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Cigarette Lighter Socket Splitter Examples and Pictures

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by rectangleboy, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. Dec 5, 2018 at 11:56 PM
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    rectangleboy

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    What cigarette lighter socket splitters are you using? Are there any threads on here I should read? Do you have pictures? I want to see how others are living with these things.

    I finally got an antennae on my truck and want to power my ham radio, but I also have two USB plugs that I plug my iPhone into.

    I have the Hondo Garage mount and cable guides and the USB socket I'm using gives me a little more slack with the standard Apple charger than the builtin (horrible) USB/iPod plug, but not a whole lot extra.

    I'm a little worried that the socket splitters with extension cables will require me to put the end I plug my phone into too far away (i.e. between the passenger seat and the center console) from the cable itself, causing me to buy another cable or awkwardly shove that end into where the Qi charger pad is.

    Any recommendations?
     
  2. Dec 6, 2018 at 4:24 AM
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    You could add USB ports, as I and others have done. I added this:
    20181130_140527.jpg
    https://www.amazon.com/Cllena-Charg...40_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=cllena+dual+usb&psc=1
    and connected it to the wires at the back of the lighter/12v plug.
    On my SR5 I had a blank spot to put it. @mesojdm makes panels with additional switch positions if your model of Tacoma does not have a blank, but it appears that they are sold out at the moment.
    https://mesocustoms.com/collections/switch-panels
    I know that this doesn't answer your question about splitters, but I just thought I would offer another option that maybe you hadn't considered. It may look a little less cluttered than using the splitter. Good luck.
     
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  3. Dec 6, 2018 at 5:26 AM
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    Here's where I put the extra 12v outlet
    20160618_125537.jpg
     
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    I'm liking the mount. Where did you get it?
     
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