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Cigarette Lighter and Accessory Power outlet went out.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Curt052ndgentaco, Nov 10, 2017.

  1. Nov 10, 2017 at 5:43 PM
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    Curt052ndgentaco

    Curt052ndgentaco [OP] New Member

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    Both the cigarette lighter and accessory power outlet both went out. I had to change the fuses a few times and finally they both went out. The outlet on the right never has worked. I had the one on the left which I thought was the cigarette light working, but it wouldn't work unless I changed the fuse to it and the power outlet fuse too. I yanked the cigarette lighter out and it did not show continuity from the center to either prong on the rear side.
    I'm thinking of running to new outlets separately straight to the battery and fuse them at 20 amps.
    Is this a good idea or not?
    I had been using the left outlet(cigarette lighter?) for charging my phone and running other things at the same time like radar detector, video camera and a dc/ac power supply.
    Any ideas on the best way to fix this?
     
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    Blackouts

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    I did this. Ran new 12ga wire through my aux fuse box into the back of the center console with USB charging outlets, XT60 and Amphenol AT plugs. One of the best mods I have done, cig lighter outlets are too unreliable.

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    Thank you both for the info.
     
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    Curt052ndgentaco

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    So if I were to run 2 sets of wires straight to the battery, one set for lighter, the other set for power, what would I fuse them at?
     
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    Fuse them as close to the battery as possible.

    You have a few options:

    1. Install an auxiliary fuse block of some kind (blue sea, bussman, etc.) and run your wires off that.
    2. Use a battery post fuse, something like this.
    3. Put an inline fuse holder in the wire(s) you are running, close to the battery end.

    Just be sure to properly insulate the wires to make sure they never touch the body of the vehicle or anything else grounded. It's best to use wire loom for that in the engine bay, and keep them secured with zip ties.
     

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