This guide will show you how to install our dual 20W CREE LED pod lights on a 2" or 2-1/2" tow hitch (70-243). This is a universally fit LED set that will fit on any truck or SUV with a tow hitch mount. This is ideal when you don't use your truck to tow. The tow hitch is unutilized in that regard. So instead of not towing anything, why not add a light source that you WILL use? The tow hitched mounted dual 20W LED pod lamps work as a backup reverse light, a rear fog lamp, or an off-road search light. Let's begin the installation.
Step 1: Bolt on the metal mounting brackets onto the tow hitch. Slide in the rectangular brackets with the shorter legs outwards.
Route the bolts from the inside so that the threaded end points outwards to secure the rectangular brackets to the tow hitch.
If you cannot get your hand inside the tow hitch, use a pair of pliers to hold on to the bolts and route them through the holes.
Step 2: Fasten the longer LED pod light mounting bracket to the rectangular metal brackets using a set of nuts, bolts, and washers.
Step 3: Install the U-shaped brackets onto the LED pod light units. Refer to our guide on how to assemble an LED pod light.
Step 4: Mount the LED pod lights to the tow hitch brackets. Route the bolts upwards through the U-shaped brackets and the long mounting brackets and secure them with nuts. You will have a much harder time securing the nuts and bolts otherwise.
You can either mount the LED pod lights below the legs or hanging on the legs.
Step 5: Connect the wires of the LED pod lights to the existing wire harness of your desired function. For example, if you want your dual LED pod lamps to work as a backup reverse light, connect the wires to your existing reverse light harness.
Step 6: Test your LED pod lights to make sure they light up. Once they do, your truck or SUV can now fully make use of its tow hitch!
Make full use of your empty tow hitch for when you are not towing with your truck or SUV. Instead of carrying a load some of the time, your truck or SUV can now carry an LED light ALL of the time! Find this or any of our off-road truck lighting solutions at our shop.