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Prodigy Brake Controller Installation Options for 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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How well will this fit in the factory slotinch in the dash of a 2014 Silverado?

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The Tekonsha Prodigy P2 brake controller # 90885 measures 3-1/8 wide x 5-1/8 long x 2 tall so you can compare it to the size of the dash compartment in your Silverado to see if it will provide a satisfactory fit. Of course, the controller's power, boost and manual override controls all need to be accessible to you so while most of the unit's housing can be stowed in the dash slot you'll need to keep the front part within easy reach. In a Silverado with factory tow package this unit plugs in using wiring adapter # 3016.

If you prefer to avoid having to give up the handy coin tray to install the controller you can use either of the included mounting options, a metal bracket and a plastic pocket that attach to the dash.

Since these can get in the way of your knees there are other brake controllers that do not use the single box design, such as the RedArc To Pro Elite # RED44FR which installs with wiring adapter # 331-TPH-010 and that uses a multi-part design that keeps the control knob close to you while allowing the bulkier parts of the unit to be mounted out of your way. If you like this idea please check out the video I linked.

We also have the easiest-ever brake controller install option, the Curt Echo # C51180, which is literally a plug-and-play device that requires only that you have a functioning 7-way trailer socket and a smartphone which serves as both display and control device. The Echo simply plugs in to the 7-way and you pair it to your phone. The trailer then plugs in to the Echo. That's it. Nothing else to buy, no wiring, no mods to the truck and nothing in your way. When you're not using it simply unplug it and store it safely in your truck. You can also easily move it to any other vehicle that has a 7-way.

Please check out the video on the Echo to see how it works.

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