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Get the signal lights needed for towing without tapping into your towed car's electrical system. This self-contained kit runs wiring beneath your vehicle and connects to your RV. Bulbs and sockets mount inside your car's lenses.
Note: Towed car must have enough room inside the tail light lens housing for an extra bulb and socket.
Video of Blue Ox Tail Light Wiring Kit - Bulb and Socket
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Today, in our 2010 Chevy Silverado, well be installing the Blue Ox Tail Light Wiring Kit with bulb and socket, part number BX8869.To begin install, well start at the rear of the vehicle where well go ahead and lower the tailgate. This will give us access to the rear tail light fasteners. Theres two fasteners for each tail light. Well go ahead and remove the fasteners and then pop the tail light out of its position, being careful not to break the alignment tabs underneath.Next, well go ahead and find a suitable location for installing our socket. Here at the top of the tail light on the inside would be a good location. Using a 1 inch hole saw, well now go ahead and drill out the hole for the socket.
Once we have the hole drilled out, we can then go ahead and put the bulb in the socket and install the socket into the light.Remember, when installing the bulb into the socket, to make sure that the side tabs fit into the grooves of the socket correctly. Once the bulb is installed in the socket, we can then go ahead and install the socket into the tail light. Well go ahead and repeat the same process on the other side.Now, with both Blue Ox Tail Light bulb and sockets installed, we begin the wiring. Well take the 4-pole wiring harness supplied with our install kit and begin securing the wires. Well peel back the 4 wires and cut the yellow wire off short as it will not be used.
Then we can go ahead and strip back the white, brown, and green wire, and secure one of the blue butt connectors for each. Well take the 4-pole harness and follow the manufacturers wiring up behind the tail light assembly.Once we have the butt connector secured, we can then go ahead and attach them white to white, brown to brown, and the black wire from our socket to the green wire on our 4-pole harness. Now, with all our connections secured, well go ahead and wrap them up with some black electrical tape to help keep them free from dirt, dust, debris, and moisture.Next, well go ahead and secure the wiring with some zip ties behind the tail light assembly to the manufacturers wiring. Well cut off the excess from the zip ties and then reinstall the tail light assembly. Now, well go ahead and get underneath the vehicle and route our 4-pole harness over to the drivers side.
As we route, well also secure the wiring as necessary.Now that were on the drivers side, well go ahead and feed it up behind the drivers side tail light assembly. Next, we'll make sure weve given our self enough wire, then well go ahead and cut the white, brown, and yellow wire. Well peel them back and strip back both sides of the cut wire. Then well go ahead and twist together the white wires and brown wires.Once weve twisted them together, we can go ahead and use the blue butt connector to secure the white to white, the two twisted white wires to the white wire from our bulb and socket, the two twisted brown wires to the brown wire from our bulb and socket, and the yellow wire on the longer length of 4-pole wire that are run to the front of the vehicle, well connect it to the black wire for the drivers side bulb and socket.Once again, with all our connections made, well go ahead and wrap it up with some black electrical tape and then secure the wiring as necessary. Once the wiring is secured, well cut out the excess from our zip ties and reinstall the tail light assembly.
Next, well go ahead and take the 4-pole wiring harness and start running it to the front of the vehicle. Keep in mind, when routing your wires, stay away from any moving components,your steering and suspension, or excessive heat such as exhaust.As we route the wire, it may be necessary to use a pull wire and assist in routing your 4-pole harness. You could use a stiff piece of wire. In this case, were going to use a piece of air tubing. We use the air tubing to route to the areas that we cant reach. Well secure the wire to the air tubing using black electrical tape and then pull it into position.Now, with our wire all the way out the front of the frame, well go ahead and cut off the excess and were ready to secure our front mounting bracket. Note in some application like this one, it may be necessary to add an additional length of 4-pole harness. To do that, well simply strip back both ends, using the blue butt connectors to secure white to white, brown to brown, yellow to yellow, and green to green.Once we have secured it, well go ahead and wrap it up with some black electrical tape and continue routing our wires. Well go ahead and take the brackets, set it into position, and then mark the attachment points. Once weve marked the attachment points, well move the bracket and drill out the holes. With the holes drilled out, we can then go ahead and take the bolts, put it down through the holes, put our bracket back into position, and secure it with the flange nuts. Once we have our hardware in place, well go ahead and tighten it down.Next, well go ahead and take our 4-pole harness, peel the wires back and strip back each one. Well then connect it to our 6-pole connector and well be using the Pollak 6-pole round, part number PK11608. Well take the connector cover and slide it over the wire. Well then go ahead and strip back each one of the wires and begin to install it into this back of the 6-pole round connector. Well be connecting the yellow wire to ,L for left turn signal left braking, the green wire to R, for the right turn signal right braking, the white wire to G for ground, and the brown wire to T, for tail lights.Now, with all the connections made, well go ahead and put the cover over the end of the connector and then secure the connector to the bracket using the hardware provided with our install kit.That does it for the install of our Blue Ox Tail Light Wiring Kit with bulb and socket, part number BX8869 on our 2010 Chevy Silverado. .
Average Customer Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (20 Customer Reviews)Get the signal lights needed for towing without tapping into your towed car's electrical system. This self-contained kit runs wiring beneath your vehicle and connects to your RV. Bulbs and sockets mount inside your car's lenses.
Great service. Product delivered within days. Online "How To" videos are great for the self installer! You have a customer for life...Thanks! 180831
The BX8869 I ordered is a wiring kit used for towing a 2005-07 FORD FOCUS ST. Product arrived in an expedient fashion and the installation was fairly straight forward although finding a way through the firewall seemed dubious at best. Ran the wiring through the engine bay under the vehicle up to the rear tail light housings.. Keeping the wiring up and safe was a bit of a challenge. Based on the experience on the whole I would have no hesitation recommending etrailer to family or friends for quality products at very competitive prices. 91414
Got the products quickly and with no issues. Tail light wiring kit Installation was a few days later due to schedule but the installation went well and the videos of installation steps was very helpful. Use caution when installing the bulb into the tail light assembly. The manufacturer says to use a 1" hole saw. The hole and the bulb are very close in size and can be pretty loose in the hole. You can bend some of the tabs out to make it hold center then apply the silicone sealer. Hitch receiver and lock - excellent. 249722
Blue Ox is top of the line and this wiring kit is easy to install. With the included instructions and the eTrailer YouTube video, anyone can complete the install with basic tools. Overall, eTrailer customer service, products, and shipping is top of the line. I ordered products via phone and their website and both experiences were exceptional. There pricing is better than any other site or shop. eTrailer is now my new go-to site for anything I need. Thanks guys. 297103
by: Brian M11/28/2012
This is a straight forward installation. I paired this kit with a 7way to 4 round pigtail and 4 round receptacle from etrailer. Both were much cheaper than found anywhere else and arrived within two days of placing the order. Communication was great with email notifications as well. I am a new RV owner and it looks like I've found my go to place for all my towing related supplies. Great job etrailer. 60146
by: Rodney W08/22/2016
This product worked as intended. I was able to keep the car wiring separate from the motorhome wiring, electrically. In my Saturn it was relatively easy to run the wiring and drill the new holes in the back of the rear light housings. I will use these same type of parts again if I change my towed vehicle. 286563
by: Pete W06/07/2015
Finished the install this weekend of BX8869 wiring kit along with the final hookup with the roadmaster tow bar. Everything went exactly as shown in the directions and the video for the CMax. The video was exactly what I needed. Everything was working exactly as expected on our test drive. 201350
The Blue Ox system is top of the line and simple to install. It arrived quickly and will be installed on Thursday. The RV is still about two weeks out, so we can't field test it just yet, but are excited about the prospect of having my jeep as a dinghy for excursions. 185234
The wiring was simple and straight forward. The only issue is the 1" hole drilled for the light bulb socket is a little larger than the socket. Directions suggest using silicone to fasten the sockets. If you lose a lamp on the road it's not convenient change bulbs. 97847
by: Dwayne D02/13/2016
Purchased BX8869 for installation on a 2016 Veloster. Instructions provided were clear, and easy to follow. Once installed the light are not noticeable in housing. Routed wire via channel beneath vehicle without having to go inside. Great option. 237730
by: bill j09/09/2016
the service was outstanding . very pleased with the quick service. your experts provided me with a great tow bar system when others said it couldn't be done. I am recommending you to all my towing friends. keep up the good work 292884
by: Carl Johnson04/10/2015
Blue OX product is excellent. will use on a vehicle to be towed behind a motorhome. Too bad can't discuss eTrailer's POOR ordering and shipping procedures. Will no longer recommend eTrailer to friends. 184627
Great customer service! Great selection of products. These people know their stuff. Great prices and fast shipping. They can help you with almost any issue. Give them a call. 170627
by: Jerry Jones12/19/2013
A great product. I was able to route all wires in the frame, with no exposed wires! Sorry, no pics yet. I will definitely use your company again. Thanks! 110526
by: JERRY D. ATNIP08/01/2011
PRODUCT SHIPED COMPLETE, ON TIME . NO PROBLEMS. 20750
easy installation all parts are included 228999
by: Darryl Guiducci08/22/2011
Great service great delivery 22446
great turnaround time 262212
by: Gene Bacon07/30/2014
As I ordered, thx 143572
by: bill w05/13/2015
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