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Old 02-22-2015, 06:07 PM   #1
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Brake controller and wiring install

What would be the average install cost for just the install, wiring etc. This is assuming FR did't get the system on the original chassis from MB. Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-22-2015, 06:14 PM   #2
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I just bought a new tow vehicle. I had my old brake controller. Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional Tekonsha Brake Controller 90885
I needed to purchase a wire harness to adapt to the truck. It cost in the $20 range. I connected the plug screwed the controller to the bottom of the dash and I was good to go. If it took 20 min then I was slow.
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Old 02-23-2015, 02:31 AM   #3
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This may help, go to: Solera Electric Brakes for Tow Trailer

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I just bought a new tow vehicle. I had my old brake controller. Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional Tekonsha Brake Controller 90885
I needed to purchase a wire harness to adapt to the truck. It cost in the $20 range. I connected the plug screwed the controller to the bottom of the dash and I was good to go. If it took 20 min then I was slow.
The Mercedes is not pre-wired like trucks are.
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Don't know what make and year truck you have but I have a Tekonsha prodigy P3 all you would need is the plug and play wiring harness. They are 15 to 20 dollars on Amazon.
The P3 95 to 09 Ram that I have list for $144. Bought 4/13 usd till 3/14. I do have both controller and wiring harness if you have 95 to 09 Ram 1500/2500/3500. Dont need it now I have 2014 Ram 3500 factory brake controller.
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His truck is not really a truck, it is a Mercedes Benz Sprinter. (Motorhome sub forum, Solera to be specific)
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Is the 2015 Solera (24b) pre wired for a brake controller ? If so where are the connections to be found. Wiring diagram for this model ?
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Old 04-17-2015, 10:19 AM   #8
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Be careful.
My buddie blew his ABS/Trac control computer and cost him about $1800 to replace.
He attempted a brake controller install on his Sprinter/Coachman.
The Can bus system should NOT be messed with if you are not an expert.
Not really sure if the plug and play systems attach only to the analog side of the wiring system or not.
Just advising to tread very lightly with these systems.
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Do yourself a big favor, get the Prodigy RF Wireless System. No wiring and you can use it in multiple vehicles. I use it in my Solera 24R and my Audi Q5 TDI. No guesswork on wiring. And yes, let's try and keep these replies Solera specific.
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