Wiring Harness To Use With EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver For 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack

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Can you recommend the right wiring harness to use with this trailer hitch for my 2017 VW AllTrack? Thanks.

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If you need a 4-Way connection, this Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # C56391 features a combined wiring system with pulse width modulation. The brake, tail light, and turn signals are sent along the same wire and signals are sent as pulses which need to be deciphered.

It allows you to quickly and easily install a 4-way trailer connector on your vehicle with this custom harness. T-connector plugs directly into existing wiring. Powered converter reduces strain on wiring system and is made using SMT to ensure superior performance.

If you need a 7-way connection, Universal Installation Kit for Trailer Brake Controller # ETBC7 includes everything you need to install an electric trailer brake controller and 7-way connector. (If you already have a 4-way).

If you need a brake controller, I recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Proportional Trailer Brake Controller # 90195. With a proportional brake controller, you can get heavy-duty emergency braking, general braking or slow-to-an-idle braking for your trailer automatically.

The intensity with which your trailer brakes are activated and the rate at which they are applied are dependent on the deceleration of your tow vehicle. This means that, unlike time-delay controllers - which send the same amount of preset power to your trailer brakes every time - proportional controllers are able to adapt to every braking situation differently. So, if you slam on the brakes in your truck, your trailer brakes will activate with that same extreme intensity. And if you merely slow down as you approach a red light, your trailer will gradually brake in the same manner. Just set the initial power level, select a boost setting, and you're good to go.

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