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110 volt bed plug

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ggparts, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. Aug 7, 2008 at 12:55 PM
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    ggparts

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    Is this plug supposed to work when the engine is off? I cannot seem to make it work that way. Is there a mod required/ or am I missing a step?

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  2. Aug 7, 2008 at 1:00 PM
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    Toyhauler

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    I think the truck has to be idling at the least.
     
  3. Aug 7, 2008 at 1:28 PM
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    pretty useless feature IMHO
     
  4. Aug 7, 2008 at 1:32 PM
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    I am starting to agree :(
     
  5. Aug 7, 2008 at 2:50 PM
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    camsbored

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    I'm pretty sure the key just needs to be in the ACC position for the inverter to work. If I recall correctly, ACC+engine-off => 400w, engine-on => 100w as noted by the lights on the inverter's button.
     
  6. Aug 7, 2008 at 2:53 PM
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    I can't get any lights to come on (on the switch) unless it's running.

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  7. Aug 7, 2008 at 3:00 PM
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    I just ran outside to try it. I was slightly wrong (ACC vs ON).

    Key to ON position, engine off: both 100w (amber) and 400w (green) lights come on indicating 400w available.

    Started engine, still in park: inverter turned off, i pressed the button again and both lights came on, 400w available

    Engine still on, shifting out of park: 400w light goes off, 100w still lit.
     
  8. Aug 7, 2008 at 3:23 PM
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    ggparts

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    OK that's it then! ON not ACC, can you make the key warning go off now? I like to listen to the stereo with the doors open from time to time.(camping or whatever)

    Thanks
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  9. Aug 7, 2008 at 3:31 PM
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    I read somewhere a while back that if you turn the key to on with the door shut, open the door (and it chimes), close the door, then open it again it will not chime anymore. I tried this one or two times and it seemed to work. I say "seemed" because I recall it not working all the time (probly user error). I'll give it a shot when I leave work tonight and see what happens.
     
  10. Aug 7, 2008 at 5:07 PM
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    Only thing i've found good for the power outlet in the back is to charge batteries for my gps and camera when im driving somewhere...I have used it to vaccum out my truck once...My salesman told me he plugged one of those college dorm room refridgerators in his truck on the way camping one time...but id have to see it to believe it...those things must pull over 100 watts...
     
  11. Aug 7, 2008 at 5:28 PM
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    i took our toaster to the race so when we cooked breakfast in the am we could have toast with our eggs . it worked but was slow . im thinking of putting a bigger inverter in mine
     
  12. Aug 10, 2008 at 4:57 PM
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    i pluged my house vaccum in it to vaccum my truck and it kept shutting off. maybe the vaccum draws to much?
     
  13. Aug 10, 2008 at 5:21 PM
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    Correct. Or if you have a manual it drops to 100w if you push the clutch via the CC clutch cancel switch. Bypass that and it still drops to 100w once the truck starts moving (tied to VSS), and the CC doesn't cancel when you push the clutch.

    So to the OP: there's no easy way to enable it all the time. Other than installing your own after market inverter.
     
  14. Feb 6, 2009 at 8:22 AM
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    Would that inverter be able to run a Black & Decker tire air compressor?
     
  15. Feb 6, 2009 at 8:28 AM
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    Thanks.
    No sense carrying the compressor then.:eek:
     
  16. Feb 6, 2009 at 10:00 AM
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    Get a MF-1050 or whatever they're called. Hooks to the battery so no worries! Has an inline 30amp fuse.
     
  17. Feb 6, 2009 at 2:02 PM
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    Thanks!
    Just ordered one from Amazon.com.:)
     
  18. Feb 7, 2009 at 4:18 AM
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    running something that is 400 watts with the car not running will drain your battery pretty quickly....
     
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