I was looking at that model but it appeared that you needed to mount it somewhat level for the hill sensor to work. Where did you mount yours? I was thinking of the below the dash and above the gas pedal. But that would make it almost vertical instead of horizontal.Hey John,
I just studied up quite a bit on brake controllers. I elected to go with the Tekonsha P3. It'll run you about $130 but it has all the bells and whistles.
- Part #90195, $130
- Proportional braking action
-- How hard you stomp is how hard the signal is sent to trailer
-- Adjustable sensitivity too
- LCD screen with many settings
- Stores specific settings for up to 5 trailers
- Adjusts settings based on weight and conditions of trailer
- Prevents overheating of brakes for long applications (city, slight downhill, etc)
John,I was looking at that model but it appeared that you needed to mount it somewhat level for the hill sensor to work. Where did you mount yours? I was thinking of the below the dash and above the gas pedal. But that would make it almost vertical instead of horizontal.
No there are 2 separate connectors, one for the 7 pin harness and another for the brake controller.I am purchasing the the P3 controller as well, in looking a the installation instructions for the 7 way harness it looks like both a 10 pin connector and 4 pin connector get plugged into the control module that comes in the Honda 7 way harness kit along with some relays and fuses. In the videos for the P3 controller it shows the adapter from the P3 controller plugs into the 4 pin plug that was installed by the factory. My RL (2007) does not have the 7 way connector installed.
Do I not plug in the 4 pin connector to the control module from the Honda harness kit and plug the P3 controller to it instead?
I mounted my P3 brake controller centerline under the steering wheel between the knees. This was to protect my knee in the event of an accident.John,
... Anyway, I mounted under the steering wheel right in front of my right knee. According to customer service it is mountable at any angle along the 360* vertical plane. They just said don't mount at any angle on the X-axis (left or right).