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Old 10-08-2007, 10:21 AM   #1
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I just purchases a 2005 Dodge Dakota. I would like to mount my Prodigy brake controller on the left side of the steering column. Has anybody done this with a Dakota 2005 or newer?

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Old 10-08-2007, 10:50 AM   #2
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The directions to that controller states it is not critical at what angle you mount it (Other controllers are) so I guess you could mount it anywhere. Mine came with a slide in case where you mount the case then you can slide the controller in / out, for using the controller in multiple vehicles

Question: What if something should happen to you while you are driving and the passenger would need to apply the brakes to the trailer?
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Old 10-08-2007, 11:18 AM   #3
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HHHHMMMMM? a TRICK question ???

....what would it matter ??

The passanger couldn't reach the brake pedal from that side either .

Should ALL tows have dual controls ??
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Old 10-08-2007, 01:52 PM   #4
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Sorry, I can't help specifically with a Dakota, but that's the same controller which I use.

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The directions to that controller states it is not critical at what angle you mount it (Other controllers are) so I guess you could mount it anywhere.
While the nose up/down tilt angle can be set anywhere in a wide range, the installation directions in the Prodigy Owners Manual explain that it must still align with the direction of the vehicle, and be level side-to-side, so finding a good mounting point may not be trivial.

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Question: What if something should happen to you while you are driving and the passenger would need to apply the brakes to the trailer?
I'm not concerned about that. In fact, keeping it away from the centre console area would prevent the gain control setting from being accidentally changed, or the trailer brakes being accidentally applied, as all the stuff which hangs around there is moved.
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The passenger couldn't reach the brake pedal from that side either 30.gif .

Doug, I was referring to the thumb manual control.
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In my previous Dodge Dakota i had mine mounted on right side on dash above gas peddle.
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Old 10-09-2007, 05:35 AM   #7
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I cut a hole in my dash and mounted the slide in pocket using the smooth 1/2 of industrial Velcro Hard to cut a hole in a brand new truck [but its my truck] this has worked out great for me easy to see and if threre is a need to reach
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In my previous Dodge Dakota i had mine mounted on right side on dash above gas peddle.
Thanks Chester.
If I don't hear any other good ideas that's probably what I'll do. Dodge doesn't leave enough room on the left side.
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How about using the ash tray?? Here's a earlier topic about the
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How about using the ash tray?? Here's a earlier topic about the
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No ash tray. I thought about the ash tray thing, but couldn't find one. Apparently they stopped putting ash trays in.

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That other thread listed some similar solutions, such as the retractable cupholder/coin tray which I use in my Sienna. Most Sienna owners seem to use a storage bin in the centre area of the dash.
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Old 10-09-2007, 02:59 PM   #12
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Don`t have a Prodigy or Dodge but in my pickup I have my contoller sitting on the tranny hump....controller is mounted on piece of plywood, (slightly larger than the contoller), and there are 4 brad nails that protrude down about a 1/4"-3/8" and this holds the controller from sliding around on the carpet.....only plug the wiring in while on a trip...works out quite nicely... ..Benny
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