Mustang Light Bulb Buying GuideLast Updated August 4, 2019
Sometimes it's difficult figuring out what type of bulb you're trying to replace on your Mustang, especially if it's not a new car with an owner's manual in the glovebox. There are even some cases where the part number on the bulb itself could have corroded off in time or could be missing altogether. That's where this handy buying guide comes in listing the different bulb types for your Fox Body Mustang, all the way up to present.
You can use this light bulb buying guide to find the particular bulb type that you may need to replace on your Mustang and cross-reference it with either a replacement bulb or an upgraded LED version for a brighter shine, long-lasting life, all while using less power. It's truly a win-win when upgrading to an LED bulb over the factory incandescent counterparts.
1979-1993 Fox Body Mustangs:
1994-2004 SN95 Mustangs:
2005-2014 S197 Mustangs:
2015-2017 S550 Mustangs:
You'll be able to find your generation Mustang below. Use the tables and respective related products to find the right replacement bulb for your Mustang along with various different replacement and upgrade options depending on the particular bulb that you're looking for!
1979-1993 Mustang Light Bulbs
|1986-1993 Mustang||9004 Series/HB1 Bulb||The 9004 Series or HB1 bulb includes both high beam and low beam into one bulb.|
|1979-1986 Mustang||H2 Fog Light Bulb||These fog light bulbs were found on the “Four-Eye” 1979-1986 Mustangs.|
|1987-1993 Mustang||H3 Fog Light Bulb||The H3 bulbs were found on the 1987-1993 GTs with the round fog lights.|
|1979-1986 Mustang||194 Series Clear Light Bulb||These 194 light bulbs are clear on four-eyed Fox’s because the lens is amber.|
|1987-1993 Mustang||916NA Series Amber Light Bulb||The 916NA amber bulbs have an amber tint on them to go along with the new headlight design of the later model Fox’s.|
|1979-1986 Mustang||1157 Series Clear Light Bulb||Will fit all 1979-1986 Mustangs except SVO models.|
|1984-1986 SVO Mustang||1157 Series Amber Light Bulb||Since the parking light on the SVO is clear, you will need an amber bulb to meet DOT vehicle regulations.|
|1987 Mustang||2357 Series Amber Light Bulb||For one year, Ford used a different amber bulb on the Fox Body’s.|
|1988-1989 Mustang||1157 Series Amber Light Bulb||After using this bulb for the SVO, Ford switched back to the 1157 Series for 1988-1989 Mustangs.|
|1990-1993 Mustang||3157 Series Amber Light Bulb||From 1990-1993, Ford used a 3157 Series Amber bulb for their parking lights.|
|1988-2009 Mustang Brake/Turn Signal||3157 Series Red Light Bulb||Fox Bodies require six 3157 red bulbs to do both tail lights.|
|1988-2004 Mustang Reverse Light||3156 White Light Bulb||Fox Bodies use a 3156 white bulb for both reverse lights.|
1994-2004 Mustang Light Bulbs
|1994-2004 Mustang||9007 Series/HB5 Headlight Bulb||The 9007/HB5 Bulb was introduced to the new body style in the 1994 Mustang and used through 2004.|
|1994-2004 Mustang GT||893 Series Fog Light Bulb||For all SN95 GT model Mustangs, Ford used an 893 Series bulb.|
|1994-2001 SVT Cobra
2003-2004 Mach 1
|893 Series Fog Light Bulb||Only found on 1994-2001 SVT Cobra and 2003-2004 Mach 1 models, these bulbs will not fit 2003-2004 SVT Cobras.|
|2003-2004 SVT Cobra||9145 Series/H10 Fog Light Bulb||The 9145 Series/H10 Bulb was used solely for the “Terminator” Mustangs in the SN95 generation.|
|1994-2004 Mustang||3157 Series Amber Light Bulb||For the 1994-1998 Mustangs, the headlights were a two-piece design, whereas the 1999-2004 Mustangs had a one-piece headlight. Both used the same side marker bulb, a 3157 series amber bulb.|
|1988-2009 Mustang Brake/Turn Signal||3157 Series Red Light Bulb||SN95/New Edge Mustangs require six 3157 red bulbs to do both tail lights.|
|1988-2004 Mustang Reverse Light||3156 White Light Bulb||SN95/New Edge Mustangs use a 3156 white bulb for both reverse lights.|
|1994-2004 Mustang Dome/Map Light||Convert to LED||Convert to LED Interior Lights for more light output and a better look.|
2005-2014 Mustang Light Bulbs
|2005-2012 Mustang||9008 Series/H13 Headlight Bulb||The standard bulb for 2005-2012 Mustangs is an H13 halogen bulb that has both low and high beam function. Some 2007-2012 Mustangs may have optional HID headlights.|
|2007-2012 Mustangs with Factory HID Headlights||D3S High Intensity Discharge (HID) Headlight Bulb||Some 07-12 Mustangs have optional HID headlights.|
|2013-2014 Mustangs||D3S High Intensity Discharge (HID) Headlight Bulb||2013-2014 Mustangs will have HID headlights standard.|
|2005-2012 Mustang GT||9145 Series/H10 Fog Light Bulb||These bulbs came in the factory upper grille mounted fog lights on the GT models.|
|2005-2009 Mustang V6
|H11 Fog Light Bulb||The 05-09 Pony Package V6 Mustangs had H11 bulbs in the upper grille. And the 11-12 GT/CS Mustangs had H11 bulbs in the lower fascia.|
|2013-2014 Mustang GT||LED Fog Light Housing||Starting in 2013, Ford offered only LED Fog Lights in the Mustang. See your local Ford dealer for proper replacement.|
|2005-2009 Mustang||2825 Series Light Bulb||These 2825 bulbs are located in the driver and passenger side of the front bumper cover.|
|2010-2014 Mustang||194 Series Light Bulb||For the 2010-2014 Mustangs, Ford relocated the turn signals to the headlights. The inside of either headlight for halogen headlight housings and the outside for HID housings.|
|2005-2009 Mustang||3157 Series Light Bulb||These bulbs are located in the front bumper side marker lights.|
|2010-2012 Mustang||3457 Series Light Bulb||Starting in 2013, Ford offered only LED Fog Lights in the Mustang. See your local Ford dealer for proper replacement.|
|1988-2009 Mustang||3157 Series Red Light Bulb||SN95/New Edge Mustangs require six 3157 red bulbs to do both tail lights.|
|2005-2014 Mustang Map Light||Convert to LED||Convert to LED Interior Lights for more light output and a better look.|
|2005-2009 Mustang Trunk Light||Convert to LED||Convert to LED Trunk Light for more light output and a better look.|
S550 Light Bulb Sizes
|2015-2017 Mustang||D3S High Intensity Discharge (HID) Headlight Bulb||All S550 Mustangs have HID headlights standard.|
|2015- 2017 Mustang||LED Fog Light Housing||All fog lights for the S550 Mustang are LED housings. See your local Ford dealer for proper replacement.|
|2015-2017 Mustang Turn Signal||7444NA Series Amber Bulb||Ford uses two different bulbs in the front bumper with different functions. Both act as parking lights, but the larger 7444NA bulb blinks when the turn signal is activated.|
|2015-2017 Mustang Parking Light||WY5W Series Amber Bulb||The smaller outside WY5W amber bulb acts as a full-time parking light.|
|2015-2017 Mustang Rear Side Markers||Convert to LED||Convert your boring incandescent rear side markers to a full LED unit!|
|2015-2017 Mustang Reverse Light||3156 or 3157 Series Bulb||Ford still uses a factory incandescent bulb for the factory reverse light on the 2015+ Mustangs.|
|2015-2017 Mustang Interior Map/Dome Lights||2825 Series Bulb||Interior lights are also incandescent for the S550.|
Having trouble finding that pesky light bulb part number? Sometimes it's not listed on the bulb itself and your owner's manual is long gone. Don't fret! This Mustang Light Bulb Buying Guide will help you determine what type of bulb you're missing and where you can locate a replacement or upgrade, all right here at CJ's!
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