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Super Ultimate 3rd Brake Light Build

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by mesojdm, Nov 30, 2017.

  1. Nov 30, 2017 at 12:49 PM
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    mesojdm

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    It's me again:wave: Messing with more stuff.
    I wanted to build a new 3rd brake light that incorporated @Baja Designs LED rock lights.
    Being all the same size, and available in different colors I decided I wanted 3 red Brake, and 2 white cargo.

    So the design started. The stock shape is a little funky and has slight curves that match to the body. I HATED the fact Toyota made the new lights "not removable" from the outside anymore...well I'm gonna change that.
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    From drawing to in hand. Sweet! 3D Printed Super strong and durable Nylon
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    Also made a 2nd Gen while I was at it
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    It was then coated with SEM "chip guard" for a nice and durable finish
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    Lights installed next to the crappy stock one
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    Next was the prep and install.
    After dropping the headliner, and removing the 2X 10mm Nuts holding the stock one in..this is what it looks like
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    I installed "jack nuts" or crush nuts that will give me a threaded insert. Now I can pull the brake light out FROM THE OUTSIDE if needed.
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    I designed it so a rubber gasket can be recessed to seal it. Also I put some RTV in the wire holes for added insurance
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    And if the seal wasn't good enough, I put a bead around it for double protection
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    The access screws are behind the Left and right LED lights, just move them out of the way to tighten the bolt down. New bolt(1/4-20) with rubber O-ring
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    Press the end lights back in
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    Wiring was next. I dropped the new wires into the headliner, and grabbed them from outside the slider window. I could have sourced the OEM connector... bit ain't nobody got time for that.
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    OEM WIRING COLORS ARE AS FOLLOWS
    white/blk- ground
    Green-Cargo
    Purple-Brake

    All done!
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    Top View.
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    Side view. I am VERY happy with the fitment and light placement. The housing matches the cab perfect and the lights are exactly vertical
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    I guess you want to see some light pics???

    Brake:
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    No joke..these are BRIGHT
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    Both on:bananadead:
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    UPDATE:
    I have now designed a KC version for their CYCLONE lights!

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  2. Nov 30, 2017 at 12:51 PM
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  3. Nov 30, 2017 at 12:52 PM
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    mesojdm

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  4. Nov 30, 2017 at 12:54 PM
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  5. Nov 30, 2017 at 12:58 PM
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  6. Nov 30, 2017 at 1:01 PM
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    You need to slow down, take a deep breath, relax. You're moving way too fast. :rofl:Looks fantastic though.
     
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  7. Nov 30, 2017 at 1:03 PM
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    mesojdm

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    SLOW DOWN? Life's too short.. must go fast and mod all the things.
     
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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
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  9. Nov 30, 2017 at 1:06 PM
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    Price and im sold, also instead of drilling out for nutserts couldnt you potentially use these? Nut clips?

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    Everyone else wants to mod all the things too. Send some of that goodness our way! We're waiting to throw money at you!

    edit: See? Above post ready to buy!
     
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  11. Nov 30, 2017 at 1:06 PM
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    Yas. But these mo betta
     
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    I dont like drilling into my new truck, learned that the hard way with some cali raised 52” lightbar brackets.
     
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    You da man @mesojdm ....!! Looks cool..:thumbsup::canada:
     
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  14. Nov 30, 2017 at 1:27 PM
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    You'll come around. But ya.. holes in the roof for a BRO bar is a no-no.
     
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    sheesh! awesome work as always man.

    keep waiting to see a thread from you: Just built my own Tacoma! :D
     
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    Wow looks bitchin!
     
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    cracked my OE cargo lamp so I'm all in for this. any plans to produce a few or just a DIY today?
     
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  18. Nov 30, 2017 at 2:02 PM
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    I'm subbed and interested in 2 gen. Also like to see if you do a kc high lite version.
     
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    MesoCustom... Lol. Very cool!
     
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    I know it was brought up in the other thread, but will you be potentially making one that can fit KC cyclones?
     

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