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Curt Auxiliary LED Indicator Lights

Curt Auxiliary LED Indicator Lights

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Auxiliary indicator lights adds visibility and safety to a cargo carrier, bike rack, or other towable accessory. LEDs in each strip correspond with brake, turn, and running lights. Includes 2 light strips, adhesive backing, and wiring harnesses. Call 800-298-1624 to order CURT accessories and parts part number C53201 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all CURT products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Curt Auxiliary LED Indicator Lights. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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CURT Accessories and Parts - C53201

  • Hitch Cargo Carrier
  • Hitch Bike Racks
  • Lights
  • CURT

Auxiliary indicator lights adds visibility and safety to a cargo carrier, bike rack, or other towable accessory. LEDs in each strip correspond with brake, turn, and running lights. Includes 2 light strips, adhesive backing, and wiring harnesses.


Features:

  • Auxiliary indicator lights offer increased visibility and safety on cargo carriers and bike racks
  • Double row of LEDs in each strip correspond with brake, turn, and running lights
    • LED strips are right and left specific
  • Easy installation - just stick on and plug into your 4-way flat connector
  • 3M adhesive backing for secure, convenient mounting on a variety of surfaces
  • Durable, waterproof construction for lasting weather resistance
  • Dimensions
    • Wiring harness: 71" long
    • Light bars: 7" long
    • Light bars with wiring: 22" long
  • 2 LED light strips, 3M adhesive backing, and wiring harnesses included
  • Limited lifetime warranty


53201 Curt Auxiliary LED Indicator Lights




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Video of Curt Auxiliary LED Indicator Lights

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Review of Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier - Hitch Bike Rack - C53201

Today, we're going to take a look at the Curt auxiliary led indicator lights. Now these auxiliary indicator lights will offer increased visibility and safety for your cargo carrier bike racks. They offer double row LEDs in each strip that'll cause correspond with the brake turn and running lights. The LED strips are right in less specific and they are stamped on their L for left R for right. It's very easy installation. They just stick on and plug into your four way flat connector on the back of each light strip.

There's a nice 3m adhesive backing. It gives you a secure, convenient mounting on a variety of surfaces. And each light is a durable, waterproof construction for lasting weather resistance. What I want to do is I'm going to give you some dimensions on these, and then we're going to hook them up to power just to show how they light up and how they operate.Basically the wiring harness, which is plugged into your four-way connects to your lights. Length on this is going to be 71 inches.

The light bar, each one length wise is going to be seven inches long. And the wiring is 22 inches of wiring on each light bar. Does include everything shown here. The two LED light strips with the 3m adhesive backing on the back and the wiring harness to plug it in. So what I'm going to do now is we're going to show you.

You'll take your yellow connector and you can see it has this threaded connector on it. And then you just line up, it's a three pin connector and it has a little raised area that you just line up and push them together, take your threaded part, and then just thread it all the way up until it secures it and that'll keep it connected.So it doesn't come apart. The blue one will do the same way, line it up, push it on and go ahead and thread on the connector all the way down until it tightens up. So now both of your lights are connected and then we'll take our four way and I got my four way here. So we'll go ahead and plug that in.And once we get that all plugged in, there we go.

I'll go ahead and turn on our 12 volt power. And you can see with our 12 volt power on. It can see that the top row of LEDs will light up and that would be for your running lights. Okay. And then I'm just going to go ahead and turn off the overhead lights. You can see how bright they are as the running lights. And then when we hit our brakes, you can see when you hit your brakes, you'll see that the bottom row of lights will light up. So you hit your brakes, the bottom row lights up. And then if you do your turn signal, just want to show you that you can do that way you'll do your left turn. I'm sorry, your right turn. That would be this one over here.And then if you do your left turn, Turn my power off. There you go. There would be your left turn signal. Very nice LED lights to give the brightness and turn back on our overhead lights and turn off our power. But that should do it for the review on the Curt auxiliary LED indicator lights..


Customer Reviews

Curt Auxiliary LED Indicator Lights - C53201

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (64 Customer Reviews)

Auxiliary indicator lights adds visibility and safety to a cargo carrier, bike rack, or other towable accessory. LEDs in each strip correspond with brake, turn, and running lights. Includes 2 light strips, adhesive backing, and wiring harnesses.

- C53201
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Very easy installation on my Thule bike carrier. Excellent add-on for road safety. Thanks for a great product.



- C53201
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One part of LED's failed to work for one light not too long after using it. Otherwise, a decent product and doing what I need it to do as supplemental light. Will get another one and see if it lasts longer.


Comments
I will have our Customer Service team reach out to you. The lights do have a lifetime warranty.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 05/12/2022


- C53201
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Love the lights. I installed them on my bike carrier because I was worried that the bikes would block my brake lights from the cars behind me. I just taped them to the rack in case I want to use them on a cargo rack. Very nice lights. I’m going to buy another pair.



- C53201
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This is the second set of these that I have ordered. It worked so well on my first RV tow behind vehicle - I am going to install them on my new tow behind vehicle. The lights are very visible in the day light and especially at night. This is especially important to me as my RV's tail lights are mounted down low and are not visible from directly behind the tow vehicle when it is being towed. This time I will be mounting them using magnetic strips vise directly attaching them to the tow vehicle just because there is no good location to permanently mount them.



- C53201
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LED Lights work exactly as described. Highly recommend. I used zip-ties to attach the wires to the trailer. etrailer made sure to delivery the product by our deadline before we departed on our trip.


Comments
Update, 12 months later, lights have continued to function. Product works as described.
Preston - 12/29/2021


- C53201
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Works perfect on our Thule bicycle carrier. We carry two bikes & they extend over the tail light. This is attached to the carrier perfectly. Great product!



- C53201
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Good product but light assembly adhesive tape released on one side causing the light to break off after dragging on the road. This was during a winter ice storm so temperature or moisture ingress could be a factor of why the double sided tape released. too bad it did not have a screw mount to ensure it would stay affixed.



- C53201
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Easy to install. Seems to work well for our application. We have a hitch bike rack and cover our bikes while traveling. That blocks the indicators on our truck so auxiliary lights are needed for safety



- C53201
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Perfect for my application - hitch cargo carrier. etrailer representative was great! Connection / connector between the wire and lights seems a bit fragile - had to add electrical to on.



- C53201
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Received package 4 days ahead of time. Always good. Are smaller than I thought(shipping box fit in mail box!), but are exactly as described. Plenty bright, leads are long enough for a swing away bike rack. I did have a challenge getting turn signals to work, but it was not the fault of the system, it was the fault of the previous van owner who did not have it wired correctly!



- C53201
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In my opinion a clear 5 star ordering experience from beginning to end. High quality product arrived well-packed and exactly as described on company web site - which was easy to navigate. ordering was a breeze, shipping was fast and delivered even faster that I had anticipated. HIGHLY recommend this company and their products.



- C53201
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Great addition to cargo carrier for safety purposes.



- C53201
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Fit perfectly and provides good rear brake and turn signals from my bike hitch. etrailer had great links to installation instructions.



- C53201
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The perfect addition to my hitch basket and the only one I saw that came with everything I needed including the 4 prong connector



- C53201
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Nice, simple setup. It is quite small though. I don't understand why there have to be connections instead of just straight cable. Also, It seems the 4 pin plug may be the weak point in this. It's fine for occasional use, but really is too small and not very bright for safety.



- C53201
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One light bar only has a single line of functioning LEDs. As a result, it communicates a turn or 4 way flashers but not headlights on nor brake lights.


Comments
Thank you for your review. First, it is a good idea to check to see if you have the LED light strips in the correct orientation. They are left, right specific and are marked on the back. I also recommend to check the ground wire of your vehicles 4-way wiring to make sure it is grounded to a clean bare metal surface of the frame.
-- Etrailer Expert Heather A - 05/27/2021


- C53201
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When I attached my bike rack loaded with two bikes to the truck you couldn’t see my brake lights or turn signals. These were just what I needed and were easy to install.



- C53201
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The LED light kit works just as advertised. We have a Thule T2 Classic 2-Bike Hitch Rack and the size of the light bars is perfect!



- C53201
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Great product! This was extremely easy to hook up. I used it to add lights and turn signals to a bike rack. This definitely did the trick!


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Excellent! Still works like new.
Abbigail - 05/19/2021


- C53201
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This is a great add on because the bike rack blocks the turn signals.



- C53201
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Really poor quality. Dim. From The beginning I am getting a Trailer Bulb Failure notice on my dash info center. Also, when connected, my blinkers now fast blink half the time.


Comments
Thank you for your review. I believe the dimness of the product is due to poor connection. If your vehicle is having trouble with the LED indicator lights then you will need load resistors. Please see the attached expert answer.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 07/15/2021


- C53201
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I received the Curt Auxiliary LED lights today. I am in the process of fabricating a square bar running across the bottom of the bicycle rack with brackets to attach to the bottom. When I am finished I will send you pictures. I have removed the lights from the package and connected the lights into the plug to the hitch lights. Everything performed well.



- C53201
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I ordered these to provide better visibility when carrying bikes on the back of our 5th wheel. The lights were as advertised and easy to install.



- C53201
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these lights were wired all wrong spent 2 hours correcting the problem wont happen again



- C53201
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Great product housing cracked near wire insertion to led strip. Still works just fine.


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