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 Post subject: brake controller install
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 6:54 pm 
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For those towing trailers with electric breaks, where/how did you install your electric break controller?
Wondering what would be the best place around the dash... :?:

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 Post subject: Re: break controller install
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 7:58 pm 
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I am currently doing this with my Phev but installing the controller on the trailer itself not the phev so that any suitable vehicle can use the trailer and electric brakes.
For example:https://www.elecbrakes.com/ ;)

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 Post subject: Re: break controller install
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 9:27 pm 
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Cool, but a little pricey :?

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 Post subject: Re: break controller install
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 2:26 am 
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Yeah agreed which is why I am getting one that is manually controlled rather than blue tooth/app, so have a search around for alternatives, my mechanic is doing this for me and I can let you know when done if you like but this may take a while I am in no rush.

To me the trailer installed version gets away from the idea of having it installed in the Phev because you are more likely to keep the trailer than the car.

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 Post subject: Re: break controller install
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 7:13 pm 
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I also found this one "Tekonsha 90250 Prodigy RF Electronic Brake Control"
but still $300 more than a regular controller.
I'm interested what your mechanic comes up with?

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 Post subject: Re: break controller install
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 11:15 pm 
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Hi Chris,

did you intentionally start this thread writing "break" instead of "brake" ?

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 Post subject: Re: brake controller install
PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 4:21 pm 
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No, I did not.
I did not really realize the difference :oops:
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 Post subject: Re: brake controller install
PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:00 pm 
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So, noone had installed a brake controller themselves yet?
Do I need to pull the power from the back or can you get it from the fuse panel?
And where can you get the signal from the brake pedal?

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 Post subject: Re: brake controller install
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Got under the dash today. Anyone know how to remove the lower panel with the knee bag? It's hard to get to the brake switch otherwise.
Anyone has a shop guide for panel removal and such? Have gotten thusfar without breaking anything, but the lower dash panel is a mistery.
I did a quick check of the brake switch. Is it correct that the brown wire is the signal wire for the brake controller?
Planning to run the brake power and power feed to the back via the driver side door sills.
The left switch bank is all blanks for my SE Touring, but feeling from behind there seems to be some stuff, that prevents me to have free access to the blanks...

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