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Custom LED Map and Dome lights

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tacoma Parts Marketplace (2016+)' started by MESO, Nov 28, 2017.

  1. May 18, 2018 at 6:58 AM
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    MESO

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    Happy with the output?

    Another cool feature about having the LEDS "recessed" in the panel is reduced glare. Standing outside the truck looking in, you aren't blinded (like a normal clear lens dome light). The little squares help direct the light straight down(where you need it) and not out the side. :thumbsup:
     
  2. May 18, 2018 at 7:15 AM
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    yes sir!!! speaking of glare thats the first thing my fiance notice about those that because the way you positioned them its is reduced and i like that about this design :thumbsup:
    the old dome light was half the leds this new one has so its a huge upgrade

    should my buddy yesterday and wants one now lol
     
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  3. May 18, 2018 at 11:25 AM
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    So now that we know the 2gen dome light fits and works, is it up for buying? Reason im asking is cuz the current PayPal button does not specify dome generation type.
     
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  4. May 18, 2018 at 11:39 AM
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    Printing 2nd Gen panel right now. They wont be ready for a few weeks as I am waiting on more LED boards. But the 2nd Gen is much different than the 3rd.
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    P.S PM me I have a long bed gasshole to send you for testing.
     
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  5. May 18, 2018 at 11:41 AM
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    Jonesing for some red maps so hard.
     
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  6. May 18, 2018 at 11:45 AM
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    Nomad_Pilot I need to pewp

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    Ready for the 2nd gen....just say the word. I will pre-order the map lights too before I even install the overhead console.
     
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  7. May 18, 2018 at 11:57 AM
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    Copy you on the panel. PM sent.
     
  8. May 18, 2018 at 6:36 PM
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    Let’s go map lights! Any update on eta?
     
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  9. May 20, 2018 at 2:22 PM
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    53AF9E31-2A59-4B3F-85AD-C991BE476DF6.jpg Ultimate dome light is in. Now just waiting to order ultimate map lights! This thing is crazy bright and marches the headliner perfect!
     
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  10. May 20, 2018 at 10:34 PM
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    I decided to compile install instructions, photos, and reviews all into one post. I'm a little slow so it took me awhile to figure out how to do the door trigger disconnect for the dome light so I took some photos of the process and included it below. Thanks to those that helped me. And big thanks to @mesojdm for the great product design and support with questions. Cool dude as we all know!

    Install Instructions

    • Map Lights
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    • Dome Light
      • From Toyota, the switch's two positions are 'always on' and 'on with doors'. There is no way to have it off when the doors are open unless you also have the map lights turned off as well.
      • Disconnect negative side of the battery with a 10mm socket just to be safe.
      • Gather tools. If you're just installing it normally (come on with doors open as well as the switch), you only need a small screwdriver like below. If you're doing the door trigger disconnect, you'll also need some small heat shrink tubing and a lighter or heat gun.
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      • Use the screwdriver to remove the stock plastic cover by inserting it into the slots circled in green on the switch side. There are four blue tabs that will come out of the black housing.
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      • Remove the stock bulb. If you are not doing the door trigger disconnect, you can skip to the end. If you are doing the door trigger disconnect, use the screw driver to push back the two tabs circled in green below in the black housing. Then use your fingers and slowly start pulling the dome light housing down from each corner. There are a few clips holding it in but it will give once you pull on it lightly.
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      • Once you have it disconnected, insert the screwdriver into the little slots circled in blue, there are two small tabs for the grey piece that you are unclipping. You can use your finger to push the grey section out as you do this.
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      • Here is the back of the black housing. The location of the two tabs that you were undoing above are circled below in blue. Once they are unclipped, that side of the grey piece unclips and pulls out from the black housing.
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      • Once you separate the grey piece from the black housing, you need to expose the wires. Use the screwdriver to lightly push each of the four tabs below circled in green to remove the cover over the wires. You can also use your finger from the side to help pry the lid off.
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      • Once you have the cover off, use your fingers or the screwdriver to lightly pull up the middle red wire leaving the two side wires in place. Cut off a small piece of heat shrink, insert it over the red wire, and use a lighter or heat gun to shrink it. Set it off to the side away from where the wire cover goes.
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      • Snap the wire cover back on over the wires. You then reinstall the grey piece back into the black housing. Insert the side with the wires that goes towards the switch in first (circled below in green) and then snap it into place with a light push.
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      • Push the black housing back into the headliner. Make sure you fully press each corner until it's sitting tight and flush into the headliner. Now, you can install the new meso dome light. Lightly squeeze the bulb adapter and while compressed insert it into the spot of the stock bulb and then release. The red positive wire goes toward the driver side.
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      • Install the new cover starting with the back side with the larger two plastic tabs. You can tuck the wire in behind the light, just make sure that it doesn't stick out of the slot where the switch goes. You can give it a light squeeze as you push in the front two tabs.
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      • Reconnect negative side of the battery with a 10mm socket.
      • Test it out! One side of the switch should be always off and the other side should be always on. You can now have the dome light come on whenever you want and have it off with the doors open so that only the map lights come on with the doors open.
    Review and Photos
    • Previous setup: V1 map lights (smoked) and stock dome light
    • Previous setup: V2 map lights (clear) and V1 dome light (clear)
    • Current setup: V2 map lights (red) and V1 dome light (clear)
      (with dome light door trigger disconnect, footwell lights with door trigger, and rock lights with door trigger)
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    For info on my rock lights and footwell lights, see my write-up here.
     
    Last edited: May 21, 2018
  11. May 21, 2018 at 7:45 AM
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    Excellent post! Great job!!! A lot of people will benefit from this.
     
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  12. May 21, 2018 at 7:46 AM
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    Thanks, I hope so! It took me awhile to figure out so I figured it may be helpful for others who are a little slow like me :anonymous:
     
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  13. May 21, 2018 at 7:53 AM
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    RobP62 Those fuk'n squirrels!

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    Posts like this should be able to be stickies at the top or bottom of the threads. Tomorrow someone will ask about doing this :bananadead:
     
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  14. May 21, 2018 at 11:14 AM
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    Got my ultimate dome light in my ‘18 taco this weekend. Buddy with a 5th gen 4Runner was curious as to if it would fit?

    Anyone confirm the ultimate dome light will fit a 2017 4R?
     
  15. May 21, 2018 at 11:32 AM
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    Yes it does fit the T4R
     
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  16. May 21, 2018 at 11:44 AM
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    Sweet thanks


    Id also like to order the ultimate map lights in white. Anyway to get on the wait list or know when they’ll be back in stock?
     
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  17. May 21, 2018 at 11:47 AM
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    Just keep an eye here, I post when more are made. No ETA at the moment sorry :/
     
  18. May 21, 2018 at 11:53 AM
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    Fair enough thanks
     
  19. May 21, 2018 at 2:39 PM
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    MESO

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    I know you 3rd Gen guys are waiting for maps, but I gotta give the 2nd Gen's some love too:D
    First map prototype off the printer, damn near perfect fit. Snaps in and clicks the button like stock.(don't worry about the hole, that's just so I can pull it out easy in testing)
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    These things are huge compared to the 3rd gens! I might be able to fit one of the DOME led panels in it:eek:
    [​IMG]
     
  20. May 22, 2018 at 8:21 AM
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    :bananadead: That moment when you keep missing out on the Ultimate white dome and maps.
     

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