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Old 04-01-2007, 05:27 AM   #1
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Help!! - Removing Brake Controller

Okay gusy and gals, I need help. I just bought a new tow vehicle, and I need to get my Kelsey Hayes Brake controller out of the old vehicle. Anyone have the instructions on how to remove it without destroying it?

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Is this an old Kelsey Hayes that hooked into the brake line at the master cylinder, or a newer pendulum style?

If it's the hydraulic style, you need a plug for the tee fitting, or cut the tube and install a flare or compression cap on the open end.
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Is this an old Kelsey Hayes that hooked into the brake line at the master cylinder, or a newer pendulum style?

It is the old style hooked into the brake line
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I can't specifically answer your question, but I can offer some advice:

Unless your 'new' tow vehicle is a 1970 International truck or something similar with a standard old-style hydraulic brake system, I'd leave the K-H in the old one when you sell it. To replace it, I'd opt for a new-style controller; either the computer-controlled inertial like the Tekonsha Prodigy (now being repackaged or copied in a number of brands) or the Jordan Ultima which is operated by a cable system attached to the brake pedal.

Tapping any late-model brake-line system is not a very good idea and has the potential of voiding the warranty, playing havoc with ABS, and doing who-knows-what-else to computer wheel sensors in the systems.

Most late-model tow vehicles are pre-wired for a controller, so they're a really easy install. Some vehicles now (although none yet that I know of that can tow anything) are even going to brake-by-wire instead of hydraulics at the pedal.

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