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Super Ultimate 3rd Brake Light Build

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

  1. Nov 26, 2019 at 3:27 PM
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    Bosco944

    Bosco944 Well-Known Member

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    Well same boat, just replaced two of the reds, worked great for about two weeks and now they are dim again. Can't be the ground because I ran two grounds this time and one of them is 12 gauge. Took them out and even with bench testing they are dim. Very odd. Hopefully BD can figure this out, hate the OEM third brake light.
     
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  2. Nov 27, 2019 at 9:11 AM
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    Probably a totally stupid question. . .I live in San Diego and we are supposed to get some nice snow in the local mountains in the next few days. . .my truck is a 4x4 sport model. . .will I need chains? Hopefully not, then I can throw some pics on here.
     
  3. Nov 27, 2019 at 9:26 AM
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    Does anyone know if this will fit a 2nd gen or how much modification there would be? I know I would have to wire up a bed light separately but thats easy enough. I'm sure the answer lies somewhere in this thread.....but thats a lot of pages to go through.
     
  4. Nov 27, 2019 at 10:58 AM
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    CttAznRanger Crazy NE Asian

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    Not sure you're in the right thread for that question. I would assume you don't need chains, but that also depends, does San Diego allow chains?
    There is a separate thread for 2nd gen ones, but he hasn't made any for a little bit now.
     
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  5. Nov 27, 2019 at 1:11 PM
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    Shit, totally wrote it in the wrong thread. . .my apologies.
     
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  6. Nov 27, 2019 at 2:23 PM
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    No worries, glad we could point you in the right direction. Sorta.
     
  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Nov 30, 2019 at 10:55 AM
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    I’ve wondered the same thing.
     
  10. 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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