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Old 04-05-2012, 11:55 AM
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Re: Mounting brake controller

That's a very interesting idea, Brandon.

Anyone know how easily the wiring plugs and unplugs from the Jeep? Since I won't be using the controller all that often, I like the idea of it being removable. But not if it's going to be a hassle to crawl underneath and plug it in every time.I suppose the splice would allow me to put in my own easily removable plug pigtail. Hmm.
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Re: Mounting brake controller

I have a P3 and I mounted mine on the bottom of the steering column just below the steering wheel.
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:09 AM
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Re: Mounting brake controller

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That's a very interesting idea, Brandon.

Anyone know how easily the wiring plugs and unplugs from the Jeep? Since I won't be using the controller all that often, I like the idea of it being removable. But not if it's going to be a hassle to crawl underneath and plug it in every time.I suppose the splice would allow me to put in my own easily removable plug pigtail. Hmm.
I haven't looked on the Jeep, but on the truck I took a standard 4-wire trailer plug and wired it to the OEM pigtail that plugged into the truck wiring. (You got a little pigtail that you were supposed to wire direct to your controller then plug that into the truck). Then I cut back the wiring on the brake controller and added another 4 wire plug. This basically gave me a standard plug on each end - In between the two I used a 4 wire extension cable. When I wasn't using the controller, I just tucked the truck wiring up under the dash.

I thought about going with some lighter wiring but my brake controller used like 8 or 10 gauge - pretty thick. I wasn't sure about how much current would be flowing for the brakes so I just used the trailer wire. I did note that the pigtail used really light gauge wire though - maybe 14 or 16. So if you know more about wires and current (and how much the brakes use) maybe you could downsize the wires and plugs. The trailer wire is a bit garish and cumbersome.
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Re: Mounting brake controller

Hi

I have mounted a tekonsha p3 Installed in the cubby using the larger U bracket/ nuts that was supplied with the unit. Works perfectly and can still use the manual breaking with ease, i will post photos as soon as a take one.
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Re: Mounting brake controller

I just velcroed mine to the underside of the steering column. When not in use, the only thing you see is the dark colored square of velcro, and you really need to be looking for it in the black interior. The wiring can tuck up back under the lower valence. Seems to work OK so far. The Mrs. hasn't complained about me fouling up her beloved Jeep - so that's sort of my target.
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Re: Mounting brake controller

My Tek in the center console. Easily removable and still easy to read and access the manual brake.

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Re: Mounting brake controller

That's awesome, Vinesh. Exactly what I needed! Now I just need to brush up on getting the cubby out so that I can drill the hole in back and pop rivets through the bottom. Thanks.
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Cool Re: Mounting brake controller

Crazy idea but since the button is on the bottom why not mount it upside down in the bottom of the cubby?
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Re: Mounting brake controller

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Crazy idea but since the button is on the bottom why not mount it upside down in the bottom of the cubby?
Because the Tekonsha gives you all sorts of feedback and it would be annoying to have to keep standing on my head to read what it was telling me!
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Re: Mounting brake controller

Because the brake controllers are an interia device, and you have to install them facing forward and with the manufacturers recommendation of degrees of tilt (-20 to +70 degrees for Tekonsha models) . Upside down, the controller will not work properly.
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Re: Mounting brake controller

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My Tek in the center console. Easily removable and still easy to read and access the manual brake.

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Mine is mounted here as well....velcroed to the rubber mat.
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I just finished installing an electric trailer brake controller in my 2011 Hemi Limited. I'd have been done yesterday but I took forever trying to mount it as I did not want to drill any holes. I tried double sided tape, adhesive Velcro but the adhesive would not stick to the dash so I went on plan A (using the mounting bracket) I finally found a small bolt underneath the cloth kick plate (for lack of a better description) right beside the emergency brake peddle. I used it. I drilled a small hole in the kick plate and mounted the bracket over top of the kick plate. I ran the wiring through the hole for the diagnostic port wrapped in loom to protect it from the sharp edges and tada I have controller. It is not in the a knee bashing position or anything. The shop may curse me though. I may have made it difficult to get into port. I think it will work though. Here is a picture
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