Fitting Electric Brake Control unit to 2010 Mitsubishi Challenger

Submitted: Friday, May 27, 2011 at 17:53
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Hello,
I am after a little info if possible.
I have just started fitting my new REDARC EBRH Brake control unit. Unfortunately I had already run the wires for my Anderson plug, with only one extra wire for the brakes. Can anyone tell me, where / how I can break into a wire for the brake light inside the vehicle? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated..
Cheers Adam
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Reply By: DMH122 - Friday, May 27, 2011 at 18:14

Friday, May 27, 2011 at 18:14
Hi Adam,
If you can find the brake lamp switch just above the brake pedal join into the wire that has 12v on it when the pedal is pressed.
Cheers Grant
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Follow Up By: Adam J - Friday, May 27, 2011 at 18:36

Friday, May 27, 2011 at 18:36
Thanks Grant, I will have a look in the morning. If I can get up in there..
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Reply By: V8 Troopie - Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 00:41

Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 00:41
Adam, I too have a 2010 Mitzi Challenger. If you got the factory tow bar then they fitted a little black box of tricks in the spare tool compartment, the box plugs into the harness and outputs the wiring loom to the trailer plug.
Its a simple matter to find the blue (in my case) loom wire which gets active when the brakes are on.
The box of tricks has some electronics in it, possibly to isolate the trailer plug wiring from the car wiring. I think its better to tap into that than at the brake light, which might upset something else...
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Follow Up By: Adam J - Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 07:19

Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 07:19
G'Day,
Thanks for that info! Yes I have the OEM tow bar. So I will have a look for this little black box. Thanks allot!
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Follow Up By: Adam J - Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 08:07

Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 08:07
Can I ask you another question. How do you find it to tow your van? We have the LX auto model. We pick our new van (Paramount Duet 18") up Queens Birthday weekend down in Brissy and then head home to Mackay. I am interested to know how well they go when towing a "largish" van.
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Follow Up By: Adam J - Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 12:16

Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 12:16
Thanks for the tip V8 Troopie! Its all sorted now. I wish I new that was there before I started. There is even a spare blue wire for the brakes. Thanks again.
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Follow Up By: V8 Troopie - Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 23:50

Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 23:50
Adam, re your towing question. In my case its a trailerable yacht and its combined towing mass gets very close to the Mitzie's max 3 ton rating.
She tows just fine, better than the 6.2 liter V8 diesel I had in the troopie and the economy is on par or slightly better (~16 l/100km doing 90 max in 4th gear).
Mine is the LX manual model, I choose that for its slightly better torque but I dunno now..
Where the V8 had no trouble taking off on hilly terrain with the same load, the Mitzi has a higher 1st gear ratio and demands a bit more revs before the clutch is engaged. I'm getting used to that by now but at first it stalled a few times at uphill traffic lights. Your auto should do well with the 18" van.
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Follow Up By: Adam J - Sunday, May 29, 2011 at 06:38

Sunday, May 29, 2011 at 06:38
Thanks very much mate. I appreciate all your feed back. I have owned Nissan's and Toyota's. I Love my Challenger. Its allot more capable than people give them credit for.
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