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Justin: The Raxiom Smoked Tail Lights that we have here are currently one of the most popular options on the site for the '05 to '09 Mustang owners who are looking to keep things simple in regards to basic design but go with the appeal of that dark smoked lens. Now, the lights will be sold in sets of two and are built to factory specs using OE quality materials and can be had for right around the $170 to $180 price point. Install is gonna be extremely painless as the lights themselves are a direct swap. So, expect a very, very soft two out three wrenches on the difficulty meter here, according to the site that is, and couple of hours at the very most to get this thing banged out from start to finish. But if you guys hang with me for a little bit, we'll show you how it's done later in the video.So, as I like to say, smoked lights and Mustangs tend to go together like peanut butter and jelly. It's just a timeless look and one that pretty much works on every single gen out there. So, with that in mind, it's really not a big mystery as to why most of your aftermarket options will incorporate some smoked light design whether it be the mild options like we have here or maybe something a little bit more crazy like the gen fives and other wild aftermarket options.So, we know the Raxioms here will obviously utilize that smoked Rubi lens along with sticking to the OE architecture in regards to design. Meaning they look exactly like your factory lights with the exception of that smoked lens. Now, if you wanted to go with something smoked but maybe add something a little bit different visually, well you can always check out or consider a set of Raxiom Smoked Coyote style lights which you can also find here on the site for a very similar price point.As far as your materials and fitment go, well, since these lights have been built to the factory specs, you can expect a great fit and finish once everything's been installed, meaning no awkward gaps or anything out of the ordinary. Your housing here will be a black ABS plastic while the lens themselves will feature that dark red composite material that is still gonna allow for a good bit of light to shine through despite the smoked appearance, especially when you compare them to other aftermarket options out there like the smoked tail light covers, for instance, that you'll also find here on the site.Now, if you're still concerned about that total light output, you could always upgrade those factory incandescent bulbs to an LED option which is certainly gonna shine a little bit brighter at the end of the day. Now, on that same topic, these lights will reuse all of your factory bulbs in addition to the wiring so there's really no need to grab anything extra before the installation. However, if you really wanted to punch things up a little bit here guys, you could always grab the Raxiom sequential tail light kit to add that very unique sequential pattern to your brake lights, your turn signals, and of course, your hazard lights.But now we wanna show you just what it takes to get these guys installed. Again, very simple job here. Only an 11-millimeter socket is what you're really looking at, guys. But don't take my word for it, here's that detailed walkthrough along with your quick tool breakdown.Man: 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 the left side and again on the right side as well as two retainer clips here on the top by the latch. I'll 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 at the back of the trunk, followed by unbolting the three bolts that hold the tail light into place. Gonna use an 11-millimeter socket and I'm gonna unbolt the tail lights and remove them from the vehicle.With the stock tail light outta the vehicle and on the bench, you can start transferring over your tail lights and your wire harness over to your new assembly. When you transfer these over, you wanna make sure that all of the tail light harnesses line up with the same compartments on the new tail light.Now that everything is transferred over into your new tail light assembly, you can reinstall it in the vehicle and repeat this process for the other tail light. Now, I can fish my wire harness through the hole in the body, line up my bolt holes, and reuse the factory hardware to hold the tail light in place. Plug it back in. With your new tail light bolted in, you wanna test them out before you throw your panel back in. And now you can repeat this process for the other side of the vehicle.And that's gonna wrap up this review and install of the Raxiom Smoked 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.
Are these approved by DOT? I saw the others that are approved that are the same tint, but wasn't to positive if they were or are not
I bought these taillights 2 years ago to replace my dark smoked ones. It passed inspection at the time, now this year (2016) the State of Texas will not pass taillights with any tint.
Can I use my pre existing sequential taillight bulbs?
This will use your existing tail light bulbs.
Oregon requires that the taillights must be visible from 500 feet. One would assume that means at night, are they visible from 500 feet?
I live in California. I would love to have these on my car but would not like to invite myself into getting pulled over. Will I be getting ticketed for these lights?
You can check with your local authorities to see if the Raxiom Smoked Tail Lights are legal in your state.
Are bulbs included?
No bulbs are included. You would simply use the bulbs from your current tail lights in this new housing.
January 01, 2020
Great fit and looks. Install was simple and easy. Definitely would recommendHelpful (0)
December 20, 2019
They look excellent
I like the smoke design and I already have the sequential tail light harness it will highlight the sequential lightingHelpful (0)
November 19, 2019
These look great but do NOT come with the sequential harness. Buy that separate to complete the lookHelpful (0)
October 03, 2019
To me the lenses look 10-15 darker than the original 3rd. brake light lens. In daylight with the lights off they are a dark ruby red not the "blacked out" look. Seal good, fit good. I give them an A ! Car is Black , just the right darkness. If you have the 1000 Shaker wrenches have to be used on two of the nuts on the right side. Unless you are really calm expect to say a few expletives on the right side.. that is the fun of it :-)Helpful (0)
July 25, 2019
Purchase and delivery from American Muscle was as easy, as usual, the "installation" is a matter of minutes. There is absolutely no problem with these lamps, they look really cool, just not sure, if the original red lamps are not a better option for my black Mustang... But I do still have the originals, so I can swap them from time to time.Helpful (0)
June 29, 2019
Smoked Taillights Look Great on Red Car!
I have a redfire mustang. There was just too much red on the back of the car. These look so much better!Helpful (0)
June 07, 2019
Box says nothing Raxiom on it, just says made in Taiwan. Donsnt seal very well but looks pretty close to factory.Helpful (0)
June 04, 2019
Great product would definitely recommend to anyone looking to go to a smoked tail light.Helpful (0)
April 05, 2019
Quick and effective upgrade.
This is a quick and cost effective option to give your mustang an aggressive look.Helpful (0)
March 28, 2019
Went on easy and look great! Better looking than the OEM lights.Helpful (0)
March 20, 2019
better fit then original
Super easy install and look fantastic, I originally tried the smoked tail light covers but they didn't fit very well so I went with the entire set tail light replacement and it is a much better purchase I recommend these.Helpful (0)
March 01, 2019
They look stunning. Really give that mean muscle car lookHelpful (0)
February 05, 2019
5 Years Later
I was on the fence between these taillights or a decklid panel for my first aesthetic mod as I've read mixed reviews back in 2014 when I got my first car. I decided going with these and I was impressed with the quality from the get-go. Fast foward 5 years later and the finish is still the same when I first got them. A little bit of surrounding plastic fading since I daily my car but that's normal. I would highly recommend these to anybody who's interested in purchasing these. You won't regret it.Helpful (2)
February 02, 2019
Wow way better then the Vector tailights!
First thing that is great about these is they use the stock light harness which is very important. I initially bought the Vector lights that costs over twice this amount, they use there own wiring and worked great for a month but both pairs I tried had issues with not coming on sometimes while driving down the road! So after returning the vectors for a refund I started using the stocks again and was missing the look so much. I decided to try these since they use the stock wiring and didn't think they would look this good, but oh boy was I wrong, they look amazing. Even looks better then the vectors I had which was surprising!Helpful (1)
January 31, 2019
This looks awesome, had taillight covers for awhile and loved them but getting these taillights were an even better appearance! Visibility is better than with the covers too!Helpful (1)
January 05, 2019
These tail lights look great! The fit and finish is perfect. My only complaint is the rubber grommet on the wiring harness. The OEM grommet has a little ring cut into it that fits snug into the sheet metal of the car and holds it in place. The Raxioms are just tapered to push into the hole, but don't really "lock" into place. I hope the wiring doesn't slip out of the hole in the body of the car.Helpful (1)
October 25, 2018
Didn’t really have a problem with the factory red that were on her UNTIL I put these on... ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE LOOKHelpful (1)
October 13, 2018
These smoked brake lights look much bettter than the OEM lights. Install was pretty easy although the Shaker 1000 speaker in the trunk made the right side a little more difficult to install. This is not a product fault but a factory thing. Fit was perfect and the lights really make the back of the car look much better. Now if I could only find a decent 3rd brake light blackout that works properly.Helpful (1)
September 18, 2018
had some cover on before they just would not stay on tight , stick out ,so I got the raxiom smoked ones, super nice, easy to replaceHelpful (1)
September 13, 2018
Exterior of lights in great shape, install and fitment was great also. Only complaint I have it that the black trim in the inside of the jamb the black is a bit to glossy and my left light has a run in it.Helpful (1)