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Light Kit for Draw-Tite, Tow Ready, and Rola Railed Cargo Carriers

Light Kit for Draw-Tite, Tow Ready, and Rola Railed Cargo Carriers

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Perhaps the easiest light kit to install, the sealed light units snap into the built-in mounting brackets on Draw-Tite, Rola and Tow Ready cargo carriers and then plug into the existing 4-pole trailer connector on the vehicle. Call 800-298-8924 to order etrailer accessories and parts part number 20174 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all etrailer products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Light Kit for Draw-Tite, Tow Ready, and Rola Railed Cargo Carriers. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Perhaps the easiest light kit to install, the sealed light units snap into the built-in mounting brackets on Draw-Tite, Rola and Tow Ready cargo carriers and then plug into the existing 4-pole trailer connector on the vehicle.


Features:

  • Fits Draw-Tite 40101, Rola 59502 and 59507, and Pro Series 63153 and 63155 trailer hitch mounted cargo carriers
  • Off-set Y-harness - one lead measures about 3'




Light Kit Installation


Insert grommet

Step 1

Mount rubber grommets on both sides of cargo carrier tray making sure grommets are seated securely.



Insert light

Step 2

Press tail lamps into grommets until seated securely on both sides of carrier tray.



Route plug

Step 3

Route plug with green wire under cargo carrier to the passenger side (right) and plug into cargo carrier tail lamp.

Route plug with yellow wire under cargo carrier to the driver side (left) and plug into cargo carrier tail lamp.



Secure wiring

Step 4

With supplied cable ties, secure all wiring to the bottom of the cargo carrier.



Please note: With the off-set Y-harness, one wire lead (about 3' long) is run straight to a light, the other lead (about 6' long) is run along the back edge of the carrier before it curves up to the second light. On the 40101 and 59502 cargo carriers, the wires come up through the carriers' mesh floor to attach to the back of the lights. On the Tow Ready carriers 63153 and 63155, the tighter mesh floor is not large enough for the plug to pass through. Therefore run the wire leads under the platform to the lights, then up the front of the carrier and around to the back of the light. This also helps prevent the wires from getting pinched by the cargo. On vehicles where the 4-pole trailer connector is tucked under the vehicle, a 4-pole extension may be required to connect the two plugs. See 'related items.'



20174 Light Kit for Draw-Tite, Tow Ready, and Rola Railed Cargo Carriers






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Light Kit for Draw-Tite, Tow Ready, and Rola Railed Cargo Carriers - 20174

Average Customer Rating:  4.3 out of 5 stars   (165 Customer Reviews)

Perhaps the easiest light kit to install, the sealed light units snap into the built-in mounting brackets on Draw-Tite, Rola and Tow Ready cargo carriers and then plug into the existing 4-pole trailer connector on the vehicle.

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The product itself appears to be pretty well made. The wired connections fit nice and snug and were sufficient length to route underneath the cargo carrier i purchased and plug into the hitch harness. I only gave it 4 stars since it didnt fit in the 24x60 Reese Cargo Carrier #63153, even though the description says it will. The rubber gasket and light are too small for the oblong openings in the carrier and I had to ziptie them in place so they dont fall out. 617203



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Delivery was quick ordered Mon mornning deliverd Fri afternoon.Trailor was very easy to put together looks great and should do what I got it for.. could come with 6 larger washers fo 3 center bolts.Lights allso went on easy.i chose to run them through the smaller tubes to lessen exposure seeing that i cut them to add an extension (to short by 12 inchs) then I zip tighed tupperware over inside to protect from cargo banging into them and popping them out..in all I would recemend great for the price 148843



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Very well packaged, arrived in good shape. Easy to put together. Have 12.50 x 35 inch tires plenty of clearance, can not open tail gate with large tire. Ordered light/wire kit, changed to different lights. Will work great for what I need. 365843



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The light kit works and fits well. If traveling at night it is a good accessory to have. 916905



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Etrailer.com has the best customer service you could ask for! Every detail of your order is taken care of and quickly. You can even track each move of your order! Great attention to detail! 915547



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Well built and easy to assemble. Time to put some miles on it. 908598



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Terrific service and product availabili ty! 903252



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Happy with product and great service by staff on shipping and arrival dates. 876722



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I purchased the Cargo Trailer e98874, light kit and bracket. The team from etrailer was fantastic to work with. They made recommendations and made sure I received all the components in less than 4 days from order. I plan to go on vacation two days from now and test the new trailer. So far I am very satisfied with the purchasing experience. 830768



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Good value for the buck. The only issue I found is that the length of one set of cables going to one of the lights is too short. 763948



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Very well made. Solid and, other than the dirt and mud, in the exact same condition as when I bought it one year ago. Each time I see somebody with a bent or rusted up cargo carrier, I am reminded that I made a good decision. 730461



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I used the cargo basket to transport 2 coolers and some miscellaneous camping gear. The basket was easy to assemble and the additional lighting option was easy to install also. 719950



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These lights fit my cargo carrier perfectly. Quick and very easy to attach and set up for use. Good Price. I would only suggest a cap or some type of cover for the exposed plug end when not in use. 702793



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These worked perfect with my Reese Cargo Carrier. Easy to install as well! 682660



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Everything works great 658666



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Works exactly as described. 658398



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Arrived in great condition Well packaged. Exactly as described and worked perfectly. Just what I needed to install on a rack to haul my Cricket Cart on the back of my fifth wheel camper. Thanks again to Dylan and etrailer for there good help and service as usual 651931


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Still working great. Great product an service from etrailer as usual
Benny - 06/03/2020

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it ws better than the original wiring harness that failed because it was longer and could be installed without exposure to scuffing when driving over deep curbs. 643371



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Very nice set up. Works great on my carrier rack to be able to have brake and tail lights without worrying about the gear on the rack blocking the vehicles lights. 621656



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For $20 it's not bad, but the plugs on the lights are a little sketchy and the number of zip ties are a bit short if you want thorough security. They are otherwise easy to install 614546



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Perfect 602573



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Easy install and Does what it was supposed to do 602605



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Exactly what the Doctor Ordered 602599



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It worked perfectly. Hope you have a happy Thanksgiving. 584399



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Works as expected 529047


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