Review & Install Video
These are the Raxiom DRL projector headlights in black, for 2005 to 2009 GT and V6 Mustangs. These headlights bring a different look to the older S197s with the tri-bar daytime running lights that are similar to those that you see on the S550 Mustang. These are projector headlights with LED daytime running light accents, and a black housing with a clear lens for a dark appearance, without ruining visibility. The install for these is easy. It's a one-out-of-three wrenches on the difficulty meter, and it'll take you about an hour to complete.
The biggest differentiator between these and other projector style headlights, I would say, is the styling. Most obviously, you have the tri-bar daytime running lights here, and these are LED lights, and they totally change the looks of the headlight, which, looking back now, is more straightforward and simple than you see nowadays. These bring more of that modern style to the headlights. These have a black housing, too, which gives the headlight a darker look, but because only the housing is black and the lenses are clear, it's not gonna take away any of the brightness of the lights. You go with a smoked or tinted lens, that's when you start to impact visibility, but going with a black housing gives you a similar look without compromising brightness or visibility. Raxiom does offer these same headlights but with a chrome housing instead of a black housing. Those headlights have a different overall look to them. So, you can always check those out if you aren't into the black housing.
Another nice feature here is that these are a direct plug-and-play replacement, even though they are projectors with that accent lighting, so these were designed to fit in the GT and the V6 that have standard halogen bulbs. The DRL accent lighting taps into the stock running lights using connectors that are supplied for you. The lights are also sealed to keep out any moisture, and there's a two-year full manufacturer's warranty, too, in case anything were to happen.
As far as price, these headlights do have that LED accent lighting and they are projector-style headlights, so I expected them to be a little bit more expensive than some of the other plain options out there. You can expect to pay close to but under the $400 mark for these. There are a handful of headlight options for the '05 to '09, though, so if these are a little bit too pricey for you, you can always check out some of the other options.
When it comes to the install, this is an easy install, so one-out-of-three wrenches on the difficulty meter, and plan on spending an hour or two getting these on the car. You'll just need some basic hand tools to get the job done, and you will need a jack and jack stands because you will be pulling the front bumper for the install. Once you have the car in the air, you'll remove the screws and the retainers in the inner fender well on each side. Once that's done, you'll be able to reach the two bolts that are holding the bumper to the fender. You might wanna remove the parking light bulb while you're here. Next, you'll remove the plastic rad cover and remove the 10-millimeter bolts holding the bumper to the rad support. Once the bumper is ready to remove, pull the sides to unclip it, and unclip the fog lights as you pull the bumper away. After that, you'll wire in the new headlights, and you'll be wiring them into the smaller two-wire parking light bulb harness. Use the connectors that are provided for you to wire them into place. Plug in the new main headlight harness from the car to the connector on the new headlights. I would test the lights at this point to make sure they're working properly. If they are, you can reinstall your front bumper, and you're all done.
That's gonna wrap things up for the Raxiom DRL projector headlights in black for the 2005 to 2009 GT and V6 Mustang, but you can always check them out more online, right here at americanmuscle.com.
Clean Modern Styling.
Update the appearance of your 2005-2009 Mustang with a set of Raxiom DRL Projector Headlights. These Projector Headlights feature tri-bar Daytime Running Lights similar to those found on the S550 Mustangs for sleek modern styling. The clean simple design of these Raxiom Black Headlights flow nicely into the lines of the S197 Mustangs for an OEM appearance.Superior Lighting Performance.
Raxiom designed these Headlights with projector lenses to light up the road ahead with a bright focused beam of light that will improve your nighttime visibility. The integrated Daytime Running Light LED Accents will give your Mustang a more exotic appearance that will allow you to be seen day and night.Durable Construction.
Raxiom manufactures their Headlights to precise standards from OEM quality materials. These Projector Headlights feature durable black plastic housings with clear lenses and modern LED DRL accent lighting. Each light is sealed to prevent dirt and moisture from harming the state of the art electronics.Straight Forward Installation.
Raxiom designed their Projector Headlights to be a direct plug and play replacement for your Mustang's original factory housings. The DRL lights tap into your stock running lights using the supplied scotch lock quick splice connectors, so no cutting or modifications required for a clean straight forward install. However, it should be noted that you will need to lower the front fascia in order to gain access to the mounting bolts. 2-Year Full Warranty.
Raxiom ensures quality craftsmanship by backing their Mustang Head Lights with an Industry Leading 2-Year Full Warranty. Some exclusions may apply, please see manufacturer's warranty for details.Application.
These Raxiom DRL Projector Headlights are designed to fit the 2005 to 2009 GT and V6 model Mustangs that are equipped with standard halogen bulbs. Does not
fit Shelby GT500 Mustangs.
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- What's in the Box
- (1) Right Hand/Passenger Side Headlight
- (1) Left Hand/Driver Side Headlight
- (4) Quick Splice Connectors
- Pre-Installed Headlight Bulbs
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 1 Hour
Difficulty Level:Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
- Tech Specs
- Will it fit my Mustang?
- Bullitt - 08, 09
- GT - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09
- V6 - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09
Designed for Mustangs equipped with Standard Halogen Bulbs.