Blue Ox Tail Light Wiring Kit - Bulb and Socket

Blue Ox Tail Light Wiring Kit - Bulb and Socket

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  • Bulb and Socket Kit
  • Bypasses Vehicle Wiring
  • Blue Ox
  • Tail Light Mount
  • Universal
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. Lowest Prices for the best tow bar wiring from Blue Ox. Blue Ox Tail Light Wiring Kit - Bulb and Socket part number BX8869 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Blue Ox Tow Bar Wiring - BX8869

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.


Features:

  • Achieves brake, running and signal lights for your towed vehicle without tapping into its wiring
  • Bypasses towed car's electrical system completely - wiring is routed beneath the car
  • Works via independent plugs and sockets mounted inside the tail lights
  • Includes all necessary wiring, 2 lights, 2 sockets, and instructions
  • Made in the USA
  • 1-Year warranty


Dimensions of bulb and grommet for bulb

Note: Towed car must have enough room inside the tail light lens housing for an extra bulb and socket.



BX8869 Blue Ox Bulb and Socket Tail Light Wiring Kit







Video of Blue Ox Tail Light Wiring Kit - Bulb and Socket


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




Video Transcript for Blue Ox Tow Bar Wiring - Bypasses Vehicle Wiring - BX8869 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Blue Ox Tail Light Wiring Kit. This wiring kit allows you to get the signal lights needed for flat towing without tapping into your towed vehicle's electrical system. It provides brake signal, running, and signal lights, and it runs beneath the vehicle completely and connects to your RV so it bypasses the towed vehicle's electrical system all the way. The bulbs and sockets are going to mount inside your vehicle's tail lights. To get these mounted in the tail lights you will need to use a 1" diameter hole saw, that's indicated in the included instructions. It does come with detailed installation instructions to help walk you through the entire process step-by-step. Everything here on the table is what you're going to get.

You're going to get two lights, two sockets, you're going to get your bundle of wiring, this is your main wiring harness. It's going to measure around 26' long. You're going to get a couple extra extension wires for the installation back at the tail light assemblies. You're going to get your ground screws, your butt connectors, and you're going to get your ring terminals. The product's also fully made in the USA, and again, it does come with detailed installation instructions to help walk you through that entire process step-by-step. These bulbs are going to sit in a really nice, it's like a J-socket ...

So you can push those down and release them as needed. It's going to use bulb number 2357. That's going to do it for today's look at the Blue Ox Tail Light Wiring Kit.


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Blue Ox Tail Light Wiring Kit - Bulb and Socket - BX8869

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (41 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.

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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



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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



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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



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Installation took about 3 hours with no problem. Looks great. 659156



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Plenty of wire to run from front to back on a 1993 Jeep yj Be prepared to drill holes thru the backside of the housing to run the wires thru. 647361



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Excellent customer service and follow-u p! 628450



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Works great. Good price, fast shipping Never had a complaint with Etrailer. 621950



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Wiring was easy. The hard part for a 71 yr old man was laying under the truck to run the wiring to the front Good product 609624



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My 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback baseplate has worked great, no "0" issues. I've towed my car over 4,000 miles and the baseplate is as tight as the day I put it on. Great product...... 608734



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Installed this kit in my 2015 Mini. Nice kit with good instructions. 605407



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Have not installed as yet 605372



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Was easy to install and worked out well. 572375



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Kit worked well -plug connections would have been nice rather than wire crimps 527142



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I installed the wiring system on a 2015 equinox and it works great. I’m no rocket scientist but the instructions and the assistance I received from etraier made me look like one. Again it works great and I will be using etrailer again for other upgrades to my moterhome suspension system. 465419



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it worked 449548


Comments

Still working good with no problems

Ronald - 11/06/2018

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Excellant product...used before on another vehicle. 427145



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WORKS GREAT GOOD QUALITY! 412137



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I put this base plate on with the assistance of my wife very easy to install. Do recommend the video to install 410415



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Fast. Just what i ordered 398734



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This is a great kit to add rear lights to a Ford Focus because you have to remove the negative battery cable for towing. There is more then enough wire to complete the job of wiring the lights from the rear of the car to the front for a permanent installation. 375984



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I ordered several items to equip my Honda CRV for towing....BlueOx baseplate, lighting kit and a receiver tube (to carry bicycles). Good prices and expeditious shipping. Can't complain about anything....was very happy with their customer service. They certainly will be my go-to source if I need anything in the way of towing or hitch equipment. 372980



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etrailer has the lowest prices 339804



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Great way to bypass factory wiring. Ran wires through frame, drilled hole in bottom of tail light. Works great! 308445


Comments

Still works great, replaced bulbs with LEDs. Much better

Ronnie H - 10/22/2017

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everything was there and worked great. 304928



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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



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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



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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



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great turnaround time 262212



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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



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easy installation all parts are included 228999



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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



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good 192682



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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



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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



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Great service. Product delivered within days. Online "How To" videos are great for the self installer! You have a customer for life...Thanks! 180831


Comments

Working great. Definitely the easiest way to wire a tow vehicle.

Steve - 03/24/2016

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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



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As I ordered, thx 143572



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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



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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



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Great service great delivery 22446



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PRODUCT SHIPED COMPLETE, ON TIME . NO PROBLEMS. 20750


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  • In order to install the Blue Ox Tail Light Wiring Kit part # BX8869 in the back of the taillight housing on your 2017 Jeep Wrangler you will need at least 1" of space in order for the bulb and socket kit to work. I did some research and looked at a few of the taillight assemblies for your Jeep and believe you should have absolutely no problem using this kit. 1) Starting in the engine compartment of the towed vehicle, run the 26 ft. harness through the fire wall, under the driver's side...
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  • Will Blue Ox Bulb and Socket Kit part # BX8869 Fit 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • Yes, I checked with Blue Ox and for your 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee they have confirmed the fit of their bulb and socket kit part # BX8869.
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  • Flat Towing Lighting/Wiring Kits Recommended for 2015 Jeep Wrangler JK
  • Blue Ox Bulb and Socket Tail Light Wiring Kit # BX8869 is not recommended for your 2015 Jeep Wrangler JK due to too little available space inside the tail lights. Since this kit uses incandescent bulbs which generate a fair bit of heat there is a risk of damage to the light housings. The linked page displays all confirmed fits for flat towing lighting/wiring kits. The two linked articles on flat towing wiring kits may be of interest. A popular option for your Jeep is the Roadmaster...
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  • The Replacement Bulb and Socket for Blue Ox Tail Light Wiring Kit # 294-0774 is a replacement part for the kit # BX8869. The hole size is 1 inch and it is recommended to use a 1 inch hole saw and drill. I've attached the installation instructions to assist.
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  • Where Does the Blue Ox Bulb and Socket Install on a 2013 Chevy Equinox
  • We don't have a video but I have included a picture pointing out where to drill a hole for the bulb and socket kit # BX8869 in the tail light assemblies of the 2013 Chevy Equinox. The picture is actually located in the instructions for the base plates for this vehicle # BX1689.
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  • Installation of Blue Ox Tail Light Wiring Kit BX8869 on 2013 Honda Fit
  • I don't see that we have made an install video for the Blue Ox Tail Light Wiring Kit - Bulb and Socket # BX8869 on your 2013 Honda Fit. However, this is a universal bulb and socket kit that works via plugs and sockets mounted inside the tail lights of your vehicle. I attached an installation video for a Honda Pilot and the process should be very similar for your Honda Fit. You will also need to add a 4-Way round wiring kit # BX88254 to run power from the 7-way connector on your RV to...
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