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3rd brake light

Discussion in '2.5 Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by Steve Tundra, Sep 30, 2017.

  1. Sep 30, 2017 at 7:27 PM
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    Steve Tundra

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    are there any aftermarket 3rd brake lights for the 3rd gens? Looking to update mine or just the bulbs. I need better lighting in my bed at night.
     
  2. Sep 30, 2017 at 7:34 PM
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    There a several options. But, if it's just light in the bed you want there are better solutions. The 3rd brake light will never be able to produce great lighting for the bed IMO. See @mattgecko for some bed lights. Also, replacing the 3rd brake light means at least partially removing the headliner and usually losing the ability to swap bulbs from outside as the lens (at least the one I've got) can't be removed from outside.
     
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  4. Sep 30, 2017 at 8:14 PM
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    I put some LEDs in there, lights up nice now
     
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  5. Oct 1, 2017 at 7:47 AM
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    What lights are you using to light up your bed like that?
     
  7. Oct 7, 2017 at 6:33 AM
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    I use a super bright waterproof flexible LED strip.

     
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  8. Oct 7, 2017 at 9:28 AM
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    From where? powered by tappin into wire?
     
  9. Oct 7, 2017 at 9:30 AM
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  10. Oct 9, 2017 at 6:59 AM
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    @mattgecko If I have a drop in bed liner can I still install your light for the bed? I noticed that all the pics you show are with spray in liners. Just wnt to make sure. Thanks!!!
     
  11. Oct 9, 2017 at 8:03 AM
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    The bed liner makes it tough as the adhesive tape will not stay attached to the plastic. You would need to use silicone to attach the light strips to the bed liner.
     
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  12. Oct 9, 2017 at 8:21 AM
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    A little of this and a little of that.

    That’s no problem. I can silicone the chit out of it. Do you recommend a particular brand or just any clear silicone?
     
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  13. Oct 9, 2017 at 8:24 AM
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    I just use clear 100% silicone.
     
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    Has anyone used any smoked vinyl kit to darken third brake light?
     
  15. Apr 24, 2018 at 2:41 PM
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    I did the same thing! Great minds... LED strip 3M outdoor sticky-taped to my bed cover rails. Tapped into the bed light wire under the dash so they come on with the switch or door open.
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