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Bed light "mod" need HELP

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by longbow, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. Feb 1, 2009 at 1:33 PM
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    longbow

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    Now some of you are not going to like this, and so be it. But I need light especially hunting. Now it is not done, the light with have about 70% blacked out military style. I tried the LED, and in the pocket, great lighting but not for what I need.
    The question is "how do you take out that pocket"!! I tried pushing up and pulling out, and everything in between. :confused:
    What am I missing here....
    [​IMG]
    The pocket in front of the glass is what I can't remove.
    [​IMG]
     
  2. Feb 1, 2009 at 1:37 PM
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    jefferson

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    push up and pull out.. wait you just said that.. welll its true! wiggle and such and it pops out.. trust me =D Check out my bed pocket light mod on the tacoma free mods section i have pictures
     
  3. Feb 2, 2009 at 4:50 AM
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    longbow

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    I checked out you pic's. Believe you me, I tried all last night before the game.
    Going to give it another shot today, we will see.
     
  4. Feb 2, 2009 at 4:54 AM
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    It's in there pretty good - You've gotta muscle it out.
     
  5. Feb 2, 2009 at 5:01 AM
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    HA....last time I did that I broke something.:D :mad:
     
  6. Feb 2, 2009 at 5:33 AM
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    lol... well be careful this time! :rofl:
     
  7. Feb 2, 2009 at 8:16 AM
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    Well I finally figured it out.
    Etched the glass last night and sprayed it with a high temp paint.
    Waiting on the Blu Sea fuse block then I will get it all hooked up.
    [​IMG]
    Since the switch's on the dash are gonna be used up, I located it here. This way with or with out the cover on a quick reach down will get light on.
    [​IMG]
     
  8. Feb 2, 2009 at 8:25 AM
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    What Mods!
    Looks good, a question Why not get the small rectangular lights to save on room? I like the switch location
     
  9. Feb 2, 2009 at 8:30 AM
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    you should have traded your console with longhorn, I think he has the same switch and he wants to get rid of it.
     
  10. Feb 2, 2009 at 8:42 AM
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    Never thought of asking for a trade (console).

    As for the light size iself, overkill yes, sort of like the round style better. It does take up some room, but it is enough out of the way. We will see how it goes after it is all wired up.

    Best part about the whole thing.......didn't pay one red cent for the lights or alum. stock.

    Lights were given to me since box was torn open and box parts gone. I was able to take them out and look everything over, nothing missing. So he walked me to the door and said "have a good day".:)
     
  11. Feb 2, 2009 at 8:46 AM
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    Sweeeet... :D
     
  12. Feb 2, 2009 at 1:18 PM
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    Nice work on that Bill!
     
  13. Feb 6, 2009 at 3:55 PM
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    Just found this, it turned out well Bill. Can't wait for the in person inspection in a few weeks.:D
     
  14. Feb 6, 2009 at 3:57 PM
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    looks really good,Bill!!!! awesome job!!
     
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