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MESO Puddle Light build

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

  1. Feb 14, 2020 at 6:42 PM
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    SubaruTheTacoma

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    I really want need to do this as well but I have never dealt with automotive relays and am kinda scared haha.

    I have been kinda chicken with my truck electrical projects and kept to easy ways that have low chance of hurting things.

    I’m still not 100% on how the relays need to be wired and what the numbers mean on the back of them.... guess I need to sit down with google for awhile.
     
  2. Feb 14, 2020 at 6:45 PM
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    Has anyone installed any accessory switches to the factory switch panel that’s located just below the radio / ac controls of the center console? Mine has a couple blank spots I think I can use for the puddle light switch.. if ya follow what I’m saying. (There appears to be a couple blank switch spots) that I could possibly “punch out” and use. Any good videos, or step by step on doing this out there?
     
  3. Feb 14, 2020 at 6:45 PM
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    Thanks for the instant response! I always seem to have some sort of minor issue or question and you always immediately have an answer and that's something I really appreciate!

    I did get the puddles when they first dropped and everything is buttoned back up at the moment, but I'm positive my wires coming off of that harness are all black. I'll send you a PM, thanks again!
     
  4. Feb 14, 2020 at 6:47 PM
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    @MESO
    Stew please check your messages missing items from order
     
  5. Feb 14, 2020 at 6:53 PM
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    Cut the 12V Constant and splice in (on the "Y' harness side) a 20A output from your SwitchPros. The SP curcuit should be configured battery active high and the overcurrent for this circuit should be set to 5A.

    With the Meso switch set to "On", you control the puddle on/off directly with the SP panel (or bluetooth).

    With Meso switch set to "Auto", the SwitchPros switch operates as a kill switch for the normal auto operation.

    With Meso set to "Off", the SwitchPros switch has no effect (the puddle remains off because it is ungrounded).

    May be a decent mod if your SP panel is not co-located with the Meso puddle switch or if you like the idea of controlling the puddles via bluetooth.

    Cutting the 12V (Constant) has no effect on the Ultimate LED turn signal operation because the LED turns do not use this circuit. See here for reference.

    Meso Puddle Switch.jpg
     
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  6. Feb 14, 2020 at 6:54 PM
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  7. Feb 14, 2020 at 7:41 PM
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    It's not as bad as you think, if you want, we can go over it in PMs
    I've actually just done it earlier, I can take pictures of it tomorrow morning.
     
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  8. Feb 14, 2020 at 8:22 PM
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  9. Feb 14, 2020 at 8:28 PM
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    @MESO switch doesnt fit on empty slots... top is a caliraised and bottom oem open slot... any ideas:confused:

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  10. Feb 14, 2020 at 8:33 PM
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    I have an extra T harness from my DSIM kit if you want to do it plug and play. You can just pay shipping if you want it. Pm me if interested
     
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  11. Feb 14, 2020 at 8:33 PM
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    Yes. He is one of my dealers, so buy with confidence. Another reason I ran out so early :oops:


    I don’t see a small switch hole in that setup. The top is a snap in TALL, and the bottom right hole is a TALL Toyota switch. You need a small slot(like the 400w inverter)
     
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    o_O i guess it was not made for mine lol...
     
  13. Feb 14, 2020 at 8:40 PM
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    I can help. I created a panel just for you ;)

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    So that will work for the top right?.. price?..
     
  15. Feb 14, 2020 at 8:58 PM
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    Stew, you are the man.

    I gotta try and be patient and wait for the second or third drop of something instead of getting the initial run :rofl: I’ll be one of the guys this weekend tapping into something else for switch illumination. I’m going to be installing heated seats as well and would ideally like to tap all three of those switch illuminators to the same source. I’ll shoot you an email tomorrow with what I was thinking if that’s cool
     
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  16. Feb 14, 2020 at 9:02 PM
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    Thank you kindly. I might need a touch of guidance but this is awesome! I appreciate the time you took to document all this :fistbump:
     
  17. Feb 15, 2020 at 3:47 AM
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    Thanks @CttAznRanger, trying to install the puddle light switch without having to purchase any aftermarket panels. Just don’t know what’s involved with using one of the blank switch spots on the stock center console panel below the radio / AC. I was gonna just try taking a flathead screwdriver to pop out one of the blank pieces, and then sliding MESO switch in its place. For some reason I’m thinking it’s gonna take more than that lol...
     
  18. Feb 15, 2020 at 4:54 AM
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    It will require a little bit more, you're right. But it's not as difficult as you may think.

    I ended up using a thin blade to pop out the switch, just as you said. I did end up taking out the center console and QI charger area so I could wiggle the plastic around a bit. Took a wire and fished it to the area above the pedals, then just fished the wire up to the A pillar.
     
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  19. Feb 15, 2020 at 4:57 AM
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    Did taking out the center console require removing nuts and bolts etc?
     
  20. Feb 15, 2020 at 5:08 AM
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    Total of 2 bolts, 3 screws, and a lot of clips.
     

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