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Super Ultimate 3rd Brake Light Build

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

  1. May 23, 2020 at 2:02 PM
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    brentano

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    I can’t believe it — I finally have a cargo/bed light in my Access Cab.

    Many hoops to jump through to correct this Toyota omission, but for me the effort and expense were worth it.

    Here is a good launch point if you have an interest in this DIY project.

    Thanks @MESO for the help!

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  2. May 23, 2020 at 7:02 PM
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    Thanks @MESO for the connecter. Truly plug and play now.

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  3. May 23, 2020 at 7:03 PM
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    siniquezu

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    I want that harness!
     
  4. May 23, 2020 at 7:31 PM
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    I made the harness and @MESO was kind enough to supply my brother and I with the connector.
     
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  5. May 24, 2020 at 11:31 AM
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    ExplorHer

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    Haven't looked at my lights in a while, but I will after work today.
     
  6. May 27, 2020 at 2:35 PM
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    PapaRee

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    OVTune, Raceline Assault 18x9 -6 Offset wheels,Falken Wildpeak ATW3 265/70/18 tires, GTS Dobinson's suspension lift, Backflip G2 bed cover, Magnaflow exhaust, Pro tail lights, Pro grille, Raptor grille lights, Pro Shift Knob, Predator side steps, RedLine Hood Struts, tinted windows, ProTuning Black HID headlights, Morimoto 55w 6500k HID kit, LED Scoop lightbar, LED hidden bumper lightbar, LED under hood light, LED Bed light, LED reverse lights, LED license plate lights, Tacoma tailgate 3d decals, removed air dam, Custom TRD Sport emblems, Meso LED dome and map lights, Meso V3 smoked mirror turn signals, Meso ECT Stealth button on Pro knob, Meso Stage 2 Tail lights, Meso Mirror Puddle lights, Meso KC-5 Brake/Cargo light, Meso center console bucket with OG lid, Wheel spacers-front 1", rear 1.5", Tailgate PNP kit, Garage door opener button in overhead console, Meso Minimalist keyfobs, Matte black Pro hood decal, Pro Rigid fog lights.
    I finally replaced my KC Cyclone lenses with solid plexiglass I bought on eBay. The seller cut them to 2.2” diameter (just have to tell him in the comments). I drilled the bolt holes. We shall see if these last. I bought 8 of each, so I have spares now.
    I put the black caps under the plexiglass (had to trim them down to fit).
    Here’s the eBay link if anyone is interested.
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/152095930500

    I changed out all the screws too while I was at it. Bought them on Amazon a while back. Black, Phillips head plastic.
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  7. May 27, 2020 at 2:45 PM
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    LandLover

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    SICK AF!
     
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  8. May 27, 2020 at 2:48 PM
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    PapaRee

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    Thanks man!
    I used black silicone on the rubber gaskets to seal them. They shouldn’t be any water getting in! I also ran another bead around the entire light.
     
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  9. May 27, 2020 at 4:00 PM
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    Tacospike

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    Good on you! Looks really good
     
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  10. May 27, 2020 at 6:27 PM
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    Awesome job bro. Mine are on order. Do you have the screw size you used?
     
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  11. May 27, 2020 at 6:44 PM
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    PapaRee

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  12. May 27, 2020 at 8:17 PM
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    siniquezu

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    He's gonna have to make a specific listing for these
     
  13. May 27, 2020 at 8:22 PM
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    NoOne

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    Oh good, you have extras :D:D:D :anonymous:
     
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  14. May 27, 2020 at 9:15 PM
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    PapaRee

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    If you read the description on his listing, he says to buy the larger size and request your custom size. I was skeptical, but it worked, and was shipped the next day.
     
  15. May 27, 2020 at 9:25 PM
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    I got plenty of everything. And for another $22, I can double my supply of lenses and screws. Better than paying another $140-150 for new KC lights just to get new lenses. I really think these are gonna work without cracking. But shit, I never figured out why the KC’s all cracked.
     
  16. May 28, 2020 at 3:48 PM
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    NoOne

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    Yep, bye-bye KC logo... this is going to make changing my array so much easier as well. Shouldn’t need the silicone or butyl. The rubber seals should work and you can always use pool lube (basically Vaseline) to keep the rubber pliable and sealing. Might make a small MESO stencil or screen logo.
     
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  17. May 28, 2020 at 4:11 PM
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    Fantastic Idea on the Meso stencil........
     
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  18. May 28, 2020 at 6:02 PM
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    Better yet ..... I have sent a note to him recommending he offer laser engraved lenses with his custom logo......I would buy a set

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  19. Jun 1, 2020 at 1:41 PM
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    5 days, a car wash, and rain storms. No leaks or cracks. The solid plexiglass is much stronger than the “plastic” KC lenses.
    Also, my son is making me some Me-So Customs vinyl decals small enough to fit in the center of each light. I may just put one decal on the center light or one on each. I’ll post up when I get them.

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  20. Jun 1, 2020 at 1:57 PM
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    My lens order came in in two business days....arrived today.
     
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