(approx) 15 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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- CDC Mustang Rear Decklid Panel (2010-2011) - Installation Instructions
Hey I’m Justin with AmericanMuscle.com, and I’m checking out this CDC rear deck lid panel, fitting all 2010 and newer Mustangs. When the throwback design of Mustang debut in 05, it left a lot to talk about, of course the retro inspired styling, the 3 valve motor, there wasn’t much not to like, however, some folks were never really sold on the whole fake gas gap thing on the rear deck lid. This panel from CDC is for those people. Taking a closer look at the panel itself you can see it completely eliminates the fake gas cap on the rear deck lid, using this one piece, textured molded plastic panel, that does feature these small ribs, giving it that early 70’s Mach 1 type of vibe. Flipping the panel over you’ll find the 3M tape already preinstalled on the back, making for a very easy installation, without the use of any messy bondo or drilling. As for the install, you’ll want to make sure you have a few things with you before you get started. This includes a hair dryer or heat gun, adhesive cleaner or alcohol, painters tape, and a plastic wedge, in this case we used one of our vinyl squeegees. The hardest part of this whole install is going to be removing that factory emblem from the rear decklid panel, but that’s what the heat gun, painters tape and wedge are for. You’re going to want to first loosen up the adhesive on the back of the factory emblem using your heat gun or blow dryer. Once it’s good and hot, go ahead and start prying it off using your plastic wedge, using your painters tape to protect your cars paint. Once the emblem is off completely, go ahead and clean up any adhesive left on your decklid panel, using your adhesive remover or alcohol. Once you’ve got that step done go ahead and remove the backing on the 3M tape, go ahead and install carefully, that’s it. Doing all this should take you about 15 minutes, but if it takes you longer to get that emblem off, don’t get discouraged. So if you love everything about the retro design of the 2010 and newer cars except for the fake gas cap on the rear deck lid, then you’ll want to check out this CDC rear deck lid panel, available right here at AmericanMuscle.com
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February 12, 2020
It was just what I was looking for! Thank you Rob American Muscle is the only place to shop!!Helpful (0)
February 02, 2020
Lightly sanded and painted gloss black to go with my 13 tail light conversion.Helpful (0)
September 03, 2019
Tap,s Little Pony!!!
Very nice fit and finish,looks great, nice and easy to get, nice and easy to install,a wonderful look to the back of your Mustang.Helpful (0)
August 12, 2019
Installation of this panel was easy. Just make sure you line it up correctly before attaching because the adhesive tape is really strong. Some slight side gaps but overall a very clean look.Helpful (0)
April 25, 2019
Takes like 20 mins of that and looks great without having to cut out the wartHelpful (0)
March 31, 2019
Clean up the rear end
Hardest part of install was to remove the factory emblem. Other than that. Clean with soap and water. Alcohol pad, adhesion promoter. Line up and stick. Easy as that. Looks great tooHelpful (0)
March 29, 2019
I always liked the fake faux gas cap on all models of mustangs but somehow I keep seeing a lot more mustangs without them and they look pretty sharp and clean! So I decided to remove mines and got me a CDC deck lid. It took and hour or so installing it. The removel of my old MMD decklid I used a 25 lb fishing line. I didn't even had to use a heat gun. It cut through the back side of the deck lid. Then I used an eraser wheel to remove the 3M tape. For the cap I just pryed it out with some plastic trim removel set. All in all I am satisfied with the new look of my mustang. It looks so much meaner and a clean look. I would recommend this CDC deck lid to all mustang owners that would like to have that clean look on the rear end. Thanks AM!Helpful (1)
March 05, 2019
Definitely worth the money gives my car a nice look now.Helpful (0)
February 23, 2019
Came packaged perfectly, I did have to cut off the 2 middle tabs but after that fit perfectly. Looks awesomeHelpful (2)
February 08, 2019
Almost blacked out......
The car is almost blacked out. This was super easy to install and looks great with the plate surround.Helpful (1)
I have a 2013 Black GT. and I just purchased the CDC decklid, and am stoked on it arriving this Friday! Quick question, what color does the decklid come? It appears to be a very matte black from the photos, similar to the ribbed portion around the license plate on the 13-14 GT's. Am I correct? Reason being, if it is more of a Matte black, rather than the glossy look. I was wanting to purchase the Matte Black tail light trim as well, to complete the look of my tail end.. Also, will this decklid stick out further than the stock one with the faux gas cap? If so, will the tail light trim help to even this out? Thanks so much -Snow
The CDC Rear Decklid Panel is going to have a matte finish to it just like the ribbed portion around the license plate area on a 2013 to 2014 Mustang GT. This deck lid will appear a bit more raised than the factory panel due to the faux gas cap.
black taillight trim and deck lid panel fitment will this deck lid panel fit with the mmd black taillight trim?
Yes, it will not be any problem having both of the mods installed and they will look great together.
I have a 2014 V6, does this CDC Panel require me to cut away the metal underneath the decklid in order to make the piece fit properly?
This CDC Rear Decklid Trim Panel installs easily onto the back panel with the supplied doubled sided 3M automotive bonding tape for a quick and simple installation with no cutting or drilling required.
Are these the same between fastbacks and convertibles? thanks
There is no difference between the fitment of this on fastbacks or convertibles. This part can be used on both as it is universal.
I have a 2013 Mustang. I want to change the rear deck lid panel. The description does say it is for all models (10-14) but wanted to confirm if it actually does. And the way to remove the OEM lid is same as the way to put it.
The CDC Rear Decklid Panel (10-14 All) will fit all models as the 2010-2014 rear decklids have the same measurements. Also, the way to remove the OEM lid would be the same way you are to put the CDC Rear Decklid Panel on as seen in the installation guides available on the item's page.
Hi, To install this CDC Rear Decklid Panel i suggest using our install guide. Here is the link http://1.cdn.lib.americanmuscle.com/files/cdc-decklid-panel-2010-install.pdf
You can use fishing line to remove the Decklid without damaging the car. After you remove the Decklid, you can clean off the car to make sure there is no adhesive left. This will make sure the new Decklid sits flush on the vehicle. Make sure to take your time when removing the Panel. You can damage the paint underneath if you try to pry the Panel off.
The stock emblem is held on with a very strong adhesive. We recommend using a heat gun or hair dryer to get the adhesive to release and prying. More info can be found in the guides below: https://lib.americanmuscle.com/files/11061.pdfhttps://lib.americanmuscle.com/files/cdc-decklid-panel-2010-install.pdf
These are not designed to have any other components applied to them, they do have the possibility of having badging mounted to them but it is not recommended.
NO, It is thick enough to cover the hump. I also bought the tail light surround that makes this look like the factory put it on. My car is a 2012 but I'm sure the 13 & 14 would be the same except for the tail lights.
Yess it will
(approx) 15 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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