Published on 2013-02-28
Follow along in this video as Jmac shows you how to remove and install a 99-04 (New Edge SN95) Mustang 3rd brake light. Faded and weathered Mustang third brake lights are a common issue on the 99-04 Mustangs. Since the brake light wraps around to the top of the trunk/deck lid, the top of the 3rd brake light is subject to direct UV/sunlight. This UV light damage typically causes fading, cracking and peeling of the protective coat on the third brake light.
LatemodelRestoration.com offers both OEM Ford original Mustang brake lights and LED (L.E.D.) brake lights that are available in chrome, smoked and factory style. In this video Jmac uses the 1999-04 Mustang LED 3rd Brake Light – Factory Style to completely transform the looks of this 04 Mustang Pony Package V6.
These brake lights install on all V6, GT, 99-01 Cobras and Mach 1 model 99-04 Mustangs. The 03-04 SVT Cobra third brake light is built into the Cobra’s special spoiler. No matter what your Mustang lighting needs are, Latemodel Restoration has you covered with a full lineup of Mustang headlight, brake light, tail light and many other lighting options. All our lights are backed by a NO HASSLE WARRANTY.
Replace your faded Mustang 3rd brake light with our LED kit. Watch the installation video here!
We already changed the headlights and the tail lights to enhance the this V6 Mustang. The 3rd brake light was really faded and so it was time to change it out also. I was going to replace it with a Ford one until I noticed how expensive they were. At that price Ford must be about to discontinue them so I started checking other options. We chose the SDT-13613B smoked LED third brake light, which is super bright when lit and dark when unlit to match the black car perfectly.
For installation you will need to open the trunk and look at the underside of the lid. The first thing that I did was remove the trunk light bulb because it will get hot really quick and you will have to remove it later. You will need a10mm socket to remove the nuts that hold the housing on.
After removing the 3rd brake light, you will need to twist the connectors to remove them from the housing, including the socket for the trunk light.
I separated the harness from the vehicle by disconnecting the connector inside the trunk lid on the left side, and took the harness to the work bench. You will need to peel the backing off the new rubber seal and place it on the new assembly to seal out the weather. The light bulbs are all taken out and then the LED connectors simply plug into the connectors. I tucked all the wires into the new assembly as the pictures show.
Connect the harness back to car and install the light back into the lid. Tighten up the nuts and reinstall the trunk light bulb. You are done and ready to test them. They are bright and the dark lens looks awesome.
I am happy with the choice. The LED's really show up well at night and were easy to install. It really makes my Mustang look new again!