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Aussie Battler



Member Since: 17 Apr 2013
Location: Apsley
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Australia 2009 Freelander 2 TD4 SE Auto Stornoway Grey
brake controler

I fitted a red arc controller to my 09 fl2 and 99 disco using the instructions supplied ,the controller I use is the one with the remote setting switch so that the brake unit is under the seat .power comes directly from the battery using a self resetting circuit breaker and the signal from the brake switch , I used the 12s (white socket) for the connection to the van and camper as I also use a 12v DC-DC charger on both van and camper but that is a different story . The hardest part of the job is getting the wires into the cab and out again I use existing holes where the loom comes in behind the glove box as I was afraid to drill a hole as there is a lot of boxes and wires there use wire size as per instructions . 12s sockets and plugs are readily available from the UK, try ebay
Doug 09 freelander
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Post #388950 25th Mar 2020 12:39 pm
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bnicho



Member Since: 24 Jun 2016
Location: Victoria
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Australia 2007 Freelander 2 TD4 GS Manual Sumatra Black

I have a Haymann Reece hard wired controller. Controller box is mounted in the centre console beside the gear stick and the knobs are in the centre console near the front ciggie socket. My wiring is 7pin round Aussie standard, with the blue wire from the controller going to the standard electric brakes pin. The aux pin (normally black) I have wired for 12v+ using one of the wires provided in the original 12N/12S loom. I put a thread on here about it a while ago.

Note that the UK spec black socket and plug is the same as an AU 7pin socketand plug. So you can keep the superior quality black Land Rover socket.

Personally I would never use a wireless controller. Not reliable enough.

Cheers, Brett Nicholson
Greendale, Victoria
2007 Freelander 2 GS ex-UK now in Aus!
1973 Land Rover Series 3 88 ex-UK
1965 Morris Mini Traveller ex-UK
1966 Austin Mini Super-Deluxe ex-UK
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Post #389411 3rd Apr 2020 3:15 am
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Stuartc



Member Since: 01 Dec 2014
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Australia 2015 Freelander 2 SD4 HSE Auto Aintree Green

No offence but the braking ECU is hardwired to the A-Frame of the trailer. The wireless part is for adjusting the brake force applied and nothing else, as per your hardwired setup so being wireless doesn’t have any safety concern.
Maybe I’m just a bit more comfortable with keeping up with progress and prefer to not have control boxes and knobs in the vehicle.
It’s a thoroughly modern setup! MY15
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Post #389413 3rd Apr 2020 4:50 am
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bnicho



Member Since: 24 Jun 2016
Location: Victoria
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Australia 2007 Freelander 2 TD4 GS Manual Sumatra Black

No offence taken mate.

Each to their own.

I have my reasons and and you have yours. Let's leave it at that eh? Smile

Cheers, Brett Nicholson
Greendale, Victoria
2007 Freelander 2 GS ex-UK now in Aus!
1973 Land Rover Series 3 88 ex-UK
1965 Morris Mini Traveller ex-UK
1966 Austin Mini Super-Deluxe ex-UK
1971 Morris Mini Moke
2013 Toyota Prado

Post #389414 3rd Apr 2020 5:18 am
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MotionInc



Member Since: 17 Jun 2019
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Stuartc wrote:

It’s a thoroughly modern setup!

But what about an EMP? Oh yeah, the whole damn vehicle et al would stop working then..................... Rolling with laughter Thumbs Up

Post #389441 3rd Apr 2020 11:30 am
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Benzol



Member Since: 12 Jun 2017
Location: Perth
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Australia 
I have brakes!

Hi all. I finally applied myself and bought the Elecbrakes module for my caravan.
It's an awesome bit of kit.
It Bluetooths from a phone next to the drivers seat and gives some good feedback regarding voltages on the brakes, auxillary battery feed and tail lights.
The new app version works very well on Android and connects to the module very quickly. You can set up different pre-set programs for different van weights and conditions and change current settings for forward or reverse braking with just a swipe of the screen.

The setup wasn't as easy as just plugging in, I had to make some changes. It can run off the combined brake light and tail light voltages or the auxillary power. First I changed the 12N socket for a standard Aussie 7 pin. I had to remove the Aux power from the 12S to to the new 7 pin for both power to the Elecbrakes but that also extends the Aux into the van for the little fridge. That goes onto Pin2 where the reversing signal normally goes.

The documentation that comes with the Elecbrakes is just rubbish but they are updating it with a lot of changes to accommodate the new app version.

The app won't allow Bluetooth connection to the module and the LR2 audio so I just used an old phone for the brakes.

In all I think the Elecbrakes is just brilliant. The purchase cost is pretty high but as my kids will be using my van that cost is spread over 3 vehicles and is then much less than each car getting a hard wired controller.

Dave Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

Post #392984 23rd Jun 2020 3:00 pm
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Pejo



Member Since: 10 Dec 2020
Location: Perth WA
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Australia 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 HSE Auto Indus Silver

Hi guys
Ive recently purchased a FL2 SD4 HSE and it has a Hayman Reece tow bar already fitted The guy who sold it had a LR wiring harness and 2 plugs (white and black) that he never fitted

I was looking at installing it as I had read on another forum that when a Trailer / Caravan is connected it
1. Disabled rear sensors
2. Changes gearing etc for towing??

Not sure about the #2

Has anyone on here heard of it?

Thanks
Pejo

Post #401070 14th Dec 2020 5:38 am
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Pejo



Member Since: 10 Dec 2020
Location: Perth WA
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Australia 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 HSE Auto Indus Silver

Has anyone fitted and electric brake controller to a FL2

Just trying to find the best location to drill a hole for the brake setting pot .

Cant justify the cost of the wireless Electrobrake one
Shocked

Post #405877 28th Mar 2021 2:13 pm
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MotionInc



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Canada 2008 LR2 i6 SE Auto Tambora Flame

https://www.freel2.com/forum/topic997.html...controller

Here is the search:
https://www.freel2.com/forum/search.php?se...rch_time=0

https://www.etrailer.com/vm/Land+Rover/LR2/bc

Let us know how it goes! Thumbs Up

Post #405889 28th Mar 2021 6:30 pm
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Pejo



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Australia 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 HSE Auto Indus Silver

Thanks for the link

Post #405904 29th Mar 2021 12:31 pm
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