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Super Ultimate 3rd Brake Light Build

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

  1. Apr 15, 2019 at 1:59 PM
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    stiles88

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    Thank you sir! I had a feeling that might be the case with those holes because it seemed really close. I put some pressure on it and was able to thread all of them successfully. I've got the three middle lights mounted and now I'm just working on the outside ones. I'll find something to fish through those wire holes first, but it's looking really nice so far!
     
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  2. Apr 15, 2019 at 2:45 PM
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    Do you think you will be doing a write up on your process when complete? I will give you all the internet beer if you do. :cheers:
     
  3. Apr 15, 2019 at 2:53 PM
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    @cruiserhead did an awesome write up a few pages ago on post #2155. It's for the KC version but it's basically the same install. I used a zip tie to run through the wire holes a few times and that made it a little bit easier to route the wires. This is how it sits for now:

    20190415_143821.jpg
     
  4. Apr 15, 2019 at 3:19 PM
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    Has anyone shown how to take the headliner down to remove third brake light? Or instructions?
     
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  5. Apr 15, 2019 at 6:02 PM
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  6. Apr 15, 2019 at 6:03 PM
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    This will show how he removed the light and wired it up.
     
  7. Apr 15, 2019 at 7:21 PM
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    Just a heads-up for those of us who have the housing but not the KC cyclones yet - the red cyclones are out of stock (I guess this is an example of the TW effect). I messaged KC about it and a rep said they should be back in stock after 4/26.
     
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  8. Apr 15, 2019 at 7:36 PM
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    I’d like to try the headliner way if possible. If not I guess I’ll do the drill method.
     
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  10. Apr 15, 2019 at 7:48 PM
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    Yea, it’s not that bad and I still have a 100% functional OE sitting on the side.
     
  11. Apr 15, 2019 at 7:50 PM
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    Still waiting on my BD rock lights. Boo.
     
  12. Apr 15, 2019 at 8:19 PM
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    Which lights are better? KC or the BD. I ordered the BD5 because they have a cleaner look but be see some KC5 and they’re beginning to grow on me :notsure::notsure::notsure:
     
  13. Apr 15, 2019 at 8:58 PM
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    Has anyone tried to wire the cargo lights to the reverse lights?
     
  14. Apr 15, 2019 at 9:05 PM
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    Better is what aspect..
    Better output(LUX?)
    Better light spread?
    Better mounting?
    Better power consumption?

    I actually sent 1 of every major brand rock light(BD, KC, TRS, LUX, VLED, etc) to another forum member on here and he will be conducting a very in-depth test on all of them. I think you will find the results very interesting :D
     
  15. Apr 15, 2019 at 9:26 PM
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  16. Apr 15, 2019 at 11:18 PM
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    Won’t lie It was a slight pain to fish through using the wires wrapped together as they come from BD. I got some through that way by just forcing It but after two I just stripped away some of the outer jacketing and just fished the power/ground wires themselves until I could grab them behind the housing then pulling wire through with jacketing was easier. But in all It was a pretty simple install. Thanks for great product the housing fits the BD lights so well. Very happy :cheers:
     
  19. Apr 16, 2019 at 12:40 AM
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    I’ll be keeping an eye out for that. Thanks
     
  20. Apr 16, 2019 at 7:16 AM
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    Can you share how to do this?
     
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