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Super Ultimate 3rd Brake Light Build

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

  1. Jun 3, 2020 at 9:29 PM
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    Dee_Rail

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    Finally had time to install my brothers third brake light. Super easy install. Plug N Play!

    Bad pics, but you get the idea.

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  2. Jun 6, 2020 at 2:58 PM
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    siniquezu

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    People say they want this until they realize the mount is actually the affordable part. It's the individual lights that add up.
     
  3. Jun 6, 2020 at 3:03 PM
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    Until the hex lights come out. Affordable lights but there are (9) to fill out
     
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  4. Jun 7, 2020 at 12:31 PM
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    KnckleChldrn

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    EC5F977D-1A03-4522-8F55-E55C43E4D3E3.jpg EACA4AE3-3C39-419D-922A-847C7F2321F8.jpg 15D6B2D1-D8DB-4F20-B5A7-5FF4CB86ABE3.jpg 59ECA116-02E6-4CA1-AAC6-88C02FE80CF1.jpg C83235C0-5966-4CA8-A4D5-B4A158FC7E61.jpg Just installed this today! Love the look. I am slightly worried about leaking though. I put some black silicone around the inside of the provided gasket as a back up but I don’t feel great about the seal around the top of this. Has anyone installed with just the provided gasket and experienced any leaking at all?
     
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  5. Jun 7, 2020 at 6:08 PM
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    mutely

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    I was worried about the same thing as the fit isn’t perfectly flush, even with flexing the housing slightly with the bolts (and elongating the roof holes so the bolts didn’t bind). But it’s held up perfectly, I also added a bit of silicone to the gasket. I’m in TX so it gets dam hot and rain is hard but over quickly. Got 3” in 45 mins the other day, it’s not leaking one bit.
     
  6. Jun 7, 2020 at 6:56 PM
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    KnckleChldrn

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    Awesome! Thanks for responding. That makes me feel way better.
     
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  7. Jun 7, 2020 at 8:15 PM
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    NoOne

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    I have used nothing but the gasket and have had no issues. Much better performance than factory. I too expanded the body slots to prevent bowing. I also glued the gasket ends together, so they can’t separate/gap. I only tightened the assembly until I got even compression all around.
     
  8. Jun 8, 2020 at 3:37 AM
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    KnckleChldrn

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    Hmmm maybe I’ll pull this off and clean it up so I can expand the slots too. Now that I’ve been in there already the process will be easier.
     
  9. Jun 18, 2020 at 11:48 AM
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    PapaRee

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    Just an Update
    Plexiglass lenses still look great, no cracks, no leaks, multiple car washes, multiple rain storms.

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  10. Jun 18, 2020 at 12:26 PM
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    What happened to the KC lenses, did the sun kill them?
    Did KC offer to replace them?

    I wonder if the plastic screws will last.
     
  11. Jun 18, 2020 at 12:45 PM
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    In my case. I think my automatic car wash cracked them. KC replaced the entire light assembly for all 5x lights under warranty.
     
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  12. Jun 18, 2020 at 1:08 PM
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    I had bought mine from a forum member. KC replaced them once. Then they cracked again. I think it’s from the auto car washes also.
    Since I put on the plexiglass, no problems. It’s stronger, and has no hole in the center.
    I bought 100 plastic screws, so I have extras. But none have come out yet.
     
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  13. Jun 18, 2020 at 2:28 PM
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    I didn’t realize that he made bed lights, definitely going to check those out.

    What’s that spray button for?
     
  14. Jun 18, 2020 at 5:58 PM
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  15. Jul 8, 2020 at 6:52 AM
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    So I’m guessing everyone is just threading the end lights into the plastic with no end bolt? Sorry if this has already been discussed.
     
  16. Jul 8, 2020 at 6:56 AM
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    correct
     
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  17. Jul 8, 2020 at 8:29 PM
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    For the cyclones, anyone use other colors in their brake lights like green, blue or amber instead of the white cargo lights?
     
  18. Aug 7, 2020 at 10:26 PM
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    Down to help a fellow socal taco bro install his later on? :anonymous:
     
  19. Aug 12, 2020 at 3:47 AM
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    For a 2020, @MESO ’s kit is plug and play. In the early days the connector from the cab wasn’t an easy match, so some folks ‘did their own thing’ to get it connected.
     
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  20. Aug 12, 2020 at 6:28 AM
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