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Super Ultimate 3rd Brake Light Build

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

  1. Nov 27, 2019 at 1:11 PM
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    ngsx468

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    Shit, totally wrote it in the wrong thread. . .my apologies.
     
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  2. Nov 27, 2019 at 2:23 PM
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    CttAznRanger Crazy NE Asian

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    No worries, glad we could point you in the right direction. Sorta.
     
  3. Nov 28, 2019 at 6:52 AM
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    Love my Diamondback HD... Best cover ever and I’ve had a bunch of different tonneau covers over the years and with different Tacomas and Tundras. Granted I’ve only had it for a couple of months but I still love it. Working great as we traveled for Thanksgiving

    P.S. Happy Thanksgiving everyone :)
     
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  4. Nov 29, 2019 at 10:08 PM
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    Totally random and probably fruitless question.

    I just ordered the stage 1 tail lights from Meso. Now I'm thinking about the 3rd brake light on my Snugtop. And my OCD is worried about the disparity in brightness.

    There's no chance this light would replace the Snugtop brake light?

    Probably no chance he'd make a model that would fit it I'd assume.

    I'll show myself out lol.
     
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  5. Nov 30, 2019 at 10:55 AM
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    I’ve wondered the same thing.
     
  6. Dec 1, 2019 at 5:44 PM
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    I think saying that you just have to ground it better and it will 100 percent resolve your issue is incorrect. Several people have tried and still have the problem which helps the rest of those with the issue from pulling their brake light and going through the same process if it’s not a 100 percent sure fix. I think the issue was brought up and helpful because some people it is a big deal to be able to have the bed lights come on when the doors open and would not buy the third brake light and do the mod if there is a chance of it happening. I had a 2016 with the third brake light (meso) and it had the same problem, but I bought a 2020 and will not be doing this mod because of my first experience with it I do like having the light on when I open my doors. I LOVE Meso’s stuff I run his interior lights and ultimate turns, he also is amazing with customer service and will continue to buy his stuff.

     
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  7. Dec 26, 2019 at 10:55 AM
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    I *think* I've finally fixed the BD lights interfering with central locking remote and door handle.
    TLDR; Run a new positive line to the cargo lights direct to the battery through a relay and fuse. Then pickup the OEM bedight power (from drivers kick panel) to trigger the relay coil. Run a new negative from the lights to chassis. <All seems to be working as designed now>

    There was a post in a dash cam thread where someone had tapped into the overhead power for a dash cam install and had a similar problem with the locks that gave me a clue as to what might be going on.

    I'd previously tried :-
    1) Wire with all OEM wiring.
    2) As #1 and add new ground wire.
    3) As #2 and add new positive connected to cargo light dashboard switch.
    4) #3 with Ferrite core (#61 same frequency as key fob).

    As soon as I ran the power to the cargo lights through a relay, there for somewhat isolating it from the rest of the constant powered accessories, all started to work as normal.

    For me this seems to have fixed the unable to lock/unlock with cargo lights on. If for some reason you want to lock/unlock with brake lights on, this wiring will not fix that.
     
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  8. Dec 26, 2019 at 1:08 PM
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    thanks for mentioning. still info/experience gathering before install. this is a good post, thank you.
     
  9. Dec 26, 2019 at 6:50 PM
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    smashed this, broke that, covered it up with tape and paint
    I dig it
    Good work man!
     
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  10. Jan 1, 2020 at 4:18 PM
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    will you have more of these available soon?
     
  11. Jan 1, 2020 at 5:29 PM
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    @MESO any hex updates?
     
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  12. Jan 1, 2020 at 7:38 PM
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    @MESO correct me if I'm wrong but @dead.fm13 on a youtube interview I heard hex9 is supposed to be out sometime Q1 2020 with a 2nd gen and 4 runner version in development. I know it's not super specific but its somethin :)
     
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  13. Jan 1, 2020 at 7:42 PM
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    This is true. The hurdle has not been the housings/brake light enclosures(those are easy and molding has started) but rather the led pods that will be part of the kit (HEX PODS)
    We’ve been through many prototypes and testing and almost there! Here’s some pics of the most recent versions.
    There will be RED, WHITE, AMBER, and BD YELLOW(closest to match Baja designs)

    7ABDA229-71C2-4E4E-AD10-BF3B67E0881C.jpg
    52B4B824-58A5-4E28-B9CA-66505492FBE7.jpg
     
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  14. Jan 3, 2020 at 7:16 PM
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    Dude you've outdone yourself man. It will definitely be worth the wait for one of these. Is there any chance there will be sort of a blank insert/adaptor for a brake light camera?
     
  15. Jan 8, 2020 at 1:16 PM
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    Has anyone pulled their factory 3rd brake light from the outside?

    Seems a waste to pull the headliner if the Meso light can be installed from the outside
     
  16. Jan 8, 2020 at 1:17 PM
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    Yes, I have and so have others.
     
  17. Jan 8, 2020 at 1:17 PM
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    It has been done, but the only trouble is that you have to drill out the OEM light.
     
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  18. Jan 8, 2020 at 2:32 PM
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    Are there pictures or a more detailed description anywhere?
     
  19. Jan 8, 2020 at 2:36 PM
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    Yes... In this very thread.
     
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  20. Jan 8, 2020 at 3:05 PM
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    Thanks buddy. I’ll post back once I wade through 150 pages
     
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