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etrailer License Plate and LED Tail Light Mounting Kit for Hitch Mounted Cargo Carrier

etrailer License Plate and LED Tail Light Mounting Kit for Hitch Mounted Cargo Carrier

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Complete your cargo carrier setup with these tail lights and mounting brackets. Easy to install brackets let you relocate your license plate to the front of your cargo carrier and add tail lights. Works with e98874, C18153, and C18152 carriers. 1-800-940-8924 to order etrailer accessories and parts part number e98943-44LED or order online at Free expert support on all etrailer products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for etrailer License Plate and LED Tail Light Mounting Kit for Hitch Mounted Cargo Carrier. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Complete your cargo carrier setup with these tail lights and mounting brackets. Easy to install brackets let you relocate your license plate to the front of your cargo carrier and add tail lights. Works with e98874, C18153, and C18152 carriers.


  • Convenient license plate and LED tail light mounting kit lets you complete your cargo carrier setup
    • Fits e98874, C18153, and C18152 carriers
  • License plate mounting bracket allows you to relocate your license plate to the front of your cargo carrier
    • Keeps plate visible when you are hauling larger cargo
  • Light brackets let you mount tail lights on your carrier
  • Lights give your cargo carrier stop, tail, and turn signal lights
    • 12 LEDs with faceted mirror gleam are maintenance free
  • Easy installation with included mounting hardware

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Video of etrailer License Plate and LED Tail Light Mounting Kit for Hitch Mounted Cargo Carrier

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Video Transcript for etrailer Hitch Mounted Cargo Carrier License Plate and LED Tail Light Mounting Kit Review

Hey everyone, it's Evangeline. and today we'll be taking a look at the etrailer taillight and license plate relocation kit. This can be used with your hitch mounted cargo carriers. We'll take a look at how it works, how to put it together and how to put it on your carrier right here at So this works with your vehicles lights as well so that way you can still have your turn signals like your left or your right. You also have your brake lights too and your running lights.

So this is designed to fit perfectly on your etrailer cargo carrier. It can also work with your curt hitch mount, the cargo carriers. Check out our product page here at etrailer where we specify which cargo carriers it fits. But you can also use this for your own different applications. So we're gonna run through some specs, some measurements what hardware is included.

That way if you wanna use it for your cargo carrier you can see if it does fit or if you can make it fit. So we have different kits here at etrailer. You can get the kit with all three parts included which is going to be your lights with the wiring, your taillight bracket as well as your license plate bracket. If you already have your own lights you can get just the license plate bracket and the taillight bracket. You can also get either of those parts individually find them all here at etrailer.

We have the part numbers printed out right there for you to figure out or mix and match which one works best for you. So when using these please make sure to put them in appropriate spots since you're already relocating them to be more visible. I recommend having the tail lights as far back as well as far to the side as you can get them. And then you have your license plate. This can be put wherever you want as long as you have it on the rails.

You also are gonna need to make sure you have the wiring appropriate for this. This kit where the taillight uses a four wave flat wiring. So you do have 88 inches with this taillight for connecting it to your wiring and you also get a bunch of cable ties to put them into the best spot for you. With this on the etrailer cargo carrier, notice how you can still use all of the different features. So whether it's down in the ready to go position or if it's folded up into the more compact position all of this is still compatible. Now this is gonna be what it looks like when you get wiring attached to your cargo carrier. It won't be as streamlined as if it was already designed for the cargo carrier, but you can still run this around and try to find something that works for you and your vehicle. Well, each light has 12 LEDs in there for superior gleam and you can see that they use of faceted mirror and that way you have a superior light compared to your conventional lights. You also don't have to change light bulbs with this one. They have this black powder coat finish to maintain corrosion resistance. Even if you keep your carrier outside you also have a gasket around the lights. That way there is no worry about moisture coming inside. So to install your bracket, you need an open space for the bolts and the net to run through. So let's take a look at our carrier. This is perfect for this bracket, but if you're using this with another carrier, you may have to drill or find a different spot that does work for you. So consider your rails on your carrier. This has a hook and it sits over our one inch bar on our carrier's rail. Then it comes down and you need to have a certain distance out in order to mount the hardware. This flange sits out two inches from the face of our bracket and where the holes are are an inch and a quarter away from that face. The holes are separated so there's gonna be about five inches of space from one end of the hole to another. And you have a little bit of wiggle room on the inside for your hardware. So if you have an open grid design like this all you need to do is line up your bracket where you want to on the holes and pop your split washer and bolt from the top. Then I use the nut underneath. So I use two wrenches to tighten this down. You can use either a half inch or a 13 millimeter wrench. They're pretty similar but you just secure the nut and the bolts. I like to have the nut on the bottom just so that there isn't any excess bolts that can scratch up my cargo. Your license plate bracket you're gonna have a bracket as well as some bolts and split washers and flat washers. You are going to use the weight of the license plate to hold itself together. Your bracket fits over that one inch bar and then you're gonna make sure that that bolt sits or that bolt hole sits open. That way you can fit your license plate over it and then run your hardware through. (cranking) Once your brackets are all installed that's when you can then attach your lights. So these brackets are designed to be used with a specific light we have available here at etrailer. You can get the whole kit with the lights included. You might also get the kit without the lights included and that's when you use your own lights. So let's start installing those lights and see how they work. You get a set of two lights, one for each side and just follow the words on top make sure it's facing the right way. I like to have it where the connection is where it's easily routed to my wiring. So your opening here is going to be six and three quarter inches perfect for this light to fit right through. Make sure that the grommets are fully seated in the bracket. You do this by pushing in the entire assembly in so that the lip fits over the backside. You can test this by pushing out on the taillight. You're gonna have two plugs, the one with the green wires for the passenger side. The one with the yellow wire is for the driver's side. These already have grease in them, so just pop those through. As you plug those in plan out where you're gonna run your wires as well. Most of people's wirings are offset to the driver's side. So you do have a longer passenger side wire. I like to run it underneath from the passenger side. Meet over with the driver's side and come around on the driver's side of the cargo carrier. You get a lot of cable ties included with this kit so just tie them up as you run them through. (cranking) Final test, plug it into your vehicle's wiring and if your lights on the carrier turns on too, you're good to go. So my thoughts on our license plate and taillight kit for your hitch mount cargo carrier is that I do like how it works really well with certain carriers. If you have the etrailer carrier or some of the curt carriers or other carriers mentioned here at you're gonna have a very nice, relatively streamlined look. Now for other cargo carriers these brackets may or may not work for you. So hopefully this video showed you those different specs and measurements to see if you need to drill holes if you're able to use your own rails and if it'll work for your application. But all and all solid kit still affordable gives you lots of practicality. You are able to see the cargo carrier behind you. You have your taillights you have your license plate keeping you safer and more visible on the road.

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etrailer License Plate and LED Tail Light Mounting Kit for Hitch Mounted Cargo Carrier - e98943-44LED

Average Customer Rating:  4.4 out of 5 stars   (16 Customer Reviews)

Complete your cargo carrier setup with these tail lights and mounting brackets. Easy to install brackets let you relocate your license plate to the front of your cargo carrier and add tail lights. Works with e98874, C18153, and C18152 carriers.


Really disappointed in this kit. The rubber grommets do not fit in the metal. They're way too loose - they just fall right out and no way to secure them properly without perhaps a liberal application of silicon.

But even if that worked, it's wired backwards. One side has a much longer cord length (instead of being equal) so I can't reach my 4-pin plugin on my hitch for either vehicle.


First I have to say that I am very pleased with your customer service, specificly Roger ext 79340 and George. George alerted me that one of the items had a longer lead time than I was expecting. When I called Roger helped me change my order slightly so that I would get all the items that I needed within my planned schedule. As I am heading out on a fishing trip. All parts came in on time, and everything installed very easy. Thank you very much for helping to make the last few days a little less stressful.


Overall, the assembly and installation is very straight forward and simple. However, the fit of the lights and grommets into the brackets is very loose. I actually used an adhesive to secure the grommets to the bracket to prevent them from potentially rattling loose during travel. Overall, decent, but maybe not worth the current price point ($xx.xx).


Another good experience with etrailer


No complaints. Strong and durable. Serves its purpose.
Christian - 03/05/2022


Nice Kit




Have not installed yet. It's next on the list.









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