Installing StangMods’ Mustang Shorty Antennas

Installing a shorty antenna on your 94-09 Mustang is a very simple process that takes less than 5 minutes. We go over the process in this write-up.

Tools Required:

  • 3/8 Inch Wrench (optional)

The first step is getting the stock fishing rod-like antenna off of the vehicle. We were lucky and able to remove the antenna by using our bare thumb and index finger. Turn it counter clockwise and it will come right off. If you cannot unscrew it by hand, use a 3/8 wrench to do the job.

After unscrewing the stock antenna…

Your new shorty antenna comes with one threaded adapter base. Screw the fatter end of the threaded base into the stock antenna location as shown below.

Now, simply screw on the new shorty antenna onto the adapter base in a clock-wise motion.

Your installation is now complete!

You can find our universal fit shorty antennas here: StangMods Shorty Antennas On StangMods.com

Replacing Your 05-09 Mustang’s Rear License Plate Bulb

In this writeup we go over the installation of a license plate bulb on any 2005-2009 Ford Mustang. StangMods carries not only standard halogen replacement bulbs but also high output LED bulbs in HID white and blue. You can find our selection of exterior bulbs here – http://www.stangmods.com/Mustang-Exterior-Bulbs-from-StangMods-com-s/106.htm

The only tool required for this install is a flat head screwdriver. This tool will be used to remove the fasteners holding the license plate bulb cover in place. First locate the two push pins holding the bulb cover in place. Using your flat head screwdriver, gently pull them out as shown below.

Once the pins are removed, grasp the cover as shown below and gently pull down. Do not use much force as the cover will be held to the vehicle with a wiring harness.

 

The stock bulb is attached to the grey harness. Give it a half turn counter-clockwise to release the harness and bulb from the cover.

To complete the installation, remove the stock bulb and re-install the new LED into the harness and then back into the cover. Finish up by re-attaching the two push pins you removed in step 1. Thats all there is to it. This rather simple mod really livens up an otherwise overlooked area of your ride!

You can purchase your LED license plate bulbs and replacement bulbs from StangMods.com