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Brake controllers

Discussion in 'Towing & Hauling' started by lotsos2015, Nov 25, 2015.

  1. Nov 25, 2015 at 11:24 AM
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    lotsos2015

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    What brake controller are u guys using out there? Is one better than the other? I need to get one soon. Will be pulling a 20' toyhauler next spring with my 15 CM 4wd. Any input is appreciated.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Nov 25, 2015 at 11:44 AM
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    Tekonsha P3 seems to be the favorite. I dont have a brake controller so no experience with it.
     
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  3. Nov 25, 2015 at 11:57 AM
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    usmp97

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    I had the Prodigy P2 in my last vehicle, I just haven't hooked it into my truck yet, need the wiring harness. It's siiting in my glove box at the moment. Worked fine on my V6 Volvo SUV
     
  4. Nov 25, 2015 at 12:51 PM
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    Jack Burton

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    I've got the P3 and it works great. Picked it up off of spamazon with the Toyota-specific harness and it was basically plug and play.
     
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  5. Nov 25, 2015 at 4:12 PM
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    andrew

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    I have a tekonsha p3 in my truck. I pulled a ~#8000 trailer across the country with it a few weeks ago. I'm not a pro on the controllers, but it was easy to set up and I had no issues with it. Saved my ass when I had to slam my brakes on due to an accident.
     
  6. Nov 25, 2015 at 4:18 PM
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    I'm still waiting for the factory ones to become available. :turtleride:
     
  7. Nov 25, 2015 at 5:57 PM
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    AMRE2ME2

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    I've had the Prodigy and the Teconsa both. I have four trailers I pull from 3000-8000lbs. They work OK but not perfect. The P3 is a bit touchy so you find yourself readjusting it constantly with minor changes in trailer weight.
    I've used the factory controller 3 times now and so far I really like it. Much easier to adjust and haven't had a lockup or any other issue yet.
     
  8. Nov 26, 2015 at 6:56 AM
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    The p3 does great for me. Plug n Play for Easy install.
     
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  9. Dec 5, 2015 at 2:41 PM
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    The factory controllers have arrived. Got mine installed at the dealer today.
     
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  10. Dec 5, 2015 at 3:35 PM
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    That's awesome!
     
  11. Dec 6, 2015 at 4:16 PM
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    Has anybody had any issues with the P3 controller not controlling electric over hydraulic brakes?
     
  12. Dec 6, 2015 at 5:22 PM
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    How much?
     
  13. Dec 6, 2015 at 5:39 PM
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    ^^^X2
     
  14. Dec 6, 2015 at 5:41 PM
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    gosolo If you go solo you better go prepared

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    The controller was$178.56 and the dash panel piece with the new hole was $22.86. Labor to install was negotiated way down because of some unrelated issues.

    I am very happy with the job, it is the way it is meant to be!

    I also picked up the parts to install the drivers side window pillar grab handle. Planning to do that next weekend.
     
  15. Dec 6, 2015 at 5:56 PM
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    $200 doesn't seem bad... I haven't began to research yet, mainly because I don't need one, but I wonder if the 14's have the necessary wiring behind the dash.
     
  16. Dec 6, 2015 at 6:19 PM
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    gosolo If you go solo you better go prepared

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    I cannot say for sure, but have heard the '14's differ from the '15's. I also believe that the "15 pro harness is exactly the same as the '16 pro harness and this made the install a simple plug 'n play once the correct parts are in hand. It is nice to see the display on the dash screen.
     
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  17. Dec 6, 2015 at 9:16 PM
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    It probably wont match up to the 14, because that is my luck! Thanks for the info!
     
  18. Jan 11, 2016 at 1:43 PM
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    gosolo do you have the part #s My dealer is too f-ing dumn to find them. thanks
     
  19. Jan 11, 2016 at 3:05 PM
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    89547-0C010 for the controller
    55447-0C020-C0 for the dash panel
     
  20. Jan 11, 2016 at 3:20 PM
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    thanks, I was just clicking paste from the copy...
     
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    any photos?
     
  22. Jan 11, 2016 at 4:25 PM
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    Thank you Sir. You are a gentlemen.
     
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    You must be new here :rofl:

    You're welcome though.
     
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