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Super Ultimate 3rd Brake Light Build

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

  1. Aug 12, 2020 at 7:52 AM
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    Laosy

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    I used amber in place of the white. My reds have cracked lenses and some of the led's have stopped working but the ambers have been completely fine.
     
  2. Aug 27, 2020 at 11:45 AM
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    Bought a @MESO BD5 third brake light setup, but need some advice on how to snake the individual rock light wiring through the MESO brake light housing... am I an idiot or is it just as tricky as it seems?
     
  3. Aug 27, 2020 at 12:09 PM
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    this and that...
    i saw a set of tails similar to this running around today. clear lens, horshoe clear, the light is red though. looked good. are these custom or is there a vendor selling something similar? i was thinking these are actually sr5/trd housing and pro/limited lenses.

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  4. Aug 27, 2020 at 12:31 PM
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    Tacospike

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    Looks like a mix of both.
     
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  5. Aug 27, 2020 at 12:56 PM
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    this and that...
    @Tacospike: yeah, thats what i was thinking. trd housing (the one with the black bezels instead of chrome), with the clear lens and meso v1 ultimate tail light setup would be a killer combo.
     
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  6. Aug 27, 2020 at 6:32 PM
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    mutely

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    is this a trick question? I’m going with idiot....:)
    Simply push it through and pull it out the other end. Maybe MESO has changed the hole size, or BD have changed the Insulation/ cable thickness, but it was super simple for me. Now I’m not that fond of the orientation of the holes and bit fiddey seating / removing the light due to that, but I’ve done it a few times and no cable / joint has broken or water leaked through the holes. So can’t complain, it works and it seals. Can’t ask for more than that.
     
  7. Sep 3, 2020 at 12:44 PM
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    Picked up a KC Gen 2 set up recently. Getting ready for the install. I went with a 2 red (TL) and 2 amber, which I want to wire to an independent switch. Has anyone already completed this set up and would like to share their set do's and don'ts, or the wiring path?
     
  8. Sep 4, 2020 at 5:58 PM
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    mutely

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    mine are connected with separate power and earth, I just run the lines on the passenger side as I wanted to keep them away from any interference to the OEM wiring which is drivers side. Earth because I really don’t think the stock earth is up to the task of these lights, (it’s about 24g). and power to the bed lights so they can be turned on with either bed or reverse lights. But in your case that would be a separate switch. It’ll take more time to remove the trim that it will installing the wire, and once you have the trim off there really is only a few options for how / where you can run the wire.
     
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  9. Sep 5, 2020 at 3:28 PM
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    This looks amazing
     
  10. Sep 27, 2020 at 10:22 AM
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    Removed and painted my Meso Kc 5 housing to go with my gloss black wrapped roof. Hoping it holds up against the elements!

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  11. Sep 28, 2020 at 7:50 AM
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    I’m scared to mess with the 3rd brake light after I had to get my headliner replaced after the horrid leak. At least they fixed it past my warranty.
    Those are so bad ass.
     
  12. Sep 28, 2020 at 7:52 AM
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    If you take your time and do it all carefully, it isn't that bad.
     
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  13. Sep 28, 2020 at 7:58 AM
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    Alright
     
  14. Sep 28, 2020 at 8:16 AM
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    crashdb Dangerous with an angle grinder..

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    Odd that this thread should be awakened. Mine has been sitting around for quite a while. I had just decided I didn't want to mess with the interference issues. But this weekend I pulled my headliner down and decided to possibly do this while I'm in there.

    As far as the interference issue: It's caused by the cargo light coming on with the walk-up feature? Some folks' solution was just to turn it off. Say I was to leave it on, what was the final fix? I followed this thread around that time and wanted to get all of this straight. At least one person ran a separate ground to a bolt in the c-pillar. Was that determined to work? And I remember one person running new wiring and a relay for the cargo light. Was that the final fix?
     
  15. Sep 28, 2020 at 9:13 AM
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    Keep the cargo/bed lights off and install a set of Meso puddle pods...no interference and plenty of light
     
  16. Sep 30, 2020 at 2:48 AM
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    Any one know the part # for the stock plug coming from the cab for the stock third brake light?
     
  17. Sep 30, 2020 at 12:15 PM
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  18. Sep 30, 2020 at 7:25 PM
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    extra ground didn’t work for me. (It made a difference but was not a fix). Running power through a completely different circuit AND different ground did. Brake light power is the only thing that’s on the OEM circuit. The ground and cargo power are on a new circuit.
    Not saying that’s the only fix, but it’s the one that worked for me.

    Also after research this a lot, there are two completely different frequencies that the key fob and receiver work at, after X amount of failures (or incomplete code sequences), they will change to the other frequency. So my guess is only one of these frequencies may be effected which is why some people have the problem and others don’t.

    I should add. The above is for the BD lights, not the KC.
     
  19. Sep 30, 2020 at 7:32 PM
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    crashdb

    crashdb Dangerous with an angle grinder..

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    Thanks for the info. I ended up not installing it. It can sit. I'm just not in the mood to troubleshoot and I've been considering a topper lately. Maybe I'll change my mind down the road.
     

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