Electronic Brake Controllers

Submitted: Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 15:47
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Hi there, any suggestions on the type of electronic brake controller to get and how hard/easy are they to install?



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Reply By: Rockape - Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 15:59

Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 15:59
I use a Tekonsha prodigy controller and have had no problems with it at all.

Instructions and installation are clear and easy to follow, make sure you use the correct gauge cable and you will have no problems.

Hayman Reece also have a brake controller.

Have a good one
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Reply By: Roughasguts - Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 16:10

Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 16:10
I have the prodigy as well, there good no reported problems I have ever seen. They also work in reverse wich is apparently rare for a brake controller.

There easy to install buy some 6mm wire from the battery to the 20 Amp auto resetable fuse and then carry that on to your 7 pin harness.

Don't forget the earth that should be 6mm wire as well.
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Reply By: Member - Matt & Caz H (QLD) - Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 16:29

Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 16:29
Hi

We have a prodigy as well, we have a 97 80 series and are towing a 23 foot dual axle van - we love our brake contoller!!!

Cheers
Caroline
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Reply By: Member - Nick (TAS) - Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 19:21

Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 19:21
We use a Tekonsha P3 controller, carnt comment on any other controllers as have never used any.
I believe that the P3 is the latest controller from Tekonsha.
Easy to install.
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Reply By: Member - Paul W- Esq (VIC) - Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 19:26

Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 19:26
Me 4 for the Prodigy, good, simple, reliable unit with no fuss or fiddly set up.
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Reply By: Racey - Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 21:39

Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 21:39
I agree, the Prodigy is excellent.

Cheers

Racey
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Reply By: DaveO*ST-R - Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 21:46

Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 21:46
Tekonsha P3 - the latest and best from Tekonsha. Does exactly the same job as the Prodigy, just a lot more features for not a lot more dollars.

Cheers

Dave
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Reply By: Member - Matt H (SA) - Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 23:09

Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 23:09
Cram,

Ditto all of the above. Put one in last July and could not be happier. Easy to install (I'm WAY pedantic, so I took a bit longer), and set up took about 2 minutes (and several braking stops) with no dramas.

Shop around though, prices vary. Installation costs vary and I was quoted $200 for an install.

Needless to say, I did my own. If you can confidently wire up a set of spotlights - you'll be able to instal one yourself!

Cheers, Matt
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