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Super Ultimate 3rd Brake Light Build

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

  1. Sep 25, 2019 at 8:29 PM
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    MESO

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    Yeah they are, around 20awg. So far no issues with people running BD or KC off them. Now if you load up the housing will all reds, that might be a little too much draw
     
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  2. Sep 25, 2019 at 8:33 PM
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    Something tells me this is a secret Hex light product hiding in plain sight... :rolleyes::p
     
  3. Sep 26, 2019 at 8:46 AM
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    One step closer to a new third brake light :thumbsup:
     
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  4. Sep 26, 2019 at 11:46 AM
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    I have the KC5 light. About a month ago I replaced 2 lights due to cracked lenses. @Taylor@KC HiLiTES helped me out and I only had to pay for one.
    So today I noticed I have cracked lenses again on 2 lights. Both white cargo lights (clear lenses.) Last time it was a red and a white. I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong or if the sun/heat is causing cracks. Anybody else having this problem?
    Anybody have spare lenses for sale? KC doesn’t sell lenses only. Im thinking about buying some clear plastic and making my own lenses. Any suggestions?
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  5. Sep 26, 2019 at 11:58 AM
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    Will these be ready for next batch of KC5?
     
  6. Sep 26, 2019 at 4:11 PM
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    smashed this, broke that, covered it up with tape and paint
    MeSo excited
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  7. Sep 27, 2019 at 10:36 PM
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    I recently purchased a MESO DB-5 third brake light kit from a TW brother @Nettleberger very excited to get it installed ASAP. Below I've documented the preliminary LED wire routing and installation of the light modules, etc.

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    Getting the wires routed through the light base was a real pain in the arse as such here's how I managed to install the LEDs to the base BD-5.

    I started the LED installation towards the middle and moved to the edges leaving the left end for last due to it being more difficult to route the wires.
    I used zip ties then routed them from the back of the base towards the front, then tape the cable to the zip tie then gently push and pull the cables through to the LED sockets.

    PLEASE NOTE: Be sure to add some RTV to the cable holes located in the LED sockets to prevent water infiltration into your cab.








    The last LED wire routing was the most difficult thus requiring a two step routing of the zip ties, first route a zip tie from the front socket to the rear, then tape a second zip tie to the first and pull it to the front socket, then tape the LED pigtail and gently push and pull it to the rear until the LED is tight in it's socket.
    PLEASE NOTE: Be sure to add some RTV to the cable holes located in the LED sockets to prevent water infiltration into your cab.






    Finished product:


    PLEASE NOTE: Be sure to add some RTV to the cable holes located in the LED sockets to prevent water infiltration into your cab.

    Installation:
    Coming soon:
    Next I'll be drilling the OEM light removing the nuts and bolts cleaning surfaces and installing the MESO BD-5 and also build a simple harness and connect to the existing OEM connector. Waiting on @MESO to complete the MESO light connector design.

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  8. Sep 28, 2019 at 7:39 AM
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    Make a video installation! Please!
     
  9. Sep 28, 2019 at 10:02 AM
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    On my way to full on mall crawler status. just need a RTT
    Video is in the making.
     
  10. Sep 28, 2019 at 6:45 PM
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    This is what’s been bothering me on the install. All the fixed lights are fine, you can silicone them from the front & back. But there are two that you need to mount AFRER you bolt up the housing. There for there is no way you can get a waterproof seal with silicone. The best you can do is silicone them from the front as you push the light and cable in, but that will not create a 100% waterproof seal. If you silicone the led light as you put that in the housing, that still won’t create a seal due to where the cable hole is. The amount of water will be minimal, and I’m sure won’t cause a problem, but I simply don’t see any way to complete seal the hole on the two lights that have to be mounted after you bolt up the housing. It would have been perfect is there was a recess behind the light to coil some wire into, that way you could silicone the wire in the hole and still be able to pull the light in and out without breaking the silicone seal.
     
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  11. Sep 28, 2019 at 10:34 PM
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    Great idea! Unfortunately it doesn't help us with the old BD-5 model. I'm sure @MESO is working on a solution for this problem. I believe that a removable water tight cover plate for the rear would solve the problem. However, we are dealing with lots of wire leads that will need to go through this cover, hence, need water proof wire penetrations.
     
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  12. Sep 28, 2019 at 10:48 PM
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    On my way to full on mall crawler status. just need a RTT
    I know it still isn't 100% but before bolting my lights in to the housing for the final time i very generously applied a bunch of RTV into the recess. enough that upon tightening RTV squeezed out. I then put a very thin bead around the light. I know there is possibly parts left exposed, but it sure helped.
     
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  13. Sep 28, 2019 at 10:58 PM
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    How do the lights look with exposed RTV, just wondering.
     
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  14. Sep 28, 2019 at 11:04 PM
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    On my way to full on mall crawler status. just need a RTT
    really only noticeable from close up. as soon as my how to video uploads to youtube I'll post a link. it shows the middle lights with RTV. I decided I would rather Take a slight hit Aesthetically to get a little more peace of mind.
     
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  15. Sep 28, 2019 at 11:09 PM
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    It's better to be proactive than passive and then deal with water infiltration issues. Look forward to your vid.
     
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  16. Sep 29, 2019 at 12:04 AM
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    On my way to full on mall crawler status. just need a RTT
    Heres a quick video I made of my install. Im sure there are things I could have done better. and I apologize for the footage being vertical, not sure how to get away from that with a cell phone.


    https://youtu.be/9Rb0sFlHSrM
     
  17. Sep 29, 2019 at 12:19 PM
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    On my way to full on mall crawler status. just need a RTT
    Cleaned up the housing today, had some RTV flakes left over. The exposed RTV is really only noticeable if your looking for it. But from a few feet it’s almost non existent.

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  18. Oct 2, 2019 at 8:54 AM
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    Been MIA for a bit. I didn't miss the HEX yet did I, fellas?
     
  19. Oct 2, 2019 at 9:01 AM
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    Nope, all quiet on the hex front at the moment
     
  20. Oct 2, 2019 at 9:04 AM
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    No, still gonna be a little while I imagine
     

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