Anybody place electric break controller on their jeep


I'm in the process of building my trailer and am going with electric breaks. Has anybody come up with a better way to tie it in to our rigs? I saw trailer and the reviews are not well received since it's spliced together and not a whole kit. I'm using the Tekonsha p2 controller btw.



3rd person present: breaks

separate or cause to separate into pieces as a result of a blow, shock, or strain.
"the rope broke with a loud snap"
synonyms: shatter, smash, crack, snap, fracture, fragment, splinter, fall to bits, fall to pieces; More
split, burst;
"the mirror broke"
sustain an injury involving the fracture of a bone or bones in a part of the body.
"she had broken her leg in two places"
synonyms: fracture, crack
"she had broken her leg"
antonyms: mend
cause a cut or graze in (the skin).
"the bite had scarcely broken the skin"
synonyms: pierce, puncture, penetrate, perforate; cut
"the bite had barely broken the skin"
make or become inoperative.
"the machine has broken, and they can't fix it until next week"
synonyms: stop working, break down, give out, go wrong, malfunction, crash; More
informalgo kaput, conk out, go/be on the blink, go/be on the fritz, give up the ghost
"the coffee machine has broken"
(of the amniotic fluid surrounding a fetus) be or cause to be discharged when the sac is ruptured in the first stages of labor.
"she realized her water had broken"
open (a safe) forcibly.
use (a piece of paper currency) to pay for something and receive change out of the transaction.
"she had to break a ten"
(of two boxers or wrestlers) come out of a clinch, typically at the referee's command.
"I was acting as referee and telling them to break"
unfurl (a flag or sail).
succeed in deciphering (a code).
synonyms: decipher, decode, decrypt, unravel, work out; More
informalfigure out, crack
"he broke the encryption code"
open (a shotgun or rifle) at the breech.
disprove (an alibi).
invalidate (a will) through legal process.
interrupt (a continuity, sequence, or course).
"the new government broke the pattern of growth"
synonyms: interrupt, disturb, interfere with
"his concentration was broken"
put an end to (a silence) by speaking or making contact.
make a pause in (a journey).
"we will break our journey in Venice"
stop proceedings in order to have a pause or vacation.
"at mid-morning they broke for coffee"
synonyms: stop, pause, have a rest, recess; More
informaltake a breather, take five
"they broke for coffee"
antonyms: resume
lessen the impact of (a fall).
"she put out an arm to break her fall"
synonyms: cushion, soften the impact of, take the edge off
"a pile of carpets broke his fall"
stop oneself from being subject to (a habit).
synonyms: give up, relinquish, drop; More
informalkick, shake, quit
"habits are difficult to break"
put an end to (a tie in a game) by making a score.
(chiefly of an attacking player or team, or of a military force) make a rush or dash in a particular direction.
"the flight broke to the right and formed a defensive circle"
surpass (a record).
"the movie broke box-office records"
synonyms: exceed, surpass, beat, better, cap, top, outdo, outstrip, eclipse
"the movie broke box-office records"
disconnect or interrupt (an electrical circuit).
(of a pitched baseball) curve or drop on its way toward the batter.
(of the ball) rebound unpredictably.
"the ball broke to Craig but his shot rebounded from the post"
(of a bowled cricket ball) change direction on bouncing, due to spin.
fail to observe (a law, regulation, or agreement).
"the district attorney says she will prosecute retailers who break the law"
synonyms: contravene, violate, fail to observe, fail to comply with, infringe, breach; More
defy, flout, disobey, fly in the face of
"traders who break the law"
antonyms: abide by, keep
fail to continue with (a self-imposed discipline).
"diets started without preparation are broken all the time"
crush the emotional strength, spirit, or resistance of.
"the idea was to better the prisoners, not to break them"
(of a person's emotional strength) give way.
"her self-control finally broke"
synonyms: give way, crack, cave in, yield, go to pieces
"her self-control finally broke"
destroy the power of (a movement or organization).
synonyms: destroy, crush, quash, defeat, vanquish, overcome, overpower, overwhelm, suppress, cripple; More
weaken, subdue, cow, undermine
"the strategies used to break the union"
destroy the effectiveness of (a strike), typically by bringing in other people to replace the striking workers.
tame or train (a horse).
undergo a change or enter a new state, in particular.
(of the weather) change suddenly.
"the weather broke, and thunder rumbled through a leaden sky"
synonyms: change, alter, shift
"the weather broke"
(of a storm) begin violently.
(of dawn or day) begin with the sun rising.
"dawn was just breaking"
synonyms: dawn, begin, start, emerge, appear
"the day broke fair and cloudless"
(of clouds) move apart and begin to disperse.
(of waves) curl over and dissolve into foam.
"the Caribbean sea breaking gently on the shore"
synonyms: crash, dash, beat, pound, lash
"waves broke against the rocks"
(of the voice) falter and change tone, due to emotion.
"her voice broke as she relived the experience"
synonyms: falter, quaver, quiver, tremble, shake
"her voice broke as she relived the experience"
(of a boy's voice) change in tone and register at puberty.
(of a vowel) develop into a diphthong, under the influence of an adjacent sound.
"breaking due to a following r or h"
(of prices on the stock exchange) fall sharply.
(of news or a scandal) suddenly become public.
"since the news broke I've received thousands of wonderful letters"
synonyms: erupt, break out
"a political scandal broke"
make bad news known to someone.
synonyms: reveal, disclose, divulge, impart, tell; More
announce, release
"he tried to break the news gently"
make the first stroke at the beginning of a game of billiards, pool, or snooker.

plural noun: breaks

an interruption of continuity or uniformity.
"the magazine has been published without a break since 1950"
synonyms: interruption, interval, gap, hiatus; More
discontinuation, suspension, disruption, cutoff;
stop, stoppage, cessation
"the magazine has been published without a break since 1950"
an act of separating oneself from a state of affairs.
"a break with the past"
a change in the weather.
"a week or so may pass without a break in the weather"
synonyms: change, alteration, variation
"a break in the weather"
a change of line, paragraph, or page.
"dotted lines on the screen show page breaks"
a change of tone in the voice due to emotion.
"there was a break in her voice now"
an interruption in an electrical circuit.
the winning of a game against an opponent's serve.
noun: break of serve; plural noun: breaks of serve
a pause in work or during an activity or event.
"I need a break from mental activity"
synonyms: rest, respite, recess; More
stop, pause;
interval, intermission;
informalbreather, time out, down time;
coffee break
"let's have a break"
a short vacation.
"the Christmas break"
synonyms: time off, vacation, holiday, leave, spring break; More
informalgetaway, staycation
"a weekend break"
a short solo or instrumental passage in jazz or popular music.
a gap or opening.
"the spectacular vistas occasionally offered by a break in the rainforest"
synonyms: rift, schism, split, breakup, severance, rupture
"a break in diplomatic relations"
an instance of breaking; the point where something is broken.
"a break in the valve was being repaired"
a rush or dash in a particular direction, especially by an attacking player or team.
"he made a bounce pass for a basket on the break in the second quarter"
a breakout, especially from prison.
a curve or drop in the path of a pitched baseball.
an opportunity or chance, especially one leading to professional success.
"he got his break as an entertainer on a TV music hall show"
synonyms: opportunity, chance, opening
"the actress got her first break in 1951"
a player's turn to make the opening shot of a game or a rack.
a consecutive series of successful shots, scoring a specified number of points.
"a break of 83 put him in front for the first time"

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plural noun: brakes

a device for slowing or stopping a moving vehicle, typically by applying pressure to the wheels.
"he slammed on his brakes"
a thing that slows or hinders a process.
"managers have a duty to put the brakes on growth when it is unsustainable"
synonyms: curb, check, restraint, restriction, constraint, control, limitation
"a brake on research"

3rd person present: brakes

make a moving vehicle slow down or stop by using a brake.
"drivers who brake abruptly"
synonyms: slow down, slow, decelerate, reduce speed, stop
"she braked at the traffic lights"
antonyms: accelerate

late 18th century: of unknown origin.
plural noun: brakes

an open, horse-drawn, four-wheeled carriage.

mid 19th century.
plural noun: brakes

a toothed instrument used for crushing flax and hemp.
a heavy machine formerly used in agriculture for breaking up large lumps of earth.
noun: brake harrow; plural noun: brake harrows

late Middle English: possibly related to Middle Low German brake and Dutch braak, and perhaps also to break.
plural noun: brakes

a thicket.

Old English bracu (first recorded in the plural in fearnbraca ‘thickets of fern’), related to Middle Low German brake ‘branch, stump.’
plural noun: brakes

a coarse fern of warm and tropical countries, frequently having the fronds divided into long linear segments.
archaic term for bracken.

Middle English: perhaps an abbreviation of bracken (interpreted as plural).
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lynrb - wow, that was useful. NOT

OP-Not sure which type of Jeep vehicle you are looking to do, but the easiest and the choice I made for my WKII was to buy on Amazon (or retailer of your choice, etrailer maybe) the plug that direct connects behind the dash right to the brake controller. I think most vehicles have this option, worked with my Tekonsha prodigy controller. Maybe not the cheapest, but the easiest.
Electric Brake Controller

lynrb Dude you have way too much time on your hands. Or perhaps you are an english teacher. The auto spellcheck often does strange things as you type.
Now to the OP I have one and it is mounted on the plastic cover just below the right side of the steering wheel.

Comanche Scott

Expedition Leader
Mopar Parts has the 7 pin wire harness, that will run all the way to the brake controller. The 7 pin mopar harness for the JK/U is a quality piece (wish the B+ and B- leads were thicker gauge with fine strand, but it's definitely usable).
If you have a JK, to my knowledge, there is not a kit that integrates the controller to the brake circuit in the Jeep. But it has been a year since I've looked, and may be worth checking again.
The good news is all the connectors are available, and you could make a conversion harness, if one is not already available for the JK.


Sorry I was doing this on my phone at the time of the post and yes it auto corrected it. Apologize for the error. Mines an 14 jku and I bought the wiring harness from quadratec that directly corrects to the rear brake lights to the hitch. I didn't find anything that went from the controller back.

Comanche Scott

Expedition Leader
I did mine with out a kit. I already had a 4 pin back by the hitch but I changed that out to a 7 pin and ran the wires for the controller. The hardest part was probably connecting the wire to the brake switch. I had to remove the panel under the steering column and the metal plate behind that. I already had a constant 12v in the cab from my battery for my other accessories. I mounted mine down near the shifter since I wanted to be able to actuate the emergency break and wanted in close proximity to where my hands would already be. It actually isn't in the way where it sits. It does make the little pocket difficult to use but I do pull it out when its not in use.