1965-1966 Mustang LED Parking Light Install

1965-1966 Mustang LED Parking Light Install

Last Updated August 8, 2023 | Bill Tumas

Parking lights for classic Mustangs are an important safety feature that can wear out over time. Switching out your 1965-1966 Mustang parking lights with new LED replacements is not only a great way to give your classic Mustang a modern look, but also an important safety upgrade if your stock bulbs have gone dim.

Check out this guide for step-by-step instructions on how to replace your classic Mustang's parking lights with LED upgrades.

1965-1966 Mustang LED Parking Lights Install Instructions

The LED parking lights we installed are sold as a pair and are a direct replacement for the factory lens and bulb. The installation is super easy, requiring only a flathead and Phillips-head screwdriver. It will only take 20-30 minutes, so you should be back on the road in no time.

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Step 1: Remove Factory Lens

Under the front fender is the factory parking light. Using a Phillips-head screwdriver, remove the two screws holding the lens in place. You can discard the old lens, but keep the screws.

Mechanic removing stock parking light on a classic Mustang

Step 2: Remove Factory Bulb

Reach your hand into the bulb housing. Gently push the bulb in and turn counter-clockwise to release it from the housing.

Mechanic removing stock parking light bulb on a classic Mustang

Step 3: Install New LED Wiring

On either side of the new LED socket are alignment pins. The higher pin will go at the top of the housing, with the lower one at the bottom.

Slide the socket into the housing and push it forward with a flathead screwdriver. Turn it clockwise to lock in the LED.

Mechanic installing LED parking light wiring on a classic Mustang

Step 4: Install LED Lens

Place the wires for the LED into the housing and use the two screws from the stock parking light to secure the new LED light.

Mechanic installing LED parking light on a classic Mustang

Congratulations, you're all done!

Finish Upgrading the Lighting on Your Classic Mustang

Your new LED parking lights will give your 65'-66' Mustang better visibility and safety. LED replacement parking lights also act as a turn signal for your classic Mustang.

You can complement your '65 Mustang parking light install by upgrading your flasher to one that works with LEDs. Upgrading your parking lights is also a great entry point to overhauling your classic Mustang's lighting. Be sure to check out our other classic Mustang lighting install guides.

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