Review & Install Video
Hey, guys, Stephanie with AmericanMuscle.com, here with the Raxiom Red LED Side Markers for 2015 and up S550 Mustangs. The Raxiom LED Side Markers are a small but powerful exterior lighting upgrade that's subtle but still different. So Ford still hasn't given the Mustang LED lighting all the way around yet, so the rear side markers have a standard bulb that's in the middle of the horizontal lens. This creates a hot spot in the lens. Now some of you may have never noticed this before, but others of you, including myself, pay very close attention to the small details, and so this is something that stands out to you. These side markers will take care of that hot spot for you and give your S550 an overall better look.
So this is a very simple upgrade, but it's gonna provide some appearance benefits, like a change in the rear of the car. But before we get into the specifics of the light, I want to first point out that these are complete assemblies. You aren't just going to be upgrading a bulb here or adding more bulbs in. You get a completely new side marker assembly that has a pigtail that's compatible with the factory lighting harness, so they're plug and play. The assemblies are welded together, so you don't have to worry about any moisture getting into the housing and junking up the looks of the light, which can sometimes be an issue with aftermarket lighting. When compared to the LED lighting, the stock lighting has dimmer bulbs, and upgrading those dim bulbs can give a more custom, brighter look, especially with the red LED lighting setup that this kit offers. Not to mention the stock bulbs have a, well, stock look to them that can be boring and unappealing overall. So changing up the exterior lighting can really go a long way for the S550.
Switching to an LED side marker is gonna change both the color slightly and the strength of the light. To be specific, these side markers have powerful SMD LED focal strips, instead of one single bulb, and they produce a bright, laser-like light. The strip goes almost from end to end, the full length of the light. So when these are lit, you're gonna notice a very consistent and even, bright red light the entire length of the side marker. No more hot spot that fades out towards the end of the side markers. And I'm not gonna lie, all of the LED lighting upgrades that Raxiom has for the S550 make the car look like it should've come from factory with all exterior LED lighting, but that's just my opinion. The other nice thing here is that the LEDs have an embedded transient voltage suppression and constant current drivers. This means that there will be no flickering or dimming, just a perfectly bright light that's reliable.
Like I hit on before, changing the lights to this LED light strip means a more uniform light distribution from the housing. Right now from factory, the light is the brightest in the middle, where the bulb is. This leaves space on either side where the light isn't as bright or as strong. Upgrading the lighting here changes that, so the entire housing is nice and lit up. This gets you away from that stock look and will make for what I think is a cleaner appearance.
A few small things to note with these side markers is that they are DOT compliant, so you don't have to be concerned with that. And they do come with Raxiom's full two-year warranty, which should help you feel better, just in case anything would happen to the lights. These are going to fit all 2015 and up Mustangs, from the EcoBoost to the GT350, since the rear side markers are all the same. Now, as far as price, LEDs do tend to be on the more expensive side, I'll just say that right off the bat. This kit's gonna run you about 80 bucks, but you do have to keep in mind you are getting an entire housing here and not just a set of bulbs. I think that makes the price easier to deal with, and this is a direct plug in kit, which makes for a very simple install. So this being a plug-and-play kit means no cutting, splicing or even any resistors required, so the install doesn't get any easier here. Again, a one out of three wrenches in the difficulty meter, and this is a mod that takes just minutes to complete, so you can figure on spending about 15 minutes for the install.
Keeping this simple, you just reach right up underneath the car and feel for a clip on the corner of the factory light housing. It's gonna be close to the tire, so on your right side. Once you release that clip, the factory housing will pop out of place. Just unplug the factory harness and the bulb, and plug the LED portion into the bulb socket and then the housing just snaps into place.
Wrapping things up here, Raxiom's Red LED Side Marker will change the dim hot spot from the factory side markers into a bright red, laser-like LED strip. These side markers just give a fast, inexpensive and subtle way to improve the looks of the S550 through exterior lighting. It's very easy to install and you can check it out more online right here at AmericanMuscle.com.
Lighting Appearance Upgrade.
Upgrade the exterior appearance of your 2015-2017 S550 Mustang with a set of Red LED Side Markers. When lit the factory rear side markers have an ugly hot spot that just looks horrible. Installing a set of Red Side Markers will replace that unsightly hot spot with a bright, razor sharp LED strip for impressive custom styling.SMD Technology.
Red LED Side Markers are made in the USA and use powerful SMD LED focal strips to produce a bright laser-like light. The LEDs feature embedded transient voltage suppression and a constant-current driver to provide excellent, long lasting reliability. The red optical reflector looks identical to the original factory part and is ultrasonically welded together to prevent moisture from entering the housing.DOT/SAE Compliant.
Red LED Side Markers not only improve the appearance of your Mustang, but they also meet or exceed the strict guidelines set forth by the U.S. Department of transportation (DOT) and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) making them DOT and SAE compliant.Full Warranty.
features an "Industry Leading 2 Year Full Warranty".Plug-and-Play Installation.
Installation of these LED Side Markers is 100% plug-and-play. There is no cutting, splicing or resistors required. Just pop out your factory side markers and disconnect the wiring harness. Plug the harness into the back of the LED Side Markers and snap them in place of the old ones. It's that easy!Application.
These Red LED Rear Quarter Panel Side Marker Lights are designed to fit all 2015-2017 Mustangs including the V6, EcoBoost, GT and Shelby GT350 models. Includes driver and passenger side markers.
- What's in the Box
- (1) Left Hand - Driver Side Rear Quarter Panel Side Marker
- (1) Right Hand - Passenger Side Rear Quarter Panel Side Marker
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 15 Minutes
Difficulty Level:Simple installation for anyone
- Tech Specs
- Will it fit my Mustang?
- EcoBoost - 15, 16, 17
- GT - 15, 16, 17
- V6 - 15, 16, 17
- GT350 - 16, 17