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Brake controller

Discussion in 'Towing & Hauling' started by Jsb111, Aug 22, 2017.

  1. Aug 22, 2017 at 3:22 AM
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    Jsb111

    Jsb111 [OP] New Member

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    Just got my new 2017 Tundra. I tested the brake controller out. I get lockup using the manual control but without using the manual control I need to put the Gain up to 10 to feel the brakes kick in. On my old vehicle I could feel the trailer pulling on the tow vehicle when stopping. I don't get the same feeling with the built in control. Is this normal?

    I've read there was a recent update to the controller. I'm in Canada...anyone know if the TSB applies here too?

    Lastly if I decide to put in a new controller is there a separate port or do I have to disconnect the built in one?
     
  2. Aug 22, 2017 at 4:39 AM
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    Good questions, I have a 14' without the factory controller so I don't know the answers to your questions, but I'm sure someone will chime in with some knowledge!
     
  3. Aug 22, 2017 at 5:15 AM
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    i have a 16 my factory controller sucked. got a p3 with harness and a esp mount looks great works amazing. just plugs in to factory connector. un hook battery in truck so you dont get error message on dash
     
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  4. Aug 22, 2017 at 5:19 AM
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    This^^^^^
     
  5. Aug 22, 2017 at 11:56 AM
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    So I was at the dealer today and apparently my controller already has all the updates. So I ordered a proportional controller on Amazon. Got the Tekonsha 90160 Primus IQ Electronic Brake Control. Hopefully it's easy enough to install. I'm assuming I just disconnect the factory one and use that cable?
     
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  6. Aug 22, 2017 at 12:17 PM
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    Don't forget to keep us posted on your install of the brake controller.

    Kurt
     
  7. Aug 22, 2017 at 1:06 PM
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    When I installed my Prodigy 2 I needed an cable that plugs into the internal brake controller cable and adapts to the new controller.
     
  8. Aug 22, 2017 at 3:41 PM
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    Amazon has the cable you need but you gotta buy it separate. You really should go with Tekonsha p2 or p3 esp makes a mount so it looks clean af
     
  9. Aug 22, 2017 at 5:36 PM
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    I don't need anything fancy...just want something that works better than the factory controller. I ordered the cable too. Unfortunately Amazon in Canada doesn't carry it, but ordered it from a different site.
     
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  10. Aug 26, 2017 at 4:33 PM
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    Installed it earlier this week and tested today. Works great. Much better than the factory controller. I can actually feel the trailer braking now.
     
  11. Aug 27, 2017 at 10:37 AM
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    You have pictures of your install.

    Kurt
     

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