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Old 11-13-2011, 10:52 PM   #1
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Towing plug help

On the MOHO is a seven pin plug (for towing my trailer)... But I want to connect a plug to my dingy (Volkswagen GTI). What plug should I use on the dingy? My concern is the independent (separate from brake/tail light) turn signals. The seven pin looks like the brake/tail/turn signal are all on the same wire.

What say you? Thanks.
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On the MOHO is a seven pin plug (for towing my trailer)... But I want to connect a plug to my dingy (Volkswagen GTI). What plug should I use on the dingy? My concern is the independent (separate from brake/tail light) turn signals. The seven pin looks like the brake/tail/turn signal are all on the same wire.

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The simple way is to get a 7 pin to 4 flat adapter. The harder way is to tap into the plug wireing and splice in the 4 flat socket.
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On the MOHO is a seven pin plug (for towing my trailer)... But I want to connect a plug to my dingy (Volkswagen GTI). What plug should I use on the dingy? My concern is the independent (separate from brake/tail light) turn signals. The seven pin looks like the brake/tail/turn signal are all on the same wire.

What say you? Thanks.
You can find an adapter at most auto parts stores or even Wal*Mart. There are several different ones, 6 pin round and 4 pin flat are the normal. I used the 6 pin round on our towed.
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How are you wiring the dinghy? When the dealer installed the Blue Ox baseplate on my 08 Jeep Liberty, they used a Blue Ox wiring kit (with diodes) that terminated in a 7-pin plug at the front, so all I need is a 7-pin-to-7-pin cable. If you use a wiring kit, that will determine what plug you have.
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Normally on a towed you will use either a flat 4 (you can get and adapter at U-Haul or most RV places) or the round 7 (The latter is used if your Towed brake controller is IN the motor home.. As it should be)

You don't worry about the brake light wire on the VW at all, Just hook up the turn signals.

Now.. as it turns out this is actually a very good situtation.

If you use an aux brake system like the US-Gear Unified brake decelerator, Air Force one, or even the ones I do not like such as Brake Buddy or Even brake (The "Brake system in a box" as I call them systems which need installation every time you tow)

Then when they push or pull down the brake pedal THEY will turn on the VW's normal brake lights.

And the turn signals will work normally, plus they will come on to "Supplement" the VW's normal brake lights.

All in all the very best of signal systems.
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