Where to mount a brake controler in an 80 series

Submitted: Sunday, Jan 22, 2012 at 21:51
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Hi All

I have done a few serches and found no help on this, so anone with an 80 where did you mount your controler? I am looking at getting a Prodigy P2 and from what I gather the leveler the mounting the better, is in the ashtray slot the best place? as the under dash panel is on quite a slope.

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Trevor
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Reply By: Andrew & Jen - Sunday, Jan 22, 2012 at 22:17

Sunday, Jan 22, 2012 at 22:17
Hullo Trevor
Mine is mounted between the steering column and the facia approx level with the heater controls.
I think the suggestion that is must be horizontal or as level as possible, is a bit of a furphy, as the people who fitted mine put in about 2 a week (in a range different vehicles) and know their stuff.
Mine works fine at about 60 degrees
The main thing is to have it handy so that you can readily use the hand slider control for activating the trailer brakes independently from the foot brake and that it is accessible for the passenger as well, as there are times when it is an advantage for them to operate it for you.
Cheers
Andrew
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Follow Up By: Member - Josh- Sunday, Jan 22, 2012 at 22:29

Sunday, Jan 22, 2012 at 22:29
Ours was in the same spot as yours Andrew, never had any problems .

Josh
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Follow Up By: Member - Old Girl - Sunday, Jan 22, 2012 at 23:45

Sunday, Jan 22, 2012 at 23:45
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Follow Up By: Member - Jdub - Monday, Jan 23, 2012 at 20:39

Monday, Jan 23, 2012 at 20:39
Mounted mine in the ashtray compartment,easy to adjust and operate the manual over ride descending steeeep tracks.

Cheers John
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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2012 at 09:52

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2012 at 09:52
The limits for the mounting angles on the earlier Prodigys are:

Side to side they must be level.
The fore and aft centre line must be parallel with that of the vehicle.
The fore and aft angle must be between horizon and 70 degrees up at the rear.



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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2012 at 10:07

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2012 at 10:07
The info I gave above is from the leaflet from my earlier model. I just downloaded the latest installation instructions. The limits for the cross axis and for and aft direction are +/- 20 degrees. There are no limits on fore and aft mounting angle. The only problem with that is that if you go too far out of the limits I gave above you will not be able to read the display from the drivers seat.

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