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Inverter Install in non-TRD

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by grammy, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. Sep 19, 2009 at 10:22 PM
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    I purchased a 400w inverter to install in my SR5 and was hoping there was a wire with 12v that I could use to power the inverter either under the seat or in the console. I am hoping to mount the inverter under the passenger seat.

    Would someone be able to tell me if there is a hot wire in either of these locations?

    Thanks
     
  2. Sep 19, 2009 at 10:28 PM
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    You should run a new line from the battery, with a fuse of course. You don't want to drain to much power from your current circuits. If you wanted to tap in though, I'd only go for the cig lighter/acc outlet but don't overload that when using it...
     
  3. Sep 19, 2009 at 10:55 PM
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    The factory optional inverter mounts under the storage bin portion of the console. Perhaps the power wire is there, even if the inverter was not ordered with the truck?
     
  4. Sep 20, 2009 at 5:02 AM
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    i know in my SR5 the switch on the dash is all wired up and just has the blank off. i just havent looked under the console to see if anything is there or not
     
  5. Sep 20, 2009 at 6:50 AM
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    There are wiring harnesses under the passenger seat, but they all seem to be attached to somthing. I will search and see if I can find which one is for the inverter, if any is actually for the inverter.

    I was hoping to avoid running a wire all the way from the battery.
     
  6. Sep 20, 2009 at 11:10 AM
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    Did you look under the console? An unused wiring harness might be folded back, zip tied, or taped to another harness or back into a recess in the truck.
     
  7. Sep 20, 2009 at 2:15 PM
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    I'll check under the console as that would be the ideal place to find one.
     
  8. Nov 4, 2009 at 2:44 PM
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    There is an unused harness there, it is directly behind (almost under) the shifter... would this be prewired for the stock inverter that my truck did not come with??? It does not have any heavy gauge wires attached.
     
  9. Nov 4, 2009 at 4:21 PM
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    I want to do the same mod on my truck. Im interested to see how this turns out. Sorry im no help. Where did you get your inverter from?
     
  10. Nov 4, 2009 at 4:46 PM
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    From the 2007 Electrical Wiring Diagram, the battery power is a light blue wire, and the ground wire is white with a black stripe (which connects to a stud located near the inverter location).

    For the connections to the AC plug in the bed, the AC hot lead and return are a red wire with a white stripe and a light green wire. I am not sure which color is the AC hot; however, for most loads this should not matter.

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  11. Nov 4, 2009 at 5:03 PM
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    I got my inverter from Canadian Tire. It is a 400w model. I am planning to put some outlets in the center console. I am already the process of installing leather and heated seats, so while the console is out, I am going to give this a try. Hopefully that wiring harness has a red with white stripe, if so I will tap into that and power my inverter.
     
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