1999-2004 Mustang Axial Sequential LED Tail Lights Review & Install

1999-2004 Mustang Axial Sequential LED Tail Lights Review & Install


Hey guys, Stephanie with americanmuscle.com,
here with a review and install of the Axial Sequential LED Tail Lights with a smoked red
lens. These tail lights will fit all ’99 to ’04
Mustangs except the ’99 to ’01 Cobras. These are an LED upgrade with built in built
turn signal sequential ability that have right smoke lenses for that dark appearance
that aren’t blacked out and they’re a direct plug and play upgrade so you won’t have to
worry about any wiring with the install. Because these do offer a lot of upgrades,
they’re gonna be for someone who doesn’t mind spending a little bit more on tail lights
for their car, and considering their looks, they’re also gonna be for someone that wants
more of a unique look. I’ll start off by saying that of course, tail
lights are a styling item, so people are either gonna love ’em or they’re not gonna like ’em
that much. Axial does offer a handful of different tail
light options with different styles if you don’t like the looks of these ones. And if you’re looking for a tail light like
this but you don’t want the smoked lenses, Axial offers these same tail lights without
the smoked lenses if you prefer that instead. But getting into some of the big features
with these tail lights, they do have built-in sequential turn signals. That means that when the turn signal is activated,
the tail lights will sequence from the center light out. This is a popular feature. Everyone wants that sequential ability and
you won’t have to purchase the sequencer separately for these tail lights. I will say though that the turn signals are
the only part of the tail light that have this ability. The tail lights will not sequence when the
brakes are applied or when the hazard lights are on. Another big feature is gonna be the LED lighting
upgrade. The LED lights are gonna be much brighter
than the factory bulbs are. Both the brake and the reverse modes feature
multiple high intensity LEDs. If anything, that’s gonna add some comfort
with the tinted lenses that these tail lights have. The LEDs can shine through the tinted lens
without any problems. And since we’re talking about the lenses,
we can dive into the styling of the tail lights, is having black housing with a smoked red
lens. The fact that these have red lenses and that
they’re smoked will give them a little bit of a different look than just a clear lens
that was smoked. The three red inner [SP] LED diffusers also
help change the look here, almost like the S550 diffusers or Retro 60 Tri-Bar look. And what you end up with is a stealthy look
in my opinion, but without having to go with a completely blacked out light. These tail lights are gonna fit ’99 to ’04
V6, GTs, Bullets, and Mach 1s, but also fit the ’03 to ’04 Cobras, but they’re not gonna
fit the ’99 to ’01 Cobras with the amber turn signals. These tail lights have a lot of features and
upgrades, and so they’re gonna come with one of the bigger price tags. You can expect to pay a touch over the $350
mark for these. You can find a set of tail lights for less
but they’re not gonna be the direct plug and play install with sequential turn signals
and an LED upgrade all in one. When it comes to the install, you can expect
to spend an hour or two, and this is gonna be a one outta three wrenches in the difficulty
meter. You need a few hand tools but just basic items. The rear trunk liner will only need to be
removed so you can remove the nuts that are holding the tail light in place. You can disconnect the tail light and push
the rubber wire grommet in through the rear of the car. The tail lights will then be ready to be removed
from the car. You need to transfer the wire grommet over
to the new tail lights and then start the new harness through the car. The new harness will simply plug in to the
factory harness and you won’t have to do any wiring. At this point, I would place the tail light
into its spot and test the tail lights before bolting them back down just to make sure they’re
working properly. After testing, you’re just looking at bolting
the tail lights back into place and replacing the trunk liner. Wrapping things up here with the Axial Sequential
LED Tail Lights, these tail lights will fit all ’99 to ’04 Mustangs except the ’99 to
’01 Cobras, and you can check them out more online right here at americanmuscle.com.

19 Comments

  • Joss Productions

    May 23, 2017

    nice tail lights

    Reply
  • ruben juarez

    May 23, 2017

    what about for 201-2012 tail lights? some good cheap led tail lights not like the oem ones

    Reply
  • oolou04 Cobra

    June 3, 2017

    going to wait on the thanksgiving specials!!!

    Reply
  • James Ayton

    June 20, 2017

    "The turn signals are the only part of the taillight that has this ability. The taillights will not sequence when the brakes are applied or when the hazard lights are on."

    The video clearly shows that this isn't true. The sequencing is never shown with the turn signal throughout the video, and are ONLY demonstrated sequencing with the hazard flashers. Then the brakes are shown with the lights sequencing, too. Come on AM, you guys are better than this. Who are you trying to fool?

    Reply
  • Tyler Kirves

    July 3, 2017

    specdtuning offers same tail lights but for cheaper and has more options with them lol

    Reply
  • Connor Chace

    July 7, 2017

    Found all black ones led and sequential plug n play for 199.99 💁🏼

    Reply
  • Daved the Dude

    December 25, 2017

    Wait does it actually not sequence on brakes and hazards or did she just slip up and say the wrong thing, because the video seems to show different with both sides sequencing out.

    Reply
  • bullitt3839

    February 14, 2018

    Do you have to seal them like the headlights?

    Reply
  • SKARHEAD 75

    April 10, 2018

    So cool looking….however the lower half on those lights looks cheesy as shit. Why RUIN a great deaign

    WHY ?!

    Reply
  • Vendetta162X

    May 3, 2018

    Sucks they aren't D.O.T approved. Would love to get these without possibly getting pulled over.

    Reply
  • Meat Grinder

    May 24, 2018

    Will california have an issue with the dark color?

    Reply
  • Raider13

    November 9, 2018

    Go on ebay there way cheaper ebay had them first I got 2 pairs for my v6 and my gt

    Reply
  • Gil Baez

    January 12, 2019

    Do you have ship to mexico?

    Reply
  • Boostang

    April 21, 2019

    The 6th gen LED bars look beautiful but the lower multiple red and reverse lights look dirt cheap, a better set up would be to keep and use only the 6th gen style led bars as brake and turn lights and leave the reverse light like the factory tail lights so that way you can install your own led bulb of choice.

    Reply
  • Frankie Jones

    June 2, 2019

    I want them … 😎😚🆗✔

    Reply
  • Sonic Blue mustang

    June 2, 2019

    buying those lights is losing the money

    Reply
  • LtColUSAF33

    July 10, 2019

    Just to help–you'll need a deep well 11mm socket to remove the nuts on the tail lights. A normal sized socket will not allow you to get to the nut. If you don't have a deep well socket you can pick one up at Harbor Freight Tools for less than a buck.

    Reply
  • Tx.Javi

    November 12, 2019

    Would be better without the chrome bottoms

    Reply
  • OldSchoolNoe

    January 12, 2020

    Hate to be that guy but, the sequencing speed cannot be slowed down, these are not DOT approved, and the tail lights do not have any replacement parts. IMO better to get the Raxiom Sequential Tail light kit + Turn Signal Flasher V1 for less than half the price of these.

    Reply

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