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Old 06-15-2018, 11:05 AM   #1
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Brake Controller Installation in Seattle Area

Can you recommend a place in the greater Seattle area to have a brake controller installed on our new-to-us 2013 Toyota Tundra?

The electronics on the new cars are so complex that I am concerned that something will be damaged if the work is not done by a highly experienced and quality-oriented shop.

I'd be happy to go anywhere within a 1 hour drive of downtown Seattle.

Thanks for any recommendations.
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Old 06-15-2018, 11:23 AM   #2
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Can you recommend a place in the greater Seattle area to have a brake controller installed on our new-to-us 2013 Toyota Tundra?

The electronics on the new cars are so complex that I am concerned that something will be damaged if the work is not done by a highly experienced and quality-oriented shop.

I'd be happy to go anywhere within a 1 hour drive of downtown Seattle.

Thanks for any recommendations.
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I installed a Tekonsha P3 brake controller in my tundra myself. There is nothing to it - just buy the wiring harness adapter and plug it in. I highly recommend the Tekonsha P3.

Here is info from Etrailer on how to do it in a 2013 Tundra.
https://www.etrailer.com/tv-install-...dra-90195.aspx

Even if you decide that this is more than you want to tackle, I would view the video to see how it should be done.
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Old 06-15-2018, 11:32 AM   #3
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I had the people who installed my hitch do it. Mann's Welding in Shoreline.
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I would contact a Toyota dealer, either here or there....
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Old 06-15-2018, 03:33 PM   #5
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Actually, no, it isn't something I want to tackle. I am still coming to terms with owning a Tundra instead of a Sequoia!
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I do have a inquiry in with the heead of repair at the place I bought the Tundra but am hoping for personal recommendations.
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I had Roland Toyota in Everett install the first one in my 2008 Tacoma, the second one I installed myself in my 2016 Tacoma. They are a great dealer, not sure if they will just do the install, don’t see why not
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Sorry mis spelled it should be Rodland
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did your tundra come with the factory tow package, and all wiring in place? my 08 Tacoma did.... and if so, as tdf-texas says, its trivial, there's a jack under the dash, you get a pigtail harness from Tekonsha for Toyotas (fits all toyotas since way back when, and all Tekonsha brake controllers), plug it into that jack, plug it into the controller, mount hte controller, and stuff any excess wire up under your dash.
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