Mar 2023

Over the years, we have taken our off-road performance lighting and engineered vehicle-specific kits that are plug-and-play for many makes and models. That is why we are proud to introduce the Baja Designs S1 Hitch Light Kit, a universal rear light pod housing from Meso Customs that will fit any 2″ trailer receiver. 

The S1 Hitch Light Kit is the ultimate plug-and-play solution for anyone wanting to create the ultimate reverse light, but for those wanting to wire in the toggle switch and pair it with the amber S1 lens, it becomes a universal chase/dust light illumination into Zone 8 of Lighting Zones. The Baja Designs S1 utilizes a 20-watt LED emitting 2,375 lumens; it is one of the most compact and powerful lights on the market.  

The first option of the S1 Hitch Light Kit is the Trailer Adapter Harness, which is compatible with vehicles with a 7-pin trailer plug connector. This option allows for an easy plug-and-play installation. When the vehicle is put into reverse, the Baja Designs S1 automatically illuminates and provides an additional 2,320 lumens of smooth output. Gone are the days of reversing down a dark road or your driveway. 

Trailer Adapter Harness:

• (1) S1 Wide Cornering LEDs Clear 

• (1) Trailer Hitch Adapter Harness 

• (1) Hitch Mount Bracket 

• All necessary hardware 


The second option is the Toggle Switch Harness, which gives customers the advantage of turning their S1 on when it is needed most, not just when reversing. This option is ideal for a variety of applications, from setting up camp in the dark to using it as a chase light on the trails. The kit includes a toggle switch harness and a 10′ extension harness, giving users the flexibility to position the S1 light where it is needed most.

Toggle Switch Harness:

• (1) S1 Wide Cornering LEDs Clear 

• (1) Toggle Switch Harness 

• (1) 10′ Extension Harness 

• (1) Hitch Mount Bracket 

• All necessary hardware 



We have made installation a breeze, simply insert the hitch pod (without the light) into the trailer hitch receiver and mark the side pin holes with a sharpie. We didn’t pre-drill these holes as hitch pin depths can vary between vehicles, ensuring a flush fit in your application. You can simply drill both sides of the pod to the correct diameter for the hitch pin using a step drill bit. Then, install the Baja S1 light with the provided allen screws and wire it to the function of your choice based on the kit you go with. 

If you’re tired of struggling to see behind you when reversing your vehicle, the Baja Designs S1 Hitch Light Kit is an excellent choice. It’s a compact yet powerful lighting solution that can fit into any 2″ trailer receiver. The best part? It is plug-and-play, and you can have it installed in minutes. Plus, there are two options to choose from, the Trailer Adapter Harness and the Toggle Switch Harness, allowing you to customize your lighting experience. Say goodbye to backing up in the dark, and upgrade your vehicle’s lighting with the Baja Designs S1 Hitch Light Kit.