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LED Light Kit for Draw-Tite, Tow Ready, Pro Series, and Rola Railed Cargo Carriers

LED Light Kit for Draw-Tite, Tow Ready, Pro Series, and Rola Railed Cargo Carriers

Item # 98174LED
Our Price: $61.27
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etrailer Accessories and Parts - 98174LED

  • Hitch Cargo Carrier
  • Flat Carrier Parts
  • Lights
  • Light Kit
  • etrailer's LED light kit for Tow Ready, Rola, Pro Series, and Draw-Tite cargo carriers with integrated light brackets features 12 super-bright, powerful LED's per light with the faceted mirror gleam reflector for a superior look.


  • Fits Draw-Tite (40101 or 63153), Rola (59502 or 59507), Pro Series (63153) and Tow Ready (63155) trailer hitch mounted cargo carriers
  • LEDs are brighter than conventional lights
  • Never replace a bulb again, 100% maintenance free
  • Uses 12 LED with faceted mirror gleam reflector for superior look
  • Overall length of offset y-harness wire: 88"
    • Length of wire for driver side portion: 46"
    • If additional wire length is needed, a 12" extension (9653P - sold separately) is recommended for installation

LED Light kit for Draw-Tite, Tow Ready, Pro Series, and Rola railed cargo carriers

Product Detail

Light Kit Installation

Insert grommet

Step 1

Mount rubber grommets on both sides of cargo carrier tray making sure grommets are seated securely.

Insert light

Step 2

Press tail lamps into grommets until seated securely on both sides of carrier tray.

Route plug

Step 3

Route plug with green wire under cargo carrier to the passenger side (right) and plug into cargo carrier tail lamp.

Route plug with yellow wire under cargo carrier to the driver side (left) and plug into cargo carrier tail lamp.

Secure wiring

Step 4

With supplied cable ties, secure all wiring to the bottom of the cargo carrier.

Please note: With the off-set Y-harness, one wire lead (about 3' long) is run straight to a light. The other lead (about 6' long) is run along the back edge of the carrier before it curves up to the second light. On the 40101 and 59502 cargo carriers, the wires come up through the carrier's mesh floor to attach to the back of the lights. On the Tow Ready carriers 63153 and 63155, the tighter mesh floor is not large enough for the plug to pass through. Therefore, run the wire leads under the platform to the lights, then up the front of the carrier and around to the back of the light. This also helps prevent the wires from getting pinched by the cargo. On vehicles where the 4-pole trailer connector is tucked under the vehicle, a 4-pole extension may be required to connect the two plugs. See related items.

98174LED LED Light Kit for Draw-Tite, Tow Ready, Pro Series, and Rola Railed Cargo Carriers

Installation Details 98174LED Installation instructionsAlternate Instructions 98174LED Installation instructions

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LED Light Kit for Draw-Tite, Tow Ready, Pro Series, and Rola Railed Cargo Carriers - 98174LED

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (250 Customer Reviews)'s LED light kit for Tow Ready, Rola, Pro Series, and Draw-Tite cargo carriers with integrated light brackets features 12 super-bright, powerful LED's per light with the faceted mirror gleam reflector for a superior look.


The light kit is very well built, although the instructions to install on my carrier could have been better. The wires for the left and right side are not the same length and the longer wire is almost too long. They do work well and look good.


The carrier I have is Erickson brand. The seller's pic shows no reflectors or lights. It came with reflective tape and I added the 4 orange round reflectors. Double stacking coolers and covering them with a tarp made the vehicle's [a Ford Explorer] lights hard to see at night. While the Erickson carrier doesn't seem to be set up for lights so I looked around at various options. A poster on another message board suggested the etrailer site.
The 98174LED unit seemed like it would fit my needs.
Pics of my innovated installation using zip ties.

1. As advertised by seller.
2. Carrier installed on vehicle. reflectors shown.
3. Left light installed
4. Inner pic of left light.
5. Pic of connection. The plug on the vehicle is somewhat corroded, so I purchased a short extension and plan to keep it permanently connected to the vehicle.

Thomas W.


I used the carrier just once on a hunting trip. The lights worked fine just as I wanted them to. I did put a tarp over the items in the carried but kept it tucked inside so it wouldnt obscure the lights. I had to cut the receptacle plug from the vehicle and splice in another one which I made from the short 18 extension.


These were purchased to replace the previous lights that came with the cargo carrier I bought from etrailer. The fit is a little loose, but I used zip ties to secure them to the frame. These are much brighter than the previous lights.


I just want to say etrailer is a stand up company and they have great customer service. I had been searching for a bike rack for the back of my RV to carry EBikes, I had lots of questions on what would work the best for my needs before I invested hundreds of dollars.etrailer was the only company that I had faith in. I was able to talk to Joshua in customer service who was very knowledgeable and extremely helpful. I purchased a Hollywood E-bike rack and also a tail light set up as shown in my review. I give them a five star review


I purchased the light kit to mount on the on a platform style bicycle rack. The kit was easy to mount and the lights work well.


Everything is really nice, except how the plugs stick out from the lights and you lose some hitch haul space. I would also worry they could be snapped easily that way.


I had a plain old hitch hauler until someone decided to steal it. Naturally, I’ve needed it every day since.
So I bought this new one from etrailer (a Rola, very sweeeet!) and saw where you could add some tail lights to it.
They were very easy to install. They are very bright and make the hitch hauler look complete.
Looks great day or night!
They function as tail lights, brake lights, blinkers and emergency flashers. The only thing missing is backup (reverse) lights.
The pin and lock work like they should.
Everything was delivered within a couple of days. Very fast service and delivered what they promised!
If I ever need anything related to or anything etrailer sells, I'm definitely going to give them first crack at the business.


Lights seem to be good quality and are very bright. They really look great on my Thule T2 Classic bike rack.
A bit expensive though for just 2 lights. Thats why 4 stars, not 5. Also, unless you pay for the expensive 3 day shipping, your package will sit there for at least a week or more as it continually gets pushed back in the queue by higher priority packages.


Easy to install and works with no issues. Fit reese cargo carrier holes perfect.


Good quality products. Just completed assembly of the lights, mounting brackets for lights and wire harness on a Thule T2 bike rack. Wire ties were too short for securing wire to the bike rack square tubes. Still 5 Stars.


The LED light kit installed with little effort and looks great! Being our cargo basket will be fully filled, it is necessary to have a bright light kit for Overland Travels we take in North America.



Patrick, still using very much. I tried to find recent pics of the rearRola HD rack, but not many. I did find the one attached which was takenjust prior to leaving for Overland Expo in Arizona. We are heavilyloaded down. The Rola rack has worked very well for us, including thelarge cargo bag. Just a note, there were NO tie down straps with thecargo bag. I use black bungee straps. Let me know how I might get someof the cargo straps for the bag I have.

Patrick B.


Glad to hear the carrier is still hauling gear. We will be in touch about the straps, there are a few that might fit the bill.


I have a Thule Easy Fold XT Bike Rake, which by the way is an awesome Bike Rack. It lacked one thing, Brake Lights. makes it easy to attach. Here is my installation which took about 30 minutes to install.


Attached the 98174LED light kit to a Curt Cargo Carrier using self tapping screws for the light mounting brackets and zip ties for the cables ... Also added a Hopkins coiled wire adapter to connect the light kit harness to my vehicle. Project turned out great!
I now use the cargo carrier for moving my kids into/out of their college dorms. Makes for safe trips with the added visibility that the light kit adds.


All products bought from have been as advertised. All products purchased are excellent. Products purchased are, Blue ox tow receiver, 6 inch drop/rise. A very strong, well made product. Also, a set of LED tow lights, for my scooter carrier. A 'Quiet hitch lock', which ensures no movement in my hitch at all. Lastly, a hitch plug, a little bit of 'whimsy', many thanks to the reps., at, their knowledge and advice has been invaluable.


Great Product, Service, Delivery!


The lights, I feel, are basically a mandatory addition. Without them, someone would easily plow into the carrier. I went with the LED and glad I did. They are extremely bright and clear. The rubber grommet fits loosely into the bracket on my Pro Series carrier but no worry, I used epoxy around the outside edges of the grommet, not the light! I would without hesitation give ETrailers five stars as their service and delivery was second to none. The lights themselves are really nice but only get four stars from me because of the harness length issue. One inch shorter and the driver side would not have made it. I would think with all of the notes about this issue, the company would care enough to add 6-12". Tells you something about the manufacturer. By the way, this light kit is on the larger 24" x 60" Pro Series carrier. It is used on a 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad. Excellent carrier and ease of assembly. Have a torque wrench available. As I said though, ETrailer-excellent! I will be a return customer! Thanks!


Works great! I feel better knowing I’m more visible to drivers behind me. Make sure you also get the appropriate wiring harness for your vehicle.


Added taillights to to my 1 Up USA bike rack. Added a 3rd bike carrier to the double-rack and was concerned about covering my vehicle taillights when loaded w/ bikes. Used the eTrailer website for advice and purchase of components. The advice was excellent, components installed easliy and work well. Used BK70BB brackets with the light kit. Only issue was the wiring harness was a 12"-24" short for my custom installation.


Easy install, nice and bright. Great addition to my Thule T2 Pro bike rack for safety and added visibility when vehicle tail lights are block from sight by four set of massive mountain bike tires/rims. Added peace of mind when carrying an expensive bike load to the trail head.


The lights look and work great, but it took some work, & I would change some things. Firstly, one side of the wiring is longer than the other. I’m not sure why. That didn’t work for me. I changed up the wiring so that both sides were equal in length. I also put the wiring in ¼” loom for looks, neatness, & longevity. I wish that it were possible to route the wiring inside the 2” tube that slides into the receiver hitch. That would require a couple of holes in the tube for entrance & exit, but it would be neater. I also wish that the plugs into the led lights didn’t impede into the cargo area so much. I can see those plugs getting in the way of boxes or containers. You can see that in the pic.
Overall, I love the lights.


Great value and seemingly good quality. I opted to add stop lights with components reviewed on etrailer site. LED wiring with light kit is very problematic. Had to purchase a 12” 4 way extender. No way to do a neat, professional install due to the wire harness. Oh well, it’s installed. I would still do it again but suggest product management take control. . Love etrailer service.


These lights and brackets resolved our issue. I am using a different bike rack. The running/brake/turning lights are blocked by our bikes. Etrailer had exactly what I needed. Ordering, shipping and products is great.
Thanks again etrailer.


The LED lights are bright! 5 stars!
issues (see photos):
1) The lights wire is too short for my cargo carrier. I had to purchase a wire extension from [online] 2) The plug-in for the light protrudes into the cargo area. I feel a better design would be to have the connectors on the side.


The light kit was easy to install, as I have driven only a short distance with nothing in the cargo unit. I hope the lights stay in when loaded. The only con at this time is that the wire length on the drivers side is short by about 8 inches, I had to make a extension from trailer plug on car to harness.


Very helpful information, excellent pro duct!

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