Brake controllers

Submitted: Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 at 18:37
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Hi all who use a Jeep Grand Cherokee.
Am going to have installed a Tekonsha P2 brake controller and are having problems with the best place to install, the only location that that seems feasible is where an ash tray would normally be placed, anybody with a Jeep ideas on better locations / suggestions please.
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Reply By: Notso - Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 at 08:15

Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 at 08:15
Get one with the remote head, the main box is up out of the way under the dash. The control buttons are put in a standard switch knock out in the dash. I'm pretty sure that Tekonsha make one.
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Follow Up By: TomH - Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 at 08:24

Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 at 08:24
Redarc do one of those but it is not proportional like the Tekonsha models which are much better.

Waits for flames LOL
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Follow Up By: Notso - Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 at 09:51

Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 at 09:51
Yes, I have one of those but I'm pretty sure Tekonsha make one now as well. I also believe RedArc is working on a proportional controller.
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Follow Up By: Notso - Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 at 10:02

Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 at 10:02
Can't find anything about the Tekonsha but here is a link to the Redarc Proportional controller. It has two modes either manual selection or inertia control.

http://www.redarc.com.au/products/product/tow-pro/
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Follow Up By: olcoolone - Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 at 14:39

Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 at 14:39
I would go the Redarc Tow Pro, fantastic, works great and have fitted a few.

Many advantages over the Tekonsha and makes the Tekonsha look old out dated.
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Follow Up By: greywiki - Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 at 14:39

Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 at 14:39
We have already purchased the Tekonsha, research indicated that overall they where the most reliable and good value for the $. I think it will fit in the cavity left by taking out the ashtray holder, how to mount it in there might be another problem, fortunately the P2 controller can be mounted at any angle through 360 deg as long as it is on the centre line through the vehicle.
Thanks for the responses.
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Follow Up By: olcoolone - Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 at 14:40

Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 at 14:40
BTW make sure you get the trailer ESC comparable version.
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Follow Up By: TomH - Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 at 15:31

Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 at 15:31
Go to a Prado forum as they mount them in the ashtray space and there used to be some how to's on there
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Follow Up By: Member - kyle46 - Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 at 19:44

Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 at 19:44
well when your cruise control keeps dropping out start by binning that controller and get a redarc or hayman reese lastest version
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Follow Up By: TomH - Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 at 20:44

Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 at 20:44
Yeah right Most of the HR's are rebranded Tekonsha except the remote which looks identical to the Redarc and is bundled with a Redarc isolator No coincidence there I think
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Follow Up By: greywiki - Wednesday, Oct 01, 2014 at 17:40

Wednesday, Oct 01, 2014 at 17:40
To those who maybe interested, the Tekonsha has been installed, best easy position was to the left of the steering wheel high up on the removal panel there. Allows easy access.
Thanks to all those who responded.
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