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MESO Puddle Light build

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

  1. Sep 7, 2019 at 9:26 AM
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    Rexus Ranger

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    Another successful installation. Note: For those that are about to do the puddle lights install, I highly recommend that you do the passenger door keyless entry system at the same time. Cause you can walk up to the car on either side and the puddle will lit up. pretty neat. and the luxury of not having to pull out your keys when you try to open the car from the passenger side.

    Here's the thread on it with detail write-up: https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/passenger-door-smart-key-system.545524/
     
  2. Sep 7, 2019 at 9:37 AM
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    This would be a hit in the U.K. but I usually get in my truck from the driver’s side. I’ll admit that there have been a few times (actually, quite a bit more than I care to admit) that I would try and drive my truck from the passenger side. My wife would get pissed because that’s her job. Oh well, live and learn.
     
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  3. Sep 7, 2019 at 9:44 AM
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  4. Sep 7, 2019 at 9:53 AM
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    What’s the color temp on these? 5k, 55k or 6k. Have them installed but not sure on the color temp. I wanna match my license plate lights. I have the v-led 55k plate lights right now.
     
  5. Sep 7, 2019 at 9:55 AM
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    Do they look different than your license plate lights?
     
  6. Sep 7, 2019 at 9:58 AM
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    Slightly so I’m guessing they are 6k? The puddles look more of a cool white.
     
  7. Sep 7, 2019 at 10:22 AM
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  8. Sep 7, 2019 at 11:20 AM
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  9. Sep 7, 2019 at 12:08 PM
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  10. Sep 7, 2019 at 1:28 PM
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    WOOOOOT! Finally purchased! Can't wait to install...
     
  11. Sep 7, 2019 at 1:42 PM
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    Still in stock. Whoever misses out on this round has no more excuses.


    X2. I bought a tool like this and it made my life a hundred times easier. I don't know how its possible to fish the cables through without this tool.
     
  12. Sep 7, 2019 at 1:59 PM
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    Glad I got one for the 5th gen 4Runner, can't wait to try it out :thumbsup:
     
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  13. Sep 7, 2019 at 2:41 PM
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    MESO just had to release the puddle pods and stage 1's at the same time :annoyed:

    Had to choose between both since our couch is really uncomfortable :D

    Did go with stage 1's since they are plug and play, chances of getting the time to install puddles are slim right now, so will have to wait till next time.
     
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  14. Sep 7, 2019 at 3:26 PM
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    YAHOO! Finally got my hands on some Meso gear! Can't wait to get these bad boys! :bowdown: Thanks @MESO!
     
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  15. Sep 7, 2019 at 3:56 PM
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    installed my puddles today, waiting for darkness to admire them. Install easy, just take your time. Used a wide long zip tie with a little oil and it slide right through. Taped the cable to it, oiled and it slipped through easily. Great product, you will not be disappointed.
     
  16. Sep 7, 2019 at 9:18 PM
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    Well. I aborted my install this evening.

    I was waiting until it cooled down a little and set up my work lights, hoping that I could get it done. That still wasn't enough light. I waited because it was just too damned hot out.

    I did get the A pillar trim off and I plugged all the wiring together. At least I verified that everything works.

    I've had them for almost 3 weeks now and I just haven't had enough time to install them. Maybe tomorrow. Maybe next weekend. It's supposed to be a little cooler next weekend.
     
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  17. Sep 8, 2019 at 1:16 AM
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    Installing them will take longer than you think. A lot longer. And much longer than is reasonable.

    I managed to get the driver's side puddle installed; and now my front passenger window won't work (the other 3 do) --I didn't mess with the passenger side at all.

    And... the built-in feature of the electric windows that lets it roll all the way down or up, if you press it through the 2 or 3 clicks, also doesn't work anymore.

    I haven't figured out how get the A pillar back on either--the bulge from the adapter isn't letting the pillar fit correctly. It would be better if the adapter's wires were longer.

    Yes I'm complaining. Yes I'm frustrated. Yes, it was an aggravating day.

    Let's see how I feel after the install is complete; because so far, it hasn't been worth the hassle.
     
  18. Sep 8, 2019 at 3:47 AM
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    Finally installed my puddle lights, been sitting on them for several months. Install was pretty simple and ended up taking me around 2.5hrs. Everything seems to be working as it should so far.
     
  19. Sep 8, 2019 at 4:58 AM
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    After seeing all these pics, I ordered my set today. Cant wait to get me installed, sp since winter is coming.
     
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  20. Sep 8, 2019 at 6:26 AM
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    Installed mine about a week ago, took about 3 hours, taking my time in the GA heat. No bulge in the A pillar, no drama with windows or locks, everything went as planned. You can't even tell they are installed until they come on and light up the ground. This is my third MESO mod and all three were on point. Keep up the great work MESO!!!!
     
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