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I need to hook up trailer wiring to my 2000 VW Golf. Do I need a special harness or part or can I safely tap into the existing wiring without damaging wiring or computers etc?

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    I'm connecting a trailer wiring kit and just need to know what each wire corresponds to in the wire group running between the two tail lights in the trunk. My service manual doesn't match the wires that I see (colors don't match). Any diagrams out there simple to read?

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You can tap into the wiring but I wouldn't suggest doing that. I would just by an adapter to do the job.

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