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Re: Electric brake controller

Here is the location of a picture I posted previously showing the connector on my 2011 WK2:

http://www.jeepgarage.org/attachment...1&d=1295994341

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Re: Electric brake controller

Here is what I came up with:
Black= Ground
Green= Brake
Gray/ red tracer= Battery
White/ red tracer= Brake signal

This was the harness in my glovebox...July 2011 build Overland Summit.
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Re: Electric brake controller

Andyh where did you get your harness for the Prodigy P2? I have the controller for a 2008 Grand Cherokee and was told that there is no harness made for the 2008 complete with connectors on both ends. What model Sig?
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Re: Electric brake controller

Use a flash light and look above parking brake pedal way up underneith dash. The connector is right there, mounted horizontally facing towards rear.
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Re: Electric brake controller

Hey Guys

I'm hoping I can get the small wiring harness in Australia shown in previous threads from Prodigy 2 to connector near park brake pedal, but what about wires at the trailer plug?
Do the wires connect all the way back in the loom?
I had the Mopar fitted towbar and plug fitted by the dealer here.

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Would it be easier to use the connector above rather than use the one suggest that requires the front dash to be removed and solder wires.
Sorry for my ignorance, as I'm not smart with electrics and may set fire to Jeep or break the dash. In the one above it looks like you simply plug in the sockets?

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Would it be easier to use the connector above rather than use the one suggest that requires the front dash to be removed and solder wires.
Sorry for my ignorance, as I'm not smart with electrics and may set fire to Jeep or break the dash. In the one above it looks like you simply plug in the sockets?

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Browny - in the export version of the WK2 we get in Australia there is NO connector plug for a brake connector.
There are NO wires run from the dash to the trailer connector either. The dealer fitted trailer plug harness connects up in the rear LH conner up near the window inside the trim.
There are plenty of threads relating to this as you have probably already found.
There will be issues if you don't get it right.
Suggest strongly if you are not smart with electrics you find a good auto electrician recommended by your dealer.
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I've done some more research, looks like safest for Aussie model is to run twin wire back to trailer plug for switch wire and brake wire then source power and earth up front with another twin with slow blow fuse.

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I've done some more research, looks like safest for Aussie model is to run twin wire back to trailer plug for switch wire and brake wire then source power and earth up front with another twin with slow blow fuse.

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That'll be the go (and it'll all come together if you are careful) although instructions for my Tekonsha P3 (which I fitted up in the cubby) say to use circuit breaker for power supply to the controller. Don't really think it would matter that much as long as you protect the circuit.
Us people on the bottom of the world have to do things the hard way....
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Thanks John

Sorry to be a pain but how the hell dud you get a drill in that little cubby in front of the gear lever to mount the controller and can you shut the cubby or have to leave open?

I am assuming you leave it open and then remove controller when not towing?

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Re: Electric brake controller

The P3 fits in the cubby really neat (although it is a tightish fit) and the door is shut when not towing - I leave the controller in place and it just shows the Tekonsha screen when the van is not connected. I used double sided sticky tape under the bracket to stick it to the rubber mat and it stays in place no worries. Not all that hard to remove and you need to leave a bit of slack in the controller wiring to allow the plug to come clear of the cubby to make it easy to plug/unplug.
Now - to put the controller in the cubby I pulled it out......easy to drill the hole then.
There are instructions on removing interior trim here (and lots of other good stuff) http://www.wk2jeeps.com/wk2_interior_trim.htm.
Looks scary but I didn't think it was all that hard. I took the view that the controller was there for the long term and I didn't want to compromise on the position.
Very important if you disconnect any wiring you do not turn on the ignition until everything is reconnected. Very tempting while testing but the Canbus will have issues if it runs a system test with disconnected wiring.
That's another reason to stay away from any Jeep wiring and install yours separately.
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