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3rd Brake Light Question

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Tactical Tacoma, Feb 6, 2010.

  1. Feb 6, 2010 at 1:58 AM
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    Tactical Tacoma

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    I heard on one of the forums (cant remember which one) that the 3rd brake light is the same for 1st and 2nd gens (specifically 2001-2004 & 2005-2010). By this I mean their shape, dimensions and screw points. Anyone know if this is true, because there is a price difference on ebay
     
  2. Feb 6, 2010 at 7:56 AM
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    I've looked at them and they are pretty close. Someone else is gonna have to confirm this.
     
  3. Feb 6, 2010 at 8:05 AM
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    I just looked up a couple sources from a vendor of mine and it seems they are the same. That would confirm it in my mind, should be good to go.
     
  4. Feb 6, 2010 at 8:18 AM
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    not to get off topic ,but has anybody ever seen a third brake light with a cargo light made in it,like a tundra.
     
  5. Feb 6, 2010 at 4:06 PM
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    Yeah that's my next question, I would love to have a cargo light integrated into my brake light
     
  6. Feb 6, 2010 at 6:12 PM
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    Someones going to have to manufacture one and run a wire to the dome light.
     
  7. Feb 6, 2010 at 11:12 PM
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    well, for what its worth, i got a lens and holder from a previous gen and the lens fit right up to my 05...
     
  8. Feb 7, 2010 at 12:33 AM
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    Cool thanks for the response bro
     
  9. Feb 7, 2010 at 6:01 AM
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    Got an extra lens?? :D

    Well I have been wanting to do this for a while. Get a clear lens, tint the middle section red, and put an LED board behind it from another car. Wire the left and right side of the LED board to the dome light or a pin switch when you open the bed.
     
  10. Feb 7, 2010 at 8:42 AM
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    if you buy of those led 3rd brake lights you could open it up swap out the 2 end leds on each side to white and have them wired separately to a switch as a bed light, leaving the inner leds as brake only. it would take some work but doable.
     
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