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Super Ultimate 3rd Brake Light Build

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

  1. Jul 23, 2019 at 3:44 PM
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    NoOne

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    Not KC specific - if you think you probably voided the warranty... you probably voided the warranty!
     
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  2. Jul 23, 2019 at 4:00 PM
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    Yup I used a 1/2 drill bit here...it was just big enough to free the metal bolts from the plastic...came right off and cleaned up nice. No need to drop the headliner and disturb the wires that are glued into it if you have a powered sunroof.



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  3. Jul 23, 2019 at 6:34 PM
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    Yeah, you're not drilling through the bolt. Just enough to weaken the plastic around it.
     
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  4. Jul 25, 2019 at 5:56 AM
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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
    BD4-cam available. Message me if interested.
     
  5. Aug 4, 2019 at 9:23 AM
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    Can someone link me to the black screw replacement for the KC lights, can find them, thanks in advance!
     
  6. Aug 4, 2019 at 9:35 AM
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  7. Aug 4, 2019 at 10:41 AM
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    I bought and used the above screws thinking that it would look neater than spray painting the screws that came with the light. Within a week they started oxidizing and already look reddish/brownish :( I'm back to painting the original screws black.
     
  8. Aug 4, 2019 at 10:55 AM
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    that’s my fear
     
  9. Aug 4, 2019 at 3:55 PM
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    Oh wow good to know.. I saved that link a while back but never got around to buying them to install.
     
  10. Aug 4, 2019 at 4:01 PM
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    I actually painted the ones I got from mcmaster and they still rusted around outer edge. I may scotch-bright the stainless ones and paint them. Anyone had any luck with doing this?
     
  11. Aug 4, 2019 at 9:49 PM
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    Finally, she’s done! BD4 Cam, 2 red at center, 2 white cargo lights on the outside. Ran the cam to the head unit and will be using the Car Solutions TTG2 to interface with the OEM steering wheel controls and retain factory use of the tailgate cam under normal operation. I went ahead and used some Delphi connectors to connect the factory wiring with the third brake light.

    UPDATE: TTG2 has been installed and all works as intended. Overall, everything was straight forward to install. I did take my time wiring and removing panels as I’m a little OCD about that kind of stuff. Plan on a couple hrs for the BD4 Cam and you’ll be good. The most time consuming part is running the camera wire from the third brake light, down the rear pillar and back up to the head unit (I ran it and on the passenger side as I already had the glove box dropped.)

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  12. Aug 4, 2019 at 10:20 PM
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    UPDATE:
    I am planning another run of 100 of these later this month. (Capped at 100 because I don’t want to get buried). They will also be available PAINTED or RAW.
    This will save some money if the user want to DIY, and me some time because painting all 100 was the biggest time consuming task last time.
    I will most likely do a few more batches of these before I phase out and into my own brand/light. The HEXPOD.

    Also, After looking high and low the mating male side connector that will plug into the OEM truck side.. I have concluded it is non existent. So, I met with my connector supply company and we are molding my very own connector so people won’t have to splice/cut/etc. small details, but they all add up to a seamless install:D

    That looks great. The cam is really hidden in there.
     
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  13. Aug 4, 2019 at 10:29 PM
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    It really is. You can’t hardly notice it unless you’re really paying attention, and even then, it’s subtle and does not look out of place. The cam is a very snug fit as well, so water penetration or rotation of the cam itself will be a non-issue.

    Great job on the housing. You put some serious time and thought into the build!
     
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  14. Aug 4, 2019 at 10:34 PM
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    smashed this, broke that, covered it up with tape and paint
    I need one of those connectors :)

    When do you expect to have them?
     
  15. Aug 4, 2019 at 10:35 PM
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    Just finalized all dimensions, so the mold with start soon. As for ETA, I am not sure yet but it’s a small part so I wouldn’t think too long.
     
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  16. Aug 4, 2019 at 10:38 PM
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    smashed this, broke that, covered it up with tape and paint
    Sweet
    Also
    Quick question
    Tacoma tailgate latch
    Or tundra tailgate latch?

    Since bigger truck now and whatnot
     
  17. Aug 4, 2019 at 10:42 PM
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    Not restricted to any hole/mouthing layout, so go big or go home :D
     
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  18. Aug 4, 2019 at 11:38 PM
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    smashed this, broke that, covered it up with tape and paint
    Gonna go to pull a part this week to look
    I’m assuming the camera will be basically the same for wiring it back up later
     
  19. Aug 7, 2019 at 7:05 PM
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    Best news I’ve heard all week! I hope I’m fast enough this time.
    BD3-NMO is on my serious need list.
     
  20. Aug 15, 2019 at 10:52 AM
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    2" bilstein lift, custom grill, ditch lights, fog lights, light bar, rear work light, switch pros, remote start, kicker speaker upgrade, alpine amp, raptor lights, carbon fiber dash trim wrap, OVTUNED
    Does the KC5 come in Black or do you have to paint it?
     

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