Mustang Light Bulb Buying Guide

Mustang Light Bulb Buying Guide

Last Updated October 18, 2021 | Alison Smith

Sometimes it can be hard to figure out what type of replacement bulb you need for your Mustang. This is especially true if it's not a new car with an owner's manual in the glovebox.

In some cases, the part number on the bulb itself can corrode or be missing altogether. That's where this guide comes in handy. It lists bulbs for all Mustangs - from classics all the way up to the newest generation.

Simply find your generation in the list below and click on the types of bulbs you’re looking for. Whether you need an original replacement or an LED upgrade, there are a variety of bulb options for all Mustang generations.

1964.5-1973 Classic Mustangs

Headlights | Interior Lights | Marker Lights | Other

1979-1993 Fox Body Mustangs

Headlights | Fog Lights | Side Markers | Parking Lights | Other

1994-2004 SN95 Mustangs

Headlights | Fog Lights | Side Markers | Other

2005-2014 S197 Mustangs

Headlights | Fog Lights | Parking Lights | Other

2015-2021 S550 Mustangs

Headlights | Fog Lights | Parking Lights | Other

1964.5-1973 Mustang Light Bulbs

Classic Mustang Headlight Bulb Sizes
Mustang Years Bulb Type Comments
1965-1968 / 1970-1973 Halogen H4 Headlights Though any H4 headlights will do, for authenticity, the headlights would have had a tiny “FoMoCo” logo in the very center.

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Classic Mustang Interior Light Bulb Sizes
Mustang Years Bulb Type Application Comments
1964.5 1445 Bulb Automatic Transmission Shifter The 1445 is a clear round bulb used for a variety of applications.
1964.5-1966 1891 Bulb Radio Dial Briefly used for radio dials.
1964.5-1966 1004 Bulb Pony Door Light Used for door lights in Mustangs with the “Pony Package” Interior.
1965 1445 Bulb Glove Box Lamp
1965-1969 (auto transmission only) 1893 Bulb Automatic Shifter Dial One of the few light bulbs that changed between 1964.5 and 1965 Mustangs. 1964.5 Mustangs with an automatic transmission used a 1445 bulb for the shifter dial instead.
1965-1970 1895 Bulb Alternator Charge Warning, Clock, Console/Glove Box, Speedometer, Turn Signal Indicator
1965-1970 (fastback only) 1003 Bulb Interior Quarter Trim
1965, 1967-1970 1895 Bulb Oil/Alternator/Brake Warning Lights
1965-1971 1895 Bulb High Beam Indicator, Oil Pressure Warning, Temperature Indicator
1965-1973 1895 Bulb Glove Box in Dash, Tachometer
1966-1968 1895 Bulb Seat Belt Warning
1966-1969 1895 Bulb Fuel Gauge, Glove Box in Console
1967 194 Bulb Brake Warning The 194 was the interior lightbulb of choice. Used in a variety of applications. Amber colored 194 bulbs were also used for marker lights.
1967-1969 1003 Bulb Dome Courtesy Light Dome Courtesy Light
1967-1970 1003 Bulb Luggage Compartment
1967-1970 1893 Bulb Radio Dial
1967-1973 1895 Bulb Cigarette Lighter
1969 1895 Bulb Ignition Switch
1969-1970 1895 Bulb Heater Control, Hood Mount Turn Signal
1969-1971 105 Bulb Dome Light
1970 1895 Bulb Lights On Warning, Low Fuel Warning
1971 194 Bulb Auxiliary Instrument Cluster
1972 194 Bulb Temperature Indicator
1972-1973 194 Bulb Alternator Charge Warning, Oil Pressure Warning, Rally-Pac, Turn Signal Indicator, Clock, High Beam Indicator, Oil/Alternator/Brake Warning Lights
1972-1973 194 Bulb Turn Signal Indicator

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Classic Mustang Marker Bulb Sizes
Mustang Years Bulb Type Application Comments
1968 1178 Bulb Side Marker Light (Amber) An amber 1178 bulb was used for 1968 only.
1969-1970 194 Bulb Front Marker Lights (Amber)
1969, 1972-1973 194 Bulb Rear Side Marker
1970 161 Bulb Rear Marker Light Rear marker light used for one year.
1970 194 Bulb Rear Marker Lights (Amber)
1970-1973 194 Bulb Front Marker Lights

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Other Classic Mustang Bulb Sizes
Mustang Years Bulb Type Application Comments
1964.5-1969 257 Bulb Brake Warning Light
1964.5-1968 1816 Bulb Rear Console Light
1965-1966 1157 Bulb Parking Light
1965-1970 1142 Bulb Backup Light
1965-1969, 1971-1973 631 Courtesy Bulb Lower Courtesy Instrument Panel
1965-1973 97 Bulb License Plate Light
1965-1973 1157 Bulb Taillights
1965-1973 631 Courtesy Bulb Under Dash Courtesy
1967-1968 631 Courtesy Bulb Grille Emblem Illumination, Overhead Console
1967-1973 1157 Bulb Parking Light Amber colored.
1971-1973 631 Courtesy Bulb Engine Compartment

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1979-1993 Mustang Light Bulbs

Fox Body Headlight Bulb Sizes
Year/Model Bulb Type Comments
1987-1993 9004 Series/HB1 Bulb The 9004 series or HB1 bulb includes both high beam and low beam in one bulb.

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Fox Body Fog Light Bulb Sizes
Year/Model Bulb Type Comments
1979-1986 H2 Fog Light Bulb These fog light bulbs were found on the “Four-Eye” 1979-1986 Mustangs.
1987-1993 H3 Fog Light Bulb The H3 bulbs were found on the 1987-1993 GTs with the round fog lights.

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Fox Body Side Marker Bulb Sizes
Year/Model Bulb Type Comments
1979-1986 194 Series Clear Light Bulb These 194 light bulbs are clear on four-eyed Fox’s because the lens is amber.
1987-1993 194 Series Clear 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 Bodies.

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Fox Body Parking Light Bulb Sizes
Year/Model Bulb Type Comments
1979-1986 1157 Series Clear Light Bulb Will fit all 1979-1986 Mustangs except SVO models.
1984-1986 SVO Mustang 1157 Series Clear Light Bulb Since the parking light on the SVO is clear, you’ll need an amber bulb to meet DOT vehicle regulations.
1987 2357 Series Amber Light Bulb For one year, Ford used a different amber bulb on the Fox Body Mustangs.
1988-1989 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 3157 Series Amber Light Bulb From 1990-1993, Ford used a 3157 series amber bulb for their parking lights.

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Other Fox Body Bulb Sizes
Year/Model Bulb Type Comments
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.

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1994-2004 Mustang Light Bulbs

SN95/New Edge Headlight Bulb Sizes
Year/Model Bulb Type Comments
1994-2004 9007 Series/HB5 Headlight Bulb The 9007/HB5 bulb was introduced to the new body style in the 1994 Mustang and used through 2004.

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SN95/New Edge Fog Light Bulb Sizes
Year/Model Bulb Type Comments
1994-2004 Mustang GT 893 Series Fog Light Bulb Ford used an 893 Series bulb for all SN95 GT model Mustangs.
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.

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SN95/New Edge Side Marker Bulb Sizes
Year/Model Bulb Type Comments
1994-2004 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.

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Other SN95/New Edge Bulb Sizes
Year/Model Bulb Type Comments
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.

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2005-2014 Mustang Light Bulbs

S197 Headlight Bulb Sizes
Year/Model Bulb Type Comments
2005-2012 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 D3S High Intensity Discharge (HID) Headlight Bulb 2013-2014 Mustangs will have HID headlights standard.

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S197 Fog Light Bulb Sizes
Year/Model Bulb Type Comments
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, 2011-2012 GT/CS H11 Fog Light Bulb The 05-09 Pony Package V6 Mustangs had H11 bulbs in the upper grille. 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 a proper replacement.

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S197 Parking Light Bulb Sizes
Year/Model Bulb Type Comments
2005-2009 2825 Series Light Bulb These 2825 bulbs are located in the driver and passenger side of the front bumper cover.
2010-2014 194 Series Light Bulb For the 2010-2014 Mustangs, Ford relocated the turn signals to the headlights: Inside of either headlight for halogen headlight housings and outside for HID housings.
2005-2009 3157 Series Light Bulb These bulbs are located in the front bumper side marker lights.
2010-2012 3457 Series Light Bulb Starting in 2013, Ford offered only LED fog lights in the Mustang. See your local Ford dealer for a proper replacement.

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Other S197 Bulb Sizes
Year/Model Bulb Type Comments
1988-2009 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 an LED trunk light for more light output and a better look.

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S550 Light Bulb Sizes

S550 Headlight Bulb Sizes
Year/Model Bulb Type Comments
2015-2017 Mustang D3S High-Intensity Discharge (HID) Headlight Bulb All 2015-2017 S550 Mustangs have HID headlights standard.
2018-2021 Mustang Headlights The 2018-2021 Mustang GT and EcoBoost have sealed headlight assemblies. The bulbs and marker light assemblies are not designed to be serviceable. They’re both LED and designed to last the life of the vehicle.

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S550 Fog Light Bulb Sizes
Year/Model Bulb Type Comments
2015-2017 Mustang LED Fog Light Housing All fog lights for the 2015-2017 Mustang have LED housings. See your local Ford dealer for a proper replacement.
2018-2021 Mustang Fog Light Housing The fog/driving lights were relocated to the sealed marker light assembly for the 2018-2021 Mustangs. They are not designed to be serviceable and should last the life of the vehicle.

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S550 Parking Light Bulb Sizes
Year/Model Bulb Type Comments
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.

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Other S550 Bulb Sizes
Year/Model Bulb Type Comments
2015-2021 Mustang Rear Side Markers Convert to LED Convert your incandescent rear side markers to a full LED unit for better visibility and style.
2015-2021 Mustang Reverse Light 3156 or 3157 Series Bulb Ford still uses an incandescent bulb for the factory reverse light on the 2015+ Mustangs. LED upgrades are available.
2015-2021 Mustang Interior Map/Dome Lights 2825 Series Bulb Interior lights are also incandescent for the S550. LED upgrades are available.

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