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Ford - Brake Light Trailer Hitch Receiver Cover for 2" Trailer Hitches

Ford - Brake Light Trailer Hitch Receiver Cover for 2" Trailer Hitches

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Illuminated against a black ABS plastic face, this red Ford logo lights up brightly when you step on the brake pedal. Simply plug into your existing 4 pole-way. Works as a third brake light and protects your hitch receiver from dirt or scratches. 1-800-496-5010 to order Pilot Automotive hitch covers part number CR-007F or order online at Free expert support on all Pilot Automotive products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Ford - Brake Light Trailer Hitch Receiver Cover for 2" Trailer Hitches. Hitch Covers reviews from real customers.
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Pilot Automotive Hitch Covers - CR-007F

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Illuminated against a black ABS plastic face, this red Ford logo lights up brightly when you step on the brake pedal. Simply plug into your existing 4 pole-way. Works as a third brake light and protects your hitch receiver from dirt or scratches.


  • Fits 2" x 2" trailer hitches
  • Cover illuminates when the brake pedal is pressed or right turn signal is activated
  • Has an easily replaceable 1157 incandescent bulb
  • Lens constructed with Hi-Impact ABS plastic
  • ABS plastic shank construction
  • Includes a foam gasket to reduce rattle
  • Hitch cover simply plugs into your existing 4-pole plug on the vehicle
  • Officially licensed
  • Pin and clip sold separately


  • Light face measures 3-1/4" wide x 3-1/4" tall
  • Distance from back of the cover face to center of hitch pin hole: 2-15/16"

CR-007F Ford - Brake Light Trailer Hitch Receiver Cover for 2" Trailer Hitches

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Video Transcript for Pilot Ford Brake Light Trailer Hitch Cover Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Pilot Ford brake light trailer hitch receiver cover, part #CR-007F. This 2" by 2" hitch cover provides all of the benefits of a regular hitch cover, keeping out dirt and debris with the added bonus of the lit up Ford emblem. The emblem lights up when you depress your brakes providing additional visibility. It's constructed of a durable AVS plastic. It also includes a foam pad to help reduce rattle. The incandescent light is easily replaceable and it just simply plugs into your existing 4 point connection. Now that we've gone over the features I'll go ahead and show you how easy it is to install.

Now you will need to provide your own pin and clip. If you don't have one, that's okay, you can find here at, part #PC3. Let's go ahead and feed it into our receiver and line up our pin holes. That looks pretty good. Then we'll take our pin and clip, put that through, put our clip in place and then we've got it.

Then we'll take our 4 point plug, and just plug it in. Now let's test it out. It looks great. That's going to complete our look at the Pilot Ford brake light trailer hitch receiver cover, part #CR-007F. You can find this and everything else right here at

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Ford - Brake Light Trailer Hitch Receiver Cover for 2" Trailer Hitches - CR-007F

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (1213 Customer Reviews)

Illuminated against a black ABS plastic face, this red Ford logo lights up brightly when you step on the brake pedal. Simply plug into your existing 4 pole-way. Works as a third brake light and protects your hitch receiver from dirt or scratches.


When inserted in my FACTORY TOW PACKAGE reciever, it stands out 1/2" from the gasket sealing the outer rim. The plug is small and too close together to even plug in....I have a 2021 FORD EXPLORER XLT with factory tow package! Not satisfied at all! I have emailed you and get no response !!!!

It sounds like you have a recessed hitch. You would need to make sure that there is enough room from the hitch pin hole to the end of the cover in order for this hitch cover to fit. The distance you would need would be from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the cover would have to be at least 2.5 inches with the foam gasket in place, and 2.9375 inches from the center of the pin hole to the back of the cover without the gasket in place. I have sent your information over to our customer service department for them to better assist you.
-- Etrailer Expert Katrina B - 06/28/2022


Didn't realize I'd have to buy a pigtail for it, wires are too short.

It will depend on your setup. If your 4-pole is attached to a mounting bracket, many times you can push the connector back through the bracket which could allow enough slack to connect to the # CR-007F hitch cover. If not, youll need an extension like part # HM48145
-- comment by: Mike L - 08/19/2022
In some instances, if the 4-pole connector is attached using a mounting bracket, you can push the connector back through the bracket, which will free up enough slack so you can connect it to the hitch cover. If not, youd need to use a loop like # HM48145
Hopkins 4-Pole Loop - 12" Long
-- Etrailer Expert Mike L - 08/19/2022


1 year in use works same as day one. Always a great experience with this Co

Edward - 10/21/2022


this trailer hitch cover break light is great, second time I ordered it, someone hit my explorer and broke it, service over all has been always great with etrailer, I will and have recommended etrailer to friends and family.


Haven't used items yet, however, they appear in excellent condition and will suit my needs perfectly


Just what I wanted to replace one I had that got crunched.


Looks good but I can’t hook it up because the wiring is about 2-3 inches too short. I’m putting it on a 2021 Ford Ranger with a factory hitch and 2 wiring connectors

Thank you for your review. I apologize for the inconvenience. Here is a product that will lengthen your wiring: Part # HM48144
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 07/12/2021


Excellent product, will recommend to bu y.


Looks great, easy to connect, highly re commended.

Ive had one of these covers for some time and it worked just fine until I broke off the post on the connector. I have tried wiring it to a regular connector without any luck and my guess is it has something to do with the ground. Likely easier to get a new connector but am unable to find one any ideas?
-- comment by: Arnie - 11/11/2013


Nice idea. Would prefer if it worked as a running or break light instead of a signal light. When plugged in, my vehicle thinks there is a problem with trailer lights, so I don't really use it.


This is my second order of this product from etrailer. The only reason I ordered a second one, was the first one was damaged. But I had it on my vehicle for almost two years. Highly recommend this trailer hitch cover, very good looking item.


After a year, it still works great. Thank you very much.


I've had this brake light on my truck's receiver for over 2 years and it is still working. I've backed into some dirt hills a couple of times and the light which was the first thing to hit, stood up to the abuse. If I ever break this one, I'll order another one.


The hitch covers were nice and look to be as ordered. Could have received sooner.
Overall happy with both hitch covers.


Arrived in perfect condition. Looks as displayed and installs easily. Would have given 5 stars but the unit fits a bit loose in the hitch housing. Seems to be Good Value for product.


Really nice extra brake light. Took 5 minutes to install and hook up. Great item for the priceand I got this Ereally fast. etrailer is a great company to deal with. Will definitely buy here again!


great product and service. The brake hitch light was as advertise.
I am very please with this purchase.


Good looking cover. The receiver tube is plastic otherwise it would get a higher rating. Looks good though - inexpensive - fits well - hooks right up to a 4 pole plug. No complaints.


Ordered this hitch cover and it arrived relatively fast. like the product so far, easy install and instructions and as usual excellent experience with trailer.




It's alright. Plugs right into 4 pole wiring. It lights up when you touch your brakes, and flashes when you lock your doors from the fob and put on your right turn signal, but not when you put on your left turn signal. Weird.


This is a wonderful hitch cover. It makes the truck rear end much more visable when applying the brakes. Also it shows when you use the right turn signal. I would but it again.


It really well


Exactly as described at less cost than I could find it anywhere else. Fast service and excellent communication.

This is a replacement for one that finally fell apart from constant UV ray bombardment in the Texas sun. Five years wasn't bad.

I am extremely pleased with the product.


Item arrived in good time and in perfect shape. Installed easily and quickly and works perfectly.

Still works perfectly and looks great
Marv S - 05/21/2018

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