Originally Posted by Clirry
Originally Posted by VegasGT
Jealous of the trailer, thats my next big purchase on down the road. Looks like itll do its job nicely!
Yeah thanks - glad I found one.
Speaking of which I built some stepblocks for 35 bucks:
but as far as the WK I was able to get the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 installed today.
Very easy - just a couple more wires than a cb install.
First you need an assortment of tools and supplies:
Start by disco'ing the battery.
Little trick I use to fish the wire through the fire wall is to snip a piece of bailing wire (((longer than this pic))) and tape it to the end of your wires. I used two 5 foot 12g wires and taped the ground side with black tape at both ends to know which was which. Punch the wire tip through the rubber grommet up under the dash and grab from under the hood. If you can keep a long screwdriver pushed aginst the grommet as you pull the wire through - otherwise your grommet will unseat like mine.
Once it pulled through and length is estimated - splice in the inline 20amp fuse - I used buttend connectors on everything and ran 12g wire for power/ground:
I grounded at the chassis just forward of the fuse and connected to the hot side terminal - tidy'd everything up with conduit, electrical tape, and zip ties:
Then under the dash...............
Very gently twist the brake controller switch to unseat it:
.........and take the #2 position wire (white/tan)
.....use a scotchlock to splice into the brake switch wire with the corresponding wire from the controller harness:
I forgot to take pics but if you have the tow package you will see a green wire hanging up under the dash to the outboard side of the brake switch. That is the wire that gets spliced with the corresponding wire from your harness.
Use zip ties to tidy up behind the panel and mount the controller. I used washers on the one side to keep the controller level on the horizontal as per instructions:
Back under the hood to reconnect the battery and tuck everything in:
Take it out for a spin with a trailer/trailer brakes and set up the controller.
......until next time...............