The latest '10-'14 Mustang body style is certainly the current attention getter when it comes to aftermarket appearance items, but those who are tooling around in the '05-'09 S197 model shouldn't fear aftermarket obsolescence just yet. No, not with great companies like American Muscle offering a slew of new parts every month for this great body style. The '05-'09 is a fun car with great retro styling that has become an affordable second or third car for many families. The price is right for lightly used GT and V-6 models.
According to '13 owners we have spoken to, one of the main reasons for the trade-up or first time purchase was due to the new-for-'13 LED halo ringed sequential taillights. The smoked finish and the LED “rope” look for each taillight segment has become a popular conversation point at Mustang gatherings everywhere. Now you can have a near-identical look for your '05-'09 Mustang that'll have people scratching their head wondering just how you did it. Raxiom lighting is an exclusive brand for American Muscle and their new '13-look taillights are direct-fit replacements that plug right in with no splicing or complicated electrical work needed.
10. Once you’ve finished the physical installation, turn on the parking or headlights and confirm that all six “halos” light up. Then turn your ignition key to “on” and test both left and right turn signal operation. You should have full sequential operation as seen here. Lastly, step on the brake pedal; you should see the brake lights sequence once and then go to a solid illumination.