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I'm looking for a 12v power supply

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by TACOLGY, Sep 12, 2018.

  1. Sep 12, 2018 at 9:44 AM
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    TACOLGY

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    I need a 12v power source close to the driver hand side of the truck. Any suggestions? Could I use the fuse box?

    2003 3.4l Doublecab Prerunner
     
  2. Sep 12, 2018 at 10:12 AM
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    OneWheelPeel

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    But from where?
     
  3. Sep 12, 2018 at 10:21 AM
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    vasinvictor

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  4. Sep 12, 2018 at 10:25 AM
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    Tell us what you need the power for.

    And when do you need the +12V: all the time, when the key is in the accessory position, or when the key is in the "on" position (i.e. the engine is running)?
     
  5. Sep 12, 2018 at 10:28 AM
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    jbrandt

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    what for?

    There are hundreds of wires down there with 12v, but depending on what you're wanting to use it for, they may not work for you.
     
  6. Sep 12, 2018 at 11:02 AM
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    TACOLGY

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    I'm installing an electric exhaust cut out on it. That's the reason for the 12v power supply. Preferably having power all the time.
     
  7. Sep 12, 2018 at 11:58 AM
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    BartMaster1234

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    How much current or amperage are we talking? I’d honestly just run a relay or run straight from the battery for that kind of thing.

    Do you need it to be constant lower, switched on with ACC, what?
     
  8. Sep 12, 2018 at 12:14 PM
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    se7enine

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    ^^Yup. Just buy a auxbeam relay harness for $10.
    [​IMG]
     
  9. Sep 12, 2018 at 12:26 PM
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    License2Ill

    License2Ill Woke like a Coma Toyota Tacoma

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    Oooo. What's that? That's sounds interesting...
     
  10. Sep 12, 2018 at 12:38 PM
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    se7enine

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    It's to straight pipe with the push of a button. Hopefully not on a Tacoma though.
    [​IMG]
     
  11. Sep 12, 2018 at 12:38 PM
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    same o_O
     
  12. Sep 12, 2018 at 12:39 PM
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    interesting
     
  13. Sep 12, 2018 at 12:52 PM
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    Yeah hopefully NOT a Tacoma. I'm sorry but our v6s sound absolutely awful loud. Not to mention they don't breath enough to warrant straight pipes so you lose a significant amount of low-end power-the power you use most. I can see nothing beyond the idea you're doing it for attention...I guess.
     
  14. Sep 12, 2018 at 12:55 PM
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    Do the TRD models have a slightly different exhaust than regular models?
    I think the TRD exhaust sounds very nice stock with the v6
     
  15. Sep 12, 2018 at 12:55 PM
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    but loud means more power, right?

    lol
     
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  17. Sep 12, 2018 at 12:58 PM
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    Definitely going on a Tacoma: see OP.

    :frusty:
     
  18. Sep 12, 2018 at 1:14 PM
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    I'm not going to traditionally straight pipe it. I'm keeping the cats and muffler. Let's assume that this diagram is accurate to our Tacomas. The red box is where the cut out exhaust system will be located. I'll will not be removing the muffler or cats.

    Also I'm not sure which would be better: a relay or getting a fuse tap. I'm not an electrician. So I wouldn't know the amperage that I'd need other then the 12v that I need to control the Electric Cut Out system.

    I'm not looking for horsepower here folks. Just a little bit of rumble.

    Here's a pic of the cut out exhaust as well

    20180912_150839.jpg
     
  19. Sep 12, 2018 at 1:21 PM
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    Cut Out

    20180912_152026.jpg
     
  20. Sep 12, 2018 at 2:00 PM
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    OneWheelPeel

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    Wow this thread went downhill fast. please please get us a sound clip when you're blasting past your honda friends

    BTW, from the picture you posted... It has a 12V plug. Looks like a very high quality kit.
     
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