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MESO Puddle Light build

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

  1. Sep 8, 2019 at 7:56 AM
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    I plan on about four to five hours. That's why it's been difficult finding the time.

    I installed switchbacks in my mirrors and that's about how long it took for them. This is a very similar install. I just don't have to run any wire up through the firewall.

    With you windows, you might want to check the wires in the plug. It's possible you pulled one loose. The driver side plug is much easier to deal with if you pull that switch panel off instead of trying to plug or unplug it from behind the whole door panel.

    For the bulge in the A pillar, some here have reported that you can push the factory plug down towards the dash. That will make room for the new harness.
     
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  2. Sep 8, 2019 at 11:01 AM
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    Not sure if this is related to what you are describing but check the door panel to make sure you aligned it correctly, if not aligned it will roll down but go up very slowly or not at all. Ask me how I know lol
    Or the connections could also be loose
     
  3. Sep 8, 2019 at 7:31 PM
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    Thanks.

    I checked the wires, numerous times. No joy. The up-side is that the passenger window does roll down using the passenger-side window button; just not from the driver's side. Turns out that the harness in the door handle was glued to the cannon plug--which is why it was ridiculously difficult to remove. But the wires are all seated correctly--and making contact.

    I was able to get the harness fitted; I had to transfer the dual harness mount to the MESO harness, and the harness for the lane departure camera.

    Couldn't get to the passenger side puddle; too many other things to do.
     
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  4. Sep 8, 2019 at 8:25 PM
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    Thanks for sending the replacement t-cable.. was able to swap it out just before headed out to tuolumne. Camping with those was pretty sweet. Just wish I didn't have to leave the door popped open to keep them on. Thanks again for the great product and even better customer service!!

    20190907_211740.jpg
     
  5. Sep 8, 2019 at 8:51 PM
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    Maybe someone can give you a hand. When something is not working correctly it usually means a connection came loose or not making good contact. Number one rule is to never pull from the wires when disconnecting a plug.
     
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  6. Sep 8, 2019 at 10:56 PM
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    Can’t believe they are still available, just ordered
     
  7. Sep 9, 2019 at 5:22 AM
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    Without reading 214 pages,

    Are these black like the website shows? The first page shows then silverish.

    Also, anyone know if these will come on with my interior lights when I use unlock from the remote key? (have MT and dome lights are set to come in with unlock).
     
  8. Sep 9, 2019 at 5:43 AM
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    Yes, they are black. I think page 1 of this thread still shows the renders and the first unfinished prototype.

    They turn on with the domes/maps on unlock from the key for the auto. I think people have posted that the MT works the same (minus a few people who had connection issues, which I believe were resolved). I'm sure some MT owners will eventually jump in and let you know.
     
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  9. Sep 9, 2019 at 8:46 AM
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    My recommendation. Follow this YouTube video.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=J13mRWO162k

    I just did this play by play and had mine installed within 4.5 hours.

    If I were to do it again. Easily an hour or so is all it would take now that I understand what to do.
     
  10. Sep 9, 2019 at 3:17 PM
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    I do not have lighted turn signals on my mirrors. That means I cannot install the puddle lights, correct?
     
  11. Sep 9, 2019 at 3:20 PM
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    I tried not to. The harness had a spot of what looks like an adhesive, which is why it was a BITCH to remove.

    Thinking that I had dislodged a wire, I took a tiny plastic nudging tool and pushed all of the wires back into the harness (none actually moved, as though they had backed out.)

    Does any know the harness/wiring pin-out to operate the passenger window, from the driver side button block? Or can you point me in the right direction?

    A really odd piece is that the auto-down/auto-up function for the driver's window is gone too. Would that be a programming thing? Or physical (switch) feature?

    Sorry for the angry rant the other night--it was a really aggravating time trying to install the left side puddle pod. In addition to the glue on the harness, the boot between the door and the side of the truck was also glued! That doesn't seem right.

    Thanks.
     
  12. Sep 9, 2019 at 3:22 PM
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    You check the plugs by your feet, they affect windows if not seated well.
     
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  13. Sep 9, 2019 at 3:30 PM
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    You don’t have to have turn signals! You are running lots of wires either way.
     
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  14. Sep 9, 2019 at 3:48 PM
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    I unplugged & re-plugged all 3 harnesses, and they didn't feel tight or anything out of the ordinary, so I don't know what else to look for. But I also didn't look for any bent pins. I'll check that tonight.

    Any ideas?

    The passenger window rolls down using the passenger-side window button.

    Any ideas about the loss of feature/functionality of the auto-down/auto-up thingy?

    Is it possible I cut a wire while pushing the puddle pod harness through the boot?

    Thanks.
     
  15. Sep 9, 2019 at 4:24 PM
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    Did you recheck the wire plugs going to the drivers door panel for lose wire or bent pins? Also, try just un-hooking the T harness in the A pillar and try it back to stock. Both fairleigh easy to do. Just a thought.
     
  16. Sep 9, 2019 at 5:18 PM
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    Yes they turn on the same. The switch has nothing to do with the puddle lights.
     
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  17. Sep 9, 2019 at 5:19 PM
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    I know a lot of cars require a re-learn of auto-up/down windows after disconnected battery/modules, though I've never had to do this on my truck. Wouldn't get hopes up but worth a try, I'm copy-pasting this from another thread on here as I don't believe I can cross-quote between threads.

    "Hold the power window switch in the one-touch closing position. Continue
    holding the switch for a further 4 seconds after the window has closed.
    If jam detection occurs during step , repeat step within 4 seconds of
    jam occurrence.

    Hold the power window switch in the one-touch opening position. Continue
    holding the switch for more than 1 second after the window has
    opened completely.

    Hold the power window switch in the one-touch closing position once
    again. Continue holding the switch for more than 1 second after the window
    has closed.

    If you release the switch while the window is moving, start again from the
    beginning."
     
  18. Sep 9, 2019 at 6:09 PM
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    I did not check the two wire harnesses that connect to the door itself--but I will do that next. I did check & recheck the two harnesses that connect to the windows/door locks/mirror adjust on the door panel. Nothing seemed out of miss there.

    I disconnected the MESO t-harness, and went back to stock connection--zero difference.
     
  19. Sep 9, 2019 at 6:16 PM
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    You already did what I meant. Something that was unplugged during install didn't plug back correctly for some reason. Checked fuses?
     
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  20. Sep 9, 2019 at 6:18 PM
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    You need the domerock module from.@DSIM and a switch...
     
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