Trucks & Trailers - Tekonsha P3 Brake Controller question

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03-25-2011, 01:44 PM
Just installed one of these in my 2002 Ford Superduty and have a couple of questions.

First, does the controller ever shut off?

Second, instructions say to mount it with the front horizontal and parrallal with the truck. The parrallal part was easy but really didnt find a spot to mount it level. Is it ok to tilt the controller? If you can, how much tilt is possible? Right now am guessing mine is setting at about a 20-25 degree angle. Wanted to ask before I started drilling another set of holes on my fuse cover.

03-25-2011, 02:21 PM
Nope they never shut off. the display is always on. I mounted mine at about a 15 degree angle (front lower) and haven't had any issues with it.

03-25-2011, 04:08 PM
Found the answer, it is supposed to be level. Had to remount it. Nothing like drilling more holes, lol.

03-25-2011, 06:13 PM
Actually they do shut off after about about 15 minutes of no motion or brake activity.
Misread you original post they do have to be horizontal but they don't have to be level.
Its a great controller, you'll love it.

03-26-2011, 09:41 PM
When they say level, they mean side to side, not front to rear. The back end should not be higher then the front.

03-27-2011, 01:33 AM
This is from there web site:

Q. What angle does the P3 have to be mounted at?
A. The P3 must be mounted in the direction of travel and should be fairly level from side to side. Front to back the control can be mounted at any angle.

So, I wasted an hour trying to find the correct spot to install it level from front to back when it was correct the first time, lol. At least the extra holes I drilled to mount it level can not be seen and now I can go back and put the bracket in the first two holes:)

Should of researched it more before installing it!

fishman 77
03-29-2011, 10:38 AM
Mine has been great. The display is always on when the truck is running. I mounted mine on the panels under the dash on the right side of the steering wheel . Its mounted almost vertical or 15 - 20 degrees down from vertical with the display obviously facing up.

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