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post #11 of 19 Old 05-21-2012, 12:03 AM Thread Starter
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Darn already took it in can't back out now I was going off the first reply said be easier to have someone install it eeeeeerrrrrrggggggg I so dislike being green bout everything!
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post #12 of 19 Old 05-27-2012, 07:53 PM
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Just an update. The P3 is FANTASTIC! Plugged right in to the Q and right in to controller. Used two self tappers and bam I was towing 67 2x6s in less the 15 minutes. Haha. I mounted it next to the obd port and it's out of the way so I'm not hitting it getting in and out. Also I can see it easily through the steering wheel.


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Where else have people mounted their controllers? What about on a QX? Post some pics please if you've got your Prodigy or P2/P3 mounted in a great spot on a 'mada or a Qx.
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OK, no replies and I was getting impatient. I thought the unit had to be installed relatively level front-to-back, so first I mounted it hanging from the bottom of the dash, as far to the right as it would fit up against the A/C console. This was good for visibility and reaching by hand, but no good at all for actual driving because my shins were right up against it when pushing on the gas pedal. So I googled images for "P3 installed" and finally figured out it only has to be level left-to-right, not front-to-back. I confirmed this on the Tekonsha site FAQ's, then went out and moved mine straight up from where it was, so two screws into the sloped plastic between the steering column and the A/C console. Now my shins are free, but it is still very close to my knees when driving...not perfect but manageable. I'm 5'9" and can move the seat back slightly, then maybe adjust the pedals forward. I could try putting it on the left side of the steering column, but now I've got two visible holes in the dash already on the right, plus the left side isn't as straight as the right so the L/R leveling would be a challenge. Third option is up on top of the dash, on the left side, right close to the pillar. This would use the permanent bracket and not the quick release, since it would be mounted from the bottom and not the top. I am reluctant...will probably keep it where it is and live with it. I can pop off the bracket most of the time when not towing and just deal with it when I am.
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Should have used sticky tape until you were satisfied. I didn't want holes in the plastic. I mounted mine to the cross rail underneath. I don't hit it but then again I'm 6'1". Also I just now got an email asking ur question. So the late reply is the forums fault.


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Thanks MasterxAce!

Thanks for posting the pics. Looks like a good spot - I might try it. And I'm kicking myself for not trying with tape first... but I don't blame anybody here but myself. Patience is a virtue...in my case a lost one.
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I'm looking at purchasing a Proginy P2 brake controller online right now (it's listed on Amazon $115.91; with Prime, it will be free 2 day shipping).

I know Amazon is just trying to up sell, but listed with the "purchased together" is a wiring harness adapter and a mounting bracket. Are either of these really needed?
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I did use the harness. It makes it plug and play.


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I'm looking at purchasing a Proginy P2 brake controller online right now (it's listed on Amazon $115.91; with Prime, it will be free 2 day shipping).

I know Amazon is just trying to up sell, but listed with the "purchased together" is a wiring harness adapter and a mounting bracket. Are either of these really needed?
The harness makes it true plug and play; otherwise, you will have to splice with the harness that should have come with your truck. My brake controller came with two mounts, one a slip-in, and the other a permanent mount.

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