to be mounted with in a certain degree of level and facing straight ahead. The proportional ones are far superior (and more expensive).
     
  18. May 29, 2011 at 7:05 AM
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    The OP never said which kind he has so I just posted mine that can mount in any direction. The work truck controllers I have need to be level.
     
  19. May 29, 2011 at 11:00 AM
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    ;) Yup. That's why I went the extra mile and read the instructions (and viewed the video on the accompanying CD) BEFORE I tried the installation.
     
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