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12v in cab plugs on constant

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Gabassman, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. Dec 9, 2011 at 6:20 PM
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    Gabassman

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    Hello I looked through the pages of mods and did not see what I am looking for. If it is there please direct me.

    I am wanting my 12 v plugs in the cab to be on constantly and not just with the turn of the key. Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. Dec 9, 2011 at 6:25 PM
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    It's in here somewhere. I've seen it. Basically, you pull the lower dash apart on the driver's side, unbolt the fuse block, turn it over and remove the relay for the 12v outlets that is on the back side of the fuse block. Then you make a jumper wire up and jumper across the two power terminals that the relay normally connects.
     
  3. Dec 9, 2011 at 6:28 PM
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  4. Dec 9, 2011 at 6:48 PM
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    Thanks I read the word document that was attached to one of the links. Do you know what else it makes hot beside the bed outlet and the 12v plug, if anything?
     
  5. Dec 9, 2011 at 6:50 PM
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    It shouldn't make the bed outlet hot just the in cab outlets.
     
  6. Dec 9, 2011 at 6:53 PM
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    Thats the title of the word doc. Wait.... brain fart its talking about the other 12v plug lol
     
  7. Dec 9, 2011 at 6:55 PM
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    Not sure why I posted twice.:facepalm:

    Yes it means the 2nd plug.
     
  8. Dec 9, 2011 at 7:03 PM
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    Not sure if im actually goin to do it just curios mostly. Since the subject of bed outlet was brought up do you know how long you can run it with the truck off before killing the battery?
     
  9. Dec 9, 2011 at 7:07 PM
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    Well it wouldn't kill the battery unless you left something plugged in.
     
  10. Dec 9, 2011 at 7:15 PM
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    Im looking to see how long I can run something off the outlet in the bed with out having to crank the truck before i would kill the battery?
     
  11. Dec 9, 2011 at 7:16 PM
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    Ah I read wrong. Depends on what you run.
     
  12. Dec 9, 2011 at 7:46 PM
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    I have been powering a scale for weigh in at bass tournaments but with the truck running.....im tired of using gas for that.....just wondering if i can power it for at most hour n half with truck off with no problems
     
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    has thing been figured out?
     
  14. Mar 4, 2012 at 5:01 AM
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    I would think a digital scale is not going to be pulling many amps. You should be fine without the truck running.
     
  15. Mar 4, 2012 at 5:09 AM
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    Yeah, a small scale should be fine. Something like a cell phone charger or a satellite radio unit is ok to run without worry.
     
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    Reviving old Thread just because it's so simple even Chris4x4 couldn't mess it up. Just spent about 20 minutes doing this mod worked flawlessly
     
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