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Hopkins LED Breakaway Switch with 7" Lead Wires

Hopkins LED Breakaway Switch with 7" Lead Wires

Item # HM20059
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LED indicator on breakaway switch lets you know the battery powered, emergency breakaway is engaged. If the plunger is removed the LED light is illuminated, indicating that there is power passing through the switch. 7" Long wires. Call 800-298-8924 to order Hopkins accessories and parts part number HM20059 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Hopkins products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Hopkins LED Breakaway Switch with 7" Lead Wires. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Hopkins Accessories and Parts - HM20059

  • Trailer Breakaway Kit
  • Switch
  • Hopkins

LED indicator on breakaway switch lets you know the battery powered, emergency breakaway is engaged. If the plunger is removed the LED light is illuminated, indicating that there is power passing through the switch. 7" Long wires.


Features:

  • Durable pin and vehicle hook-up cable
  • Weatherproof design
  • LED test verifies power is being transferred to the trailer brakes
  • Light indicates that the breakaway circuit is engaged


Specs:

  • Works with Hopkins, Tekonsha and Tow Ready Breakway systems
  • 7" Long installation wires
  • 48" Long cable
  • 90-Day warranty


A crucial component to a breakaway system, a breakaway switch is what activates the trailer brakes should your trailer become disconnected from the tow vehicle.



20059 LED Break Away Switch




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Customer Reviews

Hopkins LED Breakaway Switch with 7" Lead Wires - HM20059

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (10 Customer Reviews)

LED indicator on breakaway switch lets you know the battery powered, emergency breakaway is engaged. If the plunger is removed the LED light is illuminated, indicating that there is power passing through the switch. 7" Long wires.

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Good quality 824378



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great web site great got part in like 2 days 679408



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Searched retail stores for this break away switch with LED test light and no luck. E trailer had the exact part delivered to my home in several days and was exactly what I expected. 569228



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Switch mounded up ok. I fabricated a shield to cover the switch so that it would not be jerked around and possibly fail due to wiggling around. 403366


Comments
Thank Randy F. for another great review and rating!! Hopkins appreciates your business.
Hopkins C from - 07/12/2017

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Works great, only used to test but is excellent device with my fabricated bracket to prevent movement
Randy f - 07/08/2018

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Good price, purchased for spares 386104


Comments
Thanks Brad for the great review and rating!! Hopkins appreciates your business.
Hopkins C from - 05/31/2017

24416

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Looks like a good replacement. everything was shipped fast 269947



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This switch was a great replacement for my broken one. Nice way to upgrade as well. 243786



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Replaced a worn out breakaway switch on my '03 Coleman Yuma. Works great. 150039



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Order delivery was upgraded, at no cost to me, and delivered in just over 24 hrs. Etrailer was in contact by email from order confirmation to shipping time. I would recommend them to everyone. 118573



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great switch 13650


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Ask the Experts about this Hopkins Accessories and Parts

  • LED Status on Hopkins LED Breakaway Switch
    For your Hopkins LED Breakaway Switch part # HM20059 the led indicator should only be lit when the breakaway pin is pulled, and should be solid. When the pin is inserted and the trailer hooked up it should not be on at all. If you do not have the breakaway system wired correctly, the brakes may not be getting the signal from the breakaway box. It sounds like there may be a wiring issue with the breakaway switch. I recommend that you check all your connections, specifically check the...
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  • No Brakes On Trailer When Pin Is Pulled On Breakaway Switch
    I have attached a couple of helpful articles that explain how to install and test breakaway systems. I spoke with my contact at Hopkins and they told me that the light should not illuminate unless the cable has been pulled. Since you said the light is blinking when hooked up, it sounds like there may be a problem in the wiring. You can also test the battery to make certain it has a full charge. If you do not have the breakaway system wired correctly, the brakes may not be getting the...
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  • What are the Functions of the 3 Wires on Hopkins LED Breakaway Switch, # HM20059
    You are correct, the Hopkins LED Breakaway Switch, # HM20059, does have 3 wires. The white wire is the ground wire and should be attached to the trailer frame. The blue wire on the switch will connect to the electric brake wire coming from the trailer side connector. The black wire goes to the break away battery. This part is just a switch, if you need a new system, I recommend Engager Trailer BreakAway Kit with Charger and Tester, # 20099. I have included a link to the installation details...
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  • Wiring 3-Wire Breakaway Switch as Replacement for 2-Wire Switch
    You can absolutely wire up a 3-wire breakaway switch like the Hopkins LED Breakaway Switch with 7" Lead Wires # HM20059 to replace your 2-wire switch; the difference is that the 3-wire switch has a dedicated ground wire while the 2-wire switch grounds through its mounting hardware. The Hopkins LED Breakaway Switch # HM20059 has the white ground wire, a blue wire which will splice into the brake wire coming out of your trailer connector and a black wire which will connect to the breakaway box.
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  • Can a 3-Wire Breakaway Switch Be Substituted for a 2-Wire Breakaway Switch
    Yes, you can use a 3-wire breakaway switch like part # HM20059 in place of a 2-wire breakaway switch like part # HM20010. The connections will be the same and the only differences is that the 2-wire switch grounds through the mounting hardware whereas the 3-wire switch grounds with a single wire. The blue wire on the switch will connect to the electric brake wire coming from the trailer side connector. The black wire goes to the breakaway battery. If it turns out it is not the switch...
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  • How to Turn Off LED Indicator on Hopkins LED Breakaway Switch
    In order to turn off/deactivate the LED indicator light on the Hopkins LED Breakaway Switch # HM20059 referenced in your question, you simply will not connect the white ground wire on the unit. If the white wire is not grounded, the LED indicator will not function but everything else will work like normal. For a non-LED version, you can also use the Hopkins Replacement Break-Away Switch # HM20010.
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  • How To Wire Hopkins LED Breakaway Switch Part HM20059
    In regards to the Hopkins LED Breakaway Switch part # HM20059; the white wire is ground, the black wire is for 12 volt power, and the blue wire is for electric brake output. If you have a two wire switch, the above will work but the Hopkins Replacement Break-Away Switch part # HM20010 would be better since there are less connections but you can use either. The Replacement Break-Away Switch grounds though the mounting hardware which is why an additional ground is not needed.
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  • Re Inserting Pin into Breakaway Switch
    The piece of the switch that pulled out is keyed, so that it can only be inserted back into the switch one way. Try rotating the piece, eventually you will find the position in which it will go in. You will also want to make sure that the pin was not damaged.
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  • Can Trailer Breakaway Pin be Easily Substituted If Broken On Trip
    Breakaway plungers are pretty unique so you won't be able to easily substitute something to get you back on the road. I could tell you to cut the wire on the switch so that the brakes would release so that you could get home to order a new switch like with the part # HM20059, but since that's not safe I really can't recommend that as an ideal solution...
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  • Trouble Re-Installing Breakaway Pin Back In Switch
    The majority of breakaway pins are keyed which means they can only be inserted back into the switch one way like the Hopkins LED Breakaway Switch part # HM20059 for example. Therefore, most likely you just don't have the pin in the correct position. That said, if the pin is damaged or there is foreign objects inside the switch that could cause issues as well. Please note, it does take a fair amount of force to remove and reinstall the pin back inside the switch. That said, there isn't...
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  • How to Wire Hopkins Breakaway Switch # HM20059 with Hydrastar Electric Over Hydraulic Brake Actuator
    The yellow wire from the Hydrastar # HBA16 will connect to the blue wire of the Breakaway Switch # HM20059. The blue wire from the Breakaway Box # HM20121 connects to the black wire from the switch. The white wire from the switch is strictly a ground for the LED light and should connect directly to the trailer's frame.
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  • Replacement Breakaway Kit Switch Recommendation for RV Breakaway System
    Put the pin back in and check the wiring of the switch to make sure nothing was damaged. Nothing should be reset but the switch could have been damaged or the wiring as well. For a replacement switch though we have the Hopkins kit part # HM20059 which would work well as a replacement.
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  • Do You Have a Replacement Pin and Lanyard for a Trailer Breakaway Switch
    If you have the Tekonsha trailer breakaway kit you will need the Replacement Tekonsha Trailer breakaway Switch, part number 420000, to replace your lost or broken cable and pin. If you have a Hopkins Breakaway system then you can order the Replacement Cable and Pin for Hopkins Breakaway Switches, part number HM20051 which works on the HM20059 and HM20060 breakaway switches.
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  • Replacement Breakaway Pin for Landa ECOS Trailer
    If you can provide me with the brand and model of the breakaway system that is used on your Landa ECOS Trailer then I can go about seeing if we have a replacement breakaway pin for you. However, the breakaway pins are not all universal. Unfortunately, I don't have any information as to what the brand and model is for your trailer. Therefore, the only option we can currently offer you is a new switch and pin, the Tekonsha Trailer Breakaway Kit part # 2005-P for two wire systems or the Hopkins...
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Expert Research:
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