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Decklid Blackout Panel (05-09 All)

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$69.99 (each)

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Features, Videos & Details

  • Sleek Blacked Out Style.
  • Solid 1 Piece Construction.
  • Easy Installation.
  • Fits All 05-09 Mustangs.

Review & Installation Video

Hey everybody, Dave here with, and I’m here with the rear blackout panel, designed to fit all 05-09 Mustangs. If you’re looking for a blackout panel with some different styling cues from the rest, this one’s for you. This panel is great for anyone looking to give the back of their Mustang a meaner look, it’s made from injection molded plastic so it’s all one piece, this deck lid panel features a high gloss finish with a dark smoked look, and a perfectly sized opening for your emblem to stand out and shine. Installation is really simple, and it requires no drilling, and no bondo. You simply want to clean your deck lid thoroughly, then take and peel off the protective strips on the 3M tape already applied to the deck lid panel, line it up, and stick it on. It requires no extra tools, and installation should take you no more than a half hour. For a smoked out and aggressive style that looks great on any 05-09 Mustang, the rear blackout panel is the way to go.

Aggressive Style. Give your S197 Mustang's back end an aggressive, "blacked out" look with a Rear Blackout Panel. Goes great with other smoked or black accessories, especially tail lights or light covers, to give your 'Stang a standout appearance that will turn heads.

Premium Quality. This premium quality piece is made from injection molded composite for great looks and durability. It even features a round opening for your factory trunk emblem to show through.

Easy Installation. This rear Mustang blackout panel installs in less than 30 minutes and no tools are required. You'll be enjoying the newly improved, aggressive good looks of your car in no time.

Technical Note. This Mustang Rear Blackout Panel is only the center piece. Photo includes the taillight covers.

Fitment: 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Details

What's in the Box
  • (1) ABS Decklid Panel
  • (2) Alcohol Prep Pads
    Hardware included:
  • None Required
Installation Info
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • Bullitt - 08, 09
  • V6 - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09
  • GT - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09
  • GT500 - 07, 08, 09

Most Helpful Reviews

better than the magnent

dont waste ur money on the magnent buy this it looks better and doesnt roll up on the edges

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Couldn't be easier

so easy, a kid could do it. Sharp looks, perfect fit. It doesn't get any better!

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Overall Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars
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Would it be a good idea to add some 3M tape around the emblem hole on the deck lid cover to keep dust and dirt out? I saw in one of the reviews about it catching some dirt...once I install it, I don't want to have to take it off to clean behind it.


  • The emblem surrounds the opening for the Decklid Blackout Panel, however, some extra 3M tape would not hurt.


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once it's applied with the double sided tape, can it be removed and readjusted? or is it permanent and do i risk messing up the paint trying to rip it off?


  • You can take off this Decklid Panel after you've installed it. But you need to be very careful while taking it off to make sure no paint is removed. Before installed the Panel, you can index the position of it by using painter's tape. This will help in finding the perfect spot for it.


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How do I fix the misaligned cutout hole for the deck emblem? It hangs over the edge on the right side of the deck and leaves a gap on the left side.


  • If this product is not aligned properly, it's a matter of identifying as to why, and honestly it comes down to one of two scenarios: 1. The product was miss-manufactured. 2. Your Mustang has a slight imperfection that is only noticeable during the installation of a decklid panel. To expand upon the second scenario, we manufacture this decklid panel to fit all Mustangs between 05-09. The idea is every single panel has the same exact dimensions every time its manufactured. Now, if your Mustang came out of the factory with your emblem a quarter or an 8th of an inch off center, or something along those lines, it is virtually unnoticeable until you go to apply what is effectively a very generalized template (this decklid). However, to begin the process of figuring out whether scenario 1 or scenario 2 is the culprit for the issue, it would require giving out customer service center a call. So unfortunately there is no "fixing" the product. It's identifying which of those two issues is the cause and acting accordingly. Option one is a simple replacement. Unfortunately if it is option 2, there is no simple solution.


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how can i give it that matte look that they display in the photo. Mine looks far glossier and a light black


  • If you want that matte look just get one can of plasti dip and the panel can be on or off the car. just spray it down till you are happy, see some videos for advice and you will get that great matte look you are going for.


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Re-attaching Can you remove this and reattach it? I would love to get one now but i plan on painting my car within the near future. Would it be better to go with the magnetic one?


  • It is applied to lid with 3m tape. Wont be that difficult to remove.


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Matte or Gloss Is this cover finish a Matte kinda flat black or a Gloss kind of finish?


  • It's a gloss type of finish. Looks great!


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Customer Reviews (100+) Write a Review

Overall Rating 4.3

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

  • Fit 3.810651 3.8
  • Appearance 4.470588 4.5
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.305882 4.3

  • 3/5

    April 25, 2014

    Not good for white cars

    I purchased this item for my Performance White GT/CS after installing the Gen 5 tail lights. I wanted the glossy look of this unit. However, I was not aware how transparent it actually is. I did a test fit on the car. The white paint shows through far too much. It doesn't give the blackout look that I want. It also does not fit well. It is approximately 1/8" short on each end. I am going to return the unit and most likely either have the panel painted or purchase an SHR honeycomb panel.


    Year: 2007 Submodel: GT Indiana, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    January 19, 2014

    deck lid that stands out !!!!!

    recently installed Raxiom Gen 5 tail lights on my 07 gt/cs , then added the high gloss smoxed deck lid, the entire back of the car just changed its appearance, and when the tail lights are on, wow! these two upgrades are a match! The deck lid could of been cut to fit a little better,the hole is slightly bigger, but as you stand back its hard to notice, overall the deck lid looks great and has a nice shine nice upgrade for the money


    Year: 2007 Submodel: GT Schenectady, NY, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    February 18, 2013

    Easiest exterior upgrade!

    I installed this in about 5 minutes the night I got it, with minimal lighting it was still a breeze to install. The fitment was a little off on the sides, but you can only see the imperfection when you look real close from a side angle. The cover is slightly transparent so when facing direct sunlight it looks a little lighter since my car is orange. But at all other times of the day/night it looks awesome. Couldn't be happier with the simplicity of it!


    Year: 2007 Submodel: GT Goodyear, AZ, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 20, 2011

    better than the magnent

    dont waste ur money on the magnent buy this it looks better and doesnt roll up on the edges


    Year: 2005 Submodel: GT chambersburg pa 17201

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  • 5/5

    June 29, 2011

    deck lid blackout panel...

    I ordered the blackout panel along with the painted rear window louvers, mirror covers and short antenna to improve the appearance of my Mustang. The blackout panel adds a nice touch. It is important to remove it at least once a month and wash the paintwork behind it, as dust and dirt can get in between the panel and the deck lid and can cause a problem with swirling and scratching.

    Ron Ayotte

    Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    May 19, 2011

    Couldn't be easier

    so easy, a kid could do it. Sharp looks, perfect fit. It doesn't get any better!


    Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    April 21, 2011

    Looks great!

    It totally changer the look for the better. A great add on. I am very satisfied.


    Year: 2005 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    January 22, 2011

    Mustang Black-Out Panel

    Product is good nice fit and everything, only issue I came across was the taping. There did not seem to be sufficient amount of tape to allow the panel to stick properly. May have been just my vehicle but the problem was fixed with another roll of tape from local Auto Zone.


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  • 5/5

    February 28, 2008


    Easy Install Durable Great Looks Fast Shipping

    John Stetson

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  • 5/5

    September 13, 2009

    Mustang Rear Blackout Panel 05-09

    Purchased the Xenon Blackout Panel to compliment the Smoked Head Light and Tail Light Covers for my 09 Stang. I stand out amongst the other cars and Stangs. Easy install like the light covers, easy to understand directions, made installing a snap. Car looks great. Thanks

    Edgar Poe

    Year: 2009

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  • 4/5

    October 14, 2009

    I did some modifications

    I had to do some modification to the black out panel, I didn't like the idea of sticking the panel directly on the car itself. I had the magnet type black out panel before which I liked but this one seems better. So what I did was cut the maget panel up into strips and peeled the tape off of this panel and put the maget strips on the tape that came with this panel. It fits really great on the car so when I need to take it off I can.

    Ryan M

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  • 5/5

    March 28, 2010

    great product

    this is a great product makes ur stang look amazing within acouple of mins very easy to install if u have a steady hand lol i recommend get the lk out tail light covers also makes back of car look complete

    javier m

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  • 5/5

    August 04, 2010

    Perfect minor touch

    I had the magnetic panel, but that thing bubbled and fell apart after a few months (wouldn't recommend). My car looked a little plain without it though, so I bought this one. Oddly enough, I found it easier to apply than the magnetic one which was tight around the faux cap. The center hole on this one was a little big so you can see the original paint, but you have to look close. Overall I love it as it's a perfect compliment to the 2010 lights I installed as well.


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  • 5/5

    March 05, 2009

    Nice Panel

    Nice fit,looks great.When you go to install,do not tear all the plastic off the 3m tape.Peel back about 1\" fron one end of each piece of tape.If you don\'t have it set just right you can get it back off.When you get it right you can pull the plastic off the tape as you press it on.


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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 09, 2014

    Nice addition to Gen5 Taillights

    Ordered and received in 2 days. This is a nice piece to complete the black-out look with the new Gen5 tailights. The install was easy and took about 45 minutes. I followed the advice of another reviewer and added some additional 3-M tape to the left and right vertical sides to prevent water from getting behind the piece. The 2 things preventing me from giving 5-stars for fit was that the center hole was slightly out of round(oval shape from left to right), and the left/right outside edges of my decklid were not completely covered after install.


    Year: 2007 Submodel: GT Dalton, GA, USA

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  • 3/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 13, 2012

    Rear black~out panel

    I was dissapointed with water from car washes getting behind the panel and having water spots that I could not get to, to wipe clean....I removed it, and it now resides in my closet. I'd like to put it back on, but wondered how to keep water from getting underneath it again?? Love the look...hate the water spots. Suggestions?? I selected "no" because of above.


    Year: 2006 Submodel: V6

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    • Response from AmericanMuscle

      The tape that comes on the blackout panel should prevent water from getting inside. I would try applying some additional 3M tape to the sides; this should create a seal to keep any water from getting to the back side. I'm going to forward this feedback to our development team to see what can be done to improve this blackout panel. If the side tape doesn't help, you can certainly give us a call and we can help you find something you'd enjoy more!

      Lisa , Customer Care

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 03, 2014

    Awesome, low cost addition

    After installing the Raxiom Gen 5 tail lights on my Torch Red 07 the deck lid panel looked plain. The lights are blacked out but glossy so I went with this deck lid panel and wow, what a difference it makes. Kinda ties it all together. One complaint is with the width of the panel. Facing the panel, the right side reached the end of the panel while the left side was about 1/8" short, exposing a strip of red paint. The center hole was lined up perfectly. I used a strip of black electric tape to cover both ends and installed the panel. Unless you are standing an inch away you cant see the tape. For the price you cant beat it.


    Year: 2007 Submodel: GT Jacksonville, FL, USA

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  • 5/5

    October 13, 2010

    blackout panel

    Very happy with my decision over the magnetic panel. This one is extremely shiny and makes the car look awesome and stand out from the rest. I've received many compliments. I also installed the brake light tint kit and trust me, you won't be disappointed! Thanks A.M.


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  • 5/5

    July 18, 2010


    Looks sweet and really easy to put on. I havnt had any problems yet.

    Ryan H

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  • 5/5

    April 27, 2010


    Man, does this thing look great. Just clean, wipe, unpeel, and stick. Your off with a completely new looking back end. Looks great on these stangs, gets looks and compliments every where I go, considering not many people have them! Thanks American muscle with helping deck out another one of my Stangs! (mine is completely blacked out, with the legend lime green color)

    Mark S.

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