2015-17 Mustang Hood Installation Instructions

Upgrade your Mustang's appearance, along with giving your Mustang fully functional heat extractors by installing the Cervinis' Ram Air Hood!

Tools Required:

  • 13mm-1/4" Drive socket
  • Flat head screwdriver
  • Phillips head screwdriver
  • 9mm-1/4" drive socket
  • T-20 Torx-bit
  • 11mm-1/4" drive socket
  • 1/4" drive ratchet
  • Medium strength LockTite

Removal Of Factory Hood


  1. Remove the striker bar from the hood. The factory bolts will NOT be reused on the Cervini hood

  2. Remove the plastic push pins to remove the underside heat insulator

  3. Unplug the washer fluid hose from the washer nozzle

  4. Unplug the turn signal wire harness (some 2016 and newer models) and remove it from the factory hood (this can be used on the Cervini hood)

  5. Remove the nuts that hold the hood to the hinges (this will require at least 2 people) the factory nuts will NOT be reused on the Cervini hood

  6. Remove the washer nozzles and turn signals from the factory hood

  7. Place the factory hood upside down on a stand protected with a cloth to avoid scratching the painted surface of the hood

  8. Use a flat head screwdriver to push the plastic locking tabs (shown in Fig.A), releasing the factory washer nozzles from the hood
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  10. These washer nozzles will be used on the new Cervini hood

  11. On some 2016, and newer models the turn signals may need to be removed

  12. Using a 9mm socket, remove the plastic cover shown in Fig.B
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  14. Now remove the torx screws holding the turn signals in place as shown in Fig.C. These will be reinstalled into the Cervini hood at a later time
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Installation Of The Cervini Hood

  1. Align the new hood using the bolts supplied in the hood. Before tightening the bolts, pull the hood all the way forward on the hinge adjustment

  2. Note: Pay proper attention to the hood gap at the rear corner, where the hood meets the fenders. Failure to do so may result in the hood rubbing the back part of the fender, causing damage when opening and closing the hood
  3. Close the hood slowly, and make adjustments to achieve an even gap from front to rear along the fenders

  4. Next, adjust the hood to properly align the gap between the hood, and front bumper

  5. Now that the hood is aligned to the fenders, and the front bumper, install the hood striker bar using the 1/4"-20 x 1" bolts, and lock washers installed in the Cervini hood

  6. The hood has a molded in bump to guide you in the positioning of the striker bar

  7. DO NOT overlay the striker bar on the bump, as shown in Fig.D
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  9. Use medium strength LockTite when installing the bolts

  10. Adjust the primary latch if needed until striker bar aligns with the latch. The latch adjusts Up/Down and Left/Right

  11. Locate and adjust the hood stoppers on the radiator support so they apply a small amount of pressure to the underside of the hood

  12. Adjust the hood stoppers until the hood meets the fenders flushly

  13. Properly adjust to prevent the hood from shaking and rocking. Make sure when you close the hood you hear the striker bar “click” into the latch

  14. After you hear the hood “click”, test to confirm the latch is working properly by grabbing the front edge of the hood and slowly pulling upward with steady even pressure. If the hood opens, it’s not adjusted properly

  15. To ensure the safety catch is working properly, close the hood, pull the hood release from inside the car and the hood will partially open. Slowly pull upward on the hood while firmly shaking the hood up and down. If the hood opens without pulling the safety catch lever then the latch needs to be re-adjusted. The safety catch prevents the hood from opening in the event that the primary latch fails

  16. REWORD--- Hood turn signals on some 2016 models and newer: (If your Mustang does not have hood turn signals go to step 13) Supplied in the hardware packet is a rolled up wire, straighten this wire and make a 1” hook at one end. Feed the wire through the small opening on the driver side and keep feeding it through till it can be pulled out or the larger opening on the passenger side cowl area as shown in Fig.E. Hook the end plug on the wire as shown in Fig. F
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  18. Slowly pull the wire harness though the smaller opening until it comes out the larger opening on the passenger side as shown in Fig.G. Reach into the other larger opening on the driver side and pull the wire harness plug out as shown in Fig.H
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  20. The remainder of the harness that was not pulled through the hood has 2 white plastic fasteners. Install one white plastic fastener to the opening in the drivers fender as shown in Fig. I. Install the second white plastic fastener in the oval hole in the hood as shown in Fig. J
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  22. The wire harness plug ends need to be fed up to the openings in the top of the hood. Install the zip tie through one plug end as shown in Fig.K. Then feed it back into the large hole in the direction of the tunneled space as shown in Fig.L. The zip tie will exit on the top side of the hood as shown if Fig.M. Repeat this step for the other plug end
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  24. Install the factory hood turn signals onto the bottom side of the Cervini hood louvers using the 4 short black Phillips screws as shown in Fig. N. At this point the lights can be tested. Close the hood and plug the harness into the turn signal lights as shown in Fig.O and place them in the opening of the hood and test them. Once they have been tested unplug harness from turn signal lights
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  26. Windshield washer nozzles: Feed the washer nozzle tube through the small opening on the passenger side of the hood as shown in Fig.P until it reaches the large opening in the drivers side cowl and pull it through. Feed the washer nozzle through the black plate in the back of the hood and pull it through the large opening in the hood and make the connection as shown in Fig.Q. DO NOT snap washer nozzle into place at this time. After the connection is made push the washer nozzle line into the hood and then snap the washer nozzle into place as shown in Fig.R. Repeat this step for the other washer nozzle. You have successfully routed the washer nozzles
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  28. Once the washer nozzles have been installed close the hood completely and test them. You have now test fit your new Cervini hood. You can now remove the hood and get it ready for paint. Follow all painting instructions exactly. A qualified auto body technician must inspect your hood prior to prep and paint. Failure to properly inspect and prep your hood may void your warranty

  29. Installing the Vent Inserts: Included in the hardware packet is a roll of 3M double sided tape. After the vent inserts have been painted, install the 3M double sided tape along the inside edge of the inserts as shown in Fig.S. Be sure to center the inserts in the opening. Firmly press on the edges of the trim ring to secure it to the hood. For urethane painting instructions read below
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