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Old 10-16-2013, 12:48 PM   #15
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You stated you are NOT going to use the brake in your original post.

Not sure why you would have them install it at all if that is the case. I cannot imaging towing a TT without using the brakes though.

Your vehicle may have a factory option for a wiring harness. Find out. Could be a plug and play harness and a simple relay or fuse plug in.

Now don't take this wrong or be insulted. Here is a saying I use frequently.

Any jackass can kick down a barn, but it takes a carpenter to build one. If my family safety and the others on the road are at stake and there is ANY doubt then the $500 (which is negotiable) is worth the peace of mind.

Offer them $350, settle on $400 and drive off the lot with the thing charging the TT battery and the brakes working as they should.
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You stated you are NOT going to use the brake in your original post. Not sure why you would have them install it at all if that is the case. I cannot imaging towing a TT without using the brakes though. Your vehicle may have a factory option for a wiring harness. Find out. Could be a plug and play harness and a simple relay or fuse plug in. Now don't take this wrong or be insulted. Here is a saying I use frequently. Any jackass can kick down a barn, but it takes a carpenter to build one. If my family safety and the others on the road are at stake and there is ANY doubt then the $500 (which is negotiable) is worth the peace of mind. Offer them $350, settle on $400 and drive off the lot with the thing charging the TT battery and the brakes working as they should.
I mean I won't be using the brake any time soon, I just want to get this out of the way. I won't be towing the trailer for a few months
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The thing about installation is that if it isn't functional, it isn't really installed, now is it?
The dealership doesn't want to be held responsible for troubleshooting the brake controller install if it doesn't work after they mount it and you modify the connector.
Since your vehicle only has a flat connector it is highly unlikely there is a brake controller connector under the dash.
You should convert your flat connector to an RV connector and ensure it works. Then you, your buddy, or the dealer can wire in the universal brake controller under the dash. Connecting it to the vehicle's brake pedal and running the trailer brake wire back to the RV connector.
This is the most logical way to go about it, and the one most likely to succeed.
Also, you can rest assured the dealer is charging you a Prodigy P3 price for a bottom of the line controller.
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Northern Tool has an adapter for 6.95 and It would be easier to just connect the adapter after they wire in the controller. You plug the adapter into their wiring and the car into the other end.. Done
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