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Old 03-04-2019, 08:13 PM   #1
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Touareg and Curt Echo brake controller?

I am considering using a Curt Echo wireless brake controller with my 2016 VW Touareg. It would seem to be a good fit and eTrailer recommends it highly for the Touareg as itís much simpler than hooking up the irony needed to access the brake control plug in the Touareg. One concern I have is that it works by being plugged into the 7 pin connector and then plugging trailer into the brake controller and I am concerned that if it is plugged into the 7 pin plug it will interfere with the Touareg recognizing the trailer. The Touareg has some. Ice features that are enabled once it recognizes a trailer is attached and I donít want to interfere with that. Does anyone have any experience with this kind of set up?

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Old 03-05-2019, 08:49 PM   #2
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Lori, I have a VW Atlas with the Curt Echo. The vehicle recognized the trailer connected on the dash, and will assume the same for the Touareg. Isnít full confirmation, but pretty confident VW to VW you would get the same results.

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Old 03-06-2019, 10:44 AM   #3
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Thanks....that is very helpful.
I also contacted Curt and eTrailer and they said no problem:
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I prefer the cab mounted controllers that can be two finger actuated. I'm referring to the type that plugs into the under-dash brake controller harness that is included with many vehicles, especially those equipped for towing with a towing package.

You can easily test if the trailer brakes are being signaled by the controller by squeezing the finger levers, and you can manually modulate the trailer brakes in the event of a sway incident.
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