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Prodigy Brake Controller Install

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by MHillis, May 8, 2009.

  1. May 8, 2009 at 10:36 PM
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    MHillis

    MHillis [OP] New Member

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    Tekonsha Prodigy Brake Control Install

    I recently installed the prodigy brake controller on my 08 Taco and wanted to share how I did it. The first thing I found that was a problem, was the lack of places I could mount the sleeve for the controller.:confused: But, after a few seconds of thought I decided to mount it underneath the coin/junk pocket on the right side of the steering wheel.

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    The images are after install but, what I did first was remove the pocket to mount the brake unit sleeve.

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    To my joy, the back side of the pocket has a lip, so I didn't need to drill into the actual pocket. I drilled my holes and secured the sleeve bracket onto the pocket.

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    The next step was wiring, which was straight forward and easy. Tekonsha makes a universal wire harness that works great; all you need to do is follow the directions (the yellow paper attached to the wires in the first picture) and plug the universal harness into the factory towing harness. I then put everything back together using zip ties to run the wire underneath the steering wheel.

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    As you can see there is more than enough leg room and the location gives you easy visibility and control over the brake controller. Hope you guys like the location and install. I enjoyed doing this mod because it only took about 20 mins. and is a must have if you decide to pull a dump trailer or rv.:)

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    This is me up at my cabin putting our dump trailer, Tacoma and brake controller to the test (there are some pretty steep grades up on the mountain).
     
  2. May 8, 2009 at 10:39 PM
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    Burgman

    Burgman I KEEEEEL YOU

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    nice trailer, its nice when you can make shit easier
     
  3. Mar 22, 2010 at 11:02 AM
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    roy826

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    How do you remove this storage bin from the dash? does it just pull out? or is there something behind it I must disconnect? anyone know?
     
  4. Mar 22, 2010 at 12:03 PM
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    roy826

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    Yes I have the auto. So it just pulls out? Nothing will break on it? I plan to mount it like the guy did above. That way I can buy that bin in the future if I want to sell without the drilled hole look. The setup above looks like it will work fine for me.
     
  5. Mar 22, 2010 at 12:32 PM
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    TimS

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    Just did the controller a couple of weeks ago. We was going to put it where you did until the wife moved the seat up. It than was to close. I drilled a hole through the change holder in front of the shifter and will plug the controller in and use velcro to mount it. I plan on using the contoller in other vehilces.
    Good job.
     
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