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GPS Install - Hardwired to the A-Pillar

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Juicifer, Dec 7, 2013.

  1. Aug 28, 2018 at 10:47 AM
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    Crow Horse

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    Interesting and somewhat magical that ATO Add A Circuit fits in a ATM slot....
     
  2. Sep 1, 2018 at 8:11 PM
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    Here's the whole shooting match but it's micro USB. http://a.co/d/fkbUvm8 That's all I could find and it's what I have. Now that I have a newer phone that takes a usb type C, I just put an adapter like this on it. http://a.co/d/dE5OHvl
     
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  3. Sep 1, 2018 at 8:55 PM
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    Thanks, but I will just leave my GPS plugged into the "cigarette" lighter port.
     
  4. Sep 2, 2018 at 3:50 AM
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  5. Sep 4, 2018 at 1:19 PM
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    Bird Dog RVM Bracket, Tint 20% all around, Spider Trax 1.250" wheel spacers K&N Drop in air filter Ram Mount A Pillar (And hard wire charging) Dual 2.4amp Charging USB LED Lower Center Dash Light Center Console Light Trailer plug moved to bumper Tonneau Cover Air Pump Filter Upgrade (UNI Filter) Ultimate reverse light upgrade (Phillips 18161) Anytime Fog Lights Blue LED shift light Nitto Ridge Grapplers 265/65/18 Mods to Buy Short Term: Ultimate Headlight Upgrade Ultimate Fog light Upgrade Wheelers Bump Stops On Board Compressor Mods to Buy Long Term: Billys and 885's OME leafs & Billys
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    Got mine hard wired and hid. Whoohoo!!
     
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  6. Oct 23, 2018 at 7:55 AM
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    Just did my 2015 Tacoma Crew Cab. There were zero issues. The only mod to the instructions I did in this thread was to wrap vinyl electrical just beneath the head of the 6mm bolt that holds the ball in the A pillar to take up the slack/loose fit (an 8MM bolt is what comes with the kit and that 8mm bolt fits like a glove, the 6mm bolt kinda rattled around).

    I was able to easily fish the wire path using a straightened coat hanger wire next to the A pillar. Plenty of room to work. I also did my Gentex Compass mirror upgrade at the same time, so having the A Pillar cover off helped in running the power wire for the cell phone and the temperature sensor wires for the mirror.

    The whole install took about two hours from start to stop. I followed the directions in this thread and others and wasn't short any parts that I needed to make the conversion.

    The 12V to 5VC DC adapter I used has two USB slots. I installed it just behind the little fuse box door and zip tied it in place. If the original charging wire ever goes bad or I need to switch between Apple Lightning and USB/C, I have access to the second unused USB port by just popping open the door and the connector is right there.

    And the low pro mini fuse tap worked best in my 2015. The other style with the longer legs was an issue as I kept getting intermittent contact on the fuse block. Changing to the low pro mini fuse tap solved the problem. (pictured)

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  7. Oct 23, 2018 at 10:41 AM
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    Rick_Taco I'll do it myself

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    Welcome to TW!! Great first post!!
     
  8. Jan 23, 2020 at 9:59 AM
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    I was wondering if you could share how you did this?
     
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  9. Jan 23, 2020 at 11:32 AM
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  11. Jan 23, 2020 at 12:47 PM
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