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etrailer License Plate and LED Tail Light Mounting Kit for Hitch Mounted Cargo Carrier

etrailer License Plate and LED Tail Light Mounting Kit for Hitch Mounted Cargo Carrier

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Complete your cargo carrier setup with these tail lights and mounting brackets. Easy to install brackets let you relocate your license plate to the front of your cargo carrier and add tail lights. Works with e98874, C18153, and C18152 carriers. Call 800-298-1624 to order etrailer accessories and parts part number e98943-44LED or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all etrailer products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for etrailer License Plate and LED Tail Light Mounting Kit for Hitch Mounted Cargo Carrier. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Complete your cargo carrier setup with these tail lights and mounting brackets. Easy to install brackets let you relocate your license plate to the front of your cargo carrier and add tail lights. Works with e98874, C18153, and C18152 carriers.


  • Convenient license plate and LED tail light mounting kit lets you complete your cargo carrier setup
    • Fits e98874, C18153, and C18152 carriers
  • License plate mounting bracket allows you to relocate your license plate to the front of your cargo carrier
    • Keeps plate visible when you are hauling larger cargo
  • Light brackets let you mount tail lights on your carrier
  • Lights give your cargo carrier stop, tail, and turn signal lights
    • 12 LEDs with faceted mirror gleam are maintenance free
  • Easy installation with included mounting hardware

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Installation Details E98943-44LED Installation instructionsAlternate Instructions E98943-44LED Installation instructions

Video of etrailer License Plate and LED Tail Light Mounting Kit for Hitch Mounted Cargo Carrier

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Video Transcript for etrailer.com Hitch Mounted Cargo Carrier Tail Light Mounting Brackets Review

Randy: Hey, guys. It's Randy here at etrailer.com. We get questions all the time for customers that want to put lights on the rear of their cargo carrier, if they've got a situation like this where it's kind of stacked up and blocking their tail lights from people behind them or they just want that additional notification back there for other drivers as they approach to let them know that they've got an additional item behind their vehicle. What we've came up with is a very simple bolt-on style attachment point. Now this is going to give us the ability to use the industry standard six-inch oval lights. I really like this light, and I like this design.

It's going to take care of running lights, turn signals and brakes for us. So regardless of which way we intend on heading, everybody behind this is going to know which direction we're going.Now, once that's installed, we have pre-assembled light kits available to have the harness and everything for you to just place your lights in. These are the LED type kit, but we also have incandescent lights, so those tend to be a little bit more cost effective, and the harness that you can simply run up and plugin to your four-pole. So really easy to do a couple zip ties. There's no cutting or splicing of wires that you need to do.

And if your tail lights are blocked with your item, your license plate probably is going to be as well. Now, we sell the license plate attachment kit separately, but you can also get them as a kit. So you can get both of them at the same time. Everything will be delivered to you so you can get it installed.Now, the license plate kit and the light kit are going to be designed to work with cargo carriers that have the 3/4" x 3/4" square bar. That's going to be the one we've got here today.

It's our etrailer folding cargo carrier. But a couple of the other ones that'll fit will be the very popular Curt C18153 or C18181, which are very readily available, very popular cargo carriers out there. So regardless of what type you get, as long as it's got that 3/4 x 3/4 bar, it should be a really good fit for you.To installed the kit, we're going to take the narrower side there. We're going to just slide that right over the top of our carrier. Then you're able to slide and position that wherever you'd want.

I'd keep it closer to the outside, just makes more sense that way. We're going to take one of our bolts with our flat washer on it. Just going to slide that through. Find a good spot where it'll fit through there, right there looks good. We'll thread on a nylon lock nut and do the same thing for the other side. Then we'll just grab a couple of 13-millimeter wrenches or sockets, whatever you've got, and get it snugged down. It's a really simple, easy bracket to install. So we get it snugged down on both our bolts there and that's all there really is to it. Once we have this done, we'll just go to the other side and repeat that same process.Now you're ready to install one of the light kits. We've got either LED type or incandescent type, so you can kind of pick your pleasure there. Both kits are going to have the grommets we need to go in. See how they're just going to fit right inside of there. And then our lights pop right in from there. That's really all there is to getting the light in place. Use the provided wiring harness and just run it along the bottom of the carrier. And we'll just take this, plug it into our standard four-pole, and now, regardless of how high we stack items up on that cargo carrier, we're going to have lights.All right. Now to test it out, we'll just start by turning on our lights there. Check out our left blinker, our right blinker, and our brakes. All right. Perfect. In my opinion, guys, if you've got one of the cargo carriers with the 3/4 x 3/4 here, this is going to be an excellent solution for you. It takes care of all the problems, all the issues that we run into with blocking those lights or blocking our license plate there on the back.

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etrailer License Plate and LED Tail Light Mounting Kit for Hitch Mounted Cargo Carrier - e98943-44LED

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (8 Customer Reviews)

Complete your cargo carrier setup with these tail lights and mounting brackets. Easy to install brackets let you relocate your license plate to the front of your cargo carrier and add tail lights. Works with e98874, C18153, and C18152 carriers.

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Overall, the assembly and installation is very straight forward and simple. However, the fit of the lights and grommets into the brackets is very loose. I actually used an adhesive to secure the grommets to the bracket to prevent them from potentially rattling loose during travel. Overall, decent, but maybe not worth the current price point ($xx.xx).

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Ask the Experts about this etrailer Accessories and Parts

  • Trailer Connector Adapter for e98943-44LED Cargo Carrier Light Kit on 2015 Honda Pilot
    The # e98943-44LED etrailer brand License Plate and LED Taillight Mounting Kit uses a standard 4 pole trailer connector plug, which would be compatible with a standard 4 pole trailer wiring harness like what would be provided by # 118558. If your Pilot has a 7-way trailer connector, you'd simply use an adapter like # 47345. I've linked to an install/demonstration video for the light kit as well as to a video for the adapter I recommended.
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    You are on the money with the parts you mentioned as each will fit your 2018 Buick Enclave, the trailer hitch and cargo carrier will work with your Enclave, and the lighting kit is also a fit for the cargo carrier. You will also need a hitch pin and clip or hitch lock for the cargo carrier, and you may need is a 4-flat wiring harness for the light kit if your Enclave does not have one. To make it easy, here is a list of the parts for you: - Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # 76184 -...
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  • Adding Lights to My Curt Cargo Carrier
    This is a very common question and we have a great solution for you. Using the etrailer License Plate and LED Tail Light Mounting Kit for Hitch Mounted Cargo Carrier part # e98943-44LED for LED lights or part # e98943-44 for standard incandescent lights will not only allow you to have working lights on the rear of your carrier to keep you safe but allows you to relocate your license plate as well to stay legal. Both the light brackets and the license plate holder are secured with the included...
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  • Mounting Bracket Dimensions for etrailer.com License Plate and LED Tail Light Mounting Kit
    The etrailer.com License Plate and LED Tail Light Mounting Kit pat # e98943-44LED contains the etrailer.com Tail Light Mounting Brackets part # e98943 which measures 8-1/8" wide x 5-1/2" tall x 1" deep (bottom) x 2" deep (top). The light opening then measures 6-3/4" wide x 2-1/2" tall. I have attached for you a review video which gives all of these measurements as well.
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  • Wiring Harness Connections for Cargo Carrier
    The etrailer License Plate and LED Tail Light Mounting Kit for Hitch Mounted Cargo Carrier # e98943-44LED will have brackets that are flush with the carrier and the lights will stick out slightly just like the ROLA kit # 59516 or # 20174. The wiring harness like you are referring to will look almost identical as well. The harness will do the same thing. If you want more clearance on the back side you would need to splice in the 90 degree connectors # A47PB which will make the interference...
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  • Recommended Tail Light Kit for Bike Rack
    The best option we have for mounting tail lights on a bike rack will be with the etrailer License Plate and LED Tail Light Mounting Kit part # e98943-44LED. The brackets for the lights can be secured to the bike rack with either with zip ties or by drilling if you want something more permanent .
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  • Light Kit Recommendation for etrailer Hitch Cargo Carrier e98874
    We have two light kits that will work great with the etrailer cargo carrier # e98874. We have the part # e98949-44 which has incandescent bulbs or we have the # e98943-44LED which uses the much brighter and longer lasting LED style lights. I attached a review video for the light kit for you to check out as well.
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  • Is My Hitch Cargo Carrier of Legal Length?
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    The 24x60 etrailer.com Cargo Carrier part # E98874 is not too wide for your 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe. However, I believe what you may be concerned with is the cargo carrier blocking the tail lights while folded up. If that is the case then what you will want to do is measure outward 30" from the center of the trailer hitch. That will give you a good idea of where the edge of the basket will sit that way you can see if your tail light will be visible. The other option you have is to install...
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    The 23x60 Curt Cargo Carrier part # C18153 would be an excellent option for the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 76025 on a 2016 Honda Odyssey. There would be no clearance issues in either the stored or in-use position so no worries here. In order to add lights, the etrailer.com License Plate and LED Tail Light Mounting Kit part # e98943-44LED is a direct fit for the 23x60 Curt Cargo Carrier and you can use the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector...
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  • Hitch and Cargo Carrier for my 2019 Subaru Outback
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  • Is There a Light Kit and License Plate Bracket for Bike Racks
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