Ford Pony Emblem Front Grille Light Up V6/EcoBoost/GT 2015-2017
Ford Light Up Front Grille Pony Emblem for 2015, 2016 and 2017 Mustangs.
Give your 2015-2017 V6, EcoBoost or GT Mustang the gift of superior style with this Light Up Front Grille Pony Emblem (P/N: VFR3Z-8A224-A) from Ford. This replacement grille emblem is the same one installed on the custom CJ Pony Parts Stealth Gray 2017 EcoBoost Mustang which debuted at SEMA 2016!
Features and Benefits of the Ford Light Up Front Grille Pony Emblem:
- Replacement grille emblem that lights up
- Looks like stock chrome pony emblem when not illuminated
- Comes with everything you need to install on your S550
- Straightforward plug and play installation
- Wired to work with your Mustang's factory parking lights
- Seen on the custom CJ Pony Parts SEMA 2016 Build
*Due to changes in the factory wiring, this emblem will NOT work with 2018 Mustangs.
This lighted pony emblem looks just like your Mustang's factory front grille emblem when it isn't lit up. It is wired to work with your S550's parking lights. Everything you will need for a clear plug and play installation is included with your purchase.
Throughout every generation of the Mustang, the Ford Motor Company has made many of its parts internally, meaning if you're looking to replace a part on your Mustang, there's no better source than the OEM parts from Ford.
Order Ford's VFR3Z-8A224-A Light Up Front Grille Pony Emblem for your 2015, 2016 or 2017 Mustang from CJ Pony Parts today!
California Residents: Proposition 65 Warning
This light up grille horse is a genuine Ford accessory and will fit all 2015 and up Mustangs. It's a direct replacement for your factory horse and plugs into your marker lights, so every time your marker lights are on, it will light up as well. It has a nice soft light to it that adds a really nice custom subtle touch to your late model Mustang.
For this installation, you need a lift or a jack and jack stands, 1/4" ratchet, 5mm socket, 5.5mm socket, 7mm socket, 8mm socket, short extension, 7mm wrench, panel removal tool, plastic pry bar, drill, 1/4" drill bit, 1-1/2" hole saw, and safety glasses.
A couple of things about this installation before I get started with it. If you have a GT or a V6, you actually can do this installation without taking the bumper off the car. Now, you will have to drill a hole in the factory grille with the grille emblem off, but it is possible to do it with the front bumper still on the car. In our case, we are going to take the bumper off because we're going to show you a more detailed installation on how to do it, plus if you have an EcoBoost, you will have to remove the bumper. There's no way to do it with the bumper on the car.
To remove the bumper we're going to start by removing the radiator cover. It's held in place by these little pushpin clips. With the cover off, we're going to remove the upper hardware for the bumper cover. There's going to be screws across the top here and two tiny ones, depending on your car, probably going to be hidden under these weather strips. Pull that back and they're right there.
Now we're going to work on removing the lower splash shield. There's going to be bolts across the front and back and some plastic clips as well. Now removing the wheel well, we're going to remove these two clips on the bottom to start. This will give us a little more room to get up in there and unplug our lights. The splash shield's loose, now we can reach up, unplug the lights. With the two lower clips out of the way, now we're going to remove this upper clip here. This is a step many people have missed in the past and it will damage your bumper. The reason we're taking off the splash shield here is you gotta pull it back out of the way. And then right up in here, the top, right here, there's a little 7mm screw. You have to remove that or when you try to pull the bumper cover off it's actually going to rip the corner of the cover because it's attached to the fender. The hardware and clips removed, now you want to get the inside of the bumper cover, give it a light tug, and it will pop right off. Now there are alignment pins up top here. For this you sort of want to lift up and remove the cover.
Now this car has an aftermarket grille emblem, but the factory emblem will be held on by four of these metal retainers. You can carefully remove them with a panel removal tool or a screwdriver. Honestly, a lot of times they might just break. That doesn't matter when taking the old horse off as long as you don't need it again. This has some double stick tape on it. Your factory emblem will not have that. At this point, your factory emblem will just come right off. You can see our new horse is the exact same size and shape as the original. And then it has the studs on the back for mounting. The difference here, obviously, is the power for the wiring, so we will have to drill a hole for this next.
Now Ford includes this template for the hole. What you're going to do is put this in these two holes here. One on the tail. One on the body. Then mark the center. That's our center for our hole. I marked the hole, but you can actually use the template if you want as well and sort of hold it here. Drill a 1/4" hole through it. That's going to be our guide hole for our larger hole. For the next step, you want to be careful. You'll need an inch and a half hole saw. If you don't have an inch and a half, worst case, you could use a smaller hole and just kind of open it up with a file, but if you have an inch and half hole saw, that's really what you need to do this properly. Make sure the hole is deburred. Kind of clean the area as best you can, and grab the new horse with the harness and fish it through. Line up all the holes and push the horse into place. While putting pressure on the horse, we're going to install the retainers. This will get it centered. That little 5mm socket, a deep well usually works well. Apply even pressure and push it down into place.
Now that the harness is over to the driver side, the marker lights right here, we're going to take the supplied plug from Ford, plug that right in. Then when it goes back on the car we'll plug that there. We want to finish the harness and hide it so it doesn't get in the way. What I'm going to do is lift up on this clip here. This thing comes up pretty easily. Try to get it down and out of the way.
Now we're ready to put the bumper back on the car. An extra set of hands is definitely not a bad idea here as it is kind of large and cumbersome to put on. Before we do anything else, we're going to reach up inside here and we're going to plug everything back in. Make sure it works before we reinstall all the panels. Remember this plug here will now plug into the new plug from our running pony. Now since this is tied into your marker lights to check it, simply hit unlock on your key fob and it should light up.
Once you verify the horse is working properly, now we can reinstall all the clips and screws that we removed. Make sure all five of these alignment studs are in the right place. I'm going to start in the middle and reinstall the factory hardware. Don't forget the two little small ones on the sides here. Reinstall the radiator cover with the original clips. Pull back the splash shields now and install the screws that hold the fender up to the bumper. Next, reinstall the three pushpins in the fender liner. Make sure it's seated properly before you do that, though. Same process on the other side. Then we reinstall the hardware underneath here. Then finally the four screws. And your installation's finished.
Now I know decorative lighting isn't everybody's thing, but in my opinion, it's a nice subtle touch that really looks good on the front of the S550 Mustang. The installation, as you saw, isn't terribly back. Like I said, if you have a GT or V6, you could actually do this on the car and not take the bumper off. The EcoBoost, because of the shutter system, you really don't have any choice. But overall, it's not bad to do. Even taking the bumper off it's a two-hour install. Be back on the road in no time.