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Re: 2014 JGC Brake Controller DIY

Used the DirecLink for the first time on Friday. Towed our new Lance 1685 travel trailer to home. Initially, I used settings 13 and -2 but I really need to "bed in" the trailer brakes before I make the final adjustments.

Towed really nicely, braking was flawless and I couldn't feel the trailer at all, but I knew it was braking!!

Very happy with the purchase. And both the DirecLink and the Andersen WDH are well worth it. Smooooooth !

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Re: 2014 JGC Brake Controller DIY

Thanks for a clear explanation and photos. I wish I would have seen this before recently installing a P3 in my GC Summit. Instead of drilling holes in my dash I found that using velcro to attach the controller to the dash allows flexibility to exact location and a lwer profile since the brackets are not needed. Just attach the Velcro directly to the P3 unit and forget he brackets.
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Re: 2014 JGC Brake Controller DIY

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I love how I mounted mine. I didn't want to drill into new diesel and leave holes. I didn't want to put it in the cubby hole where the aux port is (genius) bc I would need to cut that fuzzy plastic behind it for the wire. I didn't want to do Velcro like most bc A) I heard with the new plastics they have oil and won't stick as well and B) after time if I remove the Velcro the plastic will be a different color as the rest due to what it gets exposed to. Just like car paint needs to be blended because of fading and exposed to different elements. So I ended up making a bracket that could you could either bolt the controller onto or easily remove it when needed with special magnets. Hope this gives you some ideas.

If you need any other ideas about ways around cutting or drilling into this Beauty let me know as I also added things like a cb to the vehicle without drilling into that too.
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Bringing this thread back to life. Can you post pictures of where you mounted your P3 brake controller?
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Re: 2014 JGC Brake Controller DIY

Thanks again for a great post.

Saw a video online as well ...

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Re: 2014 JGC Brake Controller DIY

Hi- I searched all the threads and can't figure out, how do you remove the trim panel near your right knee? I want to put the brake controller in the center cubby, I spliced the adapter to be longer, put it thru the hole when the cubby door is partway closed, but others said just "fish it through" and I can't get back there. One guy said "pop off the panel" but didn't say how he did it. Couldn't find diagrams for that panel and I don't want to go in with a putty knife until I know it's not connected to the airbag panel or has a hidden screw. Do I just pull hard?
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Hi- I searched all the threads and can't figure out, how do you remove the trim panel near your right knee? I want to put the brake controller in the center cubby, I spliced the adapter to be longer, put it thru the hole when the cubby door is partway closed, but others said just "fish it through" and I can't get back there. One guy said "pop off the panel" but didn't say how he did it. Couldn't find diagrams for that panel and I don't want to go in with a putty knife until I know it's not connected to the airbag panel or has a hidden screw. Do I just pull hard?
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Re: 2014 JGC Brake Controller DIY

I saw that- I don't want to take that whole piece off. Thanks anyway. I'm hoping to pop off the small piece to the right of that one- inside center console (not console cover.)
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Old 06-08-2016, 12:31 AM
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Re: 2014 JGC Brake Controller DIY

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I saw that- I don't want to take that whole piece off. Thanks anyway. I'm hoping to pop off the small piece to the right of that one- inside center console (not console cover.)

Is this it?
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Re: 2014 JGC Brake Controller DIY

No- it's not in that trim pdf at all. The guy said "pop the panel off at your right knee". I think he meant this one- see attached. I'm going to try and pry if off today and just hope I don't break anything.
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