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I’m a sucker for lights and like to tinker so decided to add a aux reverse light on the hitch cover. The reverse camera has pretty decent night vision, already especially after I upgraded to LEDs. But can never have too much light!

With the design of the hitch panel and the low replacement cost decided to cut into it to mount a flush LED and power it from the trailer pin

Selected the Bajadesigns S2 Pro Flush Mount (work/scene optic) because it was the smallest and brightest I’ve found that fit. They make a great product as well.

https://www.bajadesigns.com/products/S2-Pro-LED-Light-Black-Flush-Mount.asp

(Also available in S2 Sport which is half the brightness and cost but same size)

Wired to a disassembled 7 pin connector (center reverse pin and white terminal for ground)

Curt Manufacturing 58140 Trailer Connector https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001EOWPOA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_109vCb343NE7H

All sealed up in self fusing silicone tape (since the 7 pin cover stays open and connector are no longer sealed)

Proxicast Pro-Grade Extra Strong 30mil Weatherproof Self-Fusing Silicone Rubber Sealing Tape For Outdoor Antenna Coax & Electrical Cables, Hose/Pipe Leaks & Emergency Repairs (1.5" x 15' roll) - Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00K5GW67O/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_F29vCbRR7G9QN

Tips for those that would want to try it

- lift the 7 pin cover all the way up so it’s vertical as there is little clearance the cover won’t go back on otherwise
- make a pigtail/funnel style waterproof shroud for the 7 pin plug wires as that area gets a lot of water kicked up from the tires

Will add some light shots and better pics when the fronts are done
 

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