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Super Ultimate 3rd Brake Light Build

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

  1. Jul 22, 2019 at 12:37 PM
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    scifidelity

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    I don’t think so, at least I don’t know of any places on the truck where they did this . Toyota uses self tapping screws not bolts to tap into plastic.
     
  2. Jul 22, 2019 at 1:20 PM
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    Skydvrr

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    @Taylor@KC HiLiTES ?
     
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  3. Jul 22, 2019 at 2:50 PM
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    Just a tip - be careful how much/how deep you drill. I used a 1/2 in bit and didn’t touch the sheet metal. Drilled it just enough to break the plastic housing so that it fell off.
     
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  4. Jul 22, 2019 at 2:56 PM
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    Skydvrr

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    I used a half inch, wasn't a moron though. Just drilled the plastic like a normal person.
     
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  5. Jul 22, 2019 at 9:52 PM
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    I drilled one side like a moron and one side like a normal person...
     
  6. Jul 22, 2019 at 9:55 PM
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    So....Not to be a DICKHEAD but you could have simply preserved your 3d brake light and simply pulled down the rear of the headliner.

    IT IS not that hard....just takes like (in and old guy fashion)....20 min at best.
     
  7. Jul 22, 2019 at 10:04 PM
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    Same..., luckily those nut clamps didn’t seem to care how big the hold was sans still tightened up nicely
     
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  8. Jul 23, 2019 at 1:30 AM
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    Meh. Don't need it anyway. Straight to the trash.
     
  9. Jul 23, 2019 at 4:03 AM
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    Anyone’s leaking?
     
  10. Jul 23, 2019 at 4:35 AM
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    Big +1 to this. The stock light is a brittle leaky piece of crap. Straight to the trash.
     
  11. Jul 23, 2019 at 6:40 AM
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    Mine does sometimes. Dr. gave me some ointment though.. wait, what? :rofl:
     
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  12. Jul 23, 2019 at 6:58 AM
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    We got some rain yesterday night. I meant to check this am but I forgot
     
  13. Jul 23, 2019 at 8:32 AM
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    I put a bead of silicone around the outside edge of mine. A few months in Seattle rain and no leaking.
     
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  14. Jul 23, 2019 at 8:56 AM
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    Inside, outside, screw holes and wires holes for me haha.
     
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  15. Jul 23, 2019 at 10:23 AM
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    yeah i didn't think to do the screw holes, hope I don't regret that. I did RTV on both sides of the rubber gasket, bolted it down, wiped the excess, then finished with a bead of silicone around the edge.

    am i a moron for not painting it? does that plastic hold up to UV, etc? @MESO ?
     
  16. Jul 23, 2019 at 10:42 AM
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    I did 3 coats of black and 3 clear.
     
  17. Jul 23, 2019 at 10:58 AM
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    Looks very shinny, not my style, but you did a nice job. I guess I can just tap it off well and cover the surrounding area and go at it still with some matte black spray.
     
  18. Jul 23, 2019 at 2:30 PM
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  19. Jul 23, 2019 at 2:37 PM
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    Thanks Tyler and KC HiLites!!
    I called the customer service number and they are hooking me up!
    Great customer service!! And great lights!
     
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  20. Jul 23, 2019 at 3:19 PM
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    Taylor based on this warranty statement if we removed screws or altered warranty is void correct?
     

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