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2010-2018 Mustang Diode Dynamics Tail Light Sequencer - Review & Install
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Published on 2015-10-27
Tail Light Sequencer Kit
The sequential turn signal function is a great standard feature from Ford used on 2010-2018 Mustangs. However, the only time you see it is if you're making a left or right turn. You can now utilize this function for all tail light modes with Diode Dynamics' sequencer kit! This kit will provide a sequential pattern when you hit the brakes, turn on the hazards, and lock/unlock your Mustang while still retaining the factory turn signal function.
Installation of this kit is completed within minutes. Simply unplug the factory tail light harness and then plug this harness inline using the factory connections.
- Will only work with US spec cars.
Application: 2010-2018 Mustang
Item # DIO-1016R
MPN # MOD-SEQ1071
What’s going on everybody? Landan here with Late Model Restoration. Today I’m going to be giving you my quick rundown on Diode Dynamics tail light sequencer kit fitting your 2010-2016 Mustang.
Sequential tail lights date back all the way to the late 60’s and early 70’s; which was actually a factory option on Mercury Cougars and Ford Thunderbirds. Plenty of aftermarket kits have made their way onto the scene over the years for the early and late model Mustangs. However, in 2010 Ford finally introduced sequential tail lights as a factory option on the Mustang, and that particular styling trend has been going strong since.
But, unlike the aftermarket kits for previous generation Mustangs, the 2010-2016 factory option sequential tail lights only work when the left and right turn signal is being used. Diode Dynamics offers their plug-n-play tail light sequencer kit to utilize the sequential option for all tail light modes. Such as when you turn on your hazards, lock and unlock, and when you hit the brakes. It is made right here in the USA, features OEM grade connections and has a high quality construction unlike your cheaper, low-end knock-offs.
Alright guys I’m going to jump over here to this white 5.0 and show you how effortless this install is First you’ll want to obviously pop the trunk, and then remove the four retaining screws securing the rear plastic trim to the trunk if you own a 2015-2016. 2010-2014 owners will only need to remove two retainers and two push pins to allow access to the tail light connections. Carefully pry the trim over the outer studs and lift up to free it from the body.
Set this aside. Remove the two push pins holding the driver and passenger side cloth liners. On the driver side, carefully roll back the liner and unplug the tail light electrical connection. Plug in one of the Diode Dynamics sequencers in between the connection. These are not side specific. Tuck the harness behind the cloth liner and re-position the liner.
Do the same for the passenger side if your Mustang is not equipped with premium audio. If, however, your Mustang came equipped with premium audio, you’ll have to more than likely remove the hardware from the factory subwoofer and position it out of your way. Once both sequencers are in place, re-install the rear trim piece, push pins, and retainers. Check for operation and you’re all done.
As far as installation goes fellas, if your Mustang doesn’t have a factory subwoofer then this should take no more than five to ten minutes. However, for those that do have a factory sub, bet on about thirty minutes from start to finish.
Overall, the Diode Dynamics tail light sequencers in my opinion add the missing touch to the already-cool tail lights in the 2010-2016 Mustangs. With that being said, if you guys want to continue watching the latest and greatest product videos for your S197 and S550 Mustang then I invite you to subscribe to our YouTube channel. While you’re at it, head back over to the site if you’re not already there and pick up a set of Diode Dynamics tail light sequencers at LMR.com.