Review & Install Video
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.
Modern 2010 Styling.
Inspired by the redesigned 2010 Coyote Mustang, these Smoked Tail Lights feature two vertical reverse lights. One light is fully functional when reversing and the other functions as a reflector for added appeal and a sleek modern styling for your 2005 to 2009 S197 Mustang. OEM Quality.
Made to exact specifications from OEM quality materials for a perfect fit, these Raxiom Coyote tail lights feature smoked lenses to give your pony a more aggressive appearance. Recommend Styling Upgrade.
Add additional retro styling to your Pony with an optional Sequential Tail Light Kit
that mimics the classic styling of the early Shelby Mustangs, please see drop down option above. DOT Approved.
This pair of Mustang Tail Lights are DOT (Department of Transportation) approved for legal street use under compliance # QR1200111.Application.
This set of two Raxiom Smoked Coyote Tail Lights are specifically designed to be a direct fit replacement on the 2005 to 2009 Mustang, including the V6, GT, Bullitt, and Shelby GT500 models, with no extra wiring modifications required.
Technical Note. Bulbs are not included. These tail lights reuses stock bulbs from existing fixtures or you can upgrade to Raxiom LED Tail Light Bulbs. See the drop down menu option above.
CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
- What's in the Box
- None - reuses uses stock mounting screws
- Installation Info
(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
- Tech Specs
- Will it fit my Mustang?
- Bullitt - 08, 09
- GT - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09
- GT500 - 07, 08, 09
- V6 - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09