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Hopkins Backup Alert - Replacement 1156 Bulb with Audible Alert

Hopkins Backup Alert - Replacement 1156 Bulb with Audible Alert

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As an extra safety precaution, you can replace your tail light backup bulb with this warning light. As you put your vehicle in reverse, anyone who might be behind you will hear a beeping alert. Lowest Prices for the best vehicle lights from Hopkins. Hopkins Backup Alert - Replacement 1156 Bulb with Audible Alert part number HM20100VA can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Hopkins Vehicle Lights - HM20100VA

  • Replacement Bulbs
  • Halogen Light
  • Multi-Function Tail Light
  • Hopkins
  • 1156
  • White
  • Single Bulb

As an extra safety precaution, you can replace your tail light backup bulb with this warning light. As you put your vehicle in reverse, anyone who might be behind you will hear a beeping alert.


Features:

  • Warns pedestrians as you back up with audible alert
    • "Beep-beep" can clearly be heard
  • Replaces vehicle's backup bulb


Specs:

  • Replaces 1156 bulb
  • 12-Volt bulb


Simply replace one of your vehicle's existing backup light bulbs with this combination backup light and warning alarm. The base of the halogen bulb beeps whenever the vehicle is shifted into reverse.



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Hopkins Backup Alert - Replacement 1156 Bulb with Audible Alert - HM20100VA

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (19 Customer Reviews)

As an extra safety precaution, you can replace your tail light backup bulb with this warning light. As you put your vehicle in reverse, anyone who might be behind you will hear a beeping alert.

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Customer service was great and the product fit perfect as descibed online. I would definitely use your company again and again infact i'll purchasing another hitch for my other work van. I appreciate you following up a year later. If you have any type of sticker, i would not hesitate to put it on the hitch or any product to advertise for you because when your company does good then you can continue to support your customes with great service and products 751315



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Chevrolet Express Van

It could be louder. Although it is not as loud as the one in my Ford van, anything is better than nothing. Thanks for the quick shipping and overall service. 610244


Comments
It works. I was hoping it would be a little louder but it is better than nothing.
Glenn - 03/05/2020

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It works fine. I have only one, but if you want a really loud backup beep, get two. 581846



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It is not as loud as I expected that it would be. The sound alarm that attached directly to the outside of the light was louder but not very durable. This product has been durable as it is part of the bulb but it could be louder. 499463



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Cool safety feature for fun and work vehicles. This is the second one I've installed, and they have both worked great. 483794



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2007 Subaru Outback Wagon

Thanks for your product. The back up alert is a Christmas gift and has not been put into the vehicle as of yet. The other one is a spare for my van which already has one in it. This product is the best of it's kind. If you really want safety, then you go with backup alert. Price is Right and the product is the best. Anyone can install it. It really is a life saver. Thanks guy's. 457823



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I love this product. This is the second one I have had in over 30 years. The only problem was that the soldering nipple was to high and I had to file it down to the same height as the 1156. Also, I had to file some of my lens hole down so the alarm part would go in. These miner adjustment would be a great help. I do plan on ordering another one in the near future. 386255


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Hopkins appreciates your business, Deb and we are grateful you purchased our Backup Alert Bulb. I have passed your comments on the the correct department. If you have any concerns or questions, please get in contact with etrailer customer service. Thank you!
Hopkins C from - 05/31/2017

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As always I love this product and will always use it now that I know that it is still available. I do have a back up one for the 1156 that I got for Christmas. I also got a 3156 to fit a 2007 Subaru which we no longer have and was told it would not work. I still have the 3156 and want to know if it will fit a 2016 Versa Note made by Nissan? Can you please let me know. Please keep making this great product and Thank-you for checking in with me. You guy’s are the best ever.
Deb C - 05/29/2018

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Thanks for the follow up Deb, after reviewing an on-line version of your owners manual I would say that the # 3156 would not work for your 2016 Nissan Versa Note. It looks like your backup(reverse) bulb number is a W21W. The # 3156 is a replacement for bulbs that have a number of 3156. At this time I do not see that we have an offering for a replacement bulb and alert combo for a W21W bulb.

-- Rachael H - 5/29/2018


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works like a champ, still going a year later 345832



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The product works great easy to install as well the price is right checked product with the same price is very high. The shipping was fast I did not have to wait very long I would recommend this company to everyone that I know and they are concerned with the customer which is nice to I can't tell you that it is nice to have a good company as this one. 336570



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Works Great best product that I have bought on line that was the right thing and that works 333177


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I love it works great even with the very cold days and saved my car in the parking lot. Thanks keeping in touch I have told alot of people about it how well it works and I will keep doing that. You are the best company that I have ever delt with thanks a bunch
Timothy - 01/16/2018

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2010 Volkswagen Jetta

Back up alarm works well 309006



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Works great! Everyone should have one of these. 282073



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2002 BMW X5

Loud enough to alert anyone or anything behind you. Super easy to change. 278483



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this like and backup signal was perfect for my camper. it is a nice beep sound and does warn others you are backing up without being to obnoxious. Its a great product and ETRAILER was easy to order from. I highly recommend ETRAILER for all your transportation needs. 272946


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It has worked out great. Its the right level of noise to back out of a campground in the early morning. ETRAILER is the best!
Richard H - 07/17/2017

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Great little product. I liked it so much I ordered a second one. 208482



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awesome customer service. Bridget was very friendly and professional. She addressed my shipping concerns. (Side note, she sounded hot) Product was shipped in timely manner as expected. Arrived well packaged and on time. Installation was very simple and i have been using the product for about 4 days now. Works well and saved me a good bit of money and headache. I would order from them again with out hesitation. 187203



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2010 Volvo C70

Great product! 133923



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Works as advertised; easy to install 106939



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the little guys make a lot of noise for their size. etrailer got them to us quick. Recamend them highly. 61522


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Ask the Experts about this Hopkins Vehicle Lights

  • Backup Alarm Recommendation for a 2011 Dodge Ram 3500
    While we do not carry a backup alert bulb for your 2011 Dodge Ram you could install a Surface Mount Back-up Alarm # BKUP-97 which would give you the same effect. You could install it inline with the purple wire of your 7-way. You would cut the purple wire and then attach one end of the wire to one of the contact studs and then attach the other wire to the other stud, and then when there is voltage on this circuit the voltage will run through the # BKUP-97 activating the alarm and then...
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  • Backup Alert Recommendation for a 2011 Chevy Impala
    From what I found, the 2011 Chevy Impala uses 921 reverse light bulbs so the Hopkins Backup Alert # HM20100VA will not fit. I recommend the surface mount alarm, # BK97DB. You can mount this under the vehicle on the frame, wire it up to the reverse light circuit on the vehicle, and it should work well for you.
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  • Is the Hopkins Backup Alert, # HM20100VA a Universal Application
    The Hopkins Backup Alert, # HM20100VA, is not a universal application, though it does fit many vehicles. It fits into a common bulb size socket. You will need to check the bulbs on your vehicle or vehicles to determine if they take the 1156 bulb. If they do, then you can use this alert. Another common bulb size is 3156. If your vehicle or vehicles have this bulb number, they can use # HM20101VA. These are the only 2 alerts of this type that we carry. But we do have other options such...
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  • Options for Backup Alert System that is Louder than the Hopkins Replacement Bulb with Audible Alert
    If you are looking for a product that produces an alarm at a higher volume when backing up, then I would recommend the Custer Surface Mount Back-up Alarm, part # BK97DB. This unit mounts directly to the exterior of your vehicle and produces audible levels of 97db which should be what you are looking for. The Custer Back-up Alarm has a slight advantage because it is not mounted in the taillight compartment where the volume can be slightly hindered. This unit receives power from the reverse...
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  • Surface Mount Backup Alert Recommendation for a 2010 Honda Odyssey
    At this time we do not carry a reverse light backup alert for your 2010 Honda Odyssey LX. I spoke with my contact at Hopkins and they do not have anything for the 7440 series bulb that is in your vehicle. You still have an option for an audible back-up alarm. You could use a Surface Mount Back-up Alarm # BK97DB. You will need to hardwire this unit into your reverse light circuit to install this product, but it would work as a back up alarm.
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  • How to Determine Correct Backup Alert Bulb for a 2016 Ford Transit Van
    To determine which Backup Alert Bulb, like the Hopkins # HM20100VA, is compatible with your 2016 Ford Transit Van you will simply need to find out what size bulb you have. The Hopkins part referenced will replace a 1156 bulb and it includes an audible alert that activates when you put your vehicle in reverse. The only other bulb that we currently have for this application it part # HM20101VA which replaces a 3156 bulb. If neither of these bulbs is the correct replacement you can...
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  • Backup Alarm for a 2008 Toyota Highlander
    The reverse lights on your 2008 Toyota Highlander use a 921 bulb so backup alert # HM20100VA is not going to fit but I do have an excellent solution for you. You can use backup alarm # PK41820. It mounts under the vehicle and wires into a reverse light circuit. When the vehicle is placed in reverse you will get a nice and loud 97 decibel alert.
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  • Tail Light Back-Up Alarm Recommendation for Use on a 2003 Dodge Ram 2500
    I spoke with my contact at Hopkins and he informed that you would need a Hopkins Backup Alert - Replacement 3156 Bulb with Audible Alert, part # HM20101VA. He informed me that this style of tail light is the same as the one that is in your 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 and would work great.
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  • Backup Alert for a 2010 Freightliner Sprinter 2500
    I did a little research and your 2010 Frieghtliner Sprinter 2500 uses a 7506 reverse light bulb. We do not have a bulb replacement with backup alert for the 7506 bulb but I do have a solution for you. Take a look at Surface Mount Back-up Alarm # BK97DB. You can mount this guy under the vehicle and wire it into a reverse light circuit. It will be louder at 97 decibels and more effective compared to the replacement bulb type. I have included a link to a video showing an installation for you.
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  • Recommended Plug and Play Back Up Alarm for 2011 Mercedes-Benz GL550
    We have just what you are looking for with a backup alarm that is plug and play for your 2011 Mercedes-Benz GL 550. I recommend the Hopkins Backup Alert - Replacement 1156 Bulb with Audible Alert # HM20100VA. It is possible that the unit you purchased required more power to work than what your vehicle put out. If that is the case the fix is either the Hopkins unit with Incandescent bulb or the Putco LED Light Bulb Load-Resistor Kit - Aluminum # P230004A. Yet another option if you...
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  • Backup Alarm Recommendation for a 2009 Ford Flex SEL
    From what I could find your 2009 Ford Flex uses a 921 reverse light bulb. We only have backup alert replacement bulbs for 1156 and 3156 bulbs so neither would fit your Flex. but we do have a solution that you can use. You can use the Custer Surface Mount Back-up Alarm, # BK97DB. It mounts outside of the vehicle and receives power from the reverse light circuit on the vehicle. It will actually be louder than the bulb type alarms.
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  • Will Hopkins Backup Alert Replacement Bulb Work on 2015 Ford F-350?
    From my research it looks like your 2015 Ford F-350 uses a 921 bulb for its reverse light so the Hopkins Backup Alert # HM20100VA would not work. However, there is a backup alarm you can use, the Surface Mount Back-up Alarm # BK97DB, which wires into your truck and will give you an audible alarm. I've added a link to a video of this alarm being installed for you to check out.
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  • Backup Alarm Bulb for 2008 Chevrolet Impala
    According to my research your 2008 Chevrolet Impala uses a type 921 bulb for its back up lights. This bulb type is different from those we offer that have a backup alarm. Hopkins part # HM20101VA is a backup bulb/alarm that fits in place of a 3156 bulb and their # HM20100VA fits in place of a 1156 bulb. For a backup alarm on your Impala you can just add a license plate alarm like # HM60100VA or one of the others shown on the link provided for you such as Custer # BK97DB which is a simple...
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  • Back Up Alert Recommendation for Vehicles Without 1156 or 3156 Bulbs
    For replacement bulbs that also have a built-in back up alarm, we only have 2 options. One fits in place of a 1156 bulb, # HM20100VA, and the other fits in place of a 3156 bulb, # HM20101VA. You can actually use a 3156 in a 3157 socket. The only difference is that 3157 has a dual filament that 3156 does not have. What I recommend is the surface mount alarm, # BK97DB. At 97 decibels, this alert can definitely be heard at the rear of the vehicle. installation is simple; the alert can mount...
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  • Which Hopkins Backup Alert Will Fit My 1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    From the information I was able to find, your 1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty uses a 3156 size bulb. You will need to use Hopkins Backup Alert - Replacement 3156 Bulb w/ Audible Alert, part # HM20101VA. The item you selected, Hopkins Backup Alert, part # HM20100VA, is a replacement bulb for a 1156 size bulb.
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  • Backup Alarm Recommendation for a 2008 Jeep Patriot
    The reverse light bulb type for the 2008 Jeep Patriot is a 921 wedge type bulb. While there isn't a combination reverse light bulb and back up alarm in this size there are back up alarms available by themselves such as # PK41820. You can mount one on the underside, rear of the vehicle and tap into a reverse light wire. I have also included a link to all of the back up alarms and sensors that we carry.
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  • Will the Hopkins Backup Alert # HM20100VA work in a 1141 Bulb Socket
    Yes, the Hopkins Backup Alert # HM20100VA that you referenced will work in a 1141 bulb socket. 1141 and 1156 bulbs are very similar with the only difference being that the 1156 operates at a lower resistance so it will burn brighter and hotter than a 1141.
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  • Recommended Backup Alert Reverse Alarm Light For 2004 Chevy Express Van
    For your 2004 Chevy Express Van, The Hopkins Backup Alert - Replacement 1156 Bulb with Audible Alert # HM20100VA is the only confirmed fit we carry. Another option is to hardwire a backup alarm like the Surface Mount Back-up Alarm - 97 DB # BK97DB to give you the alarm you need. The Hopkins Backup Alert - Replacement 3156 Bulb with Audible Alert # HM20101VA is the other backup alert we carry, but it is not a confirmed fit for your vehicle even though it is more similar to the 329D you...
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  • Back-up Alert Recommendation for a 2004 Toyota 4Runner
    In terms of a Hopkins Backup Alert with a light that plugs into the tail light socket, we only have # HM20100VA and # HM20101VA which cover the two most common sizes (1156 and 3156). What I recommend for you on your 2004 Toyota 4Runner is the Custer Surface Mount Back-up Alarm, # BK97DB. This unit can be mounted in an out of the way place at the back of the vehicle. It will connect to a reverse light circuit behind one of the vehicle tail lights and will pump out 97 decibels of sound...
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  • Back Up Alert Recommendation for a 2011 Honda CR-V
    For a reverse alert for your 2011 CR-V you would have to hardwire one in since the bulb style of your reverse lights is the 7440 and we only have reverse light alerts in the 3156 and 1156 variety. What I recommend is the surface mount alarm, # BK97DB. At 97 decibels, this alert can definitely be heard at the rear of the vehicle. Installation is simple; the alert can mount to a flat surface at the back of the vehicle. You can even mount it out of sight. Wire the unit into the reverse...
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  • Back Up Alarm Recommendation for a 2000 Fleetwood Tioga Class C RV on Ford Van Chassis
    The 1999 Ford E-350 uses a 3156 bulb for reverse lights but you will have to pull the bulb on your RV to determine if it is the same. It should be printed on the unit somewhere or could be in the literature for the RV. If it is a 3156 bulb then you would use # HM20101VA. If it is not a 3156 or an 1156 (used with # HM20100VA that you referenced) there is an alternative solution. You could mount backup alert # BK97DB under the RV and wire it into a reverse light wire. This alert is going...
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  • Recommend Hopkins Reverse Backup Alert for My 1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    I did some research and found that the1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty uses a 3156 size bulb. You will need to use Hopkins Backup Alert - Replacement 3156 Bulb, part # HM20101VA. The item you selected, Hopkins Backup Alert, part # HM20100VA, is a replacement bulb for a 1156 size bulb.
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  • Availability of Back up Alarm Bulb Compatible with 2012 Subaru Impreza
    From the information I was able to find your 2012 Subaru Impreza uses a 921 size bulb. The Hopkins Back-Up Alert Bulb is only offered in bulb size 1156 or 3156. Unfortunately neither of these will work on your vehicle. I recommend going with the Surface Mount Back-Up Alarm, part # BK97DB. This unit could be mounted under the vehicle behind the bumper and is easily installed by tapping into the reverse lamp circuit. I have included a link to a video of part # BK97DB being installed...
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  • Backup Alert that Replaces Reverse Light Bulb on a 1998 Nissan Pathfinder
    For a 1998 Nissan Pathfinder the reverse lights take an 1156 bulb so for a backup alert you would use # HM20100VA.
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  • Backup Alerts for a 2012 Ford F-150 and 2005 Toyota Tacoma
    The 2012 Ford F-150 most likely uses a 921 reverse light bulb. The 2005 Toyota Tacoma uses the same bulb. A back up alert that fits into the light socket is not available in this bulb size. But I do have something that you can use on either vehicle. You can use the surface mount back up alarm, # BK97DB. It attaches under the vehicle and will wire into the reverse light circuit.
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  • What is the Correct Back up Bulb with Audible Alert for a 2008 Ford F-350
    You are correct, the Hopkins Backup Alert, # HM20100VA, that you purchased is designed to replace an 1156 style bulb and will not fit in a 3156 style socket. The Hopkins Backup Alert that is designed to work in a 3156 style bulb socket, is part # HM20101VA.
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  • Backup Alert Recommendation for a 2008 Kia Sportage
    The 2008 Kia Sportage uses 921 reverse light bulbs. I do have an option for a backup alert but one that fits as a replacement in the bulb socket is not available for the Sportage. Instead, you can use # BK97DB. This is a surface mount unit that wires into a reverse light wire. You can mount it underneath the vehicle on the frame or any flat surface that is convenient for you.
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  • Will the Alert Still Sound if the Bulb Burns Out on Hopkins Backup Alert # HM20100VA
    I spoke with my contact at Hopkins about the Backup Alert, # HM20100VA. He stated that if is the bulb that burns out then the alert will still sound. If it burns out before the unit in the receptacle where it plugs in (meaning no power reaches the unit) then neither the bulb nor the alert will function.
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  • Could Two of the Hopkins Backup Alert # HM20100VA be Ran at the Same Time
    If you replaced both of your reverse lights with the Hopkins Backup Alert # HM20100VA they should activate at the same since they both would get power at the exact time. You would end up with a very loud back up alert.
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  • Will Hopkins Backup Alert Light HM20100VA Fit Commodore Sports Wagon
    The Hopkins Backup Alert, part # HM20100VA, is not a universal fit, but does work on vehicles that use the 1156 bulb as a backup bulb. This replaces the backup bulb on the vehicle. When the car is put in reverse, the 12V halogen bulb lights up and the base emits a beeping sound, which will alert anyone behind the vehicle. Another backup alert we carry is part # HM20101VA. This would replace 3156 bulbs, and has the same functions as the HM20100VA. You will want to consult your owners...
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