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post #1 of 6 Old 07-21-2010, 01:59 PM Thread Starter
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Brake Controller Mounting Location

Okay, taking a chance here with all the hard-core guys ready to flame the new guy. But you guys are the ones with all the experience, and I respect that.

Just asking where others have finally put their brake controllers in the JK. And if it ended up being in the way. I played around with locations today and any surface mount on the lower dash around the steering wheel all seem to be too much in the way of my legs. (6spManual)

So, has anyone ever used the removable panel below the steering wheel (at the bottom) and cut a hole into it? or does anyone have experience cutting a hole for gauges etc? looks like an easy 10minutes with a sharp knife/cutter or dremel.

The panel is an easy pop out. Then I would insert (w/ 2/3 setback) the ProdigyP2 into the panel in the center. And it would be fully out of the way.
I would probably have to put it a bit right or left just so I can see the readoout better. I would also consider some type of edging around the cutout to dress it up.

Sorry, my pictures came out like crap, but I think you will know which panel I am talking about.

Thanks in advance for comments or experience.
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post #2 of 6 Old 07-21-2010, 03:34 PM
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I put the switches for my dual battery set-up on the panel between the steering column and the left dash speaker and I have also seen guys put in-cab winch controls in the same location. Should be able to put your brake controller in the same spot. Another spot could be the center console, above the cup holders and to the right of the e-brake.
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I'm not hardcore but here's mine. Doesn't get in the way.
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I'm not hardcore but here's mine.
Judging by those three little switches below your AC vent and those two little handles sticking out of the center console I beg to differ!

This is JKO, not Pirate!
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I keep mine here



and when I need it I plug it in and lay it on the dash like so



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Judging by those three little switches below your AC vent and those two little handles sticking out of the center console I beg to differ!

This is JKO, not Pirate!

LOL.. I'm diggin' the two little handle thingies.


Here's where mine is mounted. Never an issue with being in the way and easy to get to if you need to use the manual lever.



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