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Can Tacoma 3rd gen take integrated/aftermarket brake controller

Discussion in 'Towing' started by fgeorge097, May 30, 2018.

  1. Jan 30, 2019 at 8:08 PM
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    fredgoodsell

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    Time-based controllers are no good IMO. A proportional-based one will treat you much better.
     
  2. Feb 7, 2019 at 9:26 AM
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    Spillproof

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    If/when I get a heavier trailer, i will definitely be getting a proportional. The cheapo time one is sufficient for hauling my tent trailer.
     
  3. Feb 7, 2019 at 10:34 AM
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    tacitos

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    Added the Tekonsha P3 last night. Mounted under the dash above my right leg. So far no clearance issues with my knee. One thing I never noticed while researching is the manual brake lever on the underside of the unit. Does anyone ever find themselves using that lever?
     
  4. Feb 7, 2019 at 2:29 PM
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    tacitos

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    Here is something interesting. Went for a drive, tekonsha hooked up, no trailer.

    Turn the truck off, all lights messages off on dash. I flip the brake lever on the controller and the dash lights up saying to push the brake pedal in and hit the start button to turn the engine on.

    Anyone here experience that?
     
  5. Mar 15, 2019 at 8:29 PM
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    atpage

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    Same thing that happens if you hit the normal brake pedal, right?
     
  6. Mar 22, 2019 at 4:56 PM
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    yes
     

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