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GoPro Type-C hardwire?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by StreetTiresJay, Jul 7, 2017.

  1. Jul 7, 2017 at 8:08 PM
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    StreetTiresJay

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    Just finished wiring in my dashcam... But now I'm considering a hardwire cable for my GoPro. Unfortunately I cannot find any hardwire kits for type-C connectors.

    Can I just get a micro-usb hardwire kit like this:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00U...rdwire+kit&dpPl=1&dpID=41R6zlN7ZWL&ref=plSrch

    And cut off the micro-usb end and wire in a right angle type-c connector? (This will be used only for maintaining a charge on my GoPro)
     
  2. Jul 7, 2017 at 8:24 PM
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    thats what i bought. i haven't wired mine up yet but it should work fine.
     
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  3. Jul 7, 2017 at 8:26 PM
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    i tried finding the thread for the guy who did it with his build but i can't find it. sorry
     
  4. Jul 7, 2017 at 8:31 PM
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    Also tried finding a thread with multiple search terms... Couldn't find anything, otherwise I wouldn't have made this pointless post haha. I like stealing power from the rearview mirror tho. Its a great source!
     
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    I used the USB-C that it cam with. Then bought a usb extension to the usb below the dash.
     
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    Make sure any usb c adapter you use has a 56k resistor. Monoprice is also a good source for cables.
     
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  8. Jul 7, 2017 at 10:33 PM
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    I'm using that power source for my radar detector lol
     
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  10. Jul 8, 2017 at 9:32 AM
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    I want to avoid using a Type-C adapter. Can I just cut the mini/micro usb end off and wire in a USB-C end, then safely use it to charge my GoPro?
     
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    While I don't actually know the answer, I would lean on the no side. The very very much no so you don't fry your electronics side..

    Just get an adapter meant to do the job
     
  12. Jul 8, 2017 at 11:44 AM
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    Solved it, don't know why I didn't think of this sooner...

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B06Y4CHT5L/ref=ox_sc_act_image_2?smid=A3CA5H83RV6W5M&psc=1

    Anyone else having the same issue, I really think Toyota dropped the ball on this one. They should have wired in two USB ports in the headliner if they were going to go to the effort of putting a GoPro mount on the windshield....... Just a thought
     
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  13. Jul 8, 2017 at 12:21 PM
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    What is this suppose to do? Is it for a go pro 5?
     
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    That gives me a good idea. Put in some USB ports in the overhead console
     
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    I was planning to hardwire a dashcam and radar detector into a Gen3. Do you know if there is a thread or walkthru on this? I found the threads on Overhead cluster 12v ignition switched power pin outs but the more info the better to avid running into issues. Not sure how complicated it is, I'd live to create a detailed walkthru once I'm done.
     

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