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Availability of 5-Pin Flat Connector That Retains Separate Stop and Turn Signals for 2016 VW Golf

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I have a 2016 VW Golf that has separate turn signal and brake light. I also have a small tent trailer that has separate turn signal and brake lights with a 5 pin flat connector. I cant seem to find a light wiring adapter that will work with this configuration. They all assume the trailer turn signal and brake are on same circuit.

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Since pretty much every trailer has the stop signal integrated with the left and right turn signals it has just become the standard wiring configuration and that is why it can be difficult to find something. Despite this, we actually do have the solution you are looking for.

Tekonsha has their Modulite Protector 5-Way Flat w/ Integrated Circuit and Overload Protection # 119177 which will work in the same manner as the wiring kits that you see are a fit for your 2016 Volkswagen Golf. The only difference is that you have the 5th wire so that you can keep your turn and brake light signals separate. This universal wiring kit comes with all of the necessary parts to install it on your Volkswagen.

The only other thing that you might find helpful in installing this product is a Circuit Tester # PTW2992 to help you pinpoint the correct wires that you will need to splice into for each function.

Some people prefer to use butt connectors over quick splices so if you would rather use Butt Connectors I recommend part # DW05744-5 which comes with 5 of them.

I have attached links to the instructions and a review video for you to check out.

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