2005-2009 S197 Appearance Section For all appearance mods to the 2005-2009 S197's
Old 10-23-2015, 12:15 PM
How-Tos on this Topic
Last edit by: IB Advertising
See related guides and technical advice from our community experts:

Browse all: Ford Mustang Lighting Guides
Print Wikipost

How to- swap out your map lights (for LED's) *pics*

Old 06-17-2009, 04:01 PM
1st Gear Member
2007grabberGt's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Michigan
Posts: 116

Thanks. Great instructions! I put a set in. It took me 10 mins total including finding my dang keys!!
2007grabberGt is offline  
Old 06-26-2009, 02:42 AM
1st Gear Member
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 49

wow i have to do thise, looks great
stockstangjunkie is offline  
Old 07-25-2009, 08:40 AM
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: OH
Posts: 3
Default Quicky Method

First off, this is a quality post with great pics to illustrate the install... we all appreciate the time it took to write it up.

I have now done this install 3 times. The first time, on my Mustang, I followed this post and the install went great. The other 2 times (friend's car's lol) I simply pried the plastic lens covers off. I used a small flat head screwdriver and very gently placed the blade in-between the plastic lens and the surrounding opening and pried just a very little bit. I moved around the lens and the little sucker pops right out. No scratches or marks anywhere if done slowly and carefully.

Takes just about 1 minute per lens and I would have no hesitation doing it this way next time, even on my own car ;-). The reason I tried this easy way is I was always afraid of breaking those little brackets or the housing.
ramagram is offline  
Old 07-26-2009, 09:37 AM
1st Gear Member
ckosiek's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Delaware
Posts: 63
Default Great post!

This is something I will definitely do once I get back from the "sandbox"! Thanks for taking the time to document everything, and everyone else's input...
ckosiek is offline  
Old 08-05-2009, 09:29 PM
1st Gear Member
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: 83

Definitely a great bang for the buck mod!
StangNinja is offline  
Old 10-24-2009, 12:58 PM
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: ohio
Posts: 3
Default thanx bro

all i have to say is thank you.....ive been lookin for this for like 3 straight days and couldnt find a damn thing on it...good stuff
illusionist247 is offline  
Old 11-26-2009, 07:10 AM
1st Gear Member
David_Noxfroid's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 114

so cool, i am gonna do this.

is there any way to change my dashboard background lightining color?
David_Noxfroid is offline  
Old 11-26-2009, 01:41 PM
3rd Gear Member
S197winstang's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 950

if blue is your color-- here is a preview
S197winstang is offline  
Old 12-19-2009, 07:27 PM
1st Gear Member
Trinity's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Somewhere in Texas
Posts: 55

Great write up. When I did mine my friend and I simply removed the lens covers and pulled out the existing bulbs. Replaced them with the LEDs and put the lens covers back on. Mine do stay on a little bit all the time but they do not seem to affect anything. I just added a Blue LED interior lighting kit, Blue LED underbody kit, 7 color LED engine kit and some Blue LED Blue bars to the trunk as well. I've got one left to install in the grille.

Here's an interior shot of the LED Map lights with the interior kit.

Last edited by Trinity; 12-19-2009 at 07:36 PM. Reason: Image was too big
Trinity is offline  
Old 12-31-2009, 07:04 PM
1st Gear Member
V6Vin's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 96

I installed these and was a little surprised that they stay on dimly so I searched and found this thread.
After some checking it seems mine will stay on a while but will shut off completely after about 15-20 minutes.
So it's not a problem at all. The blue does look very cool and is easier on the eyes at 5am.
V6Vin is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: How to- swap out your map lights (for LED's) *pics*

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.