Rated 3.1 out of 5 by 27
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by TheCommodore GOOD SET OF LIGHTS, BAD WIRE CONNECTION METHOD.
The lights themselves are fine. The wire harness is fine. The problem is the push-in wire connections. they are similar to the push-in connections you will find on the back of a typical household 110 volt receptacle. The harness wire is 18 awg stranded core as opposed to solid core. It is very difficult to get the stranded wire to actually push into the connector and stay in there securely. I chose to use a short length of 18 awg solid core wire to stick into the push-in connector. This type of wire went in easily and felt very secure. Then I made a Western-Union splice connecting the solid core to the stranded core wire, soldered it, and covered the connection with heat shrink tubing.
In order to install these lights to my satisfaction I had to buy solid core wire, heat shrink tubing, and do some extra labor. If you want it to work without fear of the wire coming loose, I suggest you do what I did, or something similar.
February 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ImBusted this product has good features, but...
I just bought the Reese Towpower model #73832. The instructions say to attach the wiring harness to the wires coming from the light assembly, but there are no wires coming from the light assembly. I'm trying to figure out how to attach the wires to the assembly, but there does not appear to be a way to hold the wire into place.. hopefully I'll have an "a-ha" moment and this will be a simple fix.
April 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mattybeez great buy
Had to replace old lights on trailer, easy to install and works great.
December 8, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by KAMorrow Good product. No complaints.
Fairly simple to install. Product looked good on trailer.
December 8, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by StillDoesntWork Don't buy this!!
Initial install was a failure, couldn't connect the wires to the rear lights. Found previous reviews more helpful in solving the problem. Product instructions were worthless. Finally got all wires connected and it still doesn't work. Gonna keep using the temporary lights that I have. Wish I had kept the old cruddy wires and just replaced the lights.
August 15, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Rand Good lights
Easy to install. Wire gauge is thicker then other manufactures have gone to. I was disappointed that the ground wire is only 12" long, I splice a section on to get this back to a point where the wire will not be damaged by normal wear and tear.
September 1, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by OperatorError Great product, simple install.
A lot of posters are writing about having issues with the push in wire connections and the wire not being strong enough because it is stranded. But the real problem is the way you are trying to use the connectors, not the connectors themselves. The connections on this product are a push in, bladed connection. Once you push the wire in, the blade cuts into the sheathing to make contact and hold the wire in place. You don't need to strip the wires at all. It was a very simple install for me, and took less than 20 minutes, as my trailer had all of the wire conduits already in place. Very pleased.
May 19, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by captainKent Need to do more work on the connection
Couple of issues:
1- Like the previous review the connection to the tail lights is awful. The wire is too weak to push past the brass clip and when you use a paper clip in the small hole the brass bends and the connection is too loose. My solution A) Removed the red cover exposing the insides B) put the wires through the holes C) bend back the brass clips using needle nose plyer D) ensure a tight connection E) secure back of wires to light with electrical tape to take off the stress on the electrical connection.
2-Ensure that there is plenty of slack in the wires to wire in the side amber lights. Secure with tape to ensure the point of stress is NOT the splice point for the amber light. A three way connector would have been nice
May 17, 2015