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Footwell Lights That Don’t Suck

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by kmorgan3, Sep 2, 2021.

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What colors would you be interested in?

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  1. Sep 1, 2022 at 2:19 PM
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    BLtheP

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    Already have that, was wanting to get rid of it because the wiring in my a-pillar is bulkier than I like due to the required t-harness.
     
  2. Sep 1, 2022 at 2:21 PM
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    BLtheP

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    I’m going to take a wild guess that they aren’t trying to screw the Meso users, but that they didn’t want the Mesos turning on when folks turn on their interior lights. Which I didn’t think about before but realize now. So I am going to upgrade to V2 and keep the Mesos hooked in as they are. I want the V2 also for the switch functionality either way, but I was excited to also ditch the a-pillar bulk. Oh well on the bulk.
     
  3. Sep 1, 2022 at 2:25 PM
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    caribe makaira

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    Not like that...like this:
    upload_2022-9-1_17-45-29.jpg
    Just need to re-wire the cables from each door to the VLED Y.
     
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  4. Sep 1, 2022 at 2:26 PM
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    kmorgan3

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    "They" is me :) Turning puddle pods on with the overhead switch is weird and I also don't want to impact someone else's product I didn't design. So, if you have the puddle pods you just keep the splitter and the a-pillar harness but unplug the footwell side. Upgrading is optional; all it does is provide switched control of the footwell lights. If you don't have the puddle pods then yeah it'll reduce the a-pillar clutter which is nice, but if you have the puddle pods it just adds the switch capability.
     
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  5. Sep 1, 2022 at 2:39 PM
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    caribe makaira

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    upload_2022-9-1_17-39-52.jpg
     
  6. Sep 1, 2022 at 2:57 PM
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    TacoSupremo19

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    I love Caribe's "picture's are worth a thousand words" approach to answering questions....
     
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  7. Sep 16, 2022 at 4:17 PM
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    I was wondering if the footwells can be tied in with the @MESO puddle switch? I didn’t want the V2 overhead switch capability. I normally have the dome/reading lights OFF majority of the time. I want to control the footwells separately from the dome.
     
  8. Sep 16, 2022 at 8:41 PM
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    They can be but you’ll need to cut up both harnesses a fair bit. I think caribe posted a diagram somewhere in this thread a while back.
     
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  9. Sep 16, 2022 at 9:18 PM
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    I’ll try and search for it…wish me luck.
     
  10. Sep 21, 2022 at 12:13 PM
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    My version 2 harness is out for delivery. It looks like it should be a quick install to swap it over.
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  11. Sep 23, 2022 at 3:32 AM
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    Just got mine too, in time to install this weekend!
     
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  12. Sep 25, 2022 at 7:16 AM
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    Reposting if anyone like me didn’t really like the rear mounting. You can connect a vled pod and or max pod. They do not link like the strips but you can buy Y splitter connectors and extensions.


    just drill a hole and use the rear mounting brackets for the pods
     
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  13. Sep 25, 2022 at 10:27 AM
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    Anyone know the best way to run the wires from the overhead panel to the a-pillar?
     
  14. Sep 25, 2022 at 11:02 AM
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    caribe makaira

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    Follow/parallel the OEM harness...
     
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    So what are the benefits of this new harness?

    I just ordered it through vleds, but only because my interior lights started acting up recently. Looks like a loose connection in the A-pillar. I ordered the new harness because I assume the original harness packs into the pillar too tightly and required some wires to be severely bent right where the connectors are located.

    Is this an issue and is this the reason for the new harness? Needless to say, I’m not really all that excited about spending another $65 (including shipping) on a new harness to fix this bad connection issue.
     
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  16. Sep 25, 2022 at 1:52 PM
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    How long of an extension did you use from the splitter? TIA
     
  17. Sep 25, 2022 at 2:01 PM
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    6ft for my tundra from the front passenger to rear center console. Should be a good amount for the Tacoma as well

    tundra is hooked up from my existing footwell light.

    Tacoma is hooked up from my cargo light. I like to turn them off during day use and long periods of time where I detail.
     
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  18. Sep 25, 2022 at 2:06 PM
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    MNGTaco

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    Does anyone have any pearls of wisdom for this issue? I hooked up my V2 kit and triple-checked everything but the footwell lights aren't working correctly.

    Edited because I'm a dope, what's actually happening is that the LEDs come on dim with the highlights as expected but don't come on at all with the interior lights whether it's with the door open or just by using the switch by the map lights.

    So I'm stuck on why they won't come on with the interior lights. I just rechecked all the connections from the harness to the PWM to the lights and everything hooked up correctly.
     
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2022 at 3:15 PM
  19. Sep 25, 2022 at 2:49 PM
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    caribe makaira

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    Inputs are switched...high is in low and vice versa
     
  20. Sep 25, 2022 at 3:11 PM
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    Thanks but I'm a dope, I said it backward (because I did have the inputs switched on the first try but had already fixed that), the LEDs come on dim with the highlights as expected but don't come on at all with the interior lights whether it's with the door open or just by using the switch by the map lights.
     
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