Review & Install Video
Hey, guys. Adam here with americanmuscle.com. Today, I'm bringing you a quick overview and installation of the White Illuminated Door Sill Plates, which are available for 2015 and newer Mustangs. In this video, I'll be going over the styling and appearance you can expect with these door sill plate covers as well as all the materials and construction. I'll top the video off with the installation, which I'll let you know upfront here will get a very simple one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter. Now, I will say upfront that it does require the very, very most minimal amount of splicing, but it's so simple that I'm still gonna give it the one out of three. The White Illuminated Door Sill Plate Covers will be for any 2015 or newer Mustang owner who might be looking for a little bit more customization for the interior of their S550 to personalize the interior coloring a little bit with a white illuminated plate to surround your already factory input Mustang lettering. Now, obviously, when you open up the doors to your new S550, no matter what year it is, from '15 all the way up to the new '17s and beyond, you see the Mustang lettering engraved and input right into the door sill panel on the floor. And it already actually has illumination under it with a very, very, very light blue coloring behind the letters. Definitely, something just to add a little bit more detail to the S550, but it could use a bit more help. Now, if you're looking to illuminate that a lot more since it is a pretty dull light blue, you might be looking into a door sill plate cover such as this one with a colored background such as the white we have here. Just to add a little bit more personalization and light up the door sill just a little bit more for better visibility.Now, as far as materials and construction goes, you might be wondering if hopping out of the car, in the long run, will take its toll on the finish. Now, it is something that's made to take a beating since it is 100% 304 stainless steel, and it has a brushed aluminum stainless finish just to give it a little bit more detail. And it's a bit more attractive that way than the factory option that might be covered in black on the borders. Now, on the inside, where it actually is cut out for your Mustang lettering, it does have a mirror-like shine chromed finish just to contrast that brushed aluminum a bit, which I actually find to be pretty cool. Now, on the back here as I lift it up, you see the white LEDs surrounding it with the wire coming out for the splicing, which I'll touch on in a bit as well. And there's already 3M automotive bonding tape pre-applied to the back for a very, very simple peel-and-stick installation. Now, the 3M automotive bonding tape is made to stick on as long as you want it to, and a heat gun will easily take that off. But until then, rest easy, knowing that it's not something that's gonna rip off if you step on it once.As far as pricing is concerned, it's not something that has too much of an expensive price tag, but it's also not on the least expensive end, either. It's kind of right in the middle of the spectrum. This one comes in right around the $200 mark, not too bad of a price, in my opinion, but you know, for the guys out there looking for that customization for your door sills, this might be the way to go. There's other options available as well, which you can check out on the market, but this one's more on the minimalistic side. It's got a white coloring, nothing too overbearing, like a bright blue, and it also has a very simple stainless steel finish. So overall, it is something that's just gonna fit certain people's tastes. If it's not something that you're too interested in, there are other ways to spice up the door sill plates, so you can check that out on the site as well.As far as the installation itself goes, it is pretty straightforward. I did give it a one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter, but for the guys out there who might find splicing to be a very new technique, it might be something you wanna completely follow the directions on. Other than that, it is very straightforward as far as the install goes. As far as hand tools, a very simple ratchet and socket set, simple things on deck with a tool box here, nothing crazy. As far as install time, expect to be spending about an hour on the install start to finish, depending on how much you're familiar with splicing. To get this thing done, obviously, the install, putting it into place, is very straightforward with the 3M tape, so all that will be taken care of is peeling off the tape, making sure the area is clean, and sticking it into place. As far as the wiring is concerned, all the tools you need to get that job done is included in the kit as well as quick splice connectors to help you along your way with that. You'll pop off the factory door sill plate cover to gain access to the wiring underneath, and you'll splice these wires already precut for you into the already preexisting wires in that door sill plate that turns on every time you open up the door. This way, when you pop the door open, not only will the Mustang lettering illuminate from the factory, but now this white LED border will also light up the way. Overall, again, not too hard on the install, about an hour's worth of time. It will get a harder one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter, but still a pretty straightforward process, including everything in the kit that you need to get the job done.Just to wrap things up here, if you're the owner of a 2015 or newer Mustang, you might be looking for a way to better customize the interior of your S550, especially when opening up those doors. And if that sounds like your case, you might wanna check out the White Illuminated Door Sill Plate Covers, which are available right here at americanmuscle.com.