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Date Registered: 12-2006
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Electric Brake Controller Install


Has anyone installed an electic brake controller into an X-Trail. I am not sure where to pick up a power feed, can I pick it up at the internal fuse box, or should I take it directly from the battery?
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Date Registered: 10-2006
Location: Mona Vale, Sydney, AUSTRALIA
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Re: Electric Brake Controller Install


Hello Gordon,

I assume this is for a caravan electric brake ?
How many Amps does it need.
Will you need it powered ON all the time or would you want it to only be powered with the ignition on ?

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Re: Electric Brake Controller Install


Kev,

Thanks for your reply.

Yes it is for caravan electric brakes, power is only required when the ingition is on. As far as power requirement, it needs a 20A fuse, so it is something less than that.

Gordon

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Date Registered: 01-2005
Location: sunnybank hills
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hi gordon , i had a controller fitted to my exy they took the power straight from the battery to the controller witch means there is power on all the time. it bypasses the ingition all togther, only ather power it gets is when i brake. i hope the helps. robin

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Date Registered: 06-2008
Location: Canberra
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Does anyone know if the wiring is built in to add an trailer electric brake controller into a T31? Otherwise we have to run a lead from the battery through the firewall, and it's pretty hard to get at without dismantling a lot of stuff. Has anybody done this? Any help greatly appreciated!

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Date Registered: 01-2008
Location: Karrinyup WA
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Hi all
Just some info for the West Aussies.
Bought a prodigy off Ebay ($150) and had it installed at Autospark - Canham Way in Greenwood.
These were the only auto electrics people that I talked to that had a good understanding of the installation and also had the cheapest quote to instal. $200 including all wiring and a second circuit breaker. I already had a circuit breaker which came with the unit, but they installed a second circuit breaker and ran dedicated Aux power to the tow hitch plug. Also upgraded the earth to the tow hitch plug all in the price. Installed the unit on the left side of the steering wheel next to the console - it is out of the way but easy to reach in the event of a manual activation.
The connection to the power is direct from the battery through the circuit breaker and power is always on at the Prodigy. If you wish you can unplug the unit until you require it.
Very happy with their service.
Cheers
Keith

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Date Registered: 02-2007
Location: North Shore, Sydney
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I had one on mine which was a Hayman Reese unit. It was installed by Matador tow bars in Castle Hill NSW for around $200.- which included the unit, but they did do the tow bar and live wire to the rear all at the same time. The unit worked fine but I wasn't happy about where they placed the unit, just about there where your left knee would hit the dash board. In the new car they initially placed it in a similar position but I had them move the unit to the centre console which you could probably do in the T30 as well, where they drilled a hole in the back of one of the cubby holes to feed the cables through.

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Date Registered: 06-2009
Location: Palmerston, NT
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Well I finished my brake controller and heavy duty fridge connection emoticon emoticon It took a mate and me 2 - 3 hours after work one day, including chatting and downing a few drinks which the mechanic can't use as an excuse!

I haven't calibrated it yet, but I followed most of the advice from BarryF3, however I took the brake input from the actual foot switch (tested with a multimeter) and ran the brake power cable down the RHS under the door sill cover. Doing this allows you to join up with the actual trailer loom just after the rear seat. You can pass the cable easily under the back seat if you reach in just near the back door.

Once behind the seat you can get under the child seat restraint beam and continue to follow the trailer plug loom right out the existing grommet to the trailer plug!

If anyone wants photos I'll take them when I have some time emoticon

thanks for the tips above.

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Date Registered: 08-2011
Location: Melbourne Eastern Suburbs
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Well, after reading all the comments and getting myself either confused or scared I have decided to have a Progidy 2 fitted for $395, all inclusive of unit, install and GST.
Hardings in Colchester Road, Kilsyth (East subs Melb)

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Date Registered: 10-2012
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just installed a prodigy p2 to 2011 st auto the onlyl easy way thru firewall was where the clutch pedal would have been i took power direct from the battery with 20 amp circuit breaker/ modern car wiring is too small/l I mounted the control left of the steering wheel /the hard part was finding where to connect to brake switch / you will more than likely have to run a wiret to the trailer plug/ blue wire/ this unit shuts down after a time so leaving it wired does not seem to be a problem /priced $150 to$ 185
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