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Brake Controller mounting locations??

Where are you all mounting your brake controllers?

I know...bottom of the dash. Just looking for a creative/alternate location (trying to think outside the box).

I have a prodigy controller and I'm kinda jealous of my dad because his is built into his dash of his new ram.

Pictures of yours would be great!!

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Re: Brake Controller mounting locations??

Ya, good guess. My last two titans/prodigy controller I mounted directly under the steering column. I searched and searched for locations also. I am not exactly happy with the location, but with the configuration we are limited. It certainly would be nice to have a OEM integrated controller like the big three. Nissan are you listening?? lol.

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Re: Brake Controller mounting locations??

The Prodigy is a pretty smart controller and will function regardless of horizontal/vertical location issues.
I'm pretty sure I read that when I installed mine five years ago.
In that respect, you have some more options.
I put mine in the standart spot, under the dash, just left of the OBDII plug.


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Re: Brake Controller mounting locations??

Thanks for the input guys...

If I come up with any kind of alternate I'll be sure to share. I personally don't like them hanging off the dash, have had them there before and my long legs always bump into it. I am wondering if I could do a cutout in the dash with it sticking out just enough for use. hmmmm

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Re: Brake Controller mounting locations??

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Where are you all mounting your brake controllers?

I know...bottom of the dash. Just looking for a creative/alternate location (trying to think outside the box).

I have a prodigy controller and I'm kinda jealous of my dad because his is built into his dash of his new ram.

Pictures of yours would be great!!

I have mine in the usual place because it's outta the way. I have it low on the dash to the right of the steering wheel. Your dads may be built in but...it's not a Prodigy and he can't change his like you can.

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Re: Brake Controller mounting locations??

i hate the look of a brake controller hanging under the dash so i mounted it against the inside wall of my center console
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Thanks for the input guys...

If I come up with any kind of alternate I'll be sure to share. I personally don't like them hanging off the dash, have had them there before and my long legs always bump into it. I am wondering if I could do a cutout in the dash with it sticking out just enough for use. hmmmm
I'm with you on this. I just installed mine on the weekend and wish there was a better way. I did for a few minutes consider cutting a notch out of the panel under the steering wheel and mount it there but don't want to make the cut.


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Re: Brake Controller mounting locations??

IIRC, the Prodigy is only supposed to be mounted up to a max of 70° from the horizontal.

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Re: Brake Controller mounting locations??

I placed mine on the dash, by using velcroe on the dash and on the bottom of the holder. Its a prodigy as well, great controller.
It sits on the left side just beyond the little nick nack pocket. I tucked the coard inbetwen the panels and left enough sitcking out the top.

I can see and adjust it with ease while watching the road.

If I do not use it you see some patches on the dash and a small piece of coard sticking out.

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Re: Brake Controller mounting locations??

On my '05, I mounted the Prodigy on top of the dash on the left side in the little shelf that is there. I had to put a spacer under the front of it to make the controller a little little less flat. Using flat ribbon wire, I ran it behind the kick panel and out between the dash and the side piece. I have been using this set up for 4 years now and like it. Easy to see and reach the lever and buttons.
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Re: Brake Controller mounting locations??

mines mounted right below the 3 switches (or blanks) near your left knee. Never gets in the way, and I put the bracket on the angled part right under the switches so its not so vertical. Ive never once bumped my knee on it or anything. excellent controller by the way love mine

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Re: Brake Controller mounting locations??

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mines mounted right below the 3 switches (or blanks) near your left knee. Never gets in the way, and I put the bracket on the angled part right under the switches so its not so vertical. Ive never once bumped my knee on it or anything. excellent controller by the way love mine
Would it fit there. if you did a little trimming? If they are blanks, not switches.

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Re: Brake Controller mounting locations??

You can't really flush mount a prodigy. It has controls on the top if it that you need access to, most notably the "emergency" lever. But the gain and preload are also up there.

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IIRC, the Prodigy is only supposed to be mounted up to a max of 70° from the horizontal.
I seem to remember this also.

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Re: Brake Controller mounting locations??

I've got my Prodigy controller on the bottom, just left of the hood release. I do bump it once it a while, but it's mostly out of the way and I can see the read out easily.
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