Mustang Diode Dynamics H13 HID Headlight Bulbs Install (05-12)

Posted 8/17/2017 by Ethan Buchanan

Follow along as Landan from LMR.com shows us just how easy it is to install new Diode Dynamics H13 HID Headlight bulbs on your (05-12) Mustang!

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How To Install Mustang Diode Dynamics H13 HID Headlight Bulb Kit (05-12)

Improve the visibility and style of your 2005-12 Mustang with Diode Dynamics HID headlight conversion kit! This kit includes H13 hi/low beam bulbs with the reliability of Diode Dynamics proven ballast technology. It is 100% plug and play and is a significant improvement over standard halogen bulbs.

Tools Needed:

  • Flathead Screwdriver
  • Plastic Fastener Pry Tool

Installation Instructions

  1. To begin installation, disconnect the negative battery cable. Use a flat head screwdriver to remove the plastic push pins holding down the radiator cover.

  2. Mustang Diode Dynamics H13 HID Headlight Bulbs Install

  3. The push pin closest to the driver side fender may require an actual push pin removal tool. Remove the cover and set it aside. Now you can remove the two 8mm bolts securing the bumper pillars to the core support. Removal of the intake is optional. I chose to do this to free up a little more light on the driver side and for more work room.

  4. Mustang Diode Dynamics H13 HID Headlight Bulbs Install

  5. I also went ahead and installed the HID bulb before continuing. This is something you can wait on until the headlight is removed. Now support the vehicle via a lift or jack stands.

  6. Mustang Diode Dynamics H13 HID Headlight Bulbs Install

  7. Remove the two 7mm screws securing the bumper to the bumper support bracket. Do the same for the other side and then remove the other 7mm screws underneath the car securing the bumper to the close out panel.

  8. Mustang Diode Dynamics H13 HID Headlight Bulbs Install

  9. Carefully pry the bumper free from the side brackets. Disconnect the park lights and make sure the bumper pillars are free from the tabs on the core support. Carefully remove the bumper and set it aside.

  10. Mustang Diode Dynamics H13 HID Headlight Bulbs Install

  11. Remove the three 10mm bolts and small plastic push pin securing the headlight. Pull the headlight forward and disconnect the electrical connections. Switching gears a little here; I chose to mount the relay on the passenger side of the vehicle, right inside of the core support.

  12. Mustang Diode Dynamics H13 HID Headlight Bulbs Install

  13. Wipe the area on the car and the back of the relay with rubbing alcohol. Cut some of the double sided tape to length and stick it onto the back of the relay. Position the relay into place and apply firm pressure for a few seconds.

  14. Mustang Diode Dynamics H13 HID Headlight Bulbs Install

  15. Run the battery wire with inline fuse up through the core support and towards the fuse box. Pass the other group of wires from the relay through the same area as you did the power wire. Run those series of wires up and across the radiator towards the driver side headlight.

  16. Mustang Diode Dynamics H13 HID Headlight Bulbs Install

  17. Remove the four 10mm bolts securing the radiator mounts to the core support. Position the relay wires in line with the factory harness. Reinstall the radiator supports and hardware.

  18. Mustang Diode Dynamics H13 HID Headlight Bulbs Install

  19. On the driver side, thoroughly clean the inside of the core support and frame rail with rubbing alcohol. Clean the back of one of the included HID ballast assemblies and then peel and stick the double sided tape.

  20. Mustang Diode Dynamics H13 HID Headlight Bulbs Install

  21. I placed the ballast on the frame rail, furthest to the bumper support bracket. Now, clean the error canceller and apply your own double sided tape. Peel the tape backing and place this on the frame rail as well. Clean the back of the control unit and apply your own double sided tape. Peel the backing and place this on the trailing edge of the core support just before the recessed area.

  22. Mustang Diode Dynamics H13 HID Headlight Bulbs Install

  23. Back inside of the engine bay; remove one of the factory grounds and position the ground from the HID ballast assembly in line with the factory ground. Use the other factory ground to properly ground the relay. If hadn’t transferred your factory bulb for the HID bulb, now is the time to do so.

  24. Mustang Diode Dynamics H13 HID Headlight Bulbs Install

  25. Position the headlight back into place and connect the turn signal. Reinstall the headlight hardware and then connect the high beam connections.

  26. Mustang Diode Dynamics H13 HID Headlight Bulbs Install

  27. Plug in the relay to error canceller connection as well as the power and ground wires from the control unit. Zip tie the relay wire to the factory harness and tidy up any wiring on the driver side

  28. Mustang Diode Dynamics H13 HID Headlight Bulbs Install

  29. Moving to the passenger side, connect the main connection from the relay to the factory headlight bulb connection. Ground the second relay ground to the factory ground just about the headlight.

  30. Mustang Diode Dynamics H13 HID Headlight Bulbs Install

  31. I chose to ground the ballast to a bolt that was further down the frame rail. I scuffed the surface, wiped it clean and then reinstalled the bolt with ground attached. I then looped the wires and zip tied them for a nice clean look. Before installing the headlight, the ballast, error canceller and control unit will be mounted verbatim to the driver side. Install the other HID bulb, position the headlight back into place and reinstall the hardware.

  32. Mustang Diode Dynamics H13 HID Headlight Bulbs Install

  33. Pop the cover on the fuse box, and remove the nut securing the power wire from the battery. Position the power wire from relay in line with the factory wire and reinstall the nut. Tidy up any wires on the passenger side with zip ties and then reconnect the negative battery cable

  34. Mustang Diode Dynamics H13 HID Headlight Bulbs Install

  35. Before reinstalling the front bumper, power on the lights. Make sure they power on and then reach inside of the car to hit the brights; make sure these work as well. If everything checks out good, double check your wire management and then reinstall your bumper.

  36. Mustang Diode Dynamics H13 HID Headlight Bulbs Install


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Published on 2016-07-29
In this video we will be showing you how to install a set of Diode Dynamics H13 HID headlight bulbs on your 2005-12 Mustang.

Improve the visibility and style of your 2005-12 Mustang with Diode Dynamics HID headlight conversion kit! This kit includes H13 hi/low beam bulbs with the reliability of Diode Dynamics proven ballast technology. It is 100% plug and play and is a significant improvement over standard halogen bulbs.

Mustang Fitment: 2005 (05), 2006 (06), 2008 (08), 2009 (09), 2010 (10), 2011 (11), 2012 (12)
Transcript
Hey! What’s happening guys? Landan with LMR.com! This video will cover my universal install on Diode Dynamics 6000K HID kit for the S197 Mustang. This video will give all 2005 to 2012 non-HID Mustang owners a general understanding on how easy one of these kits are to install. Let’s check it out.

To begin installation, disconnect the negative battery cable.
Use a flat head screwdriver to remove the plastic push pins holding down the radiator cover.
The push pin closest to the driver side fender may require an actual push pin removal tool.
Remove the cover and set it aside.
Now you can remove the two 8mm bolts securing the bumper pillars to the core support.
Removal of the intake is optional.
I chose to do this to free up a little more light on the driver side and for more work room.
I also went ahead and installed the HID bulb before continuing.
This is something you can wait on until the headlight is removed.
Now support the vehicle via a lift or jack stands.
Remove the two 7mm screws securing the bumper to the bumper support bracket.
Do the same for the other side and then remove the other 7mm screws underneath the car securing the bumper to the close out panel.
Carefully pry the bumper free from the side brackets.
Disconnect the park lights and make sure the bumper pillars are free from the tabs on the core support.
Carefully remove the bumper and set it aside.
Remove the three 10mm bolts and small plastic push pin securing the headlight.
Pull the headlight forward and disconnect the electrical connections.
Switching gears a little here; I chose to mount the relay on the passenger side of the vehicle, right inside of the core support.
Wipe the area on the car and the back of the relay with rubbing alcohol.
Cut some of the double sided tape to length and stick it onto the back of the relay.
Position the relay into place and apply firm pressure for a few seconds.
Run the battery wire with inline fuse up through the core support and towards the fuse box.
Pass the other group of wires from the relay through the same area as you did the power wire.
Run those series of wires up and across the radiator towards the driver side headlight.
Remove the four 10mm bolts securing the radiator mounts to the core support.
Position the relay wires in line with the factory harness.
Reinstall the radiator supports and hardware.
On the driver side, thoroughly clean the inside of the core support and frame rail with rubbing alcohol.
Clean the back of one of the included HID ballast assemblies and then peel and stick the double sided tape.
I placed the ballast on the frame rail, furthest to the bumper support bracket.
Now, clean the error canceller and apply your own double sided tape.
Peel the tape backing and place this on the frame rail as well.
Clean the back of the control unit and apply your own double sided tape.
Peel the backing and place this on the trailing edge of the core support just before the recessed area.
Back inside of the engine bay; remove one of the factory grounds and position the ground from the HID ballast assembly in line with the factory ground.
Use the other factory ground to properly ground the relay.
If hadn’t transferred your factory bulb for the HID bulb, now is the time to do so.
Position the headlight back into place and connect the turn signal.
Reinstall the headlight hardware and then connect the high beam connections.
Plug in the relay to error canceller connection as well as the power and ground wires from the control unit.
Zip tie the relay wire to the factory harness and tidy up any wiring on the driver side.
Moving to the passenger side, connect the main connection from the relay to the factory headlight bulb connection.
Ground the second relay ground to the factory ground just about the headlight.
I chose to ground the ballast to a bolt that was further down the frame rail.
I scuffed the surface, wiped it clean and then reinstalled the bolt with ground attached.
I then looped the wires and zip tied them for a nice clean look.
Before installing the headlight, the ballast, error canceller and control unit will be mounted verbatim to the driver side.
Install the other HID bulb, position the headlight back into place and reinstall the hardware.
Pop the cover on the fuse box, and remove the nut securing the power wire from the battery.
Position the power wire from relay in line with the factory wire and reinstall the nut.
Tidy up any wires on the passenger side with zip ties and then reconnect the negative battery cable.
Before reinstalling the front bumper, power on the lights.
Make sure they power on and then reach inside of the car to hit the brights; make sure these work as well.
If everything checks out good, double check your wire management and then reinstall your bumper.

Alright fellas, removable of the bumper is optional, but if you’re one to have a super clean install, well, removing the bumper is your only choice. If you choose this route, allow yourself about two to two and a half hours from start to finish. This Diode Dynamics kit is 100% plug-n-play so no permanent modifications are required unless you choose to do something under your own will.

Until next time guys, subscribe to our channel and pick up this Diode Dynamics 6000 kelvin HID kit from LMR.com!