Installation Time: Weekend
August 03, 2014
A little patience and study gets the job done!
Just finished installing my Raxiom Fog Light Kit on my 2014 V6 Mustang. I took my good sweet time installing this as I did not want to rush and make a mistake along the way that I might regret later. Started the install late in the afternoon on a muggy Saturday in my garage and finished up after about 2 1/2 hrs on Sunday.
The instructions are pretty accurate as to what challenges one may face. I rolled the front of my car up on a self made ramp of solid precast concrete blocks to raise the front end to allow me to slide under on my back. Removing the two bezels does take some work but patience and following the directions gets the job done. Same with installing the new bezels.
NOTE to RAXIOM, one thing that would help is to provide screws with a bit of taper at the end so that they bite with a little less pushing force, especially for those of us laying on our backs.
In the meantime for those installing this kit in the method that I did, I would pre-install/tap the screws where they are going to be as that will make their final installation much easier if you are laying underneath as I was. Even if you can get yourself under a lift this is probably still advisable.
Think carefully about how you are laying out the wire harness to get the cleanest look under the hood but leave the zip ties to last. Hold off on hooking up the fog lamps until the last (contrary to the instructions) to give yourself some harness placement options.
Getting through the firewall is a breeze. For $24 I bought myself an 11 piece set of trim tools to help with the switch removal and avoid the possibility of damaging the interior. A good investment for me as I will be installing this Raxiom fog light kit and a Raxiom GPS Unit in my wife's Mustang in the future.
Making the two wire taps here was simple enough. I took it slow to make sure I was tapping into the correct wires. The third tap in the passenger side footwell is another story. Practically takes a contortionist to get that one done (keeping in mind I am in my garage with limited door opening capacity to the side and my pilgrimage on this Earth amounts to 62 years so far). I spent a good 15 minutes just studying the situation for the third tap before pulling two plugs and working my way to the white wire. Another 10-15 minutes of contortions before I could get the connector on. That last connection is really the only bear that I encountered.
When I install this kit in my wife's 2014 Mustang I know I will have a better approach and door space. But I will still take it slow and steady.
Overall, I probably spent about 5 1/2 hours on this install including setup time.
All in all, this kit provides me with exactly what I was after. Full on factory look with factory hardware and an excellent harness. I am very happy with it and now I have the full auto light function as well as being able to have the fog lights on with the running lights as I may so choose.
I would have had these as part of the Pony Package when I ordered the car. But as I was ordering my Mustang with the V6 Performance Package, for whatever reason Ford decided that they could not combine the two packages and the Pony Package became a non-option. So I am thankful for the Raxiom kit/solution.
A great bang for the buck, I highly recommend it.