1981-86 Mustang Exterior LED Conversion Kit

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  • Mustang Exterior LED Conversion Kit (81-86)
Mustang Exterior LED Conversion Kit (81-86)

Update all of your 1981-86 Mustang exterior lights to LED bulbs with this LED conversion kit!

Item #LRS-8186LED-KIT

Everyday Low Price: $199.99

We no longer carry the 1981-86 Mustang Exterior LED Conversion Kit.

Product Description

LED Conversion
LED bulb technology is taking the automotive world by storm! We're proud to offer this 1981-86 Mustang exterior bulb conversion. Mustang LED bulbs put off a more pure, focused light instead of the dingy lights that come from the factory. This ensures you are seen day or night without blinding the vehicles in front of or behind you. These bulbs have excellent heat dissipation, so you do not have to worry about melting or burning your lens. This kit includes everything except for headlights. 16 bulbs total.

Included Bulbs/Locations
-194led x2 Third brake light if equipped. Can be used in license lenses if not equipped.
-194led x2 Rear side markers
-1157 Amber x2 Rear turn signals
-1157 white x2 Brake lights
-1156 white x2 Reverse lights
-T10 Amber x2 Front side markers
-1157 Amber x2 Front turn signal/park light

Turn Signal Resistors
When installing exterior LED bulbs on your 1981-86 Mustang, load resistors must be used on the turn signal bulbs for them to properly flash. The resistance of LED bulbs is much less than with a standard bulb. As a result, your turn signal will “hyper flash” or blink at a very excessive rate similar to when a bulb is blown. The solution is to install a load resistor to simulate the resistance of a factory bulb. Due to variations of wiring harnesses used over the span of these vehicles, we recommend use of a volt meter or test light to determine which wires are the +positive and –negative.

Depending on what vehicle you are working on, there will be two types of bulb connectors you will be presented with. The most common will be a simple 2 wire plug with a positive and negative wire. This is very straight forward as you need to simply use the provided wire taps to connect one end of the resistor to the positive, and one end of the resistor to the negative. The other type of connector you will find is a 3 wire style connector. For this, we recommend using a volt meter or test light to verify which wire is positive and which is negative. Once these are determined, the same process applies. Simply connect one end to the positive and one end to the negative with the supplied wire taps. This process is done on both the left hand and right hand side of the vehicle.

-Fits 1981-86 Mustang

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3 star rating
3.0 out of 5 stars - based on 1 reviews
3 Stars   Dramatic Difference
By on 2/17/2015
As you that own one know, the early (four eye) Mustangs taillights are notoriously weak. This upgrade was truly a safety issue. After installing; the difference is very dramatic. I did have a few issues that, as always, were resolved quickly and professionally by the Late Model Restoration staff. On my car (84 GT 350) there was an issue in the swap over of the turn signal flasher, as the flasher sits in a recessed plastic surround, which I had to fashion some jumper wires and mount flasher remotely. However, if you do not upgrade the front parking/turn signals you can get away leaving the original flasher intact. The rear turn signals will flash just a little quicker but not enough to be an issue. My main concern was the rear and side markers so overall it is worth the effort if you do any driving after the sun goes down.

Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!

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