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post #1 of 11 Old 01-19-2017 Thread Starter
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Towing a trailer with LED lights - warning light

Hi, I have a 2004 V8 Touareg and am having trouble finding an interface which will work to allow me to tow a trailer with LED lights and not have the warning message show on the dash every time also have the trailer lights either just not work or flash randomly. Has anyone found a reasonably priced solution to this without spending hundreds on a genuine part from VW?
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Etrailer.com has several options for VW Porsche Audi vehicles. Do you need a 7 to 7 or 7 to 4/5?
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AndreB, I purchased a 7way to 5way & 4way trailer adapter for VW, Audi and Porche for towing trailers with LED lights from Etrailer.com Part TR201421 $13.99 US works great.
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Hi thanks for the reference, I am after a round 13 pin down to a flat 7 pin with an interface which will rectify the LED light low voltage problem.
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Think I may have solved my own problem

ledtowconnect.com

website states it will fix the problem so will give it a go
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$239!!!!!!

Unless that's in VND, that's a ripoff!!!! Adapters are available in NA for less than $30 USD.

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I too tried a load box but still had issues.
With no load box:
1. Engine off and ignition off when trailer first connected
2. When trailer already connected turn lights off BEFORE starting the car

No issues since. Miss any of the above steps and get bulb out warnings - without load box and even with the load box on rare occasions.

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Very strange. I converted my boat trailer to new LED submersible lights and have had no issues whatsoever. No need for any adapters. Maybe there is a problem with the lights on your trailer.

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my led trailers didn't work at all when i plugged into the factory plug, all i got was all the lights dimly flickering. I bought https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
and then bought from harbor freight a 7 pin to 4 pin for my smaller trailer and both that and my enclosed car trailer work properly with no issue now
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I picked up a 7-7 LED fix in the form of a pigtail like this
Joseph Pollak Corp 12-724EP 7-WAY PIN PLUG TO 7-WAY RV SOCKET
Works perfect.

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See us towing the 25' enclosed Featherlite all over the West
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