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Heavy Duty Magnetic Tow Lights - 20' Wiring Harness with 4-Way Flat Trailer Connector

Heavy Duty Magnetic Tow Lights - 20' Wiring Harness with 4-Way Flat Trailer Connector

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1980 Chevrolet Suburban - Heavy Duty Magnetic Tow Lights - 20' Wiring Harness with 4-Way Flat Trailer Connector

  • Removable Tail Light Kit
  • Bypasses Vehicle Wiring
  • Optronics
  • Universal
  • Magnetic Mount
  • 20 Foot Long Harness

Get lights for towing your Chevrolet Suburban without splicing into its wiring. Magnetic light kit provides a pair of stop, turn, and tail lights. Mounts using large, heavy-duty magnets for increased stability. Plugs in at rear of your motor home.


  • Light kit allows you to bypass your vehicle's wiring to provide temporary lights for your towed car
    • Can also be used as trailer lights
  • 2 Red lights act as brake, tail, and turn signal lights
  • Magnetic bases let you easily mount lights on trunk or roof of your car
    • Large, heavy-duty magnets provide excellent stability
  • Wishbone-style wiring harness can be easily routed beneath car
  • 4-Pole flat connector on harness is designed to hook up to your RV's 4-way trailer connector
  • Separate, 3' long harness with 4-way can be wired into tow vehicle or RV if no trailer connector is present
    • Includes quick-splice connectors for simple installation
  • Department of Transportation compliant


  • Wiring harness length: 20'
  • Wire length between lights: 4-1/2'
  • Separate wire with 4-way for tow vehicle: 3'
  • Bulb type: 2057 double filament
  • 3-Year limited warranty on housing and wiring only

A towed car is required by law to have functional brake and signal lights that illuminate at the same time as the brake and signal lights on the RV that is towing it. Most wiring kits require you to splice into your vehicle's electrical system to install diodes, but doing this can void your manufacturer's warranty. You also run the risk of making a mistake during installation that could result in potentially damaging electrical feedback. Magnetic tow lights eliminate this problem because they bypass your car's electrical system entirely and leave your wiring intact. Just mount the lights on your vehicle's trunk or roof with the heavy-duty magnetic bases. Then run the wiring harness up to the front of your towed car, across your tow bar, and then connect it to the 4-way flat on your motor home or tow vehicle. If your tow vehicle doesn't have a 4-way, an adapter is required.

This kit includes a 20' long wishbone-style wiring harness with a 4-way flat connector on the end. A separate 3' wiring harness with a 4-way plug can be used to install a 4-way on your tow vehicle or RV if it does not already have a trailer connector. Quick-splice connectors are included if needed. A 4-1/2' long harness connects both lights, giving you enough slack to position the lights where you want them.

TL21RK Optronics Magnetic Mount Stop, Turn, and Tail Towing Light Kit w 20' Wiring Harness

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Video of Heavy Duty Magnetic Tow Lights - 20' Wiring Harness with 4-Way Flat Trailer Connector

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

Video Transcript for Optronics Heavy Duty Magnetic Tow Lights Review

Announcer: Today we'll be taking a look at the Optronics Heavy Duty Magnetic Tow Lights for a 4 flat trailer connector, part number TL21RK.Demonstrater: Here's what it looks like once it's installed. They have a nice, sturdy base, magnetic base, that's going to make it stay on the car. They are designed to fit into a 4 flat on the back of your RV. You're going to have 1 single red light on each side. It's going to act as your turn signal, your tail light, and your brake light. It will affix to any metal surface, such as your roof or a trunk.

It's a very easy, quick install. In this case, we are adding them in unison with the tow package that we have that uses the factory tail lights. In this case, our customer has a bike rack attached to the back of their towed vehicle. We want to make sure that people are able to see their tail lights, which might be obstructed a little bit by our bike rack, so we're going to have a little added security by having the lights on the roof as well. This is what our kit is going to consist of. Our 2 magnetic lights, 20 feet of cable to attach to your vehicle, 4 flat. It also comes with a 3 foot harness of your vehicle is not equipped with a 4 flat connector that you can tie into with the provided quick connects. Now, let me run over some features I'm going to go ahead and show you how to install them.

We're going to take our left light, which is the one with the single wire, denoted with the yellow, place it on our car. You want to just place it and let it snap down. Careful not to drag it across your paint, possibly scratching it. Then we can place our right turn signal on. Then we ca start running our wire to the front of our vehicle.

We went ahead and attached the wiring and bunched it up in the middle of our car with a zip tie just to keep it all together, and we just went ahead and routed it along our roof rack. We kind of weave in and out to zig-zag it and keep it from falling off the side of the car. Brought it down, we put it between the windshield wiper and the arm, just to keep it in place so it can't some off the sides. We went underneath our guardian, following our towed vehicle wiring harness, then plugged it into our 4 flat receptacle. Now we can test our running lights, our left turn signal, and our right turn signal, and our brakes. That's going to do it for a look at the Optronics Heavy Duty Magnetic Tail Lights for a 4 flat trailer connector, part number TL21RK.

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Heavy Duty Magnetic Tow Lights - 20' Wiring Harness with 4-Way Flat Trailer Connector - TL21RK

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (70 Customer Reviews)

Get lights for towing your vehicle without splicing into its wiring. Magnetic light kit provides a pair of stop, turn, and tail lights. Mounts using large, heavy-duty magnets for increased stability. Plugs in at rear of your motor home.

- TL21RK

Product was exactly as described, but more importantly the response from these folks are awesome! I have purchased other items and the support is great! I will continue to purchase items and their inventory is always growing. Thanks! 696994

- TL21RK
2018 Chevrolet Silverado 3500

I am sure this will bee handy. Much easier to put these lights on, and bring the trailer home to be fixed, then to have to worry about fixing the lights in the field. Looks to be a quality product, and etrailer has excellent pricing. 552845

- TL21RK

The magnets didn't stay on the car so I ended up permanently gluing them to my roof since we tow our car behind the rv full time. Had to replace the bulbs with LED bulbs since our rv tail lights couldn't supply enough voltage to the incandescent bulbs to see them in daytime. This isn't a failure of the product but rather an undiagnosed voltage problem with our rv. With those modifications I am happy with it. 455021

- TL21RK

They work great! Very strong magnets, bright lights, and plenty of wire. We use them on our utility trailer and our horse trailer! 246868

- TL21RK

Wayne H. was very helpful in my choices. 305176

- TL21RK

etrailer was easy to order from and shipping was fast. However, I ordered this specific light set to fit my standard 4-way flat connection that already exists on my trailer and did not plan on doing any wiring on my truck. Unfortunately, it does not fit. I will have to buy a converter or something I guess. I emailed them with this issue asking if this light is not a standard 4-way flat and haven't received a response. Seems to be a nice sturdy light set. Doesn't help when I can't use it, though. 413367

- TL21RK

Best cost effective way to tow without splicing into the tow vehicles wire harness. 630976

- TL21RK

Fast, friendly service. Delivery made in a very timely manner and complete. Recommend a % star. Been doing business with ETrailer for 5 Years and very satisfied with all products and service. 639247

- TL21RK

Excellent service-delivery was fast and product was exactly what I expected. Customer service was very helpful. Would highly recommend this company and will use in the future. 172008

- TL21RK

The product arrived quickly and was exactly as advertised. The light kit is the perfect solution for the car I tow behind my RV, but also use by itself. I like the fact that it is totally portable, mounts high up on the vehicle for good visibility and is quick and easy to install when needed. 391247

Worked perfect. I have since gone to anew vehicle with integrated light wiring. I sold the lights to a friend and he has been happy since!
Ed F - 06/09/2018


- TL21RK
Jeep Liberty

They say that a company is only as good as its employees... Well, etrailer is extremely fortunate to have someone like Shawn B. Working for them! This young lady got me out of a really frustrating predicament, and through careful listening and asking the right questions, she saved me not only a ton of money, but a whole bunch of frustration as well! My dilemma was that I had purchased a Jeep Liberty with a Blue Ox base plate, but I had a Blackhawk 2 tow bar! I thought I was going to have to go out and buy a Blue Ox tow bar to use with the Blue Ox base plate, but through careful review of my situation, and a calm analytical approach, this young lady determined exactly what I needed in the way of adapters and a towing light set up! Today, more than ever, it's all about customer service, and that is exactly what she provided for me! 463012

- TL21RK
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Attached to a bed extender for kayak hauling. Magnets are strong enough but used zip ties as extra security precaution. My vehicle is prewired for flat or round connection. Lights were all "plug and play" for me. Served my purpose very well. 161810

- TL21RK

After struggling with my trailer lighting system for years, I gave up and bought a portable system from etrailer. Within 5 minutes of unwrapping it, everything worked great and I am not longer spending hours trying to trouble shoot the old system. The magnets that hold the lights on the trailer are very strong, but I still use a bungy cord on each one just in case I hit a large bump in the road. Thanks etrailer, excellent product! 295763

- TL21RK

Installed pics 692925

- TL21RK

Great product with extremely strong magnets to hold them on . Could have been a bit brighter, fine at night but a little dim in daytlight. 595852

- TL21RK
2008 Honda CR-V

I am using these for added visibility on the back of a large bike rack that pretty much stays on the car all the time. I do not suggest using the magnets as the only form of attachment as they are not strong enough to keep the lights attached when going over bumps. I zip-tied them to the frame of the bike rack. At first, I had them sticking out from the bottom of the rack, and they were fine until I went up a steep hill and one of the lights got knocked off on the road. These lights are extremely well-built because instead of snapping the light, the rather large zip-ties broke. The light still works great after the incident. I now have them sticking out the sides to give more ground clearance, and they seem to be doing fine. For my application, I had to replace the wire between the lights with a longer one, but that was not difficult and will not be necessary in a typical application. At least the lights are easy to disassemble to access the wiring. The only way these could be improved would be to add strong neodymium magnets and to make the red lenses screw on (instead of snapping on) for easier access to the bulbs for replacement. Otherwise, a perfect product. For the record, I did not need to use the included vehicle wiring harness or splice connectors, since my application required an electronic light controller. 53035

- TL21RK

This product worked well. I had read some reviews that said the magnets were not strong enough. Mine stayed in place. 739193

- TL21RK

Prompt. Product exactly as advertised. Keep up the great work. 735813

- TL21RK
2012 Mini Clubman

Strong Magnets, Look good. Easy to use. 724955

- TL21RK

An nice lighting wiring kit totally eliminates wiring into tow vehicle wiring. 708459

- TL21RK

I tried the lights and they work well. 700062

- TL21RK

The folks at etrailer were very helpful answering questions and helping me find the right combination for what I needed. The order arrived on time and intact. I haven't had an opportunity to use the product yet but it appears to be of good quality as would be expected. 680528

- TL21RK

Great product. Magnets hold tight and plenty of wiring. I would definitely recommend. 653461

- TL21RK

Holds well and quick to set up and take off. 636713

- TL21RK
1997 Jeep Wrangler

Simple lights system that is very easy to use. 613365

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