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Old 05-13-2008, 07:54 AM
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Manual or Automatic Brake Controller

I've got electric brakes on my trailer, but to get them to engage...i actually have to reach down and push/pull the knob on the brake controller mounted under the dash. Although it works just fine, I think it could be dangerous or risky if it came to a situation that involved emergency braking. Having to watch the road, hit the truck brakes, lean down...hit the trailer brakes....blah, blah, blah. Would it be difficult to just change out the module? or would I have to rewire a whole new deal? I would like to have the automatic ones where you set the gain and it hits the trailer brakes for you.
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Old 05-13-2008, 08:00 AM
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all you would have to do is cut the pigtail off the old unit and wire it to the new unit. Should be a very painless swap.
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i think you should just be able to change it out
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Are you setting the level on them too? You do know that the controller has to be set up within a certain angle range or it wont work correctly. It will do exactly like you described it's doing.




They do have self leveling controllers now for about twice the price. Tekonsha P-3 Trailer Brake Controller - Proportional 90195 : Trailer hitch bike rack and trailer hitches - etrailer.com

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Are you setting the level on them too? You do know that the controller has to be set up within a certain angle range or it wont work correctly. It will do exactly like you described it's doing.




They do have self leveling controllers now for about twice the price. Tekonsha P-3 Trailer Brake Controller - Proportional 90195 : Trailer hitch bike rack and trailer hitches - etrailer.com
Mine doesnt have a level setter or gain controller. Just the knob that you pull and as you do it, the brakes clamp down harder.
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all you would have to do is cut the pigtail off the old unit and wire it to the new unit. Should be a very painless swap.
Thats what im hopin for. Now I gotta figure out which fancy new fangled automatic brake controller i want.
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Old 05-13-2008, 09:12 AM
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The Prodigy or the new P3 by tekonsha. Those are the best 2 on the market.
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Yep Prodigy!
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eBay Motors: Tekonsha Prodigy Electric Brake Controller NO RES. (item 290228581286 end time May-13-08 12:39:58 PDT)

What do ya'll think about this?
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Old 05-13-2008, 09:35 AM
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Looks like the one I have.
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