Quotes for auto electrics

Submitted: Friday, May 12, 2006 at 15:33
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Hi All,
looking at putting a reverse T.V. camera and electric brake controller in my 02 Prado,have had one quote for $200.00 to fit the brake controller {labour only} and $180.00 to fit the T.V. camera {with monitor} this seems a bit stiff to me, i.e. Progresssive audio quoted $75.00 to fit the camera if they supplied it, but not sure if thats the same with me supplying it, hav'nt yet got the brake controller {looking for a good used one} but $200.00 sounds a bit high to me, anyone know a good auto electrician ? I'm in the Perth area {Rockingham}
thanks in advance,
Dave
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Reply By: Member - Stan (VIC) - Friday, May 12, 2006 at 15:40

Friday, May 12, 2006 at 15:40
You can do them both yourself and save yourself about $300...

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Follow Up By: Member - Stan (VIC) - Friday, May 12, 2006 at 15:43

Friday, May 12, 2006 at 15:43
And you can get new Teconsha Prodigy Brake controller from E-bay four about $150 delivered....
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Reply By: Gu_Patrol - Friday, May 12, 2006 at 19:46

Friday, May 12, 2006 at 19:46
Repco had them for $150 off the shelf back in Xmas, not sure how much they are now. Electric brake people in Holden hill only wanted $100 to fit the brake controller, $200 is a bit steep
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Reply By: gen3rules - Friday, May 12, 2006 at 20:26

Friday, May 12, 2006 at 20:26
When it comes to this sort of thing you get what you pay for, a 100 dollar brake unit fitment would be very budget. Would expect to fit a brake control unit for about 170 including gst with labour and parts but no unit. (hotwire as well) email me and i can put you in the right direction at maloo285 at hotmaildotcom.
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Follow Up By: Gu_Patrol - Friday, May 12, 2006 at 21:10

Friday, May 12, 2006 at 21:10
It took me 2 and half hour of working out where to drill and install mine ,and i'm no expect, A specialist should do it within the hour. I wish I can make $170 an hour.
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Reply By: Moggs - Saturday, May 13, 2006 at 08:14

Saturday, May 13, 2006 at 08:14
The Prodigy is easier to fit than a UHF. Just wired one up in my Patrol the other night. It only has 4 wires. Hook the "+" wire up to the battery with an auto reset breaker inline (20 or 30 amp), Find a good earyh for the "-" wire, run the brake line back to the trailer plug, hook the other line into the 'cold' side of the brake pedal. Easy job and doesn't take long. $200, geez the wire and breaker should cost you less than $20.

Wiring Instructions: http://www.tekonsha.com/instructions/BC%20Wiring.pdf

Just have a go!

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Follow Up By: Dave Thomson - Saturday, May 13, 2006 at 14:28

Saturday, May 13, 2006 at 14:28
Thanks guys,
I was sure they were having a laugh with me and I was right, as usual your input is priceless,
thanks again,
Dave
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Reply By: gen3rules - Sunday, May 14, 2006 at 19:54

Sunday, May 14, 2006 at 19:54
Id like to see anyone do the job properly in one hour i hope you all solder the joins etc etc. 2 hours is a reasonable time to fit these units with a hotwire at the same time you must remember that you have to take into account things like time for the tradesman to pack and clean tools and complete paperwork etc. Yeah sure any knob could install a kit in 1 hour but will it still work 3 months later when you most need it in an emergency brake situation. When it comes to things like brakes the job really must be done right. Like i said give me a few scotch locks etc and you get a cheap job. pay another 60 dollars in labour cost and get a safe reliable job with warranty you choos e what you want.
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Reply By: Sam from Weipa Auto Electrics - Monday, May 15, 2006 at 07:15

Monday, May 15, 2006 at 07:15
I'm with gen3rules its not "as easy as wiring up a uhf" will bet you used the crap scotch locks usauly provided with the controller to wire it up they usauly only last a few months. please dont cheap out on doing you're own brake controllers it could be the difference between you stopping or not stopping.
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Follow Up By: Moggs - Monday, May 15, 2006 at 07:36

Monday, May 15, 2006 at 07:36
"will bet you used the crap scotch locks". Really??? Well, you would be wrong. I actually crimped and soldered all my joins. I took my time and did the job properly. Just because you don't use an auto-electrician doesn't mean you are "cheaping out". There are some peopleout there who are quite capable of doing this stuff!
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Follow Up By: Sam from Weipa Auto Electrics - Monday, May 15, 2006 at 08:55

Monday, May 15, 2006 at 08:55
Sorry mate I wasnt trying to have a dig even though it may have sounded like it Just I think brakes are something not to stuff around with. I know that there a people capable out there and I would be the first person to suggest give it a go yourself but safety comes first especialy if you give someone the wrong advice now days you might get sued cheers sam
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