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Old 07-20-2020, 02:39 PM   #1
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7 Pin Connector help

My 2012 VW Touareg has a 4 pin plug which seems to be normal. Etrailer sells the 4 to 7 pin adapter. Is this something a local mechanic installs to make sure everything from the 7 pin is working correctly? I am assuming this is how the trailer brakes work and the battery and I am not sure what the 3rd item would be. This is my first time ever towing anything. What do I need to know? TIA

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Old 07-20-2020, 02:47 PM   #2
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You will get a hundred replies from the experts here (which I am not one) but the adapter will probably work for the lights but not for the brakes. You will need a brake controller installed and wired in. I'd have a trailer dealer install a real 7 pin plug and brake controller. Just MHO.

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Old 07-20-2020, 02:50 PM   #3
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I just googled and there are several videos on how to convert https://www.bing.com/search?q=can+a+...APMCS1&PC=APMC
plus the brake controller as mentioned by Rita
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