Ford Mustang Lighting
Ford Mustang Forward Lighting Information
2015-2018 Ford Mustang Forward Lighting
So you're lucky enough to get a sixth-generation Ford Mustang and you're looking to upgrade the lighting! For starters, check out our 2015 Ford Mustang Lamp replacement guide, 2016 Ford Mustang lamp replacement guide, or 2017 Ford Mustang lamp replacement guide for detailed LED and HID replacement bulb information. We've got D3S HID headlight replacement bulbs and awesome H11 LED fog light bulbs to really improve your Mustang's Forward lighting.
Update (June 2017): The 2016 and 2017 Mustangs have no changes for the forward lighting from the 2015's, so you can check out our vehicle-specific 2016 Ford Mustang HID Bulbs Pak or 2017 Ford Mustang HID Bulbs Pak for all our D3S options. Check out the Philips D3S White Vision bulbs for pure white 5000K lighting, or go with the D3S Osram CBI bulbs if you want a touch of blue for your headlights.
Update (January 2018): The 2018 Ford Mustang had some minor redesigns to the exterior, but nothing that would change the forward lighting, so you have all the same upgrade options here. New this year, however, is another D3S Bulb Option - the D3S Osram Cool Blue Boost (CBB) Bulbs. Rated for 3000 lumens and up to 7000K colour, these give cool blue lighting with more power and output than their colour temperature would normally allow!
If you don’t have the factory LED fog lights, they still take H11 halogen bulbs, so you have several different options if you are looking to upgrade:
- H11 Xtreme LED PRO kits - the brightest option available: 1750 lumens (stable value, achieved after running for about an hour, but these will be brighter when first fired up)
- H11 Xtreme LED CMB Fog Light Bulbs - at 800 lumens, these are not as bright as the stock halogen, but are available in 5000K and 6000K for colour-matching purposes
- Philips H11 White LED Fog Lights or Philips H11 Yellow LED Fog Lights - light output is comparable to the stock halogen at 1200 lumens
2013-2014 Ford Mustang Forward Lighting
The 2013 and 2014 Ford Mustangs were introduced with some awesome new LED fog lights (which also double as Daytime Running Lights). If you weren’t fortunate enough to get the factory LED fog lights, then the standard Mustang Fog Lights use H11 halogen bulbs. The nice thing about H11 halogen bulbs is that they can be upgraded to either HID or LED technology. H11 halogen bulbs can be easily swapped out with an H11 HID kit quite easily. XenonDepot H11 HID kits come with custom-molded H11 bases and H11 connectors that will simply plug into your 2013 & 2014 Mustang’s OEM headlight harness. While H11 HID kits are the best choice to get better color and light out of your Ford Mustang Fog Lights, if you’re looking for a simpler solution you may want to consider an H11 LED kit. Our H11 Xtreme LED PRO kit utilizes high quality LED diodes to maintain quality and color consistency. LED Fog Light bulbs are a great choice if you’re looking to match HID/Xenon headlights, but they will not produce as much useable light output as your stock H11 halogen bulbs.
The factory Xenon headlights on the 2013 Mustang use D3S HID bulbs, which are are mercury-free HID bulbs that have an integrated igniter. Here are some specifications about D3S HID bulbs that are used in Ford Mustangs:
- IEC Base: PK32d-5
- Color: Clear
- Volts: 42
- Amps: 0.83
- Watts: 35W
Stock HID/Xenon headlight bulbs are typically rated at approximately 4100k-4300k to produce a nice white color output. If you are unhappy with the color of your stock D3S HID bulbs, consider upgrading to XenonDepot D3S HID bulbs, which are available in 5000K, 6500K, and even 8000K. Remember, upgrading to higher kelvin D3S HID bulbs gets you more color – but less useable light. XenonDepot also carries genuine, German-made Philips Ultinon D3S 42403 HID bulbs that are rated at 6000k. Another option to consider would be Osram's Cool Blue Intense D3S HID bulbs (or 66340 CBI bulbs), which provide up to 6000K color temperatures while INCREASING light output at the same time - that's right, you get the best of both worlds!!
2005-2012 Ford Mustang Forward Lighting
Xenon headlights became an option in 2008, however for the years 05-12 the factory halogen headlights all used a single H13 halogen bulb for the Low and High Beam together. H13 bulbs are dual filament bulbs, which means that one filament is properly positioned to act as the vehicle’s Low Beams, and the second filament is used for the High Beams. The placement of the filaments alters the focal point, which means that the light will illuminate 2 different areas – Low Beam and High Beam. H13 bulbs connect to an Axial prefocus IEC P26.4t base. Here are some specifications about H13 halogen bulbs:
- Bulb Number: H13
- Corresponding HID Kit: H13 HID Kit
- IEC Base: P26.4t
- Color: Clear
- H13 Bulb Length: 9.36cm (3.69”)
- Bulb Width: 1.6cm (0.63”)
- H13 Bulb Volts: 12.8 / 12.8
- Amps: 5.08 / 4.30
- Watts: 65 Watts / 55Watts
While Ford stayed consistent when it came to the Mustang’s headlights, they certainly didn’t stay consistent when it came to the Fog Lights! Take a look:
- 2005-2006 Ford Mustang Fog Light Bulbs: H11 Bulbs & H10/9145 Bulbs
- 2007-2012 Ford Mustang Fog Light Bulbs: 5202 Bulbs, H10/9145 Bulbs, or H11 Bulbs
You need to be really careful about confirming which bulb your Mustang uses for the fog lights before purchasing an HID kit, Fog light LED bulbs, or performance halogen bulbs to ensure you get the right ones!
1994-2004 Ford Mustang Forward Lighting
The fourth generation Ford Mustang came out in 1994, and it was the Mustang’s first redesign in 15 years! While the headlights used a single headlight bulb (just like the previous generation), the bulb type now changed to a 9007 bulb. 9007 headlight bulbs connect to a HB5 Px29t base. They are 10.6cm long and 3.38cm wide. The Low Beam filament is rated at 55 Watts and the High Beam filament is rated at 65 Watts. Upgrading your Mustang headlights to Xenon technology requires the use of a 9007 Bi-Xenon HID Conversion Kit, which will be a plug and play upgrade. HID bulbs do not have a filament like a 9007 bulb, so 9007 Bi-Xenon HID kits achieve High and Low beam by using a solenoid to move the bulb in/out to change the focal point positioning.
1986-1993 Ford Mustang Forward Lighting
The third generation Mustang with “aero-style” headlights used a single 9004 bulb for both Low Beams and High Beams. Here is some bulb information about 9004 headlight bulbs:
- Headlight Bulb: 9004
- Corresponding HID Kit: 9004 HID Kit
- IEC Base: P29t
- Base Type: Axial Prefocus, HB1
- Color: Clear
- 9004 bulb filaments: C-6/C-6
- 9004 Bulb length: 10.6cm (4.17”)
- 9004 Bulb Width: 3.38cm (1.33”)
- Volts: 12.8 / 12.8
- Amps: 5.08 / 3.52
- Watts: 65 Watts / 45 Watts
For the 1986-1993 model years, Ford stayed consistent with using an H3 halogen bulb as the Mustang Fog Light bulb. H3 bulbs can easily be upgraded to Xenon Technology by purchasing an H3 HID Conversion Kit. H3 halogen bulbs are available in both 35Watts and 55W Watts; they can also be classified as 64146BC bulbs.
The bulbs connect to a Flanged IEC PK22s base and are only 4.19cm long. The are extremely narrow – only 1.15 cm wide! If you’re looking to upgrade an H3 halogen bulb and want to stay with a “street-legal” option, check out the high quality Osram H3 Night Breaker Unlimited halogen bulbs. H3 64151NBP-01B Osram bulbs are rated to be 90% stronger then standard H3 55W bulbs. They will also have a crisper, whiter light which helps illuminate the roads better – improve your driving safety
1979-1985 Ford Mustang Forward Lighting
The era of the sealed beam headlights. 4656 sealed beam headlights were used back then. 4656 headlights required the owner to literally change out the entire headlight assembly whenever a filament burnt out! The 1979-1985 Ford Mustang headlights were rectangular headlights that plugged into the Mustang’s stock headlight harness via 3 contact lugs. Each 4656 headlight had 2 filaments that were both rated at 35 Watts.
1964-1978 Ford Mustang Forward Lighting
The 1965-1978 Ford Mustang has 7” round circular headlights classified as H6024 headlights. 6024 headlights connect to the Mustang with a 3 Contact Lug connector. They are approximately 5” deep and are 7” wide. The low beam filament is rated 35 Watts, and the high beam filament is rated at 65 Watts.