Mustang License Plate Lamp Lens (1994-2004) Installation Instructions

Tools Required:
  • Phillips Head Screw Driver
Install Difficulty:
  • Easy
  • Easy Project
1. The stock license plate lamp lenses in need of replacement (large crack in the left one). Popping the trunk open makes it much easier to remove and install your new Mustang License Plate Lamp Lens.
Mustang License Plate Lamp Lens Install Image
2. This is the view from inside the trunk. The Mustang rear license lamp sockets are circled in green. You can remove the sockets from the lens housings now (turn counter-clockwise), but since it's a little tight in there, you can wait until after you pop the housings out of the trunk lid.
Mustang License Plate Lamp Lens Install Image
3. Remove the two Mustang license plate lamp lens screws from the first lens. If you find that the screw is turning but is not coming out, you can reach under the trunk lid with your other hand and push out on the end of the screw as you unscrew it to get it started.
Mustang License Plate Lamp Lens Install Image
Mustang License Plate Lamp Lens Install Image
4. Once you get the screws out, you can reach around and push the lens out of the trunk lid.
Mustang License Plate Lamp Lens Install Image
5. You can now easily turn the lamp socket counter-clockwise to remove it from the old lens and away from the Mustang taillights. Once the old lens is removed, pull out the screw retainers.
Mustang License Plate Lamp Lens Install Image
6. Insert the screw retainers removed in step 5, reinstall the lamp socket (turn clockwise), and insert the new lens into the hole.
Mustang License Plate Lamp Lens Install Image
7. Push in the screws removed in step 3. There is no need to screw them in with a screw driver, you can just push them in.
Mustang License Plate Lamp Lens Install Image
8. Repeat steps 3-7 on the other side if you are replacing both. Replacing both sides at the same time is highly recommended because your non-broken stock lens is likely discolored compared to the brand new one you just installed. See picture below for comparison of stock vs new.
Mustang License Plate Lamp Lens Install Image
9. Your installation is complete. Enjoy your new crystal clear Mustang License Plate Lamp Lens!
Mustang License Plate Lamp Lens Install Image