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Replaced the third brake light. Do not recommend

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by HailstorminMT, Mar 25, 2020 at 7:16 PM.

  1. Mar 25, 2020 at 7:16 PM
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    HailstorminMT

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    Like everything I found on the internet before this, it was more trouble than it's worth. The part is cheap and I couldn't find a better one for sale online. Here's some beta for you though
    I made a youtube vid: https://youtu.be/xRVvAW2g84o

    I got my start from this vid: https://youtu.be/SYtliycn_zg
    IMG_2843.jpg IMG_2833.jpg IMG_2839.jpg IMG_2854.jpg
     
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  2. Mar 25, 2020 at 7:21 PM
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    Headliner go back in okay without creasing it and stuff? Pretty silly design.
     
  3. Mar 25, 2020 at 7:23 PM
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    So far so good. Almost lost a clip or two. VERY silly design
     
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  4. Mar 25, 2020 at 7:28 PM
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    Coming from Gm trucks I somewhat understand the design. Sadly. Gm trucks have issues with leaky 3rd brake lights. Ram as well if I recall. So maybe that’s the reason. Thanks for the video.
     
  5. Mar 25, 2020 at 7:29 PM
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    LED headlamps/fogs; interior footlamps.
    What is the yellow? Odd how its not completely painted. Ok so why replace anything, burned out bulb? Why not do it, was supposed to be brighter and its not?
     
  6. Mar 25, 2020 at 7:38 PM
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    The yellow is the adhesive from the stock light. I thought it would be cool to replace it so that it matched my spyder head and tail lights. The cargo light seems to be brighter but the brake light is dimmer. I haven't actually driven it around since I did it today though so I can't say for sure.
    The part doesn't sit flush on the truck and the bolt on the left snapped when I was tightening the nut onto it at the end. (so close!)
    I filled the gaps with some adhesive and silicon and am hoping for the best. We'll see how much moisture makes it in there tonight after it snows.
     
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    The end result looks nice at least! :thumbsup:
     
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    Nice .... Sandals!!! :rofl::rofl::rofl:

    Looks comfy...
     
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  10. Mar 25, 2020 at 8:26 PM
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    lol they are my slip-flops. It was a whole 35 degrees today so I didn't need the boots :tumbleweed:
     
  11. Mar 25, 2020 at 8:30 PM
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    Never touching that unless something blows out! That's just sadistic in my opinion...:eek2: :)
     
  12. Mar 25, 2020 at 8:39 PM
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    I work in healthcare so my whole life feels sadistic at this point :bananadead:
    It was nice to use my brain for something different today
     
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    I've done (2) cargo/brake lights on Tundras and they are a huge pain in the ass. I haven't had any issues with leaks on either truck, just the fact that I never want to do one again lol
     
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    I just installed a new oem one because my bulbs melted the sockets and no longer worked. All I have to say is mannnnnnn what a piss poor design.
     

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