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Old 01-12-2006, 11:03 PM   #15
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I made a little wooden bracket for the Prodigy which hooks over the cupholder tray in the dash (Honda Odyssey). Friction fit with the use of felt. The cables form a loom which ends in a plug going into its panel mount counterpart in the area under and to the right of the steering wheel. <3 seconds to mount the controller and hook up.
The plug is the thing here: a Speakon 4-lead plug which you push in and twist to the right to lock in place. Very easy and totally secure. This is esoteric stuff to me (made in Liechtenstein, no less) but cheap and available in a well-stocked radio-electronics store. In fact, I have ripped out the push-in 12volt cigarette lighter type power suppliers (those engineering abominations) elsewhere and replaced them with the 2-contact Speakon versions. Not a moment too soon either.
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Old 01-13-2006, 02:41 AM   #16
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Walked into parts store of Bulgemobile RV Lot and swapped out my
controller for a new one with no worries -- The new one doesn't
indicate off-level.

The one parts guy said they had several to go back under warranty, but I imagine they have a lot of turnover because they sell a lot of stick/bulge trailers
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Speakons are your friend..

But I digress
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Old 01-15-2006, 08:13 AM   #18
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I wish there were. Other than bolting something to the dash or maybe to the steering column there isn't. The dash goes down to low too, I'd be reaching waaaay down. I bought this truck before I realized I was going to be pulling a trailer and would need a brake controller. Don't suppose it would have made any difference even if I had tho.

Gina, I use the controller on two different tugs so it must be removable.

Hey Donna,

Here is a trick I did on a previous vehicle. I assume you have the little U shaped mounting bracket that came with your Prodigy. Cut out a couple of disks from a 2"x4" the size of your cup holder. Glue them together and either paint it or cover it with scrap vinyl to match your interior. Then screw the bracket to the top and attach the controler. It is not a perfect solution but it works.
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Hey Donna,

Here is a trick I did on a previous vehicle. I assume you have the little U shaped mounting bracket that came with your Prodigy. Cut out a couple of disks from a 2"x4" the size of your cup holder. Glue them together and either paint it or cover it with scrap vinyl to match your interior. Then screw the bracket to the top and attach the controler. It is not a perfect solution but it works.
Sound interesting and doable. Too bad you can't take a picture
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The is supposed to be "out" today...I'm going to do a bit of investigating

Thanks for the hint Rob
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