Ease of installation for the customer has been one of
the most important goals in the design of the White Night unit. Due to
the varying vehicle manufacturing designs of the hitches, the
installation of the White Night unit on some vehicles may require some
For "Fixed-Mount" Light Units...
To install "fixed mount" White Night units you need to
have 3/4"clearance between the top of your hitch receiver tube and the
bottom of your bumper. This is the clearance required for the light
unit. If you do not have 3/4", on most vehicles it is possible to simply
loosen the bolts that secure the rear bumper brackets to the chassis
frame and raise the rear bumper to gain enough clearance. Once you have
raised the bumper and clearance is achieved, simply re-tighten the
bracket bolts. If 3/4" of clearance can not be achieved, you may use the
"hitch insert" model of White Night. This model has vertical adjustment,
but will require removal if and when you need to use your hitch for
Special Note: When
installing your White Night light unit, take a moment to check and see
if the backside (closest to rear axle) of your hitch tube is open or
closed. If it is closed that's great! If it is open you will need to
close it off and seal it with RTV silicone sealant. Open hitch tubes
allow water and salt spray during winter months to pass into the light
unit. This can cause corrosion problems within the unit.
When installing your hitch insert through the cutout
in the"fixed mount" White Night unit you may find the hitch pin hole
will no longer reach the pin hole in the receiver tube. You may drill a
new hole closer to the end of your insert but the hole must be at least
1" from the end of insert. If your insert is too short to do this you
will need to pick up a longer insert from your nearest truck accessory
store. Don't take a chance with the pin hole too close to the end. If
the hole was to break out it could cause injury to you and others, along
with the loss of what you were towing!
For those of you that have one of the decorative hitch
plug inserts. Some of these will work just fine with the White Night
unit.Some of the inserts will be too short to reach the pin hole. You
may be able to drill a new hole closer to the end. If not you can weld
an extension to your insert and then drill a new hole. I suggest that
you slip the insert into the receiver tube and mark the new pin hole
location before drilling.
For "Hitch-Insert" Light Units...
In some instances it may be a little hard to install
the hairclip pin onto your hitch pin. If you are going to need to remove
your hitch insert regularly I suggest you purchase a longer hitch pin.
They come in many different lengths so pick one that will make it easy
for you. You may even want to consider purchasing a locking hitch pin to
prevent the theft of your White Night unit!
For All Light Units...
If you have a trailer wiring plug on your vehicle it
may require being moved to the side of the White Night unit. In most
cases this is as simple as removing a few screws, moving the plug,
drilling new holes and inserting the screws in the new holes. If your
vehicle has the wiring plug bracket welded to the hitch as do some
factory installed models, we offer some wiring plug relocating brackets
here on our website as well as ordering instructions printed in the