Because Even Your Hitch Deserves a Spotlight Moment

Because Even Your Hitch Deserves a Spotlight Moment

With the days getting shorter and the nights getting longer, I found myself in need of a lighting solution for my Bronco that would not only light up the road but also add a touch of style. In this post, I'll be discussing my latest modification – the Diode Dynamics Hitch Light – and why it's the perfect addition to my off-road adventures.

Before diving into the installation process, let's talk a bit about Diode Dynamics. Proudly designed and assembled in America and based in St. Louis, Missouri (my hometown!), Diode Dynamics offers a range of high-quality automotive lighting solutions. As a dealer carrying their products on my website,, I had the chance to get my hands on their Hitch Light, specifically designed for the Bronco.

The Diode Dynamics Hitch Light comes in two versions for the Bronco – the C1 and the C1R. The C1R, the one I chose, includes a brake light function, adding an extra layer of safety. However, if you're looking to save a few bucks and don't need the brake light feature, the C1 is a more affordable option. The C1R even offers two different braking options – a standard mode and a flashy F1-style strobe brake light.

One of the standout features of the Diode Dynamics Hitch Light is its easy installation. With a plug-and-play application, the entire process took me only about 2 minutes. The package includes the light, a wiring harness, and some decals. There's even an extra wire for those with a four-pin connector, although I didn't need it with my seven-pin tow package.

The installation process for the Diode Dynamics Hitch Light is a straightforward, step-by-step procedure. First, remove the harness part from the seven-pin connector located at the back of the vehicle. Next, connect the piggyback harness to the corresponding sides, ensuring a proper and secure attachment. Then, run the wiring through the rear of the tow hitch, creating a clean and organized setup. The subsequent step involves installing the light itself, making sure to establish a secure connection for optimal functionality. Finally, utilize the provided zip ties to achieve proper wire management, ensuring a neat and tidy installation.

Now, let's talk about the real magic – the transformation from daytime to nighttime. The Diode Dynamics Hitch Light not only adds a stylish touch to your Bronco during the day, but it truly shines (pun intended) when the sun goes down.

After driving around with the Diode Dynamics Hitch Light for a few days, I can confidently say that it's more than just a visual upgrade. While the brake light function may not be a game-changer for the driver, the reverse light is a real game-changer for visibility during nighttime off-road adventures, overlanding, or camping.

If you're in the market for a reliable and stylish hitch light for your Bronco, check out the Diode Dynamics options at Whether you go for the C1 or the C1R, you'll be adding an extra layer of safety and style to your off-road experiences. Be sure to check out my full video installation and review below! Until next time, off-roaders, Buckle Up Buttercup!

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