2015-23 Mustang LED Reverse Light Bulb Install

Created by Jay Walling
Date Created: 11/19/2014
Last Updated: 1/16/2023

Watch us install LED reverse lights on our S550 Mustang GT. You won’t believe the difference these bulbs make on your 2015-23 Mustang.

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The new S550 Mustang brought plenty of new modern styling with its new redesign. Throughout the whole vehicle, Ford incorporated tons of modern styling and materials, including LED lighting. We were almost shocked to see the non-LED lighting used in the reverse lights.

We were even more shocked to see this when we realized just how easy it was to install LED reverse bulbs in our 2015-23 Mustang. Nonetheless, we wanted to share this simple installation because we found that these LED reverse bulbs not only add to the modern look but they also improve visibility at night without breaking the bank!

Required Tools:

  • None !!

2015-23 Mustang LED Reverse Light Install:

  1. Start by locating the license plate blubs on the back side of the bumper. You can either reach behind the bumper or lay under the bumper to locate them.
  2. Once they are located, rotate the bulb socket counter clockwise and remove from the light cover.
  3. Remove the bulb and replace it with the LED blub.
  4. If the blub does not work remove it and rotate it 180 degrees and reinstall.
  5. The bulbs have to be installed in the correct orientation or they will not light up.
  6. Align the connector with the light cover and rotate clockwise to install the new LED bulb.
  7. Step back and enjoy the new brighter lights.

This simple 15 minute installation will easily add a more modern lighting option to your S550 Mustang. For more restoration and performance modification for your Ford performance vehicle visit Late Model Restoration.

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2015-2023 Mustang Diode Dynamics LED Reverse Light Bulb - Install & Review

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Published on 2018-03-05
Drastically increase the visibility of your reverse light with Diode Dynamics' LED bulb conversion! This is the XP80 model, which is the brightest self-contained LED bulb on the market. Each of the four sides contains three 5W-rated chips, while the top of the bulb is fitted with four more under a projector lens that evenly distributes the light. All of this is housed in an aluminum casing with a textured finish for the ultimate heat-sinking properties.

Kit Components
- 1 LED Reverse Light Bulb

Diode Dynamics Quality
Don't be fooled by other bulbs that use "calculated" lumen numbers. Diode Dynamics tests the true brightness of their bulbs in their lab to provide real lumen output measurements. They use only the highest quality LED chips in the production of their bulbs. Using brand-name suppliers like Samsung, Epistar, Cree, and Osram. All of Diode Dynamics' bulbs are produced with modern, computerized equipment and the best materials for high quality and long bulb life.

-Fits 2015-2023 Mustang
How's it going everyone? Landan with! In this video I'll be checking out and installing Diode Dynamics LED reverse light fitting the 2015 to 2018 S550 Mustangs.

From the factory, Ford equips the S550 Mustangs with a run-of-the-mill halogen reverse light bulb.

Exterior lighting upgrades are very popular amongst all Mustang enthusiasts.

Upgrading the reverse light in the S550 cars is extremely easy thanks to industry leader Diode Dynamics.

This particular 3157 based bulb is their XP80 model and it’s a direct plug-n-play upgrade for the S550 Mustangs.

It produces a cool white light and is engineered to provide optimum light output.

The lumen output for this XP80 bulb is a very bright 510 lumens.

In the simplest of terms without getting to scientific, lumens is a measure of how bright a light is.

The lower the lumen number, the dimmer the bulb. The higher the number, the brighter the bulb.

As far as fitment is concerned, each Diode Dynamics led bulb will fit all 2015 to present Mustangs.

To replace the reverse light bulb in your Mustang, reach underneath the rear bumper and rotate the connection counter-clockwise.

Bring the connection toward you and remove the halogen bulb.

Before installing the new bulb, engage the parking brake and put the car in reverse.

Plug in your new LED bulb.

If it doesn’t light up immediately, remove it, flip the bulb around and plug it back in.

The polarity must be correct.

Align the connection with the housing and then rotate clockwise to lock it into place.

Put the transmission back in park if you have an automatic car and then you’re all finished.

Upgrading and installing a reverse light bulb in your S550 Mustang is a walk in the park guys.

With just a few minutes of your time and a few dollars spent; you can add a brighter, more focused LED to your S550 Mustang.

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Jay has written content for Late Model Restoration for over 10 years, producing over 120 articles. Jay has an extensive 25-plus-year background in automotive and is a certified Ford Technician. Read more...