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How to make 12v ports have constant power?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016-2023)' started by AleutianTaco, Jun 5, 2023.

  1. Jun 5, 2023 at 3:03 PM
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    AleutianTaco

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    2022 trd taco. Is there a simple way to make the 12v charging port (cigarette lighter) have constant power?
     
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  2. Jun 5, 2023 at 3:38 PM
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    Are you looking for the how to kill your battery hack? j/k

    Youd have to run the power from a different source than the one its on. The engine bay fuse box has several constant power points. Im not sure what in the cab fuse box is.

    But most would tell you thats a bad idea, or a good way to get stranded with a dead battery.

    Better to buy a solar generator type of power supply and power what you want to. That is what most of us are doing for a fridge, charger, etc.
     
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  3. Jun 5, 2023 at 4:11 PM
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    My Fords all have constant power, never once came back to a dead battery. Leaving your phone or flashlight charging is not going to drain your vehicle battery.
     
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  5. Jun 5, 2023 at 4:34 PM
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    Cant compare fords to Toyota. Cmon, fords are real trucks.
     
  6. Jun 5, 2023 at 4:35 PM
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    The way to do it is remove you 12v outlet, unplug it from the factory wiring, hardwire it directly to your battery with an inline fuse, and reinstall. Then you'll have always on outlets.

    Solar generator is way overkill for charging a phone. Hell I run my iceco fridge for 3 days without starting my truck or killing my battery (admittedly my 27f AGM is bigger than what comes in 3rd gens)
     
  7. Jun 7, 2023 at 4:29 AM
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    If your Taco doesn't have a sliding roof, that fuse in the cab is battery juiced. NO need to run wire to engine bay.
     

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