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12v for auto-dimming mirror?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by msr145, Jan 24, 2009.

  1. Jan 24, 2009 at 6:23 PM
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    msr145

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    I'd like to install an auto-dimming mirror in my '08 Tacoma but need a 12v wire to tap in to. On when key or acc is on, off otherwise. I don't have the overhead console, so I can't tap in there like others have done. I don't have power mirrors or any other power items that some suggest tapping in to. I can't get to the wires going in to my cigarette lighter or power outlet. Can anybody tell me or post a picture of where I can easily find a 12v wire without taking my dash off?
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  2. Jan 24, 2009 at 6:45 PM
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    Delmarva

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    Your best bet is going to be the fuse panel behind the coin tray.
     
  3. Jan 24, 2009 at 6:49 PM
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    Thanks for the quick response. Do you know what color wire I should look for, or do I have to get an 'add a fuse' like I've read about? Sorry, I'm not an electrician...
     
  4. Jan 24, 2009 at 7:04 PM
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    I think an add-a-fuse would be your best option. Not sure on which fuse to add to though. If you have a multi-meter, you can find one that's only hot when the ignition is turned on.

    Sorry I can't help more -- I'm not an electrician either... :D
     
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