How to Convert a Mustang LED Tail Light

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How to Convert a Mustang LED Tail Light
You can replace your Mustang's factory tail lights with LED lights in just a few minutes. (2006 mustang gt tail light image by Jorge Moro from Fotolia.com)

LED tail light bulbs provide numerous benefits over conventional bulbs. They typically last longer, are capable of putting off more light, and consume less power. Performing this conversion on your Mustang is as simple as removing the bulbs from the existing housing, then replacing them with LED bulbs. These bulbs can be purchased from online aftermarket retailers or from most auto parts stores. Make sure the bulbs you obtain are designed for your Mustang's specific model year.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • 7/16-inch deep-socket ratchet
  • LED bulbs

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Open the boot to gain access to the tail light assembly. Gently tug the boot liner away from the corner closest to the tail light to expose the back of the light. The liner simply tucks under the surrounding trim, and you can pull it away using just your fingers.

  2. 2

    Remove the nuts holding the tail light assembly to the car. Use a 7/16-inch deep-socket ratchet or nut driver to remove them. Wiggle the wire connector off of the tail light. Slide the light assembly out from the rear of the car, taking care not to scratch the surrounding paint.

  3. 3

    Remove the three bulbs from the assembly. Pull the plugs from the back of each bulb, then twist the bulbs one quarter of a turn counterclockwise to remove them. Install the LED bulbs by reversing this process.

  4. 4

    Slide the tail light assembly back into the rear of the Mustang. Replace the bolts that were previously removed, and tighten them down with a ratchet. Plug the main wire connector back into the tail light assembly. Tuck the boot liner under the trim, and repeat this procedure on the other tail light.

Tips and warnings

  • As an alternative to replacing just the bulbs, you can replace the entire tail light assemblies with aftermarket LED versions.

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