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2nd Gen Bed light (3rd brake light)

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by sidehiller, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. Jan 9, 2013 at 5:36 PM
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    sidehiller

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    Okay, Ive had my '13 Tacoma for a few weeks now and didnt notice that it didnt have a 3rd brake light bed/ utility light... Dang! That really sucks!
    Is there a plug-n-play aftermarket bed light (or lens replacement) that one could insert in place of the stock brake light?
     
  2. Jan 10, 2013 at 3:32 PM
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    No, there is a mod to install one from a Colorado/Canyon.
     
  3. Jan 10, 2013 at 3:42 PM
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    snowgod06

    snowgod06 UG legend wannabe

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    crap bolted and welded together....
  4. Jan 11, 2013 at 11:17 AM
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    Hahaha! Crap! yeah, I saw that. Im not really interested in the cutting part yet.
    I did see that a Ford ranger has about the same size light with a utility light in it. Has anyone used one of them?
     
  5. Jan 14, 2013 at 11:03 AM
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    I found out that there might be a 1st gen. aftermarket utility/ brake light available. Would it work on the 2nd gen?
     
  6. Jan 14, 2013 at 11:07 AM
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    CanisLupus

    CanisLupus Previously "MGMTacoFF"

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    There is absolutely no light at the top of the cab in the back? It is a requirement for all vehicles to have this. Did you buy it new from the dealer? Go back to them and tell them to put one on. I really don't know how it have no 3rd brake light from the factory.

    Matt
     
  7. Jan 14, 2013 at 1:10 PM
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    He's asking for cargo lamps.
     
  8. Jan 15, 2013 at 11:31 AM
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    Yeah, it has the 3rd brake light, just not the clear ultility lens that most/ all other trucks have.
    I didnt know what else to call it; if there is a better term let me now. I would really like to find a solution to adding some down light to the bed area without wiring LEDs to the bed rails...
     
  9. Jan 13, 2014 at 2:39 PM
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    i was also surprised that my truck didn't have one. sucks when you're trying to tie something down and its dark out. hopefully someone has a decent suggestion, i'd like to find something that i can turn on/off from inside the cab. don't want to cut into the truck either
     
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