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Old 06-19-2009, 10:48 AM   #1
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Talking My 12V MOD

I always thought it was weird that toyota put 110 in the bed but forgot to put 12v especially when it is so cheap to do. so i decided to fix that.

I ordered this 12V Marine grade cigarette outlet from Amazon for $6

The first thing i did when i got the outlet was to run over to our local Harbor Freight and pick up this step drill bit for $15. I used electrical tape to mark off where to stop. i drilled a 1-1/8in hole.

I figured i should place to outlet as close to the tailgate as possible so that i could use it with my electric winch for my John boat. i figured it would look best right in the middle of the area where it slants inwards toward the tailgate.

I had already placed a power block behind the left bed pocket from my previous bed light mod and used that for my + power feed. I ran 8ga wire i got at Lowes from the battery through the frame and up into the fender and then fused it with a 80amp fuse.

I purchased a inline fuse holder and a 30amp fuse form Walmart for $2. I extended it with some 12g wire, put some ends on the end, and shrunk wrapped the connections.

To put the outlet in i decided that i would use some little clips that came with a pair of Infinity speakers i purchased a few years ago so that i wouldn't run the risk of striping out the thin bed wall.

in order to install the clips in the right position to line up with the holes on the outlet i knocked out the side of the hole with a square file i also got a Harbor Freight.

Next thing was to wire it up! i put power to the power block and ran the ground to a bolt under the rear bumper sorry this is the only thing i forgot to take a picture of.... go figure. use your imagination.

After i installed the hardware it was time to a test. the only thing i had at the time was this usb converter

After that i cleaned everything up and was left with this.... the finished product.

Total Cost around 8 dollars in parts and 15 dollars in tools!
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Old 06-19-2009, 11:00 AM   #2
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looks great, very professional install.

Although, I haven't found a need for a 12v power source outside of the cab...
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Old 06-19-2009, 11:14 AM   #3
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You got skills! Nicely done!
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Old 06-19-2009, 11:15 AM   #4
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nice install
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Old 06-19-2009, 11:36 AM   #6
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well Done!
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Old 06-19-2009, 11:38 AM   #7
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nice job
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looks good man. I put mine inside one of the cubbys with an on off switch but yours looks like it came like that.
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Old 06-19-2009, 01:28 PM   #11
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Good job. I wouldn't really have a use for it personally, but a good idea nonetheless. Just make sure you throw some kind of water displacing grease on it to prevent corrosion. Marine grade or not, it will corrode after awhile. Rep added.
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great mod man. very well done.
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thanks guys for all your feedback. im going to replace the power block with a blue sea power Fuse block like this one soon just to make it neater and allow for easyer future mods
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where did you get your original 12V power from that goes into that powerblock?
i ran eight ga from the battery though the frame out into the fender
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