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Super Ultimate 3rd Brake Light Build

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

  1. Apr 13, 2020 at 4:38 PM
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    PapaRee

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    I just think that the plexiglass lenses are soft and weak. You would think that they would sell the lens separate from the light. I just don’t want to spend another $150 for lights when I only need lenses.
    I guess I’ll buy one of Meso’s Hex lights whenever they are done.
    @MESO, Any idea when your hex brake light will go for sale?
     
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  2. Apr 13, 2020 at 4:42 PM
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    Love the lights, not a fan of the “not sold separately” lenses. I have two that cracked as well, but was thinking about changing the color arrangement. Easy with lenses... not, if I have to buy new ones.
     
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  3. Apr 13, 2020 at 4:47 PM
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    KC cyclone lenses

    Is @Taylor@KC HiLiTES Still around?
    Maybe he can get them to sell us some lenses. I’d buy replacements plus an extra set. It’s very easy to just replace the lenses.
     
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  4. Apr 13, 2020 at 6:29 PM
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    Yes, just like that, but (constant + is very different to battery + in a wiring diagram). I located relay next to interior fuse box.
    I don’t know where the interference was coming from, so to remove as many variable as possible I went direct to the battery. If you pick up and constant + from the fuse box, you could well pickup the same + the OEM switch uses, in which case, you’ve just done a lot of work for probably no effect. (Unless the interference comes from where the power wire is running in the harness to the cargo light).
     
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  5. May 4, 2020 at 10:42 AM
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    Since my KC cyclone lenses are cracked and I don’t want to spend $30 per light just to replace a $5 lens, I was thinking about changing my 3rd brake light to a different one. I see on Amazon and eBay a bunch of different ones for different trucks. Anyone know if there is another truck with a similar design to the Tacoma double cabs. The 2 bolts holding ours on are 9 1/2” apart.
    I’d rather buy a cheap one that’s not cracked to use while I wait for @MESO ’s new HEX light to be for sale.
     
  6. May 4, 2020 at 10:44 AM
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    Stuff that my wife thinks I don't need.
    I'm more curious as to what you've found for the whole replacement??
     
  7. May 4, 2020 at 12:04 PM
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    KC replaced mine for free. I am worried a bit that the lenses will crack again, but that was cool.
     
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  8. May 6, 2020 at 3:45 PM
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    I had the same issue. I filed a warranty claim with KC. They sent me 5x new lights. I pulled the lenses and sent the old lenses and new housings back to them.
     
  9. May 6, 2020 at 3:51 PM
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    Hrm... might just make my own lenses from sheet polymer.
     
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  10. May 6, 2020 at 3:58 PM
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    I specifically asked them to go back to design and make thicker plexi for this light. Here is an opportunity for someone to offer an aftermarket solution. I would really hate to have to replace my light. I dig it.

    IMG_0071.jpg
     
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  11. May 6, 2020 at 5:59 PM
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    If you do, make lots of extras! I’ll buy some.
     
  12. May 6, 2020 at 6:00 PM
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    PapaRee

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    Damn, yours looks like mine! All 5 cracked.
     
  13. May 6, 2020 at 6:02 PM
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    I’m in Prairieville, Louisiana. I could drive to you to pick them up. And pay $$$.
    Let me know!
     
  14. May 11, 2020 at 5:05 PM
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    E4E05483-268B-4079-B278-EE27BA7F4141.jpg 7780995F-B9C3-46E5-BF45-E1BC980275D6.jpg Haven’t taken the light off yet and just want to make sure I have everything when I go to do it. I got this adapter from MESO. Do I need to purchase the matching connections to attach to the bd lights wiring? If so anyone have a link to them?
     
  15. May 11, 2020 at 5:59 PM
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  16. May 11, 2020 at 6:18 PM
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    so thats a first verson 3rd brake plug that isn't really released yet. The 2 small black plugs coming off are BRAKE and CAB LIGHT. They are made to plug into my HEXPODS. IF adapting it to BAJA, KC, etc. You just cut them off and solder directly to the lights of your choice. This way it's still plug and play...and not altering the vehicles wiring:D
     
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  17. May 11, 2020 at 6:29 PM
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    Oops that’s awesome. Thank you sir. Can’t wait to tackle this!
     
  18. May 11, 2020 at 10:18 PM
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    Can you sell the connector and pin?
     
  19. May 12, 2020 at 5:39 AM
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    None at this time. Too poor for twin turbos.
    Sorry if this has been asked before but I have a question about possible future light housing designs. I saw one of the options has a NMO style connector for a CB/HAM radio antenna and I was wondering, if possible, could a BNC,FMA or another style connector also be added to the housing so I could hook up a WeBoost Antenna as well as a Ham radio NMO antenna?
     
  20. May 12, 2020 at 10:11 AM
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    I'm hoping this will be a solution for the issues I've had with my BD lights! I've been in touch with Andrew via email over the last few months, so I'll check in with him sometime in the near future. I cut off the stock connector for the 3rd brake light, so hopefully this will still work.
     

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