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Brake controller goes where?

Discussion in 'Model X' started by DCGOO, Jul 6, 2018.

  1. DCGOO

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    With my new X I got the little pigtail that is supposed to be used to connect up a trailer brake controller. I got all the cabling in place. But pulling the carpet back and exposing the connectors, kind of up behind the OBD connector, I can not find where the the heck the mating connector is supposed to go.

    Does anyone have an idea where the brake controller is supposed to go? Of course it Friday night and the SC is closed. Nuts!


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  2. Tam

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    Keep digging! You are in the right place. Just a little higher, please. It is very short and very close to the OBD port:

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  4. DCGOO

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    Thank you! Both replies were immensely helpful! I was not expecting basically a loose connector. I expected it to be mounted on a bracket somewhere. Now attached and works great.

    I am not actually installing the brake controller, rather I wanted the always on 12V for my dash camera, and some Ham Radio equipment going in under the deck in back.
     
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    I want to use it too for my blackvue, but I need to find out what type of connector that is, so that I can buy the cable adapter
     
  6. DCGOO

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    You shouldn’t have to buy one, a pigtail with the matching connector is delivered with the car. Presumably so one can connect their own brake controller. But you can hook anything to the pigtail.
     
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    It didn't come with my x.. I looked around at the papers given and stuff.. and I don't see one.
     
  8. DCGOO

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    Then they owe you one. Contact the delivery center that delivered your car and ask them for the "Brake controller cable" Most customers find it and ask "What is this thing for?" But one is included with every car, although it easily can be misplaced or overlooked.
     
  9. LLElectric

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    Look inside your tow
    look inside your tow hitch kit. Mine was inside.
     
  10. Gunfus_r

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    Don't have a tow hitch kit.. I open a service request with tesla to see what they say..
     
  11. DCGOO

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    It is part of the towing package, which I thought has been standard for quite a while. Perhaps your vehicle did not include it for some reason.
     

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