Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour
September 07, 2018
Some fitment and QC issues.
So to start this review off on a note of positivity, I'd like to point out that these are really robust, well-built parts. They're solid, machined aluminum, and there are some nice features (like the guards to keep you from accidentally activating the window switches) That show careful consideration in their design. I really do enjoy them, and I'm keeping them on my car.
Here comes the "However," however:
The fitment leaves something to be desired. About 1/16th of an inch of something in all directions where the switch's installation to the plate is concerned, and unless you've got something to shim the switch with (I used 2-3oz leather to insulate it from vibration) that switch is going to rattle around in there pretty noticeably, both forward, backward, and up and down.
The rear, inboard corner of the pieces can stick out a bit and be quite sharp and snaggable. I rounded mine out very slightly (so as to not make too big an aesthetic change) with a file and emery paper, just so it wouldn't ever catch someone's clothing when entering or exiting the vehicle.
Finally, my passenger side panel displayed some odd pitting on the top surface, possibly bubbles in the material, possibly exposure to something corrosive or abrasive...it's hard to tell on the cleaned-up machined finish, but whatever it is, it's immediately apparent that it's not supposed to be there. That being said, it's on my passenger side where I can't really see it to care about it when driving, so it's not worthwhile for me to go through the exchange process.
Those issues aside, and acknowledging that these are the only option for a switch plate in the satin finish, I'd still say these are a must-have for sprucing up the interior of your Mustang, since they replace those cheap-looking milk-jug material switch plates, and they pair very well with the similarly textured satin door lock bezels to give a more completed look to the door.