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MESO Puddle Light build

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

  1. Feb 16, 2020 at 12:45 PM
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    Frsh2df

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    Yes . I will pm you
     
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  2. Feb 16, 2020 at 12:47 PM
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    Nah it’s not like that. I found out the hard way , Meso bailed me out . :rofl:
     
  3. Feb 16, 2020 at 12:55 PM
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    @MESO

    Emailed you about the switch illumination
     
  4. Feb 16, 2020 at 1:21 PM
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    20200216_131729.jpg Thanks to @Frsh2df for showing me how to get it illuminated with popping anymore fuse
     
  5. Feb 16, 2020 at 1:25 PM
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    Looks good.

    Glad I could help out :hattip:
     
  6. Feb 16, 2020 at 2:12 PM
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    For those with the First Original Puddle light T-Harness with the 4 ALL BLACK WIRES.

    Here is the walk through I got from Stew @MESO to fix the illumination issue.

    Per Meso:

    I made a quick diagram on TWO different ways to quickly fix this. METHOD 1 is just Switching 1 wire up at the main T harness(we are taking it from pin 1-->pin12) MY PICTURE SHOWS A GREEN WIRE, but IN V1, all wires are BLACK
    You can remove this from the truck and work on it on the bench to make it easier.
    [​IMG]

    COVER WITH TAPE OR INSULATIONAFTER


    METHOD 2 Just involves sniping the wire behind the switch and tapping it to anyILLUMINATION wire
    [​IMG]

    Again this only applies to the first original batch of puddle light kits.

    Please double check which main T-Harness you have and if you have the 4 ALL BLACK WIRES the diagram above will solve your illumination issue.

    If you have the new revised T-Harness your good to go and no modification is necessary for illumination, since it’s built in to the new harnesses.



    -Chris
     
  7. Feb 16, 2020 at 2:30 PM
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    Just to clear up any confusion: Meso illuminates the puddle switch; he does NOT dim the puddle switch with the operation of the dash odometer knob.

    In the future, dimming may enter the Meso vocabulary. :rofl:
     
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  8. Feb 16, 2020 at 2:56 PM
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    Thank you for helping out the TW community.
    This is exactly how MacGyver would handle this.
     
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  9. Feb 16, 2020 at 3:00 PM
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    Thanks but @MESO gets all the credit. He’s the mastermind behind all of this.

    Im just spreading the information.
     
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  10. Feb 16, 2020 at 3:54 PM
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    STUFF!
    Meso is there any time table for switch mounts particularly this panel. Thanks!
    [​IMG]
     
  11. Feb 16, 2020 at 4:13 PM
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  12. Feb 16, 2020 at 4:42 PM
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    @BOMBS here's the answer to the question you asked me.
     
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    Switch is in! Along with heated seats and clazzios! The fronts at least, ran out of daylight before I could do the back seats.

    @MESO is awesome as usual and got back to me immediately when I emailed him for wiring support since my puddles are of the very first batch. Got everything wired up and powered. Going to make some new harnesses for the heated seats when I have more time, just not enough length on them to hide them well, to my liking at least.

    Loving the OEM look of this switch!

    6B37EB1C-7F44-49D5-BD6A-3A7B819130DF.jpg
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    What heated seat kit did you buy? I'm very interested in those switches. Install looks great man!
     
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    I like the rear slider being over there. Was that difficult?
     
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    Toyota moved it there for model years 2018+
     
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    Can anyone take a pic with the puddle lights on from inside of the cab. Just want to see what the light output is. Debating if the switch is needed for me. also, is there a way to tie them in with the reverse lights?
     
  20. Feb 16, 2020 at 10:44 PM
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    20200217_013645.jpg Let there be light!
     
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