Add backup alarms to your vehicle
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Install a beeper bulb
Remove the backup light socket
and snap in the beeper bulb.
Wipe off any fingerprints before
you reinstall the socket.
We’re not telling you to install a backup alarm,
throw your vehicle into reverse and “damn the
torpedoes.” But a backup alarm can help avoid
accidents by alerting others that you’re about to
back up. Backup alarms come in two styles: as a
replacement bulb for your existing backup
lights and as a freestanding alarm to mount
under your vehicle.
The bulb alarm isn’t as loud as a freestanding
alarm because the bulb sits inside your light
assembly. Choose from two bulb styles: The
Hopkins No. 20100VA (about $20) replaces a No. 1156
bulb; the No. 20101VA (about $20) replaces a No. 3156
bulb. If you want a freestanding
alarm, try the Wolo BA-52 (about $10). Want to
sound like a garbage truck? Buy the heavy-duty,
extra-loud BA-107 (about $24) for 107 dB of beep-beep.