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Axial LED Third Brake Light - Smoked (05-09 All)

Item 49040
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    Features, Videos & Details

    • Aggressive Styling
    • Smoked Finish
    • Improves Safety
    • Simple Installation
    • DOT Approved Under Compliance# QR1300142
    • Fits 2005 to 2009 Mustangs

    Review & Installation Video

    Hey guys, this is Heather from, and I’m taking a look at the smoked LED third brake light for the 05-09 Mustangs. If you’ve ever thought about tinting your existing brake light but don’t want to deal with messy spray cans, or tint films that can wrinkle, this is the great simple alternative. This smoked LED third brake light will directly replace the factory third brake light on all 05-09 Mustangs. Not only will this light improve the look of your Mustang, but it will also add a little more safety with its bright LED strip. Installation is fairly simple and should take under an hour using simple hand tools. When you pull out your factory light, simply unplug the old bulb and plug in the new LED strip. Once installed you’ll immediately notice the difference in brightness with the new LED lights versus your factory light. So if you’re thinking about tinting your third brake light or replacing it altogether, this is a great option because not only will you get the great smoked finish, you’ll also get improved lighting with the bright LEDs.

    Aggressive Styling. The Axial Mustang LED Third Brake Light from AmericanMuscle adds aggressive styling to any 2005-2009 S197 mustang with it's subtly smoked lens and bright LED's.

    Additional Safety. The Axial Smoked Mustang LED Third Brake Light not only adds great looks to your pony, but it also adds an extra level of safety making sure you are seen when you hit the brakes.

    Simple Installation. The LED Third Brake Light is straight forward and simple to install. Just unplug the old bulbs and replace it with the new LED strip. See the convenient video below for more details.

    DOT Approved. This Axial Mustang Third Brake Light is DOT (Department of Transportation) approved for legal street use under compliance # QR1300142.

    Application. This Axial Smoked LED Third Brake Light fits in the stock location on all 2005 to 2009 Mustangs, including the V6, GT, Bullitt, and Shelby models. It will not fit Mustangs with aftermarket rear wing spoilers that cover or move the third brake lights location.


    Fitment: 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Details

    MPN# 49040

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        4 Top Rated Questions

        What is the difference between Item 398337 and item 49040?

        • Item number 49040 is DOT Approved Under Compliance# QR1300142, However Item 398337 is not.

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        Will this work with a Raxiom 3rd Brake Light Flasher?

        • The Smoked LED Third Brake Light should work just fine in conjunction with the Raxiom 3rd Brake Light Flasher.

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        Will this fit on a 2005 Saleen Mustang?

        • I don't think so. But take some measurements of a stock 3rd brake light and see if they're the same

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        Has anyone else had an issue with a few of the LED's in it flickering?

        • We recommend checking out all the connectors to ensure everything is connected properly. There may be debris in the connectors that could be causing this issue as well.

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          Ratings Summary

          4.8 out of 5 overall rating from 100+ customers

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          • December 06, 2019

            4 2005 V6 - JosiahW Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Pretty good looking LEDs!

            I got this to match my Raxiom Gen 5 LED Taillights. It matches almost perfectly. It could have been a little darker, so much for smoked. The lens is clear. I am at some point going to get light tint to match the taillights. That dark red-ish black look. Overall 4* because it could have been darker, and the LEDs are bright and look good on my stang!

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          • September 08, 2019

            5 2007 GT - RobertD Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Easy install, Looks great

            Very easy and fast installation, looks and functions great.

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          • August 13, 2019

            5 2006 GT - NAPA01 Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            LOVE IT

            My son loves every thing he buys from your site. He recently ordered the brake light because he didn't realize it was out. What a difference this one made. Thank you

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          • July 31, 2019

            5 2009 GT - FinlandStang Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Simple Install - works great!

            Quick and easy installation and now I have Nice bright led for my 3rd brake light - recommend using a film over it if you really want the unlit exterior of 3rd light to match your taillights

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          • July 25, 2019

            4 2007 GT - CanadaScott Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Stettler Scotts review

            Completes my blackout look. Easy instal, fits well.

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          • June 14, 2019

            5 2006 GT - philc42 Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Great upgrade, especially for the price.

            Install took about 5 minutes. Light is nice and bright and works perfectly.

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          • May 10, 2019

            5 2008 GT - JoeV Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Works great less than 5 minutes install time

            This light works great I first bought the cheap version of this and it did t work. The light stayed on really dim and killed the battery. Then I decided to try the tint over the stock lens and that looks really bad. No problems with this one worked great.

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          • April 12, 2019

            5 2008 V6 - JamesG Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Third brake light

            I'm glad I went for the $50 vs. the $30 light. Reason...DOT approved!!! Looks great and fitment was perfect.

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          • March 25, 2019

            5 2005 V6 - Papo23 Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Amazing Look

            The fitment is on point. They are exactly as AM and Raxion advertise; plug and play. The lights are so easy to install that only took me 16 minutes to do it. It took me longer to clean the area than to do the lights swap. In addition, they give your ride an immediate jaw drop appearance.

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          • March 24, 2019

            5 2008 GT500 - TXShelbyCobra Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Yeah... That's The Look

            A perfect fit, a great new look, far brighter than the OEM light, and such an easy conversion and install to do! I tried a LED bulb conversion with the OEM fixture first, and it got a little brighter. But this smoked lens conversion with 18 bright LEDs is the look and brightness I wanted.

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          • March 22, 2019

            5 2009 GT - JeffM Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Great look

            Well made, good fit, and easy to install. Looks better and much brighter than the original.

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          • February 26, 2019

            5 2005 GT - SpencerH Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Works very well with the Raxiom

            Works very well with the Raxiom 5th Gen sequential taillights. I'm going for an all blacked out/stealth look considering my car is already jet black, or might add some stripes, I don't know where exactly I want to go yet. Nonetheless, I like it very well. Install is as simple as pop the old one out, remove old plug/insert new plug, and pop the new one in with a little aligning if you're picky about that like I am.

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          • February 24, 2019

            5 2008 GT - FrankV Installation Time: Afternoon

            Frank Vs vapor gt

            was very happy with this product easy install .looks great also

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          • January 27, 2019

            5 2005 V6 - Courtnee Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Axial Smoked LED Third Brake Light

            Looks super nice on my 2005! Super quick install too.

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          • January 18, 2019

            5 2009 V6 - Connor Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Looks great.

            Installed this third brake light yesterday in about 10 minutes. The light itself when the brake is pushed is very bright and attention grabbing. Has a nice dark look on my candy apple red 09 when unlit, much better than stock and that puny little bulb :)

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          • January 12, 2019

            5 2007 GT - PaulS Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Axial smokes third brake light

            Great, easy snap in install! Looks great with my newly added gen 5 taillights wish they had a little red trim to tie into the gen 5 taillights

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          • December 30, 2018

            5 2007 V6 - SonerY Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour


            Fit very well and bright. I like it. Easy to install, just take out old lighters and plug in

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          • December 01, 2018

            5 2006 V6 - MichaelC Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            2006 Mustang

            I have not yet installed , But however all of my purchases for my Stang from American muscle has fit perfect .

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          • November 27, 2018

            5 2006 GT - ClintC Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            nice light.

            nice light. It is very bright and looks great. It isn't as smoked as I thought though... Super easy to install.

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          • October 15, 2018

            5 2006 GT - PhillipS Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Love the Gen 5 lights

            They fit great and look great. Plug and play. Great mod for the afternoon.

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