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Super Ultimate 3rd Brake Light Build

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

  1. Aug 26, 2019 at 9:39 AM
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    forrest1st

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    If I start on mine before you, I’ll try to make a write up on it.
     
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  2. Aug 26, 2019 at 9:54 AM
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    Will do that @74cam. Do you recall how long you had the wires on the back side. I know you said to keep them short.
     
  3. Aug 26, 2019 at 7:24 PM
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    @MESO Any plans for 5th gen 4Runner in hexpod. My wife thinks you should. :drool:

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  4. Aug 26, 2019 at 7:48 PM
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    @74cam, did those plug adapters come with your housing? @MESO , I just ordered my BD3 housing
     
  5. Aug 26, 2019 at 8:49 PM
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    What did you find out?
     
  6. Aug 26, 2019 at 9:30 PM
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    The chokes helped a decent amount. I have one on each light and I also placed one on a loop of the coax right after the antenna.

    Also, I found that the cheap interior LEDs I had in my dome and map lights were really screwing with my key fob. I've since replaced them with MESO LEDs and the fob is back to normal.
     
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  7. Aug 26, 2019 at 9:53 PM
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    This is what I have been eager to know regarding this product. LEDs give off an enormous rfi signature. With no shielding or built-in groundplane in the composite housing I want to know numbers on this. Love to put a spectrum analyzer on this to see.

    I Install and repair avionics in helicopters and can tell you LEDs have cost us hundreds of hours in troubleshooting, shielded wiring and rerouting wiring, isolating groundplanes, then ultimately relocating antennas.
     
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  8. Aug 26, 2019 at 10:24 PM
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    What choke did you use? I’ve been eyeballing these.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01E5E5IY4/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A2C3AMRQC5GI7N&psc=1
     
  9. Aug 27, 2019 at 4:36 AM
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    I didn't measure but probably around 6 inches give or take an inch or two. Definitely don't want to cut them too short!

    They did come with it but I was a beta tester for the 2nd gen light as well as the plug adapters. Meso mentioned releasing them soon but I haven't seen them yet!
     
  10. Aug 27, 2019 at 5:49 AM
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    @74cam, thank you, hoping the adapters come with the housing as that would make it easier to connect.
     
  11. Aug 27, 2019 at 7:27 AM
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    Anyone have a pic of a painted (color matched) BD4 and or BD5? :fingerscrossed:
     
  12. Aug 27, 2019 at 8:27 AM
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    Back in the thread (probably about 10 pages or so) a user posted his BD5 that was colormatched to Blue. There is also someone who did one in black as well.
     
  13. Aug 27, 2019 at 8:38 AM
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    That would be nice if they are available. I ordered a BD3 because my truck is only wired for a brake light. I like the hex pod, but probably wouldn't utilize the other features like a cargo light. If I was going to wire in a cargo light and dust light that would be cool.
     
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  14. Aug 27, 2019 at 11:12 AM
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    Bd4 or Bd5, I’m too indecisive:annoyed:

    Leaning towards bd4 w/lights:cool:
     
  15. Aug 27, 2019 at 11:16 AM
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    You'll need lights either way.... :rofl::rofl::rofl:
    Go big or go home... :anonymous:
     
  16. Aug 27, 2019 at 11:19 AM
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    I did word that a little goofy:anonymous:
     
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  17. Aug 27, 2019 at 12:46 PM
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    I went with the 4 because 2 of the lights point down to the bed.
     
  18. Aug 27, 2019 at 12:52 PM
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    Well, with 5... you'll have a spare. :rolleyes:
     
  19. Aug 27, 2019 at 5:34 PM
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    Do these come with Jack nuts?
     
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