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Is there a simple more powerful replacement for stock USB on dash?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by BChops, Jul 15, 2020.

  1. Jul 15, 2020 at 11:05 AM
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    BChops

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    Has anyone come across a quick replacement for this underpowered USB port on the front? I know I can "just" (four letter word) use a cig lighter unit, but it would be kind of nice to have a port that puts out more amps if you know what I mean. Like 1.5 or 2.

    See photos below of my setup and output amps into the phone.

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  2. Jul 15, 2020 at 11:28 AM
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    That USB is to connect a thumb drive or iPod for playing music through the stereo. The two in the center console are for charging.
     
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    Not super simple, but it should do what you want.

    Remove the radio, unplug the USB from the radio and plug in this adapter
    https://www.amazon.com/PAC-USB-TY1-...4839555&sprefix=toyota+usb+ada,aps,178&sr=8-3
    The USB port will now have a normal usb end on it inside the dash.
    Next you need to get one of these
    https://www.amazon.com/Ginsco-Charg...keywords=usb+car+socket&qid=1594839624&sr=8-6

    Plug the adapter into it and wire it to 12v switched power from the fuse box.


    Your USB port will now be a 2.1 amp charge port, but it will no longer allow you to connect it to the radio.
     
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  5. Jul 15, 2020 at 12:20 PM
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    Thanks I think I'll go with the car charger, hope it lasts, seems like I've been thru a few of those....
     
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    CrazyAirborne

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    If you do the Garmin mini dash cam install and order a 12-pin dongle so the camera draws power off your mirror, you can get yourself a dang 'ole car 2-usb 2.1 cigarette charger for free, by way of ordering the dash cam mini:

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/well-that-was-an-easy-dash-cam-install.650486/


    Or I can mail you a cigarette charger if youre not trying to spend any money, I have several laying around.

    A note, dont get the dongle on Amazon. Contact the seller directly and it'll save you a few bucks. He's a good guy and gave me a heads up
     
  8. Jul 15, 2020 at 7:07 PM
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    mainjet

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    I feel your frustration I did this mod on the weekend.

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/usb-charging-port-installed-the-easy-way.675525/#post-23756553
     
  9. Jul 15, 2020 at 7:52 PM
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    More power ?… what are u trying to power ..
     
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  11. Jul 15, 2020 at 8:03 PM
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  12. Jul 15, 2020 at 8:35 PM
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    It's just hot glued down in a couple spots. Nothing fancy, it only took 30 seconds to do.
     
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