Review & Install Video
Hey, guys. Adam here with AmericanMuscle.com. Today I'm bringing you a quick overview and installation of the Raxiom Black Projector Headlights with LED halos fitting all '94 to '98 Mustangs. So in this video I'll be describing the styling and appearance you can expect out of these LED halo headlights as well as the materials and construction. I'll top the video off with the install, which I'll let you know up front gets a one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter but will require a very minor amount of splicing. But honestly, when all's said and done, I still think it gets the one out of three.So the Raxiom Black Projector Headlights with LED halos will be for any '94 to '98 Mustang owner who's looking to pick up a very, very unique styling for the front end of your SN-95, while looking a lot more modern, switching from the two-piece to the one-piece headlight with a very, very attractive LED halo in the dead center. Now obviously this particular option from Raxiom was gonna be one of those items on the market that either some people love, some people hate, or you might be indifferent about. Me, myself, I actually had these on my SN-95 for quite a while when I had my GT and since then, I've upgraded to the black cobra style headlights. But either way, when I did have these installed, I really did love the way they looked simply because they are so different from some of the other options on the market.Now, again, there's a couple different reasons why these are so different. First off, I want to touch on the fact that this is actually a one-piece headlight. Now, if you take a look at the front end of your SN-95, you'll notice your headlights are split into two sections, obviously low-beam, high-beam, and then your parking, turn signal. They're two different pieces. Now this particular option combines it all into one headlight making it a more modern styling in combination with the LED halos.Next up, I want to talk about the actual design of the lighting here. As you'll see, you still have the low and high-beams separated. The low-beam is actually gonna be the one surrounded by the LED halo. The high-beam lamp is going to be separate. Now when you turn on your high-beams, you low-beam will go off, you high-beam will go on, but the LED halo will stay activated. Now as long as you have your parking lights on or your headlights on in general, whether it's low-beam or high-beam, that LED halo will stay on. Now I know the LED halo isn't advertised as blue, but in my personal opinion, when you have this LED halo on, it's kind of giving a blue hue, somewhat of a blue hue, just to give it a little bit more added detail. Now, in addition to that, you're also getting an accent lighting down here in the corner that'll stay on as long as that halo's activated.Now, I do have one minor nitpick with this particular option here. Now, I want to point out they do come with light bulbs with high- and low-beams, in addition to the LED ring already being installed. So literally out of the box it's just pop them in your car, do some wire splicing, and you're good to go. These light bulbs that they do provide from Raxiom, in my personal opinion and in my personal experience, aren't exactly the greatest. Now not only do you have to adjust them to point them up toward the road here which is fine, you can do that on the back here. But they really aren't that bright after all. Now, in my personal opinion, I would suggest doing exactly what I did and picking up the Raxiom upgraded light bulbs which are available on the site as well for an added cost. Now, I know that added cost isn't something a lot of people are gonna want to do but once you get these installed, you'll see the lights just really aren't that bright and don't light up as far as you'd like them to, which is why the upgrade is recommended.Now, as far as materials and construction are concerned, this is gonna be made of all OEM quality materials even though it is a one-piece, very unique housing. Now, I want to touch on the wiring on the back here for a second simply because there is a little bit of splicing involved. Now, high-beam and low-beam, nothing's really changing, so it's gonna be a direct plug-and-play that'll snap right into your factory wiring harness. Don't really want to spend too much time on that. Now, the splicing is actually going to be for the accent lighting on the corner nearest to your grille and of course, the LED halo, because those two things do not come from the factory and are going to be an additional wiring. Now the wiring here will both splice into your parking lights here because every time your parking lights or headlights come on, these will actually activate the accent lighting and the LED halos.Again, quick splice connectors are included in the kit to make your life a lot easier which is why I'm still giving it such a simple one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter but I'll touch on that in just a sec. As far as pricing is concerned, if you're interested in the very unique shape and design and lighting output that this particular option involves, you can spend just about $200 for the kit, everything you see here. Comes with everything included to get the job done with the exception of the upgraded bulbs I mentioned and recommended earlier. A great upgrade if something were to go wrong with these headlights. I'm not saying there will be but sometimes the wiring, you know, if it does come loose or something does happen that you can't foresee then, of course, you are covered under their full two-year warranty. You can give their customer service guys a call, they'll help you take care of that.Shifting gears over to the install portion of the video, again, one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter. I'd say about an hour or so in the driveway at home to get these installed. As far as tools are concerned, you want to have needle-nose pliers to make sure you get these clips installed. But you don't need a ratchet or anything like that to get the job done. And, of course, quick-splice connectors included in the kit for you so you don't have to pick those up separately.So to kick things off, you just want to pop open your hood and, of course, remove your factory headlights. Start doing that by actually unplugging the wiring harness so you don't pull those out because you're gonna need those when it comes to installing these. So once you get those unplugged and you're ready to pull your headlights out, use your needle-nose pliers to pinch across those connector pieces that hold them into the housing. Set those factory headlights aside.So once you get your factory headlights out of place, you can start by installing the Raxiom option we have here. Now, before you actually set the housing into place and snap them into the nose panel, I would suggest doing your splicing while you have the room to do so. Now, of course, this end is gonna obviously go into your quick-splice connector. The other end is gonna come from your parking light harness and your parking light wires. You're gonna clamp them together, obviously positive to positive, negative to negative. And the same thing goes for your accent lighting on the corner here.Now, once the splicing's taken care of, and, of course, instructions are included in the kit to make it easier for you, you can snap the headlights into place and use your plug-and-play connector to plug in your high- and low-beams to your vehicle's wiring harness. From there, repeat the process for the opposite side and you're good to go. Overall, an hour or so on the process depending on how familiar you are with the splicing. And of course, a one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter.Just to wrap things up here, if you're the owner of '94 to '98 Mustang and you're looking to get a very, very unique styling for your front end with a more modernized look and an LED halo ring, you might want to check out the Raxiom Black Projector Headlights with the LED Halo, available right here at AmericanMuscle.com.