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Hi all,

I tested my atlas hitch lighting (with part 7-Way RV Blade Connector Tester) and it failed. I tested with a multi-meter and I had no 12vdc at the 7-pin connector, and no voltage changes when using left/right indicator, brakes, etc. I took it to the dealer and they said everything is working perfectly....but still no 12vdc or any control signals. The dealer suggested I get an aftermarket 'adapter' or 'converter'. Not sure what they were talking about, and when pressed they could not be more specific, just that they saw another Atlas with some sort of "made in taiwan" adapter plugged in.

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I had a similar problem. I used my old male connector and the trailer lights didn't work. I went and bought a new connector with indicator test lights and plugged it in, same thing. I finally pulled it out and pushed it "hard" back in. The lights started working. Try re-seating your connector. No problem at all any more, must have been some plastic or something else in the female connector.
 

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Resolved - still suspicious though!

After repeated failures at VW dealerships, I went to a local tow specialist called HitchCity where I bought my brake controller and they at first were confused but then they tried an adapter they use for Mercedes/BMWs and it worked like a charm. Now the light tester shows all signals present and the brake controller (curt echo) has power.

Very odd that if this is required that my nearest 2 dealerships had no idea. But I guess their expertise is extremely weak because when the VW technician first looked at my car he phoned me up and told me I had no factory tow package installed. I told him it certainly is! He compared it to another Atlas he had in for service and eventually agreed...yes, I do have a factory tow package!
 

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I had a similar problem. I used my old male connector and the trailer lights didn't work. I went and bought a new connector with indicator test lights and plugged it in, same thing. I finally pulled it out and pushed it "hard" back in. The lights started working. Try re-seating your connector. No problem at all any more, must have been some plastic or something else in the female connector.
Thanks for the reply. I will double check all my connections as well.
 
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