(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
- How to Install an RTR Grille on your 2015-2016 Mustang
Hey guys, Stephanie with americanmuscle.com, and this is my overview of the RTR Grille with LED Accent Vent Lights that's available for all 2015 or newer S550 Mustangs. This overview is gonna cover a few topics with the RTR Grille, like the different options with this Grill as well as the install. The install for this one is a simple one. It's a one out of three wrenches but we'll talk more about that later on.The RTR Grille with LED Accent Vent Lighting is gonna be something that an S550 owner should check out if they're looking to do something a little bit different styling wise, or if they're just looking for some of that RTR statement styling. I mentioned some options earlier and I wanted to explain that before I got into any details with the grille. There a few different ways that you can purchase this grille. You can purchase just the upper with the lights, just the lower, or a combo of the upper with the lights and the lower so you match all the way around and complete the package. There's another option too which may be very good news to some of you. You also have the option of purchasing just the lights if you want to. If you've already purchased the RTR Grille without the LED lighting, you can just pick up the lighting and complete the look. This is the same upper grille with accent LED lighting that's included as original equipment on the RTR Mustangs. You can see it's the same three window design and it's gonna eliminate the stock pony that's normally in the grille. Both the upper and lower grilles are complete replacements of the factory grille, not overlays, and they're both actually gonna help increase some airflow to the ride if you compare them to the stock grilles. Getting into the LED accent lighting some more, obviously, there's gonna be lighting around the vent openings and the accent lights are gonna plug into the factory headlight harness. You won't have to cut or splice, but i'll get more into the install later. Plug in the accent lighting into the factory harness means that'll be automatically activated with the daytime running lights. If the car is on, the accent lights will be on. This grille is gonna work with the stock front fascia, so it'll work for the V6, the EcoBoost, and the GT as long as you have the stock frontend. One thing that I did wanna note though, is that the lower grille, just the lower, is not gonna work on cars that have the Adaptive Cruise Control. This is because the control is mounted in the lower grille and the RTR Grille would interfere with it. When it comes to price, it really all depends what you end up looking for. The combo kit of the upper with the lights and the lower grille together is gonna cost pretty close to the $750 mark. If you wanted just the upper grille, that's about $550 by itself and about $200 for just the lower grille. The lights by themselves are gonna cost close with the $300 mark, so it's safe to say that you definitely save a few bucks by purchasing the kit and then if you wanted to purchase just the light, you're gonna be paying a pretty penny for them.The install here isn't easy one. It's a one outta three wrenches in the difficulty meter and the time for the install will change a little bit depending on if you're installing both the upper and the lower grille, or just one or the other. Assuming that you're installing both, I'm going to say that this will take about two hours to complete. You will need to drill in a bit to drill up three mounting holes for the lights in the grille and that's really easy and simple, so nothing you have to worry about. If you want, you can start by getting the RTR grille ready to install. You drill three mounting locations for the accent lights, but RTR has the locations pre-marked for you already. The accent lights are held in by the supplied hardware and then you'll need to mount the control box to the backside of the grille. There's double-sided tape on the back so it just sticks in a place. You will need to remove the front fascia to complete the install. You just want to jack in some stands or lift to elevate the car some. Removing the front fascia isn't hard. There are a lot of clips and some screws that hold it into place. The fascia will then just pop off and you pull the sides near the headlight. Getting the top factory grille out isn't as hard as you might think it is. There's a soft gasket that comes out with the screwdriver, and then you can remove the plastic clips that are along the edge, the new grille will pop into place using the supplied hardware from RTR and then the center bumper soft gasket goes right back in after the new grille. To integrate the lights, you just need to unplug the headlight harness from the back of the headlight, plug the supplied harness into the headlight, and then piggy-back the factory harness on to that. You might need to tuck the harness up into the frame rail to keep it all up and safe, and that's all it's gonna take. Wrapping things up here with the RTR Grille, this is the OE Grille for the RTR Mustang and it comes complete with the LED Accent Lighting around the vents. The lighting is completely plug and play and the accent lights will illuminate when the car and the running lights are active. This is very easy to install. You can check it out more online right here at americanmuscle.com.
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August 11, 2019
I purchased the RTR grill and I am happy that I did. This modification is awesome. With so many Mustangs out there this RTR grill definitely separates mine from the rest. I love the look it gave my mustang without changing it too much.Helpful (0)
May 19, 2019
i love the way it looks and compared to the rest this rtr is the bestHelpful (0)
April 17, 2019
Excellent Product and Easy Install
RTR has done an excellent job with this product. It adds a unique accent to your vehicle while providing increased air flow to your engine - very cool. I will say that the install was somewhat challenging if you have access to minimal tools. If you have an impact drill, installation is much easier. I would also recommend asking a buddy to join you for help - this made all the difference.Helpful (0)
April 17, 2019
They are a great quality product great instructions and look amazing very bright make your car look meanHelpful (0)
February 09, 2019
Smooth and Stylish
Definitely helps your Mustang stand out from the crowd. Install is easy when following step by step, but a little time-consuming. Overall, a nice addition to the Mustang, but I feel like it is slightly overpriced.Helpful (3)
January 27, 2019
put it on your car and youll be necks like crazy, it really stands out and looks so much better than other after market ones. took about an hour to install for me maybe longer for someHelpful (1)
January 19, 2019
RTR upper grille w/led vent lights
Awesome product easy Install and very easy to follow and colorful step by step instructions perfect fit love itHelpful (1)
December 16, 2018
Love them and well worth the money!!!! You get what you pay for and for under a grand you can get one of the best looking mods for your stang.Helpful (1)
July 20, 2018
Easy to install. More of a pain to uninstall the stock grille. Awesome look though!Helpful (6)
July 10, 2018
Love the look, but quality is lacking
I LOVE this on my 2016 Black GT, however half of the driver side LEDs did not work. AM replaced without a hitch and sent me a new set of lights. Now one single LED is not working on the passenger side. I have already paid to have someone install this twice and refuse to do it again so I have accepted my one missing LED. When I talked to the specialist at AM he said this was a recurring issue with this part. I was hoping for better from RTR.Helpful (6)
what is the different between this and the 199$ one?
The other option for this grille allows you to select if you want the combo of lights and grilles, the upper grille with lights, the lower grille only or accent lights only. The price will change according to the option you select.
How bright are these vent lights? Are they as bright as the three factory slash vents on each side of the nose? I wouldn't want something that is dull. Thank you.
Hello! The RTR LED Accent Vent Lights are as bright as the factory DRL accent lighting.
what is the measurements in length and width of the grille?
The RTR Upper Grille with LED Accent Vent Lights is the same length and width as the factory grille as it is a direct fit replacement.
Can this grill work with a rough fascia?
This is not compatible with a Roush front fascia.
Can you change the color of the LED vent lights?
The color of the lights cannot be changed.
This is a reversible mod and no cutting is required to install this grille.
The upper grille is not an exact match to the OEM grille.
Unfortunately we do not currently offer the Upper Grille separate.
I apologize we do not offer the lights individually, however, you can choose to purchase just the lights on the product page here. https://www.americanmuscle.com/rtr-grille-with-lights-1516.html
The RTR Upper Grille will not require you to upgrade your radiator.
The LED accent lights in the RTR Upper Grille are designed to light when the parking lights or headlights are on, and would be unaffected by the turn signals.
The accent lights are pre-assembled by the manufacture for this grille. All you need to do is install the grille with the accent lights and you are ready to go!
At this time the RTR Upper Grille with LED Accent Lighting is designed to fit 2015-2017 models only and will not work on the new front end.
At this time the RTR Upper Grille with LED Accent Vent Lights is not scheduled to be brought back in.
This RTR Upper Grille will not work with your 2014 Mustang GT. This Upper Grille is only intended for use on the 15-17 Mustangs.
(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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