05-09 Mustang Bumper Removal and Headlight Installation Instructiosn
Open your Mustang’s hood and have all tools ready.
Use the flat-blade screwdriver to remove the 6 plastic push pins that hold down the radiator cover to the car.
Remove the radiator cover and set aside.
Use the 10mm nut driver or socket to remove the two bolts on the outer edges of the S197 bumper.
Lift the tabs located between the headlight and grille assembly.
Turn the steering wheel to the right and remove the 3 Phillips head screws located on the left hand/drivers side of the Mustang splash shield. Remove the push pins from the splash shield as well at this time.
CAREFULLY pull the splash shield back and remove the three bolts that retain the bumper in place.
Repeat these steps for the passenger side of your S197 Mustang.
Pull down on the front bumper to release it from the vehicle.
Once free, CAREFULLY pull the bumper forward and remove all electrical connectors from the fog light and park lights.
Finally lift off and remove the front bumper from the car and set it aside. (Note) You may need a friend to help you out on the bumper removal, be careful with the bumper so you do not damage or scratch it.
Using a 10mm socket, remove the three bolts holding the headlight in place. Then remove the plastic pushpin in the top of the headlight.
Remove the light and unplug the bulb connector.
If you are installing new headlights and keeping the bulb, replace the old headlight with the new and bolt it back in.
Clea the LED ballast, resistor, and area to place the ballast and resistor with rubbing alcohol, and then use double sided tape to place it on.
Plug the connector from the LED ballast into your factory connector. Then align the three tabs on the bulb with the three tabs on the LED housing, and rotate clockwise until it locks into place.
Align the bulb connector with the ballast connector and tighten the retaining nut.
Slide the headlight back into place and tighten down the three bolts that hold it into place for driver and passenger sides.
Reconnect all of your lights, tighten down your bumper to the bracket, put your splash shield back in place, push your plastic push pin through the plastic splash shield and tighten the three Phillips head screws when reinstalling your bumper. Then push the bumper pillar over the tab and tighten the two bulbs.
Then re-install your radiator cover and six plastic pushpins.