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Super Ultimate 3rd Brake Light Build

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

  1. Jun 28, 2019 at 5:43 PM
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    Tacospike

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    I’d leave the reds but that’s just my option. I’m sure if you do it will look great. A little curious about output de-ratings (if applicable at all) but looks slick and a more one off one of a kind detail mod. Props for that.
     
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  2. Jun 28, 2019 at 5:52 PM
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    No derate. Only the PCB is painted. LED and lens are OEM.
     
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  3. Jun 28, 2019 at 6:04 PM
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    Makes sense. Just wondering if de/reflection output had an account or variable for this output factor.
     
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    Kicker tweeters Hondo Garage stereo knobs Hondo Garage un-Holley mount MESO ultimate red map lights MESO ultimate red dome MESO gasshole SpartanXCustoms scoop light Baja Designs Squadron Sports fogs (amber) Baja Designs Squadron Pro ditch (amber) 300 Industries grill Bakflip Fibermax cover K&N air intake
    Hex looks awesome! Kind of glad I’ve been too busy to install. Highly likely I’ll be selling my bd4 w/ camera. If anyone is interested pm me
     
  5. Jun 29, 2019 at 8:35 AM
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    MESO

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    The HEX9 will be much more user configurable and customizable. I plan to make inserts so you can either delete a light or convert it over to a camera for example. The best part is going to be the price. I am targeting the whole package (housing, 9 LED lights, OEM harness, etc) in the ~$200 range.
     
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  6. Jun 29, 2019 at 9:00 AM
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    I think u had a typo last time and said 20, I was like hell yeah! I'll take 4!
     
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  7. Jun 29, 2019 at 9:35 AM
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    Hell yeah!!! I would say this would complete my entire lighting set up for my truck, but who knows what the new thing will be from Meso in like two months. Just keep upgrading to new and selling the old.
    Hahahaha. That would be sweet, I think it was just the light though ;)
     
  8. Jun 29, 2019 at 9:40 AM
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    MESO

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    That’s the target price for individual LED pods
     
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  9. Jun 29, 2019 at 10:15 AM
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    Ahhh I see.
     
  10. Jun 30, 2019 at 1:29 PM
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    What a project. Had fun with the wiring. Lining it all up was the hardest part for me. Ended up putting s bead of silicon around the whole thing to make me fell better. Love the end result

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    Still waiting on my bd4 to comeback from paint :annoyed:
     
  12. Jun 30, 2019 at 1:43 PM
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    If anyone wants to let go of a BD3 NMO hit me up.
     
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    Any one know the size / length of the Allen screws , that come with the bd rock lights?
     
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    What connectors didja use?
     
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    Dreaming of the Hex9. If I’m lucky enough to grab one I’ll sell my BD5 to someone for cost. :fistbump:
     
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  17. Jul 1, 2019 at 11:09 AM
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    Holy crap! Easy explanation!

    I would add that the nuts mentioned in step 8 are 10mm.

    It wasn’t hard once I dropped the rear of the headliner. I used a 1/4” drive with a small extension. The deep socket is a must to get over the post.

    I did manage to lose one nut but a dab of silicone on my finger made it stick so I could get it back.

    In retrospect, I would probably put some tape in the socket or rubber cement so that I wouldn’t lose the nut.

    Edit: so if you do happen to lose a nut, once you have removed the 3rd brake light you have way better access to retrieving it as long as it hasn’t traveled too far.

    The oval hole is where the posts and nut go. It is relatively flat for several inches either direction so you can probably snag a lost nut. ;)



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    Here is what the removed brake light looks like. You can see the posts and the 10mm nut. It was not tightened down for me and it came off easily.



    ONWARD!

    Cleaned up the sealant...used acetone from another build...this took a little while.

    Removed the foam and adhesive.

    Thanks @MESO for the “blemished” BD5....went with primer filler and then a duplicolor rock guard coating. $17 bucks well spent.

    Here is a shot before the soldering and old adhesive cleaned off with acetone then a wipe down.


    As some people have stated the attachment bolts are a tiny, and I say, tiny bit smaller than the 2019 OR holes. I simply drilled them a tad bit and sprayed with primer..

    Here’s the shot.






    Thanks again for the well written explanation @NoOne
     

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  18. Jul 1, 2019 at 11:44 AM
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  19. Jul 1, 2019 at 2:30 PM
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    BringbackSnacks

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    I'm tackling this mod in the next week or two. Am I missing something here? How am I supposed to run the Baja lights through this? Do those tiny cogs need to be twisted off? Or should they already have come off?

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  20. Jul 1, 2019 at 2:33 PM
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    MESO

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    no they do not remove. I just made the star as a design. You will use the 2 SHORT allen screws included with our Baja Rock lights and self thread them into the premade holes.
    here is a video showing how easy it makes threads
    https://vimeo.com/342787569
     

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