- Allows you to mount an SSC1 or C1R LED pod in any 2-inch trailer hitch receiver.
- Adds a powerful reverse light, 4th brake light, and additional running light.
- Simple 5-minute installation, with no need for custom wiring or routing wires.
- Optional SafetyStrobe brake light strobing.
- Designed and assembled in USA.
Add significantly more light output when backing up at night with our Stage Series HitchMount Reverse Light Kit! This kit allows you to mount one SSC1 or C1R LED pod in your 2-inch trailer hitch receiver, adding a high-power reverse light, additional running light, and an optional 4th brake light with the C1R option. With the included wiring harness, this kit connects to your vehicle's factory trailer hitch wiring for simple, everyday operation.
Brighter Backup. Factory reverse bulbs just don't provide enough light output to back up at night confidently. By pairing our patented TIR optics with high-powered LEDs, the SSC1 and C1R included in this kit provide an additional reverse light that's several times brighter than stock bulbs alone. Plus, they automatically come on when the vehicle is put in reverse!
Additional Running Light. The Stage Series LED pods included with this kit feature a distinctive red backlight that can be used as an additional running light while driving! The backlight fully illuminates the TIR optic, providing a more unique and modern look than the small indicator LEDs found in other products.
SafetyStrobe 4th Brake Light. The C1R option features a high-power red function to serve as a powerful 4th brake light, along with the low-power running light. The high-power red functionality activates anytime you apply your brakes, adding a 4th brake light to your vehicle.
The C1R also features optional brake light strobing, which can be activated in 15-second intervals. By default, the C1R will flash three times when the brake lights are initially applied, for greater visibility. The SafetyStrobe feature can be easily disabled if desired.
Everyday Operation. This kit is completely plug-and-play with all 7-pin trailer connectors. The included harness plugs right into your factory trailer hitch wiring for easy installation and operation. The kit operates as an additional red running light with your tail lights, and then automatically switches to a high-power backup light when your vehicle is in reverse. The high-power 4th brake light feature included with the C1R will activate anytime you apply your brakes. If you would like to have override functionality to manually turn on the reverse light anytime, you will need to purchase the universal backup harness.
If your trailer connector is not 7-pin, this kit will still work for you but will require slight modification to the harness.
Simple Installation. The patent-pending snap-fit design allows you to install this mount in minutes, without any drilling or need for a hitch pin. Simply insert the HitchMount into your trailer hitch receiver and the snap-fit side mounts will snap into place. Installation couldn't be easier and takes less than five minutes!
This kit is ideal for anyone who uses their trailer hitch often since removal can be done in minutes as well! Simply unplug the harness, press the snap-fit pins and remove the mount. When you're not using your hitch for towing, you can quickly reinstall the HitchMount and plug it back in.
If you would like to use a locking trailer pin to install this kit instead of the snap-fit pins, you can do so with a quick modification. Watch the video.
Focused. Traditional optics like reflectors or simple lenses lose light internally and to glare, so not all of the light shines on target. Instead, the custom-engineered TIR optic in our Stage Series pods collects all of the light from the LED, and directs it only where you need it, drastically reducing glare and improving total efficiency. Click here to learn more: Total Internal Reflection (TIR) Optics | Stage Series Video.
From there, while other options on the market lose as much as 10% of the light output shining through an outer lens, the custom-molded TIR optic in the Stage Series LED pods serves as both the optic and main lens for greater efficiency and light output (patent pending). Thanks to this innovative feature, when coupled with high-intensity LED chips, the total intensity of our pods is much greater than other LED pods using basic optics or reflectors with a standard outer lens.
Functional Output. All Stage Series beam patterns were designed with optical simulation modeling, to shape the output in a highly-functional beam pattern.
Flood pattern was designed to provide uniform, even illumination with a full 50x50 degree spread of light on the SSC1 LED pod. Unlike generic "flood" lights that are simply a heavily diffused spotlight, our flood pattern uses pillow optics on the outer lens surface, to provide a true optically designed spread, for even illumination throughout.
Proven Reliability. Stage Series LED lighting has been extensively tested for long-term operation from -40 to 185 degrees F, along with vibration, moisture intrusion, and corrosion testing. All of these tests are completed to SAE standards, just like factory components. They've also been put to the test on-road by racers and enthusiasts alike.
Experience. After over a decade in business, Diode Dynamics is one of the most trusted names in automotive LED lighting. We directly assemble and engineer an increasing number of products in the United States, allowing for higher quality and performance, with the newest and brightest LED technology. No matter what you're driving, we pride ourselves in offering only the best possible LED solutions. Please contact us if you'd like to discuss your lighting project!
- One (1) SSC1 Sport or C1R HitchMount LED Pod
- One (1) 7-Pin trailer single output harness
- Two (2) Zip ties
- One (1) T-Tap (C1R Only)
- Installation guide
Newer trucks with trailer management systems monitor the power draw on the trailer connector in order to automatically modify vehicle settings when a trailer is connected. Depending on the year and make of your vehicle, the HitchMount LED may interact with this system if equipped.
GM/Chevy: This product is not compatible with 2020+ trucks. If you have a 2019+ GMC Sierra 1500, click here. The C1R option is not compatible with 2016-2018 Silverados equipped with a Trailer Brake System.
Jeep: No trailer is detected, no warning messages.
Ram: Trailer management system may detect trailer - testing in progress.
Toyota: This product is not compatible with the 2005-2015 Toyota Tacoma. if you have a 2005-2015 Toyota Tacoma, click here. No trailer detected, no warning messages on all other models.
Ford: This product is not compatible with the 2015-2020 Ford F-150. If you have a 2015-2020 Ford F-150, click here. Not compatible with 2021+ trailer tow package (plug-and-play harness coming soon).
Note: If you would like to use a locking trailer pin to install this kit instead of the snap-fit pins, you can do so with a quick modification. Watch the video. This product is not intended to replace original factory tail lamps. Please ensure your trailer hitch has an open back before ordering.
NOTE: The output data below is for the SSC1. C1R output data is coming soon!
NOTE: If you would like to use a locking trailer pin to install this kit instead of the snap-fit pins, you can do so with a quick modification. Watch the video.
Our C1R HitchMount LED Pod kit now includes a T-tap. For installation instructions, watch this video!
Installation Time: 5-10 minutes
Tools Needed: Basic Toolset
Installation Guide: Click to download
8 Year Limited WarrantyIn addition to our standard 3 Year replacement warranty, this product carries an additional 5 years of protection against manufacturing defect, for a total of 8 years of warranty coverage. Click here to learn more.