Big red eyes illuminate when you step on the brakes with this die-cast chrome hitch cover. Great detailing and durable construction make this a great gift for a friend, loved one, or yourself! Call 800-298-8924 to order Pilot Automotive Hitch Covers part number CR-018 or order online at Free expert support on all Pilot Automotive products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Skull with L.E.D. Eyes Trailer Hitch Receiver Cover. Hitch Covers reviews from real customers.

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Skull with L.E.D. Eyes Trailer Hitch Receiver Cover

Pilot Automotive Hitch Covers

(40 reviews)

Code:   CR-018


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Pilot Automotive Hitch Covers - CR-018

Big red eyes illuminate when you step on the brakes with this die-cast chrome hitch cover. Great detailing and durable construction make this a great gift for a friend, loved one, or yourself!

Skull Trailer Hitch Receiver Cover with L.E.D. Eyes
  • Fits both 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" and 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Constructed of chrome plated ABS
  • LED Lights in the eyes illuminate with brake lights and running lights
    • LEDs will not flash or illuminate with turn signals
    • Includes a 4-pole wiring connector that is plugged into the 4-pole wiring harness on the vehicle

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Customer Reviews

Skull with L.E.D. Eyes Trailer Hitch Receiver Cover - CR-018

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (40 Customer Reviews)

Big red eyes illuminate when you step on the brakes with this die-cast chrome hitch cover. Great detailing and durable construction make this a great gift for a friend, loved one, or yourself!

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by: Rick N09/26/2013

Product was as described. The lights would not work so I used the expert help link and the problem was resolved. Very good follow-up and customer service! 101664


I have received many compliments on the hitch cover. It matches the skull bar ends on my kayak rack so I am styling. That said, the lights in the eyes are malfunctioning. Sometimes they are on bright when the car is off, sometimes they go dim when the brakes are applied and sometimes they work as before dim lights on all the time, brighter lights for braking. I took the cover off when I was not using the car for 2 weeks as I was concerned that the bright lights might wear my battery down.

Rick N - 10/01/2014


Thanks for the feedback. If your lights are not as bright, you might check out the connector and make sure that there is no sign of corrosion on it. If you do note some discoloration and corrosion you will need to clean the connectors. I would recommend using some Dielectric grease such as part # 11755
Dielectric Grease for Electrical Connectors, 2 oz.
before reconnecting. Also the amp draw on these LED lights is very minimal, but unplugging your hitch cover while your vehicle is parked for an extended period of time is a good idea.

Rachael H - 10/1/2014

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by: Dlynne3001/27/2014

It's bad ass, love it! Love the L.E.D glowing eyes. Easy to assemble. And people think twice before riding my bumper. Definitely recommend! 114812


I named my hitch Clive and he is just as bad ass as ever! When Clive passes, Ill definitely be getting another one from you. * winking

Dlynne30 - 01/28/2015


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by: lloyd08/12/2013

it's great! 94743


Still working great!

lloyd - 02/10/2015


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by: Captain Hayden05/07/2013

Arrrgh, it be good. Keeps them scolawags from off me butt! Scares the kiddies too! Plugged right in and awaze I went, I did. Matches me shirt and undergarments! Yo-ho! 79277

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by: KM06/26/2013

It appears to be exactly what I ordered. It's for a birthday present. I think he will love it. Hopefully will have a picture later to add. You all were very easy to order from and the package arrived very quickly. It was packed in the box with plenty of materials to ensure it would not be damaged. Thanks again! 86190

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by: JAMES L02/01/2013


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by: Ed A.01/07/2015

This skull is a cool hitch cover. It looks and works great. Real easy to put together and install. The whole order was put togther quickly and shipped in time for Christmas w/o extra shipping. I will totally come back to you guys for my trailer stuff. Keep up the great work. 168003

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by: Sonia Arreola12/18/2014

This is a replacement since I had a lady rear end my trailer hitch. Luckily no damage but the skull indented in her bumper haha. I had my husband remove it after half of it's face fell off LOL. Received it on time. I'm a happy camper. Thanks for the quick service!! 166175

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by: Agent Meier10/19/2013

Love this! Always get compliments on it too. Had a lady bump into my truck and broke this little guy off, no damage to my truck, so had to get another. Without this little guy I would have had damage to my truck and more damage to that ladies cadi. 104394

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by: Mikki and Tony609/20/2011

The skull LED trailer hitch plug was EXACTLY as ordered and arrived promptly and in perfect condition........Tony was very excited and put it on his truck right away! It's sooooo cool! thanks! 24320

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by: Gary D01/31/2014

It is plastic. You put it together. It works and looks nice. Etrailer has a friendly knowledgeable staff. Superfast shipping. This is my second time doing business with etrailer.Thanks. 115365

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by: SimoneC.06/17/2013

The product was purchased as a father's day gift. It arrived in good condition (quickly, too!) and worked properly when installed last evening. We have no complaints. Thank you 84991

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by: Stephen L. Graf11/22/2010

Christy was very helpful and pleasant. Thank you! We are a Collision Repair Facility and it is good when we can return the vehicle to the customer with every detail covered. 3708

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by: Marsha C12/28/2012

Bought as a gift. I have not used but was pleased with the looks. The up to date e-mails were very informative. The package was delivered in a very timely matter. 62152

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by: Frank See05/06/2013

I love this skull and get many comments on it. It is the second that I bought after the first was destroyed backing into a hill. My bad.... 79163

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by: vance10/31/2014

Just the last one which I broke when I came out of a drive way which was low and the trailer hitch hit brakeing off the head. 158721

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by: Billy G.07/10/2014

I was impressed with the fast delivery of the product and how great it looks on the back of my Black Ram 1500 Laramie. 140749

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by: Brian09/03/2013

Plugs right in and the plug goes down through the middle of the hitch so the wire isn't visible in the back. 97974

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by: Tim M.06/25/2013

Exactly as described on the website. No scratches, missing pieces, nothing wrong at all. Very pleased! 85994

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by: Carrie G.01/09/2014

Got this for my boyfriend, he loves it! Looks cool and easy to install. Great customer service as well! 112359

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by: Niki Mastrandricos11/22/2013

Excellent service! Received merchandise when I was told I would and love it! Thank you!!! 108140

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by: Mike Dussault08/07/2012

excellent product !! Easy ti install,,,, very bright!! Ride to live Live to ride !! 50887

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by: Dale J.11/12/2014

Replace my old on and this looks great and really stands out. 160574

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by: Look Good05/16/2013

Had one like this before. Replaced with this new one. 80536

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by: MIke02/02/2015

Received earlier than promised. Very well packaged. 172131

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by: JIM LIGHTNING08/08/2014


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by: Dutch09/07/2013

Not bad but is made of plastic fast shi pping 98783

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by: Terry Donn08/15/2012

Works great and looks great, so Thank you!! 51816

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by: Lloyd09/10/2013

It's easy to work with and it looks gre at. 99363

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by: Mike05/18/2011

Love it. Looks great and easy to insta ll. 14623

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by: mike09/12/2012

looks great, arrived on time,easy insta ll 54452

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by: terry donn08/29/2012

would like to find one with blue eyes. 53394

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by: Brian Black01/23/2012

Nice Light cover, the kids loved it 30185

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by: Scott r12/27/2012

Fast delivery great service 62029

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by: Steve05/10/2012

Sweet Looking Terminator! 39845

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by: Eric H11/11/2014

Looks great on my truck 160361

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by: Ken Boynton08/11/2014

works and looks great 145661

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by: Don E07/07/2014

Everything seems fine 139786

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by: Frank See03/25/2011

Cool, isn't it. 10321

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by: Mario05/10/2013

Nice!!! 79788


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  • Will the Curt Class III Trailer Hitch # 13252 Fit a 2007 Chevrolet Colorado
  • Yes, the Curt Class III Round Tube Trailer Hitch, # 13252, will fit on your 2007 Chevrolet Colorado. This hitch will simply bolt on to your vehicle frame rails and does not require any drilling, cutting or welding to install. I have attached the installation instructions and an installation video for you to check out. The receiver of this hitch will sit flush with the rear edge of your bumper and allow you to use a skull hitch cover like our Pilot Skull LED Hitch Cover, # CR-018. If...
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  • Will Pilot Skull Hitch Cover #CR-018 fit a 2003 Ford Explorer?
  • The Pilot Skull with L.E.D. Eyes Trailer Hitch Receiver Cover, # CR-018 will fit both a 1-1/4 inch and a 2 inch hitch. Those two sizes are the two most common hitches that are used on a 2003 Ford Explorer. If you want to measure the hitch opening on your vehicle that will tell you what size hitch you will have. If the opening measures 1-1/4 inches or 2 inches then the hitch cover will work in your vehicle. The hitch cover does come with a 4-pole wiring connector that can be plugged into...
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  • Lights Do Not Come ON with Brakes on Skull Trailer Hitch Cover
  • The first thing you are going to want to do is check to make sure the brake light signal is coming through on the 4-Way. You would need a circuit tester, # 3808 if you do not have one, and will need to have someone sit in the vehicle and apply the brakes while you test the 4-Way. If the brake signal is not coming through and the connections are clean, the first thing to check is the stop light and/or CHMSL fuse. Use the vehicle owners manual to find their locations. If the fuses are...
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  • What are the Face Dimensions of Skull Hitch Cover CR-018
  • I pulled the skull hitch cover, part # CR-018, from our warehouse to measure it. It is 5 inches tall by 3-7/8 inches wide.
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  • What is the Shaft Length on the Skull with L.E.D. Eyes Trailer Hitch Receiver Cover # CR-018
  • I went out to the warehouse and pulled the Skull with L.E.D. Eyes Trailer Hitch Receiver Cover, item # CR-018, to measure for you. There are two hitch pin holes in the 1-1/4 inch shank portion of the cover. The first is 2-1/8 inches from the back of the skull and the second is 2-3/4 inches. From the top of the shank to the top of the skull is 1-1/2 inches. So as long as you have 1-1/2 inches above the top of the receiver opening at 2-1/8 or 2-3/4 inches from the center of the hitch pin...
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  • Distance from the Top of the Shank to the Top of the Skull on the Skull with LED Eyes # CR-018
  • From the top of the shank to the top of the skull of the Skull with L.E.D. Eyes Trailer Hitch Receiver Cover, item # CR-018 is 1-1/2 inches. We haven't had the chance to shoot a demo video for this product, but I did attach some pictures of this product that should help give you an idea what it's like.
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  • How to Wire the Pilot Automotive Hitch Covers # CR-018 to a Harley
  • To wire in the Pilot Automotive Hitch Covers # CR-018 to the taillight wiring of your Harley you will need to first cut the 4-way connector off of the cover and then run the white wire to a suitable ground (bike frame), run the brown wire to the running light circuit, and then run either the green or yellow wire to the brake light circuit. The last wire won't be used. This lights of this cover are LED so they won't hardly draw anything so they won't overdraw your taillight wiring. Quick...
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  • Will Pilot Skull with L.E.D. Eyes Hitch Receiver Cover # CR-018 Fit Hitch on 2014 Chevy Equinox
  • Yes, the Pilot Skull with L.E.D. Eyes Hitch Receiver Cover # CR-018 will fit the hitch on your 2014 Chevrolet Equinox. Your car could be equipped with either a 1-1/4-inch Class II or a 2-inch Class III trailer hitch, and the Pilot hitch cover is designed to be able to work with both sizes. If you need a 4-pole trailer wiring harness to power your LED-equipped hitch cover you can use part # 56094 from Curt, which is a simple plug-and-play harness that plugs in to your tail lights without...
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  • Adapter Needed to Use Skull Trailer Hitch Cover # CR-018 on 2015 Toyota Tacoma with 7-Way Connector
  • Yes, you can use the Pollak 7 Pole to 4 Pole Connector Adapter, # PK12716. This will adapt the 7-way on your 2015 Toyota Tacoma to accept the 4-way on the Skull with L.E.D. Eyes Trailer Hitch Receiver Cover, # CR-018.
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