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Convert bed outlet to 12v

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by mm2171, Feb 18, 2018.

  1. Feb 18, 2018 at 6:00 PM
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    mm2171

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    I want to remove 120v 400w outlet and just have a 12v source that I'm able to turn on and off from inside cab with the switch that's there. Anybody know if this is possible. I haven't really looked into it yet to see what's under there.Thanks
     
  2. Feb 18, 2018 at 7:26 PM
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    MESO

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    Why not just get something like this and have the best of both worlds?
    [​IMG]
     
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  3. Feb 18, 2018 at 10:28 PM
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    Some people will add a 12 volt plug next to the existing 120 volt outlet.
     
  4. Feb 18, 2018 at 11:15 PM
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    Thanks guys, I'm sorry I didn't explain it all. I'm trying to run air compressor that's 12 v 18 amp. I want to use stuff that's there as a switch instead of running all new wires to back of truck like I've done before on other Tacoma's. Plug and play doesn't have the amperage I need
     
  7. Feb 19, 2018 at 5:13 AM
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    Following. Would love to be able to run my pancake air compressor. Unless there is a cool setup somewhere for onboard air that isn't too loud on the truck
     
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  8. Feb 19, 2018 at 2:43 PM
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    Ah! Be sure to put a circuit breaker on that line you are running from the battery!

    I used one of these: https://www.amazon.com/Bussmann-CB185-30-Surface-Mount-Circuit-Breakers/dp/B00DIGK346
     

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