(approx) 30 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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Hey, guys. Adam here with americantrucks.com, and today we're taking a closer look at and installing the Axial Black Smoked LED Tail Lights available for the '09 to '14 styleside F-150s. You should be checking this out for your own F-150 if you're looking at ditch the factory, very traditional boring tail lights to not only give your back end a stealthier look but something that's just going to completely change that rear-end design of your truck. Now, these tail lights are ditching the factory incandescent bulbs and replacing them with 12 upper and lower individual LEDs that are super bright, a lot more modern and a lot more attractive, at least in my personal opinion. In addition to the swap of the incandescents to LEDs, you're also switching up from that factory traditional red look and chrome accent look to a black interior housing with a smoked acrylic lens, which is again the same OEM quality materials as your factory lights, but in every way, shape and form changes up the design and just looks a little bit more aggressive and I think it's a huge worthwhile change at the rear. Now you get the 12 upper, 12 lower individual LEDs, you get two accent lights on the side and you're reusing that factory reverse light bulb in the middle. As far as mounting them up, the same way the factory lights uninstall and install, it's going to be the same way you do the Axials. It also is a complete plug and play process. Now I know some of the LED lights out there on the market will require you to cut and splice your factory harness. Not gonna be the case here. It's got factory style connectors that'll snap right into your stock harness. All you're gonna be reusing is that factory reverse light. Otherwise, it's a straight-on plug and play and I'll show you guys that in just a minute. Know that the tail lights come in a pair of two so you get of course a driver and passenger side for the around 260 bucks, which I think is a great price for such a big change. The install, I'm gonna give one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter. All you're gonna need is about 30 minutes to an hour from start to finish. I'd say probably around the 30-minute mark. I'm gonna take you through every step of the process. Let's get to it. The tools using this install include an impact gun or a ratchet and an 8-millimeter socket. All right guys. The first step of the uninstall, of course, is to grab an 8-millimeter socket, drop your tailgate, and we're gonna remove the two bolts holding on our tail light. Now they're on the inside or where the tailgate would sit, one at the top, one at the bottom. You're gonna pull straight back just like that. We're gonna pinch and disconnect the harnesses connected to the factory bulbs, two top and bottom and then your reverse light in the middle. So we got our factory tail light off of our F-150 and it's on the tailgate next to our Axial Black LED Smoked Tail Light. I'm gonna show you some of the similarities, but mainly the big differences between the two and really there are a couple here. The biggest difference, of course, is gonna be the interior housing is black on your new Axial tail light, whereas your factory one is that traditional bright chrome red, those kind of polished mirror-like shine accents. So huge contrast, night and day difference here. The black interior on your new tail light is super stealthy and it's also got an acrylic lens just like your factory one, but this time it's smoked. The smoked lens gives you that really stealthy back end appearance, which I actually am a big fan of the smoked lenses. Some guys might not like the smoked exterior lens. They might like it clear with a black interior just to give the impression of a smoked lens, but I actually like it when that lens is darker. I think it gives it that true stealth. Inside of that smoked lens, you're getting a complete redesign. You have 12 individual LEDs, top and bottom, and it's broken up into sections just like your factory ones. So not a huge style or design difference there. It's really how they use that design. Inside 12 different LEDs top and bottom. Reverse light's going to go right in the middle and we are reusing that factory reverse light. On the sides, you get the reflectors, accents and really just stealthy lines. There's nothing a whole lot crazier going on here, which I actually like. It's more of that minimalistic look on the siding. On the back, what we can do is flip this over and show you the factory incandescent bulbs versus your new LED setup. Now there's resisters already built in to make sure that they're using the proper voltage and all of that, so you don't have to worry about adding resistors or doing any wiring. It's built into these plug and play harnesses. They're already clipped in, already spliced for you. These are gonna snap right into the factory harness inside of your truck. The reverse light is gonna go right in here. There's a little plastic or paper cap on that, so you're just gonna remove that and your reverse light pops right into that housing the same as your factory. So what we're gonna do is toss this aside. We don't even need to touch the light bulbs. All we're gonna do, plug in, bolt it back up and repeat on the other side. All right guys, the install we're gonna start off by taking our reverse light and sliding that right into the middle socket here just to have that out of the way. Really just gonna take that bulb and twist it in the position. There you go. Once you have your reverse light taken care of, you can take the bottom harness on your Axial tail light and the bottom harness from the factory and plug those guys in together. They'll only go in one way, so just snap that in. Do the same thing for the top harness. All right. Once you have them connected, we can tuck them back into position. Feed the factory tail light back through the stock retainer clips. From here, once you have it in place, grab those factory 8-millimeter bolts and thread them through by hand and then tighten them down. Now you can repeat for the other side. Now, of course, you want to make sure you're testing your lights before you hit the road, hit the brakes, turn signals, hazard lights, turn on your tail lights, so on and so forth. Make sure all the bulbs are correct. If something isn't lighting up, make sure everything is tight and secure. Just test out your lights before you hit the road. Well, guys, that's gonna wrap up my review and install for the Axial Black Smoked LED Tail Lights for the '09 to '14 styleside F-150. You can pick up your set right here at americantrucks.com
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December 23, 2019
Awesome products/fast delivery!!!
very easy to install, fitment was perfect!!!! I will buy more products from Americantrucks.com..Helpful (0)
December 17, 2019
Great Looking and very visible.
Very happy with the look and brightness of these smoke tint tail light assemblies. Very easy to install. Only took me about 30 minutes.Helpful (0)
December 16, 2019
Black smoke tail light
This product is very excellent is easy to install look nice and I love it .Helpful (0)
November 10, 2019
Great look for the F150
This product is Excellent! So bright and adds a very nice look to the F150, unlike all of the boring stock tail lights out there. I highly recommend these. Have had them on for 1 yr and no problems at all! Super easy to self install in about 30 mins or less. My husband loved them. His favorite Christmas present! Good job AM!Helpful (2)
November 06, 2019
I love them
They went is pretty easy and look great. I would buy again I was skeptical about that price tag but I've got a ton of complimentsHelpful (2)
October 21, 2019
Looks are decieving
Looks great and easy to install. After 6 weeks the resistor block went out causing my turn signals to stop on driver side. Can't find any replacement parts and American Trucks can't offer any help. Did research and found I'm not the only one with problems with this product.Helpful (5)
October 20, 2019
Great look for a great price
this really gives your truck a mean look, by giving it those extra style points you were looking for. looks great on my 2012 F-150 Platinum. NOTE: the driver side light doesn't fit as well as the passenger so i hat to wallow out the hole a bit but besides that, also didnt have the issue everyone else is having with the moisture. but then again I took the extra precaution to seal some of the holes on the lights with DC-4 grease.Helpful (0)
October 08, 2019
Nice looking lights and easy to I stall. The LEDs are plug in play. Will have to transfer the back up light.Helpful (1)
September 27, 2019
I purchased tail,head and third brake lites.order showed up on time,install was easy and fitment was perfect,the look is awesome.my truck is all blacked out now ,id recommend thease products to everyone and the ordering process was flawlessHelpful (1)
September 25, 2019
Look great and easy install. Fitment issues
These are great looking replacements. The blackout look is awesome. Install was easy. Remove a couple screws, plug a couple harnesses and done. My only issue was the fitment. These aren’t OEM fit. There’s a gap all around the housings. I’ll probably end up getting weatherstrip to place around the housings to seal the gaps.Helpful (2)
Last time I replaced my tail lights on a GM vehicle with LEDs it affected my cruise control and it would not work. Do these lights in any way affect or disable the cruise control?
The Axial Red LED Tail Lights will not affect the cruise control any no.
What is the warranty on the taillights?
These tail lights come with a 30-day warranty and have the option to purchase an extended warranty of up to 3 years.
I’m confused. In Video you state to plug in LED bulbs of choice. Then in a Q A list, you state that the package comes with LEDs and nothing else to buy. Which is it ???
This will come with LEDs and you would not need anything else with these tail lights.
Do the Axial red led taillights have the red side marker lights built in also?
Yes, these tail lights will have the red side markers.
Having figment issues on the driver side. Any advice on how to close the gap between housing and the bed?
Please call into customer service at 1-888-706-1096 for assistance.
These should not cause hyper flash no.
At this time, the LED drivers on the Axial Red LED Tail Lights are not available separately.
Yes, the Axial Black Smoked LED Tail Lights will be compatible with your 2012 SVT Raptor.
The Axial Smoked LED Tail Lights are compatible with most LED reverse light bulbs. If it fit in the OEM housing, you should not experience any issues.
The Axial Black Smoked LED Tail Lights will include the LEDs as well.
On video and instructions it says..remove STOCK tail light and set aside, connect red led light plugs and then Reinstall STOCK REVERSE BULB..
LEDs normally have lifespans of 10,000+ hours, so you shouldn't have to worry about the LEDs burning out. Unfortunately, if any LEDs do burn out, you would need to purchase a new set of taillights. If you were to have any issues with the LEDs shortly after you purchase them, just give us a call and we'll see what we could do.
(approx) 30 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
What's in the Box
Fits Styleside F-150s Only.