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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 10:04 PM
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    dnguy77

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    I ran the harness just as the PDF suggested but was a couple of feet short so I had to ditch going under the floor carpet. I ended up cutting a hole in the passenger's door lining and not routing it where the factory turn signal harness because I wouldn't have enough harness to complete the connection. :notsure:. Overall, I am greatly pleased with the products that @MESO fabricates; The puddles definitely scorches the bare earth whenever they are illuminated and just glad I was able to snag a set whenever Stu was glitching the matrix. :bowdown:
     
  2. Jun 11, 2019 at 11:44 PM
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    bodean

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    A couple feet?!

    You didn’t happen to get the driver and passenger sides mixed up did you?
     
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  3. Jun 11, 2019 at 11:59 PM
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    dnguy77

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    Nah, I’m sure the short harness is for the driver and longer harness is for the passenger, I doubt I would have connected the puddles if I got it backwards. Did you run your long harness under both floor carpet?
     
  4. Jun 12, 2019 at 12:01 AM
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  5. Jun 12, 2019 at 12:21 AM
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    Mine fit perfectly. I thought I needed another inch or two, but I had a bit of slack I needed to take up. Mine is installed per instructions, so under carpet. Where are you taking the cable up to the pillar? That part isn't clear in the instructions (or wasn't when I installed), so I used a cable snake to push it up from directly underneath the pillar. Anything thin and long enough would work though. If you stick your head down there and look up, it's a pretty big target so it's not very difficult.

    Edit - I'm an idiot. I used a fishtape, not a cable snake, lol.
     
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  6. Jun 12, 2019 at 12:47 AM
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    why do your taillights flash red when you unlock? o_O































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  7. Jun 12, 2019 at 12:57 AM
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    Someone missing out on some Total Tail lights.
     
  8. Jun 12, 2019 at 4:19 AM
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    Yep, under the carpet, and straight up below the a pillar. Had extra that I tucked under the carpet.
     
  9. Jun 12, 2019 at 5:35 AM
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  10. Jun 12, 2019 at 5:53 AM
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    Wanting to get in the next batch, but not getting any answers... :( DM, email, thread posts...

    wompwomp - sad panda...lol
     
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  11. Jun 12, 2019 at 5:55 AM
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    He will let us know when. He's really good with that.
     
  12. Jun 12, 2019 at 5:56 AM
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    It's about an issue with other lights - busy man and all, but first time having to ask for help isn't so smooth...
     
  13. Jun 12, 2019 at 8:09 AM
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    Does this go for the JBL speakers too?
     
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  14. Jun 12, 2019 at 9:09 AM
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    Its funny how the tweeters costs almost as much as the front and rear speakers but its well worth the cost.
     
  15. Jun 12, 2019 at 10:54 AM
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    I don't see how it is too short. I ran mine under the carpet and all and I still had some slack it seems.
     
  16. Jun 12, 2019 at 11:30 AM
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    The only thing I can think of is if they accidentally used the drivers extension on the passenger side. I measured my truck multiple times and made sure to even leave extra in the final length.
     
  17. Jun 12, 2019 at 11:34 AM
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    I think they're trying to go behind both carpets
     
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  18. Jun 12, 2019 at 11:37 AM
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    I went behind both carpets, under the center dash. I wasn't short, but could have used an extra foot or so for better fitment. I don't see how this 1 guy was so short.
     
  19. Jun 12, 2019 at 11:40 AM
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    Tacospike

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    Could have left slack in the door and not pulled through the boot all the way. Only other location where you can use up slack besides carpet running.
     
  20. Jun 12, 2019 at 11:54 AM
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    Barnburner

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    this thread has moved so quick so I might have missed it - any word on 2nd gens?
     
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