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Date Registered: 04-2006
Location: WA
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I Paid around $450 in Perth years ago for the one I fitted to my T30. Just phoning around to get prices for the T31 and after two calls I'm confused or being fed garbage. The first place I rang tried to tell me the install on the latest xtrails can be difficult & the basic price was $550 but this could jump to a more likely $700 or more if they have trouble, which he expects!! He also said he's an ex Nissan employee, I think I"m being taken for naive! The next call I made quoted a Hayman Reece fully installed $[sign in to see URL] anyone else confirm whether there is any truth to the first story?????????

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Date Registered: 04-2012
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Small bit of firm advice on brake controllers.
1) Get an auto elec to fit it.
2) Only use a proportional controller. IE Prodigy or anything Tekonsha. NOTHING REDARC.

Brake controllers don't just involve your safety, but the safety of those you are hurtling towards down the highway at over 3.5 ton combined. The people you may kill don't get a say in why you shouldn't cheap out. It's a major safety item, not a CB Radio, if you don't know what you're doing, then don't do, period.

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Date Registered: 02-2012
Location: St Peters, South Australia
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Have to agree with kgb007, we are talking SAFETY.
I installed wiring from the engine bay thru to the boot for my "thumper battery". It took me yonks and my wiring in the engine bay looked pretty dismal (used all proper connections etc.).
Then I needed for a caravan, wiring for electric brakes and also wiring for (break away), so if the van comes loose from its hitch, the brakes are applied.
I really needed a switch in the cabin to turn of and on the relay for the Thumper, I asked them to do it.
The whole CRUX of the story here is that they did a professional job by asking questions as to what I was going to tow, either 2 wheel or 4 wheels, then asked what braking system I wanted as there is Cheap, Middle of the road, Good, Expensive.
I chose "Good" - it is a Prodigy 2 for four wheels.
I picked up the car and Wow, what a great job. They even cleaned up my "dismal" wiring.
Yep -expensive but professional. Cost me $632:50
I'm in South OZ, Adelaide area. If you want info of the Auto elec. place - please contact me.
PLEASE NOTE - I did ask another company - answer was "somewhere between $300 to $400" and did not ask questions about two wheel or four wheel or break away or what braking unit that is available. So would have had to take it back to have extras done. This braking unit could have been inadequate, therefore have to buy another. So that would have taken it to above the price I paid anyway.
Main North Nissan use this company for auto elec. work and directed me to them.
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Date Registered: 08-2013
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I think trailer brakes with a pedal pressure sensor are the way to go.

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Wow! never heard of this braking system. this does seem the way to go.
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Date Registered: 08-2013
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Yes it does.

I believe the early electronic brake units operated like this and required an additional sensor to be placed on the brake pedal. But they went away with the newer electronic brake units that use a G sensor and used the brake lights to indicate the vehicle is now braking.

After towing a 3000kg plus load with the G sensor setup over a variety of terrain IMO it is crap and doesn't stop well at all.

If I was buying again I would certainly be trying this system.
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Date Registered: 05-2010
Location: Adelaide
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Just finished installing a Tekonsha Primus iQ

Written up elsewhere so here are some links:

To see where and how I boldly mounted my Tekonsha Primus iQ Electric Brake controller see second post #post2080584]HERE:

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To see some details of how I wired it in see #post2080525]Here:
and #post2080184]Here:

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