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Super Ultimate 3rd Brake Light Build

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

  1. Feb 23, 2020 at 12:41 PM
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    TacoTuesday!!

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    anybody out there know when the new @MESO hex 3rd brake light will be released and if he's making them for 2nd gens?
     
  2. Feb 23, 2020 at 8:59 PM
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    Stuff..and things. Mostly stuff
    No one knows when any hex lights will be released, any info will be put on this or any of MESO's other threads regarding 3rd brake lights.
     
  3. Feb 24, 2020 at 10:12 AM
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    TacoTuesday!!

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    :thumbsup:
     
  4. Mar 4, 2020 at 11:21 PM
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    Someone should make a mount that fits rigid flush mounts. I’d like to stay brand specific please.
     
  5. Mar 5, 2020 at 11:05 AM
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    You mean like this? These are not my pictures credit goes to taco_tallua






     
  6. Mar 5, 2020 at 11:07 AM
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    Yea
    Yeah, just like that. All my lights are rigid and I’d like to stay with the same brand
     
  7. Mar 5, 2020 at 11:09 AM
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  8. Mar 6, 2020 at 5:38 AM
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    Any updates on the hex rear lights?
     
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  9. Mar 17, 2020 at 2:28 PM
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    I'm running the KC option, 3 white, 2 red. Awesome upgrade, love it & can't see any choice being bad. Had ice pulling down trees & just used my Meso 3rd brake light cab light to light up where I was working. Again, love it! Sorry the pics aren't better, but the snowfall was starting to get heavier. But my Meso lights cut thru nicely, no extra lighting needed. Bonus points to whoever correctly identifies the beer in the pic, no money, just worthless points.

    How was the install? I've been sitting on a KC5 unit for months.
     
  10. Mar 17, 2020 at 3:54 PM
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    I have the KC5 unit. Is it supposed to have hardware? I only have the housing no nuts, bolts, etc...
     
  11. Mar 18, 2020 at 2:03 PM
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    what size hardware did you use? mine did not come with harware. also did you use nutserts to attach to the truck?
     
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  12. Mar 18, 2020 at 2:20 PM
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    Contact @MESO he’ ll hook ya up
     
  13. Mar 19, 2020 at 8:57 AM
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    i've reached out and haven't heard back :notsure:
     
  14. Mar 31, 2020 at 4:15 PM
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    Just installed my BD4 same issue. Once cargos go off I am good but if they are lit no key worky. So you are no,longer using the factory switch then???
     
  15. Mar 31, 2020 at 7:23 PM
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    using factory switch, but bypassing the power it feeds the lights. Use the power from the factory switch to power a relay coil, the contacts of that relay feeds power to the lights, I’m also not using factory negative. So it all works just like factory, only using my own wiring and not the factory harness.
     
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  16. Mar 31, 2020 at 7:46 PM
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    do you have more info? details?

    i have the unit wired and ready, but connecting to the truck has been holding me back for that reason ^. if you have a specific relay and wiring diagram or similar handy, would you please share? if i get that part square then i'm ready to go with it.
     
  17. Mar 31, 2020 at 7:59 PM
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    No diagram, it’s about as basic as it gets. you can pickup the power from the factory switch from behind the drivers kick panel. If you look at the Toyota OEM install pdf for cargo lights, it shows you that power. Simply run that to the coil of a relay and the other side of the coil to earth. Then run power from battery (through fuse) to the contact of the relay, and the other side of the contact up to the light. (Ran that on passenger side of vehicle). When you put in the light, simply use the OEM brake light power (not cargo power or earth). Then use your new cargo power and use your own earth. There is a good earth by the rear seatbelt anchor. Personally recommend you use AWG 18 or lower wire.
     
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  18. Mar 31, 2020 at 8:38 PM
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    thank you. i have the wire and planned to use the seatbelt anchor so I'm good there. which relay did you use?
     
  19. Mar 31, 2020 at 9:06 PM
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    I'll give you $5 if you draw this on a big chief tablet and post :anonymous:
     
  20. Apr 1, 2020 at 10:00 AM
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    Please!!!!
     

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