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Super Ultimate 3rd Brake Light Build

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

  1. Jun 19, 2022 at 8:17 AM
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    NoOne

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    I haven’t heard of any. MESO’s newer kits include the body ground to avoid the issue. I’m an original via factory harness (v1 KCs) with no issues. I can’t speak for the v2s, but the KCs had a lower draw, which is what spurred the BD need for additional power/relays. The 4 was ok, but the 5 was pushing the limits of gauge/length/draw. Keep in mind, what folks are discussing is related to the bed lights, coming on with /related to door/lock unlock. I also recall something about radios and the BDs, but I could be wrong there too.
     
  2. Jun 19, 2022 at 11:28 AM
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    Appreciate the info! I'll give that a try!
     
  3. Jul 2, 2022 at 3:59 AM
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    A bunch..and no build thread!
    Finally installed mine, big shout out to @MESO for sending me a hardware kit and connector (I was gifted my housing but it didn't come with anything but the housing and gasket) and @NoOne for all the PM help with wiring and my questions!

    Since I do not care about stock parts, I drilled out the rivets (took all of 10 seconds) to remove the old brake light, cleaned off the old foam gasket (probably the toughest part), wired the grounds from all 5 KC Cyclone V2's to the body and plugged in the connector!

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    Also, update. Can confirm the 3rd brake light was messing with my touchless driver side door lock. Turned the 3rd brake light 'off' at the switch and the truck locks instantly w/ touchless lock. Also, waiting until the 3rd brake light has 'dimmed off' also locks immediately. Not sure if I want to go through the hassle of regrounding it or just waiting until the light fully dims every time lol, oh welllll.

    Have a good 4th everyone!
     
  5. Jul 4, 2022 at 6:26 AM
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    Installed yesterday. Had some help by the father in law. Quick question do you guys silicone / RTV the bottom of the light (yellow). Friend told me to only do the top and sides (pink) because he said rain/water won’t get in from the bottom but if it did it could drain out. Thoughts?

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  6. Jul 4, 2022 at 9:53 AM
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    A bunch..and no build thread!
    I sealed all the way around.
     
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  7. Jul 4, 2022 at 10:56 AM
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    Thanks for the response man. I’m curious to see what others in this thread say about not sealing the bottom of the KC5... I may seal all the way around this week. I’m still deciding what makes the most sense. I put some RTV on the inside of the light around the gasket that MESO installs.
     
  8. Jul 4, 2022 at 12:32 PM
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    I have the KC5. I first sealed it everywhere but the bottom. I went through an auto carwash and the high-pressure water spray got through. So I went ahead and put black RTV all the way around. It has been dry ever since. I go through the auto wash at least once a week. I’ve had my light installed over a year. Had to replace lenses twice because of cracks. None since getting the plexiglass lenses cut.
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  9. Jul 4, 2022 at 1:11 PM
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    Thanks man I’m gonna silicone the bottom then. I have the V2 version but the plexiglass looks sick
     
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  10. Jul 4, 2022 at 3:25 PM
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    A bunch..and no build thread!
    I have the V2's on mine as well. I figured if I seal all of it really well, it is added insurance, especially since you had to have everything off the truck in the first place..lol
     
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    Just the MESO gasket, nothing else. No leaks in several years… I did use rubber fender washers on back side of each of the KCs as well as silicone where the wires come through… but just a dab before I pulled the last bit in.
     
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  12. Jul 4, 2022 at 5:06 PM
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    A bunch..and no build thread!
    I did the same wit the washer idea!
     
  13. Jul 5, 2022 at 12:57 AM
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    Glamour shot of mine with the kc5 I did last week. Looks great and is very functional. 2 yellows, and 3 reds all wired to the factory plug with no issues.

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