SOLVED Placement of brake controller for electric brakes

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  1. Anthony Hitchings

    Anthony Hitchings Well-Known Member

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    for a Primus IQ controller, bought via Amazon

    The Jeep Liberty, 2008, has very poor knee room. As of now I cannot seem to find any reasonable location for the controller where its in the right position, not in our knees, and I can see/operate the thing. Its very frustrating.

    I already moved the OBDC plug sideways to make room for one knee-banging location.

    If y'all have any good ideas, let here them.

    One option is to use a different brand of controller with different ergonomics/mounting.
     
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    To review: It needs to be square with the direction of travel but can be rotated 90 degrees up. Also, it's basically a set it and forget it deal so having it in constant sight isn't that important. Can you fit it into your center console?
     
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    I wouldn't want a controller in my console. I want it within reach in case I need to manually apply the brakes to stop sway.
     
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    I have mine just to the right of the steering wheel. My knee doesn't go over that far and I can reach it. Each vehicle has its own challenge.
     
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    needless to say, after posting my problem, and going back to the vehicle - it occurred to me to simply move it up a lot higher, to an area that seemed less likely but works in practice. Too bad about all the other holes in the dash from prior attempts :-(

    At least now I can get back to the wiring. Or I may abandon work for today as the garage is heating up, and does not have AC.
     
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    2011 Jeep Liberty owner here. Just so you know, my brake wire from rear 7 pin trailer connector was a red wire under the dash. I hear they may have changed the wiring harness a few times, different colors mentioned. The brake light wire from the pedal was the green and white striped wire.
     
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    my jeep had no tow package so I recently installed a MOPAR electrical harness front to back, it had a blue wire for the brake (I removed my Curt electrical harness , it was only a 4-way connector)
     
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    So, wanting to change my time-delay controller to a Primus IQ or similar, but I have limited leg room in my Nissan Frontier, similar to @Anthony Hitchings . Will the Primus IQ function correctly even when close to 90 deg. from horizontal? Picture shows my current time-delay that my uncalibrated eyeball puts at about 50 deg. from horizontal.
     

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    according to the instructions, yes , it will function up to 90 degrees
     
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    so NOT solved - its a terrible location based on our recent trip. Back to the drawing board.
     
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