Brake controller

Submitted: Monday, Jul 24, 2017 at 21:12
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Hi Fellow DIYers,
I have just bought a 2012 Toyota 70 series GXL wagon. I am in need of advice about connecting the brake controller. What I am worried about is doing harm to the existing loom by tapping into the wire, and would the computer sense there is another wire attached and shut down the whole car ? I am not familiar with how sensitive these new computers are and dont want to jepodize the reliability of my new wagon.
Cheers Steve.
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Reply By: IvanTheTerrible - Monday, Jul 24, 2017 at 21:26

Monday, Jul 24, 2017 at 21:26
2012 isnt that new. Wire you're brake trigger straight off the brake wire in the trailer plug. cant go wrong there.
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Follow Up By: Member - nick b boab - Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017 at 20:41

Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017 at 20:41
agree with most of this, except cant go wrong , bit " maybe ......
There has been reports about 100 series doing funny stuff with brake controllers fitted ..... I can tell you i disconnect ours when not in use for this reason .
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Follow Up By: IvanTheTerrible - Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017 at 21:30

Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017 at 21:30
Funny. I've done probably a dozen Cruisers and Prado's and never had an issue reported. Which brake controller?
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Follow Up By: Stephen F (QLD) - Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017 at 10:44

Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017 at 10:44
Thank You guys, I am great full for your advice, got cold feet and decided to leave the connecting up part to an auto sparkie. I did all the wire location and connectors and fuses but the actual connecting I'm not brave enough. Thanks for replying lol the Best Steve.
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Follow Up By: IvanTheTerrible - Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017 at 18:35

Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017 at 18:35
I hope you didn't use a fuse on a brake controller! Only ever use a circuit breaker
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Follow Up By: Gronk - Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017 at 18:55

Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017 at 18:55
An auto resetting one as well !!
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Follow Up By: Stephen F (QLD) - Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017 at 23:16

Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017 at 23:16
Oops I haven't used a circuit breaker but I sure will. Thank you so much Steve
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Follow Up By: Member - nick b boab - Sunday, Jul 30, 2017 at 21:29

Sunday, Jul 30, 2017 at 21:29
why do they recommend circuit breakers & not fuses on the power supply ??
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