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Old 07-05-2012, 12:47 PM   #1
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InvisiBrake control box, Ford Escape

Howdy,

Working to get our new 2012 Ford Escape set up as a toad and really like the concept of the InvisiBrake. Wondering, though, where is a good place for the control box?

Our Escape is a V6 Limited, electric driver seat, so a bit crowded under there. Maybe there's room under the front passenger seat, though.

Anyone have things already set up and have a recommendation?

Thanks!

PS: while our Escape was built before February, will have Remco transmission lube pump installed, too. Not worth the hassle of getting a trip interrupted to deal with transmission issues . . . on warranty or not!
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Since you're not getting any response from Escape owners, I'll tell you about the Invisibrake I installed in our 2010 Corolla.

Controller box mounted under front passenger seat facing to the rear for access; vacuum tubing under carpet and through fire wall above passenger's feet to tap into toad's vac power brake booster. Other vac tubing over the toad's center hump, under the console to connect to the air cylinder mounted under the driver's seat. This air cylinder pulls the brake pedal cable. Installation under both seats required removing the seats and tipping them onto the back seat.

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Thanks . . . appreciate the information!
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under the driver seat of our Wrangler.
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We had the InvisBrake installed yesterday . . . fortunately the technician was patient and creative. Since the control box would not fit under the driver's seat, he scoped out other areas, such as under the passenger's seat and inside the console. Neither proved to be suitable.

The perfect location ended up to be inside the small compartment under the floor in the back. The compartment is designed to hold the three rear head rests when the rear seats are folded down flat. Nice secure location!

Thanks for the responses . . . hope this thread helps other faced with the same issue.
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We have ours under the driver's seat. There is room, it just sits there, not screwed down. All of the wiring, etc is routed under the driver's door sill.

I put a rubber mat over the top of it to protect it in the footwell. Had it installed at the factory last year. So far, so good.

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