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MaxxTow Magnetic Tow Lights - Red and Amber LEDs - 4-Way Flat Connectors - 20' Long Harness

MaxxTow Magnetic Tow Lights - Red and Amber LEDs - 4-Way Flat Connectors - 20' Long Harness

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Great for either your trailer or towed vehicle, these magnetic, 2-sided lights ensure that you have emergency flashers and the signal lights required for towing without having to tap into existing wiring. Long-lasting LEDs offer superior operation. Lowest Prices for the best tow bar wiring from MaxxTow. MaxxTow Magnetic Tow Lights - Red and Amber LEDs - 4-Way Flat Connectors - 20' Long Harness part number MT70097 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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MaxxTow Tow Bar Wiring - MT70097

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

Great for either your trailer or towed vehicle, these magnetic, 2-sided lights ensure that you have emergency flashers and the signal lights required for towing without having to tap into existing wiring. Long-lasting LEDs offer superior operation.


Features:

  • 2-Sided tow lights supply trailer or towed car with lights required for towing
    • Red lights act as running lights, brake lights and turn signals
    • Amber lights on opposite sides act as emergency flashers
  • No need to wire your trailer or tap into existing wiring on your towed car
    • Magnetic bases on lights hold firmly to any metal surface
    • Wiring harness runs beneath trailer or towed car
  • Long-lasting LEDs provide superior operation
    • Faster activation, increased brightness, less power draw and greater durability when compared with incandescent lights
  • 4-Way flat plugs included


Specs:

  • Application: towed cars or trailers no wider than 80"
  • Light diameter: 4-1/4"
  • Wiring harness length: 20'
  • 90-Day warranty


70097 Maxx Tow Magnetic LED Towing Lights



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MaxxTow Magnetic Tow Lights - Red and Amber LEDs - 4-Way Flat Connectors - 20' Long Harness - MT70097

Average Customer Rating:  4.0 out of 5 stars   (66 Customer Reviews)

Great for either your trailer or towed vehicle, these magnetic, 2-sided lights ensure that you have emergency flashers and the signal lights required for towing without having to tap into existing wiring. Long-lasting LEDs offer superior operation.

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Purchased for my towed Jeep from my Fleetwood MH, the wires at the 4 prong flat failed after using for approx 1000 miles. Had wrapped wires with electrical tape to try to protect them. Spliced a new 4 prong male and that lasted about another 1000 miles. The wire is so fine, that it is almost impossible to repair or work with. The LED lights work fine, wire is just not durable. 697913



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Jeep Wrangler

will do what i want but plastic on lenses is very cheap and i am not sure it will last long without cracking. magnets seem plenty strong wires are not quite long enough to go over wrangler roof but are to go down the side 525967



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I took this kit out of the box and set the magnetic lights on top of the car. I then took them off to see how strong the magnets were. They came off way to easy. I'm Afraid they would come off just driving down the Hwy without being in any wind. Cross wind, head wind or any wind at all. I'm going to cut the lights off and use the harness and add light sockets in my tail lights. 141411



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2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser

Straight forward and easy to use. A few problems though. . The magnets holding the lights to the car are to weak and a good jolt will dislodge them. The LED lights can be difficult to see in the bright sun. Other than that, a decent setup for the money. 272486



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2002 Chevrolet Tracker

Received lights right when tracking said they would arrive. Product is as advertised and the lights work. Now to install and use. Great service( even got a phone call checking on things). Very pleased. 107542


Comments
Now, one year later, the tow Bar wiring is performing well. Ive much praise for etrailer.
H J - 11/17/2014

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I want to thank Jessica and Adam for there professional and mental health service for me, after they figured out what i needed it was ordered and shipped without a problem. I had a licensed auto shop install the bracket for the tow bar and if fit perfect and i was only charged 240 dollars for labor and 30 dollars for bolts. This is a superior system very easy to take on and off and very well made in the USA. 547207


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Working perfect thank you
Louis - 07/28/2019

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I use these towing lights on my bike rack and they function as expected. I would give five starts but the wiring is the simple 4-wire (not in a loom) and they do not provide separate turn (amber) and stop (red) functionality to match the vehicle. For the price though, they are a solid set and will do the job. I find the magnets to be quite strong; indeed, I actually mount these lights upside down to maximize visibility of the lights on the bike rack. I attach ‘releasable’ cable ties to the lights to be on the safe side. When I fold the rack up (no bikes) and down (hauling bikes), I simply release the ties slightly and move the lights so they are facing the rear and retighten the ties. To customize these lights for my bike rack application, I purchased some loom tubing ($5) from the local box store. I considered cutting the wires and soldering them to length (which is an option), but elected to neatly fold the wires in the loom tubing back and forth and add a coat of quality electrical tape on the outside of the full loom. At each wire fold, I taped the wires and found there to be sufficient room in the loom everywhere (i.e., wires were not overstuffed), which ensures adequate heat release. Overall, this approach preserves the full functionality of the tow lights in case I trade the bike rack for a boat, which will never happen, while also providing for a clean look for my application. Of course, you could simply cable tie the extra wire, but I prefer the extra five dollars for the clean look (and added protection of the wires). Don’t obscure your tail lights with your rack! These lights will do the trick. 660114



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Works great! 884177



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2011 Chevrolet Silverado

The site was easy to navigate and the lights showed up on time. It's a good product with serious magnets. The lights are what I expected from LEDs and are very bright. Highly recommend them for whatever you plan to tow if you can't get the existing lights to work or as a temp solution to maintain a safe driving environment for yourself and the others sharing the road. 868189



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One of the lights stopped working. I contacted etrailer about the problem. They addressed the issue and had me going in short order. Good company that stands behind what it sells. 853753



- MT70097
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On time and just what I needed. Excellent construction that should last for years. 826015



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1999 Toyota 4Runner

I purchased this product in the middle of Covid-19 chaos. I received my package on the promised day and it is in excellent condition. I got it at a good price and I am anticipating that it was a good decision. 771430



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Seem good, did not have time to hook the light yet. Bought this lights set accordance with the reviews obf people have,hope everything will be ok. 760327



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Easy to hook up 746566



- MT70097
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The folks at e trailer are awesome. Very professional , incredible knowledge. Absolutely the best From base plate conex to magnetic tow lamps. Awesome 738757



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Chose this product because it has forward-facing amber lights for turn signals/flasher, as well as usual red lights facing backwards. 721211



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Bought these to pair with a hitch mounted bike rack. Well designed and works as expected. Very bright LED lights. 4-pin connector plug setup makes for plug and play right out of the box. Lights have powerful magnets in the base which stick to the metal bike rack without issue. Used velcro cable straps to take up the slack and tidy up the installation. No permanent installation needed, as I can take them quickly off the bike rack if not needed. 711194



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2015 Cadillac SRX

Base plate was exactly as described and fit very well. Also very fast shipping. Thanks etrailer. 707608



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Plug in and go 706513



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2015 Lexus GX 460

awesome, works great, fast shipping 670300



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Thor

Use these lights all the time on my tow vehicle behind my Thor Vegas Motorhome. Just stick on the roof, plug in and go, Love them. Tom 659272



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Great product plenty of wire and strong magnets,keep it in my toolbox all the time !!! 644455


Comments
There when I need it !
Tonyroll - 05/22/2020

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No issues, works just fine. 644354



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My entire experience dealing with etrailer was great. Couldn't ask for a more helpful or informed associate helping me find the right product. The trailer lights are perfect for what I needed and helped me avoid having to trace wiring issues in the trailer itself. If I were to change anything regarding the product I would use slightly heavier gauge wiring. I did have an issue (at no fault of the product) where I had to repair the wiring and it is quite fragile. I still give the product an "A." 644293


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  • Will Magnetic Tow Lights Work through a Plastic Cover on a Steel Jeep Bumper
    The magnets on the tow lights like # MT70097 are strong but I am not sure if they will work well enough with a plastic cover over the metal bumper of your Jeep. What I recommend is to go wit ha different type of kit, like # EZT20B that you could hook to the Jeep somewhere and not worry about magnets. Of you could secure some tow light partners, # TLP01, to provide a metal surface for the magnetic lights.
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