1965 Mustang Wiring Diagrams

1965a1965 Mustang Instrument Panel with Alternator Charging System Pictorial

Instrument cluster connections, wiper switch, headlamp switch, ignition switch and lighter



1965b1965 Mustang Instrument Panel with Generator Charging System Pictorial (Ford included this modified version of the 1964-1/2 diagram within the 1965 collection)

Instrument cluster connections, wiper switch, headlamp switch, ignition switch and lighter


1965c1965 Mustang Ignition, Starting and Charging Pictorial and Schematic

Alternator, regulator, solenoid, starter, distributor, plugs, ammeter and starter neutral switch



1965d1965 Mustang Exterior Lighting, Turn Signals and Horns Pictorial or Schematic

Headlamps, parking lamps, horns; headlamp, stop, turn signal and ignition switches; taillights and backup lights



1965f1965 Mustang Interior Lights, Windshield Wiper and Gauges Pictorial or Schematic

Oil pressure, water temp and fuel senders; wipers, washers, oil pressure indicator light, temperature and and fuel gauges; instrument panel lights, interior courtesy lights and fuse block


1965h1965 Mustang Accessories Pictorial or Schematic

Air conditioner, console, heater, emergency flashers, radio, lighter, Rally Pac



1965 Mustang Power Top Pictorial or Schematic

8 thoughts on “1965 Mustang Wiring Diagrams

  1. What holds the lighter in place on a 65? I noticed the back of it is threaded. How does it stay in?
    J P — January 1, 2011 10:31 PM

    The part that hold the lighter in place it the cigarette lighter socket and retainer part number C4AZ-15055-B; it holds the unit into the dash.
    JoeResto — January 2, 2011 10:15 AM

    excellent wiring diagrams. They were a lot of help, cars been apart for years and I’m up grading instruments.
    Thank You!
    Matt D. — February 7, 2012 11:53 AM

    I am having trouble removing my console in my 65 coupe. everything is ok till I slide it out and what appears to be a wiring attachment post in the underneath back does not let it clear the metal bracket that secures the console – any thoughts?
    Greg T — February 26, 2012 4:23 PM

    First make sure that your console wiring harness is unplugged; there may also be a ground wire that is attached so you may have to remove some components to get some eyes on it.
    Worst case is that your wiring harness is positioned under the mount bracket; Again I would remove any accessory components from the console – Ash tray, rear lamp, top plates etc. You should be able to get everything that may be connected to that wire out of the console and then be able to remove it.
    JoeResto — February 27, 2012 12:19 PM

    Thanks for the reply. I checked for wiring – all is out of the way/disconnected. This appears to be an extruded sprue off the back bottom that has a bolt small hanger attached. Have a pic. it just won’t clear metal bracket that secures panel.
    Greg T — February 27, 2012 7:11 PM
    kim — February 29, 2012 3:08 PM

    is there a mounting bracket for a 65 center console a/t no ac
    jerry — May 12, 2012 7:02 PM

    were do you find 1965 Falcon wire diagram ? who has it
    Don Petry — June 15, 2012 9:03 PM

    I am trying to wire in a new instrument gauge cluster, and i cannot get the instrument panel lights to work? Do these lights ground when in the back to the bezel? I was looking at the wiring diagrams and noticed that the light to the transmission selector is wired in same circuit, does it need to be in place and grounded for the lights in the instrument panel to work?
    Brian — December 5, 2012 4:38 PM

    front signal both works at same time
    taillights are fine
    jim johnson — May 23, 2013 3:38 PM

    I can’t find the wire for the backup lights on. 1965 convertible. Any suggestions? Do the wires from the neutral Safety Switch go from the switch to under the dash the fuse box?
    Kevin Bankos — June 1, 2013 3:27 PM

    Where is the ballast resistor located for the ignition system in a 65 mustang, 289 2 barrel. This car is burning up points fast.
    Tom — July 8, 2013 9:46 PM

    My brake lights have stopped working along with my turn signals. I am looking for the part that actually holds the light bulb in place in the rear. (Forgive me I do not know what they are called.) I am looking for two. As I tried to replace the bulbs, they just kept falling out after I would insert them correctly. Thanks for the help! 🙂
    Joseph — August 22, 2013 1:35 PM

    My 64 and a half has had a charging problem ever since I have had it. I have changed every thing I can think of and still won’t stay running any thought
    Dustin — October 10, 2013 12:58 PM

    need a simple wire diagram for 65 radio hook up
    bink — October 13, 2013 9:47 AM

    Howdy! I have a ’65 Mustang coupe, Inline 6, that I can’t get my instrument cluster lights to work. The blinker indicator, and High/Low bean indicator work, as do the instruments, just not the lights. I replaced the constant voltage regulator, and the light switch, and all the bulbs, but all to no avail. I do know there is current getting to the regulator. My test light isn’t as bright, on one side, as the other. Is it supposed to reduce the voltage?
    Steve — January 21, 2014 8:37 PM

  2. I have an early 65 GT which has an alternator but the wiring harness from the voltage regulator does not have a wire for the Stator, only Field, Bat, and ground. Is this OK? None of the wiring diagrams show this, but an old well used and torn shop manual shows it this way.

  3. 1967 mustang turn signal wires don’t match the color codes anywhere I look do you have any idea or should I just buy new turn signal and see if the color cods match then thanks .JT

  4. I have a 1965 Mustang with a resistance wire from the ignition switch . Not sure if they are available Does anyone out there have a suggestion?

  5. I am having a problem with my mustang trying to start without key in ignition as I put positive cable on after I installed a new selenoid I installed it exactly as it came off old one used to start car I don’t know what is happening any help would be appreciated. Thank you! Also I installed a new starter

  6. Hi I’m having problems with wiring my 641/2. I’m working on connecting the column along with the light switch and the ignition switch and the break switch. what is the connector that sits at the break master that has two wires on it? is it part of the break switch which is connected to the break peddle break switch? thank you for any help you can give.


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