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MESO Puddle Light build

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by MESO, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. Jun 11, 2019 at 8:36 AM
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    My wire had plenty actually. I had to find a spot to hide it haha
     
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  2. Jun 11, 2019 at 8:38 AM
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    Yeah, mine had the perfect amount. I was a little worried when I was running the wires but it ended up just right.
     
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  3. Jun 11, 2019 at 8:48 AM
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    Almost like @MESO knows what he is doing
     
  4. Jun 11, 2019 at 9:21 AM
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    Man I haven't been in the audio world for a while since my last car came with decent audio. Speaker prices are cheap now, I just ordered some Kickers from crutchfield front and rears with all the adapters and harness for 140 shipped.
     
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    1) I know this is off topic, but curious, I was thinking of upgrading my front speakers while installing the puddle lights (when I get my mitts on them) and was wondering what would be a reasonable upgrade from my JBL speakers currently in the doors.
     
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  6. Jun 11, 2019 at 9:32 AM
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    @MESO I concur with this statement for the long passenger side cable; an extra 6in - 1ft would be helpful.

    I ran the cable behind the pedals, under the carpet, to the driver's kick panel.
     
  7. Jun 11, 2019 at 9:40 AM
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    I noticed most of us Taco owners upgraded with Kickers CS series
     
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    U need special speakers for stock JBL stereos.
     
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    I too would be in for an extra 2 ft or so to extend the cable to run under the carpet. Right now it sits high behind the footwell airbag.
     
  10. Jun 11, 2019 at 9:44 AM
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    Yeah, the JBL speaker adapters are not the same as the non JBL speakers. I know there are adapters out there though.
     
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  11. Jun 11, 2019 at 9:45 AM
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    I thought it had something to do with digital vs analog.
     
  12. Jun 11, 2019 at 9:54 AM
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    You might be right. I thought it was the other way but cant remember, it's been a few years since I read the thread about it.

    Either way they won't be the direct swap like people using Kickers for the non JBL trucks, not compatible with those speakers.
     
  13. Jun 11, 2019 at 9:58 AM
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    Agreed.
     
  14. Jun 11, 2019 at 10:25 AM
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    If you don’t unplug 3 plugs on the driver or 2 on the passenger, I don’t think you’re able to get the boots off, in my case, the boots were taped to the wiring harness and there wasn’t much leeway to squeeze the boots off without unplugging the harnesses.
     
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    Speaking of boots. I used a thin pry tool to push from the inside as I used my fingers from the hinge to try and wiggle it out. Was pretty easy.
     
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  16. Jun 11, 2019 at 11:14 AM
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    TY for the info.
     
  17. Jun 11, 2019 at 2:04 PM
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    Will these work on a SR 5?
     
  18. Jun 11, 2019 at 2:05 PM
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    yes
     
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    Beat me to it :p
     
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  20. Jun 11, 2019 at 2:15 PM
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    Thanks

    Now I need to order them and find someone local to help with install. I can't do electrical
     
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