Here's the view from down below. I ran the cables through the open tracks that the trays used.
Here's the view from up top. Can't really see any modification has been done or the tray is even missing.
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I removed that tray and mounted my Tekonsha P3 brake controller there. I took off that entire assembly in order to get the tray to pop off. I then just screwed the controller bracket to the front. When I sell the truck in a few years, I'll just pop the tray back in and you'll never know the holes are there. I'll take a picture of it over lunch.
rlosson replied to A_Ninja_Racer's topic in 2014 / 2015 / 2016 / 2017 / 2018 Silverado & Sierra Accessories & ModificationsI'm in the same boat. I bought the P3 and have have been thinking of where to put it for a while. Under the steering wheel is out since I'm 6'5". There isn't much room for my knees (with how I like to sit) so putting something there is a no go. I wanted to mount it on the top of the dash to the left of steering wheel. I got a ram mount set up and kind of like it. It's now just a matter of how to run the cable, since I'd take it down when I'm not towing. Over the weekend I had a thought to take out the "ash tray" compartment (similar to what you did) but haven't gotten around to seeing how it comes apart. The P3 won't fit in it as is, but could replace it if it comes out without too much pain. When I go to trade it in later on, I could just put that compartment thing back and you'd never know. I really don't want to drill into anywhere visible on the dash. Ryan
Before and After.
Just want to give a big thanks to pgamboa. The turn around time and help were incredible. His videos made the swap a piece of cake. Now it's on to the RZY harness. I highly recommend him to anyone thinking of doing this.
rlosson replied to rlosson's topic in 2014 / 2015 / 2016 / 2017 / 2018 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500Don't use adhesive or a suction cup? Why's that? Ryan
rlosson posted a topic in 2014 / 2015 / 2016 / 2017 / 2018 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500Has anyone mounted their P3 on their dash using a cell phone type mount? I'm not going to be towing often enough that I want it permanently mounted. The problem I'm finding is that all cell phone mounts have the device part vertical instead of horizontal. Ideally, it'd be a suction cup type mount with a flat top. I want to put it on the dash to the left of the steering wheel on that flat surface. I've found a Garmin mount, but it has a ball connector and I haven't been able to find the other side of it without buying a GPS unit. Ryan
Good to know. I just placed an order a few hours ago... Ryan
For those keeping track at home, it appears the AM Auto part is Mirror Pair AM-2558332961. They have the same description and pictures. This one is also out of stock... Ryan
1A Auto is out of stock of the 1AMRP01786 mirrors. I talked to a rep and he didn't see anything indicating when they might expect any to come back in stock. Does anyone have experience with 1A and this situation? I'm just curious as to what the past wait times have been. I'm going to check AM Auto and see if I can find those mirrors on that site. Ryan
Thanks for the info. I do plan on unhooking the battery. I'm not sure it's necessary, but since I'm going to be messing with fuse blocks and adding circuits, I'm not going to chance it. I've halfway crawled under the steering wheel a few times but haven't really dug into how to run the harness from driver to passenger side. I'm hoping there's going to be a fairly obvious pathway. I'm just assuming that I'm going to donate some knuckle skin and some choice words to this project...
So I'm getting ready to start tackling this project. I've got a '14 LT Crew Cab with DL8 mirrors. It was an early build, so I'm sure I'll need the RZY harness even though I haven't checked for the pins yet. I'm planning on going to the A1 Auto mirrors that pgamboa used in the side by side. Those are pretty nice (helps that I want the bells and whistles but not the chrome). Does anyone who's installed the RZY have any tips, tricks, or hints? I'm more looking for advice on how to snake the harness through the firewall and under the dash and things of that nature. Landing the new wires seems fine but time consuming and tedious given the hand yoga involved. I've found the harness on GMPartsDirect for $95. It's on Amazon for ~115 and eBay is similar. My dealership says it'll run me $125. Does anyone have any other options for sources? PS, Phil, I'll be reaching out to you soon for the mirror work.
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