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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

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etrailer Accessories and Parts - 98174LED

  • Hitch Cargo Carrier
  • Flat Carrier Parts
  • 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:  4.4 out of 5 stars   (201 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.


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.


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 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.

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.
THOMAS W - 10/30/2018


received the product just yesterday, I have not installed/attach it to my YAKIMA 4 bike platform rack. My review is based on just the function of it since I was able to connect to my tow hitch plug. the lights functionally work for brake, turns and night time.


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.


As usual etrailer came through for me. Excellent price, fast shipping, and works well. I have made several purchases from etrailer in the past, products are always as described, delivered ina timely manner at a fair price. Etrailer has a courteous knowledgeable staff.


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.


The LED light kit works just as advertised. We have a Thule T2 Classic 2-Bike Hitch Rack and the size of the light bars is perfect!


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!


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.
-- comment by: Jeff - 03/28/2014

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.

-- Etrailer Expert Patrick B - 3/28/2014


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.


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.


Excellent quality as advertised, perfect connectivity & wiring.
Plugs fit into lights & trailer connector.
Very fast delivery. Definitely will use again if I need anything else. Thanks


Good quality kit, bright LED LIGHTS.
made a Light Bar out of inch and a half PVC pipe. I notched the ends of the PVC pipe and epoxied the LED Lamps into the pipe. I mounted it on the back of my KUAT platform bike carrier.


Service was great. I had worries about the Lights arriving in time for my trip with my new bike rack. The staff was helpful and got the equipment out in time for installation.


Elcellent product and arrived early. Works just as advertised and looks nice on my Cargo Carrier. Just got done ordering more items. Great customer service department answered all my questions.


Great option to mount on the rear of a hitch bike rack to help when a bike cover inhibits visibility of vehicles tail lights & turn signals.


Very cheap lights. One went out about 5 weeks after installation. Called and asked for a replacement. CSR said they would not replace it and that I should go to [parts and accessories store] to get a replacement. Pretty pathetic as they advertise that you should buy this kit for the the cargo carrier I purchased.

Thank you for your review. I apologize that you were told to go elsewhere for business. That is the last thing likes to tell customers. Since you already have the light kit make sure all the wiring is working. You can replace the light with this similar part below, that has a lifetime warranty.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 06/25/2021


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.


Instructions are easy to foll


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 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.


I used this with the bk70bb bracket kit to put on my Thule T2 bike rack. I was always worried about the expensive bikes on the back of the car when in traffic. The light kit makes brake lights visible and no worry of bikes blocking them any more. I used heavy duty outdoor double sided tape to mount brackets and lights to the rack.

The kit is still working and is not used everyday. I only put the bike rack on the car when traveling with the bicycles. It has made me worry less about someone rear ending me with the bikes on the back of the car now that I have the brake lights and blinkers on the bike rack.
Bill s - 08/03/2018


Bright as hell and easy to install. The only knock is that the plugs protrude directly backward which can interfere with cargo.

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