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Wireless Brake Controller Question

Discussion in 'Towing & Hauling' started by Bigjohn, May 17, 2018.

  1. May 17, 2018 at 3:03 PM
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    Hi all. Did some searching but couldn’t find and answer, sorry if this had already been asked.

    My last truck didn’t have a stock brake controller so I installed a wireless Tekonsha Prodigy. I now have a 2017 Tundra with a brake controller already built in but I don’t want to use, I love my wireless.

    Do I need to disconnect the stock one to use the wireless? Will they interfere with one another? Towing safety is my number one priority so I want to do this right.

    Thank you in advance!
     
  2. May 18, 2018 at 10:00 AM
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    Anyone?
     
  3. May 19, 2018 at 9:09 AM
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    Called both Tekonsha and Toyota dealer, no dice. Has no one ever dealt with this?
     
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    I'd assume you'd need to disconnect the OEM brake controller. Never heard of a tundra with a wireless version. Your truck is wired for it so I'd just sell the wireless and get a new controller and plug and play and get the ESP trim piece for it.
     
  5. May 19, 2018 at 8:54 PM
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    That was kind of my thought as well. Today I decided to plug it in and see what happens. With the trailer plugged in, the stock brake controller didn’t recognize it but the aftermarket one worked. I hope it was as simple as that and that I don’t find out down the road that somehow one does interfere with the other
     
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