(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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- How to Install Raxiom Smoke Tail Lights on your 2005-2009 Mustang
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The Raxiom Smoked Coyote tail lights that we have here will be an excellent choice for the '05 to '09 owners who are looking for a combination of that slightly more modern S197 design, but paired with that slightly darker, smoked red lens which, altogether, will make for a very clean but not over-the-top look.Now, these extremely popular DOT-approved lights will deliver OE quality fit and finish for right around that $150 price point. The install will be a direct bolt-on job, very easy swap. So, expect a two out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter according to the site. And they claim about two hours to complete from start to finish. I have no doubt in my mind you'll get it done quicker. And to prove it to you, we'll show you how it's done later in the video.So, these tail lights are obviously inspired by the 2010 through 2012 factory tail lights which, in my opinion, were a slightly modernized version of the '05 to '09 cars. And that included the twin vertical reverse lights right in the middle here to break up that red, or in this case, that dark, smoked red appearance. And that's one of the big things I do wanna note here.Typically, when you hear that word "smoked," you think of a dark gray almost blacked-out look. And that's not really the case here with these Raxiom lights. Instead, you're getting more of that kind of dark, deep red, which will still allow for plenty of light output, but at the same time, still is gonna flow nicely with any other smoked lights you may have already added on your early S197. Construction-wise, well listen, guys, you're getting a very solid build for right around $150 for the pair that is, ABS plastic housing complete with that dark red acrylic lens.However, one thing to keep in mind here, guys, no bulbs are included. They definitely and easily will reuse your factory bulbs. But you can either grab new LED bulbs if you'd like, or even get crazy and pick up a sequential harness from Raxiom here on the site, to really kinda complete that modern S197 look. Again, these have been given a DOT stamp of approval, essentially making them legal for use in all 50 states. And again, are sold in sets of two when ordering for right around that $150 price point.But now, we wanna show you what it takes to get these installed. And even though the site calls this a two out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter, I think it's extremely easy. They say two hours to complete from start to finish. Heck, I'd be surprised if it took you even an hour to get these done. And to prove that to you again, here's that detailed walkthrough we promised you earlier along with your quick tool breakdown.The tools used for this install are a quarter-inch ratchet, 11-millimeter socket, and a clip removal tool. So, the first step of this install is gonna be to pop the trunk lid open and remove this interior panel to gain access to the tail lights. We're gonna do this by removing a screw clip here and a push clip down here, as well as two clips here by the latch.You're gonna have a Christmas tree clip right here, on this left side, and again on the right side, as well as two retainer clips here on the top by the latch. Just use a clip tool to pop them up and remove them. With all your clips out of the way, you can remove the panel and gain access to the back of the tail lights.Now that you have access to the back of your tail lights, you can start by unplugging the plug right here on the back of the...you can start by unplugging the plug right here at the back of the trunk, followed by unbolting the three bolts that hold the tail light into place. I'm gonna use you use an 11-millimeter socket and I'm gonna unbolt the tail lights and remove them from the vehicle.All right. Now that you've got your tail light out of the vehicle, you can swap over your wire harnesses over into your new tail light assembly. Make sure that you wind up all of your connectors and bulbs into the same locations as stock.Now, you can throw this into the vehicle, test it out, and reinstall your copper panel.Now, just plug in your connector. Once you got both lights installed and plugged in, make sure to test them out before you wrap up with your panel, and then you're all done.And that's gonna wrap up this review and install for the Raxiom Smoked Cayote tail lights for your '05 to '09 Mustang. Thanks for watching. And for all things Mustang, keep it right here at americanmuscle.com.
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(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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May 17, 2020
Coyote tail lightas
I already had the sequential upgrade and now I added these lenses. Really wakes up the backend of a basic S195. They are differently and eye catcherHelpful (0)
April 09, 2020
Meant to be
They to me flow with the car better and makes the rear pop out more than the original. I did like the original but I felt like they were missing something, so that's why I ordered these. I was torn between these and the Gen5. These were less sought for which made me like them more and the price was totally better in my range as well. The smoke lights fit better with the 3rd brake light compared to the ruby original taillights. Install was maybe 15mins or a bit longer because I have the shaker subs in the trunk, so it took more time to remove that out of the way so I can get to the hardware.Helpful (3)
December 14, 2019
Like the lights was hoping they would use led`s led`s wont work with these lights that I KNOW.Helpful (5)
November 20, 2019
Very nice. Looks great. Mor hart to put on. Very easy.Helpful (3)
November 19, 2019
Good quality and look! I got it for my 2008 bullit and gave it another touch that separated from the rest of themHelpful (3)
October 16, 2019
They definitely make the car stand out more. They got a nice glow to them and are very easy to install!Helpful (5)
August 28, 2019
Jude tail lights
looks good on my 09 mustang it fits like a charm it took less than 1 hr to installHelpful (3)
August 28, 2019
Stettler Scotts review
Look great, fairly straight forward to instal. Great new look. Smoked enough to achieve my black out look.Helpful (3)
July 22, 2019
We are extremely happy with this item. Looks great!!!Helpful (3)
July 13, 2019
Looks great on the car! very pleased. I would recommendHelpful (3)
Reverse Lights Question Hello, I recently purchased Raxiom's Sequential Plug in kit and installed it on my mustang. I am looking to purchase some smoked tail lights to go along with the sequential tail lights but I was wondering how many reverse bulb holes are in the "Coyote" lights... Are there 2 like in the stock 2011 tail lights or would the sequential harness I previously purchased work with the Smoked Coyote lights (only 1 reverse bulb).. Thank you, Mike
I too have the sequentail harness purchased from americanmuscle and just installed the smoked Raxiom Coyote tail lights. Installation was a breeze (about half an hour). These Raxioms have a total of 4 bulb receptacles. Three for the sequentials and one for the small reverse. Hope this helps. Psycho
Hi i have had these lights for a good 2 years and have been using LED from the big parts store but my friends still complain that they can’t see me brake or when I throw a blinker on. Any recommendations?
We would advise to make sure that the lights are clean and clear of any debris. These headlights will offer aggressive smoked styling and while they are DOT approved they will modify the light output compared to stock or non smoked lighting options.
Do you get both of those taillights for that price or are they sold separately for that price?
The Raxiom Smoked Coyote Tail Lights are sold as a pair, with one driver side, and one passenger side light included.
Hi there, I know it uses factory wiring but I have yet to try it with LED lights. Will it work out fine using led bulbs or conversion ones?
seems like 5 holes for bulbs. If it's possible that one of the clear holes can be used turn signal light? I need to change an yellow light not red binker as a rode legal for use in South Korea.
If you want to use your stock bulbs, these tail lights will be able to reuse the ones in your existing fixtures.
Hello! You should check with local Law Enforcement, and DMV for specific laws for taillights.
Not to my knowledge the light fixers come with individual seals