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how to install a power outlet?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by rberumen2, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. Jun 17, 2011 at 7:23 PM
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    rberumen2

    rberumen2 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    If i buy the power outlet that goes in the bed, what else would i need to make sure it works?
     
  2. Jun 17, 2011 at 7:27 PM
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    ktmrider

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    the inverter and the wiring
     
  3. Jun 17, 2011 at 7:29 PM
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    whippersnapper02

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    Don't install the stock crap. Use the plug itself but use an aftermarket inverter. You will be able to do a lot more with it.
     
  4. Jun 26, 2011 at 3:19 PM
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    Erik

    Erik That smells like pure gasoline

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    I agree. I was dissapointed to find I couldn't even run a vaccuum because it draws too many amps when you turn it on. I was able to run a circular saw (barely) while it was running. I had high hopes that I could run power tools off of it, but it just doesnt give enough power.

    I got in an accident in january and I found out mine doesn't work anymore a few weeks ago. I am searching for how to fix it coz I don't have the cash to replace it. I might just go with an aftermarket one, but I don't want to wait.

    Anyone know how I could figure out what is wrong with my inverter? Fuses are not blown. I haven't looked at it that close yet, but I don't know what I should be looking for.
     
  5. Jun 26, 2011 at 6:27 PM
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    JKD

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    Where were you hit?

    Do you have a multimeter?
     
  6. Jun 26, 2011 at 6:48 PM
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  7. Jun 27, 2011 at 4:19 AM
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    I was rear-ended and it bent my bumper, hitch, part of the frame and barely bent the bedsides. I didn't think the inverter was damaged, but I don't know how else it could have been knocked out. I do have a multi-meter.
     
  8. Jun 27, 2011 at 4:35 AM
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