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Super Ultimate 3rd Brake Light Build

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

  1. Apr 23, 2019 at 3:42 PM
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    Ahh bummer.
     
  2. Apr 23, 2019 at 11:16 PM
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    @destin_meeks

    You were the one that suggested the pcam-220 for the camera equipped third brake light. I also found the pcam-fmbr180-n that happens to be the same dimensions as the pcam-220 and was wondering if you wouldnt mind explaining the differences between the two and which you would recommend for a rear view mirror replacement. And possibly what some of the camera specific jargon means.

    Screenshot_20190424-010508_Adobe Acrobat.jpg Screenshot_20190424-010645_Adobe Acrobat.jpg
     
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  3. Apr 24, 2019 at 4:03 AM
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    They are fairly close spec wise, with the edge to your pick. However, that model only does mirror image (reverse), not normal mode. Also, beware that there is apparently a PAL (euro spec) version of that model as well.
     
  4. Apr 24, 2019 at 7:13 AM
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    what's the difference between the ones the US uses and PAL?

    I think the mirror image is what I need in this instance so no normal mode is ok with me.

    EDIT: I've done a ton of googling on this stuff and still dont quite understand all the alphabet soup (acronyms) and stuff and how it translates to what you see on screen. I need a video cameras for dummies version Haha sorry in advance if this clogs up the thread @mesojdm
     
  5. Apr 24, 2019 at 7:42 AM
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    "NTSC stands for National Television Standards Committee. PAL stands for Phase Alternating Line. NTSC is the standard broadcast format in the United States, while PAL is the standard broadcast format in Europe, Australia, and parts of Asia." Essentially different output format (hardware).
     
  6. Apr 24, 2019 at 7:57 AM
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    Ahh ok gotcha. Interresting, does that impact resolution at all?
     
  7. Apr 24, 2019 at 8:05 AM
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    Nope.
     
  8. Apr 24, 2019 at 10:26 AM
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    Cool beans :) thank you bud I appreciate your help
     
  9. Apr 24, 2019 at 2:05 PM
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    Will the 2nd gen 3rd brake light fit the 1st gen Tacoma (2003)?
     
  10. Apr 25, 2019 at 1:31 PM
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    I took a few night pics last night. It turns out it is somewhat difficult to get a clear shot with how bright they are. That or I had a few too many beers before taking the pics...

     
  11. Apr 25, 2019 at 7:09 PM
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    Got my BD4-NMO all buttoned up. Install was a breeze.

    Black anodized hardware for style points.

     
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  12. Apr 25, 2019 at 7:27 PM
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    What connectors did you use?
     
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  13. Apr 25, 2019 at 7:27 PM
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    What antenna is that?
     
  15. Apr 25, 2019 at 7:36 PM
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  16. Apr 25, 2019 at 7:59 PM
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    Comet SBB-1NMO

    Flexes nicely under the garage door.
     
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  17. Apr 26, 2019 at 6:16 AM
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    I’ll be curious how your antenna performance turns out. I am under the impression that a 1/2 wave is needed (at least for 2m in this case) for good performance given mounting on a plastic brake housing isn’t a proper ground plane.
     
  18. Apr 26, 2019 at 11:08 AM
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    I imagine it won't perform really well but well enough for me. I'm used to just using an HT. I could keep a 1/2 wave in the truck to swap, I'm sure it would perform better, I just really needed the flexibility.
     
  19. Apr 26, 2019 at 7:32 PM
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    @mesojdm on the 3rd gen Tacoma KC model do I need to put silicone around the bolt holes to help make it water tight.
     
  20. Apr 26, 2019 at 7:34 PM
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    I would put a dab of silicone over the bolt head, then cover it with the included black finishing caps
     

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