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Super Ultimate 3rd Brake Light Build

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

  1. Mar 6, 2021 at 9:48 PM
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    Snowman7878

    Snowman7878 Well-Known Member

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    I usually don’t get involved in these silly semantic arguments and proofs of validity but all your questions, concerns and assumptions are actually in your statements, if broken down and looked at objectively. But that’s my opinion. If you wanna rant about bright lights, and things you don’t like in this world and throw some insults around too boot, I’d suggest starting your own thread:notsure::thumbsup: have a nice day:D
     
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  2. Mar 6, 2021 at 9:54 PM
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    Grounded it to the body and then moved it to the auxiliary fuse box. Same issue. I’m using the baja rock lights.
     
  3. Mar 7, 2021 at 8:59 AM
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    Same. I just gave up.
     
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  4. Mar 7, 2021 at 9:40 AM
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    there’s gotta be a way to correct it.
     
  5. Mar 7, 2021 at 10:05 AM
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    others have had luck regrounding.... pulling headliner is a pain so i didn't keep messing with it.

    I'm trading in my 2017 for a new 2021 Pro :). that's how i'm dealing with it.
     
  6. Mar 7, 2021 at 10:59 AM
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    New ground AND power fixed it for me. Since I used the cam version, running new power was no extra work as I had to run the camera cable anyway. Just keep them on the passenger side of the vehicle, the OEM wiring runs drivers side.
     
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  7. Mar 7, 2021 at 11:43 AM
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    Please elaborate on what you mean by new power.
     
  8. Mar 7, 2021 at 5:33 PM
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    Details are in this thread, if you search my posts. But for me at least the new ground made the problem less, but still existed, so I ran new power that eliminated it. I picked up the cargo light power from the drivers kickpanel, ran that to a relay coil. Relay contacts are one side to battery, other side to new cargo lights.(obviously with fuse). This way everything works as stock (dash switch, come on with doors, etc), but has a separate/new power. The OEM cable gauge it’s really enough for the lights anyway, so this has other benefits.
     
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  9. Mar 7, 2021 at 6:14 PM
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    Does this mean that if you have all red rock lights (and nothing wired to the cargo circuit) you won’t have this issue with the doors locking?
     
  10. Mar 7, 2021 at 7:47 PM
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    You will not have the problem, it’s only the cargo circuit that’s the issue as it’s on when you lock the doors.
     
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  11. Mar 10, 2021 at 1:56 PM
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    I’m sure there’s some interest here if not sold already:D
     
  12. Apr 29, 2021 at 5:39 AM
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    What ever happened to this design?
     
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  13. May 13, 2021 at 5:03 AM
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    So I'm going to jump in here for fun! I have the BD5 and I would like to briefly discuss reasons, install, product, etc..

    -I want a bright 3rd brake light! I'm in Virginia and I've had inspections done by very critical inspectors and I've passed with this setup. I've had state and local troopers right behind me day and night and no issues.
    -My setup is 3 red and 2 white
    -Cost was very expensive because the lights are so damn expensive
    -Install was a PITA!!! because as much as I love MESO products, they have pieces that generally are not easy to install (under headlight trim for instance). Had to drop headliner to access bolts, rewire and add extra ground.
    -Product was nice, but I have to admit they can do better. The holes for a BD are clearly off and too small. I had to dremmel and customize my own wire access and because these are 3d printed have a tendency to crack easily, so be really careful and use a lot of gasket sealant.
    -I further my lighting by having two water containers on each side of my truss so when I hit the brakes the whole back interior lights up (technically diffusing the lights). lol
    -Finally, the other year, I lost my beloved FJ that I spent so much money on making it awesome. I was rear ended by a semi truck at a dead stop on the highway. It saved my life and the truck wasn't that bad compared to the vehicles in front of me that I crushed. When I hit the brakes, I want people behind me to know to hit their brakes....no doubts about that. I don't give a fug about how bright you think it is....if it gets you to slow down...job done!

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