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3rd brake light doesn't fit

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by davidjmay, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. Jan 8, 2013 at 8:18 PM
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    davidjmay

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    I just bought an LED 3rd brake light and the screw holes don't line up.. :confused:??????
    Anyone else had this problem? Bought from BuyHaloLights.com. I mean I bought it specifically for a year 2000 tacoma prerunner (exactly what mine is), I dont know why the hell the holes are different.

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  2. Jan 8, 2013 at 8:22 PM
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    I was thinking it was for an 01+ but my 3rd is like yours hopefully someone can help you out
     
  3. Jan 8, 2013 at 8:24 PM
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    Drill new ones.
     
  4. Jan 8, 2013 at 8:26 PM
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    It would make sense that all 1st gens had the same, but even so. I specified 2000.

    Yeah, but I just dont understand why I should have to. Don't you think they should make it just like the factory one...?
     
  5. Jan 8, 2013 at 8:26 PM
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    That looks like the 2nd Gen screw spacing, not positive on the shape though.
     
  6. Jan 8, 2013 at 8:32 PM
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  7. Jan 8, 2013 at 8:39 PM
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    Yeah those look pretty similar, thats probably the case. Ridiculous.
     
  8. Jan 8, 2013 at 9:04 PM
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    I have a an aftermarket third brake light and it looks very close to mine, I have a 2009. I think my brake light came from IPCW.
     
  9. Jan 8, 2013 at 9:08 PM
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    Return it.
     
  10. Jan 17, 2013 at 4:36 PM
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    Yep that's an 05+ light.
     
  11. Jan 17, 2013 at 10:41 PM
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    It's actually not. Or if it is, it doesnt matter. My truck had two holes that the screw holes on the new one lined up perfectly with-- I realized that the only thing holding the stock one on was a bunch of glue, and the two screws you see were only for removing the red glass cover. Fits perfect, looks great.
     
  12. Jan 18, 2013 at 12:39 AM
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    Have any night pics by chance?
    I'd like to see how bright it is.
     
  13. Jan 18, 2013 at 10:05 AM
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    Sure thing. I'll get some up tonight
     
  14. Jan 18, 2013 at 8:13 PM
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    That'll work for a cover that goes over the lens.

    Drill new holes in the lens itself and every time it rains you'll get water flooding down the headliner inside the cab.
     
  15. Feb 9, 2013 at 6:39 PM
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    Sorry it has taken me so long to get these up. Takes two people to do it or else I wouldve done it sooner. But anyway:
    running lights:
    [​IMG]

    Brake lights:
    [​IMG]
     
  16. Feb 16, 2013 at 2:45 PM
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    what taillight are those? Pics of them in the day?
     
  17. Feb 16, 2013 at 3:46 PM
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    They're these ones: http://www.carid.com/2000-toyota-tacoma-taillights/spyder-led-tail-lights-265457.html
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  18. Feb 16, 2013 at 3:53 PM
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    Looks good! Now let's see how long the it can go before one of the LEDs stop working. :devil:
     
  19. Feb 16, 2013 at 3:57 PM
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    :(
    They're supposed to last quite a while. Guess I'll find out haha
     
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