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My 12V MOD

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Aalders, Jun 19, 2009.

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What do you think?

  1. Looks good would do it the same way.

    64 vote(s)
    84.2%
  2. Looks good but i would have done it different

    8 vote(s)
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  3. Looks bad

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  4. I cant believe you cut a hole in your bed!!!

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  1. Jun 19, 2009 at 10:48 AM
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    Aalders

    Aalders [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I always thought it was weird that toyota put 110 in the bed but forgot to put 12v especially when it is so cheap to do. so i decided to fix that.

    I ordered this 12V Marine grade cigarette outlet from Amazon for $6
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    The first thing i did when i got the outlet was to run over to our local Harbor Freight and pick up this step drill bit for $15. I used electrical tape to mark off where to stop. i drilled a 1-1/8in hole.
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    I figured i should place to outlet as close to the tailgate as possible so that i could use it with my electric winch for my John boat. i figured it would look best right in the middle of the area where it slants inwards toward the tailgate.
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    I had already placed a power block behind the left bed pocket from my previous bed light mod and used that for my + power feed. I ran 8ga wire i got at Lowes from the battery through the frame and up into the fender and then fused it with a 80amp fuse.
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    I purchased a inline fuse holder and a 30amp fuse form Walmart for $2. I extended it with some 12g wire, put some ends on the end, and shrunk wrapped the connections.
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    To put the outlet in i decided that i would use some little clips that came with a pair of Infinity speakers i purchased a few years ago so that i wouldn't run the risk of striping out the thin bed wall.
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    in order to install the clips in the right position to line up with the holes on the outlet i knocked out the side of the hole with a square file i also got a Harbor Freight.
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    Next thing was to wire it up! i put power to the power block and ran the ground to a bolt under the rear bumper sorry this is the only thing i forgot to take a picture of.... go figure. use your imagination.
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    After i installed the hardware it was time to a test. the only thing i had at the time was this usb converter
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    After that i cleaned everything up and was left with this.... the finished product.
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    Total Cost around 8 dollars in parts and 15 dollars in tools!
     
  2. Jun 19, 2009 at 11:00 AM
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    DDD

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    looks great, very professional install.

    Although, I haven't found a need for a 12v power source outside of the cab...
     
  3. Jun 19, 2009 at 11:14 AM
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    Simon2150

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    You got skills! Nicely done!
     
  4. Jun 19, 2009 at 11:15 AM
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    paintdiddy

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    nice install
     
  5. Jun 19, 2009 at 11:22 AM
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    You'r what makes this site great. Neet ideas and real answers.

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  6. Jun 19, 2009 at 11:36 AM
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    chris4x4

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    well Done!
     
  7. Jun 19, 2009 at 11:38 AM
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    hillbillytaco

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  8. Jun 19, 2009 at 11:40 AM
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    Great job!
     
  9. Jun 19, 2009 at 1:00 PM
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    longbow

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    very clean install, looks like it came that way.
    Great job.........:thumbsup:
     
  10. Jun 19, 2009 at 1:18 PM
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    FlawedXJ

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    looks good man. I put mine inside one of the cubbys with an on off switch but yours looks like it came like that.
     
  11. Jun 19, 2009 at 1:28 PM
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    brian

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    Good job. I wouldn't really have a use for it personally, but a good idea nonetheless. Just make sure you throw some kind of water displacing grease on it to prevent corrosion. Marine grade or not, it will corrode after awhile. Rep added.
     
  12. Jun 19, 2009 at 2:28 PM
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    Beautiful work and I like the power block, you have the wiring half done for the next project, but I would like to know what do you use it for?
     
  13. Jun 19, 2009 at 2:37 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    great mod man. very well done.
     
  14. Jun 19, 2009 at 3:09 PM
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    Well done! Great write up as well!
     
  15. Jun 19, 2009 at 4:23 PM
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    Aalders

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    thanks guys for all your feedback. im going to replace the power block with a blue sea power Fuse block like this one soon just to make it neater and allow for easyer future mods
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  16. Jun 19, 2009 at 5:57 PM
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    where did you get your original 12V power from that goes into that powerblock?
     
  17. Jun 19, 2009 at 6:17 PM
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    I Googled "blue sea power Fuse block" and got a lot of choices. Which did you use and where was the best price if you checked that out. Thanks
     
  18. Jun 19, 2009 at 7:57 PM
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    Aalders

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  19. Jun 20, 2009 at 3:48 AM
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  20. Jun 20, 2009 at 5:41 AM
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    Aalders

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    i ran eight ga from the battery though the frame out into the fender
     
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