Review & Install Video
Hey guys, Stephanie with americanmuscle.com, here with a review and install of this Puddle Lamp Kit for 2005 to 2012 Mustangs. In this video, we're gonna go over the features of this puddle lamp kit, and we're gonna talk about the install as well. I'll go over the install in more detail later on, but I can tell you right now that I'm gonna call this install a one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. Even though there is a touch of drilling involved, some wiring, and you're looking at taking your side mirrors and your door panels off as well. This puddle lamp kit offers one single bright white LED to each side mirror that'll project down onto the ground. This light will come on when the car is locked or unlocked, or when a door is open. Not only is this gonna offer exterior appearance looks, like the 2013 and newer Mustangs have, but it's also gonna help with visibility at night. This puddle lamp kit is going to be for the '05 to '12 Mustang owners out there that wanna add a little bit of exterior styling to their car, but they don't wanna go crazy with lighting or spend a ton of money.This kit is gonna include everything you need to get these installed on your car. You have the two white LED lamps, which are these right here, and you can see that they're very low profile, so you won't be able to see them once they're installed. You get your wiring and your mounting hardware. When it comes to price, you can expect to pay just over the $50 mark. I mentioned earlier that this was your budget-friendly option. Your other option is one from Raxiom, and it's slightly different than the standard puddle lamp like this kit here is, but you can always check that out, too, and see if you like the looks of that one better. It is gonna be slightly more expensive, though.As far as the install, like I said earlier, it does involve some drilling and some wiring, but it's still a one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. You can expect to spend two hours tops installing these. You need a few tools to get the job done, including a drill and some Torx bits. Now, you do receive complete step-by-step instructions to help with the install and troubleshooting any possible issues, so just know that anything I don't cover in detail here is covered there. You're gonna start by removing both of your side view mirrors, then take the glass off of the mirrors. Once that's done, you can drill the bottom of the housing so you can mount the puddle lamps. A drilling template is included to help you with this, but I'd just take your time. Once they're drilled, and the lamps are mounted, the side mirrors go back on the car, but do not reinstall the glass yet. Next, you're looking at removing the door panel so that you can route the wiring and then you're looking at wiring the lamps up. Once you locate the designated connector and wire up the lighting, you're ready for testing. You left the glass off of the side mirrors so you can test the lamps before wrapping everything up, so I'd just make sure you finish your testing before putting your car back together.Wrapping things up here, this Puddle Lamp Kit is going to allow you to add puddle lamps to your '05 to '12 Mustang for both looks and additional lighting. The kit comes with bright white LED lights, and it's gonna have everything you need to complete the install. The lamps will function automatically, but the kit does include a manual dimmer switch. And you can check these out more online right here at americamuscle.com.
Light Up with Puddle Lamps.
Puddle lamps were only made available on 2013 and later Mustangs, but now you can enjoy the same convenience and luxury in your 2005-2012 Mustang. These white Raxiom LED puddle lamps feature two bulbs and provide simple, bright coverage of the ground below at night. Automatic On/Off.
These lights by default turn on and off automatically whenever your Mustang is unlocked and locked, or when you open your Mustangs' doors.Installation.
Even though this kit involves aftermarket wiring, installation is simpler than you think. This installation requires just one 11/16" hole to be drilled beneath your side view mirrors. You'll need a flathead screwdriver, an adjustable wrench, a drill with 11/16 bit, and a Torx T30 bit/driver – that's it! Installation should take about 2 hours. Application.
This Raxiom White Puddle Lamp Kit is designed to easily install on any 2005 to 2012 Ford Mustang, regardless of trim, including V6, GT, Shelby, Coupes and Convertibles.
- What's in the Box
- (2) Low Profile White LED Lamps
- Wiring and Mounting Hardware
- Installation Instructions
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 2 Hours
Difficulty Level:Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
- Tech Specs
- Will it fit my Mustang?
- Bullitt - 08, 09
- GT - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12
- GT500 - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12
- V6 - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12