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Oval LED Brake Light Trailer Hitch Receiver Cover

Oval LED Brake Light Trailer Hitch Receiver Cover

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For added safety when you travel, keep this extra brake-light hitch cover in your receiver. Lights up more brilliantly than standard bulbs, getting attention of driver behind you even faster. Long-lasting heavy duty plastic will keep for many years. Call 800-298-8924 to order Pilot Automotive hitch covers part number CR-017 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Pilot Automotive products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Oval LED Brake Light Trailer Hitch Receiver Cover. Hitch Covers reviews from real customers.
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For added safety when you travel, keep this extra brake-light hitch cover in your receiver. Lights up more brilliantly than standard bulbs, getting attention of driver behind you even faster. Long-lasting heavy duty plastic will keep for many years.


Features:

  • Fits 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" and 2" x 2" trailer hitches with included adapter
  • Cover illuminates when running lights are on and brightens when the brake pedal is pressed
  • Blinks with turn signals only when brake pedal is applied as well
  • Long-lasting LEDs are great replacements for incandescent lights
    • Last 50 times longer
    • No bulbs to replace - no brittle filaments
    • More efficient - provide brighter light with less power output
  • 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
  • Measures: 5-3/4" wide x 3-1/8" tall


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CR-017 Pilot Automotive Oval LED Brake Light Trailer Hitch Receiver Cover






Customer Reviews

Oval LED Brake Light Trailer Hitch Receiver Cover - CR-017

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (1021 Customer Reviews)

For added safety when you travel, keep this extra brake-light hitch cover in your receiver. Lights up more brilliantly than standard bulbs, getting attention of driver behind you even faster. Long-lasting heavy duty plastic will keep for many years.

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Nice product. Works very well. 935985



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My trailer hitch spends most of the year without a trailer attached. So, I wanted to put a cover on it. Why not get something that looks good and is functional at the same time? This gives me a third brake light on my little car, where the name of the game is visibility. 931921



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He loved it! Red is his favorite color and he installed it as soon as he opened it. 920963



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Works very well. Easy to install 915598



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Excellent product! Great customer serv ice! 905731



- CR-017
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Works great - very visible! 877706



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Excellent service. Arrived in a timely manner. ***** 857658



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The unit is put together well. I already put it on my car. I would highly recommend putting Stainless Steel screws in your piece. I had to hunt around for SS. There’s no way I’d put non SS in there. Otherwise I like it. 856528



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I have owned this product for about a decade but it got broken when I backed up to a curb. There are many places that sell lights like this but not of this quality. A careful reading of reviews will show that often the electronic circuit board is exposed via the hitch. I can't imagine that a light would last long being exposed to everything that gets splashed in the trailer hitch area. This light is totally sealed and it is made so that it does not blink when your signals are used, a feature that many of its competitors cannot say. I've had many compliments on the light. No, it is not the cheapest light available but when you buy quality you don't expect it to be. It is competitively priced and that's good enough for me. 854320



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I’m impressed with my order. The merchandise is of good quality and eye appeal. The only issue was the lighted—eyed skill head. The mounting attachment holes were and little to small. My husband was able to make them wider now everything thing is working find. Great Merchandise! 850908



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Some assembly required, a phillips screwdriver is needed. works well, fits snuggly in hitch. 828127



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Great product and price. I will shop here again.. 827646



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After a multi year search, I finally found exactly what I was looking for. This is awesome! It fits multiple receivers, great design, quality materials, easy to install and gives me the extra protection I was looking for given the extra distractions of today's drivers. I have had it for over a year and I can highly recommend it. Plu6, etrailer has been great, very reasonable pricing and came faster than the estimate. I really like the brightness and alternate flashing between this and the regular turn signal when making a turn or lane change. Plus the extra brake light in a non-standard location to get the attention of the driver behind me. 811596



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Good price, perfect fit, looks great, seems hardy. Thanks 809585



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Having bought the other one through etrailer I found that it leaked poorly. My choice was to have safety on my RV therefore I purchased a different style but sealed it all the way around so it would not leak and fail. So far so good. 791807



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Great product! It would be even better if it had Kia lite up embedded in it to enhance my vehicle! 791389



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Works well. 783224



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Bright light adds another level of visibility to my vehicle. Have one on each or the SUV's with hitches. 775397



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A year ago I purchased this hitch light. It still is in excellent shape and works every time I push on the brake pedal. IMHO It adds to the safety factor,another indication to vehicles behind me that I’m slowing down or stopping. It is very bright and yet small enough to stay out of the way when I have the SUV tail gate open. I have removed the hitch light numerous times so that I could use the hitch for towing. It is very easy to remove and reinstall. I recommend this to anyone who is looking for the right light. Sorry no picture. 774431



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Great product for the price. LED running lights and brake lights were just the right brightness. Exceeded my expectations. 757434



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Work well...Looks Smart! 747475



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Safety lights work good ! Excellent customer support! 734293



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Light worked as described but my hitch receiver is fairly low to the ground causing the light to drag on the pavement when backing out of driveways. This said the plastic section that goes into the hitch receiver broke. 732704



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Five stars. 720009


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  • Trailer Error Message with Hitch Light on a 2018 Ford Escape
    I do not believe that there is an issue with your 2018 Ford Escape or there is an issue with the Oval LED Brake Light Trailer Hitch Receiver Cover part # CR-017. Unfortunately, the electrical systems in newers cars today are very complex and they do not like when aftermarket accessories are used. The issue you are having is that the vehicle thinks there is a trailer attached when you have the hitch light plugged in. The power draw from the hitch light is not comparable to that of a trailer...
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  • Locking Hitch Pin to Use with Oval LED Hitch Light part # CR-017
    Yes we do have a hitch pin lock that would work great with the Oval LED Hitch Light part # CR-017 that you referenced with the part # e98879. This was specifically designed to fit 1-1/4 inch hitches like what you have and would work well. I attached an install video for more info on the lock.
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  • Lighted Hitch Cover Remains On with Vehicle Lights Off
    A lighted hitch cover such as # CR-017 uses the same type of 4-pole wiring as a trailer that has basic lighting functions. This type of wiring set-up provides brake, turn and tail light functions. This 4-pole wiring harness, such as # 118526 and # C56251, will pass a very small amount of power even without any vehicle lighting functions activated. If you have a hitch cover that uses highly efficient LEDs instead of bulbs, like # CR-017, it may illuminate just from the small amount of...
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  • What Does the Oval LED Brake Light Trailer Hitch Receiver Cover Look Like Lit Up
    I checked your order notes and was able to determine that you ordered the part # CR-017. This light will light up 12 diodes that will not spell out the word BULLY. See the picture I attached to see what it will look like illuminated. I took the picture from the review video that I also attached for you to check out.
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  • Options for Smiley Face Trailer Hitch Covers
    We have several smiley face hitch covers but they are not lighted. Below are the options available: 2 Inch # AUT-SMI-C # HCC11489 # AUT-SMIG-C # AUT-SMIT-C 1-1/4 Inch # AUT2-SMIG-C # AUT2-SMIT-C # AUT2-SMI-C
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  • LED Hitch Cover with Brake and Turn Signal Lights Only
    I have exactly what you need in the Oval LED Brake Light Trailer Hitch Receiver Cover part # CR-017. This cover will light up with the brake lights and both turn signals while the brakes are applied. In order to prevent the light from illuminating when the running lights are on you will need to snip the brown wire just before it enters the cover. There is not a hitch light available that I am aware of with only the above features so you will need to snip the brown wire regardless of which...
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  • Is the Oval L.E.D. Brake Light Trailer Hitch Receiver Cover Supposed to Blink with Turn Signals
    The Oval L.E.D. Brake Light Trailer Hitch Receiver Cover, # CR-017, is working correctly. It will blink with the turn signals but should only blink when the brake is applied and the turn signal is on. If you look at the 4-Way on the light, you will see that it has a white, brown, yellow, and green wire. White is ground and brown is running lights. Yellow is combine brake and left turn signal, and green is combined brake and right turn signal. To work as a brake light it will need...
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  • 7-Way to 4-Pole Wiring Adapter to Allow Use of Pilot Oval LED Brake Light Hitch Cover CR-017
    It sounds like your 2014 Toyota Tacoma has a 7-way RV-style blade trailer connector, like the part shown in the linked photo. To connect this type of trailer wiring to the 4-pole flat type used on the Pilot Oval LED Brake Light Trailer Hitch Receiver Cover # CR-017 you will need an adapter such as # HM47065, # HM47365 or # MT70086. These and all such adapters are shown on the linked page.
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  • When Does Brake Light Trailer Hitch Receiver Cover Light Up?
    The Oval LED Brake Light Trailer Hitch Receiver Cover # CR-017 lights up when you press the brakes. It will not act in accordance with the turn signals, or indicate a turn. I've added links to a couple review videos for you to take a look at.
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  • Recommendation for Lighted Trailer Hitch Cover on a 2014 Subaru Forester with Factory Hitch
    Given the general rounded lines of the 2014 Subaru Forester, I thing the oval LED Brake Light Trailer Hitch Receiver Cover # CR-017 would look much better than a square one. Either one will fit the 1-1/4 inch Class I trailer hitch on your vehicle. I also recommend a hitch lock, # e98879, to secure the cover in the hitch and to deter theft.
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  • How to Keep CR-017 Brake Light Hitch Cover From Blinking w/ Turn Signals
    There IS a way to get the # CR-017 to operate only with the running lamp and brake light without blinking with the turn signals, you'd need a 4-pole trailer end connector, part # 18004, a vehicle end connector, part # 18002 and a vehicle to vehicle taillight converter, part # 118158. You'd wire it together as shown in the provided photo. You'd essentially be making a large adapter that would isolate out the brake signal.
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  • What is the Diameter of a Locking Pin for a 1-1/4 Inch Trailer Hitch Receiver
    Trailer hitches with a 1-1/4 inch receiver require a 1/2 inch diameter hitch pin. If you want a locking hitch pin, I recommend looking at the Master Lock Receiver Lock, # 1472DAT. I have also attached a link to all of the locking hitch pins we carry for a 1-1/4 inch trailer hitch receiver.
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  • Does the LED Brake and Tail Light Trailer Hitch Cover, # CR-017, Blink with Turn Signals
    Your LED Brake and Tail Light Trailer Hitch Cover, # CR-017, is operating correctly. The brake light signal overrides the turn signal for this application. Normally on a vehicle or trailer that has combined brake and turn signals, the turn signal overrides the brake light on the side that is blinking. For this unit, it is the other way around. Its better that way for a vehicle because a flashing red light at the center of a vehicle does not really indicate anything to the drivers behind...
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  • Oval LED Brake Light Trailer Hitch Receiver Cover Blinking Operation and Dim Appearance
    The Oval L.E.D. Brake Light Trailer Hitch Receiver Cover, # CR-017, will blink with the turn signals but should only blink when the brake is applied AND one the turn signal is on. If you look at the 4-Way on the light, you will see that it has a white, brown, yellow, and green wire. White is ground and brown is running lights. Yellow is combine brake and left turn signal, and green is combined brake and right turn signal. As far as it not being very bright it could be age. But it...
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  • Troubleshooting Hitch Cover LED Brake Light that Causes Trailer Taillight Bulb Out Error Code
    Because LED lamps draw so much less power than an incandescent bulb, the bulb out sensor thinks the bulb is burned out on the trailer wiring that the hitch cover part # CR-017 is connected to. You could install a load resistor on all of the trailer wiring circuit like the part # P230004A which will simulate the higher amperage draw but other than that there really isn't a great solution.
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  • Trailer Wiring Harness to Power Lighted Hitch Cover on a 2017 Honda Civic Sedan
    You certainly use hitch light # CR-017 on your 2017 Honda Civic sedan with Curt trailer hitch. You can use the light by installing trailer wiring harness # 118686. Once installed the hitch light will plug into the harness 4-Way which will power it. It will help to make your Civic more visible in the fog. Distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the light housing is 2 inches minimum, 3 inches maximum (less if using the foam gasket).
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  • Can a 4-Way Flat Trailer Connector Plug Into and Work with a 5-Way Flat Connector
    Yes, you can plug a 4-Way flat connector, such as the one on LED hitch cover # CR-017, into a 5-Way flat connector. The 5th function is not used by items that have a 4-Way connector but pin positions and functions of the other pins are the same between a 5- and 4-Way.
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  • LED Lighted Hitch Covers Do Not Work when Plugged Into a 2006 Ford F-150
    If the other lighted hitch covers you tried were also LED like # CR-017 then that could be the problem. On some vehicles the tow package wiring doesn't sense the draw of LED lights or might tell you that a bulb is out and it is because the LEDs draw such little power. Since the trailer lights work when you plug it in this must be the issue. The fix for this is to install load resistors, # P230004C-2 for a pair, in line with the wiring on the hitch cover light. One resistor would be needed...
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  • Distance From Hitch Pin Hole To Rear Face of Pilot LED Brake Light Trailer Hitch Cover CR-017
    The distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the oval lamp is 2 inches, which won't be long enough to pass through the rear bumper fascia of your XV Crosstrek. I'd recommend using an extender, part # HE06, which would extend the distance between the hitch pin holes to 6 inches. This would extend about 2-1/2 inches past the bumper fascia.
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  • Lighted Trailer Hitch Cover for a Land Rover
    We have many lighted hitch covers and I have included a link to them to the right for you. None specifically have the Land Rover name or logo but there are other options depending on what you are looking for. The most popular option is the Pilot LED brake light hitch cover # CR-017. I have linked a video review of this cover for you.
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  • Oval LED Brake Light Shuts Off Active Blind Spot Assist on my 2014 Mercedes-Benz
    When you plug anything into the 4 way connector on the back of your 2014 Mercedes-Benz, the vehicle can not determine what is connected so it assumes it is a trailer. If a trailer was connected, the Active Blind Spot Assist could go off continuously if it sensed the trailer on the back of your vehicle. This is why your system deactivates when you plug in the Adapter, # TR20141, and Oval LED Brake Light, # CR-017. It is strictly a personal preference as to whether the Active Blind Spot...
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  • Are Load Resistors Required to Use the Oval LED Brake Light Trailer Hitch Receiver Cover # CR-017
    You could install load resistor on the wiring of the # CR-017 but it wouldn't be needed on your 2000 Toyota Tundra. The only time you need load resistors for an LED taillight situation would be if you were replacing the factory incandescent bulbs of a vehicle with LEDs. In this situation they would not be needed, nor would the # CR-017 cause hyperflashing of your blinkers.
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  • Red LED Ford Hitch Cover Recommendation
    We have a couple red, illuminating Ford hitch covers you should check out. The first one is the Ford Brake Light Trailer Hitch Receiver Cover # CR-007F and the other second one is the Ford LED Brake and Tail Light Trailer Hitch Cover # 86065. Between the two I prefer the look of the # 86065 since it has the Ford oval incorporated in the design.
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  • Will Oval Trailer Hitch Light CR-017 Fit 2016 Mazda CX-9
    Yes, the factory trailer hitch you have on your 2016 Mazda CX-9 is compatible with the Oval LED Brake Light Trailer Hitch Receiver Cover # CR-017. Although the vehicle got redesigned the trailer hitch dimensions have been the same for several decades. Manufacturers make hitches for their vehicle in either a 2 inch or 1-1/4 inch size.
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  • Recommendation for a 7-Way to 4-Way Trailer Connector Adapter for a 2000 Ford F-150
    Since your 2000 Ford F-150 has a 7-Way trailer connector, you would need an adapter to plug in the Oval L.E.D. Brake Light Trailer Hitch Receiver Cover, # CR-017. There are a couple of different adapter types you could use. One option is a straight 7-Way to 4-Way adapter like # PK12716. You plug it into the 7-Way on the truck and then plug in the 4-Way from the light to the back of the adapter. The benefit is that the adpater is inexpensive. One draw back is that you have to remove the...
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  • Hitch Cover Recommendation for a 1-1/4 inch Trailer Hitch
    The part # CR-017 is a lighted hitch cover that will fit a 1-1/4 inch hitch. This will provide you with an additional brake light. I attached a review video for you to check out as well.
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  • Light Up Trailer Hitch Cover for 2 Inch Trailer Hitch Receiver
    There are a number of trailer hitch receiver that fit a 2 inch hitch and light up, and I'll go over a few options for you, though there isn't a light up Harley-Davidson cover as of this writing. You have a number of choices though, including the following: - Oval LED Brake Light Trailer Hitch Receiver Cover # CR-017 - Skull LED Lighted Trailer Hitch Cover - Black # RP86529 - Dodge Brake Light Trailer Hitch Receiver Cover for 2" Trailer Hitches # CR-007D - GMC Brake Light Trailer Hitch...
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  • Adapter Recommendation So that a Oval LED Brake Hitch Cover # CR-017 Can be Used on a 7-Way
    We have adapters that would work great for what you are trying to do. What you would want is the Pollak 7 Pole to 4 Pole Connector Adapter # PK12716. This will plug into the 7-way you have at the back of your 2014 Toyota Tacoma and the 4-way of the # CR-017 would plug into the adapter and work great.
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  • Adapter Needed to Convert 2 Inch Receiver to 1-1/4 Inch Size
    I believe the item you are looking for is a hitch reducer like part # HT02. This reducer will slide into an existing 2 inch receiver, allowing it to accept accessories designed for a 1-1/4 inch receiver. To see a product demonstration video featuring the reducer, click on the provided link.
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  • Could Oval LED Hitch Cover part # CR-017 Cause Truck to Think Trailer is Connected
    Since the sensors of your truck are looking for a load on the trailer wiring to know if a trailer is connected the Oval LED hitch light part # CR-017 would possibly cause the truck to think a trailer is connected. I say possibly because the light is LED which draws a tiny bit of amperage so it really could go either way. It really depends on how much of a load your truck needs to sense. I wish we had the ability to test this on your truck but we do not.
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