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Fit of Pilot Chevrolet Brake Light Trailer Hitch Receiver Cover # CR-007C on 2011 Chevrolet Impala


They installed a trailer hitch for my bike carrier, and when not carrying the bike carrier, I use trailer hitch cover in winter. They have even wired the hitch for me....the wires are on the left side. Do you think this would work with the wired CR-007C???? Would the wires wrap under the hitch or loop though it? Thank you !


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We do have several choices for you in a lighted Chevrolet hitch cover in the correct 1-1/4-inch size for the Class II hitch on your Impala. You can use the link provided to see these.

The particular Pilot Chevrolet Brake Light Trailer Hitch Receiver Cover # CR-007C that you referenced will fit only 2-inch trailer hitch receivers, and since the type and size of hitch that is offered for your 2011 Chevrolet Impala is a 1-1/4-inch Class II type, this hitch cover will not fit the receiver on your car.

All of the compatible 1-1/4-inch hitch covers use the same type of trailer connector - what is called a 4-pole flat type - to make the electrical connection to your brake light circuit. I have included for you a picture of the type of vehicle wiring connector that will work with these hitch covers. If this is the connector you have on your Impala then it will work with any of the lighted hitch covers we offer.

An application of dielectric grease will go a long way toward preventing moisture from corroding your connectors. We offer part # LT37534 for this purpose.

You will decide on how best to route the wiring when you do your installation. You will certainly want to ensure nothing is dragging near the ground or anywhere near moving suspension parts or hot exhaust components. You can wrap the extra wire length, if any, around the hitch's main tube to prevent it from being damaged.

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