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Super Ultimate 3rd Brake Light Build

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

  1. Jan 11, 2021 at 8:48 PM
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    TacoTuesday1

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    more 2nd gen parts

    pls

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  2. Jan 12, 2021 at 6:38 PM
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    I received the harness with OEM connector from Meso that I modified to make work with my setup.

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  3. Jan 12, 2021 at 6:41 PM
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    thanks for responding @Dee_Rail, damn that harness is nice. Was it difficult to make? Sorry total electrical wiring noob :(
     
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  4. Jan 12, 2021 at 6:50 PM
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    That was a simple harness to make.
     
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  5. Jan 12, 2021 at 6:54 PM
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    Would you be down to make a few harness? I'll DM you
     
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  6. Jan 12, 2021 at 7:28 PM
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    Did you add a relay for the lights though. The website says the baja lights require a relay.
     
  7. Jan 12, 2021 at 8:56 PM
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    No relay.
     
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  8. Jan 12, 2021 at 9:03 PM
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    @MESO is this still available? I have a BD5, and BD4 on order now, and this would make install so much cleaner.
     
  9. Jan 15, 2021 at 8:18 AM
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    @MESO any progress on the hex9? Apologies in advance if there was a recent update I missed in this thread.
     
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  10. Jan 15, 2021 at 8:42 AM
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    Haven't seen updates for a while.
     
  11. Jan 15, 2021 at 4:01 PM
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    The design for the housing has been done. But It's been slow progress making the actual light pod. A lot goes into making the little thing believe it or not. But this year my goal is to release the whole hex line with custom mounts/housings. :)
     
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  12. Jan 15, 2021 at 10:19 PM
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    That's understandable :) I'm looking forward to it. Thank you for all your hard work bud
     
  13. Jan 19, 2021 at 1:44 PM
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    Im looking to make up a nice compact wire harness for my brake light once it comes, I went with a KC5. Does anyone have or know what the OEM plug looks like on the light side? if I cant get one from MESO, Im thinking about maybe trying to find a take off from the junkyard? I only need the plug and enough wire to solder to for the KC's
     
  14. Jan 19, 2021 at 6:42 PM
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    You won’t get one from a junk yard as the plug is build into the light molding. Your best option would be to cut the wires on the harness side (behind the plug) leaving some wire, and put in a quality connector. (DEUTSCH DT connectors, preferably). Then if you revert back you can simply by putting a connector on the wires you left. Or use a MESO connector as a second option. As you’ll see, the connector isn’t really designed to be used in a typical male / female with loose wires way. So while MESO connector works and saves time / hassle, it’s not as good a something like a DT connector. But still probably 100% better than the crap generic connectors you usually find.

    Ie, if you have the right tools this is what you want.
    https://www.amazon.com/Deutsch-Conn...SCH+DT+connectors+3+pin&qid=1611110298&sr=8-5

    If you don’t, this is the style that usually get used, but they are really crap. MESO would be just as good maybe even preferable.
    https://www.amazon.com/MUYI-Waterpr...omotive+connector+3+pin&qid=1611110406&sr=8-5
     
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  15. Jan 19, 2021 at 7:31 PM
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    Thank you, thats exactly what I wanted to know! I will see what I can come up with. What about the second ones makes them crap? just bad quality? or the style itself?
     
  16. Jan 20, 2021 at 5:50 PM
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    All the above...;). Can’t be de-pinned, not very watertight, will break over time / with use, not high quality pins. You want something as good if not better than Toyota’s OEM connectors, and that’s not it. I’ve used them in a pinch, but it really is a last resort/ used on something I don’t care much about.
    There are literally 1000s to choose from and I showed the bottom and top of the range.
     
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  17. Jan 22, 2021 at 9:45 AM
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    Fox 2.5 Ext Travel w/ Adj Reserviors (3") ACCUTUNED Camburg Uniball UCA Deaver u402 stage 1 Leer 100XQ Front Runner Slimline II Rack Baja Designs Onx6+, SQ-Pro, SQ-Sport Switchpros 9100 285/70/17 Falken AT3W on 17 Method 305 NV RIGd Ultraswing Powertank 10lb
    anyone have any pics of a BD-4 NMO on their truck, also any review on the durability of the housing with an antenna moving around up there? thanks
     
  18. Feb 6, 2021 at 3:31 PM
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    Not sure if this has been mentioned before, but I didnt see it through the 163 pages of this thread. I painted my KC Cyclones and also bought the acrylic lenses from the guy on ebay who cut them perfectly for me. While getting them ready for install, I noticed 2 of the 5 had less LED's per unit. The only thing I can think of is that my order of 2 white's and 3 reds, the whites have less LEDs? I cant be sure as I had them all out of package and taken apart. I thought the units were all identical but obviously not. Not sure if anyone can chime in on it? to the naked eye I couldnt see a difference in brightness.

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  19. Feb 6, 2021 at 4:55 PM
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    That looks sharp .....nice work. What paint did you use?
     
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  20. Feb 6, 2021 at 6:36 PM
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    just posting what this looks like on the screeni wasnt ready to hook up the camera when i had the time to install the 3rd brake light so i found out a month later it was crooked. i black siliconed it so its not just a unscrew level of job. it'll stay like that possibly for a while ... bigger projects still in the lineup
     
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