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MESO Puddle Light build

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

  1. Sep 25, 2019 at 1:23 PM
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    Tacospike

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    Some fall in a black hole
     
  2. Sep 25, 2019 at 1:23 PM
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    That's crazy. I can't see how haha
     
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  3. Sep 25, 2019 at 1:25 PM
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    I know. I haven’t lost any but I’ve lost some other things that just don’t make any sense when I found them. Like wtf?! How?
     
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  4. Sep 25, 2019 at 1:41 PM
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    I moved the retaining clip to the Meso clip, pushed all associated wires & plug down toward the dash, and used no zip ties in the area. My A pillar looks like nothing ever was done to it, meaning it has no bulge problems.

    The entire install took me just over 2 hours. Had a few difficulties that were mostly just time consuming to overcome. The difficulties I had were both the driver's and passenger door boots. The driver's side has more in it already so it was tougher then the passenger side. For some reason, likely the fact I am VERY right handed, the driver's door boot was a real pain to get out.

    The only other issue I had was not a problem with the mod as much as with my truck and the port installed tailgate power lock. It was scotch tapped to a couple wires in the group that needed to be pulled out, so I removed the tailgate wires from the taps. The trouble came in getting them back in the taps, once in I tested the locks and it was no working. After about 5 attempts to verify the taps were good and failed tests I decided "F" it and just closed everything up and everything BUT the tailgate lock was perfect and light was fading in the driveway. I gathered the tools I had out, shut the driver's door and when I locked it the #@%$#% tailgate worked. The moral of the story here is that IF your lock is taped on the DOOR side of the plug, which it likely is, the tailgate lock will NOT work until you plug it back into the truck. :eek: :facepalm:

    As with every other mod I have gotten from @MESO it is just stellar work!! If you have difficulties with any of his mods, based on my experience (YMMV), it is not the mod but rather the installer. He has my admiration, and a good chuck of my wallet, for creating and delivering so many great products.

    Great work as usual @MESO !!! :cheers:
     
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  5. Sep 25, 2019 at 2:03 PM
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    None... Gotta get on that
    Lol I was hoping that was the case but there's a barrier between that and the rest of the door l. I tried fishing it out when I could see it barely on the left side and then I knocked it to the right where I can't see it and it seems to be trapped.
     
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  6. Sep 25, 2019 at 3:19 PM
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    The only thing I did differently was removed the window switch panel. I struggle with unplugging the plugs while holding the trim panel. Removing the windshield switches had them pop right out.

    Also the Reacher Grabber Claw thing makes it super simple for fishing the line through the door, across the truck and up behind the driver side. Didn't have to take anything apart there.
     
  7. Sep 25, 2019 at 3:21 PM
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    The switch panel can be squeezed between the flexible door plastic without unplugging anything. That's what I did at least, left no scratches or warping if done carefully.
     
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  8. Sep 25, 2019 at 3:26 PM
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    I am a little curious, I will admit something. Not during this install but last year when I did my speakers, I didn’t reconnect my door latch cable properly, the ball didn’t catch correctly and couldn’t get out of my truck... anyone else do this?
     
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  9. Sep 25, 2019 at 4:55 PM
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    Best issue I have read.
     
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  10. Sep 25, 2019 at 4:59 PM
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    Hahaha. I laughed when I tried to get out. Good times.
     
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    I think a few people did, especially when the speaker upgrade was peaking.
     
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  12. Sep 25, 2019 at 5:14 PM
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    Speaking of which, I never had to pull those cables out either. Just popped the whole handle off with cables still attached lol
     
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  13. Sep 25, 2019 at 5:20 PM
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    Yeah my driver side handle came off when I unscrewed it. My passenger stayed connected so I just went with it. The next few times I took of my panels I left them connected.
     
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  14. Sep 25, 2019 at 5:53 PM
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    Definitely did this. I was getting tired and forgot it on the passenger side. Went to lock the truck and heard an odd noise and noticed the door didn't lock. Of course it was just when I thought I was done.
     
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    I pulled my cables and relubed em w silicone grease.
     
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  16. Sep 26, 2019 at 7:18 AM
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    Finished my install this past Sunday. Took me about 4 hours but at the same time I had the door panels off I was installing sound deadener and foam in speaker holes. Little blood, a lot of sweat, maybe a few tears but I finally got this install done. Thanks Meso, another fine product.

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  17. Sep 26, 2019 at 7:25 AM
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    Little blood sweat and tears definitely makes if worth it
     
  18. Sep 26, 2019 at 10:36 AM
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    So here I am, all excited to install my puddle pods, I’m out in my drive, daylight rapidly going after work, and of COURSE the big connector on the drivers side is being an absolute f*****g bastard and will not come off. Like I’m literally underneath the door panel with my head, I can see the push tab on the panel side of the connector, I’ve actually broken the small loop piece that runs around the push tab pushing on it trying to get it to disconnect and I swear to christ the thing is glued in. It WILL NOT disconnect.

    I’m so pissed at it right now it’s unbelievable. lol
     
  19. Sep 26, 2019 at 10:43 AM
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    By the way, when the switches do come out, I would like to use that switch where I have my ECT now. But I need the Stealth Pro Shift knob with the ECT so I can use that button space. Anxiously waiting for both items to be released soon. :D
     
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  20. Sep 26, 2019 at 10:43 AM
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    I mentioned only a few posts before. You DO NOT NEED TO DISCONNECT it. Just pop off the entire window switch unit and maneuver it through the flexible door plastic. Takes seconds.
     
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