Review & Install Video
Hey, guys, Adam here with americanmuscle.com. Today, I'm bringing you a quick overview and installation of the Ultra Modern headlights with amber reflectors, fitting all 2005 to 2009 Mustangs. So, in this video, we'll be going over the styling and appearance you can expect out of the Ultra Modern headlights we have here, as well as their materials and construction. I'll top the video off with the install, which I'll let you know up front is a very simple headlight swap, making it a one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter.
The Ultra Modern headlights with amber reflectors will be for any '05 to '09 Mustang owner who's looking to swap out their front end look, removing those factory headlights and swapping them out for an ultra modern styling, something that looks like it came from Ford from the factory. So this particular set of headlights is definitely gonna fall into the "less is more" category. So if you're one of those guys out there that likes to keep it more simplistic, this might be one of the options for you.
Now it's also gonna cater to the guys out there who wanna keep it looking like a Ford vehicle, something that doesn't look very aftermarket, because these particular headlights are reminiscent of some of the headlights that come on some of the newer generations of Mustang from the Ford factory. Now, with that said, this is an aftermarket piece here, not directly from the Ford warehouse, but it does look like something that Ford would have produced. So if you're looking to keep it in the Mustang family but you wanna mix it up and make it a little bit more modern, this might be what you're looking for.
So, as I just mentioned a second ago, these headlights offer a very simplistic design, but it does shift things around a bit. As you can see, you'll get a massive headlight lamp right in the middle of the headlight housing, surrounded in black with a bit of chrome trim. Your high and low beam bulbs will be housed in that same headlight lamp, and will be offered from the factory. So whatever factory bulbs you're using, they'll fit right into this housing here. In addition to that, you'll also get the two amber reflectors on the side closest to your inner center grille. These are not lights. They are simply amber reflectors, since your turn signals are located in your bumper.
As far as materials and construction goes, expect all OEM quality materials here, nothing very special. There's absolutely no hardware on the back here. All of your factory hardware will reuse with this particular set, so you don't have to worry about picking up any kind of housing, any certain bulbs. Any regular H13 will fit, as well. You get very clear lenses here, so you don't have to worry about smoked lenses interfering with the light output, but if you'd like to upgrade to get an even brighter bulb, you can do that as well, as long as they're H13s.
Since this is a more simple headlight design, and it doesn't really stray too far from the factory Ford options, you will be looking at a pretty reasonable price tag at this one. So the budget-friendly item here comes in right around $150 for the pair. Like I said, a very low price compared to some of the other headlight options on the market. If you're looking to keep it in the Ford family, something that does look like it would have come from the factory on your '05 to '09, this is something you might be interested in.
Shifting gears over to the install portion of the video, like I said in the very beginning, this one isn't gonna take too long. It doesn't require too much know-how, so it will get the one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter. As far as tools go, have a ratchet and a simple socket set on deck, maybe a pair of pliers, but honestly, this is just a couple of simple hand tools, and you'll have it done in about an hour's worth of time, tops.
So, to kick things off, you'll pop open your hood, remove that top radiator cover, as well as a couple of bolts holding on your front bumper. The front bumper does have to come off when we're removing the headlights on an '05 to '09 Mustang, as well as some of the newer generations, so keep that in mind going forward. Next up, you wanna remove the headlight bulbs from their housing before removing the headlight housing out of the vehicle, but once you have that taken care of, disconnect any wiring, unbolt the front headlights, and toss those aside. You can replace them with the Ultra Modern headlights we have here, putting them into place and bolting those down, as well, using all the factory hardware. Replace any H13 bulbs, or if you're doing an upgrade, this is the time to do that as well, reconnect all the wiring harness, put everything back together in the reverse order, and you're good to go. Overall, about an hour's worth of time in the driveway at home, and a one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter.
Just to wrap things up here, if you're the owner of an '05 to '09 Mustang and you're looking for a way to swap out the factory headlights for something a bit more modern but still staying in the Ford Mustang family to look like it came from the factory, you might wanna check out the Ultra Modern headlights with amber reflectors, which can be found right here at americanmuscle.com.
Clean Modern Appearance.
Are you looking to improve the exterior appearance of your 2005-2009 Mustang? If so, you should start by replacing those old weathered and yellowing factory headlights with a set of Ultra Modern Headlights from Axial. Your Pony's headlights take a beating from the hazards of daily driving, severe weather conditions and the sun's damaging UV rays, so it is no wonder that they become scratched and etched over time. These Ultra Modern Headlights with Amber Accent Reflector will give your fifth gen Mustang an impressive new look.Improves Night Time Visibility.
A set of Axial Ultra Modern Headlights will not only improve the appearance of your S197 Mustang, but they will also improve your night time visibility as well. The crystal clear lenses will assure that more light reaches the roads surface than your old, etched and hazy factory lights for better visibility.Quality Construction.
Manufactured from high quality materials to exacting specifications, these Ultra Modern Headlights are built to last. With rugged black plastic housings and durable crystal clear lenses, these Headlights pass both DOT (U.S. Department of Transportation) certification and SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) certification requirements.Reuses Stock Bulbs.
These Mustang Headlights are designed to reuse your factory dual element H13/9008 series bulbs, which saves you money. Axial recommends upgrading to a set high quality H13 replacement bulbs for even better visibility. See the drop down menu option above to select a new set of bulbs to go with your new headlights.Application.
This set of two Axial Ultra Modern Headlights with Amber Reflectors are specifically designed to fit the 2005-2009 V6, GT and Bullitt model Mustangs that are equipped with standard halogen H13 bulbs. Does not
fit Shelby GT500 Mustangs.
Technical Note. These Headlights are not
intended for use with vehicles equipped with Aftermarket HID Kits.
- What's in the Box
- (1) Right Hand - Passenger Side Headlight
- (1) Left Hand - Driver Side Headlight
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 1 Hour
Difficulty Level:Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
- Tech Specs
- Will it fit my Mustang?
- Bullitt - 08, 09
- V6 - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09
- GT - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09