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Old 11-17-2012, 12:56 AM   #1
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brake controller

wondering if anyone has put on a electric controller on their vehicle themself my ford f150 doesnt have one. been told you have to buy controller and then hook up wirers etc. they want to charge me 150 to 200 $ thank you for any kind of feedback
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:15 AM   #2
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its a piece of cake. The hardest thing to do is get power to it and tie it into the brake lights. I helped my son in law put one in his truck. It took us about an hour total time. There is only a couple wires to hook up and the turn signals we captured from the rear . We ran a 7 pole plug and took juice straight from the battery with a fuse in line to feed the rear. The directions are pretty clear as to the hook up.
Oh and the newer vehicles have a place under the dash or most do, that the controller plugs into so you do not have to find all the different connections like lights etc. the adapter is specific to your vehicle though.
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:40 AM   #3
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yeah mine is a 2002 ford f150 I think I just have to hook up wire under dash and hook up controller under dash not sure thou
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:32 AM   #4
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FS: Prodigy Trailer Brake Controller - Sunline Coach Owner's Club

here is a link for one for sale....
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When I put my Prodigy in my 2003 Silverado it was a piece of cake. Pretty much just Plug 'n Play.

Another thing to look for too is that the fuse for charging the trailer battery thru the 7 pin connector is in place. Somtimes they just put a dummy fuse in the fuse box, like in my 2008 Sierra. Had to have the dealer rectify the situation.

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Old 11-20-2012, 03:57 AM   #6
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thanks alot a good info
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:50 PM   #7
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Most brake controllers are available with direct wiring connectors that just plug in to the harness under the dash. Even my 2000 Exped had this plug on its under dash harness.Much less stressful than the old way of "wiring them up" These little pigtails are only about $12-15.00 Check the Prodogy website for application. PS the prodogy is worth the money!
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:57 AM   #8
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its official now picked up tt today going to put it in storage ( inclosed ) but not heated !st time doing this any pointers from you guys
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:28 PM   #9
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Hey flying dutchmen are you saying it is the 1st time winterizing or putting it into storage?
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Old 12-01-2012, 02:34 AM   #10
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yes i winterized and i put in storage today (inclosed) we have crazy winters here right outside of chicago. I put bounce sheets throughout camper and toke out cushions
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