- (1) Right Headlight Housing
- (1) Left Headlight Housing
- Hardware included:
- None Required
Hey everyone, Justin from AmericanMuscle.com, and today I have with me a very aggressive set of dark smoked headlights for all ’99-’04 Mustangs. That aggressive look is achieved by pairing the one-piece headlight factory design and black housing with a very dark smoked lens that will instantly transform the front end of any ride. Before, in order to achieve a look this dark, you had to experiment with dyes or tint. If you’ve ever messed with any of those options before, you know achieving a perfect outcome can be tricky at best. Installing a new set of headlights in these New Edge Mustangs is an absolute breeze and it should take you no more than 30 minutes using no tools whatsoever. The first step is to remove the two mounting tabs holding your factory headlights in place, unplug the harness, and reinstall these new dark smoked headlights in reverse order. As always, when installing new headlights, don’t forget to properly align them so you don’t blind oncoming traffic. Due to the extremely dark nature of these headlights, we here at AmericanMuscle highly recommend upgrading to a quality bulb from either Raxiom or Solvania, just to improve your nighttime visibility. So if you want to completely black out your ride for that aggressive look but don’t want to mess with tints or dyes, then these dark smoked headlights for your ’99-’04 Mustang would be a great place to start.
Fitment: 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Details
Installation Time: (approx) 30 Minutes
Difficulty Level:Simple installation for anyone
These headlights look phenomenal. Definitely take the time to seal them. I bought two tubes of the RTV sealant, but only used about 3/4ths of one tube. I don't know what these other people were using TWO ... whole tubes for. I guess if you're messy and want to over do it, get two. The install was extremely easy. I picked up new amber bulbs for the turn signals because my old ones had started to flake. These headlights do decrease the amount of light coming through them quite a bit. I would recommend the high end Sylvania bulbs or an HID kit. I have 6k HIDs on mine and I'd say it took about 30% brightness away. The silver mustang with the grille delete and dark tint is mine. I put up two pictures, one with HID's on, one with them off. Overall, the prep time took about 30 - 45 minutes, then I let the sealant dry for about 20 hours, 10 of those being high heat. The install time was maybe thirty minutes after I had my new bulbs. These headlights fit perfectly! You might want to check and see if they are legal in your state though. Even if they aren't, they are worth the risk of a ticket for how sick they look.
I could not see very well with stock bulbs or the silver star bulbs. I think you need HID's but thats another $200. I liked the way they looked but did not like the return policy. Cannot return once installed ... but you do not know if you can see at night until installed. $180 down the drain because they are not safe for driving at night.
If I buy these with the upgraded raxiom bulbs do they come installed? Or do I have to install them myself?
adjustment & directional color Is there an adjustment setting for these headlights, like the OEM ones & can I put an amber bulb in the side marker light to change the directional color?
Housings Do these lights have the Black housing like the later years or the chrome of the earlier 99-04 mustangs
I ordered these headlights and the first set that came you couldn't aim them. So I sent them back and received another pair, this pair still won't aim, how can this be fixed? Have turned and turned with the allen wrench and there is no movement. Rather bothersome when you can't drive it at night because the lights are pointed to the ground!.
Will silver star 9007 bulbs be enough for good nighttime visibility? i have silver star 9007 bulbs and I like these headlights. But will i need HID's to be able to see at night ?
Will any 9007 bulb fit with these lights? I'm looking to add 8000K Xenon bulbs in addition with these new headlights. Unfortunately since I can't get these particular bulbs on AM, I'm going to have to go through eBay, I'm just wondering if there is any particular type of bulb I will need when looking to purchase these beautiful new headlights.
If there a 9007 bulb then it should fit, there all created equal as far as the shape and connections on the 9007 bulb, would suggest looking at a regular 9007 bulb and checking it with one like your looking to get at an auto parts store, should be able to find something near what your looking at.
Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour
Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour
June 01, 2016
Total Piece of Junk...
Bought April 2014 (installed later in the summer). It is now June 1st, 2016. The installation was pretty straightforward. Light focus was all over the map; always had a light spot on the road, but the lights felt like they were aimed too high. After this winter, the entire coating on the lamps starting peeling. Vehicle is not winter driven. Lamps now look like total junk. 100 disappointed with my purchase. I hope American Muscle does something about it... FYI --- Ford Mustang Employee.. gotta love aftermarket.
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Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour
March 16, 2012
I purchased the lights in June 2011 for my 2004 Mustang GT Convertible. The original lights were scratched and badly worn so I was excited to replace them with the new darker lens. The install was really easy. The black rubber trim needed some finessing to seal closely to the cars fender. When finished it looked great but i've had a problem with them leaking and moisture build up.
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July 15, 2011
These headlights look phenomenal. Definitely take the time to seal them. I bought two tubes of the RTV sealant, but only used about 3/4ths of one tube. I don't know what these other people were using TWO whole tubes for. I guess if you're messy and want to over do it, get two. The install was extremely easy. I picked up new amber bulbs for the turn signals because my old ones had started to flake. These headlights do decrease the amount of light coming through them quite a bit. I would recommend the high end Sylvania bulbs or an HID kit. I have 6k HIDs on mine and I'd say it took about 30% brightness away. The silver mustang with the grille delete and dark tint is mine. I put up two pictures, one with HID's on, one with them off. Overall, the prep time took about 30 - 45 minutes, then I let the sealant dry for about 20 hours, 10 of those being high heat. The install time was maybe thirty minutes after I had my new bulbs. These headlights fit perfectly! You might want to check and see if they are legal in your state though. Even if they aren't, they are worth the risk of a ticket for how sick they look.
May 30, 2011
Too dark to see at night with out HID's
I could not see very well with stock bulbs or the silver star bulbs. I think you need HID's but thats another $200. I liked the way they looked but did not like the return policy. Cannot return once installed but you do not know if you can see at night until installed. $180 down the drain because they are not safe for driving at night.
July 30, 2010
Love the lights
I have an '02 Sonic Blue V6. My stock headlights eventually became foggy. I had been wanting the clear chrome headlights but they had been discontinued on this website. So, I went ahead and got the smoke headlights and I am very happy with them. The installation is overly easy, I found the adhesive easily, I made sure I sealed the light casings well. I used 2 full tubes squeezed 'til empty. Be careful exchanging bulbs or if you buy new ones be sure to use latex gloves or you just might ruin your bulbs. Before installing be sure to let your adhesive dry, don't want that stuff getting on your car. Also, I recommend applying the adhesive outdoors, the stuff has a very strong odor. I'll post pictures soon. I have had the lights for a few months now I just haven't taken the time to capture pictures and post them yet. Not that it is needed, lol, there are lots of pictures already on here.
June 30, 2010
2004 Mach 1 (Oxford White) These look bad a$$ especially if you remove the grill. Any color Stang will look menacing.with this set up. A couple of notes though: Make sure you seal these or any aftermarket lights. Take your time and maybe practice laying down a couple of beads on a scrap piece of carboard or something - don't screw this up. Remember how money you spent one these? Take your friggin' time and do it right, allow the seal time cure properly in your room for a day - Hey, you've waited this long right? The extra time and effort will definately show and it'll keep them from fogging up and costing the extra expense of going through $30 - $50 sets of light bulbs. Speaking of light bulbs: Heed the Warning: NEVER touch the bulbs with your fingers - use latex gloves or a good clean cloth towel. Buy the brightest lights available, they ARE expensive, but...do you really want to start half-a$$ing now??? Set the light beams properly, you'll be able to see just fine on the darkest roads. (I drive many)
February 14, 2010
New look all together
Looks awesome. I bought these and the smoked fog lights, only way to go, spend the extra money for the fog lights and do a combo,,, number 1. Headlights didn't line up flush with fender is my only beef, make sure and seal them with silicone.
January 30, 2010
Look very clean and aggresive. I have run into the same iisue as several others. The drivers side light does not fit the same as the passenger side. It is not flush. Any hints or tips?
March 05, 2010
Dark Smoked Headlights
WOW! I really love these headlights! They did not take long to install either. Took about 20-30 minutes per light. I was debating between the dark smoked and the projector headlights. I am sooo glad I got the dark smoked. They really make my car look "mean". But do get the luminics-9007-pure-white bulbs. They really do make a difference. You will love them.
January 26, 2010
Had them for one year...
I have had these headlights for a little over a year. They still look great with the exception of a bit ot plastic that seems to be flaking/peeling away. They are still nice and clear. The instuctions provided by AM's website were excellent and I followed the advice on sealing the headlights. I have never once had condensation build up inside of them. I would definitley buy these again, but I wish they would have not started to peel so soon after a year.
October 17, 2009
THE GOOD SIDE: 1. Smooth and shiny. 2. Easy to install. 3. Gives your car improved looks. THE BAD SIDE: 1. No manufacturer's warranty at all. 2. Not a perfect fit; there is a gap left between the car body and the lamps. 3. No bulb collar (or whatever you call the part that holds the bulb) only a temporary plug that seems to be there only to keep debris out during shipping. You have to use the OEM collar that came with your original lights. 4. You will have to use the OEM ring that holds the OEM bulb collar as well. 5. No bulbs of any kind are included. 6. Most likely you will need to purchase HID lights in order to have sufficient light to drive at night. Of course, this point is only an opinion. 7. Optionally, you follow the guide on how to seal your lights to help prevent condensation from entering the case. Since they don't come with warranty, it would be a good option to take.
August 27, 2010
Looked nice for a while, then in about a year the tint on the lights starts coming off in patches. A little dissapointed on that.
October 26, 2009
Look good/bad fit
Light look great... the fit not so good. No where near the fit of the OE. Alot of gaps and the rubber seals ride too high on the fender.
June 04, 2010
These look terrific!... only problem is......You cant see a thing a night.....at all. even with performance brighter bulbs........i actually thought i was getting tinted lights.....not BLACKED OUT lights. Definatley could get pulled over for this also... Everything else i have ordered here has been exceptional!
April 21, 2010
I thought maybe these was too dark, but they are perfect. Easy installation, and looks better with tinted windows.
Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour
May 15, 2013
REALLY changes the appearance!
First of all, I have 8000k HID bulbs installed, so I did not notice a change in light output as opposed to my previous clear chrome headlights. Head on though, I don't have anyone flash me anymore because they think my high beams are on - which is a definite plus!!! Fitment was VERY tight, but everything lines up fine. Remember to seal them with clear or black silicone to prevent condensation. As they age, you will most likely have to reapply. I did some research and read that the tint on these tends to flake off in about a year (which, believe it or not, happened to my CLEAR ones as well!). So I followed some instructions I found about making a UV protective layer to prevent this (1 part mineral spirits, 1 part Minwax indoor/outdoor Helmsman spar urethane)...and they look fabulous so far! For the price, you can't beat these - thanks AM!
Bang for your Buck 5
November 11, 2010
1 year update
Just wanted to give an update after a year of use: These headlights still look exactly like they did when I bought them. None of the parts are cracking or peeling off on mine, and I've never had any condensation at all after my initial silicone sealing as recommended on the video. Night driving can be difficult due to the extremely smoked lights, but I have HIDs installed to compensate. The driver side headlight did not fit perfectly as others have said, but it's never been a problem with light alignment or anything else. Take good care of these lights and they should last.
August 20, 2010
These head lamps are amazing! They really compliment my mustang and all of the other black attributes on it. Only suggestion if one is planning on installing these is to buy brighter bulbs; personally I went with the 9007's and they're great!
May 28, 2010
Very easy to install! But I have HIDs and these headlights don't let them shine as much as they should do to a cover inside of the lens!
May 05, 2010
Just right tint for the front. Going with the HID's soon though, even with some Sylvania's they cut down on vision.