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Super Ultimate 3rd Brake Light Build

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

  1. Feb 5, 2019 at 1:23 AM
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    DakoTaco

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    Avid front bumper guard OVtune HPS Intake Tube Meso designs counting

    I don't have my lights in yet, could you tell me what wire gauge size Positaps you used? Thanks
     
  2. Feb 5, 2019 at 6:15 AM
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    The factory wires were absurdly thin. I ended up cutting off the factory harness and using 18-24 awg Posi-Lock connectors instead. The headliner was the worse part for me and I’m never going through that again or back to the factory setup. My decision was 100% frustration based although I have no regrets.
     
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  3. Feb 5, 2019 at 6:49 AM
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    Is there a full on write up for this? I've been following the thread and I'm looking to pick up the KC housing once it's back in stock. I want to knock out all my exterior lighting this year and this is something I want to tackle correctly.
     
  4. Feb 5, 2019 at 7:54 AM
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    I planned on taking a ton of photos and possibly video. But from the sounds of it, it is not difficult. Worst step is the head liner.
     
  5. Feb 5, 2019 at 8:25 AM
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    DakoTaco

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    My factory light is all stress cracked, sealed with silicone & not worth saving. @mesojdm, do I remember correctly you saying we could just sacfrice the old light and install everything from the outside?
     
  6. Feb 5, 2019 at 8:45 AM
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    Yup! If you don’t mind sacrificing the stock brake light it would make life much easier. If you are going to do it this way: Pry the stock lens off(screwdriver, flat blade, etc) it is epoxyed around the edge so it won’t give up too easy. After it’s off all you have to do is drill out these 2 holes. Go slow and check as you go. Right behind the plastic is the posts holding the stock light in. Once they are free the light can be removed and swapped out:) here’s some pics

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  7. Feb 5, 2019 at 3:24 PM
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    Squeezing 4 cyclones in such a small housing turned out pretty good..
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    You can see how it has a double lip on the back. The inner seals against the OEM gasket(like the stock lens) And the outer lip goes over the stock housing to look seamless.
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  8. Feb 5, 2019 at 3:34 PM
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    Looks so good makes me want to add a 2nd Gen to my herd. Lol. Nice work Meso
     
  9. Feb 5, 2019 at 5:16 PM
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    Just got my replacement screws for my KC light. If anyone wants to replace their screws let me know. I have a 100 of them. Min order... should be able to get this in this weekend. Stoked
     
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  10. Feb 6, 2019 at 12:17 AM
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    The black screws ?
    Id definitely would bud !!
     
  11. Feb 6, 2019 at 4:12 AM
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    Yes, pm me
     
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  12. Feb 6, 2019 at 10:45 AM
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    Didn't see a 2nd gen option on the website. Any possibility of getting one for a second get?
     
  13. Feb 8, 2019 at 7:51 AM
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  14. Feb 8, 2019 at 9:27 AM
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    Anyone have a 3rd gen KC housing sitting around that they don't plan on using? Looking to buy one, not sure when Stew will have more.
     
  15. Feb 8, 2019 at 11:58 AM
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    There were some available this morning.
     
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    Where?
     
  17. Feb 8, 2019 at 12:39 PM
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    On his website. They were available for a little while
     
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    Ugh. My work computer has his site blocked and I can’t take my phone in with me. One day maybe...
     
  19. Feb 8, 2019 at 12:50 PM
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    LOL..... my father's retirement community blocks it too!
    I guess his stuff is more than those older hearts can take...
    Must have alot of Tacoma folks at your work... being all "non-productive".
     
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    It’s a a government computer so....yep haha.
     
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