The mighty Ford Mustang has been the dream car of millions around the globe in the past few decades, and for a good reason – it offers exhilarating performance and muscular styling, at a lower price point. With all that performance on tap, the Mustang can be a handful to drive for most of the people out there, especially in night conditions, when visibility is very low.
That’s why we’ve created this headlight guide for the Ford Mustang, which will help you learn how to change the bulbs on your vehicle by yourself but also help you learn more about other lighting options. In other words, we’re going to talk about ways to improve the headlights of the Mustang both for better lighting and better looks. This is especially important for older models, which have headlights that leave a lot to be desired.
Ford Mustang Headlight Bulb Size Chart
How to find the right headlight bulbs for Ford Mustang?
It all depends on the model year, to be honest. Here, you must make a bit of research by yourself, like for example reading the owner’s manual. Here you will surely find the right bulbs for your Mustang. However, if you don’t have the manual, you can ask your nearest Ford dealer, or do thorough research on the internet. See, unlike many other cars, some Mustangs have Ford-specific bulbs, which can’t be easily found. Most of them have industry-standard bulbs like H11 and H13, especially the newer models.
How to upgrade the headlights on the Ford Mustang?
Being an extremely popular vehicle, especially with tuners, there are a lot of options for better lighting on the Mustang. And by better lighting, we mean all of it – front headlights, fog lights and rear lights. There is a ton of different varieties available, and here we’ll try to break down each one of them, so it will be easier to choose an option that will suit your needs best.
The most straightforward thing you can do to improve the headlights of your Mustang is to install better halogen bulbs inside. By better, we mean from a reputable manufacturer, and with a stronger output. The difference will not be very big, to be honest, but you’ll still see better in the night. A much better option is HID or Xenon bulbs. These have brighter output and last much longer than halogen bulbs. Here you will certainly be able to see the difference in night conditions.
LED bulbs are also an option for those who want more customizable front headlights. These bulbs can shine in different colors and have much brighter output, but they don’t work great with existing headlight designs and the light won’t reach as far as a consequence. Thus, we only recommend them for buyers who are interested in changing the color output of their front headlights only by pushing a button.
You’ve probably already learned, but the limiting factor here are the headlight assemblies themselves, and that’s especially true for older models. In order to get the best possible results, we recommend replacing your headlights with aftermarket headlights. There are a lot of different models available, including HID (bi-Xenon) and full-LED. These options will give the best results in night conditions, will look much better, and even have LED daytime lights built-in.
Ford Mustang bulb replacement guide
For older Mustang models, changing a bulb is a pretty straightforward task – you just need to unscrew the bulb. However, newer models are hard to work on and we recommend changing the bulbs at a mechanic, or even better at a certified Ford service.
Consultant in the area of automotive lighting solutions. Previously working as a lighting sales manager for various light bulb brands, collected intensive expertise for effective vehicle lighting & signaling systems that are compliant with the UN regulatory requirements and standards in the United States and Canada.