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Super Ultimate 3rd Brake Light Build

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

  1. Apr 12, 2019 at 2:13 PM
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    Nv2056

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    My BD4 arrived this week, thank you guys!
     
  2. Apr 13, 2019 at 6:55 AM
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    @mesojdm Thanks man, It looks awesome!Tacoma.jpg
     
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  3. Apr 13, 2019 at 7:04 AM
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    Great job man. The only part I was dreading was the headliner removal, but you just made this mod a lot easier. Thanks man.
     
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  4. Apr 13, 2019 at 2:10 PM
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    NoOne

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    Anybody want to send me the factory harness/connector they cut off when they did this mod?
    I’ll PayPal F&F for shipping...
    Just send me a PM (so as not to clutter thread).
     
  5. Apr 13, 2019 at 6:17 PM
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    What’s the eta on the rest of them shipping
     
  6. Apr 13, 2019 at 6:18 PM
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    The second half went out Friday. I have 9 housings(out of 100) that did not pass my QC, so I am reprinting them Monday.
     
  7. Apr 13, 2019 at 6:52 PM
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    When's the new batch
     
  8. Apr 14, 2019 at 2:41 AM
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    One of those nine must be mines :fingerscrossed::fingerscrossed:
     
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  9. Apr 14, 2019 at 6:20 AM
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    None Yet!
    Thank you for your attention to detail can’t wait to see mine!
     
  10. Apr 14, 2019 at 8:04 AM
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    if its just surface problems are you going to list them for sale as blems to guys that plan on sanding and painting them.

     
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  11. Apr 14, 2019 at 8:17 AM
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    That’s a great idea!
    @mesojdm Sell them half off. Like you did all the other blems. I’d buy one
     
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  12. Apr 14, 2019 at 10:30 AM
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    Got my light harness wrapped up. Waiting on NMO parts.
    [​IMG]
     
  13. Apr 14, 2019 at 10:44 AM
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    Got mine installed. I will be ordering a 3/8 NMO at a future date. I also did not wire up the white LEDs yet either, as I don’t have time to pull the headliner and run wires this weekend/too lazy to go through pulling all the interior panels to do it right. So I’ll just tackle it all at one time later. Anyway, pics:

    Installed a new DIY gasket (EPDM rubber)
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    KC connections crimped and added to male connector:
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    New female OEM connector after cutting off old:
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    I couldn’t find plain 3/4” hole caps at local Ace hardware so I went with 3/4” diameter snapping bolt caps which I think look really good and clean.

    Will also be getting some anodized aluminum M3 bolts for the KC’s.

    Personal feedback on the install:
    The KC lights don’t have much in regards to wire length, and soldering in a new length of wire is in my eyes adding another potential failure point, and same goes for their included connectors, so I just worked with what I had. This meant it took a little bit of tugging either way to move the white end KC’s to get to the OEM mounting screws with a screwdriver when it came time to mount to the truck.
     
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  14. Apr 14, 2019 at 1:37 PM
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    Got any 2nd gen KC that we can buy b-stock?
     
  15. Apr 14, 2019 at 2:20 PM
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    These can also be found at HomeDepot and Lowes in the “Specialty” drawers section as well (If your store has the drawers, as the trend is to remove them).
     
  16. Apr 14, 2019 at 3:48 PM
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    That’s where I looked. Unfortunately my local Home Depot sucks total ass. Ace has always had what I needed or something close enough, and you don’t get bent over on metric hardware like HD or Lowes
     
  17. Apr 14, 2019 at 4:58 PM
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    Oh, don’t misunderstand... I support my local Ace/TrueValue 100%. I just wanted to offer additional info for those who may have something different in their backyard.
     
  18. Apr 14, 2019 at 5:09 PM
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    JdevTac

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    Oh no I’m not saying you don’t, sorry that’s lost in my text. I’m just frustrated my HD that is literally a 1/4 mile from my house sucks so bad. They literally didn’t even have GE Silicone II which I just didn’t understand. And didn’t have any stainless metric hardware in the sizes I needed. I usually prefer Lowes but the nearest one is 25 min away.

    However I actually like the bolt caps I ended up with than the 3/4” Hillman plugs. The bolt caps sit recessed down in the light.
     
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  19. Apr 15, 2019 at 1:11 PM
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    What is the hardware size for the BD models? The hardware that came with the BD lights is not screwing into the individual holes in the housing.

    I am also having issues routing the wiring through the housing. I got the middle one through after I stripped off some of the heat shrink on the BD wiring, but I have no idea how I'll get the wiring from the two outer lights since there is not really access back there.
     
  20. Apr 15, 2019 at 1:27 PM
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    i Made the holes for BD hardware slightly undersized so all you have to do is put pressure as it self threads into the plastic. The 2 outside wire holes are a little tricky for routing. I suggest a coat hanger or bendable solder to fish though first
     
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