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Ram LED Lighted Trailer Hitch Cover - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Black

Ram LED Lighted Trailer Hitch Cover - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Black

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Show your Ram pride with this distinctive hitch cover that lights up when you activate your vehicle's tail lights or brakes. The black metallic coating appears transparent when the red LEDs shine through. Call 800-298-8924 to order Reese hitch covers part number RP86531 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Reese products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Ram LED Lighted Trailer Hitch Cover - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Black. Hitch Covers reviews from real customers.
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Reese Hitch Covers - RP86531

  • OEM
  • Ram
  • Logo
  • Fits 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 1-1/4 and 2 Inch Hitch
  • Plastic Face
  • Reese
  • Light-Up
  • Emblem

Show your Ram pride with this distinctive hitch cover that lights up when you activate your vehicle's tail lights or brakes. The black metallic coating appears transparent when the red LEDs shine through.


  • Officially licensed, LED-lighted Ram logo hitch cover adds a stylish touch to your vehicle
  • Light-up emblem activates when running lights are on and brightens when the brake pedal is pressed
    • Low illumination while you're using tail lights
    • High illumination when you brake or turn on the hazard lights
  • Black metallic coating appears transparent when lights are activated
  • Red LEDs are long-lasting and energy efficient
  • Hitch cover slides into receiver, keeping out dirt and grime
    • Mounting brackets and hardware included for both 1-1/4" and 2" receiver tubes
  • Foam gaskets ensure a snug, rattle-free fit
  • Wiring harness plugs into your vehicle's existing 4-pole trailer connector
  • Durable plastic is corrosion resistant
  • Hitch pin and clip or hitch lock sold separately


  • Application: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" and 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Face dimensions: 4-3/4" wide x 5-1/4" tall
  • Wiring length: 16"
  • 1-Year limited warranty

Reese has created this light-up hitch cover to look like an ordinary black Ram logo in daytime, non-braking situations. When you turn on your vehicle's tail lights or activate the brakes, the cover's unique metallic coating appears transparent and bright red LEDs shine through. The long-lasting LEDs have 2 intensity levels. The red lights remain set at low illumination when your vehicle's tail lights are on. When you activate your brakes or turn on your hazard lights, the LEDs burn brighter to draw attention to your vehicle. The hitch cover will not flash when your turn signals are activated.

Hitch covers are fun to show off and they look cool, but they do more than just accessorize your vehicle. A hitch cover helps to keep dirt out of your receiver and deters rust, so you can easily insert ball mounts and other hitch accessories when you need them. This hitch cover is a great way to protect your receiver and proclaim your loyalty to the renowned Ram brand, all in one.

Simple Assembly

Mounting brackets for both 1-1/4" and 2" hitch receivers are included. These 2-piece brackets attach to the back of the hitch cover face with the supplied hardware.

The 2" bracket has countersunk bolt holes that allow it to sit flush on the back of the emblem when fully assembled. There is a slot built into this bracket that allows you to pass the wiring through. The 1-1/4" bracket mounts on top of the threaded posts. Instead of passing the wires through a built-in slot, you are required to run the wires between the bracket and the emblem with this setup.

Note that the converter, which is necessary to keep the hitch cover from flashing when your turn signals are activated, can be tucked inside the assembled 2" mounting bracket. However, the module doesn't fit inside of the 1-1/4" bracket, so if you use this hitch cover on your 1-1/4" receiver, the converter will hang on the outside of the mounting bracket.

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Video of Ram LED Lighted Trailer Hitch Cover - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Black

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Transcript for Reese Hitch Covers - OEM - RP86531 Review

Today we are going to review part number RP86531. This is the Reese Ram LED lighted trailer hitch cover. It is designed for 1-1/4 inch and 2 inch hitches. It is black in color. This is an officially licensed LED lighted Ram logo hitch cover, which will add a stylish touch to your vehicle. The light up Ram emblem right here will activate when the running lights are on and it will brighten when the brake pedal is pressed.

Basically when you turn on your vehicles tail lights or activate the breaks, this covers unique metallic coating which appears transparent has bright LEDs behind it, which will shine through. The long lasting LEDs have two intensity levels. Basically the red lights will remain set at a low illumination when your vehicles taillights are on and then when you activate your brakes or turn on your hazard lights, the LEDs will burn brighter to draw attention to your vehicle. Now the hitch cover will not flash when your turn signals are activated. The red LEDs that are used are long lasting and energy efficient. Basically I have this set up for a 2 inch hitch; it will fit both a 1-1/4 inch and a 2 inch hitch. Basically this hitch cover will slide into your receiver, keeps out dirt and grime.

The mounting brackets right here and here and the hardware to bolt them on are all included for both the 1-1/4 inch and the 2 inch receivers. Also it includes these foam gaskets which you can just separate right here. You can see this one will fit the 2 inch, so what you will do is put this foam gasket on. This will insure a snug rattle free fit, and then you just slide this into your hitch receiver, line the hole up, one of these holes with the hole in your hitch receiver, and then you use your pin and clip or your hitch lock, whichever you have. If you do not have one, we do sell those separately.

The hitch pin and clip or hitch lock we do sell separately on our web site. It is not included with the hitch cover. Then you will notice the wiring harness. Basically on the 2 inch adapter there is a little slot at the bottom that your wiring harness will fit through. Then you put your gasket on and this wiring harness will plug into your vehicles existing four pull trailer connector. The hitch cover itself is made of a durable plastic, which is corrosion resistant.

Again the application is 1 1/4 inch and 2 inch trailer hitch receivers.If you have an 1 1/4 you just take these two brackets, and there are four screws that hold them on. You just unscrew them and the 2 inch bracket will come off, and then you just take this, put it together and then this will bolt on in place and then you will be able to slide this into a 1 1/4 inch hitch receiver and this would be the foam gasket for that. You just slide that up the same way and it would be bolted on to there. I'm going to give you a few measurements, just to let you know the size of this. The width on this hitch cover is going to be 4 3/4 inches wide, and the overall height on it is going to be right at 5 1/4 inches tall.Now the length of the wiring harness is about 16 inches long. Now what we're going to do is I have a 12 volt power supply here, and I'm going to plug it in to show you how bright that logo will light up. What we're going to do is turn off the overhead lights.With the lights off we will go ahead and plug it in. With the tail lights on, there's the Ram that would light up, and when you apply your breaks you'll see that it gets a lot brighter. There it is with just the tail lights on, and there it is with the brakes applied. Now we will go ahead and turn our overhead lights back on, disconnect it from the 12 volt power supply, and that should do it for the review on part number RP86531.This is the Reese Ram LED lighted trailer hitch cover for 1- 1/4 inch and 2 inch hitches, and it is black in color. .

Customer Reviews

Ram LED Lighted Trailer Hitch Cover - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Black - RP86531

Average Customer Rating:  4.4 out of 5 stars   (14 Customer Reviews)

Show your Ram pride with this distinctive hitch cover that lights up when you activate your vehicle's tail lights or brakes. The black metallic coating appears transparent when the red LEDs shine through.

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The product arrived well packed and we'll constructed. The installation quite simple. After a year the hitch cover/light is doing well, no cracks or scrapes and still shines nice and bright. 425645

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Love them both. Very nice 348902

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I love this item, I had to modify the wiring because I didn't like the wires showing when plugged into harness. I ran wires behind plug and spliced them in. Looks way better. 595100

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Love it!! FCA should offer an option for the front and rear Ram Logos to light! I get many compliments. Only problem is that the lights burned out in the lower portion of one of the Ram's head horns. 583301

Working Great 1 Year later!
Mike S - 11/17/2019


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Extremely fast shipping and awesome pro duct. 582675

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Great product and great service! Arrived very fast in great condition. 525953

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Works and looks as written, the wire is a little short for a Dodge Ram, it fits just doesn't look good. The plug wire has to run from hitch across the bumper to the top plug. I rewired and ran it behind the bumper to the plug. 495756

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Love it 470956

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This a great product, the only issue I had was because it just plugs into the existing trailer plug somebody always unplugged it, I guess it was a HAHA on me. I figured out how to connect it directly to the wire under the bumper, but everytime I use my trailer I have to crawl underneath and rewire it. LOOKS GREAT THOUGH 467644

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The cord is super short and there are very few options for feeding it in a different direction I have a 2018 Dodge Ram 1500 Big Horn and this device would have only worked if the cord was left hanging out very visibly and almost uncomfortably. 467099

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Its cool and all, but pretty confusing to put on. Gave up on it and it does not come with a locking pin. 392766

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This is the second one of these I've had. I don't know how long this one will last. The last one got hit by someone from behind, and broke. Time will tell I guess. And kudos to etrailer for fast shipping. Thanks Guys!! 380964

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It was arrived in time thank you! 304980

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We have had this product before but it was destroyed driving through a car wash facility. We had a tough time finding this exact model for replacement but etrailer had it, had it in stock, and they delivered it promptly. We are satisfied with the product and extremely satisfied with etrailer. Their staff was awesome. We will certainly be back. 295026


Ask the Experts about this Reese Hitch Covers

  • Installing the Reese Lighted Emblem on the Tailgate of a 2016 Ram 1500
    The Reese LED Lighted Vehicle Emblem, # RP86619, will use a 3-wire connection when installing on your 2016 Ram 1500 truck. The three wires are a white that connects to a ground, a brown wire that will connect to the running light circuit and a red wire that connects to the brake light circuit of your truck. The three wire system works on vehicles that have a separate turn and brake light functions. By chance if your vehicle has a 2-wire set-up where the brake and turn signal are on...
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  • Troubleshooting Brake Lights Not Working With Headlights with Ram LED Lighted Hitch Cover RP86531
    I was not able to find any order history for you for purchase of the Reese Ram LED Lighted Trailer Hitch Cover # RP86531 nor are we aware of recalls from Reese Consumer Products. In general the most likely cause for the issue you describe is a weak ground connection. A weak ground can allow one function to work while another may not. You can check the white ground wire for your vehicle's 4-pole setup to ensure that it makes solid contact to a clean bare metal surface that is free of rust,...
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  • 4-Pole Wiring Extension for Connecting Reese RAM Lighted Hitch Cover RP86531 on 2015 Ram
    If you want to install the Reese RAM Lighted hitch cover # RP86531 and its 16-inch-long 4-pole wiring harness is not quite long enough to reach your truck wiring you can simply use an extension. We have 4-pole extensions in many lengths, such as the 12-inch # HM48148, 24-inch # HM47004 and 48-inch # HM47114. We also have a 10-foot extension # HM48235 but this one does not have the special Hopkins Easy-Pull connectors found on the other extensions listed.
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  • Recommended Ram Tailgate LED Emblem
    The Ram LED Lighted Trailer Hitch Cover - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Black # RP86531 is only for the hitch receiver. For the Tailgate emblem you will want the Ram LED Lighted Vehicle Emblem - Black # RP86619. These obviously look very nice together or separate.
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  • Can Ram LED Lighted Trailer Hitch Cover Wire to Truck with Separate Turn and Brake Lights
    The part # RP86531 is only really designed to be installed on US spec vehicles. How did you connect it? Did you cut off the 4-way and wire directly to the truck? I'd recommend removing it for the time being to get the taillights to work properly. You should only have to run the brown wire of the light to the running lights that you have and then the red wire to your brake lights and discard the rest.
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  • Recommended LED Tailgate and Hitch Logos For Ram Truck
    We have a chrome logo that is pretty close to the stock logo and has the LED lighting. It is the Ram LED Lighted Trailer Hitch Cover - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Chrome # 86066 that has the black accent background. I've attached some videos so you can see how it looks when it is lit as well as when it is not. Unfortunately we don't make the logos and don't have a chrome matching logo for the tailgate that has the LED. If you are interested in the Ram LED Lighted Vehicle Emblem - Black...
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  • How to Wire the GloLight LED Trailer Tail Light Part # STL178RB to a Trailer Connector
    The white wire on the back of the GloLight LED Trailer Tail Light part # STL178RB is for the ground. If you were wiring it to a trailer connector like part # HMC20031 then you would just need to make sure that it is attached to the ground terminal and no additional grounds would be needed. The outer ring of the light that you are referring to is made of plastic just like the body of the light is. The wire leads are around 6" long. I have attached a review video for you.
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