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Diode Dynamics HitchMount LED Pod Reverse Kit For 4Runner (2010-2023)

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Add significantly more light output when backing up at night with our Stage Series HitchMount Reverse Light Kit! This is a full kit with everything you need to mount your choice of a C1 or C1R light 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 the Toyota 4Runner's factory trailer hitch wiring for simple, everyday operation.



  • Adds a powerful light to your hitch that plugs right in your factory hitch plug
  • 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.

What's Included

In the Box:
  • One (1) SSC1 Sport or C1R HitchMount LED Pod
  • One (1) 7-Pin trailer single output harness
  • Two (2) Zip ties
  • Installation guide

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 4Runner.

The C1R also features optional brake light strobing. By default, the C1R will flash six times anytime the brake lights are 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. 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!

    Quantity: One (1)
    Warranty: 8 year warranty
    Return Policy: 30-day Return with no restocking fee
    100% Satisfaction Guarantee


    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. This product is not intended to replace original factory tail lamps. Please ensure your trailer hitch has an open back before ordering.

    Application: Backup/Reverse Light
    Make: Toyota
    Model: 4Runner
    Years:  2010-2023
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    Cherry V.
    United States United States

    Great upgrade, cord could be a little longer!

    Super easy install but it is a struggle for the cord to plug in on my 4runner and not super easy to do. If it was just a tad longer, would be an easy 5 stars. Greatly improved the visibility backing up at night. Isn't a quick disconnect for trailer but manageable,

    Todd B.
    United States United States

    Nice light, not-so-clean look on factory hitch

    I waited 3 full months for my light to arrive. The function is great - bright spotlight for reverse function, and I especially like the safety strobe brake light on the C1R model. Unfortunately this thing doesn’t look anything like the nice, near-flush mount on the website pics. The factory 4Runner hitch doesn’t have the extra lip around the edge like other aftermarket or manufacturers’ hitches. Therefore, it sticks out a full inch from the hitch, exposing the housing and screws on the light. It looks like something is growing out of your hitch. I ended up drilling 2 holes through the mounting tabs and pushed it further in, then secured it with a black zip tie. Still a good product, but I think 4Runner Lifestyle should show actual 4Runner pics. Just be aware that it won’t fit near-flush as expected.

    Jacob V.
    United States United States

    Bright, some camera weirdness, just a touch pricey.

    The install is quite simple, sticks out a bit much but can press it in to flush if you don’t lock it with a pin. The light is bright and works great, however it does cause a small blind spot for my rear camera at night where the light is to bright for it to see anything but the light in some spots. Additionally its is quite pricey vs just installing some better reverse lights in the factory housing. Overall looks great, solves it being dark but causes camera blind spots, upgraded led bulbs in the factory spots are probably a better priced option, however it looks great and preforms well. The added red backlight at night looks bright. Probably worth the C1R version for a 3rd brake light if you decide to buy.

    Jason P.
    United States United States

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    Love how bright it is!

    Jason P.
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    Love how bright it is!