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Mustang Headlight, Fog Light, & Other Light Bulb Identification Guide

Written By: Andrew Cilio

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Ford Mustang headlight and fog light bulb identification guide. Find what replacement bulbs you need for your model Mustang and what filament those bulbs use.

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893 Series Bulbs

Ford Mustang Light Bulb ID

The 893 Series Bulbs are a single filament bulb sealed in a halogen gas filled glass tube. They are found stock in 1994-2004 Mustang GT fog lights, 1994-2001 Cobra fog lights, and the 2003 Mach 1 fog lights.

One caution regarding the Mach 1: The H10/9145 or 899 has the same connector, but features a 90 degree angle instead of straight connection. Both bulbs came in the Mach 1, but the 899 is more common.

9004 Series Bulbs

Ford Mustang Light Bulb ID

The 9004 Series Bulbs, also known as HB1 Series Bulbs, are dual filament bulbs featuring both high and low beam filaments in one halogen gas filled glass tube. These popular bulbs were featured in many cars including factory Mustang headlights from 1987-1993. They are also found in many of our Fox Body headlight upgrade kits.

9005 Series Bulbs

Ford Mustang Light Bulb ID

The 9005 Series Bulbs, also known as HB3 Series Bulbs, are a single filament bulb sealed in a halogen gas filled glass tube. They are uniquely identified by their 90 degree bent elbow connector. These Mustang bulbs are featured in some of our 1994-2004 Mustang projector upgrade kits.

9006 Series Bulbs

Ford Mustang Light Bulb ID

The 9006 Series Bulbs, also known as HB4 Series Bulbs, are a single filament bulb sealed in a halogen gas filled glass tube. They are uniquely identified by their 90 degree bent elbow connector. These bulbs are featured in some of our 1994-2004 Mustang projector upgrade kits, otherwise they don't appear stock in any generation Mustang.

9007 Series Bulbs

Ford Mustang Light Bulb ID

The 9007 Series Bulbs, also known as HB5 Series Bulbs, are dual filament bulbs featuring both high and low beam filaments in one halogen gas filled glass tube. These popular bulbs are featured in many cars including factory Mustang Headlights from 1994-2004. They are also found in many of our 94-04 and Fox Body headlight upgrade kits.

H1 Series Bulbs

Ford Mustang Light Bulb ID

The H1 Series Bulbs are a single filament bulb sealed in a halogen gas filled glass tube. They are found in many of our 1994-2004 Mustang projector headlight upgrade kits.

H3 Series Bulbs

Ford Mustang Light Bulb ID

The H3 Series Bulbs are a single filament bulb sealed in a halogen gas filled glass tube. Their unique feature is a cloth insulated wire coming off of the back of the bulb. They are found factory in 1987-1993 Mustang round fog lights and are featured in many of our 1986-2004 Mustang projector headlight upgrade kits.

H10 Series Bulbs

Ford Mustang Light Bulb ID

The H10 Series Bulbs, also known as 9145 Series Bulbs, are a single filament bulb sealed in a halogen gas filled glass tube. They are uniquely identified by their 90 degree bent elbow connector. These bulbs are featured factory on the 2003-2004 Cobra Fog Lights, the 2005-2012 Mustang GT fog lights, the 2003 Mach 1, and our 2005 fog light upgrade kits.

For the 2005-2012 GTs, the fog lights are in the factory upper grille.

H11 Series Bulbs

Ford Mustang Light Bulb ID

The H11 Series Bulbs are single filament bulb sealed in a halogen gas filled glass tube. These brawny bulbs are the latest development in 90 degree halogen bulb technology. They are featured factory on the 2005-2009 Mustang V6 Pony Package optional fog lights (located in the upper grille). They are also used on the2011-2012 GT/CS lower valance fog lights. Unfortunately, the grille fog lights for the 2013-2014 are Ford specific like the S550 fog lights.

H13 Series Bulbs

Ford Mustang Light Bulb ID

The H13 Series Bulbs, also known as 9008 Series Bulbs, are dual filament bulbs featuring both high and low beam filaments in one halogen gas filled glass tube. These brawny bulbs are the latest development in halogen bulb technology. They are featured from the factory on the 2005-2012 Mustang headlights, including the GT500. They're also found on the 2010-2012 GT fog lights.

To find applications for these parts, check out our selection of Ford Mustang Lights.

If you are looking for LED/HID conversion or replacement bulbs, check out our selection of Mustang LED/HID Bulbs

D3S HID Bulbs

D3s HID Headlight Bulb for S550 Mustangs

The D3S is the bulb the 2013-2014 Mustangs as well as the S550 (2015 ) Mustangs use for their headlights. The HID part stands for high intensity discharge. HIDs use a a kind of welding arc and a gas tube. These bulbs take a minute or two to heat up fully for maximum light output. They are more focused than halogens and produce more light.

Unfortunately, the fog lights for the S550 are Ford specific assemblies (same with the GT500s). You'll have to convert the stock housings and use an H3 bulb instead.

NOTE: Some of the 2007-2012 Mustangs came with HIDs from the factory (it was an option, not standard). Those Mustangs also use the D3S bulb for their headlights.

Fog Light Replacement Assembly for S550 Mustangs
S550+ Mustang Fog Light Assembly

Mustang Tail Light & Reverse Bulbs

From 1979-1987, 1157 bulbs are in the tail lights.

Mustang tail lights from 1988-2012 use 3157A (amber) bulbs. Note: The Foxbody, SN95, and New Edge models (1979-2004) need a total of six bulbs to fully replace the tail lights.

The reverse lights in the 1988-2004 Mustangs are a clear, 3156 bulb. The S550 also uses the 3156 for their reverse lights, but are also found with 3157s.

CHART: Mustang Headlights by Year


Headlight #Alternate #
1979-1985H4651Can convert to H4
1986-19939004HB1
1994-20049007HB5
2005-20129008H13
2007-2012 w/ HIDsD3S
2013-2018D3S

CHART: Mustang Fog Lights by Year


Fog Light #Alternate #
1979-1986H2
1987-1993H3
1994-2004 GT893
1994-2001 SVT Cobra & 2003-2004 Mach1
2003-2004 SVT Cobra9145H10
2005-2012 GT
2005-2009 V6 & 2011-2012 GT/CSH11
2010-2012 California Special
2013-2018Dealer Specific

CHART: Mustang Side Marker Bulb Numbers


Side Marker/Turn Signal #Color
1979-1986194Clear
1987-1993916NAAmber
1994-20043157AAmber
2005-20092825Clear
2010-2014194Clear
2015-20187444NAAmber

CHART: Mustang Parking Lights


Parking Light #Color
1979-1986 EXCEPT SVO1157Clear
1984-1986 SVO1157AAmber
19872357Amber
1988-19891157AAmber
1990-19933157AAmber
2005-20093157Clear
2010-20123457Clear
2010-2014194Clear
2015-2018WY5WAmber
Fitment includes: 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, GT, V6, Cobra, ShelbyGT500, Mach1, Bullitt, Boss, LX, SVO, EcoBoost, ShelbyGT350