Sequential Tail Lights
Stock Cougars were known for their sequential taillights and the customers wants to keep them operational. We decided to convert it to a new style fully electronic system for more reliability compared to the old dynamite sticks used from Ford/Mercury in 1969. As seen Classic Design has a system for late model Mustangs to convert them. We will retro fit our car to handle this system
This is the old brain that Mercury installed and it is susceptible to failure being 40 years old much like the old dynamite sticks that Ford Mercury first installed in Shelby's and Cougars. The new kit comes with small modules that Ford made for 2005 to 2009 Mustangs. It's a Digital World we live in.
We start with brand new sockets to install new bulbs in to our taillight housing. Calterm MFG's this unit but many companies have them. A little tweaking and they will fit your Ford Housings.
Louie trims back the wiring on the pig tails on the new sockets.
As seen the Design Concepts sequential module is very small.
We flip it over and you can see Mustang written on the module.
Luie marks the bulb sockets for the later model Mustang from the kit so he can keep the inner, center and outer bulbs separate as far as the wiring is concerned.
He finished off the pig tails and gets ready to connect them by soldering the wiring to the modules.
Shrink tape is installed over any splices.
He solders the #1 socket wire to the #1 module wire and proceeds on to the second and third lights until finished.
As seen he had slid some shrink tubing on the wire before-hand and has slid it down in place. He is now heating it with a baby piezo torch.
Once shrunk they really tighten on the wire which causes a permanent seal and protection.
All installed we are ready to fire up the turn signals.
We turn on the lights and you can see the running lights are on.
The first light kicks off
The second one hit and now the third one. It is rather hard to shoot with a camera but it does work individually or sequential on all three lights.
We simply used a battery jump starter to power her up during testing.