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3rd Brake Light

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tundras (2007-2013)' started by rons23, Mar 1, 2016.

  1. Mar 1, 2016 at 5:47 PM
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    Anyone with a dc replaced there 3rd brake light? I posted about this but can't find it, and believe I didn't get a lot of response from that. I keep seeing you have to remove headliner, really don't want to do that, but if someone knows a easier way, I'm all ears. Thanks
     
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    IIRC, the lens pops off.
     
  3. Mar 1, 2016 at 6:07 PM
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    Sorry not great with acronyms,
     
  4. Mar 1, 2016 at 6:14 PM
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    If I remember correctly. Yes the lens comes off.
     
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    I'm not wanting to just change bulbs, I'm switching out the whole assembly, which requires that you atleast pull down the headliner to get to the 2 10mm nuts. Seems like more trouble than it's worth.
     
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    How come you wanna change it??
     
  7. Mar 1, 2016 at 6:25 PM
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    Just going with the black_out theme. Was hoping someone else had done it. There's the potential for water leak to, so looking more like its not gonna happen. Thanks for chiming in
     
  8. Mar 1, 2016 at 6:28 PM
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    So you don't want it at all? Or you want to just tint the lens? Pull the lens and do the vht night shades mod? Just not sure what you are wanting to do.
     
  9. Mar 1, 2016 at 6:35 PM
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    I found a black led 3rd brake light on eBay, was going to swap my factory assembly out. Night shades are an option also. Here's the lightuploadfromtaptalk1456886146916.jpg
     
  10. Mar 1, 2016 at 6:41 PM
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    Now I see. I like that. So do you have or would you add tail lights that kind of match? If no I would say the night shades of that light and your tails would look better do they matched. If you do the tails that have the small LEDs I would go for it!
     
  11. Mar 1, 2016 at 6:44 PM
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    Yeah I got black Spyder leds for my tails, so yes this would look good. I'm just leary about messing with the headliner. Got a couple of mechanic buddies, I might just get it installed. Thanks for your help Virgils 12
     
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    Awesome! I think it will look good. Take your time and watch the YouTube's for pointers.
     
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    Definitely looks very cool. I've seen some decent tinted lens. How about tinted lens with LED upgrade? I'f you ever get a topper or camper you won't see it anyways. Definitely looks real cool.
     
  14. Mar 1, 2016 at 6:53 PM
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    These are clear with black housing, just wanting brighter brake light and this one comes with leds in it.
     
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    I remember this. I think I pulled some Chilton manuals for this.
     

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    And for the installation.
     

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    Dang! Looks like Nor7 has the project surrounded! Great to have someone on site with the reference manuals!
     
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    No problem at all. For future reference, I started a thread 'Ask the Chilton Manual Guy'. And it's not limited to just Tundras so if you've got a project car sitting in your garage feel free to ask away.
     
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    There is a YouTube video by HEADLIGHT REVOLUTION on how to do this.
     
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    Everything is on the youtube's
     
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    I know, ain't it great? I use it for all my Tundra questions.
     
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    Thanks Cutter29, I watched the video @headlight revolution and it doesn't look to hard to pull headliner down. I was told though if I wanted to just change out bulbs to leds that I would still have to pull down headliner. With that said I will install aftermarket assembly. The 3rd generation is much easier
     
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    I missed the second gen part. :facepalm:My bad. I wondered why you were trying to make it difficult.
     
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    Yeah, I was just gonna bag it and just swap out factory bulbs with leds, but noooo, so it's installation time.
     
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    I changed out mine to LED'S by just removing the lens, piece of cake.
     
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    Is your Tundra a 3rd generation?
     
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    I too was going to swap out the 3rd brake light with a tinted led one but after seeing what's required, I said F that, way more hassle than its worth. Ended up swapping out oem bulbs with LEDs and tinting the lens with night shades to match my Spyder tinted taillights. [​IMG][​IMG]
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