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Super Ultimate 3rd Brake Light Build

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

  1. Sep 13, 2019 at 12:52 PM
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    MESO

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    The holes are internally threaded for M6. 5 bolts should have been included
     
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  2. Sep 13, 2019 at 1:44 PM
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    tenzaba

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    Yeah, I checked the box three times; no bolts!
    No worries though, I'll just pick some up from the hardware store.
     
  3. Sep 13, 2019 at 4:38 PM
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    Received my KC4 without any hardware. found plugs at Lowes, I'll look for the M6, are they 1/2"? Weather stripping ordered a MOFORKIT 3rd Third Brake Light Seal Gasket for 1995 to 2016 (2d Gen and 3d Gen ext cab), otherwise what suggestion for sourcing gasket material?

    also noted in Products Discussed on bottom of page link for Hillman Plugs is for 7/8", correct product numbers are Lowes 139472, Hillman #881287 https://www.lowes.com/pd/Hillman-2-Pack-0-75-in-Black-Plastic-Hole-Plug/3109075
     
  4. Sep 14, 2019 at 5:00 PM
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    mutely

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    @MESO Just got the BD4cam (thanks). On fitting the camera, it's obvious you need to take the metal clip off the camera for fitment, but it's a little loose once removed. I'm going to use silicone gasket for the whole fixture (type that doesn't Harden), but seems that might not be a good option for the camera considering the fit. Do you recommend a silicone sealer for the camera? (ie a silicone that does Harden into something like a glue)
     
  5. Sep 16, 2019 at 6:03 AM
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    Wengel21

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    For anyone that's looking, post #2155, @cruiserhead has a really good walkthrough guide for installing and wiring the third brake light.
     
  6. Sep 16, 2019 at 2:29 PM
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    Drifter001

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    Regarding the latest version of Meso plugz, anyone know if there's some type of connector available for the small end? It measures approx 0.5" x 0.2".

    Reference pic below. Thanks

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  7. Sep 16, 2019 at 2:42 PM
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    I would just cut the ends off and solder directly to your brake lights.
     
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  8. Sep 16, 2019 at 3:03 PM
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    forrest1st

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    Are the housings for the baja design lights supposed to be drilled and threaded to fit the bolts that come with the lights?
     
  9. Sep 16, 2019 at 3:13 PM
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    Great idea @Drifter001, I was going to cut mine off. I’d be in for locating the mating connector
     
  10. Sep 17, 2019 at 12:10 PM
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    Got my two cargo lights painted and wired in, waiting on the brake lights now.

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  11. Sep 17, 2019 at 3:05 PM
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    Yeah, I gots boost
    Shouldn't be too far behind
     
  12. Sep 22, 2019 at 4:37 PM
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    did you do the yellow to your brakes?
     
  13. Sep 22, 2019 at 4:58 PM
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    The reds are the 2 middles(I can see the little red diode inside) I bet the yellows are tied to cab light or external switch.
     
  14. Sep 22, 2019 at 5:59 PM
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    I'll for sure go nmo 4 ;)
     
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  15. Sep 23, 2019 at 8:47 AM
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    Yup! Unfortunately, the "amber" BD lights are more like a yellow fog light. Kinda an odd color when on.
     
  16. Sep 24, 2019 at 9:00 AM
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    Sorry for the insta photo but got my lights put in today!

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  17. Sep 24, 2019 at 2:41 PM
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    DBACK HD, Armor, SP9100, lights...etc
    They are definitely more yellow than amber but they still do the job! I set mine on the switchpro for my BD5 to operate left/right independently and secondary function for each to be flashers.

    Works like a dream!
     
  18. Sep 24, 2019 at 2:55 PM
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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
    Wish I got a switchpro from the start. Every light I add I regret not having got it but feel I’d have to rewire everything again if I did get it so I hold off. Sounds like a nice set up.
     
  19. Sep 25, 2019 at 8:25 PM
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    MESO

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    1 step closer to full plug and play for the brake lights. Custom molded MESO plug I designed:bananadance:

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  20. Sep 25, 2019 at 8:27 PM
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    Yeah, I gots boost
    Those leads are so tiny... I figured there would be more draw than that.
     
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