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VW MKVII-Mk7 Golf family including Golf Wagon (~ 2015 +) Discussions area for the Mk7 (2015+) Golf and Golf Wagon TDIs based on the MQB (Modularer Querbaukasten) platform.

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Old May 2nd, 2018, 11:23   #31
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For my 2015 golf wagon I used Tekonsha or Towready harness #118646, which is not correct as it comes but very easy to move wires and make it work perfectly for the wagon.
Only splicing is to find power for it, I used nearby accessory outlet in trunk.

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http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread...02#post5347402
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Old May 2nd, 2018, 12:27   #32
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Victory!
Can't wait to see more...

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Old May 2nd, 2018, 13:27   #33
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Can't wait to see more...

The good part is, you can also not see it at all!

7way plug screw and glue on the bumper. Cord is fish thru a plug inside the trunk with a dab of silicon glue to seal it off.

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Old May 2nd, 2018, 13:39   #34
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Next step is to plug everything, including the brake controller.

Maybe I will be able to test everything with my camper this Friday.

Also, a short video to show where the hitch is bolted

https://youtu.be/hwX_ozd-4rg
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Old May 3rd, 2018, 10:36   #35
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That is slick
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Old May 3rd, 2018, 11:11   #36
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Damn. That is great.
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Old May 4th, 2018, 08:58   #37
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OH WOW! I'm in! Now I just need to buy a reason to get a tow hitch.

Thanks for sharing Discovery!
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Old May 4th, 2018, 09:48   #38
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Can anyone comment on how the GSW DSG would do towing a small boat, say something like a 16' tinny?

I am sure the towing part would be fine but I have concerns around pulling it out of the water.
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Old May 4th, 2018, 11:37   #39
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Can anyone comment on how the GSW DSG would do towing a small boat, say something like a 16' tinny?
I am sure the towing part would be fine but I have concerns around pulling it out of the water.
I am guessing not well; from the 2015 GSW owners manual:
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Old May 4th, 2018, 11:50   #40
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*Shrugs*

From earlier in the thread - https://www.thetowcarawards.com/tow-...lkswagen-golf/
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Old May 4th, 2018, 12:12   #41
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Code the ECU for towing and that heat is nothing more than an afterthought.

They say the same thing with the Alltrack, but few people ignore it.

I'd just be aware of the total weight you're towing, a 16' skift or boston whaler may not be bad, try and not use the most steep boat launches and you should be fine, no need to slide back and end up a video on youtube.
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Old May 4th, 2018, 12:50   #42
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Interesting about coding the ECU for towing, didn't know that's a thing.

I figure a 16' aluminum would probably be around 1200 pounds, so way lighter than a BW.
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Old May 4th, 2018, 14:40   #43
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Not having a garage sucks.
Wiring part of the project have been delayed due to intensive rain.

But.
In the meantime I decided to make a safety chain ring for the swan neck.

Me and a friend, bashed a rod into a square


and welded it on



No picture of the final product, it is now hanging in the shed while the paint dry, but you get the idea.

Look like this thread became my journal, so stay tuned for more!

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Old May 5th, 2018, 16:47   #44
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Wiring completed at 90%



Only problem, how do I remove the hood handle??? I need to access the BCM to steal the brake signal for my brake controller...

Edit: Praise 1854sailor!

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Old May 7th, 2018, 05:38   #45
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Not having a garage sucks.
Wiring part of the project have been delayed due to intensive rain.

But.
In the meantime I decided to make a safety chain ring for the swan neck.

Me and a friend, bashed a rod into a square


and welded it on



No picture of the final product, it is now hanging in the shed while the paint dry, but you get the idea.

Look like this thread became my journal, so stay tuned for more!
Knock on wood that swan neck doesn't fall out of the receiver, otherwise those "safety" chains aren't too safe. Better than nothing I guess.
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