Help installing Brake controller on 2002 Acura MDX - Acura MDX Forum : Acura MDX SUV Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-13-2008 Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 3
Question Help installing Brake controller on 2002 Acura MDX

I am installing a Tekonsha Prodigy Brake controller on a 2002 Acura MDX that has a tow package.

Has anyone installed a brake controller on a Acura MDX (without factory installed brake controller wiring).

Can you pls share what you learnt/instructions?

As per instructions, I have to connect
1. one of the wires from brake controller to the battery - how did you route the wires from brake controller to battery.

2. connect output of the brake controller to the back of the vehicle (to 7 way connector) - how did you route the wire through the inside of the vehicle through existing channels?

I don't think the 2002 MDX's are wired for a brake controller, but there happens to be already some kind of connector below the dash of the acura 2002 close to where the brake controller is typically connected. Is that connector for a brake controller or something else?

Appreciate any help you can provide - John

JohnX is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-17-2008
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: L.A. & SGV
Posts: 738
Re: Help installing Brake controller on 2002 Acura MDX

Quote:
Originally posted by JohnX
I am installing a Tekonsha Prodigy Brake controller on a 2002 Acura MDX that has a tow package.

Has anyone installed a brake controller on a Acura MDX (without factory installed brake controller wiring).

Can you pls share what you learnt/instructions?

As per instructions, I have to connect
1. one of the wires from brake controller to the battery - how did you route the wires from brake controller to battery.

2. connect output of the brake controller to the back of the vehicle (to 7 way connector) - how did you route the wire through the inside of the vehicle through existing channels?

I don't think the 2002 MDX's are wired for a brake controller, but there happens to be already some kind of connector below the dash of the acura 2002 close to where the brake controller is typically connected. Is that connector for a brake controller or something else?

Appreciate any help you can provide - John
I don't know anything about brake controllers, except that, Acura did not prewire any underdash connectors for a brake controller. I've studied the schematics for the testing connectors you refer to and I've needed to reset the ABS computer by shorting out pinouts on this connector when I was at the Arctic coast with a malfunction - these connecters lead to fragile electronics, including main CPU and SRS components, please don't attempt any brake connections until you verify what each circuit does.

I recommend you let a trailer shop which routinely installs brake controllers to do the job for you. Safety is the most important factor and if you don't have confidence in this type of work, it best to leave to others. Good luck.

TheyUsedToCallMeBruce 2005 N/T cert, orig 2001 totalled @175k by errant left turner - that first '01 took us to the arctic coast of NW Territories, & also sep. trip to New Foundland from Los Angeles.
PsychoKnight is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Related Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Official: 2018 Acura MDX Press Release neoshi Third Generation MDX (2014-Present) 36 04-20-2019 09:57 AM
2017 MDX Info from dealer eggeorge98 Third Generation MDX (2014-Present) 631 10-22-2017 10:03 PM
Traded 2011 Acura MDX for 2013 Chevy Traverse Wbergman372 Comparisons 11 03-26-2014 11:22 PM
My test drive results - MDX vs. X5 vs. 2k2 Explorer vs ML320. JNanas Comparisons 58 10-13-2003 11:54 PM
2002 ML320 vs. 2001 MDX JNanas Comparisons 126 12-18-2001 12:40 AM


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Acura MDX Forum : Acura MDX SUV Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome