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

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

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Show your Ford 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 the Ford lettering. Call 800-298-8924 to order Reese hitch covers part number RP86532 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Reese products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Ford 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 - RP86532

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

Show your Ford 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 the Ford lettering.


  • Officially licensed, LED-lighted Ford 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 when 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: 7" wide x 2-3/4" tall
  • 1-Year limited warranty

Reese has created this light-up hitch cover to look like an ordinary black Ford 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 Ford 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.

86532 Reese Towpower Light-Up Ford Hitch Cover - Black

Customer Reviews

Ford LED Lighted Trailer Hitch Cover - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Black - RP86532

Average Customer Rating:  4.2 out of 5 stars   (14 Customer Reviews)

Show your Ford 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 the Ford lettering.

- RP86532

Great product however; it is not a good match for the electronics on 2017 Ford F150. As best we can guess, the LED circuitry is so low in amperage, that the truck's computer system see the weak signal as a lamp out on a trailer and continually sends a notice of lamp failure to the dash warning systems (both audible and visual). The functionality of the brake light / tail light doesn't shake hands either, so you only get tail light - nothing brighter when the brake is applied. Unfortunate because it appears to be a well constructed product and looks good. On the plus side, no hassle return processed with understanding and care. 396194

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The Hitch Cover with LED Lights fit my 2" hitch perfectly. The assembly was easy and the LED lights look cool on my Ford F-150. I would have given it 5 stars except that the wires were not fully covered in rubber protective wrap near the 4-prong harness plug (easily remedied by electrical tape). Otherwise this is a great product to "modify" the look of the back end of the truck and I suspect it will provide a bit of safety to driving as well. I recommend the product. 799033

- RP86532

this item gives error message on dashboard screen every time I step on brake pedal, I clear the error message and when I step on the brake pedal the error message RETURNS AGAIN. 736051

This is an issue we have seen with newer Ford F-Series trucks. It is because the hitch cover pulls such a low amount of power for the LEDs that the truck - seeing the hitch cover as a trailer connected - thinks that the light is actually out and the truck activates a lamp-out sensor. I have linked an Expert Answer that covers this a bit more fully and offers some solution options if you really want to make the lighted hitch cover work.
-- Victoria B - 01/08/2020


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as described 697472

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Good Quality Cover. Delivery was prompt as promised. Will definitely use this company again! 687072

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Amazing product, very easy to install 662506

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Product was good in looks and function in the beginning.. Loved it.. But once winter hit here in NY..The product still looks great .. BUT the lights haven't worked in months.. Sometimes it's hard to follow when you buy Items...Right now I still have the item..and it works good as just a cover only!! But I actually bought it for the light up function which hasn't worked in months now....Almost gave it a 2.. But .. I have been thinking about buying another..to see what happens!! 639296

Id recommend determining if the problem is with the lamp itself or with the wiring on the vehicle. You can use a circuit tester like # 40376
Circuit Tester Kit
on the pins of the trailer connector on the vehicle as each taillight function is activated. If that all checks out, the problem is in the lamp itself. You might also want to check the pins and sockets on the both sides of the electrical connection for corrosion. The lamp is covered by a 1 year warranty.
-- Mike L - 05/11/2019


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It's awesome 565897

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Very quick! Quicker than expected and just as described! Will order again! 544676

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Very nice product. Looks great on truc k. 444015

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Thanks for the follow up. Unfortunately, the cover stopped working correctly a while back. Some of the letters stopped lighting up. We have long since gotten rid of it. 382378

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Nice product. Nice website to follow shipping !! 335113

- RP86532

Great product. Easy to install. Super fast shipping 226291

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Item as described 217866


Ask the Experts about this Reese Hitch Covers

  • Ford LED Hitch Cover Disables Backup Sensors and Causes Fast Blinkers on 2015 Ford Escape
    Your 2015 Ford Escape must have a feature that detects when something is connected to the trailer wiring tow package so it disables the reverse light sensors because it thinks a trailer is connected. The fast blinkers are probably happening because the lighted hitch cover # RP86532 has an LED light which draws very little power. This would make the vehicle think that a bulb is out on the connected trailer (even though it isn't a trailer) and that is why you have the warnings showing...
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  • Solution for Dash Error Code Message on 2015 Ford F-150 with LED Hitch Cover
    On vehicles that have a hard time working properly with LED trailer taillights or hitch covers the solution is to install load resistors on the circuits of the hitch cover to increase the load on the circuit which will allow the truck to work properly. For that we have the # P230004C. You would need to install one of these on each of the circuits of the cover.
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  • Can Ford Lighted LED Hitch Cover be Locked
    You can lock Ford lighted hitch cover # RP86532 using a standard hitch lock such as # e98880 for 2 inch trailer hitches or # 1472DAT for 1-1/4 inch trailer hitches. We do not have an FX4 hitch cover but I have linked all of the Ford hitch covers that we do offer.
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  • Does Ford Lighted Trailer Hitch Cover 86532 Fit 2016 Ford F-150 2 inch Hitch
    I don't see any reviews for the Ford Hitch Cover part # RP86532 that indicate that it didn't want to fit properly on a vehicle hitch but I can tell you that it will fit the 2 inch hitch of your 2016 Ford F-150 well.
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  • Ford Hitch Covers for a Ford Escape
    We have numerous Ford hitch covers that you might like for your Ford Escape. I have included a link to them for you. Some light up and some do not such as # CR-211. Please note that while some of the covers with fit both 1-1/4 and 2 inch receivers, others will only fit one or the other.
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  • Trailer Wiring Adapter For 2015 Ford Escape To Eliminate Bulb-Out Error When Using LED Hitch Cover
    If the lighted hitch cover you have has LED lights, you are getting a message that we do see with German vehicles that tow trailers with LED lights. The vehicle thinks there is a bulb out and sends the message. We have a fix for that problem by using an adapter in the trailer hitch like part # TR20141. This adapter has diodes in the unit and gets rid of the error message. I have attached a link to a product review video for this adapter you can check out.
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  • Is a Lighted Trailer Hitch Cover Legal for Use in Kansas
    I checked with the Kansas State Highway Patrol and lights on the back of a vehicle in Kansas have to be white, red, or amber so the blue light on Ford lighted hitch cover # CR-017F would seem to violate that. For a light up Ford hitch cover that only lights up red we have # 86065. It fits 1-1/4 and 2 inch receivers. For a similar cover with a black background that lights up red we have # RP86532. We also have # CR-007F but it only fits 2 inch trailer hitch receivers.
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  • Ford LED Logo in 7 Inch Wide Size for 2018 Ford Explorer
    I have an option for you but it isn't a direct fit. Although the Ford LED Lighted Vehicle Emblem - Black # RP86620 is only available in the 9 inch by 3-1/2 inch option, we do have a similar hitch cover that is the correct size for you that you could use in that same way. It is the Ford LED Lighted Trailer Hitch Cover - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Chrome # 86065 or the black # RP86532. Either of these options is the 7 inch by 2-3/4 inch logo. The wiring will be identical to the emblem and...
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Edited by:
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