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MESO Puddle Light build

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

  1. Aug 25, 2019 at 2:39 PM
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    Rainoffire

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    Thanks,
    Went to Homedepot at 3am, pitch black, to test them out.


    Pretty sure the overnight staff thought I was up to no good.
     
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  2. Aug 25, 2019 at 2:51 PM
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    Riotfunk

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    Check the plugs by your feet that you unplugged when you did the boots and wire pass through
     
  3. Aug 25, 2019 at 2:58 PM
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    bmmjr

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    I’ll have to go back and double check all the connections. I was hoping somebody would know which wire to look out for in case I damaged it.
     
  4. Aug 25, 2019 at 2:59 PM
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    bmmjr

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    I’ll check those out. Thanks!
     
  5. Aug 25, 2019 at 2:59 PM
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    FishnTx

    FishnTx Father of the one they call Asher

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    Hell Im getting hesitant to install mine :(
     
  6. Aug 25, 2019 at 3:15 PM
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    El Chivo Norteño

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  7. Aug 25, 2019 at 3:27 PM
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    Rainoffire

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  8. Aug 25, 2019 at 5:22 PM
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    Aodhan

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    Don't be. Watch the YouTube video on the install as your actually do your install. Just take your time and don't rush it.
     
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  9. Aug 25, 2019 at 5:31 PM
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    Aodhan

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    Got mine install today. I just happened to break the same tab on each side for the cover piece that hida the wing mirror bolts. I also have a slight a piller bulge from the adapter install but I will deal with that another day. Apart from that it's an easy install if you follow along with the YouTube install video.

    Just take it slow and test everything before you button up the door panels.

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  10. Aug 25, 2019 at 5:41 PM
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    J_Anthony_

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    Also super nervous about doing this install
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    Zero experience with stuff like this
     
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  11. Aug 25, 2019 at 6:06 PM
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    Should these things turn off after a minute if the doors are open? Mine just stay on.

    They only turn off if I shut the doors.

    They also don’t turn off with the dome lights switch?
     
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  12. Aug 25, 2019 at 6:08 PM
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    Aodhan

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    It's really not bad. The only other experience I really had with "involved" plug and play mods would be the tailgate switch from KTJO 4x4.
     
  13. Aug 25, 2019 at 6:10 PM
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    Mine are in!!!!

    I have the A pillar bulge I’ll work on it when I’m not so tired

    Hints:

    Pull the trim with the door controls first and disconnect the wires first. Don’t try to disconnect them from behind the door.

    Take the speakers out! Don’t mess with pulling and cutting the plastic weather sealing. You can also take both sides of the boot out this way as well.

    Make sure you have the wire behind the window or when roll it down it will pull out the connection.
     
  14. Aug 25, 2019 at 6:57 PM
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    Rainoffire

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    If it is just the puddle lights, it is pretty easy.
    Hardest part is getting it through the boot or trying bend the harness in the A-Pillar to fit.
    If I was doing the puddle lights only, then it would have been a 30 minute job.
     
  15. Aug 25, 2019 at 7:14 PM
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    Out of curiosity, where are you guys putting your ME-SO stickers? lol
     
  16. Aug 25, 2019 at 7:23 PM
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    Didn't get any stickers with mine. Too bad.
     
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  17. Aug 25, 2019 at 7:27 PM
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    How do you order these? Is the install pretty easy? Wonder if theres a way to use a filter of some sort to project "TRD" on the ground
     
  18. Aug 25, 2019 at 7:32 PM
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    boywonder77

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    Finally had the chance to install mines today. Total time was 4 hours. I was going slow to make sure I didn’t break anything. Wasn’t difficult but more so tedious. Getting that damn wire through the boot was the most frustrating part. I would highly recommend getting the fishing tool that the guy uses in the video. I don’t even know how it’s possible to do it without it. Make sure you’re patient with it. It will get frustrating at times but you have to be keep at it. Another happy Meso customer :thumbsup:

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  19. Aug 25, 2019 at 7:49 PM
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    Trail damage and enough fur to make many more dogs.
    Pay attention to this thread for updates from @MESO, subscribe for in stock notifications on his site https://mesocustoms.com/ and hope you catch it before he sells out.
     
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  20. Aug 25, 2019 at 10:27 PM
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    brentano

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    Subtle Puddles

    With a yellow filter on the puddles and a custom kill switch, I made the Meso Puddles in my truck a bit more discreet.

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    For DIY interest, I laser cut the small yellow Meso puddle stickers from a larger 6” diameter Hella Color Shieldz laminate:

    https://www.amazon.com/HELLA-H87988...hella+shield&qid=1566754698&s=gateway&sr=8-11

    https://youtu.be/2hTH9zP8JHk

    My CAD file (DXF format) for the laser cut is available on request.
     
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