Hey, guys, Adam here with americanmuscle.com, and today we're taking a closer look at and installing the Raxiom projector style halo LED headlights, available for the '99 to '04 Mustang. You should be checking this out if you're looking to spice up the front end of your New Edge, with some dual halo LEDs. And guys, we've seen this before, right? It's nothing new. These are super modern, super aggressive, and very stealthy, they're a complete redesign compared to your factory headlights. Now, as you can see on our '99 GT here, the factory headlights were looking a little worse for wear, which is definitely to be expected with these older New Edge models. They get really dull, really dirty, really in need of a buff, and really just in need of an update. This LED technology is completely modern, you're getting H1 and H7 high and low beams respectively, you're also getting dual halos inside of the projector style housing, black interior, smoked exterior lens. So, it's really every bell and whistle you can get out of a headlight is packed right into these Raxiom ones. You're getting your amber turn signals, which you'll be reusing the factory bulb, and new LED technology for the front. Now, those are gonna splice in together, as a matter of fact, the halos to your parking lights, which is what I'd recommend. Of course, you can do with your headlights, but it's all personal preference.Now, these puppies come in right around the $250 mark, which is, in my opinion, a worthwhile investment for such a big front end change. Now, if you're not really looking for the smoked, or if you're not really looking for the black housing, there are a number of other options in the category, guys. Since these cars have been out for about two decades now, there is a plethora of aftermarket parts for the front end, including headlights. So, there's something to fit every preference if you're not feeling the one you see here. Now, the install, I'm gonna give one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter. It does require some splicing, but it could not be easier. Headlights on the New Edge are some of the easiest things you can possibly do to a Mustang, I'm gonna show you guys that in just a little bit, even with the splicing included. There's quick splice connectors included in the kit to make your life easier, you really don't even need strippers, wire cutters, there's none of that, you're really just clamping things together. I'm gonna show you guys every step of the process, it'll take you about an hour from start to finish. What do you say we get started? The only tool required for this install is a pair of pliers.Guys, first step of the install is obviously very, very simple. To get our factory headlights out of the way, pop your hood, throw the prop rod up, there are two clips, two really long clips that hold the headlight into place. Without any real tools, pull the clips straight up, set them aside, and your headlight will pull straight back out. Well, on the top of your headlight, here are the two clips. What you're really gonna do is go right underneath it and pull straight up, just like that. There's another one over here, set those aside. From here, you can pull straight back on the headlight, and it pulls straight back. From here, what we're gonna do is basically disconnect the harness, really just pulling straight back. If you're having trouble with it you can pull straight up on that harness clip, and it disconnects. This harness clip has two of them, one on the top, one on the bottom. So, you're really lifting up on both sides, disconnect, just like that, set your headlight aside.All right. So, we got our factory headlight off of the passenger side of our '99 GT behind me, it's on the table next to our new Raxiom. Now, as you can see, this is a complete night and day difference between the two. Starting with our factory headlight, you can see, number one, it is completely faded, very dull, pretty crusty-looking, it's not in good condition, which definitely ends up happening, it's inevitable with these older, especially New Edge models. Now, inside of that, you're getting a clear lens with a chrome reflective housing, and of course, amber on your turn signal side. Your new Raxiom light completely changes that, with the exception of the amber and your turn signal. It's got a black interior housing as opposed to the chrome reflective, with a smoked lens as opposed to your clear. Now, the black interior gives you that extra stealth, the smoked lens here gives you that most aggressive finish. Now, a lot of guys are converting over to that smoked black headlight, and even tail light housings. This case looks really modern. The front end here, you got these little bulges to house your dual projector halos. You're getting H1 and H7 bulbs respectively in their high and low beam housings, both of which are surrounded by a halo accent LED. Both LEDs are a brighter, bluish hue halo, which I actually kind of do like. Some halos out there are a pure white light, these have a slightly bluish hue to them. You're also getting three additional accent LEDs per headlight to accompany those halos with that bluish hue. Now, overall, guys, really complete redesign, very modernized, very stealthy, very aggressive, and if we look at the back here, getting all of that to function really isn't too difficult. Looking at the back comparison, it's pretty different here. Your new headlight bulb socket is already wired in, so you don't have to worry about splicing that, you're splicing is really going to occur with the halos and the accent lights, that's what you see the open wires down here. Now, you really have two options, you can splice these wires into your factory harness, finding the power and ground, or you can splice them directly into this harness here on the table. What do you say we transfer over our turn signal bulb from our factory housing, it's the only thing you're reusing, and then we'll get to the install?Now, the turn signal bulb, you're really gonna twist out and just pull straight back to that amber bulb, that's gonna transfer over to your new Raxiom. Now, as you can see, right out of the box, there is a little sticker covering it, so you wanna remove that sticker. Take that bulb, slide it into the socket, twist to lock. Now, your factory harness will plug right into that guy.All right, guys. So, next what we're gonna do is lay our headlight on the appropriate side here, we're on our passenger side. We're gonna take a look at these halo open wires that we need to splice. Now, what I like to do is splice right into our parking light. Now, you can go right into your headlight, it depends on where you want your halos to activate. If you want them to activate with your parking lights, go to your parking light harness, if you want them only to come on with your headlights, you can go to your headlight harness. Parking lights are normally where most people go, so that's what we're gonna do. Now, you're black wire is your ground your, blue wire is your power. Now, on your factory harness, the black wire is gonna go to your black wire, and the blue wire is gonna go to your brown wire. This is your power, this is your ground. Take the quick splice connectors included in the kit, and the way this is gonna work is, you're gonna slide this over your black wire, we'll start with the black wire, and push it all the way in through the side opening, you want it to seat all the way back. And if you need to, you can push this back to expose more wire, but looks like we have enough of it right here. From here, you're gonna take your black wire from the headlights, and you're gonna insert them into the open side. One side's open, and one side's closed, so just figure out which side is open, and it's gonna go in just like this. At this point, it really just clamps down, and it makes contact, and that's a quick splice. It's that easy, you don't need, really, wire strippers. You can use them if you wanna make it a little easier, if you can split the wire open, you can do that. But I actually just find it easier to pick the wire, put it right in the side, take a pair of pliers, and just clamp right down. All right. So, this goes right in the side, hold that there, grab some pliers and clamp it down.All right. Once you have that inserted and you have it clamped, just give that wire a little tug to make sure it's secure, and then we can do the exact same thing for the other one. You can also flip this closed, and it locks into place. All right. So, now we're gonna repeat that for our blue wire, connecting it to the brown. Insert the brown wire first, then take your blue wire, insert the blue wire through the side, and clamp her down. There you go. Make sure you give it a tug to make sure it's secure. And once you do that, make sure it has good contact, and you can close that lid. Perfect. Before you move any further, plug your lights in, and then we'll test them out. So, we'll bring this nice and close, plug in the factory harness to the turn signal bulb, your parking light, and the same for your headlight. Once it clicks, test out your lights, and then install it.All right. So, as you can see, we have our parking lights on, the halos come on, headlights, and high beams, just make sure all of them work, and you're good to go. At this point, we can mount our headlight. So, you're really just lining everything up. There's two clips that go straight back on the parking light side, really just pushing straight in, making sure that the retainer pins go straight through, you can see them come through the other side. Take those factory pins, and you're gonna insert them down. Straight down, the other one over here, straight down. All right. With those two clips in place, you're done with the passenger, repeat the exact same process for the driver side.That's gonna wrap up my review and install for the Raxiom projector style LED headlights with the dual halos, available for the '99 to '04 Mustang. You can get this pair exclusively right here at americanmuscle.com.
Aggressive Styling. Give your 1999-2004 Mustang a new aggressive look with a set of Raxiom Smoked LED Halo Projector Headlights. These Smoked LED Halo Projectors have an intimidating design that blends smoothly into the lines of the New Edge Mustangs.
Superior Lighting. The projector lenses light up the road ahead with a bright focused beam of light that not only looks great, but improves your night visibility. The LED Halo and accent lights give an exotic flair to your mustang that sets it apart from the rest of the herd.
DOT Approved. Equipped with H1 and H7 bulbs for high/low beams this pair of Mustang Headlights are DOT (Department of Transportation) approved for legal street use under compliance # QR1200197.
Application. These Raxiom Smoked Dual LED Halo Projector Mustang Headlights are designed to fit the 1999 to 2004 V6, GT, Bullitt, Mach 1, and Cobra model Mustangs.
Bulb application. These Projector Headlights include H7 bulbs for low beams and H1 bulbs for high beams.