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Broken 3rd brake light on A.R.E. Cap??

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by RacerP, May 13, 2012.

  1. May 13, 2012 at 2:22 PM
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    RacerP

    RacerP [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Anyone ever repaired/replaced the 3rd brake light on an A.R.E. cap? Besides being all faded to looking white, it is broken.

    I would think it would simply pop off, but, the damn thing is so brittle and seems like it is glued in?

    Anyone else had anything like this?

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  2. May 13, 2012 at 2:25 PM
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    Taco76087

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    I would go ask a local truck shell dealer.
     
  3. May 13, 2012 at 4:50 PM
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    TacomaJPP

    TacomaJPP To secure peace, is to prepare for war

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    Mine was screwed and glued. I removed the screws and used a razor blade to cut the silicone. It then slid out. Contact an ARE dealer and have them give you a price on a new one and just replace it. If you don't and it is cracking, it'll be leaking in no time. Save yourself the headache.

    http://www.4are.com/dealers/locator.php
     
  4. May 13, 2012 at 5:17 PM
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    RacerP

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    I guess that's my only choice I was hoping there was an online source for these things.

    I know when you walk into the ARE dealer near me, they are ridiculously high on parts. Even the smallest parts.
     
  5. May 13, 2012 at 7:57 PM
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    Here's a generic one I found on eBay, have no idea if it would fit though.


    11.5" Truck Camper Shell/Truck Cap LED 3RD Brake Light

    eBay Item #: 220768313790
     
  6. May 13, 2012 at 8:13 PM
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    TIPICOTACO

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    subbed, 1/2 of the LEDs in mine are out and I would love to fix that! The white cover bugged the shit outa me too ever since I got the truck so I rustoleum'd it red to match.

    I haven't noticed any screws on mine, looks like its just glued into place
     
  7. Aug 30, 2012 at 7:24 AM
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    Bringing this thread back, hopefully it can help someone here.

    My (used) topper I bought a few months back had about half the LED's out on the 3rd brake light. I found these guys online, not sure if it will work for your application. I bought their 3rd brake light / interior dome light combo for $49 and works perfectly. Local dealer wanted $89 ?!!! Screw that.

    I'm fairly certain that a lot of the topper manufacturers use the same vendor for their brake / dome lights. My particular shell is a LEER 100XQ

    http://www.truckoutfittersplus.com/store/topper_parts_dome_lights_brake_lights.htm#brakelight
     
  8. Oct 26, 2014 at 9:08 AM
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    Replying more for archival purposes since this thread seems pretty old.

    The 10" LED light bar on my A.R.E. cap expired and I had to pry it off with a screwdriver. It had been affixed with some 3M tape that was a bear to get through --wound up chewing up a little of the paint in the process. The strips were only along the bottom, not the back.

    I haven't found any matching online, so I will check with the A.R.E. dealer tomorrow for what is likely a $80 replacement part :mad:.
     
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