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Skull with L.E.D. Eyes Trailer Hitch Receiver Cover

Skull with L.E.D. Eyes Trailer Hitch Receiver Cover

Item # CR-018
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Big red eyes illuminate when you step on the brakes with this chromed plastic hitch cover. Great detailing and durable construction make this a great gift for a friend, loved one, or yourself! 1-800-496-5010 to order Pilot Automotive hitch covers part number CR-018 or order online at Free expert support on all Pilot Automotive products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Skull with L.E.D. Eyes Trailer Hitch Receiver Cover. Hitch Covers reviews from real customers.
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Pilot Automotive Hitch Covers - CR-018

  • Misc Covers
  • Novelty
  • Fits 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 1-1/4 and 2 Inch Hitch
  • Skulls
  • Plastic Face
  • Light-Up
  • Pilot Automotive
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Big red eyes illuminate when you step on the brakes with this chromed plastic hitch cover. Great detailing and durable construction make this a great gift for a friend, loved one, or yourself!


  • LED Lights in the eyes illuminate with brake lights and running lights
    • LEDs will not flash or illuminate with turn signals
  • 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 chrome-plated 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
  • Fits 2" x 2" and 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" trailer hitch receivers with the included adapter
  • Wiring harness: 18" long
  • Pin and clip sold separately

CR-018 Skull with L.E.D. Eyes Trailer Hitch Receiver Cover

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Skull with L.E.D. Eyes Trailer Hitch Receiver Cover - CR-018

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (1212 Customer Reviews)

Big red eyes illuminate when you step on the brakes with this chromed plastic hitch cover. Great detailing and durable construction make this a great gift for a friend, loved one, or yourself!


My girl friend just got a new truck and loves skulls. It will look nice on her trailer hitch.

It is still working great.
Richard B - 07/25/2022


Would not work with my 2021 Ford Explorer ST it gave the computer 3 different error codes

Hey Mark, this happens with Ford vehicles. Its a bummer for sure. You can however bypass this issue by adding a secondary 4way harness. See attached link.
-- Etrailer Expert David B - 08/25/2022
Hey Mark, this happens with Ford vehicles. Its a bummer for sure. You can however bypass this issue by adding a secondary 4way harness. See attached link.
-- Etrailer Expert David B - 08/25/2022


Really love this item. Easy to assemble . Had to grab and extension cord from Walmart but other than that no worries. Has great detail and looks great! Shipping was perfect and you really get fast professional service. Highly recommend this company. Legit and fast

James e - 06/15/2021


I read the other reviews before purchasing and I am happy to say I didn't have any issues with this product. It IS chrome plated plastic but feels solid. Took 3 minutes to install. Works with my running lights, headlights and Brake. Looks great. I love it.


My new skull trailer hitch is gonna look great when I put it behind my truck


skull hitch cover is excellent great size but I did not read information on it it does not blink with turn signals and when park lights are on it does not light up with brakes just when park lights are off it lights up then but it looks sharp with my aftermarket off road bumper Thanks


Skull with LED eyes arrived pretty fast. It looks shiny, nice, and very cool even though I didn't buy it for myself. I recommend this to anyone who has a hitch.


Your product has held up well so far one eye is a little brighter that the other I also had to extend the wiring to make it look clean when plugging it in to my trailer plug.

So far it is still working about the only problem I have is the foam spacer will compress after time which will make the shaft that goes into the receiver will
George R - 04/07/2020


My husband was so excited to get this. Fast delivery, easy hookup. We get compliments on this hitch all the time

Never have had a problem... still on and hubby still loves. Ot
Leanne - 01/11/2021


Arrrgh, it be good. Keeps them scolawags from off me butt!
Scares the kiddies too! Plugged right in and awaze I went, I did.
Matches me shirt and undergarments! Yo-ho!


What can I say... E Trailer is the first place I always go when I am looking for anything to do that I need for my trailer or hitch for my vehicle. E Trailer always seems to have what I am looking for. This cover when received was so much more than what was described. The size is great. Colors and shine wonderful. I can't wait for my husband to open this on Christmas. We have had other covers damaged and stolen ... We will definitely have to keep an eye on this one. GREAT JOB E TRAILER!!!! You always come thru.


Really like it because its not cheap plastic, metal holding up great in the first year, thinking about getting one for a friend for his birthday.


this is #2 skull, my truck was hit in the back by a ford SUV. had to replace tailgate, bumper, trailer hitch and the skull. it looks grate on the black Dodge 1500 RAM. the only thing I wish it would do is blink one eye when turning.


This is a replacement since I had a lady rear end my trailer hitch. Luckily no damage but the skull indented in her bumper haha. I had my husband remove it after half of it's face fell off LOL. Received it on time. I'm a happy camper. Thanks for the quick service!!


Purchased 2 trailer hitch covers, one is a replacement of a prior purchase that I damaged backing into something and shearing off the Back Off bottom part. My fault. Obviously I enjoy this cover and get many complements regarding it. Second item is new for me and am anticipating getting commentary from my American Legion comrades due to its uniqueness. Am not currently using the items as still have the trailer ball in use at this time.


I bought this scull because of the prior reviews were so good. I very happy I listened because they were right! I wanted this because One we love the look of the scull two wanted the intimidation factor to keep people of my A$$ when I'm driving with my family. To many people on their phones these days so hopefully this extra brake light will help them pay more attention in what's in front of them, which is me! Standard shipping was very quick and well packaged too. I only wish the black tube that covers the wires was longer it's about 6" short. Other than that it's exactly what I was expecting.


Product was as described. The lights would not work so I used the expert help link and the problem was resolved. Very good follow-up and customer service!

I have received many compliments on the hitch cover. It matches the skull bar ends on my kayak rack so I am styling. That said, the lights in the eyes are malfunctioning. Sometimes they are on bright when the car is off, sometimes they go dim when the brakes are applied and sometimes they work as before dim lights on all the time, brighter lights for braking. I took the cover off when I was not using the car for 2 weeks as I was concerned that the bright lights might wear my battery down.
Rick N - 10/01/2014


I love my chrome skull hitch cover with the light up eyes. It is a good noticeable size, but not to big. Installation was easy. The eyes light up when the head lights are on and are even brighter when the brakes are applied. It could be even cooler if the right or left eye would blink when the right or left blinker is put on.
I've gotten a lot of compliments on it and best of all, my wife hates it...


The time it took to ship was great
it looks awesome on the back of my SUV
The only problem i'm having is the break lights are not working on the eyes but that might be a wiring issue
Other than that over all I am very happy
If I see something else I want I will order again

Thanks for sending in your product review! The eyes of the Skull hitch cover you purchased should illuminate with the brakes and when the running/headlights are switched on. The eyes wont illuminate with the turn signals.If the eyes arent illuminating with the brake pedal, youll need to do a bit of troubleshooting to see if the problem lies in your trailer wiring harness or with the hitch cover. Unplug the hitch cover, and use a circuit tester on the pins of the trailer connector that are fed by the green and the yellow wires. Those pins should show voltage when the brake pedal is pressed. If they dont, the trailer wiring harness is defective. If you do see voltage on those pins, the hitch cover is defective. If the hitch cover is defective, please give our Customer Service folks a call at 800-298-8924.
-- Etrailer Expert Mike L - 02/14/2018


Definitely a good experience shopping at etrailer. Processing and shipping was remarkably fast. The product was exactly is advertised. People either love or hate my skull hitch cover. Mom says it's childish, but hey I'm only 46!


Ordering was easy and arrived early. Looks great


Excellent Skull works great, no problems to install
Love it


My wife's friends have the skull on their trucks,so I ordered her one. It came today and it is bigger than I thought it would be, which is a plus.I looked at the back of it and it was all open.The wires,bulbs and screws were all exposed. I made a cover out of a plastic laundry jug and screwed it on. Holes were there to install cover.Maybe overkill, but I thought about salt damage in winter and water. So I installed it and we both like it a lot.


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


Looks cute and only took minutes to install with a plug converting the 6 prong on my truck to a 4 prong. Just wish the eyes were just a little brighter. has great customer service staying in contact with you from purchase to after delivery of you product.

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