DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum

Go Back   DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum > Dodge Ram Forum - Help Zone - Dodge Ram Problems, Complaints, & Solutions - Maintenance & Re > 4TH Generation Dodge Ram 2009+ Dodge Ram Trucks > Towing


Notices

Towing 4th Gen Dodge Ram Towing Questions


Latest Vendor News
AutoAnything
Addictive Desert Designs!
United Radio
Bayou Goat Mounts

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 11-17-2013, 10:49 PM
Detroit3000's Avatar
Detroit3000 Detroit3000 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Earth
Posts: 265
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2009
Trim Level: Big horn
Color: Brilliant Black Crystal Pearlcoat
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:68
Detroit3000 will become famous soon enough
Default Looking for pics on installed brake controllers...

Just got an 09 ram and I need to install a trailer brake controller before spring gets here. From what I understand the integrated controller found on the 10+ is not plug and play on the 09's. On my old ram I had an aftermarket one mounted under the dash. Was looking for pics if the way others installed there's to help me get idea's for a more "clean" look. So if your running an aftermarket controller please post a pic and also include what brand of controller it is.....
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #2  
Old 11-18-2013, 07:50 PM
Hermes1's Avatar
Hermes1 Hermes1 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Member

 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Age: 60
Posts: 2,569
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2012 Ram 1500 4WD Quad Cab
Trim Level: Sport
Color: Flame Red
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 8
Rep:2549
Hermes1 has a reputation beyond reputeHermes1 has a reputation beyond reputeHermes1 has a reputation beyond reputeHermes1 has a reputation beyond reputeHermes1 has a reputation beyond reputeHermes1 has a reputation beyond reputeHermes1 has a reputation beyond reputeHermes1 has a reputation beyond reputeHermes1 has a reputation beyond reputeHermes1 has a reputation beyond reputeHermes1 has a reputation beyond repute
Default

I have an 2012 but here is my brake controller mounted. Handy to get at when needed but need to slide my seat back more to gain clearance between my right knee and the controller. Hope this helps.



__________________
Regards, Bruce
Sure you can take my truck, the door is un-locked and the keys are under my Akita.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-22-2013, 09:35 PM
clatla's Avatar
clatla clatla is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: MN
Age: 43
Posts: 161
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2010 Dodge Ram
Trim Level: Laramie
Color: Snow White
Engine: 2009-???? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:31
clatla is on a distinguished road
Default

I used the factory pocket and did a little custom install.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMAG0681.jpg (75.5 KB, 56 views)
File Type: jpg IMAG0682.jpg (74.4 KB, 54 views)
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-23-2013, 10:42 AM
h2oman's Avatar
h2oman h2oman is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Sunny SoCal
Age: 51
Posts: 2,566
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2012 Dodge Ram 1500
Trim Level: Express 4X4
Color: Silver
Engine: 2009-2012 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 4
Rep:304
h2oman is a jewel in the roughh2oman is a jewel in the roughh2oman is a jewel in the roughh2oman is a jewel in the rough
Default

Very slick install there clatla. Looks pro.
__________________
http://ramforumz.com/signaturepics/sigpic39490_3.gif
333Half the beast
I used to be
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-28-2013, 01:02 PM
Detroit3000's Avatar
Detroit3000 Detroit3000 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Earth
Posts: 265
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2009
Trim Level: Big horn
Color: Brilliant Black Crystal Pearlcoat
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:68
Detroit3000 will become famous soon enough
Red face

I ended up just putting it by the parking brake, it's out of my way, I have never had to use the parking brake...ever but if I need to I still can. And most importantly the brake controller is easy for me to get to, also had it mounted in the same spot on my last truck so the muscle memory is already there incase of an emergency


Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-28-2013, 02:22 PM
Hermes1's Avatar
Hermes1 Hermes1 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Member

 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Age: 60
Posts: 2,569
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2012 Ram 1500 4WD Quad Cab
Trim Level: Sport
Color: Flame Red
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 8
Rep:2549
Hermes1 has a reputation beyond reputeHermes1 has a reputation beyond reputeHermes1 has a reputation beyond reputeHermes1 has a reputation beyond reputeHermes1 has a reputation beyond reputeHermes1 has a reputation beyond reputeHermes1 has a reputation beyond reputeHermes1 has a reputation beyond reputeHermes1 has a reputation beyond reputeHermes1 has a reputation beyond reputeHermes1 has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by clatla View Post
I used the factory pocket and did a little custom install.
Very cool, wish I could have done the same, but my unit was just too big to do without some cutting which I was not willing to do.
__________________
Regards, Bruce
Sure you can take my truck, the door is un-locked and the keys are under my Akita.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-28-2013, 05:23 PM
GTyankee's Avatar
GTyankee GTyankee is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Member

 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: San Diego East County, Ca
Posts: 19,042
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 2X4
Trim Level: quad cab SLT
Color: sunburst orange pearl
Rep Power: 20
Rep:2615
GTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond repute
Default

here are the different brake controllers that work in a 2009 Ram
clicking on the image or clicking more information will bring up several images, including the installed photo
http://www.etrailer.com/bc-2009_Dodge_Ram+Pickup.htm
__________________
Ram 1500 SLT Quad cab, 5.7 HEMI(R) MDS VCT, 5 speed auto 545RFE, 3.55 differential gears, 18" Magnaflow muffler, EGR bug deflector, Bushwacker fender flares, customized Nfab nerf bars, CB radio, Autonet wi-fi router, custom soft tonneau cover, Line_X bedliner, DEBO Step, build date 10/15/08 a Wednesday built vehicle
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-28-2013, 10:12 PM
clatla's Avatar
clatla clatla is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: MN
Age: 43
Posts: 161
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2010 Dodge Ram
Trim Level: Laramie
Color: Snow White
Engine: 2009-???? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:31
clatla is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hermes1 View Post
Very cool, wish I could have done the same, but my unit was just too big to do without some cutting which I was not willing to do.
There was quite a bit of cutting and grinding to get it in there. But happy with the finished product.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-29-2013, 02:25 PM
Hermes1's Avatar
Hermes1 Hermes1 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Member

 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Age: 60
Posts: 2,569
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2012 Ram 1500 4WD Quad Cab
Trim Level: Sport
Color: Flame Red
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 8
Rep:2549
Hermes1 has a reputation beyond reputeHermes1 has a reputation beyond reputeHermes1 has a reputation beyond reputeHermes1 has a reputation beyond reputeHermes1 has a reputation beyond reputeHermes1 has a reputation beyond reputeHermes1 has a reputation beyond reputeHermes1 has a reputation beyond reputeHermes1 has a reputation beyond reputeHermes1 has a reputation beyond reputeHermes1 has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by clatla View Post
There was quite a bit of cutting and grinding to get it in there. But happy with the finished product.
As you should be happy, it looks to be nicely done.
__________________
Regards, Bruce
Sure you can take my truck, the door is un-locked and the keys are under my Akita.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-29-2013, 02:48 PM
GTyankee's Avatar
GTyankee GTyankee is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Member

 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: San Diego East County, Ca
Posts: 19,042
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 2X4
Trim Level: quad cab SLT
Color: sunburst orange pearl
Rep Power: 20
Rep:2615
GTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond repute
Default

clatla

Did you take that false panel out to do the cutting & trimming ?

i seem to remember a youtube video with a guy removing the side panel near the door & removing the panel where the E brake release is located, that allows you to access the screws holding that false panel in place
__________________
Ram 1500 SLT Quad cab, 5.7 HEMI(R) MDS VCT, 5 speed auto 545RFE, 3.55 differential gears, 18" Magnaflow muffler, EGR bug deflector, Bushwacker fender flares, customized Nfab nerf bars, CB radio, Autonet wi-fi router, custom soft tonneau cover, Line_X bedliner, DEBO Step, build date 10/15/08 a Wednesday built vehicle
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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 Off

Forum Jump


Advertisement






All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:59 PM.


= Copyright RamForumZ.com a Gigathreads.com Network Site =Ad Management by RedTyger
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vB.Sponsors


=Gigathreads Network=
CLUBS MOPAR NATION DSM GPMM MAMM JAM
DIESEL Diesel Forum      
CHEVY Chevy Camaro Forum Chevy Volt Forum    
CHRYSLER Chrysler 300C Forum      
DODGE Dodge Avenger Forum Dodge Caliber Forum Dodge Challenger Forum Dodge Charger Forum
  Dodge Circuit Forum Dodge Hornet Forum Dodge Magnum Forum Dodge Nitro Forum
  Dodge Ram Forum Dodge Dakota Forum Dodge Durango Forum Dodge Dart Forum
FORD Ford Raptor Forum Ford F150 Forum Ford F100 Forum  
JEEP Jeep Forum      
PONTIAC Pontiac G8 Forum      
SRT SRT Viper Forum SRT Cuda Forum